ESL TEFL CELTA Conversation Topics and Questions about Dreams

Do you usually remember your dreams? Why/ Why not? Describe some of them.
What was your nicest dream that you can remember?
Talk about the most recent dream you can remember that you have had in the past.
Talk about a recurring dream that you have had in the past.
How do you interpret a dream? Do you use your intuition/imagination to understand it?
Do you usually read books on dream interpretation? What is your opinion on it?
Do you generally have pleasant dreams or nightmares?
Have you ever had nightmares? What were they like?
What's the worst nightmare you've ever had?
What is "prophecy"?
Have you ever had or heard of a dream that foretold the future?
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln supposedly foresaw his own assassination in a dream? What do you think about it?
Have you ever dreamed about dead people? Is it a good signal? Why/Why not?
Have you ever dreamt about dead friends or relatives? How was it? How did you feel?
There is a movie called "The Cell" with Jeniffer Lopez - It is about dreams - Have you ever watched this film? Would you like to see it? Why/Why not?
Are dream messages sent from our unconscious, predictions of the future, or the brain's way of cleaning out information?
Some people say that dreaming about losing money means that you will receive it. Have you ever heard this? What other sayings about dreams do you know?
Do your dreams ever affect your moods? Explain.
Do you usually dream in black and white or in color?
What language do you dream in? Have you ever dreamt in a language that you don't speak?
Have you ever woken up from a dream "in a cold sweat"?
Do you believe that dreams can sometimes predict the future?
Has anyone told you if you have walked or talked in your sleep?

Here is a list of dream images. What might they represent?
  • a road
  • the sky
  • snow
  • a garden
  • an open door
  • a light
  • sand
  • fire
  • falling
  • darkness
  • being chased
  • speaking with a dead relative
  • flying
When you were a child, what was your dream for the future? Has it changed?
Do you remember what you dream about in your sleep?
What is your dream for the future?
Have your dreams for your future changed?
Do you tell people about your dreams?
Do you think you can achieve your dreams?
If you had lots of money what would you do with it?
Do you think that having a lot of money can make you happy?
Do you think that having dreams and aspirations is a waste of time?
Do you usually have dreams? What are they like? Are they stories or disconnected events? What happens?
Can you remember any recent dream? Can you “explain” it?
Do you dream about things which happened during the day such as working and studying?
Do you have or do you know about any recurring dreams? Flying, falling and loosing clothes in public are said to be common!
Do you ever have “lucid dreams”. In other words, do you ever become aware that you are dreaming and then control the dream?
Do you frequently have nightmares? What happens (if it's distressing then you don't have to answer.)
Do you think that we can learn anything from dreams? Some people claim that we can learn things about the future from dreams. What do you think about this idea?
Have you ever had a dream which seemed to come true - What happened? When you are doing something during the day, are you ever suddenly reminded of a dream you had during the night?
Do animals dream or only humans? If animals dream does that mean that they can think?
Some people claim they have been the victims of “alien abductions”. Were they dreaming?

Why do we sleep? Is it to rest our bodies? - but we could do that sitting in a chair!
Do we sleep to rest our minds? - but our unconscious minds keep working!
Is the purpose of sleep to allow us to dream?
Do you have any techniques to help you to get to sleep if you have trouble dropping off?
Do you or any of your family sleepwalk? Is it dangerous to wake people who are sleepwalking? Do you know anybody who sleeps with their eyes open?
Do “answers” to problems you have been thinking about come to while you are asleep? Can you think of any examples?
How many hours sleep do you normally have? How do you feel if you don't get your expected amount?
A siesta is popular in some countries. Do you take one? What do you think of this custom?
What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why? How did you feel?

Do you usually remember your dreams? Tell about a recent dream you remember.
What do you know about dream interpretation? What might the following dreams represent: a dream in which you're flying, one where you're paralyzed, one where you're naked? Have you ever had any of these dreams?
Do you think that animals dream? Why or why not?

Have you ever slept outside for an entire night? If so, tell about the experience.

How many hours a night do you usually sleep? Would you like to get more sleep or less?

Do you believe that dreams can help us solve our problems? Do you try to understand the meanings of your dreams?

Do you ever take naps? If so, when?

Have you ever had the same dream more than once?

Are you a light sleeper or can you sleep on airplanes, trains, and buses?

Have you ever had a dream that later came true? Why do you think this might happen?

Do you prefer to go to sleep late or wake up early?

Have you had dreams in other languages? How often do you dream in English? Would you like to?

Have you ever known anyone who walked in their sleep? If so, tell about it.

Describe a nightmare that you remember from childhood.

Have you ever experienced insomnia? What can you do to treat insomnia? What do you think causes it?
If you could have an operation that would allow you to get only two hours of sleep each night, would you have it? Why or why not?
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