Conversation Topics and Questions - What if............? ESL TEFL CELTA

What would you do if you found the wallet of your next door neighbor who you hated? 

If you could have any car you wanted, which car would you choose? Would it be practical or flashy? 


If your car broke down on the motorway, what would you do? Would you try to fix it yourself? 


If you could solve the problem of hunger in the third world or repair the ozone, which would you do? 


If you could stop a bad habit that you have, what would you stop? 


If you could go back to any moment in history, where would you go? 


If you could be famous (a household name), what would you like to be famous for? 


If you were on holiday and you lost your passport, would you know what to do? 


If you were offered a job in another part of the country, would you be willing to take the job, assuming that the pay is very good? 


If your partner were offered a job in another part of the country, which was well paid, would you be willing to change places? 


If you were in the bank and somebody started to hold up the bank, what would you do? How would you react? 


If you had one wish, what would you wish for? 


If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, which song would you choose? 


If only one book existed, which book would you like it to be? 


If you could do any job, what would you like to do? 


If you could move anywhere, where would you like to live? 


If you found a suitcase full of $1,000,000, what would you do? 


If you found a wallet with $1,000 in it, what would you do? 


If you had 25-hour days (while everyone else continued to have 24-hour days), what would you do with the extra time? 


If you had the opportunity to be different, what would you change? 


If you had time machine, where would you go and why? 


If you had to choose between a wonderful romantic relationship that would end after only a year, or a so-so relationship that would last your entire life, which one would you choose? 


If you had to choose between love and no money or money and no love for the rest of your life, which would you choose? 


If you had to choose, would you give up your sight or your hearing? 


If you received lottery tickets as a gift at the office party, and you won USD$30,000.00, would you share the winnings with the person that gave you the gift? 



If you saw a robbery, would you report it? 


If you saw your zip was down and people had noticed, what would you do? 


If you speak two languages and your spouse (husband or wife) speaks only one, will you raise your children to be bilingual? 


If you were candy, what candy would you be? 


If you were a monster, what monster would you be? 


If you were a toy, what toy would you be? 


If you were abducted by aliens, would you tell anybody? Why or why not? 


If you were American/Chinese/Mexican, how would your life be different? 


If you were asked to choose which time period you would like to live in, which century would you choose? 


If you were asked to speak to a graduating class, what would you say? 


If you were given a chance to go to the moon, would you go? Why or why not? 


If you were given a choice between being given great wisdom or great wealth, which would you choose? 


If you were given an opportunity to be born again, in which country would you like to be born? 


If you were given an opportunity to be born again, what kind of person would you choose to be? 


If you were given one million dollars, what would you buy? 


If you were given the opportunity to be born again, how would you change how you lived? 


If you were given the opportunity to mold your partner the way you wanted, how would you mold your partner? 


If you were given three wishes, what would you wish for? 


If you were God, how would you transmit or let people know your message? 


If you were going to a deserted island and could only take three things with you, what would you take? Why? 


If you were marooned on a desert island with one other person how would you survive? 


If you were invited to have tea with the Queen of England, what would say? 


If you were the leader of your country, what would you change? 


If you were the President of the United States, what problem or concern would you work on first? 


If you were told that you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today? 


If you were walking through the forest and you suddenly saw a tiger, what would you do? 


If you woke up suddenly because your house was on fire, which three things would you save as you ran outside? 


If you worked for a store and you saw another employee steal something, would you tell the manager?
If your friend could not have a child, would you carry her child for her? 



If you saw someone in public with toilet paper stuck to their shoe, would you tell them? 


If you could change one thing that you did that was bad, perhaps a crime or some wrong you did to another person, what would it be? 


If you were told you had a terminal illness and had six months to live. What three things would be most important for you to do? 


If your doctor has just told you that you have a month to live, what would you do in that  time?


What if you have to sacrifice yourself for the sake of saving your mother? What would you do?
If you could live perfectly well without sleeping, if you had no need to sleep at all, how would you spend all your nights? 


If you could be married to a foreign (man/woman), how do you think your life would change? 


If you had a chance to choose a poor (man/woman) as a (husband/wife) from your culture or a rich (man/woman) from another culture, which one would you choose? 


If you got into traffic accident, what would you do first? 


If you could be God, what would you do for humanity? 


If you could receive praise from a person, what person would it be?

  • What kind of praise would you like to receive
If you were a color, what color would you be and why? 

If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be and why? 


If you had a time machine and you could be transported to any time, the past or the future. What time would you choose? 


If you could ask an All-Knowing Being one question about life, what would it be? 


If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive), who would you choose, and why? 


If you could live forever on earth as it is now, would you? Why or why not? 


If you could have a free chip put in your brain so that you would automatically be able to speak and understand another language besides English, which language would it be and why?


If you were the Queen or King of Britain for a day, what would you do? 


If you were the President of the USA for a day, what would you do? 


If you had to spend 100 days on a desert island, what five things would you take with you and why?
If you were down on your luck, would you seek the advice of a palm reader, 


If the U.S. attacked North Korea, what would happen? 


If you lost your bathing suit while you were swimming, what would you do? 


If you woke up one morning to find you had switched bodies with someone you know. what would you do? 


If you could have any one supernatural power (flying, being invisible), which would you choose and why? 


If you could say a sentence which the whole world could hear, what would you say? 


If you were a loin would you like to eat a man? 


If you could choose to live anywhere in the world where would you prefer to live? 


If your spouse cheated on you, what would you do? 


If you were given a choice to live as long as you want, how long would you like to live? 


If we could live for 300 years, what would the life be like? 


If you could change sexes for a day, would you? What would you do if you did swap? 


If you were a famous film star, what crazy things would you ask for in your dressing room? 


If you you could stop time, what would you do and why? 



If tomorrow morning when you get up, you can't find people on the streets, in the city, or in the country and later you discover you are the only human being on the earth. What would you do?


If you would have a chance would you change something in the history, risking that, your parents never will meet with each other and you never will be born? 


If you could relive any moment in your life which moment would it be and why? 


If you were given choice to live as long as you like, how long would you like to live?


If you could change one thing about your life what would it be and why? 


What if you could relive any moment in your life which moment would it be and why? 


If you could be a character from a movie, who would you be and why ? 


If you could only see three people for the rest of your life who would it be? 


If you were an English teacher, what would you do to improve your students' English? 


If you could be famous throughout history for one thing, what would it be? 


If you had to lose an arm or a leg, which would you choose. Why?



If you won a million pounds, what would you do with it? How much would you give to family and friends?

If you were told that you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

If you were asked to give a speech in front of two thousand people, would you do it?

If you worked in a bank and a bank robber came in with a gun? What if he only had a baseball bat?

If you went skinny dipping and a stranger saw you, what would you do?

If your son stole your car, would you report it to the police?

If you saw a colleague stealing at work, would you report them?

If you could go to the moon, would you go?

If you were walking through the forest and you saw a tiger, what would you do?

You were invited to friends house for dinner and they served your least favourite food?

If you found a wallet with one thousand dollars in it and an I.D. card?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

If you could go anywhere in the world for a holiday, where would you go?

If you bumped your car into another persons and nobody saw you do it, would you leave your contact details or just drive off?

If you had the chance to ask god a single question, what would you ask him?

If you were president, what would you change about your country?

If you were lost in the jungle with no way to call for help?

If a stranger came up to you in the street and told you that their child was very sick and needed a thousand pounds for the operation, would you give it to them?

If your doctor had just told you that you had a month to live, how would you use the time left?

If your mobile phone fell into the toilet?

If someones' underwear was showing, would you tell them?

If a classmate asked you for the answer to a question during an exam while the teacher was not looking, what would you do?

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?


If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?

If you could change anything about your relationship with your parents, what would
it be?

If you could switch job responsibilities with your boss, would you do it? Why or
why not?

If you were able to retrieve only one item on the way out of your burning home, what
would that be? Explain.

If you could go back in time, what year would you visit? Why?

If you could go anywhere for a one-day visit, where would you go? Why?

If you could spend one hour doing absolutely anything, what would you do?


If you had the opportunity to travel into space, would you go? Why or why not?

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose?
Why?

If you could play any instrument, what would you choose? Why?

If you could talk with only one person for the rest of your life, who would it be and
why?

If you could visit with any person in history, who would it be and why?

If you could do something very daring without fear, what would you do?

If you could take an early retirement, what would you do?

If you had the chance to go anywhere for dinner tomorrow, where would you go?
Why?


If you were assured you would not fail, what endeavour would you attempt?

If you could be any celebrity, who would you want to become? Why?

If you won a million pounds on the lottery, how would you spend it?

If you could learn to speak a foreign language, which one would you choose
and why?

If you could change one thing about your appearance, what would it be?

If you could change one thing about your personality, how would you be different?

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three luxury items would you most
want to have with you?


If you could rule the world for one day, what would you do?

If you could change your occupation, what would you do?

If you could give one gift to your children, what would it be?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

If you were able to listen to only one CD ever again, what would it be
and why?

If you were to write a book about your life, what would it be called?

If you were sent to prison and were allowed only one book to read, what would you
choose and why?

If you could restore a broken relationship, which one would you choose?
Why?


If you could bring one person back from the dead, who would you bring back? Why?

If you could live your life all over again, would you? Explain.

If you could possess it, what superhero’s super power would you want to have and why?

If you had to change your first name, what name would you choose?

If you had the opportunity to start your own business, what would you start? Why?

If you could cure a disease or heal a sickness, which one would you choose? Why?

If you could bring peace to one country, which one would you select? Why?

If you could look into the future to find out one thing, what would you want to know?


If you could relive any year, what year would you choose? Why?


If you could have invented one thing, what would it have been?

If you could develop something that’s not been invented yet, what would you invent?

If you were a WWE Smackdown champion wrestler, what would be your name and
calling card?

If there were no animals in our world, what would we be missing?

If you were a master sculptor for a day, what would you sculpt?

If you were offered free cosmetic surgery by the best plastic surgeons in the world, would
you take it? Explain.

If you could rob from the rich and give to the poor and get away with it, would you do it?
Why?

If you could rid the world of one evil, which one would it be? Why?

If you could know every language in the world, but you would never be able to use your native language again, would you? 

If you woke up one morning in another country surrounded by people who spoke no english and with only the clothes you slept in, what would you do? 


If you could have the chance to re-choose your spouse, what kind would you choose? 


If you were a hotdog and you were starving, would you eat yourself? 


If electricity weren't invented yet, how would your life be different? 


If you could neglect one personal hygiene routine (shaving, brushing your teeth, cutting your nails, etc.) without any adverse effect to your image or health, what would you choose? 


If you were to be killed, what part of your body would you donate and why? 


If you went to the toilet and then discovered that there was no paper, what would you do? 


If you woke up in bed and saw a huge spider walking over you, what would you do? 


If you could have a party and invite anyone (dead or alive), which people would you invite? 



 If you could be famous, but poor forever would you do it?

What if your cell phone fell in the toilet, what would you do? 



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