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ESL Conversation Topic - 30 Money Questions

Updated on April 23, 2015

This is a speaking activity about money. It contains 30 questions and will help your students practise money vocabulary and prepositions related to finance.

ESL Conversation Topic - 30 Money Questions

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Money Questions


  1. If you won €10,000 tomorrow, what would you buy for your partner/family?

  2. “Banks take advantage of our loyalty”. Discuss this sentence.

  3. In Islam people give a percentage of their income to charity. This is known as Zakat. Do you think this is a good idea? If yes, then how much should you give annually?

  4. Customers in the U.S.A usually tip the waiting staff. Is this normal in your country? If so, how much do you tip?

  5. Do you think bankers deserve to get annual bonuses? If yes, then how much?

  6. Have you ever heard of virtual currencies like Bitcoin? What do you think about them?

  7. If you found a €100/$100 note on the ground, what would you do with it?

  8. Do you think that people who have no T.V. or computer are poor?

  9. Do you think that people are too obsessed with money nowadays?

  10. People use cheques (checks), credit cards and money to pay for things today. If the world as we know it ended tomorrow and money disappeared, what would you use as currency?

  11. Do you consider buying stocks and shares to be an investment or simply gambling?

  12. Do you have a loan account? What is it for?

  13. Do you owe anyone in your family money?

  14. Have you ever lent anyone some money and they didn’t pay it back?

  15. Have you ever borrowed money and not repaid it?

  16. Do you have a saving account? If so, what are you saving for?

  17. How much money would you need to earn to feel happy and secure?

  18. Do you have an overdraft?

  19. Do you have a credit card account? If so, what do you use it for?

  20. Have you ever tried the ‘one use’ credit cards?

  21. Do you think credit cards are a useful product or a too convenient temptation?

  22. Would you ever consider going to a loan shark?

  23. What are the pros and cons of a single currency?

  24. Have you ever collected coins?

  25. Some people get a credit card, use it to the maximum and not repay it. They believe the credit card companies will not chase them after a number of years. What do you think of this behaviour?

26. Discuss the pros and cons of borrowing money.

27. Discuss the pros and cons of using a credit card.

28. Name some things that have gone up in price in your country?

29. Name some things that have gone down in price in your country?

30. Some multinational companies have higher revenues than the Gross Domestic Product of some countries. Do you think these companies have an obligation towards society?


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