Learning how to talk about politics and the environment is sure to take your English to a new level that gets you closer to fluency. It’s definitely a step up from talking about hobbies and leisure, or education and work. And although you won’t need it for day to day conversations, it will help you if being able to speak English to a native level is something you would like to achieve.
Our recommendations on how to use these questions, would be to either to answer them yourself, either written or spoken, if you don’t have anyone to practise with. But a much better thing to do would be to find yourself an English language partner and practise with them. If you’re not sure how to do this then have a look at our article here on how to find a language partner to practise with.
Once you’ve found yourself an English language partner, take a look at our questions here and use some of them to practise speaking about politics and the environment in order to take you that one step closer to fluency in English. And remember when you’re talking about your answers to include your reasons why, so you can maximise your speaking practise.
Questions about politics
- How does the voting system work in your country?
- Do you think there is corruption in the voting system?
- How many political parties are there?
- What are the main political parties?
- Which country do you think has the best political system?
- Do you think politicians lie?
- Who is the current leader of your country?
- Do your country have a monarch?
- Do you usually vote?
- Are you old enough to vote?
- What do you think about voting?
- What do you think of Donald Trump?
- What do you think of Brexit?
- What do you think of independence for Catalonia?
- What do you think of Scotland wanting to break away from the UK?
- Do you think Gibraltar should belong to Spain or the UK?
- Do you think the Falkland Islands should belong to Argentina or the UK?
Either or questions about politics
- Do you think you’re more left leaning or right leaning?
- Do you think your country should have a monarchy or not?
- Do you prefer democracy or a non democratic ruling?
- Do you prefer a man or woman in charge or your country?
Questions about politics using the past tense
- Have you ever voted?
- Who did you vote for in the last election?
- Have you ever regretted voting for a particular political party?
- Have you ever had a female ruler in your country?
- Who was the first ruler of your country?
- How has the politics of your country evolved over the years?
- Have you noticed any dramatic changes in politics within your lifetime?
- Who do you think is the best leader that your country has ever had?
- When was the last time your country had a general election?
Questions about politics using the conditional tense
- Who would you like to run your country?
- Would you ever want to run in an election?
- Who do you think should run your country?
- Would you like to have a monarchy in your country?
- If you could meet one leader from your country (dead or alive) who would you like to meet?
Questions about the environment
- What do you do to help the environment?
- What do you think of electric cars?
- What would you recommend to people to do so they can help the environment?
- Do you believe in climate change?
- What do you think is the biggest harming factor to the environment?
- Do you think a vegetarian lifestyle helps the environment?
- How to you get to work? Do you think you could travel in a better way to help the environment?
- What do you think of the environmental policies your country has?
- In your country, what level of recycling do you have to do?
- Do you use plastic bags when you go shopping?
- How long do you normally spend in the shower each day?
- How do you think environmental policies have improved in the past ten years?
- Which countries do you think are contributing the most to global warming? What can these countries do?
- What do you think are the easiest things to change in your lifestyle to help the environment?
Questions about the environment using the past tense
- What did your parents do to help the environment when they were young?
- What green choices did you make yesterday?
- When was the last time you did something consciously to help the environment?
- What has been the biggest lifestyle change you’ve made to help the environment?
- How did you travel to work/school yesterday?
- How long did you spend in the shower yesterday?
- How much meat did you eat this week?
Questions about the environment using the conditional tense
- If you could change one thing in your life right now to help the environment what would you change?
- If you could choose one country to improve their contributions to the environment which country would you choose?
- If you could change one thing your family do to help the environment what would you change?
- If you could make one thing that is bad for the environment not bad for the environment what would you want to change?
We hope you’ve found our questions about politics and the environment in English useful and we hope you can use some of them in your next English language exchange. If you have any questions that you think we should add then let us know in the comments below. Also if you have any other topics that you would like us to cover then please let us know as well.
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Obviously speaking isn’t the only important skill that you need to master English (even if it is the most important). Read our article here on how to improve your reading skills in English, or check out our series of beginner books for English learners.
Good luck and keep on learning English!