Advanced English questions for ESL learners. All of the English questions that you will find below deal with the topic of science and technology. To make things more interesting, we have broken the categories down into: technology, robots and AI, space, time travel, medicine, science regarding animals, science regarding food and gaming.
We hope you find these questions useful. Discussing things like technology and science can be a good way to boost your level of English and move you from an intermediate level to a more advanced level. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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English Technology Questions
- What has been the most useful technological advance in the past 100 years?
- What has been the biggest technological change in your lifetime?
- Which piece of technology do you find most useful in your day to day life?
- How will technology help to make our lives easier in the next ten years?
- If you had to give up all technology from your life apart from one thing, what would you choose to keep?
- If you could upload your memories to the cloud, would you?
- What jobs will be lost due to technological advances?
- Do you think there are any jobs that could never be replaced by robotics?
- What are some of the disadvantages of computers and the internet?
- What are some of the advantages of mobile phones?
- Do you think young people spend too much time on their phones and in the house compared to earlier generations?
- Could technology be causing a rise in obesity? If so how? And how can we combat that?
English Robots and AI Questions
- Do you think robots will cause the loss of jobs?
- Do you think robots and machines have caused the loss of jobs?
- How do you feel about robots that look like humans?
- Do you think there could be any problems with developing AI?
- Would you trust a self driving car or self driving bus?
- Do you think one day robots will be able to perform surgery better than humans?
- Do you think AI will ever be advanced enough that the robots will be able to think and feel for themselves?
English Space Questions
- If you had the opportunity to travel into space would you?
- Do you think space travel will ever be available commercially?
- Do you believe that there is life in our solar system?
- Do you believe that there is life in the universe?
- Do you think people will be able to inhabit and populate Mars?
- If you had the opportunity to go to Mars, would you go?
- Do you think space travel will ever be commercially viable?
- What is it that makes space travel so expensive currently?
English Time travel Questions
- Do you think time travel will ever be possible?
- Do you think travelling back in time could have negative effects on the future?
- If you could travel to any stage in time where would you go?
- What are some of the benefits of being able to travel in time?
- If you could travel forward in time to see how you died, would you do it or would you rather not know?
- What are some of the risks of time travel?
English Medicine Questions
- Do you think one day we will be able to cure cancer?
- Do you think one day we will be able to merge two sperms, or two eggs to form a baby? Or do you think we will necessarily need an egg and a sperm?
- What has been the biggest medicinal advance?
- Do you think people should be allowed to choose the sex or race of their baby before it’s born?
- Do you think people should be able to choose physical characteristics of their baby before it’s born, such as eye and hair colour, or height?
- Do you think we will ever have technology that allows us to live forever?
- Do you think we will ever have technology to stop ourselves from aging?
- Do you think medicine will ever be able to extend a woman’s fertility indefinitely?
- If you could choose any disease to cure which would it be and why?
- Do you think it’s fair that some countries have better access to medicinal advances than other countries? How can we fix this?
English Animals Questions
- Do you think we should be able to clone animals?
- Do you think we should bring back animals like dinosaurs and the wooly mammoth?
- Do you think we should interbreed animals such a the liger (lion + tiger)?
- If you could bring your pet back from the dead would you?
English Food Questions
- Do you think we have sufficient technology to end world hunger? If so, why haven’t we done it yet?
- Would you eat GMO meat or vegetables?
- What issues do you think there are with GMO meat and vegetables?
- Would you eat meat that was grown in a laboratory and didn’t come from an animal?
- What do you think the future of farming looks like?
- How will robots and machinery be able to help farming in the future?
English Gaming Questions
- How do you see the world of gaming changing with advanced in technology?
- Do you think one day it will be possible for us all to play in a virtual reality like in ready player one?
- Do you think the world of gaming will move completely online and people will no longer play single player games?
Extra Practise For ESL Learners?
If you’re interested in improving your English conversations even more then take a look at some of our other English conversation topics to practise your English speaking skills. And if there are any other topics that you would like us to cover then let us know in the comments below.
- Hopes and dreams
- Past Tense
- Conditional Tense
- Religion and Ethics
- Future Plans
- Politics and the Environment
- Work and Education?
- Hobbies and Leisure
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