Conversation Questions–University

  • Describe a mistake or something you should not have done since being in university.
  • Can you explain the process of registering for a class/course?
  • What celebrations/festivals/events do you enjoy the most? Why?
  • What’s the best advice you would tell a brother/sister or friend who is now entering college?
  • What’s the best excuse you’ve heard or given for missing a class?
  • How has your life changed since beginning college?
  • How much note taking do you do in most of your classes?
  • How often do you reread or organize your notes from a professor’s lecture?
  • What are some advantages in studying with sophomore/junior/senior students/friends or with older students?
  • If you wanted to, when could you fit in more study time?
  • What do you fear most about next semester’s classes?
  • What was your biggest fear before you began your freshman year of college?
  • How much of the course material is covered by the professors in your classes?
  • During classes, do you like working in student groups or working alone? Why?
  • What are some advantages of studying alone? Disadvantages?
  • What are some advantages of studying in groups? Disadvantages?
  • Do you prefer to study with friends/classmates or to study alone?
  • Do you have easy access to your professors outside of class?
  • How often do you read ahead for your classes?
  • What can/do you do if you fall behind in your classes?
  • What do you plan to do during the summer vacation?
  • What’s your biggest motivation for your university life?
  • What can you do if you don’t like your roommates?
  • Are the counselors at school helpful?
  • What’s your favorite spot on campus?
  • What’s your favorite way to take a ‘short’ break from studying at night?
  • What do you miss most about your home and your hometown?
  • What’s your best memory? What’s your worst memory?
  • Are you a member of any student organization?
  • What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
  • If you were not attending college now, what would you be doing? Where? Why?
  • What are some qualities of a good student?
  • What are some qualities of a good teacher?
  • How do you travel to your classes everyday?
  • What advantages are there to home schooling?
  • How can classes or classrooms be improved?
    • What would be the effect?
  • If you became president of your university, what changes would you make? Why?
  • If you became president of your university, which rule would you abolish (cancel)?
  • What is the biggest difficulty in being a college student?
  • Why is a college education important?
  • What does a college education provide?
  • How much is tuition do you pay?
  • What kinds of scholarships are there for students at your school?
  • What must you do to receive a college diploma?
  • Where is the best place for you to study? Why?
  • How many hours do you spend on homework or studying each night?
  • What do you do on campus when you’re not studying?
  • Which class or subject is most important for your future job?
  • What is your favorite class or subject? Why?
  • How can a student receive a scholarship?
  • How many back-to-back classes do you have?
  • What is a disadvantage of back-to-back classes?
  • Why are you attending college?
  • After your grade point average (GPA), what is the 2nd most important thing in college?
  • Do most of your professors or instructors take attendance? Why?
  • How often do your professors let class out early?
  • Which do you prefer more, morning or afternoon classes? Why?
  • What time does your first class begin tomorrow?
  • The cost of university education is becoming very expensive in many countries.
    • How can we make the cost of education more affordable to the general public?


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Conversation Starters–Books and Reading

  • What is your favorite story?
  • Who is your favorite author?
  • Who is your favorite character?
  • What is your favorite genre?
    • Action
    • Mystery
    • suspense
    • Detective
    • Science Fiction
    • Children’s books
    • War
    • Non-fiction
    • Travel books
    • Self-help books
    • History
    • Biography
    • Autobiography
    • Gothic
    • Classic Literature
    • Modern Literature
  • What is the longest book you have ever read?
    • How long did it take you to read it?
  • Have you ever belonged to a book club?
    • What books did you read?
  • What is the funniest book you have ever read?
  • The saddest?
    • The strangest?
  • How many books have you read in your life?
  • Is there a time in your life when you read all the time?
  • How many hours do you spend reading in a week?
  • Have you ever been to a book signing or met an author?
  • Do you have any ideas for a story for you to write?
  • Do you read books based on recommendations?
  • What are some of the books that were recommended to you?
  • Were you ever given a bad recommendation?
  • Did it change your opinion of the person who recommended the book?
  • What books have you recommended for other people?
  • How often do you go to the library?
  • How many books do you check out at a time?
  • How do you choose the books you are going to read?
  • How important is the cover of the book.
  • Do you watch the movie that came from a book?
  • Most people say the book is better than the movie. Is this true for you?
  • Did you enjoy reading books in school?
  • What was your favorite book growing up?
  • Is there a book that you have read more than once?
    • What was the title?
    • How many times did you read it?
  • Is there a book you just couldn’t finish?
    • What was the title?
  • What is your favorite time of day for reading?
  • Where is your favorite place to read?
  • Do you listen to music while you read?
  • Do you often read book before go to bed?
  • What factors are important to you when choosing a book to read?
    • Reviews?
    • A Recommendation from a friend?
    • The front cover?
  • What was the last book that you read?
  • What is your favorite book of all time?
  • Have you ever read a book and then watched the movie? Which was better? Why?
  • Who is the most famous writer from your country?
    • Have you read any of their books?
    • Do you think that they are overrated?
  • What genre of book do you enjoy most?
  • Have you ever tried to read a book in English?
  • Do you think that it is more valuable to read a book than to watch television?
  • Have you ever lent books to your friends and never got them back?
  • Do you think that the internet and television will eventually make books obsolete?


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11 Conversation Tips That Make You More Likely To Make Friends

By Toria Sheffield

Talking

Simple conversation can sometimes be, well, kind of hard. Especially for those of us on the shyer end of the spectrum or who aren’t super comfortable with new people. It’s why knowing ways to become more likable can actually majorly help us out when it comes to socializing in new environments, like at parties or networking events.

I used to be one of the shyest kids in my class growing up, and I honestly feel like that shy kid is still who I am deep down at the core. However, a few major developmental experiences (i.e being forced to go to sleep away camp five summers in a row) eventually working at a job that entailed a ton of social events and client interactions, taught me that when it comes to appearing charming and extroverted, you can absolutely fake it ’til you make it.

And the thing is, socializing is like a muscle — the more you do it, the easier it gets. I now genuinely hardly think twice about attending a work function or hosting an event where I don’t know many people. Friends who met me as an adult are genuinely shocked to know I was shy growing up, and usually assume I’m 100 percent an extrovert. That’s how much you can truly change the energy you give off.

If you’re looking to up your socializing game, here are 11 hacks for being super likable in conversation:

https://www.bustle.com/articles/159747-11-conversation-tips-that-make-you-more-likely-to-make-friends