Questions about Lies for the ESL Classroom

In this post, we will be exploring the topic of lying and its various implications.

Lying is a complex and nuanced topic that can be difficult to discuss, especially for students learning English as a second language.

In this post, we will provide a list of questions that can be used to spark discussion and reflection among ESL students on the topic of lying.

Questions about Lies

These are some set with questions about lies

  • What is the definition of a lie?
  • Do we all lie?
  • Can lies ever be justified?
  • Is it possible to stop lying?
  • How does lying affect relationships?
  • How can you tell if someone is lying to you?
  • How do people react to being lied to?
  • What are the consequences of lying?
  • How does lying impact a person’s mental health?
  • Can lying become a habit?
  • What are some common reasons people lie?
  • How does lying affect a person’s credibility?
  • Is it possible to forgive someone who has lied to you?
  • What are some common lies people tell?
  • How does social media affect lying?
  • How do children learn to lie?
  • How do lies affect a person’s reputation?
  • How can you prevent yourself from falling for lies?
  • How do lies affect a person’s ability to trust others?
  • How do lies affect a person’s ability to trust themselves?
  • What are the long-term effects of lying?
  • What is the difference between a white lie and a malicious lie?
  • How do lies affect a person’s ability to lead a successful life?
  • What are the different types of lies people tell?
  • What do you think of liars?
  • What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told?
  • Who lies more, men or women?

More ESL Conversation Questions

These are other posts with more ESL conversation questions

  1. List of Controversial Questions for ESL Conversations
  2. Conversation Questions about Appearance
  3. Questions about Learning English
  4. Would you Rather Questions for ESL Conversations
  5. Questions about Holidays for the ESL Classroom
  6. Questions about Thanksgiving
  7. Neighborhood Discussion Questions
Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

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