100 Questions about Music for the ESL Classroom

I love music and I think that asking questions about music is one of the ways to generate very interesting connversation.

There are different types of music so I don’t expect that all of us like the same things.

These are some of the most common types of music out there

PunkAlternative Rock

70 Music Conversation Questions

These are 70 music conversation questions to help you have interesting conversations with classmates, students and friends

Music Taste

These are some questions to learn more about your music taste

  1. What kind of music do you like?
  2. What type of music do you dislike?
  3. How often do you like to music?
  4. Where do you listen to music?
  5. What are some music videos that you like?
  6. Who is your favorite singer?
  7. What’s your favorite band?
  8. What’s your favorite song?
  9. What types of music do people listen in your country?
  10. Which is more important to you, music or TV?
  11. hat music did you listen when you were a kid?
  12. Have you ever bought an album?
  13. What music do you like to dance?
  14. What would life be without music?
  15. Do you have a favorite songs from the 90’s?
  16. Do you like karaoke? Do you have a song that you often sing?
  17. What movie has a very memorable soundtrack?
  18. Do you prefer music in English or in your own language? Why?
  19. What musician would you most like to meet? Why?
  20. Can you name three songs in Spanish that you like?
  21. Who is the best female singer of all time? Why?

Your Daily Routines and Music

These are some questions about how music fits in your daily routine

  1. Do you listen to music when you drive to work or school?
  2. Do you listen to when you do exercise?
  3. How much time do you spend listening to music each day or week?
  4. Do you ever listen to music when you running or cycling?
  5. What’s the best time and place to listen to music?
  6. Can you name three catchy songs?

Music in the Digital World

Music has changed quite a lot in the recent years so we our methods to listen to music have changed.

  1. Do you listen to music on spotify? 
  2. Do you watch music videos on Youtube?
  3. Do you think it is okay or not okay to download music illegally?
  4. What’s your favorite app to listen to music?
  5. Have you ever bought music online?
  6. How many mp3 songs do you have on your mobile device?
  7. How do you check the lyrics of your favorite songs?
  8. Have you ever heard of MusixMatch?
  9. Have you ever illegally downloaded music?
  10. Do you create playlists on Youtube?
  11. What do you think about spotify suscriptions?
  12. Do you ever burn CD’s ?

Concerts and Music Festivals

Concerts and music Festival are so much and telling your friends about them can create a bond with people

  1. Do you like to listen Electronic music?
  2. What do you think about music festivals?
  3. What do you think about Electronic Music Festivals like Tomorrowland?
  4. What do you know about electronic music festivals?
  5. Would you like to go to a electronic music festival?
  6. Have you ever been to a concert?
  7. Would you like to go to a concert?
  8. Do you ever watch concerts or music festivals on Youtube?

Music Questions: Radio

I don’t know you but I stopped listening to the radio a long time ago

  1. Do you listen to the radio?
  2. How often do you listen to the radio?
  3. Do you have a Favorite radio station?
  4. Do you listen to any radio station when you drive?
  5. Do you think that radio station will die eventually?

Music Questions: Feelings and Music

  1. What music do you like to listen when you are in love?
  2. What music makes you feel relaxed?
  3. How does music makes you feel?
  4. What are three songs that gets you excited?
  5. Do you think that music changes how you dress and act?
  6. What music do you listen to cheer you up?
  7. Is there a song that makes you emotional? 
  8. If you had intro music, what song would it be? Why?
  9. What song best represents you, or your attitude to life?

Music Questions: Music over the Years

  1. What do you think of the music your parents listen to?
  2. How has music changed over the years?
  3. Has your taste music changed over the years?
  4. How has your music tasted changed over the years?
  5. What do you think about the music that teenagers are listening today?

Music Questions: Lyrics

  1. What is your favourite lyric line from a song?
  2. Which song has the best lyrics?
  3. What is your favorite song sung in a language you don’t understand?
  4. Where do you check the lyrics of your favorite songs?
  5. Have you ever tried using MusixMatch to check the lyrics of your favorite songs?

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English