ESL Discussion Questions on Farming

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. What animals can you find on a farm?
  2. What do farmers do every day?
  3. What kinds of plants grow on a farm?
  4. Have you ever visited a farm? What did you see?
  5. Why are farms important?
  6. What is your favorite farm animal? Why?
  7. What colors do you see in a farm landscape?
  8. What do you think farmers eat for breakfast?
  9. How do you think the weather affects a farm?
  10. What tools do you think a farmer uses?
  11. Do you like the smell of a farm? Why or why not?
  12. How do you think a farmer feels after a long day of work?
  13. What sounds do you hear on a farm?
  14. Would you like to live on a farm? Why or why not?
  15. What fruits grow on farms?
  16. What vegetables grow on farms?
  17. How do you think farmers take care of animals?
  18. What do you think is the hardest part of farming?
  19. How do farmers know when to plant crops?
  20. What do you think children do on a farm?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. What are the differences between a farm and a city?
  2. How has farming changed over the years?
  3. Discuss the importance of sustainable farming.
  4. How do seasonal changes affect farming activities?
  5. What challenges do farmers face?
  6. Talk about the role of technology in modern farming.
  7. How does farming contribute to the local community?
  8. Discuss the process of growing a crop from seed to harvest.
  9. What are organic farms? How are they different?
  10. How do farmers market and sell their products?
  11. Discuss the importance of water management in farming.
  12. How do farms impact the environment?
  13. What skills are necessary to be a successful farmer?
  14. Discuss the role of animals on a farm.
  15. How do farmers decide what crops to plant?
  16. Talk about the concept of farm-to-table.
  17. What are the benefits of locally grown food?
  18. How do weather patterns affect crop yields?
  19. Discuss the importance of crop rotation.
  20. How does farming influence the food we eat?

B2 Level (Upper Intermediate)

  1. Analyze the impact of climate change on farming practices.
  2. Discuss the ethical implications of factory farming.
  3. How do international markets affect local farming?
  4. Compare traditional farming methods to modern techniques.
  5. What role does government policy play in farming?
  6. Debate the use of genetically modified crops in farming.
  7. How do cultural practices influence farming methods?
  8. Discuss the impact of urban sprawl on rural farming communities.
  9. Evaluate the role of organic farming in today’s world.
  10. How does farming contribute to global food security?
  11. Analyze the relationship between farming and biodiversity.
  12. Discuss the sustainability of water usage in farming.
  13. How do economic factors shape the farming industry?
  14. Debate the pros and cons of mechanization in agriculture.
  15. Discuss the social aspects of rural farming communities.
  16. Analyze the role of cooperatives in supporting farmers.
  17. How do trade agreements impact farmers?
  18. Discuss the challenges of small-scale versus large-scale farming.
  19. Evaluate the impact of agricultural subsidies.
  20. How do technological innovations influence the future of farming?

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critically assess the global impact of agricultural practices on the environment.
  2. Discuss the balance between economic growth and sustainable farming.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of current agricultural policies in addressing climate change.
  4. Analyze the role of biotechnology in shaping the future of agriculture.
  5. Discuss the cultural significance of farming in different societies.
  6. How does global trade influence farming practices and policies?
  7. Evaluate the challenges and opportunities of organic farming at scale.
  8. Discuss the ethical considerations of animal welfare in farming.
  9. Analyze the impact of consumer trends on agricultural production.
  10. Critique the role of multinational corporations in the farming sector.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Debate the long-term viability of current global farming practices.
  2. Analyze the interplay between economic, environmental, and social factors in farming.
  3. Critically evaluate the role of government intervention in the agriculture sector.
  4. Discuss the philosophical and ethical dimensions of food production and consumption.
  5. Explore the implications of agricultural technology on societal and environmental health.
  6. Analyze the impact of cultural values on farming practices and food consumption.
  7. Critically assess the role of farming in shaping human civilization.
  8. Explore the potential of urban agriculture in addressing food security.
  9. Debate the impact of agricultural policies on global inequalities.
  10. Analyze the future challenges and opportunities in global agriculture.