A2 Level Discussion Questions:

  1. What colors are in the Olympic rings?
  2. How many athletes do you think are in the Olympics?
  3. What sports do you know in the Olympics?
  4. Do you like watching the Olympic Games? Why or why not?
  5. Can you name any countries that compete in the Olympics?
  6. What do athletes wear in the Olympic parade?
  7. Have you ever seen an Olympic medal? What does it look like?
  8. What is your favorite Olympic sport to watch?
  9. How do you feel when your country’s team wins a medal?
  10. Do you know any famous Olympic athletes?
  11. What would you do if you were an Olympic athlete?
  12. How often do the Olympic Games happen?
  13. Do you think being an Olympic athlete is hard?
  14. What sports would you like to see added to the Olympics?
  15. Would you like to go to the Olympics one day? Why?
  16. What do you think is the most important part of the Olympics?
  17. How do people celebrate the Olympics in your country?
  18. Have you ever tried an Olympic sport?
  19. What do you think “Olympic spirit” means?
  20. Can you draw the Olympic rings? What do they represent?

B1 Level Discussion Questions:

  1. Why do you think the Olympics are held every four years?
  2. How do athletes prepare for the Olympics?
  3. What are some benefits of hosting the Olympic Games for a country?
  4. Can you explain the significance of the Olympic flame?
  5. What do you think about the inclusion of new sports in the Olympics?
  6. How do the Olympics promote peace and unity among countries?
  7. Do you think the Olympics have become too commercial? Why or why not?
  8. How do you feel about athletes who break world records at the Olympics?
  9. What role do you think technology plays in the Olympics?
  10. Can you discuss the importance of fair play in the Olympics?
  11. What challenges do athletes face when competing in the Olympics?
  12. How can hosting the Olympics affect a city’s infrastructure?
  13. Why do some athletes participate in multiple Olympic Games?
  14. What do you think about gender equality in the Olympics?
  15. How has the Olympics changed over the years?
  16. What is your opinion on countries boycotting the Olympics?
  17. How do the Olympics influence young athletes?
  18. What is the process for a city to be chosen to host the Olympics?
  19. Can you think of any memorable Olympic moments?
  20. What measures are in place to ensure doping is controlled in the Olympics?

B2 Level Discussion Questions:

  1. Discuss the impact of the Olympics on international relations.
  2. How do cultural differences influence the representation of countries in the Olympics?
  3. Analyze the economic implications for a host country of the Olympic Games.
  4. What ethical considerations arise in the preparation and execution of the Olympics?
  5. Explore the balance between tradition and innovation in the Olympics.
  6. How does media coverage affect the perception of the Olympics worldwide?
  7. What challenges do para-athletes face in the Paralympic Games compared to the Olympics?
  8. Discuss the role of nationalism in the Olympics.
  9. Evaluate the significance of the Youth Olympic Games in developing young athletes.
  10. How do environmental concerns influence the planning and hosting of the Olympics?
  11. Examine the role of sponsors and advertising in the Olympics.
  12. Discuss the psychological pressures faced by Olympic athletes.
  13. How have doping scandals affected the integrity of the Olympics?
  14. What initiatives have been taken to promote gender equality in the Olympics?
  15. Analyze the selection process of Olympic sports.
  16. Discuss the long-term impacts on cities that have hosted the Olympics.
  17. How do athletes’ personal stories influence public interest in the Olympics?
  18. What role does technology play in enhancing athletic performance in the Olympics?
  19. Explore the concept of amateurism versus professionalism in the Olympics.
  20. Discuss the influence of the Olympics on national identity and pride.

C1 Level Discussion Questions:

  1. Critically assess the role of the International Olympic Committee in governing the Olympic Movement.
  2. Explore the implications of political tensions on the participation and hosting of the Olympics.
  3. Analyze the balance between commercial interests and the sporting ethos of the Olympics.
  4. Discuss the impact of globalization on the Olympic Games.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of anti-doping measures in the Olympics.
  6. Examine the influence of social media on athletes’ performances and public engagement with the Olympics.
  7. Discuss the ethical considerations in the use of technology for performance enhancement in the Olympics.
  8. Evaluate the role of the Olympics in promoting environmental sustainability.
  9. Analyze the challenges and benefits of hosting the Olympics in developing countries.
  10. Discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Olympic Games.

C2 Level Discussion Questions:

  1. Critique the concept of Olympic legacy and its realization in host cities.
  2. Debate the notion that the Olympics are more about political and commercial interests than sportsmanship and athletic excellence.
  3. Examine the role of the Olympics in fostering global unity versus exacerbating nationalistic sentiments.
  4. Analyze the ethical implications of genetic engineering and its potential impact on future Olympic competitions.
  5. Discuss the evolution of gender verification policies in the Olympics and their impact on athletes.
  6. Explore the relationship between cultural identity and national representation in the Olympic Games.
  7. Debate the effectiveness of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in maintaining the integrity of the Olympics.
  8. Analyze the long-term socio-economic impacts on cities that have failed to leverage the Olympic legacy.
  9. Discuss the role of the Olympics in shaping global perceptions of disability through the Paralympic Games.
  10. Critically assess the selection process for Olympic sports and the criteria for inclusion and exclusion.