underwater life ESL discussion questions

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. Can you name any ocean animals?
  2. What colors are fish in the ocean?
  3. Have you ever seen a coral reef?
  4. Do you like to swim in the ocean?
  5. What do fish eat?
  6. Are sharks dangerous to all fish?
  7. Can turtles live in the water and on land?
  8. What is the biggest animal in the ocean?
  9. Do you think underwater plants are important?
  10. Have you ever been snorkeling?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. Why is the ocean important for life on Earth?
  2. How do fish breathe underwater?
  3. What are some dangers to coral reefs?
  4. How can we protect ocean life?
  5. Why do some fish live in groups?
  6. What is the difference between a sea and an ocean?
  7. How do animals survive in deep water?
  8. What is an ecosystem?
  9. Can you explain how tides work?
  10. Why are oceans salty?

B2 Level (Upper-Intermediate)

  1. Discuss the role of oceans in regulating Earth’s climate.
  2. How does overfishing affect marine life?
  3. What are the challenges of exploring deep-sea environments?
  4. Discuss the concept of marine biodiversity and its importance.
  5. How do marine animals adapt to their environment?
  6. What impact does plastic pollution have on the oceans?
  7. How do ocean currents work, and why are they important?
  8. What is the significance of the Great Barrier Reef?
  9. Discuss the phenomenon of bioluminescence in marine creatures.
  10. How can sustainable fishing practices be promoted?

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critique the effectiveness of marine conservation areas.
  2. Analyze the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems.
  3. Discuss the ethical considerations of captive marine life for entertainment.
  4. Evaluate the role of technology in advancing oceanography.
  5. Discuss the implications of melting polar ice caps on sea levels.
  6. How does ocean acidification affect marine life?
  7. Analyze the socio-economic impacts of declining fish populations.
  8. Discuss the potential of marine renewable energy sources.
  9. Evaluate the challenges of deep-sea mining.
  10. Discuss the interdependence of ocean health and human health.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Discuss the philosophical implications of humanity’s relationship with the ocean.
  2. Analyze the role of the ocean in global geopolitics and security.
  3. Critique the international legal framework governing the high seas.
  4. Evaluate the potential of the blue economy for sustainable development.
  5. Discuss the challenges and ethics of genetic modification in marine species.
  6. Analyze the impact of noise pollution on marine mammals.
  7. Discuss the future of human habitation in underwater environments.
  8. Evaluate the implications of artificial reefs on marine biodiversity.
  9. Analyze the role of the ocean in literature and culture.
  10. Discuss the potential of oceans in addressing global food security.