USA ESL discussion questions

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. Can you name any American cities?
  2. What is the capital of the USA?
  3. Have you ever visited the USA?
  4. What foods are famous in the USA?
  5. Do you know any American holidays?
  6. What sports are popular in the USA?
  7. Can you name an American singer?
  8. What is the flag of the USA like?
  9. Have you seen any American movies?
  10. What animals are found in the USA?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. What do you know about American history?
  2. How do American schools compare to those in your country?
  3. What are some American traditions?
  4. Discuss the importance of the Statue of Liberty.
  5. How does the geography of the USA vary?
  6. What role does music play in American culture?
  7. Discuss the concept of the “American Dream.”
  8. How do Americans celebrate Independence Day?
  9. What are the main industries in the USA?
  10. How does the American political system work?

B2 Level (Upper-Intermediate)

  1. Analyze the impact of immigration on American society.
  2. Discuss the significance of the Civil Rights Movement.
  3. How have American inventions impacted the world?
  4. Evaluate the influence of American cinema globally.
  5. Discuss the diversity of American cuisine.
  6. Analyze the role of the USA in international politics.
  7. How does the American education system foster innovation?
  8. Discuss the environmental challenges faced by the USA.
  9. Analyze the cultural impact of American sports.
  10. Discuss the representation of the USA in international media.

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critique the concept of American exceptionalism.
  2. Discuss the implications of American foreign policy.
  3. Analyze the evolution of American literature.
  4. Evaluate the influence of Silicon Valley on global technology.
  5. Discuss the impact of American universities on global research.
  6. Analyze the role of the media in American democracy.
  7. Discuss the challenges of healthcare in the USA.
  8. Evaluate the American response to climate change.
  9. Analyze the significance of American financial markets globally.
  10. Discuss the cultural significance of American festivals.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Discuss the dialectics of freedom and security in American society.
  2. Analyze the impact of American cultural exports on global identity.
  3. Critique the sustainability of the American economic model.
  4. Discuss the philosophical underpinnings of the American legal system.
  5. Evaluate the role of the USA in shaping the post-World War II order.
  6. Analyze the influence of American political thought on democracy.
  7. Discuss the impact of digital culture originating from the USA.
  8. Evaluate the role of American NGOs in global humanitarian efforts.
  9. Analyze the implications of American urban planning trends.
  10. Discuss the evolution of the American identity in the 21st century.