Violins ESL discussion questions

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. What is a violin?
  2. Do you like violin music?
  3. What colors are violins?
  4. Have you ever seen someone play the violin?
  5. Can children learn to play the violin?
  6. How many strings does a violin have?
  7. Is the violin bigger than a guitar?
  8. What kind of music can you play with a violin?
  9. Would you like to learn the violin? Why?
  10. What do you need to play the violin?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. How is the sound of the violin made?
  2. What are some famous violin songs?
  3. Who are some famous violin players?
  4. How do you take care of a violin?
  5. Can the violin be played in different music styles?
  6. What is a violin bow made of?
  7. How do you tune a violin?
  8. What emotions can violin music express?
  9. How long does it take to learn the violin?
  10. What’s the difference between a violin and a viola?

B2 Level (Upper-Intermediate)

  1. Discuss the history of the violin.
  2. How does the design of a violin affect its sound?
  3. What role does the violin play in an orchestra?
  4. Compare classical and modern violin music.
  5. How has violin manufacturing changed over time?
  6. Discuss the importance of rosin for playing the violin.
  7. Analyze the challenges of solo violin performances.
  8. How do violinists interpret music differently?
  9. Discuss the impact of violin competitions on performers.
  10. How do cultural differences influence violin playing styles?

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critique the portrayal of violins in popular culture.
  2. Discuss the evolution of violin techniques over centuries.
  3. Evaluate the significance of Stradivarius violins.
  4. Analyze the relationship between violin music and human emotions.
  5. Discuss the challenges of crafting a high-quality violin.
  6. Evaluate the role of the violin in contemporary music genres.
  7. Discuss the impact of technology on violin performance and teaching.
  8. Analyze the contribution of violin music to film scores.
  9. Discuss the globalization of violin education.
  10. Evaluate the sustainability of violin manufacturing practices.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Discuss the philosophical implications of mastering the violin.
  2. Analyze the socio-economic barriers to violin education.
  3. Critique the commercialization of violin music.
  4. Discuss the role of the violin in cross-cultural exchanges.
  5. Evaluate the impact of violin virtuosos on the instrument’s popularity.
  6. Analyze the future of violin craftsmanship in the digital age.
  7. Discuss the preservation of historical violin playing techniques.
  8. Evaluate the influence of violin music on cognitive development.
  9. Analyze the role of improvisation in violin music.
  10. Discuss the ethical considerations of animal products in violin making.