Water discussion questions

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. Why is water important?
  2. How much water should you drink every day?
  3. Can you name three things you need water for, besides drinking?
  4. What happens if you don’t drink enough water?
  5. Where does tap water come from?
  6. Do you prefer drinking cold or warm water?
  7. What are some water activities you know?
  8. Can you name three bodies of water (like a river or ocean)?
  9. How do you save water at home?
  10. Is it safe to drink water from the ocean? Why or why not?
  11. What animals live in water?
  12. Have you ever been on a boat?
  13. Why do plants need water?
  14. What is rain? How is it formed?
  15. Can water ever disappear? What happens to it?
  16. Have you ever seen snow? What is it?
  17. What is your favorite water-based food?
  18. Do you like swimming? Where do you swim?
  19. How does water help us clean?
  20. What is ice? How do you make it?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. What is the water cycle? Can you describe it?
  2. How does water pollution affect us and the environment?
  3. Why is it important to conserve water?
  4. What are the differences between saltwater and freshwater?
  5. How can we make dirty water clean?
  6. What are the health benefits of drinking water?
  7. How do different cultures use water in their traditions?
  8. What is the biggest ocean in the world?
  9. How does climate change affect water sources?
  10. What are some major water-related natural disasters?
  11. How do people access water in dry areas?
  12. Why is water considered a renewable resource?
  13. What is desalination? How does it work?
  14. Can you explain what an aquifer is?
  15. How do dams and reservoirs help manage water?
  16. What actions can lead to water scarcity?
  17. What are the effects of overfishing on water ecosystems?
  18. How do animals adapt to life in water?
  19. What is the role of water in agriculture?
  20. How is water used in power generation?

B2 Level (Upper-Intermediate)

  1. Discuss the global water crisis and potential solutions.
  2. How do geopolitical conflicts arise over water?
  3. What is the significance of water in climate regulation?
  4. Explore the relationship between water, sanitation, and health.
  5. How do human activities impact the water cycle?
  6. Analyze the concept of water footprint. How can individuals reduce theirs?
  7. What are the challenges of providing clean water in urban areas?
  8. Discuss the importance of wetlands in biodiversity and water purification.
  9. How do marine protected areas contribute to water conservation?
  10. What are innovative technologies for water conservation and management?
  11. How does deforestation affect water resources?
  12. Discuss the ethics of bottled water.
  13. How can agriculture be made more water-efficient?
  14. What role does water play in sustainable development?
  15. Explore the impact of melting ice caps on global water levels.
  16. How is water used in different religious rituals around the world?
  17. Discuss the role of water in energy production and its environmental impact.
  18. Analyze the effects of pollution on freshwater and marine ecosystems.
  19. How do invasive species affect water bodies?
  20. Discuss the future of water resources in the face of population growth.

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of international agreements on water rights.
  2. Explore the role of innovation in addressing water scarcity and pollution.
  3. Analyze the impact of climate change on global water security.
  4. Discuss the concept of virtual water and its implications for global trade.
  5. Evaluate the social and economic impacts of water privatization.
  6. Examine the relationship between water management and conflict resolution.
  7. Assess the challenges of integrating traditional water management practices with modern technology.
  8. Discuss the potential of desalination in addressing water scarcity.
  9. Analyze the impact of urbanization on water quality and availability.
  10. Explore the ethical considerations in water distribution and access.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Debate the proposition that access to clean water should be a fundamental human right.
  2. Critique the current global water governance framework and suggest improvements.
  3. Explore the intersection of water scarcity, migration, and social stability.
  4. Analyze the long-term sustainability of groundwater extraction practices.
  5. Discuss the implications of transboundary water management on international relations.
  6. Examine the role of artificial intelligence in water management.
  7. Debate the environmental and social impacts of large-scale water infrastructure projects.
  8. Analyze the resilience of water systems to climate change and natural disasters.
  9. Discuss strategies for ensuring equitable water distribution in a changing climate.
  10. Explore the potential for community-based water management to enhance sustainability.