ESL Conversation Questions – Wonders of the World

A2 Level Questions

  1. Can you name some Wonders of the World?
  2. Have you visited any of these wonders?
  3. Where is the Great Pyramid of Giza?
  4. What do you know about the Taj Mahal?
  5. Why do people visit the Great Wall of China?
  6. What is special about Machu Picchu?
  7. Can you describe what the Colosseum was used for?
  8. Who built Christ the Redeemer and why?
  9. What makes Petra unique?
  10. Would you like to visit these wonders? Why or why not?
  11. What materials were used to build these wonders?
  12. How old are these wonders?
  13. What country do you want to visit the most to see a wonder?
  14. Do you think it’s important to preserve these sites?
  15. What other wonders do you know?

B1 Level Questions

  1. What cultural significance do these wonders hold?
  2. How do these wonders reflect the engineering skills of ancient civilizations?
  3. What challenges do these wonders face today?
  4. How does tourism affect these wonders?
  5. What have you learned about these wonders in school?
  6. How are these wonders preserved for future generations?
  7. What is the environmental impact of visiting these wonders?
  8. How do these wonders inspire people today?
  9. What stories or legends are associated with these wonders?
  10. How do these wonders contribute to national identity?

B2 Level Questions

  1. Discuss the architectural styles of the Wonders of the World.
  2. How do these wonders reflect the political and economic power of their times?
  3. What role does UNESCO play in the preservation of these wonders?
  4. Analyze the impact of climate change on these wonders.
  5. How have these wonders influenced modern architecture and engineering?
  6. Discuss the ethical considerations of archaeological excavations at these sites.
  7. What challenges do conservators face in preserving these wonders?
  8. How do these wonders contribute to our understanding of history and culture?
  9. Discuss the role of technology in studying and preserving these wonders.
  10. How do these wonders impact the local communities around them?

C1 Level Questions

  1. Evaluate the significance of the Wonders of the World in global heritage.
  2. Analyze the socio-economic impacts of these wonders on their respective countries.
  3. Discuss the balance between preservation and modernization around these sites.
  4. How do these wonders illustrate the concept of cultural exchange?
  5. Explore the philosophical and symbolic meanings behind these wonders.
  6. Discuss the challenges of maintaining authenticity in the restoration of these wonders.
  7. How do these wonders shape global perceptions of beauty and achievement?
  8. Examine the role of these wonders in international diplomacy and relations.
  9. Analyze the narrative construction of “wonders” and its implications on cultural heritage.
  10. Discuss the potential of digital technology in creating virtual experiences of these wonders.

C2 Level Questions

  1. Critically assess the selection criteria for the New7Wonders of the World.
  2. Explore the interplay between nationalism and globalism in the context of these wonders.
  3. Analyze the commodification of cultural heritage sites and its implications.
  4. Discuss the concept of “wonder” in the context of human achievement and natural phenomena.
  5. Examine the ethical implications of heritage tourism on these wonders.
  6. Analyze the role of media in shaping the public’s perception of these wonders.
  7. Explore the impact of these wonders on identity formation and cultural memory.
  8. Discuss the intersection of archaeology, conservation, and tourism management.
  9. Critique the Western-centric perspectives on what constitutes a “wonder.”
  10. Explore the role of these wonders in the discourse of Orientalism and exoticism.