ESL Conversation Questions – Yellowstone

A2 Level Questions

  1. What is Yellowstone National Park?
  2. Can you name some animals that live in Yellowstone?
  3. What is a geyser? Have you heard of Old Faithful?
  4. Why are national parks important?
  5. Would you like to visit Yellowstone? Why?

B1 Level Questions

  1. What makes Yellowstone unique compared to other national parks?
  2. How do geysers like Old Faithful work?
  3. Why is it important to protect wildlife in parks like Yellowstone?
  4. Can you describe what you might see at the Grand Prismatic Spring?
  5. How can visitors safely enjoy Yellowstone?

B2 Level Questions

  1. Discuss the role of national parks in conservation efforts.
  2. How does Yellowstone’s ecosystem support its diverse wildlife?
  3. What are the challenges of managing a large national park like Yellowstone?
  4. How do natural features like geysers and hot springs contribute to Yellowstone’s geology?
  5. In what ways can tourists contribute to the preservation of national parks?

C1 Level Questions

  1. Analyze the impact of climate change on Yellowstone’s environment.
  2. How do conservation policies in Yellowstone serve as a model for other protected areas?
  3. Discuss the balance between tourism and conservation in national parks.
  4. Evaluate the role of research in understanding Yellowstone’s geothermal features.
  5. How does the reintroduction of species, like wolves, affect Yellowstone’s ecosystem?

C2 Level Questions

  1. Critique the effectiveness of current wildlife management practices in Yellowstone.
  2. Explore the ethical implications of human intervention in natural processes within Yellowstone.
  3. Discuss the long-term sustainability of Yellowstone in the face of increasing tourist numbers.
  4. Analyze the role of Yellowstone in the global conversation on biodiversity conservation.
  5. Debate the potential conflicts between local economic interests and environmental conservation in and around Yellowstone.