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Conversation Questions English Literature & Books

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  • How many English authors can you name?
  • How many of Shakespeare’s plays can you name?
  • Have you read a translation of any English books in your language?
  • Have you ever read an English translation of a book originally written in your language?
  • What sort of books do you enjoy reading?
  • Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?
  • What is your favorite book?
  • Who is your favorite writer?
  • Have you ever read a book and then seen a film of that book?
  • Did you read books when you were a child?
  • Do you like science-fiction books?
  • Do you like love stories?
  • Do you like historical stories?
  • Has seeing a film ever made you read the book it was based on?
  • Do you know any American writers?
  • How many books by Charles Dickens can you name?
  • Who are the most famous writers in your country?
  • How many books do you read per year?
  • What makes a ‘classic’ book?
  • How do you believe literature can help you to get familiar with a culture?
  • Do you think that books are a thing of the past?
  • What are some of the main differences between a novel and a short story?
  • How many books do you read per week?
  • About how many books do you have in your house?
  • Do you have a library card?
    • Are you a member of any public library?
  • Do you prefer reading books or short stories?
  • Who is your favorite character from literature?
  • Do you like to write your own short stories?
    • Do you keep a journal?
  • What sort of books do you enjoy reading?
  • Which book have you read recently?
  • Do you give books to your friends as a present?
    • If so, what was the last book you gave?
    • Why did you choose that book?
  • Some people say that “books are best friends”. Is that true for you?
  • Do you have your own library? If so, does that mean you like books?
  • Some people don’t read books or read very rarely, Why?
  • Are book prices too high to buy in your hometown?
  • What about authors? Are you selective about authors?
  • Who is your favorite author?
  • What is your favorite “quote”?
  • What literature course did you like best in college?
  • Why is literature important in our lives?
  • What kinds of literature do you enjoy?
  • Do you like literature from other countries as well? If so, what kind?
  • Do you like authors from other countries as well? If so, who?
  • Do you like titles from other countries as well? If so, which ones?
  • What kinds of books or which authors don’t you like?
  • Tell us a little about a book you have read recently?
    • Did you enjoy it?
    • How long did it take to read?
    • Briefly, what was the story about?

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