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ESL Beauty Discussion Questions

Instructor: Sarah Mills

Sarah is an educational freelance writer and has taught English and ESL in grades k-12 and college. She has a master's degree in both Literacy and TESOL.

In this lesson, teachers will learn about using discussion questions about beauty with English as a Second Language (ESL) students to help develop oral language and social skills. A list of sample discussion questions about beauty will be included.

Discussing Beauty

People will go to great lengths to achieve a certain standard of beauty depending on the values of their society. For example, people have ingested unusual concoctions in an effort to achieve glowing skin, while plastic surgery is a common solution for those who wish to maintain a youthful appearance. Hair dye, Botox, gym memberships, and makeup are all solutions that many people seek in order to alter their appearance.

Here is a list of discussion questions that you can use in your classroom to offer ESL students a chance to share their perspectives and explore their own attitudes and beliefs about beauty.

Questions About Beautiful People

  • What physical qualities make a person beautiful?
  • What internal qualities make a person beautiful?
  • What do you think is more important: inner beauty or outer beauty?
  • Who is the most beautiful celebrity in the United States?
  • Who is the most beautiful celebrity from your native country?
  • Who is the most beautiful person you have ever known? What made this person beautiful?
  • Do you think beautiful people are more successful?
  • Do you think beautiful people have it easier in life?

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