ESL discussion questions about fame and the world of celebrity.

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  1. Why does fame so often fail to make people happy?
  2. Who is the most famous person in your country right now?
  3. Who is the most famous person in the world today?
  4. Are there any famous people you really admire? Who are they?
  5. Did you admire someone famous when you were a child? Who was it?
  6. Are there any celebrities you really dislike? Who are they?
  7. Would you like to be famous one day? What would you like to be famous for?
  8. If you became famous, would you deal with it well?
  9. Who is the most famous person you have ever spoken to? Were you nervous about it?
  10. Who is the most famous person you have ever seen?
  11. Why do so many people want to be famous?
  12. Why do so many people admire celebrities? Is this healthy?
  13. Can a great artist continue to be great after becoming famous?
  14. Do reality television stars deserve to be famous?
  15. Do famous people have a responsibility to behave better than everyone else?
  16. What is the easiest way to become famous?
  17. Do celebrities have a right to privacy?
  18. Do you enjoy reading celebrity gossip? Why or why not?
  19. If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
  20. Why do celebrity marriages often fail?
  21. Who decides who becomes famous?
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How to use the fame ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the fame ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the fame discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the fame discussion questions in groups of two or three.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of fame in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to fame contained in the discussion questions.

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