ESL Exercises and Worksheets for Talking about Cities

Talking about cities is a nice topic for an upper elementary discussion class. All students can relate to this topic  so it’s relatively easy to brainstorm vocabulary and opinions. City related images in the ESL worksheets play an important role in engaging  the students.

1 Cities: advantages/disadvantages conversation

Talking about the advantages and disadvantages of cities is a popular way for teaching more advanced countable nouns and uncountable nouns.

(download PDF)

(see the video on YouTube)

Subscribe to Eslflow

Subscribe to get full access to the latest and best resources from eslflow.com. There are no ads in the newsletter and you will receive entertaining, high quality, and up-to-date teaching resources regularly. And, if you subscribe, you will be supporting the eslflow website.

2 Expressing opinions about cities

This is a vocabulary and discussion exercise for talking about cities.

(download PDF)

3 Talking about cities (lower elementary – with answers)

Students match the vocabulary to the appropriate pictures.Then they ask each other questions about cities using the questions at the bottom of the page.

Talking about  cities (PDF)

 4 Cities – the good & the bad (with answers)

This is a discussion worksheet for giving opinions about cities. Students need to think about positives and negatives of aspects of city living.

Cities: the good and bad

5 Urban complaints speaking activity

An elementary  brainstorming and speaking activity to help students discuss cities and urban areas.

Urban complaints (PDF)

8 Excellent ESL Teaching Exercises for Houses and Housing

9 Terrific Transportation, Traveling and Getting Around Language Exercises

6 Complaints and Everyday Annoyances Exercises

6 The City: opinions

Students think of city related topics they’d like to speak about and fill in  the topics in the lefthand column. Then then write their own opinions about each topic. Finally, they ask a partner for his or her opinions.

Cities: giving opinions (PDF)

7 Urban lifestyle choices speaking lesson

This is an ESL speaking and writing lesson for talking about lifestyle choices.. First, students interview a partner using the questions below the pictures. Then, they write a short report about their partner’s lifestyle choices.

Urban lifestyles choices  questionnaire (PDF)

8 Advantages/disadvantages of living in the city

A kind of brainstorming exercise. Students look at the pictures or use their own ideas to list the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city.

Advantages/disadvantages of living in the city (PDF)

10 Role Play Speaking Activities

11 Classroom Debate and Discussion Language Activities

5 Complaints and Annoyances Language and Speaking Activities

5 First Day of Class Activities

3 Great Icebreakers to Start a Class

8 Invitation and Request Dialogues for Everyday Scenarios

Share On -