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Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves

Students brainstorm conversation questions about the topic, pet peeves, and then have a free speaking conversation.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Conversation, Pet Peeves

Time:  45 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Handout for each student.
  • Optional: Make one copy of the Free Speaking Procedure for the teacher, available at ESL Conversation.
  • Optional: Make one copy of the Partner Assignment Sheet for each student, available at ESL Conversation.



Follow the Free Speaking Procedure on the ESL Conversation page.

Conversation Questions from Handout:

Do you have good manners?

Is there anything that really annoys you?

What do you think of people talking on their cell phone in public?

Should people be allowed to smoke in restaurants?

Do you think you have habits that annoy other people?  

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