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English Questions about Gossip

    ESL Questions about Gossip

    Here is Lesson 39 with 20 English Questions about ‘gossip’ to ask a person or students in an ESL class. Model answers can be viewed in the book. See the link below.


    1. What is gossip?
    2. Where do people usually gossip?
    3. Are you interested in celebrity gossip?
    4. What are the most common topics for gossip?
    5. What is the difference between gossip and a rumor?
    6. Have you ever gotten someone in trouble by gossiping about them?
    7. Do you think women gossip more than men?
    8. How would you deal with gossip about you?
    9. After answering these questions about gossip, has your attitude towards it changed?
    10. Eleanor Roosevelt said: “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Do you agree?


    1. Why do people enjoy gossip?
    2. What is some gossip that you’ve recently heard?
    3. Have you ever been the victim of gossip?
    4. What problems or pain can gossip cause?
    5. Have you ever gotten into trouble for gossiping?
    6. How would high school have been different if there was no gossip?
    7. How quickly does gossip spread in your school/workplace?
    8. Can you trust a friend that likes to gossip?
    9. If you heard some harmful gossip about someone you knew, what would you do?
    10. “People are quick to believe bad things they hear about good people.” Do you think this is true?

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