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This pack of 56 conversation starter cards offers a range of topics that may be used for speaking and listening or as writing prompts. Use in paired conversations, small group work and whole class discussion.  Print, laminate and hand out one card per group.


For younger children it may be necessary to model a conversation between two people and give them strategies to keep the conversation going: asking good questions, adding information, active listening, turn taking, respecting others’ opinions etc. These cards will provide many opportunities to practice these important conversational skills.


Sentence starters include:

Would you rather…?

What / Who is your favorite…

Tell me about…


Task cards with US spelling are included at the end of the resource.


This set of task cards has been recently updated to include a deck of Boom cards to enable use at home.


Click HERE for a preview of the deck of BOOM Cards with UK/Australian spelling.

Click HERE for a preview of the deck of BOOM Cards with US spelling.


You will find:

  • 56 conversation starter task cards
  • Suggestions for use
  • A PDF with links to 1 Boom deck with US spelling and 1 Boom deck with UK / Australian spelling.


How to use BOOM Cards:

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Terms of Use:

This resource is for one classroom use only. It is bound by copyright laws and redistributing, editing, selling or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the digital Millennium Copyright Act. 

Conversation Starter Cards + Boom Cards

  • Zip with 2 PDFs (35.9 MB / 15 pages in main PDF + 3 pages with link to Boom cards)

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