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Default Small talk questions for any age

I would like to start a list of small talk questions for any group. Let's not get into if the question is culturally correct for this culture or that. I just want to generate some more ideas. It's up to the teacher to determine if it's appropriate for their students.

Here are mine (mostly the obvious ones):

what's your name?
how are you?
how old are you?
where are you from?
what do you do?
what do you study?
what do you want to be?
what does your father/mother do?
where do you live?
what are your hobbies?
what's your favorite food/sport/etc... ?
how do you go to school/work?

ok, i'm done. your turn.
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Did you ~ yesterday/last weekend/last week?
How was (school/work) today?
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what did you do last week/ yesterdasy/ last weekend?
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where do you work/go to school?
Who is your boss/teacher?
Which do you like better ~ or ~ ?
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What are you going to do tomorrow/ tonight/ after class/on the weekend/next holiday?

Do you like..?
Do you have ...?
Do you want ...?

What/Who is/was your favourite...

food/ colour /clothing / holiday / season /day of the week / kind of weather/ snack / sound / smell / school subject / book / author / movie / actor / monster / cartoon character / animal / country / room in your house / thing in your room / present to give someone / English word / car / restaurant / music / singer / song / song to sing at karaoke/ accessory/ photo / relative / computer game / card game / sport / sports team / Olympic sport / pizza topping / ice cream flavour /coffee flavour / place to go on Saturday/ thing to do when it's rainy

Can you tell I enjoy those "Get to know your friends better" chain-letter surveys?
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Have you got/Do you have a brother? What's his name?
Have you got/Do you have a sister? What's her name?
A nice, authentic way of introducing possessive pronouns as well.
The answer: I've got two sisters. can be followed by "What are their names?" most naturally
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