ESL conversation and writing prompts – illness and treatments

Kitty yogaUnless you are in a country where it’s frowned upon to talk about illness and treatments, these topics can generate some very lively debates!

I’ve even had fantastic arguments and discussions happen in a classes over remedies for colds and flu, methods to beat insomnia, stress reduction techniques, whether yoga was some kind of brain-washing cult taking over the world, and that meditation (!) was dangerous, life-threatening and addictive.

You can use the prompts as both conversation starters or writing prompts in English classes or to stretch your writing muscles.

Illness and Treatments – conversation and writing prompts


Main blogs – StillPain and LearnedWords

IV port in handIf you are interested in following along with health musings, medical research and my journey to untangle my complex health problems, I’m blogging over at

Endometriosis, adenomyosis, PTSD, fibromyalgia, costochondritis, spondyloarthritis, stress and pain management, as well as a constellation of other health and lifestyle related topics will be featured, along with my photography in black and white. has tips for language teachers and learners, and for writers. It’s more work focused, and less personal than my health blog. You’ll find lesson plans for my EFL classes, puzzles and handouts, as well as reviews of the software I use and related books.

I’d love to see you there!

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