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What Can Pairs Write About in Conversations?

Getting the most out of Conversations

Conversations is designed to be a flexible space for mentors to connect with mentees. This can be a powerful communication tool for pairs inside and outside of class. It is important to remember that in addition to personal, social, and academic check-ins, mentors can also connect with mentees with humor and light-hearted conversations. Below are some fun questions & topics that can be applied to conversations with your mentee:

Funny / Light-Hearted Questions

  • What movies or TV shows are you watching? Any you would recommend?
  • What fictional character in a book, show, or movie would you want to meet?
  • What mythical creature do you wish existed?
  • What would be the coolest animal to scale up to the size of a horse?
  • If you could have dinner with three famous people dead or alive who would they be and why?
  • In 40 years, what will people be nostalgic for?
  • How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?
  • Is a hotdog a sandwich? Why or why not?
  • If animals could talk, which would be the funniest?

Would You Rather?

  • Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?
  • Would you rather be unable to use search engines or unable to use social media?
  • Would you rather have a flying carpet or a car that can drive underwater?
  • Would you rather be forced to eat only spicy food or only incredibly bland food?
  • Would you rather live on the beach or in a cabin in the woods?
  • Would you rather be completely invisible for one day or be able to fly for one day?
  • Would you rather never have to clean a bathroom again or never have to do dishes again?
  • Would you rather only wear one color each day or have to wear seven colors each day?
  • Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak?
  • Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
  • Would you rather spend the rest of your life with a sailboat as your home or an RV as your home?
  • Would you rather be able to talk to land animals, animals that fly, or animals that live under the water?
  • Would you rather have an easy job working for someone else or work for yourself but work incredibly hard?
  • Would you rather be the first person to explore a planet or be the inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease?
  • Would you rather have unlimited international first-class tickets or never have to pay for food at restaurants?
  • Would you rather dance every time you heard music or sing along to any song you heard?
  • Would you rather there be a perpetual water balloon war going on in your city/town or a perpetual food fight?
  • Would you rather thirty butterflies instantly appear from nowhere every time you sneeze or one very angry squirrel appear from nowhere every time you cough?
  • Would you rather live in a cave or live in a tree house?
  • Would you rather be able to control fire or water?

This or That?

  • Netflix or YouTube?
  • Phone Call or Text?
  • Facebook or Twitter?
  • Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
  • Doritos or Cheetos?
  • Big Party or Small Gathering?
  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
  • Pancake or Waffle?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Winter or Summer?
  • Ninjas or Pirates?
  • TV Shows or Movies?