Part 1Your Work or Your Studies
Do you work or study?
What do you study as a major in school?
What is the development of your major in your country?
What do you think the effective ways to learn English?
Do you have any science class in school?
Who is more important, a teacher or classmates?
Would you like to change your job?
Do you think you will need to receive any training in the future?
Do you think the first day at work is important?
What subjects are you studying?
Why did you choose that subject?
What school (or university) do you go to?
Why did you choose that university (or, school)?
How do you like your subject?
What's your favorite subject at school?
What's the most difficult part of your course?
For you, what's the most interesting part (or subject or class) of your course?
Your Home & Your Accommodation
Do you live in a house or a flat?
How long have you lived there?
Do you have any outdoor activities in your hometown?
Do you plan to live there for a long time?
Please describe your home a little.
What are the benefits (or, advantages) of living in a flat/house?
What's your favourite room in your home? (Why?)
How do you think your home (your house or your flat) could be improved?
What is the environment like around your flat/house?
Is it easy to travel to and from your home?
Tell me something about your hometown.
What would you recommend a tourist see in your hometown?
Do you prefer to live in a big city or in the countryside?
Would you say it's a good place to grow up?
Would you say that's a good place to live?
Do you plan to live there/here for a long time?
What (other) city would you like to live in (in the future)?
What's the traffic situation like in your hometown (or, where you are living now)?
Do you like writing to people?
How often do you write an email or a letter?
Who do you write to?
Do you often write letters?
Which do you prefer, to write a letter or write an email? (Why? Compare them.)
In general, what kind of letter or email do you find to be the most difficult to write?
When you are writing a letter (or email), how do you usually start it?
What is your lucky number?
Do numbers have significant meaning to Chinese people?
How do you usually memorize numbers?
Do you send flowers?
Do people in your country send flowers?
What are the meanings of sending flowers?
What is your last gift?
Do you like receiving or giving gift?
Is that easy to buy a gift for others?
How do you make friends with others?
Where do young people make friends with others? And how about the old people?
Do people in your city find it easy to make friends with foreigners?
What's the weather (usually) like in your hometown?
What changes are there between the different seasons in your country?
What's your favourite season? (Why?)
Do you usually pay attention to the weather forecasts?
Does the weather ever affect what you do?
Do you (or, do people in China) do the same things in the different seasons of the year?
Do you like cooking?
Who usually does the cooking in your family (or, in your home)?
When did you learn how to cook?
In the future, do you think you will be cooking more than you do now, or less? (Why?)
Clothes and Fashion
Do you like shopping for clothes?
Are you very interested in fashion (or, clothes fashions)?
Do many people (in China) follow fashion?
Do you like animals?
What's your favourite animal?
Are people in your country fond of animals?
Do you think cities are suitable places for keeping a pet?
Do you like (to play/to do) any sports?
What sports are most popular with young people today?
Did you take part in any (organized) sport in school?
Do you think sport is important?
Are there any sports facilities near where you live?
In the future, what sports would you like to play?
What food did you like to eat when you were a child?
Do you still like that food now?
Do you think it's good to (often) take children to restaurants?
Did you collect anything when you were a child?
Do you still collect them now?
Why do you think people like collecting things?
If you had a lot of money, what would you like to collect?
What types of films do you like?
Do you prefer to watch films at home or in a cinema?
Are there any types of films that you dislike?
Do you prefer to watch movies alone or with a group of friends?
Are there many (or, any) museums in your hometown?
Do you often visit a museum?
Did you go to museums when you were younger?
When was the last time you visited a museum?
Do you think museums are important?
Do you think museums should sell things to visitors?
Do you like dancing?
Have you ever learned to dance?
When was the last time you danced?
Do you like to watch dance performances?
Why do you think some people like to dance?
Do you like reading books?
What kinds of books do you like to read?
When you were young, what books made the greatest impression on you?
What do you think are the benefits of reading to children?
Would you like to write a book?
Would you like to receive a book as a gift?
What do you do mainly do with your time?
What is the best part of the day for you? (Why?)
When do you do most of your study?
Would you like to change your daily routine?
Have you ever travelled by plane?
How do you feel about travelling by plane?
Are you going to travel by plane in the future?
Where would you like to go?
Describe a room you like to stay when you were a child
Do you think a private room is personal privacy?
How many rooms do u think is best?
Do you think students should share a room?
Do you think it is important to have own room for people?(concerning personal privacy)
Are there any advantages for children to share rooms with other children?
How many rooms does a typical Chinese family need?
Do you think future rooms will be better than today’s?
Describe a small but successful company
What are the features of successful companies?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of family business?
Do private companies bosses would like to have a rest?
What are the differences between the manufacturing industry now and the past in China?
Describe a place you would like to attend a university or a college
Do you think there is any difference between schools in countryside and in the city?
Do schools need any improvement in the future? Why ?
Should children have computers at home?
Which is better for students, a big gym or a big library?
Describe a place near the water you have visited.
In which aspects do people in this place use water?
Do you think people in cities use more water than those in countryside?
Do you think water can be saved? And how?
Do you think people will accept travel by sea?
What are the benefits of shipping goods by sea?
Describe your favorite restaurant
How should we be encouraged to have a healthy eating habit?
Do people care more about nutrition nowadays?
Describe a modern building that you think is interesting.
Do you prefer old buildings or modern buildings?
What do you think are the advantages of modern buildings over old buildings?
Do you think the (outside) appearance of a building is important?
Do you think government buildings should be more practical than attractive?
Do you think interesting modern buildings can be used to attract tourists?
What facilities do you think modern cities should have?
Describe a place you have visited(want to visit)?
Why many people want to live in this place?
There’s many problem in transportation in this place?
So why many people still wants to live in this place?
How this place affects people?
Why people like to live in the city?
Describe a place you go to that has a lot of noise.
What noises can we hear in a city?
Do you think noise (ever) has any benefits?
Do you think noise can be considered to be a form of pollution?
What harm can noise do to people's health?
How do you suggest this noise could be controlled?
What do you think the government should do about excessive noise?
Describe a broken thing in your family
What kind of thing can be easily broken?
How do people usually dispose of broken things?
Describe a car you want to buy in the future
What type of transportation tools can be found in your city?
When people buy cars, what kind of cars do they usually prefer?
What is the transportation development trend going to be in the future?
Describe an advertisement
How many ways are there to advertise? Which one is the best and popular?
What do you think if consumers will have to pay for advertisement? If you disagree with this, then do you think advertisement should be banned?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of advertisement?
What will happen if advertisements get banned?
Describe something you are interested in and want to learn in the future
What should the government do for the retired people?
What do you think of new things?
Do adults have enough ability to accept new things?
How fast do adults react to new things?
What is the importance of knowledge?
Is it necessary to learn practical skills?
Is it any difference between students in art and students in science?
Describe and advice you received from others under certain situation
Do your family members always give advice to you?
How do you think of these advices? Do you receive them all?
Is there any difference between the advice from your friends and advice from your family?
Does your family give any advice about relationship? What do you think of it?
In modern society, there are some people specializing in giving advice about work. What do you think of these people and their advices?
Describe a well-known story from your country.
Why do you think (little) kids like listening to stories?