How do you get the news?
What kind of news are you interested in?
Is it the same for the old and young?
Is it important to know the news?
what are the lucky numbers in China?
do you think that it is easy to remember names or numbers?
what is your method of remembering numbers?
Do people in your country usually have middle names?
Is your given/family name a common one in your country?
Do any other people in your family have names with special meanings?
Does your name mean anything or have a special significance?
Would you like to change your name?
In your culture, do women change their names when they get married?
What are the most common names in your country/culture?
What’s your subject?
Are you a student or Do you work?
Why did you choose it as your major?
Is your major difficult?
In what ways do you associate with your classmates in your major?
Which part of your subject do you think is most interesting?
What do you learn from your major?
What job will you have in the future? What do you want to do after graduation?
How to get the job you want?
What’s your job?
What are you responsible for?
How was your first working day/ school day?
Schedule/ daily routine
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
What’s special about your flat?
What do you think is the most important thing in your room?
Will you recommend others to live in your flat, and why?
Do you want to change another house?
How long have you lived there?
Live alone or with others?
Have you ever been living alone for some time?
What kind of community are you living in?
How is the traffic around your home?
Do you like the place you current live in?
Do you know your neighbor?
Do you think it is important to have good relationship with ur neighbor?
How is your relationship with your neighbors?
How often do you meet them?
What kind of conflicts people may have with their neighbors?
Are your neighbors old or young?
Do you prefer the neighbor in your age or older than u?
Where are you from?
Where do you live?
Would you say it’s a good place to grow up?
Where will you recommend to your friends in your city?
Transportations in your hometown
Where do you want to live, south or north of China?
What’s special about your hometown?
Do you like the city you current live in?
What do you like most about your hometown?
Do you like to live in a big city or a small town?
Do you think your hometown has bright future?
Do your family and you live here for a long time?
Do you like to live with your parents?
What type of weather do you like?
What type of weather do Chinese people usually like?
What do you often do in sunny days? Cold days?
How does weather affect you?
Does weather affect people’s work performance?
Which is your favorite season?
What is the most common weather in your country?
Do you pay attention to the weather forecast?
What do you think about weather report?
Do you think people’s activities will change in different seasons?
Sound and noise
Your favorite sound from nature and why?
The noise you hate the most?
The types of sounds that you consider as noise
Do you like quiet environment?
What kinds of sounds remind you about your childhood?
Do you often wear watch?
What do you think of "time"?
How do you feel when you are late?
Do you sometimes feel that time goes slowly?
Do you like collect things?
Why do you have such a collection?
Did you like collecting things when you were a child?
What will you collect when you’re rich in the future?
What do Chinese people like to collect?
What can people learn from their collections?
Food & Cooking
Do you like cooking?
Do you cook at home?
Did you learn cooking in your childhood?
Will you cook in the future?
Who cooks in your family?
Is it important for young people to know how to cook?
Can you dance?
Do you like dancing?
Is dancing popular where you live?
What kind of dance do Chinese people like?
What kind of fruit/vegetables do you like? Why?
Where do you buy fresh fruit and vegetable?
Is it easy (convenient to) buy fruit and vegetables where you live?
Do you like to eat fruit(s) and vegetables?
How often do you eat fruit and vegetables?
Did you like to vegetables when you were a child?
What are the benefits of eating fresh fruit (or, fresh fruits and vegetables)?
How much fruit and vegetables do you think a person needs to eat (everyday) to stay healthy?
Do you like fashion?
Do you like shopping?
How often do you go shopping
Do you prefer to go shopping with friends or alone?
What makes you interested in shopping?
Do you think shopping is a waste of time?
What kind of clothes do you like?
Who buy clothes for you?
What’s the difference between big shop and small shop?
When was the last time you went shopping?
Do you like flowers?
Why do people like flower?
Do Chinese people grow flowers?
When was the last time you bought flowers/ gave flowers to others?
Why will Chinese people buy flowers? On what occasions do people give flowers to other people?
Do Chinese people grow flowers in gardens?
Do you like garden?
Do the old like flowers?
Are flowers popular in china?
What sport do you like?
Do your friends like sport?
Do you often do exercises at university?
Is there any sports equipment near your home?
How often do you do exercise?
Do you think it is necessary for children to do exercise?
Travelling by air
Do you like to take airplane?
How often do you travel by air?
What do you think the advantages and disadvantages of travelling by air? (compare with other means of transport)
What do you think the air travelling will be in the future?
Do you often read books?
What kinds of books do you usually read?
Did you read a lot when you were a child? If so, what were they?
Why don't you keep reading now?
Do you like reading?
Where do you read books?
How long do you read per day?
Do you enjoy reading when you were a child? Now? Why?
What kinds of film do you like?
Are these types of film popular in your country?
Do you prefer watch movies in cinema or at home?
How often do you watch film?
Do you have a driving license?
When is the appropriate age for getting a driving license?
Is driving skills important?
Do you (know how to) drive a car?
Do you think it’s important to get a driver’s license?
What language do you speak?
What other languages can you speak?
Do you want to learn anther language?
How do you learn it (esp. English)?
Do you think learning English is difficult?
How do you improve your English?
Do you think learning languages is important?
Something helps you to learn another language.
Which/what kinds of television program do you like?
Do you like watching TV?
Which program makes you feel relaxed? Why?
Do you watch some foreign country programme? Why?
How much time do you spend watching television?
How do you feel about advertisements on TV?
What benefits can people get from watching ( foreign) TV programs?
Do you think watching TV can help students in their studies?