Personal information & Introduction
What’s your name?
Are you a student?
What is your major?
Do you think the major is useful?
Are you working?
What do you do in your job?
Do you want to change your job?
Where are you from?
Where’s your hometown?
Where do you live?
Do you live in a house or an apartment? Which one do you prefer?
What’s on your apartment’s wall?
How to improve your home?
Which room does you like most?
If you can redesign your home, what would you do?
What’s your flat like?
What’s on the wall?
What can you see from your window?
Are there any fitness facilities near your home?
How often do visitors visit your home?
What historical places would you recommend to see there?
What culture events would be interesting for tourists?
When should they start to teach culture history, history of art at schools?
How’s the traffic around your home?
What do you like most about your hometown?
Are bicycles popular in your hometown?
Weather and Season
How’s the weather in China?
Does weather affect people’s work performance?
Why did you choose this career?
Do many Chinese people shift jobs in a year?
Do people perform differently at work in summer and winter?
Would you like to change your job in the future? Why?
Do you think your job is easy? Why?
What are the facilities you usually use at work?
Is your job interesting?
Food & Cooking
Who usually cooks in your family?
What’s your favorite hometown dish?
Can you cook? Why don’t you learn?
Do you think it is important for children to learn how to cook?
Do you like to eat out or cook at home?
What are the benefits of eating at home?
Do you like fresh food or prepared food?
Do you often hang out with friends?
Do you invite your friends to your home?
How often do you meet friends? What do you usually do?
What do you usually do at leisure?
How do you organize time?
What do you usually do in the evening?
How do you spend your vacation?
What do you like and hate to do during vacation?
What was the last vacation you took?
What do you do in your free time?
Do you like reading?
Did you read a lot in your childhood?
What do you like to read now?
Do you ever use a map?
When did you use it?
Who taught you how to use it?
Which one do you prefer electronic map or that made of paper?
Do you like cars?
Which car is popular in your country?
Do you want to buy a car in the near future?
Who would you like to travel with?
Is there anything you dislike about car?
What’s your favorite sport?
Do you like swimming?
Do you think people in your country like sports?
Do most people ride bicycles in Shanghai?
Why do children like to ride bikes?
Do you think bike riding is safe in Shanghai?
Why do people in China think bicycles are important?
Did you learn to ride a bicycle when you were a kid?
Do you think it is safe to ride bicycles in a city? Why?
Why do you think kids need to learn how to ride bicycles?
Have you ever been to a zoo?
Do you think that is very important for children to visit a zoo?
What’s your favorite zoo animal?
Why do you think people have a pet?
What language do you speak?
How did you learn English?
Do you think English is difficult to learn?
What other language would you like to speak?
Do you think learning language is important?
When do you usually give a present?
When do Chinese people usually give a present?
Is it difficult to give a present?
Have you ever made a gift by yourself to somebody?
Do you think it is necessary to give expensive gifts?
What’s your favorite toy?
Should adults play with toys?
How do adults entertain themselves in China?
Describe someone you know who has an interesting job.
In what ways do you think big and small companies are different?
What types of companies prefer to hire university graduates?
What do you think of the working conditions in your country today are better that in the past?
Do you think long working hours can have an effect on the family lives of employees?
What effects does working overtime have on the lives of employees, especially women?
Do you think it’s reasonable that people have different salary levels?
Is it very difficult for recent university graduates in your country to find a job?
Describe an intelligent person you know.
Do you think it’s important for people to be intelligent?
Is it the only thing that is important?
Do you think nowadays people need to be more intelligent than people in the past?
Do you think computers have “intelligence”?
Do you think computers might one day be more intelligent than humans?
Do you think there are more highly intelligent children nowadays compared to the past?
Do you think very intelligent people and not so intelligent people are born that way and their intelligence cannot be changed during their childhood?
Do you think games can help children become more intelligent?
Do you think play can help children develop their intelligence?
What did you do for play when you were a child?
Do you think intelligent people are happy?
Do you think it’s best for these highly intelligent children to go to normal schools or do you think they should go to special schools?
Describe a comic actor or cartoon character who is popular in your country.
How do people become famous?
What types of people become famous in your country?
Are there any differences between the people who were famous a few years ago and the people who are famous today?
What qualities do most famous people have in common?
Do you think famous people have much influence on young people?
Do you think any famous historical figures can serve as models for young people today?
Do you think people are famous as a result of some real talent or are they famous for some other reasons?
What are good points about being famous?
Are there any disadvantages to be famous?
Do you think it’s good for a child film star to become famous?
Describe a neighbor you ever helped.
Do you think neighbors are important?
Do you think it’s important to have a good relationship with one’s neighbors?
Do you think people’s relationships with their neighbors today is the same as it was in the past?
Would you say these are changes for the better or changes for the worse?
Do you think people’s relationships with their neighbors are the same in the cities as they are in rural areas?
Describe a good law in your country.
What role does law play in society?
Can you give any examples of what is illegal in China?
Do you think all laws are fair?
Do you think most people in China abide by the law?
Would you say the number of crimes committed in China has increased of, instead, has decreased in the last few years?
What are some ways that people can be encouraged to obey the law?
Can you give any examples of what is illegal in China?
Do you think there are ever any circumstances when it’s alright to break the law?
Describe a problem with equipment that you can’t solve.
What things are necessary for life besides computer?
Do people buy a new one or mend it when something is broken?
Why do people buy new things?
What are the reasons that something gets broken?
Describe your first mobile phone.
Are mobile phones very common in your country?
Do all types of people use mobile phones or is it mostly a case of certain types of people using them?
Do you think old people find it easy to use a cell-phone?
Describe a foreign cuisine.
Describe a game you enjoyed when you were a child.
In general, how is outside play for children different to playing inside?
Do you think the indoor activities and outdoor activities develop children’s abilities the same way?
What’s the most popular game in China?
How have games changed in the past few decades?
How have children’s games changed in the past few decades?
How are children’s games different to adults’ games?
Why do many adults today not play games?
Do you think modern lifestyles encourage, or discourage, adults from playing games?
Describe something you bought but don’t often use.
Do people in your country like to go shopping?
Do many people buy things in street markets?
What do you think are the pros and cons of shopping in a large department store?
What are the differences between buying something in a shopping mall and buying something online?
For you, which is more important when you buy something, the price or the quality?
Do you often use recyclable products?
Describe an interesting wild animal from your country.
Do you like zoos?
Some people don’t like zoos. Can you guess why they feel this way?
Do you think zoos are good or bad?
Why do you think so many cities have zoos?
In your opinion, what features should a good zoo have?
Compare a nature reserve and a zoo, as places for wild animals to live.
Do you think zoos might disappear in the future?
What future developments do you think will see concerning zoos?
Why do you think wild animals should be protected?
Describe a film that you disliked.
Do you think films have much influence on young people?
What about children-what impact do films have on children?
Do you think parents should supervise what films their children watch?
Do you ever learn anything from watching a film?
To what extent do films influence a country’s culture?
Describe a useful website that you have visited.
Do you often go onto the internet?
How much time do you spend on the internet?
What do you do on the internet?
What are the most popular websites in your country?
Do you think there are any downsides to use the internet?
What is life like for those people who don’t use the internet?
Do people of all ages use the internet?
Do all age groups do online shopping?
Describe a book that you enjoyed reading.
How often do you read?
Do you have many books at home?
Do Chinese people do enough reading?
Do Chinese people like to read?
What kind of people like reading and what kind of people don’t like reading very much?
Do people with different reading levels all buy the same kinds of reading materials?
What do Chinese people like to read?
Describe a city that you have visited (that left an impression on you).
Why do so many people want to travel to the city you just mentioned?
What materials did you use to get information about this city?
Which do you think is the better place to live a city or a village in the countryside?
Are the educational facilities in the countryside as good as those in the cities?
What kinds of people like city life?
Compare people who live in cities with people who live in rural areas.
Describe a place away from home where you stayed.
Do you think the tourist industry is a good industry to work in for young people in your country?
Should there be any restrictions on the tourism industry?
How often do you have friends visiting you at home?
Do you ever use your home to help other people?
How would you react if a guest rejected your hospitality?
How do you think a visitor to someone’s home should behave?
Describe an important building in your hometown.
How do people in China feel about old building?
Do old people and young people in China have the same attitudes towards old buildings?
Is it important to preserve old buildings?
What aspect of culture do old buildings reflect?
How has housing in China changed?
What changes to housing do you think will occur in the future?
Describe a park/garden you visited and liked.
Are public gardens very important in China?
Are there many public gardens in China?
Do you think there are enough public gardens in your hometown?
What do you think are the benefits of having gardens in the city?
Why do people who live in cities like public gardens?
Do you think governments should provide public gardens for people to visit?
Do you think the government should spend more money on public gardens for the cities or for the villages and small towns in the countryside?
Describe a school you have attended in your childhood.
What kinds of people become school teachers?
Who do you think is easier to teacher to teach primary school students or high school students?
Which do you think is better, students studying in big classes or studying in small classes?
What do you think are the benefits of studying in a large school?
Describe a beautiful place where you want to have a home.
How is modern home design both inside & outside appearance in your country different to that of the past?
How do you think this will change in the future?
In your country, what type of home do most people live in?
How are modern homes different to older homes?
What do you imagine people’s houses will be like in the future?
Why do people sometimes move to live in a different home?
Why do some people want to continue living in the same home for a long time?
Describe a restaurant you like.
What are some reasons why people eat out?
Does it give people more status to eat in a restaurant rather than eat at home?
Do people now go to restaurants more than before?
Do you prefer to eat in a restaurant or at home?
What’s the difference between eating at home and eating in a restaurant?
Is there any difference between home-cooked food and food in restaurants?
In your opinion, what is a “healthy diet”?
Describe a time when you moved into a new house or new school.
Why do people move to a new house?
How do people get along with their neighbors?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of moving to a new place?
What are the influences of moving on adults, children and old people?
Do you think it is easier for children to make adjustment to the new environment than for adults?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in one place in the whole life?
When do people change their jobs to improve their lives?
What are the influences of changes of work?
Do students like to move to a new school?
What are the reasons why students move to a new school and what is the possible influence?
Describe a place where you have worked or studied.
What city do you work / study in?
Why did you choose to work / study in this city?
Do you think people are working longer hours today than they used to do?
Describe a family celebration (such as wedding) that you attended.
Are wedding considered very important in your country?
Where are weddings held?
Who officiates weddings in your country?
Do you think it’s important to marry someone who has the same level of education as you do?
Can you suggest why more and more people are getting married today at a later age that they used to?
Describe a success your friend has had that you are proud of.
What are some other examples of success that other people have?
How would you define the word, success?
In your society, how is a person’s social status evaluated?
Do you think “success” is the same as making a lot of money?
How successful would you say you have been in your studies?
Do you and your parents have the same ideas about success?
How do you think a person can become “successful” in life?
Describe a situation when you helped someone.
Do you like helping others?
In your view, should children be taught to help others?
How can we encourage children to help others?
Do you think people are less willing to help others these days, compared to the past?
Do people today trust others as much as they used to in the past?
How do people in your community help one another?
How do students, such as high school students, help each other?
How can charitable organizations help people?
What are some examples of such organizations in your country?
What do you think are the benefits of having unpaid volunteer workers?
How do you think the volunteers themselves benefit?
Can you give any examples of international aid?
Do you agree that all countries should come together to help solve some of the big problems that they have?
Describe a time when you forgot something.
Do you often forget things?
Why do people forget things?
What kinds of things do people most often forget?
Describe a subject you didn’t enjoy (like) in high or secondary school.
Which subject should not be taught in class?
Which subject should be taught in class?
How do teachers help students who have difficulties in studies?
What subjects are most popular in high school in your country? (Why?)
How has education in your country changed in the past few years?
What are some differences between university education and high school education?
What factors do people consider when they are choosing which university they attend?
Describe a type of sport you like to do.
Do people like sports?
Do people like sports better now than before?
What would you say is China’s most popular sport?
Do athletes ever receive injuries from playing that sport?
In China, are sports activities very competitive?
Do you think competitive sport is beneficial for children?
Why some people are so enthusiastic about sport?
How do you feel about sport?
Do you think teamwork is important in sport?
1. What do you do in your job?
Actually, my work time is regular. I clock in and clock out everyday. Basically, I do the work share with my colleagues. What’s more, I keep contact with my customers.
2. What’s your favorite zoo animal?
Well, my favorite zoo animal is lion coz it can remind me of a cartoon named the Lion King. In that kind of cartoon, Simba was an adorable lion when he was young. That is the reason why I like lion.
3. Have you ever driven a car?
Definitely yes, I got my driving license last year, you know. Since then, I start to drive to anywhere nearly everyday. But I should admit that parking is a big problem in my city.
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