☆ What’s your favorite subject/course? Do you think people who major in your field can find a job easily when they graduate? Was your primary school a good one? Did your parents choose a secondary school for you? What are your goals for the future?
☆ What’s your hometown famous for? Is it good for young people? What kinds of public place are popular with young people in your hometown? Why are they popular? Can you tell me about some recent changes in your hometown? What will your hometown be like in the future? Can you tell me something about the public transport system in your hometown? Is the traffic heavy in your city? What's your favorite means of transport?
☆ Do you live in a house or a flat? Which is your favorite room in your house/ flat? Do you think there is anything that should be improved in your house/flat? What kind of house do you wish to have?
☆ Do you think punctuality is important? Are there any occasions when punctuality is not so important? Have you ever been late for appointments? What would be good excuses for being late?
☆ Do you have different bags for different occasions? Have you ever lost your bag?
☆ How do you spend your weekends? It is common for people to work at weekends? Do you think people should be paid more if they work at weekends?
☆ What’re your favorite colours? Do you think colours have any special meanings?(http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/color2.htm) What were your favorite colours when you were a child? Are colours important to you when you choose clothing? Is there anything that has dark colours in your house? Are there any colours that you would avoid when decorating your flat / house?
☆ What do you usually do at night? Do you prefer to relax at home alone or hang out with friends? What do you usually do when you’re alone? Why is it important to relax sometimes?
☆ Do you like taking photos? Do you like to take photos outdoors or indoors? Is photography popular in China?
☆Do you have a driving license? Do you have a car? What’s your favorite kind of car? Do you prefer to be the driver or a passenger? Do you like biking / cycling? Why?
☆Do you like fashionable clothes? What’s your favorite type of clothing? Do you think fashion is an important part of our lives?
☆ Who attend a couple’s wedding ceremony in China? What are typical activities for a Chinese wedding ceremony? What are the differences between traditional Chinese weddings and modern Chinese weddings?
☆ Do you like to send postcards to friends? When do you send a postcard instead of an email?
☆ What're your favorite flowers? Do you think flowers are important to Chinese people? How about plastic flowers? Do you often give others flowers as gifts? Do flowers have any special meanings in China?
☆ Do you like drawing and painting? What were your favorite kinds of drawings or paintings when you were a child? Do you think children can benefit from drawing and painting?
☆ Do you like art? Do you think art is difficult to understand?
☆What do you collect? Why do people collect things? What kind of things do kids like to collect? Is it good for kids to collect things?
☆ Do you think leisure facilities such as museums and concert halls are important to our lives? Do you often visit museums? When was the last time you went to a museum or a concert hall? Do you think museums are important to young people?
☆ Do you often buy things online? Why are things so expensive today? Do you think clothing is less expensive in China than in other countries?
☆ Are comedies popular in China? Why?
What're your favorite public holidays? Are public holidays important to us? What do you usually do on public holidays? Who do you usually spend holidays with?
☆ Which birthday left you with the deepest impression? What did your friends do for that birthday? Do you prefer to celebrate your birthday with your family members or your friends? How do children celebrate their birthday in China? What age is the most valued age in China?
☆ Does your Chinese name have any special meanings? Do you think you’ll change your name in the future? Are there any important traditioans about giving children their names in China? Who give children their names in Chinese families?
☆What’re your favorite outdoor activities?
☆ What games did you play when you were a child? What games do children play these days?
☆What, in your opinion, is a healthy diet? Will you make changes to your diet? Which do you like better, lunch or dinner? What’s your favorite food? What’s the most popular food in China? Do you like to try new food?
☆Did you like reading books when you were little? What were your favorite kinds of books? What kind of books do you like these days? Why do you like reading such books? Do you borrow books from libraries? Do you give your friends books as gifts?
Do you have any difficulty learning English? How important is English compared with other foreign languages?
☆Do you like writing letters? Do you prefer to write letters or emails? Do you keep letters that you have received?
Why do people prefer to stay away from noise? (Noise distracts us from our work. And when it gets too loud it makes us really uncomfortable and upset.) What’s your favorite kind of sound? What kind of sound do you try to avoid?
☆What’s your favorite kind of weather? What kind of weather feels the best when people work? Do you prefer cold weather to hot weather?
Do you like parties?
☆Do you like dancing? Have you learned how to dance? Why do so many young people like dancing today? Where do people dance in your country? What’s the most famous dance style in China?
☆ Do you play any musical instrument?e
☆ What were your favorite toys when you were a child? What kinds of toys do Chinese children play with today?
☆ What sports did you play when you were a child? What’re the differences between sports played by boys and sports played by girls? What’re your favorite sports now? Are there any sports you want to learn to play? What are the most popular sports in China?
☆ Why are gardens and parks important to us? Do you often go to gardens and parks?
Do you exercise every day? Do you think it’s important to exercise every day? What’s the importance of keeping fit?
Do you like swimming? What’re the benefits of swimming? Do you prefer to swim in the sea or in a swimming pool? (Day 8: D)
Do you like travelling? Why? Where do you want to travel?
Do you like to travel long distances?
How often do you use your computer? Is Internet important to our lives? What do you think of online shopping? Do you think we should trust information on the Internet? Do you prefer to store information on your computer or to write it on a piece of paper?
☆Do you wish to learn another foreign language? What’s the most difficult thing in learning a foreign language?
What are the differences between the children now and the children in the past? (Now children are taller and probably much heavier, you know, because they eat so much greasy fast food … And I would say the children today know a whole lot more than the kids did ten years ago, but play video games too often and watch too much TV, which I believe is not healthy at all …)
☆Do you have a mobile phone? Which is more important to us, a mobile phone or a fax machine? Do you prefer to send text messages or to make phone calls?
Do you often read newspapers? Why?
☆Where do you meet new people? Where did people meet new people in the past?
Where do you usually buy clothing? What is your favorite kind of clothing?
Have you ever been to a concert? Did you like it? What kind of music do you like? What are the differences between going to a concert and listening to CDs? (We can hear singers or bands perform live in concerts. / We sing along and dance and scream with people who love the same music / But CDs give us far more choices. These days, concert ticket prices can be sky-high so it’s unlikely we can go to all the concerts we wish we could go to…)
What’s your favorite type of TV show?
Did you watch much TV when you were a kid?
What are the most important character traits for success? (self-discipline，confidence, perseverance, determination，optimism，patience and sincerity)
If you visit another city, will you buy some postcards or take photos there?
☆ What do you like to do in your free time / spare time? Do you think time management is important to our lives? (helps us to do things more efficiently / reduces our stress level / achieve more in less time)
What do you think is happiness? (It’s an emotion. / Basically, it means enjoyment of life. / Some people believe wealth can lead to happiness. / But actually happiness is more about being emotionally rewarded than about just being wealthy. / That’s why many super rich people are actually very unhappy.) What makes people feel unhappy? (I guess … the loss of something we truly value, like good grades, friendship, trust or stuff that’s very useful in our daily life, like keys or a wallet…)
What kind of song do you like best?
What are the differences in men’s and women’s favorite leisure activities? Who have more free time, men or women?
Do you think families should eat dinner together? (more communication between family members / better nutrition, especially for children / pleasant exchange of ideas during the meals)
☆How often do you go to restaurants with your family members?
☆Why are family and relatives so important to us?
☆ What’re your favorite wild animals?
☆ Do birds have any special meanings in China? (Day 7: Topic 19 ) Do you think it is important to protect birds?
What kind of food is most popular in your country?
Is it easy for you to remember numbers? Do numbers have any special meanings in your country?
Do you think science is important to our lives? Why? (Possible Answers: Physics helps us figure out how things work. / Chemistry shows us the structure of the world and how materials interact with each other. / Biology teaches us where living things come from and what living things need to survive…) ☆Which kind of technology are you most interested in? (biotech / digital technology / space technology/ AI or artificial intelligence…)
Do you often do housework at home? Do you often make things by yourself? Is it important for kids to be skilled in handicrafts?
Do you like making things by yourself? What did you make when you were a child? ☆ What was your favorite type of movie when you were a child? Do you still like this type of movie now? Do you prefer to watch movies in movie theaters/ cinemas or to watch DVDs at home?
Do you often visit museums? Do you think museums are important to our lives? When was the last time you visited a museum? Is it a good idea for museums to sell goods to visitors? (A Sample Answer: It may be a nice idea if museums can’t get enough funding and need extra money to support themselves. And some souvenirs sold at museum gift shops are neat! But museums won’t be able to serve visitors well if they simply focus on doing business.)
How should young people treat elderly people? (treat them with respect / pay our grandparents a visit from time to time / learn from them / help elderly neighbours
Who are better decision-makers, men or women? (Men tend to act alone and make decisions based on our (their if you are a lady) own knowledge, information or judgment. / Ladies tend to ask their (their if you are a guy) friends or family members for advice. / Women are generally better at using intuition for decision-making. / Men tend to pay more attention to the long-term effects of the decisions …)
Did you give or receive any gifts recently? What were they? Do you prefer to give gifts or to receive gifts?
Why is money important to our lives?
☆ How do you get news? Do you read newspapers or magazines?
☆ What kinds of pets do Chinese people like to keep? Why do some people keep pets? Do people of different ages prefer different pets?
Do you think air travel is important to us? (It sure is. It’s convenient, comfortable and … fun. Some people are concerned about its safety but according to statistics air travel is actually safer than car rides.)
Have your neighbors help you with anything? Do you prefer to have old people or young people as your neighbors?
Do you prefer to use emails or letters?
☆Do you like watching advertisements? (Some ads are pretty fun and entertaining. But sometimes they interrupt TV shows. Now television stations in China are not allowed to interrupt TV shows that are more than 45 minutes long with ad breaks. I believe that’s the right move...）Why do we need advertisements? What’s your favorite kind of advertisement?
☆Describe a street you like and some buildings on this street.
☆Describe an interesting public place. / Describe an interesting place in your hometown
☆Describe an ideal (or beautiful) house / flat.
Describe a flat / house / room you lived in when you were a child.
Describe a workplace, such as a factory, an office or a public place
☆ Describe a place you’ll travel to when you have a day off.
☆ Describe a plan (not related to study or work).
☆ Describe a beautiful garden / park.
☆ Describe a childhood trip / journey.
Describe a place that is close to water.
Describe a peaceful / quiet place. (Day 8 A: a library 或Day 8 C: a garden)
☆ Describe an old building.
☆ Describe a change / some changes in your hometown.
☆Describe a building in your school.
Describe a modern building.
Describe a museum or an art gallery.（Day 10: A）
☆ Describe a national building (http://www.china.org.cn/english/2004/Jan/84895.htm)
☆ Describe an important building or monument in your country.
Describe a school you studied at before. (Day 7 p116)
☆ Describe an important city in your country.
Describe a foreign city you wish to visit.(Maybe London ?(Day 8 D topic9) Or Paris? The Eiffel / ‘aifl/ Tower and the Louvre/‘lu:vrə/ Or New York? the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the most expensive street on earth, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, go to Time Square to usher in the New Year, the list goes on and on…)
Describe a journey that was longer than expected. /Describe a long-distance journey.
Describe a leisure centre with facilities such as a swimming pool or a fitness center (Day 8).
Describe a place that helped you learn about the past
Describe a hotel. (Day 8: A)
Describe a place where there is a lot of noise. (Day 10: J)
Describe a historical place in your hometown.
Describe your favorite part of your city/hometown. / a popular part of your hometown.
Describe a shopping mall.
☆ Describe a good student.
☆ Describe a child.
☆Describe a teenager.
☆ Describe a good neighbour.
☆ Describe the happiest person you know.
☆ Describe a person you enjoy talking to.
☆ Describe an old friend who lives far away from you.
☆ Describe a family member who has passed away.
☆ Describe an interesting person in your family’s history.
☆ Describe the oldest person in your family. / Describe an interesting old person.
☆ Describe a person you helped before.
☆ Describe someone who helped you study.
☆ Describe a person you’ve learned from.
Describe a teacher who taught you before.
☆ Describe a teacher who taught you a skill such as cooking, biking or swimming.
☆ Describe a training session.
Describe the important person to you when you were a child.
Describe one of your childhood teachers（请注意本题中的动词全部要用过去时）.
Describe a friend who is a leader. （a company leader or a political leader）
☆ Describe one of your friends. / Describe your best friend.
☆ Describe a friend you haven’t seen for a long time.
☆ Describe a famous leader you admire.
☆ Describe a famous person in your country.
Describe a person you’d like to travel with.
Describe a person you’re familiar with.
☆ Describe two people in your family.
☆ Describe two people who get on with each other well.
Describe your personality. (Day 8：D的另类话题部分)
☆ Describe an adventurous person.(How about talking about a person who likes adventurous sports? You can learn a great deal about adventurous sports from this site: http://www.topendsports.com/sport/adventure/
☆ Describe a person who has a healthy lifestyle. (Day 7: Topic 17 / Day 8: B & D)
☆ Describe a club or a team you belong to.
Describe some changes in your lifestyle.
Describe a TV show host/presenter (p.335以及http://www.stylecareer.com/talkshow_host.shtml
☆ Describe a singer or a band you met recently.
Describe a wealthy / rich person. (Day 8 B)
Describe an artist you admire.
Describe a person in the news.
Describe a successful person.
Describe a famous person you’d like to meet.
Describe a famous person in a foreign country = an international celebrity.
☆ Describe a job/an interesting thing you wish to do in the future.
☆ Describe a job that can make the world a better place. (现在英美年轻人最时髦的就是找 “green-collar jobs”“绿领儿“工作，也就是能为地球的环保事业做出贡献的工作http://greencollarjobs.jobmonkey.com/a/jobs/find-jobs点击任何一个工作
☆ Describe an ideal job.
Describe a successful small company. ( http://smallbusiness.aol.com/success-stories/
) (准备这题的时候请顺便把Describe a part-time job you did before.也思考一下)
☆ Describe your favorite wild animal.
☆ Describe an occasion when you saw a wild animal.
Describe an animal/ a pet in your city. (不论在任何一个英美城市，狗狗永远都是人们的最爱www.terrificpets.com/dog_breeds/)
☆ Describe a river / lake / sea.
☆ Describe a place with natural beauty.
Describe a walk you took with a friend.
☆ Describe a free day.
☆ Describe your favorite time of day.
Describe an experience with bad weather.
☆ Describe your favorite weather.
☆ Describe your favorite season.
Describe things you can do to help improve the environment.（Day 10: J）
☆ Describe something that made you laugh.
☆ Describe a character in a film / in a TV programme.
☆ Describe a film about real people and events.
☆Describe an ad that helped you buy something.
☆ Describe your favorite website.
☆ Describe a means of telecommunication (mobile phone, e-mail, MSN ...)
☆ Describe your favorite sport.
☆ Describe an outdoor activity (such as a sport or an outdoor game).
☆ Describe a physical activity / exercise that is very popular in your city.
☆ Describe something that helps you relax.
Describe your favorite leisure activity.
☆ Describe a healthy lifestyle.
☆ Describe an enjoyable activity.
Describe something you do to improve your health.
Describe something you often do in your free time.
☆ Describe your favorite foreign film.
☆Describe a well-known traditional story/ children’s story (很多儿童故事http://www.chinapage.com/story/story.html
Describe a character in a childhood story.
☆Describe your favorite photo. (Day 8: D)
☆ Describe a foreign song / a piece of foreign music you often listen to.
☆ Describe a song that is special to you.
Describe a song you heard when you were a child.(有个很逗的网站专门介绍这个http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=1744&c=11
Describe a game you played when you were a child (but not a sport). (Day 8: D)
Describe something you’ll do this weekend.
Describe your favorite foreign food / foreign dish. (http://blog.hotelclub.com/top-10-international-cuisine/ 然后就可以点击进入各国的recipes)
☆Describe your favorite dish. (Maybe Kung Pao Chicken? It’s awesome! So hot and spicy … and I love the peanuts and cashew nuts in it! Or maybe you can just describe a dish made by your mom? It’s not really the taste. It’s the thought that counts…)
Describe a hobby you had/a thing you often did when you were a child. (such as a game or a sport)
Describe a quiz show.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeopardy
☆Describe a book you enjoyed as a child (such as a storybook)
☆ Describe your favorite book. (just a biography of a famous person orhttp://uktv.co.uk/yesterday/stepbystep/aid/574462和http
☆ Describe a book that you read several times./ Describe a book you would like to read again. / Describe a book you would recommend to others.
☆Describe a foreign country you wish to visit.
☆Describe an educational TV program (such as an English learning program or a quiz show) / Describe your favorite TV show.
Describe a TV program you don’t like. / Describe an interesting TV program that you can talk about with your family. （第三部分可能问到：Do you think TV programs play educational roles?）
Describe an interesting news story in a newspaper/ on TV.
Describe a party you prepared for others. (Day 10）
Describe an extreme sport. (Day 8:D)
☆ Describe a sports game / match / competition you watched. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport 任选一种运动点击之后都有最新赛事的详细介绍)
☆ Describe a difficult thing that you did well.
Describe the most difficult thing in your life.
☆ Describe an unusual thing / an interesting thing you did recently.
☆ Describe something you succeeded in doing. / Describe something you hope you can be successful in.（Day 8 F 3: presentation）
☆ Describe something you and other people did together / Describe an occasion when you co-operated with others.
☆ Describe a group activity. （a group game, a group presentation or a sports match…）
☆ Describe a group project.
☆ Describe an event when you needed to be polite.(a job interview，a graduation ceremony, a presentation 等都可以)
☆ Describe an occasion when others congratulated you. (your graduation ceremony, getting good grades in the final exams, a great classroom presentation, and for married people, your wedding…)
☆ Describe a historical event. (从http://history.cultural-china.com/34two.html上面找答案简化就可以
☆ Describe an occasion when you receive money as a gift.
Describe some advice/a suggestion your received before. (最容易准备的估计就是你决定出国的过程中父母和好朋友给你的建议，而且亲身经历能说得更“有料”，同时请参考Day 10十大弱智话题3)
☆ Describe a letter you received.(从十天写作里找一封G类的书信进行简化就可以，同时可以介绍一下来信的人和你看信时的感觉)
Describe a conversation / dialogue (on the phone / mobile phone) that you enjoyed. (同上）
☆ Describe a situation when you needed help. (同上)
☆ Describe a wrong decision you made.
☆ Describe an occasion when you listened to music from another country. / Describe a musical event. (Day 8 F:音乐会)
☆ Describe a wedding.(同时也可以用这个话题准备好☆Describe a special family event.以及☆Describe an old family photo.)
☆Describe a happy marriage. 可以从婚姻持续的时间，两个人各自的性格，两个人的职业，两人怎样支持对方的工作，孩子的情况等方面描述，内容就已经不少了。如果愿意的话还可以再加几个句子：It's a marriage made in heaven.（像中文的“天作之合”） / They are really meant for each other.（像中文的“他们是绝配”） / They've done a lot to build marital bliss.(=They've done a lot to make their marriage a success.他们付出了很大的努力来实现婚姻的幸福等。
☆ Describe a couple in a happy marriage.
☆ Describe a piece of family news.
☆ Describe a memorable birthday party. (Day 10)
☆ Describe a happy thing in your childhood. （庆祝生日，过节，去参加婚礼，做游戏等都可以）
☆ Describe an exciting event / an exciting experience.
Describe something that you wish to succeed in.
Describe a special meal.(Day 10)
Describe a happy event.
☆Describe a piece of good news you heard on the phone or via email.
Describe an exciting message.
Describe a practical skill/ something you’re good at.
Describe a letter you received. (Day 8: F)
Describe a special family event.
Describe a skill you wish to learn. (For example, how to use a computer programme, you can also call a computer programme “an application” or simply “an app” / Cooking / making something by yourself)
☆ Describe something you learned recently.
☆ Describe something you learned from a family member.
☆ Describe your favorite subject.
Describe a skill you learned at school / in university.
☆Describe a positive change in your life.
Describe something you did on your computer(用电脑工作的本质就是使用软件http://www.baycongroup.com/tutorials.htm
Describe a naughty thing you did when you were a child.（Day 10）
Describe a sports event.
☆ Describe a sport you wish to participate in. (p.279)
☆Describe a vehicle you wish to buy.(Day8 : E)
☆ Describe an expensive thing you had when you were a child. (an expensive storybook, a remote-controlled toy car / a radio-controlled toy car)
☆Describe a childhood toy. (Day 8: a kite, a puzzle拼图游戏，玩拼图游戏叫try to solve a puzzle, 玩魔方叫try to solve a Rubik's Cube. Also, for boys: a toy car, a toy airplane or a toy robot; for girls: a Barbie doll or a stuffed animal …)
☆ Describe something you wish to buy that is made in another country. / ☆Describe a foreign product you wish to buy (The new iPad for sure … So many new features like the Retina display (the sharpest tablet screen ever) , a faster A5X processor and a better camera. See iPad in Day 8 E.)
☆ Describe a piece of electronic equipment/ an electronic device that is NOT a computer.(Day 8: E)
☆ Describe a gift you gave a friend / a gift you received before. / Describe a gift you will buy for a friend.
☆Describe your favorite clothes or accessories（饰物）. / Describe an item of clothing (Day 8: E)
☆Describe a handicraft. / Describe something that was made by yourself. (Day 8：E or check out this link:http://www.easytourchina.com/china-specials/chinese-paper-cutting.htm
☆Describe something you lost.
Describe an expensive thing you want to buy
☆Describe something you would buy if you had a lot of money.
Describe something in your home that was broken or that didn’t work.
☆ Describe a work of art such as a painting, a drawing or a sculpture.
☆ Describe an important festival people celebrate in your country. / Describe a celebration. (Day 8: F & Day 10 第四个)
☆ Describe an occasion when you were late.
Describe an open-air place. (How about an open-air market or an open-air swimming pool?)
☆Describe an piece of old (or antique) furniture / an old thing in your family.
☆Describe a restaurant / a small shop you often go to with your family members and friends.
☆Describe an interesting shop.
☆ Describe a museum.
Describe a science class.
☆Describe an exciting experiment.
☆Describe a science subject you studied in secondary school.
Describe something that made you angry (or mad)./Describe a bad shopping experience.
Describe a person who’s good at cooking.
Describe a good law.
☆Describe a special meal.
Describe a place where you usually have lunch.