(Q's about your personal background)
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? What subjects did you study at primary school? Did your parents choose a secondary school for you? What are your goals for the future? Do you still stay in contact with your primary school friends?
What’s your hometown famous for? Is it good for young people? What kinds of public places 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 public transport expensive in your city? Is the traffic heavy in your city? What's your favorite means of transport?
Does your Chinese name have any special meanings? Do you think you’ll change your name in the future? Are there any important traditions about giving children their names in China? Who give children their names in Chinese families? Can you tell me some popular names in China?
(some other general Q’s about yourself and your life)
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 prefer to live in the city or in the countryside?
Do you think trees and forests are important to us? Do you wish to live in a place with many trees? Do you think places with lots of trees can attract many visitors?
How do you get news? How often do you read newspapers? Are you more interested in international news or news about your own country? Do you want to become a journalist?
Do you like writing? Do you think you're good at it?
When do you do your housework? Do you think children should help their parents with housework? What do you think is the most difficult housework task?
Do the people in your community like to help each other? Do the people in your country like to help each other?
What have you been busy with recently? Have you ever been to the countryside? Are there any disadvantages to living in the countryside?
What’s your favorite activity after school (or after work)?
Do you have patience? Have you ever lost your patience?
Do you like to send postcards to friends? When do you send a postcard instead of an email? How often do you check your email?
Who cooks in your family? Can you cook? How did you learn to cook? Do you want to take cooking classes? Are cooking shows popular in China?
How many hours of sleep do you think people really need? Do older people need less sleep than younger people? What can help people sleep better? When do you usually wake up in the morning?
Do you like boating? Do Chinese people like travelling by boat? Do you wish to own a boat?
Do you like to go to parties? Why?
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?
When did you get your first mobile phone? Do you think mobile phones are an important part of our lives? Which is more important, a mobile phone or a fax machine? Do you prefer to send text messages or to make phone calls? Is it impolite to use mobile phones in public places?
What are some good ways to improve concentration?
Can you tell me something about your typical daily routine?
Do you have different bags for different occasions? Have you ever lost your bag?
What’s your favorite kind of music? Do you play any musical instrument? Do you think it’s important to learn a musical instrument? Do you think music is an important part of Chinese culture?
Why are gardens and parks important to us? Do you often go to gardens and parks?
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? Do you think art is a good way to express ourselves?
Do you think leisure facilities such as museums, cinemas 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? Is it a good idea for museums to sell things to visitors?
How do you relax? Why is it important to relax sometimes?
What’s your favorite kind of weather? What kind of weather feels the best when people work?
Do you like taking photos? Do you like to take photos outdoors or indoors? Is photography popular in China?
How do you spend weekends? It is common for people to work at weekends? Do you think people should be paid more if they work at weekends? Do you think students should work at weekends? Why are holidays important?
Do you have a driving license? Do you have a car? What’s your favorite kind of car? What cars are popular in China? Do you prefer to be the driver or a passenger? Do you like biking / cycling? Why?
Do you often buy things online? Why are things so expensive today?
Where do you usually buy clothing? What is your favorite kind of clothing? Do you think clothing is less expensive in China than in other countries? Do you often help your friends shop for clothing?
Which birthday left you with the deepest impression? Did you receive any gifts for that birthday? Who gave you the gifts? 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? What are the differences between children and teenagers?
Do you think people should become friends with their colleagues?
What’re your favorite outdoor activities?
What games did you play when you were a child? What games do children play these days?
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 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? What kinds of dancers are popular in your country? Do you prefer modern dances or traditional dances？
What’re your favorite leisure activities?
What were your favorite toys when you were a child? What kinds of toys do Chinese children play with these days?
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?
Which do you think are more important, traditional buildings or modern buildings?
What’re your favorite wild animals?
Are advertisements popular in China? Do you often buy advertised products?
Describe a crowded place.
Describe a shopping mall.
Describe a street you like and some buildings on this street.
Describe a city or town you wish to visit / you enjoyed visiting.
Describe an interesting foreign country you wish to visit.
Describe a beautiful (or ideal) house / flat.
Describe a flat / house / room you lived in when you were a child.
Describe a room that you use a lot.
Describe 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 trip by public transport (such as bus or train).
Describe a holiday that you spent far away from home.
Describe a perfect holiday.
Describe an ideal vacation.
Describe a place that is close to water.
Describe an old building /a traditional building.
Describe a modern building.
Describe a library.
Describe a museum or an art gallery.
Describe a school.
Describe a place where you studied or worked before.
Describe a polite person.
Describe the happiest person you know.
Describe a person you enjoy talking to. / Describe a talkative person.
Describe a person you became friends with the first time when you met him/her.
Describe a person you respect.
Describe a close friend of yours.
Describe an old friend who lives far away from you.
Describe a good parent.
Describe a teenager.
Describe a good neighbour. / a previous neighbour of yours.
Describe a family member who helps you a lot.
Describe something you learned from a family member.
Describe an interesting person in your family’s history.
Describe an interesting old man / 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 an important skill such as cooking, biking or swimming.
Describe a training session.
Describe a person who has a healthy lifestyle.
Describe a club or a team you belong to.
Describe a singer / a musician or a band you met recently.
Describe a famous singer in your country.
Describe a famous artist.
Describe a famous person.
Describe a person you admire.
Describe a person who has an important job.
Describe an ideal job.
Describe an unusual job.
Describe a job/an interesting thing you wish to do in the future.
Describe a picnic you had.
Describe your favorite wild animal.
Describe an occasion when you saw a wild animal.
Describe an important plant in your country.
Describe a river / lake / sea.
Describe a place with natural beauty.
Describe your favorite time of day.
Describe your favorite weather.
Describe your favorite season.
Describe something that made you laugh.
Describe a film (or book) about the future.
Describe a film about real people and events.
Describe a documentary.
Describe an ad that helped you buy something.
Describe a means of telecommunication (mobile phone, e-mail ...)
Describe your favorite sport.
Describe a sport you like to watch on TV.
Describe a sports event.
Describe an outdoor activity (such as a sport or an outdoor game).
Describe a childhood game.
Describe something that helps you relax.
Describe your favorite leisure activity.
Describe a leisure activity near the sea.
Describe a water activity you like.
Describe a healthy lifestyle.
Describe a foreign song / a piece of foreign music you often listen to.
Describe a song that is special to you / a song that means a lot to you.
Describe a book you enjoyed as a child (such as a storybook)
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 an educational TV program, such as an English learning program or a quiz show.
Describe your favorite TV show.
Describe a TV show that made you laugh.
Describe your favorite radio programme.
Describe a show / performance you watched.
Describe an interesting / impressive speech you listened to.
Describe a useful website.
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 (or team) project.
Describe a sports game / match / competition you watched.
Describe a school rule (that you agree or disagree with).
Describe an event when you needed to be polite.(a job interview，a graduation ceremony, a presentation … )
Describe a historical event.
Describe a traditional event such as a traditional festival.
Describe a wrong decision you made. / Describe a decision you have regrets about.
Describe a wrong decision someone made.
Describe a wedding.
Describe a special family event.
Describe a memorable birthday party.
Describe a happy thing in your childhood.
Describe something that can make you happy.
Describe your favorite subject.
Describe a foreign language you wish to learn (not English).
Describe a positive change / a challenge in your life.
Describe a difficult thing that you did well.
Describe an unusual thing / an interesting thing you did recently.
Describe a piece of electronic equipment/ an electronic device that is NOT a computer.
Describe a piece of technical equipment you often use at home.
Describe a photo you like.
Describe a childhood toy. (a kite, a puzzle，try to solve a puzzle or 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 a gift you gave a friend / a gift you received before.
Describe your favorite clothes or accessories. / Describe an item (or piece) of clothing.
Describe a vehicle you wish to buy.
Describe a vehicle you used before.
Describe a means of transport.
Describe a handicraft. / Describe something that was made by yourself.
Describe something you’ll buy if you have a lot of money.
Describe something you bought that you were unsatisfied with.
Describe an occasion you were late for.
Describe a traffic jam.
Describe a place where people can enjoy music.
Describe a work of art such as a painting, a drawing or a sculpture.
Describe a museum.
Describe a math lesson.
Describe a science subject you studied in secondary school.
Describe a restaurant / a small shop you often go to with your family members and friends.
Describe a café that you like.
Describe a special meal. / Describe a special meal you were invited to. / Describe your favorite meal.
Describe your favorite dish.
Describe an important festival people celebrate in your country.
Describe an unhappy shopping experience.
Describe a shopping experience you enjoyed.