Self-introduction and personal information
What’s your name? What does it mean to you?
What names are popular in your culture?
Are there many people who have the same name as yours?
What name would you like to give to your own child in future?
Are you a student or worker? Do you like your student life?
What’s your major? Is it hard to learn? Why did you choose this major? What can you learn from it? What is the most important in your study? What kind of job would you like to do in future? Will you work hard for your job in future?(student)
What’s your job? Do you like your job? Is it stressful? What are you responsible for? What can you get from your current job? What do you often do after work? Do you want to recommend your job to other people? (worker)Are you for or against extra work on weekends? Should workers who work on weekends get extra salaries?
What is your prospect for the future?
Studies/ Sleeping Time/Routine
Do you like writing? How often do you write?
Do you want to write a book?
What are generally required to write in middle school?
Do you prefer handwriting or typing on the computer?
How long do you study normally everyday?
How many hours do you spend on your homework?
When is the best time for you to study?
When are you busiest in a typical day?
Do you sometimes feel tired of studying?
When do you usually get up in the morning?
When do you often go to bed?
How many hours do you sleep one day?
Do you think the older people should sleep for longer hours one day?
How long should we sleep?
Do you think people have less time to relax nowadays?
What are the differences on plans between elders and youngsters?
Are you planning to change your schedule?
How do you arrange your time?
What time do you like best in a day?
Relatives and friends
Who did you use to spend more time with among your relatives?
Who do you wanna stay with more in future?
DO you think the time that you can spend with your relatives will get less or more in future?
Do you like to make friends with people?
Do you like history classes?
Tell me something about the historical characters that you are interested in.
Why do you like them?
Do you prefer to learn history from TV programs or internet?
How do you concentrate on one thing?
What helps you concentrate?
When do we need to concentrate more?
When does it make us hard to concentrate during a day?
How to improve our concentration on what we do?
What jobs needs more concentration?
Patience & Politeness
Are you a patient person?
What do you often do while you are waiting for the bus?
Have you lost your patience because of a long wait for the bus?
Are Chinese people patient in your perspective?
What’s the importance of politeness?
How do people in your country show their courtesy?
Who taught you to be polite?
Where are you from?
Which part of China are you from?
Do you like your hometown?
What is the weather like in your hometown?
What do you like best about your hometown?
Do you think your hometown is a good place for children to grow up?
Can you tell me a good thing in the place that you grew up?
Are there many places of interest in your hometown?
What are the changes of your hometown? What makes them happen?
What was it like when you were younger?
What kind of city would you like to live in?
Would you like to live in your hometown in future?
How many countries have you ever been to?
What are their features like?
Would you like to return back to your own country? Why/ why not?
Do people like traditional buildings or modern ones?
Do you like designing buildings?
What architectural style attracts Chinese people?
Tell me something about one of buildings that you have visited.
What entertainment venues do you often go to?
What kinds of entertainment do you enjoy?
Where did you often entertain yourself when you were a little kid?
Do you like watching TV?
Do parents allow children to watch TV?
Do Chinese people like taking pictures?
What do you like taking pictures of?
How do you reserve your photographs?
Is photography popular in China?
What kinds of activities do you often do in your spare time?
How do you often relax yourself on weekends?
How do your surrounding friends relax?
What is your favorite way to relax yourself?
Do you like going for a walk?
Is it beneficial to us?
Will you go for a walk in future?
What do we need to pay attention to when we walk in the city?
Do you like sports? What is your favorite sport?
What kind of sport is popular in China?
What kind of sports do elderly people like doing in China?
Is it important for kids to do sports?
Are there any differences between girls and boys?
Do you prefer outdoor sports or indoor activities?
What is your favorite outdoor sport?
What are changes on the outdoor sports for children?
Where do you live, a house/ an apartment?
Are there any entertaining facilities nearby?
What pleasant thing you will do with your family in your house/ flat?
Which part of your home do you like best?
If you have a chance to redesign your house, what will you do?
What is your ideal future house like?
What’s on the wall of your house/ flat?
Do you prefer to invite your friends to your home or be invited to your friend’s home?
What makes your house/flat look pleasant?
Do you want to move in future?
Clothes and fashion
Who picked clothes for you in your childhood?
Have you ever picked clothes for anybody?
What type of clothes do you like? Do you like casual clothes?
Have you ever shopped online before?
Do you like shopping online?
What kind of bags do you like?
What kinds of bags do you choose on different occasions? What are the factors that affect your choices?
Do you like fashion?
What do you think about fashion?
Do you often read news?
What news would you like to read?
How do you get news, by reading newspapers or surfing on the Internet?
Do you wanna become a broadcaster?
DO you like discussing news with your friends?
What weather do you like?
Do you like hot or cold weather?
Do you like sunshine?
What harm can strong sunlight do to us?
Do all people like sunshine?
Would you like to travel when there is little sunshine?
What do you often do during summer?
What is the weather like in China?
What are the differences among four seasons in China?
What is the influence of weather on people?
Does the weather ever affect what people do?
Do you use postcards?
Why do people send postcards?
When do you send postcards?
Have you ever received postcards?
Which do you prefer, postcards or e-mails?
On what occasions will you send postcards instead of e-mails?
What kinds of gifts do you like?
What sorts of gifts are you not into?
When do people send gifts in China?
What types of toys did you use to play with when you were a kid?
Do you still keep it until now?
Why do people tend to keep toys?
What kind of art forms do you like?
Did you learn any subjects related to art when you were a little girl/boy?
How do teenagers get the art education?
Do you like drawing? How often do you draw?
When did you learn it?
What do you think about painting?
What do you think about traditional and western paintings?
Do you often go to the gallery?
Do you like visiting the museum?
What is its importance to us?
What kinds of museums would you like to visit in future?
Do you like dancing? Would you like to learn dancing?
What is the most fashionable dance in China?
Do young people like traditional dance?
Are you interested in singing?
What type of music do you like?
Do you know how to play any musical instruments?
What are differences between traditional music and modern music?
Public park& Forest
Did you use to visit the park?
Do you often visit the park now?
Do you think the park is important? What are its functions?
Will there be more public parks in future?
Are there any forests in your hometown?
Do you like trees or forests?
Have you ever climbed trees?
Do you want to live in the place near the forest?
What benefits do people get from trees?
Are there many plants in your hometown?
Do you know how to keep plants?
Will you choose a plant as a gift? Why?
Do you often use the internet/computer?
When do you often use the computer? Do you often send e-mails?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the computer?
How important is the computer/internet to your family?
What time did you use the internet for the first time?
Do your family members use it too?
Do you use the mobile phone? When did you start using it?
How important is it to you? How do you often use it?
Do you prefer to send messages or emails? Why?
Do you prefer to make phone calls or send messages?
What are the disadvantages of the cell phone?
Food and health
What kinds of food are healthy?
In comparison with the food in last 20 years, is the food healthier now or not? Which is healthier?
Do you have a healthy diet?
What kind of food do you like? Do you like to try new food?
Is breakfast important to us?
Do you prefer to have breakfast or dinner?
Would you like to have a large meal or small meals one day?
What is health in your perspective?
How does your school educate you to keep healthy?
What did you learn about health?
How to keep healthy?
Is it easy to keep healthy?
Do you often do household chores?
What household chores did you do in your childhood?
Is it good for children to do household chores?
What sorts of household chores do you dislike?
Do you like cooking?
Do you like it is important to know how to cook?
What is the importance of cooking to children?
Do you like advertisements?
What kind of advertisements do you like best?
Why some people don’t like advertisements?
What do you think about the ads?
Have you bought anything after watching an ad?
What impact has the advertisement made on people’s life?
How do you celebrate your birthday?
How was your birthday in your childhood?
What do Chinese people often do on their birthdays?
Do you think it is important for people to celebrate birthdays?
Are there any differences between youngsters and elders on celebrating birthdays?
What is your favorite means of transportation? Is it expensive?
How is the transport in your country?
How to improve traffic?
Do you like cars?
Do you prefer private cars or the public transport?
Do you know how to drive?
What kind of cars do you like?
Do people in your country like driving?
What patterns of cars are popular in your country?
Would the car be more used in the future?
Do you possess a bicycle?
Is the bicycle popular in your country?
Do you like living in the countryside?
What are drawbacks of living in the countryside?
Why some people like to travel in the countryside?
What are the problems of living in the countryside?
1. A friend you made when you met the first time
Part3 Is it possible for you to make friends with people that you meet the first time? How to make friends? How do you get in touch with your friends? How do you maintain your friendship with your friends? Who do you spend more time with, your friends or family? Are there any disadvantages of contacting old friends? Are you willing to upload your personal information online? Would you like to have several friends or lots of friends? What makes the friendship last a lifetime?
2. Describe a good parent
Part3 How do young working parents take care of their kids? What are the differences on taking care of children between men and women? What do children care most about their parents? Who is more important to children’s personal development, mother or father?
3. The most polite person you know
Part3 Are there other polite manners in your country? Being polite is regarded more important in the countryside than in the city? Will being polite be important in future? Should the school teach students to be polite/respect others? People in which country do you think are most polite? Do you believe that everyone deserves to be respected?
4. A person who does an important job
Part3 What are the standards for you to choose jobs? Who do you often consult with? What attitude should people hold towards the job? If the employees are upset with their work, what is the boss supposed to do? Why some people change jobs?
5. A person who you once helped (but you didn’t know)
Part3 Do you like helping others? Do people nowadays help each other less than in the past? Do people trust each other?
6. A good neighbor you once had
Part3 What are the qualities of a good neighbor? How is the neighborhood in China? What are the influences of neighborhood on children? What sort of neighborhood is beneficial to children? What sport facilities can improve communication among people?
7. Describe an interesting old person/an old person you respect
Part3 What is the importance of elders to the society? How is the life of elders in your country? How to improve their life? Who should take the responsibility of supporting elders?
8. Describe an interesting person you met recently
Part3 What do you think is the best way to communicate? What do you think about communicating with people online? What influence can parents make on children’s personalities in their childhood? How about in their adulthood? What abilities are important in the interview?
9. Describe a famous person important to your country
Part3: What do you think about being famous? Do you want to be famous? Why people want to get fame? How important is money to you? Are there any differences on the way that people get famous nowadays?
10. Describe a person you enjoy spending with
Part3 What may go wrong with the relationship between the manager and employees? How to deal with the problems that lie in the relationship between them? What sorts of people do we prefer to stay with? Will our attitude towards elders get changed? Towards what groups of people our attitude has changed? Are there any differences on the attitude that people have towards youngsters and elders? Why?
11. Describe a seaside place
Part3 What do you spend your holidays? Do you think holidays are important? What are differences on trips between now and past? What do you think about rivers and lakes?
12. Describe a place where you listen to music
Part3 DO you agree that music could be downloaded for free? What influence has technology made on music? Has the high technology made music changed?
13. Describe an interesting country you want to go to
Part3 What are advantages and disadvantages of international tourism? Why do people travel abroad or study in foreign countries? What impact does travelling make? At what age should a kid consider to study or travel abroad? Why do some people choose to live in a foreign country for a few years? What are differences between visiting and living in another country?
14. Describe a library you often go to
Part3 What are the benefits of the library? Do you think it is good for children to go to the library? Do you often go to the library? What elders benefit more than children from going to the library? DO you think the library tends to be more important now? Do people nowadays prefer to go to the library or to surf on the Internet? Should government provide an access to everyday to use the library? Are there many students studying in the school library? What skills should the librarian be equipped by? Is it good to provide coffee or drinks in the library?
15. Describe a perfect house you have visited
Part3 Do you like designing houses? Do you think you can do it better than designers? Will you hang your own works or the works from famous artists on your wall? What kinds of houses do most of young people like to live in? How about elders? What living environment is the most attractive to elders? What factors we should consider when we buy a house? How important is the location of a house to Chinese people/ elders/ young people? Do you think more traditional houses should be built in China? What is the influence that houses make on global warming?
16. Describe a room where you want to spend a lot of time
Part3 Do you prefer larger rooms or smaller rooms? What are the differences? Are larger rooms the symbol of the social status? What do you want to fill in a room? What factors do we need to consider when we decorate the room? How to make a room pleasant? What impact can the reception area of a company make on its clients? Is the office arrangement vital?
Are there any differences between traditional and modern architectures? Which one do you prefer? What will the architectural style be like in future? What makes the differences?
17. Describe a place where you studied or worked
Part3 What is the influence that the environment makes on study? Why students like studying in the library? What could help you to study more effectively?
18. Describe a tourist attraction you have visited
Part3 Do you prefer natural scenic spot or human landscape? Which do you like more, solo travel or package tour? Where would you like to travel to? How about a museum? Do you like to have a guided tour or walk around the scenic spot alone? What are differences between young people and elders on traveling? What should be done to protect the tourist attractions? Do you like to live in another country? Should college students be encouraged to go on a trip?
19. Describe an important city in your country(A city/town you enjoyed visited/would like to visit)
Part3 Do you like living in the countryside? Do you prefer to live in the city or countryside? What are the differences between the city and village life? What changes have taken place in the place? What are the problems in the city? Is the crime serious in the city? How to solve it?
20. Describe your favorite cafe/restaurant
Part3 What sorts of people like drinking tea? Why drinking coffee is popular in China now? What are the differences between the cafe and restaurant? What social activities are viable at home?
21. Describe a shopping street that you like
Part3 Do you like shopping in the mall? Why people like shopping in the big mall? Do you often shop online? What do you think about shopping online? Do you prefer to shop in the mall or online?
22. Describe a radio program you like
Part3 Which one is more vital, the TV program or radio program?
Should the government impose the construction of the radio station? Is national radio necessary for us? Does local radio benefit local people?
23. Describe a book that someone recommended to you
Part3 Do elders like reading? Is reading a good habit? Are Chinese people used to reading? Do you think there are more people that prefer to read more than watch TV? What are differences between people who often spend time watching TV and those that often read? What parents should do to make their children lead a good reading habit? What are qualities of a successful person? What books are the most popular in China? Why? Have you ever purchased any second-hand books? Why? Have you read any ebooks? Do you think ebooks would take place of printed books?
24. Describe an interesting speech or talk you enjoyed
Part3 Do you like speeches? Is the talk about children’s education important? Why is it difficult to communicate with kids? Are visual aids necessary when we make the presentation? What are qualities of a lecturer?
25. Describe a plant you like/ are familiar with
Part3 Is What fruit trees are available in China? Is it good for us to plant vegetables? Is being a farmer easy? Are farmers satisfied with their job? Why is fertilizer used in agriculture? Is agriculture playing an important role in China? How to stir their interest in farming? What is people’s attitude towards farmers nowadays? What practical applications can be observed in the development of agriculture in China?
26. Describe a toy you used to play with in your childhood
Part3 What sorts of toys are popular now in China? What changes have taken place in toys from the past to now? What are the differences on toys for boys and girls? Why boys like the games that require teamwork? Will these toys remain popular in future?
27. Describe a photo you like
Part3 What is the importance of cameras? What do you think about advertisements that come with pictures? Is it worth taking pictures of family members by expensive cameras?
28. Describe a present you gave to your friend/ you received recently
Part3 What are presents usually given in China? Which situation is suitable to give a present? What is the present you’d like to receive? Would you like to be a giver or receiver? Is present giving important? Is it different to send gifts made by yourself or you buy? What do we need to pay attention to when we send gifts to children? Should we send gifts which are educational to children? Who tends to be happier when receiving a gift, children or adults? What influence does the advertisement make on choosing gifts? What if the child does not like your gift?
29. Describe a film/book about future/ related to a real person
Part3 Who do you want to recommend this film to? What makes the actors/actresses successful in the performance? What people or events are usually referred in this type of film? Why do people like watching films about the politicians? What’s your impression on the characters in cartoon films? Will they take place of the real actors/actresses?
Do you think the documentary tells us the truth? Can people learn more about the historical event or people through documentaries? Are plots in the movie real? Does the big name influence the box office of the movie?
What do you think about the ranking system in the movie industry? Will children be influenced by the violence in the movies?
Why do people like writing books about future? Do you think what the kind of books talk about will come true? What do you like about robots?
30. Describe a funny TV program that you watch regularly
Part3 What kinds of TV programs are Chinese people keen on? How many hours do Chinese people spend on watching TV one day an average? Do you prefer to watch movies at home or in the cinema? Why do people like watching movies on TV? Do you think the cinema will disappear someday? Why elderly people don’t like going to the cinema? Do you think that people will be isolated from the society if they indulge themselves into the TV program? Are there too many Sports TV programs on TV? What are their advantages and disadvantages? What is the importance of international TV program?
What are the differences between Chinese and foreign TV programs? Should parents supervise the time that children spend watching TV?
What are the changes of the TV program in China in recent years?
31. Describe an advertisement that made you want to buy the products
Part3 What are the influences that advertisements make on people’s life? What do you think about advertisements? What is the importance of the media?
32. Describe a game not a sport you used to play when you were a child
Part3 What sorts of games are children keen on playing now? Are there any differences on games between now and in the past?
Is designing games beneficial to children? What are the differences between indoor and outdoor games? What are the advantages? Which one do you prefer? Should students do some exercises after studying? Do adults like the same games as children? What are the differences?
33. Describe a special meal you had
Part3 What is the importance of having a get-together to Chinese people? How do Chinese people behave in a get-together party? What do you think about that many people prefer sitting in front of TV rather than going out to have a get-together? What are the differences on Chinese meals between the past and now?What do you think about the vegetables that are transported from a long distance away? Can students learn the right eating habit at school? Is it necessary for businessmen to have meals together in order to get more business? What makes eating at home different from eating out?
34. Describe your favorite food/meal
Part3 Do you think the agriculture influences our health? Will the agriculture affect people’s diet in future? Is the children’s diet getting different?
35. Describe a picnic or a meal you enjoyed
Part3 Do people prefer to eat at home or in the restaurant nowadays? Are there any changes in comparison with long time ago? What should a healthy diet be like? Is it clean and healthy to eat out? What should the government do to improve it?
36. Describe a means of public transport/ a trip by public transport
Part3 What are pros and cons of public transport? Advantages and disadvantages of subways and buses. What may people be able to do in public transport? What is the transport like in your hometown? Why do more people buy private cars? Is it a good phenomenon? What actions should the government take in order to encourage more people to take the public transport? What are the differences between public transport and private cars?
37. Describe a piece of (formal)clothes you wear on special occasions
Part3 Do you like shopping for clothes? What do Chinese people often wear on official occasions? Are there any differences on wearing between women and men? What are advantages and disadvantages of shopping online? What is the influence of changes in fashion on clothes manufacturing industry?
38. Describe a useful equipment but not computer
Part3 Which one is more significant to us, the laundry machine or the TV set? What are changes on housework and cleaning nowadays? Do you think it is essential for us to know cooking? Do children need to do household chores? Can you give me some comments about the new trash can?
39. Describe something that you could not live without except computers or cell phones
Part3 Why do kids always take toys? What toys do they often take? Why are young people into high-tech products in China? What functions in cell phones are not useful to us?
40. Describe a particularly useful website
Part3 What do you think about the internet? What do different age groups of people do on the internet? What is people’s life like with/ without the internet? What are the differences between young people and elders on surfing on the Internet? How to help elders surf online? Is it good for college students to surf on the internet? What do you think about news online? Do you like shopping online?
41. Describe an important message/letter you received
Part3 Do you think communication skills are important? Does the way people from different age groups communicate vary? In what way people normally communicate with each other? What is the most popular communication method in modern time? How about in the ancient time? Do you think letters would be replaced by e-mails in future? On what occasions formal speak should be proper?
42. Describe an interesting conversation you had with someone you didn’t know
Part3 Why do people like chatting with strangers? Who do you prefer to chat with, old people or young people? What are differences between chat and gossip? Why is it easier to solve problems by chatting with others than working on individually?
43. Describe your favorite season
Part3 How do the four seasons get changed in your country? What is good to live in a cold place? What problems do people have if they work in extreme hot or cold places? What sorts of jobs are influenced by weather?
44. Describe a group project you took part in/ an activity in a group
Part3 What is the importance of teamwork? What can you benefit from teamwork? Should children take part in some group activities? Is it good to take part in some group activities? What kinds of group activities are popular in your country? Do people at the age of your mother like group activities? Why some people like group activities while some other people don’t?
45. Describe an unusual/ideal job you could do
Describe a future job you want to do
Part3 What are the standards for Chinese people to choose a job? What kind of jobs is the most attractive in China? What kinds of jobs are less attractive? What kinds of jobs are enough paid in China? What kind of jobs do you think should be highly paid? What comes first at work, being happy or getting more salary? What about the working environment and interpersonal relationship? Nowadays do women are conducting different types of jobs?
Why do some people often change their jobs? What do you think about changing jobs? What are the differences between men and women on jobs? Why?
46. Describe a science course(chemistry) you attended
Part3 What do you think about scientific research? What is the most important area to do research and why? Who needs to pay for the research? Should people trust scientists?
47. Describe a subject in high school you did not enjoy studying
Part3 Which subject should not be taught in class? Which one should be taught? How do teachers help students who have difficulties in study?
48. Describe a statue of art
Part3 What do you think about artists?
49. Describe the thing you learned from a family member
Part3 What important skills can parents teach their children? What children can learn from staying with their parents? What do you think about family education in comparison with the one at school? What role do parents and grandparents play in children’s development? What are characteristics of a successful person? Are there any differences on children’s education between strict parents and relaxed ones?
50. Describe a rule in school you agree or disagree with
Part3 What are other rules in your school? Which is suitable to all age groups? Which is suitable to five-year-old kids? Which appears to be suitable to 17-year-old students? Why?
51. Describe a competition you would like to take
Part3 How could companies motivate staff to work harder? What sorts of competitions are available in China? Should the award be in cash? Should be children encouraged to take part in the competition? What if they fail?
52. Describe what parents should teach children before their kids go to school
Part3 Apart from parents, who else could teach kids?
53. Describe a decision that took you a lot of time to make
Part3 Is it hard to make decisions? Are there any differences on making decisions between the past and now? Who normally makes decisions in Chinese families? Should children be given more opportunities to make their own decisions? What decisions does the family make? What decisions are important? Are there changes in the way the family makes decisions? Should teachers educate students on how to make decisions?
54. Describe a second language not English you want to learn
Describe something you did for learning another language
Part3 Is it easy to learn a second language? To whom is it easier to learn a second language, elders or children? Why are Chinese people learning English but not using it? Except English and Chinese, what is the most popular language that children are learning in your country? How many languages do you think children should learn? Is living in a country the best way to learn its language? How to study a language very well? What do you think is a good way to learn a language? Why do Chinese students learn a second language?
55. Describe something you did recently that made you happy
Part3 Are there any differences among different people on the way to relax? How do other people relax? What is the importance of relaxation to us? What are the differences between now and in the past in relaxation? Do you think the leisure time for people will get shorter or longer in the future? What do you think about the fact that some people ignore to relax due to their jobs?
What is your happiness? How do you define happiness? What is the relationship between money and happiness? What could make children happy?
56. A future plan not related to your work or studies
Part3 What do you think about the day-to-day plan? How to plan your day? What do people often make plans for? On what occasions do we often make plans? Are they important? How do plans benefit our future careers? How do parents teach their children to make plans? How do people plan their life? What plans should children make? Why are parents eager to make their children get good jobs? Is high salary important to a job?
57. Describe a recent change in your life
Part3 what do you think about changes? What is the positive influence of changes on people? What are the disadvantages of changes? What do you think about changing jobs? Why do people change jobs frequently? Do children like changes? What do parents do to encourage their children to change?
58. Describe a family business
Part3 what do you think about family businesses? Are there advantages and disadvantages? Do you prefer small business or big companies? What are qualities of business people? Why some people are eager to start their own business?
59. A leisure activity near or in the sea
An outdoor activity you did for the first time
Part3 What types of leisure activities near or in the sea do children like? How about adults? How to use the resource of the sea? Who do you think likes the seaside more, young people or elders? Who needs the sea for a living? Will the cargo be delivered on the sea in future? Why people like eating sea animals?
60. Describe one way to keep healthy
Part3 How do children keep a healthy lifestyle? How about men and women? Why some people that keep fit choose not to go to the gym? Why do girls stay in shape? What sports do Chinese people like doing to keep fit? Should the school encourage students to do sports? How?
61. Describe what you were late for
Part3 What are the cons of being late? Would you mind if others were late? What do you think about being punctual? What is young people’s& elders’ attitude towards being late? Do people from different countries hold different standards of punctuality? Why? Are people getting busier nowadays? What may be caused if we don’t spend enough time with families? Do you think it will get worse or improved in future?
62. Describe your ideal holiday
Part3 Do you like travelling? What types of travelling are you into? What do we need to prepare before we go on our journey? What do you think about public holidays? How do Chinese people spend their holidays?
63. Describe a story you read in your childhood
Part3 Do people from different countries have different views at both positive and negative characters in the same story? DO you think children should read fiction books or nonfiction books?
64. The experience that you helped others
Part3 How to help others in your community? Are people more helpful than before?
65. Describe experience that you moved to a new home or new school
Part3 What are advantages and disadvantages of moving to new places? Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Do many people ride the bicycle in your country? Will it be still popular in future?
66. Describe one time when one guest lived in your apartment
Part3 What do you like living in other people’s places? When you travel to a new place, would you like to live in your friend’s place or in the hotel? Are there any differences?
67. Describe a sport event you took part in or watched on TV
Part3 Do Chinese like watching sport events on TV? Do you know any famous Chinese athletes? Who is your idol? What factors do you think contribute to the success of an athlete? What do they often do after they retire? What type of sports is the most popular in China? Do you often watch domestic sport events or international ones? What can we benefit from holding international sport games? Are there any disadvantages?
What sorts of sport games do Chinese like watching? Do you think it is good for the family to watch sport games together? Is it better for the family members to vote for the same team or different teams?
68. Describe a show/ performance you enjoyed watching
Part3 What kinds of performances are popular in China? Why? Do you think the government should invest money in traditional performances? Are there any differences on the performing form between men and women? What dances do they like respectively? What do you think about Beijing opera? Should kids learn dancing? What is the importance of TV programs to the art? Are there many traditional performances in the TV program? How should the Television Station select performances?
69. Describe a party you want to hold for someone in future
Part3 Is it different to have a party with parents from celebrating a party with your friends? When do you celebrate a party? How? What are the changes between now and past? What will it be like in future?
70. Describe an interesting historical/traditional event in your country
Part3 What makes people historical in your country? Have you ever learned history in your childhood? Do you think it is important for us to learn history? How can we learn the historical event? Are you interested in modern history or ancient history? Does history interest most of students? What’s its importance? Should the museum open to the public for free or not? What stuff may be displayed in the museum in the future?
Do you like wearing traditional clothes? Are traditional clothes or food still attractive to young people in your country? More and more Chinese people are celebrating western festivals, do you agree with that? What do you think about it? Do you think we should abandon a part of the traditional culture?
What jobs do you want to do in the future?
As a student majoring in science/IT, I am much eager to do jobs that require professional techniques after I graduate from college. Maybe it sounds ambitious, but I am committed to becoming a second Steve Jobs who brought great changes into our life.
Are you a patient person?
大多数的考生在遇到这个问题时都会倾向于选择积极的一面，因为习惯于在口语考试中都说yes, I do/am, 忽略了自己内心真实的感受，所以说的很违心，听者听着也很不真实，谁会给一个骗子高分呢？当然我们可以说自己不是一个耐心的人，去解释和说明的同时，我们也不能让考官觉得你就是下一个本拉登，那这样怎么可以让你出国留学呢？所以我们要褒贬得当，真实表达自己的感受。
It’s really hard for me to say yes to this question. And I have never considered myself as a patient person. I don’t like playing with children because I am convinced that taking care of children is quite difficult. And I can not stand that. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t think children though.
雅思口语考试的问题堪称为“口水”话题，有些话题相当无聊以至于烤鸭们无话可说，而有些话题看起来太专业又能足以让多名烤鸭望而生畏说不出话来。其实，我们都忽略了雅思口语考试的真正目的和重点。很多烤鸭对于雅思口语考试背负压力和恐惧，害怕去表达自己抑或想一鸣惊人但是词穷导致口语表达千疮百孔，流利性严重下降。真正意义上来说，雅思口语测试的是烤鸭们的日常交际能力，而不是我们的学术表达能力，更准确的一点就是看你闲扯家常和发牢骚的能力，这恰恰是中国学生所缺乏的，由于紧张很多烤鸭当下的思维非常固定，观点相对片面，尤其是Part 3部分的观点重叠没有扩展，导致考官一直在问why。就拿服装来说，如果你想很好的描述一件衣服，比如说它的外形，款式，说实话这对于一个老外来说都很难说，因为这涉及相当专业的知识和领域，所以很多烤鸭们就只在纠结描述外貌时而在一步一步走向5分。在这里笔者想提醒大家的是我们大可以闲扯家常来应对这个话题，而且分数也不会低，我们可以重点去讲你获得这件衣服的感受(surprise/the first suit/gift from sb)，这件衣服给你带来了什么积极的影响(look trimmer and slimmer/ the special occasion you attended)等，这些都是很多烤鸭们能够驾驭的。