Would you want to move somewhere else in the future?
Do you live in a house or flat?
Describe your house?
Do you like it?Does your family like it?
Which part of your house do you like most?
What’s the difference between an apartment and a house?Which do you prefer?
What kind of place did you live in when you were a child?
What kind of apartment or house you want to live in the future?
What’s your neighborhood like?
What facilities are there in your neighborhood?
Is there a market in your neighborhood?
Are there any shops near where you live?
What type of accommodation do you like?
What’s your favorite place in your home?
Do you live with your family?
How’s the air quality?
Is it a good place for kids to live?
Work or Study
Do you work or study?
Do you like it?Do you find it interesting?
What do you find most difficult with your job/studies?
Do you think your job/subject is easy or difficult?
What are you planning to do in the future?
Focusing on Study
What’s your favorite subject in your major?
What did you learn from your major?
Which one do you prefer,interesting major or interesting classmates?
How did you feel on the first day of school?
Do you think the first day of school is important?
What are more important to your studies,teachers or students?
Do you prefer studying in the morning or afternoon?
What kind of job do you want in the future?
Did you do any part time work whilst you were studying?
Focusing on work
Do you like your work or the working environment?
What is your career plan in the future?
How did you feel on the first day of work?
Is the first day at work important?
Do you want to change jobs in the future?
How often do you dance?
Is dancing difficult to learn?
Would you learn dancing in the future?
Where do Chinese people like to go dancing?
Did you like to dance when you were a child?
What kinds of music do you like?
When was the last time you went to a concert or watched a music video?
What are the differences of listening to songs live and from the CD?
Which one do you prefer?
Week and Weekends
Which day of the week you like most?
Which day of the week you like least?
Do you like your weekend?
Do you do the same thing every day?
How do you spend your weekends?
Do you like your weekends more than weekdays?
What’s your favorite weekend?
Do you usually make a plan for the weekends?
What do you do in your spare time?
Do you like outdoor activities?
What outdoor activities do you(most)like to do?
How often do you do that?
What outdoor sports do you like?(Why?)
How much time do you spend outdoors every week?
How often do you do outdoor activities?
What(types of)outdoor activities are popular in your country?
Do you often(like to)sing?
When do you like to sing?
How much time do you spend in singing every day?
What kinds of music do you like to sing?
Is it difficult to sing well?
Do you want to be a singer?
Would you like to learn more about singing in the future?
Are there many(or,any)museums in your hometown?
Do you think museums are useful for visitors to your hometown/country?
Do you often visit a museum?
Did you go to any museums when you were a child?
When was the last time you visited a museum?
Do you think museums are important?
Do you think it's suitable for museums to sell things to visitors?
Do you like sunny days?
What do you like to do when it’s a sunny day?
Would you like to stay at home or go outside when the weather is great?
Are there many sunny days in your hometown?
Do you like swimming?
Is it difficult to learn how to swim?
Where do Chinese like to go swimming?
What’s the difference between swimming in the pool and swimming in the sea?
How often do you ride bicycles?
Is it difficult to learn how to ride a bicycle?
Is it popular to ride bicycles in your country?
When was the last time you used your bicycle?
Do you think bicycle is very convenient for people to use in modern life?
How would you teach your children how to ride a bicycle?
Do you like to walk?
Do you like to walk on your own or with others?
Would you say that your city is a good place for walking?
Bus or Taxi
How often do you take the bus?
When was the first time you took a taxi?
What are the advantages of taking a taxi compared with buses?
Is it convenient to take the bus/taxi in your city?
What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
How often do you take buses?
Do you like to take the taxi?
In what situation would people take the taxi?
Do you think people will drive more in the future?
Would you ride bikes to work in the future?
What will become the most popular means of transportation in China?
Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?
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?
Do these gardens play the same role for old people and young people?
Do you think these gardens are more important for old people(e.g.,retired people)or young(or)people?
Do you think it's more important to have public facilities,such as gardens and parks,for young people or for old people?
Do you think gardens have any value for children?
Do you think gardens are important for children to see and play in?
Which do you think is more important,public gardens or private gardens?
News and Newspapers
Do you like reading newspapers?
Do you read newspaper often?
Do you watch the news?
When was the last time you read the news?
What kind of newspapers are there in your country?
Is watching the news/are newspapers popular in your country?
When did you start reading newspapers?
Do you prefer local or international news?
What’s the difference between local new and international news?
Do you write letters or emails?
Do you like to write emails/letters?
How often do you receive them?
Who do you usually write to?Who do you usually receive it from?
Do you prefer receiving phone calls or mail?
Do you like to receive mail or phone calls?
Do you think it’s difficult to write letters?
How often do you use your mobile phone?
Can you describe your mobile phone?
What was your first mobile phone?
Would you buy a new one in the future?
How has your mobile phone changed your life?
Are there many advertisements in your country
Why do you think there are so many advertisements now?
What are the various places where we see advertisements?
How do you feel about advertisements?
Do you usually write by hand or write using a computer(typewriter or word-processor)?
Nowadays,how do most people write things?
Do you think computers might one day replace handwriting?
When do children begin to write in your country?
How did you learn to write?
Do you think handwriting is very important(nowadays)?
How can children today improve(or,practice)their handwriting?
What impression does a person's handwriting have on other people?
Do you like collect things made by hand?
Did you ever take handcrafts lessons at school?
Are handcrafts popular in China?
Do you think children should learn more about handcrafts?
Do you think handcrafts are meaningful activities?
Do you like science?
Are there many science museums in your hometown?
Did you like science classes when you were young?
Do you think schoolchildren should both art classes and science classes?
Do you think science is important to our society?
Do you prefer to study in the morning or in the evening?
Why do some people find it difficult to focus in the morning?
What do you do to improve your learning efficiency?
Do you like painting or drawing?
How often do you visit art galleries?
What kinds of things do you like to draw?
Is it easy to learn how to draw?
Do you like to wear hats?
What kinds of hats do you have?
Where do you like to buy hats?
Is wearing hats popular in your country?
How do children celebrate birthdays in your country?
How did you celebrate your last birthday?
What kinds of birthday gifts do you like to receive?
Is there a difference between the way you celebrated your birthday in the past and in the present?
Do you like flowers?(Why?)
What flowers do you like?(Why?)
Which/What is your favorite flower?
Do you think flowers are important?
(Similar to above)Are flowers important in your culture?(Give examples)
On what occasions are flowers important?
Do people in your country ever use flowers for special occasions?
In your country,do people(ever)give flowers as a gift?
What are the occasions when people give or receive flowers?
How often do you use computer?
What kinds of computers are popular in China?
What do you usually use your computer for?
Who taught you how to use a computer?
Do you think computers have changed your life?
Being in a hurry
When was the last time you did something in a hurry?
Do you like to finish things quickly?
What kinds of things will you never do in a hurry?
Why do people make mistakes more easily when they are in a hurry?
How often do you buy others gifts?
Do you like to send expensive gifts?
What kinds of gifts are popular in your country?
Why do people send gifts?
What's your favorite color?
Are there any colors you dislike?(Why?)
Are colors important to you?
Were colors important to you when you were a child?
When you are buying something,is the color important to you?
Do you usually wear clothes in your favorite color?
Is color very important to you when you are buying clothes?
Do you prefer light or dark(or,bright)colors?
Are there any colors that have a special meaning in your country?
What color would you choose to paint the walls of your room?
Is there any color you would not want your walls to be?(Why?)
Do you think different types of people like different colors?
Do you mind noises?
What types of noise do you come across in your daily life?
Are there any sounds that you like?
Where can you(=one)hear loud noise?
Do you think there's too much noise in modern society?
Are cities becoming noisier?
Describe one of your best friends
Describe a person who has apologized to you
Describe a family member that you mostly close to
Describe a person who likes to travel by plane
Describe a person who just moved to live with you
Describe a creative person that you admire
Describe a leader who you admire
Describe a person you enjoy spending time with
Describe an old person who you admire
Describe a family that you like
Describe something that you shared with others
Describe a piece of clothes that was given by someone
Describe something you bought that pleasing you
Describe a program or app in your computer or phone
Describe an old thing that you have kept for a long time
Describe a childhood toy you liked
Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution
Describe a place near water(such as a river,lake or the ocean)that you enjoy visiting
Describe an interesting public place that you like to visit
Describe a favorite park in your city(hometown)
Describe an activity that you do in your school
Describe a piece of good news that you received
Describe a short journey that you disliked
Describe a wedding you have been to
Describe a situation that you got angry
Describe a mistake that you once made
Describe an occasion that you ate a kind of food for the first time
Describe a time that you had to get up early
Describe a happy family event from your childhood
Describe a dinner that you had with your friends
Describe a difficult decision that you once made
Describe a situation(or a time)when you helped someone
Describe a recent happy event that you had
Describe a special trip you would like to go on in the future
Describe the first time you talked with someone in a foreign language
Describe a time when bad weather changed your plan
Describe an interesting local news people are interested in
Describe an interesting story from a TV program
Describe an article that you read from a newspaper or magazine
Describe a story or a novel that was particularly interesting to you
Describe a photo of yourself you have taken
Describe a song that means something special to you
Describe a photo you like in your family
Describe a big company you are interested in/want to work in
Describe an activity that you do to keep fit
Describe a perfect job that you want to have in the future
Describe a new skill you want to learn
Describe a goal you want to achieve in the future
Describe an interesting animal
Describe a positive change you have had
Describe a method that helps you save money
Describe an interesting tradition in your country
Describe your favorite season or time of the year
Describe a course that you want to learn
Describe an important skill that you learned when you were a child
Describe a character or personality of yours
Describe a sport you like to try for the first time/you want to learn
1.How do children celebrate birthdays in your country?
Children are fond of parties and lovely gifts.Also they like celebrate it with friends like getting together and have a great meal.
2.How did you celebrate your last birthday?
My last birthday was held in a restaurant.I invited my best friends and We had birthday cake,sang and danced together.My parents and my friends gave me some nice and beautiful presents.
3.What kinds of birthday gifts do you like to receive?
I'd like to receive some intellectual gifts,such as electronic dictionary,notebook computer and so on.
4.Is there a difference between the way you celebrated your birthday in the past and in the present?
Sure,I think there's a big difference.When I was a child,my parents always prepared a birthday party for me,and we sang birthday song and ate birthday cake together.But now I seldom celebrate my birthday and sometimes I even forget it,because I'm so busy and I have no time to celebrate it.
1.Do you like to wear hats?
No,I seldom wear a hat.Cos I think it's girl's matter.I think I only wear a sunhat when I go to the beach,because I need it to protect me from the sun.
2.What kinds of hats do you have?
I like to collect different kinds of hats,such as feathery hats,baseball hats,and knitted hat.However,I almost never wear them,because they are just collections.
3.Where do you like to buy hats?
Usually,I only wear baseball hats,so I often go to the sporting good stores to picking out suitable hats.
4.Is wearing hats popular in your country?
No,I think.Maybe in ancient China,it was common for people to wear different kinds of hats which shows their classes.But nowadays,in most cases,Chinese people wear hats to avoid sunshine or pursue the fashion,so commonly only some young people may wear hats.
1.Do you like painting or drawing?
Yes,I do.I think it's interesting,but I don't know how to draw well.When I was a child,I would always draw something by myself,but I have never received professional training.If I have the opportunity,I want to learn some painting skills.
2.How often do you visit art galleries?
I go to the art gallery nearly every week.I prefer visiting the art gallery because I'm crazy about art.I like abstract paintings best,so I will never miss any exhibition of abstract art held in the art gallery,and I will always find inspiration from it and create my own art work.
3.What kinds of things do you like to draw?
I like painting very much.As an animated film buff,I always draw my favorite cartoon figures in my leisure time.
4.Is it easy to learn how to draw?
In my opinion,the ability of painting depends mainly on talents.For me,I am naturally good at painting.When I was a child,I could draw without teachers'guidance.But for some other people,drawing is really a big headache,and they'll find it really difficult to master this skill.
1.How often do you buy others gifts?
I guess it is not often.I usually give gifts to my friends and family mainly on their birthdays.Besides,I will make a couple of gifts to my girlfriend by myself in some festival like Valentine's day and Christmas Day.
2.Do you like to send expensive gifts?
No,it’s totally unnecessary.Gifts don’t mean material object all the time and can be something special,including forgiveness and kindness.
3.What kinds of gifts are popular in your country?
I think for Chinese people,it’s common to send tea as gifts.Especially the Longjing tea,which is world-famous.
4.Why do people send gifts?
Because giving gifts to others could not only make them happy but also makes people have a strong sense of achievement.You know,making other people pleasant is really an exciting thing.