1. What work do you do?
2. Do you like your job?
3. Is it very interesting?
4. Why did you choose to do that kind ofwork?
5. Do many people in your country choose todo that type of work? (or, that job)
6. What are your responsibilities at work?
7. Do you remember your first day at work?
8. What did you do on your first day atwork?
9. Did you like your first day at work?
10. (Similar to above) How did you feel onyour first day at work?
11. Do you think the first day at work isimportant?
12. (Similar to above) Do you think aperson’s first impressions of a new job are important?
13. Do you miss being a student?
1. What subject(s) are you studying?
2. Is it very interesting?
3. Why did you choose to study that? / Whydid you choose to study those subjects?
4. Do many students in your country studythat subject?
5. (Similar to above) Is that a popularsubject to study in your country?
6. What school/university do you attend?
7. Why did you choose that school/university?
8. What do you plan to do after you finishyour studies?
9. Your First Day at University
10. Did you like your first day atuniversity?
11. (Similar to above) Did you have a goodfirst day at university?
12. (Similar to above) How did you feel onyour first day at university/high school?
13. Do you think the first day atuniversity is important?
14. How important do you think it is forpeople
to have an enjoyable first day atuniversity (or, school)?
15. (Similar to above) Do you think a person’s firstimpressions of a new school or university are important?
16. Do you like your subject? (why?/ whynot?)
1. What’s (the name of) your hometown(again)?
2. Is that a big city or a small place?
3. Please describe your hometown a little.
4. How long have you lived there?
5. Do you like it?
6. Do you like living there? *
7. What do you like (most) about yourhometown?
8. Is there anything you dislike about it?
9. Do you think you will continue livingthere for a long time?
10. Do you plan to continue living there?
11. Where would you like to live? *
4.Your Home (Your Accommodation)
1. Can you describe the place where youlive?
2. How long have you lived there?
3. Who do you live with?
4. Do you plan to live there for a longtime?
5. What is the difference between where you are livingnow and where you have lived in the past?
6. Do you prefer living in a house or aflat?
7. In the future, what type of place wouldyou like to live in?
8. What kind of neighborhood/environment/surroundingswould you like to live in?
9. What do you usually do in your house/flat/room?
10. Which room does your family spend mostof the time in?
11. What part of your home do you like themost?
12. Are the transport facilities to yourhome very good?
13. Please describe the room you live in.
14. Is there anything you don’t like aboutthe place where you live?
15. What kind of decorations does it have?
16. How do you think this room could beimproved?
17. What can you see when you look out thewindow of your room?
18. How well do you know your neighbors?
19. What kind of people are your neighbors?
20. Do you spend much time socializing withyour neighbors in your neighbors’ homes?
21. Do you like the environment where youlive?
22. Would you say the place where you live is good for families withchildren?
1. What do you do in your spare time?
2. Do you like outdoor activities?
3. What outdoor sports(activities) doyou(most) like to do? (Why?)
4. How much time do you spend outdoorsevery week?
5. How often do you do outdoor activities?
6. What are some examples of(types of)outdoor sports that are popular in China?
7. Do you think people in China spendenough time outdoors? (Why?/Why not?)
8. (As above) Do you think it’s importantto spend some time outdoors? (Why?/Why not?)
9. [Possibly the question above is wordedas, “Is taking part in outdoor activities important to you?” (Why?)]
10. Can children play sport at school inChina?
1. Which is your favourite day of the week?
2. How many days off do you have everyweek?
3. Do you usually have days off together orare they separated (by work/attendance at class)?
4. When do you have free time?
5. What do you do in your spare time?
6. How do you usually spend your weekends?
7. What do you usually do during weekends?
8. What did you do during your lastweekend?
9. What will you do during your nextweekend?
10. What do people in your country like todo during weekends?11. In your country, do men and women usually do thesame kind of things on weekends (or in their free time)?
12. When do you spend time with yourfamily?
13. Do you prefer to spend you weekendswith you friends or family?
14. Do you like working on weekends?
15. Do you think employees should have towork on weekends?
16. Do you think weekends now are moreimportant to you than you were a child?
1. How did you come here (= get here)today?
2. Why did you choose that form oftransport?
3. What form of transport do you usuallyuse?
4. What vehicles (or, what means oftransport) do people in China most often choose to use?
5. What will become the most popular meansof transportation in China?
6. What do you think of the transportsituation in your hometown?
7. Would you say transport costs are highin your hometown? How has the transport system in your hometown changed in thepast few decades?
8. Do you think the public transportationsystem needs to be further developed (or improved) in your hometown?
9. Can you suggest any ways to improve thetransport system in your hometown？
10. Do you usually take the bus?
11. Is it convenient to take a bus/taxi inyour city?
12. Is driving to work popular in yourcountry?
13. Do you think people will drive more inthe future?
14. Would you ride bikes to work in thefuture?
15. How often do you take the bus?
16. When wasthe first time you took a taxi
17. What are the advantages of taking ataxi compared with taking the bus?
18. Do you prefer to take the bus or take aprivate car? (public transportation or private transportation)
19. Can you compare the advantages ofplanes and trains?
1. How often do you eat chocolate?
2. What is your favourite flavor?
3. Is chocolate expensive in China?
4. When was the first time you atechocolate?
5. Is chocolate popular in China?
1. When do you listen to music?
2. How much time do you spend listening tomusic every day?
3. What kinds of music do you like tolisten to?
4. Did you often listen to music when youwere a child? (If yes, give details.)
5. What’s your favorite kind of music?
6. When did you start listening to thistype of music?
7. Where do you listen to it?
8. How do you feel when you listen to thismusic?
9. What kinds of musicare (most) popular in China?
10.Have you ever been to a concert before?
11.Have you ever been to a musical performance?
12. Doyou like to listen to live music?
13. Doyou like listening to songs?
14.Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?
15. What musical instrument would you liketo learn to play?
16. Is music an important subject at schoolin China?
17. When do children in China start tostudy music in school?
18. What benefits do children gain bystudying music (learning a musical instrument) (in school)?
19. Which instrument do you think would bebetter to study – the piano or the violin?
1. What was the last gift you received?
2. Do you like to receive gifts?(why?/whynot?)
3. What kind of gifts do you like toreceive?
4. What gifts did you receive in yourchildhood?
5. What was the last gift you gave someone?
6. What gifts did you give to others inyour childhood?
7. Do you like giving presents/gifts toother people?(Why?/Why not?)
8. (Similar to above) Do you often givepresents to other people? (Why?/Why not?)
9. When do people in China give gifts? (On whatoccasions?)
10. (Similar to above) What are some of thegift-giving customs in China?
11. In China, is it necessary to bring agift when you visit someone?
12. In China, is it necessary to bringgifts when you return home after traveling to another place (such as overseasor a different part of China)?
1. Are there many advertisements in yourcountry?
2. Why do you think there are so manyadvertisements now?
3. How do you feel about advertisements?
4. Do you like advertisements?
5. What kind of advertisement do you likethe most?
6. Do advertisements (ever) influence yourchoice about what to buy?
7. Where can we see advertisements? /Whatare the various places where we see advertisements?
8. Do you prefer advertisements on TV orthose in magazines?
9. What do you think is the purpose ofadvertisements)?
10. What do you think about thedevelopments in advertising in China today?
12. Newspaperand magazine
1. Do you often read newspapers?
2. How old were you when you first startedto read newspapers?
3. Which do you prefer reading, magazinesor newspapers?
4. Which is more popular where you live,newspapers or magazines?
5. Do many people today read newspapers?
6. What kinds of newspaper do you usuallyread?
7. Do you think it’s important to read newspapers?
8. What different types of newspaper aretherein China? / What kinds of news do Chinese people read in newspapers?
9. Do you prefer to read about domestic (orlocal) news or international news? (Why?)
10. Do you care about the news?
11. What different types news are there in China?
12. Is the news important (to you)?
13. What are some methods that newspapers use to attract readers?
14. What influence do you think newspaper have on society?
15. Do you think the internet is a good way to get news?
16. In the future, do you think more people than today will read magazines,or fewer people?
17. Do you think newspapers will be very important to you in the future?
13.Museums and Art Galleries
1. Do you like visiting museums and artgalleries?
2. Are there many (or, any) museums in yourhometown?
3. Do you think museums are useful forvisitors to your hometown/country?
4. Do you often visit a museum?
5. What did you learn from visiting theseplaces?
6. Do you think schools should take theirstudents to visit museums and art galleries?
7. When you were a child, did you evervisit any museums? / Did you go to any museums when you were a child?
8. When was the last time youvisited a museum?
9. Would you recommend that schools take theirstudents to visit museums (or, that museum)?
10. What do you think is the role (or the purpose)of museums and art galleries?
11. What can people learn from visiting museums andart galleries?
12. Do you think museums are important?
13. Do you think it’s suitable for museums to sellthings to visitors?
1. Do you (or did you) have a favouriteteacher? / Who was your favorite teacher when you were young?
2. Why do you like him/her?
3. How does (or did) this teacher help you?
4. Do you think you could be a teacher?
5. Would you like/want to be a teacher?
6. What kinds of teachers do you like best?
7. Have you ever had bad teachers before?
1. Do you like art?
2. Do you think art classes arenecessary?(why?)
3. How do you think art classes affectchildren’s development?
4. What kind of paintings do Chinese peoplelike?
5. What can you learn from westernpaintings?
6. What benefits can you get from paintingas a hobby?
1. How often do you meet with your family?
2. How do you spend the time with yourfamily?
3. Do you want to live with your family inthe future?
4. Are you close to all of your familymembers?
5. How has your family influenced you?
1. Do you like bags?
2. What type of bags do you like?
3. Do you usually carry a bag (when you goout)?
4. What types of bags do you use (in yourdaily life)?
5. Do you have different bags for differentoccasions (or different purposes)?
6. What do you put in your bags?
7. What sorts of bags do women like tobuy?
Describe a caféyou like to visit.
Describe a shoprecently opened in your hometown.
Describe a quietplace you visited.
Describe a planyou have for the future (but not related to work or study).
Describe aholiday you would like to have in the future.
Describe a timeyou disagreed with a decision that others made.
Describe a timeyou were not allowed to use your mobile phone.
Describe a timeyou received good service at a restaurant or a shop.
Describe aninteresting talk or speech you heard recently.
Describe a kindof weather you like.
Describe afamily member who has an important influence on you.
Describe a person that just moved home.
Describe apolite person you met.
1.Scientists believe computers will become more intelligent than human beings. Some people think the development have a positive impact; others think it is negative.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion
2. Somepeople think the traditional skill of writing letters will disappear? Do youagree or disagree?
3. Some people think that museums aregetting less important, when people can have access to information on theInternet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4. Everyyear several languages die out. Some people think that it is not importantbecause life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world.
To whatextent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
5. Some people think pollution and damageof environment are resulted from a country developing and becoming richer, andthis is hard to be avoided. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
6. Some people think that the amount ofnoise people make should be strictly controlled, while others say that peopleare free to make as much noise as they wish. Discuss both views and give youropinion.
7. Some people think that all young peopleshould be required to stay in full-time education until they are at least 18years old. To some extent do you agree or disagree?
8.Some working parents believe childcare centerscan provide best care for their children, others believe that family members like grandparents cando a better job. Discuss both sides and give your opinion?
9. Some people think children should obeythe rules their parents and teachers set and listen to them, but others thinkless control will help children to deal with their own future life. Discussboth views and give your own opinion.
10. Some people think that only the best studentsshould be rewarded. Others, however, think that it is more important to rewardstudents who show improvements. Discuss both these views and give your ownopinion.