Is your family name a common one in your country?
Does your name mean anything or have a special significance?
Have you ever wanted to change your name?
Who usually names babies in your country?
Do you have any special traditions about naming children?
What is your major? Why did you choose this major?
Is there anything you don’t like about your major?
What was it like on your first day at school?
What do you plan to do after graduation?
Do you prefer a quiet place or a noisy place to study?
What do you do for a living?
What was your first day like at work?
Tell me about a typical day at work. What do you do on a daily basis?
What’s the most difficult part of it?
Do you plan to continue doing this type of work?
School and subject
Do you like to go to school when you were a child?
What subject do you like best and why?
What subject do you think is the most difficult one?
How do you feel about your school?
Hometown/ city you live
Do you like your hometown?
What would you say are the good points and the bad points of your hometown?
Are there any tourist attractions in your hometown?
What don’t you like about our hometown?
Do you like to watch the sky?
Do you watch sky in the day or at night?
What is the sky like at night in your hometown?
Do you like to watch stars?
Is it important to study stars?
How many hours do you sleep every day?
Is it necessary to take a nap every day?
Do old people sleep a lot? Why?
How to have a good sleep?
Do you like to get up early in the morning?
Do you like trees? Why?
Are there any important trees in your country?
Do you think places with a lot trees attract more visitors?
Have you ever planted a tree?
How much time do you spend with your friends at a weekly basis?
What do you usually do with your friends?
How many friends do you think is enough for you? Why?
Which do you think is better, to have a lot of friends or only a few best friends?
When did you first meet your best friend?
Do you like to write things by hands? Why?
Do you think handwritings can reflect one’s personality?
Do you like to write postcards?
Do you like to collect anything?
How much time do you spend on your collection?
Would you keep your collection in the future?
Why do people like to keep old things?
Do you like doing housework?
How can you like doing housework?
Do you often do housework in your childhood?
What new inventions do you think can help people do housework in the future?
Visitors at home（2015年新题）
How often do you have visitors at home?
How do you treat visitors at home?
What was the last time that you had the most visitors at home?
Which season in your city do you like best?
Do you prefer to stay in a place where seasons change often?
What is the least favorite season in your country?
What are the differences between different seasons?
Do you watch the ads on the street?
Why do you think there are so many advertisements now?
Do you think advertising plays a very important role in today’s world?
What sorts of advertisements leave the deepest impression on people?
What do you think about the developments in advertising in China today?
What place do you prefer reading in? Why?
Why is reading important?
Do you prefer reading alone or with other people?
What’s your favourite colour?
Do you usually wear clothes in your favourite colour?
Are there any colours that have a special meaning in your country?
Do you think the colour of one’s clothes is important?
Is there any colour that you dislike?
How do you normally spend your holidays?
How do most of people in your country spend their holidays?
What are the differences between the way that young people and elderly people celebrate their vacations?
What is the most popular destination in your country which most of people spend their holiday in?
Are there many people living near you?
Do you know your neighbours?
Do you think it’s important to know your neighbours?
Would you prefer to have young people as your neighbours, or old people?
How many shoes do you have?
Where do you shop for shoes?
What kinds of shoes do you like?
Do you like shopping shoes or clothes?
Do you prefer comfortable shoes or pretty shoes?
Do you think there are any benefits from eating breakfast?
Which do you prefer – to eat one big meal or to eat several small snacks?
What do you consider to be a healthy diet?
Is there any traditional food that disappears nowadays?
Do you want to learn how to cook traditional food in your hometown when you are free?
Are you ever bothered by noise?
Where can you hear loud noise?
Do you think there is more noise in people’s lives today than in the past?
Do you think that cities will become noisier in the future?
Do you usually wear a watch? Why?
What do you use your watch for?
Do you often look at your watch?
Are you ever late for anything?
How do you feel when you are late?
What do you usually wear at work?
Will you change to a different type of clothes after work?
Do you wear the same clothes at school and at home?
Do you think we spend too much money on clothes?
What clothes do you usually like to wear?
Do you shop on line?
What do you think of the shopping mall?
Would you like to work in shopping centre?
Do you want to work in a related field to shopping?
Do you like shopping in street markets?
What can you buy from street markets?
What are the differences between a street market and a supermarket?
What are the differences between a street market in your country and a foreign country?
Do you use maps very often?
Which do you prefer, paper maps or electronic maps?
When did you learn how to use maps?
Do you think maps are useful?
What kind of weather do you like best? Why?
What’s the weather like in your hometown?
Have there been any changes in the weather over the past few years?
How does the weather affect people?
Do people do different sports in different weather?
When do you have free time?
Do you think modern people have enough time for relaxing?
Do you often do things with others in a group?
Do you ever go out with your classmates?
Do you think it is important to spend your leisure time with your family?