Is there any special meaning behind your name?
What’s your name?
Why do you get this name?
Are you a student or at work?
What are you studying for?
What are you responsible for?
Do you study part-time while working?
What are the subjects you study?
What’s your major?
Do you think people should get paid when they are required to work on weekends?
How do you spend your weekend?
Do you read a lot in your spare time?
Has anyone sent you a book before?
Do you like watching TV in spare time? What kinds of programs do you like?
What are the ways to relax?
What do you usually do in the evening?
Do the people have more time to relax now？
What kind of shopping do you like?
What kind of music do you like to listen to?
Do you think children can benefit from listening to music?
What are the features of your hometown?
What’s special about your hometown?
What are some of the changes that have taken place in your hometown?
Do you like the city you live in?
Apartment and House
Do you like the place you currently live in?
How is your relationship with your neighbors?
Describe your flat or house
What is your taste of clothes?
When do you wear suits?
Which styles of arts do you like and why?
What do you think about arts? Are they important?
What’s your favorite art, such as painting or sculpture?
How often do you use telephone?
Which do you prefer, sending emails or writing letters?
How often do you usually send or receive emails?
Why do you learn English?
How long have you been learning English?
What do you think is a good way to learn English?
Do people live longer now? Why is that?
How about people in the past?
Does your house have a garden? Why?
Do you like planting?
Who plants in the gardens in China?
How to foster children?
What’s your favorite food?
Where do you eat?
What’s the difference between magazine and newspaper?
Is the information on the Internet reliable?
Describe a friend you’d like to spend your time with
In what way did he/she help you with your academic study or work?
What are the pressures you have to face in your life?
How do you deal with them?
Do you prefer to study alone or together with others?
What would happen if one always works independently?
What are the disadvantages of working in a group?
What do you think are the effects of computer and mobile phone on families?
Which one is more important, family or friends?
Who should assume more responsibilities in the family?
Describe an elderly person you admire
What’s the living situation of the elderly people in China?
Describe a person who is good at cooking
Describe a famous person
Do you want to become famous? Why?
Describe a person you have helped
Comment on relationship between neighbors in China
Do you think richer people are more selfish?
Describe a long journey
What should be prepared before the journey?
What can people learn through travel?
Do you prefer to travel alone or in group?
Describe a sport event
Do Chinese schools place strong emphasis on physical education?
What are the differences between competition within the classroom and athletic competition?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of holding sporting events in school?
Which one is better, team sport or individual sport?
Do you think it’s a good idea for schools to offer scholarship to students in order to encourage sports among students?
Describe the stage of your life that you enjoyed most
How do people give helps to students who will graduate from university soon?
In China, when do people hold celebrations?
Describe a change in your life
What are the changes in your education?
Describe an educational trip
What’s the importance of study trip?
Is it a good way?
Should parents help children with their study?
What’s the trend of studying at home?
Describe a traffic jam
What are the traffic problems in your city?
Should different amount of taxes be levied on cars with different engine capacity?
How has traffic affected our environment?
What other choices do you have if you are stuck in a traffic jam?
Can public transport alleviate traffic congestions?
Do you think the government should take sole responsibility for solving traffic problems?
Can motorways and highways help to solve traffic problems?
When is traffic jam most serious?
What did the government do to solve the problem?
Describe a successful experience
Describe a performance
What are the influences of music on culture?
What are the influences of wide use of TV on traditional artistic performance?
Describe the most important stage in your life
At what age is marriage legal in China?
At what age should children start to take family responsibility?
Talk about the generation gap between elderly people and young adults
What job is deemed suitable for the elderly people?
What’s the general attitude towards the elderly people?
Describe a book you have read
What are the differences of reading habits between teenagers and the elderly people?
How has technology changed the way people read?
Describe a piece of art
What are the differences in the arts liked by elderly people and young adults?
Should the government support arts?
What sorts of arts are valuable?
Describe an advice
What sorts of advices are useful to young people?
Do young people prefer to listen to parents or their friends?
Are the advices given by the elderly people useful?
Describe an advertisement
Do you think we should restrict advertisements?
Some of the adverts are not appropriate for children. How to solve this problem?
What’s the relationship between mass media and advertisements?
Describe a piece of radio program
Which one do you prefer, radio programs or TV programs?
Describe a text message you received on your mobile phone
Describe a TV program
What are the pros and cons of TV and radio respectively?
Why do young people prefer TV?
Describe a piece of music
How has western music influenced eastern one?
Do you buy advertised products?
Is the government responsible to build libraries?
How has means of communication changed over the past decade?
Describe a special gift
How do young people help the elderly people?
Are people now more kindhearted than before?
Describe a piece of music you liked when you were a child
How can teaching children music help them in their early childhood?
What type of music should people listen to at different ages?
When is the first time you heard the song that impressed you the most?
What type of music should people listen to?
Will music be played in public?
Describe a toy when you were a child
Talk about a childhood game
Describe an interesting speech or lecture
Who was the speaker?
Describe your favorite law
Why do people want to become a lawyer instead of a policeman?
Are policemen considered a good job in China?
What makes a good policeman?
What kind of people tends to commit crimes in China?
Talk about the occupation of lawyer
What kind of crimes could be forgiven?
Describe a speech
What makes a good speaker?
What sort of speeches should be made available in university?
What kind of people should be invited give speeches to kids?
Describe one clothes you always wear in special occasions
Have people changed the way they dress?
Why is uniform compulsory in companies?
Describe a course you want to learn when you were a child
Do you think children can learn more at school or at home?
Do you think adults should be responsible for teaching children academic skills?
How is learning for children and adults different on computers?
Describe a childhood activity
What can kids learn from the activity?
How has athletic competition shaped children’s character?
Is competition required in all jobs?
How should countries cooperate with each other?
Describe a foreign language you want to learn
Describe a toy
Do you think many kids have too many toys now?
Should girls play with dolls and boy play with soccer games?
What are the advantages of kids exchanging toys?
Describe a gift you gave to your friends
Do Chinese people prefer to buy gifts or make them?
Which do you prefer?
When do Chinese people usually send presents?
Why do you think homemade presents are better than ones that are bought from shops?
Do you think it’s a good idea to reward children with their gifts?
Please list the advantages and disadvantages of rewarding people in a company?
What are the ways to reward employees?
Describe something you’d like to learn in the future
Do kids learn more from home or school?
Should adults take major responsibilities in kids learning academic skills?
Describe a piece of interesting news
Do a lot of Chinese people read newspaper regularly?
Are people more concerned of international news or domestic news?
Should TV commercials be more interesting?
What makes a good journalist?
Is online news playing an ever increasingly important role in people’s daily life?
Describe a traditional art
Name a number of traditional cultural performances
What are the differences in dancing between boys and girls?
What’s your favorite music?
Describe a special thing you want to buy in the future
Will the special thing help you in your study?
Do you like to go shopping?
What are the effective ways of advertising?
Describe a season
Talk about the negative influences of global warming
Describe something that will help you to learn foreign languages
Talk about the advantages of learning a foreign language
Describe a large organization
What are the advantages of large and small organizations
What’s your view towards the fact that most factories are far away from downtown area?
What are the advantages of large multi-national companies?
Why do many people like to work in small companies?
Describe a book you have read recently
What books do Chinese kids read?
What are the ways should parents use to make them like reading?
What are the differences between traditional reading and online reading?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of reading and watching TV?
Describe a phone call
Talk about advantages and disadvantages of mobile phone
Do people like to hear people talking loud in public?
Describe something you would like to learn
What should kids learn before they go to school?
Which one is better, school education or parental education?
Describe a photo
Do Chinese people like taking photos?
When do people take photos usually?
Why do people tear apart the photos they have taken?
Describe a piece of law
Why are there fewer policemen than lawyers?
What are the differences between policemen and lawyers?
Describe a workplace
What are the advantages of working at night?
Describe a library
Is it a campus or public one?
Which parts of the library do you like and dislike?
Describe a tourist attraction
What are the types of tourist attractions in China?
Is the travel with tour guide good?
Will people change their attitude towards tour guide?
What measures did the government take to protect tourist attraction?
Would you recommend this tourist attraction?
How do people visit historical places nowadays?
Do you think we should visit historical places for free?
Do you think people can learn anything from visiting historical places?
Describe the favorite part in your hometown
How often do you go there?
Are there more Chinese people living in the city or in the countryside?
What are the benefits of studying in the city?
What kind of people likes to live in the city?
What are the major differences between living in the city and countryside?
Should more entertainment parlors be built in the city?
Describe a historical site
What are the types of historical sites?
Why do people nowadays dislike visiting a historical site?
In what ways can people get to know history?
Do you think TV programs that focus on history can make people interested in history more?