Speaking Part 1

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Family

How many people are there in your immediate family?
Who do you get on best within your family?
Do you have a large extended family?
What do you do together with your family?
Why is family important to you?

Home

Where do you live?
Do you live in a house or a flat?
Is it a big place?
Who do you live with?
What is your favourite room?
How is your apartment decorated?
Is there anything you would like to change about your flat?
Do you plan to live there for a long time?
Are there many amenities?
Do you have a garden?

Work

Do you have a job right now?
Do you enjoy your job?
Do you get on well with your co-workers?
What was your first day at work like?
What responsibilities do you have at work?
What is your typical day like at work?
What would you change about your job?
Are there good job opportunities in your home country?
What job do you think you will be doing in five years?
What skills and qualifications are required for this job?

Training

Is it important to have training during work?
What kind of training have you had during your work?
Have you had any training that makes you familiar with the company?
What have you learned from training?

Volunteer work

Have you taken any volunteer works?
Why did you do the volunteer works?
Do you know any volunteers?
How do you define volunteer work?

Study

Do you work or study?
What’s your major?
Do you like it?
Why did you choose that major?
Is it a popular subject at your university?
What is the most difficult part of your subject?
Do you plan to use the subject you are studying in the future?
If you could change to another subject, what would it be?
Will you change it if you have the chance?

Hometown

Where is your hometown?
What do you like about it?
What do you not like about it?
How important is your hometown to you?
How often do you visit your hometown?
How many people live in your hometown?
What is your hometown famous for?
What’s the oldest part of your hometown?
How has your hometown changed over the years?
Is there any way your hometown could be made better?
Are there good transportation links to your town?
Do you think you will continue living there for a long time?

Friends

Do you have a lot of friends?
Who is your best friend and why?
Who would you most like to be friends with and why?
What kind of person is it easy to make friends with?
Who are more important to you, friends or family?

High school

Who’s your favorite teacher in high school?
What’s your favorite subject in high school?
Do you still remember what happened on your first day of high school?
Do you still keep in touch with your friends from high school?
Do you miss your life in high school?

Lifestyle

What do you do in your free time?
Do you have a busy social life?
Do you lead an active life?
Has your life changed much in the last year?
What would you like to change about your lifestyle?

TV

Do you like watching TV?
How often do you watch TV?
What kind of TV programmes do you like to watch?
What are the most popular TV shows in your country?
Do you like watching TV shows from other countries?
Has the internet affected your viewing habits?
What is your favourite TV show?
What was your favourite show when you were a child?

Books

How often do you read?
Do you like reading books? Why?
Do you have many books at home?/ What kinds of books do you like to read?
Do you prefer to buy books or borrow them?
What book would you take on a long journey?
How easy is it to read books in English?
Have you given up reading a book recently?
Do people in your country like to read?
What kind of people like reading and what kind of people don’t like reading very much?
Do children read books?
What are the benefits of reading?

Films

How often do you go to the cinema?
Are cinema tickets expensive in your country?
What are the advantages of seeing a film at the cinema?
Do you usually watch films alone or with others?
Which actor would you like to play you in a film?

Music

How do you listen to music?
When do you listen to music?
How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
What’s your favorite kind of music?
Are your music tastes varied?
Do you like to sing along to your favorite songs?
Are you learning a musical instrument at the moment?
Do you like to listen to live music?
Have you ever been to a concert before? Or Have you ever been to a musical performance?
Is live music popular in your country?
Is music an important subject at school in your country?
What kinds of music are (most) popular in your country?

Travel

Where was the last place you visited on holiday?
Would you like to go back there again?
What kind of tourist destination do you usually prefer?
Has a foreign visitor ever stayed at your home?
What’s the best way to save money while traveling?

Children

Do you often come into contact with children? (Where? When?)
What do you do when you are with these children?
How often do you play with children?
What activities do children do when they get together?
Is it difficult to raise children?

Housework

Do you do housework at home?
What kind of housework do you often do?
Did you do housework when you were a child?
Do you think that children should do housework?

The Internet 

How important is the internet to you?
How often do you use the internet?
Do you use it more for work or in your free time?
What are your favourite websites?
Do you think you use the internet too much?
How will the internet develop in the future?
Are there any negative things about the internet?

Handwriting & keyboards

Do you usually handwrite?
Did you like writing when you were little?
Do you prefer writing by hand or typing?
What kind of things do you need to write by hand?
Will people still write by hand in the future?
Where are keyboard usually used?
Is there any difference between mobile phone & computer keyboards?

Computer

Do people often use computers these days?
Will people continue to use computers in the future?
Do you use computers?
What do you use it for?
Did you use computers when you were little?

Robots

Are you interested in robots? Why?
What kind of robots do you like to have?
Would you want to ride in a car with a robot as the driver?
Will robots replace human beings in the workplace completely?

Celebrity

Who is your favorite celebrity?
Do you like any foreign celebrities?
Would you want to be a celebrity in the future?
Do you think we should protect famous people’s privacy?
How do celebrities influence their fans in your country?

Newspaper and magazine
Do you often read newspapers?
When do you like to sing?
Do you prefer to read local news or international news?
Which is more popular where you live, newspapers or magazines?
Do many people today read newspapers?
In the future, do you think more people than today will read magazines, or fewer people?
Do you think newspapers will be very important to you in the future?

Advertisements

Do you like watching advertisements?
Will you buy something because of the advertisement?
How do you feel when you see pop-up ads on the internet?
Do you like funny or serious advertisements?
What makes a good advertisement?

Transportation

What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
Do you usually commute by public transport?
Is it easy to catch a bus in your country?
Is driving to work popular in your country?
Would you ride bikes to work in the future?
Do you think what will become the most popular means of transportation in your country?
Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?

Boat

Have you ever taken a ride on a boat?
Do you like traveling by boat?
What are the advantages of travelling by boat?
Do people in your country like to travel by boat?
Will it get more popular in the future?

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?

Noise

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 hear loud noises?
Do you think there’s too much noise in modem society*?
Are cities becoming noisier?

Gift

When do you send gifts?
When was the last time you received a gift?
Have you received a gift you didn’t like?
How do you feel when you receive a gift?
Do people in your country send gifts to show their generosity?

Patience

What do you think is patience?
Do you think patience is important?
Do you think you are an patient person?
Have you ever lost your patience?

Politeness

Are you a polite person?
Who taught you to be polite?
Is it important to be polite?
What would you do if others are not polite to you?

Food

What’s your favourite food?
Are there any foods you dislike?
What are some traditional foods in your country?
Do you have a healthy diet?
When do you usually eat a meal?
Do you prefer eating at home or outside?
Do you like ordering food delivery?
Who do you eat it with?
Do you eat meals differently now compared with when you were little?

Weather

How is the weather today?
What’s your favourite kind of weather?
What is the climate like in your country?
Does the weather affect people’s lives in your country?
Do people change in the summer?
Is there any type of weather you really don’t like?
Does bad weather ever affect transport in your country?

Season

What’s the best season of the whole year?
What do people normally in that season?
What’s the weather usually like in your country (or, your hometown)?
How is the weather here different to the weather in your home country?
Would you say the weather in your hometown is suitable for working (or studying)?
Would you like to move to a place with the different weather?
What sort of weather do you like the most?
What season (or weather) do you think is most suitable for work and/or study?
Has the weather in your country changed much in the past few years?
Do you prefer hot or cold weather?
Do you (usually) pay attention to the weather forecasts?

Sport

Do you play any sports?
Have you played basketball for long?
Do you watch sport on TV?
What is the most popular sport in your country?
How do people in your country stay fit?
Is it important for children to play sports?

Outdoor Activities and Indoor activities

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 like indoor activities?
What indoor sports do you like? (Why?)

Rain 

Does it always rain in your city?
In which season does it rain the most often?
What do you usually do on rainy days?
Have you ever forgotten to take the umbrella on a rainy day?

Sunny days

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?

Fashion

Do you care about fashion?
What kind of things do you normally wear?
Are there any traditional clothes in your country?
Where do you usually purchase your clothes?
Have you ever bought clothes online?
Do people from your country think fashion is important?
What is your favourite item of clothing?

Shoes

Do you like shoes?
Which do you prefer, comfortable ones or fashionable ones?
Are people willing to buy expensive shoes?

Bags 

Do you like bags?
What types of bags do you like?
Do you usually carry a bag (when you go out)?
What types of bags do you use (in your everyday life)?
Do you have different bags for different occasions (or, different purposes)?
What do you put in these bags?
What sorts of bags do women like to buy?

Mirror

Do you often look at yourself in the mirror?
Do you think mirrors are a necessary decoration?
Do you often buy clothes without looking in the mirror?

Photography

Do you like to take photographs?
Do you prefer to take photos yourself or to have other people take photos?
How long have you liked taking photographs?
How (why) did you become interested in photography?
How often do you take photographs?
Do you prefer to take pictures of people or of scenery?
Who do you take photos of?
How do you keep your photos?
Do you keep your photographs on your computer?
Are there any photos on the walls of your home?
Do you frame (or have you framed) any of your photos?
Do you prefer to send postcards to people or to send photos that you took yourself?

Colors

What colors do you like?
What’s the most popular color in your country?
Do you like to wear dark or bright colors?
What’s the difference between men and women’s preference on colors?
Do colors affect your mood?

Art

Do you like art?
Do you think art classes are necessary? (Why?)
How do you think art classes affect children’s development?
What kind of paintings do people in your country like?
What can you learn from western paintings?
What benefits can you get from painting as a hobby?

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