Speaking Topic PART1 Getting to know each other Introduction What is your name? What is your full name? How would you like me to call you? What meaning does your name have? What is the meaning of your name? Does your name have any special meaning? What are the common names in China? Who gave you your name? How Chinese parents name their children? How do Chinese people usually pick up a name? Are your working or studying? Do you work or are you a student? Are you a worker or a student? Are you a student or at work? When you enjoy? Activities How do you spend your weekends? What do you usually do at weekend? What do Chinese do at weekends? Do you read a lot in your spare time? Has anyone sent you a book before? Tell me something about your campus life in leisure time? What kinds of activities do Chinese people like for relaxtion? Why do people need leisure?Is it important? Do you like watching TV in spare time?What kinds of programs do you like? What are the ways to relax yourself？ What do you usually do in the evening? Do the people have more time to relax now? Do you read a lot of books in your childhood? What kind of shopping do you like? Relax How do you usually relax? How do you relax yourself? Where do you usually relax? Do you think it is important to relax? What do you do for relaxtion?Do you think it is important to relax? Do you think relax is good for people’s health? Sports Do you have any sport? What is the importance of having a sport? What kind of physical exercise do you like? What do you think is the most important sport in China? What kind of sports center do you like? Do you know any place where you can play sports? Do you think sports are important in your life?Is it good for health？ Evening What do you usually do in the evening? Do you like to go out in the evening?What do you usually do? Do you think weekends are important? What do people do on the weekend? Reading Do you like reading? What do you usually read?Why? Do you like to read books? What kind of book do you like to read? What kind of book do you like best?Why? What kind of book do you read for study usually? How much time do you spend in reading books? What is your favorite magazine? Do you like reading newspapers? How much time do you spend in reading newspapers? What kind of newspapers do you have in China? How many kinds of newspapers are there in China? How many kinds of newspaper do you have in your country? What kinds of news do you like to read? Do you prefer to read local news or international news? What kind of paper do you read,local or international ones? What do you prefer to read in newspaper,local news or international news? Are newspapers useful to people? Do you think news is important in people’s life？ What do you think will happen when newspaper is not available? Do children like to read now? Do children read more now than before? What kind of book do young people like to read? What kind of book do you think today’s children like to read?Why? How much time do children need to use for reading? When did you start to read newspapers？ When did you begin to read newspapers? When did you read your first piece of newspaper? When you were young,what kind of book did you like to read? When you were a child, how much time did you spend in reading a book? TV Program What kind of TV program do you like? How can you get an acess to English TV programs? Do you think English programs are helpful? What kind of TV program do you like when you were young? What kind of TV program did you like when you were a child?Why did it attract you? Introduce your favorite TV program. Film What type of film do you like? Where do watch movies? Do you think it’s important to watch movie in the cinema? Mass Media What’s the difference between magazine and newspaper? Is the information on the Internet reliable? Do you watch TV everyday? What kinds of arts are provided by TV programs? Art What kind of art do you like? Tell me something about your favorite art? What kind of art did you do when you were a child? Did you ever go to art galleries or concerts? How does a music/art gallery affect people? Do you think art gallery is important for children? Is it good for children to study music/art?Any benefit from it? Do you think you can learn anything from the galleries and museums? Which style 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 should Chinese appreciate forgein art? Music What kind of music do you like? What kind of music do you like to listen to? What kind of music in your country do you like? Tell me something about your favorite music. When do you usually listen to music? Do you always listen to music? Have you heard about any person who is good at playing musical instrument? Do you know how to play any musical instrument? Have you ever played any musical instrument? Do you think children can benefit from listening to music? Should parents let children listen to music when they are still very young?What are the affcets on them? Painting Do you like painting? When do you usually draw? Have you learned how to draw? Do you think you need to have any talent to paint? Holidays How do people spend their holidays? Do you think it’s important to have a vacation?Why? How do you relax in your spare time? Photogragh Do you like taking photos?Why? Why do people need to take photos? Do you prefer to take photos of people or scenery? Why do people dislike taking pictures of themselves? What you do School How long have you been a student? How long have you been a college student? Where do you study? Which school are you studying in? Tell me something about your school. What is your impression of your school? Do you like your school? Why do you go to that school? Why do you like the school? Why did you choose this school? Why did you choose this university? Tell me about your studies? What are the subjects you study? What are you studying for? What’s your major? What is your major in your university?Why did you choose it? What’s your favorite major? Do you like your course? What do you enjoy most about your studies? Can you tell me something about your student life? Tell me something about your campus life? Is your house comfortable enough to study? Do you prefer to study or work? Which do you prefer,work or study?And why? Do you prefer to be a student or to be a working person?Why? Do you prefer to have a student’s life or a working life? What is good about being a student? Do you like the techers in your school? How about your high school teacher? Do you like your teachers in senior high school? Are Chinese teachers strict? Are teachers stricter now than before? Are your junior or senior high school teachers strict with you? What are the qualities a person should have to be a good teacher? What do you think are the standards of a good student? Do you want to be a teacher？ If you have a chance,do you want to be a teacher？Why? Do you think what you studies at school is a good preparation for your future job? Do you think that your classmates in college are important?Will contact them in the future？ What would you like to do in the graduation? Language How long have you been learning English? Did you learn your English well？ What do you think is a good way to learn English? Have you learned a second language before?What is it? What do you think is the difference between a language and a culture? Job/Occupation What’s your job? Tell me something about your work? What are you responsible for? What preparations have you made for work? What is the hardest part of your job? What’s the hardest thing in your job? What is the most important part in your job? Do you need to work with other people? Do you study part-time while working? What exactly do you do in your job?Do yo like to work there? Do you like your work? Will you recommend your job to other people? Should employers pay for overtime in the weekend? Do you think people should get paid when they are required to work on weekends? Should workers who work at weekends get extra salaries? Are you for or againse extra work during weekends without payment? What do you think about that workers in mines can’t spend weekends with their family？ Why do people have worked think school life is happy? Where you are Hometown Where are you from? Where is your hometown? Talk about your hometown. Where is your hometown?Are there any historical interests? Tell me something about a historical building in your hometown. What are the features of your hometown? Whar’t special about your hometown? What are the special products of your hometown? Introduce one famous place in your hometown. What are some of the old parts of your hometown? How do you think about your hometown?And what’s your favorite part about your hometown? What is the best thing in your hometown？ What do you like best in your hometown? What is the biggest thing in your hometown? Talk about the tourism of your hometown. What kind of game do people do in your hometown to enjoy? Are there any changes in your hometown now? What are the changes in your hometown? What are some of the changes that have taken place in your hometown? Is your hometown good for raising a child? City Tell me about the city you come from. Do you like the city you live in? What do you think about the lifestyle in the city? Describe the oldest or the most spectacular place in the city. Transportation What kind of transportation do you usually take and why? How to improve the transportation system in your country? How is the traffic in your hometown? How much do you spend on transportation?Is the fare high? How to improve the traffic problem? What can you do to resolve the traffic problems？ Weather and Season What is your favorite weather? What kind of weather do you prefer? What kind of weather do you like? What do you do during summer? What do you do during winter? Which season do you like?Why? What is your favorite season? Which season do you dislike? What kind of weather do you dislike? What kind of weather affects your mood? What is the influence weather has on people’s feelings? Apartment and House Do you live in a flat or in a house? Do you have a garden in your house? What do you have in your house? Do you have decorations in your house?(eg.decoration on the walls) What can you see outside your window? What are the requirements for your house decorations? Is the place you are living good for your child?Why? Do you know your neighbors?If not,why? Do you like the place you currently live in？ How is your relationship with your neighbours? Describe your flat or house. Is your house comfortable enough to study? Household Chores What do you dislike about doing household chores? Do you think it is necessory for a child to help with household chores?Why? Do you like to do housework? What kind of housework do you usually do? Is there any changes in your household chores now? What kind of household chores did you do when you were a child? Planting/Garden Do you like gardening? Have you ever planted anything? Who plants in the gardens in China? Does you house have a garden?Why? Do Chinese people plant in their garden? Do Chinese people have their own garden in their house? What kind of plants do you want to have in your garden? Do they usually prefer to plant flowers or vegetables? Which is the better thing to do in the private garden,grow flowers or vegetables？ What are the functions of public garden? Should the government build public gardens? Environment Are you satisfied with the living situation? What’s your ideal living environment? Who you know Family Does your family always treat you as a child? Do you like your family? How many family menbers do you have? Who is your closest family member? What do your parent do? Friend Do you like to make friends with people? What kind of friend do you like? Talk about an interesting experience of making a friend. Do you need a long time to know a person? Children How to foster children? Should children be independent or nor? People Who do you think is the most important person in China? Who is he/she? What does he/she do? Why is he/she important? What’s your relationship with others? Age What is your opinion about different ages? Which age is the best？ Which age is the hardest? Which age do you think is special to Chinese people? Birthday Do people in your country celebrate their birthdays？ Do you think it is important for people to celebrate them? How do Chinese people celebrate theit birthday? How did you celebrate your last birthday? What about your last birthday? Anything special about your last birthday? Do you think birthday is more important for an adult or more important for a child? Gift Have you ever receive gifts? Do you often give gifts? Do you like to sends gifts to others? Have you given a book to other people? What kind of gift do you want to give your friend? When do people usually send gifts to each other?And why? When do Chinese people give gifts? Will you go to other’s home with gifts? When you go out to visit,do you give gifts？What do you give? When was the last time you received a gift? When do Chinese people send gifts to family members? Events Tell me something about a happy event. Tell me something about a happy event in your family. What you ues Internet What do you think about the Internet? What are the advantages of the Internet? When was the first time you used the Internet? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet? Where do you surf the Internet? Computer Do you use computer? Is computer useful to you? When was the first time you used a computer? When do you usually use the computers? Why do you use the computer? What are the advantages and disadvantages of computers to children’s education? Talk about the influences computers have on people and children. Mobile Phones When do you use telephone? How often do you use telephone? What do you think about telephone? Which is better,desk phone or cell phone? Do you usually use cell phone? Do you use telephone and cell phone often？Which do you prefer? What kind of people like to use cell phone? Communication What kind of communication do you prefer? Do you prefer to have a face to face communication or to communicate by phones? In which way do you prefer in terms of communicating with others, on cell phone or face to face? Which do you prefer to communicate with others,letters ,e-mails or telephones?And compare them. Which do you prefer to communicate,by telephone or by writing a letter? Which do you prefer to ues,telephone or email? Do you communicate with others more on your mobile phones or on the Internet? Do you prefer to send an email or write a letter?Why? Which do you perfer,sending emails or writing letters? How often do you write an email or letter? How often do you usually send or receive emails? When was the last time you wrote a letter or an email? Would you talk people whom you meet for the first time? Why do you want to chat with others? How you live Shopping Do you like shopping？ Do you often go shopping? What kind of shop do you like?Why? Talk about the style of shops in your neighborhood? Recommend a shop which is close to your house? Is there any shop that just had a grand opening near your house? How do people shop now? Do you think that modern people spend too much time shopping? Do you thing some people spend too much money on shopping? What is the difference between the way people shop before and now? What is the difference between the style of the store before and now? Clothes What is your opinion about clothes? What kind of clothes do you like? What kind of clothes do you like to wear? Do you have any requirements for your clothes? Do you like to wear formal clothes? Do you like to wear fotmal clothes or sportswear? When do you wear formal clothes? What is your opinion about wearing uniforms? Can you judge a person by their clothes their wearing? Is it possible to judge people by his dress? Do you think clothes is important for you? Fashion What is your taste of clothes? When do you wear suits? Food What kind of food do you like? What’s your favorite food? Do you like to eat seafood? When do you eat? Why is breakfast important? Which is more important,lunch of dinner?Why? Where is the food from? Cooking Do you like cooking? When do you usually cook? Health Do people live longer now?Why is that？ How about people in the past? PART2&3 Place Describe a shop Do you often go shopping?Why do you like it? Why men don’t like shopping? Do you think that it is good for children to go shopping? What type of shop is close ti your house? What type of shop do you usually go? What kind of shop do you like? Why do you like this kind of shop? What is the difference between going to the supermarket and going to a small shop？ Why some people don’t like shopping? What are the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet? What are the advantages and disadvantages of e-commercial and shopping online? Where do you go shopping ,local stors or shopping mall? How do you think shopping online? What is internet?And its development in China? What are senior’s and youth’s attitudes toward the internet? What kind of shop will you recommend to others? Do you think some people spend to much time on shopping? What kind of clothes do you want? Describe a shop that you like to visit Why do some people not like to go shopping? What are the difference between big shops and small shops? Apart from shops,is there any other ways that people can buy things? What are some of the problems in cities? What are some of the environmental problems caused in cities? Describe a coffee shop or a restaurant you like/you visit always What kind of restaurant can attract people? Do you think delicious food is more important than nutritious food? Do you think food should be advertised? For some people what do they prefer go to cafe or eat in a restaurant? Why people prefer eat out over at home? What are the difference between Chinese and Western restaurant? Do you think Chinese diets are healthy? Describe a cafe or restaurant you have been to What kind of food is popular in China? Do you often go to restaurants to eat? Is food important in Chinese culture? Can food affect your health? Describe a cafe or a restaurant you like What is the main reason why this restaurant is popular? What kind of cafe do you have in your university? Do you often go out to have dinner?Why do you like it? Do you think people like to go out to have coffee in China? Do you think people care about healthy foods now? Do you think the food in your country is healthy or not? Describe a city you have live in Does the city affect their people? What type of people are suitable to live in the city? What is the difference between middle/small city and large city? How is the population problem in the city? Do you like to live in the city or countryside,and why? Do you like the city you have been to? What did you do there? How did you feel about it? What are the differences between Beijing and Tianjin. Why people live in city,now and before? Describe a place you have visited Why many people want to live in this place? There’s many problem in transportation in this place? So why many people still wants to live in this place? How does this place affect people？ Why people like to live in the city? What are the benefits of knowing things happened in other countries？ How shoule one adjust themselves in other countries? Describe a place that has water/a place with a good water resource Introduce a place with a good water resource. What is the importance of water? Why do people use more water now than before? What kind of the policy should the government make to save the water resources? Why do people like to live in a place close to water? What can they do if they live close to the water? Why children like to swimming? Why people like to work or live close to water? Most children begin to learn swimming when they are very young,are they taught by parents or not?Why?Do you think it’s necessary to learn swimming? In China what kind of water sports is popular,except swimming? What are the differences berween swimming and other similar sports game? In China,does the water that people use now is different as in the past? In China ,do people waster water? How to change that situation? Introduce a place you have studied or worked. How is the place? How it looks like? Have you been to other places? Is there any place that you really want to go? Is there any kind of equipment that could make a place more comfortable to study? How can learning affect people’s feeling? Shoule people spend more time on studying or working? What are the necessary equipments in office? What are the types of letters or emails you have received befors? Do you use emails a lot? What kind of workplace do you think is enjoyable? Which do you think is more important,colleagues or surroundings? Should full-time housewives be paid and by whom? When and where did you work? How do you think about the workplace? How do you plan your wok? What do you want to do in the future? Do you think women should stay at home as a full-time housewife or go out to look for jobs? Why do you like the university you have studies in? What’s your plan after graduation? Are there beautiful views in your university? Is it necessary for university to purchase teaching equipment? Describe your work or study place Is this place important for you? How did you find this place? Why people should have his/her own study place? Describe a place which is not polluted Where is the place？ What kind of place is not polluted? What do you think about pollution? Why the pollution is so terrible there? What measure should the government take to prevent pollution? Why can manufactories destroy the environment at wish? Describe one place you have been to that is being polluted How should government take care of the environment? Describe a polluted city/place What is the most common pollution now?Any improvement? What actions should the government do to solve the pollution problem? What is your opinion? Describe a hotel Do you like to living in a hotel?Why? How is the service of the hotel? Is there anything that needs to be improved? Where to prefer to live while visiting other cities, in hotel or friend’s home? Why don’t people like to live in the hotel？ What do you think hotel should provide its customers with? Describe a famous sight Where is it? Why is it famous？ Do you think it’s important to have a famous sight in your city? Describe the best tourist attraction in China What are the advantages and disadvantages of the people who live there? What are the important factors that can attract tourists? What can government do to protect historical place? To what extent do you agree that watching TV has replaced the role of travelling？ Describe a garden(you have been to before) Do you think there are enough gardens in China? What can you learn from these gardens? Do these gardens play the same role in both old people and the young generation? What kind of garden do you like? Do kids play in the garden? What do you like to plant in your garden? Do you prefer to plant flowers or trees? Describe a garden you like Do you think garden is important? Should people in the city know much about the country life? Describe a foreign country What is the effect of tourism to your economy? What can you learn when you go to another country? Which country do you want to go? Describe a park Where is the park? Is park important for a city? What can you see in the park? Why you choose to talk about this park? What is your ideal park? Describe a library Do you think library is important for a city？ Do you have a library in your university? Do you think we should have internet connection inside a library? Describe a place you can learns arts What kind of arts did you learn as a kid? Describe a place that makes you happy Do you think money will make you happy? Would you be unhappy without money? Do you think writing will make you happy? Describe a language you want to learn（except English） Why some childeren learn language faster than others? What is the difference between foreigner teacher and Chinese teacher in teaching English? Who is responsible in teaching children English?The parents or the school? What are the advantages of learning other languages?Why do you choose it? Will you go to this country? Does your friend also learn this language? Is it necessary to learn a foreign language? Why is it easy for some to learn a foreign language whereas hard for others? Would games be helpful to learning a foreign language? Which language is important for you beside Chinese and English? What’s your choice of second foreign language? Describe the second foreign language you want to learn beside English Which language do you want to learn? Why do you want to learn the language? What’s the mosr difficult thing in the process of learning? Describe the second foreign language you want to learn Explain the advantages and disadvantages of global language. Which language could become global language? Explain the relation between language and culture. Describe your favorite magazine and newspaper What is your favorite magazine and newspaper? What imformation do you get from the magazine? What kind of people read the magazine?How popular is the magazine?Why? What is the difference between magazine and newspaper? How do the media affect the people? Do people read a lot of newspaper? When did you start to read newspaper? Do you like local or international news? What kind of Chinese newspaper do you read? What kind of contents does the newspaper cover? What’s your favorite kind of news? What are the channels from which people get news? What roles does photo play in newspaper? How do you think about the future development of newspaper? Describe the newspaper you have read When is it published? How often do you read it? What kind of contents does it include? Describe a magazine What kind of information can you get from it? Why do you think it is interesting? Do you think mass media is important? What are the habits of reading newspaper and magazine? Do you think all the news is true? What effects will technologies bring to people’s communication style? How would you obtain news? What are the differences between magazine and newspaper and other forms of mass media such as the Internet? Describe a book you have read recently What do you young people read?What is the purpose of reading? Which is more attractive to people watching TV or surfing the Internet? Will media replace the book in the future? What are the advantages of reading books? How parents guide children to read book? Do you think reading is helpful? Compared to watching movies,what is the knowledge from a book? Do you think most children like to read? Do you think it it necessary from parents to teach their child to read? Why do adults read books? What is the current situation of adult reading? If someone didn’t get much education,do you think it it necessary ro read a book? Describe a performance Should government financially assist the preservation of traditional culture? Introduction a kind of electrical equipment(except computer) What kind of talent an electrical designer should have? What are the advantages and disdavantages of using a computer? Should the parents support their children in using the internet? What are the disadvantages of high technology? If you want to develop a new technology,what kind of skills you should have? Talk about a law Do you think it is necessary to creat a law?Why? Do you think the law is fair? Do we have to follow the law? Do we have to be punished if we don’t follow the law? Talk about a (piece of)(good)law in your country Why is law so important in modern society? What are the good qualities of police officer? How can a police officer use law to prevent people from committing crimes? What is the differnece between a police officer and a lawyer? What kind of law is your favorite? Do you think we need to have an international law? Do people want to be a police? Do people abide the law in your country? Do you think the“one-child”polidy in China is considered a good law? Should we tell our children srories concering robbing the rich so as to help the poor people? Should we comply with laws? Talk about film What do you learn from movies? How Chinese people think about foreign movies? What style of movie is popular in China? Which are more popular,Chinese movies of foreign movies? Do you think the advertisement is important for a movie? What kind of movie is popular in China?Why? What is the difference between Chinese movie and foreign movies? What do you learn from watching movies? Do you think it is important for a movie to be a advertised? If foreign movies without advertisement,will it still be so success? Do you think a movie will be success without advertisement?If yes,why? What kind of people prefer to watch foreign movies than Chinese Movies in China?Why? What is the difference between Chinese and foreign movies? What kind of film is popular in your country?And what are not? What can you learn from film? Whar are movies influences in China? How can films educate people? What are the differences between movies and reality? What are the differences between documents and entertainment? Describe a movie you have seen before What do you learn from it? How do you think the hi-tech part in foreign movies? What’s your view towards future movie development? Dsecribe your favorite TV program Which is more popular TV or radio in your country? Do you think radio will not be used in the future? Do you think Internet will replace TV? Describe a performance you often watch What are traditional Chinese performances in China? Do you think Chinese government should give them more financial support?Why? Do you think Internet would have negative effects on Chinese performances? Is there any difference between boys and girls attitude dancing? Why do you think performances like ballet or drama are people’s life? What performances have you watched and with whom? Describe a project you did while you were studying Should children have homework?Why? Do high-school students need to have a lot of homework? Do college students have part time jobs?Why？ How do we learn from out job? Why some parents choose to let their children study at home? Do you believe in Chinese education? What are the disadvantages of not having a computer? What are the differences between study in school and out of school? Describe a school activity:internship,project or homework Which is more important for one’s future life,education at work or in university? Describe a website and its influence What is the website?How can you find it? Why do you like it? What is the effect of the website to you? What is the advantages of Internet? What effect has the internet had on the way people generally communicate with each other? What kind of people uses Internet the most? What do you think of shopping on line? What is the purpose of surfing the internet? Why do you think some people use the internet for shopping? What kind of things are easy to buy and sell online? Can you give some examples? How can you encourage the older people to use internet? How can contemporary people gain information? Which do you think is more accurate in terms of information,the newspaper or the television? How will people do in the future to gain information? Describe a website you have visited that is useful to you How did you manage to find this website? Why do you choose to talk about this website? What’s the range of people using Internet in your country? What do you think about online shopping? How would you convince an elderly person to learn to use the Internet if he never used it before and was resistant to moderen technology? Tell me something about your hobbies Why do you have this hobby? Do you think it it important for people to have a hobby？ What are the advantages of having too many hobbies? Describe the SMS & making a phone call Why sending SMS is more popular than making a phone call? Describe a type of sport you played when you were a child What type of sport do you usually do? Do boys and girls play the same sports？ Do you agree that having a sport can make a child healthy? Is boxing good for health? What do you think about women joining boxing competitions? Describe a childhood sport What is it? What equipment does it need? How to play it? When and how often did you play it? What kind of sports do children play in school in your country? Do boys and girls play the same sports in school? Is team sport important? What are its disadvantages? What’s the basic if a country wants to achieve good results in sports events? What kind of sports do men or women like？ Describe a sport that you played when you was a child What the sport is? How often did you play this sport? When and where did you play this sport? Describe one sports activity How do you think the team sports? What are the benefits of team sports/work? What's the drawbacks of team sports/work? What sports do you like to play? How to promote sports in public? Describe a physical activity What kind of workout do you engage in? Why do many people go to gym? Do many kids get fat because they play too much computer games? Why do people choose to work out in gym? Should the government spend more time on building up more sports facilities? Are companies responsible for constructing sporting facilities for staff members? Why the government should let people join physical activities? How can the government encourage people do more physical activities?Why? What type of physical activity do you like? What do you usually do? Why modern people don’t like to exercise? Describe a type of sport you played when you were a child What kind of sport or game is better for children to play? What do you think about children playing outside the house? Did you parents play with you when you were a child? What is the difference between an adult game and a children’s game? Do you think game is important to adults? Do you think there should be some exercise equipments in your neighborhood? Do you think the government should buy exercise equipments for the public? Describe one of your pictures/a photograph Why do people take photos? What kind of photos do you like? Do you like painting or taking photographs? Why do some people not like taking photographs? What sort of pictures are considered most appealing to people? Describe your favorite music Do you think downloading music for free in the internet is good? If the music is free,how can the musician earn money? What kind of theme song do you like from a movie? Describe a postcard or email you have received To whom did you send the postcard? What do you think about holidays?Do you like to send postcards on these occasions? Describe a film that you have watched What kind of film do you like? Are foreign movies more popular than local movies? Describe one of the gifts that you gave to other people If a child does household chores,do you think you should give hima prize? Why do people give gifts? Why do people like to send gifts rather than receiving gifts? Describe a swimming pool Do you go to swimming pool to swim? Why is swimming important for us? Describe a meal that you had What kind of meal do you like? Do you think eating on time is important? Who cooks your meal? Where do you usually eat your meal? Do you prefer to eat your meal in a restaurant or at home? Describe one of your favorite dish How do you cook this dish? Why it is your favorite dish? Describe a picture that is important to you Where did you take the picture? What is the essence of taking pictures? Why is the picture important to you? Do you keep all your pictures? Describe a special gift that you lost What is the gift? Who gave it to you? Describe a job What do people think about when they want to find a job? Is it easy to find a job in other countries? What are the advantages and disadvantages of changing jobs? What kind of job suit youths,and seniors? Why is there age requirement for different jobs? Tell me something about a book Does it have any drawing inside? Did you read by yourself or you had other people to read it for you? Tell me about an advice that was given to you What is the advice? What was the situation? Who gave it to you? Will you follow this advice? If you have a problem,would you ask your parent’s advice or your friend’s? Do you think that old people should give you advices? Describe an advice What kind of people should offer advice? Would you turn to someone else for help if you encounter a particular problem? Describe the help you received before Why do modern people do not like to help others? How should help others? How to cultivate our children to develop the habit of helping others? Describe a situation in your life when others give you advice When did you get the advice? Who gave the advice to you? How do you think about these advices? Do you think the advice is good for you,why? What advices will you give to foreigners visiting China? Talk about how to help other people Do people who live in Beijing like to help visitors for the Olmypics? Is English very important when you are helping other people? Have you been to a foreign country? Have you helped other people when you were in a foreign country? Who did you help?Will you help again?Why? How do you help others in your community? What can you achieve from helping others? Whether children should be encouraged to help others? How can children help others? Say something about your second language Why do you think having a second language is important? How many languages can you speak? Which one do you like? What is your second language? What kind of person have second language? Describe a thing that you lost What is the reason why people lose things? Can they find it again? What kind of things do people often lose? What will people usually leave behind? Is there somebody in China who steals from others all the time? How should people protect their things? Is the crime rate increasing or decreasing? What kind of people tend to lose things? Describe an organization in your company What are the advantages and disadvantages of group work and individual work? Do Chinese people like to work in a big company or in a small company? In what kind of companies do your friends work? Why some people prefer to work in a small company? What are the advantages of working in a big company? Describe something/a skill you want to learn(in the future) Is there any problem with children’s education in your country? Do parents have time to educate their children now? Why parents have time to educate their children now? Why is important for a child to be educated by their parents at home? How to master computer skills quickly? Do you have someone to teach you? Do you use computer in your every life? How to use it? Why are teenagers interested in learning using computers but the elderly people slow in learning it? Describe an interesting piece of news you have read recently If you want to be a journalist,what kind of personality you should have? Do you think news affects people? How does it affect them? How to improve the journalism in your country? Can media affect people? Why news in important to people? Do Chinese people read news everyday? Are Chinese people interested in local,domestic or international news? What do you think about entertainment news? Do you think internet will replace TV or radio or newspaper? Describe an interesting news you read on newspaper or TV How often do people in your country read newspaper? Which one is a popular medium for obtaining information,radia or TV? Do you think we should have more entertainment news in the future? Which one is more important,local news or international news? Discuss the difference between newspaper and TV How to win readship？ Do Chinese people often read newspaper?Why? What can news bring to us? Do you often read newspaper? Do you like TV news or radio news? Do you think there is one day that TV will be replaced by the Internet?Why? What the effects media has on people? What’s your way of entertainment? What are the influence of Ads on people? Do Ads mislead people’s consumption? Describe a recent change in your life Do you think children should tru new things? Do you think the society has changed a lot?What have changed? What are the changes now? Is it better now than in the past? Why are these changes? Is the past better than the present? Why is the environment getting worst? What kinds of pollution? What is the cause of pollution? Why the gasoline price is rising? Describe one of your family events How is your Chinese special wedding? Why is important? Will it be changed? What is the difference between modern wedding and traditional wedding in your culture? How do you define happiness? Talk about a wedding ceremony you have been to. Describe a situation in your life when someone gave you an advice Do you usually get advices from your family or your friends? Do you give advice to young people? Describe an (personal)event of being late Is it important to be on time? Why? Which kind of people are always on time? Why are Chinese people not good in time management? Are the children good at time management? Who is busier the young people or the older people? Why do young people like being late? Do you think it is important to be punctual? What’s the difference between the conception of the elderly people and teenagers towards time? Do you think modern people are more stressed than before? Would you forgive someone being late? Describe a happy event What are the things that can make a family happy? What do you think make older people happy? Why some people are still happy even if they have problems? Describe a recent event that has made you happy Do you think money is important? Do you think money can give you happiness? Can old people get happiness? Describe a vacation What do people usually do on vacation? Which is better going out or having a rest at home? Where do foreign people buy when they come to China? Is tourism important to Chinese economy? Tell me something about a vacation. Why you think vacations are important? Do you like to have vacations? How do you spend your vacations? Is it important for you to have vacations? Describe a family event Why do family event make people happy? Do you think traditional events are important for young people? Do you like family event? Did it changed a lot these recent years? Describe a recent event happened in your hometown that you felt happy Do you want to be a teacher? Are you influenced by your lifestyle in school? Do you think money can bring you happiness? Say something about an advice that you gave to someone else What kind of advice was given to you by your teacher/friend/family/boss/colleague? Do you think it’s good to be late Is being late popular in your country? What is the difference between the opinion of the young and the old people about being late? What did you feel when you were late? Do you think it’s good to be late? Is being late popular in your country? When was the first you were late? Tell me something about a happy moment that you had What happened on that day？ Why is the day special? Which member of your family was there? What the occasion was? Where it took place? Describe a physical activity What are your favorite physical activities? Why do you like them? What kind of sports do you usually engage yourself in? Why do you prefer to go to the gym? Describe a teenager you know Can teenagers affect the society? How does the society affect the teenagers? What are the problems of the teenagers? What are the differences between teenagers and children? What are the hobbies of teenagers and children respectively? How are they different from before? Will celebrities or famous people affect children? How to raise the money-saving awareness of education? Does social development exert a bigger impact on the elderly people or teenagers? How have their lives changed in the last decade? Until what age do you think they can qualify for being adults? Until what age should they get married? What role does the school play in the process of students turning from teenagers to adults? What kind of attitude is generally shared by teenagers towards adults? When you met the teenagers? Say something about the personality of the teenager Do you like/dislike this teenager? What’s the teenager’s attitude towards the older people? Compare the teenagers nowdays in China with those in the past. When the teenagers become adults? Why? Describe someone who visited your family How do you want treat your visitor? Is it convenient to live in your friend’s house? What is the difference between living in a hotel and living in your friend’s house? Describe a person who works well in/who is good at his/her job What is the connection between a person’s age and his/her job? What is the difference between the old people and young people? Should we have a permanent age for retirement? What are the ways college can offer for students to find jobs? At what age do you think people should retire? Is it the responsibility of universities to help students to find their ideal jobs? What sort of jobs suit young adults and what sort of jobs suit elderly people? Should an age limit be imposed on certain jobs? Should companies have the responsibility of providing training to young people? How is company training carried out? What is the enjoyable point for your school life? Are trainings importance for people? What kinds of job are suitable for the aged? How can a company encourage theit employees? Talk about your family How many family members do you have? Who is the head in the family in China? The men or the women? What do you think about the parents treatment to their child? Do you think that family is important to the society?and why? What measures do you think the government should take to consolidate families? What are the difference between Chinese and Western families? What are the difference between traditional and modern families? What can bring harmony to the family? Describe a person you want to be similar to in the future Who’s your idol? And what kind of person do you want to be in future? Is that easy for people who what to be famous? Do you want to be famous? Why? Is that right for journalists to take photos of famous people’s private life? Describe one of your friends Do you think friendship is important? What causes friendship to breakup? Do you like making friends with others? Describe someone who will visit your family Why will he visit your family? What do you think about visitors? When you visit a place, where do you prefer to stay in a hotel or stay in other people’s house? What kind of service do you want to have in a hotel? What shoule be improved in a hotel? What is the culture of your country in treating guests?What is the difference between this culture then and now? What do you think about the trend of treating guests in your country? Describe a visitor Would you live in the hotel or in your friend’s house? Do Chinese people have the tradition of paying a visit to your relatives or friends on a regular basis? What gifts do people send when visiting your friends? Do visitors stay in the hotel or at home? How to improve hotel service in general? How do Chinese treat their guest? How do you treat people coming to visit you? Describe someone you admire What do you think about volunteers?\ Do you think everyone should be a volunteer? Describe an elder person you know and admire Would elderly people feel bored? Would they live longer? Do people like to be old? Do elder people need to be educated? Is there any lesson for elder people? Describe a successful person Why do you think he/she is successful? How to succeed in your life? Please draw on your personal experience. Do you send books to others as gifts? What kind did you read when you were a child? Is it possible to continue part-time study while working? Describe a person who affects you What kind of skill do you think is more important for young people? What do you think about Chinese education? Describe a person you like to spend time with What is special about this person？ If you have the chance to choose,where do you want to go? Describe a person you like to spend time with What is special about this person? If you have the chance to choose,where do you want to go? Describe a person you have helped? What did he feel after you helped him? Do you think it’s good to help other people? Describe someone you are willing to know in the future Do you know anyone who wants to be an actor? Describe a person who looks like you What is the benefit of making friends? Do you often talk to your neighbour? Why is it more important to make friends now? Describe a school friend What kind of friend do you like? How do you make new friends in a new place? What is the difference between new friends and old ones? Do you have a close friend? What is the personality of your closest friend? What are the skills of making friends? Have you made any new friends recently? What is the difference between your new friends and your friends in the past? Should government provide financial assistance to the elderly people? Describe an interesting old person Why is he/she interesting? What do you think about old people? Do you think we should respect the elder? Describe a teenager What do you think about him/her? What do they like to do? Do you like to stay with them? Should we regulate children to see TV? How to improve children’s independence? Who is the most important person in children’s mind? Describe one game in your childhood How to cultivate children’s ability to solve problems by themselves? What’s your opinion about children’s homework? Do you think children in recent days have too much homework to do? What are the influence of too much homework on them? Is it necessary for children to learn through classes? Do you think that children can learn language by themselves? Compare youth with children. Describe parent’s method of education What makes good parents? How do you think about Chinese teacher’s control over students? Parents’ influence on children. Should youth be independent? How should grandparents take care of their grandchildren? What are the difference between youth’s and senior’s concept of consumption? Do you prefer communicating with mates or parents about your future career? Describe a kind of animal What kind of animal do you like? Have you seen it? Why do you like it? Why are you impressed by it? Are you a vegetarian? Describe your favorite pet Is it good to have a pet? What problems do people face in having a pet? How to solve it? Do you think it is acceptable to do some scientific experiments on animals? Why? Does human behaviout affect animals? What kind of animal would you like to have as a pet? What is the difference between having a pet now and having a pet in the past? Why do you like this pet? Why do people raise/keep pets? What are the advantages and disadvantages of raising pets? Why is it popular to raise pets? What can we use animals for? Are you a vegetarian? Should animals be kept in cities or countryside? What are some of the problems related to raising pets? Should people in big city keep pets? What kind of animal do Chinese people like to keep? Why? Should people keep dogs in city? Do you think that dogs like to live in the city? What’s your feeling about the fact that some people are hungry while we are building hospital for pets? Do you think there are people who like to eat pets? Do you thing dogs are cleaner than chicken? Describe an interesting animal What kind of relationship do people and animal have? What is the difference between having a pet now and having a per in the past? Is it better to have a dog in city or rural area? Is vegetarian conducive to protect animals? Do you think animals should be killed? Why? Describe an animal you have met What’s the most popular animal? What’s the main use of animal by human being? Is the using of animal the same like the past? Do you think a city is suit for animals to survive? What difficults may people meet when they grow animals? Do you think it is suitable to grow a big dog in a small apartment?