What’s (the name of) your hometown?
Is that a big city or a small place?
How long have you been living there?
Do you like your hometown?
Work & Study
Do you work or study?
Do you like it? Do you find it interesting?
What do you find most difficult with your job/studies?
Do you think your job/subject is easy or difficult?
What are you planning to do in the future?
House & Accommodation
What do you like most about the house/apartment you live?
Compare the place you grew up and you live now.
Who do you live with?
What room does your family spend most of the time in?
Do you live in a house or a flat?
What's the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
What’s your ideal house? Why?
Do you like your names?
Does your name have any special meaning?
What kinds of names are popular in China?
Are there many Chinese people who have the same names as you?
Is there any tradition about naming babies?
Who do you prefer to have a barbecue with, your family or your friends?
What kind of food do you like to eat for a barbecue?
Do Chinese people like barbecue?
Do you like to travel by car?
Where is the farthest place you have traveled to by car?
What kind of car seat do you prefer, front seat or back seat?
Do you walk a lot?
Do you walk more often than in the past?
Do you think people will walk more in the future?
Where do you usually take a walk?
Do you have enough time to walk?
Where can you bargain? Why?
How do you bargain?
Do Chinese people bargain?
What do you think of bargain?
How often do you drink water?
What kind of water do you like?
Do you prefer to drink bottled or water from machines?
Do you like to play in the water?
Would you like to work in a company related to environmental protection?
How can we protect the environment?
Do you think you’ve done enough to protect the environment?
Is there any education about environmental protection at school?
Taking a rest
How often do you take a rest?
Do you take a nap when you are taking your rest?
How do you feel after taking a nap?
What’s your home’s decoration?
What kind of decoration do you want to have?
Do Chinese people like redecorating their home?
What’s your favorite color when decorating your home?
Do you like trees?
Are there any important trees in your country?
Is there a forest near your hometown?
Would you like to live in a place that has a lot of trees?
Where can one find trees (or forests) in your country?
Do you think places with trees attract more visitors than places with few trees?
Do you think planning is important for time management?
Would you say you manage your time well?
Do you think it’s useful to plan your time?
Do you think young people and old people organize their time in the same way?
Where did you learn how to organize your time?
Do you recycle now? Why?
Did you recycle when you were a child?
Will you recycle in the future?
Do you often stay up late?
What do you do when you stay up late?
How do you feel when you have stayed up late the night before?
Celebrate the New Year
How to celebrate the New Year?
Have you ever celebrated New Year that you still remember?
Do you like going shopping?
Do you go shopping online?
Does shopping take you a lot of time?
What’s the best part of shopping?
Did you go on a picnic when you were a child?
How often do you go on a picnic now?
Where do you go on a picnic?
What is the difference between a picnic and cooking at home?
In a hurry
What do you always do in a hurry? Why?
What kind of things would you never do in a hurry?
Do you usually go out in a hurry?
Do you like to be in a hurry?
Do you like to wear special costumes?
Did you try any special costumes when you are young?
When was your last time to wear special costumes?
How often do you look at the sky?
Do you prefer the sky in the morning or the sky at night?
Can you see the moon and stars at night where you live?
Is there a good place to look at the sky where you live?
Do you like flowers?
What is your favourite flower?
Do you think flowers are important?
How often do you write an Email?
Who do you write to?
What kind of Email do you receive that makes you happy?
Do you think it's important to reply emails quickly?
Do you use perfume?
What kind of perfume do you like?
What does perfume mean to you?
Do you give perfume as a gift?
Do you make a list when you shop?
Do you make a list for your work? Does it work?
Why do not some people like making lists?
Do you prefer to make a list on paper or your phone?
Do you often wear makeup?
What does wearing makeup mean to you?
Do you give makeup as gifts?
What do you think when you see a man wearing makeup?
What's the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?
How often do you take buses?
Would you ride bikes to work in the future?
Do you like watching TV program?
What types of TV programs do you like to watch?
Do to stick to one type of program all the time?
Do you talk to your friends about the programs watched by yourself?
What kind of advertisements do you watch?
Where can you see advertisements?
Have you ever bought something because of its advertisement?
Do you watch advertisements from the beginning to the end?
Wallet & Purse
Do you have a wallet or a purse?
Did you lose your wallet or purse before?
Have you sent others a wallet or a purse as a gift?
What’s your favorite color?
What colors are the walls of the rooms in your home?
Do you prefer dark colors or bright colors?
Is there any color that has special meaning in your country?
Do you wear jeans?
How often do you wear jeans?
Do you like wearing jeans, why?
Why do you think jeans are popular?
Do you spend a lot of money on jeans?
Why do people choose to wear jeans?
Do you have a lot of furniture in your home?
Is there anyone who bought furniture for you?
What kind of furniture would you like to buy?
Which furniture do you like best in your home?
Do you like texting?
Do you prefer sending or receiving messages?
Have you ever received a confusing text message?
In what circumstances is making a phone call better than sending a text message?
Do you often write with a pen?
Is your handwriting easy to read for other people?
Do you like to receive cards with hand-written words?
Can we tell someone’s personality from his or her handwriting?
What’s the difference between writing with a pen and typing on a computer?
What’s your favorite animal? Why?
Have you ever seen any animals before?
Do you like to go to the zoo?
Have you ever kept pets before?
Headphone and microphone
Do you use headphones?
When do you use headphones?
What type of headphones do you use?
In what occasions will you not use headphones?
Do you like buying shoes? How often?
What kinds of shoes do you usually buy?
What is your favorite type of shoes?
Have you ever bought shoes online?
How much money do you usually spend on shoes?
Which do you prefer, fashionable shoes or comfortable shoes?
Do you like science?
When did you start to learn about science?
Which science subject is interesting to you?
What kinds of interesting things you have done with science?
What kind of farmland do you like?
Did you do farming work in your childhood?
What is the most suitable animal kept in the farm?
Have you visited a farm?
Do you think farming is important?
What did you like to do when you were in primary school?
How did you go to your primary school?
How do you like your primary school?
What did you do in your leisure time in your primary school?
Have you ever been to the countryside?
Do you like living in the countryside?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the countryside?
What is the difference between the relationship of neighbours in the countryside and that in the city?
Which place is more beautiful, the city or the countryside?
Have you been to a history museum?
Do you like history?
When was the last time you read about history?
What do you think is the best age to learn driving?
How do you feel about getting older?
Should we treat people of different ages in the same way?
What kinds of people do you like to make friends with?
Do you think you are a good friend for others?
What do you think makes good friends?
Do you keep in contact with friends from your childhood?
Have you ever met famous people?
Who do you want to interview?
Why do you want to meet home or her?
Do you want to meet other famous people?
Are you a tidy person?
How do you keep things tidy?
Do you think people should be tidy all the time?
Are you tidier at work (& school) or at home?