Self-introduction and personal information
What’s your name? Does your name have any particular meaning?
Are you a student or worker? Do you like your student life?
What’s your major? What subject are you studying? Is it hard to learn? Are you good at this subject?
Why did you choose this major? What can you learn from it? What is the most important in your study? What kind of job would you like to do in future? (student)
Why did you choose the school/university?
Do you remember your first day in college?
How did you learn English?
What language do you want to learn?
What’s your job? Why did you choose to do that kind of work? Do you like your job? Is it stressful? What are you responsible for? What can you get from your current job? What do you often do after work? Do you want to recommend your job to other people? (worker) Are you for or against extra work on weekends? Should workers who work on weekends get extra salaries?
What is your prospect for the future?
Have you ever been late for school/work?
Is birthday important for children?
Is birthday more important for youngsters or for elders?
What’s the special about birthday?
How do you celebrate your birthday?
Studies/ Sleeping Time/Routine
Do you usually study in the morning or afternoon?
Do you think people have less time to relax nowadays?
What are the differences on plans between elders and youngsters?
Are you planning to change your schedule?
How do you arrange your time?
What time do you like best in a day?
Where are you from?
Which part of China are you from?
Introduce the city where you live
Do you like your hometown?
Tell me something about your hometown.
What do you like most about your hometown?
Where are you living now?
What is your favorite room in your home?
Do you like to live in a house or in a flat?
What kind of skills can be learnt from home rather than school?
What is the weather like in your hometown?
Do you think weather can affect people’s behavior?
Would you say there have been any changes in the climate (in your hometown) in the recent past?
What is the time of a year raining many times?
Do you like nature?
How can we get close to nature?
Are there many forests in your hometown?
Do you know your neighbors?
What country do you want to go in the future?
Why do you want to go abroad for travel?
Do you want to come back or stay there after traveling abroad?
Do you like trains?
Do you travel by train?
Is it popular for people to take underground when move around?
When did you last take a taxi?
Do you like travelling by car?
Do you like street market? Why/why not?
What’s the difference between street market and supermarket?
Have you ever been to street market in other countries?
What’s the difference with that in China?
Have you ever used a map?
How often do you use map?
Do you like to use electrical map or paper map?
Have you ever asked for directions?
How did you learn to use a map?
Do you celebrate festivals?
Do you think festivals are important?
Where do you live, a house/ an apartment?
What makes your house/flat look pleasant?
Which room is your favorite?
Will you move In recent future?
What entertainment venues do you often go to?
What kinds of entertainment do you enjoy?
Where did you often entertain yourself when you were a little kid?
Do you like watching TV?
Do parents allow children to watch TV?
Do you think you can learn history from films and/or TV programs?
Do Chinese people like taking pictures?