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December 2017

Part 1

History

Did you learn about any famous people in history at school? Who did you learn about?
Is learning about history important for young people?
How was history taught when you were at school?

Jewellery

What kind of jewellery do people wear in your country?
Why people own a lot of jewellery?
Did you gift someone a jewellery?
Do you like to wear jewellery?

Music

Do you like pop music?
Do you have a favourite pop music star?
What do you prefer — going to a live concert or listening to recorded music?

Part 2

Describe a plant which is important in your country. You should say:

  • where it grows
  • why it is important
  • if you like it or not

and explain how you learned about this particular plant.

Follow-up questions

What other plants are important in your country? Are any of them exported?

Describe an occasion when you arrived early for an event. You should say:

  • What the event was
  • Why you arrived early
  • What you did before the event began

and say if you normally arrive early to such events. 

Follow-up question

Is it necessary to always be early for meetings and appointments?

Part 3

Business

How would you describe the difference between being hardworking and being hard-hearted?
How has the Internet impacted the way we do business nowadays?
What are some of the advantages for employees that the internet offers?
What are some of the long-term benefits of having good employees for a business organization?

Plant

Which plant or flower is the most popular? Why is that?
Have you ever had a plant?
Why do you think some people love having plants and flowers in their homes?
Are there any benefits to looking after plants?

Time

What is your opinion of people who are always late?
Do you think that managing time is important?
Who is better at managing time — the older generation or younger generation?
Do you think it is possible to learn how to manage your time?
Some people say that if you’re doing nothing, you are wasting time. What is your opinion about this?
Nowadays, we have many things which help us save time, for example, automatic washing machines, and other things that have been invented to save time, but people still don’t seem to have enough free time. Why do you think this is?

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November 2017

Part 1

Teenagers

Do you interact with teenagers?
Are teenagers more fashionable now?
Do you have any friends from your primary school?

Part 2

Describe the biggest change in your life.

  • What was it?
  • What was the impact of it on your life?
  • Was the change for the better?

Follow-up questions

  • Do you like changes, and why/why not?
  • Are changes important to people?
  • Is the society prepared for changes?

Part 3

Changes

Are people opened to change very frequently?
Are all changes progressive in young age?
What are the reasons why people make changes in their lives?
Are the changes getting quicker?
Are there more changes now than in the past (why/why not)?
Are old people rigid to change?

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October 2017

Part 1

Work and studies

Tell me your full name, and what should I call you.
Where do you live?
What type of house do you live in?
Do you work or study?
Where do you work?

Time
What time do you get up?
What time of day do you like most, why?
Would you like to manage the time?
How do you check the time?
Do young people keep to time?
Why do you keep to time?
What do you do if you have to wait for someone?
Do young people keep time more than older ones?

Boats
Have you ever been on a boat?
Do you like travelling on a boat?
What kind of people travel on boat in your country?
Would you like to own a boat in future?

News
Which source do you prefer to read news, Internet or newspaper?
How often do you discuss news with your friends?
Would you like to be a news reporter in future?

Advertisement

Do you like advertisement?
Have you ever bought something because you saw an advert on it?
How do you feel when using Internet and adverts pop up?
Which type of advert tells a better story of the product: funny or serious ones?

Jewellery
What kind of jewellery do people wear in your country?
Why people own a lot of jewellery ?
Did you gift someone a jewellery?
Do you like to wear jewellery ?

Historical figure

Tell me about a historical figure who inspired you.

Tell me whether you learned about a historical figure from any film.

Do you recall visiting any historical monument as a child?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a happily married couple.

  • Who are they?
  • How long have they been married?
  • How do they spend time together?

Follow-up questions

  • Does anyone else think the couple has a happy marriage?
  • What is the average age for people to get married in your country?
  • What kind of things would we do during a wedding ceremony?
  • Why do you think people spend a lot of money on weddings?

Describe an  interesting person who you met recently from another country.

  • Who is that person?
  • What are the qualities of the person?
  • Why did you talk and why do you find him/her interesting?

Follow-up questions

  • Why do people visit other countries?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Would you like to become friends with a person from another country?

Describe an  interesting conversation you had with a stranger.

  • Whom with?
  • Where did it happen?
  • Why was it interesting?

Follow-up questions

  • What type of conversations are good?
  • How do you talk with strangers?
  • Why do people follow social networking sites?

Describe a good parent you know.

  • Who the parent is?
  • How did you meet that parent?
  • How do they act with their child / children?

Follow-up questions

  • What are the essential parenting skills?
  • Do nowadays parents put too much pressure on their teenage child(ren)?
  • What is the type of parenting skills used in you country?

Describe a park or garden you visited regularly when you were younger

  • Where was it located?
  • How did it look like?
  • What kind of visitors came there?

Follow-up questions

  • How important are gardens or parks to our cities or towns?
  • Do Government subsidize gardens or parks in your country?
  • Do you think natural places are better than the parks or gardens?
  • How do you think people from past and now treating the nature?

Describe an important letter you received

  • Who sent it?
  • When you received it?
  • What was in the letter that you felt was important?

Follow-up questions

  • How important is to send letters?
  • What is the importance of sending letters in business?

Describe a time when you taught something to your friend or relative.

  • What did you teach?
  • How did you feel after that?
  • Was it resultive?

Follow-up questions

  • Is it hard to teach?
  • What are the skills needed for teaching?
  • Does technology help to teach? How?

Describe something that you wanted to do for sometime, but haven’t done it yet

  • How easy/hard is the thing?
  • Why haven’t you done it yet?
  • Why do you want it to be done?

Follow-up questions

  • Why is it sometimes difficult to start doing something?
  • What are young people goals?
  • How can parents help young people achieve their goals?

Describe an English lecture that you enjoyed.

  • Where was it?
  • Who taught you?
  • What did you like about it?

Follow-up questions

  • Do you think its important to learn multiple languages?
  • Why do certain organisations give advantage to multi-lingual people?
  • What is the downside of learning multiple languages?
  • Why people learn more than one languages?

Describe an interesting book, which you read.

  • What was it?
  • When did you read it?
  • Which influence made this book on you?

Follow-up questions

  • What would you prefer book or movie?
  • What do you think about the movies based on novel and books?

Describe a businessman you admire. 

  • What is the name?
  • What has he/she done?
  • Why do you admire him/her?

Follow-up questions

  • Which business is most common in your country?
  • What age do people start business at?

Part 3

Public transport
Do you use public transport?
Are busses better than trains?
How good is the public transport in your country?
Would you like to see anything changed?
Do you plan to carry on using the public transportation system?

Rewards
What kinds of work should employers reward employees for?
What is the importance of rewarding employees?

Changes
Are people opened to change very frequently?
Are all changes progressive in young age?
What are the reasons why people make changes in their lives?
Are there more changes now than in the past (why/why not)?
Are old people rigid to change?

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September 2017

Part 1

Work and studies, dwelling

Tell me your full name, and what should I call you.
Where do you live?
What type of house do you live in?
What is your ideal house?
Do you work or study?
Where do you work?
What are your responsibilities at work?
Did you have to undergo any training to get this job? How did it help?
Do you like your workplace?
How do you travel to work?
What do you do while traveling?
What type of transportation is available and what do u use?
Do you wish to continue with job? Why?

Fruit
Do you like fruits?
Tell me about a fruit you love.
As a child, did you often eat fruit?
Should fruit be a part of a person’s regular diet?
Have your food habits changed over time? Why?

Historical figure

Tell me about a historical figure who inspired you.
Tell me whether you learned about a historical figure from any film.
Do you recall visiting any historical monument as a child?
Weather

Do you like rainy days?
Did you get wet anytime when you were without an umbrella?
Does people’s mood depend on rain?
What is the first thing comes into your mind when you hear sunshine?
Do you use the sunshine as energy in your country?

Emails
Do you often use emails?
Why do you use emails?
Do you prefer emailing people or talking over the phone when at work?
What are benefits of sending emails?
Do you think it will continue in future?

Birthdays

How do you celebrate your birthdays?
How does it change from the past?

Punctuality

Are you usually punctual?
Do you prepare to arrive early ? How?
Why is it important to reach on time?
Has respect for time changed over the years?

Reading

What type of magazine do you like to read?
How often do you read?
Is this magazine popular among old or young people?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a big company/organization where you live which employs many people.

  • What is it?
  • How many people are employed?
  • What work does the company/organization focus on?

And explain how you feel about the functioning of the company.

 

Describe a leisure activity you wish to do near a seashore.

  • What kind of leisure activity?
  • What things are required in doing that?
  • What are the benefits of this activity?

 

Describe the biggest change in your life.

  • What was it?
  • What was the impact of it on your life?
  • Was the change for the better?

 

Describe something you receive for free.

  • How did you get it?
  • What did you do with it?
  • How did you feel about getting it?

 

Describe a place where people go to listen to music.

  • Where is It?
  • What kind of people go there?
  • How often do you go there and how do you feel about it?

 

Describe the achievement that you are proud of.

  • What was it?
  • When and where did it happen?
  • Why are you proud of it?

Part 3

Music

What are the advantages and disadvantages of listening to music?
Do you think people nowadays listen to music more than in the past?
Do you think modern technology affects the way people listen to music?
Do you think music should be free on the Internet?
How does music help a child?
Where can children get exposed to music?
Do people like the lyrics or the instrumental part of music?
How can you express feelings through music?
Are words or songs better to convey emotions?
How does music help us remember events in history?
Do you think children should learn to play a musical instrument?
Does music help us understand cultural differences between countries?
How did music influence your childhood?

Tourism and environment

Should tour spots be free or charge something?
Is increased tourism causing more pollution?
What are the most famous tourist places in your country?
What attracts the majority of tourists?

Employment

How can universities prepare their students so they get employed soon after graduation?
How do you think the government can help the unemployed?
How can society benefit from a full-time employed person?

Marine life

Who do you think a child or old person will enjoy more near seashore?
How global warming is affecting marine life?
How can we prevent marine life from the adverse effects of global warming?
Have you tried underwater diving?
What are the benefits of underwater diving?

Educating children

Is it difficult to change the mindset of a child?
Is it difficult to teach children new things?
What do you think about teaching new things for elderly people?
Do you think that we will face more challenges to find a job in future and why?

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