雅思口语最新题库20年1-4月

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Part 1
新题
1. Water Sports (new and hot)
• What kind of water sports do people in your country like to do?
• If you were going to try a water sport in the future, what would it be? / Or What kind of water sports do you want to try?
• Do you prefer land or sea?
• Do you enjoy spending time in or nearby the water?
• Do you think water sports are very popular in China?
• Which do you prefer, living by a lake or living by the sea?

2. History (new and hot)
• Have you ever been to a museum to learn history? (on fire)
• Have you ever read books/magazines about history?
• When was the last time you read a book about history? (on fire)
• Do you think history is important?
• Do you like history?/Are you interested in history? (on fire)
• Do you like history as a subject at schools? (on fire)
• Do you like watching documentaries? / Or Do you like watching movies about history? / Or Do you like watching TV series about history?
• Have you ever watched any historical films?
• Have you ever studied history? (on fire) Or Have you ever had any history classes in middle school or high school? (on fire)
• How often do you go to a museum? / Or Do you often go to the museum?

3. Laugh/Smile (new and hot)
• Do you like making people laugh? (on fire)
• Do you often smile? / Do you like smiling?
• Do you enjoy watching TV programs which would make you laugh? (on fire)
• Would you particularly look for funny movies or programs to watch?
• Do you think it is necessary for your friends to be able to enjoy the same kind of humor as you do? (on fire)
• Do you smile/laugh a lot?
• When was the last time you laughed out loud? (on fire)
• Is it important to laugh?
• Do you like movies that make you laugh?

4. Science (new and hot)
• Have you ever studied science? (on fire)
• Do you like science?
• Do children in your country study science? (on fire)
• Are there any science classes after you grow up? (on fire)
• When do people in your country started to study science?
• What could people do with science?
• Could science help people with their daily life?
• Do you think science is important? (on fire)
• Would you read scientific magazines?
• Is it necessary for everyone to study science? Or Would it be helpful if everyone studies science?
• Where do/did you have your science classes?

5. Break (new and hot)
• Which do you prefer, studying non-stop or taking a small break after studying a while? (on fire)
• What do you like to do while you are on a break? (on fire)
• Why do people need to take a rest?
• Which do you prefer, a long break during a day or multiple short breaks throughout a day? (on fire)
• What do people usually do during a break at work? (on fire)
• Which do you prefer, a long break or several short breaks?
• Is it possible to be busy during the break?

6. Spending Time Alone (new and hot)
• What do you like to do when you are alone?
• What do you usually do while you are alone? (on fire)
• Do you like spending time alone?/Do you like spending time with yourself? (on fire)
• How long have you been alone?
• Would you spend more time alone in the future or not? / Or Would you like to have more time to be spent with yourself?
• Could you tell me something about the longest time you have ever spent with yourself?
• Which do you prefer, spending time alone or with friends?
• When was the last time you spent time with yourself? What did you do?
• Do you often spend time with yourself?

7. Art and Gallery (new and hot)
• Do you like art? Or Do you like studying art?
• Does your school have any art class?
• Have you ever been to a art gallery? (on fire)
• Do you have paintings hanging on your walls? (on fire)
• Would you hang pictures/paintings at your place? (on fire)
• Who’s your favorite artist?
• Would it be fun to become an artist?
• Have you ever studied art when you were a kid? (on fire) Or Have you ever had any art classes before? (on fire)
• What kind of paintings would you like to have at your place?

8. Pen and Pencil (new and hot)
• When was the last time you bought a pen/pencil? (on fire)
• How would you feel if someone gives you a pen as a gift? (on fire)
• Do you prefer to use a pencil or a pen? (on fire)
• Did teachers taught you how to use a pen or a pencils to write?
• Which do you use more often, pens or pencils? (on fire)
• Which one would you use at work in the future, pens or pencils?

9. Math and Numbers (new and hot)
• Are you good at math? (new)
• Did you like math when you were young? (new)
• Would you do something related to math in the future?
• Do you like numbers?
• What’s your favorite number? (new)
• What’s your lucky number?
• Does your current job have something to do with numbers?
• Would you find it easy to remember someone’s phone number? / Or Are you good at remembering numbers?
• Do you think math is important?
• Is it difficult to study math? / Or Is it difficult to do well in math?
• Are girls generally good at math?
• Do you often use a calculator?

10. Running (new and hot)
• Would teachers / schools make students run?
• Have you ever watched a running race?
• Do you like watching running races on TV?
• Do you run? Or Do you often go for a run? / Or Do you like running? (on fire)
• How long have you been running?
• Where do you often go for a run? (on fire)
• Where would be ideal for running? / Or Are there any good places for running nearby your place? (hot)
• Have you ever tried long-distance running? (on fire)
• What kind of sports program do you enjoy watching?
• When do you often go for a run?

11. Desserts (new and hot)
• Do you like desserts? (on fire) / Or Do you like eating cakes? (on fire)
• In what kind of situation would you desire some desserts?
• When would people have some desserts?
• Have you ever made some cakes? (hot)
• What kind of holidays or festivals require a cake/making a cake?
• Are there any special cakes?
• Do people in your country(culture) eat desserts/cakes? (on fire)/ Or How do people in your country feel about desserts?
• Would you eat cakes or sweets after the meal? (on fire)
• Is there any sweet food in your country?
• Do kids like eating sweets/cakes/desserts?

12. View (new and hot)
• Are there any places with a nice view nearby your home? (on fire)
• Would you take a photo when you see a beautiful view? (on fire)
• What could be counted as a beautiful view? (on fire)
• Do you like booking a room with a nice view while traveling?
• What’s the best view you have ever seen? (on fire)

13. Parks and Gardens (new and hot)
• Are there any parks near your place?
• Do you enjoy going to a park? (on fire)
• What could you do when you go to a park if you have the chance? (on fire)
• What kind of activities do people often do in the parks? / Or What kind of activities could people do in the parks?
• What kind of facilities do parks have? / Or Do you like the facilities in the parks?
• Do people live in your neighborhood often go to the parks? (on fire)
• Do you often go to the parks?
• Have you ever been to any parks before? What did you do? How about now?

Part 1
旧题(Hot Topics)
14. Work or Study (hot)
• What do you like most about your study? (new)
• Does your major/study live up to your expectation? (new and hot)
• What is the most important quality of a teacher? (hot)
• Which do you prefer, studying in the morning or in the afternoon/at night? (hot)
• What’s your favorite subject?
• Are there any subjects that you are good at? (new)
• Are there any differences between the subjects you are studying now and those in the past? (new)
• What the most interesting part of your study? (new and hot)
• Do you like your major?
• What’s the most interesting part of your major? (new and hot)
Or What do you like the most about your major? (new and hot)
• What kind of subjects are often considered as challenging? (new and hot)
• Would it be better to study science subjects? (new)
• Speaking of studying, who matters more, teachers or classmates? (new and hot)
• Which do you prefer, studying alone or with others?
• What do you find most interesting about your work/job? (hot)
• What is the most important quality of a co-worker/colleague? (new and hot)
• Which matters to you more, the job itself or the people you work with? (hot)
• What have you gained in work? (new)
• Have you ever changed your work before? (new)
• What do you enjoy most about your job? (hot)
• Are you a student or are you working right now?
• Tell me about your job or What do you usually do at work?
• Do you like your job?
• What was your first day at work like?
• What do you want your company to improve?
• Do you think you will change your job in the future?
• What kind of jobs are popular in China?
• Would you like to go to another country to work?
• Tell me about your major/study or what subjects are you studying right now?
• Why did you choose this major? Who helped you to choose this major?
• What was your first day at school like?
• How much time do you spend on studying everyday?
• What time during a day do you like to study?
• Are there anything you wish you school to improve?
• What kind of things could help you to study better?
• Would you like to go to other cities/countries to study?
• What have you learnt from your major?
• Would you like to get a doctor degree?
Or Would you like to be a PHD student?
• Did you choose your major according to your own will?
• What do you plan to do after graduation?

15. Voice (hot)
• Do you like your own voice? (new)
• Are there any differences between the voice you have now and the voice you had while you were younger?
• Does your voice sound differently in recordings? (new)
• Do you have a similar voice with one of your family members? (hot) / Or Do you have a similar voice with your parents?
• Have you ever recorded your voice and listened to it? (hot)
• Has your voice ever changed?
• When would people’s voice change?
• Are there any occasions where people need to change their voices?

16. Accommodation (hot)
• Do you like the place you live in? (hot)
• Do you enjoy your place? (hot)
• Are there any landmarks/iconic buildings nearby your place? (new)
• What kind of building/house do you live in? (new and hot)
• Is life convenient around your place? (hot)
• Are there any markets/shops near your place? (new and hot)
• Are there any parks near your place? (new and hot)
• Are there any public facilities near your place? (new and hot)
• Are there any fitness centers near your places? (new)
• Are there anything you dislike about your place? (hot)
• Would you consider moving? (hot)
• Do you like the surroundings of your place? (new)
• Where do you live, (in a city or in the countryside)?
• Which room do you like the most?
• Which room do you and your family spend most of your time in?
• How long have you been living there?
• Are you willing to live in the countryside in the future?
• What changes do you hope to see in your neighborhood in the future?
• Has the place you live in changed over the years?
• Do you know your neighbors?
• What’s the difference between your current place and your old place?
• What kind of neighborhood do you want to live in?
• What do you usually do at your place?
• Are the traffic facilities around your place good?
• Could you describe your room?
• Do you live in a house or flat?
• Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?

17. Music (hot)
• What kind of music do you like? (hot)
• Are there any differences between the music you listened to in the past and that now?
• Do you prefer listening to music alone or with friends? (hot)
• Do you only listen to one particular type of music? (new)
• When would you listen to music? (hot)
• Would people’s taste of music change with time?
• Do you like listening to music?
• Why do you like listening to music? (It would be possible for candidates to be directly asked to answer this question without the same old “do you like.....”)
• What’s your favorite music? Or What’s your favorite type of music? (hot)
• Would you share the music you listen to with your friends? (new)
• What kind of music do you dislike?
• How much time would you spend on listening to music every day?
• Have you ever been to a concert before?
• Do you play any musical instrument?
• Would you like to learn how to play any musical instrument in the future?
• Would you listen to different types of music under different situations?

18. Countryside (hot)
• Do you live in the city or in the countryside? (hot)
• Do you want to live in the countryside? What could you do there? (hot) / Or Would you live in the countryside in the future? What could you do there? (hot)
• Have you ever been to the countryside?
• What do you usually do in the countryside? (hot)
• Which do you prefer, spending your holidays in the city or in the countryside?(new)
• Do you often go to the countryside?
• Do you like going to the countryside?
• Do you have friends living in the countryside?

19. The Area You Live In / Cities (hot)
• Where do you live? in which city? (hot)
• Do you like your city? / Or Do you like the area you live in?
• Are there anything you dislike about your city? (hot) / Or Are there anything you dislike about your neighborhood?
• Will you continue to live there? (hot)
• Where do you like to go in that area?
• Has the area you live in changed over the years?
• Do you know any famous people in your area?
• Where do you like to go in the area you live?
• Which city have you been to lately?
• Do you prefer living in the city or in the countryside?
• What kind of cities do you like?
• Which city do you like the best in your country?
• Which city do you want to visit?
• How long do you plan to live there?
• What are the problems of living in the city?
• Are there anything needs to be improved in your area?
20. Tea or Coffee (hot)
• Do visitors to your hometown prefer drinking coffee or tea? (new)
• Do people in your country prefer drinking coffee or tea? (hot)
• When was the first time you tried coffee / tea? (hot)
• Have you ever invited your friends over to grab a cup of coffee at your place? (new and hot)
• Would you offer your guest a cup of coffee or tea?
• Which do you prefer, tea or coffee?
• Do you think it would be good to grab a cup of coffee or tea with friends?
• Have you ever gone out for coffee or tea lately?
• When was the last time you had some coffee or tea?
• Where do you often go for some coffee or tea?
• Have you ever received / given away coffee or tea as a gift?
• Where do you often had your coffee or tea, in a cafe or at home?

21. Wildlife and Pets (hot)
• Have you ever seen any wild animals before? (hot)
• What kind of wild animals do you like?
• Is it important to protect wild animals? (hot)
• How to protect wildlife? (hot)
• Have you ever been to a zoo?
• Is it troublesome to take care of a pet? (new)
• Do you like going to the zoo to see some animals?
• Have you ever kept a pet?
• Do you often go to the zoo?
• Do you think zoo is important?
• What kind of animals do you often see in a zoo?
• Where could you often see wild animals?
• Which do you prefer, seeing animals in the zoo or in the wild?
• Have you ever been to a safari park?

22. Jeans (hot)
• Do you like wearing jeans? (hot)
• How often do you wear jeans? (hot)
• Do you think jeans are popular around the world? (new)
• Will jeans be popular in the future? (new)
• Why are jeans popular (in China)?
• Do people around you wear jeans?

23. Walk (hot)
• Do you often go for a walk?
• Compared with the past, do you walk a lot now?
• When do you often go for a walk? (new)
• Would you walk more or less in the future? (hot)
• Do you usually travel on foot or not? (hot)
• Where do you often go for a walk?
• Do you enjoy walking?
• Do children like walking?
• Do you think you have enough walk everyday? (hot) / Or Do you walk a lot?
• Did you like walking where you were a child?
• Do you have time to go for a walk nowadays?
• Is it important to go for a walk?

24. Haircut (hot)
• What kind of haircut do you dislike the most? (new)
• Do you go to the barber’s shop/a hairdresser? (new)
• Do you like your hairstyle?
• How often do have your hair cut?
• Have you ever dyed your hair?
• What’s your favorite hairstyle?
• How much do you usually spend on your haircut?
• Do you often change your hairstyle?
• Do you enjoy / like getting a haircut? or Do you enjoy going to a salon to get a haircut?
• How long have you kept you current hairstyle? (hot)
• Have you ever had a good haircut? or Have you ever had a bad haircut? (hot)
• Do you like the color of your hair?
• Would you like to change the color of your hair in the future?
• When was the last time you had a haircut?

25. Language (hot)
• How many languages can you speak? What are them? (hot)
• How do you learn English?
• Do you plan to learn another language in the future?
• Do you think it is difficult to learn a new language?
• Is it difficult to learn English? (hot)
• When did you start to learn English?
• How to study a new language?
• Why do you learn English?

26. Concentration (hot)
• When do you find it easy to concentrate?
• When do you find it difficult to concentrate?
• How do you concentrate? Or How to stay focused? (hot) Or What do you do to help you concentrate?
• Do you think you can do two things at the same time? (hot)
• When do you need to focus?
• What kind of things could easily distract you when you are trying to stay focused?(hot) Or What may distract you when you are tying to stay focused?
• Are there any places where you might find it easy to stay focused?
• Is it difficult for you to stay focused? (hot)
• Would you spend a lot of time in the countryside

27. Holidays and Festivals (hot)
• Could you tell me something about the best / most unforgettable vacation you have ever had? (new and hot)
• Which do you prefer, spending your vacation in the city or in the countryside? (hot)
• Which do you prefer, long holidays or short holidays? (hot)
• How many holidays do Chinese people have? Do you think it is enough?
• How do you usually spend your holidays? Or What do you usually do when you are on vacation?
• What’s your favorite holiday?
• Would you like to have more holidays? Or Do you think you need more holidays?
• What do people in your country usually do during (traditional) festivals?
• Which public holiday do you like the best?
• What would a perfect holiday be like in your mind?

28. Friends (hot)
• Do you have a friend who lives far away from you now?
• Do you have any childhood friend? (hot)
• Do you have any good friends?
• Are you a qualified friend? (hot) Or Do you think you are a good friend to others? (hot)
• What do you value most in friends? (hot)
• In your opinion, what makes a good friend?
• Would you keep in touch with your childhood friends?
• What kind of people do you like to make friends with?
• Do you have any friends whom you have known for a long time?
• What matters to you the most while making friends?

29. Patience (hot)
• Are you patient?
• What do you often do while waiting for the bus? (hot)
• Are people in your country patient?
• Have you ever lost your patience?
• What do people usually do while waiting? (hot)
• Were you patient when you were young?
• Compared to the past, are you more patient now?
• How would you feel when seeing others losing patience?
• Do you think patience is important?
• What kind of jobs need patience?
• When would you lose your patience?
• Would you lost your patience after waiting for someone or something for a long time?(new)
Part 1
旧题(Less Frequently Asked Ones)
30. Plan
• Which do you prefer, making short-term plans and doing things step by step or making a long term plan? (new)
• Do you make plans? Or Do you make plans on a daily basis?
• How would you make plans?
• Do you think you are a organized person? Or Are you good at managing your time?
• Do you think you are good at making plans?
• Is it difficult to make plans?
• What is the most difficult part of making plans?
• When was the last time you made plans? What was it?

31. Movies
• Do you like watching movies?
• What’s your favorite movie?
• What kind of movies do you like?
• Has the type of movie you like changed over the years? Why?
• How often do you watch movies?
• Do you prefer to watch movies alone or with others?
• Do you prefer to watch movies at home or in a cinema?
• What kind of movies do young people like?
• Do you want to be a movie star?

32. Reading
• Would you read when you were little?
• Do you read for pleasure or for the purpose of studying?
• Do you like reading?
• What kind of books do you like to read?
• Do you read electronic books?
• Do you read books related to your major?
• Are there any differences between the books you read now and those in the past?

33. Street Market
• Are there any street markets around your place?
• Are there many street markets in your country?
• Do you like going to the street markets?
• Why would people go to street markets?
• Would you like to go to the street market? Why or why not?
• Would you go to the street markets in other countries?
• Are things/products in the street markets expensive?
• What are the differences between supermarkets and street markets?

34. Hometown
• Where are you from?
• How long have you been living there?
• Do you like your hometown? Or What do you like the most about your hometown?
• Are there anything you dislike about your hometown?
• Is your hometown a big city or a small city?
• Has your hometown changed over the years? What are the changes?
• Do you think you will continue to live there in the future? Or Would you go to another place to work or live?

35. Transportation
• How did you get here today?
• What means of transportation do you usually take?
• What’s the most popular means of transportation in your country?
• How do you feel about the transportation in your city?
• In your opinion, what would be the most popular means of transportation in China in the future?
• Is it expensive to take public transportation in your city?
• How has the transportation system changed in your hometown over the years?
• Do you drive? Should people learn how to drive?
• Is it important for everyone to get the driver’s license?

36. Photos
• Do you like taking photos?
• Do you prefer taking photos yourself or having others take them for you?
• How often do you take photos?
• In what situations would you take a photo?
• How do you keep your photos?

37. Lending and Borrowing
• How do you feel when others borrow things from you?
• Have you ever borrowed books from others?
• Have you ever borrowed money from others?
• Would you mind others borrowing your mobile phone?
• How do you feel about borrowing money from friends?
• Do you like lending things to others?
• How do you feel when people don’t return things they borrowed from you?
• Would you mind friends borrowing smartphones or money from you?

Part 2&3 人物类
新题
1. Describe a person who taught you something important.
You should say:
Who this person is
What he/she is like
What and how he/she taught you
And explain how you felt about him/her
Part 3
• Which do you prefer, studying alone or with others?
• Who would find studying easier, the young or the old?
• What are the qualities of a good teacher? (hot)
• Could you tell me something about a bad teacher you have had?
• What kind of teachers would be popular among students? Or What kind of teachers would be adored by students?
• When do you think is the best time for children to go to school? (hot) Or In your opinion, what is the best age for children to go to school? (hot)

2. Describe a person in the news who you would like to meet. (on fire)
You should say:
Who this person is
How did this person appear in the news
What had he/she done
And explain why you want to meet him/her
Part 3
• Are there too many news reports?
• Do famous people often appear in the news? (hot)
• What kind of events would be considered as breaking news?
• Do you like watching news?
• What kind of people would often get news coverage in China? (hot)
• Would foreigners appear in Chinese news coverage?
• What kind of things would often get news coverage (in your country)? (hot)
• Are there any differences between news in the past and those nowadays? (hot) Or Compared to 10 years ago, are there any differences in the stories covered by news?
• Would famous people get news coverage in China?
• What kind of people would often get news coverage? (hot) Or What kind of people do you often see in the news? (hot) Or Do famous people often appear in the news? (hot)
• How do you feel about news? Or How do people feel about news?
• Could superstars bring positive influence to the public? (hot)
• Are stories about celebrities in the news always true?
• What influences might news about celebrities have on teenagers?
• Do news about celebrities generally involve good deeds or scandals?
• Is it necessary for people to learn about foreign news or international affairs?
• Are there any foreign television shows in China?
• Are news (on the newspaper) trustworthy? (hot)
• What do people who often appear in the news have in common? (hot)
• What kind of news do old people often watch?
• Compared to 20 years ago, are there any changes in the way people get news?
• Is it true that only positive stories would make it on the news in your country?
• Compared with the past, news are often presented in the format of texts or videos?
• Who do teenagers wish to see more in the news, politicians or celebrities?
• Which do people see more often in the news, financial news or political news?
• Do people (you) watch sports news?
• Speaking of watching news, which one do people prefer, national news or international news?

3. Describe a family member who you spend most time with. (on fire)
You should say:
Who this person is
What kind of person he/she is
What you usually do together
And explain why you spend most of your time with him/her
Part 3
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of living with family members?(hot)
• Should fathers and mothers take an equal amount of responsibility of their children’s education? (hot) Or Who should take more responsibility over children’s education, fathers or mothers? (hot) Or Is it true that fathers and mothers should take an equal amount of responsibility of raising their children? (hot)
• Is it true that family members usually live together in China? (hot)
• Would people in China continue to live with their family members in the future?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a strong family bond? (hot)Or Is it good to have a strong family bond? (hot)
• What possible results could it lead to if the family bond is too strong? Or What’s the influence of a strong family bond? (hot)
• What are the differences between the kind of help/support and advice people get from their family members and those from their friends? Which matters more? (hot)
• Is it important to build a strong family bond?
• Are there any differences between the way men take care of a child and that adopted by women? (hot)
• Is it important to visit family members?
• How many generations of people would live under the same roof in China? (hot)
• Which family member would spend more time to raise a kid? (hot) Or Who would spend more time with their kids, fathers or mothers? (hot)
• Which do you prefer, help and support from family members or friends?
• Is it true that members of a family would scatter over different cities?
• Who are more important, friends or family? (hot)
• Should fathers spend more time with their kids?

Part 2&3 人物类
旧题
4. Describe a person who often travels by air. (hot)
You should say:
Who this person is
Where he/she often goes
Why he/she often travels by air
And explain how he/she feels about it.
Part 3
• Do people in China often travel by air? (hot)
• What are the disadvantages of traveling by air? (hot) Or What are the advantages of traveling by air? (hot)
• Is it good to live nearby an airport? (hot) Or Are there any advantages of living nearby an airport? (hot)
• What languages do people have to know if they are to work at the airport? (new)
• Which matters more while choosing means of transportation, price or comfort?(new and hot)
• Is it convenient to travel by air? (new)
• Why do some people love to live nearby the airport?
• Why do some young people love to work at the airport?
• Is it good to work at the airport? (hot)
• Why would people still choose to travel by air despite of the flight delay?
• Is it risky to travel by air?
• How do you feel about working at the airport?
• Why do some people prefer to travel by train?
• How is working at the airport different from working at other places?
• Should airline companies pay more attention on improving its service or lowering its price?
• Where do people often go by air? (new)
• In your opinion, what means of transportation would be popular in China in the future? (new)

5. Describe a person who is good at his/her job.
You should say:
Who this person is
What his/her job is
What he/she has done in this field
And explain why he/she is good at his/her job
Part 3
• Do managers need to be friendly? (hot) Or Should managers be strict? (hot)
• How to prepare for work? (new)
• What could companies do to make new employees feel better? (hot) Or What could companies do to better fit new employees in? (hot)
• What are the qualities of a good leader? (hot)
• How could people improve their work performance? (hot)
• How should people behave in their first jobs?
• Do you think what people have learned in their universities could help them in their future work?
• Do you agree that people should never stop learning new things? (new and hot) Or Is it necessary for new employees to keep improving themselves? (new and hot)
• Is it necessary for companies to make changes? (new and hot) Or How should companies cope with the fast-changing world? (new and hot)
• What could schools or universities do to help students with their future career?
• When looking for a job, which one matters more, education background or experience?
• Should people receive some training first before being assigned to a post?
• What difficulties could people meet when first entering the workforce?
• Is internship necessary?
• What could people learn from the internship?
• Should universities provide their students with internships?
• Is it hard to be a leader?

6. Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve your goal.
You should say:
Who this person is
What this person encouraged you to do
How did he/she encouraged you
And explain how this encouragement helped you to achieve your goal
Part 3
• How to achieve a goal?
• How to encourage others?
• How to encourage children to study?
• Speaking of studying, who matters more, teachers or parents?
• Is competition a good thing? Or Does competition play an important role in one’s work?
• Could people be friends with their competitors?
• Who plays a bigger role in encouraging children, teachers or parents?
• Why is it important for teenagers to set goals?
• Do you think parents should set a clear goal for their children?
• Do you think money could motivate people to work harder? Or Do you think money is the only way to motivate people to work harder?
• What could encourage children to study?
• Would parents or teachers use physical punishments on children?
• Who have a greater influence on the goal-setting of children, teachers or parents?
• Are teachers always right?
• Should children be encouraged or punished when their performance fails to live up to the expectation?
• Should parents use rewards such as money to encourage their kids?
• Is it important to have a clear goal?
• If a child is tired of studying, how to encourage him/her to continue the work?
• Is making money the best part of having a job? If not, what’s the best part?

7. Describe a person you know who speaks a foreign language well.
You should say:
Who this person is
What foreign language he/she speaks
How often he/she uses the language
And explain why you think he/she speaks this language well
Part 3
• Do you like learning foreign languages?
• Is it important to know a foreign language?
• Who would find it easier to learn a foreign language, children or adults?
• What benefits do knowing a foreign language have? Or What positive influences does speaking or mastering a foreign language have on people’s career?
• Do you think English will be the dominant language of the world in the future?
• When learning a new language, which part is easier, speaking or writing?
• Should children be encouraged to learn other languages?
• Is it possible for anyone to speak a perfect foreign language? Or Is it possible for a person to speak a foreign language as well as a native speaker does?
• Can people learn a new language without knowing the culture of that country or region?
• Is knowing English important for one’s career? Or In your country, would knowing English bring any advantages to job seekers?
• Would learning a foreign language give job applicants more advantages over others?
• Speaking of English, are Chinese people better at speaking or writing?
• Why would people have more difficulties in speaking or writing than they do in reading and listening while learning a new language?

Part 2&3 事件类
新题
8. Describe an exciting event.
You should say:
When it took place
Where you were
Who you were with
And explain why it was exciting
Part 3
• Is it necessary to spend a lot of money on celebrations/parties? Or Is it necessary to spend some money on celebrations/parties?
• When do people normally celebrate?
• Should people spend a lot of time on preparing for the celebration?
• What are the most important birthdays in your culture?
• Would there be any celebration when people reach the age of 18? (Would it cost a lot of money?)
• How do people often celebrate their birthdays? (Would it cost a lot of money?)
• How do old people often celebrate for things? Would they spend lots of money on it?
• Do weddings usually cost a lot?
• Do people in your culture often go out to celebrate holidays or festivals?
• Is it true that Chinese people would spend a lot of money on their birthday celebrations?
• Do people in your country make plans about things they would like to do?

9. Describe a time you received an important message through text. (on fire)
You should say:
When did you receive the text
What was the text about
Who sent you this text
And explain why it was important
Part 3
• What do people usually text each other for?
• Why do people often phone each other to get the important message across instead of texting each other?
• Why do people text?
• Compared with emails and social media, what are the advantages of texting?
• How would people in your country get important message across?
• How do you feel about emails? Is it a good way to deliver messages? Or Do you think letters are a good way to deliver messages?
• What kind of information couldn’t be delivered through text messages?
• Would contacting others through texts be politer than phoning others or sending voice messages to others?
• Could technology do any harm to communication among people?
• What are the differences between receiving information through texts and receiving it through letters? Which do you prefer? Why?
10. Describe a time you saw an interesting animal.
You should say:
What it is
When you saw it
What happened
And explain why you think it was interesting
Part 3
• What kind of animals are commonly seen in your area?
• How do people feel about animals which could be seen in the cities?
• Are there any jobs which would require the assistance of animals in China? Or Nowadays, are there any jobs still requiring the assistance of animals?
• Do you like animals? Or Do you like keeping pets?
• Do you think it is fair for the animals to be kept as pets in the city?
• How would animals bring problems to humans? Or How would pets bring troubles to their owners? Or What kind of troubles could people suffer from keeping pets?
• Some people said that animals in the countryside actually cause more problems than those in the cities, do you agree?
• Would animals still be important in the future?
• What animals are popular in China?
• How do you feel about using animals to do experiment?
• Why more and more people choose to become a vegan nowadays?
• Are there any differences between pets in the past and those nowadays?
• Are pets important for humans?
• Have you ever seen wild animals in your city?
• Is your city pet friendly?
• Is it true that farmers are always cruel to the animals?
• Have you ever kept pets? Or Do you have a pet?
• Do you often see wild animals?
• Is there any work (in your country) requiring the assistance of animals (horses)?
• Do you think it is safe for animals to live in the cities?
• What kind of pets are commonly seen in the cities?
• Are there any wild animals in the cities?
• Is it good for children to keep pets?
11. Describe a time someone apologized to you.
You should say:
When it was
Who apologized to you
Why he/she apologized to you
And explain how you felt
Part 3
• Why would people still apologize even when they don’t mean to?
• In what kind of situation would people apologize? (hot) Or When would people say “sorry”? (hot)
• Do people normally realize what they have done wrong while making an apology?
• How to tell whether people are apologizing from the bottom of their hearts? (hot)
• What kind of people would often say “sorry”?
• Do people often apologize for what they’ve done?
• Do words speak louder than actions?
• Is it important for people to put themselves in others’ shoes?
• Do people in your country like to say “sorry”?
• Why would some people find it hard or refuse to say “sorry” to others?
• Do people need to apologize for everything they’ve done wrong?
12. Describe a time an important journey was delayed.
You should say:
When it took place
Why the journey was important
How it was delayed
And explain how you felt
Part 3
• How to improve the traffic/transportation in a city?
• How do people (in your country) usually travel?
• Are there any differences between the way people travel in the past and that nowadays?
• Does traveling by air suit everyone?
• Does air transportation need any improvement? How?
• What are the differences between means of transportation in the past and those nowadays?
• Which aspects of transportation would be improved in the future?
• Speaking of transportation, do you think speed is the only thing that matters?
• Why would some people travel by air while others would choose to travel by bus?
• What could be done by the local government to improve transportation?
• What kind of difficulties might local government meet when improving transportation infrastructures?
• Where do Chinese people often go for a trip? Or What are the most popular travel destinations for people in your country?
• What’s the most popular means of transportation in China? Is it expensive to take? (on fire)
• How could people travel around with a tight budget?
• What kind of difficulties could people have while traveling around?
• In your opinion, how could touristy spots/tourist attractions be improved?
• Would people still drive a car if public transportation was free of charge?
• How could transportation in rural areas be developed?
13. Describe a time you helped others.
You should say:
Where you helped him or her
Why you helped
How you helped
And explain how you felt
Part 3
• Should parents help with their kids’ homework? (on fire)
• Is it common to see parents helping their kids with the homework?
• Is it common to see neighbors helping each other in China?
• What are the qualities of a good neighbor?
• To what extent should parents help their kids?
• Do you often help others?
• Should teenagers be encouraged to help old people in their neighborhoods?
• Do you think people will continue to help each other in the future?
• Should children help their parents with housework? (on fire)
• Are young people willing to help the old?
• Could kids help their parents?
• What kind of advice do parents in your country often give to their kids?
• Should parents give their children advice?
14. Describe a time when weather prevented your activity.
You should say:
When and where it took place
What you first planned to do
What you did instead
And explain how you felt
Part 3
• Do people (in your country) care about weathers?
• Who would care about weathers?
• Do students care about weathers?
• Are weather forecasts accurate? (on fire)
• What’s your favorite season?
• What do people in your city usually do in different seasons?
• How do people check the weather?
• What kind of influences could weather have on industries, for example the fishing industry and farm industry?
• Is weather predictable?
• Do people/you often change plans because of the weather?
• Generally speaking,what’s the weather like in China?
• Would people do different sports under different weather? What kind of sports? (on fire) Or What kind of activities do people usually do under different weather? (on fire)
• What kind of weather do people in your country like?
• Do Chinese people like getting tanned?
• In your country, would the weather have any influences on people’s arrangements?
• Would Chinese people talk about weather when they meet each other for the first time? Or Do people in your country like talking about the weather?
• In your opinion, does pollution have something to do with terrible weather?
• Have world’s leading powers (powerful countries) done anything about pollution?
• What kind of work couldn’t be carried out on rainy days?
15. Describe a time you couldn’t use your cellphone.
You should say:
When it took place
Where it took place
Why you couldn’t use your cellphone
And explain how you felt
Part 3
• In what kind of situation, people would have to lower their voice while talking?
• Compared with people in the past, are people nowadays actually politer or less polite?
• Should laws and regulations be set for the use of cellphones?
• How do you feel about primary school students being users of cellphones?
• In your opinion, when is the best time for people to have their own cellphones? Or In your opinion, what is the best age for children to have their own cellphones?
• In what situations would people be forbidden to use their phones? Why? (hot)
• Are there any regulations or rules against people using cellphones? Are there anyone who have broken such regulations before?
• How do you feel about laws and regulations nowadays, are they stricter than before or not?
• Is it true that people nowadays are becoming the slaves of their smartphones?
• What could people do with their smartphones?
16. Describe a (traditional) performance you recently watched.
You should say: What it was
When and when you watched it
Who you were with
And explain why you watched it
Part 3
• Are there any benefits for children to take part in performances?
• Who are better dancers, boys or girls?
• Should government spend money on supporting performances? (hot)
• Which do you prefer, watching concerts or traditional performances?
• How to promote traditional performances?
• What are the differences between live performances and performances on TV?
• What influences could dancing and drama have on children? (hot) Or What are the benefits of having children take part in dancing and drama? (hot)
• What kind of shows or performances are popular in your country?
• Could television and internet help with promoting traditional performances?
• What good could traditional performances do to children?
• Do you usually watch traditional performances?
• What kind of cultural performances do China have?
• Do young people like traditional/cultural performances?
• Do you know any cultural performances? Are they popular?

Part 2&3 事件类
旧题

18. Describe a time you lost something but found it in the end. (hot)
You should say:
What you lost
How you lost it
Where you found it
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3
• What kind of things could be easily lost? (hot) Or What kind of things do people often lose? Why? (hot)
• What kind of things could be easily lost by adults?
• Should people keep the things they have found on the street? Or Should people keep the money they have found on the street?
• Why do people often lose stuffs? (hot)
• How to avoid losing things? (hot)
• How do you feel about people keeping the things they have found in the public places instead of giving them back?
• Why would some people feel bad/nervous after losing their stuffs while others don’t? (hot)
• How could people get the things that they’ve lost back? (hot)
• Would people go to the police for help when they’ve lost their stuffs?
• What kind of people are most likely to lose their stuffs?
• What should people do when they found something lost by the others on the street?
• What do people normally do when they found something lost by the others?
• Do people often lose their cellphones?
• .If people lost their cellphones, which would them concern more about, the phones themselves or things they kept in their phones?
• Are you the kind of person who would often lose things?
• What kind of valuable things do people often lose?
19. Describe a time you celebrated your achievement with others. (hot)
You should say:
What you achieved
How you celebrated it
Who you celebrated it with
And explain how you felt
Part 3
• Why won’t old people go to karaoke bars?
• Are there any differences between the leisure activities done by the old and those done by the young?
• How do Chinese people celebrate family events? Is there anything different from that in other cultures?
• Why is it important for sports fans to celebrate the wins of their favorite teams? (hot)
• Do people prefer winning as a team or as individuals?
• How are birthday celebrations different between they young and the old? Or Are there any differences between the way old people celebrate things and that among the young? (hot)
• How to celebrate important occasions? Or What do people usually do to celebrate important occasions?
• Why would people spend a lot of money on celebrations? (hot)
• How would Chinese people celebrate their weddings?
• What do people usually do to celebrate the birth of a baby?
• How do Chinese people celebrate the birth of a baby?
• What do people usually do to celebrate the win of their favorite sports teams?
• Speaking of ways of celebrating things, are there any differences between that in the past and nowadays?
• When celebrating, are there any special routines or things for people to do?
• Are there any differences between the way people celebrating weddings now and that in the past?
• How would young people celebrate things?
• Do people nowadays prefer a big wedding or a small wedding?
20. Describe a time you got bored while you were with others. (hot)
You should say:
When it was
Who you were with
What you did
And explain why you were bored
Part 3 • What kind of jobs are boring? Why? (hot)
• Why would people do boring jobs? (hot)
• Would robots save humans from doing boring jobs in the future?
• Why do people get bored (easily)? (hot) Or Why would people get bored? (hot)
• Compared with the past, why do people feel less interested in reading books?
• What kind of jobs are boring for young people?
• What could encourage people to do boring jobs?
• Would people choose to do interesting jobs with a poor payment or boring jobs with good salaries?
• Do you often feel bored?
• What do people usually do when they feel bored?
• What would you suggest people to do when they feel bored? Or Do you have any suggestions for people who would easily get bored?
• Would people get tired of social media/networking?
• Would people living in big cities feel bored?
• Why some people wouldn’t find their jobs boring?
21. Describe the occasion when you met someone for the first time. (hot)
You should say:
When you met this person
Where you met this person
What you did together
And explain how you felt
Part 3 • How to maintain a good relationship with friends? (hot)
• Are there any differences between friends you made in the past and those nowadays? (new)
• How would the older generation make friends when they were young? (hot) Or How did people make friends in the past? (hot)
• Which one is better, making friends through the internet or face to face? (new)
• What kind of things do you/people normally talk about with an interviewer? (new)
• Why would companies require interviews? (new)
• Who are more important, old friends or new friends? (hot) Or Which one is more important, maintaining friendship with old friends or making new friends? (hot)
• Can people/you make friends with colleagues? (hot)
• Is it better to be close friends with your leader? (hot) Or Can employees be friends with their employers? (hot)
• How to make new employees feel better at work? (hot) Or What could companies do to help their new employees to better fit in? (hot)
• Do you think it is strange to make friends online?
• Why do some people only have few friends?
• How could companies welcome their new employees? Or What do companies usually do to welcome their new employees?
• Do you like making new friends?
• How do young people make friends?
• Where do young people often go to make new friends?
• How do you feel about people making friends with their bosses?
• How do you feel about people making friends with their colleagues?
22. Describe a time you were sleepy but got to stay awake. (hot)
You should say:
When it happened
Why you were sleepy
Why you had to stay awake
And how you stayed awake
Part 3 •
Do you have enough sleep?
• When would people feel tired or sleepy? (hot)
• Do people nowadays have enough sleep? (hot) Or Do people in your country have enough sleep? (hot)
• In what kind of situation would people need to stay up late? (hot) Or In what kind of situation would people need to stay awake even when they are tired? (hot)
• Has technology made our life easier?
• Is it possible to achieve a balance between work and life?
• How to achieve a balance between work and life?
• What kind of people need to stay up late? (hot) Or People working in which industry would often have to stay up late?
• What could people do to stay awake? (hot)
• Is it true that nowadays young people are suffering from too much pressure?
• Why people would feel reluctant to put down their phones? (new)
• Why would people nowadays constantly feel tired? (new)
• What kind of people would often suffer from the lack of sleep? (hot)
• Who would be able to enjoy a better sleep, the young or the old?
23. Describe a special day you remember well. (hot)
You should say:
When it was
Who you were with
What you did
And explain why it was special
Or explain why you remember it well
Part 3
• Which do people prefer, recording life through photos or videos? (hot) Or Which is a better way to keep memories, by videos or by photos?
• Why would some people be able to remember things happened in their childhood? (hot)
• Why some people couldn’t recall anything took place in their childhood? (hot)
• What kind of things happened in one’s childhood could be easily remembered?
• Could people still remember things happened in their childhood?
• Which are easier to remember, good things in life or bad things in life?
• Are photos a good way to store memories?
• Why some people are bad at remembering things?
• Could technology help with people’s memories? (hot)
• Do people in your country often remember good things or bad things?
• What kind of things would have an influence on memory?
• Do people spend too much money on their birthdays and weddings?
• How could forgetful people improve their memories? Or How could forgetful people better remember things?
• What kind of people are good at remembering things?
• Would children be able to remember things happened when they were little?
• Should people remember bad things happened in their life?
• Could you still remember things happened in your childhood?
• What are the things you remember well from your childhood?
24. Describe a time you took advice from others (on choosing your major or work).
You should say:
When it was
Who you took the advice from
What the advice was about
And explain how you felt
Part 3
• What kind of jobs are popular? Are there any changes over the years? (hot)
• Does gender play a role in choosing majors and seeking for jobs? (hot)
• Is it hard for the young to choose their majors? How to deal with that?
• Why do young people find it hard to choose majors or career paths? (hot)
• What can affect young people’s choices of career? (hot) Or What can affect people’s choice of career? (hot)
• Do people really get to choose freely when it comes to job-hunting?
• What kind of jobs are popular among the young? (hot)
• In your opinion, What do young people see most in jobs? Is payment the only thing that matters?
• Why would some people hop from jobs to jobs?
• Is it true that lots of people are planning on job-hopping?
• Is career planning important?
• Do young people like making long-term plans for their career?
• In your opinion, what is the perfect time to retire?
• Do people choose their majors according to their own preferences or do they follow others’ advice, such as their parents?
• What majors are popular majors nowadays?
• Why would some people choose less popular majors?
25. Describe a time you didn’t tell others the whole truth. (hot)
You should say:
When it took place
Where it took place
Why you didn’t tell the whole truth
And explain what happened in the end
Part 3
• Why would children lie? (hot)
• What could parents do when they find out that their kids are not telling the truth?(hot)
• How should liars be punished?
• Why would adults lie? (hot) Or Why would people tell lies? (hot)
• Are there any differences between lies told by the adults and those by the kids? (hot)
• Could liars be spared?
• When would you tell lies? Or When would people tell lies? (hot)
• Do you think it is important for friends to trust each other? (hot)
• Do you think it is necessary for people to speak the truth all the time? (hot)
• When would people feel bad about telling the truth? (hot) Or When would telling the truth be considered as not appropriate or impolite?
• Would companies tell lies to reach their goals?
• What possible results could lies told by the companies lead to?
• Do white lies truly exist?
• How do you feel about lying?
• Have you ever told white lies?
• Would successful people tell lies?
• Are reports/things on the internet always true?
• Are news trustworthy?
• How do you feel about people/children who tell lies?
• Is it true that honest people are more likely to be successful?
26. Describe a leisure activity you do with your family.
You should say:
What it is
When you would do it
How you do it
And how you feel about it
Part 3
• What leisure activities are popular in China? (hot)
• What leisure activities are popular among the young? (hot)
• Do leisure activities have to be educational? (hot)
• Is it true that men and women like different leisure activities? (hot) Or Do men and women enjoy the same leisure activities? (hot)
• How to achieve a balance between work and life? (hot)
• What leisure activities do people often do during a short break at work?
• Why would people go to concerts?
• Are there any differences between leisure activities popular among the old and those among the young?
• Why are leisure activities needed?
• How do people nowadays spend their holidays?
27. Describe an interesting conversation you had.
You should say:
When you had the conversation
Who you had it with
What the conversation was about
And explain why you think it was interesting
Part 3
• What do men normally like to talk about? How about women? (hot)
• What are the differences between a face to face conversation and the conversation people could have over phone calls? (hot)
• Why would some people feel nervous about giving a presentation? How to deal with that? (hot)
• Is it appropriate to tell jokes while delivering a presentation? (hot) Or Is it a good thing to make jokes while delivering a presentation or a speech? (hot)
• Is it important to have diagrams or charts in presentations? Or Would having visuals such as images or videos in presentations help with illustrating ideas?
• Do you think having a great sense of humor is necessary for a speaker?
• Are there any differences in conversations among men and those among women? (hot)
• Is it important to be good-looking for a public speaker?
28. Describe a happy day. (hot)
You should say:
Where you were
Who you were with
What you did
And explain why it made you happy
Part 3
• Compared with people in the past, are people nowadays happier? (hot)
• Who do you prefer to celebrate things with, families or friends?
• Can money buy happiness? (hot) • Why would some people feel unhappy nowadays? (hot)
• How would Chinese people celebrate festivals?
• What do people often do when celebrating festivals?
• Would people in your country spend lots of money on (birthday) gifts? (hot)
• Would people (in your country) give expensive gifts to the newlyweds? (hot)
• How do you feel about spending a lot of money on celebrations, such as birthdays and weddings? Or Is it necessary to spend lots of money on celebrations?
• What do people in your country/city/hometown usually do to celebrate the new year?
29. Describe a time you borrowed something useful from the others. (hot)
You should say:
What it was
When you borrowed it and how long you kept it
Who you borrowed it from
And explain why it was useful / why you borrowed it
Part 3
• What is the best time for people to return things they’ve borrowed to others? (hot)Or How long could people keep the things they’ve borrowed without being considered as rude? (hot)
• Would there be any problems caused by borrowing and lending things?
• Some people think that they’d better buy everything they need instead of borrowing them from others, how do you feel about this? (hot)
• What kind of things could be borrowed and what couldn’t be borrowed? (hot)
• Do people often borrow things from their families or friends? (hot)
• What kind of people often borrow things from their families and friends?
• Are there any differences between “borrowing” things without telling their owners and stealing?
• Should people keep the things they’ve borrowed for a long time without giving them back? (hot)
• Do you like borrowing things from others? (hot) Or Do you like lending things from others? (hot) Or How do you feel about lending or borrowing things? (hot)
• What kind of things do people often borrow from others? (hot)
• Should people let the owners know before borrowing things from them? (hot) Or Should people get owners’ permission first before borrowing anything from them? (hot)
• Is it better to buy the thing which you are only going to use once or to borrow it from others?
• Should there be a time limit about how long people could keep the things they borrowed from others? (hot)
30. Describe a time you played an indoor game with others. (hot)
You should say:
What the indoor game was
Who you played it with
What the indoor game was like
And explain why you played it or how you felt about it
Part 3
• What kind of indoor games are popular among children? (hot)
• Is it good for children to play indoor games? (hot)
• Is it good to play computer games? (hot) Or In your opinion, is it a waste of time to play computer games? (hot)
• Do you often play computer games or mobile phone games?
• Which ones are better for children, indoor activities or outdoor activities? (hot)
• Is team-work important? (hot)
• Have you ever been to the countryside?
• Do you like living in the countryside?
• Are there any indoor games played by children that require team work? (hot)
• What kind of activities do parents often take their children to do?
• Why do people like playing computer games or mobile phone games? (hot)
• What kind of indoor games are popular in China?
• What are the qualities of a good team leader?
• Is it good to have teamwork? What benefits does it have?
• What are the benefits of team game?
• What kind of influents do playing games have on children?
• Why do Chinese people like to play mahjong?
• Do you know any popular indoor games from the old days or your father’s generations?

Part 2&3 物品类
新题
31. Describe a change that can improve your local area.
You should say:
What it is
How it can be made
What difficulties it might meet
And explain what benefits it might bring to your area
Part 3
• Is it important to have some communication with your neighbors? How to communicate with them? (hot)
• What are the influences of communication?
• Why should people communicate with each other?
• What are the disadvantages of not have any communication with others? (hot)
• Do people from your neighborhood know each other?
• Are there any disadvantages of knowing everyone in the neighborhood? (hot) Or What are the advantages and disadvantages of knowing everyone in the neighborhood? (hot)
• Where do people in your neighborhood often go to meet and make new friends? Why? (hot) Or Where do people in your neighborhood often have their social gatherings? (hot)
• How do you feel about the relationship among neighbors in your country?
• Would people who live in the countryside enjoy a better/closer relationship with their neighbors?
• Where could people often go to hang out with their friends?
• Do people like communicating with each other?
• Are there any facilities or things which could help people to better communicate with each other?
• Are there any differences between how people communicate with each other in the past and that nowadays?
• Is it a good thing or a bad thing to know everyone around you?
• What kind of activities are popular in your neighborhood/community?
• What changes have cellphones/smartphones brought to people’s life?

32. Describe a challenge you met. (on fire)
You should say:
What it was
When and where you met it
What you did to cope with the challenge
And explain why you think it is a challenge
Part 3
• Are there any challenges that children could meet? What are them and why?
• Should parents set any challenges for their children? (on fire)
• What‘s the most challenging thing for children to do? (on fire) Or in the eyes of children, what kind of things could be challenging?
• Are there anything which young people would find more challenging than old people do? Or Are there anything which old people would find more challenging than young people do?
• Should children be given lots of challenging tasks to do? (on fire)
• Why would children feel interested in taking challenges?
• How would children react to an overwhelming numbers of challenges?
• Globally speaking, what are the biggest challenges faced by people of your age?(on fire) Or What are the global challenges faced by people nowadays? (on fire)
• What are the benefits of children taking challenges? (on fire) Or What are the advantages and disadvantages of children taking challenges? (on fire) Or What influences do taking challenges have on children? (on fire)
• .Do you agree that nowadays, some children are too spoiled to take any challenges?
• What kind of sports are challenging? (on fire)
• In your opinion, have parents set enough challenges for their kids to take?
• Should governments take responsibilities in protecting the environment?

33. Describe a successful small company. (on fire)
You should say:
What it is
What it is like/What products or services it offers
How you knew it
And explain how you feel about it
Part 3
• Which is better, working for others or being self-employed?
• How to run a company/business successfully? ((on fire) Or What factors does a company need in order to be successful? (on fire) Or What do successful companies have in common? (on fire)
• What kind of companies or corporations are there in your city? Why? (on fire) Or What kind of companies or corporations are there in your country? Why? (on fire) Or What kind of companies or businesses are there in your neighborhood? Why? (on fire)
• Lots of companies are making changes, how do you feel about this?
• Are the changes made by the companies always positive/good?
• How do you feel about the fact that some emerging companies could make it while others don’t? (on fire) Or Why some companies could be more successful than others? (on fire)
• Lately, are there any new businesses in your country? What are them?
• What qualities does a leader of a company need?
• Are there any differences between the industry structure nowadays and that in the past?
• Does technology matter for the development of a company?
• Does environment matter for the development of a company?
• What are the differences between a state-owned company and a private company?
• How do you feel about charities/non-profit organizations?
• Are there any emerging industries? What are them?
• What are the differences between working for others as an employee and being self-employed?
• Are there any differences between companies in China nowadays and those in the past?
• Why some companies are making profits while others aren’t?
• In today’s economy, would there be more and more family businesses?
• Do leaders of the companies need to be smart?
• How to run a company and to encourage employees as a manager?

34. Describe an article on health/healthy living that you read on a magazine or on the internet. (on fire)
You should say:
What it was
Where you read it
Why you read it
And explain how you felt about it/what you’ve learned
Part 3
• What kind of food do people in your country often eat? Or What kind of food is popular among people in your country?
• Are there any differences between the popular food in your country and that in other countries?
• How do people in your country stay healthy? (on fire) Or What do Chinese people do to stay healthy? (on fire)
• Compared with the past, people nowadays tend to be less physically active, why? Or Compared with the past, people nowadays tend to exercise less, why?
• Some people said that articles about health are filled with lies, how do you feel about this?
• What matters the most for staying healthy?
• Compared with people in the past, are people nowadays healthier? (on fire) Or Who are healthier, people living in the past or people nowadays? (on fire) (Or Who would pay a better attention to health, people living in the past or people nowadays? (on fire)
• Why people nowadays tend to have a longer life-span and a taller stature?
• Should children learn how to stay healthy at school? (on fire)
• Why would people read articles about health/healthy living?
• Are children paying attention to their health?
• How to stay healthy (under pressure)? (on fire)
• Why some people wouldn’t pay any attention to their health or a healthy lifestyle?
• What have governments done to guarantee citizens’ healthcare? (on fire) Or What have governments done to help citizens to stay healthy? (on fire)
• Would schools in your country focus on helping their students to stay healthy?
• In your opinion, why is it harder for people nowadays to stay healthy compared with people living in the past?
• In your opinion, should the promotion of a healthy life style starts from schools?
• In your opinion, What kind of role should governments play in promoting a healthy lifestyle? (on fire)
• What are the differences between sports/physical exercises nowadays and those in the past?
• Is swimming a popular exercise for staying healthy?
• Would people have healthier a diet in the future?
• Would people exercise more in the future?
• Do people need to read magazines on health?
• Do people in your country often do physical exercises? How?
• Is it useful to set up things for children to do to maintain their health?
• What could schools do to help their students to stay healthy?
• Would going to parks and gardens be benefical for children’s health?
• In your opinion, do people have enough education on health at schools?
• Are there any differences between what young people do to stay healthy and that done by the old?
• In your country, are there any activities at schools aiming at helping students to stay healthy?

35. Describe a job that you would not like to do in the future. (on fire)
You should say:
What it is
Where you knew it from
Why you think it is difficult or easy to do
And explain why you would not like to do it
Part 3
• What influences does artificial intelligence (A.I) / technology have on people’s jobs?(on fire) Or Is it true that technology would make people lose their jobs? If so, how to deal with it? (on fire)
• What kind of jobs are popular among young people (in your country)?Why? (on fire) Or What kind of jobs are not popular among young people (in your country)? Why? (on fire)
• .Which matters more for young people in terms of finding a job, their interests or the payment? (on fire) Or Would young people choose to do boring jobs with good payment or interesting jobs with poor payment? (on fire)
• How could young people achieve a balance between work and life?
• Compared with people nowadays, people living in the past often worked in labor-intensive industries, why? (on fire) Or Is it true that jobs in the past would involve more hard labor? Why jobs nowadays are less labor-intensive? (on fire)
• In which areas has artificial intelligence/technology/robots replaced humans?
• Would technology/artificial intelligence/technology make people’s work easier?
• Are there anyone who are doing jobs that they hardly have any interests in? Why?
• Would parents intervene in their children’s jobs/career?
• Is it true that many people would leave their hometown to work at somewhere else? Why?
• Would people go back to their hometown to work later in life?
• Would people work more in the future?
• Why people nowadays would often have to work overtime?

36. Describe something you bought that was difficult to use at first (on fire)
You should say:
What it was
When and Where you bought it
Why you thought it was difficult to use / How you managed to use it
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3
• (Speaking of learning how to use a new product or a new technology,) Who are faster learners, the young or the old? Why?
• What influences does internet have on learning (how to use) new things?
• Would people(you) buy products based on new technologies? (on fire)
• Are there anything which young people would find easy to use while old people would find
them hard to use? (on fire)
• Are instructions or manuals of products helpful? (on fire)
• Why would people buy things that are hard to use?
• Do you usually buy new things? Or Would people buy the latest products? (on fire)
• Do you think that advertising would make people buy more things?
• What could people do to solve the difficulties they met in the use of products?
• Is it necessary to buy the newest products in the market?
• What kind of people might have difficulties in using the products they’ve bought? Or What kind of people might find it hard to use the products they’ve bought?
• Would you read instructions of a product?
• Is it necessary for the latest products to have a manual or an instruction?
• Speaking of the latest products, how do young people feel about them? How about the old?
• How do you (people) feel about advertisements?

37. Describe a team that you were once a member of. (on fire)
You should say:
What it was
Why you joined it
What you did in it
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3
• Is teamwork important? (on fire)
• Is it important to have children take part in team activities? (on fire) Or Should children take part in teamwork? (on fire)
• Why would some children feel reluctant to take part in team activities?
• Are leaders important for a team?
• Is it necessary for children to have team spirit? (on fire) Or Is it important for children to learn how to work as a team? (on fire)
• What factors are important in teamwork?
• What kind of activities other than sports would require kids to work as a team?
• For companies, is it important to have project leaders?
• Would divergence of opinion/different voices within a team have any impact?
• What do people have to do as a part of a team?
• Is it true that children with siblings could learn how to cooperate with others in a team more easily than only child does?
• .How to train students’ team spirit in class?
• Would people enjoy an equal status and rights within a team?
• What qualities does a good team member have?

38. Describe a uniform you once wore. (on fire)
You should say:
Where and where you wore it
Who paid for it/who bought it
What it looked like
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3
• Do students in your country wear uniforms? (on fire) Or Is it true that every student in China would have to wear uniforms? (on fire)
• What are the advantages of wearing (school/work) uniforms? (on fire) Or What are the disadvantages of wearing (school/work) uniforms? (on fire)
• Do students like wearing uniforms? Or How do students feel about wearing uniforms?
• Are there any differences in the qualities of school uniforms?
• Is it necessary to wear uniforms? (on fire) Or Why it is necessary for people to wear uniforms?
• What are the determinants of the quality of uniforms?
• Do you wish school uniforms could be improved? Any specific ideas? Or Are there anything wrong about uniforms?
• Why would some companies ask their employees to wear uniforms? (on fire)
• Does wearing uniforms have something to do with the loyalty to a company/employer?
• In your opinion, could the differences in people’s characteristics been told according to their clothing styles? (on fire)
• Does people’s taste in fashion have anything to do with their personality? (on fire) Or Does the clothes people wear has something to do with their personality? (on fire)
• In your opinion, why do young people have a similar taste in clothing?
• Are there any changes in uniforms over the years?
• What kind of people would have to wear uniforms?
• Why do some students hate wearing uniforms? (on fire) Or Why do people hate wearing uniforms? (on fire) Or Why do children hate wearing uniforms? (on fire) Or Why do some students like wearing uniforms?
• Why students are forced to wear school uniforms?
• Would it help build employees’ sense of belonging by asking them to wear uniforms?
• How could schools design better uniforms?
• Are there any customs involving uniforms?
• What could be limited by wearing uniforms?
• Why uniforms worn by teachers are different from those worn by the students?
• Does the design of women’s clothes show more details than those of menswear?
• What colors could catch people’s attention the most?
• Do people’s professions have something to do with their clothing?
• Are school uniforms in your country identical/similar?
• Are there any schools in China which wouldn’t ask their students to wear uniforms?

39. Describe a goal you once set and was able to achieve in the end. (on fire) Or Describe a goal you once set and tried your best to achieve.

40. Describe a useful new skill you’ve learned. (on fire)
You should say:
What it is
How you learned it
Whether it is difficult to learn or not
And explain why it is useful
Part 3
• What are the benefits of team cooperation in sports?
• Would watching lots of TV do any harm?
• What could people learn from teamwork?
• What skills are necessary in today’s society?
• Is it useful to watch TV or videos? (on fire) Or Could people learn anything from watching TV or videos?(on fire)
• What kind of skills should a successful person have? (on fire)
• Is it important to communicate with others?
• Does playing computer games have any benefits? (on fire) Or Could people learn anything from playing computer games? (on fire)
• Is communication skill important at work place?
• Some people said that watching TV would do harm to people’s communication skills, how do you feel about this?
• What skills could playing computer games help people to develop? (on fire)
• In your opinion, would playing computer games help with the development of technology?
• Are there any differences between skills required in the past and those nowadays? How about the future? (on fire)
• Why would some parents nowadays share a negative attitude towards playing computer games?
• What kind of skills could playing computer games help children to develop? (on fire)
• What kind of skills are required for people who are parts of a team?
• Is communication important within a team?
• What skills could people learn from their coworkers?
• Why some people like watching cooking shows?
• What kind of communication skills are required at work?
• What kind of skills should people have in team sports? (on fire) Or What kind of skills could people learn from playing team sports? (on fire)
• Could people go to work directly without receiving any education/training?
23.What kind of skills should a business man have?

Part 2&3 物品类
旧题
41. Describe a popular product (eg. food, handcraft.) in your area.
You should say:
What it is
What it is like
How it is made
And explain why it is popular
Valid topics from the previous season
Part 3
• What advantages do imported goods have?
• Are there any differences among food in different regions/countries?
• Could people buy products from other regions/countries?
• What’s the most popular product in your country?
• What’s the most popular foreign food in your country? Why? (hot)
• What’s the most special food in your area?
• Why it is necessary to import foreign food/goods?
• Why it is hard for some (remote) areas in China to import any foreign (electronic) products?
• Do special products in one region have something to do with culture/custom?
• What’s the most popular imported good in your country? Why? (hot)
• How do you feel about imported cars? Are they popular in your country?

42. Describe a gift that took you a lot of time to prepare.
You should say:
What it was
Who you gave it to
How you prepared it
And explain why you spent a lot of time on preparing it
Part 3
• How do people usually pick out gifts? or How do people in your country usually pick out gifts?
• Why do some people find it hard to pick out gifts? (hot) or Would people have a hard time in picking out gifts? Why? (hot)
• What kind of difficulties people might go through while picking out gifts?
• Do you think practical gifts are more appropriate than the impractical ones? or Some people think that practical gifts are so much better than those impractical ones, do you agree with this statement?
• What are the differences between the kind of gifts given to others nowadays and those in the past? (hot) or Do people give the same kind of gifts as they did in the past? (hot)
• Is it common for people in your country to send each other gifts?
• Is it hard to pick out gifts for rich people?
• Do people in your country like sending each other gifts? (hot)
• What kind of gifts do people (such as businessmen) normally give to each other?
• What are the benefits of sending gifts?
• What kind of gifts are popular (in your country)? (hot) or What kind of gifts do people in your country often give to each other? (hot)
• When do people usually give each other gifts? (hot)
• What kind of gifts do people usually give to each other during festivals?
• In your opinion, would people like gifts (such as weight set and make-ups) which could help improve themselves, like gaining muscles or making them more attractive, better?
• Do you think teachers should receive gifts? or Do you think teachers should receive expensive gifts?
• Does the price of the gifts matter?
• Should gifts always serve a practical use?
• What are the differences between men and women when it comes to picking out gifts? (hot)
• Which matters more, the price of the gift or the sentimental values of it?
• Would people have a harder time in picking out gifts for others in the future?
• What are the differences in terms of sending gifts in different situations?
• In China, why people give each other gifts?
• What are the differences between fancy gifts which hardly serve any practical uses and those practical ones?
• Would you give others practical gifts or something else?
• What kind of people would be the hardest ones to pick out gifts for?
• Who would care about the price of the gift more, senders or receivers?
• Do people like giving each other handcrafts as gifts?

43. Describe a picture or photograph you like in your room. (on fire)
You should say:
What is in it
Where it is
How you got it
And explain why you like it
Part 3
• Do people nowadays often use smartphones to take photos? How do you feel about this? (on fire) or How do you feel about people taking photos with their phones? (on fire)
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking photos with smartphones?(on fire)
• Do you like taking photos with your phone?
• Do you think photographers are artists?
• How do you feel about doing photography as a career? (on fire) or Could people develop a nice career as a professional photographer? (on fire) or in your opinion, is being photographer a decent job? (on fire)
• What are the benefits of learning how to paint for children?
• Is it possible for someone to become a famous artist through hard work?
• Should children/adults learn how to paint? (on fire)
• Should governments/schools make art a compulsory course?
• Do you agree that art would hardly do any contribution to the economic growth?
• Why some schools seem to pay little attention on the painting classes?
• Should children sign up for classes to learn how to paint? or Should children sign up for art classes?
• Do you like taking selfies?
• Would taking selfies help build up people’s confidence?
• Are the any disadvantages about taking selfies?
• Are there any benefits for adults to study art? (on fire) or Are there any benefits for children to study art/to learn how to paint? (on fire) or Are there any benefits for old people to study art / to learn how to paint? (on fire)
• Is it hard to learn how to paint? (on fire) or Is it hard for adults to learn how to paint? (on fire)
• Why should people study art?
• Would studying art or learning how to paint do any good to people’s creativity?
• Can old people paint?
• Can anybody learn how to paint? (on fire)
• Are there any disadvantages of taking photos?
• Should all people learn how to paint regardless of their age?
• What kind of people are ideal candidates for learning how to paint?
• Why some people would still choose to work in art industry even though the payment might not be good?

44. Describe a film you would like to share with your friends. (on fire)
You should say:
When you watched it
Where you watched it
Whether you like it or not
And explain why you want to share it with friends
Part 3
• Is it fair for movie stars to earn a lot of money? (hot) or in your opinion, are movie stars over-paid? (hot)
• Is it necessary (for directors) to hire famous movie stars?
• Why the personal life of movie stars is always under the spotlight?
• Should movie stars be well-behaved all the time even in private?
• What kind of films are popular in your country? (hot)
• Why comedy movies enjoy a great popularity?
• Why some actors enjoy a greater popularity compared with others? (hot) or Why some actors could become famous while others don’t? (hot)
• What kind of movies do young people enjoy watching? Why? (hot)
• What kind of movies do old people enjoy watching? (hot)
• What are the differences between the movies enjoyed by young women and those enjoyed by young men? (hot) or What kind of movies do young women and young men enjoy respectively?
• Would going to the cinema to enjoy movies continue to be popular in the future?(hot) or Would cinemas disappear in the future? (hot)
• How do you feel about people who play with their cellphones all the time during movies?
• What secrets do movie stars own to their success? (hot)
• Are there any movie stars enjoying a great fame without being good at acting? Why?
• Why cartoons and animations are quite popular?
• What kind of qualities matter the most for movie stars? (hot) or in your opinion, what makes a person a movie star? (hot) or How to become a movie star? (hot)
• What are the differences between movies nowadays and those in the past?
• Is it easy for stars in China to make a fortune?
• Do people prefer going to the cinema to watch a movie or watching movies at home?
• Is watching movies a good way to relax? (hot)
• Do you like watching movies at the cinema?
• What kind of movies do you like?
• Do women enjoy romantic movies more than men do?
• What are the differences between watching movies at the cinema and watching movies at home? (hot)
• Could the characters/roles in the films help actors to become successful?
• Are there any differences between the way people promote movies in China and that in Hollywood?
• In your option, how could actors communicate with the viewers?

45. Describe a toy you liked in your childhood.
You should say:
What it was
When you received it
How you played it
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3
• What toys are popular among kids nowadays? (hot)
• Are there any differences between toys nowadays and those in the past (in your country)? (hot)
• Would parents use toys to make up for their absence from their kids life? (hot) Or Would parents use toys to keep their kids company instead of spending time with them? (hot)
• Are there any differences between gifts for children nowadays and those in the past?
• Are there any differences between gifts for boys and those for girls?
• Do you often play with toys?
• What are the benefits of playing with toys for children? (hot)
• What kind of toys are popular among kids in your country?
• Should parents intervene in children’s choices of toys?
• Could playing with toys do any harm to children?
• What could children learn from playing with toys?
• What influences could it have on children if their parents give them too many toys?
• What kind of toys do parents nowadays often buy for their kids?
• What could children learn from playing team games?
• What are the differences between online games and traditional games?

46. Describe a beautiful sky you enjoyed seeing. (on fire)
You should say:
Where you saw it
Who you saw it with
What you saw
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3
• Should kids learn something about stars or other planets? (on fire) or Do you think it is necessary for children to learn something about the stars? (on fire) or Should children learn something about astrophysics? (on fire) or Should schools set classes about the space, planets or astrophysics? (on fire)
• Is advanced technology useful for star observation? (hot) or How could technology help people observe stars and other planets? (on fire)
• What kind of people are interested in stars?
• Is watching stars helpful for improving one’s creativity? (on fire) or Can watching stars do any good for people’s imagination? (on fire)
• Do you like watching the sky?
• Why universe or space seem to be a popular theme in today’s movies?
• Could knowing something about the universe or other planets have any benefits for people?
• When do you think children could begin to learn something about other planets?
• What could children gain from observing other planets?
• How could internet help people to know other planets?
• Do people believe the things they’ve learned from the internet about stars and other planets ?
• What practical uses could exploring other planets serve? or What practical uses could space exploration serve?
• Do people in your country like astrophysics? or Do people in your country like something related to other planets or the universe?
• How do you feel about test oriented education?
• Is it necessary to explore the space and other planets?
• What kind of technology could be used for learning about other planets?

Part 2&3 地点类
新题
47. Describe a crowded place. (on fire)
You should say:
Where it is
When you went there
What you did there
And explain how you felt
Part 3
• How would people feel when they are at a crowded places? (on fire)
• Are there too many people in the cities? What could be done (by the government) to cope with it? (on fire)
• Why would some people enjoy going to crowded places? (on fire)
• Should young people work and live in big cities?
• Which one is better, staying in a city or in the countryside?
• What kind of places are often crowded? (on fire)
• How to make/build cities into a better place?
• Is it important to have entertaining and recreational facilities?
• What are the features of a well-designed city?
• Why many places in China are overcrowded?
• With the increasing population, would parks and gardens disappear in the future?
• Why cities are getting increasingly crowded these days? Could police/the government help to deal with this issue?
• Why would some people behave differently at crowded places?
• Speaking of urban planning, what kind of factors should be taken into account while designing a city?
• In China, why lots of people choose to move to the big cities?
• Why the population in China keeps increasing at such an astonishing speed?
• Would population in China still keeps increasing in the future?
• Why some people choose to move out from the big cities?
• Why would people go to different cities to work? Is it a good thing?

Part 2&3 地点类
旧题

48. Describe a place (not you home) where you read and write. (hot)
You should say:
Where it is
What it is like
How often you go there
And explain how you feel about this place
Part 3
• Is it important to go somewhere quiet to read and write? (hot)
• Where do people in your country like to go to enjoy reading?
• Where do preschool children go to enjoy reading in your country? (new)
• How do you feel about the amount of stress Chinese children suffers? (new)
• Do people prefer to read and write at the library or at some other public places, such as a cafe? Or Are there any other decent places for people to read and write (except for home and library)? (hot)
• Where do people like to go to enjoy reading other than going to the library or staying at home? (hot)
• What are the advantages of studying in public places? (hot) or What are the advantages of studying somewhere except for library and home? (hot)
• What are the differences between studying at home and studying in public places?
• When do children (in your country) start to read? (hot) or When do people start to read? (hot)
• Who can study more easily, children or adults?
• Why some people like going to the cafe to read and write?
• When do children in China start to master the ability of reading and writing?
• Why are some adults bad at reading and writing?
• Why would some people choose to study in a noisy surrounding instead of going to someplace quiet?
• What is the greatest challenge for old people in terms of reading?
• Who need to read more, children or adults?
• Why should people keep reading and writing?
• What are the benefits of reading at home? (hot)
• Which skill do children usually grasp first, reading or writing? (new)
• Where do you often go to study with friends except for library and home?
• Who would find it more difficult to learn how to read and write, children or the adults? or What are the differences in the barriers in reading and writing faced by adults and by children?
• Is it difficult to teach children how to read?
• Do you like reading online?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of reading and writing at a cafe?

49. Describe a new public building you would like to visit. (hot)
You should say:
Where it is
Who you went there with
What it is like
What you did there
And explain why you like visiting there
Part 3
• What kind of public buildings could attract visitors? (new)
• In your opinion, which building is the most beautiful one in China?
• Is having famous buildings beneficial for a city’s tourism industry?
• Should public buildings offer the public free admission? (hot)
• Would having a great number of visitors everyday do any harm to buildings?
• Is architecture an interesting subject?
• What kind of buildings would be deemed interesting by people in China?
• Which matters most for a public building, its location, design or facilities? (hot)
• What kinds of buildings are public buildings?
• Is it necessary to build public buildings?
• Should tourist attractions charge people for visiting?
• Should the government spend money on constructing new public buildings or maintaining/preserving/repairing the old ones? (hot)
• What kind of factors need to be taken into account when it comes to the design and construction of a public building? (hot)
• Should museums charge people for visiting?
• Why people enjoy visiting public buildings?
• Should historical buildings be protected?
• Are there any touristy/special public buildings in China? (hot)
• Except for historical buildings, are there any modern buildings with strong Chinese characters?
• In your opinion, could modern buildings present Chinese characters? Why?
• In your opinion, what matters the most for public buildings? (new and hot) • Which one is more appealing to visitors, historical building or modern buildings? (new)

50. Describe a place you remember well which is full of colors. (hot)
You should say:
Where it is
What it is like
What it is used for
And explain why you remember it well
Part 3
• What are the popular colors for decoration? Why? (hot) or What colors do people often use to decorate their places? (hot) or What are the popular colors for home decoration in China? (hot)
• Could colors affect people’s mood (and the ability to make decisions)? (hot)• Would people be affected by dark colors?
• What are the differences between men’s preferences toward colors and those of women? (hot) or Do men and women have the same preferences of colors when it comes to room decoration? (hot)
• Do colors matter for a product? (hot) or Would customers be affected by the colors of the product when making a purchase? (hot)
• Do colors have any influences on marketing?
• Why do people wear dark-colored clothes at workplaces all the time? (hot) • Why people would rather not to wear anything white at work?
• Could the color of food have any influences on people’s decision of buying them?
• Would having pictures in books do any good for readers?
• Could colors speak for a person’s characteristics?
• Why do some people like wearing bright-colored clothes?
• Do colors have any effects on advertisements?
• What are the features of the wrapping of products in the supermarket such as chocolates, candy bars and soda? Why manufactures design their wrapping in this way?
• What kind of colors do businessmen prefer? Why? Or Do people prefer dark-colored clothes or bright-colored clothes in business occasions?
• Do colors matter for textbooks? Why?
• Would people’s preferences toward colors change with their age?
• Do people’s preferences toward colors have anything to do with gender?
• Would people use different colors to decorate different rooms? or Are there anyone who would use different colors to decorate different rooms?
• What kind of colors do you people like? (new)
• What colors are popular (in your culture)? (new)
• Would colors of the rooms have any influence on people’s mood? (new)

51. Describe a school you visited when you were a child. (hot)
You should say:
Where it was
What it was like
What you did there
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3
• What are the differences between teachers nowadays and those in the past? (hot)
• What are the differences between being taught by teachers and being taught by AI?
• What are the differences between private schools and public schools?
• What are the differences between international schools and other schools?
• Are teachers nowadays more gentle or strict with their students compared with those in the past? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? (hot)
• Do you think parents and teachers nowadays have pushed their children too hard?
• Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing to have computers in the class? (hot)or Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing to use technology aided teaching methods in the class? (hot) or Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing to use computers to teach students? (hot)
• Who is more stressed, students nowadays or those in the past?
• How to make the full use of high technology in teaching?
• In your opinion, do students nowadays spend more time on studying or on socializing?
• How many different types of schools/colleges are there in your country? (hot)
• Do college teachers nowadays tend to raise the bar higher and higher for their students?
• How do you feel about online teaching?
• How do you feel about using artificial intelligence in teaching?
• Do students or children have enough time to have fun?
• Should computers being used in the class? or Should computers being used in teaching?
• Which schools are better, private schools or the public ones? Why?
• Would you agree with the idea that the stricter the teachers are to their students, the more outstanding their students would be?
• In the past, what would teachers do if students were misbehaving during the class?(new)
• Are fun teachers helpful? (new)

52. Describe your ideal house/apartment. (hot)
You should say:
Where it would be
What it would be like
When you would want to live there
And explain why it is ideal to you
Part 3
• What are the differences between houses and apartments? (hot)
• What are the differences between old properties and those new ones? (hot)
• Do people in your country prefer buying a place to live or renting a place?
• Do you prefer living in the city or in the countryside? (hot) Or Do people in your country prefer living in the city or in the countryside? (hot)
• Which do you prefer, living in an ugly place with lots of facilities around or living in a beautiful place without any facilities around?
• Is there anything needed to be improved in your city?
• What kind of accommodation enjoys the greatest popularity in your country? (hot)
• Is it good to live in big cities?
• How could changes in surroundings influence people’s life? (new) or Do you think the equipment in the workplace will affect people’s efficiency?
• Which do you prefer, living in a house or a flat? (new)
• What kind of places/cities would be popular among people who are thinking about buying or renting a place to live? (new)
• Are there any benefits for old people to live in the city? (new)
• In your opinion, which is better, living in the city or in the countryside? (new)
• Do people truly want to live in a house? (new)
• Why some people would prefer old-fashioned houses? (new)
• Which enjoy a better location, old properties or new ones? (new)
• What are the benefits of living in a house? (new)

Less frequently asked topics

53. Describe a park or garden that you like visiting.
You should say:
Where it is
How often you visit it
What it is like
And explain why you like visiting it
Part 3
• Why would people visit parks and gardens? or Do people like going to parks and gardens?
• Does everybody enjoy going to parks and gardens?
• People in which age group would like to go to parks and gardens?
• Who prefer going to the parks and gardens, the young or the old? (hot)
• What kind of people would choose to visit parks and gardens?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of having parks and gardens in the city centre?
• What could people do to keep the parks and gardens clean? (hot) or Should visitors try to keep the parks and gardens clean?
• How do you feel about the crimes that have taken place at parks and gardens?
• Are there any benefits of growing plants (such as flowers and vegetables) at home?
• Do you think it is economic to grow vegetables at home?
• Is it difficult to keep plants at home?
• Have you ever had/eaten any homegrown vegetables?
• Are parks and gardens important for every city? (hot) or Are parks and gardens important for the public? (hot) or Is it necessary for cities to have parks and gardens? (hot)
• Would parks and gardens be a great place to meet and make new friends?
• What are the differences between growing flowers and growing vegetables? (hot)
• What kind of people like growing plants at home, the young or the old?
• Would you grow flowers and other plants at home?
• Do you often go to the parks and gardens?
• Which do you prefer, growing flowers or vegetables?
• Do you think people should protect the environment out of their own free will?
• Why the environment of some cities is badly polluted?
• Should parks and gardens offer the public free admission or should they charge people for visiting?
• Who should be responsible for the construction of parks and gardens, the government or the individuals?
• What kind of parks are often visited by the old? How about the young?
• Why would people grow flowers and plants at home? (hot)
• What does growing flowers and plants mean for people without offsprings?

54. Describe a historical building you have been to.
You should say:
Where it is
What it looks like
What it is used for nowadays
What you did there
And explain how you felt about it
Part 3
• Are there any historical buildings in your hometown? (hot) or Are there any interesting old buildings in your hometown? (hot)
• What are the differences between building in the past and those nowadays? (hot)or What are the differences between old buildings and the newly constructed ones? (hot) or What are the differences between traditional buildings and the modern ones? (hot)
• What would influence people’s choice of buying a property (as in houses and flats (hot) or What factors would you consider/take into account if you would like to buy a house or an apartment? (hot)
• What are the differences between home nowadays and that in the past?
• In your opinion, do people prefer living in a house or an apartment?
• Do Chinese people like to visit historical buildings?
• Why would people visit historical buildings? (hot) or Why do people like visiting historical buildings? (hot)
• Is it necessary to protect historical buildings? (hot)
• When you were young, did you prefer to stay indoors or outdoors?
• What could people do to protect historical buildings?
• Should governments tear down old or historical buildings for the sake of urban development?
• What are the differences between buildings in your country and those in foreign countries?
• What could people learn from paying a visit to the historical buildings?
• Do people prefer visiting modern buildings or historical buildings?
• Should modern buildings be protected?
• Why foreigners like to visit historical buildings?
• Why would some people enjoy learning about historical buildings from visiting them more than simply learning about them from TV or movies?

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