Questions asked to almost all students

  1. May I see your ID?
  2. May I know your full name?
  3. How may I address you?
  4. Where do come from?

Work and studies (always in use)

  1. Do you work or are you a student?
  2. What work do you do?
  3. Why did you choose that job?
  4. Do you like your job?
  5. Is there anything you dislike about your job?
  6. What was your dream job when you were young?
  7. Do you miss being a student?
  8. What subjects are you studying?
  9. Why did you choose to study that subject?
  10. What do you like about your studies?
  11. What do you dislike about your studies?
  12. Do you prefer to study in the mornings or afternoons?

Hometown (always in use)

  1. Please describe your hometown a little.
  2. What is your town well-known for?
  3. Do you like your home town?
  4. Is that a big city or a small place?
  5. How long have you been living there?
  6. Do you think you will continue living there for a long time?
  7. How has your town changed over the last 20 years?

Country (always in use)

  1. Tell me a little about your country.
  2. Which part of your country do most people live in?
  3. Where is your country located?
  4. Tell me about the main industries in your country.
  5. What are some of the good things and some of the bad things about living in your country?

Home (always in use)

  1. Can you describe the place where you live?
  2. What kind of housing accommodation do you live in (House or Flat)?
  3. What’s your favorite room in your house?
  4. How the walls are decorated in that room?
  5. Which room does your family spend most of the time in?
  6. What can you see from the windows where you live?
  7. Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?
  8. What would you like to change in your house?
  9. What do you dislike about your house?

Picnics

  1. Do you like picnics?
  2. How often do you go on picnics?
  3. When was the last time you went on a picnic?

Fish

  1. Why do people go fishing?
  2. Do you like eating fish?
  3. Where can you see fish?

Staying up late

  1. Do you go to sleep early or stay up late?
  2. How do you feel in the morning after that?
  3. How many hours do you usually sleep at night?
  4. Do you always have a good sleep?
  5. Can you sleep well if you are in a noisy environment?
  6. Do you sometimes go to bed late?
  7. What do you do when you stay up late?
  8. How do you feel when you have stayed up late the night before?

Clothes

  1. What color of clothes do you like to wear?
  2. Do people in your country like to wear bright colors?
  3. What are the differences between men’s and women’s preferences in color?
  4. What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
  5. What kind of clothes do you never wear?
  6. Do you wear the same style of clothes on weekdays and weekends?
  7. Do you wear the same clothes at school, at work, and at home?
  8. Did you have any special clothes to wear when you were a child?

Handwriting

  1. What’s the difference between writing with a pen and typing on a computer?
  2. Can we tell someone’s personality from his or her handwriting?
  3. Do you often write with a pen?
  4. Is your handwriting easy for other people to read?
  5. Do you usually write by hand or write using a computer?

Text Messaging

  • Do you like texting?
  • Do you prefer sending or receiving messages?
  • Have you ever received a confusing text message?
  • In what circumstances is making a phone call better than sending text messages?

Recycle

  • Do you recycle? Why?
  • Did you recycle when you were a kid?
  • Will you recycle in the future?
  • What kind of things do you recycle?

Sports

  • Are you interested in the sport?
  • (Similar to above) Do you like sport?
  • What sports do you like? (Why?)
  • Do most people in your country like sport?
  • (Similar to above) What sports do people in your country like to play?
  • What benefits do you think sport can bring us?

Recycle

  • Do you recycle? Why?
  • Did you recycle when you were a kid?
  • Will you recycle in the future?
  • What kind of things do you recycle?

List

  • Do you make a list when you shop?
  • Do you make a list of your work or study? (Does it work?)
  • Why don’t some people like making lists?
  • Do you prefer to make a list on paper or your phone?

Meeting New People

  • Do you like meeting new people?
  • How do you feel when people welcome you?
  • Do you often meet new people?
  • Can you tell if you like someone when you meet them for the first time? Why?

  Concentration

  • When do you concentrate?
  • Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
  • Do you think you can do two things at the same time?
  • How do you concentrate?

Sport

  • Are you interested in a sport?
  • (Similar to above) Do you like sport?
  • What sports do you like? (Why?)
  • Do most people in your country like sport?
  • (Similar to above) what sports do people in your country like to play?
  • What benefits do you think sport can bring us?

Weekends

  • How do you usually spend your weekends? What do you usually do on weekends?
  • In your country, do men and women usually do the same kind of things on weekends (or in their free time)?
  • When do you spend time with your family?
  • What did you do last weekend?
  • What do other people in your hometown (or in your country) usually do on weekends?
  • What are you going to do next weekend?
  • Is there anything new that you would like to do on weekends?
  • Do you like working on weekends?
  • Do you think employees should have to work on weekends?
  • Do you think that weekends now are more important to you, than when you were a child?

The area you live in

  • Do you like the area you live in?
  • What are some changes in the area recently?
  • Do you know any famous people in your area?
  • Where do you like to go to that area?

Being in a hurry

  • When was the last time you did something in a hurry?
  • Do you like to finish things quickly?
  • What kind of things you would never do in a hurry?
  • Why do people make mistakes more easily when they are in a hurry?

Tidiness

  • Are you a tidy person?
  • Do you think people should be tidy all the time?
  • Are you tidier at work or at home?

Borrowing and Lending

  1. Have you ever borrowed books from others?
  2. Have you ever borrowed money from others?
  3. How do you feel when people don’t return things they borrowed from you?
  4. Do you like to lend things to others?

Jokes

  1. Are you good at telling jokes?
  2. Do your friends like to tell jokes?
  3. Do you like to watch comedies?

Age

  1. Do you like your current age?
  2. What do you like about it?
  3. At what age do you think people are the happiest?
  4. What was the most important decision you have made?

Newspapers and Magazines

  1. Do you read the news?
  2. Do you think the Internet is a good way to get news?
  3. Which do you prefer reading, magazines or newspapers?
  4. How often do you read the news?
  5. Do you discuss the news with your friends?

Changes

  • What do you plan to change next year?
  • Do you like the changes?
  • Are there any changes in your hometown?
  • Have you changed a lot since your childhood?

Furniture

  • Do you have a lot of furniture at home?
  • Have you ever received furniture as a gift?
  • What’s your favorite furniture?

New activities

  • Do you like to try new activities?
  • Is it good for people to try new things?
  • Why are some people afraid of trying new things?
  • What help do people need when they are trying new things?
  • What are some of the difficulties a person might have when they try something new?
  • Do you like to try new activities alone or with friends?

Meeting new people

  • Do you like meeting new people?
  • How do you feel when people welcome you?
  • Do you often meet new people?
  • Can you tell if you like someone when you meet them for the first time?

Discussions

  • What do you like to talk about?
  • Have your discussion topics changed since you were a child?
  • Do you change your opinion frequently?

Famous people

  • Have you ever met celebrities face to face?
  • Who is your favorite celebrity in your country?
  • What pop stars do you like?
  • Do you prefer listening to a concert record or going to a live show?
  • Do you want to be a celebrity?
  • Do you read news about celebrities?

Gifts

  • What kinds of gifts are popular in your country?
  • What’s the best or most memorable gift you have ever received?
  • Do you like to give expensive gifts?
  • How often do you buy gifts for other people?
  • Why do people give gifts?
  • Have you ever received a gift which you didn’t like?

Shopping

  • Do you like shopping?
  • Do you compare prices when you shop?
  • Is it difficult for you to make choices when you shop?
  • How often do you buy something in a shop?

Public transport

  • Do you travel by public transport?
  • When was the last time you traveled by public transport?
  • What you don’t like about public transport?
  • Would you prefer to use public transport in the future?

Fish

  • Why do people go fishing?
  • Do you like eating fish?
  • Where can you see fish?

Staying up late

  • Do you go to sleep early or stay up late?
  • How do you feel in the morning after that?
  • How many hours do you usually sleep at night?
  • Do you always have a good sleep?
  • Can you sleep well if you are in a noisy environment?
  • Do you sometimes go to bed late?
  • What do you do when you stay up late?
  • How do you feel when you have stayed up late the night before?
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