Describe a line that you remember from a Poem or Song

You should say

  • What it is
  • What poem is it from
  • How you know about it
  • How you feel about it

Follow up Questions

  1. Are you good at memorizing things?
  2. Do you think children like the rhythm of songs or poems?
  3. Do you think it is easier for children to learn songs or poems than adults?
  4. What can people learn from songs or poems?

Describe a tradition in your country

You should say

  • What it is
  • Who takes part in it
  • What activities there are
  • And explain how you feel about it

Follow up Questions

  1. What is the importance of traditional festivals?
  2. What’s the difference between festivals now and in the past?
  3. Do you think western festivals like Christmas are replacing traditional festivals in your country?
  4. Do you think it is wrong for children not to celebrate traditional festivals?

Describe a person who you think is very open

You should say

  • Who this person is
  • How you know this person
  • Why do you think this person is very open?
  • And explain how you feel about this person

Follow up Questions

  1. Is it difficult for Indian people to express their feelings?
  2. Who do you think talk more? Children or grown-ups?
  3. What do you think is the difference between boys and girls in expressing their feelings?
  4. Do you think people are more open than in the past?
  5. Why do you think people are less open?

Describe an old friend you got in contact with again

You should say

  • Who he or she is
  • What he or she is like
  • How you got in contact
  • And explain how you felt about it

Follow up Questions

  1. What is the influence of social media on friendships?
  2. Why do people lose contact with each other after graduation?
  3. Do people in your country like to make new friends?
  4. Do you think old friends are more important to the old generation or the young generation?

Describe a family which you like and are happy to know

You should say

  • Who they are
  • Where they live
  • How you know them
  • And explain why you like them.

Follow up Questions

  1. Who is usually the leader in an Indian family?
  2. How do grandparents take care of their children?
  3. What’s the most important quality of a good parent?
  4. How can new parents learn about parenting?

 

Describe an energetic person that you know

You should say

  • Who this person is
  • How you know this person
  • Why you think this person is energetic
  • And explain how you feel about this person

Follow up Questions

  1. What kind of jobs needs a lot of physical activity?
  2. What’s the difference between payment for physical work and payment for mental work?
  3. Can physical workers have higher salaries in the future?
  4. Do you think machines could replace manual labor in the future?

Describe a time you saw children behave badly in public

You should say

  • Where it was
  • What the children were doing
  • How others reacted to it
  • And explain how you felt about it

Follow up Questions

  1. What bad behaviour do children usually have?
  2. How should parents stop their children from behaving badly at public?
  3. Are parents these days stricter than in the past?
  4. Whose influence on children is more? Parents or their Friends?

Describe a conversation topic you were not interested in

  • Who you talked with
  • When you had the conversation
  • What the topic was
  • And explain why you were not interested

Follow up Questions

  1. What topics do young people in India talk about?
  2. What is the difference between topics that are popular now and topics that were popular in the past?
  3. How do you know if others are not interested in the conversation?
  4. What’s the influence of modern technology such as internet emails on our communication?

Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally

You should say

  • What it is
  • Who do you do it with
  • Why is it expensive
  • And explain how you feel about it

Follow up Questions

  1. What kind of expensive things do people like to buy?
  2. What the difference between men and women in buying things?
  3. What are advantages and disadvantages of being rich?
  4. Why are some of the sports expensive? Are they for everyone?

Describe an area of science that interests you

You should say

  • What it is
  • How you learned about it
  • Why are you interested in it

Follow up Questions

  1. What’s the best invention in the past hundred years?
  2. What’s the influence of science on human life?
  3. What can individuals do for scientific research?
  4. What influence can international cooperation in science bring about?

Describe a prize that you received

You should say

  • What it was
  • When you received it
  • What did you do for it
  • And explain how you felt about it

 

Follow up Questions

  1. What kind of prizes do students get?
  2. Should students get the same prize in sports and academics?
  3. Why should people be awarded?
  4. Are awards always good for the winners?

 

Describe a time when you first talked in a foreign language

You should say

  • Where were you
  • Who you were with
  • What did you talk about
  • And explain how you felt about it

Follow up Questions

  1. At what age should children start learning a foreign language?
  2. Which skill is more important speaking or writing?
  3. Does a person still need to learn another language if he is good in English?
  4. Do you think minority languages will disappear?

Describe a time when you changed your opinion

You should say

  • When it was
  • What the original opinion was
  • Why you changed it
  • And explain how you felt about it

Follow up Questions

  1. Do children like to change opinion?
  2. Why do people change opinion?
  3. Who do young people turn to for advice?
  4. Do people like giving opinion about politics?

 

Describe a short-term job you’d like to do in a foreign country.

  • What type of work you would like to do there?
  • What country you’d like to work in?
  • Why you would like to work in that country?
  • Explain how would you feel about it?

Describe a prize that you want to win.

  • What the prize is?
  • What do you need to do to get it?
  • How do you know about it?
  • Why do you want it?

Follow up Questions

  1. What rewards can children get from school?
  2. Should parents push their children to get prizes?
  3. Is it good for children to compete for prizes at school?
  4. What kinds of rewards can companies offer to their outstanding employees?

Describe a family (not you own) that you like.

  • Whose family is this?
  • Where they live?
  • Who are the family members?
  • Why do like this family?

Describe an area of science that interests you.

  • What science it is?
  • How you got interested in it?
  • How you learn this science?
  • Why this science is interesting to you?

Describe the first time when you used a foreign language to communicate.

  • Where it happened?
  • When did it happen?
  • Who you talked to?
  • How did you feel about the conversation?

Describe a good decision that you made recently.

  • What the decision was and how you made it?
  • When you made it?
  • Why it was a good decision?
  • How did you feel about it?

Follow up Questions

  1. What decisions do people make every day?
  2. Why do people make decisions?
  3. Can children take decisions on their own?
  4. When do people change their decision?

Describe a book that you read and found useful.

  • What the book is and what it is about?
  • Why you read it?
  • When you read it?
  • Why do you think it is useful?

Follow up Questions

  1. Do people in your country like to read books?
  2. What kinds of books are most popular in your country?
  3. Do you think reading is important?
  4. Do you think electronic books will eventually replace paper books?
  5. Some people like to collect books. Why do you think they do this?
  6. Is compulsory reading (in school) is a good idea?

Describe a time when you received good news.

  • What this news was?
  • When and where you heard it?
  • Why do you think it was good news?
  • How did you feel about it?

 

Follow up Questions

  1. Is it important to read the news?
  2. What kind of news do people in your country like to read?
  3. Are young people and old people interested in same kind of news?
  4. Is it important to keep reading up to date news?
  5. How do people in your country get news?
  6. Do you think children should start watching news from a young age?
  7. Why do some people like to share news in social media?

Describe an Intelligent person you know.

  • Who this person is and how do you know him?
  • What this person knows about?
  • Why do you think this person is intelligent?
  • What have you learnt from him?

Follow up Questions

  1. Are most intelligent people happy? Why?
  2. Do you think intelligent people are selfish?
  3. Do you think intelligent people are helpful?
  4. Who do you think plays a more important role in children’s education, parents or teachers? Why?
  5. What qualities do you think a good teacher should have?
  6. How do teachers help children in their education?
  7. Why are some children more intelligent than others?
  8. What books do children read and what do adults read?
  9. Why men and women prefer different books?
  10. Why some books become internationally popular?
  11. What type of books children read nowadays? What type of books did children like reading in the past and what do you think they will read in the future?
  12. Do you think children have lost their interest in stories?
  13. Can storybooks be an ideal gift for children?

Describe a photo of you that you like.

  • Where it was taken?
  • When it was taken?
  • How it was taken?
  • How do you feel about that photo?

Follow up Questions

  1. Do Indian people like to take photos of themselves?
  2. What kinds of devices to people like to use for taking photos these days?
  3. Why do some people like to delete photos?
  4. Why do some people like to keep photos?
  5. Has the way people take photos changed?

Describe a person who you think is especially helpful.

  • Who this person is?
  • How do you know this person?
  • How this person helps you?
  • Why do you think this person is helpful?

Follow up Questions

  1. Do people nowadays help others more than in the past?
  2. Who should teach children to help others? Parents or teachers?
  3. In what kind of professions do people help others more?
  4. Why are some people willing to help others?

Describe an activity you enjoy doing occasionally that is a bit expensive.

  • What activity it is?
  • When and where you do this?
  • Who do you do it with?
  • Why do you enjoy doing it?

Describe an interesting tradition in your country.

  • What the tradition is?
  • When do you celebrate it?
  • How do you celebrate it?
  • Why it is interesting?

Describe an ambition you’ve had for a long time.

  • What the goal is?
  • What you will do it to achieve it?
  • When you will achieve it?
  • Why do you want to achieve it?

Follow up Questions

  1. What kinds of ambition do people have?
  2. Why should parents encourage children to have ambitions?
  3. Should parents interfere with children’s ambitions?
  4. Is there any difference of ambition of grown-ups and that of children?

Describe an occasion when you forgot something important.

  • What did you forget?
  • Why you forgot it?
  • When it was?
  • How did you feel about it?

Describe a dinner that you enjoyed

  • what who organised this meal and where you had it
  • what you talked about during the meal
  • what you ate and drank
  • why you enjoyed it

Describe a polluted place

  • where it is
  • when you visited this place
  • what kinds of pollution you saw there
  • and explain how this place was affected

Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes

  • what the occasion was
  • what you wore
  • where you bought the clothes
  • what other people at the occasion thought of your clothes

Describe an occasion when family member asked you for help

  • who asked you for help
  • when it was
  • how you felt
  • how you felt about it

Describe a big company you are interested in

  • what the company is
  • how you know about it
  • what kind of business this company does

Why you are interested in this company and explain how you feel about it

Describe a friend who is a good leader

  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • how this person behaves
  • why you think this person is a good leader

Describe a sport you want to try in the future

  • what the sport is
  • whether it will be easy or difficult
  • what you would have to do for it
  • why you want to do it

Describe a mistake that you once made.

  • What the mistake was
  • When and where you made it
  • How you felt about it
  • How this mistake affected you

Describe a country (or culture) that you want to know more about

  • What it is
  • Where it is
  • How you know about it
  • Why it is interesting

Describe a programme or app that you think is useful

  • what it is
  • how you know it
  • how to use it
  • explain why it is useful

Describe a (long) car journey you went on

  • Where you went
  • What you did there
  • Who you went there with
  • Why you went there by car

Describe a place where you frequently relax

  • What the place is
  • How often do you go there
  • What do you do there
  • Why do you feel relaxed there

Describe an old person you respect

  • Who this person is
  • How do you know this person
  • What do you like to do together
  • How do you feel about this person

Describe a person you are happy to know

  • Who this person is
  • How do you know this person
  • What do you like to do together
  • How do you feel about this person or why you are happy to know this

Describe a risk you’ve taken which had a positive result

  • What it was
  • Why you took it
  • What the result was
  • How you felt about it

Describe a city you’ve been to and want to visit again

  • What city it was
  • When you went there
  • What you did there
  • Why you liked it

Describe a film that made you think a lot

  • What the film was about
  • When and where you watched it
  • Whether you liked it or disliked it
  • Why it made you think a lot

Describe an occasion when you got lost

  • Where it was
  • What happened
  • How you felt
  • How you found your way

Describe a person who taught you a skill when you were a child

  • Who the person was
  • What skills they taught you
  • How they taught you
  • Why do you think it is important

Describe something you enjoyed doing with a group of people

  • What it was
  • Where you did it
  • Who you were with
  • Why you liked it

Describe a public building you like to visit

  • Where this building is
  • What it looks like
  • What it is used for
  • Explain why you like it

Describe a time when you played an indoor game

  • What the game was
  • Who you played it with
  • When and where you played it, how you played it
  • Explain why you liked it

Describe a time when you were surprised to meet a friend

  • When it was
  • Who you met
  • Where it was
  • Explain why you were surprised to meet him/her

Describe an occasion when you wasted your time

  • What you did
  • Where it was
  • When it was
  • Explain why you think it was a waste of time

Follow up Questions

 

  1. How can we avoid wasting time?
  2. Is time management important?
  3. Should parents help children manage time?
  4. Do you think relaxing is a waste of time?

Describe an occasion when someone or something made noise

  • Who or what made the noise
  • What the noise was like
  • What you did
  • How you felt about it

Follow up Questions

  1. Where can people hear a lot of noise?
  2. What may happen when someone listens to very loud music using headphones when they are running or hiking?
  3. What can be done to reduce traffic noise?
  4. Do you think the world will be noisier in the future?

Describe a small successful business you know

You should say:

  • what business it is
  • how you know about it
  • what products it sells
  • who the customers are
  • whether you like it or not

Describe a person who has apologized to you

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • when this happened
  • what this person said for apologizing
  • explain how you felt about the apology

Describe a family member that you spend a lot of time with

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what this person looks like
  • what you like to do with him or her
  • explain why you like this person

Describe an interesting animal you have seen

You should say:

  • what it looks like
  • when you saw it
  • where you saw it

and explain why it was interesting

Describe a time you went to a crowded place

You should say:

  • what place it was
  • when you went there
  • who you went with
  • what people do there
  • why you liked or disliked it

Describe a change that can improve your local area

You should say:

  • what place needs to be improved
  • how often you go there
  • what you dislike about this public place
  • what should be done

Describe your dream home

You should say:

  • what kind of accommodation it will be
  • where it will be
  • if it will be big or small
  • what it will look like

Describe a situation when you helped someone

You should say:

  • what the situation was
  • who the person was
  • how you helped them
  • how you felt after helping them

 

Describe a job you would not like to do in the future

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how it is done
  • whether you think it’s easy or difficult
  • explain why you don’t want to do it

Describe an important journey that was delayed

You should say:

  • where you were going
  • why it was delayed
  • how it affected your plans
  • how you felt

Describe an important skill you learned

You should say:

  • what this skill was
  • when you learned it
  • how you learned it
  • why it was important

Describe an important text message that you received

You should say:

  • what sms it was
  • when you received it
  • how you felt
  • why it was important

Describe one time when the weather broke your plans

You should say:

  • what you planned
  • when and where you were
  • what kind of weather it was
  • explain why you couldn’t finish what you did

Describe an experience when you couldn’t use a mobile phone

You should say:

  • what you did
  • when it was
  • where it was
  • why you were not allowed to use a mobile phone

Describe a challenge that you met/faced recently

You should say:

  • what it was
  • when it happened
  • how you faced it

Why it was a challenge and explain how you feel about it

Describe an article on health that you read online or in a magazine

You should say:

  • what the article was about
  • where you read it
  • why you read it

and explain how you felt about it

Describe an exciting event

You should say:

  • what it was
  • when and where it was
  • who you were with
  • why you were excited

Follow up Questions

  1. Why do so many young people spend a lot of money on concerts?
  2. Do you think older people like the same music as young people?
  3. Do you think music concerts are suitable for old people to attend?
  4. Why do shopping malls often have background music?

Describe a uniform you wear/uniform you have worn

You should say:

  • what it is like
  • when you wear it
  • who bought it for you

and explain how you feel about it

Describe a trip that you went on by public transport

You should say:

  • where you went
  • what means of transport you took
  • who you were with
  • how you felt about the trip

Describe a goal you achieved

You should say:

  • what it was
  • why you wanted it
  • what you did to get your goal

And explain how you felt about it

Describe something you bought that was hard to use at first

You should say:

  • what it was and where you bought it
  • why it was hard to use
  • how you started using it successfully
  • how you felt about it

Describe a project or some work that you did with others as a member of a team

You should say:

  • what the team was like
  • why you joined it
  • what you did
  • how you felt about it

Describe a person in the news you want to meet

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • what he or she is like
  • why you want to meet him or her

Describe a person who taught you something important

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what this person taught you
  • how they taught you
  • why you think it was important

Describe a performance or show you enjoyed watching

You should say:

  • what performance it was
  • when and where it was
  • who were the performers
  • why you liked it

Describe a person who you have lived with before

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • when you lived with this person
  • why you lived with this person
  • how you felt about living with this person

Describe an interesting neighbor

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how often you see him or her
  • how long you have known this neighbor
  • why you consider this person interesting

Describe something you brought from a tourist attraction

You should say:

  • what it was
  • when it was
  • where you brought it from
  • why you brought it

Describe an advertisement you remember well

You should say:

  • what type of advert it was
  • what it advertised
  • where you saw or heard it
  • how it influenced you

Describe a person who has interesting ideas and opinions

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what this person does
  • how you know this person
  • why you think his or her ideas are interesting

Describe something difficult you would like to succeed in doing

You should say:

  • what it is
  • why it is difficult
  • how you would like to prepare for it
  • why you would like to be successful in it

Describe a dinner that you had with your friends

You should say:

  • who organized this dinner, where you had it
  • what you talked about during the meal
  • what you ate and drank
  • why you had this meal with your friends

Describe a time you missed an appointment

You should say:

  • what the appointment was
  • when and where it was
  • why you forgot about it
  • how you felt

Describe an occasion when a family member asked you for help

You should say:

  • who asked you for help
  • when it was
  • how you felt
  • how you felt about it

Describe water sports you want to try in the future

You should say:

  • what the sport is
  • whether it will be easy or difficult
  • what you would have to do for it
  • why you want to do it

 

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