What is your name?
Does your name have any special meanings?
Do you think you would change your name in the future?
2. Study or Work
Do you work or Are you a student?
If student: What subjects or major are you studying? Do you like your subjects /major?
If work: What do you do? Do you want to change your job in future?
Where are you from?
Are there any special places in your hometown?
Is your hometown suitable for young/old people to live in?
Have there been any changes happened in your hometown in the past years?
Do you always use maps?
When do you usually use a map?
Which one do you prefer, an electronic map or a printed version?
Do you always use dictionary?
Is a dictionary important in studies?
Why is a dictionary important in studies?
Do you prefer using the traditional paper-dictionary or the electronic one?
6. Car & Driving
Do you have a driver license? Or can you drive?
Do you prefer to be a driver or a passenger?
Have you got any experience of driving lately? Or: Have you got any experience of travelling by car recently?
Do you like going to museum?
Are there any museums in the place you live?
Should there be more tours to museums organized by schools?
Have you got any chance to visit museums lately?
Do you like reading?
What do you like to read?
Do you prefer reading in the morning or in the evening?
Do you like flowers?
What flowers are usually popular in China? Do those flowers have any special meanings?
Do people in China like giving flowers to others as gifts?
Are there any special flowers for special occasions?
10. One day of the week
Which day of the week do you like the most?
Why is this day your favorite?
What is the compulsory thing that you need to do every day?
Which day of the week that you dislike? What do you usually do on this day?
Do you think you need to change your attitude towards this day that you don’t like?
Is it hard to learn English?
Apart from English, have you studied any other language?
Is it difficult to learn a foreign language?
What kinds of efforts have you done in studying a foreign language?
12. Trees & Forest
Have you ever climbed tress before?
What kinds of trees are there in your country?
What trees do people like in your country?
Are there any meanings of some trees?
Have you been to the forest before?
What time do you usually go to sleep?
How long should a person sleep every day in order to be healthy?
What would you do if you could not fall asleep?
How can the elderly keep the quality of sleeping in their life?
Do you think you are happy?
What is happiness?
Do you think money can buy happiness?
15. Sunshine / Rainy Days
Do you like sunshine?
What do you like to do in the sunshine?
What are the problems of being in the sunshine?
Do you like to travel to places which are full of sunshine?
Do you like rainy days?
Are there any places in China that have a lot of rain?
How will rainy days affect people’s life?
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
Which room do you like the most at home?
If you redecorated the room, how would you do it?
Do you like inviting people to hang out? What do you usually do when friends coming over?
Do you prefer living in the city or in the rural area?
What subject did you like the most when you were in school (e.g. secondary school) ?
What subject did you like the least in that period of time?
What was the most memorable experience you had in school?
18. Being punctual Vs. lateness
Have you even been late for something?
Are you always late for anything?
Do you think it is important to be punctual? (And why?)
19. Cooking & Food
Can you cook?
Do you think people should learn cooking?
Do people in your country prefer eating at home or eating out in restaurant?
What kind of diet do you like?
What makes a healthy diet?
20. Visiting Family Relatives
Do you usually visit your relatives?
How often do you visit your relatives?
When was your last time paying a visit to your relatives?
What did you bring as gifts for relatives?
21. Public Transport
What means of transportation do you like to use?
Is there more private transport or more public transport in your hometown?
What is the problem of traffic in your hometown these days?
How is the future of the traffic condition in your hometown?
Are there many parks in the place you live?
Do you like going to parks?
What do people usually do when they go to the parks?
23. Music & Musical Instrument
Do you like music?
When appreciating music, do you prefer going to the Concert Hall or staying at home?
Can you play any musical instrument?
Would you like to study a certain type of it?
What can people benefit from playing musical instruments?
24. Shopping & On-line shopping
Do you like shopping?
Where do you like to go when you shop?
How often do you go shopping?
Do you like shopping on-line? (Why?)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of on-line shopping?
25. Clothes and fashion
What types of clothes do you like the most?
Do you always buy clothes that are expensive or not?
When you buy clothes, would you think of the influence of different colors?
Do you like fashion?
How does fashion affect our life?
26. City Vs. Countryside
Do you live in a big city or a small town?
What do you like the most about the place you live?
Do you like living in the suburb area?
Why do some people like living in the suburb area?
What kinds of changes will there be in suburb area in the near future?
Do you think people in your country like doing sport?
What is the most popular sport in your country?
Will people join professional training course when they try to learn a certain type of sport?
Should sport stars be the role model in the society?
Do you like riding bicycles?
Are there many bicycles in your city?
Are bicycles very common in your country?
Do you think riding bicycles would be more popular in your country in the future?
Is it important to be polite?
Who taught you manners?
When do you need to be polite?
Is it important for people to concentrate on what they do?
Do you have good concentration when you study or work?
How to concentrate better when you work or study?
Do you think you are patient?
How could people be more patient?
Is patience important in life? (Why?)
32. Being busy and stressful
Do you like being busy or relaxed?
When will you normally be busy?
Do you feel stressful when you are busy?
What toys did you like to play in your childhood?
What are the differences between the toys in the past and the ones we have now?
Why do some adults still save some of their toys from the past?
What kinds of advertisement are there in your city?
Do you think advertisement can help products to be sold?
Would you be influenced by advertisements when you decide to buy certain product?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of advertisements?
Do you like travelling by train?
Do you have lots of trains in your country?
Have you experienced something interesting when travelling by train?
When did you start learning history?
Did you like learning about history?
Would you learn about history from the Internet?
What was your favorite historical event?
Who was your favorite historical figure?
37. Daily Routines
What do you usually do in a typical day?
What is your favorite part of the day (morning, afternoon or evening)?
What would you usually do during this period of time?
Do you have any good habits?
Do people in your country have any good habits?
Has anyone taught you those good habits?
Do you like having walks?
When do you usually have a walk?
Where do you usually go when you have a walk?
What can people benefit from walking?
39. Drawing & Painting
Can you draw pictures?
Are there any special techniques required for drawing?
What can people benefit from drawing?
Should children learn drawing? And Why?
40. TV Program
Do you like watching TV?
What types of TV program do you like the most?
Do people in your family like the same type of TV programs?
Do you like taking photos?
Do you prefer taking photos of others or taking photos of yourself?
Do you like collecting photos?
What would people usually do on their birthdays?
Are birthdays still important to you these days?
What customs do people have on their birthdays in China?
Do you always go to parties?
What kinds of parties do you often go to?
When was the last time you attended a party?
Do you raise any pets?
What animals do people in your country raise as pets?
Do you like going to the zoo?
What can children benefit from going to the zoo?
45. Mobile phone
How often do you use mobile phone?
Do you prefer making phone calls or sending text messages?
Do you think phones will be taken place in the future?
46. Computer &Internet
How often do you use computer?
What would you usually do when you go on line?
What influence has Internet brought to people’s life?
How do you usually get news from?
Would you read news from the Internet?
What do you think of Internet News?
Part 2 Cue Card Monologue
A person in history
An intelligent person
A comic actor/actress
An old man / An interesting old man that you enjoy talking to
A famous/successful person in your country
A friend that you haven’t met for a long time
A stranger that you helped / that helped you
A visitor to your home lately
Your favorite singer/musician/music band
An interesting wild animal
A ancient/old building
A restaurant that impressed you a lot
A place you learn about a new culture
A foreign place that you have been to or you want to go to
A city you have been to/ or you want to go to (An important city in your country)
A seaside place you have been to /A place near water
A tourist attraction / A natural beauty
A shopping mall or street
A park or garden you like
A beautiful flat or house you have visited
A book you have read for many times
A photo (with you in it)
A popular product made in your country
An antique or old object that your family has kept for a long time
The first cell phone you had
Something you lost or (Something you forgot)
An important letter or e-mail you received
Something important that you can’t live without (not computer or cell phone)
Electronic equipment you bought for your home (not computer)
A piece of clothes you like to wear
A toy you played a lot when you were a child
A gift you gave to a friend or A gift you received from a friend
A work of art /statue
An indoor game you played in childhood
A foreign film you like
A TV program you like/dislike
A radio program you like
A family business you know about
A subject you disliked in high school
A useful website that you always browse
An advertisement that you liked or that made you buy something
Your favorite season or favorite time of the year
A wedding ceremony you took part in
An experience of House Moving
A future plan you have
A science class
A competition you took part in
A recent change in your life
A difficult time that you went through
Something that you forgot to do
A training course you had
A historic event
A sport event or something good for your health
A performance you watched
A conversation you had with a stranger
A decision that took a long time to make
A group activity you took part in
A party you want to throw
A job you would like to try
A school rule
A second language that you would like to learn except for English