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JANUARY – APRIL 2020 Speaking Questions

 

Take a look at some of our recent IELTS Speaking topics that will help you with your preparation for the IELTS exam.

1. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like cakes and sweets?
– Do you like spending time by yourself?
– Do you like your house? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a uniform that you wore in the past. Please say

– Describe it.
– Where and when was it?
– How did you feel about wearing a uniform?

Discussion

– Who bought it for you?
– Why is it important to wear a uniform?
– Does the fashion industry influence the dress style of younger people?
– Is children’s dress style influenced by their peers?

2. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– What is the most interesting place to visit in your hometown?
– Do many tourists visit your country?
– Do you like long or short holidays?
– Where do you like to go on holiday?
– Do you prefer beach holidays or city holidays?
– Do you have close friends?
– What do you value the most in your friends?
– Do you meet often with your friends?

Cue Card

Describe a new public building you want to visit. Please say

– What building it is
– Where and when was it built?
– Why do you want to visit it?

Discussion

– What types of buildings are there in your hometown?
– Is it a good trend to have skyscrapers in the city?
– Do you think buildings’ shapes and structures will change in the future?
– Would you like to live in a different-shaped building, round or triangular?
– Why is that?

3. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your work?
– What are your responsibilities there?
– Would you like to work there in the future?
– Does your job require full concentration?
– What do you mean by concentration?

Cue Card

Talk about advice you received from someone that was very helpful. Please say

– What was the advice?
– Who gave it to you?
– Why was it helpful?

Discussion

– Do you often get advice from older people?
– Do you like to give advice to others?
– Why don’t many people follow good advice?

4. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– Why did you choose this course?
– What are some of the drawbacks of using social media?
– Do you use more social media now compared to in the past?

Cue Card

Talk about a singer or a music band which you listen to frequently. Please say

– Who are they?
– When and where did you hear them for the first time?
– Why do you listen to them?

Discussion

– What other music or band do you like?
– Why do you think people listen to music?
– Would you like to sing or play yourself?

5. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Where do you stay now?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– How long did you live there?
– Describe your favorite room.
– Why is it your favorite place?
– Do you think people smile a lot nowadays?
– Are their smiles artificial or mostly genuine?
– When do you usually smile?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe a person whom you know well who came up with a new idea or invention. Please say

– Who is that person?
– Where and when did you meet?
– What was his/her idea or invention?

Follow up question: Why did you appreciate it?

Discussion

– How can people innovate or make new discoveries?
– How do they come up with these innovations?
– At what age do children learn to form their own opinions and make decisions?
– Who helps them?
– Why do they start having their own opinions at a certain age?
– Do you think their opinions are likely to be similar to their parents’ opinions?
– Why is that?

6. Interview
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What do you like about your work?
– Does the type of your work change from time to time?
– Do people in your city like to go to parks?
– Do you like to go to parks?
– What do you do there?
– Did you use to go to parks as a child?
– What is your favorite park?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting event you have participated in recently. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What was the event?
– Why was it interesting for you?

Discussion

– What are some social events in your country?
– What benefits do sponsors get from social events?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of international events?
– Why do you think so?

7. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?
– Are you reading a book presently?
– Would you like to write a book in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a situation where you had to tell a lie to your friend. Please say

– What was the lie?
– When and where did you lie?
– Why did you do it?

Discussion

– Are you a patient person?
– When did you get impatient recently?
– Why did it happen?

8. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Let’s talk about numbers.
– Can you memorize phone numbers easily?
– Did you like studying math at school?
– Why is that?
– Are numbers important for your current studies?
– Why or why not?

Cue Card

Talk about a teacher that influenced you in high school. Please say

– Describe him/her.
– When and where was it?
– How did he/she influence you?

Discussion

– What are the main skills needed to be a good learner?
– Do you think it’s easier to study when you are young?
– in your opinion, is it more efficient to study in class or by yourself?

9. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you enjoy your job?
– Do you prefer to work in the morning or in the afternoon?
– Do you like to watch movies?
– What genre of films do you like?
– Do you like to watch comedies?
– When did you watch a good comedy?
– Do you think you and your friends will laugh at the same things?

Cue Card

Describe a sports or work team where you participate. Please say

– What is it?
– When and why did you join it?
– Can you give a brief description of the team members?

Discussion

– Explain why you were chosen to be part of this team.
– What is the importance of international teamwork?
– Can you give examples of teamwork among children?

10. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– What do you do for entertainment there?
– What music do you listen to?
– Do you like to listen to music alone or with friends?
– Do you wear jeans?
– What is your opinion about people who wear jeans?
– Why do you think so?

Cue Card

Talk about a recent celebration that you were invited to. Please say

– What were you celebrating?
– Who did you celebrate it with?
– Why did you celebrate it?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about convocations.
– What are the main reasons for them?
– Did you take part in any graduations?
– How is naming ceremony celebrated?
– Explain about church marriages in your country.

11. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your hometown.
– What don’t you like about it?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting person that you have met. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Where and when did you meet?
– Explain why he/she was interesting.

Discussion

– What topics do men and women usually discuss together?
– Would you like to change the colour of your hair? Why?
– Why do most people lack confidence when doing public presentations?

12. Cue Card

Describe one of your family members you spend the most time with
You should say:
– Who it is
– What you do together
– And explain why you spend the most time with this member of your family

Discussion

– How many generations usually live together in your country?
– Is it important to visit family members?
– What are the values of family in your country?
– Why is family bonding necessary for happiness in life?
– Do you think the support from a friend is different from the support from a family member?
– Who should be more responsible for educating the children in a family?
– Do you think there are differences between the way men and women care for children?
– Do your parents do household chores equally?

13. Cue Card
Describe an important journey that was delayed.
You should say:
– Why it was important
– What caused the delay
– What happened at the end
– And explain how you felt about the delay

Discussion

– How easy is it to travel around your country?
– Which method of travel do you consider safest?
– Has travel become safer in recent years?
– What do you think people can learn by travelling to other countries?
– What are the pros and cons of low-cost air travel?
– How do you think people will travel in the future?

Speaking Questions:

1. Cue Card (Part 2)
Describe a time you enjoyed.
You should say:
– where you were
– who was with you
– why you enjoyed it
– what you were doing

USEFUL PHRASES / DEVICES:
If my memory serves me well
I think it was around early 2000 we went down
funny memories
For example
gotten one over my uncle.
so much so
insanely
shivers

gotten one over someone – to beat someone (not physically), or take advantage of them…

So much so – this phrase indicates that your previous statement is true to a very great extent, and therefore it has the result mentioned.

I would like to talk about a time I went with my family to do some canoeing and cycling near Portsmouth, in the south of England. There were quite a lot of the family there at the time, my mum, my uncles, my grandma, my brother, my cousins, almost everyone. If my memory serves me well, I think it was around early 2000 we went down. I think enjoyed it because there were a lot of funny memories, we played a lot of pranks on each other. For example, I clearly remember pushing my uncle off his bike, I remember it because it was the first time I had ever gotten one over my uncle. I was cycling very close to him, so much so, he ended up without any space on the track, and eventually came off the track and slipped down the banking. It made everyone laugh so much, because he usually bullied everyone else. Anyway, before cycling we went canoeing but for me the water was insanely cold, I think it was because I had just flew in from Spain where it’s much warmer. Apart from the shivers I got, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day, especially the fish chips in the pub in the evening. And that’s my talk about an enjoyable day. 

Part 3 idea: people spend their time.. etc . simple

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2. Cue Card (Part 2)
Describe any physical skill you learnt.
You should say:
– where you learnt it
– why you learnt it
– how long it took to learn

USEFUL PHRASES / DEVICES:
tough
was taking the mickey
a good two years
if my memory serves me well
fitness, technique
spared
was taking the micky

A good two years – we use this figure of speech to emphasize the time taken.

I would like to tell you about the time I learnt how to box. I learnt this skill in Spain, and it was something I had always wanted to do, I think when I was younger my parents wouldn’t let me. And throughout school I was a little embarrassed to do something the other teenagers were not doing. Anyway, I learnt from a really tough coach. This coach called me “peligro” which means danger in English. I think he was taking the mickey, because I was so bad when I started. It took me a good two years to learn it. I enjoyed every minute of it. The classes were hard, if my memory serves me well, we did a brutal 90 minutes every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a mixture of fitness, technique and in the final 5 minutes we spared. However, I wouldn’t say I’ve learnt the skill because there is still a considerable amount left to learn. Eventually I’ll back into it though, I’m certain. And that’s my short presentation about a skill I learnt. 

Brief anecdote to paint the picture: This coach called me “peligro” which means danger in English. I think he was taking the micky, because I was so bad when I started.

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3. Cue Card (Part 2)
Describe about an advertisement that you saw.
You should say:
– describe the advertisement
– where you saw it
– why you remember it 

USEFUL PHRASES / DEVICES:
campaign
outrage advertising
If I remember correctly
prints
global brands
although
As you can imagine
press
exposure

I’d like to talk about a very controversial advert I remember from when I was younger. It was an advert by the Benetton clothing company. I remember searching for this advert because I was impressed by the outrage the whole campaign had created. The news programmes reported it, the newspapers printed stories about it, it was outrage advertising at its most pervasive. If I remember correctly, I found the advert in a book about the world’s best adverts, there were prints from Absolut vodka, Hamlet cigars, and a few other global brands. Anyway, this advert featured a nun and a priest kissing, I think that was the image, although I cannot remember the exact scene right now. As you can imagine, this is a complete outrage in the Catholic religion, and so the Catholic church condemned the advert, which caused the press to report it, and ultimately giving more exposure to the company. So, that’s my talk about an advertisement I saw a long long time ago.

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Another cue card seen by a student who did the exam recently: “My friend speaking yesterday her cue card was favourite song”
4. Cue Card (Part 2)
Describe about your favourite song.
You should say:
– what you like about the song
– who sings it
– how you found the song 

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SEPTEMBER 2019 Speaking Questions

1. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a person you know who helps others. Please say

– Who this person is?
– Why does he/she do it?
– How does he/she usually help others?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Name a few jobs that help people.
– Should they be paid better, in your opinion?
– What are some volunteer jobs in your country?
– Who should teach children to share and care, parents or teachers?
– Why do you think so?
– Should students teach other students?
– Do you believe that? Why?
– Do doctors deserve higher salaries compared to others? Why or why not?

2. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about an occasion when you lost something. Please say

– what the occasion was and what you lost,
– how you lost it,
– how you found it,
– and say how you felt when you got it back.

Discussion (Part 3)

– Why do people always forget things?
– How can people avoid forgetting things?
– What is the best action to take if you find something?
– In our modern world people tend to forget their culture. What are the reasons for that?
– In all civilizations, theatre plays and movies about finding treasure or gold have always been popular. Why?

3. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a situation when a child made you laugh. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Who the child was?
– How you felt about it later?

Discussion (Part 3)

– What important qualities should a good parent have, in your opinion?
– Do you think people should be trained before they become parents?
– At what age do people usually have children in your country?
– Why is it so?
– Do you think people nowadays are under more pressure to become parents?
– Do you think giving children more freedom is a good thing?
– Why do you think so?

4. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a toy that you played with as a child. Please say

– What it was?
– Where you got it from?
– Why you liked the toy?
– Who did you play with?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you think the toys that you played with in your childhood are different from modern ones?
– Why do you think it is so?
– Do you think parents let their children play with toys for too long instead of engaging them in other activities?
– What is your opinion about commercial advertisements aimed at children?
– How do you think children can easily learn English?
– Do you think it is easier to do now compared to the past?

5. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about your favourite website. Please say

– What it is about?
– How you found it?
– Why you liked this website?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you spend a lot of time online?
– Do you think the internet is useful?
– Can you trust all the information online?
– Can you tell what websites are trustworthy?
– How can you do this?

6. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about things that you usually do well or regularly, for job or study. Please say

– What the things are?
– When and where do you do them?
– Who do you do them with?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Why do you do these things?
– Do you enjoy doing them?
– Do you think it’s good to have an established routine? Why?

7. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a memorable vacation you had. Please say

– Where it was,
– What you did,
– Who was there with you,
– And why this vacation was memorable.

Discussion (Part 3)

– Let’s talk about social media.
– How important is social media to people?
– Does it have more benefits or drawbacks?
– What are the drawbacks of social media?
– Let’s talk about tourism.
– What are your county’s most popular tourist destinations?
– How can the government encourage more tourists to visit a country?
– Does tourism affect ecology of a country? How?
– Is eco-tourism popular in your country?

8. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a person you know who is good at his/her work. Please say

– Who he/she is
– How you met him/her,
– What her work is
– And why you consider his/her work is good.

Discussion (Part 3)

– Tell me something about your friends.
– Do you think a manager should be strict? Why or why not?
– Under which circumstances should a manager be strict?
– Do managers need any training to do their jobs and why?
– What are the qualities a manager should have?

9. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a time you were invited by someone for a meal. Please say

– Who he/she is
– What was the occasion
– Did you accept the invitation
– How did you spend this time

Discussion (Part 3)

– What is the difference between eating in a restaurant and at home
– Discuss daily eating and eating on special occasion
– Discuss the pros and cons of eating in a restaurant

JUNE 2019 Speaking Questions:

1. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about an instance when you have lost something. Please say
– What was it?
– When and where did you lose it?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion (Part 3)

– What did you do after you found what you lost?
– Is being organised essential for a student?
– Some say being messy relates to being a genius or a creative person, do you agree?
– Why is it so?
– Do you think people naturally seek order?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of an extremely organised society?

2. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a part of your country that you find interesting. Please say
– What and where is it?
– How do you know about it?
– What activities do people usually do there?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Why do you think this place is interesting?
– Why do people love to visit some parts of the country?
– Why do people want to settle in certain places?
– What are the main differences between places to visit and to live in?
– Why are people different in different parts of the same country?

3. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a place or country that you want to go to in the future. Please say
– What is it?
– How will you get there?
– What would you like to do there?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you think tourism is good?
– How does it affect a country that is visited by many tourists?
– What are some positive and negative aspects of tourism?
– What are the main things a person should know before visiting any country?

4. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a beautiful city that you have visited recently. Please say
– Where and what is it?
– What did you see there?
– Would you like to visit this place again?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Why do people like to visit historical places?
– Are all historical buildings well maintained and managed?
– Do you think the government generates funds from tourism?

5. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a song that is important to you. Please say
– What song is it?
– What is it about?
– When and where did you hear it for the first time?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Is music important?
– What kind of music is more popular now?
– Do you think people in the past used to listen to the same music as now?

6. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a party that you went to recently. Please say
– When and where did you go?
– Who was there with you?
– Did you like it or not? Why?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you often go to parties?
– Are parties popular in your country?
– What kinds of parties are usually held in your country?
– Are people spending more on parties these days in your country?
– How do national athletes feel when representing their country abroad?
– What are the benefits for countries hosting international tournaments?

7. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a trip that you made by public transport. Please say
– Where and when did you go?
– Who did you go with?
– How did you feel about using public transport?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you prefer to travel by yourself or with friends?
– What is the main problem of public transport?
– How can the government fix traffic problems?
– Is it necessary to limit the use of cars?
– Should the government encourage people to use public transport?
– What is the most common mode of transportation in your country?

8. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a person who inspired you when you were young. Please say
– Who is that person?
– How did you meet this person?
– What inspired you about this person?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Are you similar to that person?
– How can parents help in child development?
– What is more important, school education or parental advice?

9. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about an interesting thing that your friend did, that motivated you to do the same. Please say
– What was it?
– How did your friend feel about it?
– Why would you like to do it?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Did people have enough facilities in the past compared to now?
– Are young people more influenced by family or friends?
– Why do young people like to try new experiences?
– Why don’t old people like to try new things?

10. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe an instance when children made you laugh. Please say
– When where was it?
– What did they do?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you like spending time with children?
– What is the best age for people to have children, in your opinion?
– Do you think people should be trained before becoming parents?

11. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about an interesting discussion or conversation you were involved in. Please say
– What and when was it?
– Who were you talking with?
– How did you feel after that?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Is it important to be a good listener?
– What is the best way to remember the main idea of a discussion?
– What professions require experience in public speaking?
– Is confidence the most important trait for public speaking?

12. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a skill that you learned that is useful to you. Please say
– What skill it is
– When you learned it
– How you learned it
– And explain how you feel about it now.

Discussion (Part 3)

– What kind of skills do people learn these days?
– How do they learn these skills?
– How have skills that are popular today changed compared to the past?
– Are personal skills important?
– Do some jobs require people to have more personal skills than others?

13. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about an item you received via mail, that arrived damaged. Please say
– What and when was it?
– Why was it damaged?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion (Part 3)

– How important was the item to you?
– Did you try to get in contact with the sender?
– Did you try to repair the item?
– What happened in the end?
– How did you feel about it?

14. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a time when someone didn’t tell you the complete truth. Please say
– What was the situation?
– How did you come to know about it?
– What impact did it have on your life?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you think it is a good practice to lie sometimes for good reasons?
– Can you explain some outcomes of this?
– Do you think a single lie leads to more lies, to hide it?
– What is your opinion about public figures?
– Do they lie more often than regular people?
– Do you think public figures such as politicians lie more?

15. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe an occasion suitable for giving money to children, in your opinion. Please say
– What is the purpose?
– When and where?
– How does money affect the attitude of children?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Why do some people say that having more money creates power?
– Do you think that there is a relationship between money and power?
– Give an example of that.

16. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe the greatest success of your friend that made you feel proud. Please say
– Who is your friend?
– What did he/she do?
– Why were you proud of him/her?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Why do you think he/she deserves it?
– Are successful people happier than others?
– What makes a person successful?
– Is it important to have vocational courses in school?
– Are academic achievements the only thing to consider in a job application?
– Do you feel that being successful is only about getting what you want, or is it something the society wants?

17. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a recent event that made you happy. Please say
– What was it?
– Where and when did it take place?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Who was there with you?
– What makes you happy?
– When does an employee feel happy?
– Can money buy happiness?
– Do you think money and happiness are related?

18. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about your friend who has learned a foreign language. Please say
– Where and when did he/she study it?
– How good is he/she?
– What kind of problems did he/she face?

Discussion (Part 3)

– How does he/she feel about it?
– Do you think it is helpful to know a second language?
– What other language would you like to learn? Why?

19. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a website you regularly visit. Please say
– What website is it?
– What content does it have?
– How did you come to know about this website?

Discussion (Part 3)

– What do people use the Internet for mostly?
– How does the Internet affect our life?
– What websites are the most visited by young people in your country? Why?
– Why are some websites visited more frequently than others?
– What do you use in your leisure time, TV or the Internet? Why?
– Why do you think entertainment websites are popular?
– Is the Internet important in schools in your country?

20. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a situation when you complained about something and got good results. Please say
– Where and when was it?
– What did you complain about?
– What was the solution?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Were you happy with the result?
– What type of complaints are common in your country?
– Should a company compensate the customers who complain?
– Should people complain about everything they aren’t happy with? Why?

21. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about an item of clothing you wore that was different from your normal clothes. Please say
– What was it?
– When and where did you wear it?
– What was so special about it?

Discussion (Part 3)

– What was the occasion?
– What did others say about it?
– Do you have a picture of you wearing those clothes?
– Why do you think people like to dress formally?
– Do people dress more formally now than in the past in your country?
– Is it good to dress formally?
– There are so many clothing brands nowadays, why?

22. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about something you always wanted to do, but didn’t have enough time for. Please say
– What is it?
– Why didn’t you have enough time for it?
– How do you feel about it now?

Discussion (Part 3)

– What do people usually spend time on?
– Do you spend time with family?
– Do you think older people use time better?

23. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a language that you would like to learn soon, other than English. Please say
– What is the language?
– Why do you want to learn it?
– How can you do it?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Is it important to learn other foreign languages? Why?
– Do you think language is related to culture?
– How can you learn a foreign culture?
– How can we differentiate one’s culture from their language?
– Do you think your mother tongue is influenced by other languages?

24. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about your favourite music, song or band. Please say
– What is it?
– When and where did you hear it for the first time?
– Why do you like it?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you sing? Why?
– How important is it to have a pleasant voice?
– What types of music are popular today?
– Is music too money-oriented nowadays?

25. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a place or country that you really want to go to in the future. Please say
– What is it?
– How will you get there?
– What would you like to do there?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you think tourism is good?
– How does it affect a country that is visited by many tourists?
– What are some positive and negative aspects of tourism?
– What are the main things a person should know before visiting any country?

MAY 2019:

1. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a job one of your parents did. Please say

– What was it?
– When did your parent do it?
– Did he/she like it?
– What do you think about this job?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you like your job? Why?
– Do you think of changing it in the near future?
– What would you really like to do?

2. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe an instance when you received money as a gift. Please say

– Who gave it to you and when?
– Why did they give you money?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do parents give children money for doing housework in your country?
– Is it important to teach children to manage their pocket money?
– Is it common in your country to give money as a gift?
– Why do you think it is so?

3. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a meeting or discussion about fake news. Please say

– What was it about?
– When and where did it happen?
– Did it distract you?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Why do people believe in fake news?
– Are social media apps spreading fake news?
– Why do people read or watch fake news?
– Are you planning to use social media apps in the future?
– Why does the media spread fake news?
– When are fake news very dangerous or destructive?

4. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a job that one of your grandparents was doing. Please say

– What was the job?
– Did he/she like it?
– Why did you remember it?

Discussion (Part 3)

– What jobs are difficult, in your opinion? Why?
– What jobs are easy to do?
– Do you think easy jobs can be interesting? Why?
– Are robots capable of doing any job? Why?
– What jobs can’t be done by robots? Why?
– Is it possible that robots will replace teachers one day?

5. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a party that you have attended and liked. Please say

– What was it?
– Who did you go there with?
– What happened at the party?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you like parties?
– Do people organise parties in your country? Why?
– Do you think people now more socially connected compared to the past?
– Are there many festivals in your country?
– What is your favourite festival? Why?
– What is the most popular national festival in your country?
– Do festivals attract many tourists in your country?
– What do international and domestic tourists do during a festival?

6. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe a beautiful city that you visited recently. Please say

– What and where is it?
– How did you know about it?
– Why do you think it is beautiful?

Discussion (Part 3)

– Do you like cities’ architecture? Why?
– Why usually there are high buildings in city centres?
– What is the difference between life in the city and in countryside?
– Is it true that cities have lost contact with nature?

7. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about an intelligent person you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– When did you meet him/her?
– Why do you think he/she is intelligent?

Discussion (Part 3)

– How does society treat intelligent people?
– How important is emotional intelligence?
– Do you think intelligent people are happy?
– Are they more selfish than others?

8. Cue Card (Part 2)

Describe an occasion when you were in a broken-down vehicle. You should say

– When and where was it?
– What did you do?
– Who was there with you?

Discussion (Part 3)

– What kind of vehicle was it?
– What was the problem?
– How long did it take to repair it?
– Let’s talk about public transport.
– Do you use it?
– How often do you do it?
– What kind of transport is mostly used in your country?

9. Cue Card (Part 2)

Talk about a beautiful city that you would like to visit. Please say

– Where and what is it?
– Why do you want to visit it?
– Who will you go there with?

Discussion (Part 3)

– How did you know about it?
– Why do modern countries have tall buildings?
– What are the differences between the city and country life?
– Where do you prefer to live?
– Why is it so?

APRIL 2019:

IELTS Speaking: New Questions with Sample Answers (part 2)
IELTS Speaking: New Questions with Sample Answers (part 1)

1. Cue Card (Part 2)
Describe your grand parent’s job
You should say:
– what it was
– how long he or she had this job
– how he or she got the job
– and whether you would like to have this job

Discussion (Part 3)
What kinds of jobs are easy to get in a foreign country?
Is it hard to find interesting job in your country?
Why do some people keep changing their jobs?
What kinds of preparation should people do for a job interview?
What should a good employer do?
How would you define an interesting job’?

2. Cue Card (Part 2)
Describe a place in your city that you would like to visit
You should say:
– where it is
– what people do there
– how you know it
– and explain why you want to go there

Discussion (Part 3)
What kinds of tourist sites are popular in your country?
What can governments do to prevent pollution in tourist sites?
What are the advantages of visiting less known places?
What are the disadvantages when there are too many tourists in one site?

3. Cue Card (Part 2)
Talk about a subject that you used to dislike, but have an interest in it now. Please say
– What subject is it?
– Why didn’t you like it?
– Why are you interested in it now?

Discussion (Part 3)
What subjects did you like at school?
Is learning many subjects at once good?
Is it better to learn one subject at a time, in your opinion?
Do you think teachers should have entertaining teaching styles?

4. Cue Card (Part 2)
Describe a family business you know. Please say
– What is it?
– How did you come across it?
– Who are their customers?

Discussion (Part 3)
– What are advantages and disadvantages of a family business?
– Why do some people like to work in large scale businesses?
– What are the reasons that many businesses fail in their first year?
– What are the qualities of a good business person?
– Why do some people like to start their own businesses?

5. Cue Card (Part 2)
Describe a success your friend has achieved
You should say:
– who your friend is
– what the success was
– what he or she did
– how you felt about the success

Discussion (Part 3)
Why is it hard to maintain friendships for some people?
How do people in your country make friends these days?
Why Is it easier to make friends on the internet than in reality?
What qualities do you think are important in a friend?
What factors may result in the breakdown of a good friendship?
Friendship is the most important relationship. Do you agree? Why? Why not?

JANUARY 2019:

1. Interview

What is your full name?
Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is your job?
How long have you been doing your job?
How was your first day at work?
Which job do you prefer in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a language you want to learn. Please say:
What the language is?
Where is it spoken?
Why you want to learn it?
And explain how you plan to learn it?

Discussion

– Why is it important to know more languages?
– Some languages are being spoken by less number of people and there is a fear that they may die down.Do you think these languages should be preserved?
– Why is it easy to learn a language easily where it is actually spoken?
– Is it possible to master a language at a place other than where it is spoken? Why/ Why not?
– Do you think that the world would be a more peaceful place if there was just one language spoken all over the world as there would be no communication gap?

2. Interview

What is your full name?
Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What natural sound(s) do you like (the most)? (Why?)
What sounds do you dislike? (Why?)
Do you mind noises? (Do any noises bother you?)
What type of noise do you come across in your daily life?

Cue Card

Describe a time you looked for information from the internet
You should say
When you did that
What information you searched
Why you looked for it on the internet

Discussion

Do you think online information is reliable enough?
Do you think there is too much information on the internet?
Is the information on TV useful?

3. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you work?
– What are your responsibilities at work?
– If there was one thing you could change at work, what would it be? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a recent law implemented in your country that had a big impact on it. Please say

– What is the law?
– How do you know about it?
– How has it changed your country?

Discussion

– Describe how police officers are respected in your country.
– What are the necessary qualities of a police officer?
– What qualities does a good lawyer need?

4. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Can you describe your work?
– What do you enjoy about your work?
– Are you a patient person?
– Do you think patience is important? Why?
– Are you a more patient person now compared to the past?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when someone lost an item and you found it. Please say

– What was it?
– How did you find it?
– What did you do about it?

Discussion

– How did you feel about it later?
– Do you consider archaeology an important science? Why?
– What would be the items associated with our generation? Why?
– Should artifacts be kept in the museums of the country they belong to?
– Why do you think so?
– What do you think about people that like to collect different items?
– Why do they do it, in your opinion?
– Do you collect anything? Why?
– How can people collect items?
– Where can they find interesting things for their collection?

5. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Is there anything you want to change at your work place?
– Let’s talk about shoes.
– Do you like buying shoes?
– What do you prefer, comfortable or fashionable shoes?
– Did you ever buy shoes online?
– What was your experience?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting person whom you never met and would like to meet one day. Please say

– Who is it?
– Why do you want to meet him/her?
– Why do you find him/her interesting?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about different personalities.
– Can you judge someone’s personality according to their clothing?
– Can you develop your own personality?
– Is it an easy task for you? Why?
– Can you give suggestions to others?
– How does a child build his/her personality?
– How can parents encourage this process?

6. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Would you like to change it in the future?
– Do you think breakfast is important?
– Why do you think so?
– What do you usually have for breakfast?
– Do you think it is good for you? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a part of your country that you find interesting. Please say

– What and where is it?
– How do you know about it?
– What activities do people usually do there?

Discussion

– What are main differences between places to visit and to live in?
– Why are people different in different parts of the same country?
– Is living in big cities different from living in the countryside?
– Is being well organised important for a big city?
– Don’t you think that extremely well organised cities are somehow boring?
– How is that related to city planning?

7. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you work?
– Describe your first day at work.
– Do you like your job?
– Do you prefer parks or gardens?
– Do you like to visit activity parks or natural gardens?
– Do you like to eat in restaurants?
– Do you like cooking?
– For most people cooking is a chore, why is that?
– What do you think about it?

Cue Card

Describe a multinational company that you know well. Please say

– What company is it?
– How did you know about it?
– Would you like to work there? Why?

Discussion

– People say that large companies gain popularity faster than local businesses. Do you agree or disagree?
– Why do people want to work in large companies rather than in small ones?
– What kind of company would you choose? Why?

8. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– How long have you been doing your job?
– How was your first day at work?
– Which job do you prefer in the future?
– Do you like to be alone?
– When was the last time you were alone?
– What do you like to do when you are alone?
– Do you like to wear sunglasses?
– Do you often wear sunglasses?
– Where do you buy sunglasses?

Cue Card

Describe a good law in your country

You should say:
– What the law is
– How you first learned about this law
– Who benefits from this law (who is affected by this law)
– And explain why you think this is a good law

Discussion

– Is there any situation people disobey the law?
– Do people like being a policeman in your country?
– What qualities should a police officer have?
– Why some people want to become a lawyer?

9. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like that area? Why?
– Do you know lots of people in your area?
– Let’s talk about shoes.
– Do you have a favourite pair of shoes?
– What do you consider more when buying shoes, comfort or style?
– Do you buy shoes on the Internet?
– How often do you buy shoes?
– Let’s talk about water.
– Do you prefer bottled or tap water? Why?
– How often do you drink water?
– Is bottled water expensive in your area?
– Did you ever experience suffering from thirst in your life?

Cue Card

Describe an activity that you like to do when you alone. Please say

– What is it?
– How often do you do it?
– Why do you like it?

Discussion

– What are the most popular activities among younger people in your country?
– Should parents guide their children when choosing a free time activity?
– Do you think people are working more now than in the past? Why?
– Do they work long hours because they personally like to work or they don’t have a choice?

10. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your hometown.
– Would you like to see your home town in better condition in the future?
– What would you like to share with others?
– Did your parents teach you about sharing as a child?
– What don’t you like to share with others?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe a party that you have attended recently. Please say

– Where and when did it take place?
– Who has arranged the party?
– What did you do there?

Discussion

– Did you like it? Why?
– Do you believe that people today have more parties than in the past?
– Do you think people spend too much money on weddings?
– Do you agree with it?
– Describe a festival in your country.
– Do you think that tourists like these festivals?

11. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like your city?
– Please describe your city.
– Why do you like it?
– Do you have relationships with people living around you?
– Can you compare your childhood and today’s life?

Cue Card

Talk about the advice you have recently taken from a person. Please say

– What was the advice?
– Who gave it to you?
– Why did you take it?

Discussion

– Do you usually take advice from others?
– Do you like giving advice to others?
– Should parents watch their children while they are making friends?
– Do you like to share your personal matters with friends or family?
– Do your family members take advice from their elders?
– When does it usually happen?

12. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– Where do you stay now?
– Describe your accommodation.
– What kind of relationships do you have with your neighbors?

Cue Card

Talk about a teacher, who you have been impressed by. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– When did you met him/her?
– Why were you impressed so much?

Discussion

– Are you still in touch with him/her?
– Would you use the same methods to teach your children?

13. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Were you born in the same city you live today? Why?
– What changes would you like to see in the city where you live? Explain.
– Do you like crowded places? Why or why not?
– What do you prefer, tea or coffee?
– What drink do you think is more commonly offered to a visitor, tea or coffee? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a crowded place in the city where you live. Please say

– What facilities are there?
– What do people do there?
– Why is it always so crowded?

Discussion

– Why it is said that large cities tend to lose the feeling of community?
– What are the main reasons for that?

14. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like cooking?
– Do you like to eat homemade food or do you prefer to eat out?
– When was the last time you had some home made food?
– Do you drink a lot of water?
– Do you prefer to drink bottled or tap water?

Cue Card

Describe a person you know who is beautiful in your opinion. Please say

– Who the person is
– What he/she looks like
– Why you think he/she is beautiful
– How you feel about him/her

Discussion

– Do you think beauty is important in our society?
– Is it good that people give so much importance to beauty?
– Can people who aren’t attractive be as successful as beautiful people?
– Are clothes important to a person’s success?
– Are fashion shows really necessary?

15. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where did your study?
– What was your major subject?
– Did you like studying there? Why?
– Would you recommend any changes to your school?
– Do you like parks or gardens?
– Are there any parks or gardens near your home?
– Do you visit that place often?

Cue Card

Describe something that you have borrowed from your friend or family. Please say

– What is it?
– When did you borrow it?
– Who did you borrow it from?

Discussion

– Why did you borrow it?
– Do you often borrow things from people?
– What do you usually borrow?
– Why do you do it?
– What problems are associated with borrowing things?
– Do you return borrowed things on time?
– What do you usually give in return?

16. Interview

– What is your name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Tell me about your hometown.
– How long have you lived there?
– Do you still live in your hometown?
– Why did you move?
– Do you like the town where you live now?
– Have you ever watched clouds in the sky, or the stars?
– What do you prefer, watching clouds or stars? Why?
– Is there a good spot in your town to watch the stars?

Cue Card

Talk about something you bought that you didn’t use. Please say

– what it was
– when and where you bought it
– why you never used it
– what you did with it

Follow up question: Do you still have it?

Discussion

– Has something changed in the way we shop now compared to the past?
– What do people buy a lot these days?
– Are you aware of any issues related to packaging of the things people purchase?
– What can be recycled?
– Is it important to recycle?
– What would happen if we weren’t recycling?
– What are the effects of recycling on the land and sea?

17. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you have a morning routine?
– Would you like to change it?
– What kind of pictures do you like?
– Did you do arts as a child?

Cue Card

Describe a city that you like. Please say

– How did you know about it?
– What is the city famous for?
– Why do you like it?

Discussion

– Is the quality of life in cities higher compared to countryside?
– Why are there tall buildings in cities?
– Why do tourists visit historical cities?

18. Interview

– What is your name?
– What should I call you?
– Where do you live?
– Do you like your hometown?
– Would you recommend it to others?
– Let’s talk about water. Do you drink tap or bottled water?
– Is bottled water affordable where you live?
– Were you ever in a situation when you couldn’t find drinking water?

Cue Card

Talk about an occasion when someone gave you something you really wanted. Please say:

– What it was
– When you got it
– Who gave it to you
– How you felt when you received it.

Follow up question: What did you do with this item?

Discussion

– Do you think people own more things than they really need these days?
– Are some things more important than others to show a person’s status in the society?
– What kind of things?
– Why do you think people want to show their social status?
– Has this also been people’s desire in the past, or is this a recent change?

19. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do like photography?
– Do you prefer to take pictures with your phone or a dedicated camera?
– Would you like to learn more about photography?
– What do you do with pictures after taking them?

Cue Card

Talk about a job that one of your grandparents did. Please say

– Who was he/she?
– What was the job?
– Would you recommend it to anyone?

Discussion

– Do you think some jobs are more difficult than others? Why?
– Should people doing difficult jobs be paid more?
– Do you prefer easy jobs or difficult ones?
– Why is it so?

20. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– What can be done to prevent accidents at your workplace?
– Why do you think so?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting city in your country. Please say

– What city and where is it?
– Why and when would you go there?
– Why is it interesting?

Discussion

– Who would you go there with?
– Do you believe cities are interesting?
– Do you think people are friendlier in the countryside than in the city?
– What makes some countries different from others?
– Should competition be encouraged among people in the same region?
– Do you think people prefer to live in cities or countryside?
– Why do you think so?

21. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What do you like about your job?
– What would you improve for better work experience?
– Do people drink coffee or tea in your country?
– Why do you think it is?
– What do you prefer, personally?

Cue Card

Talk about something you own, but don’t use often. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when did you buy it?
– Why don’t you use it much?

Discussion

– What do you think about recycling?
– Is recycling done in your country?
– Do you think recycling is important?
– What things can be recycled, in your opinion?
– How can the government encourage people to recycle?
– Let’s talk about magazines and TV ads.
– What do you prefer?
– Why is that?
– Did you buy anything that you saw advertised?

22. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you work or study?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of your hometown?
– Why do you think so?
– What is your favourite colour?
– What colour would you use on your bedroom walls?
– Did you wear bright coloured clothing as a child?
– Do you know your neighbours well?
– Do you meet them often?
– When did you go to a park or a garden last time?
– What do you prefer, to visit outdoor or indoor gardens?

Cue Card

Describe a skill that took you a long time to master. Please say

– What is it?
– Who helped you to master it?
– How long did it take?

Discussion

– How did you feel after learning it?
– Most people think new skills are difficult to learn. Why do they think so?
– What jobs require one to be patient?

23. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What do you enjoy about your job?
– Lets talk about public holidays.
– Do you like the New Year celebration?
– How many public holidays are there in your country?
– What do you do during these holidays?
– Which places are normally crowded in your country during holidays?
– Do you enjoy being in crowded places?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you received bad service. Please say

– Where and when was it?
– Who provided the service?
– What did you do after that?

Discussion

– Do you receive bad service often?
– Why do you think it is happening?
– What should people do about it?
– Why do you think some people choose to be quiet and walk away after receiving bad service?

24. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it?
– Do you like music?
– What don’t you like about music?
– Why is it so?
– What music do you like the most?

Cue Card

Describe a teenager you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Where and when did you meet?
– What do you usually do together?

Discussion

– Who is easier to control, young children or teenagers?
– Why is that?
– How do young people treat the elderly in your country?
– How do older people treat teenagers in your country?

DECEMBER 2018:

1. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe your hometown?
– Can you describe people of your country?
– Do you know your neighbours well?
– Are you in a good relationship with them?
– What is your favourite season?
– Describe different seasons in your country.
– What do you like to do in different seasons?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting talk or lecture that you attended recently. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Who gave the lecture?
– What was the main topic?

Discussion

– What qualities are important for public speaking?
– Do you think confidence is more important than other skills?
– What occupations in your country need public speaking skills?
– Do you think it is important for children to learn these skills?
– How can people improve their public speaking skills?

2. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you wear sunglasses?
– Do you buy sunglasses online?
– Do you like music?
– What type of music don’t you like?

Cue Card

Describe a beautiful city in your country. Please say

– What city and where is it?
– Why is it beautiful in your opinion?
– Why do you like it?

Discussion

– Should the government look after historical buildings?
– Why do you think tourists like to visit historical places?
– Do modern cities look the same?
– What problems do governments face while maintaining historical places?
– What are the negative aspects of big and congested cities?
– Do you think that architectural design of a city is important?

3. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about a plant or a tree in your country. Please say

– Where it is growing?
– Why is it important?
– Why do you like or dislike it?

Discussion

– Do you have plants at home?
– What kind of plants?

4. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?

Cue Card

Talk about a city you know well. Please say

– What city is it?
– What do you like about it?
– What are the interesting places there?

Discussion

– How big is the population of that city?
– Do you prefer a car or a public transport?
– Do you drink tap water or bottled water?
– What is the difference between cities and countryside?
– What is the difference between one city and another?
– Did you travel by car recently?
– Where did you go?

5. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What music do you listen to?
– What music don’t you like? Why?
– Did you ever attend a live concert?
– How was it? Why?
– What type of shoes do you wear?
– Do you purchase them online or in store? Why?
– Do you purchase shoes because the fashion changes, or because you need a new pair?

Cue Card

Talk about a family you know well, that runs a business. Please say

– Describe the family.
– What do they do?
– How and when did you meet them?

Discussion

– What are the disadvantages and advantages of running a business?
– What are the benefits for workers?
– What other businesses are famous in your country?
– Which is better, small or large companies?

6. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What weather do you like? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a sport that you watch and would like to practice it. Please say

– what sport this is
– why you like it
– when and how you would start doing it.

Discussion

– What is the importance of sport in our society?
– How is sport related to business?

7. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What was your main subject?
– Why did you choose that institution?
– Do you like holidays?
– How often do you enjoy your holidays?
– Describe your best holiday so far.

Cue Card

Describe a person who talks a lot. Please say

– who the person is
– what he/she mostly talks about
– how you feel about it and why.

Discussion

– Do you talk a lot? Why?
– Some children are more talkative then others. Why?
– Some parents allow their children to share or explore everything with them. Is that a good habit? Why?
– What are the benefits of that?
– What types of jobs require group communication?
– What skills are required for good communication?
– What are the benefits of being a good communicator?

8. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Please describe the city you live in now.
– What is your favourite colour?
– Did you like bright colours when you were younger?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe an activity you would do when you are alone and have some free time. Please say

– What is the activity?
– How often do you do it?
– Why would you like to do this activity?

Discussion

– When and where do you usually do it?
– Should parents choose a hobby for their children?
– Why do people like to go to cafes these days?
– Do you feel that time passes faster now than before? Why?

9. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose it?
– Can you describe your home?
– Which room do you like the most?
– Do you have plants at home?
– Did you ever plant any kind of plants?
– Would you appreciate if someone gifted you a plant?
– Do you have savings?
– Did you give money as a gift to children?
– What is your opinion about giving pocket money to children?
– Did your parents give you money for doing household work?

Cue Card

Describe a place you have visited and you traveled by public transport. Please say

– What and where is this place?
– Who did you go there with?
– Did you like the experience?

Discussion

– How popular is public transport in your city?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of using it?
– How can these problems be solved?

10. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– How was your first day at work?
– Have you ever used maps?
– Did you learn to use maps?
– Where and when did you do it?
– How often do you ask others for directions?

Cue Card

Describe a plan that you had to cancel for some reason. Please say

– What did you plan?
– Why did you have to cancel it?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion

– How do older people feel about cancelling a plan?
– Why do older people find it hard to change their plans?
– How can technology help people to make plans?
– Why do children change their plans?
– Why do adults change their plans?
– Did you ever change plans because of the weather?

11. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Do you like paintings?
– What is your favourite painting?
– Do you plan your meals?
– What is your daily routine?

Cue Card

Talk about a successful complaint that you made and its result. Please say

– What was it about?
– Why did you make it?
– What was the result?

Discussion

– Did you like the outcome? Why?
– How did you feel about it later?

NOVEMBER 2018:

1. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live now?
– How long have you lived there?
– Who do you live with?
– Do you plan to live there for a long time?
– Do you like watch films?
– What kinds of movies do you like best?
– How often do you watch films?
– Do you like to watch movies alone or with your friends?
– Would you like to be in a movie?
– How often do you drink water?
– Do you drink bottled water or water from water machines?

Cue Card

Describe an activity you would do when you are alone in your free time
You should say:

– What do you do
– How often do you do it
– Why do you like to do this activity?
– How do you feel when you do it?

Discussion

– Do you think people should only focus on work?
– Do you think how much time we spend at work in a lifetime?
– Should parents plan the children’s leisure time and activities?
– Do you think the activities of the young generation are different from those of the older generation?

2. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– How long have you been doing your job?
– How was your first day at work?
– Which job do you prefer in the future?
– Do you usually do the same things in the mornings
– Do you think breakfast is important?
– Do you want to change your daily routines in the future?
– Do you like to buy gifts for others?
– Do you like to receive gifts too?
– Did you ever receive a handmade gift?

Cue Card

– Describe a beautiful city you’ve visited

You should say:

– Where is it?
– When did you go there?
– What did you do there?
– And explain why you like it

Discussion

– What are the advantages of living in the countryside?
– Is life in a village or in a small town better than city life?
– Should children be raised in the city or countryside?

3. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like plants? Why?
– What plants do you like?
– Have you ever grown any plants?
– Did you grow any plants when you were a child?

Painting

– Do you like drawing or painting?
– What kinds of things do you like to draw?
– Did you enjoy doing art lessons when you were a child?
– Do you ever draw or paint pictures now?

Cooking

– Do you like cooking?
– How often do you cook?
– How good are you at cooking?
– Does anyone in your family like to cook?

Cue Card
Describe a competition you want to take part in
You should say:

– What the competition is
– How you knew it
– What you need to prepare for it
– And explain why you want to attend it

Discussion

– Why do you think some school teachers use competitions as class activities?
– Is it a good thing to give prizes to children who do well at school? Why?
– Would you say that schools for young children have become more or less competitive since you were that age? Why?

4. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?

Cue Card

Talk about an item you received via mail, that arrived damaged. Please say

– What and when was it?
– Why was it damaged?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– How important was the item to you?
– Did you try to get in contact with the sender?
– Did you try to repair the item?
– What happened in the end?
– How did you feel about it?

5. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe the education system in your hometown.
– Would you like to improve it?
– How would you do it?
– How often do you buy shoes?
– Do you have a favourite pair of shoes?
– Did you buy shoes online?
– How often do you go to public parks?
– Do parks in your hometown need improvements?
– Should parks have more open space or better facilities?
– Why do you think so?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting discussion or conversation you were involved in. Please say

– What and when was it?
– Who were you talking with?
– How did you feel after that?

Discussion

– Is it important to be a good listener?
– What is the best way to remember the main idea of a discussion?
– What professions require experience in public speaking?
– Is confidence the most important trait for public speaking?

6. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What is your favourite room at home? Why?
– Do you think you will be moving to a new place in the future?
– Have you ever had any plants at home?
– Do you like to receive plants as a gift? Why?
– What places do you like to go out to? Why?
– Do you like to go there with someone or alone?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting thing that your friend did, that motivated you to do the same. Please say

– What was it?
– How did your friend feel about it?
– Why would you like to do it?

Discussion

– Did people have enough facilities in the past compared to now?
– Are young people more influenced by family or friends?
– Why do young people like to try new experiences?
– Why don’t old people do it?

7. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– How was your first day at work?
– Do you prefer to eat foreign food?
– Have you ever eaten foreign food in your childhood?
– What foreign food did you eat recently?

Cue Card

Talk about a trip that you made by public transport. Please say

– Where and when did you go?
– Who did you go there with?
– How did you feel about using public transport?

Discussion

– Do you prefer to travel by yourself or with friends?
– What is the main problem of public transport?
– How can the government fix traffic problems?
– Is it necessary to limit the use of cars?
– Should the government encourage people to use public transport?
– Why is that?
– What is the most common mode of transportation in your country?
– Do you prefer to live in a wet or dry area?
– How is the rainfall in your town?

8. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Can you describe your apartment?
– What is your favourite room there?
– Would you like to move to a house in the future?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Talk about a song that is important to you. Please say

– What song is it?
– What is it about?
– When and where did you hear it for the first time?

Discussion

– Is music important?
– What kind of music is more popular now?
– Do you think people in the past used to listen to the same music as now?

9. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– What don’t you like about your job?
– Do you like cooking?
– How often do you cook?
– Do you think breakfast is important?
– Why do you think so?

Cue Card

Talk about a place or country that you really want to go to in the future. Please say

– What is it?
– How will you get there?
– What would you like to do there?

Discussion

– Do you think tourism is good?
– How does it affect a country that is visited by many tourists?
– What are some positive and negative aspects of tourism?
– What are the main things a person should know before visiting any country?

10. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What food do you like?
– Why do you like it?
– Did you try a new food recently?
– Did you try a foreign food in your childhood?
– Do people of your county like foreign dishes?
– What kind of dishes do they prefer? Why?
– Do you think this trend will continue?
– Can you remember your first teacher at school?
– Tell me about your favourite teacher.
– Do you think teachers in the past were different from teachers today?

Cue Card

Describe a party you have attended recently. Please say

– What and where was it?
– Who did you go there with?
– Did you like it? Why?

Discussion

– Do you usually like parties?
– Do children enjoy parties? Why?
– Why do people arrange parties?
– What are benefits of a party?
– Why do some people hate parties?
– How do people enjoy free time in your county?
– What do you think about outdoor sports and computer games?
– What are the pros and cons for both of them?

11. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose it?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What is your favourite room at home? Why?
– Do you think you will be moving to a new place in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a website you regularly visit. Please say

– What website is it?
– What content does it have?
– How you did know about this website?

Discussion

– What do people use the Internet for mostly?
– How does the Internet affect our life?
– What websites are the most visited by young people in your country? Why?
– Why are some websites visited more frequently than others?
– What do you use in your leisure time, TV or the Internet? Why?

12. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose it?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What would you like to do for a job?
– Why would you like to do it?

Cue Card

Talk about a dress that you wore for a unique occasion. Please say

– Can you describe the dress?
– Where and when did you buy it?
– What was the occasion?

Discussion

– Did people notice your dress?
– What did they say about it?
– Do you like imported fruits?
– Do children prefer imported fruits?
– Would you like to live in the city or the countryside? Why?
– Why do people wear formal and informal clothing?
– Nowadays most youngsters prefer casual look. Why is it so?

13. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Are you friendly with your neighbours?
– How good is the place where you live now?
– Do you like paintings?
– What kind of paintings do you prefer?
– Would you like to participate in the Olympic Games?

Cue Card

Talk about a language that you would like to learn soon, other than English. Please say

– What is the language?
– Why do you want to learn it?
– How can you do it?

Discussion

– Is it important to learn other foreign languages? Why?
– Do you think language is related to culture?
– How can you learn a foreign culture?
– How can we differentiate one’s culture from their language?
– Do you think your mother tongue is influenced by other languages?

14. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What made you choose this profession?
– Let’s talk about food.
– Do you like international cuisines?
– What international food do you like?
– Are there many international food restaurants in your country?
– Are there more such restaurants now than in the past? Why?
– What international food did you enjoy recently?
– Do you think there will be more international cuisines available in the near future?

Cue Card

Talk about an item of clothing you wore that was different from your normal clothes. Please say

– What was it?
– When and where did you wear it?
– What was so special about it?

Discussion

– What was the occasion?
– What did others say about it?
– Do you have a picture of you wearing those clothes?
– Why do you think people like to dress formally?
– Do people dress more formally now than in the past in your country?
– Is it good to dress formally?
– There are so many clothing brands nowadays, why is it so?
– Can you guess a person’s profession by their clothing?

15. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you live in a house?
– Can you describe it?
– What is your favourite room?
– Do you prefer living in the city or the countryside?
– Why is it so?
– What city would you like to visit someday? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you have lost something. Please say

– What was it?
– When and where did you lose it?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– What did you do after you found you lost it?
– Is being organised essential to being a student?
– Some say being messy relates to being a genius or a creative person, do you agree?
– Why is it so?
– Do you think people naturally seek order?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of an extremely organised society?

16. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like people living in your area? Why?
– Do you know many people around you?
– Do you drink a lot of water?
– Do you prefer bottled or tap water? Why?
– Is breakfast an important meal for you? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a foreign language that you would like to learn, except English. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you want to learn it?
– How will you do it?

Discussion

– Why do people need to learn a foreign language?
– What languages are popular to study now?

OCTOBER 2018:

1. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Is money important to you?
– Did you save money when you were young?
– Have you ever given money to the children?
– Do you usually wear a watch?
– What kinds of watches do you like to wear?
– Have you ever received a watch as a gift?

Cue Card

– Describe a magazine you enjoy reading
– You should say: What it is
– How often you read it
– What you learn from it
– Why you like it

Discussion

– Do you think headlines are important?
– Which is more important: fashionable or advertising news?
– Do you think the government has the right to censor magazines?
– Do you think everything we read on the magazines is true?

2. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Would you like to change it in the future?

Cue Card

Describe an occasion suitable for giving money to children, in your opinion. Please say

– What is the purpose?
– When and where?
– How does money affect the attitude of children?

Discussion

– Why do some people say that having more money creates power?
– Do you think that there is a relationship between money and power?
– Give us an example of that.

3. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you use maps?
– What type of maps do you use?
– Where did you learn to use maps?
– How often do you use maps?
– Do you ask others for help to get directions?
– Why / why not?
– What maps are more useful, paper or electronic?

Cue Card

Talk about a recent event that made you happy. Please say
– What was it?
– Where and when did it take place?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion

– Who was there with you?
– What makes you happy?
– When does an employee feel happy?
– Can money buy happiness?
– Do you think money and happiness are related?
– Why do you think so?

4. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you think this is a suitable workplace for you?
– Would you like to change anything about your work?
– Do you have friends at work?
– Tell me about your friends.

Cue Card

Talk about a language that you would like to learn apart from English. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you want to learn this language?
– How can you get better at this language?
– In what way can this language help you?

Discussion

– Are you getting better at this language?
– How is it beneficial for you?
– What season do you like the most?
– What are other people’s perceptions of this season?
– How do you commute in the city where you live?

5. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where are you studying or working?
– Do you like your school or your company?
– Do you want to change your school/company?
– Do you usually drink water?
– Do you prefer to drink bottled or tap water?
– Is bottled water expensive in your country?
– Why is that?
– Do you like shoes?
– How often do you buy new shoes?
– Have you ever bought shoes online? Why / why not?

Cue Card

Describe a part of your country that you find interesting. Please say

– What and where is it?
– How do you know about it?
– What activities do people usually do there?

Discussion

– Why do you think this place is interesting?
– Why do people love to visit some parts of the country?
– Why do people want to settle in certain places?
– What are the main differences between places to visit and to live in?
– Why are people different in different parts of the same country?

6. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you gave someone money as a gift. Please say

– Who was that person?
– When and why did you gave them money?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about money.
– How can we educate kids about money?
– At what age should kids learn about money?
– Do people have more respect for the wealthy than ordinary people?

7. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What does your company do?
– What changes would you like to make there?
– Do you eat breakfast?
– Did you eat breakfast when you were younger?
– What has changed between now and then?
– Do you listen to music?
– What kind of music do you listen to?
– What music wouldn’t you listen to?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe a beautiful city that you have visited recently. Please say

– Where and what is it?
– What did you see there?
– Would you like to visit this place again?

Discussion

– Why do people like to visit historical places?
– Are all historical buildings well maintained and managed?
– Do you think the government generates funds from tourism?

8. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Would you like to change it in the future?

Cue Card

Describe an instance when you have lost something valuable. Please say

– What was it?
– When and where was it?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– Why do some people lose their belongings more often than others?
– Do you often lose things?
– Do you manage to find them later?

9. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– What kind of house do you live in?
– What is your favorite room at home?
– Do you wear a watch?
– How important is it in your country to be on time?
– How do you feel when people are late?
– Did you save money in your childhood?
– Do you give money to children?
– How can you teach children the importance of saving money?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting thing that your friend has done, that influenced you and made you want to do the same. Please say

– What was it?
– When and where would you like to do it?
– Why would you like to do it?

Discussion

– Is it an easy task to do?
– Did people have enough facilities in the past, compared to now?
– What is the importance of family and friends in a person’s life?
– Why does a person need to have friends?
– Who has more influence on a person, their family or friends?

10. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it?

Cue Card

Talk about a celebrity that you know. Please say

– Who is the celebrity?
– Where do you usually see him/her?
– What does he/she do?

Discussion

– Explain why you like him/her.
– Why do people want to be like celebrities?
– Do men and women like the same celebrities? Why?
– Do celebrities have to set a good example? Why?
– Why do celebrities earn a lot of money if they don’t contribute to the society?

11. Interview

– Can you tell me your full name?
– What is the meaning of your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you think it is a good place to live?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like to cook?
– Do you prefer home made or street food? Why?
– Do you have a car?
– Do you often hire a taxi? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a book that you read. Please say

– What kind of book it is
– Why you read this book
– When you read it

12. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job? Why?
– Do you wear sunglasses? Why?
– Do you like to buy sunglasses as a gift? Why?
– Did you ever attend the Olympic Games?
– Would you like to do it? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a teenager that you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Can you describe him/her?

Discussion

– What is the difference between a child, a teenager and an adult?
– At what age can a child be considered a teenager?
– Is there any difference between teenage boys and girls? Why?
– At what age do you consider a teenager to be an adult? Why?

13. Interview

– Tell me your full name.
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or you study?
– Would you change something at your workplace?
– How often did you go to cinema as a child?
– How often do you go now?
– Do you prefer to go with your friends or alone?
– Do you like different movies now than you did in the past?
– What kind of art pictures do you like?
– Would you like someone to draw a picture of you? Why?
– Do you have a lot of pictures in your home?

Cue Card

Talk about something that someone gave to you that you really wanted.

– Who is this person?
– What he/she gave you?
– Why did you want it?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– On what items young people from your country are spending money for?
– Why people buy items that they don’t really need?
– Do you think that material items are more appreciated nowadays than in the past? Why?
– Let’s talk about the psychology behind possessing material things.
– Do you think that living in a society where material things are more appreciated has a negative impact on one person?

SEPTEMBER 2018:

1. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What does your company do?
– What changes would you like to make there?
– Let’s talk about the weather.
– Do you like a hot or cold climate?
– Do you like when it is raining?
– Do you think the weather is more important to people who play sports? Why?
– Do you think most people enjoy a hot climate? Why/Why not?
– Do you wear sunglasses?
– Do you buy expensive glasses or not? Why?
– What kind of shoes do you like? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a city in your country that you would like to visit. Please say

– What and where is it?
– What can people do there?
– Why do you want to go there?

Discussion

– Will you go there by yourself or with friends?
– When do you plan to do it?
– How will it make you feel when you are there?
– When is the best time to visit it?

2. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– What is your favourite room in your place?
– Do you like plants?
– Do you have any pants at home?
– What activities do you do out of home?
– What indoor activities do you like?
– What outdoor activity would you like to do in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite website. Please say

– What is it?
– What is it about?
– How often do you use it? Why?

Discussion

– How did you know about it?
– Why do you like it?
– Is it useful for others? Why?
– Do you know people who use this website?
– Why do you think entertainment websites are popular?
– Do you think people prefer to watch films or news on TV or the Internet?
– Do you think people prefer to get news from the Internet or newspapers?
– Do you think there will be libraries in the future?
– Is the Internet important in schools in your country?

3. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– What kind of house do you live in?
– What is your favorite room in your home?
– Will you live there for a long time?
– Do you wear a watch?
– How important is it in your country to be on time?
– How do you feel when people are late?
– Did you save money in your childhood?
– Do you give money to children?
– How can we teach children about the importance of money?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting thing that your friend has done and you would like to do the same. Please say

– What and where was it?
– Why did he/she do it?
– Why were you influenced by it?

Discussion

– Is it easy to do?
– Did people have enough facilities in the past as compared to the present?
– What is the importance of family and friends in a person’s life?
– Why is there the need to have friends in a person’s life?
– Who has more influence on a person, family or friends?
– Why do you think so?

4. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Did you ever save money to buy something as a child?
– Were you given money as a gift in your childhood?
– How can parents teach children to handle money well?
– Is it important to teach children to spend money wisely?

Cue Card

Talk about an old building in your hometown that you like to visit. Please say

– What and where is it?
– Why do you like to go there?
– Describe what it looks like.

Discussion

– Is it important to care for old buildings?
– Who should care for old buildings, governments or people?
– How can buildings reflect on the life of the nation?
– Should governments regulate the building process or allow people to build whatever they want?

5. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Where do you live?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Do you go shopping?
– Do you wear a watch?
– Why do you wear it?
– How would you feel if someone kept you waiting?
– Why is being on time important to you?

Cue Card

Describe a street that you visited to buy something. Please say:

– Where the street is
– When you visited it
– What you bought, and
– How you felt after that.

Discussion

– Do business owners give special offers when their products are about to expire?
– Do these offers have value for money?
– Why do people like to have designer clothes?
– Why do people buy things that they don’t need?

6. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose this job?
– How was your first day at work?
– Did you use to save money as a child?
– Should parents give money to children?
– Should children help parents at home?

Cue Card

Talk about someone whom you helped with studies. Please say

– Who was he/she?
– Why did you help him/her?
– How did you feel after that?

Discussion

– How can grandparents help their grandchildren?
– Should countries help one another?
– What can stop countries from helping one another?

7. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– What can I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the weather like in your country?
– Do you like a hot or cold climate?
– Do you like when it is raining?
– Do you think the weather has changed comparing to the past? How?
– Do you think most people enjoy a hot climate? Why/Why not?
– Do you think the weather can affect people’s mood? In what way?

Cue Card

Describe a decision that you had made with the help of another person. Please say

– What decision was it?
– When was it and who helped you?
– How did you feel after making the decision?

Discussion

– Do you find making decisions easy?
– Do you think decision-making is a skill that should be developed?
– What kind of decisions do teenagers face nowadays?
– What should the government focus on when making decisions for the country?

8. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Where do you live?
– Where do you prefer to live, in a city or a village? Why?
– When was the last time you visited a city?
– What city do you want to visit in the future? Why?
– Do you write letters often? Why / why not?
– Do you enjoy writing letters? Why / why not?

Cue Card

Talk about a sport that you really want to try in the future. Please say

– Why you like it
– When you first watched it
– When you want to play it.

Discussion

– Do you think you will play this sport in the near future?
– Do you think there are differences in sports interests among children, comparing the time when you were growing up and now?
– Are there differences in sports interests at different ages?
– What is the most popular sport in your country nowadays?
– Is there an influence of business on sports nowadays?
– Do you think it is a good idea to use sportsmen in advertising?
– Has using sportsmen in advertising helped business?
– Would business people learn anything if they played sports?

9. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment? Why?
– What is your favourite place there? Why?
– Do you think you will be living in this house in the future? Why?
– What kind of place would you like to live in, in the future?
– Do you prefer a dry or wet climate?
– How often does it rain in your hometown?
– Did you ever change your plans due to rain?
– What kind of activities do you like to do when it rains?

Cue Card

Talk about a thing that you would like to replace. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you want to replace it?
– What will you replace it with?

Discussion

– Why don’t older people want to spend too much?
– Why is young generation spending too much on various things?
– Is it harmful to people to buy things frequently?
– Is it harmful to the economy?
– What kind of things do people like to change after some time?
– How often do they change them?
– What could be done to stop them?

10. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose your job?
– Do you remember the first day of your job?
– Do you wear a watch?
– Do you want to be on time?
– Do you get angry when somebody is late?

Cue Card

Talk about your childhood friend with whom you are still in touch today. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How and when did you both meet?
– Is he/she your best friend?

Discussion

– Do you have a lot of friends?
– How often do you meet?
– What do you do together?

11. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Which room do you like the most? Why?
– Will you move to another place in the near future?
– How often is it raining in your city?
– Do you like to live in a place where it is humid or dry? Why?
– Do you like to go out when it is raining?
– Have you ever canceled plans because of the rain?
– Did you save any money when you were a child?
– What were you saving for?
– Did you ever give money to children as a gift?
– How do you teach children about the importance of saving money?

Cue Card

Talk about something that you wear only for special occasions. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when did you buy it?
– How do you feel when you wear it?

Discussion

– On what occasions do people wear formal clothing?
– Do you think people today wear more casual clothing than before?
– Why do you think it is so?
– Some workplaces require employees to wear a uniform. Why?
– Will people behave differently when they wear a uniform? Why?
– Is it a good idea for employers to force employees to wear uniforms?

12. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Did you go to the cinema when you were a child?
– How often do you go there now?
– Did your taste in movies change over the years?
– Why do you think it did?

Cue Card

Talk about a complaint that you made to a company recently, and were pleased with the result. Please say

– What was the complaint?
– What did you ask them to do about it?
– Why were you pleased with the result?

Discussion

– What is the best way to address complaints, in your opinion?
– Why should a business offer compensation for complaints?

13. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Why do you live there?
– Do you know any neighbours in your area?
– Do you have breakfast every day?
– Is it important to have breakfast, in your opinion?
– Do you eat the same breakfast every day?
– Do you want to change your daily routine in the future?

Cue Card

Describe a time when you received money as a gift. Please say

– When did you receive it?
– What did you do with it?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– Do you think people prefer to receive gifts instead of money? Why?
– Do you think parents should teach children how to save money?
– How often do you go to parks?
– Do you like to have leisure activities in open park spaces?
– What improvements would you make in parks?
– Do you usually use cash or a credit card?
– What are the advantages of having a credit card?
– Do credit cards have drawbacks?
– Do you think cash will be replaced by credit cards in the future?

14. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you study?
– Will you continue to live there?
– Do you like plants?
– Do you think plants make good gifts?
– Do you have any knowledge about plants?

Cue Card

Talk about your favourite comedy actor/actress. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What do you like about him/her?
– Is he/she the same in real life?

Discussion

– What places would you like to visit?
– Why would you like to visit that place?
– Who would you go there with?
– Do your parents always accompany you?
– What are the various pastimes of people in your country?
– Do you think leisure activities are different for men and women?
– Do you think age has something to do with a choice of activities?

15. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you wear a watch? Why?
– Do you think it’s necessary to be on time?
– How do you spend your spare time?

Cue Card

Talk about a comic actor/actress who is popular in your country. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Why is he/she popular?
– How did you know about him/her?

Discussion

– Why are some movies personalities so famous?
– What is the difference between movie stars in the past and nowadays?
– Do you think actors earn more money than others?
– Why do you think some people try to copy movie stars?
– Is it a good or bad trend to copy them?
– Do you think boys and girls like to watch the same movies, or different ones?

16. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it a house or a flat?
– Do you like to walk in the parks?
– What do you prefer, open or indoor parks? Why?
– What is your favourite colour?

Cue Card

Talk about a popular place in your country and say

– What and where is this place?
– What can people do or see there?
– Why is it popular?

Discussion

– What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in rural areas, in your opinion?
– Why do you think people decide to relocate to big cities?
– Is city planning important? Why?

17. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Why do you live there?
– Do you know neighbours in your area?
– What is your favourite colour?
– Why do you like it?
– What colour would you choose for your room?
– Why would you choose it?
– Do you drink tap or bottled water? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a language that you would like to learn apart from English. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you want to learn it?
– What benefits will you have from learning it?

Discussion

– What are the difficulties in learning this language?
– Why do people learn a foreign language?
– How can we learn languages easily?
– Do you think everyone should learn a foreign language?
– Why do some people learn faster than others?
– Is there an influence of a foreign culture on your culture?
– How can we learn about other cultures apart from language study?

18. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your job, please.
– What did you study in college?
– Why did you choose this course?
– Where do you live now?
– Why did you choose to live there?
– What is the difference between living in a city and a rural area?
– What city would you like to visit in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about an exercise or a trick that helps you concentrate at home or at work. Please say

– What do you do?
– When and where do you do it?
– Why is it important for you to concentrate?

Discussion

– Do you always do the exact same thing to concentrate?
– Does it help you every time?
– Why do people find it difficult to concentrate?
– Why can’t people be more focused nowadays?
– Do you think there are professions where you need to concentrate more?
– Where is focus really important, in your opinion?
– Do you know any other jobs where concentration is important?
– Is it possible to learn to concentrate more?
– Why do people find it particularly difficult to concentrate for long periods of time?
– Do you think machines are better than humans because humans get distracted more easily?

19. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What school do you go to?
– Where is it?
– Do you like your school? Why?
– What don’t you like about school?
– What is the worst thing for you there?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting person that you would like to meet in the future. Please say

– Who is the person?
– What do you like about him/her?
– What is the interesting thing about that person?

Discussion

– Explain how you would like to meet this person.
– Do you want to become a social person?
– Some people talk well and are easy to connect to. What makes them different from other people?
– Some people socialize easily and others don’t. What is the reason?
– Some people feel lonely in a big crowded city. What is the reason for that?

AUGUST 2018:

1. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Can you describe your colleagues?
– Do you like to use a dictionary?
– Do you prefer to use an electronic or paper dictionary?
– Would you like to receive a dictionary as a gift?
– Would you like to write a dictionary?
– How much sleep time do you think a person needs?
– Which group of people needs more sleep, young or old?

Cue Card

Talk about an event you have celebrated recently. Please say

– What was the event?
– Who was there with you?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion

– Why should events be celebrated in a group?
– What is the most important event in a person’s life?
– How can you see whether people enjoy an event or not?
– How is an international event beneficial to a country?

2. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What kind of job is it?
– Can you describe your first day at work?
– Do you remember a teacher from your primary school?
– Do you remember any teacher from your high school?
– Did you think about becoming a teacher when you were younger?

Cue Card

Talk about something that you would like to get replaced. Please say

– What is it?
– How old is it?
– Why do you want to replace it?

Discussion

– What are the things that get replaced often?
– Who likes to replace things more frequently? Why?
– Do children replace things faster than adults?
– What are the effects of replacing items more frequently?
– How can we encourage people to do it less often?
– How is economic growth related to people becoming wasteful?

3. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose this role?
– Do you like growing plants?
– How would you react, if you got a plant as a gift?

Cue Card

Describe a shopping street that you like. Please say

– What and where is it?
– When did you visit it?
– Who did you go there with?

Discussion

– Why do you think people visit this street?
– How was your experience there?
– Many people spend their time in shopping malls. Why do you think they do it?
– Do older people like going to local shops? Why?
– Why would people go shopping alone?

4. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you study?
– What college is it?
– Why did you select that college?
– Do you prefer a wet or dry climate? Why?
– Does it rain a lot in your area?
– Do you like the rain?

Cue Card

Describe a job you would be interested to do. Please say

– What job is it?
– What skills do you need for this job?
– What makes it interesting?

Discussion

– What jobs are people interested in, in your city?
– Do people change jobs frequently nowadays?
– Why is it so?
– Why don’t some people have good jobs?

5. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– How long have you lived there?
– Where do you live now?
– Why do you live there?
– What kind of apartment do you live in?

Cue Card

Tell a story that you know well. Please say

– Who told you this story?
– What is the story about?
– Why do you still remember it?

Discussion

– Do you think children enjoy stories?
– Do you think you can tell the same story to younger and older children?
– How is the technology involved in storytelling?
– Did you tell anyone a story that impacted him/her later?

6. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you live in a flat or a house?
– Why do you live there?
– Do you use maps?
– Do you prefer paper or digital maps? Why?
– Did you use a map in your childhood?

Cue Card

Talk about a person who talks too much. Please say

– Who is that person?
– What is his/her relationship to you?
– What does he/she usually talk about?

Discussion

– Do you think parents should let their children express themselves?
– Do you think parents should stop children when they talk sometimes?
– What do you think about group communication?
– What skills should a person have for good communication?

7. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What was your major?
– Where did you complete your study?
– Why did you choose that college?
– Do you feel bored sometimes?
– How often does it happen?
– Why do you feel this way?
– What do you do when you feel bored?
– Do you like to write letters or cards?
– Have you given any letter or card to someone?
– Do you like to receive letters or cards? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an animal that you like. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where did you see it for the first time?
– Why do you like it?

Discussion

– How can schools educate children about animals?
– What can children learn from animals?
– How can rare species be preserved?
– What other measures can be used by the government to protect these species, apart from zoos and legislation?

8. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– How far is this venue from your home?
– Do you like presents?
– What gift did you receive recently?
– Do you like buying gifts for others?
– Do you like traveling? Why?
– Would you like to travel to space?

Cue Card

Describe a situation where you had to be polite. Please say

– What was the situation?
– How did you react?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion

– Is it necessary for a person to be polite?
– Why would you be polite to a stranger?
– What is the difference between politeness and kindness?

9. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Do you prefer to study in the morning or afternoon?
– What kind of animals do you like?
– Do you like to see animals in the zoo?
– Is it important for children to learn about animals?
– Have you ever had a pet before?
– What is your favorite outdoor activity?
– What is your favorite outdoor event?

Cue Card

Describe an important river or lake in your country. Please say

– What and where is it?
– What does it look like?
– Why is it important?

Discussion

– How long is that river?
– What kind of water sports are popular in your country?
– Is it important to know how powerful the water can be?
– Why do you think people go to the sea or river?
– What do you think about water pollution?
– What do you think about plastic pollution in our seas?

10. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like it there?

Cue Card

Talk about a course or subject you had at school, that was interesting to you. Please say

– What course/subject and when was it?
– Why was it interesting?
– What did you learn from that course/subject?

Discussion

– What other subjects did you like?
– How can students find courses they like?

11. Interview

– What is your name?
– What should I call you?
– Where are you from?
– Why is your hometown interesting?
– Are there any interesting places in your hometown? Which ones?
– How many hours of sleep does a person need?
– How many hours do you sleep each day?
– What do you do to fall asleep quickly?
– What are the disadvantages of lack of sleep?
– How many hours of sleep does an older person need?

Cue Card

Talk about a story someone told you, that you remember well. Please say

– Who told you the story?
– When did they tell you the story?
– Why do you remember this story?
– Explain why it is interesting to you.

Follow up question: Do you tell stories often?

Discussion

– What is the importance of storytelling?
– Do you think storytelling is important for students?
– What kind of stories do young children like?
– How about older children?
– Did you ever tell any story to anyone?
– What story was it?
– Do you think children like adventurous stories?
– Do you think children like technology more than storytelling?
– How can you use technology for storytelling?
– What are the disadvantages of technological storytelling?
– Do you use technology often for storytelling?
– Do you think children should use technology for storytelling or listen to a real person’s story?

12. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment? Why?
– What is your favorite part of the house? Why?
– Do you think you will still be living in this house in the future? Why?
– Who do you spend most of your time with?
– Do you like spending free time with others or by yourself?
– What types of activities do you do with your family and friends?
– What do you like to do when you have free time?
– In what situations do people feel bored?
– Do you feel bored sometimes?
– What do you do to not feel bored?

Cue Card

Talk about something you do to concentrate at home or work. Please say

– What you do
– When and where you do it
– Whether you do the same thing always
– Why it is important for you to concentrate

Discussion

– Why do people find it difficult to concentrate?
– Why can’t people focus more nowadays?
– Are there professions where you need to concentrate more, or where the focus is really important?
– Do you know any other jobs where concentration is important?
– What can employers do to help their staff to concentrate?
– Is this a real thing or something you just came up with now?
– Is it possible to learn how to concentrate?
– Why do people find it particularly difficult to concentrate for long periods of time?
– Do you think machines are better than humans because humans get distracted more easily?

13. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it far away from this centre?
– Can you describe your hometown?
– Do you like to travel long distances?
– Would you like to fly to space?

Cue Card

Describe a public place that you have visited recently. Please say

– What is it?
– Where is it?
– When and with whom did you visit it?

Discussion

– Did you like that place? Why?
– Do you like visiting public places?
– Do people enjoy visiting public places, in your opinion?
– Do you prefer living in a big city or a small town? Why?
– Do you think people feel lonely in the cities?
– Why is that?
– Should public parks be free in cities? Why?
– Do you think public parks are better than private ones?

14.  Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where exactly do you live?
– How far is the place from here?
– How would you describe your place of living?
– Do you think gifts and presents are important?
– Do you like buying gifts for someone?
– Have you received any gifts recently?
– Did you like or dislike them?

Cue Card

Describe any important celebration or event that occurred in your life. Please say

– What did you celebrate?
– When and where was the celebration?
– Who did you celebrate it with?
– How did you celebrate it?

Discussion

– What are the most important events that occur in a person’s life, in your opinion?
– How important is it to celebrate national events?
– What is the importance of celebrating national events for young people?
– How important is it to the older generation?

15. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– How far is it from here?
– Do you like to select gifts for others? Why?
– What was the last gift you received?
– When was it?
– Did you like it?
– Are there any gifts you received and didn’t like?
– How do people enjoy their family?
– What do people do together with family?

Cue Card

Talk about an older person that you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How often do you meet him/her?
– What do you usually do together?

Discussion

– How do you enjoy when you meet older people?
– People today find less time to spend with their kids. Is it fair?
– Both parents usually work today. What effect does this have on children?
– Do you think people spend less time with family today compared to the past?
– What should people do to spend more time with their kids?
– Should one parent give up a job to spend time with family?

16. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Can you describe your job?
– Do you like being outdoors?
– How about working outdoors?
– Did you ever fly?
– Do you like flying?

Cue Card

Describe a music event or a program that you watched recently and liked. Please say

– What was it?
– Who did you watch it with?
– Why did you do it?

Discussion

– What kind of musical programs are popular in your country?
– Are superstar programs more popular than others?
– Does classical music help in school education? Why?
– What are the benefits of such an education?

JULY 2018:

1.Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– How far from the test centre are you?
– Do you use mobile apps and websites?
– Why are they useful, in your opinion?
– Can you remember an advertisement you saw on TV in your childhood?
– Do you like it when popular people appear in advertisements?
– Do you believe they are saying the truth?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you saved money for something. Please say

– When and why did you do it?
– How long did it take?
– How did you feel after that?

Discussion

– What purpose do children normally save money for?
– Do girls and boys save for the same purpose?
– Do you think online stores influence people’s buying preferences?
– How do credit cards influence people’s buying habits?
– Do women spend more money shopping than men?
– Why is it so?
– Can money buy happiness?

2. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subjects do you study?
– Why did you choose these subjects?
– Do you have any plants in your house?
– Did you ever grow any plants?
– Why is it important to grow plants?
– Do you usually have a plan for everything?
– What are some things that you plan ahead?
– What do you plan for the next weekend?

Cue Card

Talk about your favourite magazine or a book. Please say

– What is it?
– When did you read it?
– Why do you like it?

Discussion

– Would you recommend it to others?
– Do you read a lot?
– What do you like to read?

3. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you live far from here?
– What is your hometown like?
– Is it interesting?
– Are there a lot of activities to do? Why?

Cue Card

Describe something you have achieved (not at school or college) that you are proud of. Please say

– What is it?
– Why did you have to do it?
– How difficult was it for you?

Discussion

– What was your reason for doing it?
– Let’s talk about education and children.
– Have teaching methods changed over the years?
– Who should teach children some important life skills, parents or teachers in schools? Why?
– Is leadership something you are born with or an acquired skill?

4. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it?
– Why did you choose this job?
– Why do people like to live in cities?
– Why do you prefer to live in a city?
– What city did you visit recently?
– What city are you going to visit in the future?
– Why do you want to go there?
– Who will you go there with?

Cue Card

Talk about something that you lost. Please say

– What was the item?
– Where and when did you lose it?
– What did you do about it?

Discussion

– How did you feel about it?
– Why do children lose their things?
– Why do adults lose their private things more than other things?
– Studies have shown that people who are messy are more creative. Why is it so?

5. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Do you like the holidays?
– What do you usually do on holidays?

Cue Card

Describe a quiet place you stayed in that belongs to older people. Please say

– What was the place?
– Who were the owners?
– How did you feel while staying there?

Discussion

– What are some possible ways of decreasing noise in the city area?
– What do people think about city noise?
– What are the main differences between city and country life?
– What do you personally prefer, city or country life? Why?

6. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it?
– What was your previous job?
– Why did you choose that job?
– Have you tried any international food in your childhood?
– Do you think international food became famous in your country now?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Talk about public transport that you use on a regular basis. Please say

– What kind of public transport is it?
– Where and when do you use it?
– How do you feel about it?

Discussion

– Do people mostly use cars, even for a short journey?
– Why do people prefer using private cars?
– How do owners feel about having a private car?
– How can the government discourage the use of private cars?
– Do you think public transportation will become more popular in your country?
– How can public transportation be more environmentally friendly?
– How can the government develop public transportation, in your opinion?

7. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– What are the advantages of your job?
– Talk about your best holiday.
– Do you do any planning before trips? Why?
– What are your favourite holiday destinations?

Cue Card

Describe a person who talks a lot. Please say

– Who is it?
– How do you know him/her?
– What do you feel when he/she talks?

Discussion

– Why is communication important?
– What jobs require good communication skills?
– What is required more, knowledge or good communication skills?
– Why do you think so?
– What can be done to improve it?

8. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Do you like it there? Why?
– What is your favourite room?
– Where do you usually go for a one-day holiday?
– Where would you like to go, a place that you never have seen?
– Who would you go there with?
– Do you like rain? Why?
– Do you prefer to live in a wet or dry area?
– Did you ever cancel plans because of rain?

Cue Card

Talk about a mathematical skill that you learned in primary school. Please say

– What was it?
– Who was your teacher?
– When and where did you learn it?

Discussion

– Was it difficult or easy to remember?
– Do calculators make it easy to solve math problems?
– Is it beneficial to use a calculator?
– How did people do math in the past without calculators?
– How did computers change our life?
– Is computing affecting our math skills?
– What would happen if computers stopped working?
– How would the government cope with it?
– Let’s talk about artificial intelligence.
– Do you think computers’ IQ level is higher than humans’?
– What efforts can make math easy to understand?

9. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your major?
– Where do you study?
– Why did you choose that school?
– How was your first day at school?
– Is food from other countries popular in your home country?
– Did you try it when you were a child?
– Have you recently tried any food from another culture?

Cue Card

Describe any building that you have visited recently. Please say

– What and where is it?
– What does it look like?
– What is it famous for?

Discussion

– What types of buildings are popular in your country?
– Are these types based on historical buildings?
– Give an example of a historical building on which new buildings are based.
– What things are characteristic for an office building?
– What factors are required for an office building?
– Should historical buildings be free of cost to visit? Why?
– Who is responsible for preserving traditional buildings?

10. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What is your favourite room? Why?
– Would you like to buy a house in the future?
– Do you like living in the city? Why?
– What type of computer games are popular in your country? Why?
– Why are computer games so popular?

Cue Card

Describe a comic actor that you like from your country. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How do you know him/her?
– Why do you like him/her?

Discussion

– Are there any foreign comedians that you like?
– Why do you think some actors or artists are so popular?
– Can you justify high payments some actors get?
– Are doctors working harder than actors?
– So should doctors earn more than actors?
– Many younger people try to copy celebrities. Why do they do that?
– What do men and women like to do for fun in your country?

11. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you stay in an apartment or a house?
– What is your favourite room in the house?
– Are you planning to move house in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about your childhood friend. Please say

– Who is the friend?
– How and where did you first meet?
– What did you do together?

Discussion

– Do you think children need friends?
– Is it good for a child to have a multicultural friend? In what way?
– Explain the advantages of using technology for teenagers.

12. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live currently?
– How far away is it from here?
– Do you use apps often on your phone or computer?
– What kind of apps do you use?
– What are some popular apps in your country?
– Would you like to create your own app?
– What kind of outdoor activities do you like?
– What outdoor activities do you like to do with other people?
– What outdoor activity did you do as a child?

Cue Card

Describe a city or country you would like to visit one day. Please say

– What and where is it?
– What would you do there?
– Who would you go there with?

Discussion

– When do plan to go there?
– What is more important for you, the job or its location?
– What aspects are important for a workplace to be nice?
– What are the government’s responsibilities in those areas?
– Is it possible to know if people who live in certain areas are happy?

13. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– Why did you choose it?
– What did influence you?
– Do you remember your first day there?
– How did it feel? Why?
– Do you use maps?
– How often do you use them?
– Do you prefer paper or electronic maps?
– How did you learn to read maps?
– Do you ask strangers for directions often?

Cue Card

Describe a childhood friend of yours. Please say

– Who is this person?
– Where did you meet him/her?
– What do you remember about the person?

Discussion

– Are you still friends with him/her?
– Why is that?
– Do you see your friend regularly?
– Let’s talk about technology and friends.
– Do you use technology to communicate with friends?
– Do you use social media?
– Does it help to build relationships?
– Do you go out often?
– Do you prefer going out alone or with friends?
– Is it important for kids to have friends?
– What effect do friends have on children?
– Are children easily influenced by friends?

14. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you do for a living?
– Do you like your job? Why?
– How important is time management for you?
– What is your reaction when you have an appointment and your client doesn’t show up on time?
– What weather do you like?
– Do you like rain? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you took a good photograph. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Who was there with you?
– Why did you take it?

Discussion

– How has photography changed in recent years?
– Do you think photography will continue to change in the future?

15. Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for work?
– Do you like plants? Why?
– Do you like gardening?
– Do you know much about gardening?

Cue Card

Describe a moment when you changed your mind about a future plan. Please say

– What was the plan?
– Why did you change your mind?
– How did it affect your life?

Discussion

– How did people around you respond to it?
– Do you like changes? Why?
– Why do some people hate changes?
– How can you change people’s opinions?

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