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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for living?
Describe your hometown.
Did you have any pets in your life? Why?
What wild animal do you like? Why?
Do you think a teacher should encourage students to ask questions?
Do you think the Internet is a good source of information?

Cue Card 1

Talk about a subject that people usually ask you about. Please say
- What is it?
- Why do you think they ask about it?
- How do you feel about these questions?

Cue Card 2
Talk about something you have read. Please say
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What is it?
When did you read it?
Who is the writer?
Did it affect you in any way? How?

Discussion 2
- What do you think about reading in general?
- Did it change compared to the past?
- Do young people still like reading nowadays in your opinion? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you work in the same field that you studied?
Describe your high school.
What was your favourite subject?
Why did you like it?
Were there lessons in your favourite subject that you disliked? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about an activity that you would like to do with older people. Please say
- What would you like to do?
- When and where would you do it?
- How often would you do it?
Discussion
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When did you perform last time?


What do older people do in your country?
What do people do together?
What other activity should families do together?
Why is it beneficial for them?
Do you think husbands and wives both should work? Why?
What is your favourite animal or pet?
Do you like pets? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Do you work or study?
Where are you from?
What region do you live in?
Do you enjoy taking photos?
Do you think it is important to be a good photographer?
Do you enjoy learning history?
Do you like to watch historical films?
Which period of history do you like in particular?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a famous person in your country. Please say
- Who is this person?
- What does he/she do?
- What do you like the most about this person?
Cue Card 2
Talk about a website that you like to visit. Please say
- What is the name of this website?
- What is the most interesting thing about it?
- Why do you like it?
Discussion
- Do you use internet a lot?
- Do you shop online?

Interview
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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 living there? Why?
Are there a lot of bicycle riders in your city?
Is it popular to ride a bicycle in your country?
Do you have a bicycle?
How often do you go for a walk?
Do you think people will walk more or less in the future?

Cue Card
Describe a statue or a work of art that you saw recently. Please say
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Where and when did you see it?


What does it look like?
How did you feel about it?
How did other people feel about it?

Discussion
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Do you think the government should pay for publicly displayed works of art?
Do you think that artists are undervalued? Why?
What makes a work of art valuable, in your opinion?
What is the difference between a well made object and a work of art?
Do you think an advertisement can be considered a piece of art?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?

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Cue Card
Talk about a situation when a stranger did something kind for you. Please say
- What did he/she do?
- When and where did it happen?
- How did that make you feel?
Discussion
- How do people get involved in community services?
- Why do they do it, in your opinion?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
How many languages do you speak?
How many years did you study English? Why?
Where did you study it?
Lets talk about a place that you are living in now.
What dont you like about this place?
Do you think that you will be living in this city for the next few years? Why?
Did you have any pets in your life? Why?
What wild animal do you like? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a situation when you forgot to do something important. Please say
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What was it?


When did it happen?
Why did you forget to do it?
How did you feel after that?

Discussion
- Do you think that its important to remember all the things? Why?
- How can we remember better things that need to be done during the day?
- How can a good memory help people to do their work?
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Interview

Where are you studying?


Do you like it? In what way?
Have you got many friends? How about close friends?
What do you do to show youre a good friend?

Cue Card
Talk about your favorite story as a child.
What the story was
When did you hear it
Where did you hear it
Why is this your favourite story
Discussion
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How did the above story affect you?


What are the differences between a person in a story/film and in real life?
What are the characters of actors/actresses in movies that people in your country like?
What could people learn after watching a film / reading a book?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about the place you are living in now.
Do you like that place? Why?
What are the main seasons in your country?
Do you like season changes?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a person you know well who has an interesting job. Please say
- Who is that person?
- What kind of job does he/she do?
- Why do you think he/she has an interesting job?
Discussion 1
- Is it better to work in a big or a small company? Why?
Cue Card 2
Describe a garden or a park which you have recently visited. Please say

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- Where is the park/garden?
- When did you visit it?
- How did you feel about it?
Discussion 2
- Do you think gardens and parks are necessary?
- Why is that?
- Does it make any difference in nature?
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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like the place where you live?
Do you know the neighbours there?
Is this place suitable for children? Why?
Are there any parks near your home?
How often do you visit these parks?
What do you usually do there?
When was the last time you went there?
Do you like open parks or parks with leisure facilities?
What facilities would you like in the park near you?
Do you like taking photos with your phone or camera?
What photos do you like to take?
What will you do with these photos? Why?
Would you like to do a course in photography?

Cue Card
Talk about a person that you know, who has an interesting job. Please say

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- Who is this person?
- Describe his/her job.
- Why do you think its interesting?
Discussion
- What jobs do people prefer to do in your country?
- Do you think young people today find career choice confusing?
- Some companies allow their staff to study, what do you think about it?
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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is your hometown?
Tell me about your hometown.
What kind of work do people do in your town?
What do you usually do on weekends?
What are your plans for the next weekend?
Do you go to museums?
Can you describe the museum in your city?
Where is it?
Do you have a hobby?
What is it?
Do you do it every day?
Can you tell me about your family?

Cue Card

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Describe your favourite animal. Please say
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What is it?
Where does it live?
What kind of food does it eat?
Why do you like it so much?

Discussion
- What do you think about animals killed by humans?
- What action should be taken by the government to prevent the killing?
- What can be done by people?
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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about your hometown.
Do you like it?
Do you wear a special kind of clothes to social gatherings?
What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
Do you value time? Why?
Do you wear a watch? Why?
How do you feel if others have to wait for you?

Cue Card

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Talk about a subject that many people discuss with you. Please say
- What is it?
- Why do you think they discuss it with you?
- How do you feel talking about it?
Discussion
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Why are quiz programs popular these days on TV?


What is your opinion about TV as an educational tool?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
Do you think academic research is important to todays society? Why?
Do you think the research findings should be accessible to all? Why?

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Interview

What do you like about your work?


What do you dislike about it?
Is your current job keeping you interested?
Do you like challenges at work?
How will you handle a task that is very lengthy and time consuming?

Cue Card
Talk about a place where you would like to build a house. Please say
- What place is it?
- When have you first visited it?
- Why did you like it so much?
Discussion
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What is your preference, a small house or a big one?


What do you think about building a house in the countryside?
If you could only build your dream home in the countryside (not in the city), would you do it?
How important to you is the locality and the surroundings of your house?

Interview
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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 really enjoy this course?

Cue Card

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Talk about an old friend that you met after a long time you havent seen each other. Please say
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Who is your friend?


Describe your friendship with him/her.
How long didnt you see him/her for?
What did you two talk about?

Discussion
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Why is maintaining friendships good?


Why do friendships come to an end sometimes?
Do you enjoy meeting friends and new people?
Why is it so important?
Would you come to your classmates reunion after 10 years? Why?
Is there a benefit to reunions?
How can globalization help people with their friendship?
Would you like to have friends in different parts of the world?

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Interview

Do you have your own place?


Do you stay with your relatives or friends?
Why do people stay with relatives or friends?
Are you in college?

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- How was your first day in college?
- Did you enjoy it? Why?
- How long will you study there?
Cue Card
Describe the time when you stayed away from your home. Please say
- When and where did you stay?
- How long did you stay there?
- How did you feel about it?
Discussion
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Lets talk about hotels. Why do people stay in hotels?


What qualities do people look for in hotels?
Is it preferable to stay with relatives or friends?
What is the difference between staying with relatives or friends and living in you own home?

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Interview

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Is it suitable for living with family and children?
How do you spend your weekends?
Do you spend all weekends in the same way?
What is your favourite day of the week? Why?
What day is the busiest for you? Why?
Are there many street markets in your country? Why?
Do you like buying at street markets? Why?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a beautiful place where you would like to have your dream home. Please say
- Where and what is this place?
- Describe the place.
- Why would you like to live there?
Cue Card 2
Describe a famous person outside of your country. Please say
- Who is this person?
- How do you know him/her?
- What is this person famous for?
Discussion 2
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Is he/she popular in your country?


Is it good to be famous? Why?
Are there any advantages or disadvantages to being famous?
Why do some people like to stay famous as long as they can and others dont?

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Interview
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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 an event that changed your life. Please say
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What was the event?


Why did it change your life?
Where and when did it take place?
Who was there with you?

Discussion
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Who is more prone to change: younger or older people? Why?


Who is more adaptable to changes: younger or older people?
Do you prefer to use an old fashioned dictionary or an electronic one? Why?
Would you like to get a dictionary as a birthday gift?
If you had a chance of writing a dictionary, would you do it?
Would you find it interesting? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where are you living now?
Do you like the place?
Why do you like it so much?
Do you interact with your neighbours?
How well do you know them?
Is your neighbourhood suitable for children?
Do you like gifts? Why?
Do you like to give or receive gifts?
Do you have time for leisure?
Do you prefer open spaces or gardens?

Cue Card
Describe the school you went to when you were young. Please say
- Where and what school was it?
- Why did you like it?
- Describe a teacher that you liked the most.
Discussion
- Do you think teachers should have psychological skills?
- Do you think young children would benefit from extra classes? Why?
- What do you prefer, smaller or larger classrooms?
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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like the place where you live?
Do you know your neighbours there?
Is this place suitable for children? Why?
Do you like to visit museums or art galleries?
Do you think people should visit museums more? Why?
Do you like shopping?
Why do people prefer to buy from street shops?
Do you like to visit street shops in other countries?

Cue Card 1
Talk about money that you have saved for a special thing. Please say
- What was it?
- How long were you saving for?
- How did you feel when you eventually bought it?
Cue Card 2
Talk about a good advice that you have ever received from someone. Please say
- What was the advice?
- When and where did it take place?
- Who gave you this advice?
Discussion
- Do you usually listen to someones advice?
- Do you prefer to listen to your relatives or friends advice? Why?

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- Who should give young people advice about their future career? Why?
- How can people get information about their career? Why?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe the place where you live now.
Do you like it? Why?
Do you know many people around you? Why?

Cue Card
Describe the first mobile phone that you have got. Please say
- When and where did you get it?
- What did you mostly use it for?
- What difference did it make to your life? Why?
Discussion
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What age group do you think is interested more in mobile phones? Why?
Do you think the technology will make international travel unnecessary? Why?
Do you think translation applications on mobiles will make learning another language unnecessary?
How often do you use maps? Why?
Do you know how to use them well?
What do you prefer, using maps or asking people for directions? Why?

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Interview

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How many seasons are there in your country?


What are they?
What season do you like the most?
Do you have a laptop?
Do you use it a lot?
What do you mostly use it for? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about your favourite sport. Please say
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What is it?
Explain the rules of this sport.
What clothing and equipment are needed for it?
Why do you like it so much?

Discussion
- What other sports do you like?
- Do you like to watch international sport events?
- What do you think about advertisements during sport events?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Is it suitable for living with family and children?
How do you spend your weekends?
Do you spend all weekends in the same way?
What is your favourite day of the week? Why?
What day is the busiest for you? Why?
Are there many street markets in your country? Why?
Do you like buying at street markets? Why?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a beautiful place where you would like to have your dream home. Please say
- Where and what is this place?
- Describe the place.
- Why would you like to live there?
Cue Card 2
Describe a famous person outside of your county. Please say

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- Who is this person?
- How do you know him/her?
- What is this person famous for?
Discussion 2
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Is he/she popular in your country?


Is it good to be famous? Why?
Are there any advantages or disadvantages to being famous?
Why do some people like to stay famous as long as they can and others dont?

Interview

Do you prefer to study in the morning or afternoon? Why?


What TV program do you watch regularly? Why?
How often did you watch TV as a child?
Will you allow your children to watch TV?
Do you like shopping?
Did you buy some product online?

Cue Card
Describe an occasion when you met an old friend whom you didnt see for a long time. Please say
- What did you feel when you met?
- What were you talking about?
- Did you enjoy meeting him/her? Why?
Discussion

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Do you believe in friends reunions? Why?


Would you like to reunite with your old friends?
What will you talk about with them?
Why do some people cut off old friendships?
Do you think old friends are more long-lasting than new friends? Why?

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What do you do at work?


How do you relax?
Do you think it is easy to relax nowadays?
Are street markets popular in your country?
Do you like to do shopping there? Why?
What do you usually buy there?

Cue Card
Describe a law in your country. Please say
- What law is it?
- How did you know about it?
- What effect does it have on the society?
Discussion
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Was it important to introduce this law?


Do you know any police officers personally?
Is it a popular occupation in your country? Why?
Why do people choose to become a lawyer more often than a police officer?
What personality traits should a police officer have?
Would you like to become a police officer?

Interview
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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 select this subject?
What type of weather do you have in your country?
Do you like rain?
When does the rainy season come in your country?
Is there too much or too little rain? Why?

Cue Card

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Describe a work that you do at home with an elderly person. Please say
- What is it?
- When did you start doing it?
- How often do you do it?
Discussion
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Are family gatherings important in your view?


On what occasions do people gather in your country?
What advantages do family gatherings have?
How much is gathering outside of home important?
What impact does it have on the family?
How do working parents affect their childrens lives?
What are the solutions for working parents to accommodate children in their absence?
How does it affect childrens lives when both parents are working?
Does it have any advantages?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Are you a morning or an afternoon person? Why?
Did you enjoy your high school? Why?

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- What was your favourite subject? Why?
- What subject learnt in school was helpful later in life? Why?
Cue Card
Talk about a historical building in your country or city that you know. Please say
- What and where is it?
- When was it built? Why?
- What is it known for?
Follow-up question: Do you like it? Why?
Discussion
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Is it important to conserve old buildings? Why?


Is the history useful for the coming generations? Why?
What is the difference between houses built in the past and now?
What are the differences in sizes of houses? Why?
Do you prefer a big or a small house? Why?

Interview
- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?

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Where are you from?


Do you work or study?
What is your favourite gift? Why?
Do you like to give or receive gifts? Why?
Do you like parks?
How often do you go to parks?
When was the last time you went to a park?
Do you prefer parks with open spaces or facilities? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a language other than English, that you would like to learn. Please say
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What language is it?


Why do you want to learn it?
How would you do that?
What difficulties would you have while learning it?

Discussion
- Is it important to know a language other than your own?
- Do cultures have influence on languages?
- How does it happen?
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Interview

How many seasons are there in your country?


What are they?
What season do you like the most?
Do you have a laptop?
Do you use it a lot?
What do you mostly use it for? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about your favourite sport. Please say
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What is it?
Explain the rules of this sport.
What clothing and equipment are needed for it?
Why do you like it so much?

Discussion
- What other sports do you like?
- Do you like to watch international sport events?
- What do you think about advertisements during sport events?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe a normal day at your work.
Did you always want to do this job?
Do you prefer to work in the morning or in the afternoon?
Do you like going shopping?
Which shops do you like in particular?
What is your favourite TV channel?

Cue Card
Talk about a good experience that you had as a teenager. Please say
- What was it?
- Why was it good?
- Who was there with you?
Discussion
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a teenager?


Do teenagers get on well with old people? Why?
Do children watch more TV now than in the past?
Do you think that todays TV programs are better or worse than in the past? Why?
What are the disadvantages of being a timid person? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What kind of job do you do?
How did you get this job?
What are your responsibilities there?
Do you find this job interesting? Why?
Are you happy with your job?
What is the value of time in your life?
Do you wear a watch?
When is the most productive time for you: morning or afternoon?

Cue Card
Talk about the most intelligent person that you know. Please say
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Who is this person?


How did you meet him/her?
Why do you think he/she is intelligent?
Describe any incident showing his/her intelligence.

Discussion
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Do you like to meet intelligent people? Why?


What can you learn from them?
Do you think intelligent people are the happiest people in the world?
Lets talk about computers. When did you see a computer for the first time?
Do you have a computer at home?
How is it important for you? Why?
When do you use a computer and for what purpose?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Can you tell me where you live?
Do you like the place you live in? Why?
What TV programs do you like to watch? Why?
What has changed on TV over time?
Did you watch TV more as a child than now?
Do your children watch TV?
Do you like them to watch it?
What do you think about advertisements on TV?
Is it a good thing or not?

Cue Card 1
Describe one advertisement that you liked the most. Please say
- What was it about?
- When did you see it?
- Why did you like it?
Discussion 1
- What is good and bad about advertisements in your view?
Cue Card 2
Talk about an important email that you have sent to someone. Please say
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Whom did you send it to?


When did you send it?
What was the email about?
Please tell about the importance of this email.

Discussion 2
- Did you send an email to anybody recently?
- Do you think people will write or communicate via internet only in the future?
- What is the effective way of communication in your view?

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- Why do sometimes people write a message rather than call somebody?
- When do you think there should be personal communication?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about the place you are living in now.
Is this a good place to stay with children?
Lets talk about taxis.
Do you travel by taxi often? Why?
When did you travel last by taxi?

Cue Card
Talk about a city you have recently visited. Please say
- Which city was it?
- When did you visit it?
- What did you do there?
Discussion
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What type of people live in big city?


Are people migrating to big cities in your country? Why?
Do you think there are more problems in a big city compared to a small town?
What are these problems in your opinion?
How can we overcome these problems?
What can be done to solve them permanently?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Is there a park in your area?
When did you visit a park?

Cue Card
Describe an important letter that you have received. Please say
- When did you receive the letter?
- Who was it from?
- Why was it important?
Discussion
- What does effective communication mean to you?
- What do you think about the use of pictures in communication?
- How will communication change in the future?
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you use public transport often?
Do people use trains in your area? Why?
Do you prefer to use a train and not your car? Why?
Is it raining often where you live?
Do you like rain? Why?

Cue Card 1
Describe a picture of you that you like, taken by somebody. Please say
- Who took the picture?
- Where and when was it?
- What is shown on it?
Discussion 1
- Do you think people are taking many photographs these days?
Cue Card 2
Talk about a beautiful place that you would like to live in. Please say

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- Where is this place?
- How did you know about it?
- Why do you like it so much?
Discussion 2
- Why do some people prefer to live in a big city?
- What can be done to stop people from moving to cities from rural areas?

Interview
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Can you please show me your ID?


Do you work or are you a student?
Where are you studying?
Do you like it? In what way?
Have you got many friends? How about close friends?
What do you do to show youre a good friend?

Cue Card
Talk about your favorite story as a child.
Discussion
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How did the above story affect you?


What are the differences between a person in a story/film and in real life?
What are the characters of actors/actresses in movies that people in your country like?
What could people learn after watching a film / reading a book?

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Interview

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Which city are you living in now?
Do you work or study?
What kind of job do you do?
Do you enjoy doing your job?
Which day of the week is the busiest at work?
Which is the slowest? Why?
Do you use taxis a lot?
When did you last travel by taxi?
Are there traffic concerns in your city?

Cue Card
Talk about the first school you went to. Please say
- Where and when was it?
- What is the most important thing you remember about that place?
- What were the surroundings like in the school?
Discussion
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How good were the teachers in your school?


Do you think young children have too much pressure in school today?
Is it easy to make friends at school?
Do teachers have a lot of influence on young kids?
Have you had any negative experience in your school?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about the place you are living in now.
Do you like it? Why?
Is there something that you dont like?
Do you interact with your neighbours?
Have you ever been on a train?
When was your first time?
How did you feel about it?
Is there a train system in your country?
What was your favourite subject in primary school? Why?
What subject didnt you like in secondary school?

Cue Card

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Talk about money that you have saved for something special. Please say
- What was it?
- How long were you saving for it?
- How did you feel when you eventually bought it?
Discussion
- Do you think advertisements make people spend more? Why?
- Do you buy products online?
- Who do you think spends more, women or men? Why?
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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Can you tell me where you live?
Do you like the place you live in? Why?
What TV programs do you like to watch? Why?
What has changed on TV over time?
Did you watch TV more as a child than now?
Do your children watch TV?
Do you like them to watch it?

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- What do you think about advertisements on TV?
- Is it a good thing or not?
Cue Card 1
Describe one advertisement that you liked the most. Please say
- What was it about?
- When did you see it?
- Why did you like it?
Discussion 1
- What is good and bad about advertisements in your view?
Cue Card 2
Talk about an important email that you have sent to someone. Please say
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Whom did you send it to?


When did you send it?
What was the email about?
Please tell about the importance of this email.

Discussion 2
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Did you send an email to anybody recently?


Do you think people will write or communicate via internet only in the future?
What is the effective way of communication in your view?
Why do sometimes people write a message rather than call somebody?
When do you think there should be personal communication?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Do you work or study?
Where are you from?
How do you feel about living there?

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- Is there anything you dislike about this place?
- Do you like shopping?
- What specific shopping center do you like to go to?
Cue Card
Talk about a destination you have recently gone to far away from home. Please say
- When and where did you go to?
- Whom did you go with?
- How did you feel about the place you travelled to?
Discussion
-

Do you think people like to travel far away from home? Why?
Whats the difference of travel today compared to the past?
What means of transportation do people prefer while travelling? Why?
Do you think new trains are more environmentally friendly compared to the older models? Why?
What amenities do the new trains have?
Some people like to stay in the same place all their life. Why?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you remember the first day at the university?
Lets talk about maps.
Do you use maps?
Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?
Did you learn how to use a paper map?

Cue Card
Describe a beautiful place where you would like to have a home. Please say
- Where and what is this place?
- When did you first see it or hear about it?
- Why do you think it is such a beautiful place?
Discussion
-

Do you prefer small or big houses? Why?


What are the advantages of having a small house?
Do you prefer to live close to your family or far from them?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
Do you think it is better to live in the countryside or in the city?
What are the advantages of living in the countryside?
Do you think that people should have permission to build houses in the countryside?
How should the government improve the lifestyle in the countryside?

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- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Where do you live?
- Do you like the place?
- Why do you like it?
- Do you intend to move to another place? Why?
- What type of music do you like? Why?
- What music dont you like? Why?
- Can you play any musical instrument?
- What languages do you speak?
- Would you like to learn another language?
- What language would it be? Why?
- Do you think it is difficult to learn English?
- Who should be involved in provision of entertainment facilities the government, corporate bodies or
individuals?
- In the country side would it be good for the government to provide entertainment facilities?
- Should entertainment be banned?
- Can entertainment be used for education?
Cue Card
Talk about a film that you watched and did not like. Please say
- What was the name of the film?
- Where did you watch it?
- Briefly describe the film.
Discussion
- Did you watch it yourself or with friends?
- Did they like it or not?
- Is it better for children to watch films at home or in cinemas?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live right now?
What do you like about the place? Why?
Lets talk about photography.
Do you like to take pictures?
What do you like to photograph the most?
Do you think cellphones are better in taking pictures than digital cameras?
Do you like giving gifts?
Is it important to give presents to others?

Cue Card
Describe a friend that you remember from school. Please say
- What was she/he like?
- Where and when did you first meet?
- Why do you still remember him/her?
Discussion
- Do you think parents should choose friends for their children?
- How do you make new friends?
- Is honesty important in friendship?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like your job?
Will you do it for a long time?
Do you like shopping?
What do you usually buy while shopping?
Would you like to work in a shop?

Cue Card
Talk about a sport that you like to play or watch. Please say
- What sport is it?
- Can you explain the rules?
- Why do you like this particular sport?
Discussion
-

Do you know any famous sportsmen?


Should they always have a good reputation? Why?
Who do you think should support the national team: the government or a private institution?
Do you think international sport competitions should be discontinued? Why?

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What do you do at your work?


Do you enjoy your job?
Lets talk about photography.
Do you prefer to take photos with your mobile or a camera?
How did people take photos in the past?
Why do people take photos during special occasions?
Would you like to become a professional photographer?
Do you read blogs before planning your travel?

Cue Card
Describe a special gift that you have given to someone that was brought from your recent travel. Please say
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What was it?


Where was the gift brought from?
Whom did you give it to?
Did he/she like it?

Discussion
-

Lets talk about gifts.


Do you like gifts? Why?
What type of gifts do you like to give to someone?
What gifts would you like to receive? Why?
What gifts did you like when you were young?
What is the importance of preserving souvenirs?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
What do you like about the place you live in?
Is this place suitable for kids and families?
What do you like the most about this place?
Do you prefer to be with relatives or friends?
Do you think guests should do house chores when they visit?

Cue Card
Talk about a time that you have spent away from home. Please say
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Where did you spend it?


How long were you away?
Did you like it there? Why?
How did you feel about being away from home?

Discussion
- Describe the hospitality industry in your hometown.
- How does the hospitality industry affect your country in general?
- Do you think the hospitality industry should be regulated or not?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
Did you always want to do it?
How did you feel on the first day at work?
Lets talk about your weekly schedule.
Do you do the same things every day?
What is your favourite day of the week? Why?
What is the busiest day of the week for you?
If you could change something in your daily schedule would you do it? Why?
What changes would you do exactly?

Cue Card
Talk about a friend that you had during your school days. Please say
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Who was he/she?


How did you become friends?
What did you two talk about?
Why was he/she interesting to you?

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Discussion
-

When did you last see your friend?


Lets talk about friends and friendship.
What is the importance of friends?
Would you like to have a few very good friends or a lot of just friends?
If you had a problem, would you go to your friends or family? Why?
Can you give me an example of such situation?
Do you think it is always better to talk to your friends about such a problem?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Why did you choose this profession?
Did you like the first day of your job?
What type of weather do you like?
Do you discuss the weather with your friends?

Cue Card
Describe a law in your home country, that you feel is very good for people. Please say
- What is it?
- How did you get to know about this law?
- Why do you think it is good for people?

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Discussion
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Do you think rules and laws are important? Why?


What qualities of a police officer are the most important in your view?
Should a police officer be punctual? Why?
Are rules and laws strictly obeyed in your country?

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Interview

What do you do for a job?


Do you use a computer at work?
How important is it for you? Why?
When did you see a computer for the first time?
When did you use it for the first time?
What was it for?
Do you think it is good that children are exposed to computers at an early age now? Why?

Cue Card
Describe a place that you have visited far away from home. Please say
- Where and what is this place?
- How did you travel to this place?
- What did you do there?
Discussion
- What mode of travel do you prefer? Why?
- What are the advantages of travelling by air?
- Do you think air travel is becoming globalised?
- Do you think airlines are managing the gas emissions correctly?
- Do you think that passengers would be willing to pay more for travel to fund a way to reduce these
emissions properly?
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Do you work or study?
Where are you from?
Do you like living there?
Is it an appropriate place for families?
Do you know a lot of people there?
What type of food do you like?
How often do you eat fast food?
Did you learn to cook when you were a child?
What types of material can be recycled?

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- Do you think peoples attitude toward recycling has changed?
- Can people be motivated to recycle? How?
Cue Card
Talk about an object you have bought recently, that you did not use. Please say
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What is it?
When and where did you buy it?
Why did you buy it?
Explain why you did not use it.

Discussion
-

What do you think about advertisements?


Are they effective?
Are they useful for people?
Can you compare advertisements on TV and in magazines?
Is the difference only in extent of the audience?
Are their methods always ethical?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
What kind of area is it?

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- Do you plan to move somewhere else in the near future?
- How often do you refer to dictionaries?
- Did you ever think about writing a dictionary?
Cue Card
Describe a gift that you have received as a child. Please say
- What was the gift?
- When did you receive it?
- Do you still have it? Why?
Discussion
- Do you think boys and girls will prefer different gifts?
- What is the reason behind this?
- Is it an innate or an acquired behaviour, in your view?
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Interview

- Did you select this subject for study? Why?


- Do you think your hand writing is good or bad? Why?
- Can we really learn about someones personality by seeing his/her handwriting?
Cue Card
Talk about something you did for your good health. Please say
- What did you do?
- How did you do that?
- Did you enjoy doing that?
Discussion
-

What can people do for a healthier lifestyle?


How can school help to promote healthy lifestyle to children?
What do you think about advertisements on TV?
Do you like them? Why?
Do like to watch them on TV or through the Internet? Why?
Do you think advertisements on TV can help to spread awareness of healthy lifestyle?
Do you think newspapers are helpful too?
Do you think street advertisements are helpful? Why?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Where is this place?
Is it a place where your parents were born?
Is it a good place to grow up in? Why?
Do you like to write letters?
Do you consider your handwriting to be clear?
Do you like to receive letters?
Do you work or study?
Do you like your job? Why?
Is it easy to find a job in your country?
Do you think there is a difference between working conditions now and in the past?

Cue Card 1
Describe something you have worked on that was a total waste of time. Please say
- What was it?
- When and where did it take place?
- Why do you think it was a waste of time?
Cue Card 2
Describe a job that is very important in your country. Please say
- Why do you think it is important?
- What is needed to be able to do this job?
- Why do you think it is important to have such people in the country?
Discussion
-

What age is suitable for young people to start working a full time job?
Are there many young people who decide not to study after they finish high school in your country?
Why do you think it is happening?
How can young people be motivated to do their job better?
Do you think that money aspect is important when looking for a job?

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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 like your neighbourhood?
Is your neighbourhood good for small kids to play in?
What kind of weather do you prefer?
Do you and your friends discuss the weather?
What seasons are there in your country?

Cue Card
Describe a celebration or a wedding that you have attended. Please say
- Where and what was the event?
- Did you enjoy the event?
- Who was there with you?
Discussion
- Do people overcomplicate weddings?
- Why do they do it?
- Do people get married late nowadays? Why?
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Interview

Do you work or study?


Where do you live now?
What do you like about this place?
What dont you like? Why?
Do you plan to stay there longer? Why?
Do you like shopping?
Where do you usually shop?

Cue Card
Describe an object that your family kept and passed on to you. Please say
- What is it?
- Since when do you keep it?
- Why is it so important to your family?

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Discussion
-

Do you think its important to keep historical buildings?


Why is it so?
Is it important for people to remember the past or history? Why?
Do you have any old items in your house that you are still using today?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Why do you do this work?
How did you find your first day at work?
Have you been to a museum?
Do you find museums helpful?
Do you think schools should take students to museums?

Cue Card
Talk about an advice that has been given to you by someone and about the situation. Please say
- What was the situation and the advice given?
- Do you always follow the advice offered to you?
- What quality should an advisor have in your view?
Discussion
-

Do you find internet useful?


Do you use internet to search for advice?
Where should consumers look for prices?
Do you read customer reviews?
Do you find them useful?
Do you think harmful cosmetic products should be banned? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Are you satisfied with the field that you chose?
When did you meet your best friend?
How much time do you spend with your friends?
What type of activities do you usually do together?
Would you like to have few good friends or many just friends?
What is your favourite colour? Why?
Did it change since your childhood?
Do you wear bright colours more than dull colours?
What colours would you choose to paint walls in your house? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about something that was made with your own hands for your friend or relative. Please say
- What was it?
- How did you make it?
- What was the response when he/she received it?
Discussion
-

What type of hand-made products do people usually give to others? Why?


Do people prefer to receive expensive gifts instead of hand-made ones? Why?
Are girls more creative than boys? Why?
Do you know people that prefer to receive hand-made products? Why?
Do you think arts or crafts should be taught at schools? Why?
Do you think it should be a compulsory subject? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Have you always worked in this field?
Do you prefer to work mornings or afternoons? Why?
What kind of music do you like? Why?
What kind of music do you dislike? Why?
Do you like when it is raining? Why?
Are there many rainy days in your country?

Cue Card
Talk about a course at your school or university that you have done. Please say
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What course was it?


What was it about?
How long did you take it for?
Describe how you felt after finishing it.

Discussion
-

What do you think about teachers in your country?


Are there any courses for adults in your country?
What are they?
Is education important for people in your society?
Does the government provide funds for education?
Does the government support students financially?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
What are your responsibilities there?
Are you happy with this job?
Explain why you are happy.

Cue Card
Talk about your recent experience in a traffic jam. Please say
- When and where was it?
- What did you do during this time?
- How do traffic jams affect your daily life?
Discussion
-

How does the increasing traffic congestion affect the environment?


How can we reduce traffic jams?
Do you think they will get worse in the future?
What is your opinion on widening roads?
What is the difference between commuting by bus and by car?
What do you prefer? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
Do you enjoy your work?
What kind of music do you like?
Did your taste in music change since you were younger?
Why do you like this kind of music?
Do you listen to other kinds of music?
What kind of benefits do you get from listening to music?
Is there anything you would like to do if you had more free time?

Cue Card
Describe something good that you do to help others. Please say
- What do you do?
- Whom do you help? Why?
- How do you feel about it?
Discussion

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Is there anything else you do to help others?


Do you think countries are obligated to share their research discoveries with other countries?
Do you think natural disasters are consequences of the nature or caused by human beings?
Do you think countries should help one another in times of disasters?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
Is it a good place for families and children?
What day of the week is your favourite? Why?
What is the busiest day of the week for you? Why?
What can you do to make your day better?
Do you want to change the way things are happening now?
Lets talk about food.
What is your favourite food? Why?
What is your favourite meal?
Do you cook it yourself or not? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about an indoor game that you played in your childhood. Please say

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- What game was it?
- Did you like it?
- Will you teach your children to play this game?
Discussion
- Do you think competitive games have an impact on students in schools?
- What can students learn from these games?
- What is better in your view, indoor or outdoor games? Why?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a living?
What do you dislike about your house?
Do you plan to live there in the future? Why?
What is your favourite animal?
Do you have pets?
Do you like to cook?
Who does the cooking in your house?

Cue Card 1

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Talk about an important event that changed your life. Please say
- What and when did it happen?
- Why was it important for you?
- How do you feel about it now?
Discussion 1
- Why do you think young people move to other countries to study or work?
- What do you think the government should do to minimise this development?
- What do you think about new technological devices?
Cue Card 2
Describe your favourite sport. Please say
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What sport do you practice?


What gear do you need to play it?
Why do you like it?
Explain the rules of this sport.

Discussion 2
- What do you think about people that succeed in sports?
- Why do you think people practice sports on that level?
- Do they set an example for young people?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Did you select this subject for study? Why?
Do you think your hand writing is good or bad? Why?
Can we really learn about someones personality by seeing his/her handwriting?

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Cue Card
Talk about something you did for your good health. Please say
- What did you do?
- How did you do that?
- Did you enjoy doing that?
Discussion
-

What can people do for a healthier lifestyle?


How can school help to promote healthy lifestyle to children?
What do you think about advertisements on TV?
Do you like them? Why?
Do like to watch them on TV or through the Internet? Why?
Do you think advertisements on TV can help to spread awareness of healthy lifestyle?
Do you think newspapers are helpful too?
Do you think street advertisements are helpful? Why?

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Interview
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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 prefer to have a lot of just friends or a few good friends?
When was the last time you went shopping?
Do you like to buy things from small or big shops? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about an old person in your life. Please say
- who he/she is
- how often you see him/her
- how you feel about spending time with him/her
Discussion
- Should we spend more time with old people?
- Should we take advice from them?
Interview
- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?

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Do you work or study?


Do you live in a house or a flat?
Describe your house.
What would you prefer to have, many friends or a few good friends?
Do you spend time with your friends?
How did you meet your best friend?

Cue Card
Describe a prize that you want to win. Please say
- What is it?
- How did you learn about it?
- Why do you want to win it?
Discussion
-

Do you like spending time in green places?


How can we learn about the nature?
Do you like camping?
Do you like sports?
Should money be the motivation for professional athletes?
How can you motivate employees to do their job better?
What is the best way to do it? Why?

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Interview
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What is your name?


What should I call you?
May I have your ID, please?
Are you still studying?
Why did you choose the subject you are studying?
Do you like going to a museum or an art exhibition?
In your opinion, is it important for students to go to museums or art exhibitions? Why?
Do you think people nowadays have time to relax?
What do people do to relax?
Does exercising help to relax?
What would you like to do to relax?

Cue card
Describe an item that you have but dont really use. Please say
-

what the item is,


why you bought it,
why you rarely use it, and
when you usually use it.

Discussion
-

Is the online shopping more popular now?


What are the benefits of online shopping?
Why do people usually go shopping?
Do you think recycling is important? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe your job.
What is your favourite food?
When do you usually eat it?
Do you know how to cook?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a language that you would like to learn. Please say
- What language is it?
- Why do you like it?
- What should you do to learn it?
Discussion 1
- What is the best way to relax?
- Why can some people easily learn a different language and others cant?
- Is it important to learn foreign language in a formal classroom?
Cue Card 2
Talk about something or someone youve been waiting for. Please say:
- Who or what were you waiting for?
- Why were you waiting?
- What happened in the end?
Discussion 2
- Give an example of waiting for something that you purchased (such as a TV, a house or a car).
- Do you think the waiting time for electronics should be decreased?
- Do you like waiting for something? Why?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
Why did you choose this job?
What was your first day experience?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a family member whom you enjoy spending time with. Please say
- How much time do you spend together?
- What do you do?
- Why do you like spending time with him/her?
Discussion 1
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Why do some families have close relationships and others dont?


Do different cultures influence it?
Why are people choosing to live independently?
Did the family system change in your country?
Why are social network sites so popular?
How is Facebook helpful to you?
Would you be upset if there were no updates on your Facebook wall?

Cue Card 2
Talk about a good habit of your friend. Please say
- what habit it is
- why you consider this a good habit.
Discussion 2
- What is your opinion about people who always have a routine schedule?
- What do you think about their creativity?
Cue Card 3

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Describe a family celebration. Please say
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what the reason for this celebration was


when it took place
who attended it
how you felt about it.

Discussion 3
- Why is there a tendency to marry later in life nowadays?
- What is your opinion on marriage?
- Is it good or bad for a husband and wife to have the same level of education?
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe your home.
What is your favourite spot there?
Lets talk about shoes.
Do you like comfortable or fashionable shoes?
Why is it so?
What is your favourite type of shoes?
How often do you buy shoes?
Is price important when you chose shoes? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a prize that you would like to win. Please say
- What is the prize?
- What do you need to do to win it?
- How would you feel after winning?
Discussion
-

Are prizes given to children in school important to them?


Will forcing children to study help them achieve anything?
Is it good to give rewards to children? Why?
How can an employer show appreciation to the best employees? Why?

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- Where do you live now?


- Describe your home.

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- What are its advantages and disadvantages?
- What is your favourite room at home? Why?
Cue Card
Talk about a recent event where you gathered with your friends. Please say
- What was the event?
- Why was it special for you?
- What were peoples remarks after the event?
Discussion
-

What made that event memorable?


Do you like shopping?
When do people usually go shopping in your country?
Do you think technology changed our food production?

Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you enjoy your job? Why?
What do you do?
Lets talk about colours.
What is your favourite colour?
Why do you like it?
Did it change since your childhood?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet?

Cue Card
Talk about something you dont know yet, but would like to learn. Please say
- What is it?
- Why would you like to learn it?
- How are you going to achieve it?
Discussion
- Do you think it would be helpful to you? Why?
- From whom would you like to learn it?
- How can parents and teachers contribute more to learning of a child?

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Why did you chose this job?


What kind of food do you like?
When do you usually eat this food?
What is the weather like in your country?
What weather do you like more, hot or cold? Why?
Do you talk about the weather with your friends?
Do you think you can live in extreme hot or extreme cold conditions? Why?

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Talk about your best school friend. Please say
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How did you meet him/her?


Describe him/her.
What did you do together?
Why do you remember him/her?

Discussion
- Do you think it is hard for people to be in contact with friends?
- What is the most common way to communicate with friends?

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- Why do you think Internet is useful for that?
- Why do you think people can care more about friends than family?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe the area where you live.
Do you like the place where you live?
Is this area good for children?
Do you like to visit parks or gardens?
When was the last time you visited a park or a garden?
What kind of weather do you like?
Do you like to talk about the weather?

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Talk about a recent celebration (a wedding, a party and so on) that you have attended. Please say

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- What was the reason for the celebration?
- What were you doing there?
- Did you enjoy the celebration?
Discussion
- Do you think people spend a lot of money on weddings these days?
- Do you think people get married late nowadays? Why?
- Do you think attending such events is important? Why?
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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 have got an advice from somebody. Please say
- Who gave it to you?
- What was the advice?
- What impact did it leave on you or your life?
Discussion
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Was it a good or bad advice overall?


What do you think about giving or receiving advice now?
Would you rather take advice from parents or friends?
Do you drive a car?
What is the importance of having good driving skills?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Why did you choose this course?
Are you enjoying the course?

Cue Card
Talk about the high school you went to. Please say

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- What was your school like?
- Describe your teachers.
- Did you like the schooling system?
Discussion
- Do you see any differences between schools now and in the past?
- Do you think students now are studying harder than before?
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe your apartment.
Do you like your handwriting?
Do you prefer to type or to write on paper?
Do you like receiving postcards?

Cue Card 1
Describe your last journey. Please say
- When and where did you go?
- Did you like that journey?
- Would you recommend it to your friends?
Cue Card 2
Talk about a good law in your country. Please say
- Where did you hear about it?
- What is it about?
- Why is it important in your opinion?
Discussion
Dont remember.
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Do you work or study?


What did you do after finishing your studies?
Do you like your work or study?
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- Are you still in contact with him/her?
- Do you want to become a teacher? Why?
Cue Card
Talk about an instance when you had to wait for someone. Please say
- When and where was it?
- How long were you waiting for him/her?
- What did you do during that time?
Discussion
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When do you think people wait?


What is the difference between waiting for a person and waiting in a restaurant for your order, for example?
Why do you think some people are patient and others arent?
Why do you think businesses try to use time effectively?
Do you think being short-tempered can cause problems at work?
How can you make people use their time effectively at work?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe your home.
Lets talk about seasons.
What is your favorite season? Why?
Do you prefer to live in a place with one season or different seasons?

Cue Card
Talk about an occasion when you invited friends over. Please say
- How was it?
- How did they like it?
- Were you cooking for them?
Discussion
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Do you think food is basic in invitations and occasions?


What is the difference between cooking a regular meal and for a family gathering?
Do you think the production of food has changed recently?
How can seasons affect food production?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you enjoy the study?
Would you like to be a teacher in the future?
Why?

Cue Card
Describe a long journey that you had in your life. Please say
- How long was it?
- What did you see there?
- Did you buy any souvenirs?
Discussion
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Do you like long journeys?


Do you prefer to travel on your own or with family?
Do you think children can make decisions about a journey?
Lets talk about the weather.
Do you like cold or hot weather?
What season do you prefer?

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Do you live in a house or an apartment?


What room do you like the most?
How long will you stay in this house?
Do you like the nature? Why?
Do you think living in the countryside is good? Why?

Cue Card
Describe an occasion when you received a good service from a company or office. Please say
- What and when was it?
- How did it happen?
- Do you remember the person who helped you?
Discussion
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Do you think that company should continue providing good service?


What factors are important to provide good service?
What kind of company provides better service than others?
What government organization can provide service to public?

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- Do companies need training for their staff to improve service quality?
- What kind of training would be useful?
- What companies can avoid providing service to public?
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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 celebrate your birthday?
Do you like birthday celebrations in general?

Cue Card
Talk about a foreign movie that you liked. Please say
- What was the movie?
- When and where did you watch it?
- Why did you like it?
Discussion
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Do people in your country watch English movies?


How do people find them, especially elderly people?
Do movies reflect the truth about the country they belong to?
What movies other than English are popular in your country?
Do you think foreign movies can teach us something?

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Do you work or study?


Where do you live now?
Can you describe your place?
Which part of the house do you like the most?
What places in your hometown are special to you?

Cue Card
Describe a friend with a habit that you would like to develop. Please say
- Who is your friend?
- What habit does he/she have?
- Explain why you would like to develop it.

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Discussion
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Do you think children develop habits quickly?


Do you think it is better to wait until they grow up to reinforce good habits?
Lets talk about older peoples habits.
What are their popular habits?
Is it possible to change their habits?
How hard is it?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like cold weather? Why?
Are there different seasons in your country?
What are they?
Are advertisements important?
Do they help people buy products?
Do you watch advertisements on TV or the internet?

Cue Card
Talk about your favourite application (app) on a mobile device. Please say
- What app is it?
- How is it useful to you?
- Will you use it in the future? Why?
Discussion
- How long have you been using it for?
- Why is technology so useful today?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Why did you choose this profession?
What position did you get when you first started working?
Do you organise your time?
With whom do you usually spend it?
Do you usually plan your weekends?
What do you do in your free time?
Do you like to write letters or emails?
To whom do you write?

Cue Card
Describe a place that you visited for a short time. Please say
- Where did you go to?
- Why did you choose that place?
- With whom did you go there?
Discussion
- Why do people visit the same places over and over again?
- What are popular short journey destinations in your country?
- Would you like to go there for a short visit?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
Is there any shopping center near your place?
Have you ever been to a museum?
What do you like about museums?
Do you prefer to go to a museum alone or with friends?
Would you like to work in a museum?
Do you like to write letters or emails?
To whom do you usually write?
On what occasions do you do it?
Do you prefer to receive a phone call or a letter? Why?
What type of letter is the most difficult for you?

Cue Card
Describe a type of vehicle that you would like to have in the future. Please say
- What vehicle is it?
- Why do you like it?
- What is so special about it?
Discussion
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Have you ever driven such a car?


What are the types of passenger cars?
What are the differences between transportation today and in the past?
What will the transportation look like in the future?

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- What are the main reasons for traffic jams in your opinion?
- What is the main problem related to traffic jams?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Tell me about your house.
Which room is your favorite?
How long have you been living in this house?
Do you prefer to have many friends or one very good friend? Why?
What do you do on weekends?

Cue Card
Describe an interesting conversation between you and your friend that you had in the recent weeks. Please
say
- Who is this person?
- What was your conversation about?
- Where did you meet him/her for this conversation?
- Why do you think it was an interesting conversation?
Discussion
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What are the differences between topics that women and men usually discuss?
What is the difference between opinions of women and men?
Do you prefer wearing fashionable shoes or regular shoes? Why?
Why are some people afraid of public speaking?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is your job?
Do you live in an apartment or a house?
Do you like living there?
What activities are there in your neighbourhood?

Cue Card
Talk about one of your ambitions in life. Please say
- What is it?
- When did it become your ambition?
- How will you achieve it?
Discussion
Dont remember.

Interview
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What is your name?


What can I call you?
Describe the different seasons of your country.
Do you prefer to stay in one location for all seasons or different locations for different seasons?

Cue card
Talk about an important conversation that you had with your friend or family member. Please say
- What was it?
- With whom did you have it?
- How did you feel after having that conversation?
Discussion
- After having that conversation with your friend did you discuss it with anyone else?
- What do men and women discuss when they get together?
- Do you like to have many just friends or a few close friends?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What kind of work do you do?
Do you like it? Why?
Do you do household chores?
Did you do chores as a child?
What could be done to make chores fun for kids?
When did you meet you best friend?
What do you and your friends usually do together?
Would you prefer a small or large circle of friends? Why?

Cue Card
Describe an older person whom you know well and respect. Please say
- Who is he/she?
- What do you know about his/her younger life?
- What do you usually do together?
Discussion
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Why do you respect and admire this person?


What qualities should people looking after the elderly have?
How could neighbours help the elderly?
How is technology helping the elderly to live better?
What can be difficult to accept for old people in the modern lifestyle?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like photography?
What type of photos do you like to take? Why?
When do you usually do it?

Cue Card 1
Describe an indoor game that you used to play as a child. Please say

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- What is this game?
- When and where did you play it?
- With whom did you play it?
Discussion 1
- What other indoor games do you know?
- Do you think these are essential for childrens development?
- How can games help develop critical thinking skills?
Cue Card 2
Talk about an old person that you know well. Please say
- Who is the person?
- Do you like the person?
- How much time do you spend with the person?
Discussion 2
- Is there an old person that you are impressed by?
- Why do old people like to interact with children?
- Why do old people interact with teenage groups?

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What is your name?


What can I call you?
Describe the different seasons of your country.
Do you prefer to stay in one location for all seasons or different locations for different seasons?

Cue card

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Talk about an important conversation that you had with your friend or family member. Please say
- What was it?
- With whom did you have it?
- How did you feel after having that conversation?
Discussion
- After having that conversation with your friend did you discuss it with anyone else?
- What do men and women discuss when they get together?
- Do you like to have many just friends or a few close friends?

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- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?

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Where are you from?


Do you work or study?
Describe your accommodation please.
Is there any market or shop nearby?
What kind of sky do you like? Why?
Do you see the sky from your home?
Which season do you like? Why?
Do you think the weather has any effect on traveling?
Do you check the weather forecast daily?
Do you use the Internet to check it, or watch it on TV?

Cue Card
Describe a toy from your childhood that you liked a lot. Please say
- What was it?
- When and how did you get it?
- Why was it so important to you?
Discussion
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Do you still have that toy?


What type of toys do children like today?
Do you think toys have an influence on the mental development of children?
How do toys help children to develop physically?
Do you think nowadays children get too many toys? Why?
What toy would you give to your child?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe your home.
What room do you like the most?
Which season do you like the most?
What do people do during their free time in each season?
Do you prefer to live in a country with all four seasons?

Cue Card
Talk about something that you dont know and would like to learn in the future. Please say
- What is it?
- Why are you interested in it?
- How will you learn it?
Discussion
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Do you think education for young children is important?


What dont they learn at school that they should know about?
Do you think parents are too busy to teach their kids nowadays?
Why is it so?

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Is this your first job?


Describe your home.
What do you like the most about your home?
What facilities are close to your home?

Cue Card
Talk about a subject that you did not like at school, but would like to study now. Please say
- What subject is it?
- When did you study it?
- Why would you like to study it now?
Discussion
- Lets talk about clothes.
- What type of clothes do you wear?
- Do you wear the same type of clothes all week?

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Would you like to wear the same type of clothes as you grow old?
Lets talk about the Internet.
Do you think the information we get from the Internet is authentic?
What kind of information do we get from the Internet?
Do you get any information from TV?

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you think time management is important?
How do you manage your time?
Where did you learn it?
Are there a lot of trees near your home?
Do you like trees?
What is the importance of trees?
Have you ever planted one?

Cue Card
Describe good news that you saw on TV or the Internet. Please say
- What and when was it?
- Why do you think its good?
- How did you feel after that?
Discussion
-

What sort of news do we usually read in newspapers?


What age group is interested in the news more? Why?
Is it necessary to get updated information? Why?
Do you think we get too much information nowadays?
Do you think the way we receive news will change in the future?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What are your duties there?
Do you like your job?
Do you like nature?
What is the best way to learn about it? Why?

Cue Card
Describe a game that you play as a good practice for your health. Please say
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What game is it?


Why did you start playing it?
Do you enjoy playing it?
Why is it good for your health?

Discussion
-

What other activities do people do for their health?


Why should people care about their health?
Should employers take care of their employees health?
What should they do about it?
Should governments do something about public health?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you think about tourists in your city?
How often do they come to your city?
What would you recommend tourists to do in your city?
Do you watch any TV programs?
Do you like watching TV? Why?
Did you watch TV when you were young?
Do you think children today watch too much TV? Why?

Cue Card
Describe a friend who is also a good leader. Please say
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Who is he/she?
When did you meet him/her?
Describe his/her personality.
Why do you think he/she is a good leader?

Discussion
-

Who should be the leader in a family?


In your culture, who is the leader in a family?
Who should make a decision when there are some difficulties?
Are there some decisions that can be made by women or men better?
What is the personality of a good leader in a workplace?
Do you agree that the leader in a workplace should make decisions for the employees?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?
What weather do you like the most? Why?
Do you prefer any particular season?
Would you like it to continue throughout the year or should the seasons keep changing?

Cue Card
Describe an occasion when you received a very good service from a company or a shop. Please say
- What company/shop was it?
- What was the product that you purchased?
- Describe the person that helped you there.
Discussion
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Do you think that customers should always receive good service?


If you received a faulty product, would you prefer to repair or to replace it?
What jobs do you know that deal with public?
Do you think that they need a special training? Why?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is your job description?
What exactly do you do?
Do you like it?
Why did you choose this industry?
Will you stay at this job for a long time? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a person who impressed you with his/her beauty. Please say
- Who is this person?
- How do you know him/her?
- Why do you think he/she is so beautiful?
Discussion
- Are clothes important for showing personality?
- How would you describe beauty?
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Do you like to live in the city or in the countryside? Why?


Did you buy anything after seeing an advertisement on TV?
Do you like to watch ads on TV, the internet or in magazines?
Do road side posters with advertisements attract your attention?
Do you think cities are developed in a natural way?
Do you like to be in nature?
Do you like camping?
Have you been camping lately?
How did you feel about it?
Was it near a mountain or a lake?
Can you describe that landscape?

Cue Card
Talk about any sports person who did well in a sporting event. Please say
- Who is this person?
- What sport does he/she play?
- Do you like him/her and why?
Discussion
Dont remember

Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subjects are you studying?
Why did you choose those subjects?
What will you do after finishing your studies?
Lets talk about advertisements.
Do you watch advertisements on TV or the Internet?
Do you enjoy watching advertisements showing up in the middle of a TV program?
Do you like watching advertisements on the street?
Lets talk about colours.
What is your favourite colour? Why?
What other colours do you like?

Cue Card
Describe a person that you would like to be similar to. Please say

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- Who is that person?
- What is he/she doing?
- Why would you like to be similar to him/her?
Discussion
- What is the difference between children in the past and nowadays?
- Do you think famous people should be good role models in your country?
- Do you think companies should use famous people in advertisements to attract children?

Interview
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What is your name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you study or work?
Do you think your study subject is easy? Why?
Do like weekends?
What did you do last weekend?
Have you ever worked on the weekend?

Cue Card
Talk about a movie you recently saw, please say
- Where did you see it?

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- With whom did you see it?
- Did you enjoy it?
Discussion
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Why do you think movies are important?


How often do you like to see a movie?
Are movies always based on facts?
Why do our preferences in movies change with our age?
Do you like writing emails or letters more?
What types of letter are difficult to write?
Who usually sends you emails?
Why is email considered a standard medium of communication?

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Do you think your job is easy?


Why is it so?
Do you watch TV programs?
What is your favorite?
Did you watch more TV as a child?
What kind of programs were you watching?

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- Do you think TV is good for children? Why?
- Do you think children these days watch TV more often than in the past?
Cue Card
Describe a place near water that you have visited recently. Please say
- Where and when was it?
- What did you do there?
- How did you feel after that?
Discussion
-

Do you think water is important for people? Why?


Is there a difference in water consumption in urban and rural areas?
Is there a problem of fresh water supply in your country?
What do you think about the demand for water in the future?
Is it possible to reduce this demand? How?

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Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject did you study?
Do you like to write emails?
Do you prefer to receive a phone call or an email?
What type of emails do you receive mostly?
What type of email is hard to write for you? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about news that you saw on TV or the Internet recently. Please say
- When and where was it?
- What was the news?
- How did you feel after that?
Discussion
- What news would you like to see on TV?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe your accommodation please.
Is there any market or shop nearby?
What kind of sky do you like? Why?
Do you see the sky from your home?
Which season do you like? Why?
Do you think the weather has any effect on traveling?
Do you check the weather forecast daily?
Do you use the Internet to check it, or watch it on TV?

Cue Card
Describe a toy from your childhood that you liked a lot. Please say
- What was it?
- When and how did you get it?
- Why was it so important to you?
Discussion
-

Do you still have that toy?


What type of toys do children like today?
Do you think toys have an influence on the mental development of children?
How do toys help children to develop physically?
Do you think nowadays children get too many toys? Why?
What toy would you give to your child?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you think your job is easy? Why?
Do you like reading?
Do you like to read in a group?
When do you like to read? Why?
Do you have experience reading in public places?

Cue Card
Talk about the favourite song of your childhood. Please say
- Where and when did you hear it for the first time?
- Why do you remember it?
- How do you feel about this song now?
Discussion
-

Do you think music is important? Why?


Where do you usually listen to music?
Many shopping centres are playing music. Why?
What is the best music to be played in the childrens department?
When does music become just a white noise in your opinion?
When is the right time to stop playing music?
How does music represent your culture?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Are there many holidays in your country?
Do you think there should be more holidays in your country? Why?
What do you usually do during holidays? Why?

Cue Card
Describe an instance when you waited for someone for a long time. Please say
- Whom were you waiting for?
- Where was it?
- What did you feel while waiting?
Discussion
-

What did you do while waiting?


What are common situations when people have to wait for others?
Some people can wait for a long time while others get angry soon. Why?
Some people are waiting for a long time for new (modern) technology. What do you think about it?
Do you think children should be allowed to use modern technology?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subjects did you study at school?
What is your future dream job?
Do you like reading?
What is the perfect reading place for you?
Do you like to read alone or with friends?

Cue Card
Talk about an interesting place that you have visited recently. Please say

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- What and where is it?
- With whom did you go there?
- What did you like there?
Discussion
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Did you see tourists coming back to your town?


Do you think you will come back? Why?
Why do you think people visit the same place again and again?
Is there a difference between your first visit to a place and your later visits there?
Do you think it is important for tourists to respect and follow the culture of places they visit?

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Where do you live now?
Describe the amenities around your place.
Lets talk about fashion.
Do you like fashionable things?
Do you dress differently on weekends and weekdays?
What is your favourite colour? Why?
Do you think it will change as you grow older?
Lets talk about body language.
Do Asian people use body language?
Can we communicate without words?
Is there a particular form of body language that you find offensive?
Do impatient people get their way?
Is it possible to be too nice?

Cue Card
Describe a situation when you had to be nice to someone you dislike. Please say
- Who is this person?
- Why dont you like him/her?
- Why did you still have to be nice to him/her?
Discussion
Dont remember.

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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Which part of the country are you from?
How long do you and your family live there?
Do you work or study?
What do you do?
What do you think about public holidays in your country?
Do you think there should be fewer public holidays in your country? Why?
What is your favourite public holiday? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about an instance when you invited friends or relatives for a meal in a restaurant or at home. Please say
- Whom and why did you invite?
- When and where to did you invite them?
- Describe what happened during the meal.
Discussion
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Is it common to go to restaurants in your country?


What do people cook on special occasions?
Will people stop cooking in the future? Why?
Why do you think people cook special food on special occasions?