1. INTRODUCTORY QUESTIONS

 

  1. May I know your full name, please?

Ans:  I am Maninderdeep Kaur Sandhu. ( First name+ Middle name+ Family name as in your passport.)

   2. How may I address you?

Ans:  Well, you can call me Mani. Or Well, you can address me as Mani. ( You can say your nickname here or your first name)

   3. Can I see your passport?

Ans: Yeah! Sure. Here it is. ( Hand-over your passport to the examiner)

   4. Where are you from?

Ans: I am from Jandiala. It is a small town around 20kms from here.

   5. Do you work or study?

Ans: Well, I am currently working as a Dentist in a private clinic in Phagwara.

or Well, I have recently completed my senior secondary education and now I am planning to continue my high studies abroad.

Or Well, I am a student. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery.

 

2. Work

( if said working)

  1. Why did you choose this profession?

Ans:  Hmm.., I choose dentistry because it’s a noble profession and interestingly it is the only medical profession with no emergencies, unlike doctors and nurses.

   2. What do you like about your profession?

Ans: I like it because it’s a noble profession and interestingly it is the only medical profession with no emergencies, unlike doctors and nurses. And the best part is that I interact with patients with different personalities and I love listening to their stories.

   3. What you dislike about the job?

   4. How was your first day at the job?

Ans: My first day? hmm, I was pretty enthusiastic and excited as well for my work. I did 20 patients in a row that day.

   5. Do you miss being a student?

Ans:  Absolutely not! That was a pretty hard period, who likes to study! I am happy now that I don’t have to go through books.

 

3. Studies

(if said studying)

  1. What is your major? Or What is major subject?

Ans: My major subject is Accounts. Since my childhood, I had a keen interest in money-related matters, maybe because my father is into it.

   2. Why did you choose this subject?

Ans: Well, as I mentioned earlier, maybe it’s due to my family business that I naturally gained interested in this subject.

   3 about this subject?.What you like

Ans: The best part of accountants is that every day I learn something different and something new. Also, it’s not boring at all unlike other subjects like economics and history.

 

4. Hometown

  1. What’s the name of your hometown?

Ans: I am from Jandiala. It’s 20kms from here.

   2. Is it a big city or a small place?

Ans: It’s a small town with a perfect combination of urban and country-side.

   3. Please describe your hometown a little.

Ans: Well, Jandiala is a small town in Jalandhar district. It is such a place where you can have almost all the basic and luxurious amenities while enjoying the relaxing views of country-side area simultaneously.

   4. How long have you been living there?

Ans: I am living in Jandiala since birth. I have a lot of memories attached with this place like the nearby park where my siblings and I used to play for hours.

   5. Do you like your hometown? Or Do you like living there?

Ans: Absolutely! I love my hometown. I believe it is a paradise on earth with a perfect combination of the urban and rural lifestyle.

   6. Would you say it’s an interesting place?

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   7. What do you like most about your hometown?

   8. What’s your favourite part of your hometown?

   9. Is there anything you dislike about it?

 10. Do you think you will continue living there for long time?

 11. Are there any tourist attractions in your hometown?

 12. Did your friends also grow up in the same place as you?

 13. Would you like to live there in the future?

 

5. Home/ Accommodation

  1. Do you live in a house or flat? Give details.

  2. What’s your favorite room in your home?

  3. What have you done to your room to make it look nice?

  4. Who do you live with?

  5. Which room does your family spend most of the time in?

  6. How long have you lived there?

  7. Do you plan to live there for a long time?

  8. (if you answer you haven’t lived there long) What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?

  9. What do you usually do in your house/flat/room?

  10. Are transport facilities in your hometown very good?

  11. Do you plan to move?

  12. Would you like to move to another place to live? why?

  13. Are you prepared to move?

 

6. Alone

   1. When was the last time you were alone?

   2. What do you like to do when you are alone?

   3. Do you wish to have more time alone?

   4. Is it important to have some time alone?

 

7. Bus or taxi

  1. How often do you take a taxi?

  2. When was the last time you took a taxi?

  3. Do you like travelling by taxi?

  4. Are taxis expensive where you live?

  5. How often do you take the bus?

  6. What do you do when you are on a bus?

  7. How good is the bus service where you live?

 

8. Cinema

  1. How often do you go to cinema?

  2. Did you go to cinema in your childhood?

 

9. Coffee or tea

  1. Are tea and coffee popular in your country?

  2. Do you like tea and coffee?

  3. Do you often drink coffee and tea?

  4. What do you prefer, tea or coffee?

  5. What do you usually prepare for your guests, tea or coffee?

  6. Do you usually offer tea or coffee when you have guests?

  7. When was the last time you drank coffee or tea?

 

10. Colours

  1. What colours do you like? Or what is your favourite colour?

  2. What is the most popular colour in your country?

  3. Do you think colours influence you?

  4. Do you think colours are important?

  5. Do you like to wear dark or bright colours?

  6. Do people in your country like to wear bright colours?

  7. Do colours affect your mood?

  8. Were colours important to you when you were a child?

  9. Does colour matter when you buy things?

  10. Which colour you don’t like to have in your home?

  11. What colour would you choose to paint the walls of your room?

  12. What colour car would you choose to buy?

  13. What are the differences between men and women’s preference in colour?

  14. Have you ever seen a rainbow?

 

11. Crowded places

  1. How often do you go to crowded places?

  2. Do you like crowded places?

  3. What places do you think are often crowded?

  4. When was the last time you were in a crowded place?

  5. How do you feel when you are in a crowded place?

 

12. Day out

  1. Do you prefer going out for the day on your own or with other people?

  2. What kind of place do you enjoy going to on a day out?

  3. What is the most interesting place you have ever been to on a day out?

  4. Which new place would you like to go to on a day out in the future?

 

13. Dream

  1. Do you often have dreams at night?

  2. Have you had a bad dream before?

  3. What was the strangest dream you have had?

  4. What do you usually dream about?

  5.  How long can you remember your dream when you wake up?

  6. Do you like hearing others dream?

  7. Do you think dream will affect life?

 

14. Drinking Water

  1. Do you think we should drink a lot of water?

Ans: Well..no! It’s a myth that drinking a lot of water is good for health. One should drink maximum 3 litres of water and not more than that. Otherwise, one could suffer from water intoxication. In limits, drinking water has plenty of health benefits.

   2. How often you drink water?

Ans: hmm, it’s hard to specify. I normally have 8-10 glasses of water in a day after every 1-2hours.

   3. Do you drink bottled water or water from water machines?

Ans: I can drink from both, but if I have to pick one then I will choose bottled water because it has minerals such as calcium and magnesium added to it, which are essential for human body.

   4. What kind of water do you like to drink?

Ans: I like chilled water because my thirst gets quenched by drinking cold water only.

   5. Have you ever encountered a situation when there was no water to drink?

 

15. Driving

  1. Do you drive a car?

 

16. Efficiency

  1. Do you prefer to study in the morning or in the evening?

  2. Why do some people find it difficult to focus in the morning?

  3. What do you do to improve your efficiency?

 

17. Emails or letters

  1. Do you write many letters?

  2. How often do you write letters or emails?

  3. Do you prefer to write letters by hand or to use a computer?

  4. What are the differences between letters and emails?

  5. What do you usually write about?

  6. Who do you usually write to?

  7. Is it hard to think of what to write?

  8. What kind of letter or email do you think is the hardest to write?

  9. How do you feel when you receive a letter or email?

  10. What kinds of emails or letters do you receive that make you feel happy?

  11. Do you think people will still write letters in the future?

  12. Do you think emails will replace letters one day?

  13. Do you prefer to get letters and cards or emails on your birthday?

 

18. Festival

  1. What is your favourite festival?

Ans: hmm, my favourite festival is Lohri. This is because I get plenty of gifts and sweets near this festival.

   2. How do you celebrate the festival?

Ans: In the morning, my family and I usually visit Gurudwara Sahib. After that I along with my friends, go door to door singing folk lohri songs and getting sweets and money in return.

   3. What is the most popular festival in your country?

Ans: It’s Diwali. On this day, people burn the crackers and exchange sweets with friends and relatives.

   4. Do you like western festivals?

Ans: Well, I don’t know much about it, but I like Halloween. It’s quite similar to Lohri, children visit door to door for sweets.

   5. Where do people usually go during festivals?

Ans: hmm, in India, festivals are often considered auspicious and are linked with religious beliefs. So, as far as Indians are concerned, majority of these visit temples on festivals.

 

19. Films

  1. What kinds of movies do you like best?

  2. Do you like to watch films?

  3. Do you prefer foreign films or films made in your country?

  4. How often do you go to a cinema to watch a movie?

  5. Do people in your country like to go to a cinema?

  6. What was the first film that you watched?

  7. Do you like to watch movies alone or with your friends?

 

20. Friends

  1. Do you have many friends?

  2. How often do you talk to your friends?

  3. How do you communicate with your friends?

  4. What do you think makes people have a long friendship?

  5. Does it make things easier in a friendship if you have similar interests?

  6. How do people make friends now?

  7. Do you think we meet new people differently now than in the past?

  8. Is friendship or friends important to you?

  9. Do you prefer to spend time with friends or spend time alone?

  10. What kind of people do you like to have as friends?

  11. Do you like to spend time with friends?

  12. What do you and your friends do together?

  13. What do your friends think of you? Or Do your friends think that you are a god friend? Why?

  14. Are friends more important than family? why?

  15. How do Indian people make friends?

  16. Do adults and children make friends in the same way?

 

21. Cooking and food

  1. Is food important to you?

  2. What kinds of food do you particularly like?

  3. What kinds of food are most popular in your country?

  4. Is there any food you don’t like?

  5. Do you like cooking?

  6. Who usually does the cooking in your home?

 

22. Gifts

  1. What is the importance of gifts?

  2. Is there any pressure on us to buy presents?

  3. How often do you buy gifts for other people?

  4. Why do people give gifts?

  5. Do you like to give expensive gifts?

  6. What kinds of gifts are popular in your country?

  7. Have you ever received a gift which you didn’t like?

 

23. Handwriting

  1. Do you think handwriting is still important?

  2. Do you think computers might one day replace handwriting?

  3. Do you usually write by hand or write using a computer?

  4. Nowadays, how do most people write things?

  5. When do children begin to write in your country?

  6. How did you learn to write?

  7. How can children today improve their handwriting?

  8. Do you think handwriting will die in the future?

  9. Do you write letters?

  10. Do you think children should be taught to write like in the old days?

  11. What impression does a person’s handwriting have on other people?

  12. Did you like writing things when you were a child?

 

24. Morning routine

  1. What is your morning routine?

  2. Is breakfast important?

  3. When did you get up in the morning when you were a kid?

 

25. Movie/Film star

  1. Who is your favourite film star?

  2. Do you think that international film star is famous in your country?

  3. Do you like local film star or international film star?

  4. Do you want to be a movie star?

  5. Have you ever seen a movie star in real life?

 

26. Music and concerts

  1. Do you often like to listen to music?

  2. When do you listen to music?

  3. How much time do you spend listening to music every day?

  4. What kinds of music do you like listen to? Or What’s your favourite kind of music?

  5. When did you start listening to this type of music?

  6. Where do you listen to it?

  7. How do you feel when you listen to this music?

  8. Do you like listening to songs?

  9. Have you ever been to a concert?

  10. Do you like to listen to live music?

  11. Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?

  12. Is music an important subject at school in your country?

  13. Did you often listen to music when you were a child? Give details.

  14. What kinds of music are most popular in your country?

  15. Do you like listening to music at work?

  16. Do people prefer to buy CDs or download music online?

 

27. Neighbour

 

28. Noise

  1. What natural sound(s) do you like (the most)? (Why?)

  2. What sounds do you dislike? (Why?)

  3. What sounds remind you of your childhood?

  4. What (kinds of) music do you like the most?

  5. Does your school have any quiet places for studying?

  6. What are some places where there is a lot of noise?

  7.  Do you mind noises? (Do any noises bother you?)

  8. What type of noise do you come across in your daily life?

 

29. Painting or drawing

  1. Do you like painting or drawing?

  2. What kinds of things do you like to draw?

  3. Is it easy to learn how to draw?

  4. What do you know about paintings?

  5. Have you learned drawing or painting?

  6. Is it important to hang pictures at home?

  7. What kind of paintings do you like?

  8. If someone wants to draw a picture of you, will you agree?

 

30. Parks / gardens

  1. Are there many parks where you live?

  2. Do you like to go to parks?

  3. When was the last time you went to the park?

  4. Do you think parks are important for people?

  5. Do you think you will go to parks more often in the future?

  6. Do you think parks should be free or people should pay to use them?

 

31. Pet Animals

  1. Do you like animals?

  2. What’s your favourite animal? and why?

  3. What’s your favourite wild animal? and why?

  4. Are people in your country fond of animals?

  5. Do many people in your country keep animals at home (or keep pets)? Or Do people in your country like to raise animals?

  6. What kinds of animals do people in your country keep?

  7. Compared with the past, have there been any changes concerning pets in your country/hometown?

  8. Do you think pets are important?

  9. Do you think cities are suitable places for keeping a pet?

  10. Is it important to let children know about animals?

  11. Do you like watching animals in zoo?

 

32. Patience

  1. Do you think patience is important?

  2. Do you have patience? Or are you patient?

  3. What is your attitude to waiting?

  4. Did you use to be more patient or less patient than you are now?

  5. Do you think being patient is an important part of being polite?

  6. Have you ever lost patience?

  7. What do you become impatient about?

  8. When do you need patience the most?

  9. What do you think patience is?

 

33. Photography

  1. Do you like to take photographs? Why?

  2. Do you prefer to take photos of yourself or to have other people take photos? Why?

  3. How long have you liked taking photographs?

  4. How did you become interested in photography?

  5. How often do you take photographs?

  6. In what situations do you take photographs?

  7. Do you prefer to take pictures of people or scenery? Or what do you like to photograph?

  8. Why do you think some people do not like taking photographs?

  9. Would you like to work as a professional photographer?

  10. How do you keep your photos?

  11. Do you ever delete or, if on paper, throw away any of your photos?

  12. Are there any photos on the walls of your home?

  13. Do you frame (or have you framed) any of your photos? (if yes, which? & why?)

  14. Do you prefer to send postcards to people or to send photos that you took yourself? Why?

 

34. Pollutions  

  1.    Is there anything being polluted in your hometown?

  2.    What are the common types of pollutions in the countryside?

  3.    What are the causes of those pollutions?

  4.    Have you ever done anything to help the environment?

 

35. Public Holidays

  1. What public holidays do you have in your country?

  2. Which public holidays do you like the most?

  3. Do people in your country celebrate Christmas?

  4. Do you like public holidays?

  5. Do you think public holidays are important?

  6. Do you think there should be more public holidays in your country?

  7. What did you do during the last public holiday?

  8. What do other people in your country do on public holidays?

  9. What would you like to do during the next public holiday?

 

36. Running

  1. Where do you run?

  2. How often do you run?

  3. Is running a good exercise?

  4. Do you run more now than you did you in the past?

 

37. Science

  1.  Do you like science?

  2.    What science have you studied?

  3.    How do you study science?

  4.    What’s the most difficult part of studying science?

  5.    How has the science that you have studied helped you?

 

38. Seasons

  1. What is your favourite season?

  2. Do you want to live in a place with four distinct seasons or in a stable climate?

  3. What do you do in your free time at different times of the year?

 

39. Sharing

  1. Have you ever shared anything with anyone?

  2. What do you like to share?

  3. When you were a kid, did your parents encourage you to share things with others?

  4. What do you think of shared vehicles?

  5. What kinds of things are not suitable for sharing?

 

40. Shoes

  1. How often do you buy shoes?

  2. Have you ever bought shoes online?

  3. Do you know anyone who likes to buy a lot of shoes?

  4. Why do some people have too many shoes?

  5. What’s your favourite type of shoes?

  6. Do you like to wear shoes that are comfortable or good-looking?

  7. Do people like to wear shoes that are comfortable or good-looking?

 

41. Sky

  1. Do you like to see the sky?

Ans: Definitely! I love looking at the sky especially at night. Sometimes, I used to wonder how big it is and how vast it is while appreciating the tranquil nature.

   2. What is the sky like at night in your hometown?

Ans: Well, when it’s not cloudy out there, then one can see dark sky filled with stars and moon.

   3. Do you like to watch stars?

Ans: I absolutely adore them, especially those which twinkle. Although, they are uncountable but whenever I sit under the sky at night, I count them and then I forget my count, and I count them again.

   4. Have you ever taken a course about stars?

Ans: Is there a course about stars? I never knew that. I will search on this later on.

   5. Is it important to study stars?

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   6. What’s your star?favourite

Ans: Well, I knew only about Sun. So I guess it’s my favourite.

or

My favourite star is Sun. It’s the closest star to the Earth. I like it because it provides sunlight which is essential for life.

 

42. Sleep

  1. Do you think sleep is important?

  2. Do you go to sleep early or stay up late?

  3. How do you feel in the morning after that?

  4. How many hours you sleep every day?

  5. Is it necessary to take a nap every day?

  6. Do old people sleep a lot? Why?

  7. What time you usually go to the bed?

  8. Do you always have a good sleep?

  9. Can you sleep well if you are in a noisy environment?

  10. How can we fight sleep difficulties?

 

43. Sports

  1. What kind of exercises you do?

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   2. Do you like sports?

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   3. Do most people in your country like sport?

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   4. Do you think children should play sports regularly?

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   5. What was your sport when you were young?favourite

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   6. Do you like extreme sports?

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   7. What kinds of exercises are popular in your country?

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   8. Who is your sports star?favourite

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44. Street markets

  1. Do you currently live in a house or a flat/ apartment?

  2. Are street markets common in your country?

  3. What is usually sold there?

  4. Do you think people like street markets? Why?

 

45. Sunglasses

  1. Do you have a pair of sunglasses?

Ans:  Yes. I got Dior’s Sunglasses from my best friend on my last brithday.

   2. How often you wear them?

Ans:  hmm. I wear them occasionally, especially when I go out in extreme sunlight.

   3. Have you ever lost sunglasses?

Ans: Unfortunately yes! I lost my Ray Ban shades in the bus on my way to my college. I still have regret about that.

   4. Do people in your country wear sunglasses?

Ans: Certainly! It’s quite common nowadays, mainly because of its inexpensive nature.

 

46. Swimming

 

47. Teachers

  1. What kind of teachers do you like best?

Ans: I love teachers who are funny and narrate amazing stories in the class or in other words, fun and interactive sort of teachers.

   2. Did you have a teacher? Or Who was your favourite teacher when you were young?favourite

Ans: When I was in college, I liked Dr. Bansal the most. He is an incredible person with a good sense of humor.

   3. Would you want to be a teacher in the future?

   4. Have you ever had bad teachers before?

   5. Do you remember your teachers from primary school?

   6. Are teachers now different from those your parents had?

 

48. Transportation

  1. What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?

  2. How often do you take buses?

  3. Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?

  4. Is driving to work popular in your country?

  5. Do you think people will drive more in the future?

  6. Would you ride bikes to work in the future?

  7. What will become the most popular means of transportation in India?

  8. Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?

  9. How did you come here today?

  10. Why did you choose that form of transport?

  11. What form of transport do you usually use?

  12. Is it convenient to take a bus/taxi in your city?

  13. How would you improve transport in your town or area?

  14. How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?

  15. How do you think public transport could be improved?

 

49. Holidays/ Traveling

  1. Do you like traveling?

  2. Do you like traveling long distances?

  3. In which season do you prefer to travel?

  4. Would you say your country is a good place for tourists to visit?

  5. Do you often travel by plane?

  6. Would you like to travel long distances more often in the future?

  7. What was the most impressive travel in your life?

  8. What was the first travel in your life?

  9. Where do you plan to travel next?

 

50. Weather

  1. Do you like hot weather?

Ans: Well, I don’t like very hot weather. But if it’s in moderation, then I would absolutely adore the sunshine and enjoy getting tons of Vitamin-D. On top of it, the rays of sun brings upbeat energy into me which makes me enthusiastic in my routine work.

   2. What do you do in hot weather?

Ans: Well, if I am on vacation then I often visit waterpark for some rides else I try to stay indoors with an air-conditioner on. And the plus side of this weather is that I can eat ice-cream as much as I can.

   3. Would you like to visit a hot country?

Ans: Definitely, I would but in a moderately hot nation. I really like beach holidays, sunbathing, seafood and exotic fruits especially when it’s freezing at home.

   4. Do you like wet weather? (It means rainy)

Ans: Oh no, I hate even to imagine this. Rain alters my emotions in a negative way. I feel depressed by looking at rain. I don’t know why. Also, my outdoor activities get restricted which makes me more irritable.

 

 

 

 

 

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