Speaking Part 3 Jan to Apr 2019

1. Advice

  1. Do you prefer advice from your family or your friends?

  2. Which do you think is better, advice from young people or advice from older people?

  3. Why do so many young people not accept advice of older people?

  4. When somebody gives you some advice, do you usually follow this advice or do you usually insist on your own opinion?

  5. In general, what kind of a person is most suitable for giving advice to others?

  6. Some people find it easier to accept advice than other people do. Why do you think there is this difference?


2. Animals

  1. Why do people like to keep pets?

  2. What should we do to protect endangered animals?

  3. Do you support experimentation on animals?

  4. Why do some people refuse to eat animals?

  5. What will happen when some species disappear on earth?

  6. Are zoos good places for wild animals?

  7. What animals shouldn’t be in zoos?

  8. Why do you think wild animals should be protected?


3. Being scared

  1. Do people in your country like to feel scared?

  2. Why is it that some people are easily frightened?

  3. What should you do if you get scared?


4. Beauty

  1. Do you think a person’s appearance is important?

  2. Which do you think is more important, a person’s appearance or their inner qualities?

  3. Do you think wearing attractive clothes makes people more attractive?

  4. What do you think the word ‘beauty’ means?


5. Books

  1. Do people in your country like to write books?

  2. What kinds of writers are considered to be good?

  3. Some writers write surreal books, but why do some people still like to read these books?

  4. What are the benefits of working as a writer?


6. Borrowing things

  1. Why do people like to borrow things?

  2. Why do most people feel embarrassed to ask someone for money?

  3. What do people in your country usually borrow?

  4. What do you do if you don’t want to lend something to others?

  5. Why do people dislike borrowing valuable things?

  6. What would you do if friends didn’t give back what they borrowed from you?

  7. What is the acceptable duration of borrowing and return time of an article?

  8. How do you feel about others borrowing ideas for business?


7. Business

  1. What challenges and difficulties do people face when they try to have a successful small business?

  2. How can small businesses benefit the people in the community where the businesses are located?

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

  4. Why do some people open their own business?

  5. What do you need to start a business?

  6. What is necessary to become successful businessman?

  7. Do people in your country like to work in big companies or small companies?


8. Changing plans

  1. Do old people often change plans?

  2. Do young people like to change plans?

  3. What are the common reasons when people need to change plans?

  4. How would you tell your friends if you had to change your plans?

  5. What kinds of plans are practical?


9. Classmates

  1. Does it matter if a child likes their classmates?

  2. How can children get along with their classmates?

  3. What kind of people do you like to study with?


10. Collecting things

  1. Why do people like to collect things from the past?

  2. Do you think museums are the best places to show collections of things from the past?

  3. Where can people find things from the past to collect?

  4. Is archaeology important to a country’s identity?

  5. What objects will help people of the future understand our today’s society?

  6. It is important to keep archaeological findings near where they were discovered?


11. Complaints

  1. What products or services do people in your country like to complain about?

  2. Would you buy things in the shops which you complained about before?

  3. Is it necessary for companies to set up customer service?

  4. Are there any disadvantages in setting up customer service?

  5. Do you think customers’ complaints will improve products or services?


12. Countries

  1. What is the difference between the north and the south of your country?

  2. What makes one country different from the other?

  3. Are there more tall buildings than small ones in your country?

  4. Why do most people in your country live in flats rather than houses?


13. Decision making

  1. What skills are necessary when making decisions?

  2. What do you think are the qualities of a good leader or a good decision-maker?

  3. How can people improve their decision-making skills?

  4. How do you think computers will change the way people make decisions?

  5. Do parents in your country allow their children to make important decisions about the future?

  6. Do you think that parents should make important decisions for their children?

  7. How can older people or parents help young people make their own decisions wisely?

  8. Do you think that teachers should help students make decisions?

  9. Do you think it’s important for parents to encourage the development of leadership abilities in their children?

  10. In what ways can parents encourage their children to develop leadership abilities?

  11. Do you think decision-making today is different to decision-making in the past?

  12. What are some typical decisions that families make?

  13. Do you think it’s a good idea to make decisions when one is feeling strong emotions? Or is it better to make decisions when one’s emotions are not strong?

  14. Which do you think is better, to make decisions quickly or to make decisions slowly?


14. Environmental problems

  1. What is the importance of environmental education?

  2. Is it important to teach students environment protection at school?

  3. Do you think it is necessary to make environment protection as a subject?

  4. What should be done to protect the environment?


15. Equipment and technology

  1. What electrical appliances do people in your country have at home?

  2. What benefits do people get from using electrical appliances?

  3. Do you think there are any shortcomings or dangers of using electrical equipment in the home?

  4. Do elderly people use advanced equipment?

  5. Do you think modern technology makes people lazier?

  6. What can people do to protect their equipment from technical problems?

  7. When an electronic item of yours does not work, what do you do?

  8. Is it good that people often change pieces of equipment?


16. Technology

  1. Do you like to use new technology?

  2. Does technology deeply affect people’s lives?

  3. Is there any difference between technology in cities and in small towns?

  4. Do you agree that men are more obsessed with new technology than women?

  5. How can we teach an older generation to use new technology?

  6. Do you think technology always has positive effects?


17. Famous people and children

  1. What kinds of famous people do children like?

  2. What good qualities do famous people have?

  3. Do you think advertisements aimed at children should be endorsed by famous people?

  4. Can you compare the past and the present of children’s lives?


18. Finding things

  1. What things do people usually find?

  2. What should people do if they find something?

  3. Why is it that some people find things more easily than others?


19. Friendship

  1. How do people in your country make friends these days?

  2. Do you trust friends that you meet on the Internet?

  3. Does the Internet help build relationships?

  4. How do you get along with people you don’t like?

  5. Why is it hard to maintain friendships for some people?

  6. Would you only make friends with people who are similar to you?

  7. Do you like to have many friends?

  8. Is it necessary for kids to have some close friends?

  9. Does making friends have educational value?


20. Games

  1. How do people learn to play games?

  2. How important would you say it is to develop a sense of competition in children?

  3. Do people of all ages play games or is it only children?

  4. Which do you think are better, indoor or outdoor games?

  5. Do you think winning is the most important goal for playing games?

  6. Do parents in your country encourage children to play games?

  7. What kinds of games do children play these days?


21. Gifts

  1. Do you like giving gifts?

  2. What gifts would parents give to children?

  3. What factors do parents consider when choosing a gift for children?

  4. Why do companies give free gifts to people?

  5. Have you ever received anything that was made by the giver?

  6. When receiving a gift, do you prefer something that was self-made or something bought in stores?

  7. Are art classes important in schools?


22. Jobs

  1. What kinds of jobs are unpopular in your country?

  2. Why do many young adults keep changing their jobs?

  3. How can people find a perfect job?

  4. Would you ask your parents for advice about work?

  5. Would you like to apply for challenging jobs or common jobs?

  6. Would you like to work abroad?

  7. Can robots replace all jobs?


23. Historical places

  1. What can we do to stop visitors from damaging historical places?

  2. Is having too many tourists a positive thing for historical attractions?

  3. Why do people like to visit historical places?


24. History

  1. How can you learn about history?

  2. Will museums be replaced by technology someday?

  3. Are history museums useful?

  4. Should museums be free?


25. Home

  1. Why do people change their places of living?

  2. Do most people in your country live in a flat or a house?

  3. At what age do people in your country start living independently?

  4. Do people in your country mostly buy their own home or do they rent their home?

  5. Do you think the design of a home is important?

  6. What makes a location suitable for young people to live?

  7. What makes a location suitable for older people to live?

  8. In what ways can buildings be more environmentally friendly?


26. Information

  1. What are the ways of getting information nowadays?


27. Intelligence

  1. Do you think the intelligence of a person is important?

  2. Are people born clever or need to learn to be clever?

  3. Do you think there is anything that intelligent people find difficult to do?

  4. What ways do people use to judge someone’s intelligence?

  5. Do you think smart people are happy?


28. Laughter

  1.  What makes people laugh in your country or in your culture?

  2. Do you think there are differences between what males and females think is humorous?

  3. What do you think are the differences between seeing comedy on TV and reading funny materials in a book?

  4. What do you think are the benefits of laughter?

  5. Why do children like to laugh?


29. Law

  1. Do young people in your country want to be cops?

  2. Which is more popular, to be a lawyer or a police officer?

  3. Do all people in your country obey the laws?

  4. Are there any people who don’t obey the law?

  5. What kind of people can become police officers?

  6. Is kindness the most important quality of a police officer?

  7. Do you think both men and women can be police officers?

  8. Do you think police officers are paid too much?


30. Languages

  1. What qualities should a good language teacher have?

  2. Why do people learn foreign languages?

  3. Do you think grammar is important?

  4. Why do some people learn languages so quickly?

  5. What can people do to learn a foreign language?

  6. Is it popular to learn English in your country?

  7. What are the difficulties of learning a new language?


31. Languages-2

  1. What do you think of children learning a foreign language?

  2. Why are some language classes boring?

  3. What is the best way to learn a foreign language?

  4. Some students hate to learn foreign languages, what can teachers do to develop their interest?

  5. Some people travel for learning a foreign language, what do you think?

  6. Why can some people learn languages fast while others learn slowly?

  7. Does one’s age affect their language learning?


32. Living in cities, countryside

  1. What makes a city a good one to live in?

  2. What can people do to improve air quality in the city?

  3. What is the difference between people living in the city and people living in the countryside?

  4. What is the difference between big cities and small cities?

  5. Do you like living in big cities or small ones?


33. Lying

  1. Can you suggest why people tell lies?

  2. Should friends be honest with each other all the time?

  3. Do you think there are times when it is suitable to tell a small lie, a lie with good intentions (a white lie)?


34. Medicines or Drugs

  1. What do you think about buying drugs online?

  2. Some people don’t like to take medicine why?

  3. Some people say that drug is like poison. What do you think?


35. Money

  1. What can parents do to teach children to save money?

  2. Why do young people tend to waste money?

  3. What kinds of things do people like to buy in your country?

  4. Do schools in your country teach anything about finances?

  5. Do people in your country like to save money?

  6. What is the best way of saving money?

  7. What are the consequences of not saving money?

  8. Do you agree with the idea that the more you save, the better life will be?

  9. Do teenagers spend much more money than before?


36. News

  1. How do people share good news?

  2. Why do some people like to share news on social media?

  3. How does modern technology affect the delivery of news?

  4. When do people share good news?

  5. How do people in your country get news?

  6. Do you think children should start watching news from a young age?

  7. What kinds of news do people in your country like?


37. Old people

  1. What kind of activities do old people like to do these days?

  2. Why do some old people only remember happy things?

  3. Why do young people like to ask about the past of old people?

  4. What kinds of things can young people learn from old people?

  5. Do you think old people enjoy their life more these days, compared with the past?

  6. In your country, do young people like to live with old people?


38. Patience

  1. Is patience always a good characteristic?

  2. Do you think people need to have patience?

  3. Do you think children have more patience than adults?


39. Plants

  1. What vegetables are common in your country?

  2. Do people like to grow vegetables in your country?

  3. How do people feel when they eat vegetables that they grew on their own?

  4. Do people in your country like to grow plants?

  5. Do old people grow plants?

  6. How do schools teach students to grow plants?


40. Possessing things

  1. What things do young people like to buy?

  2. Why do people buy things that are not necessary?


41. Public places

  1. Besides, the example you just gave in part 2, what other interesting public places are there in your hometown?

  2. What are the purposes of these public places?

  3. What is the purpose of government buildings?

  4. Do you think there should be more free public places?


42. Reading

  1. Do people read more nowadays?

  2. Do you read before going to bed?

  3. How will ebooks affect paper books?

  4. What is the difference between films and books?

  5. What books are children reading now?

  6. Do you think paper books will disappear?


43. Relationships

  1. How do technologies help with relationships?

  2. Do you have many friends in your community?

  3. Do people in your country feel safe?


44. Rest

  1. What are some examples or ways that people use to relax?

  2. Some people say that on average there is more stress in people’s life today than in the past. Do you agree?

  3. Is the environment important for people to get relaxed?

  4. How can companies provide their employees with an opportunity to relax?

  5. What is a difference in the way people spend their free time nowadays, and 20 or 30 years ago?

  6. What do people in your country do in their spare time?

  7. In general, who do you think has more leisure time, men or women?

  8. What do young people do in their free time?

  9. Do you think that people today have more leisure time than people in the past?


45. Spare time

  1. How do you spend your spare time?

  2. Why do some young people dislike to live with older people?

  3. What do you usually do when you hang out with your friends?

  4. Do you like to spend time on your own or with your friends?

  5. Will the development of science and technology give people more free time?


46. Routine

  1. Are there people who don’t like routine?

  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of routine?

  3. Do people need a break when they work for a long time?


47. Service

  1. Is service better in large shops or in small shops?

  2. What do people do when they get bad service?

  3. How can a company maintain the quality of the service that it gives to the public?

  4. What is an example of a difficult situation involving the public that an employee might need to deal with?

  5. Do you think it is important for a company to provide after-sales service?

  6. Why do companies give free gifts to customers?

  7. What is a bad service?

  8. Why do some people choose to remain silent when they receive bad service?

  9. Who should be responsible for bad service?

  10. As a boss, what would you do to prevent bad service?


48. Shopping

  1. How often do people in your country go for shopping?

  2. What kinds of places are popular for shopping in your country?

  3. Why is online shopping so popular these days?

  4. Do you think online shopping will replace shopping in reality?

  5. Have you ever had bad shopping experience?

  6. What would you do if you bought something disappointing on the Internet?

  7. Why do girls like shopping?

  8. Are small shops important?

  9. What should the government do to help small shops?

  10. Is the service the same in big and small shops?

  11. What do small shops usually sell?

  12. Do you think men and women have the same shopping habits?

  13. How do shops attract customers?

  14. Do you think you can buy something from a physical store without money?


49. Skills

  1. Where can we learn practical skills?

  2. What kinds of communication skills are important?

  3. What age will make it difficult for people to master new skills?

  4. Who would you learn a skill, from friends, teachers or parents?

  5. What is the difference between children learning and adult learning, what they have to learn?


50. Speeches

  1. Why do people feel nervous when they are giving speech to others?

  2. How can people improve their public speaking skills?

  3. Can you suggest any methods that would help reduce nervousness?

  4. Why do you think it is hard to talk to school children?

  5. Is it good for people to visit schools and give a talk to children about different things?

  6. Do you think such talks are necessary?

  7. What type of person is best suited to give a talk to group of students?

  8. How can one become a good speaker?


51. Sports

  1. What outdoor sports are popular nowadays?

  2. Do you think outdoor sports activities are more exciting than indoor sports activities?

  3. Why is tennis no popular with people?


52. Sports and keeping fit

  1. What do people in your country do to keep fit?

  2. What kinds of sports are popular in your country?

  3. What else can people do to keep fit apart from sports?

  4. What can parents do to make their children like sports?

  5. Do you think young people should be allowed to play dangerous sports?


53. Studying

  1. Is it better to study in a group or individually?

  2. Do we really need teachers to learn something?

  3. Do you like to learn (or do assignments) on your own or with others?

  4. Do you prefer to study at home or in other places?

  5. What is the difference between learning face-to-face with teachers and learning by yourself?


54. Subjects

  1. Do you think learning many subjects at one time is better or learning one subject is better? Or do you think learning many subjects is beneficial to your work?

  2. What subjects are more practical to learn nowadays?

  3. Do you think all teachers should have entertaining teaching styles?


55. Success

  1. In general, how do people judge or access the success of others?

  2. Do you believe being successful and making a lot of money, are the same thing?

  3. How do people achieve success at school?

  4. Which do you think is more important academic success or success in more practical everyday skills?

  5. What does it take to become successful?

  6. What are the reasons of failure?

  7. Do you think a university degree would guarantee one’s success in career?


56. Teenagers

  1. What is the difference between children and teenagers?

  2. How do teenagers in your country approach the elderly?

  3. As a young person, do you think it’s good to be 30 years old?


57. Time management

  1. On what occasions should people come early?

  2. How do people manage their time?

  3. What can people do to spend their time efficiently?

  4. Is it important to manage your time efficiently?

  5. How people are spending their time nowadays?


58. Toys and gifts

  1. What is the value of giving presents?

  2. Why do people give presents?

  3. What factors do people consider when buying a gift for friends?

  4. Compare the kinds of gifts that boys like with those that girls like.


59. Traveling

  1. How can people benefit from traveling?

  2. Do you like to travel on your own or with your family?

  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of traveling alone and traveling with friends?

  4. Do you like to visit popular places or less-known places?

  5. Do people prefer long trips or short trips?

  6. What kind of problems do people have when traveling?

  7. When traveling on a long journey, what do you think people need to pay attention to?

  8. Which mode of transport is more popular in your country, a bicycle or a car?

  9. Why are more and more young people going on long trips nowadays?

  10. Why do people need holidays?

  11. What do you need to do before you travel?

  12. Some people don’t like to travel abroad. Why?