IELTS Speaking Topics May to August 2021

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The following IELTS Speaking Topics May to August 2021 list contains most of the tentative topics you may need to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Test – Part 1 or General Questions, Part 2 or Cue Card Question, and Part 3 or Follow Up Questions.

Remember, this document lists the latest IELTS Speaking Topics 2021 – May to August

The listed topics have sub-questions or cues to help you better.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON IELTS SPEAKING ANSWERS

Many students request us to provide sample speaking answers on all the listed topics. Please bear in mind that mugging up answers is not the right approach for the IELTS speaking test. In this blog(also available as a PDF), we do provide answers, but not for all questions. This is done so as to discourage you from rote learning(mugging up) sample answers.

Now, few of the Sample answers that you’ll find here may be YouTube videos, or blogs with audios. PLEASE DO NOT COPY THESE SAMPLE ANSWERS IN THE ACTUAL TEST. RATHER, USE THEM TO UNDERSTAND THE STRUCTURE OF THE IELTS SPEAKING TEST. YOU MAY USE THESE SAMPLE ANSWERS TO FRAME YOUR OWN ANSWERS.

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IELTS Part 1 Speaking Topics

IELTS Speaking Part 1 topics can be found here.

IELTS Part 2 Cue Card Topics and Part 3 Follow Up Questions

Describe a time you were at a farm or farmland or met a farmer

  1. When was it?
  2. Where was it?
  3. What did you do/what was there at the farm?
  4. How did you feel being there?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on farmlands, agricultural workers and farmers, organic farming:

  1. Are the number of farmlands across the globe declining? Why?
  2. Do people usually visit farms as a part of their leisure activity in your country?
  3. What are the advantages of having large farmlands in a region?
  4. Do you think that farmers and agricultural workers should be given more subsidies by the government?
  5. How can we improve the skills of farmers in a region?
  6. Do you think organic farming should be encouraged among people? Why? / Why not?

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Describe a skill that you know well and can teach others

  1. What is it?
  2. When did you learn it?
  3. How can it benefit another person?
  4. Explain why you think you can teach others this skill?

Part 3: Follow up questions on teaching, the importance of skills and helping others

  1. Do you think a helpful neighbourhood is better than being on your own?
  2. Should children be taught helpfulness at home? Why? / Why not?
  3. Do you think children learn alone or when they are with their friends? Why? / Why not?
  4. Do you think people help others so that they get something in return? Why? / Why not?
  5. Will you help someone even if they haven’t been of help to you? Why? / Why not?

Describe a time you felt bored or wasted

  1. What was the occasion?
  2. Where was it?
  3. When did this happen?
  4. Explain why you felt so bored?

Part 3 Follow up questions on conversations, virtual/ real interactions:

  1. What are the usual topics of conversation among people in your country?
  2. Is there a popular culture among youngsters for chats and discussions in your country?
  3. Are face-to-face interactions among people affected due to social media? Why? / Why not?
  4. Has the way people interacted with each other changed in the past few years? Why? / Why not?
  5. What is the disadvantage of people relying on technology or social media over those who still prefer to meet and talk?

Describe a time you needed to use your imagination

  1. When was it?
  2. Where were you?
  3. What did you imagine?
  4. And explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on creativity, imagination as a skill at work, its advantages and disadvantages:

  1. Which subjects are helpful for a child to develop imaginative skills?
  2. What kind of jobs require you to be creative? Why?
  3. Do you think people, in general, should have a sense of creativity?
  4. Who do you think has better imagination- youngsters or children?
  5. Do you think imaginative people are advantageous in the workplace? Why?

Describe a toy or an item you liked as a child

  1. What was it?
  2. Who gave it to you?
  3. How did you play with it?
  4. Explain why did you like it so much?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on buying for children, Spending on toys:

  1. How do you think the media attract children to toys?
  2. Do you think children learn something from toys? 
  3. Do the parents spend too much on buying toys for their children?
  4. What should be the preferable toys for the children?

Describe an occasion when you ate food or dish for the first time

  1. What was the occasion?
  2. Where was it?
  3. What did you eat?
  4. And explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on eating habits, food cultures and food delivery apps:

  1. Have eating habits changed among people now as compared to the past?
  2. Do you think there is a global culture of food now? Why? / Why not?
  3. Do food delivery apps allow you to experiment with different cuisines affordably?
  4. As travel has expanded, do you think people have acceptance towards foreign food cultures?
  5. What are the benefits people have who try different foods? 

Describe a time when your computer broke down

  1. When did this happen?
  2. What went wrong?
  3. How did you fix it?
  4. And explain how the experience was?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on computer literacy and access to computers:

  1. Do you think computers are perfect now or do they still need some improvement?
  2. Computers are being used in the educational needs of children these days. What are the advantages of this?
  3. Do you think computer literacy is good or bad for children?
  4. Do you think computers have changed our lives for the better?
  5. Do you think a computer can give you better access to knowledge?
  6. Are computers used in the public sector offices in your country? What is the benefit of this?

Describe a time when you saw a wild animal

  1. When was it?
  2. Which wild animal did you see?
  3. What did you do?
  4. Explain how you felt about it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on wildlife and wild animals:

  1. Do you plan to visit wildlife sanctuaries or have a desire to explore wildlife? Why?/ Why not?
  2. Many exotic wildlife species are becoming endangered or have been extinct- Why?
  3. Do you think effective conservation of wild animals is practised?
  4. Animals are losing their natural habitat due to urbanization – What are the disadvantages of this?

Describe an occasion when you were standing in a line or a queue

  1. When was this?
  2. Where were you?
  3. What did you do when you waited in the queue?
  4. Explain how you felt about this?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on waiting in line, patience and impatience:

  1. Is it very common in your country to have people standing in queues and waiting?
  2. Do you think technology has played an impressive role to reduce waiting time? How?
  3. Do you have to wait in line for a long time at banks and supermarkets? Why?
  4. How do you feel when someone breaks the line impatiently?
  5. Do you think customer service helplines make you wait for a long time?

Describe a thing that you bought and felt very pleased about it

  1. What was it?
  2. When did you buy this?
  3. What is the function of this thing?
  4. Explain why you felt so pleased about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on using new gadgets, local vs foreign products:

  1. Do people in your country try new gadgets and appliances in the market? Why? / Why not?
  2. Some people find it easy to follow instructions while assembling a gadget, others find it difficult – Why is it so?
  3. Do people feel uncomfortable using new products at home or work? Why? / Why not?
  4. Do advertisements play a key role in promoting innovative and trendy products these days? Why? / Why not?
  5. Are people now preferring to buy local products than imported items? Why? / Why not?

Describe a time when you advised another person

  1. When was it?
  2. Who was this person?
  3. What did you advise?
  4. How did he or she feel when you advised them?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on family advice and advisors at work:

  1. In Indian families, is it common for members to advise each other?
  2. What kind of qualities does a sound advisor have?
  3. Is it important to take advice from elders and experts in the community? Why? / Why not?
  4. Who can be the best advisor at a workplace? Why?
  5. Do you think nowadays people give a lot of advice? Is it because of technological exposure? Why?/ Why not?

Describe a short journey you usually take but dislike

  1. What is your means of travel?
  2. Where do you go?
  3. When do you do this journey?
  4. Explain what you dislike about this journey?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Journeys, backpacking and navigation apps:

  1. Do you think journeys have become easier due to the use of navigation apps?
  2. Why do people usually embark on journeys in your country?
  3. As travelling has eased, do people nowadays plan their journey routes as compared to the past?
  4. Has backpacking become popular nowadays?
  5. What are the reasons people choose to travel and explore new places?
  6. What are the most essential items to carry on a journey?

Talk about an interesting animal or bird you like

  1. What is it?
  2. Where is it found?
  3. What qualities does it have?
  4. Explain why do you find it interesting?

Part 3 Follow up questions on conservation, pets and eating meat:

  1. Do you think the conservation of animals is important? Why? / Why not?
  2. Do you think conservation efforts are better for animals than birds and insects? Why? / Why not?
  3. Are you in favour of animal experiments?
  4. Why do people like to have pets at home?
  5. Does a child benefit from having a pet at home? How?
  6. Why is eating animal meat so popular globally?

Describe an item that has been in your family for a long time

or

describe an item that has been traditionally handed over within your family

  1. What is it?
  2. Who gave it to whom?
  3. Is there a use or purpose to this item?
  4. Explain what is its importance or specialty?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on family traditions:

  1. Do you think people globally follow any kind of family tradition?
  2. Are family traditions important in every culture?
  3. Should children be encouraged to learn about festivals and traditional practices?
  4. Do you think traditions are dying off due to modernization? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think it will be challenging to maintain family traditions in the future?

Describe an energetic person you know

  1. Who is it?
  2. How do you know her or him?
  3. What do they do?
  4. Explain why you feel they are so energetic?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on LABORIOUS Jobs, labourer, physical work and jobs:

  1. Do you think people doing laborious jobs are paid well?
  2. What kind of jobs requires hard labour?
  3. Why do people engage in laborious jobs?
  4. What kind of people do physical work and labour intensive work?
  5. Do you think a teacher’s job is laborious? Why? / Why not?

Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something better

  1. When was it?
  2. Who did you encourage?
  3. What was the need for this encouragement?
  4. Explain how did this person feel about your support?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Encouragement, family members, motivation and good personality:

  1. Do you think having a good personality is important? Why? / Why not?
  2. Are family members and friends important for personal development? Why? / Why not?
  3. Do you think motivational speakers help individuals to do better? How?
  4. Is it good to encourage younger members of the family when they face failure?
  5. Who needs more encouragement – children or elders? Why?

Describe someone who wears unusual clothes or dresses up unusually

  1. Who is this person?
  2. How do you know her or him?
  3. What do they wear?
  4. Explain why do you think this person dresses up so unusually?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on fashion sense, young people and style:

  1. Do you think fashion has become an important aspect of young people’s lives?
  2. How do celebrities and movie stars influence the latest trends in fashion?
  3. What are the advantages or disadvantages of such an influence?
  4. Do you think children are affected by such styles? Why? / Why not?
  5. Does this fan-following in fashion lead to discomfort among other people in the society?

Describe a live event that you watched (sports/ music/ scientific)

  1. When was it?
  2. Where did you watch it?
  3. What were the special features?
  4. How was your experience watching it live?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on live events:

  1. Do you think people enjoy live shows than watching them on television or online? Why?
  2. What kind of live shows are popular in your country? Why?
  3. How are concerts and live shows different from the past?
  4. Are live shows popular among all age groups? Why? / Why not?
  5. Why do most successful musicians and scientists have live shows held globally? What is the advantage?
  6. How can live shows and live streaming online be compared to each other?

Describe an interesting conversation you had

  1. Who was with you?
  2. Where were you?
  3. What was it about?
  4. Explain what made it so interesting?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on conversations:

  1. What are the most common topics of conversation among young people in your country?
  2. Do conversations with people teach us a lot about other’s experiences?
  3. Are interactions between young and old people important to learn life lessons? Why? / Why not?
  4. Why do some conversations end up in an argument? What are the reasons for it?
  5. Do you think teachers should interact more openly with students? Why? / Why not?
  6. What are the advantages of having open-minded conversations? 

Describe a time when you got lost in a place

  1. When was it?
  2. Where were you?
  3. How did you get lost?
  4. What did you do to help yourself?

Part 3 Follow up questions on a time when you got lost in a place:

  1. How important are navigation skills while a person is travelling to an unknown place?
  2. Do you think the use of maps and other apps help to reach a destination accurately?
  3. Why do people like travelling to unknown or new places?
  4. Is travelling important for a person? Why? / Why not?
  5. Has the use of technology allowed people to travel safely without being lost?

Describe a time a family member asked you for help

  1. Who was the family member?
  2. What help did he or she want?
  3. How did you help them?
  4. Explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on a family member asked you for help:

  1. How helpful are families with each other in your country?
  2. Do you think people are close to their cousins and relatives these days compared to the past?
  3. How can children help their parents in a family?
  4. Are children more helpful these days than in the past?
  5. Should children be encouraged to help their parents in doing household work?
  6. In what ways can children be rewarded for their kindness and help?

Describe a house that you visited but do not want to live in

or

Describe a place that you visited but do not want to go again

  1. Where is it?
  2. When did you go there?
  3. What made you so uncomfortable?
  4. Explain why you never want to be there?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on visiting places:

  1. Has advancement in technology made people fearful these days? What are the reasons?
  2. Do people feel scared or excited when they do something they have never done before? Why? / Why not?
  3. What discomforts are most common when you meet new people? Why?
  4. Are young people more flexible and welcoming to changes than compared to the past?
  5. What are the disadvantages when you are uncomfortable but “have to” do a task?

Describe a person who is very polite and kind

  1. Who is it?
  2. Where is she or he now?
  3. What do they do?
  4. Why do you like their politeness?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on politeness, workplace and colleagues:

  1. Is it important to be polite with colleagues and people who work under you? Why? / Why not?
  2. What kind of jobs require a person to be kind? Why?
  3. What are the consequences when team members at work do not show politeness?
  4. Do you think family members should value habits like politeness and kindness?
  5. How does it feel when people are angry and irritated rather than being polite?

Describe a time when it was important to confess a truth to a friend

  1. When did this happen?
  2. Who was this friend?
  3. What was the truth you told her or him?
  4. Why did you tell him the truth and why was it so important to you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Forgiveness and being apologetic:

  1. Do you feel people are more apologetic today than in the past? Why? / Why not?
  2. What are the advantages of being forgiving to others?
  3. How do people feel when they are apologetic but still not forgiven?
  4. Do you think people may take advantage of those who are forgiving and kind? Why? / Why not?
  5. Should children be taught to be forgiving with their friends and be apologetic?
  6. Do you think online learning teaches values like kindness and forgiveness? Why? / Why not?
  7. How can we encourage such qualities in these technological times?

Describe a popular personality or celebrity you like

  1. Who is this person?
  2. Where is this person?
  3. What do you like about this personality?
  4. Why do you think she or he is so popular?

Part 3 Follow up questions on celebrities:

  1. What kind of news is commonly preferred now, online or TV news? Why? / Why not?
  2. Do you think news channels in your country provide reliable information?
  3. Do you feel celebrity news should be a part of every day news updates?
  4. Do people in India like sports news? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think news channels influence people negatively? Why? / Why not?
  6. Do you think advertisements should not be played when the news is being telecasted? Why? / Why not?
  7. Do you think paid news is relevant in your country? Why? / Why not?

Describe an occasion where you promised someone

  1. Who was it?
  2. When was this?
  3. What did you promise?
  4. Did you fulfil it or not? And how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on promises:

  1. Do you think people are less committed to goals now than in the past? Why? / Why not?
  2. What is the importance of commitment at work?
  3. Do young people show commitment towards work if they are not paid well? Why? / Why not?
  4. Has global and social networking enabled people to be more committed or vice-versa?
  5. How can we teach young children to be committed to their goals and never give up?

Describe an ideal or dream job you want to do in the future

  1. What is the job?
  2. Do you know someone who does this job?
  3. How do you plan to do it?
  4. What makes it so ideal for you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on jobs:

  1. Do you think some jobs demand more physical work than others? Why?/ Why not?
  2. Do you think women can do the same jobs as men can do? Why?/ Why not?
  3. What kind of skills are required for a job seeker?
  4. Is a work environment more important or the physical structure of a workplace for an employee? Why?/ Why not?
  5. What is more important for employees – job satisfaction or salary?

Describe your time in a gym or a fitness centre

  1. When was this?
  2. Were you alone or with someone?
  3. Which exercises did you do?
  4. Explain how did it make you feel spending time there?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on fitness:

  1. What types of fitness centres are popular in your country these days?
  2. Are there any negative effects of exercising at gyms?
  3. Do you think exercise and good health is being given more importance in society now? Why?
  4. How do young people in your country feel about fitness?
  5. Do you think gyms can introduce more fitness-related programs than just exercising on machines?

Describe a time you were very angry

  1. When was this?
  2. Where were you?
  3. What made you so angry?
  4. What did you do?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on behaviour:

  1. Do unexpected situations make people feel stressed? Why?/ Why not?
  2. Are unexpected behaviours from people a sign of anger? Why?/ Why not?
  3. Are anger management techniques helpful in bringing behaviour changes among people?
  4. Do you think technology has made people more peaceful than those in the past?
  5. Why do some people tend to lash out their anger at someone?

Describe the most favourite part of your hometown or city

  1. Where is it?
  2. When do you go there?
  3. Do you prefer to go there alone or with family and friends?
  4. Explain why is it the most favourite place for you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on hometown:

  1. How different are the public facilities in rural and urban parts of your country?
  2. Why do you think people should be made aware of hygiene and cleanliness in public places?
  3. Do you think there are enough public facilities in your country?
  4. What steps can be taken to improve the quality of old public facilities?
  5. How can we avoid people from damaging public places or facilities?

Describe an item of clothing that you love to wear

  1. What is the clothing?
  2. When do you wear it?
  3. How do you dress up for it?
  4. Explain how do you feel wearing it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on formal clothes, informal clothes and clothing styles, popularity:

  1. Are formal clothes more popular than informal clothing in your country?
  2. Do you think people buy more online now than going to retail shops for buying clothes? Why? / Why not?
  3. Do you think formal clothing makes a better impression? Why? / Why not?
  4. Should students be encouraged to wear uniforms in school or civilian clothes? Why? / Why not?
  5. How different is the clothing style now as compared to the past? Why? / Why not?
  6. Do you think youngsters experiment more with clothing styles? Why? / Why not?

Describe a time you set a goal for yourself

  1. When did you set a goal?
  2. What was the goal?
  3. How did you work for it?
  4. Explain why was it important to you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on the importance of goals, success and achievements:

  1. Do you think young and old people have similar goals? Why? / Why not?
  2. Is it important for a person to have goals in life? Why?
  3. Does one need to have a plan to achieve a task? Why is it important? / Why not?
  4. Do you think achievements are important for a person to feel successful? Why? / Why not?
  5. Should parents encourage children to set goals for themselves? Why? / Why not?

Describe something you do that keeps you healthy

  1. What is it?
  2. How did you get to know about it?
  3. When do you do it?
  4. Explain how does it help you to stay healthy?

Part 3 Follow Up questions on healthy living:

  1. What are the most popular ways of keeping healthy in your country?
  2. Do you think most people worry more about their health as they get older?
  3. Why do you think some people continue bad habits when they know that they are damaging to their health?
  4. How can children be encouraged to adopt healthy eating habits?
  5. Do you think people have become more health-conscious in recent years?
  6. Could governments do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?

Describe a popular writer that you like

  1. Who is it?
  2. What kind of books does she or he write?
  3. How did you know about her or him?
  4. Explain why you like this writer?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on writers:

  1. Which is more effective in communication – verbal or non-verbal?
  2. Is writing considered to be a scholarly skill in your country among young people?
  3. Why do people find it easier to express themselves verbally?
  4. What are the reasons some people can write poems and stories so well?
  5. Most celebrities turn into writers – What is the reason for it?

Describe an unforgettable experience from your school or college

  1. When did it happen?
  2. Who was with you?
  3. What did you do?
  4. Why do you remember it so well?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on life experiences:

  1. Do you think the school curriculum has become more practice-oriented? Why? / Why not?
  2. What new facilities or subjects should be added in schools?
  3. Do you think students should be allowed to choose their stream of study? Why?
  4. What benefits can a revised education policy with technological influence bring to a country?
  5. Do you think more resources made available to students will make them understand topics better? Why? 

Describe an expensive thing that you want to own

  1. What is it?
  2. How did you find out about it?
  3. What is its use?
  4. Explain why do you want to buy it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on an expensive thing that you want to own:

  1. Why is it important for individuals in some countries to save money in their life?
  2. In many countries, children are taught to save money for their expenses? Is it beneficial?
  3. Do you think handling one’s expenses makes one more independent?
  4. Amongst men and women, whom do you think is better at saving money?
  5. Are lifestyle products overpriced nowadays? Why? / Why not?

Describe a time you stayed in an expensive hotel

  1. When was this?
  2. Where did you go?
  3. What facilities were there at the hotel/ in your room?
  4. Explain how did you feel being there?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on hotels:

  1. Have hotel stays and homestays become more popular before? Why?
  2. Do you think technological platforms have boosted this industry? 
  3. While staying away from home for work or leisure, do most people prefer to live in hotels? Why? / Why not?
  4. During holidays, what kind of lodging do you prefer to have – resorts or homestays?
  5. Do you think the hospitality of the staff is important for a hotel’s repute? Why? / Why not?
  6. What facilities provide a standard experience at a hotel?

Talk about your favourite singer

  1. Who is it?
  2. Where is he from?
  3. What kind of songs does she or he sing?
  4. Why do you like her or him so much?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on singers:

  1. What kind of music do most people prefer to listen to now? Why?
  2. When old songs are reperformed by new singers, why do they become so popular?
  3. Do you think a real musician should know to play a musical instrument? Why? / Why not?
  4. Do you think musicians are paid more than other noble professions? Why? / Why not?
  5. Have music trends changed much since your teenage? What are the reasons?

Describe an interesting art exhibition you attended

  1. When was it?
  2. Where did you go?
  3. What did you see there?
  4. What made the experience so interesting?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Art Exhibitions:

  1. Do you think people enjoy live shows than watching them on television or online? Why?
  2. What kind of live shows are popular in your country? Why?
  3. How are concerts and live shows now different from the past?
  4. Is learning performing arts or drama encouraged among children in your country?
  5. Do you think children must be encouraged to learn drama and other art forms like painting and dancing in schools? Why? / Why not?

Describe a computer game or video game you liked in your childhood

  1. What was the game?
  2. How did you play it?
  3. How much time did you spend playing?
  4. Why was it your favourite game?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on games:

  1. Do you think children nowadays are exercising enough to stay fit?
  2. Should we encourage them to indulge in more exercise? How?
  3. Is there a difference between the games girls and boys play and the way they would exercise?
  4. Are children more attached to gaming and watching than playing in the sun?
  5. Have computer games been a blessing? Why? / Why not?

Describe your favourite climate or weather condition

  1. What is it?
  2. What can you do in such weather?
  3. When does it occur?
  4. Explain why do you like it so much?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on weather Apps, fun activities in different weather conditions and climate change:

  1. Do people use weather apps in your country?
  2. Do you think weather apps can be considered reliable? Why?/ Why not?
  3. What kind of fun activities can people do on a rainy day?
  4. What kind of weather do people prefer to have while they are on holidays?
  5. Do you think rapid weather changes are a result of global warming? Why?/ Why not?

Describe a time you had to differ from an opinion you gave

  1. What was the occasion?
  2. What was the original opinion you gave?
  3. Why did you have to change your opinion?
  4. Explain how you felt about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on different opinions:

  1. Do you think nowadays people give a lot of opinions? Why? / Why not?
  2. Are children allowed to give opinions on matters, in your country? Why? / Why not?
  3. Most youngsters consider taking opinions and advice from their elders. Why is it so?
  4. Is it common for people to change their opinions once put forward? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think opinions and ideas from others can affect your goal? Why? / Why not?

Describe a good decision you took in recent times

  1. What was the occasion?
  2. What was the decision you made?
  3. How did it affect or what the result of this decision?
  4. Explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on decision making:

  1. Who usually takes decisions in families in your country? Why?
  2. Why is decision making skill so important for a person?
  3. Should children be allowed to make decisions regarding their activities?
  4. Is decision making an important skill for managers at work? Why? / Why not?
  5. What consequences do you think can happen if there has been a wrong decision made?

Describe a time you learnt or spoke a foreign language as a child

  1. Which language did you learn?
  2. What did you talk about?
  3. Who was with you?
  4. Explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on foreign languages:

  1. Why do people prefer to learn foreign languages?
  2. Is there a benefit at work or personally for individuals who know a foreign language? Why? / Why not?
  3. Does a foreign language benefit you more in verbal or non-verbal communication? Why? / Why not?
  4. Do you think learning another language other than English has an advantage?
  5. Should children be encouraged to learn foreign languages?

Describe another family that you like (not your own)

  1. Who is this family and where are they?
  2. How do you know them?
  3. What is special about this family?
  4. Explain why you feel happy knowing them? / Why you like them so much?

Part 3 Follow up questions on families:

  1. What qualities in a family keep the members united? Why?
  2. How important is the role of grandparents in a family?
  3. Are youngsters or children in your country have an open attitude with their parents?
  4. Do you think parents should learn about parenting do’s and don’ts?
  5. What are the qualities of a good parent?

Describe an open-minded person you know

  1. Who is this person?
  2. How do you know him/ her?
  3. How do you feel when you are with them?
  4. Explain why do you think this person has this quality?

Part 3 Follow up questions on personality:

  1. Are children or adults more open to expressing their thoughts?
  2. Do people in your country have an open-minded nature? Why? / Why not?
  3. Should people be encouraged to express themselves? What are the advantages of this?
  4. Do you think women globally are open to express their feelings than it was ten years back? Why? / Why not?
  5. Why do some people today still prefer to be introverts and do not showcase their feelings?

Describe a song or a poem that you like

  1. Which song or poem is it?
  2. When did you listen or read it?
  3. How did you come across this song/ poem?
  4. Explain how does it make you feel?

Part 3 Follow up questions on songs/poems:

  1. Do you think having a good memory is beneficial? Why? / Why not?
  2. What can people do to improve their memory?
  3. How do you feel when you forget about important things?
  4. Do people memorize better when they read or when they write? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think we have a better memory when we are younger or when we get older? Why? / Why not?

Describe a field of science that interests or interested you

  1. What is it?
  2. When did you learn about it?
  3. How has it helped you?
  4. Explain why this area of science interests or interested you?

Part 3 Follow up questions on Science:

  1. Do you think education and learning have advanced in the past years? Why? / Why not?
  2. How does learning subjects like science help an individual?
  3. Do you think that theoretical study is better than experiment-based learning? Why? / Why not?
  4. What benefits can e-learning provide to individuals?
  5. Do you think it is practical to educate students online rather than classroom study in schools and colleges? Why? / Why not?

Describe a time you noticed bad behaviour from a child/ a group of children in a public place

  1. Where did this happen?
  2. What did they do?
  3. What was your reaction to it?
  4. Explain how did the incident make you feel?

Part 3 Follow up questions on child behaviour:

  1. Do you agree that children behaving inappropriately has become more common nowadays? Why? / Why not?
  2. Do you think parents have become softer or stricter these days?
  3. Are punishments necessary to teach children the difference between right and wrong? Why? / Why not?
  4. What happens when parents are tolerant of their kids?
  5. Who influences a child more? Parents or peers?

Describe a prize or appreciation that you want to receive in future

  1. What would the occasion be?
  2. Who do you want to receive it from?
  3. What would you do?
  4. And explain why do you need such a prize?

Part 3 Follow up questions on Prices and appreciations:

  1. Are appreciations and recognition beneficial at workplaces and homes?
  2. Do you think rewards are motivating for employees at workplaces? Are there any disadvantages to this? Why? / Why not?
  3. What are the benefits of appreciating young children in a family?
  4. Do you think teachers and parents should always appreciate and recognise young people’s efforts?
  5. Do individuals feel motivated if they are praised for what they do? Why? / Why not?

Describe a Musical event which you attended but disliked

  1. What was the event?
  2. Where did it happen?
  3. What did you dislike there?
  4. Explain how you felt about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on musical events/ concerts:

  1. Do you think youngsters nowadays spend a lot of money to attend musical concerts?
  2. Do you the old and the young prefer the same kind of music? Why? / Why not?
  3. What kind of music do youngsters prefer nowadays? Why? / Why not?
  4. Does listening to music help relax and refresh? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think the availability of so many musical apps have helped people to access different styles of music globally?

Describe an app that you use on your phone

  1. What is this app called?
  2. How did you find it?
  3. What do you use it for?
  4. Explain how useful you feel it is?

Part 3 Follow up questions on Mobile apps:

  1. Do you think social media apps are the most popular these days? Why? / Why not?
  2. Do you think people spend too much time on these apps? Why? / Why not?
  3. What kind of apps do youngsters use mostly in your country? Why? / Why not?
  4. How do you think health or fitness-related apps benefit people?
  5. Should children be encouraged to study through educational apps on phone? Why? / Why not?

Talk about a polluted place or city you visited

  1. Where is this place?
  2. When did you go there?
  3. What did you see?
  4. Explain why is it so polluted?

Part 3 Follow up questions on polluted places:

  1. What steps can an individual take to protect the environment from pollution?
  2. Should school and colleges teach about waste management to students? Why? / Why not?
  3. How has recycling helped to reduce pollution?
  4. Which type of pollution is the most common in your country? Why?
  5. What problems can we face if the pollution levels keep rising?

Describe a mistake you have recently made

  1. What was the mistake?
  2. Where did this happen?
  3. What did you do?
  4. Explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on a recent mistake:

  1. Do you think people in the past apologized for more than in the present?
  2. What can our mistakes in life teach us? How?
  3. When parents make mistakes, do you think they should apologize to their children? Why? / Why not?
  4. Do you think most people feel shy about apologizing for their mistakes? Why? / Why not?
  5. What are your thoughts on people who apologize unnecessarily?

Talk about a movie or show that made you laugh

  1. What is its name?
  2. When did you watch it?
  3. Did you watch it alone or with someone?
  4. Explain why did you find it so funny?

Part 3 Follow up questions on movies

  1. Do people in your country watch comedy or funny shows? Why? / Why not?
  2. Do you think comedy shows are more popular now than in the past? Why? / Why not?
  3. Why are funny shows loved by all age groups?
  4. Why do you think some people are easily able to make others laugh?
  5. Should comedy shows be telecasted at peak watching hours or other hours?

Describe an old person you like

  1. Who is the person?
  2. Where is he or she?
  3. How did you meet him or her?
  4. Explain why you like them?

Part 3 Follow up questions on elderly people:

  1. What qualities should caretakers possess who look after old people?
  2. Do you think it is easy to take care of old people?
  3. Is patience important to deal with older people? Why? / Why not?
  4. What kind of support do older people in a family provide to youngsters?
  5. What steps can be taken to improve the emotional health of the old and the aged?

Describe a time you went on a car journey

  1. When was it?
  2. Who was with you?
  3. What did you do?
  4. Explain how you felt about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on a journey:

  1. Are cars popularly preferred by people in your country?
  2. What is the difference between a two-wheeler ride and a car drive?
  3. Do you think it is important to have a car? Why? / Why not?
  4. What do you think future cars would be like?
  5. Do you think it is safe to travel in a car or a two-wheeler?

Talk about a magazine article you read about healthy living or an online article about healthy living

  1. What was the article about?
  2. When did you read it?
  3. How did you come across this magazine and/ or article?
  4. Explain what lessons did you learn from it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on healthy living:

  1. What are the most popular ways of keeping healthy in your country?
  2. Do you think most people worry more about their health as they get older?
  3. Why do you think some people continue bad habits when they know that they are damaging to their health?
  4. How can children be encouraged to adopt healthy eating habits?
  5. Do you think people have become more health-conscious in recent years?
  6. Could governments do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?

Describe an enjoyable performance you watched

  1. When was it?
  2. Where did you watch it?
  3. What was it about?
  4. Explain why did you enjoy it so much?

Part 3 Follow up questions on an enjoyable performance you watched:

  1. Do you think people enjoy live shows than watching them on television or online? Why?
  2. What kind of live shows are popular in your country? Why?
  3. How are concerts and live shows now different from the past?
  4. Is learning performing arts or drama encouraged among children in your country?
  5. Do you think children must be encouraged to learn drama and other art forms like painting and dancing in schools? Why? / Why not?

Describe a time you received an important information

  1. What was it?
  2. Where were you?
  3. When did this happen?
  4. Explain what were your feelings when you got this news?

Part 3 Follow up questions on a time you received a piece of important information:

  1. Which is a more reliable medium of conveying information – calling or messaging?
  2. Are postal mails still popular in your country? Why? / Why not?
  3. How do people in your country usually convey important news to someone?
  4. Do you think the way we communicate with each other has changed in the past ten years? How?
  5. What is the impact of the internet and social media apps on communication?
  6. Do you think technology has made communication easier than traditional means?

PART 1 TOPICS

Home

  1. Where is it?
  2. What kind of home do you live in?
  3. Tell me a little about your home?
  4. How many rooms do you have at home?
  5. Which is your favourite room?
  6. What changes would you like to bring in it?
  7. Do you plan to live in the same house in the future?
  8. How is your neighbourhood?

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Hometown

  1. Where is it?
  2. What facilities are there around?
  3. What improvements would you like to have there?
  4. Do you like it?
  5. What can a visitor do there?
  6. What are the common occupations of people there?
  7. How is the traffic?
  8. Is it a good place for a child growing up there?

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Work

  1. What is your present area of work?
  2. Where do you work?
  3. Why did you choose this domain at work?
  4. Do you like your present area of work?
  5. What do you not like about it?
  6. Do you plan to change your domain in the future?

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Study

  1. What have you studied?
  2. Where did you study that?
  3. Why did you choose this course?
  4. Do you like your area of study?
  5. What do you not like about it?
  6. Do you plan to change your area of study?

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Getting up early

  1. Do you usually get up early every day?
  2. Do you think waking up early is a good habit?
  3. What do/ can you do when you get up early?
  4. Do you prefer getting up early on weekends?
  5. Do you have anyone in your family who gets up early?
  6. What benefits do you have over others who wake up early?

Decorations

  1. When do you usually put up new decorations in your house?
  2. What is the importance of home décor?
  3. What is the usual décor in your house?
  4. Would you like to change the decoration?
  5. What colour of decorations do you prefer? Why?
  6. What kind of materials can be used to have a simple and pleasant décor?

Farming

  1. Have you ever indulged in farming?
  2. Do you have anyone in your circle who does farming?
  3. Have you visited a farm?
  4. What kind of farm would you like to visit?
  5. Is farming an important occupation in your country?
  6. Do people engage in farming in your hometown?

Picnic

  1. Do you like to go for picnics?
  2. When was the last time you went for a picnic?
  3. What do you think is the most enjoyable part of picnics?
  4. Did you go for a picnic as a child?
  5. Do you recall school picnics with your friends?

Scenery

  1. Do you like visiting places with beautiful scenic views?
  2. What is the scenery that you see from your home?
  3. Do you like being in places with scenic views?
  4. Do you feel relaxed when you are in pleasant scenery?
  5. Do you take pictures of beautiful scenes?
  6. Do you wish to have a house with a scenic view?
  7. Does your hometown have places with beautiful views?

New Year

  1. Do you celebrate the New Year?
  2. Do youngsters have plans for New Year parties in your area?
  3. Do you think celebrating events like New Year’s Day bring people together?
  4. Have you ever hosted a new year party for friends?
  5. What do you do at New year parties?

Happiness

  1. Are you a happy person?
  2. Do you think rich people are happier than poor people?
  3. What is your definition of happiness?
  4. Do you think more people are unhappy today than in the past?
  5. Has technology revolutionized the aspect of happiness or not?
  6. How do you express your happiness?
  7. Is it important to show your happiness to others? Is that good?

Furniture

  1. Do you have a lot of furniture at home?
  2. Which piece of furniture do you like the most at home?
  3. Who usually buys furniture at home?
  4. Do you buy furniture based on your need or the look of the room?
  5. What kind of furniture would you like to buy?

Taking rest/ Taking Breaks

  1. How often do you take a break?
  2. What do you usually do during a break? Why do you need to take a break?
  3. Do you prefer a long break or several short breaks?
  4. Do breaks help you feel refreshed to get back to work?

Window view

  1. Do you have windows in your house?
  2. What kind of view do you get from your window?
  3. How do you feel when you see this view?
  4. Do you wish to live in a house with a beautiful window view?
  5. What view do you wish to see from your window?

Fishing and Sea Food

  1. Do you like fishing?
  2. Is fishing popular in your hometown?
  3. Are you fond of eating seafood? Why?
  4. Do you like to consume tinned or packed seafood?
  5. Do you have fish as a pet? Why?/why not?
  6. Describe a place near you where you can see a lot of fishes?

Strangers

  1. Do you speak to strangers?
  2. Is it safe to speak to strangers?
  3. Are you comfortable starting a conversation with a stranger?
  4. Have you asked a stranger for help?

Hotels

  1. Have you stayed in a hotel before? Why?
  2. When you stay away from home for work or leisure, do you live in hotels?
  3. During your holidays, what kind of hotels do you prefer to live in?
  4. Do you think the hospitality of the staff is important for a hotel’s repute?
  5. What facilities according to you makes a good hotel stay?

Name

  1. Does your name have a specific meaning in your culture?
  2. Do you like your name?
  3. Who named you as a child?
  4. Do you want to change your name, if given a chance?
  5. What would you name yourself?
  6. Do you think a person’s name and his personality are associated?
  7. Have you suggested a name for someone or something?

New activities

  1. Do you try new activities?
  2. Are you comfortable trying new things?
  3. Do you think such activities may be risky?
  4. What kind of activities would you like to try?
  5. Do you try them alone or with friends?
  6. Have you tried new tricks when you were a child?

Meeting new people

  1. Are you fond of meeting new people?
  2. Does that make you nervous?
  3. Do you feel meeting people helps you to be more open-minded?
  4. How do you feel when you meet new people and they are pleased with you?

Discussion

  1. Have you been a part of discussions in school or college?
  2. Do you speak up in discussions?
  3. How do you feel when your opinion is not considered during a discussion?
  4. Do you think discussions provide valuable outcomes?
  5. Are discussions important to understand an issue?

Tidiness

  1. Are you a tidy person?
  2. Do you think being clean and tidy is important?
  3. What do you do to keep yourself tidy?
  4. Do you know any untidy people?
  5. How do you feel when you are with an untidy person?

Gifts

  1. Do you usually gift others on special occasions?
  2. Do you like to receive gifts?
  3. What kind of gifts do you give to family members?
  4. Do you gift your friends on their achievements?
  5. Do you think gifts make a person feel special?

Shopping

  1. Do you shop often?
  2. What do you prefer – online or offline shopping?
  3. Do you go shopping alone or with someone?
  4. What do you usually shop for?
  5. Are you able to make choices when you shop?
  6. Do you feel that expensive items are more qualitative?
  7. Do you shop for branded items always?

Insects

  1. Are you scared of insects?
  2. Do you think they are important for the environment?
  3. Do you find insects where you live?
  4. Do you think insects are dangerous?
  5. Why do you think people fear insects generally?

Age

  1. Do you think age matters when you interact with people?
  2. Do you respect people younger than you in age?
  3. What is the best age for a person to learn to drive or ride?
  4. Are you happy at your age or do you wish to be younger?
  5. Do you feel growing older feels good?

Sunglasses

  1. Do you often wear sunglasses?
  2. Do people in your hometown prefer to wear them?
  3. Where can you buy them?
  4. Do you prefer to buy them online?
  5. What are the benefits of wearing sunglasses?

Music

  1. What kind of music do you prefer? Why?
  2. When do you spend time listening to music in a day?
  3. Are you fond of learning any musical instruments?
  4. Does music help you ease in any way?
  5. Have music trends changed much since your teenage?

Spending Time by yourself

  1. What do you like to do when you are alone?
  2. Do you wish to have more alone time?
  3. Do you think people are more creative when they are alone?
  4. Would you spend time with your friends or just stay at home on your own?

Comedy or Jokes

  1. Are comedy shows popular in your country?
  2. Why do people like to watch them?
  3. Do you like listening and telling jokes?
  4. Have you ever watched a live comedy show?
  5. What are some common topics that people like to joke about?

Borrowing and Lending

  1. Did you borrow any books from your friends in your childhood?
  2. Do you like to lend your phone when someone asks?
  3. Do you like to borrow money from others?
  4. Have you lent money to someone?
  5. Do you think it is okay to borrow or lend money to a family member?

Cycling

  1. Did you learn to ride a bicycle when you were a child?
  2. Is it easy for you to ride a bicycle in your country?
  3. What do you think are the benefits of riding a bicycle for a child?
  4. Is it safe to ride bicycles on the roads?

Drinking water

  1. Do you think you drink enough water?
  2. How does it benefit you?
  3. Do you drink bottled water or water from machines?
  4. What type of water do you prefer to drink?

Saving money

  1. Are you a person who saves money?
  2. Do you think savings are important?
  3. How does that help you?
  4. Do you think parents should teach children to save money?
  5. Are savings done by children encouraged in your culture?

Maps

  1. Do you know to read maps?
  2. Do you use them commonly?
  3. Would you prefer a digital map or a paper map?
  4. Is it easier to ask a person for directions than following a map?
  5. Have you learnt how to read maps as a child in school?
  6. Is it more common to refer to maps nowadays than in the past?

Boredom

  1. Do you easily get bored?
  2. What do you usually when you get bored?
  3. Do you think boredom comes if you are uninterested in tasks?
  4. Do you think challenges at work take the boredom away?
  5. Do you feel that youngsters are bored easily?

Foreign food

  1. Have you tried foreign cuisines?
  2. What kind of foreign dish have you eaten recently?
  3. Do you like to experiment with new flavours?
  4. What kind of foreign foods are popular in your country?
  5. Have you tried food from other regions near your country?

Island

  1. Have you visited an island before?
  2. Do you wish to visit an island in the future?
  3. Do you want to live on an island?
  4. What would you do if you were living on an island?
  5. Do you have islands in your region or country?

Driving

  1. Do you know to drive? / Are to planning to learn to drive?
  2. Do you have a license to drive yet?
  3. Do you think it is difficult to drive a car?
  4. Where do you usually drive to in your free time?
  5. Do you think you are a safe driver?
  6. At what age are people allowed to drive a car in your country?
  7. What is the advantage of learning driving?
  8. Do you drive often?
  9. Do you want your children to learn to drive in the future?

Concentration

  1. What kind of activities helps you to concentrate?
  2. Do you think having a routine helps you to concentrate better?
  3. Is it easy or difficult for you to concentrate?
  4. Do you do something to help you concentrate better?
  5. What affects your ability to concentrate?

Sky

  1. Do you spend time observing the sky?
  2. How do you feel looking at the night sky?
  3. Have you seen a beautiful observation in the sky?
  4. Is there a good place to look at the stars and the sky where you live?
  5. Do you like stargazing?
  6. Do you think children now are more informative about the cosmos – stars, sky, sun etc?

Physical exercise

  1. Do you do a lot of exercises?
  2. Do you think physical exercises are beneficial?
  3. How much time do you spend on physical fitness?
  4. Do you think young people are more fit than in the past?
  5. Has fitness become a more popular subject nowadays?
  6. Are there gyms in your hometown?
  7. Do you think physical exercises make you more alert and disciplined?

Plants

  1. Are you interested in planting or gardening?
  2. Do you water plants at home?
  3. What advantages do you think plants have?
  4. What would you prefer – a garden or potted plants?
  5. Are plants good for home décor?
  6. Do you think plants should be maintained in every house?

Animals

  1. Do you like animals?
  2. Which is your favourite animal?
  3. Do people in your country prefer pet animals?
  4. Do you think pet animals provide company to children at home?
  5. Which was your favourite animal as a child?
  6. What animals do children like in your country?
  7. Did you watch any animal cartoons as a child?

Dream job

  1. What is your dream job?
  2. Why do you desire this job so much?
  3. Do you know anyone who has done or is doing such a job?
  4. Do you think most youngsters have a dream job in mind?
  5. Does having a dream job stop you from being realistic?

Photography

  1. Are you interested in photography?
  2. Do you think it’s a popular hobby nowadays?
  3. Why do you think people can take such great pictures now?
  4. Do you consider photography a fruitful habit?
  5. Do you think taking photos is a skill or anyone can do it?
  6. Are there places near you to click nice pictures?

Bags

  1. Do you like carrying a bag?
  2. What kind of bags do you use?
  3. Do you usually carry a bag when you step out?
  4. Do you have different bags for different occasions?
  5. Do you think a ban on plastic bags is effectively being done?
  6. Do you feel shopping bags of all kinds should be degradable?
  7. What kind of bags do you think women like?

Watch

  1. Do you wear a watch?
  2. Do you remember the first watch you had?
  3. Do you think smartwatches are trending nowadays?
  4. Do you think people wear watches like in the past now?
  5. Do you think time is important?
  6. Are you ever late for anything?
  7. Why do you think some people like to wear expensive and branded watches?
  8. Why do you think people like smartwatches?

Chocolates

  1. Do you like chocolates?
  2. Do you buy or eat chocolates often?
  3. Why do you think chocolates are so popular?
  4. Did you eat chocolate as a child?
  5. Are there occasions when people have gifted chocolates to you?
  6. Do you think eating chocolates is healthy?

Teacher

  1. Do you remember your teachers from school or college?
  2. Who was your favourite teacher?
  3. Do you think teachers play an important role in a student’s life?
  4. Do you remember someone who taught something you recently?
  5. How different are teachers now than they were in the past?
  6. Do you think teaching is a difficult job?
  7. Why do you think teachers are paid lower than most professions?

Indoor games

  1. Which indoor games do you play now?
  2. Do you think indoor games are better than outdoor games?
  3. Do you prefer indoor games or outdoor games?
  4. Have you played indoor games in your childhood?
  5. Which indoor games do children play now?
  6. Do you like to play video games?
  7. Do you think children are more interested in indoor games than outdoor games now?

Punctuality

  1. Are you a punctual person?
  2. Do you think being punctual is good quality?
  3. What do you do to reach a place on time?
  4. How do you feel when other people are late?
  5. Is timing an important aspect of your life?
  6. If given a chance, would you like to change something in the past?

Birthdays

  1. Do you celebrate your birthday every year?
  2. How do you celebrate your birthday?
  3. Are birthdays considered important days in your country?
  4. Do you think it is important to celebrate birthdays as a child?
  5. What do you usually gift your friends on their birthdays?
  6. Do you enjoy birthday celebrations?
  7. Do you remember a birthday you enjoyed in your childhood?
  8. Are birthdays mostly celebrated with a party in your country?

Bus or Taxi

  1. Have you been on a bus or a taxi before?
  2. How often do you travel by them?
  3. Is it safe to travel on a bus in your region?
  4. When do you usually pick a taxi?
  5. Do you think people have started using taxi more nowadays?
  6. Do you feel technological apps help in booking travel arrangements better?

Teenagers

  1. What is your best memory of being a teenager?
  2. Do you have teenagers in your family or neighbourhood?
  3. Do you like spending time with them?
  4. What do most teenagers spend their time on, in your country?

Films

  1. Do you enjoy watching films?
  2. What was the latest movie you watched?
  3. Do you watch them alone or with friends?
  4. What kind of movies do you prefer watching?
  5. Do you think movie experience is better in theatres?
  6. Which do you prefer – movies from your country or foreign movies?
  7. Do you remember the first film you watched?

Social Network

  1. Which social networking site is your favourite?
  2. Why do you think such networks or platforms are so popular now?
  3. What kind of chatting applications do people in your country use commonly?
  4. Are you a social person?
  5. Do you think one can find real friends on social networks?
  6. Do you feel social networking wastes a lot of time?

Politeness

  1. Do you think you are polite?
  2. Do you think technology has made people more arrogant?
  3. Why do you think people should be polite?
  4. What changes in politeness do you see in people now compared to the past?
  5. Do you have friends who are polite and kind?
  6. Do you think children should be taught to be polite at a younger age?
  7. Has someone told you that you were being rude?

Fruits and vegetables

  1. Did you eat fruits and vegetables as a child?
  2. Do you eat them more now or in your childhood?
  3. What is your favourite fruit and vegetable?
  4. Are you fond of a particular fruit or vegetable?
  5. How do you consume vegetables in a routine?
  6. Do you prefer to eat fruits or drink fruit juices?

Numbers

  1. Do you often use numbers to do something?
  2. Are you good at memorizing numbers?
  3. What is your favourite number?
  4. Are you good at numbers? (it means are you good at calculations?)
  5. Would you like to have a job dealing with numbers?

Parks

  1. Do you like parks? Why / why not?
  2. How often do you visit parks?
  3. Why are parks an important part of many towns and cities?
  4. What do you think could be done to make parks better?
  5. Did you enjoy going to parks as a child?

Water Sports

  1. Do you wish to try a water sport in future?
  2. Which form of water sport have you tried/ or you would like to try?
  3. Why do you think people have a good time near water?
  4. Do you think indulging in water sports creates any sort of pollution?

Walking

  1. Have you gone for a morning walk ever?
  2. Why do you think doctors advise on active lifestyles include brisk walking?
  3. What will happen if we stop walking and use motorized aids for such activities?
  4. Is walking or jogging more beneficial according to you?

Languages

  1. Can learning languages help us?
  2. Do you think learning languages has become a trend more than a need?
  3. Have you learned a new language ever or do you wish to?
  4. Do you think knowing languages allow effective conversations?

Movies & Actors

  1. Do you like watching movies?
  2. Where do you usually watch them?
  3. Who is your favourite actor and why?
  4. Would you only watch movies that cast your favourite actors?
  5. What movies do you not like watching?

Books

  1. Do you like reading books?
  2. What kind of books do you like to read?
  3. Where do you like to read books?
  4. Have you had family members with reading habits?
  5. Do you spend time at a library and read books or do you prefer buying them?

Cakes

  1. Do you like eating cakes?
  2. Do you know how to bake a cake?
  3. When do you usually eat cakes?
  4. What is your favourite kind of cake?
  5. Is a cake a part of celebrations at your home?
  6. Do you have a variety of cakes available in your hometown?

Jeans

  1. Do youngsters prefer and wear jeans in your hometown?
  2. How often do you wear them?
  3. Are they comfortable to wear?
  4. Do you buy jeans for yourself often?
  5. Do you buy them online or offline? Why?
  6. Did you wear them during your school years?
  7. Why do you think it has become so popular all over the world?

Art

  1. Are you fond of art?
  2. Is it necessary to have art classes in school years?
  3. Do you think children benefit from this?
  4. How often do you visit art galleries?
  5. Do you like drawing and painting?
  6. What would you like to draw or paint?

Science

  1. Did you like science as a subject back in school? /Did you enjoy learning science in primary or high school?
  2. Do you think it is important to study science?
  3. What kind of science lessons did you take at school?
  4. How has science helped you to learn better?

Sending Messages

  1. How often do you send text messages to people?
  2. Who do you send the most messages to?
  3. When do you think you will send a message next to someone?
  4. Do you prefer to call a person or send him a message?
  5. How has texting and messaging benefitted you the most?

Pens and Pencils

  1. Do you usually use a pen or a pencil?
  2. Which do you prefer, pen or pencils?
  3. When was the last time you bought a pen or pencil?
  4. Do you think using pencils or pens give an impressive writing layout?
  5. How would you feel if someone gave you a pen as a gift?

History

  1. When you were a child, did you enjoy learning history?
  2. Have you ever been to a museum to learn about history?
  3. Have you ever watched movies related to history?
  4. When was the last time you read a book about history?
  5. Do you think history is important?

Laughter

  1. Do you usually make your friends laugh?
  2. Are you the kind of person who makes people laugh?
  3. When was the last time you laughed?
  4. In what situations do people laugh?
  5. Do you like to make people laugh?
  6. Do you think it’s important for friends to have the same sense of humour?

Patience

  1. Are you a patient person?
  2. Who in your family is the most patient?
  3. What kinds of jobs require patience?
  4. Why should one be patient with little children and old people?
  5. In what ways has this virtue helped you?
  6. Who is more patient – men or women?
  7. How do you feel when one is not patient with others?

Perfume

  1. Do you like perfumes?
  2. Do you usually wear perfume?
  3. How much money do you spend on buying perfumes or body sprays?
  4. Have you ever given perfume as a gift to someone?
  5. Would you ever consider giving perfume as a gift to someone?

Rubbish & Recycling

  1. Do you practice rubbish recycling at home?
  2. Are people in your country aware of the importance of rubbish recycling?
  3. How can it benefit the environment if we segregate waste and effectively recycle it?
  4. Are students in your country taught about waste management?
  5. Why should such an idea be made compulsory?

Emails

  1. Do you often send or receive emails?
  2. Is it common for you to email people?
  3. How soon do you answer your emails?
  4. Has an email ever made you happy?
  5. Do you like to get emails or texts?

Maths

  1. At what age did you start studying mathematics?
  2. Do you like mathematics? Why / why not?
  3. Is it necessary for everyone to learn mathematics?
  4. Do you prefer to use a calculator when doing mathematics?

Social Media

  1. Which social media websites do you use?
  2. How much time do you spend on social media sites?
  3. What kind of information about yourself have you put on social media?
  4. Is there anything you don’t like about social media?

Sleep

  1. How many hours do you usually sleep?
  2. What time do you go to bed?
  3. Do you go to bed at the same time every day?
  4. Do you ever have a nap during the day?
  5. Do you think it is important to sleep?
  6. Should older people sleep more than children?

Family & Relatives

  1. Do you live in a large or nuclear family?
  2. Are you close to your family members?
  3. How did family members help you?
  4. Do you think it is beneficial to have relatives as neighbours?
  5. What kind of things do you like doing with family and relatives/ cousins?
  6. Do you have a good connection with your relatives?

Voice

  1. Can you recognize the voices of people you know over phone calls?
  2. Have you tried noticing a bird’s voice?
  3. Do you think we can recall other’s voices even if they are not around?
  4. Do scary voices and dubbings in movies make you fearful?
  5. How do intonation and stress help you while you voice out your opinion?

Colour

  1. What’s your favourite colour? Why?
  2. Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were younger? [Why/Why not?]
  3. What can you learn about a person from the colours they like?
  4. Do any colours have a special meaning in your culture?

Tea and Coffee

  1. What do you usually drink, tea or coffee?
  2. When did you last have tea/ coffee?
  3. What are the advantages/ disadvantages of having tea/coffee?
  4. Would you offer tea or coffee to someone who comes to your home?
  5. Would you step out to have coffee/tea from a cafe?

Sharing

  1. Are you comfortable sharing stuff with others?
  2. What was the last thing you remember you shared with someone?
  3. What is your personal opinion on sharing?
  4. Should children share food in school?
  5. Is technology a hindrance to this virtue of sharing?

Festivals

  1. Tell me about the most important festival in your country?
  2. What special food and activities are connected with this festival?
  3. What do you most enjoy about it?
  4. Do you think festivals are important for a country? [Why?]

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