1. Work or studies
3. Study Efficiency
10. Bus or taxi
12. Mobile phone
18. Emails and letters
23. Being in a hurry
25. Public holidays
26. Sunny days
27. Outdoor activities
Do you live in the city or the countryside?
Is it good for young people to grow up in the city?
Is your city a good place for young people to grow up?
Have you ever been to the seaside?
Do you often eat out (go to restaurants)?
What food do you like?
Do you collect anything?
Why do you collect ....(that/those things)?
Is collecting a popular pastime in China?
What items are considered collectibles in your country?
Does anyone in your home collect anything?
Do a lot of people in China collect things and what do they collect?
What are the benefits of collecting? (= Why do people like collecting?)
If you had the opportunity to study another foreign language, which one would you choose? (Why?)
What is the most difficult part about studying a foreign language?
What is the value of knowing a foreign language?
How do you feel about birds? (Why do you feel that way?)
How do Chinese people feel about birds? *
Are there many birds near your home?
Have you seen many different kinds of birds? (near your home)
Do any birds have any particular significance in China? For example, does China have a national bird?
Do you think birds should be protected? (Why? / Why not? How can they be protected?)
Do Chinese people like raising (keeping) pet birds?
Have you ever raised (kept) a pet bird?
Is friendship (= are friends) important to you? (Why?/Why not?)
Do you prefer to spend time with friends or spend time alone? (Why?) *
What kind of people do you like to have as friends?
Do you like to spend time with friends? (Why?)
What do you and your friends do together?
What do your friends think of you?* (Do your friends think that you are a good friend? Why?)
Are friends more important than family? (Why?)*
How do Chinese people make friends? (= where, in what situations, e.g. at school & at work.)*
Do adults and children make friends in the same way?*
Television and Radio
What kind of entertainment do you prefer, TV or radio? (Why?)
How are radio programs and television programs different?
What programs do you like to watch/listen to?
When do you watch TV/listen to the radio?
In China, has television/radio changed much in recent years?
How do you think TV/radio broadcasts in China could be improved?
Do you prefer TV news or news on the radio? (Why?) *
Do you often travel by boat?
Have you ever been on a boat while you were on holidays (on vacation)?
(Similar to above) Have you ever been on a boat tour while you were on holidays?
Would you like to go on a boat tour? (Why?/Why not?)
(Similar to above) Would you like to have a holiday on a boat?
Where in your country do people most often use boats? (or, travel by boat)
Do many people in your country own their own boat?
Would you like to buy a boat?
If you had your own boat, what would you do with it?
Do you like bags?
What types of bags do you like?
Do you usually carry a bag (when you go out)?
What types of bags do you use (in your everyday life)?
(Similar to above) Do you have different bags for different occasions (or, different purposes)?
What do you put in these bags?
What sorts of bags do women like to buy?
Do you often visit your relatives?
What do you do when visit them?
Do you prefer to spend time with your relatives, or your friends?
(Possibly the question above is this) Do you prefer visiting your relatives, or your friends?
(Similar to above) Who is the more important to you, your relatives / your family, or your friends?
Do you like (going) shopping? (Why?/Why not?)
What do you think is the most difficult (or, unpleasant) part about shopping?
Is there anything you don't like (or, dislike) about shopping?
What don't you like about shopping?
Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
Who do you (usually) go shopping with?
Do you prefer to go shopping with family members or with friends?
What do you usually buy when you go shopping?
Are you interested in sport?
(Similar to above) Do you like sport?
What sports do you like? (Why?)
Do most people in your country like sport?
(Similar to above) What sports do people in your country like to play?
What benefits do you think sport can bring us?
Your Daily Routine
Do you like to plan what you will do each day? (Why?/Why not?)
Please describe your typical daily routine.
What do you usually do at this time of day?
Do you usually do the same things at the same time each day? *
How do you plan (organize) your study time?
Do you ever (or, do you often) change these plans?
What's your favourite time of the day? (Why? What do you do at that time?)
What do you think is the most important age in a person's life? (Why?)
(Similar to above) In China, what's the most important age in people's lives?
Are birthdays important in Chinese culture?
(Similar to above) Do people in China celebrate birthdays?
What birthday is most important in Chinese culture? *
What age in life is the most difficult? (Why?)
Punctuality (Being on Time)
Do you wear a watch?
(Similar to above) Do you think everyone should wear a watch?
In your country is it important to be on time (= be punctual)? (e.g., for meetings, work, classes)
Do you like to be on time?
(Similar to above) Is being on time important to you?
How do you feel when others are late?
Does your name have any special meaning?
Is your surname very common in China?
Do you like your name?
Would you like to change your name? *
Do people in China ever change their names?
What name do people at home (your family members) call you?
Describe a short journey that you disliked
Describe a wedding you have been to
Describe a situation that you got angry
Describe a big company you are interested in.
Describe an activity you do to keep fit.
Describe a program or app in your computer or phone
Describe a mistake that you once made
Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time
Describe a positive change you have had
Describe a method that helps you save money
Describe an interesting tradition in your country
Describe a character or personality of yours
Describe an old thing that your family has kept for a long time.
Describe a person that just moved home
Describe an activity that you do after school or work
Describe an interesting public place that you like to visit
Describe a time that you had to get up early
Describe a person who once moved to live with you
Describe a piece of good news that you received
Describe a time that you shared something with someone
Describe a leader that you admire
Describe an important skill you learned when you were a child
Describe a course that you want to learn
Describe a creative person that you admire
Describe a person that you like to spend time with
Describe your favorite part in your city(town)
Describe one of your best friends
Describe a family (not your own) you like
Describe a person who has apologized to you
Describe someone who is older than you that you admire
Describe an article that you read from a magazine or newspaper
Describe a piece of clothes that given by someone
Describe a goal you want to achieve in the future
Describe an interesting story from a TV program
Describe an interesting animal
Describe a piece of local news that was interesting to you
Describe a photo of yourself you have taken
Describe one time when the weather changed your plan
Describe a perfect job you would like to have in the future
Describe a recent happy event that you had
Describe a product you bought and felt happy
Describe a picture or photograph in your family pic or photo you like most
Describe a situation (or a time) when u helped someone
Describe a story or a novel that was particularly interesting to you
Describe a difficult decision that you once made
Describe the first time that you used a foreign language to communicate
Describe a happy family event from your childhood that you remember well
Describe a dinner that you had with your friends
Describe a special trip you would like to go on in the future
Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution
Describe a place near water (such as a river, a lake or the ocean) that you enjoyed visiting
A Building in Your Hometown
Describe an important building in your hometown.
You should say:
where this building is
what it looks like
what it is used for
and explain why it is important.
Describe a place where you often walk.
You should say:
where and when you walk
what you see on this walk
who you walk with
and explain why you walk.
A Local Event
Describe a local event you attended in your community or hometown.
You should say:
what this event was
when and where it was *
who went to the event with you *
and explain what you liked about this event. *
Favourite Season or Time of the Year (or Month)
Describe your favourite season or time of the year.
You should say:
when this time is
what the weather is like at this time
what you usually do at this time
and explain why it is your favourite time of the year.
A Childhood Friend
Describe a friend you had when you were a child
You should say:
how you first met *
how long you were friends
what you used to do together *
and explain why you liked this person. *
A Small Business You Would Like to Own
Describe a small business that you would like to open, (or, start or run or own or have) if you had the chance.
You should say:
what this business would be
where it would be located
what people you would hire as employees
and explain why you’d like to have this small business.
An Important Letter You Received
Describe an important letter that you received.
You should say:
who wrote it
when you received it
what the letter was about
and explain why it was important.
A Good Law
Describe a good law in your country.
You should say
what the law is
how you first learned about this law
who benefits from this law (or, who is affected by this law)
and explain why you think this is a good law.
Someone Who is Good at Cooking
Describe someone you know who is good at cooking.
You should say:
who this person is
how you know him or her
what kinds of food they cook
and explain why you think this person is so good at cooking.
A Famous Person
Describe a famous person you would like to meet.
You should say:
who this person is (or, was)
how you first learned about him or her
how/why this person is famous
and explain why you would like to meet this person.
Describe a library that you have used. (A public library or a university or school library)
You should say:
where it was
what (type of) building it was
what books and facilities it had
what you did in the library
and explain what you liked and /or disliked about this library
A Good Parent
Describe someone you know who you think is a good parent.
You should say:
who they are (= who he or she is)
how you know them (him or her)
what children they have
and explain why you think they are (= he or she is) a good parent.
An indoor game
Describe an indoor game that you liked to play when you were a child.
You should say:
What the game was
When, where and with whom you usually played it
How you played it
and explain why you still remember this game or you liked this game.
A Machine or Electronic Device
Describe a machine or electronic device you would like to buy.
You should say:
what special features it would have
how you know about it
how much it would cost *
how you would use this thing *
and explain why you would like to have it.
A Book You Would Like to Read Again
Describe a book you recently read that you would like to read again.
You should say:
what the book was about
why you read it
what you learned from this book
and explain why you would like to read it again.
Describe a shop you like to go to.
You should say:
what shop it is
what it sells (or, what you usually buy there)
when you first started going to this shop
and explain why you like (to go to) this shop.
1、 Many people believe that scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the governments rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
2、Do you think how important it is for people to want success in life ? Is ambition a positive or negative characteristic?
3、 Some people think that cultural traditions will be destroyed if they are used as money-making attractions aimed at tourists. Others, however, believe that is the only way to save these traditions. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
4、 Students from rural areas often find it difficult to access university education. Some people think that universities should make it easier for them to access higher education. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5、 Some people think sports games are important for society, while others believe they should more be taken as leisure activities. Discuss.
6、 In some countries, private car drivers have to pay congestion tax for traffic problems. Some people think this will be helpful while others think there are better ways to solve traffic problems. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
7、 Nowadays，full- time university students tend to focus on their studying. Some people think it is essential for university students to be involved in other activities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
8、 Some people think that governments in developing countries should introduce new technologies to people in order to improve the quality of life, while others believe that in order to achieve that governments should offer free education for all. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
9、 Some people think that students in single-sex schools perform better academically. Others, however, believe that mixed schools provide children with better social skills for adult life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
10、 Some people think that the main purpose of schools is to teach children to be a good citizen or worker rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
11、 In many countries, average life expectancy has been increasing. What problems will this cause for individuals and for society as a whole? Suggest some solutions.
11、 Nowadays, not enough students choose science subjects in university in many countries. What are the reasons for this problem? What are the effects on the society?
12、 As countries develop, their populations tend to live individually or in small family units. In your opinion, what is this cause and what are the effects on society. \\In many countries today, people in cities either live alone or in small family units, rather than in large, extended family groups. Is this a positive or negative trend?
13、 A long-distance flight consumes the same amount of fuel and causes the same amount of pollution as a car does in several years. Some people think that to reduce environmental problems, we should discourage non-essential flights, such as tourist air travel, instead of limiting the use of cars. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
14、Advertising encourage people to buy in quantity rather than promoting its quality. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
15、In many countries, there are 24 -hour TV programs. Is it a positive or negative development?
16、 Some people say that governments should spend money on measures to save languages that are used by few speakers, while others believe it's a waste of financial resources. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
17、 Some people think young people should be free to choose their job, while others believe that they should be realistic and think about their future. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
18、 Some people think that robots are very important for humans' future development. Others, however, think that robots are a dangerous invention that could have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
19、 Some children think that some subjects such as mathematics and philosophy are too difficult for them to study at school, so they should be made optional rather than compulsory. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20、Some people think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones for communication has a negative effect on young people's reading and writing skills. Do you agree or disagree?
21、 Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
22、 More and more people want to buy famous brands with clothes, cars and other items. what are the reasons? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
23、 Some people think that parents have a great influence on their children, others believe that the media is a bigger influence. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
24、 Some people believe that studying in a college or university is the best way for students to prepare for their future career success. Others think they should leave school as soon as possible to develop their career through work experience. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.//Schools should only offer subjects that are beneficial to students’ future career success. Other subjects, such as music and sports, are not important. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
25、 Some people think news has no connection to people's lives, so it is a waste of time to read the news on the newspaper and watch television news programs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?//Some people take newspapers to be the most effective way to get information, while others believe the best way to learn news is from other media. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
26、 If a product is good and can meet people’s needs, people will buy it. Advertising in the media is no more than a form of entertainment. Do you agree or disagree?
27、 Countries with a long average working time are more economically successful than those countries which do not have a long working time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?//Some countries have a long working day, which is helpful for them to become economically successful, but it also causes some negative social problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
28、 Every year several languages die out. This is not important because life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree?\\Across the recent world, only a few languages are increasing in use, while some others decline. Is it a positive or negative development?
29、 Some people think that increasing the number of police officers on the street is the only effective way to reduce crime. Do you agree or disagree?
30、Some people think that education should help students to be useful to the whole society, while other people think that education should provide students with oppotunities to achieve personal ambitions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
31、 Today, the qualities of life of people in big cities are worse. What are the causes of this problem? Any measures should be taken to solve it?
32、 Many countries are trying to improve the standard of living of their people through economic development. However, some people think that traditional values are lost as a result of this. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
33、 Some people think individuals are more and more dependent on each other. some people think individuals are more and more independent. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
34、 Science tells us some activities are good for our health and there are some unhealthy activities. But millions of people still do those unhealthy activities. Why ?what can we do to change this situation?
36、 Many fathers today stay at home and take care of their children while mothers go out to work. What are the causes of this? Is this a positive or a negative development?
37、 More and more people want to buy famous brands with clothes, cars and other items. What are the reasons? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
38、 Some people think they have right to use as much fresh water as they want, others believe government should control the use of fresh water as it is limited resource. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
39、 It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn't worry about producing building as a work of art. Do you agree or disagree?
40、Some people think that the amount of noise people make have to be controlled strictly while others say that people are free to make as much noise as they wish. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
41、Women play a bigger part in domestic work than men do in many countries. Some people say that women are only good at doing housework while others think that women can do other kinds of work as well as men. Do you agree or disagree?
0、 Some people think that museums and art galleries should be enjoyable places to entertain people. Others, however, believe that the purpose of museums and art galleries is to educate. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
1、 Some people claim that public museums and art galleries will not be needed because people can see historical objects and works of art by using a computer. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
2、Detailed descriptions of crimes in the news media should be strictly controlled. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3、 Some animal species such as dinosaurs and dodos become extinct because of natural processes. So, it is not necessary to try and prevent this from happening. Do you agree or disagree?\\There are many extinct species in the world nowadays. Some people say we should protect these animals from dying out,while others say we should concentrate more on problems of human beings. Discuss both opinions and give your personal view.
4、 In many countries prices of airplane tickets have dropped. Is it positive or negative situation? Write about your personal experience or knowledge.\\Air travel is cheap these days, allowing ordinary people to travel further. Some people say that airfare should be increased because this leads to environmental problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. \\International travel is cheaper and more convenient than ever. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
5、 Nowadays the trend of human beings to copy from one another is shown in the popularity of fashion in clothes and other consumer goods. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
6、Governments should spend money on the repairs and maintenance of old buildings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7、 More and more people are moving from rural areas to cities in search of a better life, but city life has its own problems. What are these problems? Suggest some solutions. \\A rise in the standard of living in a country seems to only benefits cities rather than rural areas. What problems might this difference cause? How might the problems be reduced?\\Young people are leaving their homes from rural areas to study or work in the cities. What are the reasons? Do advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?\\In many countries, average life expectancy has been increasing. What problems will this cause for individuals and for society as a whole? Suggest some solutions.
8、 In some countries boarding schools are getting more popular. Is it a positive or negative development? What are the reasons behind it?
9、 In many cities, planners have separated schools, homes, shops, offices in specific areas which were widely separated from each other. Do you think advantages of this policy overweigh disadvantages to the city residents?
10、 Some believe advertisement is useful and informative. Others think it is false and only helps to raise prices. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
11、 Some people think that universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
12、 More and more people rely on mobile phones and computers for long-distance communication. Some people believe that the traditional skill of letter writing will disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree?//Today, more and more people use mobile phones. Do you think the benefits of mobile phones outweigh the drawbacks?
13、 some people think male leaders always lead us to violence and conflict, but female leaders are better than male leaders to give us the better governed and more peaceful society. Do you agree or disagree？
14、 Some people think traveling abroad is a valuable experience for young people. Othersthink it wastes too much time and expense. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
15、 Professional workers like doctors, nurses and teachers make a greater contribution to society and so should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16、Some people think we should keep all the money we earn and not pay tax to the state. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
17、 In recent years, responsible tourists have paid attention to preserving both the culture and the environment of the place they visit. However, some people say that it is impossible to be a responsible tourist. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18、Many parents today do not spend enough time with their children. What are the causes of this? Suggest some solutions.
19、 Nowadays more and more people have consumer goods, such as refrigerator or washing machines. Do you think this development has more advantages than its disadvantages?
20、 2. As part of education , students should spend a period of time studying and living in a different county to learn language and culture .Do you agree or disagree？
21、 Most of the schools are planning to replace sports and exercise classes with more academic sessions. What is your opinion on this change? How is this change will affect children’s life in your view?
22、 The exposure of international media such as films, TV and magazines has impacts on local culture. What do you think of the impacts have been? Do you agree that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
23、 Nowadays, children play less with others and this has an impact on their development. What are the reasons for this? Does it have a good or a bad effect on children?
24、 Consumers are faced with increasing numbers of advertisements from competing companies. To what extent do you think are consumers influenced by advertisements? What measures can be taken to protect them?
25、 Some people think the foreign visitors should be charged more than the local visitors when they visit the cultural and historical attractions in another country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?//Foreign visitors to museums and art galleries should pay more than local visitors. Do you agree or disagree?
26、 In some countries. governments are encouraging industries and businesses to move out of large cities and into regional areas. Do you think advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?
27、 We live in cities or towns which have museums displaying objects of artistic, historic and cultural value, but people do not visit them. How do you think people do not visit museums in their local areas? What is the importance of museums to the society?
28、 Some people think that national teams and individual men and women should be financially supported by government. However others argue that national teams and individual men and women should be funded by non-government sources (business, companies). Discuss both of the views and give your own opinion.
29、It is now possible for scientists and tourists to travel to remote natural environments such as South Pole. Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?
30、Lifestyles and culture in many countries is becoming similar，is it positive or negative?
32、 Many people think the government of the country should decide which subjects the students should study, when others think students should be able to apply to the subject they preferred. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
33、 In many countries, average life expectancy has been increasing. What problems will this cause for individuals and for society as a whole? Suggest some solutions.
34、 Many parents go to work in other countries, taking their families with them, do you think the advantages overweigh the disadvantage.
35、 Today, fewer elderly people live with their children than in the past. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?
36、 Some people think that family is the most powerful influence on children's development. Other people, however, believe that other influences (such as television, friends and music) influence more. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
37、 Throughout the history, people dream to build a perfect society while they haven't agreed how the ideal society would be like. What is the most important element to make a perfect society? How do people do to achieve an ideal society?
38、 Many parents today believe that their children are under more pressure than they were at a young age. Do you agree or disagree?
39、 Employers should give their staff at least a 4-week holiday a year to make employees better at their jobs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
25、 Some people think that schools should select pupils according to their academic abilities, while others believe that it is better to have pupils with different abilities study together. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.\\Some people believe that students with different levels of academic abilities should be taught separately. To what extent do you agree or disagree?（命中5.7国内A类雅思大作文）
26、 Since money for postgraduate research is limited, some people think financial support from the government should be only provided for scientific research rather than the research for less useful subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?（命中欧洲5.7雅思A类大作文）
38、 Some people think giving aid to poorer countries has more negative effects than positive effects. To what extend do you agree or disagree?（近似命中5.21国内雅思A类大作文原题）
30、Governments should control the amount of violence in the media. To what extent do you agree or disagree?（近似命中5.28欧洲大作文原题）
39、 Universities and colleges are now offering qualifications through distance learning from the Internet rather than teachers in the classroom. Do you think the advantages of this development overweight the disadvantages?（近似命中5.21澳洲雅思A类大作文原题）
30、 More and more people buy a wide range of household goods like television microwave oven and rice cooker. Is it a positive or negative development?（近似命中澳洲6.4A类大作文原题）
17、Many large cities lack a sense of community. What are the causes of this? Suggest some solutions.（近似命中6.4欧洲A类大作文原题）
20、 Competition versus cooperation and group work for students. Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?//Competitiveness is seen as a positive feature by manymodern societies. What impact does it have on an individual? Is it a positive or a negative quality?（命中国内6.4A类大作文竞争议题）
9、 The spread of multinational companies and resulting increase of globalization produces positive effects for everyone. To what extent to you agree or disagree?（近似命中616澳洲雅思A类大作文）
20、 In countries where there is a high rate of unemployment, most pupils should be offered only primary education. There is no point in offering secondary education to those who have no hope of finding a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?//A large number of young people are leaving shool and can not find a job. what problems will youth unemployment cause in individual and for society? what measures should be taken to reduce the level of unemployment among young people？（近似命中616国内雅思A类大作文）
10、 Some people think that the main purpose of schools is to teach children to be a good citizen or worker rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?（618国内雅思A类大作文考了学校应该教孩子良好品行）
6、 Many developing countries are currently expanding their tourist industries Why is this the case? Is it a positive development?（近似命中6.25北美雅思G类大作文原题）
35、 Some people think watching television is bad for children in all ways. Others say it is good for children to get knowledge. Discuss both views and give your opinion.（近似命中7.9澳洲A类大作文）
3、 Environmental problems are too big for individual countries and individual people to address. We have reached the stage where the only way to protect the environment is to address it at an international level. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?//Some people think environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, think that those problems cannot be solved unless individuals take some actions. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.（7.16国内A类考了气候环保议题）
2、More and more companies are allowing employees to work at home. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?//The best way to increase employees’ job satisfaction is to increase their salaries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?（7.16命中北美A类大作文）
6、 Some people think that the government should decide the subject for students to study in university. Others believe that students should be allowed to apply for the subject they prefer. Discuss both views and give your opinion. (原题命中7.30国内A类大作文)
6、 In some countries, private car drivers have to pay congestion tax for traffic problems. Some people think this will be helpful while others think there are better ways to solve traffic problems. Discuss both views and give your opinion. (近似命中8.13澳洲A类大作文）
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