توجه داشته باشید که سوالات و موضوعات اسپیکینگ در اولین ماه هر دوره پیش بینی سوالات (ژانویه، می،سپتامبر) دستخوش تغییرات میشود، و ممکن است سوالات و موضوعاتی اضافه و کم شوند. این تغییرات به مرور تا اواسط ماه بعد پیش بینی سوالات رفته رفته کم تر می شوند و پیش بینی ها دقیق تر میشوند. لذا توصیه می کنم به طور مداوم و منظم با سایت در تماس باشید تا در جریان آخرین تغییرات قرار بگیرید و در روز آزمون با سوال نا آشنا روبرو نشوید.

Part 1 Questions

Age

  • Do you like (being) your current age?
  • How do you feel about getting older?
  • At what age do you think people are the happiest (in their lives)?
  • What do you think is the best age to learn to drive?
  • Do you think we should treat people of different ages in the same way (or, in different ways)?

Being Happy

  • How would you define happiness?
  • What kinds of things make people in your country happy?
  • Do you think money can make people happy?
  • Are people in your country happier now than they were 30 years ago?
  • Why do some people say happiness never lasts (for) long?
  • What do you do when you feel unhappy?
  • Is there anything that makes you feel happy lately?
  • What do you do to stay happy?
  • Can you stay happy all the time?
  • Is it important to be happy?

Being in a hurry

  • Do you ever to do anything in a hurry?
  • (A little different to above) Do you like to do things in a hurry?
  • Are you usually in a hurry in the mornings?
  • What kinds of things would you (or, do you) never do in a hurry?
  • Do you like to work fast (or, in a hurry)?
  • Do you find it difficult to do things when you are in a hurry?
  • (Similar to above) Do you find it difficult to do things in a hurry?
  • Do you think it's good to make quick decisions?
  • Do you think you (or people) can do things well if you do them quickly?
  • Do you make mistakes when you do things in a hurry?
  • Do you feel that life today is fast?
  • (Similar to above) Do you feel that things at the moment are moving fast?

Change

• Have you changed a lot since your childhood?
• What do you plan to change next year?
• Do you like changes? why?
• Have there been any changes in your hometown recently?

Clothes

  • What color clothes do you like to wear?
  • Do you wear weird clothes?
  • What color clothes don’t you like to wear?
  • What color clothes don’t you wear at work or at rest/home?
  • What kind of clothes do people in your city wear?
  • Do people in your country like to wear bright colors?
  • What are the differences between men and women’s preference in color?
  • What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
  • What kind of clothes do you never wear?
  • Do you wear the same as kind of clothes on weekdays and weekends?
  • Do you wear the same clothes at school, at work and at home?
  • Will you change your clothes when you get home today?
  • Did you have any special clothes to wear when you wear a child?
  • Do you like (or, are you interested in) clothes?
  • How important are clothes to you?
  • What type of clothes do you usually wear?
  • (Similar to above) What is your favourite type of clothing?
  • Do you wear the same type of clothes on the weekends that you do during the week?
  • (Similar to above) Do you dress differently on weekends and on weekdays?
  • Do you wear the same (types of) clothes in all seasons?
  • Is there any particular colour of clothes that you prefer?
  • (Similar to above) Do you have different types of clothes in the same colour?
  • Will you continue to wear the same types of clothes (as you wear now) in the future?
  • Do you think you will you dress the same in your old age (as you do now)?
  • Do you think young people and elderly people like the same types of clothes?
  • Are there many clothing shops in your area?
  • (Possibly) What clothes do you wear on special occasions?
  • Do you think clothes represent the personality of a person? (How?)

The Importance of Clothes

  • Do you think it's important what clothes a person wears? (Why?/Why not?)
  • Is it important what clothes you wear at your job? (your company)
  • Do you think the clothes a person wears leaves an impression on others?
  • What kinds/styles of clothes do you like (or, prefer) to wear? (Why?)
  • Do you wear the same clothes both at work and after work?
  • Do / did you wear the same clothes at school and at home? (Past tense if you are no longer at school)
  • Do you wear the same kinds of clothes in winter and summer?
  • Do you ever go shopping for clothes with a friend?
  • Have you ever helped other people choose what clothes to buy?
  • Do your friends have the same tastes in clothes as you? (= Do your friends wear the same kinds of clothes as you? Or:  Do the people around you wear the same kinds of clothes as you?)
  • What kinds of (or, style of) clothes do people in your country like to wear?
  • Do you think you will still be wearing the same kinds of clothes when you are old? (You could include what you think you will be or won't be wearing when you are old.)
  • Did you have any special clothes to wear when you were a child?
  • Did you like them?
  • Do you prefer informal (= casual clothes = leisure clothes) or formal clothes? (Why?)
  • Do you feel comfortable when wearing formal clothes? (Why?/Why not?)
  • Do you think formal clothes are important?
  • When do people wear formal clothes?
  • Do you think clothing today is very different to clothing in the past? (e.g., 10-30 yrs. ago)
  • Is the clothing that people wear in your country today very different to the traditional clothing of your country? ("Traditional" refers to something that is usually hundreds of years old.)
  • What (type of) clothes do you prefer, Western (or, foreign) clothes or clothes from your own country?

Fashion

  • Are you very interested in fashion (or, clothes fashions)?
  • Do you have a lot of nice clothes?
  • Do you think clothes are important to people? (Why?/Why not?)
  • Where do you think you can buy the most fashionable clothes?
  • What kinds of clothes are popular in your country?
  • What do you think of modern fashions?
  • Do you like to wear fashionable clothes?
  • Is the brand of clothes important to you? (Why?/Why not?)
  • What clothes materials do you like best? (Why?)
  • Are people's ideas about fashion (or, ideas about what is 'fashionable', or, fashion tastes) today the same as people's ideas in previous years?
  • What types of clothes are in fashion now?
  • Do many people (in your country) follow fashion?
  • What are the benefits of following fashion?
  • Do you think people pay too much attention to fashion?
  • Do you think your tastes in fashion will be the same when you are old?
  • Is there anything that you used to wear in the past that you don't wear now?

Different People Wearing Different Clothes

  • Do you think the clothes a person wears leaves an impression on others?
  • Do students and working people wear the same kinds of clothes?
  • What can you learn about a person from the clothes they wear?

Shopping for Clothes

  • How often do you go shopping for clothes?
  • Do you like shopping (for clothes)? (Why?/Why not?)
  • Do you spend a lot of money on clothes?
  • Would you say people spend too much (money) on clothes nowadays?
  • Where do you buy your clothes?
  • Where do you think you can buy the most fashionable clothes?
  • Have you ever bought clothes that you (now) don't like?
  • When was the last time you went shopping for clothes?
  • Do you like window-shopping for clothes? (Why?/Why not?)
  • Why do some people frequently go shopping (for clothes)?
  • Do you think some people pay too much attention to clothes?
  • Do you think some people spend too much time/money on shopping (for clothes)?
  • Do you think people spend too much time choosing their clothes?
  • Do men and women have the same ideas (feelings) about shopping for clothes?
  • Do you like buying clothes on the internet?
  • Do you like to try on clothes before you buy them? (Why?/Why not?)
  • Do you plan to buy any designer (or, name brand) clothes?

Uniforms

  1. Do you think employees in a company should wear a uniform?
  2. Are you (would you be) willing to wear a uniform at work?
  3. What kinds of people wear a uniform? (Hint: soldiers, policemen, most school students, etc.)
  4. In your country, are students allowed to wear different clothes to other students?

The Colour of Clothes

  1. Do people care about the colour of their clothes? (Why?/Why not?)
  2. How about you - do you care about the colour of your clothes? (Why?/Why not?)
  3. What's your favourite clothes colour? (Why?)
  4. When you buy clothes, how do you choose the colour?
  5. Do any colours have special meaning in your culture?
  6. Do you think colour(s) is (are) important in daily life?

Traditional Clothes

  1. Do any people in your country still wear the traditional clothing of your country?
  2. Do you ever wear traditional Iranian clothes? (When?)
  3. Why do you think traditional clothes are popular (with some kinds of people)?
  4. How (much) is traditional Iranian culture being affected by foreign clothes styles?

Men and Women

  1. Do you think men and women think (or, feel) the same about clothes?

Concentration

  • When do you need to stay (or, be) focused?
  • Do you ever find it difficult to stay focused (= hard to concentrate)?
  • What distracts you (= What are some examples of things that distract you) when you're trying to stay focused?
  • Do you ever do anything to help you concentrate?
  • (Similar to above) What do you do to help you concentrate? ?
  • (Similar to above) What do you do when you are trying to (= want to) concentrate?
  • Do you think you can do two things at the same time?

More Questions

Do you prefer to study/work in a quiet environment, or in a place that has some noises (or sounds)?

What do you do if there's too much noise (and you want to work / study)?

When (or, at what times) do you find it easiest to concentrate? (Why?)

(Similar to above) When you are studying/working, how long can you concentrate (or stay focused)?

How do you think a person could improve their ability to concentrate?

Do you think children can concentrate very well?

(Similar to above) Do you think children can concentrate better than adults?

(Similar to above) Could you concentrate when you were a child?

(Similar to above) Could you concentrate better when you were a child than you can now?

(Similar to above) Did you learn how to concentrate when you were a child?

Decoration

  • what’s the decoration like in your home?
  • What kind of the decoration do you prefer?
  • Do Iranian people like redecorating their homes?
  • What’s your favorite color when he decorating your home?

Discussions

  • What topics do you usually discuss with your friends?
  • What kinds of discussions did you have when you were a child?
  • Do you often change your mind after having a discussion with someone?
  • Do you tend to talk more than others when you are discussing something with other people?

Farming

  • Have you ever visited a farm?
  • What kind of farm do you like?
  • Do you think farming is important (to a/your country)?
  • Do you know anything about how farming and agriculture?
  • Do you want to live in a farm?
  • Why do you think it is inconvenient to live in a farm?
  • What type of farm do you like?
  • Did you do farmer work when you were young?

Fish

  • Where can you (or, we, or one) see fish?
  • Do you like eating fish?
  • Have you ever gone fishing?
  • Is fishing a very popular activity in your countrty?
  • Why do people go fishing?

Friends

  • What kinds of people do you like to make friends with?
  • What do you usually do when you are with your friends?
  • Do you keep in contact with any of your friends from your childhood?
  • What do you think makes a good friend?
  • (Similar to above) What do you value most in a friend?
  • (Similar to above) What do you think is the most important part of a good frienship?
  • Would you say you are a good friend to others?
  • Do you prefer to spend time with your family or with your friends?
  • Which do you think is more important, your family or your friends?
  • How do (or, how can) people choose who to have as a boyfriend/girlfriend?

Others

  • Do you have many friends?
  • What do you and your friends usually do together?
  • Do you prefer to do things in a large group, or a small group of friends?
  • Will you spend more time with your friends in the future?
  • Do you think colleagues who work together can become good friends?
  • How does the internet affect your communication with (your) friends?
  • Did you make many friends at school/university?
  • Do you and your friends study together?
  • How often do you go out with your friends?
  • When did you last go out with your friends?
  • Do you prefer to spend time with friends, or with your parents?
  • Do you like to make (like making) friends?
  • How much time do you spend with your friends?
  • Where do you meet your friends? ( = Where do you get together with your friends?)
  • What do you usually do with your friends?
  • How long have you known your best friend?
  • When will you see him/her next?
  • What do you (and your best friend) usually do together?
  • Which do you think is better, to have many friends, or just one or two close friends?

Furniture

• Do you have a lot of furniture at home?
• Have you ever received furniture as a gift?
• What’s your favorite furniture?
• Is there a piece of furniture which you like to buy?
• Which furniture do you like the best in your home?

Getting Up Early

  •  Do you often get up early in the morning?
  •  Under what circumstances do you get up early?
  •  What do you usually do when you get up early?
  •  Do you get up early on weekends?
  •  Which morning do you like the best in a week?
  •  what is your morning routine?

Gifts

The word, "present" might be used instead of "gift

  • Have you ever received an unforgettable gift?
  • Have you ever given a handmade gift?
  • What kind of gift do you give to other people?
  • Are you good at buying (or, choosing) a gift?
  • What kind of gift do you usually buy?
  • Do you often give gifts to people?
 
  • Do you like giving presents to people?
  • What type of presents do you like to give?
  • Do you prefer giving gifts, or receiving them?
  • How do you choose what gifts to give?
  • Do you find it difficult to choose a gift?
  • On what occasions do people give gifts to others in your country?
  • Do you think that parents should give gifts to their children as a reward?
  • Do you ever give a gift that you made yourself?
  • Do people care whether you give them an expensive or cheap gift?
  • (Similar to above) Do you prefer to choose expensive rather than cheap things when you are buy a gift?

Handwriting

  • Can we guess someone’s personality from his or her handwriting?
  • Do you often write with a pen?
  • What impression does a person’s handwriting have on other people?
  • Can we tell someone’s personality from their handwriting?
  • Do you usually write by hand or write using the computer?
  • Nowadays, how do most people write things?
  • Do you often write with a pen?
  • What is the difference between writing with a pen and typing on a computer?
  • Do you think handwriting is important nowadays?
  • Do you think computers might one day replace handwriting?
  • When do children begin to write in your country?
  • How did you learn to write?
  • How can children today improve their handwriting?
  • Did you like writing things when you were a child?
  • Is your handwriting easy to read for other people?

Jokes

  • Are you good at telling jokes?
  • Do your friends like to tell jokes?
  • Do like to watch comedies?
  • Is humor important in marriage?
  • Why do people like watching comedies?
  • What is the difference between men and women in the choice of comedy?

Lending & Borrowing

  • Do you like to borrow things from others?
  • Would you ever (or, do you ever) borrow money from others?
  • Do you borrow money from your friends?
  • Do you lend things to your friends?
  • Would you like to borrow your phone to others?

Magazines and Newspapers

  1. Do you like reading magazines and newspapers?
  2. Which do you prefer reading, magazines or newspapers?
  3. What kinds of (types of) magazines (or newspapers) do you usually read?
  4. What parts of a newspaper do you prefer to read?
  5. What kinds of articles do you like to read?
  6. Have you ever read a foreign newspaper (or magazine)?
  7. Do you think reading magazines and newspapers in a foreign language is useful?
  8. Do you think reading foreign magazines and newspapers can help you learn a new language?

Making Lists

Do you make a list when you go shopping? Do you make a list for your work? Does it work? Why don’t some people like making lists? Do you prefer to make a list on paper or your phone?

Mathematics

Note: "Mathematics" is used in both British & American English. Short forms - "maths" (Br. Eng), "math" (US. Eng.)

  • Do you like maths?
  • Do you often use a calculator?
  • When did you start to use a calculator?
  • (Similar to above) How often do you use a calculator?
  • Do you think maths is important?
  • Do you think females (girls) are good at maths?
  • Some people think that maths isn’t needed in our life. What do you think?

More possible questions from past test dates:

  • Did you study mathematics at school?
  • Do you like mathematics?
  • Do you think you are very good at mathematics?
  • (Possibly; similar to above) Are you good at mathematics?
  • Do you think mathematics is easy?
  • When did you start learning mathematics?
  • (Similar to above) How long have you been studying mathematics?
  • (Possibly) For how long did you study mathematics?
  • Do you think mathematics is important?
  • Do you think it might be useful for everybody in day-to-day life?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think it is useful for everybody in day-to-day life?
  • Did you use an electronic calculator in school?
  • (Possibly) Were you allowed to use an electronic calculator at school?
  • (Possibly) Do you think school students should be allowed to use an electronic calculator at school?
  • When did you start using a calculator at school?
  • Do you think using a calculator is helpful when learning (or studying) mathematics?

:Some vocabulary

  • arithmetic (noun)
  • basic arithmetical* operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • the times table (Usually rote learned/memorized)
  • an abacus
  • mental arithmetic
  • to calculate; a calculator = an electronic calculator
  • to “be good at figures” = to “be good with figures”
  • geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics
  • Uses of mathematics: – to calculate one’s finances, paying bills etc.; buying and selling; making things (e.g., when doing carpentry); the basis of science & engineering; having an appreciation (or, understanding) when we read or hear significant figures such as the rate of inflation.

Meeting New People

  • Do you like meeting new people?
  • What are some good places to meet people?
  • Do you feel nervous when you are introduced to others for the first time?
  • What would you do if you forget the the name of someone who you had just been introduced to?

Museums

  • Do you think museums are important?
  • Are there many museums in your hometown?
  • Do you often visit museums?
  • When was the last time you visited a museum?
  • Did you go to any museums when you were a child?
  • Why is it boring for children to go to museums?
  • How can we make museums interesting for children?
  • What can be seen in museums?
  • What are the benefits of new technology for museums?

Names

  • Who gave you your name?
  • Does your name have any particular (or, special) meaning?  
  • Do you like your name?
  • Would you like to change your name?
  • (Similar to above) Have you ever considered changing your name?
  • Is it easy to change your name in your country?
  • (Similar to above) In your country, are there any problems that could occur if someone changed their name?
  • Who usually names babies in your country?  
  • Do you have any special traditions about naming children?
  • (Similar to above) What do people consider when they are giving a baby a name in your country?

New activities

Do like to try new activities? Why? What activities do you like to try? What activities did you do when you were a child? Do like to do new activities alone or with friends? As it was for people to try new things? Why are some people afraid of trying new things? What help do people need one they are trying new things? What are some of difficulties that the person might have when they try something new? You think it is better to have new experiences when you are young or when you’re older?

Picnic

Did you go on a picnic when you were a child? How often go do you go on a picnic now? Where do you usually go on a picnic? What is the difference between a picnic and cooking at home?

Public transportation

  • What forms of public transport do you have in your hometown?
  • What forms of public transport do you usually use?
  • How often do you use public transport?
  • What's the farthest you have traveled using public transport?

Reading

  • Do you like reading? 
  • What kinds of books do you usually read?
  • What kinds of things do you usually read?
  • (Similar to above, but different) What kinds of books do you like to read?
  • (Similar to above, but different) What kinds of things do you like to read?
  • Do you like E-books?
  • Do you ever read professional books? 
  • Have you ever lent or borrowed a book?

Some vocabulary:

Things to Read

Two main types: Fiction and Non-fiction

For News

Newspapers

News magazines

Company & organization newsletters

The internet. The internet includes copies of the printed newspapers and news magazines but also has news pages that are especially written for the internet. One important sub-group of internet news pages consists of independent journalists. These independent journalists usually include their commentary and opinion with their reporting of factual information.

Magazines

Fashion magazines

Movie magazines

Computer magazines

News magazines

Sports magazines

Hobbyist magazines

Technical & professional journals

Art magazines

Home decoration magazines

Women’s magazines

Literature

Autobiographies

Biographies

Novels (Historical novels, Thrillers, Mystery stories, Romance novels, Detective Stories, Science Fiction)

Poetry

Plays

Short Stories

Essays

Literary Criticism

Educational

Textbooks

Reference books

Encyclopedias

‘How-to’ books

'Self-help' books

 Entertainment

Comic books

Puzzle books

Personal Correspondence

Letters

Emails

Postcards

Faxes

Cell-phone text messages

On-line chatting

The Internet

The Internet now includes most of the examples above

Recycling

• Can you name products or materials that are commonly recycled?
• Why have people’s attitudes towards recycling changed over the last several years?
• Do you think recycling is important?

Rest

  • How often do you take a rest?
  • Do you take a nap when you have a rest?
  • How you feel after taking a nap?
  • (Similar question) how do you feel after taking a rest?

Shopping

  • Are there many shops near your home?
  • What (sorts of) things do you buy the most?
  • What do you usually go shopping in a shopping mall, or in small, local shops?
  • Do you usually make a shopping list before going shopping?
  • Do you usually compare prices before buying something (= making a purchase)?
  • Do you think expensive items are always better quality than cheaper items?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think the price of an item always reflects the quality of that item?
  • When do you usually go shopping?
  • Where do you usually go shopping?
  • When did you last go shopping?
  • Do you ever buy things you see on television?
  • What time of day do you prefer to go shopping?
  • Do you prefer to buy things in big shops, or in small shops?
  • Is there any kind of shopping that you don’t like?
  • Do you prefer to go shopping alone, or with friends?

Your Feelings About Shopping

  • Do you like (going) shopping? (Why?/Why not?)
  • (Similar to above) How do you feel about (going) shopping? 
  • (Similar to above) Do you like to go 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? 
  • (Similar to above) What thing(s) do you least like buying?

Your Shopping Habits

  • Do you prefer to buy things yourself or to have your parents buy things for you?
  • Do you often go shopping?
  • (Similar to above) How often do you go shopping?
  • (Similar to above) How often do you buy something (in a shop)?
  • 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?
  • (Similar to above) What do you like buying?
  • (Similar to above) What (kinds of things) do you usually buy when you go shopping?
  • When was the last time you went shopping?  (Include what you bought.)
  • (Similar to above) When did you last go shopping?
  • What did you buy?
  • What was the most recent thing you bought? (Include when)
  • What are the most fashionable things to buy?
  • When do you prefer to go shopping?
  • Do you have a regular time to go shopping?
  • (Similar to above) When do you usually go shopping?
  • (Similar to above) What time of the day do you prefer to go shopping?
  • (Similar to above) When do you think is the best time to go shopping?  (I.e., what day of the week / what time of the day)
  • Which day of the week do you usually go (or, do you like to go) shopping?
  • Do you like to go window-shopping? (Why?/Why not?)
  • When was the last time you went shopping?
  • In what ways do you think people's present and past shopping habits are different?
  • Would you like to work in a shop?

Shopping for Your Family

  • Who usually does the shopping in your home?
  • (Similar to above) Who does most of the shopping in your family?

Places for Shopping

  • Where do you like to shop?
  • (Similar to above) Where do you usually go shopping?
  • Are there many shops near your home? (What kind?)
  • (Similar to above) What places for shopping are there near your home?
  • What type(s) of shop do you prefer to go to? (Why?)
  • (Similar to above) What kind of shops do you most like?
  • Do you enjoy shopping in big shopping malls (big shopping centres)?
  • Do you prefer to buy things in big shops, or in small shops?
  • (Similar to above) Do you prefer shopping in small shops, or big supermarkets and department stores? (Why?)
  • (Similar to above) What are the pros and cons of buying things in big shops compared to buying things in small shops?
  • What do you buy in big shopping centres?
  • Would you say the people who work in those shops (the people who serve you) provide good service?
  • (Similar to above) Do these shops provide good service?
  • Do you think it's good that there are more and more big shops nowadays?
  • What type(s) of shop would you recommend a visitor to your country go to? (Why?)
  • (Similar to above) What places for shopping in your hometown would you recommend to foreigners (or, recommend to visitors to your hometown)?

 Internet Shopping

  • Do you like shopping for clothes or other goods on the internet?
  • What do you think are the advantages of buying things on the internet?
  • Do you think there are there any disadvantages (or dangers) from buying on the internet? (What?)
  • Would you say the things you buy (or, can buy) on the internet are good quality?
  • How can someone judge the quality of goods for sale on the internet?

Changes in Shopping in your country

  • How do you think shopping has changed in your country since you were born?
  • (Similar to above) In your country, how has shopping changed in the past few decades?
  • (Similar to above) In your hometown, what has been the biggest change in shopping in the past few years?
  • Have any (new) shops recently opened near where you live? (If yes, what?)

People's Shopping Habits

  • Do you think people spend too much time (or money) on shopping? (Why?/Why not?)
  • (Similar to above) Do you think that some people spend too much time or money on shopping?
  • Why do you think they do that?
  • What kinds of people spend an excessive amount of time or money on shopping?
  • Why do you think (some) young people like shopping so much?
  • What are some differences between men and women and shopping?

Singing

  • Do you like to sing?
  • How often do you sing?
  • Did you like to sing when you were a child?
  • Do you prefer to sing at home or at a place such as a karaoke bar (or KTV)?
  • Who's your favourite singer?
  • What's your favourite song?
  • Are the lyrics (= the words) of songs important to you?

Sports

  • Do you like sports?  (Why?)   

  • Do you have a favourite athlete?

  • What are some popular sports in your country?

  • Do you prefer individual or team sports?

  • Is there any sport that you would like to try in the future?

  • Would you like to attend the Olympic Games? 

Exercise and Sport

  • What’s the most common sport in your country?
  • (Possible question)  What’s the most popular sport in your country?
  • (Possible question) What’s the most common form of exercise in your country?
  • Do you like outdoor sports / exercise?
  • What do you think are the benefits from doing outdoor sports/ exercise?
  • Are there many celebrity athletes (who are popular) in your country?
  • Did you prefer team sports or individual sports when you were young?
  • How do we teach children to live a healthier life nowadays?
  • In your opinion, how many times a week should people go running? How long each time?
  • Do you like to watch on sport on TV?
  • (If "Yes" to the question above) What sports have you watched on TV recently?
  • When was the last time you watched a sporting match (game, competition) on TV?
  • Which do you prefer, to watch a sports competition on TV or to watch it live?
  • Do you prefer to watch sport, or to play a sport?
  • Is there any sport that you haven't experienced yet but would like to try (or learn)?

Vocabulary

  • to keep fit; a social activity
  • a spectator sport; professional sport; amateur sport
  • Definitely know the difference between “sport” and “exercise.”
  • “Exercise”, as a singular non-count noun = a type of activity that causes you to generally exercise your body, e.g., running, walking, climbing the stairs at home, riding a bicycle, working out at a gym etc.  Most types of sport involve exercising your body but some types, such as archery, do not involve much body movement.
  • “Exercises” (callisthenics) as a plural countable noun = various different body movements that people do in order to make their bodies move in different ways. For example: one exercise is to swing your arms from side to side, another exercise is to touch your toes; push-ups, sit-ups, etc

Staying up

Staying Up Late

  • Do you prefer to go to bed late, or early?
  • Have you ever stayed up late?
  • What did you do?
  • How did you feel the next day?
  • (Possibly) Did you sleep late the next day?
  • (Similar to above) Do you ever stay up late?
  • What do you do when you stay up late?
  • Would you like to sleep late every day?
  • Why do you think many young people like to stay up late?
  • Do you think children should stay up late?
  • When you were a child, did your parents (ever) let you stay up late?

Text messages

  • Do you (ever) text other people using your mobile phone (or your computer)?
  • How often do send a text message?
  • In what situations (or, on what occasions) do you usually send text messages?
  • Do you usually text someone if he or she doesn't answer the phone?
  • Which do you prefer, to send text messages or to phone people?
  • (Similar to above) Which do you do more often, send text messages or phone people?
  • Which do you think we will use more in the future, text messages or phone calls?
  • When is the best time (or situation) to send a text message instead of making a phone call?
  • Have you ever experienced a misunderstanding caused by a text message?
  • (Similar to above) Have you ever received a text message that you didn't understand?
  • Have you been inconvenienced by receiving a text message?
  • Would you prefer to receive good news over the phone or via a text message?
  • (Possibly) Do you ever leave or receive voice messages?

Tidiness

  • Would you say you are a tidy person?
  • Is your home very tidy?
  • Are you a tidier person at home or at work?
  • Did your parents teach you to be tidy?
  • Do you think people should be tidy all the time?

Trees

  • Do like trees?
  • Are there many trees in the area where you live?
  • Would you like to live in a place that has lots of trees?
  • Do you think places with trees attract more visitors than places with few trees?
  • Do like to go to a forest?
  • Is there a forest near your hometown?
  • Where can one find trees or forests in your country?
  • Do you like to plant trees?
  • Have you planted any trees?
  • When is a suitable time for planting trees? In the morning or at night?
  • Do you like to plant trees that will bear fruit?
  • Did you ever climb trees when you were a child?
  • Do you have any unique trees in your country?

TV Programs

  • Do you often watch programs and tv or on your cell phone?
  • What kind of TV programs do you like?
  • Do like watching the same kind of program all the time?
  • Do you talk with your friends about a program you watched?
  • (Similar question) Do you share a good TV program with your friends?

Weekends

  • What do you usually do (or, like to do) on weekends?
  • Are there any places in your city that you like to go to on weekends for recreation?
  • Do you often (or ever) go to a cinema on weekends?
  • Do you prefer to go to the cinema alone, or in a group?
  • What do you plan to do next weekend?

Others

   Possibly this topic is simply, "Leisure Time"

    • What do you do in your spare time?
    • (Similar to above) What do you do for entertainment?
    • When do you spend time with your family?
    • What do you usually do on weekends? (
    • What did you do last weekend?
    • What do other people in your hometown (or, in your country) usually do on weekends?
    • What are you going to do next weekend?
    • (Similar to above) What do you plan to do next weekend?
    • (Similar to above) What do you think you might do next weekend?
    • Do you think it is important to make the most of your weekend?
    • Do you feel that weekends now are more important to you than when you were a child?
    • Do you think employees should have to work on weekends?
    • Are weekends important to people?
    • (Similar to above) Are weekends important to you?
    • What do people in Iran do on the weekends?
    • Is it important for people to have weekends off?
    • Do you think people should be paid more money if they work on weekends (or public holidays)?
    • Do you think working people need to rest on weekends?
    • (Possibly) What's your favourite part of the weekend? (Why?)
    • What did you do last weekend?
    • Who was there with you?
    • Do you (prefer to) plan your weekends ahead of time?
    • Do you mostly spend weekends on study or on leisure?

Window View

  • What scenery can you see from the window of your home/dormitory?
  • do like to watch the scenery from your window?
  • do you like to live in a house with beautiful window views?
  • How do you feel when you can’t see any beautiful view from your window?

Your Country

  • Tell me a little about your country.
  • Which part of your country do most people live in?
  • Where is your country located?
  • Tell me about the main industries in your country.
  • What are some of the good things and some of the bad things about living in your country?
  • What of your country are you proud of?
  • Do you plan to live there for a long time?
  • Do you know the history of your country?

Your Home/Accommodation

Do you live in a house or a flat?

What kind of building do you live in?

Do you like your current accommodation?

Are there many (or, any) markets near your home?

Are there many public facilities near your home?

Have you lived there for a long time?

What do you do at home?

How long have you lived there?

What's your favourite room?

What kind of places would you like to live in (in the future)?

Which do you (or, would you) prefer living in, a house or a flat?

Your Living Area

Main Questions

  • Where are you living (where do you live) at the moment?
  • Have you lived there for a long time?
  • Do you like it?
  • (Similar to above) Do you like the environment around where you are living?
  • Are there good facilities in your area, such as shops?
  • What are some of the most popular (recreational) activities that people do in your community?
  • Where do people in your community usually gather for social activities?
  • Are there many people living around you?
  • What do you like about the area around where you live?
  • Is there anything you dislike about your city/local area?
  • Where do you like to go to in your area?
  • Who do you live with?
  • Do you know the people (or, many people) living around you (living nearby)?
  • Do you have many friends there?
  • Are you planning to move to another area to live?
  • What changes have you seen in this area (since you have been living there)?
  • What changes (= what improvements) would you like to see in this area?
  • (Different to above) What changes are you expecting (to see) in this area?

Possible Other Questions

  • Is that far from here (the test centre)?
  • Please describe the area you live in.
  • Would you say it's a good place to live?
  • Is this place famous for anything?
  • Are there any interesting places near (or, in) this area?

YOUR WORK OR STUDY

YOUR WORK OR STUDY

Do you work or are you a student?

WORK

:Main Questions

  • What work (or job) do you do?
  • Do you enjoy that work?
  • Why did you choose to do that type of work (or,/that job)?
  • Would you recommend this job to other people? Do you like your job?
  • What do you do in this job?
  • What do you find interesting about your work?
  • (Similar to above) What's the most interesting part of your work?
  • What are your responsibilities at work?
  • Where do you work? 
  • What is your work environment like? 
  • How much (how many hours) do you work every week (or, every day)? 
  • Are you satisfied with the place where you work? 
  • Would you say that's a good place to work? 
  • Would you like to change the place where you work?  
  • (The question above might be this) Would you like to make (or see) any changes to the place where you work?
  • (Similar to above) How do you think your workplace could be improved?
  • What's the most important part of your work? 
  • Do you do anything that especially helps you in your work? 
  • How do you think you could improve your efficiency at work? 
  • What work do you plan to do in the future?
  • What’s your dream job like?
  • (Similar to above) What is (or, would be) your ideal job?
  • Have you (ever) changed your job? 
  • Do you prefer to work in the morning(s), or the afternoon(s)?
  • Do you prefer to take long breaks from work, or short breaks? 
  • How do you take a break during your working hours?

:Possible Other Questions

  • Is that what you wanted to do when you were a child?
  • Do you work part-time, or full-time?
  • What do you do in that job? (= What are your responsibilities in that job?)
  • What does that company do?
  • How long have you been working?
  • What did you do to get your first job?  *
  • Did you enjoy your first day at work?
  • (Similar to above) How did you feel on your first day at work?
  • Are you friends with the people you work with with?
  • (Similar) Have you made many (or any) friends at work?
  • Do you think it's important to be friends with the people you work with?
  • What time of the day do you work the best?
  • (Similar to above) Do you work better in the morning, or in the afternoon?
  • Did you have any training for this job?
  • Would you like to have some (or, more) training in the future?
  • Will you always do this job? ( = Will you continue to do this job / this type of work?)

STUDY 

Main Questions:

  • What subject are you studying?
  • Why did you choose to study that?
  • Do you like it (your subject)?
  • What do you do/learn in this subject?
  • What's the most enjoyable part of your studies? 
  • Is it (your subject) interesting?
  • Would you say your studies (or, your subject) is what you expected it to be? 
  • What's your favourite subject? (for high school stds)
  • (Similar to above) What classes do you like the most?
  • Do you like to study? (= Do you like studying?) 
  • How much study do you do every week?   
  • What would you say is the most important part of your studies? 
  • Where do you usually study?  
  • (Possible question) Where did you do your studying yesterday? 
  • Do you do anything that especially helps you to study? 
  • How do you think you could improve your efficiency as a student?  
  • What school/university do (or, did) you study at? (= Where do you study?)
  • Do you like your school university?  
  • What do you like most about your school / university? 
  • Why did you choose to study at that school/university?
  • How do you think your school/university could be improved? 
  • Would you like to change your school (or university)?  
  • What will you do (or, what do you plan to do) after you graduate from university finish secondary school?
  • Do you prefer strict teachers, or fun teachers?
  • Do you like your teachers and classmates?
  • Who do you think are the more important in a school, the students or the teachers?
  • Would you say that communication is important when/for studying?
  • Do you prefer to study in the morning or in the afternoon?

Possible Other Questions:

  • Do you think it (your subject) will be helpful for you in the future?
  • Is that a popular choice among your friends?
  • Do you plan to (or, will you) continue your studies in the future?
  • Do you plan to (or, will you) continue studying this subject?
  • Have you made many (or any) friends at school/university?

Part 2 & 3 Questions

A Child Behaving Badly In Public

Describe a time when you saw a child behave badly in public

You should say:

where it was

what the child was doing

how others reacted to it

and explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. How important is family to children?
  2. What kind of wrong behavior do children usually have?
  3. How should parents stop children from behaving badly in public?
  4. Are parents these days stricter than those in the past?
  5. Whose influence on children is more important, friends’ or parents’?
  6. What factors affect children’s behavior?

A Childhood Toy

A Childhood Toy

Describe a toy you liked in your childhood

You should say:

what kind of toy it was

when you received it

how you played with it

And how you felt about it

 

 

Part 3

How do advertisements influence children?

What is the difference between the toys that kids play now and those they played in the past?

Do you think parents should buy more toys for their kids or spend more time with them?

(Similar to about have) Do you think it is appropriate for parents to buy a lot of toys but spend less time with them?

Do parents in your country spend a lot on buying their kids toys?

What kind of toy is popular in your country?

What strategies do toy companies use to attract children to buy toys?

What toys are popular with boys and girls in your country now?

Do you think advertising that targets children should be banned?

How do ads influence children?

Do you agree that the fact that children are targeted by many companies as potential consumers spores their childhood?

A Conversation You were not Interested in

Describe a conversation topic that you were not interested in

You should say:

What the topic was

who you talked with

when it was

and explain why you weren’t interested in it

Part 3

  1. How do you know if others are not interested in your conversation?
  2. Do men and women talk about the same things?
  3. What would you usually like to talk about?
  4. Does technological development have a negative impact on communication among people?
  5. Do you think women chat more than men?
  6. Do you think that it is impolite to disagree with another person during a conversation if you have another opinion?
  7. Do you think that many children nowadays don’t want to communicate with children of the same age?
  8. Why do you think it is important to communicate with others?
  9. What communication skills are important?
  10. What’s the difference between the topics popular now and those in the past?

A Decision You Made

Version A 

Describe an important decision that you made.

 You should say:

            what the decision was

            how you made your decision

            what the results of the decision were  

 and explain why it was important.

Version B

Describe a good decision you or someone you know made.

               You should say:  

            who made the decision

            what the decision was

            what the results of the decision were  

 and explain why you think it was a good decision.

 

Part 3

Decisions in General

  • Who would you say is more likely to make bad decisions, men or women?

Decisions and Children

  • In your country, who generally makes the important decisions concerning the education of children, their mother or their father?
  • Do you think parents should always make decisions for their children (their sons and daughters)?
  • What are some examples (or some kinds of) decisions that are difficult for children to make?
  • At what age do you think children are suitable for making their own decisions?

Sources of Advice

  • Do you think it's a good idea to listen to the advice of others before making an important decision?
  • Would you say young people should seek advice before making an important decision?
  • Who can people seek advice from?
  • Do you think we can trust the advice of people we don't know?

A Family You Know

 Describe the family (not your own) which you like are you happy to know

    You should say:

            where this family lives

            who the members of the family are

            how you know them

            what each person in this family does in life  (student/work/retired etc.)

      and explain why you like this family.

Possible follow-up questions:

  • Do you know many other families?
  • Do you often meet with this family?

Part 3

Families in Your Country

  • What do you understand the word, "family" to mean?
  • (Similar to above) What does the word, "family" mean?
  • In your country, what family members typically live together in one home?
  • If you had the choice, who would you prefer to live with?
  • Is it common for an extended family to live under one roof in your country?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
  • In your country, do most people usually live in the same city as their family members?
  • In your country, what is the traditional model of a family?
  • In your country, what people most commonly live together as a family today?
  • Do you think the number of children in a family should be limited, for example, limited to two children?
  • In your country, who is usually the most important member of a family?
  • In your country, who is usually the head (the leader) of the family?
  • Who makes (the major) decisions in your family (or, in families in your country)?
  • Do grandparents still have the opportunity to make family decisions?
  • Can you compare family decision-making in the past and today?
  • Do you think this will stay the same in the future?
  • Would you say that, in most families, there is gender equality between the mother and father (or, wife and husband)?
  • Would you say the status of men in your country today is different to the way it was in the past?
  • In a traditional family in your country, does every family member have an equal right to speak?
  • (Similar to above)  In a traditional family in your country, is the opinion of every family member given equal weight?
  • Do you think this will change in the future?
  • What do you think are the advantages (and possible disadvantages) of having close family ties?
  • What would you say is the effect of media such as TV, radio and newspapers on families?
  • Do you think the popular media has changed the way people think about family?
  • In what way do digital devices influence family relationships?
  • What are the effects of change in working conditions on families?
  • Do you think the government should provide more help to families?

Grandparents

  • What role do grandparents traditionally have in families?
  • In your country, do most children grow up with their grandparents living in the same house?
  • (Similar to above) Do grandparents usually live with their grandchildren?
  • Who do you think young children prefer to live with, their parents or their grandparents?
  • Are grandparents today considered to be important family members in your country?
  • What role do grandparents play in family life in your country?
  • Are grandparents (or, old people) today given the same respect (or, enjoy the same status) as they used to be given, or has it changed?
  • What are the advantages (and possible disadvantages) of grandparents living with the family?
  • What are the differences between the relationships (or roles) of parents and grandparents to children in the fami9ly? *
  • Can (or, do) grandparents help with bringing up their grandchildren?

Parents

  • In your country, what are the roles of the mother and the father in a family?
  • (Similar to above) In your country, what are the different responsibilities of the mother and the father in a family?
  • Would you say that most parents in your country are good parents?
  • What makes a good parent?
  • (Similar to above) What personal qualities do parents need to have?
  • How can a person learn to become a good parent?
  • Do you think it's easier today to raise children than it was in the past?
  • Would you say that parents in your country have different attitudes towards their sons, and towards their daughters?
  • What do you suggest parents should (or, could) do in order to avoid having their child grow up to be selfish (or spoiled)?

A Famous Person That You Are Interested in

Describe a famous person that you are interested in
You should say:
Who this person is
How you know about this person
What sort of life they had before they became famous
How this person became famous
And explain why you like this person
 
Part 3
What sorts of people are famous in your country?
How do people become famous?
Are there any differences between the people who were famous a few years ago (eg. 10 - 15 years ago and the people are famous today?
What kind of celebrities do you think will be remembered forever?
Do you think you can be famous by being beautiful? 
Which one do you think is important for becoming famous, talent or hard work?
What do you think is necessary to become a celebrity?  
Do you think celebrities should have privileges? 
Do you think people will change their favorite celebrities with time?
Do you think famous people ever have a negative influence on ordinary people?
Through what kind of media can these people be famous?
What qualities do famous people have in common?
What do you think about nepotism amongst the famous people?

A film or TV program that made you laugh

Describe a film or TV program that made you laugh.

You should say:

        what film or TV program it was

        what the film or TV program was about

        who the actors were

and explain why (or how) it made you laugh.

Part 3

Laughter

  • Would you say it's good for people to laugh?
  • Can you give any examples of what makes children laugh?
  • Do you think children laugh more often than adults?

Humour

  • Do you think it's important for teachers to be funny?
  • (Similar to above, but not exactly the same) Do you think it's important for teachers to have a sense of humour?
  • (Different to above) Do you think it's good for teachers to sometimes use humour in their lessons?

Happiness

  • What are some examples of what makes people in your country feel happy?
  • Would you say children are generally happier than adults?
  • What do you do when you feel sad?

A Foreign Country (Culture) You Want to Learn More About

Describe a foreign country (culture) you want to learn more about
You should say:
                what it is
                where it is
                what you like to know about it/how you know about it
       and explain why you want to learn more about it.

Part 3

  • What do you think is the best way to learn about a foreign culture?
  • What do you think is the biggest problem of working in a foreign country?
  • Some people say that reading is the best way to know about a culture, do you agree?
  • Is national identity important?
  • What things best show that a country is different?
  • How can people/governments protect their national culture?

A Home That You Visited but Did Not Want to Live in

Describe a home that you visited but did not want to live in

You should say:

Where it is

What it is like

Why you visited it

And explain why you would not like to live there

 

 

Part 3

Do Iranian people like to visit others’ homes?

Do you like to invite you friends?

How will you entertain friends in your home?

Why do some people prefer not to entertain guests at home?

(Similar to above) Do Iranian people often visit relatives and friends?

Do they bring gifts?

Are there any special gifts they bring?

Why do they bring gifts when they visit others?

What do Iranian people do when they visit others?

Where do you prefer to visit others, at home or outside? 

Do you think a friend’s unplanned visit to your house is an interruption?

What kind of place do people in your country like to live in?

What do people need to consider when choosing where to live?

Why do people in cities and villages live differently?

Is it better to live in the country than in the city? 

What is the difference between urban and rural dwelling types? 

(Similar to above) What is the difference between urban and rural housing structure? 

What's the difference between homes in cities and those in the countryside?

Do most people in your country live in a flat warehouse?

What are the benefits of living in a house?

A Kind of Weather You Like

Describe a kind of weather you like

You should say:

What it is

Where you go in this weather

What you do in this weather

And explain why you like it

 

 

Part 3

What do people wear in different weather?

How does weather influence people's life?

What are people's opinions on weather forecast?

Are there any festivals about seasons?

What is the impact of weather on people’s lives?

Do people in your country read/listen to the weather forecast?

Questions from past test dates:

The Weather

  • Do you think many people tin your country pay attention to weather forecasts?
  • Do you (or people in general) usually watch the weather forecasts on TV?  
  • Do you prefer to get your weather information from television, or from apps on your smartphone?
  • Do you think the weather forecast is usually accurate?
  • Does the weather influence people’s daily activities?  
  • Would you say rainy and sunny days affect people differently?
  • Are the activities of young people and of old(er) people affected the same by the weather?
  • Does the weather ever affect your plans?
  • Do rainy days affect people’s routines, (or their daily activities)?
  • Do you like rainy days?
  • Can you describe what a rainy day is like?
  • How do people go to work when it's raining?
  • Do you think the economy is affected by weather

The Seasons

  • Do you have four distinct seasons where you live (or, in your hometown)?
  • Are the seasons different in different parts of your country?  
  • Do the seasons influence people’s moods?  
  • In your country, are there any festivals or traditions that occur in certain seasons

Clothing for Different Types of Weather

  • Do people dress differently in different kinds of weather?  
  • Do you think it’s annoying (or, inconvenient) to wear different clothes in different kinds of weather?
  • What do you wear when it is cold outside?
  • Why do people need to wear thick clothes when it’s cold outside?
  • Why do people wear hats on sunny days?
  • Why do you think people wear raincoats?
  • Do people change their clothes on rainy days?

A Line You Remember From A Poem Or Song

Describe a line (or a few words) that you remember from a poem or song

You should say:

What line it is

which song or poem it is from

how you know about it

and explain how you feel about it

Part 3

  1. Are you good at memorizing things?
  2. When do people in your country sing songs together?
  3. What types of songs do young children like to listen to?
  4. Why are some singers so popular in the world?
  5. Do people in your country listen to songs from other countries?
  6. Where do people in your country go to sing?
  7. Why do children like the rhyme of songs or poems?
  8. You think it is easier for children to learn a song or poem than for adults?
  9. What can people learn from songs or poems?

A Live Sport Match

A Live Sport Match

 

Describe a live sport match that you have watched

You should say:

What it was

When you watched it

What it was like

And how you felt about it

 

 

Part 3

Do you prefer to watch live sports or watch it on TV?

What is the difference between watching sports events at home and at the stadium?

Why do some people like to watch live sports?

What kinds of sports do Iranian people like to watch?

(similar to above)Why do people like to watch games on the spot?

Do people (in your country) like to watch sports on TV or do they spend money to go to the scene?

What is the difference between the sports activities that people liked in the past and the present?

What are the sports that people didn’t watch in the past and watch them now?

Do you think competition is good for students?

A Part of a City You Enjoy

Describe a part of a/your city or town you enjoy spending time in

You should say:

Where it is

What it is like

What you do there

And explain why you enjoy spending time there

 

Part 3

what are the purposes of public places in towns and cities?

What interest in public places are there in your hometown?

You think there should be more for public places?

How do public places change in towns or cities?

What public places do old people usually visit?

Why do young people like to go to public places?

Will more people move to cities in the future?

A Person Who Shows His Feelings Openly

Describe a person who shows his or her feelings openly

You should say:

who this person is

how you know this person

why you think this person is open

and explain how you feel about this person

Part 3

1. Is it difficult for people in your country to express feelings?

2. What’s the difference between males and females in terms of expressing their feelings?

3. Why do you think people nowadays are not as open as those in the past?

4. Who talks more, children or grown-ups?

5. Are you talkative?

6. Are people in your country talkative?

7. Should children be encouraged to talk more?

A Person Who Wears Unusual Clothes

Describe a person who wears unusual clothes

You should say:

Who is he

How you know him

What kind of clothes he wears

And explain why you consider that his clothing choices are weird

 

 

Part 3

Where do Iranians normally buy clothes?

The difference between men's and women's choices of clothes?

What is the general dress code for working people (in your country)?

What are the different dressing styles for different ages in your country?

What is the dressing style of young Iranian people? Why do young people like it cool?

Do you think it is import for people to wear smart?

What factors do you think are more important when buying clothes?

Do clothes affect people's mood?

What do people consider when buying clothes?

A Piece of International News

Describe a piece of international news you recently heard

You should say:

What it was about

Where and when you heard it

What you were doing when you heard it

And explain how you felt about it

 

Part 3

How do Iranian people usually get news?

Which kind of news is more popular, domestic news or international news?

Do you think children should pay more attention to the news?

How have the news media changed recently?

A Polite Person You Know

Describe a polite person you know

You should say:

Who he/she is

How you knew him/her

What he/she is like

And explain why you think he/she is polite

 

 

Part 3

 

Are you polite?

How do Iranians show politeness and respect for others?

Are people today as polite as people were in the past?

Is there a country whose people are particularly known to be polite?

Do you think politeness is different in different countries and parts of the world?

Are there any differences between urban and rural people concerning politeness?

(Similar to above) Who are more polite, people from cities or those from the countryside?

Are people more polite with non-family members then they are with the parents?

Should schools require need teachers to respect others?

(Similar to above) Should school teachers be polite?

Why do you need to respect your neighbors?

What's the standard of being polite?

What behavior is regarded as impolite?

What do you think make people polite?

How do children learn to be polite?

Are urban people more polite than before?

Why do some people think that young people have become impolite?

How do Iranian people in cities and rural areas show politeness in?

Why do different regions behave differently?

Can American TV series cause problems in other regions?

A Prize That You Received

Describe a prize that you received

You should say:

what the prize was

when you received it

what you needed to do to get it

and explain how you felt about it

Part 3

1. What rewards can children get from school?

2. Is it good for children to compete for prizes at school?

3. What rewards can companies offer to outstanding employees?

4. What rewards do children want to get?

5. Is it a good idea to reward children for doing homework or housework?

6. Should parents push their children to get prizes?

7. Should  students get the same prize in sports and academics?

8. Why should people be awarded?

9. Are awards always good for the winners?

A Promise You Made to Someone

Describe a time you made a promise to someone

You should say:

What the promise was

To whom you made it

Whether it was easy or difficult to keep

And explain why you made it

 

Part 3

What kinds of promises do people often make?

(Similar to above) What kinds of promises do (Iranian) people often make?

Do Iranian people generally break their promise?

Why do some people fail to keep their promises?

(Similar to above)Why do people break their promise?

Do you think it is important to keep a promise?

When is it good to break the promise? 

When do you break your promise?

Do parents in your country make promise to their children?

What kind of promise do you think parents make to children?

Is it important for parents to keep promises to children? 

What happens if parents fail to keep their promises.

Why parents like to make promise?

Do children keep their promises?

What promises do children usually make?

Should children be rewarded for keeping promises? 

A Restaurant That You Like

Describe restaurant that you like to go to with your family or friends. You should say:

what restaurant it is when you go there (or, how often you go there) what kind of food they serve there (or, what service they provide) who you usually go there with

and explain why you like to eat at this place.

Part 3

Eating in Your Country

Restaurants "Eat out" = eat in restaurants (i.e., out of the home) • What are some reasons why people eat out? • Does it give people more status to eat in a restaurant rather than eat at home? • Do people now go to restaurants more than before? (Why?/Why not?) • (Similar to above) Do you prefer to eat in a restaurant or at home? • What's the difference between eating at home and eating in a restaurant? • Is there any difference between home-cooked food and food in restaurants? • (Similar to above) What are the differences between eating at home and eating in restaurants? • Which food do you think is healthier, restaurant food or home-cooked food? • Do you like to go to foreign (or, Western) restaurants? • In the future, do you think more people will be eating in restaurants than is the case now?

Your National Diet • How would you introduce a foreigner to the food and the food culture in (from) your country? • Do you think there will be any changes in the future concerning what food most people in your country eat?

A Healthy Diet • In your opinion, what is a "healthy diet"? • What are some examples of unhealthy food? • Would you say the people in your country usually eat healthy food? • How could you avoid eating "fast food"? • Do you think schools should give information to school children about healthy food? • How do you think schools could encourage their students to eat a healthy diet?

Cooking • Who does more of the cooking in homes in your country, the husband or the wife? • Who prefers to cook, men or women? • Do you think men should learn how to cook? • Who do you think is better at cooking, men or women? • Do you think women sometimes feel under pressure when they are cooking at home? • How (or when) do people learn to cook? • Do you think children should learn to cook? • How should (or, could) a person teach a child to cook? • Do you think cooking should be taught at school?

Buying Food • If you do your own cooking, do you think it's important to know how to select the raw ingredients (the uncooked food) in the shops? • How do people choose what to buy when they are going to prepare (or, cook) a meal? • Where do people in your country generally go to buy their food? • Why do you think supermarkets are becoming more popular than traditional food markets? • When buying food (such as in a supermarket or food market), what do you think people (need to) pay attention to? • Do you think children should receive information in school about the sources of food?

A Risk You Have Taken

Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result

You should say:

What it was

Why you took it

what the result was

and explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. Are action films popular in your country?
  2. Is it a good thing that a leader likes taking risks?
  3. Do you think men and women would make a different choice about risk-taking?
  4. Why do some people enjoy extremes sports?
  5. Why do some parents let their children take risks when they know there is danger?
  6. What you think is the difference in risk management between young and old?
  7. If your child reads a book that contains dangerous details, how can you teach him how to avoid it?

A Short Trip You Often Take

Describe a short trip you often take but do not like

You should say:

where you travel from and to

how often you make this trip

why you make this trip

And explain why you do not like the trip

 

 

Part 3

What is the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?

How do people (in your country) travel to work?

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

What it means of transport do people use when traveling in your country?

Do like to travel on your own or with your family?

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

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

Why do people travel longer trips now?

Do Iranian people like travelling abroad?

(Similar to above) Why do people travel abroad?

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

Do people prefer long trips or short trips?

How much time do you think people should be spent on a trip abroad?

What kind of problems do people have when traveling?

Is travelling to other countries important?

Who prefers travelling abroad more, the young or the old?

Which is better for knowing more about a country? Travelling or reading books about it?

Questions from past test dates:

How do most people in your country travel to work?

Can you explain why many people in big cities choose to live in the suburbs?

(Similar to above) People in cities used to like living downtown but now they prefer to live in the suburbs. Can you explain why

Do you think people will be living further away from work places in the future?

What would you say is the impact of vehicles on people’s lives?

Do you prefer to walk or take a car for short trips? (e.g., less than 1km)

(Similar to above) Do people in your country prefer to walk or take a car for short trips

Do you think there are any connections between transportation and the environment? 

How can big cities deal with the problem of having many people crowded into the same place?

What do you think could be done to help people travel less (or, spend less time travelling)?

Long Trips

What are some examples of long trips that people make?

International Travel

Do people from your country like to travel  abroad?

What are the most common foreign destinations for travellers from your country?

Can you suggest why some people (from your country) go abroad to work?

What would you say are the benefits, and the downsides, of travelling abroad?

A Short-Term Job You’d Like To Do In A Foreign Country

Describe a short-term job you want to have in a foreign country

You should say:

What the job is

Where you want to do it

How you knew it

And explain why you want to do it

 

 

Part 3

What jobs can people do abroad for short time?

Why might people not want to work abroad?

What are the difficulties that people might face why working abroad?

Will it be beneficial for young people to work for an international company?

How do people get to know about international jobs?

Is it difficult for people to get a job at an international company?

Is it good that now people have an opportunity to live and work abroad?

Why do people like to work abroad?

What are the benefits of working abroad?

What kind of work can young people do in foreign countries ?

(Similar to above) What jobs do Iranian people do abroad and what kind of companies do they enter?

What are the difficulties and benefits of working in an international company?

Do young people in your country go abroad to work after graduation?

Is it easy for young people in your country to find a job in an international company?

What skills do you need to work in an international company?

What can you get from working abroad and what impact will it have on your future career/life?

Is it good for young people to have the experience of living in other countries?

Why are some people unwilling to work in other countries?

What's the difference between working in an international company and working in a domestic one?

A Special Hotel You Have Stayed In

Describe a special hotel you have stayed in

You should say:

Where it is

What it is like

Why you went there

And how you felt about it

Part 3

Do the ratings of hotels influence people’s choices?

How do people reserve hotel rooms?

What can influence people’s choices of hotels?

What's the difference between the hotels in your country and those abroad?

 

Questions from past test dates:

Types of Hotels

  • What are the different types of hotels? (in general)
  • What are the different types of (or, choices of) hotels in your hometown (or country)? 
  • What type(s) of hotel is (are) most popular nowadays? 
  • (Similar to above) What's the most popular type of tourist accommodation in your country?
  • Is it easy to find a room?
  • How do people find a place to stay?
  • Is there anything special about the hotels in your hometown?
  • Which hotel(s) would you recommend people stay in? (Why?)
  • If a foreigner was visiting your hometown, which hotel would you recommend they stay at?
  • In general, what are the differences in quality between the different types of hotels?
  • In your country, what kind of hotel do people usually like to (or, prefer to) stay in?
  • Do many people stay in five star hotels?
  • How important are hotels to the tourism industry? 
  • (Similar to above) What role do hotels play in the tourism industry? 
  • (Similar to above) Do you think the hotel industry is an important part of the economy? 

Hotel Facilities and Service

  • When judging the quality of a hotel, what do you think is the most important thing to consider?
  • How important do you think the service is?
  • What skills do you think hotel employees should have? 
  • Do you think hotel employees should learn a second (or, a foreign) language?
  • How do you think the service that hotel employees provide could be improved? 
  • (Similar to above) If you were in a position to change (or improve) the hotels in your country, what changes would you make?

The Tourism Industry

  • Do you think the tourism industry in your country has much potential for development?
  • How do you think the tourism industry in your country compares to that in other countries?

A Thing You Bought and Felt Pleased with

Describe a thing that you bought and felt pleased with

You should say:

What you bought

Where you bought it

What it is for

And explain why you felt pleased about it

 

 

Part 3

Where do you buy things?

How often do people in your country go shopping?

What are the most popular ways to buy things?

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

It’s shopping popular in your country?

Why is online shopping so popular these days?

Do you think online shopping will replace shopping in reality?

What do you think is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?

Why do some people go shopping in the mall?

Why do some people dislike shopping in the mall?

Do you think online shopping is safe?

How can we distinguish between good and bad things sold online?

Why is online shopping popular?

How should sellers set prices for their products?

Do you think online shopping will replace shopping in stores?

Are there any differences between online shopping and shopping in mall?

How do young and old people feel about shopping online?

Why do foreigners prefer to go shopping in the mall, and why don’t they shop online?

A Time When You Changed Your Opinion

Describe a time when you changed your opinion

You should say:

What the original opinion was

when it was

why you changed it

and explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. Do you like giving opinions about politics?
  2. Do children like to change opinions?
  3. When do people change opinions?
  4. What important changes in popular ideas and opinions have taken place recently?
  5. Do you prefer advice from your family or your friends?
  6. Who do young people turn to for advice?
  7. When do children begin to have their own ideas?
  8. Do you think children would always have ideas and opinions similar to those of their parents?
  9. How can teachers help children develop their ideas and opinions?
  10. What ideas and opinions are widely respected in your country?
  11. How useful is it to watch TV shows where famous people discuss ideas and opinions?
  12. Why are some people reluctant to change their ways of thinking?
  13. At what age do you think children change their ideas?
  14. What are some of the examples of things that we are forced to learn but are useful?

A Time When You Encouraged Someone

Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he/she didn't want to do

You should say:

Who he or she is

What you encouraged him/her to do

How he/she reacted

And explain why you encouraged him/her

 

Part 3

How can leaders encourage their employees?

When should parents encourage their children?

What kind of encouragement should parents give?

Do you think some people are better than others at persuading?

Do you often encourage people to do things?

Do Iranian parents generally encourage their children to do something?

Should parents encourage children with money?

How can companies encourage workers?

(Similar to above)What kind of encouragement methods do you think is good for company employees?

How can leaders encourage employees?

For what kind of things do children need to be encouraged

Do you think some people are better at persuading other people?

How do (Iranian) parents encourage their children?

Should parents encourage their children when they refuse to do something?

Why should we encourage others to do things they don’t want to do?

When should parents encourage their children?

A Time When You Felt Bored

Describe a time when you felt bored

You should say:

when it was

who you were with

what you were doing

And explain why you felt bored

 

 

Part 3

When do people feel bored?

Do you often feel bored?

Do you follow a strict routine every day?

Do people nowadays often feel bored?

What can people do when they feel bored?

Do people get bored about daily routines ?

What occupations are boring.

What should people do if their job is bored?

Which one is more likely to get bored, young people or the old?

Do you think people should often change their routine?

A Time When You Gave Advice to Others

Describe a time when you gave advice to others

You should say:

When it was

To whom you gave the advice

What the advice was

And explain why you gave the advice

 

 

Part 3

Do you often ask others for advice?

Do you often seek advice from your parents or friends?

Why do old people sometimes ask young people for advice?

Do others often ask for your advice?

What do you think of a person who often asks different people for advice?

What are the problems if you ask too many people for advice?

Is it a good thing to seek advice from many people before making a decision?

When do you ask a friend for advice instead of asking your parents for advice?

Do the elderly often seek advice from young people?

Will you think carefully before giving advice to others?

In general, what kind of person is more suitable for giving advice to others?

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

You prefer advice from your family or your friends?

Who do young people turn to for advice?

Which you think is better, advice from young people or advice from old people?

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

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

Should people prepare before giving advice?

Is it good to ask advice from strangers online?

What are the personalities of people whose job is to give advice to others?

When do older people seek advice from young people?

In what situation do young people ask their families for advice?

For which situations do people need to give careful advice?

A Time When You Got Close to a Wild Animal

Describe a time when you got close to a wild animal

You should say:

Where you were

What the animals were doing

Who you were with

And what your reaction was

 

 

 

Part 3

What are the differences between animals in zoos and those in the wild?

Why should the staff in the zoos teach the public about animals?

Why are people keen on keeping pets?

How can the increase of human population influence wild animals?

Would you share your experience of seeing animals with others?

Why do many people think zoo is important?

Should parents take their children to the zoo?

What can children learn from visiting zoos?

What do you think some people oppose zoos?

What do you think if scientists develop artificial meat which will reduce the number of people killing animals?

What are the differences between animals in the zoos and the wild?

Is it popular to go to zoos in your country?

Is it okay to keep pets at home?

Some people kill animals to make clothing. Is this good?

Are zoos good places for wild animals?

What is the difference between zoos and the wild?

Do animals cause more problems in the countryside than in the cities?

How are pets and now different from those in the past?

Is there any difference between the way animals were used for work in the past and nowadays?

What problems will keeping pets bring?

Is it safe for animals to live in cities?

Why do some people refuse to eat animals?

Why do more and more people become vegetarians?

Do you support experimentation on animals?

Why has human activity affected some kinds of animals more than others?

Why do you think wild animals should be protected?

You think animals are important?

What should we do to protect endangered animals?

What will happen when some species disappear on earth?

A Time When Your Computer Broke Down

Describe a time when your computer broke down

You should say:

When it was

What you were doing

What you did about it

And how you felt about it

 

 

 

Part 3

What do people use computers for?

Should students be allowed to use computers at school?

What do you think of people who are addicted to computers?

Do you think computers make our life simpler or more complex?

A Time You Got Lost

Describe a time when you got lost.

               You should say:

where it was

 who was with you

 how you felt

and explain how you eventually found your way.

Part 3

Becoming Lost

  • Do you think people get lost easily, or not?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think it's easy for people to get lost?
  • Do you think it’s important to know how to read a map?
  • Can you suggest why some people seem to get lost more easily than others?

Exploration

  • Can you explain why people go to new places?
  • Do you think it’s important to do some preparation before going off to a new place?
  • People today are relying on technology when they go abroad. What do you think of that? ( = What do you think of hi-technology such as the internet, and smart-phones as tools when you're planning a trip overseas?)

A Time You Got Sick

Describe a time you got sick
You should say:
What it was
When you had it
How you got it
And explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  • Compared to the past, is it easier for people to get sick now?
  • Who/What type of people are more likely to get sick?
  • What does your government do to encourage people to lead a lifestyle?
  • Do you think people in your country take enough care of their own health?

A Time You Needed to Use Your Imagination

Describe a time you needed to use your imagination

You should say:

When it was

Why you needed to use imagination

How difficult or easy it was

And explain how you felt about it

 

 

Part 3

Do you think adults can have lots of imagination ?

Do you think imagination is essential for scientists ?

What kinds of jobs need imagination?

What subjects are helpful for children's imagination ?

Do children need imagination when playing games?

Are children more imaginative when they play alone or when they play with a group?

Do teachers need imagination when they teach?

Is imagination the most worthwhile recruitment criterion that employers should be concerned about?

What kinds of games helps children develop imagination?

How can teachers help children develop imagination?

Which one can improve children's imagination, reading stories or watching cartoons?

Is it important for children to learn imagination?

Questions from past test dates:

Imagination in General

  • Do you like to use your imagination?
  • Do you think it's easy for adults to use their imagination?
  • How (in what ways) do we use our imagination?
  • What would you say is the relationship between imagination and creativity?
  • Which would you say requires a greater use of one’s imagination, reading text or looking at pictures?
  • (Similar to above) Which would you say requires a greater use of one’s imagination, reading books or watching cartoons?

Imagination in the Workplace

  • Some people think having a strong imagination is the most important quality for employees. What do you think?
  • Who do you think needs to use imagination more, employees in big companies or those in small companies?
  • What kinds of (examples of) jobs especially require the use of imagination?  
  • Do you think teachers need to be imaginative?
  • Do you think scientists need to have good powers of imagination?
  • How do scientists use their imagination?
  • In what ways do you think scientists and artists or designers differ in the way they need to use imagination?
  • Would you say it requires imagination to write computer programs (software)?

Developing the Power of Imagination in Children

  • In what ways do children use their imagination?
  • Do you think it's necessary for children to develop their imagination?   
  • Can you suggest how parents could help train their children to use their imagination?
  • In order to exercise their imagination, would you say it's better for children to read stories, or to watch cartoons?  
  • (Similar to above) Which would you say requires a greater use of one’s imagination, reading books or watching cartoons?  
  • Do you think using electronic devices or playing games are good for developing children’s imagination?
  • (Possibly the question above is this) Which do you think is better for developing children’s imagination, using electronic devices, or playing (non-electronic) games?
  • What kinds of games require children to use their imagination?  
  • Would you say the education system in your country places a lot of value on imagination?
  • How can teachers help students use (or cultivate) their imagination

A Useful Book You Have Read

Describe a book you read that you found useful

You should say:

What the book was

what it was about

when you read it

and explain why you think it was useful

Part 3

1. What is the difference between paper books and e-books?

2. What is the difference between reading habits of young people and old people?

3. Who do you think read more books, young people or old people?

4. What are the benefits of reading books?

5. What kind of books do people of your age read?

6. Do you think parents should encourage their children to read?

7. Do you think the Internet and browsing the web discourages people from going to the library?

8. Do you think local governments should encourage constructional  of libraries?

9. Some people say that it’s easier for children who started reading at a young age to succeed. Do you agree?

10. Are libraries important nowadays?

11. What books do children like to read?

12. Do you think paper books will disappear?

13. Do people read more nowadays?

14. Do you read before going to bed?

15. How will e-books affect paper books?

16. What is the difference between films and books?

An Ambition That You Have Had For A Long Time

Describe an ambition that you have had for a long time

You should say:

what the goal is

what you will do to achieve it

when you will achieve it

and explain why you want to achieve it

Part 3

  1. Do your friends have the same ambitions as you do?
  2. What jobs do young people want to do in your country?
  3. Why do some people change their minds when they grow up?
  4. Why do some people always want to be promoted or improve their quality of life?
  5. Do they need outside support to persist in their dreams?
  6. What kinds of ambitions do people usually have?
  7. Who has the greater influence on goal-setting of children, parents or teachers?
  8. Should parents interfere with their children’s ambitions?
  9. Should parents stop children when they have unrealistic ambitions?
  10. When do children start setting goals for themselves?
  11. What kinds of goals are not realistic?
  12. Why do people set goals?
  13. Why is it important for teenagers to set goals?
  14. Why should parents encourage children to have ambitions?
  15. Do people usually set different goals at different stages of life?
  16. Is there a difference between children’s ambitions and those of grown-ups?
  17. How would you feel if you couldn’t achieve your goals?
  18. Do you think it’s good that young people have ambitions of getting a high-paying job?

An area of science interests you

Describe an area of science that you are interested in.

        You should say:

                        what area it is

                        when you started to have an interest in it

                        how you first learned about it

        and explain why you are interested in it.

Part 3

Science in Our Daily Lives

  • What are some ways we use science in our daily lives?
  • (Similar to above) What role do you think science plays in our daily lives?
  • How has technology changed our lives?
  • Would you say that is a change for the better?
  • Do you think people sometimes need to take a break from modern technology?
  • Would you agree that science has developed fast in the past 100 years?
  • Have these developments all been positive developments, or do you think there have been some negative developments?
  • What would you say is the most important scientific advancement (or, event, or invention) in the past 100 years?
  • What do you think might be the next major technological advancement (in the future)?

Science Museums

  • Would you say that the general public are interested in science?
  • Does your country have many science museums?
  • Do young people (and / or children) in your country like to go to science museums?
  • What do people learn when they go to science museums?
  • How do these museums show science to the public?

Science in Education

  • Do you think there is a need to study science?
  • (Similar to above) Why should people study science?
  • Do you think everybody should study science?
  • Are scientific subjects important in schools (and universities)?
  • What are the differences between science courses and liberal arts courses?
  • Are (were) scientific subjects popular in your school?
  • What science do students in your country generally study at school?
  • Can you suggest why some people dislike studying science?
  • Why do some people find it difficult to study science? = (Why do they find science to be hard to learn?)
  • Are there students who are especially interested in science?
  • Why do you think these people like science?

An Art Exhibition You Have Visited

Describe an art exhibition you have visited

You should say:

When you went there

Where it was

What it was like

And explain how you felt about it

 

Part 3

Do people have different opinions about art? Why?

Why are some artworks expensive?

Why do some people like to collect expensive paintings?

What can art bring to life?

An Energetic Person That You Know

Describe an energetic person that you know

You should say:

Who this person is

how you know this person

why you consider this person energetic

and explain how you feel about this person

Part 3

  1. What jobs are physically demanding/require physical energy?
  2. What kind of job is suitable for energetic people?
  3. How can people become energetic workers?
  4. Do you think energetic workers earn more?
  5. Why do you think children should take physical education classes?
  6. Do you think that one day all jobs could be done by robots?
  7. Do you think machines could replace human workers in the future?
  8. What are the benefits of replacing human workers with robots?
  9. How have robots and computers changed the way people work?
  10. Which is more important for young people, interesting or well-paid job?
  11. What kinds of jobs are well-paid in your country?
  12. What jobs do we young people prefer?
  13. How can people find a perfect job?
  14. What factors people take into account when choosing a job?
  15. What kinds of jobs are unpopular in your country?
  16. Would you like to apply for challenging jobs or common jobs?
  17. What jobs do you think are difficult to do?
  18. Are difficult jobs more interesting to do than easy ones?
  19. Do you think that people who do difficult jobs should get higher salaries?
  20. What kinds of jobs will receive higher salaries in the future?
  21. Do people in your country like to talk about their salaries with their friends?
  22. What kinds of jobs need a lot of physical work?
  23. What is the difference between payment for mental work and that for physical work?
  24. Will physical workers receive higher salaries in the future?

An Enjoyable Meal

Describe a meal (or dinner) that you especially enjoyed. *

               You should say:

 where it was (and when)

 what you ate

 who you were with

   and explain why you enjoyed it so much.

Part 3

Special Meals

  • What do you think are the differences between eating normal meals at home and going out to eat a special meal?
  • Do you have any idea why, when world leaders gather for special meeting they also have a special meal (a banquet) together?
  • Can you explain why food is such an important part of observing special occasions?

National / Traditional Foods

  • Why do you think different countries have different national dishes (or, different national cuisines)? Do you think it's important for people today to continue practicing the traditional food (or, culinary) customs from their culture?

An Expensive Activity That You Enjoy Doing

Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally

You should say:

What activity it is

when /where you do it

who you do it with

and explain why you enjoy doing it

Part 3

  1. Do you like expensive things?
  2. What expensive things do Iranian people like to buy?
  3. Do Iranian people like to buy cars?
  4. What is the difference between men and women in buying expensive things?
  5. Why do many people like to search for information about the rich people on the Internet?
  6. Why are some goods expensive? Is it worth it?
  7. What are the pros and cons of being rich?
  8. Do you think that expensive things bring you lasting happiness?
  9. Why are some sports expensive?
  10. Why do people buy fake objects?
  11. Why do people like to buy expensive things?
  12. Do you think men and women have the same shopping habits?

An Intelligent Person

Describe a (very) intelligent person you know.

        You should say:

                who this person is

                when and where you (first) met them (him or her)

                what this person does in life (e.g., work/ study) 

        and explain why you think this person is intelligent.

Part 3

The Nature of Intelligent People

  • Do you think very intelligent people have certain characteristics that are different to those of average people?
  • Do you think they are usually socially awkward?
  • Do you think more intelligent people are more selfish than average people?
  • Do you think more intelligent people are happier than average people?
  • Do you think more intelligent people are generally healthier than average people?
  • Do you think having high intelligence gives people an advantage in improving the quality of their lives?
  • Do you think having high intelligence helps people in their relationships with others?
  • Would you say highly intelligent people are more helpful (towards others) than average people?
  • Would you say highly intelligent people are proud of their intelligence?
  • (Different to above) Would you say highly intelligent people are arrogant about their intelligence?

The Nature of Intelligence

  • Can you suggest why some people are more intelligent than others?
  • Do you think it's possible for people with average (or, low) intelligence to become highly intelligent?
  • Can you explain why some intelligent people are called "geniuses" when they are young?

The Intellectual Development of Children

I suggest you use the words, "intellectual development" rather than, "education" except in those cases when the examiner actually uses the word, "education" in a question.

  • Do you think children can be trained to be intelligent?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think the intelligence of people can be promoted (developed) when they are children?
  • How do you think this can be done?
  • Who would you say is more important in the intellectual development of children, their parents or their school teachers?
  • In general, what role do parents play in the intellectual development of their children, and what role do teachers play?
  • How do you think teachers and parents can make children more interested in learning?
  • Do you think games are useful in promoting intellectual development?
  • Do you think creative activities play a role in promoting intellectual development?
  • Do you think books (or, promoting a love of reading) is important in promoting the intellectual development of children?
  • Would you say the intellectual development of children is important?

 

Questions you might be asked:

Highly) Intelligent People

  • Besides the qualities that you just described, what other ways do people use to judge someone's intelligence? 
  • Do you think the intelligence of a person is important?
  • Do you think it's good to be more intelligent than average people?
  • Do you think that there are any things that highly intelligent cannot do easily? 
  • (Similar to above) Do you think there is anything that intelligent people tend not to be good at? 
  • (Similar to above) Do you think there is anything that intelligent people find difficult to do? 
  • Do you like being with an intelligent person?
  • Do you think that much older people are more intelligent than young people?
  • Do you think high intelligence is related to one's degree of happiness?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think there is a relationship between the amount of knowledge a person has and his or her happiness?
  • Do you think (highly) intelligent people tend to be happier than average people? 
  • (A possible question) Which would you prefer to be, someone who is happy but has low intelligence, or someone who is not so happy but is highly intelligent? 
  • Do you think that most intelligent people are good people (= have good moral values)?
  • Do you think that intelligent people tend to be more selfish than other people? 
  • Do you think highly intelligent people are less affectionate than people with average intelligence? 
  • Do you think it's good to be (highly) intelligent?
  • Are highly intelligent people valued in your culture?
  • Do you think it's possible to be "too intelligent" (= "overly intelligent" or "excessively intelligent")?
  • What do you think is the difference between "an intelligent person" and "a genius"?
  • Why do we use this word, "genius"?

Teachers

If the examiner uses the word "education", it mostly (but not totally) means "academic education", not education in such things as learning how to be polite or learning the value of helping others. But you can adapt your answer, after answering the question as it is asked.

  • Who do you think has the greater influence on a child's education (or learning) , the child's teachers or the parents? 
  • In connection with a child's education, what do you think is the role of teachers and that of the parents? 
  • (Slightly different to the first question) Who do you think is better able to educate a child, the teachers at school or the child's parents?
  • Do you think a teacher can actually influence a child's intelligence?
  • Do you think parents and teachers should be patient with children?
  • Do you think anyone (or, everyone) can be a teacher?
  • Who do you think are better suited to be teachers, men or women? 
  • What qualities do you think a good teacher should have (or, has)? 
  • Do you think a good teacher needs to be a patient person?
  • Can you suggest why some school children don't like going to school?
  • Do you think teachers should use entertaining teaching methods?
  • How can a teacher encourage an enthusiasm for (or interest in or, a love of) learning among his or her students?
  • Do you think playing games in the classroom can be a good way to teach young kids?
  • Which do you think is more important, teaching (or learning about) the arts or teaching (or learning about) the sciences?
  • How can an interest in the arts be cultivated (in a child)?

The Development of Intelligence in a Child

  • In your opinion, how do some people become more intelligent than others?
  • (Similar to above) In your opinion, why are some people more intelligent than others?
  • (Possible question) Do you think a person's intelligence is more an in-born quality or is it more the result of the early childhood environment? *
  • Do you think the way parents and teachers treat a child can influence how intelligent that child becomes?
  • How do you think the development of intelligence in a child can be encouraged/stimulated? 
  • Do you think encouraging a "love of learning" is important in the development of a child's intelligence?
  • How do you suggest a parent (or a teacher) could encourage the development of a love of learning in a child?
  • What do you think are the differences between the role that teachers play in developing a child's intelligence and the role that parents play? 
  • Who do you think is more important in the intellectual development of a child, the parents or the child's teachers? 
  • Do you think that a person who had a close relationship with his or her grandparents (in the pre-school years) might grow up to be more intelligent than a person who never had a close relationship with his or her grandparents?

The Importance of Intelligence and Talent

  • Do you think it's important for people to be intelligent?
  • Is it the only thing that is important?
  • Do you think nowadays people need to be more intelligence than people in the past?
  • Do you think it's important for people to have some talent (in some area)?
  • Would you like to be more talented (in some area)?
  • How do you think a person can become more talented?

Artificial Intelligence

  • Do you think computers have "intelligence"?
  • What do you think is the difference between the intelligence of a computer and that of a human? 
  • Do you think computers might one day be more intelligent than humans?   

The Education of Highly Intelligent Children

  • Do you think there are more highly intelligent children nowadays, compared to the past?  (Why?/Why not?) 
  • And do you think people in the future will, on average, be more intelligent than people today, or will they be about the same?
  • How do we know which children are highly intelligent and which are average in intelligence?
  • Do you think we (people, society) should distinguish between highly intelligent children and those who are average? = (Should we give highly intelligent special attention or should we treat them the same as other children?) Hint: Talk about advantages and disadvantages.
  • Do you think it's best for these highly intelligent children to go to normal schools or do you think they should go to special schools? 
  • Can you suggest any methods for educating highly intelligent children?

The Education of Children with Different Levels of Intelligence

  • How do you think poor students (i.e., students who are not very good at studying) should be educated?
  • Do you think poor students could benefit by being educated with the good students?
  • And do you think there are any benefits for the good students if all the students are educated together?
  • In general, do you think schools today do a good job in educating students?
  • How do you think schools could be improved?
  • How do you think school education will develop in the future?
  • What do you think of the idea of replacing teachers in schools with equipment that has artificial intelligence, such as computers?
  • (Similar to above) What would be the good and bad points if teachers in schools were replaced by equipment that has artificial intelligence, such as computers?

The Development of Intelligence in Children

  • Do you think very intelligent people and not so intelligent people are born that way and their intelligence cannot be changed during their childhood?
  • How do you think children develop their intelligence?
  • Can you suggest any ways for parents to encourage the development of intelligence in their children?
  • Do you think TV helps children become more intelligent?
  • Do you think (highly) intelligent people are happy? 
  • Do you think games can help children become more intelligent? (Why?/Why not?)  

Children's Play (and Intelligence)

  • What did you do for play when you were a child?
  • Do you think play can help children develop their intelligence? (If yes, how? If not, why not?)
  • What sorts of games or play activities do you think most help children to develop their intelligence?
  • Are there any differences to the ways children today play, compared to the past? (e.g. 20 to 50 years ago)
  • Which do you think is better (for the development of a child's intelligence), children playing alone or playing with other children?
  • In what ways do you think children can benefit by playing with others (or, other children)?

An Interesting Conversation You Had

Describe an interesting conversation you had

You should say:

Who you spoke with

Where you were

What the conversation was about

And explain why you think it was interesting

 

Part 3

Do people communicate more when they talk face to face?

How do people maintain a good conversation?

Does good conversation matter? 

Do you prefer to have conversations with your friends face to face or use your mobile phone?

(Similar to above) How do you like to communicate with your friends?

What do young people have conversations about?

(Similar to above) Do Young people and older people talk about different topics?

Do people have conversations more or less than they did in the past ?

Do you think we need to be good at communication at work?

Do you think a boss listen to employees’ opinions?

Does distance affect friendship?

What personal qualities are important for communication?

How important is body language for communication?

What is the difference between real-person/face-to-face communication and online communication?

An Interesting Tradition

Describe an interesting tradition in your country

You should say:

What the tradition is

When do you celebrate it

How you celebrate it

and explain why it is interesting

Part3

  1. Why is it important to protect traditions?
  2. What’s the most important tradition in you your country?
  3. What kinds of traditions have disappeared in your country?
  4. Why should children learn about traditions?
  5. What can governments do to protect traditions?

An Occasion When You Forgot Something Important

Describe an occasion when you forgot something important

You should say:

What you forgot

why you forgot it

when it was

and explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. Why is it difficult for some people to remember things?
  2. What kinds of people are more forgetful?
  3. Do you think technology makes people forgetful?
  4. Do you think technology helps people remember past events?
  5. Is it possible that technology will replace human memory?
  6. Why do sometimes people forget things they don’t want to do?
  7. Which do you think is more important to remember about, a business meeting or a meeting with a friend?
  8. In what situations is it important to remember information very well?
  9. What can people do to help themselves remember information for their everyday needs?
  10. What kinds of things do people forget easily?
  11. How can people improve their memory?
  12. What do you think of people using calendars to remind themselves of things?

An Old Friend That You Got In Contact With Again

Describe an old friend that you got in contact with again

You should say:

Who this person is

what this person is like

how you got in contact

and explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. Do like meeting new people?
  2. Do people in your country like making new friends?
  3. Which is more important, to maintain old friendships or to make new friends?
  4. Is it easy to find real friends on a social networking websites?
  5. Why is it hard for some people to maintain friendships?
  6. Why do people lose contact with friends after graduation?
  7. Do you trust friends that you meet on the Internet?
  8. Does the Internet help build relationships?
  9. What is the influence of social media on friendship?
  10. Does making friends have educational value?
  11. How and where do people in your country make friends these days?
  12. Would you only make friends with people who are similar to you?
  13. Do you like to have many friends?
  14. Is it necessary for kids to have some close friends?
  15. How do you get along with people you do not like?
  16. What places are popular for meeting friends in your area?
  17. Do You think old friends are more important to the old generation or to the young generation?

An Unforgettable Bike Trip

Describe an unforgettable bike trip you had

You should say:

when it was

where you went

who you were with

And explain why you think it was unforgettable

 

 

 

Part 3

Do you think biking is a good way of exercise?

Do you think children should learn biking ?

Do people in your country often travel by bike?

(Similar to above) Is it popular to ride bicycles in your country?

Which is more convenient? Biking or driving?

How often do you ride a bike?

Do you think a bicycle is very convenient for people to use?

Will you teach your child to ride a bicycle?

You think that children should learn the skills of riding a bike since childhood?

Is it difficult to learn to ride a bicycle?

When was the last time you used your bicycle?

(Similar to above) when was the last time you rode a bicycle?

First Day of Your School

Describe your first day at school

You should say:

When it was

Where you were

What happened

And explain how you felt during that day

 

 

 

Part 3

Do you think students should be taken to school by parents or go by themselves?

Should children rely on their parents or be independent?

How can children become more independent?

What's the influence/what happens if parents interfere with children’s life too much?

Good News

Describe a piece of good news you heard (e.g., from TV or the internet)

               You should say:

 where you heard it

 when you heard it

 what it was about

 and explain why you think it was good news.

Part 3

The News in Your Country

  • Can you give any more examples of news that could be called, "good news"?
  • Are there different kinds (categories) of news in your country?
  • What kind of news are most people in your country most concerned about?
  • Which types of people pay more attention to domestic (national) news than to foreign news?
  • Do average people in your country care much about foreign news?
  • Are elderly and young people usually interested in the same news?
  • Are there any types of people who care little about the news?
  • Can you suggest why some people are interested in bad news?
  • Why do many people like to talk about bad news?
  • Would you say people are being given (exposed to) too much news nowadays?
  • Can you explain why some people put news stories on social media?
  • How can people distinguish between false news and genuine news?
  • (Similar to above) How can people trust that the news they hear or read is true (or accurate)?
  • How do you think the way we get the news will (or, might) change in the future?

School Students and the News

  • How do school-age people learn about (or get) news?
  • Do you think school children should be paying attention to the news?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think school children should be watching the news?
  • Do you think they should hear (or, should be exposed to) bad news?
  • Do school teachers guide students to understand the news?

Photograph of you

Describe a photograph of you that you like

You should say:

        when you took this photo

        how this photograph was taken

        where the photo was taken

and explain how you feel (or felt) about this photo

Part 3

Personal Photography

  • Do you like to take (like taking) photos?
  • Do people in your country like taking photos?
  • Why do people take (or, like taking) photographs?
  • Can you suggest why some people dislike taking photos?
  • On what occasions do people take photographs?
  • What do young people like to photograph?
  • What would you say are the main differences between taking photos today, and taking photos in the past?
  • Do you think it's easier to take photos today than it was in the past?
  • Are people today taking more photos than they did in the past?
  • (Different to above) Are more people today taking photos than in the past?
  • In your country, what do people usually take photos of (= take pictures of)?
  • Who do you think likes taking photos more, men or women?
  • Do you prefer to take photos of natural scenery, or photos of people?
  • On what occasions do people take photos of their family or friends?
  • Do you prefer to take photos of natural scenery, or photos of yourself?
  • If you want to be in a photo, do you prefer to ask someone to take the photo, or to use a self-timer?
  • Do you often take a photo of yourself?
  • Some people don’t like to take photos of themselves, why?
  • Do you think taking photos is important?
  • What are the benefits of having photographs?
  • Do you think photographs can ever be used to harm people?
  • People like to take photos of their life's events, celebrations and so on. Why do you think that is so?
  • Do you think (some) people today are spending too much time taking photographs?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think people today are overly dependant on photos (as a way to record their lives)?
  • Some tourists spend most of their time taking photos when they visit places, with the result that they spend little time actually exploring and enjoying these places. Which do you prefer, to take many photos when you are a tourist, or to take fewer photos and spend more time experiencing these places?
  • How do people save their photos?
  • Which do you think is better, to save photos on a computer or to save them in a photo album?
  • Why do people store (keep) their photographs?
  • (Similar to above) Can you explain why people like to save their photos?
  • Why do people store (keep) some photographs and delete (or throw away) others?
  • Can you suggest why some people save some photos that are not good quality?
  • What would you say are the differences between a "good photograph" and one that is, "no good"?
  • How do you keep (or save) your photographs?
  • Some people don't like taking photos. Can you suggest why?
  • Some people don't like to have their photo taken (= to be in a photo). Can you suggest why?
  • Do you like other people taking photos of you?
  • Do you think photos (or, taking photos) can help students (with their study)?
  • Do you think people need to learn how to take a photograph from a book?
  • (Similar to above) What role do you think books play in teaching people about photography (or, teaching people how to take good photos)?
  • Some people post their photos online for others to see. Do you think they should post ugly photos online?

The Uses of Photographs

  • Do you think photography is important?
  • What are the different purposes (uses) of photographs?
  • What types of photos make the strongest impression on you?
  • Can you suggest why photographs are often used in advertising?
  • Why do you think the news media often shows powerful photographs of events?

Photographic Technology

  • What equipment does one need in order to take photographs?
  • What are the differences between how people take photos today and how it was done in the past?
  • What has been the effect of these differences?
  • Do you think it's easier to take photos today than it was in the past?
  • Why do many people like to use their cell phone for taking photos?
  • Can you suggest why some people prefer to use traditional cameras to take photos?
  • Do you think it's suitable to use a mobile phone to take a picture of a formal occasion?
  • Which do you prefer, taking pictures with a camera or taking pictures with a mobile phone?
  • (Similar to above) How (what method) do you prefer for taking photographs?
  • Which do you think is more convenient to use for taking pictures, a cell phone or a digital camera?
  • Is it always necessary to print photos in order to view them?
  • Do you ever use any software to change your photos?

Someone Who Helps Others

Describe a person you know who helps others in their spare time.

               You should say:

 who it is

 how you know them (= him or her)

 what they do to help others

   and explain how you feel about this person. 

   

Part 3

The topic of "Help" is often in the test.

"You helped someone"

"Someone helped you"

Helping Others in General

  • Do you think it's important to help others?
  • (Similar to above) Why do people in society need to help each other?
  • Are you willing to help others?
  • Would you lend money to a friend?
  • Do you think people in the past helped others more than people today?
  • (Different to above) Do you think young people in the past helped others more than young people today?
  • Can you suggest why many people today don't (like you) help others very much?
  • Do you think that's a good thing?
  • What personal qualities do people who help others have?
  • Can you explain why some people are more willing to help others than other people?

The Helping Professions

  • What are some examples of professions in which people give help to others?
  • What kinds of help do these professional people give?
  • (Similar to above) What sorts of help do the people who go to these professionals need?
  • Would you say this kind of work is easy?
  • Do you think these people who help others for a job should be paid a high salary?

Children and Helping

  • What’s the between children helping others and adults helping others?
  • What sorts of things can children do to help other people?
  • When do children need help?
  • Do you think children should be educated to help other people?
  • Who do you think should teach children to help others?
  • (Similar to above) Would you say it's more the teachers' role or the parents' role to teach children to help others?
   

Something Important in Your Family

Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time

You should say:

What it is

When your family had it

How your family got it

And explain why it is important for your family

 

 

Part 3

What are some other things that people keep in their family for a long time?

In your culture, what sorts of things do people pass down from generation to generation?

Which do you think is better, old things or new things?

Do Iranian people keep old things?

What old things Iranian people like to keep?

What's the difference between things valued by people in the past and today?

What's the difference between old people and young people in keeping things?

(Similar to above) What is the difference between the most important things for people in the past and people now?

Do museums help to understand the past?

What kinds of things are kept in museums?

What’s the influence of technology on museums?

How technological developments help people to learn history?

Do museums help us to understand the past?

The First Time You Ate a New Food

Describe a time when you tried a new food for the first time.

You should say:

What you ate

When you ate it

Where you were

And how you felt about it

 

Part 3

What kinds of foreign food are popular in your country?

Do like to try new food?

What are young people’s opinions about new food?

Do you like to cook at home?

More and more people are unwilling to cook. Why is this happening?

Is it expensive to be In your country?

What are young people's opinions on new food? How about old people?

What food do/don’t Iranians like to eat?

What factors do you think determine which restaurant people should choose to eat at?

Why do people like their local food?

Why do young people like to try new foods?

Do you think parents should teach their children about food?

Should teachers and parents teach children how to cook?

(Similar to above) Who should teach children about food, parents teachers?

What if children don't like healthy food?

What is the difference between what the elderly and children eat?

What changes happen to what people eat from childhood to adulthood/as they grow older?

Do you think is important to educate children about eating?

Why do children’s tastes change?

Questions from past test dates:

Diet and Food Preferences

  • In your country, what are the most common (or, popular) foods that people eat?
  • Do you think elderly people and young people have the same attitudes towards food?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think adults and children have the same attitudes (or preferences) towards food?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think adults and children have the same eating habits?
  • Do you think young people and elderly people have the same attitudes towards trying new foods?
  • In general, who would you say is more willing to try new foods, young people or older people?
  • (Similar to above) Who do you think is more willing to try a new food, children or adults?
  • Do you think people's food preferences change as they grow older?
  • Would you say people's eating habits are changing in your country?
  • Do you think the food that people eat is important?
  • What are some examples of nutritious foods that you know?
  • Where can people get information about the food they are eating?
  • (Similar to above) How can people get reliable information about food?
  • Which do you think is a better source of information about food, the internet or TV?
  • Do you think the food we see presented on TV influences what we eat?
  • Do you think children should be given more information about food than they are given now?
  • Do you think it's important for adults to teach (or set an example for) children concerning the food we eat?
  • Do you think it is a responsibility of government to promote a healthy diet?
  • Who do you think should have the greatest responsibility towards the food that children eat, the parents or the government?
  • Do you think companies have a responsibility to sell healthy food?
  • In your country, does the government have any regulations (laws) concerning the sale of food?

Eating New Foods / Foreign Food

  • Are there different foods in different parts of your country?
  • Would you agree that food varies, according to the local culture of a place?
  • Can you suggest why this variation exists?
  • Do you think learning about the food of a different culture (or different country) is an important part of learning about that culture overall?
  • What would you say are the differences between the food in your country and foreign food?
  • What kinds of foreign food are most common (or, most popular) in your country?
  • Would you say it's important to have some knowledge of foreign food cultures?

Eating Out

  • Do people in your country generally prefer to eat at home, or eat in restaurants?
  • Is it expensive to eat in restaurants?

The First Time You Used a Foreign Language

Describe the first time you used a foreign language to communicate

‏You should say:

‏Where it happened

‏When it happened

‏Who you talked to

‏And explain how you felt about the conversation

Part 3

  1. Will minority languages disappear?
  2. Is learning a language since childhood good for the child?
  3. Is spoken language more important than written?
  4. Do you think learning a foreign language is important?
  5. Do you think English would be the mainstream language of the world in the future?
  6. Can/Should people learn English and not learn other languages?
  7. When learning a foreign language, which part is easier, speaking or writing?
  8. Some people travel for learning a foreign language, what do you think?
  9. What can people do to learn a foreign language?
  10. Do you think grammar is important?
  11. Is  learning English popular in your country?
  12. Why do some people learn languages so quickly?
  13. What are the difficulties of learning a new language?
  14. What qualities should a good language teacher have?
  15. What do you think of children learning a foreign language?
  16. Why are some language classes boring?
  17. What’s the best way to learn a foreign language?
  18. Some students hate to learn foreign languages, what can teachers do to develop their interests?
  19. Why can some people learn languages fast while others learn slowly?
  20. Does one’s age affect their language learning?
  21. What you think is the best age to learn a foreign language?
  22. Does a person still need to learn other languages,he or she is good at English?
 

The Kind of Bag You Want to Own

Describe the kind of bag you want to own

You should say:

what kind of bag it is

where you can buy it

how much it will cost you

And explain why you want to buy this kind of bag

 

 

Part 3

Why do you think women like to buy bags?

Is the backpack practical in life?

Why are some people willing to buy expensive bags?

In the future, what changes will bags have?

Why do children need to carry a uniform schoolbag?

Time You Had to Wait in Line

Describe a time you had to wait in line (queue up) for a long time

You should say:

When it was

Where/why you were

What you did

And how you felt about it

 

 

Part 3

Do Iranian people often have to wait in line?

In what situations do people usually need to line up?

What do people do when they line up? 

Do you think it was difficult/boring to queue up in the past or now?

(Similar to above) Do you think people queued up more patiently than in the past?

Is there any way to avoid queuing?

Do you think the development of technology has reduced the time people spend on waiting?

What do you think of those who cut in line or jump the queue?

How do you feel about being cut in the line?

How can companies improve their customer service?

Do you think customer service is important?

What do you think is the most important factor in customer service?

Do you think those who provide customer service should be trained?

When You Did Not Like The Music Played

Describe an event you experienced in which you didn't like the music played

You should say:

where it was

what the event was

what the music was like

and explain why you didn’t like the music

Part 3

  1. What kinds of music do  you like to listen to?
  2. What kinds of music are most popular in your country?
  3. Do you think the government should require all children to learn music?
  4. Do you think music lessons are important?
  5. Why do many young people spend a lot of money on music concepts?
  6. There is a lot all pirated music. Do you agree that we should support official music?
  7. There’s a saying: music is like math. Do you agree?
  8. Do you think music concerts are suitable for old people to attend?
  9. Why do shopping malls often have background music?
  10. You think older people like the same music as younger people?
  11. Why do you think music is relaxing?
  12. Where do young and old people listen to music in your country?
  13. Is it hard for older people to learn music?

When You Told an Important Truth

Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth

You should say:

Who your friend is

What the truth was

What your friend's reaction was

And explain why you think it was important to tell your friend the truth

 

 

 

Part 3

Do you think we should tell the truth at all times?

Do you always tell the truth?

Sometimes people should tell lies. Do you agree?

(Similar to above) do you think there are times when it is suitable to tell a small lie, a lie with good intentions (a white lie)?

Are there any situations when it is polite to tell the truth?

Will you tell the truth that hurts your friend?

Under what circumstances do Iranian people usually tell the truth?

While truth is more important, why people don’t tell the truth, in sports?

How do you know when others are telling lies?

Do you think it’s more important to win a game or follow the rules in sports?

(Similar to above) Which one is more important, truth or medals?

Are sports rules important?

What's the harm of lying?

Is being a truthful person important?

Can the police recognize lies? 

Working in a group

Describe a time when you worked in a group

You should say:

when it was

what you did

who you worked with

And explain why you worked in the group

 

 

 

Part 3

 Do you think it is important for kids to join a team?

 Is the role of a leader important in a group?

 What personalities should a good leader have?

 Can everyone become a leader?

 Is the role of a leader important in the group?

 You think teamwork is important?

 Is it important to encourage children to play team sports?

 What are the qualities of a good leader?

 (Similar to above) what personality should a good leader have?

 How do people become leaders?

 Can everyone become a leader?

 What qualities do you think a good team member should have?

 How do you think a team should be organized?

 You think it is important for children to have experiences doing things in a team?

 (Similar to about) You think it is important for kids to join a team?