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

Animals and Pets

  • Have you ever had (or, raised) a pet?
  • (Similar to above) Did you have any pets when you were a child?
  • Do many people in your country have a pet?
  • Is there any animal you would like to have as a pet?
  • What animal(s) would you not like to have as a pet?

Questions about animals

  • Do you like animals?
  • What's your favourite animal? (Why?)
  • What's your favourite wild animal? (Why?)
  • Are people in your country fond of animals?
  • Do people keep animals in your country? -->What kinds of animals do people in in your county (or, hometown) keep?
  • Compared with the past, have there been any changes concerning pets in your country/hometown?
  • Do you think pets are important?
  • Do you think cities are suitable places for keeping a pet?
  • Compared with the past, have there been any changes concerning pets in your country/hometown?
  • Do you think cities are suitable places for keeping a pet?

Children and Animals (or, Pets)

  • Do children like animals?
  • Did you ever visit a zoo when you were a child?
  • Do you think it's important for children to visit a zoo?
  • What was your favourite animal when you were a child?
  • Do a have a pet? (or, Have you ever had a pet?)
  • Did you have any pets when you were a child?
  • What do you think are the benefits of a child having a pet?
  • (Possibly the question above is this) What benefits did you get from having a pet?
  • If you havechildren in the future, will you allow them to raise a pet?
  • Why do (you think) some people have a pet?

Farm Animals

  • What farm animals do you have in your country?
  • Do you think farm animals are important?
  • How are these animals used?
  • Do you think raising farm animals is important?

Wild Animals

  • What's the most famous wild animal from your country?
  • What's your favourite wild animal (from your country)?

Apps and Social Media

Which do you prefer (to use), an information app or a chat app?

Apps

  • Do you have many apps on your phone?
  •  (Similar to above) Do you often use apps on your phone or computer?
  • What kind of apps do you use the most?
  • Do you like to chat with your classmates online?
  • Do you think computer and mobile phone apps are helpful (or, useful)?
  • What are some popular apps in your country?
  • Are there any apps that you would like to have in the future?
  • Would you like to create (your own) a mobile phone app one day?

Social Media Websites

  • Which do you prefer (to use), an information app or a chat app?
  • Do you (often) use social media websites?
  • When did you first use one of these websites?
  • (Possibly the question above is this) How did you first find out about social media websites?
  • Is social media (or, are social media websites) very popular in your country?
  • Do you think social media will become more popular in the future?
  • In the future, do you think you will use social media more than you do now, or less?
  • Do you feel social media is more a positive thing, or more negative thing?
  • (Similar to above) What do you think are the advantages and the disadvantages of (using) social media websites?
  • Do you like to use Facebook?

Some vocabulary:

  • to maintain contact with friends / to keep in contact with friends / to communicate quickly with others
  • to broaden one’s range of social contacts / to broaden one’s social network (either in real-life or one’s “virtual” [= online] social network)
  • face-to-face communication
  • a substitute for real (real-life) relationships with others
  • better than feeling alone; to help overcome loneliness / to help overcome of sense of isolation
  • a sense of connectedness (to others/to the world)
  • sharing photographs
  • voice/ text messages
  • sending/receiving computer files
  • an avenue for expressing opinions / for exchanging information
  • to bring an issue to the attention of a wide audience
  • to spread the word
  • a marketing tool
  • If or when you name a particular social media platform, slow down a little and pronounce it especially clearly.

Art/Painting and Drawing

  • Are you interested in pictures (or paintings) and drawings?
  • What kinds of paintings (or pictures) do you like?
  • Did you ever learn how to draw (or paint)?
  • What (kinds of things) do you like to draw?
  • If someone wanted to draw a picture of you, would you agree?

Barbecue

Do Iranian people like barbecue ?

What kind of food do you like to eat for barbecue?

Would you like to have barbecue with your family or your friends?

Did you have barbecue when you were a child?

Books and Reading

  • Do you like reading? 
  • Do you often read books? When?
  • Are your reading habits different than before?
  • Have you ever read a novel that has been adapted into a film?
  • Which do you prefer, reading books or watching movies?
  • 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

Boring Things

  1. What kinds of things are boring to you?
  2. What will you do when you feel bored?
  3. What was the most boring thing you did when you were young?
  4. Do you think school is boring?

Car trip

  • Do you like travelling by car?
  • What is the farthest place you have traveled to by car?
  • When do you travel by car?
  • Do you like to sit in the front or back when traveling by car?

Cinema

  • Did you usually go to the cinema when you were a kid?
  • Do you usually go to the cinema with your friends?
  • Do you still enjoy watching the movies you loved as a child?
  • Do you prefer watching movies at home or at the cinema?

Collecting

  1. Do you collect anything (as a hobby)?
  2. Why do you collect ....(that/those things)?
  3. Is there anything you keep from childhood?
  4. Would you keep old things for a long time? Why?
  5. Where do you usually keep things you need?
  6. Have you ever collected anything?
  7. Did you collect anything (such as stamps or CD's) when you were a child?
  8. Do you still collect them now?
  9. Why do you like collecting things (or, these things)?
  10. Do you think it's good for children to collect something (as a hobby)?
  11. Is collecting a popular pastime in your country?
  12. What are some examples of things that some people collect (as a hobby)?
  13. Does anyone in your home collect anything?
  14. Do a lot of people in your country collect things and what do they collect?
  15. Do people in your country like to collect things?
  16. What are some examples of things that some people (in your country) collect (as a hobby)?
  17. Why do you think people like collecting things?
  18. Why do you like collecting things?
  19. What are the benefits of collecting?
  20. Do boys and girls usually collect the same things?
  21. Do you think you will collect anything in the future?
  22. If you had a lot of money, what would you like to collect?
  23. Would you collect something that you think will have value in the future?
  24. Do you think you will collect anything in the future?
  25. If you had a lot of money, what would you liketo collect?
  26. Would you collect something that you think will have value in the future?
  27. Do you think you will collect anything in the future?
  28. Would you collect something that you think will increase in value in the future?

Colours

  • What's your favourite colour?
  • (Similar to above) What colours do you especially like?
  • Are colours important to you?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think colours are important?
  • Were colours important to you when you were a child?
  • (Similar to above) Were any colours important to you when you were a child?
  • Is colour very important to you when you are buying clothes?
  • Do you prefer light or dark (or, bright) colours?
  • (Similar to above) Do you prefer to wear light or dark (or, bright) coloured clothes?
  • If you were to paint the walls of your room, what colour would you choose?
  • Is there any colour you would not want your walls to be? (Why?

Vocabulary:

  • In English, when talking about the colours, especially the basic colours (e.g., red, blue, green, white, black, yellow etc.) we just say, “red” not “red colour”. However we do say something is “coloured red” and, “the colour red” etc.
  • Rainbow
  • the colours of the spectrum
  • Lavender, purple, violet, turquoise, grey = gray, beige, scarlet (deep red), olive green, pastel, mauve, tan, pink, crimson (a type of red), auburn
  • A “dark colour” e.g., dark blue, dark green; a “light colour”; a “bright colour”.
  • Other adjectives that are commonly used to describe colours – "cool", "warm", "soft"
  • Grey (gray) is sometimes described as a "bland" colour.
  • Multi-coloured
  • To dye, a dye, e.g., cloth, hair
  • A faded colour
  • Other uses of colours (besides decoration, art and for clothes) – Colours are often used symbolically, to represent something. The best example is traffic lights where red means "stop", green means "go" and orange (or yellow) means, "prepare to stop soon". Another example is the use of colours to represent different things in graphs. For example, the different sectors of a pie chart are often shown with different colours to make the pie chart easier to read. Yet another example is the use of colours to represent a group, such as people in a club or organization all wearing the same colour. This is similar to people wearing a uniform. Look on the internet for "Colour Revolution" (or, "Color Revolution") when people who were engaged in a revolution all wore a certain colour to show their solidarity as a group.

Computers

  • Do you often use computers?
  • When did you start using computers?
  • (Similar to above) When was the first time you used a computer?
  • What do you use computers for?
  • Would you say computers are important?
  • (Similar to above) Would you say computers are important in your life?
  • (Similar to above) How important are computers to you?
  • (Possible) Do computers have much impact on your life?
  • What would your life be without computers?
  • In what conditions would it be difficult for you to use a computer?
  • What effect do computers have on children?
  • How do you think parents could minimize (or avoid) the negative effects of computers on their children?
  • (Possible) What can you learn from computers?
  • What computer skill(s) would you like to learn?

Your Computer-Using Habits

  • Do you use computers very much?
  • (Similar to above) Do you often use computers?
  • How often do you use a computer?
  • When do you use a computer?
  • What do you use computers for?
  • Which websites do you often visit?
  • (Similar to above) What part do computers play in your life?
  • What are the benefits (for you) of using a computer?
  • How much have computers changed your life?
  • (Possibly) How often do you use a computer for work / study?
  • What computer skill(s) would you like to learn?
  • Do you like using computers?

Your First Computer Usage

  • When did you start using computers?
  • (Similar to above) When was the first time you used a computer?
  • (Similar to above) When did you learn how to use a computer?
  • What was your impression (or feeling) when you used a computer the first time?
  • How did you learn to use a computer?

The Value of Computers

  • Would you say computers are important?
  • (Similar to above) Would you say computers are important in your life?
  • (Similar to above) How important are computers to you?
  • Do computers have much impact on your life?
  • Have computers changed (= influenced) your life in any way? (If yes, how?)
  • Are computers used much in your country?
  • Do you think computers are useful (or important) in everyday life? (How?)
  • (Similar to above) Do you find computers very useful in your everyday life?
  • (Similar to above) What role do computers play in modern life?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think computers are important in everyday life?
  • (Similar to above) How are computers useful to people?
  • (Similar to above) What do you think are the benefits of (using) a computer?
  • Do you think computers have changed our lives for the better? (How? Compare today & our lives in pre-computer times.)
  • Do you think computers have helped improve people's lives?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think the invention of computers has helped improve people's lives?
  • Do you think a computer can give you (or, one) better access to knowledge?
  • Do you think there  are any disadvantages (or, drawbacks) to using computers?
  • (Possible) What can you learn from computers?
  • How 'computer literate' are you?
  • What computer skill(s) would you like to learn?

 Children and Computers/Computers in Education

  • Do you think computers are useful for the education of children?
  • (Similar to above) Computers are now used a lot in education. What do you think of this?
  • (Similar to above) In your country, when do children at school use a computer?
  • (Similar to above) Computers are now used a lot in the education of children. What do you think are the advantages of this?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think computers are good or bad for children?
  • (Similar to above) What effect do computers have on children?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think it's a good or a bad thing to teach children how to use a computer?
  • Do you think there should be restrictions on (or, controls on) the use of computers/the internet by children?
  • How do you think parents could minimize (or avoid) the negative effects of computers on their children?

Computer Games

  • Do you play computer games?
  • How often do you play computer games?

Problems

  • What do you do when your computer has problems?
  • Do you think there are any disadvantages (or, downsides) from using (or, working on) computers?

The Future of Computers

  • Do you think computers are perfect now or do they still need to be improved

Learning about Computers

  • (Unconfirmed question) How 'computer literate' are you?
  • Do you think it's important to learn to use a computer?
  • Would you like to learn more computer skills?
  • (Similar to above) Is there any particular computer skill that you would like to learn? (Why?)

Computers in Society

  • In what ways do people use computers in your country?
  • How much have computers changed people's lives in the past few decades?

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?

Daily Routine

General Questions

  • What do you usually do in the mornings? or
  • What is your morning routine?
  • What's your daily routine nowadays?
  • Do you think breakfast is important?
  • What time do you go to bed?
  • What time do you usually get up?
  • What do you usually do after you get up (or, in the morning)?
  • Do you like to get up early in the morning?
  • Did you have the same daily routine when you were a child?
  • Do you usually have the same routine every day of the week?
  • Do you want to change your daily routine in the future?
  • What are you usually doing at this time?
  • Do you do the same thing(s) every day?
  • Would you say you are busy?
  • What part of the day do you like best? (Why?)
  • What's usually your busiest time of the day; the morning, noon, or evenings? (Why?)
  • What part of the day do you like best? (Why?)
  • What's usually your busiest time of the day; the morning, noon, or evenings? (Why?)

Questions related to work and study

  • What is your daily study routine?
  • Have you ever changed your routine?
  • Do you think it is important to have a daily routine for your study?
  • (If you do not work) For you, what's the best time of day for studying?
  • When do you do most of your study?
  • (If you work) For you, what's the best time of day (or, day of the week) for working?

Dreams

  • Can you remember the dreams you had?
  • Do you share your dreams with others?
  • Are you interested in others’ dreams?
  • Do you think dreams have special meanings?
  • Do you want to make your dreams come true?

Evening Time

  • Do you like the morning or evening?
  • What do you usually do in the evening?
  • What did you do in the evening when you were a child?
  • Are there any differences between what you do in the evening now and what you did in the past?

Getting lost

  • Have you ever lost your way?
  • How can you find your way when you are lost?
  • Can you read a map when you get lost?
  • Have you ever helped someone who got lost?

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?

Headphones

  • Do you use headphones?
  • What type of headphones do you use?
  • When do you use headphones?
  • On what occasions would you not use headphones?

Letters & Emails

  • Do you use email?
  • How often do you use email (or, write emails)?
  • Do you think it's important to reply to emails immediately (or, quickly) after you receive them?
  • Do you prefer to use email or text messaging?
  • Do you like to receive handwritten letters and cards?
  • Do you prefer to write on a computer or to write using a pen?
  • Would you say your handwriting is easy for others to read?
  • Do you think a person's handwriting reflects their personality?

Questions which you might be asked:

  • Do you like to write letter and/or emails?
  • Do you often write letters or emails?
  •  (If you are working) Do you use emails much in your job?
  • How often do you write a letter or email?
  • Who do you usually write to and what do you write about?
  • Is it hard to think of what to write?
  • How do you feel when you receive letters or emails?
  • What kinds of emails (or letters) do you most like receiving? (Why?) (= What kinds of emails/letters make you happy?)
  • Do you think it is a good thing that some companies send out letters/spam emails for the purpose of advertising? 
  • Do you keep emails after you read them?
  • How often do you write letters?
  • What do you write about?
  • On what occasions do you write letters?
  • Do you like writing letters to your relatives and friends? (Why?/Why not?)
  • Do you and your friends keep in touch by (handwritten) letter?
  • When you write a letter, do you prefer to write it on a computer or on paper?
  • Do you keep the letters you receive?
  • Do you think keeping letters is a good habit?

Some vocabulary:

Writing:

  • Urgent, Requiring immediate attention
  • Spam (junk emails)
  • An attachment (for emails)
  • A postcard (e.g., bought at a tourist location)
  • A note, a memo, a report, an assignment (at university & high school)
  • a text message (e.g., on a mobile phone), to text someone, texting
  • Typewritten
  • I’m not a fast typist.
  • To write using / on a keyboard, such as on a computer
  • To write by hand
  • Legible, legibility, illegible
  • Scrawl (n & v) = untidy or illegible handwriting
  • Atrocious handwriting
  • Neat, tidy, attractive
  • To print (to write each letter individually)
  • Cursive writing = cursive script = running writing
  • Penmanship
  • Shorthand
  • Calligraphy 
  • A stroke 
  • Handwritten cards & letters – a personal touch (stress on “personal”)
  • A love letter (“love” stressed more than “letter”)

Letters

  • business letters
  • personal letters
  • postcards
  • love letters
  • spam
  • an attachment
  • to download
  • a computer virus
  • to keep in touch with someone
  • to hear from someone

Lost and Found

  • What will you do if you find something lost by others?
  • Do you report to the police when finding something lost by others? Why?
  • Have you ever lost things?
  • Will you post on social media if you lose your item?

Meeting Places

  1.  What is your favorite place to meet with your friends?
  2. Do you think there are some more places more suitable for meeting with others?
  3. Are there any differences between your favorite meeting places in the present and in your childhood?
  4. Why are some meeting places better than others?

Memory

  • Why do some people have good memory while others just don't?
  • Why do more people rely on cellphones to memorize things?
  • Are you good at memorizing things?
  • Have you ever forgotten something that was important?
  • How often do you need to remember something?
  • Do you find it easy to remember things?
  • (Similar to above) Would you say you have a good memory?
  • Do you forget things sometimes?
  • (Similar to above) Do you remember to do everything that you plan to do in a day?
  • What are some things that you sometimes forget?
  • Have ever you forgotten anything important to do?
  • Do you think (having a good) memory is important?
  • How do you memorise things?
  • Do you find it to be a good system (or, method)?

Mirrors

  1. Do you like to look at yourself in a mirror?
  2. Do you often look in a mirror?
  3. How often do you use a mirror?
  4. Have you ever bought a mirror?
  5. Do you think mirrors are necessary?
  6. Do you use a mirror before buying clothes?
  7. What functions do mirrors have?                   
  8. Do you use mirrors as decorations for your home?
  9. Do you think it’s necessary to install a mirror at home?

Mobile Phones

Cell-Phones (Mobile Phones) & Mobile Devices (e.g. smart phones)

  • Do you have a mobile phone (= "a cell phone")?
  • (Similar to above) Do you use a cell phone?
  • When did you start using mobile devices?
  • Is your cell phone important (or useful) for you in your daily life?
  • What do you use it for?
  • How often do you use it?
  • When do you use it?
  • When did you get it?
  • (Similar to above) When did you get your first mobile phone?
  • How did you get your first mobile phone?
  • How did you feel when you got your first mobile phone?
  • What feature (or, function) of your cell phone do you like the best?
  • (Similar to above) What features are (most) important for you in a mobile phone pr mobile device?
  • Is there anything you dislike about using cell phones?
  • Do you ever turn off your mobile phone or device?
  • Do you think people should turn off their phones in public places (or, in meetings)?
  • Have you ever had any problems using your your mobile phone while traveling?
  • Do you usually use your mobile phone to call people or to send text messages?
  • (Similar to above) Do you prefer to use your mobile phone to call people or to send text messages?
  • Who do you usually call/send text messages to?
  • (Possibly) Do you prefer to chat, or play games on your phone?
  • Are mobile phones very popular in your country?
  • Do you think you will be using your mobile phone more often (than you use it now) in the future?
  • Have mobile phones developed (or changed) in the past few years?
  • Do you like to replace your phones often? (Why?/Why not?)
  • (Similar to above, but different)  Would you like to change your mobile phone?
  • (Similar to above) Would you like to swap (or, replace, or exchange) your mobile device (or, mobile phone) for the latest one?
  • How do you think mobile phones will develop (or change) in the future?

Old Buildings

  1. Have you ever seen/visited any old buildings in your city?
  2. Do you think we should preserve old buildings in cities?
  3. Do you prefer living in an old building or a modern house?
  4. Are there any old buildings you want to see in the future?

Parks and Gardens

  • Do you often go to a park or a public garden?
  • When was the last time you went to a public garden?
  • Can you suggest how parks in your city could be improved?
  • Do you prefer a park with open space or entertainment facilities?

Photographs

  • Do you like taking photographs?
  • How often do you take photographs?
  • When (or, in what situations) do you take photographs? (Why?)
  • (Similar to above) What do you like to photograph?
  • Do you prefer to take pictures of scenery or of people?
  • Is taking photographs very popular in your country? (Why?/Why not?)
  • What kinds of photographs do you most like to look at?
  • Which do you think is better to send to someone, a postcard that has a photograph on it or a photograph you took yourself?

Science

  • Did you like your science classes at school?
  • What kinds of science did you learn (or, study) at school?
  • Do you think it’s important to study science?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think people should study science?
  • Do you like science? (How much? Why or why not?)
  • Does / did your high school offer any science-related classes?
  • Do you think all schools should have science classes available?
  • Do / did you enjoy your science classes at school?
  • What do you find most interesting about science?
  • What scientific fields are most popular in your country?
  • Is there anything about science that you don't like?
  • Do you like watching television (documentary) programs about science?
  • Do you find those programs to be useful?
  • Can you suggest why people like to watch science fiction programs?
  • Are science museums very popular in your country?
  • (Similar to above) Do people in your country often visit science museums?
  • Have you ever visited a science museum?
  • What future scientific developments do you think we will see?
  • Is there any scientific topic that you would like to learn more about?

Shoes

  • How often do you buy shoes?
  • Do you ever buy shoes online?
  • (Similar to above) Have you ever bought shoes online?
  • How many pairs of shoes do you have?
  • Do you know anyone who likes to buy a lot of shoes?
  • Do you prefer to buy comfortable or fashionable shoes?
  • Do you like shoes (or, are you interested in shoes)?
  • Is price important when you chose shoes to buy?
  • What kinds of shoes do you usually buy? (or, prefer to buy / prefer to wear)
  • Do you have a pair of shoes that you especially like (a favourite pair of shoes)?
  • Do you think men and women are equally interested in (buying) shoes?

Sitting Down

  1. Where is your favorite place (at home) to sit?
  2. Do you usually sit down for a long time?
  3. Do you feel sleepy when you are sitting down?
  4. When you were a kid, did you usually sit on the floor?

Spending Time With Others

  • Do you like talking with people?
  • How do you like spending time with your friends?
  • Would you prefer to study alone or with others?
  • Do you remember a time when you need to cooperate with others?

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

Sports Programs

  • What sports do you like?
  • Where did you learn how to do it?
  • Did you do some sports when you were young?
  • Do you think students need more exercise?
  • What sports do you like?
  • Where did you learn how to do it?
  • Did you do some sports when you were young?
  • Do you think students need more exercise?

Street Markets

  • Are there many street markets in your country?
  • What do they sell?
  • Do people in your country prefer to shop at a street market, or in a shopping mall?
  • What are the difference between what street markets and supermarkets sell?
  • What are the difference between street markets and supermarkets?

Talents

  1. Do you have a talent for something you are good at?
  2. Was it mastered recently or when you where young?
  3. Do you think your talent can be useful for your future work? Why?
  4. Do you think anyone in your country has the same talent?

The Weather

The Weather:

  • What's the weather like in your city?
  • Does the weather in your country change often?
  • Do you have a favorite type of weather?
  • Would you move to another city because of the weather?

The Seasons and Weather: 

  • Do you prefer a warm, or a cool climate? 

  • Would you say most people prefer a warm climate?

  • Do you like it when it's raining?

  • Which season do you like best?

  • Are there four different (or, distinct) seasons in your hometown?

  • Do you feel the climate is changing?

  • Does the weather change often where you live?

  • Do you do different things in different weather (or different seasons)?

  • Would you prefer to live in a place that has the same weather all year, or a place that has four seasons?

  • Do you think the weather is more important to people who play sports?

Some other questions:

  • Which season do you like best?
  • Are there four distinct seasons in your hometown?
  • Do you feel the climate is changing?
  • Does the weather change often where you live?
  • Do you do different things in different weather (or different seasons)?
  • What kind of weather do you like (best)? (Why?)
  • What sort of weather do you least like?
  • Do you like sunny weather?
  • What do you usually do during your favourite weather (or season)?
  • What's the weather (usually) like in your hometown?
  •  (If doing the test away from your home country) How is the weather here different to the weather in your home country?
  • Do you like that weather (or, that kind of climate)? (Why?/Why not?)
  • How often is the weather good in your hometown?
  • Are there any bad points about the weather in your city?
  • Have there been any changes in the weather over the past few years?
  • Have you ever been to any place where the weather is different to your hometown?
  • (If doing the test far from your hometown) Compare the weather in your hometown and the weather here.
  • Which city in your country (or, which part of your country) has the best weather?
  • Which city in your country (or, which part of your country) has the worst weather?
  • Does the weather ever affect what you do?
  • How does the weather affect people (or, you)? (If yes, how?)
  • How do you feel when the weather is cloudy?
  • Do you always (often/usually) pay attention to the weather forecast? Why?/Why not?
  • Can you give any examples of unusual weather?
  • In your country, are there ever any problems caused by the weather? (= caused by extreme weather?)
  • Do you like snow? (Why? / Why not?)
  • Would you prefer to live in a place that has just one, warm season that lasts the whole year or a place with different seasons?
  • Do you (or, do people in your country) do the same things in the different seasons of the year?
  • Do people (in your country) play the same sports in different seasons of the year?

Some vocabulary:

“Do you prefer a hot, or a cold climate?” – If this is the exact wording of the question, you are being asked to choose between two extremes. Hot is not warm, cold is not cool.

The meaning of that question is probably, “If you had to be/live in a place with a cold or a hot climate, which would you prefer?”

Only say, “I would prefer” if you also say something like, “if I had to choose between those two extremes”.

It’s possible to say, “I don’t like either of those” but still make a choice.

Always give at least one reason when answering a question about your likes, dislikes, preferences, favourite etc.

Reasons – 1) Your feelings of comfort; 2) the activities you prefer to do in different seasons or weather conditions; 3) certain aspects of the weather or of the seasons that you especially like or dislike such as flowers blooming in spring, the fact that rain damages your shoes, the clothes you wear etc.

Rainy days, wet days, wet weather, sunny says, a sunny day, ice, snow, slippery footpaths,

“When it’s raining” is not the same as “a rainy day”, which means a whole day, or most of it, that experiences rain.

to drizzle

sunny

A warm climate; warm weather. (or cool, or hot or cold weather). Notice that “climate” is a count-noun, “weather” is not.

Time Management

  • Do you make plans for each day?
  • What was the latest plan you made?
  • Are you the kind of person who likes to manage your time? (Why?)
  • Would you say you manage your time well?
  • What’s the biggest difficulty you have when managing time?
  • What's (an example of) one thing you plan to do every day?
  • Do you like it when it's (you're) busy? = Do you like being busy?
 

Some vocabulary:

punctual punctuality to plan ahead on time on schedule a deadline timely a "rush job" at short notice to be behind time to delay to put off doing s’thing to leave s’thing till the last moment   to procrastinate to postpone overdue the due time the due date prompt, promptly to fall behind to be behind to rush to hurry urgent to cram (for an exam) to be pressed for time  

a crash study program

a timetable

a schedule

to fritter away one’s time

a short-term goal

a long-term goal

goal-setting

a priority

high priority

low priority efficient, inefficient organized flexible

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?

Watches

  • Do you usually wear a watch?
  • Have you ever got a watch as a gift?
  • What kind of watch do you wear?
  • Do people still wear watches in your country?
  • What was your first watch like?
  • What kinds of watches do you like to wear?
  • Why do you think some people buy/wear expensive watches?
  • Do you think it is important to wear a watch? Why?

Websites

  • What kinds of websites do you often visit?
  • What is your favorite website?
  • Are there any changes to the websites you often visit?
  • What kinds of websites are popular in your country?

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?

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 Hometown

  • Where is your hometown?
  • Are there any interesting places near (or, in) your hometown?
  • Is your hometown famous for anything?
  • Please describe your hometown.
  • How many years did you live there?

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 businessman You Admire

Describe a businessman you admire

You should say:

Who this person is

How you know this person

What kinds of business this person does

And explain why you admire this person

Part 3

  • What do you think is the retirement age for men and women?
  • What kinds of qualities do people need to run their own business?
  • What do you think are the key factors that contribute to the success of a business?
  • If you had the opportunity to have your own business, what business would it be? Why?

A Childhood Toy You Liked

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 City That You Think Is Very Interesting

Describe a city that you think is very interesting

You should say:

Where it is

What it is famous for

How you knew this city

And explain why you think it is very interesting

 

Part 3

  •  What advantages can tourism bring to a city?
  •  Why do some young people like to live in cities?
  •  Do most elderly people live in the city or in the countryside?
  •  Do you think well-developed tourism will have negative effects on local people?

A competition you want to take part in

Version A

Describe a competition that you would like to take part in

You should say:

        what competition it is about

        where it would take place

        when it would be held

and explain why you would like to take part in this competition.

Version B

Describe a competition that you would like to take part in. (For example, in music, cooking or sports)

You should say:

        what competition it would be

        where and when it would take place

        what preparations you would need to make for the competition

and explain why you would like to take part in this competition.

Part 3

  • What are the contests commonly seen on TV programs?
  • Why are competition shows popular?
  • What kinds of industries need competition?
  • Do you think it is necessary to encourage people to compete with others in their companies?
  • There are many competition programs on TV nowadays, why?
  • Do you think competition is important at workplaces?
  • What kinds of jobs or work should not involve competition?
  • What kinds of competitions are popular in your hometown/country?
  • What do you think of those who lose in a competition?

Competitions in Your Country

  • What kinds of competition are popular in your country? 
  • Do many people take part in amateur sports? 
  • Why do people like to play sports?
  • Are these games just friendly competition, or are they highly competitive?
  • What kind of people like to take part in that game?
  • Can you explain why some people like to participate in competitions? 
  • What type of person (or, personality) likes to enter competitions? 
  • Do you think some people are born to like competition, or is an acquired taste from early life experience? 
  • What kinds of games can you play? 
  • Which sport or game would you say the most competitive?
  • What do you think of music (or, singing) competitions?
  • Why are there game shows on TV? 
  • Can you suggest why so many people like to watch games (games shows) on TV? 
  • Why do people take part in those game shows?
  • In general. is there much difference between men's competition and women's competition?
  • Who do you think is more competitive, younger or older people?
  • What preparations do you think people need to make for a competition?
  • In general, what would you say are the pros and cons of competition? 
  • Do you think people learn from competition?

Career / Workplace Competition   

  • What types of jobs are difficult to get in your country? 
  • (Similar to above) What are some examples of jobs that are difficult to get in your country? 
  • Can you think of any jobs that require people to have good competitive skills? 
  • What occupations would you say are quite competitive in the workplace (within a company)? 
  • Why do you think there is competition in work places? 
  • Do people have to compete with others for a promotion at work?
  • Do you feel it's necessary (or, important) to have competition in the workplace?
  • Do you think competition among scientists is a good thing?
  • What type of person do you think is most competitive in a workplace? 
  • Do you think it suits everyone to work in a competitive environment for a long time?
  • What kinds of jobs do you think should not involve competition in the workplace?
  • Some people think it's not good for a team if leader to promote competition among the team members. Do you agree?

A Course That Impressed You A Lot

Describe a course that impressed you a lot

You should say:

What the course was about

Where you took the course

What you did during the course

And explain why it impressed you a lot

Part 3

  •  Why do some people have better memory?
  •  Do people like things of memorial significance?
  •  Which can help people remember things better, words or photos?
  •  Can technology help people remember things better? How?

A Difficult Decision

Describe a difficult decision (or choice) that you made.

               You should say:

what decision it was

                                 what difficulties you faced

                                 how you made the decision

                                 what the results of your decision were

and explain what the results of your decision were

Possible follow-up questions:

  • Do you think you made the right decision? = Would you make the same decision today?
  • (Possible question if the real Part 2 wording is Version A)  Did it take you a long time to make that decision?

Part 3

Everyday Decisions

  • What are some of the typical, everyday decisions that people have to make?
  • Besides your example from Part 2, what other difficult decisions are many people faced with at times in their lives?
  • What determines people's daily plans? (For example - What will I do tomorrow/)
  • (Similar to above) When people make their plans for the day, what factors do they consider when they make these plans?

How to Make a Decision

  • Do you prefer to shop at many different shops or just a few?
  • Do you prefer to shop in big shops or in small ones?
  • How do you (or, people) decide which one to shop at? ?
  • When shopping in a shopping mall or a big department store, do you think it's easy to decide what to buy?
  • How do people decide what to buy when faced with many choices of the same thing, such as clothes?
  • When buying clothes, do you prefer to go to a shop with a wide selection of choices, or to a shop that has a small number of choices?
  • How do you (or, people) decide what clothes to wear?
  • Can you explain what makes a decision a "difficult" decision?
  • In general, do you think it's easier to make a decision when you have few choices, or many choices?
  • Do you think teachers should help students make decisions?
  • What (sorts of) factors do people consider when they make decisions?
  • How can one choose what is the most important factor when making a decision?
  • Can you suggest why people sometimes make a quick decision?
  • (Unreported but possible question) How can someone know that they have made the right decision? *
  • In the future, do you think people will find it easier to make decisions than they do today, or will they find it harder?

Decisions Throughout Life

  • What do you think are the most important decisions that people have to make in their lifetimes?
  • Do you think children and adults usually have the same decisions to make?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think children and adults have the same choices in life?
  • Do you think children and adults make choices (or, decisions) in the same way that adults do?
  • Who do you think has a harder time making decisions, children or adults?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think the decisions that children make are more difficult (for them) than the decisions that adults have to make?
  • Do you think it's a good idea to get the advice of other people when making a decision (or choice)?
  • Who do you think we should ask for advice?
  • Do you think children should make their own decisions, or should they follow the advice of adults?
  • (Similar to above) Do you think parents should make decisions for their children?
  • What sorts of decisions do young people have to make?
  • Do you think parents can help young people decide what subject to study at university?
  • What decisions about the future do people have to make?

A Family Member Who You Want To Work With In The Future

Describe a family member who you want to work with in the future

You should say:

Who he/she is

Whether you worked together before

What kind of work you would like to do with him/her

And explain how you feel about this family member

 

Part 3

  • What kinds of family business are common in Iran?
  • Is it good to work with family members? Why?
  • Why do people want to do family business?
  • What benefits are there when working for big companies?

A famous athlete

Describe a famous athlete you know

You should say:

Who he or she is

How you know him or her

What he or she has achieved

And explain why he is famous

Part 3

  • What kinds of exercises do Iranian people like?
  • What characteristics do you think an athlete should have?
  • Why are there so few top athletes?
  • What's the best way to become a top athlete?

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 Friend You Like To Talk With

Describe a friend you like to talk with

You should say:

Who he/she is

What you like to talk about

Why you like to talk with him/her

And explain how you feel about him/her

Part 3

  • Where do young people like to meet?
  • What do young people talk about when they meet up?
  • Do you think people should be honest when talking with friends?
  • On what occasions do people talk with strangers?

A Gift You Would Like To Buy For Your Friend

Describe a gift you would like to buy for your friend

You should say:

What gift you would like to buy

Who you would like to give it to

Why you would like to buy a gift for him/her

And explain why you choose that gift

Part 3

  • When do people normally give gifts to others?
  • Do people give gifts or red packets on traditional festivals?
  • Is it hard to choose a gift?
  • Will people feel happy when receiving an expensive gift?

A House Or An Apartment You Would Like To Live In

Describe a house or an apartment you would like to  live in

You should say:

What it is like

Where it would be

Why you would like to live in this house/apartment

And explain how you feel about this house/apartment

 

Part 3

  •  What kinds of apartments are the most popular?
  •  What are the differences between houses that young people and old people like?
  •  What are the differences between apartments and houses?
  •  Do people usually rent or buy a house? Why?

A Long Walk You Have Ever Had

Describe a long walk you have ever had

You should say:

When this happened

Where you walked

Who you were with

And explain how you felt about this long walk

Part 3

  •  What outdoor activities do people like?
  •  What are the differences between the outdoor activities children did in the past and now?
  •  Is leisure time important to everyone? Why?
  •  Do women have more leisure time than men?

A Person Who Contributes To The Society

Describe a person who contributes to the society

You should say:

Who this person is

How you knew him/her

What type of work he/she does

And explain why you think he/she contributes to the society

Part 3

  •  What jobs are well-paid?
  •  What are the changes in working conditions?
  •  What are the impacts of the epidemic on the work environment?
  •  Do you think younger people should be lower-paid than older people?

A Person Who You Follow On Social Media

Describe a person who you follow on social media

You should say:

Who he/she is

How you knew him/her

What he/she posts on social media

And explain why you follow him/her on social media

Part 3

  •  What can people do on social media?
  •  Do you think older people and younger people will use the same kind of social media software?
  •  Do older people spend much time on social media?
  •  Are non-social media like television and newspapers still useful?

A Person You Met Once And Want To Know More About

Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about

You should say:

Who he/she is

When you met him/her

Why you want to know more about him/her

And explain how you feel about him/her

 

Part 3

  • How do people make friends in Iran?
  • On what occasions do people like to make friends?
  • Is it important to have the same hobbies and interests when making friends?
  • What qualities make true friends?

A Place In A Village That You Visited

Describe a place in a village that you visited

You should say:

Where it is

When you visited this place

What you did there

And how you feel about this place

Part 3

  •  Is there anything special about the villages in Iran?
  •  Why do people want to go to the countryside?
  •  What do people usually do when going to a village?
  •  Do you think people will live in the village in the future?

A Popular/Well-Known Person In Your Country

Describe a popular/well-known person in your country

You should say:

Who this person is

What he/she has done

Why he/she is popular

And explain how you feel about this person

Part 3

  •  What kinds of people are popular at work?
  • Are bosses more popular than employees at work?
  • Which one is more important, keeping a good relationship with colleagues or doing well at work?
  • What benefits are there when a child is popular at school?

A Positive Change That You Made In Your Life

Describe a positive change that you made in your life

You should say:

What it is

Why you did it

Who you did it with

And explain how you feel about the change

 

Part 3

  • Is it easier for young people to change?
  • Is it easy for old people to change?
  • How can people change their daily routine if they want to?
  • What are the disadvantages when people keep making changes?

A quiet place you like to go to

Describe a quiet place you like to go to.

You should say:

where it is

when you go there

what you usually do there

and explain why you like the place.

Part 3

  • Is it easy to find quiet places in your country?
  • Why do old people prefer to live in quiet places?
  • Why is there more noise made at home now than the past?
  • Why do some people like to use noise as background sound when they are working or studying?

People's Feelings about Noise

  • Can you explain why people usually prefer quiet places to noisy places?  
  • Who do you think prefers quiet places more, young people or old(er) people? 
  • Do you think living in a quiet place, such as a village, is more suitable for old people than young people?
  • Which do you prefer, a quiet place or a place that has noise and vitality?

Noise at Home and Work

  • Do you think there's more noise in society nowadays, compared to before?  
  • Would you say people's living places are noisier today than in previous years?  
  • Have you ever been disturbed by noise from your neighbours?  
  • What would you do if a neighbour was making too much noise?
  • Do you think you could work effectively in a place with a lot of background noise?
  • Do you think it is possible to study very well in a library that's full of people?
  • Can you suggest any ways to reduce noise in society?  

Noise in Cities

  • Is it easy to find quiet places in the cities?  
  • (Similar to above) How can someone find a quiet place in the city?  
  • Do you think cities today are noisier than in the past?
  • Can you explain why cities are noisier than the countryside?  
  • How do people in your country feel about noise in the cities?
  • Where would you prefer to live, in a city or in a village in the countryside?
  • Do you think the government needs to do something about reducing noise levels in the cities?
  • What are some possible ways of decreasing noise in the cities? 

A School Rule That You Don’t Like

Describe a school rule that you don’t like

You should say:

What it is

Why you don't like it

How others feel about the rule

And explain whether you have followed the rule

Part 3

  •  What are the rules students should follow at school?
  •  Are the rules at school good or bad? Why?
  •  What rules should children follow at home?
  •  How are people punished when parking at a wrong spot?

A Skill That You Learned From An Older Person

Describe a skill that you learned from an older person

You should say:

What the skill is

Who you learned it from

How you learned it

And how you feel about it

Part 3

  • What can children learn from their parents?
  • What knowledge can children learn from their grandparents?
  • What kind of help do you think older people need?
  • What skills can young people learn from older people?

A Special Cake You Received From Others

Describe a special cake you received from others

You should say:

When it happened

Where it happened

Who you got the cake from

And explain why it’s a special cake

Part 3

  •  What are the differences between special food in Iran and other countries?
  •  Is there any food in your country that is eaten at special times or on special occasions?
  •  Why are some people willing to spend a lot of money on meals on special days?
  •  Do you think it’s good to communicate when eating with your family?

A special day out that didn’t cost you much money

Describe a special day out that cost you little money/didn't cost you much

You should say:

What day it was

Where you went

What you did

And explain who you were with

Part 3

  • Do people like to spend their leisure time out in your country?
  • How do people spend their leisure time in your country?
  • How does technology affect the way people spend their leisure time?
  • Do you think only old people have time for leisure?
  • Do teenagers spend much more money than before?
  • How can people save money as much as possible?
  • Have you ever had a bad shopping experience?
  • Why is online shopping so popular these days?
  • Do you think you can buy something from a physical store without money?

A Story Someone Told You And You Remember

Describe a story someone told you and you remember

You should say:

What the story was about

Who told you this story

Why you remember it

And explain how you feel about it

Part 3

  •  Do young children like the same stories as older children?
  •  How has technology changed storytelling?
  •  How do people tell stories to children?
  •  Why do children like stories?

A Thing You Did To Learn Another Language

Describe a thing you did to learn another language

You should say:

What language you learned

What you did

How it helped you learn the language

And explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  •  What difficulties do people face when learning a language?
  •  Do you think language learning is important? Why?
  •  Which is better, to study alone or to study in a group? Why?
  •  What's the best way to learn a language?

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 Helped A Child

Describe a time when you helped a child

You should say:

When it was

How you helped him/her

Why you helped him/her

And how you felt about it

Part 3

  • Do you often help kids? How?
  • Why is it necessary to do volunteer services?
  • What can schools do to develop students’ awareness of volunteering?
  • Who benefit more from the volunteer services, the volunteers or the people helped?

A Time When You Organized A Happy Event Successfully

Describe a time when you organized a happy event successfully

You should say:

What the event was

How you prepared for it

Who helped you to organize it

And explain why you think it was a successful event

 

Part 3

  • How can parents help children to be organized?
  • On what occasions do people need to be organized?
  • Does everything need to be well prepared?
  • Do people need others’ help when organizing things?

A Time When You Were Stuck In A Traffic Jam

Describe a time when you were stuck in a traffic jam

You should say:

When it happened

Where you were stuck

What you did while waiting

And explain how you felt in the traffic jam

Part 3

  • How can we solve the problem of traffic?
  • Do you think developing public transport can solve traffic jam problems?
  • Do you think highways will help reduce traffic jams?
  • What are good ways to manage traffic?

A Time You Got Up Early

Describe one morning when you got up very early.

               You should say:

 when (or, what time) you got up

 what you did

 why you got up early

 and explain why you remember this.

Part 3

Sleep

  • Can you think of any other occasions when people have to get up early?
  • What effect would sleeping late have on one’s life?
  • What kinds of (or, what are some examples of) jobs require people to get up early?
  • What do you think are the benefits of getting up early?
  • Can you suggest why some people like to get up early?
  • Do you think old people find it easier to get up early than young people?
  • What time do people usually get to bed (in your country)?
  • Do people (in your country) usually (or, like to) have a nap in the middle of the day?
  • What do you think are the benefits of having a nap?

Working and Studying Times

  • What do you think of people who work night shifts?
  • Do you think it's better for young people to study in the morning, or in the evening?

Some vocabulary:

Early

  • Proverb: “The early bird catches the worm.”
  • An early riser
  • At dawn, before dawn, at sunrise, before sunrise; when the sun comes up
  • Frost (on the ground), dark, fresh air, quiet, birds
  • Shiftwork
  • (Sleeping late) - Miss out on part of the day; miss the best part of the day; spend too much time alone late at night; a “night owl”
  • Benefits of early – experiencing the best part of the day; getting out of the house; meeting different people; getting more done during the day; a positive start to the day

Sleep

  • about eight hours a day
  • to “hit the sack” (colloquial)
  • my bedtime
  • a “night owl”
  • a “morning person”
  • to “recharge the batteries” (or battery)
  • “put my head down on my desk”
  • A “cat nap” = a nap for just a few minutes
  • To/a snooze
  • old people – You can say you’re not sure or you can talk about your grandmother who used to live with you.
  • insomnia
  • importance of sleep – mood, alertness (ability to concentrate), general health, attractiveness, . . .

A Time You Used Your Cellphone/Smart Phone To Do Something Important

Describe a time you used your cellphone/smart phone to do something important

You should say:

What happened

When it happened

How important the cellphone/smartphone was

And explain how you felt about the experience

Part 3

  • What do you usually do with a cellphone?
  • What are the differences between young people and old people when using a cellphone?
  • Which one is more important, using a cellphone to make phone calls or to read messages?
  • Do you think there should be a law to stop people from making phone calls in public?

A Time You Visited A New Place

Describe a time you visited a new place

You should say:

Where the new place is

When you went there

Why you went there

And explain how you feel about the place

Part 3

  •  Which do you prefer, living in a city or only visiting it as a tourist?
  •  How do young children react when they go to school for the first time?
  •  How do young and old people react differently to new things?
  •  Why do some people want to go to college far away from home?

A Time You Were Very Busy

Describe a time you were very busy

You should say:

When it happened

Where you were

What you did

And explain why you were busy

Part 3

  • Are you often busy?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages when people keep busy?
  • Do you think children should learn through playing games or under pressure?
  • What kind of pressure people may experience at work?

A traditional product in your country

Describe a traditional product in your country

You should say:

What the product is

When you tried this product for the first time

What it is made of

And Explain why you like this product

 

Part 3

  1. Why are traditional products important?
  2. Do you think tradition is important to a country? Why?
  3. What are traditional Iranian products?
  4. Why is it important for children to learn about traditional products?
  5. Did the products made in the past have better quality than the ones made now?
  6. What effects do traditional products have on tourism?
  7. Is it necessary to protect tradition?
  8. Do you think teenagers should learn about tradition?
  9. What kinds of traditions are popular in your country?

A Way/Change That Helps You Save A Lot Of Time

Describe a way/change that helps you save a lot of time

You should say:

What it is

How you implement it

How difficult it is

And explain how you feel about the way/change

Part 1

  • What can people do to save time?
  • Does technology help people save time? How and why?
  • Do you think parents should be responsible for teaching children to save time?
  • Do people who can manage time well become successful more easily?

An activity you do to stay healthy

Describe something you do to (help you) stay healthy.

You should say:         what you do when you started doing this how much time you spend doing this (or, how often you do this) and explain what benefits you get from this activity.                         or and explain how this activity helps you stay healthy.

Part 3

  1. How do children and old people keep fit and healthy?
  2. What do people normally do to keep healthy and fit in your country?
  3. How can parents help and guide their children to stay healthy?
  4. Do you think it is a good way for governments to use the power of idols/celebrities to help people build health awareness?
  5. What do old people in your country do to stay healthy?
  6. How do you deal with pressure/stress?
  7. Do you think young people should play dangerous sports?
  8. What else people can do to stay healthy besides sports?
  9. How do parents do to make their children like sports?

The Health of People Today

  • Do you think it's important to stay healthy?
  • Would you say people (in your country) have a healthy lifestyle now?
  • What factors influence whether or not a person has a healthy lifestyle?
  • In your country, what do people do in order to maintain their health?
  • Many people say they don't have enough time for exercise. How would you reply to that?
  • Why do you think more and more people are become fatter? (overweight. obese)
  • How do you think these people could (or should) improve their diet?
  • Why do many people like eating junk food?
  • Can you suggest why many people lead a sedentary lifestyle?
  • How can people have a healthy lifestyle?
  • In general, would you say people today are healthier than in the past?
  • Do you think people will become (even) healthier in the future?

Health Education

  • Do you think people can learn about having a healthy lifestyle?
  • Would you say health education is important?
  • Do you think health education is useful for children?
  • Do schools in your country give information to children about health?
  • (If 'No' to above) Do you think schools should do that?
  • (If 'Yes' to above) In what ways do schools give guidance to children about health?
  • Do you think the media has a place in educating the public about health?
  • How do (or how can) parents educate their children about having a healthy lifestyle?

An Ambition That You Haven’t Achieved

Describe an ambition that you haven't achieved

You should say:

What it is

Why you haven't achieved it

What you did to achieve it

And explain how you felt about it

 

Part 3

  • What ambitions do children usually have?
  • Why are some people very ambitious in their work?
  • Why don't some people have dreams?
  • How do people balance work and life?

An exciting/interesting book you have read

Describe an exciting/interesting book you have read

You should say:

When you read it

What type/ kind of book it is

What it is about

And explain why you read it/ why it is exciting/interesting

PART 3

  1. Which group would read more, young people or old people?
  2. What's the difference between men and women in their reading habits?
  3. Do you prefer books or movies?
  4. Which gender reads more, male or female?
  5. Is it necessary for parents to read stories to their children?

An important event that you celebrated

Version A

Describe an important event that you celebrated

You should say:

What it was

When it happened

Who attended it

And explain how you felt about it

Version B

Describe an important event that you celebrated

You should say:

What it was

Where it happened

Why it was important

And explain how people felt about it

Part 3

  1. Do you like to celebrate important events?
  2. What kinds of events do people usually celebrate?
  3. Do people often celebrate events with a large group of people or just a few people?
  4. Do people often celebrate festivals with families?
  5. Do you like to plan for an important meeting or activity?
  6. Who is the most important person in your life?
  7. In your country, do you think good appearance is important while finding a job?
  8. What is the most important thing for being a teenager?
  9. What events do Iranian people like to celebrate?

An important river/lake in your country

Describe an important river/lake in your country

You should say:

How long the river is

Where it is

What it looks like

And explain why it is important

Part 3

  • Do people like that river in your country?
  • How can rivers/lakes benefit local people?
  • Do you think rivers/lakes attract tourists? Why?
  • How do rivers/lakes affect local tourism?
  • Are rivers/lakes good for transport? Why?
  • Do you like any activities on water?
  • Is it necessary for everyone to learn swimming?
  • Do people in your country go swimming in their spare time?

An Interesting Conversation You Had With Your Friend

Describe an interesting conversation you had with your friend

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

  •  When do children normally form their own views?
  •  Do children have strong opinions?
  •  Should parents request their kids to obey them?
  •  In what industries do you think communication is a necessary skill?

An Interesting Neighbor

Describe an interesting neighbor

You should say:

Who he/she is

How you knew him/her

What you do together

And explain why he/she is interesting

Part 3

  • Do you think people are familiar with their neighbors?
  • How can people improve the relationship with neighbors in a community?
  • How do children build relationships with others n a community?
  • Is it beneficial to get along well with neighbors?

An interesting person from another country

Describe an interesting person from another country

You should say:

Who this person is

What this person does

Why this person is interesting

And explain how you think of this person

 

Part 3

  1. Do you think communicating with foreigners is a good way to learn about foreign culture?
  2. What are the disadvantages of working for an international company?
  3. What kinds of problems will people have when they travel or live in a foreign country?
  4. Do you like to make friends with people from other countries?

An Interesting Song

Describe an interesting song

You should say:

What the song is

What story the song tells

Whether the song is popular

And explain why you think it is interesting

 

Part 3

  •  Why are many music competitions popular in Iran?
  •  What kinds of music do young people like?
  •  What kinds of people like traditional music?
  •  What are the differences between live concert and online concert?

An Invention That Has Changed The World In A Positive Way

Describe an invention that has changed the world in a positive way

You should say:

What it is

What benefits it has brought

How it influences people of different ages

And explain how it changed people’s lives

Part 3

  • What is the most helpful innovation at home?
  • What household appliances make us lazy?
  • What kind of invention can be used at school?
  • Do you think Al will replace human teachers? Why?

An Item Of Clothing That Someone Gave You

Describe an item of clothing that someone gave you

You should say:

What the clothing was

Who gave it to you

When you got it

And explain why this person gave you the clothing

 

Part 3

  •  Have you ever given clothes to others?
  •  Why do people dress casually in everyday life but dress formally at work?
  •  What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing uniforms at work and school?
  •  Why do people from different countries wear different clothing?

An Occasion When Someone Gave You Positive Advice About Your Work/Study

Describe an occasion when someone gave you positive advice or suggestions about your work/study

You should say:

Who the person was

What he/she said

How the advice/suggestion affected you

And explain how you felt about the advice/suggestion

  • When should parents encourage their children?
  • Should parents always encourage their children?
  • Do you think negative feedback is more important than positive feedback? Why?
  • Why is negative feedback as important as positive feedback at work or in study?

Good Service

Describe an occasion that you received good service from a company or shop.

You should say:

What the service was

When and where you received the service

Whom you were together with

And explain why you think it was a good service.

Part3

  • What jobs require staff to get in touch with many people?
  • What qualities do the staff need? Why?
  • How does a company train the staff?
  • What kind of jobs have to interact with the public?
  • Do they need special training?
  • Will all of them benefit from special training?
  • How do companies deal with the complaints from customers?
  • Did you recommend this shop to your friends? Do they like it?
  • What should a company do in the face of the problems with its products?
  • How could a company pick up its reputation after negative events?
  • What kind of jobs require good communication skills?
  • What if you cannot get high-quality products?
  • What might be the difficulties that you face when you have transaction with foreign companies?

Someone You Really Like To Spend Time With

Describe someone you really like to spend time with

You should say:

Who this person is

How you knew him/her

What you usually do together

And explain why you like to spend time with him/her

Part 3

  •  What kinds of people are easy to get along with?
  •  How do leaders get along with their subordinates?
  •  Do people have time for themselves nowadays?
  •  Do you like talking with older people? Why?

Something important that you lost in the past

Describe a time when you lost something important.

You should say

        what you lost 

        when and where and you lost it

        what you were doing at the time

             and explain how you felt after you lost it. 

                                        or

            and explain what you did about it. 

Part 3

  • What kinds of things do people usually lose?
  • What do people often do when losing things?
  • Is it an effective way to use rewards to find lost things?
  • What kinds of people may lose things often?
  • What can we do to prevent losing important things?
  • What would you do if you saw something valuable but didn't belong to you on the street?
  • What kinds of things have you lost so far?
  • What do you usually do to look for lost items?

Losing (and mislaying) Things

  • Do people in your country often lose things?  
  • Can you explain why people lose things?
  • What kinds of people do you think often lose things?  
  • What kinds of things do you think are the easiest to lose?
  • In what situations do people most often lose things?
  • What do people usually do after they have lost something?
  • How do people find something that they have lost?

Being Well-Organized

  • Do people often lose things at home?
  • Can you suggest how someone can avoid losing things at home?  
  • Do you think well-organized people lose things very often?  
  • (Similar to above) Do you think being well-organized is a good way to avoid losing things?
  • Do you think well-organized people are that way from birth, or did they learn to be organized?
  • Can you give any examples of how a person can be well-organized?
  • Do you think that modern technology can help people to be more organized?
  • What would you say are the pros and cons of being well-organised?
  • Studies have shown that people who are messy are more creative. Can you explain why this is so?  
  • Do you think organised people lack creativity?  
  • Would you say it's possible to be organized an creative at the same time?
  • Do you think the world is, in general, well-organized, or is it in chaos?

Children Losing Things

  • Why do children lose their things?
  • How can parents teach their children not to lose things?
  • Why are some children not well-organised?
  • How can parents educate their children to be organised?  

Something That Surprised You

Describe something that surprised you

You should say:

What it is

How you found out about it

What you did

And explain whether it made you happy

 

Part

  • How do people express happiness in your culture?
  • Do you think happiness has any effect on people? How?
  • How can people be happy?
  • Is it good for people to be unhappy? Why?

Something That Was Broken In Your Home

Something That Was Broken In Your Home

Describe something that was broken in your home

and then repaired

You should say:

What it is

How it was broken

How you got it repaired

And explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  • Are IT-related jobs valued more by society?
  • Is the quality of products worse than before?
  • What kinds of things do people like to repair by themselves?
  • 4. Why do people like to get their mobile phones repaired in specialized stores?

Something That You Can’t Live Without

Describe something that you can’t live without (not a computer/phone)

You should say:

What it is

What you do with it

How it helps you in your life

And explain why you can't live without it

Part 3

  • Why are children attracted to new things (such as electronics)?
  • Why do some grown-ups hate to throw out old things (such as clothes)?
  • Has the way people buy things changed in recent decades? How?
  • What do you think influences people to buy new things?

Something to Help You Concentrate on Work or Study

Version A

Describe something you do to help you concentrate on your work or study.

               You should say:

 what it is

 How it helps you concentrate 

 when you do it

 and explain how you feel about it

Version B

Describe something you do to help you concentrate on your work or study.

               You should say:

 what it is

 when you do it  or, how often you do it 

 when you started doing it

 and explain how it helps you concentrate.

Part 3

  1. Why is it more difficult for children to concentrate nowadays than before?
  2. Do you think technology harm children's ability to concentrate?
  3. What kinds of jobs require high concentration at work?
  4. Can exercise help people improve concentration?

Concentrating

  • What are some occupations that require a high degree of concentration? 
  • What sorts of things can (or, do) companies (employers) do to help their employees stay focused on their work?  
  • Do you think people it's important for workers to concentrate on their work? 
  • Why is it sometimes hard for people to concentrate?
  • Who do you think can usually concentrate better, young people or old(er) people?  
  • How do young people stay focused on what they are doing?
  • What sorts of things can distract the attention of young people?
  • Do you think people who wear headphones to listen to the music can focus on what they are doing? 
  • Do you think it's easier to concentrate when you're reading something in a book, or is it easier to concentrate when you're reading on an electronic device such as a tablet (ipad) or mobile phone?

Children and Concentration

  • Do you think it's easy for children to concentrate on one thing, or are they easily distracted? 
  • Do you think children need to learn to concentrate? 
  • (Similar to above) How important is it for children to learn to concentrate? 
  • Do you think using electronic devices helps develop a child's ability to concentrate? 
  • Who do you think can concentrate better, boys or girls?
  • Do you think children need to concentrate when they are exercising?

Something You Received For Free

Describe something you received for free

You should say:

What it was

Who you received it from

Where you received it

And how you felt about it

Part 3

  •  Do you think people should pay for higher education? Why?
  •  Is it good or bad for people to have free education in the future?
  •  What free gifts do companies usually give to their customers?
  •  Why do customers like to receive free gifts from companies?