Friday, 20 May 2016

A LIST OF TOPICS AND IDEAS TO TRAIN YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATION


YOU
           ·         Your childhood/hometown
           ·         Your personality and skills
           ·         Your likes/dislikes
           ·         Your job/occupation
           ·         Your future expectations

FAMILY
·         Describe your family?
·         Do you have a large or small family?
·         How much time do you spend with your family?
·         What do you like to do together as a family?
·         Do you get along well with your family?
·         Are people in your country generally close to their families?

WORK
·         What do you do?
·         What are your responsibilities?
·         How many hours do you work each day?
·         Do you enjoy your work?
·         Is there some other kind of work you would rather do?
·         If you could change your job or profession, what would you do?
·         Describe the process of getting a job in your country.
·         Describe the company or organization you work for.
·         What is your position?
·         What do you like about your job?
·         What do you dislike about your job?

EDUCATION
·         Describe your education.
·         What kind of school did you go to as a child?
·         Did you go to a co-educational school?
·         What was your favourite subject as a child?
·         Who was your favourite teacher?
·         In which subjects did you get the best and worst marks?
·         Did you wear a uniform back at school? Do you like them? Yes-No? Why?
·         What is the education system like in your country?
·         Do you think your country has an effective education system?

STUDIES
      ·         What are you studying now?
      ·         What is your area of specialization?

HOMETOWN
·         Describe your hometown.
·         What’s special about it?
·         Where is your hometown located?
·         Is it easy to travel around your hometown?
·         What is it known for?
·         What do people in your town do?
·         What are the main industries in your hometown?
·         What problems face your hometown?
·         What languages are spoken in your hometown?
·         What are the advantages of living in your hometown?
·         What are some problems faced by your hometown?
·         Compare your hometown with another city.
·         What are some environmental problems faced by your hometown?

WEATHER
·         What’s the weather like in your country?
·         Does the weather affect your mood?
·         How do rainy days make you feel?
·         What’s your favourite season of the year?
·         What do you like to do when it’s hot?
·         What do you usually do in the winter?
·         How many seasons does your country have?

HOME
·         Describe your home.
·         What kind of building do you live in?
·         How long have you lived there?

WEDDING
·         Have you ever been to a wedding?
·         Whose wedding was it?
·         Where was it held?
·         What clothes do people wear?
·         Describe the wedding ceremony.
·         What sort if gifts do people buy for the bridal couple?
·         What kind of clothes did the bride and groom wear?

TRAVEL
·         Do you like to travel?
·         What kind of places have you visited in your life?
·         Which place would you really like to visit? Why?
·         What’s the best place you’ve ever visited?

COMPUTERS
·         Do you think computers help society?
·         Do you think computers are bad for health?
·         How do you think computers have changed the world?

INTERNET
·         Do you use the Internet much during the day?
·         What do you usually do on the Internet?
·         What are some advantages of the Internet?
·         What are some disadvantages?
·         Do people in your country use the Internet a lot?
·         Do you do any shopping on the Internet?

EMAIL
·         Do you send and receive email regularly?
·         Who do you usually communicate with?
·         How often do you check your email?
·         Do you think writing email has strengthened or weakened people’s writing skills?
·         What are some disadvantages of email?

FRIENDS
·         Describe a friend.
·         How long have you known each other?
·         What do usually do together?
·         What do you like the most about him / her?
·         How often do you see each other?

PLACE
·         Describe a place you like to go.
·         Why is this place special to you?
·         When did you first visit this place?
·         Where is this place located?
·         What language is spoken here? Do you speak this language?

HEALTH
·         What do you feel about people smoking in public places?
·         Do you think people eat healthy these days? Yes or no? Why?
·         What do you do to keep yourself healthy?

MARRIAGE
·         What is the attitude toward marriage in your country?
·         Do most young people plan on getting married in your country?
·         What are some of the advantages of marriage?
·         What are some of the disadvantages?
·         Is the divorce rate high in your country?
·         Do you think people should be allowed to get divorced?

HOBBIES
·         Do you have any hobbies?
·         What are some of your hobbies?
·         When did you first develop this hobby?
·         What are some of the advantages of having a hobby?
·         How much time do you spend on your hobby?

FILMS
·         Do you enjoy watching movies?
·         What’s your favourite film?
·         Who are your favourite actors?
·         How often do you watch films?

SHOPPING
·         Do you enjoy shopping?
·         How do you feel about shopping?
·         Do you like shopping on the Internet?
·         Do you have any favourite stores?
·         What don’t you like about shopping?
·         Which is the most popular place to shop in your hometown?

SPORTS
·         Do you like sports?
·         Do you enjoy watching sports?
·         Do you enjoy participating in any sports?
·         Which sports are most popular in your country?
·         What’s your favourite sport/
·         When did you first become interested in sports?
·         How often do you participate in sports?
·         What equipment do you need for your favourite sport?

FOOD
·         What are some of your favourite foods?
·         What foods are popular in your country?
·         What are some of the famous dishes of your country?
·         Do you enjoy cooking?

FESTIVAL
·         What’s the most important festival in your country?
·         How do people celebrate this festival?
·         What special food is associated with this festival?
·         What special activities are associated with this festival?
·         What do you enjoy most about this festival?
·         Do you think festivals are important for a society?

TELEVISION
·         Do you watch television a lot?
·         What do you usually watch on television?
·         How many hours of television do you usually watch?
·         What are the most popular shows in your country?
·         What kind of shows do you like to watch?
·         What are some advantages of television?
·         What are someof the disadvantages of television?
·         What did you last watch on television?
·         Why do you think certain TV shows are so popular?

TOURISM
·         Which places would you recommend to a visitor to your country?
·         Do a lot of tourists visit your country?
·         What do they usually do there?
·         How has tourism changed your country?
·         Is your country expensive for most tourists?
·         What are some famous landmarks in your country?

DAILY ROUTINE
·         Describe your daily routine.
·         What do you usually do?
·         What do you do on the weekend?
·         What is your typical weekday like?
·         Does your life change much from week to week?
·         Do you have any free time during the week?

YOUR COUNTRY
·         Which country are you from?
·         Where is this country located?
·         Which part of the country do most people live in?
·         What are the main industries in your country?
·         Is it easy to travel around your country?

CLOTHES
·         What type of clothes do you like to wear?
·         What kind of clothes do people in your country usually wear?
·         How important is fashion to you?
·         What kind of clothes do you dislike?
·         Do you think people behave differently in different kinds of clothes?
·         What kind of clothes do people wear to work in your country?
·         Are clothes expensive in your country?

GOING OUT
·         Do you like going out or staying at home?
·         What do you like to do when you go out?
·         How often do you go out?
·         Do people in your country go out a lot?
·         How and where do people in your country usually socialize?
·         What kind of entertainment is popular in your country?

GAMES
·         Do you enjoy playing any games?
·         What kind of games do you play?
·         Do you think adults should play games?
·         What do children learn from games?
·         What kind of games did you play when you were a child?
·         What games are popular in your country today?
·         What kind of games were popular when you were young?
·         Do you think mental games like chess are good for you?

COLOURS
·         Do you have a favourite colour?
·         What are your country’s colours?
·         Do you think colours affect our moods?
·         Can you learn anything about a person from the colours he / she likes?
·         Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were a child?

MUSIC
·         Do you like music?
·         What kind of music do you like?
·         When do you usually listen to music?
·         What kind of music did you like when you were younger?
·         What kind of music is popular in your country?
·         Do you play any musical instruments?
·         Do you wish you could play any musical instruments?
·         Which is your favourite instrument?

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