What's your name?
Does your name have any special meaning or significance?
Have you ever changed your name, why or why not?
Do Chinese people like changing their names, why or why not?
What kind of people like changing their names?
What's their purpose in changing their names?
In your culture, do women change their names when they get married?
Where are you from?
Where is your hometown?
Tell me about your hometown.
What's your favorite thing or place in your hometown?
What is famous about your hometown?
Tell me about some scenic spots in your hometown.
What are the main places of interest in your hometown? What places should foreigners visit in
Do you like your hometown? Why or why not?
What is the difference between your hometown and Beijing?
What are the people like in your hometown?
If you could change one thing about your hometown, what would it be?
What attractive pieces of architecture are there in your hometown?
Is your hometown a good place for young people to live?
Do you ever use the internet?
How do you go onto the internet?
Where do you go onto the internet?
What do you do on the internet?
Is the internet very popular in China?
How can people learn things on the internet?
Do you like animal?
Do you like going to the zoo?
What pet is most popular in your country?
Do you have any pets?
Have you ever kept a pet?
What kind of animal do you like best?
Why do many people like animals so much?
Do you currently live in a house or a flat/apartment?
Can you describe your house/flat?
What main items of furniture or appliances do you have in each room?
Is it a typical house/flat in your city?
What kind of house or flat do you want to live in the future?
Do you like the decoration in your home? Why or why not?
Will you move to another house or flat in the near future?
What kind of house/flat are you going to move into?
What do you think of the area in which you live?
How long have you been living there?
What are your neighbors like?
Do you like photography and why?
When did you start to like photography?
Do you keep your old photos?
Do you often see those old photos?
What's the meaning of keeping old photos?
What is your most impressive photo?
Are you working or studying?
Tell me about the school or university you attend.
Tell me something about your primary school.
What is your major?
Do you like your major and why?
What courses or subjects do you study?
What is your favorite subject?
What is the most useful subject?
What would you like to do in the future?
What are the characteristics of schools in China?
What kinds of majors are available in China?
What do Chinese people think about teachers?
Is teaching a popular job in China, why or why not?
Are you working or studying?
What do you do for a living?
How long have you been doing this job?
Do you like your job, why or why not?
Do you find your job interesting?
What are your main responsibilities in your job?
Is working important to you?
Have you received any training related to your work?
Tell me about your boss or colleague.
What would be your ideal job?
If you could choose another job, what would you choose?
Weather and Climate
What type of weather do you like?
What type of weather do Chinese people usually like?
Which is your favorite season?
Do you do different things in summer and in winter?
What do you often do on sunny and rainy days?
What is the weather like in your city?
Do you like to dance?
What type of dance are you interested in?
What are the differences between the dances the old people like and the dances the young people like?
Is dancing good to people?
What are the effects of dance on people's life?
Can you swim?
Do you like swimming?
Have you ever been trained in swimming?
Is it important to learn swimming?
Do you rather swim in the ocean or swimming pools?
What kind of clothes do you like?
How do you get information about latest fashion?
What are the differences in the clothes between now and fifty years ago?
How do older people feel about younger people's clothes?
What kind of clothes do children usually wear?
What are the most fashionable clothes in China now?
When do you need to make something yourself?
Is it good for children to do more hands-on activities?
Did you do a lot of hands-on activities in your childhood?
Should children learn a certain skill in their early age?
Do you use a cell phone?
What do you use it for?
How often do you use it?
Do you like to send short message?
When 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?
Is there anything you dislike about using cell phones?
House and Apartment
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
How do you like it? And why?
What part of your home do you like best?
Can you describe your room?
Do you want to change your room?
What would it be if you could change something about your room?
Where do you live now? And how long have you been there?
Who do you live with?
Do you like birthdays?
Do people in China celebrate birthdays?
Are any birthdays especially important in your country?
How do Chinese people celebrate birthdays?
How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
Do people in China have birthday parties, why or why not?
Do you prefer birthday parties with your friends or with your family?
Do you think it's important for people to celebrate birthdays?
Do you think it's important to give a special gift to someone on their birthday?
Are birthdays more important for children or for adults?
Do children and adults celebrate birthdays the same way?
What do children do when they have a birthday party?
Do you write many letters or emails?
Do you prefer to write letters by hand or to use a computer?
Which do you more often write, emails or letters?
How often do you write an email or a letter?
What are the differences between emails and letters?
What do you usually write about?
Who do you usually write to?
Is it hard to think of what to write?
What kind of letter or email do you think is the hardest to write?
How do you feel when you receive a letter or email?
What kind of email or letter do you receive that make you feel happy?
Do you think people will still write letters in the future?
Is it noisy around the area where you live?
What do you think can be done to control noise?
How does noise affect people's life and work?
Do you prefer a quiet environment or an environment with some sounds?
Does your school have any places for studying?
What are some places where there is a lot noise?
What natural sound do you like the most, why?
What sounds do you dislike, why?
What do you do in your spare time?
How 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 country usually do on weekends?
What are you going to 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?
What was the first school you attended?
Where was it?
Was it far from your home?
How did you go to school?
Did you like your school?
What were the good things about that school?
Would you say it was a good school?
Would you send your child to that school?
What different types of schools have you been to?
Which school did you like the most, why?
Did your parents choose your university for you?
Driving and Cars
Do you or your family have a car?
Do you know how to drive a car?
When did you get your driver's license?
Do you think it's important to learn how to drive?
Do you think it's important to pay attention to safety when driving?
Do high school in your country have driving classes, why or why not?
Do you think it's important to have driving classes at school?
In your country, do any numbers have special meaning?
What's your favorite number?
Are there any numbers or dates that you think are important to remember?
Which do you think are easier to remember, names or numbers?
How do you remember long numbers?
What's the relationship of your major and numbers?
What is the important number to you? Is there any special meaning?
Are you good at remembering numbers?
Are there any ways to help us remember numbers?
Are you very interested in science?
Is there anything about science that you dislike?
What science do students learn at school in your country?
What do you find most interesting in science?
Is science helpful for you?
Have you ever been to the seaside?
How do you feel about the ocean?
How many times have you been to the seaside?
Did you like the ocean, why or why not?
What do people in China do when they go to the beach?
What would you enjoy doing if you were at the seaside?
Would you like to live in a house near the ocean?
What kind of people like to go to the seaside?
Books and Reading
Do you like reading books, why or why not?
What books did you like when you were a child? What about now?
What kinds of books do you like to read?
For children, what do you think are the benefits of reading?
Would you like to write a book?
Do you like receiving a book as a gift?