雅思口语考试卡片提纲 （A magazine you often read）
To begin the statement
What’s the name of the magazine?
I often read a magazine named as National Geographics.
Reading magazines and newspapers is my favorite leisure activities. I often read a magazine named as …
To develop the statement
1. What type of magazine is it?
It’s a comprehensive magazine publish in the U.S. it has been translated into several versions. I usually read the original version. It’s available at many newsstands.
It’s a fashion magazine about dressing and make-ups.
2. How often do you read the magazine?
It’s a weekly magazine. Since I began reading it two years ago, I never miss a single issue.
3. How popular is the website?
It owns millions of readers around the world.
4. What’s the main content of the magazine?
It’s one of the most popular magazines in the world, offering updated local and international news and other information on entertainment, technology and something like this.
It presents newsworthy events.
It is exclusively about world affairs.
Just like an encyclopedia, it contains such fields as …
5. What do you like best in the magazine?
The magazine presents in-depth reports and objective articles.
The magazine boasts abundant information. It never disappoints you when you finish reading it.
The layout and design of the magazine is neat.
The glossy cover makes it stand out of other magazines.
The most attractive thing of the magazine is the well-shot pictures. Some show the charm of magic nature; some pictures themselves tell stories.
6. What’s the influence of the website on your life?
It offers me useful information and good entertainment as well.
Reading the magazine also arouses my interest in learning English.
It enlarges my general knowledge.
To end the statement
I enjoy the feeling of curling up in the sofa with a magazine. Although surfing the Internet is the faster way to get information, you cannot feel the sense of touching paper.
Reading is more imaginative than watching TV or surfing the Internet. I keep the habit of reading magazine for at least half an hour each day. It brings me serenity in mind.
Stage I General Questions
1. Major / Work
Are your working or studying?
What subject are you studying?
Why did you choose that subject?
Is this a popular subject at your university?
What’s the best part /difficulty of your studies?
For university students: What's the most interesting thing about your subject? (Why?)
For high school students: Which of your subjects is the most interesting? (Why?)
What work/job do you do?
Why did you choose that job/that kind of work?
Do you enjoy your job?
What do you mainly do at work?
Are you planning to change your job in the near future? (Why?/Why not?)
Where are you from?
Where do you live now?
Could you describe your hometown a little? / What kind of place is your hometown?
What’s the oldest part (area/section) of your hometown?
Does your hometown have any special tourist attractions?
What forms of transport do visitors use to come to your hometown?
How could your hometown (be improved in order to) attract more visitors?
How has your hometown changed in recent years (e.g., the past 20 or 30 years)?
Do you like shopping (for clothes)? (Why?/Why not?)
What kind of clothes do you like best? (Why?)
Do you prefer casual (=informal) or formal clothes? (Why?)
Do you like the latest fashions? (Why?/Why not?)
How often do you go shopping for clothes?
Why do some people frequently go shopping for clothes?
How important to you is the color of (your) clothes?
2. Flats & Houses
Where do you live now – in a flat or a house (or a dormitory)?
Who do you live with?
Do you like the place where you live? (Why?/Why not?)?
What's the best thing (the best part) of your home ( = the place where you live)?
Do you think your home needs any improvements?
Are you planning to moving to live in a different place? (Why? Where? /Why not?)
3. Parks and Public Gardens
Are there many parks or public gardens where you live (or, in your hometown)?
Do you think parks and public gardens are important to a city? (Why?/Why not?)
Do you ever go to any of these places? How often?
What do you like to do when you go to a park or public garden?
4. People’s Ages
What do you think is the most important age in a person’s life? (Why?)
Which age is the most tiring for people?
Do you like your present age? (Why? / Why not?)
What age do you think will be the best (happiest?) in your future?
5. Your Daily Routine
Do you like to plan what you will do each day? (Why?/Why not?)
Please describe your typical daily routine.
How do you plan (organize) your study time?
Do you ever (or, do you often) change these plans?
What's your favourite time of the day? (Why? What do you do at that time?)
What do you usually do on Saturdays and Sundays?
6. Food and cooking
What kind of food do you like best?
What are the changes of the eating habit of Chinese?
Do you often eat out?
What do you think is the most important to a good restaurant?
Which meal is the staple/main meal in China?
Do you think breakfast is important?
Did you ever receive any presents recently?
Are there any special presents in China?
On what occasions do Chinese send presents to others?
1. Weather and Rain
What’s your favorite weather?
Does it rain much in China? (Where? When?)
Do you like rainy days? (= How do you feel on rainy days?)
How does rain affect different people’s moods?
Does rain ever affect transportation in your hometown? (How?)
Do you think the seasons have changed in recent years, compared to the past?
2. Music and reading
Do you like music? (Why? What kind?/Why not?)
Is music important to you? (Why?/Why not?)
When do you listen to music?
In what ways does music affect people?
Compare the music that young people like and the music that old(er) people like.
Do you play any musical instruments?
Do you think it's important for children to learn (to play) a musical instrument?
What kinds of things do you like reading?
What types of book do you dislike reading?
Why do some people dislike reading?
Do you think reading is important? (Why?/Why not?)
What is the function of (the purpose of) reading
3. Photo taking
Do you like photography (= taking photographs/taking pictures)? (Why?/Why not?)
How long have you liked taking photographs?
When (on what occasions) do you take photos?
Do you prefer to take pictures (= take photos) of people or of scenery? (Why?)
Why do you think people like taking photographs when they visit another place?
What factors make a good photograph?
Stage II Cue Cards
A foreigner you met; Two people in the same family;
A person you enjoy talking with; A famous person;
A thing /handicraft you made by yourself; A piece of furniture; A piece of photo;
A vehicle you want to own; A useful tool /electric appliance in your home
A positive change in your life; An important decision you made; A public event;
A interesting trip you made; Some advice you received;
The help you received / offered to others;
An interesting advertisement you watched
A game you played when you were a child
A hotel; A room you lived when you were a child; A flat or house you live in;
A place you would like to travel in the future; An open-air market; A shopping center;
An interesting building