Here is a list of some of the most common questions for part 1. I’m going to update this regularly and will include some model answers which I’ll attempt to add on a weekly basis. It’s likely that you would receive 3 questions from each section and you should aim to talk for around 15-20 seconds per question. 

Work

Study

What is your job?

What do you study?

When did you start your job?

When did you start your course?

What do you like about your job?

What do you like about your course?

Why did you choose it?

Why did you choose it?

Do you think you are good at your job?

Do you think you are good at your subject?

How long have you worked in your job?

How much longer will you study for?

Who is your favourite co-worker?

Who is your favourite teacher?

Do you get along with the people in your office?

Do you get along with the people on your course?

What are your main responsibilities?

What have you studied recently in class?

What would you change about your job?

Would you change your course, if you could?

How has your job changed since you started?

How has your course changed since the first year?

What would you like to do in the future?

What would you like to do once you have finished studying?

 

Hometown

Current City

Where is your hometown?

Where do you live now?

When did you leave your hometown?

When did you move there?

What do you like about it?

What do you like about your current city?

How often do you visit your hometown?

How often do you visit other places in your country?

How has your hometown changed since you lived there?

How has your city changed since you moved there?

What is interesting about your hometown?

What is interesting about your current city?

What would you change about your hometown?

What would you change about your current city?

How do people travel around in your hometown?

How do people travel around your city? What’s the public transport like?

Was it a good place to grow up?

Do you think your city is a good place to raise children?

Is it better to grow up in a town or city?

Is it better to grow up in a town or city?

What is the public transport like there?

What’s there for a tourist to do in your city?


Food

Drinks

What is your favourite type of food?

What is your favourite drink?

Which food is famous from your country?

Is there a drink that is typical from your country?

What is your favourite meal of the day?

Do you prefer tea or coffee?

Do you prefer fast food or home cooked food?

Is it common for people to drink tea

or coffee in your country?

How often do you eat fast food?

How often do you drink coffee?

How often do you drink tea?

What type of foreign food do you like to eat?

When was the last time you drank a coffee?

When you were a child, how often did you eat foreign food? Has that changed now?

Do you offer tea or coffee to someone

when they visit you at your home?


Hobbies/Free Time

Evenings/Weekends

What are your hobbies?

What do you like to do in the evening?

When did you start your favourite hobby?

What time do you normally finish work?

Have you always liked the same activities?

Do you ever work or study in the evening?

Is there a new hobby that you have started recently?

Do you enjoy watching TV or movies?

Have you changed the way you have spent your free time since you were a child?

Is it better to relax or to have active weekends?

Do you prefer to spend your free time inside or outside?

What would be your perfect weekend?

How do you dislike to spend your free time?

What would you dislike to do at the weekend?

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