TOEFL Speaking Section (Type Question 1)

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Choose a teacher you admire and explain why you admire him or her.
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Choose a place you go to often that is important to you and explain why it is important.
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Who is your favorite relative and explain why does he or she mean so much to you?
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Describe a trip that you have taken recently and explain why you liked it.
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Describe the most dangerous thing you ever did and explain what happened as a result.
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If you could make one change in the world today, what would it be?
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Choose a house or an apartment where you want to live and explain why you would like to live there.
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Imagine that you could dine with any famous person, living or dead. What kind of dinner would you have and what would you talk?
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What teacher did you dislike the most in school and why did you feel that way?
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What famous person, real or fictional, do you admire? Explain why you admire that person.
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If you could travel back in time to meet a loved one, what person would you like to meet and why?
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What item do you think you should have whenever you leave the house and why is it so important?
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If you could develop something new, what would it be? Explain what your new product would be used for.
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Imagine that you had to give up all of you possessions except one. Which impression would you keep and why?
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If a tourist from a foreign country were visiting your country, where would you want him or her to visit?
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What restaurant do you like to eat at most and why?
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If you could be somewhere else in the world right now, where and with whom would you choose to be and why?
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What is your favorite thing to do in your free time and why?
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How would you spend your last day if you knew that you were going to die the following day?
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What is your favorite holiday and what events take place that make it special?
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Choose a special event or occasion that you are currently looking forward to and explain why you are looking forward to it.
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Choose a foreign country that you would like to visit and explain why you would like to go there.
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Where in your home country would you most like to go on vacation and why?
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What is the best aspect of your hometown and why?
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If you could study in any country in the world, where would you choose to study and why?
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Who has been the most influential person for you other than a family member? Choose one person and explain why you feel that person has had such a big impact on you.
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Describe the most important day in your life and explain why it was important to you.
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Describe the person who has had the greatest influence on your life. Explain why this person has had such an important influence on you.
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Describe the most interesting trip you have ever taken. Explain why it was the most interesting.
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Describe the type of food that you think is most representative of your country and explain why you think that it is representative.
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What do you think is your most important skill? Explain why you think so.
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Describe an event in the history of your country and explain why do you think it is important.
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What is the most important decision that you have ever made? Give specific details and examples to support your answer.
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Describe the most interesting book that you have ever read. Explain why it was important to you.
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Describe an ideal marriage partner. What qualities do you think are most important for a husband or wife?
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Explain how birthdays are celebrated in your country.
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If you were asked to choose one movie that has influenced your thinking, which one would you choose? Why? What was especially impressive about movie?
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A possession is an object that you own. If you were asked to choose one possession that you prize highly, which one would you choose? Why? What makes this possession especially valuable to you?
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Which city in the world would you like to visit?
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If you were asked to choose one place in your country where you would take a tourist, which one would you choose? Why? What is especially impressive about the place?
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In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a good son or daughter in a family?
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Think about a book that you have enjoyed reading. Why did you like it? What especially interesting about the book?
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Describe your country’s national anthem or you country’s national flag. Explain how it is used in modern society. Include details and examples.
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What was your favorite toy when you were a child? Describe this toy and explain why it was important to you.
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What place or landmark in your country do you recommend that other people visit? Explain why you think people should go there.
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What type of home would you like to live in? Describe the characteristics of such a home, and explain why you would like to live there.
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What is the most interesting class you have ever taken? Explain the aspects of the class that made it interesting.
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Describe a city or town where you have lived. Explain why this place is either a good place or not good place to live.
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Describe your idea of the perfect job. Explain why this job would be appealing to you.
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What famous person would you like to visit for one hour? Explain why you would like to meet this person and what you would talk about.
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Describe a place where you go for rest and relaxation. Explain why it is a good place for you to relax.
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What event in your life made you very happy? Explain what happened to you, and why you felt so happy.
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Describe an object that is very special in your life. Explain why this object is important to you.
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What important lesson have you learned from a family member? Explain the significance of this lesson in your life.
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How do you like to spend your leisure time? Choose a leisure activity and explain why you like to do it.
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Describe a place that you consider to be beautiful. Explain why certain qualities of this place make it beautiful.
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What type of animal would you like to have, either as a pet or for other reason? Choose an animal and explain why you would like to own this type of animal.
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Describe an occasion when you were surprised. What happened to you, and why did you feel surprised?
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What game do you enjoy playing? Describe the game, and explain why you like to play it.
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Think of an invention that changed the way you live. Explain how and why it did so?
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Who was the best friend you ever had? Why was he/she so good?
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What type of a book do you enjoy reading? Why?
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Which country do you want to visit? What do you want to do there?
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If you could change one thing in this world, what would you change?
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If you had an entire month to do whatever you would like to do, what would you do?
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When do you feel comfortable in your daily life?
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What makes you very angry? Why?
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When do you feel life is worth living?
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Describe the person who has had the greatest influence on you.
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If you could have any part-time job in the world, which would you choose and why?
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What do you think you can do to help the hungry in developing countries?
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Describe the best decision you have made in your life.
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What kind of a pet animal do you want to keep?
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Among the people who are alive today, who would you most like to meet?
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If you were to die in a year, what would you want to do before you die?
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What place do you want to visit again? Why?
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Talk about the best restaurant you have ever visited.
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What was the worst lie you have ever been told?
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Who do you ask for advice first when you face a problem?
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Who do you have the greatest respect for? Why do you think that person is so good?
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What color do you like best? Why do you think you like the color?
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If you are to learn another foreign language in addition to English, what language do you choose? Why?
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Describe your favorite TV program.
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What incident is unforgettable from your childhood?
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To what extent are you satisfied with your life now? How would you rate it on a scale of to ?
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What would you do if you were given a million dollars?
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Choose one recent incident that made you happy and explain why it did so.
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What food do you eat often? Explain why you do so.
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Consider what you have been doing up to this point in your life. If you died today, do you think you would go to heaven or hell?
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If your eyes could detect either ultraviolet rays or infrared rays, which would you like to see? Why?
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If you could invent a machine that can do one task for you, what task would you like the machine to perform?
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When do you feel you are still immature?
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What kind of a parent would you like to be?
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If you could live as long as you like, how long would you like to live?
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What do you think exists outside of the universe?
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Do you want to be a member of the opposite sex in your next incarnation if there were such a thing?
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When do you feel most nostalgic in your life? What makes you feel that way?
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What was you childhood dream? Do you still have it?
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Based on your experience, when do you have to give priority to speed over quality?
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If the government pays all the expenses needed to raise a child, how many children would you like to have?
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What subject did you like the best in your high school days? Why?
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What kind of a company would you like to lead as the president?
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What are the qualities of a good teacher?
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What do you consider was the best opportunity you have had to grow as a human being?
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What is your favorite pet? Why is it your favorite?
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Describe your dressing style. Why do you dress that way?
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How do you learn English? Why is it effective for you?
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Which sport do you like best? What aspect of the sport appeals to you?
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Which subject did you think was most important in high school?
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Explain your idea of a happy life.
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Which dish do you like best? Why?
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Who helped you the most to get where you are today and in what way(s)?
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Describe one thing you want to achieve before you die.
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What is your goal in life?
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If you had a wish, what would you wish?
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What fruit do you enjoy eating most?
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If you could become rich succeeding in any business, what would you choose?
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What kind of a person do you respect most?
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What do you treasure most in life?
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Describe the most important thing you have done for others and explain why it was important.
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Describe the strangest dream you have had.
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What has been your best scholastic achievement so far?
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What time of the year is your favorite?
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What do you do to find time for relaxation?
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What do you do for relaxation?
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What hobby do you enjoy most?
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What was the greatest missed opportunity in your life?
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When do you or did you feel lucky? Why?
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How do you personally feel about the relationship between science and religion?
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Which country do you think is the most beautiful in the world?
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What would you like to do in your next incarnation if there were such?
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Which finger do you think is the most important for you?
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At what age or by what age do you want to get married?
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Where would you like to be professionally in years time?
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If you were an animal, what animal would you like to be?
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When was the most difficult time in your life so far? How did you survive? What did you learn from it?
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Describe something you have to do even though you do not want to do it. Explain why you have to do it.
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What was the most challenging situation you have ever encountered?
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Where would you like to go if you could go to any place you like? This includes the outer space and imaginary places.
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What are the qualities of a good student?
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What are the qualities of a good citizen?
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What kind of music do you like best?
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What is your ambition?
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Who do you consider your positive role model?
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What kind of holiday resort would satisfy you most?
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What do you expect in your parents?
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If you can change one thing in your university, what would you change?
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Describe a person who was exceptionally kind to you.
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Describe the person you like best.
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What is your favorite day of the year?
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Describe your unforgettable day.
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Who do you remember best among the classmates you have had?
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What movie gave you a lasting impression? Why?
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Where do you go for relaxation?
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Describe the most unforgettable accident you have ever experienced or seen?
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What fairy tale had the most impact on you? Why?
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Curiosity sometimes overcomes other basic human desires such as appetite or sex drive. Explain when this happens to you.
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What good book have you read? Why do you think it is a good book?
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What kind of superhuman ability would you like to acquire? How would you use it?
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Describe a dream you want to realize in the next ten years and explain what you plan to do to make it happen.
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What is the coolest thing you have ever said or heard?
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What made you choose the major in college?
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What dream was the scariest in life?
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Describe a person you admire and explain why you admire him or her.
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What are you doing or do you like to start doing to slow down global warming?
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If you had to become a doctor, what specialty would you choose?
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What food do you find is most delicious? What is the appeal?
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Pick a historical figure you respect and explain why.
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Describe what you do that is good or bad for your health.
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In your opinion, what event you know is the best to entertain the general public?
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What big city do you like best? Why?
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Who is the most inspiring person to you?
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If you can change one physical characteristic of your body, what would it be and why?
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Choose a TV personality you admire and explain why you admire that person.
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What insect do you like best or dislike most? Why?
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What change would you like the government to make?
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What event did you enjoy most as a child?
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What change would you like to make to this world?
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Describe your room or your house.
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What is your reason for studying English?
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What do you think you should do to improve your proficiency in English?
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Describe your favorite place on campus. Why is it your favorite?
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How would you like to die?
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What animal you know is most like you? Why?
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Explain the characteristics of a good neighbor.
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If you could know one thing about your future, what would you like to know?
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What family or local tradition still lives in you? When do you feel that way?
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Are you happy that you are a man/woman? Why?
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After finishing a difficult job, what reward do you give to yourself?
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What fruit do you like?
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What one word describes you best? It can be either your personality or appearance.
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If you could choose any job you like, what would you like to do?
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What is the most frequent reason why you dislike someone?
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Describe your dream house.
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What training is most effective for you in preparing for the TOEFL test?
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Why are you studying English?
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What was the worst injury you have had so far? How did it happen?
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What excuse do you give to your teacher when you have not done the homework?
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What would you like to do after retirement? Why?
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If any wish can come true, what would it be? Explain why.
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What would you do if you find yen on the sidewalk?
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What personal trait(s) of other people do you like best?
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Of all the things you have done so far, what do you regret most?
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Why do you or do you not perform better when there is an audience?
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Which part of the world would you like to visit? Why?
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When do you feel you are not alone? Why?
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What do you do when you have difficulty studying hard?
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Who is your role model? Why?
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What technological innovation do you enjoy most?
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What place do you enjoy visiting with your friend(s) or what place would you like to visit with your friend(s)?
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If you are asked to recommend a good place to visit by a foreign tourist, what place would you recommend?
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If you became the head of a nation, what would be your top priority? You may assume it is your country if you wish.
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If you could go back to your grade school days, what would you do?
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If your personal logo features an animal, what would it be?
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Can you or were you able to stay away from alcoholic beverages until you reach/reached the legal age? Why or why not?
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What festival do you like the best?
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If you could be an animal other than the human being what would like to be? Why?
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Describe a social or political event that your country commemorates.
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Describe the most memorable social or political event you had.
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Describe a sport, a game, or a group activity people enjoy doing in your country.
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Describe the best transportation in your country.
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If I were going to visit your country, which place would you recommend?
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Describe the most memorable event or holiday in your life.
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Describe the most memorable class.
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Describe the most memorable school event.
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Describe the best decision in your life.
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Describe the most memorable city you have visited.
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Describe a place you like to go within your city.
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Describe the most interesting class you have taken in school and explain why the class was interesting to you.
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Describe the best teacher that you had in school. Explain why he or she was the best in your opinion.
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Describe the person you respect the most. Explain why respect this person.
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you like to go? Why would you like to go there?
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Describe an object that is very important in your life. Explain why it is important to you.
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Describe a place you like to go to spend time with your friends.
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Describe a park you often go to.
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What genre of movies do you prefer? Comedy or action?
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How do you relax yourself?
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What is the most memorable event when you were a child?
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What do you try to learn these days?
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When did you miss your parents or your country the most?
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What is your future dream job?
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What was your special opportunity?
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Describe the most important quality a good leader must have.
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Describe an important quality of the person you admire.
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What is the most valuable object you have?
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What are you good at? And why is it important?
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Describe a job you like to have.
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Describe a person you admire the most
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Describe the most impressive person you have met.
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Describe the most influential person in your community.
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Describe the most important quality of a good teacher.
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Describe the most important characteristic of a good friend.
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What is your favorite place to study? Why do you like that place?
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Who is the most important person in your life, and why is he or she important?
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What is the most impressive book you have read?
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Describe the most memorable song, poetry, or painting you have seen.
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What is your most favorite day of year?
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What is your favorite room in your house?
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What things do you consider when you choose a restaurant?
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Among the cities you have not been to yet, describe the one you would like to go.
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Describe the most memorable photograph, drawing or painting.
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When was the most disappointing moment in your life?
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What do you prefer to read when you have free time: magazine, newspaper, or novel?
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Describe the most memorable event in your school life.
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What was the most challenging event in your life?
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In which natural environments such as mountain, beach, or desert would you like to live and why?
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Describe the moment when you asked for help to someone. What happened? What was the reaction you had?
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What was the biggest challenge in your life and how did you overcome it?
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Which is the best public place in your country?
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Which is the best city you have visited? Why?
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Describe the country you would most like to visit and explain why.
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Describe the most important social or political event in your country. Why is it important?
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What do you consider when you choose a restaurant?
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Describe the situation you heard the good news.
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Which was the most important decision in your life?
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What kind of job or career do you want to pursuit?
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Describe the moment that you were disappointed the most.
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Describe the most challenging moment in your life.
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What was the most significant present in your life?
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Describe the memorable person in your life.
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Explain about the most influencing person in your group or community. What does he or she do? Why does he or she have so much of influence?
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Describe the person you admire most. Why?
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What could be the important characteristic of good friend? And why? Explain with details and examples.
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Who was the most influencing person in your life? Why?
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Who is the most valuable person from the groups you belong to?
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Describe about the transportation in your country.
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Which is the most favored sport in your country?
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What is the most effective transportation in you country?
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Describe the book that you found most interesting. Why?
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What is the book that you want to recommend to others?
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Describe the memorable class in your life. Why is it memorable?
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Describe the memorable event from the school you had attended. Why?
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What could be the most important quality of a good teacher?
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Describe the city attractions you live in. Explain with details and examples.
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Describe an important holiday in your country. Why do you think it is memorable?
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Describe the festival you had experienced. Why is it memorable?
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Describe the season you like the most.
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What is the most memorable social event in your country?
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Which could be the best invention of the mankind? Why?
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What is your favorite sport?/pastime?
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What is the best way to stay healthy?
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Describe the type of food that you think is most representative of your country.
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What is the best way for you to relax after studying hard?
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Among the latest piece of artworks such as music, poems, or paintings, choose one that was the most impressive.
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What is favorite room in your house?
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What is your favorite movie genre?
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What do you think is the most influential invention in our lives?
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Choose one your writings such as poetry, letters, or essays and explain why it is important to you.
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Describe a famous person that you admire and explain why.
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Choose one natural environment such as mountain or river that you want to live.
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Describe the moment you asked for help.
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What is the job of career you admire most, but not want yourself to be.
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What is a good quality for school and why? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.
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Which form of transportation such as bicycle, train, or car is the most enjoyable?
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Among many skills or fields of studies that you haven’t learned, choose one that you want to learn. Explain why?
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Among computer, TV, telephone, choose the best invention.
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Describe a special person who you are talking with.
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What is the most popular sport and game in your country?
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What do you consider your most important achievement? Explain why you are proud of it. Use details and examples in your explanation.
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Choose a place in your home country that you would recommend that a foreign friend visit. Why is that place a must-see?
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Describe your favorite food from your native country, and explain why it’s favorite.
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Describe an important friend in your life. Why is this person significant to you?
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What is the most meaningful gift you have ever received? Why is that gift special to you?
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Describe one historical figure you would like to meet and explain why.
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What could be the most important quality of a good leader?
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What could be the most important quality of a good friend?
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What could be the most important quality of a good neighbor?
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Choose the most important room in your house and explain why it’s important to you.
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Who would you like to go on a trip abroad with? Describe this person and say why he/she would be a good travel companion for you.
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What is your favorite place to visit on weekends? Describe it and explain why it is your favorite place to go.
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What is your happiest childhood memory? Describe it and give reasons to explain why it is your happiest memory.
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What is your most important possession? Describe it and say why it is so important.
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Talk about a person who has inspired you. Describe the person and explain why you found him/her inspirational.
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Where do most like to go to eat out? Describe this place and say why you like it most.
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Talk about an important national holiday in your home country. Describe it and explain why it is important.
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What is your favorite book or movie? Describe it and say why it is your favorite.
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Who do you feel close to in your family (or extended family)? Describe this person and say why you feel close to him/her.
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Where is a good place to have fun in your city or town? Describe this place and explain why it is fun.
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Talk about an experience in your life that made you feel embarrassed. Describe it and say why it was embarrassing.
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What was your favorite subject at school? Describe it and explain why this subject was your favorite one.
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Who is an important person in your country? Describe this person and explain why he/she is important.
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Talk about an interesting tourist attraction you have been to. Describe it and say why it was interesting.
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Talk about a time when you experienced success. Describe the experience and say why it was a success for you.
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What is your favorite style of clothing? Describe it and explain why it is your favorite.
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Name a person whom you truly admire. Describe the person and say why you admire him/her.
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Think of a place that makes you feel relaxed and peaceful. Describe it and explain why it is relaxing and peaceful for you.
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Talk about a difficulty you have overcome in your life. Describe the experience and say why it was difficult to overcome.
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What is your most useful study aid? Describe it and explain why it is useful in helping you to study.
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Talk about a teacher who had a positive influence on you. Describe this person and explain why he/she was so influential to you.
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Where is your favorite place to study? Describe this place and say why it is a good place for you to study.
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Talk about a positive experience with learning or using English. Describe the experience and say why it was a positive one.
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What is your favorite kind of food? Describe it and explain why it is your favorite.
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Name a famous or influential figure who has inspired you. Describe this person and say why he/she has been inspirational to you.
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Which place has fond memories for you? Describe this place and explain why it is memorable to you.
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When have you been happily surprised by something? Describe the experience and say why the surprise was a happy one for you.
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Describe a resource that helped you to do something better than before. Describe it and explain why it was helpful to you.
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Describe a person from your country’s history. Why do you think this person was important?
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Where would you like to go to spend a vacation? Describe this place and say why you would like to holiday there.
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Talk about something you and your family enjoy doing together. Describe it and explain why you all enjoy it.
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What is your favorite recreational activity? Describe it and say why you enjoy doing it.
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Who is the most intelligent person you know? Describe the person and say why you think he/she is intelligent.
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Where would you most like to live? Describe this place and explain why you would like to live there.
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What is your favorite season of the year? Describe the season and explain why you like it so much.
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What custom from your home country are you most fond of? Describe the custom and explain why you are fond of it.
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Which person are you most likely to go to with a personal problem? Describe this person and say why you would go to him/her in particular.
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Name a place in your country you would recommend others to visit. Describe this place and explain why you would recommend it.
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Talk about an event from the past that you would like to relive. Describe the original event and say why you would like to relive it.
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What is your favorite way of getting around? Describe it and explain why it is your favorite means of transportation.

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