今年11月15日まで行った40回の試験中、Independent Speaking の問題は合計80問があり、そのうち、21問は昔出題された問題であった。そのうち、2016年の過去問と重複したものが特に多かった。
Do you like to make a plan with friends about social activities in advance or plan it when you attend it?
Which of the following three activities do you prefer to do with a group of people rather than alone?
1. Eat a meal
2. Listen to music
3. Do homework
There are many disagreements between friends. Which is one of the effective ways of resolving the disagreements? Use your examples and details to explain.
Describe a time that disappointed you. What happened and what’s your response.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: current celebrities (like musicians, actor/actress, athlete) set a good example as role model for the young people.
Do you agree or disagree that experienced teachers are a deciding factor in the success of a school?
Which course about history are you interested in? Science history, art history or history of 20th century?
Which campus improvement do you suggest your school to invest in: swimming pool, cafeteria or dormitory? Please give specific reasons to support your opinion.
Which of the following three would you choose to do in summer vacation? Working as a librarian, painter in an art center, or life guard in the natatorium?
Which of the following technological developments have made the greatest impact on students’ lives?
1. electronic books
2. online classes
If university plans to add a new course that is being offered to students, which of the following courses, in your opinion, would attract most students?
1. Sound engineering and recording
2. History of rock music
3. Film studies
If you are going to choose a roommate which of the following quality is more important to you.
Which would you prefer: doing exercise every day or only when you are free?
Do you agree or disagree that it is important for young people to learn some domestic skills like cooking, sewing and taking care of children?
Some students choose to enter the university immediately after finishing high school, others prefer taking time off before beginning the university class. Which option do you think is better? Explain why.
There are two invitations. One is from a party with your friends and the other is that having a dinner party with your parents. Which one would you prefer and why?
In every culture, there are some customs or traditions from the past those young people no longer follow. Describe a custom or tradition form the past that is no longer common but that you wish still popular today. Give specific reasons why you wish that still popular.
Which of the following ways is the best in getting to know Italian culture?
1 watching Italian movies
2 leaning Italian cooking
3 attending Italian lectures or classes
Nowadays traffic congestions are increasing, what can we do to reduce the cars in the city?
Your friend has to work a lot. Please suggest a hobby help him spend his weekend in a more delightful way. Explain why. Please include details and examples in your explanation.
Describe the disadvantages of moving to a new place.
If you are a teacher of a tutor group and you are going to take students to a study trip, where would you take them to?
A. science museum
B. local farm
C. theater performance
Describe what you were like when you started attending school.
Describe one of the most popular websites in your country? Explain why it is popular with details or examples.
What do you think is the most important thing that parents should teach their children? Please include details in your response.
Describe one or two ways your life may change five years from now. Please include specific reasons and details in your response.
Your friend is coming to your country for studying, but he or she is worried about the cost, what advice you can offer?
What is the ONE thing that makes your country different from other countries?
Which of the following choice do you think has the greatest impact on environmental protection?
1. Governmental Regulations
2. Environmental Awareness Groups
3. Individual Efforts
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Schools need to encourage students to be more creative and use imagination to be a successful person.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is more important to maintain a relationship with family members than with friends.
Some people get to know a person by the first observation while others prefer to get to know a person by long-time observation. Which one do you prefer and explain why?
Do you think it is a good idea for parents to give kids monetary reward if they have good grades in school? Please include details and examples in your explanation.
Do you agree or disagree the following statement? Older doctors are more knowledgeable than young doctors? Use specific details and examples to explain why.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? If you want to succeed in business, being outgoing and friendly is very important.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students learn more when teachers assign a lot of homework. Use specific details and examples to explain why.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: a boss or a manager should not form a close friendship with their employees.
Do you agree or disagree: Government should not allow violence and bad language in television program.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is easier to be an adult than it is to be a child.
When do you think is the best time for one to learn a second language? Please use details to support your reasons.
Your university will sponsor one of the following activities for students, an outdoor camp night, a music festival to experience the local culture or a computer game contest in the dorm. Which do you think is the best and why?
Every year, many experienced and inexperienced climbers try to climb the Mount Qomolangma, how would you describe their behavior: dangerous, adventurous or foolish? Explain your choice with details.
What kind of activity do you think that children do to cultivate a sense of responsibility? 1. keep a pet; 2.do house chores; 3. help take care of their younger sisters or brothers. Use specific details and examples in your response.
Some people prefer to solve a challenge all by themselves. Others prefer to depend on other people’s help. Which do you prefer and why? Include details and examples in your explanation.
When students have questions about an assignment for class, some prefer to ask their professors for help, others would rather ask fellow students. Which do you prefer?
When you are watching movies, do you prefer to discuss with others or enjoy the movie quietly on your own? Explain your reasons with details.
Some people prefer to have their schedules fully and specifically arranged. Some people however, prefer to leave themselves a lot of free time. Which do you prefer and why?
Your friend is always late for group events, what suggestions do you have for him?
Describe a serious problem that your country is facing. Explain why it is so serious.
If a foreigner comes to your country, what would you advise him to take home?
Which of the following activities should the university give rewards to its high performance?
1. Volunteer service
3. Academic performance
In your country when do people give gift to each other? Describe the occasion and types of gifts.
Which one of the following characteristics does your friend value most: cheerfulness, kindness or intelligence? Please choose one and use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Do you agree or disagree the statement that we should let children use the computers or other electronic devices as early as they can?
Which kind of extracurricular activity would you like to attend if you have a chance: writing essays for students’ newspaper, joining a hiking club or working in the dormitory discipline committee?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Building zoos helps to protect animals. Please give your answer with specific examples and details.
Do you prefer big family or small family? Please give your answer with specific examples and details.
Do you agree with the statement: employees should be allowed to listen to music at work?
Some people prefer jobs working with computers or other technology, others like jobs working with no such technology. Which do you think is better and why?
Some people prefer to wash dishes by a dishwasher. Others prefer to wash dishes by hands. Which do you prefer and why?
The university plans to turn long summer holiday into several short holidays. Do you think it’s a good idea?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Some people think the stories of famous people on TV have no
relevance to ordinary people.
Some people think in the future students will have classes on the internet, but some think students will still have class in traditional classroom buildings. What is your opinion and why?
Some people prefer to live in a traditional building. Others prefer modern ones. Which one do you prefer and why? Please give specific reasons to support your idea.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People should always wear fashionable clothes. Please use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students should do some part- time jobs before they attend college. Please use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Describe the most important decision that you have ever made. Please include specific details in your answer.
Compare the differences between two singers you like. Include specific reasons and details in your explanation.
Describe a gift you would like to give to someone. Please answer the question with specific details.
What’s your favorite school subject? How does it become your favorite? Please give your answers with specific details.
Describe a friend of yours. Explain how you become friends. Please include details in your response.
Describe an interesting style of clothing in your country. Please use specific details.
Describe a character in a book, film, or poem, explain why you like him or her. Please use specific details.
Which type of movie is not enjoyable for you to watch: action, romance or science fiction movies? Please give your answers with specific examples and details.
Describe a person whom you want to learn from and explain what and why you want to learn from him.
What do you do to deal with homesick when you are away from home? Please include specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Your friend often feels nervous when speaking in front of large group of people. What suggestions would you give to your friend to overcome this fear?
Some people like to get advice from parents or grandparents, while some people like to get help from their peers. Which do you prefer and why? Please include specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Some people prefer to make detailed plans for the future. Others prefer to concentrate on present things and don’t make any plans at all. Which way do you prefer? Please use specific reasons to support your answer.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Wealthy people should be required to help poor people. Please answer the question with specific examples and details.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing computer games or video games is a waste of teenagers’time. Please use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Some students take notes very often during class. Other students do not take notes or rarely take notes. Which do you think is better? Please explain with details.
Which shop do you prefer, large department store or small boutique? Please give your answer with specific examples and details.
Which do you prefer? A job in a distant city with a high salary, or a job in your current city with a lower salary.
Do you think the government should spend funding to save the animals on the verge of extinction, or should the money come from private sources? Please give your opinion and explanation using specific examples and details.
Which following job do you prefer, lawyer, veterinarian, or restaurant owner? Please give specific reasons for your preference.
What advice would you give a friend who just got a job? Explain what the suggestion is and its importance. Please include specific details.
Which kind of skill do you admire most? Sport skill, language skill, or art skill. Please include specific reasons and details in your explanation.
Talk about a subject that you think is important but you do not enjoy studying. Explain why it is important and why you do not enjoy studying it.
If a foreign tourist visits your city, where would you take him to? A factory, a university, or a museum? Please include specific reasons and details in your response.
Describe a wonderful period of time in your life. Explain why you like that period of time and give specific reasons to support your answer.
Some people prefer to sit in the front of a classroom during a lecture; others prefer to sit in the back during a lecture. Which do to think is better? Explain your response in details and examples.
Some people think that students should do parttime jobs. Other people think that students should focus on their study without doing part-time jobs. What is your opinion and why?
Do you agree or disagree with the statement that parents are the best teacher for children? Give specific reasons and details in your response.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is a good thing to have classes with youe best friend. Use examples and details in your response.
Some people prefer to watch movies in theatres, others prefer to watch movies at home. Which one do you prefer? Explain your answer in details.
Some people prefer to watch a sport game from the audience seat, others prefer to be in the sport field and complete with others. Which do you prefer to do?
Which do you prefer, reading paper books or reading electronic books? Explain why.