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。
Task 1：The university wants to provide students with more entertainment and three choices provided below, which do you prefer and why.
1, A theater performance by the student actors
2, A concert provided by a professional musician
3, A lecture from a professor
Task 2：Friends may disagree with each other, and still maintain the friendship. Do you agree with or disagree with this idea, why?
Task 1：You will need to accomplish an assignment to do a presentation. Which will you choose?
1. Act out a scene from a play (with a partner)
2. Explain your review of a novel you recently you read
3. Read a selection of poem
Task 2：Some people choose to work in a small company or organization with a few workers. Others prefer to work in a large company or organization with thousands of employees. Which do you think is better?
Task 1：Which of the following aspects do you think contributes most to country’s success?
1. many business opportunities
2.well rounded medical care system
3.a developed educational system
Task 2：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? With the popularity of technology that focuses on entertainment, people read fewer books than before.
Task 1：Your friend will move to another school and worry about making new friends there. What kind of advice will you give him to help him make new friends in the new school? Why?
Task 2：Many people prefer to read books in electronic format on a computer screen or other devices. Some other people prefer to read books on paper printed copies. Which way do you prefer? Why?
Task 1：The student is asked to write a final project about the famous historical city which you’re located in. Which do you choose
1 video the famous building
2 visit the old people
3 Research and write a paper
Task 1：Recall an argument that you have ever had with others and describe the details of the conflict.
Task 2：If you are to choose between 2 apartments to live in next semester, one apartment is near the campus but slightly expensive, the other is a little far from the campus but cheaper, which one do you prefer and why?
Task 1：Things always change in an unexpected way. Please describe a thing you have recently done that, ten years ago, you never imagined you would do.
Task 2：You live in a crowded city with only one green space-the city park. The government recently proposes to build a housing complex on this only green space. Do you think this is a good idea?
Task 1：The university international office is going to hold a social event. Which one of the following choices do you think is the best?
1. international food fair
2. international music festival
3. international film festival
Task 2：Some people prefer sending messages while others prefer making phone calls directly, which one do you prefer?
Task 2：Imagine that you have been accepted by two different universities, one university is well-known for its excellent academic program, but it’s expensive, while another is less well-known, but has offered you with a scholarship to pay for your intuition fee. Which university would you prefer, explain why?
Task 2：Some students prefer to study for an exam at night, other students prefer to study in the day, which do you prefer, explain why.
Task 1：The university decides to remodel the dormitory and add a new space to it. Which space do you recommend to add to your dormitory?
2. Study room
3. Game room
Task 1：There is going to have students’ TV show. which show would you like to watch? Please Give your reasons.
A. Interview school leaders
B. Students’ debate on political and social topics
C. Comedy about school life
Task 2：Some people want to change their appearance, even by surgery. Do you agree or disagree? Give your reasons.
Task 2：Many people think that students study course materials more effectively by taking exams, while others think that students learn more effectively through doing other activities such as writing a paper or completing projects, which do you think is more effective for students to learn.
Task 1：Your friend has just moved to a new city and is nervous about making new friends. What advice would you give your friend?
Task 2：You have been very busy and unable to prepare for the exam tomorrow. You can either stay up late to study and sleep less or just study less and get a full night’s sleep. Which will you choose?
Task 1：Which one would you like to choose for your final project：presentation, paper, video
Task 2：Do you agree or disagree with this statement that we should help our friends only when they ask for help.
Task 1：Your degree requires you to take one course, which one would you choose? l Energy and environment l Health and nutrition l Solar system
Task 2：Some people prefer to give their opinions immediately. Others prefer to wait and listen to others’ opinions before giving their own. Which one do you think is better?
Task 1：If you are going to have an interview with famous people in your community, which of the following people will you choose? Give detailed information to support your answer and explain why.
Task 2：Which one do you agree? Children born with talent should be treated in a different way or they should be treated in the same way as average children.
Task 1：Which of the following people can give the most useful help in your future career direction: A, Teachers B, Families C, Friends. Choose one and explain why
Task 2：Some people believe old people should not take risks and participate in adventurous events as young people. Do you agree? Why?
Task 1：Which of the following creative activities do you feel like to get involved in? A, Pottery making B, writing C, art creation. Choose one and explain why
Task 2：Some people believe that we should not discuss the private activities of popular people, like movie stars and singers. Do you agree? Why?
Task 1：Among the following jobs, which do you think is the most interesting one and why?
1. airplane pilot
Task 2：Female and male university students should have separate residence halls. Do you agree or disagree?
Task 2：Do you agree or disagree that children who do sports at a young age will be more aggressive in the future.
Task 1 ：University students encounter many difficult challenges in their study. Which challenge do you think is the most difficult one and how do you deal with it?
Task 2：Some students enjoy decorating their surroundings; others choose to keep their surroundings simple and free of any decorations. Which do you prefer and why?
Task 2：Some universities expect the students to choose a major field of study when they enter the school; while other universities wait until the second or the third year before students deciding to choose a major field of study. Which do you prefer? Why or why not?
Task 1：If universities are given financial support to develop researches, which one do you think would receive more benefits.
1, To predict weather more accurately.
2, To clean rivers and ocean.
3, To deal with outer space.
Task 2：Some people like participating in a performance like the theatrical or musical shows. Others prefer to be in the audience watching those plays. Which do you prefer?
Task 2：Some people think, with the development of technology and the Internet, libraries will disappear, while others think libraries are always necessary. Which one do you agree with, please give specific details to support your opinion?
Task 1：Your university has acquired a piece of land next to the campus. There have been three options for the use of the land. Which do you prefer? why?
1, the athletic facilities and stadiums.
2, a park with nature trails.
3, centers for students and hotel for campus guests
Task 1：Parents should teach their kids to learn how to manage money, and do you think what’s the most important thing for it, and explain why it’s important.
Task 1：Children need to learn to cooperate and get along with others when they grow up. Please give examples of how adults can help them acquire those skills.
Task 2：Should the government limit violence and bad language on television?
Task 1：Describe an event in your country people will bring gifts, what gift people will bring, and why?
Task 1：Describe an experience in which you hurt another person’s feelings unintentionally.
Task 1：If a mayor is to selected from the following candidates, who all have no political experience but are successful in their own field, which one do you think is the best candidate for mayor?
1. A university professor
2. A businessman
3. A doctor
Task 2：Some people prefer to resolve problems with friends directly face to face or on the phone, some others prefer to resolve problems by writing, sending E-mail, or text message. What is your opinion?
Task 1：Children would behave negatively before they learn how to appropriately. Which of the following behavior would you consider to be the most negative behavior of a child and why?
1. Being selfish
2. Being impolite
3. Being loud
Task 2：When giving feedback to students, some teachers would like to talk to their students in person, while some teachers would give written comments to students. Which do you prefer and why?
Task 1：Your local community center wants to add some new workshops or programs for children, which of the following do you think would be most beneficial for children’s development?
A. Art craft workshop
B. Technology workshop
C. Athletic programs
Task 2：Some managers tend to check the worker’s tasks closely or frequently, while others tend to check them rarely or casually. Which is better for the management?
Task 1：Which of the following library volunteer would you want to choose to do?
1, Helping people find the right material,
2, reading to kids, or
3, keeping bookshelf organized.
Task2：Do you agree or disagree: students should watch teacher’s lectures in video version instead of attending classes.
Task 1：Which of the qualities that the parents or family members can help you develop.
Task 1：There are several ways you can get to know a country without traveling abroad. Which of the following ways would you like to choose?
1, Reading books
2, Watching videos
3, Joining online communication groups
Task 2：Do you think it is reasonable to give a lower grade to the assignment that hand in after the deadline?
Task 1：If there is a foreign teacher come to your country to teach high school students, what suggestion you will give him for preparation?
Task 2：Some people like to use smartphones or other navigational devices to guide their road while traveling, some prefer to ask around, which do you like to do?
Task 1：What is the best background for a government leader?
2, Business or
Task 1：If a mayor is selected from the following candidate, who all have no political experience but are successful in their own field, which one do you think is the best candidate for mayor?
1, a university professor;
2, a businessman;
3, a doctor
Task2：Is it harder to save money than it was in the past?
Task 1：If you have opportunities to do something for good causes, which of the following you would choose?
1. distributing meals for needy people
2. helping children build a playground
3. seeing people in hospital
Task 2：Schools shouldn’t allow young students to use calculator during the exam. Do you agree or disagree?
Task 1：Some professors prefer to give regular quizzes. Some prefer to give surprising quizzes. Please talk about the advantages and/or disadvantages of surprising quizzes.
Task 2：Some people prefer to stay in touch with their friends and family members while traveling. Others prefer not to get in touch and stay alone. Which do you prefer and why?
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.