1. At what age do people in your country usually begin to work?
  2. Can you describe your current job?
  3. What do you think about having a side job? Will more people have side jobs in the future? Why do you think so?
  4. What are some common occupations in your country?
  5. Can you earn enough if you are a freelancer? Why? Why not?
  6. Do you have to work overtime? Do you work night shifts?
  7. Do you like your job? Why? Why not?


  1. Do you have any long distance friends? Why? Why not?
  2. How can you be a good friend? Why do your friends like you?
  3. How do you make new friends? Is it easy to find good friends today? Why? Why not?
  4. Who is your best friend? Has a friend let you down?
  5. What things should friends never do? Why do you think so?
  6. Why do people need friends? Why is it important to hang out?
  7. How many close friends do you have? Do you all hang out together?


  1. Do you like to drink coffee? Why? Why not?
  2. Is coffee healthy? Why? Why not?
  3. How many cups of coffee do you usually drink during a day?
  4. Which do you prefer hot coffee or iced coffee?
  5. Do you think that it is okay for children to drink coffee? Why? Why not?
  6. When do you like to drink coffee? In the morning, afternoon, evening?
  7. What is your favourite type of coffee? Why?
  8. Do you prefer drinking coffee alone or with a friend? Why?


  1. How would you define “creativity”?
  2. Name the most creative people in human history.
  3. Do you need to be creative if you are a scientist? Why? Why not?
  4. What makes someone creative?
  5. What professions require lots of creativity?
  6. Who is the most creative person in the world in your opinion? Why do you think so?
  7. Are you creative? Do you like creative people? Why? Why not?

Solving Problems:

  1. How would you define the word “problem”?
  2. Do you like to solve problems, or you prefer not to have any?
  3. What was your biggest problem that you finally solved? How did you feel?
  4. What do people usually do when they cannot solve their problems?
  5. Who do you speak to when you have a problem?
  6. What is the best way to solve problems? Do you have a special method?
  7. What is the biggest problem in your life now? Why?

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