Topics for Oral Test
1. A is writing a term paper on natural wonders (cave, desert, coastline, mountain range,
waterfall volcano, cliff, hot springs, etc.). B, C, and D are three foreigners studying in
Huaqiao University, and they are from different parts of the world. In order to get more
information, A interviews the foreign students and asks questions about their countries, most
importantly, about natural wonders in their countries.
2. Students A, B, C, and D are planning to participate in social practice together during summer
vacation. However, they have different opinions on where to go. Every student has his own
choice and different reasons. Finally, an agreement is reached through a heated discussion. 3. Students A, B, and C are talking about their early experiences with the computer. D comes in
and asks for help because his /or her computer crushed for some reason while s/he was writing
an important paper. A, B, and C try to help him /or her out in different ways. The computer is
fixed at last.
4. A makes a phone call to his /or her dad /or mum, B, asking for money because s/he decided to
buy a new laptop. But A doesn’t know much about computers. His /or her classmate, C,
volunteers to offer suggestions and goes to the IT mall with A. There they meet D, a very
persuasive salesman. A believes what D says and buys a laptop in spite of C’s objection. After
they get back, they find the laptop doesn’t work. A tells his /or her dad /or mum, and B is very
angry. In the end, B tells his/or her son how to get his /or her money back. 5. Student A decides to initiate a news agency and publish newspapers on the campus. The
newspaper will basically be reporting latest news in the college and interviewing teachers and
students. A then turns to students B, C, and D for help. They are interested in the idea and
agree to help. In the end, the 4 students choose to take on their respective work as a journalist,
a photographer, a cartoonist and a copyeditor, according to their different abilities. 6. A is the department manager of a TV station. S/he is now leaving the department to work in
Beijing because s/he was promoted by head office. Before s/he leaves, s/he asks B, the HR
manager, to choose a new manager from the department. C, a journalist, and D, a
photographer, attend the interview, trying their best to fight for the spot. At last, A and B have
a short discussion and make a final decision.
7. 5 years after college graduation, classmates come back to their college from different places to
have a class reunion. A, B, C and D sit at the same table, talking about their life and work
experience after graduation. Interestingly, they find that their jobs are related to each other in
8. A is the owner of a company. One day, when A is working in the office, employees B, C, and
D come in and tell A that they want a pay raise. The three employees have different strong
reasons and they all believe that they deserve the pay raise. A is reluctant to meet their
demands; however, he is afraid of losing good workers. Therefore, A decides to choose a best
worker out of the three, and offers him the raise.
9. Two students A and B have visited some famous businesspeople in Xiamen. The other two
students C and D are very curious about their stories. They exchange conversations about how
to become a successful businessperson.
10. Millions of money has been invested in advertisements. 4 students, who plan to run business
after graduation, have different opinions about whether ads are necessary or not. 11. 4 students are sharing their birthday wishes with each other. They exchange ideas on what
they can do to make their wishes come true.
12. The mayor A is interviewing citizens in his/her office. 3 citizens (B, C and D) complain about
situations (e.g.: environmental issues, housing, traffic problem, etc.) in the city where they
live. The mayor explains a plan to fix the problem.