Your best friend

  • How long have you known them?
  • How did you meet?
  • What makes them such a good friend?
  • How often do you see each other?
  • In what way has he / she influenced your life?
  • What are some interesting things you have done together?
  • What do you talk about?
  • Do you tell your best friend everything?
  • Do you ever argue? What about?
  • Is there anything you wouldn't do for your best friend?
  • Do you ever always tell your best friend the truth?
  • Do you ever feel jealous of your best friend?

Friends

  • Who was the last friend that you met? How did you meet them?
  • Describe a perfect night spent with friends.
  • Do you ever feel jealous of your friends? When?
  • Describe your best friend from when you were a child. Are you still friends?
  • When did you last go out with friends? What did you do?
  • Do you usually hang out with a few close friends or many different people?
  • How many friends have you kept from childhood? Tell about them.
  • In your language, is there more than one word for friend? If so, how are these words different?
  • Tell about the last party you went to.
  • Would you rather watch TV alone or with other people? How about going to the movies?
  • If a friend tells you a secret, do you ever tell anyone else?
  • Do you keep in touch with your old school friends?
  • How many friends do you have on Facebook? Has Facebook brought you back into contact with any old friends?
  • Do you always follow your friends' advice?
  • If you think a friend is wrong, do you always tell them?
  • What makes friends different from family?
  • What qualities do you think are most important in a friend?
  • Do you think it's possible to have a boyfriend or girlfriend of the opposite sex and not be boyfriend or girlfriend?
  • Do you have any childhood friendships that are still strong today? Tell us about them.
  • How do you keep in touch with your long distance friends (friends who are far away)?
  • What is the longest friend you have ever had?
  • What things should friend never do?
  • What are some ways your best friend has influenced your life in a positive way?
  • How long have you known your best friend? Where did you meet and what did you have in common?
  • What type of people do you get along with best?
  • What is the relationship between love and friendship?
  • To what extent can parents be your friends? To what extent can you be friends with your child?
  • When you're with a group are you outgoing or quiet? Why do you think this is?
  • How often do you go to a bar? Who do you usually go with?
  • On average, how long are you usually friends with someone?
  • What do groups of friends usually do when they go out together on weekend nights in your country?
  • How much do you socialize with people from work? What do you usually do?
  • Are there things that people do for fun in other countries that you would like to see more of in your country?
  • How do you think that the way people socialize changes when they drink alcohol?
  • How are the social habits of people who live in the countryside different from people who live in cities?
  • After you argue with a friend, who usually apologises first?
  • In your opinion, how do humans socialize differently from other animals? How about the same?
  • How are your family members also your friends? Tell about one person.

Family

  • Draw your family tree - tell your partner about your family. Age, interests, nationality, where live e.t.c.
  • Which member of your family do you argue with the most?
  • Who do you get on the best with in your family?
  • Would you marry someone your parents didn't approve of?
  • Were both your parents equally responsible for raising their children?
  • Did you argue a lot with your parents when you were younger? What about?
  • Who are you most like - your mother or father? In what way?
  • Is it better to have brothers and sisters or be an only child?
  • Who in your family do you turn to when you need advice?
  • Would you consider having children without getting married?
  • What is your happiest family memory?
  • How would you feel if your parents spent all their savings on expensive holidays?
  • Where have you been on holiday with your family?
  • Do you think parents should help their children buy their first home?
  • Which member of your family do you think has influenced you the most?
  • Who do you get on with best in your family?
  • How often do you see your relatives?
  • Have you ever lied to your parents?
  • What advice would you like to give to your parents?
  • In what way would you like to be like your parents? In what ways, different?
  • Are friends more important than family? What do you think?
  • Are you pressured by your family to act in a certain way?
  • Were your parents strict? What did they not let you do?
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters? If so, how old are they?
  • Do you have any children? If yes, what are their names and ages?
  • Do you look more like your mother or your father?
  • Do you often argue with your mother or father? What about?
  • What are some of your fondest memories of childhood?
  • What do you and your family like to do together?
  • What are the occupations of your family members?
  • What is the best memory you have of your family doing something together?
  • What will you teach your children? (what values, beliefs, hobbies, skills, etc.)
  • What would you change about your childhood?
  • Who is the black sheep (odd ball) in your family?
  • Do you think your parents understand you? Why or why not?
  • What was the most important thing your parents taught you?
  • What's the best thing about your mom and dad?
  • What is the perfect number of children to have?
  • What responsibilities do parents have towards their children?
  • What responsibilities do children have towards their parents?

Facebook
  • Do you use Facebook?
  • Has Facebook helped you get in contact with old friends? Who?
  • How long have you used Facebook?
  • What is an online community?
  • What is networking? What do you think about it?
  • What is a “Friend,” according to Facebook?
  • How many Facebook Friends do you have?
  • Is Facebook like a popularity contest?
  • What features of Facebook do you use the most?
  • How often do you change your profile picture?
  • What do you think people’s profile pictures reveal about them?
  • According to one professor, people whose friends have attractive pictures are more likely to get friend requests. What do you think about this?
  • What personal information do you reveal on Facebook?
  • Who do you allow your photos to be available to?
  • Do you feel like your personal information is safe on Facebook?
  • Have you ever stalked someone on Facebook?
  • Has anyone ever stalked you? Would you know if they had?
  • What is good about Facebook?
  • What is bad about Facebook?
  • How often do you change your status?
  • How often do you check Facebook?
  • What contributions has Facebook made to the English language?
  • Do you receive any email notifications from Facebook? If so, which ones?
  • What features would you like to see added to Facebook?
  • Which would you like to have removed?
  • What would you do if your parents sent you a friend request?
  • Do you usually confirm or reject friend requests?
  • Have you ever removed a friend from your list? If so, why?
  • Do you do a lot of emailing? Do you receive more emails or send more emails?