雅思口语中第一三部分的问题常常出现一种type questions 问题，亦即类型问题，它们典型的出题方式是:“what kinds ofmusic/sports/books do Chinese people like？”首先回答这种问题涉及两个关键。
第二个关键是在分类回答的时候需要用一些表示趋势的词组如tend to, it seems that,it’s likely that 来表示总体趋势。有了两个关键，回答的时候不但避免了无话可说，也同时避免了绝对化，也因此顺利地拿到高分。
除了两个关键，回答类型问题时还有一个总体思路，即先总说后分说的原则。比如回答What kinds of books do Chinese people like to read?这个问题的时候，我们可以这样回答：Well, different people have different taste in reading books. Foryoung people...., while for retired people.
What kinds of books do Chinese people liketo read?
Well, different people have different tastein reading books.
For youngsters, they tend to read booksclosely related to their profession, so that they can have a furtherunderstanding of their career or they can get promotion in the company as earlyas possible.
While for elderly people, it’s likely thatthey are free to choose whatever they like since theyhave retired, such as detective stories, historical books or just readingnewspaper.
What do other people do in the weekend?
I should say different people havedifferent choices.
For the young, they tend to get up quitelate in the morning since they have a busy weekday and then order a take-awaymeal for lunch.After that they may go to the cinema or the pub/bar to enjoythemselves.
For the young parents, they would get up asearly as weekdays and enjoy their weekend in the park with their kids,becauseweekend is a time for family reunion；
While for the elderly, there is nodifference between the weekdays and weekends,they just do the same things asusual, doing morning exercise, then going shopping in the food market orreading newspaper to kill the time.