1、As major cities around the world aregrowing fast and many problems occur. What are the problems that young peoplelive in cities are caused by continued growth? What solutions do you suggest?
2、People are surrounded by advertising andthere is an increasing effect on our lives. Do you think positive effectsoutweigh the negative effects?
3、Some people believe that the development ofa country benefits from the high-educated university students, while othersthink that large amount of young graduates only leads to high unemployment.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
4、Art classes like painting and drawing isimportant to students’ development and it should be compulsory in high school.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5、Some people say that travelling abroad isnecessary to get knowledge about other countries, while others suggest that TVand the internet can also help people know about foreign countries. Discussboth views and give your opinion.
6、It is the responsibility of schools toteach children good behaviour in addition to provide formal education. To whatextent do you agree or disagree?
7、The increase in the production of consumergoods results in damage to the natural environment. What are the causes ofthis? What can be done to solve this problem?
8、Multi-cultural society, where people ofdifferent ethnic groups live together, can bring more benefits than drawbacksto country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
9、Some people believe that everyone shouldpay for their own healthcare in society instead of relying on the government.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
10、Human activities have negative effects onplant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything aboutthis problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improvethis situation. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
11、School leavers go travelling or workingbefore they go directly to university. Is this a positive or negativedevelopment?
12、The natural resources such as oil, forestsand fresh water are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problems does itcause? How can we solve these problems?
13、In some countries, people believe thatinternational tourism is a bad thing for their country. What are the reasonsfor this? How to change their negative attitude?
14、Some people think that the amount of noisepeople make have to be controlled strictly. Others say that people are free tomake as much noise as they wish. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
15、The leaders or directors of organizationsare often older people, but some people say that young people can also be aleader. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
1、The government should spend money inpromoting sport and art in school, rather sponsoring professional sports andart events in communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2、Some people think the main benefit ofinternational cooperation is in the protection of the environment, while othersthink that the main benefits are in the world business. Discuss both views andgive your opinion.
3、People still value artists in the age ofadvanced science and technology. Why do you think this is? Are arts as importantas science and technology?
4、Some people think that children withdifferent abilities should be taught together while some think that intelligentchildren should be given special training or taught separately. Discuss bothviews and give your opinion.
5、More attention is paid to being"responsible tourists" in order to preserve the cultural andenvironmental aspects of tourist places. However, some people think it isimpossible to be a "responsible tourist" in the society. To what extentdo you agree or disagree?
6、For school children, their teachers havemore influence on their intelligence and social development than their parents.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7、Some people believe that development oftechnology is making life more complicated, and we should return to simplerlife without using technology. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
8、In many countries, there are more peoplechoose to live by themselves than before. What are the reasons of thissituation? Is it positive or negative development of society?
9、Children and students are taught to pushthemselves to try and be better than other students rather than work togetherfor everyone's benefits. Do you think the disadvantages of training to becompetitive outweigh the advantages?
10、In some countries around the world men andwomen are having children late in life. What are the reasons for thisdevelopment? What are the effects on society and family life?
11、In some countries, the role of a motherdiffers in some ways from that of a father. Why do you think these differencesexist? How might parental roles develop in the future?
1、Children today find it difficult toconcentrate or pay attention to classes in schools. What are the reasons? Whatcan be done to solve this problem?
2、Some people believe that the best city is a“vertical” city where people work and study in tall buildings. Others believe a“horizontal” city is better where there are fewer tall buildings. Discuss bothviews and give your opinion.
3、Some people think they have the right touse as much fresh water as they want. However, others believe fresh watershould be tightly controlled by the government as it is a limited resources.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
4、Some people want the government to spendmoney on looking for other life on other planets, but others think it is awaste of public money because there are many unsolved problems on the Earth.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
5、Some people think individuals are more andmore dependent on each other, while others believe that individuals are moreand more independent of each other.
6、Interviews form the basic selectingprocedure for most large companies. However, some people think interviews isnot a reliable means of choosing who to employ and there are some other bettermethods of selection. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7、Some say the purpose of education is toprepare individuals to be useful to society. Others say the purpose ofeducation is to achieve personal ambitions. Discuss both view and give your ownopinion.
8、In new towns plan, public parks and sportsfacilities are more important than shopping centers. Do you agree or disagree?
9、Some people say governments should givepriority to health care, while others believe that taxpayers’ money should bespent on other important priorities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.