Some people think artclasses like painting and drawing are as important as other subjects, and theyshould be compulsory in high school education. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
Some cities havevehicle-free days, when private cars, trucks, motorcycles are banned in thecity center. Public transplantation like buses, taxis and metros are advised.To what extent do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Some people believe thatjob satisfaction is more important than job security. Others believe thatpeople cannot always enjoy their jobs and that a permanent job is moreimportant. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
The best way forgovernments to solve traffic congestion is to provide free public transportation24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In modern society,ambition is more and more important. How important is ambition for beingsuccessful in life? Is it positive or negative?
Some people think that”vertical “City is the best, where people live and work in tallbuildings. Others think that “horizontal” City is better, where thereis few tall buildings. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people believe thatdevelopments of technology are making life too complex, and the solution foreveryone is to accept a simpler life without using technology. To what extentdo you agree or disagree？
Some people wantgovernment to spend money on life on other planets, however, others think it isa waste of public money when the earth has so many problems. Discuss these twoviews and give your own opinion.
Most young people leaveschool with a negative attitude toward learning. Why do you think this ishappening? What can be done to encourage them to have a positive Attitude?
Children can learneffectively through watching TV. Therefore children should be encouraged towatch TV regularly both at home and at school. To what extent do you agree ordisagree?
In the past, the role ofteacher was to provide information. Today, students have access to wide sourcesof information. There is, therefore, no role of teacher in modern education. Doyou agree or disagree?
In the past, people storeknowledge in the books. Nowadays people store knowledge on the Internet. Do youthink the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
In many countries, peopledecide to have children at a later age than in the past? Why? Do advantages ofthis development outweigh disadvantages?
In the past, people livedin the same place in their life. However, it is common that now people changetheir place where they live several times during their life. What are thereasons for this? Is it a positive or negative development?
Some people thinkadvertising may have positive economic effects. Others think it has socialeffects because individuals are not satisfied with whothey are and what they have. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Today children find itdifficult to concentrate or pay attention at school. What do you think are thecauses? What are the solutions?
Young people who commit seriouscrimes, such as robbery or violent attacks should be punished as adult. To whatextent do you agree or disagree?
In some countries, it ispossible for people to have a variety of food imported from all over the world.To what extent do you think its benefits outweigh the drawbacks?
The government shouldcontrol the amount of violence in films and on television order to decrease thelevel of violent crime in society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Detailed description ofcrimes on newspaper and TV can have bad consequences on society, so this kindof information should be restricted on media. To what extent do you agree ordisagree with this statement?
Some people think livingin big cities is bad for people’s health. To what extent do you agree ordisagree?
Some people think that alluniversity students should study whatever they like. Others believe that theyshould only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future,such as those related to science and technology. Discuss both these views andgive your own opinion.
Some people believe thatthe country would benefit a lot from a large number of young people enter intouniversity; however, others think that the large amount of people receiving theeducation of university only leads to graduate unemployment. Discuss both viewsand give your opinion.
Government funding shouldonly be provided for the best students as scholarships. Other funding ofuniversities should come from student fees and private organizations. To whatextent do you agree or disagree?
In parts of world,children have more freedom than they used have. Is a positive or negativedevelopment?
Some people think parentsshould read or tell stories to children. Others think parents need not do thatas children can read books or watch TV, movies by themselves. Discuss bothviews and give your own opinion.
Responsible tourists couldpreserve the local culture and environment. Some people think it’s impossibleto become responsible tourists. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
In many cities, plannerstend to arrange shops, schools, offices, and homes in specific areas andseparate them from each other. Do you think the advantages outweigh thedisadvantages?
Students in universityeducation should develop specialist in one subject area rather than develop awider range of different subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some groups of people arebeneficial from modern communication technology, but some of them think theyare not beneficial from these. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In recent years pressureon school and university students has been increasing and they are pushed towork very hard from a young age. Do you think this is a positive or negativedevelopment?
Today, more and morefull-time university students should spend a lot of time in studying, but somepeople think it is also essential to be involved in other activities. To whatextent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that anymoney spent by the government in supporting artist (such as painters, musiciansand writers) should be spent on more important things. To what extant do youagree or disagree?
An increasing number ofpeople change their career and place of residence several times during theirlives. It is positive or negative development?
Some people think that governments should do more to make theircitizens have a healthy diet. Others, however, believe that individuals shouldbe responsible for their own diet and health.
Discuss both views and give your own opinions.
In some countries, thewidespread use of the Internet has given people more freedom to work or studyat home, instead of travelling to work or college. Do the advantages outweighdisadvantages?
It is not necessary totravel to other places to learn about culture and people, because people canlearn from books, films or the Internet. To what extent do you agree ordisagree?
Some people believe thepurpose of education is to prepare people to be useful members for society.Others say that the purpose of education is to achieve personal ambitions.Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think youngpeople are not suitable for important positions in the government，while other people thinkit is a good idea for young people to take on these positions. Discuss bothviews and give your own opinion.
People can live and workanywhere they want to choose, because of improved communication technology andtransport, do the advantages of this development outweigh disadvantages?
Some people believe thatit is a good idea to continue to work at their old age. Do you agree ordisagree?
Some people thinkgovernments should spend money on measures to save languages with few speakersfrom dying out completely. Others think this is a waste of financial resources.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Online shopping is nowreplacing shopping in store. Do you think it is a negative or positivedevelopment?
As major cities around the world aregrowing fast, many problems occur. What problems that young people live incities are caused by continued growth? What solutions do you suggest?
Too much money spent onlooking after and repairing old buildings. Some people think we should knockold buildings down and build new modern ones. To what extent do you ordisagree?
A rise in standard ofliving in a country only seems to benefit cities rather than rural areas. Whatproblems might this difference cause? How might these problems be solved?
In many countries, moreand more men are staying at home to look after their children when women workfull-time. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or negative development?
Many people believe thatsocial networking sites (such as Facebook) have had a negative impact onindividuals and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with thisstatement.