The spread of multinational companies and the resulting increase of globalization produce positive effects for everyone. To what extent to you agree or disagree?
In many countries students who leave high school have no understanding of how to manage their money? Why is this case? What can be done to improve students understanding of how to manage personal finance?
A recent survey shows that in many countries across the world people are generally living longer. But an increased life expectancy has many implications for the aging individuals and for the society as a whole. What are the possible effects of a longer life expectancy on individuals and the society?
When you learn a foreign language, all four skills（listening, reading, speaking and writing) are equally important. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
More and more plastic waste is polluting the world’s city, countryside and ocean. What problems will it cause? What measures should be taken to solve these problems?
It has become easier and more affordable for people to visit other countries. Is it a positive or negative development?
Parents should encourage their children to spend less time on studying and more time on physical activities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe educational qualifications always bring success. Others think educational qualifications do not necessarily bring success. Discuss both views and give your own opinions.
Fresh water is a limited resource in some parts of the world. Today, increasing demand made it a global problem. What are the causes of increasing demand? What measures can governments and individuals take to respond to the problem?
Many animals are endangered. Some people argue that we should only protect animals that are useful to humans. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In some countries around the world men and women tend to have their children later in life. Why this happened? What are the effects on society and family life?
Music has always been and continues to be the universal language of mankind. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that if a police force carries guns, this will encourage a higher level of violence in society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Health experts claim that walking is the best exercise. However people are walking less on a daily basis. What has made it happen and how to deal with this?
More and more people no longer read newspaper or watch TV programs to get news. They get news about the world through the internet. Is this a positive or negative development?
Many people believe that bicycle is a healthy and environmentally-friendly mode of transport. However, it is no longer the main form of transport. What are the reasons? What could be done to encourage the use of bicycles among the wider population?
Young people do not spend their holiday and weekend doing outdoor activities like hiking and climbing in natural environment. Why? And how to encourage them to go out?
In many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that in order to improve educational equality, we should encourage students to make comments or even criticism of their teachers, but others think it would lead to a loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both these views and give your out opinion.
Some people think that the best way to improve road transport safety is to let the driver test each year. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
People should look after their health as a duty to the society where they live, rather than for their own benefits. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many people think that the best way to learn a culture is to learn the language of it. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists but not local people. Why is this the case and what can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?
Some people say that advertising has positive economic effects. Others think it has negative social effects because it will make people feel dissatisfied with who they are and what they have. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
The family has a great influence on children's development, but the influence outside the home plays a bigger part in children's life. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that university education should focus on the skills of employment for the future. Others think they should focus on academic study only. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
More and more people are becoming overweight. Some people suggest that increasing the price of fattening food is a solution，to what extent do you agree or disagree?
In both education and employment work, some people work harder than others. Why do some people work harder? Is it always a good thing to work hard?
Some people think that, to learn about other countries, traveling abroad is necessary while others think that is not necessary because TV and the internet can give the same information. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think the government should establish free libraries in each town. Others believe that it is a waste of money since people can access the Internet to obtain information. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Education of young people is highly prioritized in many countries. However educating adults who cannot write or read is even more important and governments should spend more money on this. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people say that the main aim of advertising is to improve the sales of products that people do not really need. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think individuals are more and more dependent on each other. Others believe we are more and more independent. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.（重复2013年08月24日大陆考题）
Today food travels thousands of miles from the farm to the consumers. Why is this? Is it a positive or negative trend?
Some people believe that children have the freedom to make mistakes, while others argue that adults should prevent them from doing so. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays, people spend more and more time away from their families. Why is this? What effect will it have on themselves and their families?
An increasing number of developing countries are expanding tourist industries. Why is it the case? Is it a positive development? （重复19年6月1日亚太考题）
Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by government rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some school leavers go traveling or work for a period of time instead of going directly to university. Do you think this has more advantages, or disadvantages on their study？(重考2015.02.28)
It will be better to have wide use of driverless cars for individuals and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement？
The natural resources, such as oil, forests, and water, are being consumed at an alarming rate, what problems does it cause? How can we solve these problems?
In some countries, students studying in university live with their family, whereas in other countries, students choose to study in another city. Do you think the advantages of living away from homes while studying outweigh the disadvantages? （重复2012年7月12日的原题）
Some experts suppose that when a country is already rich, any additional increase in economic wealth does not make its citizens happier. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (重考2020年1月18日的大陆原题)
Today there is a great increase in antisocial personal behavior such as committing a crime. What are the causes of this? Who should be responsible for this problem?
People who decide on a career path early in their lives and keep to it are more likely to have a satisfying working life than those who change jobs frequently. To what extent do you agree or disagree?（重复17年4月22日亚太考题）
Some people think technological development can reduce crime, while others think it actually encourages crime. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think that it is more beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams, like football. But others think taking part in individual sports is better, like tennis or swimming. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
People who damage public property, such as buildings or statues should be required to do community service (such as cleaning parks) as a punishment rather than other forms of punishment (such as paying a fine or going to prison). To what extent do you agree to disagree?
Developing countries require help offered by international organizations to ensure healthy and sustainable development. Some people think that financial aid is important. Others, however, believe practical aid and advice is more important. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
The only reason for people working hard is to earn money. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people claim that employers should not be concerned about the way of employees dress, but only about the quality of their work. To what extent do you agree or disagree.（重复2018年1月13日考题）
Nowadays, some parents put a lot of pressure on their children. Why is the reason for doing that? Is this a positive or negative development for the children?
Many people use social media every day to get in touch with others and news events. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
Some people say that professional workers such as doctors, nurses and teachers who make greater contributions to the society should be paid more than those people in the field of sports and entertainment. To what extent do you agree or disagree? （重复09年11月14日大陆考题）
The best way to solve traffic and transportation problem is to encourage people to live in cities rather than suburbs and countryside. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
Some people think parents are responsible for transporting their children to school. Others think it is the government's responsibility to do so. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
Shops should not be allowed to sell any food or drink that have been scientifically proved to be bad for people's health. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The key to solving environmental problems is simple: present generations must have a less comfortable life for the sake of future generations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, think that those problems cannot be solved unless individuals take some action. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Many people like to eat unhealthy food even though they know it's bad for them. Why? What effective way can improve people's healthy eating habits?
Some people believe that university students should pay all the cost of studies because university education only benefits students themselves but not society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Since people can study through the internet, schools have become unnecessary. To what extent do you agree or disagree?