1 Some people think government should invest more money in teaching science than other subjects in order for a country to develop and progress. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2 A recent newspaper article reports that a 14-year-old boy who seriously destroyed his school got a punishment to clean streets instead of sent to the prison, do you think this is right? Or the young criminals should be sent to the jail.
3 In some countries, the government has tried to reduce traffic. For instance, they imposed a congestion tax during rush hour. Do you think this development is positive or negative?
4 In some countries, there has been an increase in the number of parents who educate their children themselves at home instead of sending them to school. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
5 In modern life, it is no longer necessary to use animals as food and in other products like clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
6 When new towns are planned, it is important to build more public parks or sports facilities than shopping centers for people to spend their free time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7 Some people believe countries have moral obligation to help each other, other worry about the aid money cannot get to the poor of this world. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
8 New parents should attend a parenting course to learn how to bring up their children well, do you agree or disagree?
9 Some people believe that the country would benefit a lot from a large number of young people entering into university; however, others think that the large amount of people receiving the education
10 There are many advertisements directed at children, such as snacks, toys and other goods. Parents argue that children are under pressure. Advertisers claim that the advertisements provide useful information. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
11 Some scientists believe that intelligent life forms may exist on other planets and some want to send messages to contact them. Others think it is a bad idea because these life forms may be too dangerous. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
12 In many cities an increasing number of people do not know their neighbors and they lack a sense of community. What are the causes? How to solve this problem?
13 It is a good thing for those in the senior management position to have higher salaries than other workers in the same company or organization. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
14 Some people think that in the modem society individuals are becoming more dependent than each other, while others say that individuals are becoming more independent of each other. Discuss both sides and give your opinion
15 More people are using mobile phones and computers to communicate. Therefore, people are losing the ability to communicate with each other face to face. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16 Some people think government should build public libraries in every town. Others believe it is a waste of money because we can get information via internet at home. Discuss both views.
17 Some people are giving more importance to employing people with good social skills in addition to with good qualification. Do you agree or disagree?
18 Some people think the developments of technology make people’s life more complex, so we should make the life simpler without using technology. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
19 People aim to achieve the balance between their work and lives. But few people achieve it. What are the causes of the problems? How to overcome it?
20 There are a higher proportion of older people than younger people. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
21 News media are important in modern society. Why are they important? And are their influences generally positive negative?
22 Ambition is an important characteristic of people. How important is it for people to make success in life? Is it a positive or negative characteristic for success?
23 A tendency of news reported in the media about problems and emergencies rather than positive developments is more harmful to the individual and to society. Do you agree or disagree?
24 Some people think it is a waste of time plan for the future, and we should focus on the present. Do you agree or disagree?
25 Today prison is the most common solution for crime. But some people think that it would be a more effective way to provide them with better education to prevent them from becoming criminals. Do you agree or disagree?
26 Advertising encourages people to buy in quantity rather than promoting its quality. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
27 Adv／Disadv of charging people for admission to museum.
28 government should spend money on major sports of international competition or spend money encouraging children to take part in sports from a young age.to what extend agree or disagree.
29 We have a mixture of people from diffrent culture and ethnic groups in a country. why?Is this a positive or negative development?
30 Nowadays it is more convenient and easier for people to travel to other countries, is it development a positive or negative effect ?
31 We have three important parts of education: reading, writing and math. Some people think every child will benefit from a fourth skill added to the list: computer skills. Do you agree or disagree?
32 With the increased use of mobile phones and computers, fewer people are writing letters. Some people think that the traditional skill of writing letters will disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How important do you think is letter-writing?
33 In some countries around the world men and women are having children late in life. What are the reasons for this development? What are the effects on society and family life?
34 The best way for a government to solve the problem of traffic congestion is to provide free public transport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
35 Nowadays many young people in the workforce change their jobs or careers every few years. What do you think are the reasons for this? Do the advantages of this outweigh its disadvantages?
36 Many children find it difficult to concentrate on or pay attention to their studies at school. What are the causes? What are the possible solutions to this problem?
37 The international community must act immediately to ensure that all countries reduce their consumption of fossil fuels, such as gas and oil. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
38 Some people believe that the best way to produce a happier society is to ensure that there are only small differences between its richest and poorest members. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
39 Children’s education is expensive. In some countries, the government pays for some of or all of the costs involved. Do the advantages of this practice outweigh its disadvantages?
40 Some people think that living in big cities is bad for people's health. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
41 Nowadays there are many television advertisements aimed at children. What effects do they have on children? Should TV advertising be controlled?
42 Today in many countries, both women and men work full-time. Logically, women and men should share household tasks equally. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
43 Children can learn effectively from watching TV. Therefore, they should be encouraged to watch TV regularly both at home and at school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
44 Some people think that adults should learn practical skills by themselves, while others believe that learning from a teacher in a classroom is better. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
45 Some people think that younger people are not suitable for important positions in government. Others think that it will be a good idea for younger people to take on these positions. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
46 Some people think that environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, believe that these problems cannot be solved if individuals do not take actions. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
47 The major cities in the world are growing fast, as well as their problems. What are the problems that young people living in cities are faced with? Give some solutions to these problems.
48 It is not necessary for people to travel to other places to learn about the culture of other people. We can learn just as much from books, films, and the Internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement
49 Some people think that ‘vertical city’ is the best, where people live and work in tall buildings. Others, however, think that ‘horizontal city’ is better, where there are few tall buildings. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
50 Art classes like painting and drawing are important to students’ development, and they should be compulsory in high school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
51 Some cities have vehicle-free days when private cars, trucks and motorbikes are banned in city centers. Only public transports like buses, taxis and metros are advised. To what extent do you think the advantages of this outweigh its disadvantages?
52 In recent years, more attention is paid to being “responsible tourists” for preserving the culture and environment of tourist places they go. However, some people think it is impossible to be a responsible tourist in the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
53 In some cities, planners tend to arrange shops, schools, offices and homes in specific areas and separate them from each other. Do you thinks the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
54 it is a good idea for people to continue working in an old age. If it is possible for them to do so. Do you agree or disagree?
55 Too much money is spent on looking after and repairing old buildings. Some people think that money should spent on building new modern buildings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?