1.In many countries today people are living in a ‘throw-away society’, where things are used in a short time and then thrown away. What are its causes? What are its problems?
2.Nowadays there is a growing amount of advertising aimed at children. Some people think this has negative effects on children and should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3.A few languages are increasingly spoken in different countries, while the usage of others is rapidly declining. Is this a positive or a negative development ?
4.In most countries, prison is the most common solution to the problem of crime. However, some people argue that a more effective way is to provide better education to prevent crime. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5.Some people think that job satisfaction is more important that job security, while others hold the opposite view: job permanent is much more important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
6.The best solution to traffic congestion in cities is offering free public transport 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7.In modern society, ambition is more and more important. How important is ambition for being successful in life? Is is positive or negative ?
8.Children can learn effectively from watching television. Therefore，children should be encouraged to watch television regularly both at home and at school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
9.In many countries, people decide to have children at a later age than in the past? Why? Do advantages of this development outweigh disadvantages ?
10.Some people think living in big cities is bad for people’s health. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
11.Some people think that university should not provide theoretical knowledge, because students like to choose subjects like computer programming, marketing and so on. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
12.In many parts of world, Children have more freedom than they used to have. Is this a positive or negative development?
13.An increasing number of people change their career and place of residence several times in their lives.Is it a positive or negative development?
14.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?
15.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?
16.Some think the best city is "vertical" city where people live and work in tall buildings. Others think "horizontal" city is better where there are few tall buildings. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
17.Some people think that the only way to improve safety of our roads is to give much stricter punishments on driving offenses. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18.The tradition of eating meals with families together is disappearing. Why? What effects on the family and society?
19.Some people believe that newspaper is the best way to learn about news. While others believe that more effective way is through other media. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
20.Some people think the government should not spend money on art and cultural activities, while others think that government's funds on these artists benefit the population and the cultures. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
21.The qualities a person needs to become truly successful cannot not learned at a university or similar academic institution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
22.Many young people like international pop stars rather than famous people about history of their country. Why? Measures? 男女老少类