When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless to try and keep them alive.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Many offenders commit more crimes after serving the first punishment. Why is this happening, and what measures can be taken to tackle this problem?
Many people want their country to host an international sporting event. Others believe that international sporting events bring more problems than benefits. Discuss both views and state your opinion.
Some people think international car-free days are an effective way of reducing air pollution, others think there are some other ways. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
It is better for college students to live far away from home than live at home with their parents。 Do you agree or disagree?
Many people are busy with work and do not have enough time to spend with family and friends。 Why does this happen? What are the effects of this on family life and society as a whole?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best way to travel is in a group led by a tour guide。 Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer。
Differences between countries become less evident each year. Nowadays, all over the world people share the same fashions, advertising, brands, eating habits and TV channels.
Some people think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones for communication has had a negative effect on young people’s reading and writing skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts while boys like science. What are the reasons for this trend and do you think this tendency should be changed?
Some universities offer online courses as an alternative to classes delivered on campus。 Do you think this a positive or negative development?
International travel has many advantages to both the travellers and the country visited. Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?
Advertisements are becoming more and more common in everyday life. Is it positive or negative development?
Some people think that everyone has the right to have access to university education, and that government should make it free for all students no matter what financial background they have. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Some people think that men and women have different qualities。 Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women。 To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people say that the government should not put money on building theatres and sport stadiums。 Others argue that they should spend more money on medical care and education。 Discuss both views and give your opinion。
Some people say that cities are a better place for children to grow up, while others believe countryside is the right choice。 Discuss both views and give your own opinions。
Some people think that having a set retirement age for everybody, regardless of occupation, is unfair. They believe that certain workers deserve to retire and receive a pension at an earlier age. Do you agree or disagree? Which types of workers do you think should benefit from early retirement?
In a number of countries, some people think it is necessary to spend large sums of money on constructing new railway lines for very fast trains between cities。 Others believe the money should be spent on improving existing public transport。 Discuss both these views and give your opinion。