1、 It is not necessary for people to travel to other places to learn about the culture. We can learn as much as from books , films and the Internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2、Some people think government money spent on supporting artists (such as painters, musicians and poets) is better than that spent on other important things. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3、 Nuclear energy is better than other energy resources in meeting ever-increasing needs of the globe. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4、Some people think that governments should do more to make their citizens eat a healthy diet. Others, however, believe that individuals must take responsibility for their own diet and health. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
5、 Some people think sports games are important for society, while others believe they should more be taken as leisure activities. Discuss.
6、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.//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?
7、Some people think the university education function should prepare the students for employment ,but others believe university education can offer many other functions .Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
8、 Some people think reading stories in books is better than watching TV or playing computer games for children. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
9、 Some people think that students in single-sex schools perform better academically. Others, however, believe that mixed schools provide children with better social skills for adult life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
10、 Some people think that the main purpose of schools is to teach children to be a good citizen or worker rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
11、 There are many advertisements which are directed at children, such as snacks, toys and other goods. Parents argue that they will impose negative influence to their children. But the advertisers claim that advertisements provide some useful information to children. Discuss the both viewpoints and give your own opinion.
12、 Air travel and telecommunication makes the communication all over the world closer. To what extent do you agree that the society benefits from international tourism and business?
13、Some people say that there is a need to recycle the items that we throw away every day, what are the reasons and what individuals can do?
14、In some countries, many children are unhappy. What are the reasons? What can parents and schools do to solve this problem?
15、Some people say that teaching the young generations foreign languages is the best way to broaden their visions about the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
15、Computers enable people to be able to work at home and children to study at home. Some people believe that it is convenient and cost-saving. Do you think the phenomenon positive or negative?
16、Some people say that governments should spend money on measures to save languages that are used by few speakers, while others believe it's a waste of financial resources. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
17、These days young adults are encouraged to work for a period of time after high school, however, others think they should continue to study. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
18、 Some people think that robots are very important for humans' future development. Others, however, think that robots are a dangerous invention that could have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
19、 Some children think that some subjects such as mathematics and philosophy are too difficult for them to study at school, so they should be made optional rather than compulsory. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20、The increasing demand for oil and gas has made it necessary to look for these sources of energy in remote and untouched natural places. Do you think the advantages of locating oil and gas in these areas outweight the disadvantages of damaging these places?
20、 Some people think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones for communication has a negative effect on young people's reading and writing skills. Do you agree or disagree?
21、The workplace nowadays is trying to employ the equal number of females and males. Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?
22、Young people tend to spend money rather than save money, what are the reasons? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
23、Some people think that parents have a great influence on their children, others believe that the media is a bigger influence. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
24、More and more people want to study at university, so competition of university places is increasing. Why do more people want to study at university? Is it positive or negative?
25、Some people think governments should protect local companies when they compete with international companies. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
26、Government funding for universities should only be provided to the best students as scholarship and all other funding for universities should come from tuition fees and private organizations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
27、Countries with a long average working time are more economically successful than those countries which do not have a long working time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?//Some countries have a long working day, which is helpful for them to become economically successful, but it also causes some negative social problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
28、Some people believe that government should help and look after old people, but others believe that people should save money for their lives in the future. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
29、In the past, cultural and historical relics were stored in museums. But now, people can see them freely with the internet. Some people believe that museums are no longer needed in the future. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
30、Some people think that education should help students to be useful to the whole society, while other people think that education should provide students with opportunities to achieve personal ambitions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
31、More and more people choose online shopping. Some people think this trend will have positive influence (such as creating new jobs), however others think it causes many problems. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
31、Today, the qualities of life of people in big cities are worse. What are the causes of this problem? Any measures should be taken to solve it?
32、Some people think that maintaining public libraries is waste of time because computer technologies have already replaced its function. Do you agree or disagree?
33、Some people argue that it is better to be unemployed than to be employed in jobs they do noy enjoy. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
33、Some people think individuals are more and more dependent on each other. Some people think individuals are more and more independent. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
34、Many young people leave school with a negative attitude. What are the reasons? What can be done to encourage young people to study with a positive attitude?
35、Some people say that history can teach us many important values and lessons, but others think it is unnecessary to learn from the past. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
36、Many fathers today stay at home and take care of their children while mothers go out to work. What are the causes of this? Is this a positive or a negative development?
37、Some people believe the best way to upgrade social security is to allow people to own weapons like guns. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
38、Some people think that criminals should not be imprisoned. Instead, education and job training should replace the former to deal with criminals. To what extent do you agree or disagree? To what extent do you agree or disagree?
39、 It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn't worry about producing building as a work of art. Do you agree or disagree?
40、Some people believe that the subjects and lesson contents should be decided by the authorities such as the government. Some people argue that teachers should make the choice. Discuss the both viewpoints and give your opinion.
41、The costs of medical health care are increasing all the time. Governments are finding it difficult to balance the health care budget. So citizens should be totally responsible for their own health costs. Do you agree or disagree?
1、Some people believe that in order to reduce crime, prisoners should be given longer prison sentence while some people think there are other alternative ways. Discuss the both viewpoints and give your opinion.
2、Young people are often influenced in their behaviors and situations by others in the same age. This is called “peer pressure". Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
3、 Some animal species such as dinosaurs and dodos become extinct because of natural processes. So, it is not necessary to try and prevent this from happening. Do you agree or disagree?
4、Many people in community now could buy consumer goods being cheaper，whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
5、 Nowadays the trend of human beings to copy from one another is shown in the popularity of fashion in clothes and other consumer goods. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
6、Governments should spend money on the repairs and maintenance of old buildings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
6、 Animal testing has been an important part of scientific research, but some people suggest that it's less practical and it will cause extreme pains to the animals so we should stop doing it, do you agree or disagree?
7、 More and more people are moving from rural areas to cities in search of a better life, but city life has its own problems. What are these problems? Suggest some solutions. \\A rise in the standard of living in a country seems to only benefits cities rather than rural areas. What problems might this difference cause? How might the problems be reduced?
8、 In some countries boarding schools are getting more popular. Is it a positive or negative development? What are the reasons behind it?
9、 Some people believe that students at schools and universities can learn more from teachers than from the internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
10、Some believe advertisement is useful and informative. Others think it is false and only helps to raise prices. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
11、Some people think that universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
12、The leaders or directors of organizations are often older people. But some people say that young people can also be a leader. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
12、Today, more and more people use mobile phones. Do you think the benefits of mobile phones outweigh the drawbacks?
13、Some people think male leaders always lead us to violence and conflict, but female leaders are better than male leaders to give us the better governed and more peaceful society. Do you agree or disagree?
14、Some people think traveling abroad is a valuable experience for young people. Others think it wastes too much time and expense. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
15、Professional workers like doctors, nurses and teachers make a greater contribution to society and so should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16、 Some people think we should keep all the money we earn and not pay tax to the state. To what extent do you agree or disagree? // Some people think paying taxes should be voluntary instead of compulsory. Do you agree or disagree?
17、 Some people say that playing computer games is bad for children in every way. Others say that playing computer games can have positive effects on the way children develop.
18、An increasing number of people change careers in their working life. What are the causes? Do you think it has a positive or negative effect on the development fo society?
19、Some people believe the range of technology available to individuals today is increasing the gap between poor people and rich people. Others think it is having an opposite effect. Discuss these points of view. What is your opinion?
20、In many countries, average life expectancy has been increasing. What problems will this cause for individuals and for society as a whole? Suggest some solutions.
21、Some people believe that to maintain the cultural identity of a city, the government should build all the new buildings in a traditional way, to what extent do you agree or disagree?
22、The exposure of international media such as films, TV and magazines has impacts on local culture. What do you think of the impacts have been? Do you agree that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
23、 Many parents go to work in other countries, taking their families with them, do you think the advantages overweigh the disadvantage.
24、Universities and colleges are now offering qualifications through distance learning from the Internet rather than teachers in the classroom. Do you think the advantages of this development overweigh the disadvantages?
24、Consumers are faced with increasing numbers of advertisements from competing companies. To what extent do you think are consumers influenced by advertisements? What measures can be taken to protect them?
25、Today, fewer elderly people live with their children than in the past. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?
26、Some people believe that students should study in groups while others that they should study independently. Discuss the both ways and give your own opinion.
27、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.
28、 It is now possible for scientists and tourists to travel to the outer space. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
29、Lifestyles and culture in many countries is becoming similar，is it positive or negative?//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.
30 、Some people believe that the government should encourage the business and industries moving from large cities into regional areas. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
31、In some countries, the rate of crimes committed by teenagers is increasing. What are the reasons and what can be done to relieve the problem?
32、New technologies have changed the way people spend their free time. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? //Nowadays more and more people have consumer goods, such as refrigerator or washing machines. Do you think this development has more advantages than its disadvantages?