Some people think charitable organizations should help people in their own country, while others argue that they should help those in the greatest need, no matter where they live. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think the government，instead of private companies，should be responsible for scientific research. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The gap between the wealthy and the poor is increasing. What are the causes and how can we solve this problem?
There is an increasing amount of anti-social behavior and lack of respect for others. Why is this the case? Give some measures.
Air travel only benefits the rich people. But the majority of people do not benefit from it. To what extent do you agree?
Some people think that politicians have the greatest influence on the world. Other people, however, believe that scientists are the most important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some traditional values are lost as a result of economic development. To what extent do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
Technological progress in the last century had negative effect, despite its remarkable contribution to human society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The life expectancy is longer in many societies. What effects does this situation have on individuals and the society as a whole?
Some people think zoos are cruel and all the zoos should be closed, while other people believe that zoos are useful for protecting rare animals. Discuss both views and give your opinion
With the technology developing rapidly, machines are used widely in our lives. To what extent do the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?
Many children prefer watching TV to doing creative things. Why is this the case? How can we solve this problem?
Some people think that the recent increase in cheap air travel has brought many benefits, but others believe that this development does harm to the environment and world’s resources. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Males and females are different in many ways. Some jobs can be done by men, but other jobs are just suitable for women. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people think the government should be responsible for its citizens’ healthy lifestyles while others think citizens should live in ways they prefer. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
In modern society everyone in the world wants to own a car, a TV and a fridge. Do you think the disadvantages of such economic development outweigh the advantages?
Schools should teach children some academic subjects which will be beneficial to their future careers. Therefore, other subjects such as music and sports are not important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Some people think that computers and the Internet are more important to a children’s education than going to school. However, others believe that schools and teachers are necessary for children to learn effectively. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think children should be made to obey rules what their teachers and parents want, while others think students who are controlled too much will not be prepared for future adult life. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Many young people leave schools with a negative attitude. Why does this happen? What do you think can encourage young people to have a positive attitude?
Students from rural areas often find it difficult to access university education. Some people think universities should make it especially easy for them to study To what extent do you agree or disagree?
To what extent do you agree societies benefit from increased contact and closer relationships brought about from the international tourism and business?
An increasing number of people change their career and place of residence several times during their lives. Is this a positive or negative development?
When people travel to other countries, some of them are becoming prejudiced rather than broad-minded. What are the causes why people fail to benefit from travel and how to promote the understanding of countries you visit.
Some people think that young people are not suitable for important positions in the government. Others argue that young people have new ideas in these positions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think that young adults should learn practical skill themselves, but others argue that they should learn such skills from teachers. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
People moving from rural areas to the city will cause problems for both areas. What are these problems and how can we solve these problems?
University students should pay for all the costs for university education because they can get more benefits from university education as individuals than society on the whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In many parts of the world children and teenagers are committing more crimes.
Why is this case happening? How should children or teenagers be punished?
Cities are developing very fast today. What problems has this brought to young people and how can we solve them?
Some charities and other organizations create some special days such as Children’s Day and No Smoking Day. Why do we have these special days? How effective are they?
City planners tend to put shops, homes, factories and offices in separate areas. To what extent do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Anyone can make a home or work call at any place or time. Some people think this has negative effects on individuals and the society. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that the use of animals for experimentation purposes is cruel. However, others think it is necessary for the development of science. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Society is based on rules and laws. It could not function if individuals were free to do whatever they wanted. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
An increasing number of children aged 7-11 are watching TV or play video games in their free times. What are the effects of this development? How can we solve this problem?
Governments in some countries have drafted laws and regulations to limit the working hours for employees. Why is this the case? Is this a positive or a negative development?
In some countries, it is illegal for employers to reject someone applying for a job because of his or her age. Do you think it is a positive or a negative development?
Environmental pollution and damages always result from countries becoming richer. Some people think that this cannot be avoided for the sake of economic development. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Some people believe that by paying taxes they make a big contribution to their society. Others believe that they have more responsibilities as a member of soiciety than only paying taxes. Discuss both views and give your own opinion。
Some parents need to spend time on reading or telling stories to Children, while others think Children can read through a variety of sources, such as book, TV and internet by themselves.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think that everyone should study in school until they are 18 years old. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some groups of people have benefited from modern communication technology but some people have not benefited at all. Do you agree or disagree?
In some countries, small town stores are going out of business because people are shopping at large town stores. As a result, people without cars have limited chances to go shopping and this encourages people to buy more cars and increase the use of cars. To what extent do you think the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?
In the past, important knowledge of culture and history are stored in museum. Nowadays, this is available freely for everyone on the internet. There is therefore no longer any need for museum. Do you agree or disagree?
Scientists have found it is not healthy for people to eat junk food. Some people think it is good to educate people to eat less junk food. Others argue that education will not work. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Young people are often influenced in their behavior and situations by others in the same age. This is called “peer group pressure”. Do the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?
The typical teaching situation of a teacher and students in a classroom will not exist by the year of 2050. Do you agree or disagree?