(1) Many countries have introduced a law that limits the number of hours employers can have their employees work. Why do you think such a law is introduced? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
⑵ Young people are often influenced in their behaviors and decisions by others of the same age. This is called "peer pressure" .Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
⑶ Society is based on rules and laws. It could not function if individuals are free to do whatever they want to. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
⑷ Schools should concentrate on teaching students the academic subjects that will be useful for their future careers. Subjects such as music and sports are not useful. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
⑸ Some people think that children should obey rules and listen to their parents and teachers; others believe less control from teachers and parents will help children deal with adult life better. Discuss on both sides and give your opinion.
⑹ Students from rural areas often find it difficult to get access to university education. Some people believe that universities should give some special treatment for these students to get a college education. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
⑺ Some people think local governments should spend money on art projects of major cities, because these works of art (statues or painting) could make the landscape more attractive.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
⑻ The best way for the government to solve the traffic congestion problems in cities is to provide free transport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
⑼ Nowadays, we are surrounded by different types of advertisement. Some people think that phenomenon has a negative effect on individuals and society, because these ads had invaded public place and our private life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
⑽ Some people spend more time on reading books, while others prefer to watch TV. People of the former group are more likely to develop creative imaginations and have a much better grasp of language skills. Do you agree or disagree?
⑾ More and more machines are being used in human work. To what extent do you think the positive impact of this development outweighs its negative impact on individuals or society?
⑿ Some people suggest that everyone in the world should own a car, a TV and a fridge. To what extent do you think the disadvantages of such a development outweigh its advantages?
⒀ The international community must act immediately to ensure that all countries reduce the consumption of fossil fuels(eg gas and oil). To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
⒁ Some people think environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, think that those problems can not be solved unless individuals take some action. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.