1、Differences between countries are becoming less evident recently. People can see the same films, brands, fashion, advertisements and TV channels. To what extent do disadvantage outweigh advantages?
2、Some people think government should invest more money in teaching science than other subjects in order for a country to develop and progress. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3、A recent newspaper article reports that a 14-year-old boy who seriously destroyed his school got a punishment to clean streets instead of sent to the prison, do you think this is right? Or the young criminals should be sent to the jail.
4、News media has become more influential in people’s lives. Others believe it is a negative development. To what extent do you agree or disagree.
5、In some countries, the government has tried to reduce traffic. For instance, they imposed a congestion tax during rush hour. Do you think this development is positive or negative?
6、In some countries, there has been an increase in the number of parents who educate their children themselves at home instead of sending them to school. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
7、Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
8、Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
9、In many countries women are allowed to take maternity leave from their jobs during the first month after the birth of their baby. Does advantage outweigh disadvantages?
10、We can get knowledge from news. But some people even think we should not trust the journalists. What do you think? And what do you think are the important qualities that a journalist should have?
11、In modern life, it is no longer necessary to use animals as food and in other products like clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
12、Some people think health care should be free for everyone, while others think they should pay medical costs for themselves. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
13、Today many children spend a lot of time playing computer games and little time on sports. Why is it? Is it a positive or negative development?
14、Multicultural societies, where people of different ethnic groups live together, can bring more benefits than drawbacks to a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
15、When new towns are planned, it is important to build more public parks or sports facilities than shopping centers for people to spend their free time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16、The increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage to the natural environment. What are the causes of this? What can be done to solve this problem?
17、Some people think teaching children different abilities together benefits everyone, others think intelligent children should be taught separately and given special treatment. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
18、In many countries women are able to join the armed forces now on the equal basis of men. However, some people think only men should be members of the army, navy and Air Force. Do you agree or disagree?
19、In many countries women are able to join the armed forces now on the equal basis of men. However, some people think only men should be members of the army, navy and Air Force. Do you agree or disagree?
20、Some people believe countries have moral obligation to help each other, other worry about the aid money cannot get to the poor of this world. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
21、New parents should attend a parenting course to learn how to bring up their children well, do you agree or disagree?
22、Many students are taught to push themselves to try and be better than other students, rather than work together for everyone’s benefits. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
23、Some people believe that the country would benefit a lot from a large number of young people entering into university; however, others think that the large amount of people receiving the education of university only leads to graduate unemployment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
24、Some people think schools should teach students to form good behavior in addition to providing formal education. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
25、The range and quality of food has been improved with the development of technology and scientific advance. Some people think it is good and others think it is harmful. Discuss two sides and give your opinion.
26、There are many advertisements directed at children, such as snacks, toys and other goods. Parents argue that children are under pressure. Advertisers claim that the advertisements provide useful information. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
27、People still value artists in the age of advanced science and technology. Why you think this is? Are arts as important as science and technology?
28、Some people think that instead of preventing climate change, we need to find a way to live with it. Do you agree or disagree?
29、Some people think that the government should decide which subject students study at university, while others think that students should be allowed to apply for the subject they prefer. Discuss two views and give your opinion.
30、In many countries, people can eat a wide variety of food today. As a result, they eat food from other regions than local food. Do you think the advantages of development outweigh disadvantages?
31、Some people think charity organisations should help people in great need wherever they live. However, others think they should help people in their own country. Discuss both opinions and give your own opinion.
32、Some people think it is more important to plant trees in open areas in towns and cities than to provide more housing. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
33、Some people think having more TV channels is good because they will have more choices, while others think it is not good because programs' quality is lower. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
34、Many customs and the traditional ways of behavior are no longer relevant to the modern life and no worth keeping. Do you agree or disagree?
35、More and more people buy and use their own car, do you think the advantages of this trend for individuals overweigh the disadvantages for environment?
36、Some scientists believe that intelligent life forms may exist on other planets and some want to send messages to contact them. Others think it is a bad idea because these life forms may be too dangerous. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
37、In many cities an increasing number of people do not know their neighbors and they lack a sense of community. What are the causes? How to solve this problem?
38、Maintaining public libraries is a waste of time since computer technology is now replacing their functions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
39、In some countries, the criminal trials are shown on the TV and the general public can watch them. To the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
40、It is a good thing for those in the senior management position to have higher salaries than other workers in the same company or organization. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
41、The world has many towns and cities constructed in previous centuries that are suitable and livable for people in those times. What problems will this cause today and what can be done to solve them?
42、In some countries, more people choose to live by themselves in recent years，why is it case? Is it a positive or negative development for society?
43、Some people think that in the modem society individuals are becoming more dependent than each other, while others say that individuals are becoming more independent of each other. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
44、More people are using mobile phones and computers to communicate. Therefore, people are losing the ability to communicate with each other face to face. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
45、Some countries achieve international sporting success by building specialized facilities to train top athletes instead of providing sports facilities that everyone can use. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?