1、The workplace nowadays is trying to employ the equal number of females and males. Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?
2、Young people tend to spend money rather than save money, what are the reasons? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
3、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.
4、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?
5、Some people think governments should protect local companies when they compete with international companies. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
6、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?
7、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?
8、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.
9、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?
10、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.
11、 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?
12、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?
13、 Nuclear energy is better than other energy resources in meeting ever-increasing needs of the globe. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
14、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.
15、 Some people think sports games are important for society, while others believe they should more be taken as leisure activities. Discuss.
16、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?
17、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.
18、 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?
19、 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.
20、 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?
21、 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.
22、 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?
23、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?
24、In some countries, many children are unhappy. What are the reasons? What can parents and schools do to solve this problem?
25、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?
26、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.
27、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.
28、 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.
29、 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?
30、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?