1.Cheap air travel is increasingly popular in the world today. To what extent do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
2.As the number of cars increases, more money has to be spent on the road systems. Some people think that governments should be responsible for the costs. Others, however, argue that car users should pay for the costs. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
3.Today, people often buy food transported from other countries. Do you think the benefits of this outweigh the drawbacks?
4.Some people believe that international co-operation has many benefits for environmental protection, while others argue that it has more benefits for international business and tourism. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
5.Some people think that financial aid should be provided to poor countries, while others believe that providing them with practical aid and advice is better. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
6.Some people think that economic progress is the only way to measure a country's success. Others, however, believe that other factors should also be considered. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
7.Staying healthy by participating in sports and eating well should be an individual’s duty to society rather than a habit for personal benefits. Do you agree or disagree?
8 In many countries, good schools and medical facilities are available only in cities. Some people think that all new teachers and doctors should work in rural areas for a few years, while others think that everyone should be free to choose where they work. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
9 A society becomes more interesting and develops more quickly if it is made up of a wide variety of ethnic groups. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
10 Some people think that we should create a new language for international communication. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
11 The world of work is changing rapidly. People no longer rely on one job for life. What are the causes of this trend? How should people prepare for work in the future?
12 Some people think that they should keep all the money they have earned and should not pay tax to the state. Do you agree or disagree?
13 It is more important for a building to look good than to serve a purpose. Architects should not worry about designing buildings as works of art. Do you agree or disagree?
14 The main purpose of public libraries is to provide books. They should not waste their limited resources and space on providing high-tech media such as computer software, videos and DVDs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
15 In many countries, young people do not have enough respect for elderly people. What are the causes of this situation? What problems does it bring to society?
16 As global trade increases between countries, more daily necessities are produced in other countries. Such goods are transported over long distances. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh its disadvantages?
17 Some people think that national sports teams and athletes who represent their countries should be financially supported by the government. However, others argue that they should be funded by non-government sources. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
18 Good health is a basic human need. Some people think that medical services should be run by the government rather than by profit-making companies. Do you agree or disagree?