1.In the past, people spent their entire lives doing one job. But nowadays, they
change their jobs frequently. Please give the reasons and your suggestions.
2.What are the main tasks of universities: to offer students knowledge and skills
essential for their future career, or to provide students with access to
knowledge itself?. What do you think university education should contain?
3.Should government pay for medical care and education? Why?
4.What is it in the mass media that has negative effects on teenagers and what
measures should governments take to solve this problem?
5.Nowadays computers are widely used in education. As a result, some people
think teachers no longer play important roles in classrooms. To what extend
do you agree or disagree?
6.Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in
every subject. Do you agree or disagree?
7.Some people think that children should learn to compete, but others think that
children should be taught to co-operate so that they could become more
useful adults. State some reasons for both views and give your opinion. ~
8.The culture of different countries are becoming increasingly similar, so there
is no point for people to go traveling abroad for they could have the same
experience at home. Do you agree or disagree?
9.Some people think that people will forget their own tradition and history
because they no longer wear their traditional costumes. Do you agree or disagree?
10.Traditional food is undergoing great changes and being replaced by new
diets. What do you think are the reasons and what do you think about this phenomenon?
11.Some people think the Olympic Games will no longer play an important role
in the 21 st century, and the 2004 game should be the last one. Do you agree or disagree?
12.In most parts of the world, the volume of traffic is growing at an alarming
rate. Discuss the main traffic problems in your country, their causes and possible solutions.
13.The world of work is changing rapidly. People today no longer take one job
for life. Discuss the causes of these changes. What suggestions would you
make for young people to prepare themselves for the work in future?
14.As science and technology contribute most to the development of society,
science students should get more financial support from government than
students in other fields (eg. business, language, etc.). To what extent do you
agree or disagree with this statement?
15.Nowadays people can use computers to talk, learn and communicate without
leaving home. There is a danger that it will cause more isolation and a lack of
communication among people. To what extent do you agree or disagree with
16.Some people think that machine translation is highly developed in today's
society. Therefore it is not necessary for children to learn a foreign language.
What' s your opinion?
103.The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace. Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. The benefits of nuclear technology far outweigh the disadvantages. Give reasons for your answer.206
104.Are famous people treated unfairly by the media? Should they be given more privacy, or is the price of their fame an invasion into their private lives?208
105.Some countries allow women to join the armed forces, while some others think that armed forces such as navy or army don’t suit women. Do you agree or disagree?210
106.Many people think it’s wrong to lock animals up in zoos because it is cruel and serves little purpose. But others think that the animals in zoos can bring happiness to people, especially the kids. What is your opinion?212
107.Nowadays doctors can become very rich. Maybe they should not focus on profitable activities such as plastic surgery or looking after rich patients but concentrate more on all patients’ health, no matter how rich they are. Give your view.214
108.Should criminals be punished with lengthy jail terms or re-educated and rehabilitated, using community service programs for instance, before being reintroduced to society?216
109.Many schools demand that the students should wear uniform. Some people think that such a practice undermines students’ personality and individuality. What do you think?218
110.Thanks to modern technology, people are living a longer life. Is it a good thing or a bad one? State your opinion.220
111.What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting married with a foreigner?222
112.Are women suitable to become police officers? Give your reasons and examples.224
113.Some people think that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that people in the country have healthy lifestyles. Other people believe that individuals should be free to decide their own lifestyles. Please give your own opinion.226