1、Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us all want to do the same and look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2、Some people think developing countries should invite foreign companies to open branches, offices and factories to promote their economies. Others say that they should keep the foreign companies out and depend more on their own local companies. Describe both views and give your opinion.
3、Some people believe that governments should make investment in building public libraries in every town, while others think it is a waste of money because we have access to information via Internet. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
4、Some people believe that the government should support the development in agriculture such as farming and the creation of new types of fruits and vegetables. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5、Some people believe countries have moral obligation to help each other, others worry about the aid money cannot get to the poor of this world. Discuss.
6、Some people think that instead of preventing climate change, we need to find a way to live with it. Do you agree or disagree?
7、Today, most people understand the importance of protecting the environment, while some people think individuals are too weak to take actions and make a difference. Discuss why do such people hold this opinion and tell what should be done to solve the problem.
8、Most of the urgent problems can only be solved with international cooperation. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
9、The spread of multinational companies and the increase of globalization produces positive effects for everyone. To what extent to you agree or disagree?
10、Some people say it is more important to plant trees in towns and cities than to build housing. Do you agree or disagree?
11、Some people think watching TV is bad for children, while others think that watching TV has more beneficial effects on children. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
12、Some people think that it is beneficial to travel abroad, but others think it is unnecessary because we have the internet and TV. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
13、Nowadays, there is a trend that reports of media focus on problems and emergencies rather than positive developments. Some people think it is harmful to individuals and to society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
14、Some people think that the government should offer financial support and care to old people, while others think that people should save money for their future life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
15、With the increasing demand for energy sources of oil and gas, people should look for sources of oil and gas in remote and untouched natural places. Do the advantages outweigh disadvantages of damaging such areas?
16、The government should control the amount of violence in films and on television in order to decrease the level of violent crime in society. Do you agree or disagree?
17、Some people believe that reading books can better develop people’s imagination and language skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18、The government should spend money in promoting sport and art in school, rather than sponsoring professional sports and art events in communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
19、Since money for postgraduate research is limited, some people think financial support from the government should be only provided for scientific research rather than the research for less useful subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20、Anyone can use a mobile phone to answer the work call and home call at any place, or 7days a week. Some people think this development has negative effects on both individuals and society. Do you agree or disagree?