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?
Economic growth in in recent years made some people in both developed countries and developing countries richer. However, research showing that while people in developing countries are happier, people in developed countries seems no happier than before. Why? What can we learn from it?
Many young people leave school with a negative attitude towards learning. What are the reasons?How can we encourage young people to study?
Some people think living in big cities is bad for people’s health. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think getting old is entirely bad. However, others think that life of the elderly in modern world is much easier than in the past. Discuss both views and give your own opinion
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.
Some people think that the government should decide the subject for students to study in university. Others believe that students should be allowed to apply for the subject they prefer. Discuss.
Educationalists think that the program of international exchange visits would benefit all students. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career. which is appropriate in today’s world.
Some people think that "vertical "City is the best, where people live and work in tall buildings. Others think that "horizontal" City is better, where there is few tall buildings. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
International travel make people prejudiced more than board-mind, why? How to improve the understanding of countries they visit?
Some people say that everyone can create art, but others think only those who are talented or have special skills can create art. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Vehicle free day means the private cars, trucks and motocycles are banned in city centres. Only the bus, bicycles and taxis are permitted in the city center. Do you think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages?
Children can learn effectively from watching television. Therefore children should be encouraged to watch television regularly both at home and at school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think charity organizations 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 idea.
Some people believe that parents should take punishments for the crime of their children. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think the main benefit of greater international cooperation is in the protection of environment, while others think it is the world business. Discuss both views and give your own opinion
The proportion of elderly people in some societies is increasing rapidly. Do you think the negative effect of such trend outweigh the positive effect?
Machines have replaced physical work in many industries. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
In some countries old people are highly valued, while in some cultures young people are highly valued. Discuss both views and give your opinion.