1In many countries, people decide to have children at a later age than in the past, what are the reasons? Do advantages of this development outweigh disadvantages?
2Government funding should only provide scholarships for the best students. All other funding of universities should come from student fees and private organizations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3An increasing number of people change their career and place of residence several times in their lives. Is it a positive or negative development?
4Development in technology causes environmental problems. Some people believe the solution in these problems is that everyone accepts a simpler way of life, while others say that technology can solve these problems. Discuss both view and give your own opinions.
5Some 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?
6Some people believe that the country development benefits from the high-educated universities students. However, some people think that the large number of young people in university only leads to high unemployment graduates.
7Towns and cities are attractive places. Some people suggest that the government should spend money putting in more works of art like paintings and statues to make them better to live in. To What extent do you agree or disagree?
8Shops should not be allowed to sell any food and drinks that has been scientifically proved to be bad for people's health. Agree or disagree?
9The 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?
10Nowadays both women and men work full-time. Therefore, they have to share household tasks equally. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
11In developing countries, some people think governments should introduce new technology for people in order to improve quality of life, while others believe governments should offer free education. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
12Governments are encouraging industries and businesses to move from large cities to regional areas. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
13It is important for all towns and cities to have large public spaces, such as squares and parks. Is this a positive or negative development?
14A rise in living standards seems to benefit people in cities only, rather than those in rural areas. What problems can it cause and how to solve them?
15Public museums and art galleries are not needed because people could see historical objects and works by using computers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16Some people think that all young people should be required to have full-time education until they are at least 18 years old. To some extent do you agree or disagree?
17Educating children is expensive and in some countries the government pays some or all of the costs. Do the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?
18Some 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.
19Some people think that it is better for people to be unemployed than people to be employed but they do not enjoy, to what extent do you agree or disagree?
20Many people believe that social networking sites (such as Facebook) have had a negative impact on individuals and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement.