All university students should be required to take basic science courses even if they are not part of the field study.
The most important characteristic/quality of a successful politician or leader is good communication skills.
It is better for classmates or colleagues to communicate about a certain project in person rather than by sending e-mails.
The rules that the whole societies today expect young people to follow and obey are too strict.
Movies and television have more negative effects than positive effects on behaviors of young people. [重复2011.3.19 NA以及2012.12.2NA]
Some people believe that taking field trips (e.g. going to the museum) is an important part of children’s education. Others believe that it is better for children to study at school. Which view do you agree with?
Do you agree or disagree many people spend too much money on their pets, although money can have better uses?
Do you agree or disagree with the statement: It is better to finish a project completely and then do another project than do two or more projects at the same time.
The Internet is as important as other service such as building roads that the government should make the Internet access to all the citizens at no cost.
Some people always follow their dreams even if the dreams are ambitious. Some think we should focus on achieving realistic goals. Which do you agree with?
Students who keep their rooms neat and organized will be more likely to succeed than students who do not. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?
Ask yourself: what is the key factors or elements of success?
1. Admittedly, being well-organized is one of the crucial factors
2. Other qualities like diligence, persistence are significant factors as well
3. Psychological qualities: be brave to take risks or face challenges
Patience is usually not a good strategy. We should take action now rather than later. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?
Ask yourself: what is the difference between “being patient” and “taking action”? Yes, the saying comes into your mind “Opportunity knocks but only once”.
1. Taking immediate action can contribute to quicker success. (grasp the chance)
2. Taking action can help accumulate more experience (be adept in facing adversity; build up confidence/bravery)
3. Admittedly, being patient could help us avoid potential dangers and losses
Some jobs pay high salaries to employees but require them live far away from their family and friends.Some jobs pay low salaries but allow employees to live closer with their family and friends.Which kind of choice do you prefer?
Ask yourself: which is more important: money/career or love from family or friends
1. Admittedly, material life can be guaranteed or realizing one’s value is important
2. Intimate relationship ensures a satisfying life (facilitate the work)
3. Quality time cannot be bought by money
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is now easier for people to become educated than in the past.
1.the easier access to information allows individuals to learn easily (online courses; training schools in spite of traditional schools)
2.the economic support plays a role in receiving education
3.comparison: in the past, the weak awareness of receiving education; mainly focus on survival.
The friends that you can have fun with are more important than the friends that you can get help from?
1. Admittedly, the benefit of friends who can have fun with: see sth from positive perspective
2. Helpful friends can help overcome the adversity
3. Establish enduring friendship
Can two people be good friends if one person has more money than the other?
最后两个题目都是跟朋友有关的，大家可以利用自己的价值观评定下the meaning of a friend然后就会知道怎么展开这题目了。对于这两个题目我们就给个常用话题词库，大家一起brainstorming下吧。
the principle of making friends 择友的准则
congenial friends = like-minded friends 志同道合的朋友
a trustworthy/reliable/dependable friend 值得信赖的朋友
a humorous friend = a friend with great sense of humor 一个幽默的朋友
sincere friends 真诚的朋友
intimate friends 亲密的朋友
lifelong friends 一生的朋友
similar disposable income 相似的可支配收入
share common interest 有共同爱好
be attracted to shining virtues/qualities被品德所吸引
maintain a harmonious relationship 保持和谐的关系
sb are more likely to become bosom friends 某人更有可能成为知己
A friend in need is a friend indeed. 患难见真情
The most essential standard to judge a true friend is whether he or she will provide us with timely support in time of plight. 判断好友的最重要的标准就是，是否他或她愿意在逆境中给我们提供及时的帮助。
A humorous friend can never fail to help us to see the sunny side, especially when we feel frustrated and depressed. 幽默的朋友可以帮助我们看到积极的一面，尤其是当我们感到沮丧和挫败的时候。