1. The most important goal of education is to teach people how to educate themselves.
2. Nowadays, many movies or films are based on books. Some people prefer to read the original book before they watch the movie, other prefer to watch the movie before reading the book. Which one do you prefer?
3. Some students prefer to have their final grades determined by numerous small assignments, whereas others prefer to have their final grades determined by only a few large assignments. Which one do you prefer and why?
4. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? All schools’ teachers should be required to take courses every five years to update their knowledge.
5. More and more people are migrating to cities in search of a better life, but city life can be extremely difficult. Explain some of the difficulties of living in a city. How can governments make urban life better for everyone?
6. Some people prefer to get up early in the morning and start the day’s work. Others prefer to get up later and work until late at night. Which do you prefer?
7. Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than for their achievements, and this sets a bad example to young people.
8. Teachers were more appreciated and valued by the society in the past than they are now.
9. There is a disagreement on the impact of increased business and culture contact between countries on a country’s identity. What is your opinion?
10. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children benefit in important ways by taking care of pet.
11. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Good teachers are more important to a child's development than good parents.
12. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Patience is usually not a good thing; we should take actions at once. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
13. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important thing for governments to protect our health is to clean the environment.
14. People should keep all the money they earn and should not pay taxes to the state. Do you agree or disagree?
15. 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?
16. In order to attract more tourists, the government should improve the safety by hiring more police or improve the cityscape by improving old buildings and streets.
17. Many employees may work at home with modern technology. Some people claim that it benefits only workers, but not employers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18. The international tourism is the biggest industry in the world. To what extent do you think its advantages far outweigh its disadvantages?
19. Workers would be much happier if they are doing different types of tasks during their workday than doing the same task.
20. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A job with more vacation time but a low salary is better than a job with a high salary but less vacation time.
21. What is a very important skill a person should learn in order to be successful in the world today? Choose one skill and use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
22. Some people believe that educating children altogether will benefit them. Others think intelligent children should be taught separately and given special courses. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
23. Today, more school leavers are unable to find jobs. Discuss the causes of rising unemployment among young adults and suggest any solutions.