【1】Individuals can do nothing to protect the environment; only governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
【2】In some countries, people are having their first baby at an older age. What are the reasons? Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
【3】Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making them look the same. Do you agree or disagree?
【4】It is better for students to live away from home when they are at university than to live with parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
【5】Some people think that genetically modified (GM) crops are a positive development. Others, however, argue that they are potentially dangerous. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
【6】Detailed reporting of crime in the media can lead to negative influences on society and therefore news media should be strictly controlled. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
【7】Advertising aimed at children should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
【8】Convenience food will become increasingly prevalent and eventually replace traditional food and traditional methods of food preparation. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
【9】Several languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small numbers of people. Some people say that governments should spend public money on saving these languages, while others believe that would be a waste of money. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
【10】Many people think that the government should spend money to explore the outer space, while others believe that it is a waste of public money. Discuss both views and include your own opinion.