1、Most of leaders and directors of organizations are older people. Some people think it is better to have young people for these positions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2、Some people think that the amount of noise people make should be controlled strictly, while others say that people are free to make as much noise as they wish. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
3、Scientists and tourists can travel to remote natural environments such as the South Pole. Do you think the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?
4、Some people think that too much attention and too many resources have been given to the protection of wild animals and birds. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5、Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists and not local people. Why is the case? What can be done to attract local people?
6、Some people think that the best way to improve road safety is to increase the minimum legal age for driving a car or motor-bike. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7、The use of mobile phone is as anti-social as smoking. Since smoking is banned in certain places, using mobile phone should be banned as well. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
8、In some countries, many young people choose to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
9、Some people think it is more important to plant more trees in open area in towns and cities than provide more housing. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
10、Some working parents believe childcare centers can provide best care for children, while others think family members like grandparents can do it better. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
11、Some people believe famous people's support towards international aid organizations draws the attention to problems, while others think celebrities make the problems less important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
12、Some people think that using mobile phones and computers has a negative effect on young people's reading and writing skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
13、Older people who need employment have to compete with younger people. What problem does this cause and what are the solutions？
14、In some countries, more and more adults choose to continue to live with their parents after they graduate and have found jobs. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh its disadvantages?
15、Developments in science and technology have caused environmental problems. Some people think that a simpler way of life will protect the environment, while others believe that science and technology can solve environmental problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
16、Some people believe that in order to improve educational quality, we should encourage students to make comments or even criticism on their teachers, but others think it will lead to the loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
17、Many countries believe that international tourism has harmful effects. Why do they think so? What can be done to change their views?
18、More and more people want to study at university, so competition of university places is increasing. Why more and more people want to study at university? Is it positive or negative?
19、Because of traffic and housing problems in the cities，the government encourages business move to the rural area. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
20、People can live and work anywhere they want to choose, because of improved communication technology and transport. Do the advantages of this development outweigh disadvantages?
21、Many people nowadays don’t feel safe either when they are at home or go out. What are the reasons? What can we do to solve this problem?
22、It has been suggested that all young adults should be required to undertake a period of unpaid work helping people in the community. Would the drawbacks be greater than benefits to the community and the young adults themselves?
23、Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us all want to do the same and look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
24、Some people say government should give the health care the first priorities, some others believe there are more important priorities to spend the tax payers' money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
25、As well as making money, businesses should also have social responsibilities. Do you agree or disagree?
26、The natural resources such as oil, forests and fresh water are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problems does it cause? How can we solve these problems?
27、Some people who have been in prison become good citizens later. Some people think that they are the best people to talk to school students the danger of committing a crime. Do you agree or disagree?
28、Students in school or university learn more from classes of teachers than other resources (e.g. Internet or TV), do you agree or disagree?
29、Some people think everyone should be a vegetarian, because we do not need to eat meat to have a healthy diet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
30、In some countries there is not enough recycling of waste materials (e.g. paper, glass and cans). What are the reasons and solutions?
31、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 do you think is appropriate in today’s world?
32、Some people say that governments should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illness and disease. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
33、Some people say that playing computer games is bad for children in every aspect. Others say that playing computer games can have positive effects on the way children develop. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
1、Some people think people working in creative arts should be financially supported by government. Others think they should find financial support from other resources. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
2、The best way to teach children to cooperate is through team sports at school. What extent do you agree or disagree?
3、Consumption of the world’s resources (such as oil, fresh water, etc) is increasing at a dangerous rate. What are the causes of this increased consumption? What can people do to reduce it?
4、The government should spend money in promoting sport and art in school, rather than sponsoring professional sports and art events in communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5、Nowadays, more and more jobs and task are done by machines which involve hard physical work. Do these effects of this trend outweigh the negative effects?
6、In some countries, the role of a mother differs in some ways from the role of a father. Why do you think these differences exist? How might parental roles develop in the future?
7、Nowadays, most people learn academic study in university, but others think we should encourage to learn vocational skills more, do you agree or disagree?
8、Interviews form the basic selecting procedure for most large companies. However, some people think an interview is not a reliable means of choosing who to employ and there are some other better methods of selection. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
9、People are surrounded by many kinds of advertising which can influence their life. Does the positive effect of this trend outweigh negative effects?
10、Some people think reading stories in books is better than watching TV or playing computer games for children. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
11、Some people think developing countries should invite foreign companies to open branches, offices and factories to promote their economies. Others say that they should keep the foreign companies out and depend more on their own local companies. Describe both views and give your opinion.
12、Some people believe that governments should make investment in building public libraries in every town, while others think it is a waste of money because we have access to information via Internet. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
13、Some people think that social skills are as important as academic qualifications. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
14、Most of the urgent problems can only be solved with international cooperation. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
15、Some people think that young people should follow traditions of their society, and others think young people should be free to behave as they will. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
16、The spread of multinational companies and the increase of globalization produces positive effects for everyone. To what extent to you agree or disagree?
17、In the future, there will be a higher proportion of older people than younger people. Is it a positive or negative development?
18、News media are important in modern society. Why are they so important? Are their influences generally positive or negative?
19、In some countries, old people are highly valued, while in some cultures young people are highly valued. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
20、Nowadays, there is a trend that reports of media focus on problems and emergencies rather than positive developments. Some people think it is harmful to individuals and to society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
21、Some people think planning future is a waste of time and people should focus on the present. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
22、In modern world, it is no longer necessary to use animals for food or use animal products, for instance, clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
23、Nowadays consumers are faced with the advertisements from competitive companies. To what extent do you agree that consumers are influenced by advertisements? What measures should be taken to protect them?
24、In most countries，prison is an effective solution for the problem of crime. Some people think it is a more effective solution to provide a better education. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
25、The increase in food production owes much to fertilizers and better machinery, but some people think that it has a negative impact on human health and community. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
26、Some people believe that the government should support the funds for the arts, while some other people suggest that the money should be used for public health and education. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
27、Some people think news have no connection to people's lives, so then it is a waste of time to read the news in the newspaper and watch television news programs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
28、Many people believe that scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the government rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
29、An increasing number of people do not know their neighbors, and there is no longer a sense of community. What do you think are the causes of this situation? What solutions can you suggest?
30、Some visitors are interested in other countries' culture and tradition. How can visitors learn it？Why are other visitors not interested in it？
31、Advertisements encourage consumers to buy in quantity rather than in quality. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
32、It is better for students to live away from home while studying at university than living with parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
33、In most cities and towns, the high volumes of road traffic have become a problem. What are the causes and what actions could be taken to solve the problem？
34、In many countries, there are 24 -hour TV programs. Is it a positive or negative development?
35、Nowadays, mobile phones and internet have become increasingly important in people’s social life. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
36、A large number of young people cannot find jobs after they leave school. What problems will youth unemployment cause in individual and for society? What measures should be taken to reduce the level of unemployment among young people？
37、In some countries, museums charge people for admission, while in some other countries, people are admitted into museums free of charge. Do you think the advantages of charging admission outweigh its disadvantages?