1、We are seeing a significant increase in online shopping today. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.
2、 There are plenty of options available for spreading news, such as newspapers, radio, TV, Internet and so on. According to your opinion what is the best media to use? Why?
3、 Some animal species such as dinosaurs and dodos become extinct because of natural processes. So, it is not necessary to try and prevent this from happening. Do you agree or disagree?\\There are many extinct species in the world nowadays. Some people say we should protect these animals from dying out,while others say we should concentrate more on problems of human beings. Discuss both opinions and give your personal view.
4、More and more young people hold important positions in government. Some people think it is not suitable but others think otherwise.Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
5、 Some people believe that time spent on television, video and computer games can be valuable for children. Others believe this has negative effects on a child. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
6、Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women . To what extent do you agree or disagree?\\Many people believe that women should be given an equal role to men in the military forces or police. Others, however, claim that such occupations are not suitable for women. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
7、Some people think that spending a lot on holding wedding parties, birthday parties and other celebrations is just a waste of money. Others, however, think that these are necessary for individuals and the society. Discuss both views and give you opinion.
8、Often new commercial centers are planed with respect to green
areas and sport facilities. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
9、In some countries boarding schools are getting more popular. Is it a positive or negative development? What are the reasons behind it?
10、Sport today is turning into a business, with many companies involved and ever growing prize money for the sportsmen. Do you think it’s a positive or negative development?
11、Some people say that to become a good teacher, you should acquire enough training, while others say that teaching capabilities can be developed with experience. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
12、Many people say that companies and private tour operators should pay the bills for cleaning up pollution, instead of the government. To what extent do you agree or disagree with
that?\\Some people think that individuals are not able improve the environment, only government and companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
13、 Some people argue that the fittest and strongest individuals and teams can achieve the greatest success in sports. But other people think the success is much related to the mental attitude. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
14、Some people think the foreign visitors should be charged more than the local visitors when they visit the cultural and historical attractions in another country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
15、 Some people think the main benefit of international
cooperation is in protection of the environment, while others think that the main benefit is in the world business. Discuss both views and give your opinion.\\Solving environmental problems should be responsibility of one international organization instead of state or national governments. Do you agree or disagree?
16、 Do advantages of having your own car outweigh the
environmental issues caused by pollution? Discuss, and include
your own opinion.
17、Tourism brings benefits to a country but it also may have
harmful effects. How can a country ensure that tourism benefits its development?
18、 Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoid change. Others think that change is always a good thing. Discuss.
19、Professional workers like doctors, nurses and teachers make a greater contribution to society and so should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20、Some people think we should keep all the money we earn and not pay tax to the state. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
21、Television has had a significant influence on the culture of many societies. To what extent do you think it has positively or negatively affected cultural development?
22、The number of people who watch foreign films is much more than people who watch local films, describ the reasons and should the government provide financial support to the local film industries?
23、More and more people these days work harder and longer hours and have no time for family life and friends. What are the causes in your opinion? How is it affecting family life and the society as a whole? Use relevant examples to support your view.
24、Some people think parents should read or tell stories to their children, others say it is not important and can be replaced by watching TV and movies instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
25、 Competition versus cooperation and group work for students. Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?//Competitiveness is seen as a positive feature by many modern societies. What impact does it have on an individual? Is it a positive or a negative quality?
26、More and more people are becoming seriously overweight. Some people say that the price increase of fattening foods will solve this problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
27、People are eating a variety of foods these days which encourages the flow of food from every corner of the world to a local supermarket. Do you think this is negative or positive development? Why?
28、 Most of the schools are planning to replace sports and exercise classes with more academic sessions. What is your opinion on this change? How is this change will affect children’s life in your view?
29、 Sports help to a greater extent to build peace in world. Do you agree or disagree? Give some examples and include relevant experiences in your response.
30、Nowadays, children play less with others and this has an impact on their development. What are the reasons for this? Does it have a good or a bad effect on children?
31、Consumers are faced with increasing numbers of advertisements from competing companies. To what extent do you think are consumers influenced by advertisements? What measures can be taken to protect them?
32、Some people believe that the government spends too much money on developing space exploration technology. There are many others financial needs that the government should address instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
33、 There are an increasing number of anti-social behaviors in recent years; People generally believe that the society is to blame. What do you think the causes are and who is responsible for this？
34、 Some people claim that public museums and art galleries will not be needed because people can see historical objects and works of art by using a computer. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
35、Some people argue that the purpose of zoos is only to entertain people. What do you think? What other purposes of zoos?
36、The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming more wider, the rich more richer, the poor even more poorer, what problems can the situation cause and give the solutions.
37、Air transport is increasingly used to export types of fruits and vegetables to countries where they cannot be grown or are out of season. Some people say it is a good thing, but other people think it can't be justified. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
38、As we are facing more and more problems which affect the whole planet, good
relationships between different countries are becoming more important than ever before. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
39、We can get knowledge from news, but some people think we can't trust the journalist. What do you think? What qualities should a journalist have?
40、Some people think about learning a foreign language but cannot use it frequently. What are the difficulties that people face while learning a foreign language? What can be done to overcome them?
41、Modern communication systems benefit many people yet there are some that oppose to them. To what extent do you agree or disagree?