Some people think that the government should decide the subjects for students to study in the university. Others believe that students should be allowed to apply for the subjects they prefer. Discuss both views and give your opinion
Some people think watching TV every day is bad for children. Others think it is good for developing children as they grow up. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Not enough students choose science subjects in university in many countries. What are the reasons? What are the effects on the society?
More and more people tend to accept education through the internet, and therefore, face-to-face communication is decreasing. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Some people believe that studying in a college or university is the best way for students to prepare for their future career. Others think they should leave school as soon as possible to develop their career through work experience. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
For older school children, some people think that these children should study a large number of subjects, but others believe that children should study less subjects but in details. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Some people think learning history in school is important. Others think learning subjects more relevant to life is important. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Some people think secondary school should have a class of international news. Others believe it is not necessary. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
As part of education, students should spend a period of time studying and living in a different country to learn language and culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that printed books are no longer necessary in this digital era as all writings can be stored electronically. Others think that printed books still play important roles. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Scientific progress has greatly influenced our daily life. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Some people think space tourism can help to develop countries' economy. What's your opinion? What are the effects?
Some scientists think it is very soon that computers will be more intelligent than human. Some people think it is a positive development, while others think it is a negative development. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
The natural resources such as oil, forests and fresh water are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problem s does it cause? How can we solve these problems?
Nuclear energy is the best source of power in meeting ever-increasing energy needs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think they have right to use as much fresh water as they want. Others otherwise believe governments should strictly control the use of fresh water as it is a limited resource. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
It is more important for a building to focus on its function. Architects should not worry about its looks. Do you agree or disagree?
100 years ago, the human race believed we would make continued progress in all areas of life. Today, some people feel less certain about this. In what areas has the human race made progress? In what other areas haven't we developed?
The most important thing of people's life is his or her work. Without a satisfying career, the life is meaningless. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe young people should be free to choose his or her job, but others think they should be realistic and think about their future. Discuss and give your opinion.
As countries develop, their populations tend to live individually or in a small family unit. What are the reasons? What are the effects on society and family life?
The quality of life in big cities is decreasing. What are the causes and what actions should be taken to solve this problem?
Some people think government should be responsible for providing financial support to old people after they retire, but others believe individuals should save money for themselves. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays some countries encourage people to buy more and more products, which is good for economy, while others believe it is bad for the society. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Some people think family has great influence on children's development. Others, however, believe that other things, such as media, have greater effects. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
The tendency for human beings to copy one another is shown in the popularity of fashion in clothes and other consumer goods. Do you agree or disagree?
In modern society, it is possible to go shopping, work and communicate via the Internet without face-to-face contact with one another. To what extent do you think this is a positive or negative development?
In many countries today, people in cities either live alone or in small family units, rather than in large, extended family groups. Is this a positive or negative trend?
In some countries， students pay their college or university fees, while in some others, government pays for them. Do you think the advantages that government pays the money outweigh the disadvantages?
Some people think that in modern society individuals are becoming more dependent on each other. But others say that individuals are becoming more independent on each other. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Countries with a long average working time are more economically successful than those countries which do not have a long working time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Throughout the history, people dream to build a perfect society while they haven't agreed how the ideal society would be like. What is
the most important element you think to make a perfect society? How do people do to achieve an ideal society?
Some people think giving aid to poorer countries has more negative effects than positive ones. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Economic progress is one way to measure a country's success. Other people think other factors are also important. What are the other factors? Which factor is the most important one?
Many parents these days work in other countries, taking their families with them. Do you think the advantages of the development outweigh its disadvantages?
Some people think a rise in standard of living in a country only seems to benefit cities more than rural areas. What problems may those differences cause? How to reduce this problem?
People are buying more and more products from famous brands such as clothes, cars, and other items. What are the reasons for this? Do you think it's a positive or a negative development?
In many countries, more and more people buy a wide range of household goods like television, microwave oven and rice cooker. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Young people are leaving their homes from rural areas to study or work in the cities. What are the reasons? Do the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?
Scientists advise people to lead a healthy lifestyle, but most people continue with unhealthy activities. Why? Solutions.
Many people are afraid to leave their homes because of their fear of crime. Some people believe that more actions should be taken to prevent crime, but others feel that little can be done. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think all lawbreakers should be put into prison, others believe that there are better alternatives. Discuss and give your opinion.
Young people who commit serious crimes should be punished in the same way as adults. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In some countries, people believe that international tourism have harmful effects. Why do they think so? How to change their views?
In the world, only a few languages are increasing in use，while many others are declining. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
In recent years, ‘responsible tourists’ have paid attention to preserving both culture and environment of the places they visit. However, some people say that it is impossible to be a responsible tourist. Do you agree or disagree?
Advertising can influence the way people think, so it has negative effects. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people say the government should put money in the Arts, such as music, opera and paintings. Other people think money should be spent on construction of public facilities instead. what is your opinion.
The restoration of old buildings in major cities in the world spends numerous government expenditures. This money should be used in new housing and road development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
There are many advertisements directed at children, such as snacks, toys and other goods. Parents argue that children are under pressure. Advertiser claim that the advertisements provide useful information. Discuss both views and give your opinion.