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2005-2013年雅思A类作文Task 2考题汇总(更新到3月2日)

(2010-10-18 14:08:12)
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05.01.08 
Nowadays, people get information through news and papers, but meanwhile are uncertain about the truth of these news. Should we believe the journalists? What qualities should a good journalist or correspondent have? 

05.01.15 
Some teachers say students should be organised into groups to study. Others argue students should be made to study alone. Tell the benefits of each study method. Which one do you think is more effective? 

05.01.22 
Recent years, the number of crimes committed by young people in major cities throughout the world is increasing. Discuss this issue. Give reasons and suggest some solutions. 

05.02.05 
Food can be produced much more cheaply today because of improved fertilisers and better machinery. However, some of the methods used to do this may be dangerous to human health and may have negative effects on local communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

05.02.19 
Leisure is a growing industry, but people no longer entertain themselves as much as they used to because the use of modern technology has made them less creative. Do you agree or disagree?

05.02.26
People can perform everyday tasks, such as shopping and banking as well as business transactions, without meeting other people face-to-face. What are the effects of this on individual and society as a whole? 

05.03.05 
Some people think visitors to others countries should imitate local customers and behaviours. Some people disagree; they think the host country should welcome cultural differences. Discuss the two views and give your opinion. 

05.03.12 
It is generally believed that education is of vital importance to the development of individuals and the well-being of societies. What should education consist of to fulfil both these functions? 

05.03.19 
Some people think that cultural traditions may be destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions aimed at tourists. Others believe it is the only way to save these traditions. Discuss on both sides and give your opinion. 

05.04.02 
Pressure on the school and university students is increasing and students are pushed too hard work when they are young. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

05.04.09 
Nowadays education quality is very low. Some people think we should encourage our students to evaluate and criticise their teachers. Others believe that it will result in a loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss on both sides. 

05.04.16 
The advantages brought by the spread of English as a “global language” will outweigh the disadvantages. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view? 

05.05.14 
Some school leavers travel or work for a period of time instead of going directly to university. What are the advantages and disadvantages? 

05.05.21 
many people are optimistic of the 21st century and see it as an opportunity to make positive changes to the world. To what extent do you share their optimism? What changes would you like to see in the new century? 

05.05.28 
Nowadays, some universities offer graduate students skills that assist to find employment, but some people believe the main function of a university should be to access knowledge for its sake. What’s your opinion? 

05.06.11 
The government is responsible for protecting a nation’s cultural identity. Thus, some people believe new buildings should be built in traditional styles. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? 

05.06.18 
Sending criminals to prison is not the best method of dealing with them. Education and job training are better ways to help them. Do you agree or disagree? 

05.06.25 
Some people think that the news media nowadays have influenced people’s lives in negative ways. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

05.07.09 
Some people think the government should pay for health care and education, but other people think it is not the government's responsibility. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

05.07.16 
Many employees may work at home with the modern technology. Some people claim that it can benefit only the workers, not the employers. Do you agree or disagree? 

05.07.23 
The detailed description about crime will affect the people and cause many social problems. Some people say that the media should be strictly controlled. Do you agree or disagree? 

05.08.06 
Many people say that we have developed into a “throw-away” culture, because we are filling up our environment with so many plastic bags and rubbish that we cannot fully dispose of. To what extent do you agree with this opinion and what measures can you recommend reducing this problem? 

05.08.13 
Some scientists believe that studying the behaviour of 3-year-old children can tell which children would grow up to be criminals. To what extent in your opinion is crime a product of human nature or is it possible to stop children from growing up to be criminals? 

05.08.20 
Some people think that people moving to a new country should accept new culture in the foreign country rather than living as a separate minority group with different lifestyle. Do you agree or disagree? 

05.09.03 
Children who grow up in families which are short of money are better prepared with the problems of adult life than children who are brought up by wealthy parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

05.09.10 
The only way to improve the safety on our own road is to have stricter punishment for driving offenders. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

05.09.17
Some people think that using animals for experimentation purpose is cruel, but other people think that is necessary for the development of science. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

05.10.15 
In many countries, good schools and medical facilities are available only in cities. Some people think new teachers and doctors should work in rural areas for a few years, but others think everyone should be free to choose where they work. Discuss and give your own opinion. 

05.10.22 
The speeding up of life in many areas such as travel and communication has negative effects on society at all levels—individual, national and global. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

05.10.29  = 04.08.21
Some people think the increasing business and cultural contact between countries brings many positive effects. Others say it causes the loss of national identities. Discuss on both sides and give your opinion. 

05.11.12 
As global trade increases between different countries, many daily necessities are produced in other countries. Such goods are usually transported a long distance. Do the benefits of this trend outweigh its drawbacks? 

05.11.19 
Advertising encourages consumers to buy in quantity rather than promoting quality. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

05.11.26 
The main purpose of public libraries is to provide books and they shouldn’t waste their limited resources and space on providing expensive hi-tech media such as computer software, videos and DVDs. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? 

05.12.03 
Far too little has been done to prevent animals and plants from dying out, although people have been aware of this problem for a long time. Why do people do so little about it? Give your suggestions on how to solve this problem. 

05.12.10 
Many people believe that scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the governments rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? 

05.12.17 
It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn’t worry about producing building as a work of art. Do you agree or disagree? 

06.01.07
Some people believe they should keep all the money they have earned and should not pay tax to the state. Do you agree or disagree?

06.01.14
There are social, medical and technical problems associated with the use of mobile phones. What forms do they take? Do you agree that the problems outweigh the benefits of mobile phones? 

06.01.21
Today, the advanced science and technology have made great changes to people’s life, but artists such as musicians, painters and writers are still highly valued. What can arts tell us about life that science and technology cannot? 

06.02.11
In many countries, the proportion of older people is steadily increasing. Does this trend have more positive or negative effects on the society?

06.02.18
Some people believe that air travel should be restricted because it causes serious pollution and uses up the world’s fuel resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

06.02.25
More and more measures to improve the security in large urban areas have been introduced in many countries because of the increased crime. Do the benefits of these measures outweigh the drawbacks?

06.03.11
In many countries more and more young people are leaving school but unable to find jobs. What problems do you think youth unemployment causes for individuals and the society? What measures should be taken to reduce the level of unemployment among youngsters? 

06.03.18
Some people think that teachers should be responsible for teaching students to judge what is right and wrong so that they can behave well. Others say that teachers should only teach students academic subjects. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

06.03.25
One long-distance flight consumes fuel which a car uses in several years’ time, but they cause the same amount of pollution. So some people think that we should discourage non-essential flights, such as tourist travel, rather than to limit the use of cars. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

06.04.08
In the past century when a human astronaut first arrived on the Moon, he said, ‘It is a big step for mankind.’ But some people think it makes little difference to our daily life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

06.04.22
Some people think history has nothing or little to tell us, but others think that studying the past history can help us better understand the present. Please discuss the two views and give your own opinion.

06.04.29
Some people think that national sports teams and individual men and women who represent their country should be financially supported by the government. However, others argue that they should be funded by non-government sources (e.g. Business, scholarships, etc. ) Discuss both views and give your opinion.

06.05.13
Housing shortage in big cities can cause severe social consequences. Some people think only government action can solve this problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

06.05.20
International tourism has become a huge industry in the world. Do the problems of international travel outweigh its advantages?

06.05.27
Some people think that using animals for experimentation purpose is cruel, but other people think that it is necessary for the development of science. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

06.06.10
Some people prefer to provide help and support directly to those in the local community who need it. Others, however, prefer to give money to national and international charitable organisations. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

06.06.17
The best way to solve the world’s environmental problem is to increase the price of fuel. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

06.06.24
Some people think that students benefit from going to private secondary schools. Others, however, feel that private secondary schools can have a negative effect on society as a whole. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

06.07.08
In many countries today there is insufficient respect to old people. What are the reasons? What problems might it bring to the society? 

06.07.22
It is better for students at university to live far away from home than to live at home with their parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? 

06.07.29
Earlier technological developments brought more benefits and changed the lives of ordinary people more than recent technological developments. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

06.08.05
Some people think museums should be enjoyable places to attract and entertain young people, while others think the purpose of museums should be to educate, not entertain. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion. 

06.08.12
In order to learn a language well, we should also learn about the country as well as the cultures and lifestyles of the people who speak this language. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? 

06.08.25
Multi-cultural societies, in which there is a mixture of different ethnic peoples, bring more benefits than drawbacks to a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

06.09.02
There is an increasing amount of advertising directed at children which encourages them to buy goods such as toys and snacks. Many parents are worried that these advertisements put too much pressure on children, while some advertisers claim that they provide useful information to children. Discuss both vies and give your opinion. 

06.09.16
Some people think that the government should decide which subjects students should study at the university, while others think that students should be allowed to apply for the subject they prefer. Discuss the two vies and give your opinion. 

06.09.23
It is suggested that all the young adults should undertake a period of unpaid work helping people in the community. Does it bring more benefits or drawbacks to the community and the young people?

06.10.14
Some people think the main purpose of schools is to turn the children into good citizens and workers, rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? 

06.10.21
A country becomes more interesting and develops more quickly when its population includes a mixture of nationalities and cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

06.10.28
As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual well-being. What are the factors that contribute to job satisfaction? How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers?

06.11.04
Some people think that good health is a basic human need, so the medical service should not be run by profit-making companies. Do you think the disadvantages of the private health care outweigh the advantages? 

06.11.18
Some people think secondary school students should study international news as one of their subjects. Other people say this is a waste of valuable school time. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

06.11.25
Exposure to international media such as films, TV and magazines has a significant impact on local cultures. What do you think has been the impact? Do you think its advantages outweigh the disadvantages? 

06.12.02
Throughout history, male leaders always lead us to violence and conflict. If a society is governed by female leaders it will be more peaceful. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? 

06.12.09
Modern buildings change the character and appearance of towns and cities. The government should insist that new buildings be built in traditional styles to protect cultural identity. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

06.12.16
Some people think that personal happiness is directly related to economic success. Others argue that happiness depends on different factors. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

07.01.06
The world of work is changing rapidly. Working conditions today are not the same as before and people no longer rely on taking one job for life. Discuss the possible causes for these changes and give your suggestions on how people should prepare for work in the future. 

07.01.13 
Some people think universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace in the future. Others think the true function of the university is to give access to knowledge for its own sake. What do you think are the main functions of a university?

07.01.20 =05.07.09 
Some people say the government should pay for the health care and education, but others say that it is not the government’s responsibility. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

07.02.03 =04.02.28
Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

07.02.10 ≈05.11.26
Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money since computer technology is now replacing their functions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

07.03.03 ≈04.12.04
Some people think that schools should select pupils according to their academic abilities, while others believe that it is better to have pupils with different abilities study together. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

07.03.10 
With the increase in the use of mobile phones and computers, fewer people are writing letters. Some people think that the traditional skill of writing letters will disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How important do you think is letter-writing?

07.03.22 
Some people think that the government should provide assistance to all kinds of artists including painters, musicians and poets, etc. However, other people think that is a waste of money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

07.03.31 =05.02.26
People can perform everyday tasks, such as shopping and banking as well as business transactions, without meeting other people face-to-face. What are the effects of this on an individual and the society as a whole? 

07.04.14 
The society would benefit from a ban on all forms of advertising because it serves no useful purpose, and can even be damaging. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? 

07.04.21 =06.09.02
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? 

07.04.28 =04.09.18
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. 

07.05.12 ≈06.09.23
Some people believe that some unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes (e.g. working in a charity, improving the relationship of neighbourhood or teaching sports to children) To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

07.05.19 
Computers are increasingly used in education. In which areas do you think are computers more important and in which areas are teachers more important? 

07.06.02 ≈ 06.05.20
Many developing countries are currently expanding their tourist industries Why is this the case? Is it a positive development? 

07.06.09 
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? 

07.06.16 
In many countries traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

07.06.28
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? 

07.07.07 
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. For today's world, which system is appropriate? 

07.07.14 
In the last, lecture lectures were used as a way of teaching large numbers of student, but now with the development of technology for education, many people think there is no justification for attending lectures. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

07.07.21 
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? 

07.07.26 
Team activities can teach more skills for life than those activities which are played alone. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

07.08.11 
It is known to all that the technological and scientific advances have made greater changes to the range and quality of our food. Some people regard it as an improvement while others believe that the change is harmful. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 

07.08.16
The consumption of the resources on the earth is increasing at an alarming rate and above a dangerous level. What are the causes of this? What can be done to reduce it?

07·08.18
Some people think that we should invent a new language for international communication. Do the benefits of this outweigh the problems? 

07.08.25 
Some people say that it is the responsibility of individuals to save money for their own care after they retire. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

07.09.01 
Some people think that studying in a college or university is the best way for students to prepare for their future career. But 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. 

07.09.08 
The unlimited use of cars may cause many problems. What are those problems? In order to reduce the problems, should we discourage people to use cars? 

07.09.20
Many countries spend a lot of money in art. Some people think investment in art is necessary, but others say money is better spent on improving health and education. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 

07.09.22 
Higher education can be funded in several ways including the following three:
1. All costs are paid by the government.
2. All costs are paid by the student.
3. All costs are paid by the student using loans from the government that must be repaid after graduation. 
Discuss the benefits of each option. Which is the best one? 

07.10.06
Today’s children are living under more pressure from the society than children in the past. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

07.10.13
Some employers think that formal academic qualifications are more important than life experiences and personal qualities when they look for an employee. Why is it the case? Is it a positive or negative development? 

07.10.20 
Some people think it is better for children to begin to learn a foreign language at primary school than at secondary school. What's your opinion? Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? 

07.10.25 
Some people think the only purpose of prison is to punish crime. Others think it has other functions. Discuss the two views and give your opinions. 

07.11.03 
The government should pay for the course fees for everyone who wants to study at the university. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

07.11.17
Nowadays, a large amount of advertising is aimed at children, some people think there are lots of negative effects for children, and should ban it. To what extent you agree or disagree? 

07.11.24 
Some people believe that giving aid to poorer countries has more negative effects than the positive effects. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

07.12.01 
We have entered a throw-away society and fill the environment with rubbish. What are the causes and what are your solutions? 

07.12.08 
Many people believe that main aim for university education is help graduates to find better job, while some people believe that university education has wider benefit for individual and society. Discuss both view and give your opinion.

07.12.15
Today, it is common that TV news programmes show the images of disasters and violence to the public. Discuss the reasons and the effects on the individual and the society. 

08.01.10 
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.

08.01.12 
Some people think the best way of reducing crime is to give longer prison sentences. Others, however, think there are other better ways to reduce crime. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 

08.01.19 
The older generations have very traditional ideas about the correct ways of life, thinking and behaviour. However, some people think that these ideas are not helpful for the young generation to prepare for modern life. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? 

08.01.26 
In countries where there is a high rate of unemployment, most pupils should be offered only primary education. There is no point in offering secondary education to those who have no hope of finding a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

08.02.02 
Some people think it is acceptable to use animals for the benefit of humans. Other people think it is wrong to exploit animals for human purposes. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 

08.02.14 
People living in big cities face many problems today. What are the problems? Should the government encourage people to live in regional towns?

08.02.16
“ Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. ”  - US movie actor & director John Wayne
Why is it important for individuals and countries to think about the future rather than focusing on the present? 

08.02.23 
In some countries, it is now possible for people to buy a wide variety of foods transported from all over the world. To what extent do the benefits of this development outweigh the drawbacks? 

08.03.01 
Most countries spend much money on education, as they start to realize the importance of education. In your opinion which two subjects are the most important for young people and which one is the least important?  
subjects:   Literature       Sports  
              Mathematics    Economy 
              Physics           History
              Music             Geography

08.03.08 
As the number of cars increases, more money has to be spent on road systems. Some people think the government should pay for this. Others, however, think that the user should pay for the cost. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

08.03.13
People should look after their health as a duty to the society they live  in  rather than  personal benefits. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

08.03.29
Some people think it is the responsibility for government to ensure that people have healthy lifestyles. Others think people should have a free for their own lifestyles decisions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

08.04.05  06.03.25
One long-distance flight consumes fuel which a car uses in several years' time, but they cause the same amount of pollution. So some people think that we should discourage non-essential flights, such as tourist travel, rather than to limit the use of cars. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?

08.04.12
Many people are busy with work and do not have enough time to spend with families and friends. Why does this happen? What are the effects of this on family life and society as a whole?

08.04.19
Some countries have an ever-increasing proportion of population who are aged 15 and younger. What is your opinion of the current and future effects it may have in those countries?

08.04.24
School teachers used to be the source of information; however, some people argue that teachers are not as important as before as the increasing variety of information resources. What is your opinion? 

08.05.10
Children can learn efficiently by watching television, so they should be encouraged to watch television regularly both at home and in school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

08.05.22  04.10.23
Schools should teach children some academic subjects which will be beneficial to their future careers. Therefore, other subjects such as music and sports are not important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

08.05.31
Some people believe that the fittest and strongest individuals and teams always success in sports. Others think that success in sports depends on mental attitudes. Discuss both views and give your opinions. 

08.06.05
University students always focus on one specialist subject, but some people think universities should encourage their students to study a range of subjects in addition to their own subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

08.06.14
Many people think cheap air travel should be encouraged because it gives ordinary people freedom to travel further.  However, others think this leads to environmental problem, so air travel should be more expensive in order to discourage people from having it. Discuss the both sides and give your own opinion.

08.06.21
Some people think that children should obey the rules or do what their parents and teachers want them to do. Other people think that children controlled too much can’t deal with problem themselves. Discuss both views and state your own opinion.

08.06.28
Mobile phones and the Internet are very useful. However, it is rare for old people to use them.  What ways could mobile phone and the Internet be useful to old people? How does the old people to be encouraged using this new technology?

08.07.05
Nowadays, more university students choose to study some practical subjects ( such as marketing, computer programming, etc.) instead of theoretical subjects (such as economy, math, chemistry). Some people suggest that universities should focus on practical subjects, but not  theoretical subjects. Do you agree or disagree? 

08.07.12
Some people support the developments in agriculture such as factory farming and creations of new types of fruits and vegetables, while others oppose this view. Discuss both views and give your opinion

08.07.26
Some people think international cooperation has brought benefits to world environment protection, while some people think more benefits has been brought to international business. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

08.08.09 ≈ 04.04.17
In some countries, governments are encouraging industries and businesses to move out of large cities and into regional areas. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages? Give reasons for you answer and include examples from your knowledge or experiences. 

08.08.16 = 05.07.23
Detailed description of crimes on newspaper and TV can have bad consequences on society, so this kind of information should be restricted on media. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

08.08.21
International travel sometimes makes people more prejudiced rather than board-minded. Give out reasons why it cannot bring benefits to those visitors. Do you have ways to improve people's understanding of the countries they visit?

08.08.30 = 05.01.15
Some teachers think it is effective for students to study in group while others think it is better to study alone. What are the benefits of each way and which one do you think is more effective?

08.09.06
Once children start school, teachers have more influence than parents on their intellectual and social development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

08.09.13
Many people think it is very important to protect environment but they make no effort to do it themselves. Why does it happen? How to solve this problem?

08.09.18 = 05.06.18
Putting criminals into prisons is not so effective in dealing with them. Instead, education and job training should be offered to them. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

08.09.27
Students from poor background such as rural areas often find it difficult to access to university education, so people think universities should make it specially easy for them to study at. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

08.10.04 = 04.09.11
Many people are afraid to leave home because of crime. Some believe that more action should be taken to prevent crime, but others feel little can be done. What's your view?

08.10.11
Society is based on rules and laws. It could not function if individuals were free to do whatever they want. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

08.10.23 = 04.11.13
Many people use distance-learning programmes (study material post, TV, Internet, etc.) to study at home, but some people think that it cannot bring the benefit as much as attending college or university. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

08.10.25 
Economic progress is one way to measure the success of one country, while some people think there are other factors. What other factors should be considered? Within these factors, do you think anyone is more important than the others?

08.11.08
In modern society, fashion is becoming more and more popular in people's choice of clothes. Why? Do you think it is positive development or negative development?

08.11.15
There are more workers working at home and more students studying at home, because the computer technology is more and more easily accessible and cheaper. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

08.11.20
International travel is becoming cheaper, and more and more countries open their door and with more and more tourists. Do the advantages of the increased tourism outweigh its disadvantages?

08.11.29
Some people say modern children's games do not develop a wide range of skills, while traditional games can be much better for developing such skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

08.12.04 ≈ 05.11.12
As global trade increases, many goods, even some daily goods, are exported to another country, which includes long-distance transport during shipping. Do you think its benefits outweigh its drawbacks?

08.12.06
Memorization of information by frequent repetition (rote learning) plays a role in most education systems. Does the usefulness of this method of learning outweigh its limitations?

08.12.13
Some people believe that a country benefits greatly with a high percentage of young people who go to university, while others argue that it only leads to graduate unemployment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

08.12.20
Nowadays, a lot of charities and organisations have to publicize their activities by setting up a number of special days, like 'National Children's Day', for encouraging good care of children, and 'National Non-smoking Day', for encouraging person to pay more attention to health. Why do these organisations take these activities, and what will the effect be?

09.01.10
Some people believe that the range of technology available to individuals today is increasing the gap between the poor people and the rich people, while some others say this has an opposite effect. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

09.01.15  ≈ 04.11.13, 08.10.23
Students at schools and universities learn far more from lessons with teachers than from other sources (such as the Internet and television). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

09.01.17 ≈ 08.11.15
Today, people in many countries can live and work anywhere they choose, because of improved communication technology and transport. Do the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?

09.02.07 ≈ 07.11.24
Rich countries often give financial aid to poor countries, but it does not solve poverty, so rich countries should give other types of help to the poor countries rather than financial aid. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

09.02.12
Developments of technology are causing environmental problems. Some people think the solution is that everyone accept a simpler life, while others believe that technology can solve these problems. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

09.02.21
Some people believe that environmental problems are too big for individuals to deal with, while others think that individuals should take some action. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

09.02.28
Some people believe that public health should be improved by increasing the number of sports facilities, while others believe that it has little effects other measures should be taken to solve this problem. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

09.03.05
Newspapers have an enormous influence on people's ideas and opinions. Why is this the case? Do you think it is positive or negative?

09.03.07
Some people think music plays an important role in society. Others think it is only a form of individual entertainment. Discuss both sides of this argument and give your own opinion.

09.03.14
More and more students choose to go to another country for higher education. Do you think the benefits outweigh the problems?

09.03.21
Some people think it is more important for government to spend money on promoting healthy lifestyle in order to prevent  illnesses than the treatment for people who are already ill. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

09.04.04
Nowadays people live in the society where consumer goods are relatively cheaper to buy. Do you think its advantages outweigh its disadvantages? 

09.04.18
If a product is of good quality and meets people's needs, people will buy it. Therefore, advertising is unnecessary and is no more than a type of entertainment. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

09.04.25
Some people think computer and Internet are important in children's study, but others think students can learn more effectively in schools and with teachers. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

09.04.30
Some people think museums should be enjoyable places to attract and entertain young people. Other think the purpose of museums is to educate, not to entertain. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 

09.05.09
 Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects, while others claim that students should focus on the subject that they are best at or that they find interesting. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

09.05.16
It has been believed that people who read for pleasure have developed imagination and good language skills than those who prefer to watch TV. Do you agree or disagree?

09.05.21
A hundred years ago, people think that human race is steadily improving in every area of life. Nowadays, there is no certainty of this case. In which areas do you think we have made important progress nowadays? In which areas do you think we still need to make progress? 

09.05.30
Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, natural gas, are used in many countries. But in some countries, the use of alternative sources of energy, including wind and solar power, are encouraged. Is this trend a positive or a negative development?

09.06.11
Food travels thousands of miles from farm to consumer. Some people think that it would be better to our environment and economic if people only ate local produced food. What extents the disadvantage outweigh the advantage? 

09.06.13
Research suggests that the majority of criminals who are sent to prison would commit crimes when set free. Why do you think is the case? What can be done to solve this problem? 

09.06.20
Some people think that all school students should learn a foreign language. Others think that a student should not be required to learn a foreign language if he or she does not have talent for it. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

09.06.27
Developing countries require international organization’s help. Some people prefer financial aid while others think practical aid and advice are better. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

09.07.04
Money for postgraduate research is limited. Therefore some people think financial support from governments should be only provided for scientific research rather than research for less useful subjects. Do you agree or disagree?

09.07.11 ≈07.02.03, 04.02.08
Some people think that companies and individuals, rather than the government, should pay for cleaning pollution. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

09.07.23 
Many people are optimistic about the 21st century and see it as an opportunity to make positive changes to the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree with their optimism? What changes would you like to see in the new century? 

09.07.25 
Nowadays sending children to boarding school is becoming increasingly popular. What is the reason? Do you think it is a positive development?

09.08.08
The development of technology changes the way people connect with each other. In which way does the development of technology change the types of relationships among people? Does it have positive or negative effects on the relationships?

09.08.13
The subjects and lesson contents are decided by the authorities such as the government. Some people argue that teachers should make the choice. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

09.08.22
News media is more influential nowadays. Some people think it is a negative development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

09.08.29
In the past, people used to travel to see the difference from their home country. However, the sceneries in places around the world seem similar nowadays. What are the causes of these similarities? Do you think that the advantages of this similarity outweigh the disadvantages?

09.09.05
Some people think young people should go to university to further their education while others think they should be encouraged to work as car mechanics or builders etc. to serve society. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

09.09.12
Caring for children is probably the most important thing of the society. It is suggested that all mothers and fathers should be required to take the childcare training courses. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?

09.09.17
Some people think that all the lawbreakers should be sent into the jail, while others believe that they should also be made to do some work or learn some skills in the community. What is your opinion?

09.09.26
In some countries 
 some high school leavers are choosing to work or travel for a period of time before going to the university. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for those school leavers’ decision. Give your own opinion and reasons using your own experience.

09.10.08
Some people think that family life and parents have great influence on children's development, while others consider that external influence plays a more important role in children's life, discuss both views and give your own opinion.

09.10.10
An increase in production of consumer goods results in damage of the natural environment. What are the causes and possible solutions?

09.10.24
Some people think university education should prepare students for employment. Other people think university has other functions. Discuss both views and what do you think the function of university education.

09.10.31
The environment problems facing today's world are so great that there is little ordinary people can do to improve the situation. Government and large companies should be responsible for reducing the amount of damage being done to the environment. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

09.11.14
Some people say that professional workers such as doctors, nurses and teachers who make greater contribution to the society should be paid more than those people in the field of sports and entertainment. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

09.11.21
Individuals and countries cannot help everyone who needs help in the world, so they should only be concerned about their own communities and countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

09.12.03
Some people tend to take contemporary jobs, for they have the time to do other things they are interested in. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

09.12.05
Nowadays, people always throw the old things away when they buy new things; whereas in the past, old things were repaired and used again. What factors cause this phenomenon? What effects the phenomenon leads to?

09.12.12
Recently some people can work from home using modern technology. Some say this only benefits the workers, but not the employers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

09.12.19
Crime is a problem all over the world and there is nothing to do to prevent it. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

10.01.09
Some people believe that the charity organisations should give aid to those in greatest need
wherever they live. Some people believe that the charity organisations would better concentrate on helping people who live in own country instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

10.01.14
In today's world, it is private companies rather than government who pay for and carry out most on scientific research. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

10.01.23
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?

10.01.30
Many people believe that today there is a general increase in anti-social behaviour and lack of respect for others. What might have caused this situation? How to improve it?

10.01.23
The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider, the rich more richer, the poor even more poorer. What problems can the situation cause and give the solutions?

10.01.30
Many people believe that today there is a general increase in anti-social behaviour and lack of respect for others. What might have caused this situation? How to improve it?

10.02.06
Air travel can only benefit the richest people in the world. Ordinary people can get no advantage with the development of air travel. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.02.11
Some people think that politicians have the greatest influence on the world. Other people, however, believe that scientists have the greatest influence. Discuss both of views and give your opinion.

10.02.20
Most countries want to improve standard of living through economic development, however, others think social value is lost as a result. Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages?

10.02.27
Technological progress in the past century has its negative effect, despite its remarkable contribution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.03.06
Surveys show that in many countries, people are living longer but increased life expectancy has many implications for the aging individuals and for society as a whole. What are the possible effects of longer living for individuals and society? 

10.03.18
Some people think zoos are cruel and all the zoos should be closed. However, some people think zoos are useful to protect the rare animals. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

10.03.20
In today's society, more and more work is done by machines. Do you think the positive effects of the development overweigh the negative effects on individuals and society?

10.03.27
Studies suggest that children spend more time watching TV than they did in the past and spend less on doing active or creative things. Why do you think it is the case? What measures and methods can be used to tackle with it? 

10.04.10
Some people think the recent increase in cheap air travel brings benefits, while other people think it has drawbacks to the environment and the world's resources. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

10.04.15
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?

10.04.17 
Some people think the governments should act to decide how people live in order to make a healthier life. Others think individual should decide their own lifestyle. What do you concern about? Discuss both views and give your opinion.

10.04.25
It has been suggested that everyone in the world want to own a car, a TV and a fridge. Do you think disadvantage of such a development outweigh advantages? 

10.05.08 
Schools should concentrate on teaching students the academic subjects that will be useful for their future careers. Subjects such as music and sports are not useful. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

10.05.15 
Nowadays, distance-learning programs are such common thing for us (the study material by post, by internet), but some people argue that courses can never be taken as good as those by attending in a college or university in person. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.05.20 
Some people think children should obey the rules their parents and teachers set and listen to them, but others think less control will help children to deal with their future adult life. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

10.05.29
Many people who leave school hold a negative attitude towards learning. Why does this happen? How to solve the problem? 

10.06.05 
Some groups, such as poor people and people from rural areas, think universities should make it especially easy for them to get access to university education. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.06.17 
Societies benefit from international tourism and business. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.06.19 
An increasing number of people change their career and place of residence several times during their life time. Is this a positive or negative development? 

10.06.26 =08.08.21
International travel often leads people to have some prejudices rather than broad-mind. What are the main reasons of this phenomenon? What do you think people can do to get better understanding of the countries they visit?

10.07.10
Nowadays more and more young people hold the important positions in the government. Some people think that it is a good thing
while others argue that it is not suitable. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

10.07.15
Some people think it is not necessary for adults to receive education in class. Self-study is a good way for them to study more effectively. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.07.17
The movement of people from agricultural areas to cities to work can cause serious problems in both places. What are the serious problems and what measures can be taken to solve this problem?

10.07.31
Some people believe that university students should pay all the cost of studies because university education only benefit the students themselves not the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.08.05
In many parts of the world children and teenagers are committing more crimes. Why is this case happening? How should children or teenagers be punished?

10.08.14
The major cities in the world are growing fast, as well as their problems. What are the problems that young people living in cities are facing with? Give solutions to these problems.

10.08.21
Charities and organizations always give special names to particular days such as 'National Children's Day' and 'National Non-smoking Day'. What are the causes of these particular days? How effective are they?

10.08.28
In many cities, planners tend to arrange shops, schools, offices, and homes in specific areas and separate them from each other. Do you think the advantages of this policy outweigh the disadvantages? 

10.09.04
Mobile phones have made life easier: anyone can use a mobile phone to answer/make work calls or home calls at any place 7 days a week. Do you think this development has more positive effects or negative effects on the individual and society?

10.09.11
Some people think it is necessary to use animals for testing medicines intended for human use. Others, however, think it is cruel to do that. Discuss both of these views and give you own opinion.

10.09.16
Society is based on rules and laws. It would not function if individuals are free to do whatever they want to. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.09.25
A report indicated that many children between 7 and 11 spend too much time watching television and/or play video games. How does the problem affect the children, their families and society? What measures can be taken to control it?

10.10.09
Some countries have introduced a law to limit working hours for employees. Why is this law introduced? Do you think it is a positive or a negative development?

10.10.14
In some countries, it is illegal for companies to reject job applicant for their age. Is this a positive or negative development?

10.10.23
Pollution and other environmental problems are resulting from a country's developing and becoming richer. Some think this cannot be avoided. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.10.30
Some people think paying taxes is a big enough contribution to their society, while others think people have more responsibilities as members of society than only paying taxes. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

10.11.04
Some people think parents should read or tell stories to children, while others think parents need not do that, as children can read books, watch TV or movies by themselves. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

10.11.06
Everyone should stay in school until they reach the age of 18. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.11.20
Some people have benefited from modern communications technology, but some people have not benefited from it at all. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.11.27
In some countries, small town-centre shops are going out of business because people tend to drive to large out-of-town stores. As a result, people without cars have limited access to out-of town stores, and it may result in an increase in the use of cars. Do you think the disadvantages of this change outweigh its advantages? 

10.12.04 = 07.06.09
Public museums and art galleries are not needed because people could see historical objects and works by using computers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

10.12.11
Scientists say that junk food is harmful to people's health. Some say the way to ask people to eat less fast food is to educate them, while others say education does not work. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

10.12.16
Young people are often influenced in their behaviours and situations by others in the same age. This is called “peer pressure". Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?

10.12.18
Some people think typical teaching of a teacher and students in the class will not exist by the year 2050. Do you agree or disagree?

11.01.08 科技
Some people think that robots are very important to human’s future development, while others think they are dangerous and have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.01.15 社会
Nowadays, some workplaces tend to employ equal numbers of men and women workers. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

11.01.22 犯罪
Nowadays some individuals behave in an anti-society way, such as committing a crime. In general, it is the society to blame. What causes the anti-social behaviours of individuals? Who should be responsible for dealing with it?

11.01.27 旅游
Some people think that it is necessary to travel abroad to learn about other countries, while other people think that it is not necessary to travel abroad because all the information can be seen on TV and the Internet. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.02.12 旅游
Tourism is an excellent way to develop a country, but it can also cause harm. How can countries ensure that tourism benefits the development?

11.02.17 政府+文化
Some people think that creative artists should be supported financially by the government of their county, while others believe that they should find financial support from other sources instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.02.19 = 03.09.20, 04.01.10 社会
Some people believe that women should play an equal role as men in a country’s police force or military force, such as the army, while others think women are not suitable for these kinds of jobs. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.02.26 全球化
Some people suggest that a country should try to produce all the food for its population and import as little food as possible. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

11.03.05 政府+语言文化
Some people think governments should spend money on measures to save languages with few speakers from dying out completely. Others think this is a waste of financial resources. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.03.10 教育
Some think that children should start school as early as possible, while others believe that they should start school at the age of seven. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 

11.03.12 抽象
Competitiveness is a positive quality for people in most societies. How does competitiveness affect individuals? Is it a positive or negative trend?

11.03.19 = 08.11.15 科技
Around the world, more adults can work from home and more children can study from home as computer technologies become cheaper and more accessible. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

11.04.02 = 08.06.14 环保
Many people think cheap air travel should be encouraged because it gives ordinary people freedom to travel further.  However, others think this leads to environmental problem, so air travel should be more expensive in order to discourage people from having it. Discuss the both sides and give your own opinion.

11.04.16 = 08.09.13 环保
Many people think it is very important to protect the environment but they make no effort to do it themselves. Why do you think it is the case? What actions can be done to suggest individuals protect the environment?

11.04.28 ≈ 04.06.12 文化
Some people think that too much money has been spent looking after and repairing old buildings, so we should knock down old buildings and build modern ones instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.04.30 旅游
Some people think foreign visitors should be charged more than local people when they visit the cultural and historical attractions in a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.05.07 = 04.02.28, 04.05.15 环保
Environmental problems are too big for individual countries and individual persons to address. In other words, we have reached the stage where the only way to protect the environment is at an international level. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

11.05.14 = 04.02.14, 04.05.22 抽象
Individual greed and selfishness has been the basis of the modern society. Some people think that we must return to the older and more traditional values of respect for the family and the local community in order to create a better world to live in. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

11.05.19 = 04.07.24 媒体
The government should control the amount of violence in films and on television in order to decrease the violent crimes in society. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

11.05.28 = 06.03.18 教育
Some people think that teachers should be responsible for teaching students to judge what is right and wrong so that they can behave well. Others say that teachers should only teach students academic subjects. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

11.06.04 = 05.01.08 媒体
Nowadays, we rely on news for our knowledge, but we are uncertain about the truth of these news. Should we believe journalists? What qualities should a good journalist or correspondent have?

11.06.11 ≈ 04. 06.26, 04.11.27, 07.09.20 政府
Some people think governments should focus the spending only on public services rather than wasting money on arts (music, printing, etc.). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.06.23 =07.06.16 健康
Traditional food is being replaced by international fast foods. This has negative effects on family and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.06.25 =04.10.16 广告
We are surrounded by all kinds of advertising, which is having an increasing influence on our lives. Do the positive effects of advertising outweigh its negative effects?

11.07.09 ≈ 03.12.13 环保
Many animal species in the world are becoming extinct nowadays. Some people say that countries and individuals should protect these animals from dying out, while others say we should concentrate more on problems of human beings. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.07.16 = 06.01.21 科技+文化
Today, advanced science and technology have made great changes to people’s life, but artists such as musicians, painters and writers are still highly valued. What can arts tell us about life that science and technology cannot?

11.07.28 教育
In schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts subjects, while boys choose science subjects. What is the reason? Should the trend be changed?

11.07.30 政府+健康
Some people think government should ban dangerous sports, while others think it is people's freedom to do whatever sports activities they choose. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.08.13 = 06.10.14 教育
Some people think that the main purpose of schools is to turn children into good citizens and workers, rather to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.08.20 犯罪
Some people believe that if a police force carries guns, it can encourage a higher level of violence. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.08.25 = 07.09.22 政府+教育
Higher education can be funded in several ways including the following three: 1. All costs are paid by the government.  2. All costs are paid by the student. 3. All costs are paid by the student using loans from the government that must be repaid after graduation.  Discuss the benefits of each option. Which is the best one?

11.08.27 政府+文化
All over the world, people watch foreign film much more than locally produced films. Why? Should the government provide financial support to local film industries?

11.09.03 教育
Some people think the qualities a person needs to become successful in today's world cannot be learned at a university or similar academic institution. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (110903)

11.09.15 广告
Nowadays a growing amount of advertising aims at children. Some people think this have negative effects on children and should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.09.17 教育
Some children find some subjects such as mathematic and philosophy too difficult to learn, so some people argue that those subjects should be optional rather than compulsory. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.09.24 教育
The best way for a country to prepare for the future is to invest more resources in its young people. How true do you think of it? What is the best way to invest resources?

11.10.08 = 06.02.11 社会
In many countries, the proportion of older people is steadily increasing. Does this trend have more positive or negative effects on the society?

11.10.20 政府
Holding Olympic Games is an exciting event. Some people think it has positive effects while others argue it is a waste of money. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

11.10.22 媒体
Anyone can post information on the Internet. Some people say most of what we read on the Internet is inaccurate. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11.10.29 媒体
Nowadays, films and computer games containing violence are popular. Some people think those films and games have negative effects on society and should be banned, while others think they are just harmless relaxation. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 

11.11.05 ≈ 09.07.04 政府
More government money should be invested in teaching science than other subjects for the country to develop and  progress. Do you agree or disagree

11.11.17 媒体
Some people think newspaper is the most effective way to get the latest information because it has more influence than other forms of media. Do you agree or disagree?

11.11.19 工作
Some people think job satisfaction is more important than job security, while others think that people cannot expect to enjoy a job and having a permanent job is more important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.11.26 抽象
As economy develops, people get richer. Studies show that people in developing countries feel happier than before, while people in developed countries feel less happy. Why do you think is it? What lessons can we learn from it?

11.12.01 生活
Some people think sports games are important for society, while others believe they should be taken as leisure activities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11.12.03 ≈ 09.06.11 全球化
Today, food travels thousands of miles from farms to consumers. Why is this? Is it a positive or negative trend?

11.12.10 环保
Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give our opinion.

11.12.17 社会
It becomes more popular to find out the history of one's family. What are the reasons for people to do this and do you think it is a positive or negative development?

12.01.07 全球化
Some people think developing countries should invite large foreign companies to open offices and factories to help with their economic growth. Other people think developing countries should keep large companies out and develop local companies instead. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

12.01.12 科技+文化
Some people think that the government should establish free libraries in each town. Others believe that it is a waste of money since people can access the Internet at home to obtain information. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

12.01.14 教育
Some employers consider social skills as important as good qualifications for success in a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

12.02.04 ≈ 08.01.19 抽象
Some people think that young people should follow traditions of the society, while other people think that young people should be free to behave as individuals. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

12.02.09 全球化 ≈ 12.01.07
The spread of multinational companies and the resulting increase of globalization produce positive effects to everyone. Do you agree or disagree?

12.02.18 科技 ≈ 09.02.12
Some people think that the development of technology has made our life more complex, and the solution is to live a simpler life without that technology. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

12.02.25 教育
Full-time university students need to spend a lot of time on study, but it is essential to get involved in other activities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

12.03.08 工作
People aim to achieve a balance between their work and lives, but few people achieve it. What are the causes of the problems? How to overcome it?

12.03.10 社会
It is expected that there will be a higher proportion of old people than young people in the future in some countries. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

12.03.17 媒体
News media is important in our society. Why is it so important? Do you think its influence is generally positive or negative?

12.03.31 社会
In some cultures the old age is more valued, while in some cultures the youth is more valued. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

12.04.12 抽象
Ambition is an important character for people who want to be success in life. How important is it? Is it a positive or negative characteristic?

12.04.14 媒体
A tendency that the news reported in the media focuses on problems and emergencies rather than the positive developments is harmful to both the individual and the society. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

12.04.21 抽象
Some people prefer planning for the future while others argue that we should focus on the present. What is your opinion?

12.04.28 环保
In modern life, it is no longer necessary to use animals as food and in other products like clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

12.05.10 媒体
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?

12.05.12 犯罪
Today prison is the most common solution for crime. But some people think that it would be a more effective way to provide them with better education to prevent them from becoming criminals. Do you agree or disagree?

12.05.19 环保
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?

12.05.26 政府
Some people think governments should spend their money on the arts, while others believe the money should be spent on the education and health. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

12.06.09 媒体
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?

12.06.14 政府
Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the government rather than the private companies. Do you agree or disagree?

12.06.16 生活
There are an increasing number of people who do not know their neighbours, what causes this situation? How to solve?

12.06.30文化
When visiting foreign countries, some people think it is advantageous to learn their cultures and traditions. How do you think people can learn other cultures and traditions? Why are some people interested in learning those traditions and cultures while others not?

12.07.07 媒体
Advertising encourages people to buy in quantity rather than promoting its quality. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

12.07.12 教育
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? 

12.07.21 政府
In most cities and towns, the high volumes of road traffic have become a problem. What are the causes of that? What actions could be taken to solve the problem?

12.07.28 政府+文化
Many people think arts like painting and music cannot directly improve people's quality of life, and therefore the government should spend money on other things. Do you agree or disagree?

12.08.04 媒体
In some countries, TV programmes are transmitted throughout the day and night. Some people think that 24-hour TV transmission is a positive development, while others think it is negative. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

12.08.09 科技
Mobile phones and the Internet play an important part in the way which people relate to one another socially. Is this a positive or negative development? 

12.08.11 教育
A large number of young people are leaving school and cannot find a job. 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?

12.08.25 政府+文化
What are the advantages and disadvantages of charging people for admission to museum?

12.09.01 政府
Many countries are spending a huge amount of money on supporting their competitors to take part in some worldwide sports competitions. Others argue that it would be better if these countries can spend the money on children to take part in sports. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

12.09.06 教育
Some people believe everyone has the right to get university educationto what extent do you agree government should make it free to all people no matter of their financial background? 

12.09.15 教育
Money offered for postgraduate research is limited; as a consequence, some people argue that financial support from the government of the day should be only provided for scientific research rather than research for less useful subjects. Do you agree or disagree?

12.09.22 抽象
In some countries, young people are not only richer, but also safer and healthier than ever more. However, they are less happy. What might be the main reasons of this? What can be done for this?

12.10.11 抽象
Some people think personal happiness is directly related to economic success, while others believe this depends on other factors. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

10.10.13 文化旅游全球化
We have a mixture of people from different cultures and ethnic groups in a country. Why? Is this a positive or negative development?

12.10.20 文化旅游全球化
Nowadays it is more convenient and easier for people to travel to other countries. Is it a positive or negative development?

12.10.27 媒体与广告
Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us all want to do the same and look the same. Do you agree or disagree?

12.11.03 犯罪
Many people are afraid to leave their homes because of their fear of crime. Some believe that more action should be taken to prevent crime, but others feel that little can be done. What is your opinion?

12.11.08 教育
We have three important parts of education: reading, writing and math. Some people think every child will benefit from a fourth skill added to the list: computer skills. Do you agree or disagree?

12.11.17 = 09.08.29 文化旅游全球化
In the past, people used to travel abroad to look many differences from their home country. Nowadays, the sceneries in places all over the world are more and more similar. What are the causes of the similarities? Do you think the advantages of this similarity outweigh the disadvantages?

12.11.24 = 07.03.10 科技
With the increasing use of mobile phones and computers, fewer people are writing letters. Some people think that the traditional skill of writing letters will disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How important do you think is letter-writing?

12.12.01 科技
More and more companies are allowing employees to work from home. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

12.12.06 = 09.12.05 抽象
Nowadays, people always throw old things away and buy new things, whereas in the past, old things were repaired and used again. What factors cause this phenomenon? What effects does the phenomenon lead to? 

12.12.08 社会与家庭
In some countries around the world, men and women are having children later in life. What do you think cause the situation? What are the effects on society and family life?

12.12.15 文化
We live in cities or towns which have museums displaying artistic, historical or cultural importance, but people do not visit them. Why do you think people do not visit museums in their local areas? What is the importance of museums to society?

13.01.05 = 09.05.16 媒体与广告
People who like to read develop better imagination and language skills than those who prefer to watch TV. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

13.01.10  抽象
It is said that work is the most important thing of people's life. Without the success of career, life will become meaningless. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion?

13.01.12 教育
In some countries, parents expect their children to spend long time studying both in and after school and have less free time. What are the positive and negative effects on children and society they live in?

13.01.19 = 09.09.12 教育
Caring for children is probably the most important thing of the society. It is suggested that all mothers and fathers should be required to take the childcare training courses. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?

13.02.02 媒体
Some people think watching TV is bad to children in every way. Others think TV has positive effects on children as they develop to grow up. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

13.02.14 工作健康生活
Some people think young people should be free to choose his or her job, but other people think they should be realistic and think more about their future. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

13.02.16 法律与犯罪
Some people think all lawbreakers should be sent to prison, while others believe that there are better alternatives. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

13.02.23 教育
It has been observed that in many countries not enough students are choosing to study science subjects at university. What do you think are the causes of the problem? What are the effects on society?

13.03.02 教育
Universities and colleges are now offering qualifications through distance learning from the Internet rather than face-to-face interaction in the classroom. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

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