1.Some people think that getting old is entirely bad, while others think that life of the elderly in modern world is much better than in the past. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2.The world has many towns and cities constructed in previous centuries that were suitable and livable for people in those times. What problems will these ancient towns cause today? And what should be done to deal with that?
3.Some people argue that the development of technology is making our lives too complex, and the solution is for everyone to accept a simpler way of life without using that technology. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4.Some scientists believe that intelligent life forms may exist on other planets and some want to send message to contact them. Others think it is a bad idea because these life forms may be too dangerous. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
5.Some people think any governmental money spent on supporting artists (e.g. musicians, poets, and painters) can be better used for other more important things. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 20170909
6.Some people think they have right to use as much fresh water as they want, while others believe that governments should strictly control the use of fresh water as it is limited resource. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
7.People’s shopping habits depend more on the age group they belong to than other factors. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
8.Differences between countries are becoming less evident. Nowadays, around the world people can see the same films, fashion, brands, advertisements and TV channels. To what extent do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
9.Children’s education is expensive and the governments of some countries pay some of or all of the costs. Do advantages of this outweigh its disadvantages?
10.Researches show that overeating is as harmful as smoking. Therefore, advertising for food products should be banned, in the same way as the cigarette advertising is banned in many countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 20141113
11.Mobile phones have made our lives easier: anyone can use a mobile phone to answer or 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 individuals and society?
12.Some people think the spread of multinational companies and globalization produce positive effects on everyone. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
13.In most cities and towns, the high volumes of road traffic become a problem. What are the causes of that? And what actions can be taken to solve the problem?
14.In some countries, it is illegal for employers to reject job applications for jobseekers’ages. Is it a positive or negative development?
15.Science can tell us some activities are good for our health, while some are bad. Despite knowing that, millions of people all over the world continue with unhealthy activities. Why is this the case? And how to change this situation?
16.Machines become sophisticated, and they are replacing physical work. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
17.Some people think only students who achieve the best results should be rewarded, while others think it is more important to reward students who get huge improvement. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
18.Some people think governments should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illness and disease. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
19.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?
20.Some working parents tend to send their children to childcare centers because they think their children can get good care there. However, other parents think some family members like grandparents can do this job. Discuss both views and give your own opnions.