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2015 1 10
The leaders or directors of organizations are often older people. But some people say that young
people can also be a leader. Do you agree or disagree?
2015 1 17
Some people think that the amount of noise people make have to be controlled strictly, others say
that people are free to make as much as they wish. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
2015 1 29
Currently, some scientists or travelers like to travel to remote natural environment such as South
Pole, Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
2015 1 31
Some people argue that too much attention and too many resources have been given to the
protection wild animals and birds. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2015 2 7
Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists, not local people. Why? What
can be done to attract local people?
2015 2 12
Some people think that the best way to improve road safety is to increase the minimum age for
driving cars and motorcycles. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2015 2 14
The use of mobile phone in certain places is just as antisocial as smoking, do you think mobile
should be banned like smoking.
2015 2 28
Some students take one year off between finishing school and going to university, in order to
travel or to work. Do you think advantages outweigh disadvantages?
2015 3 12
Some people think that it is more important to plant more trees in open area in towns and cities
than build more housing. To what extend do agree or disagree?
2015 3 14
Some working parents believe childcare centers can provide best care for their children, others
believe that family members like grandparents can do a better job. Discuss both sides and give
your opinion.
2015 3 21
Some people believe that famous peoples support towards international aid organizations draws
the attention to problems, while others think celebrities make the problems less important. Discuss
both views and give your opinion.
2015 3 28
Some people say that communication by using computers and phones will have negative effects
on young peoples writing and reading skills. Do you agree or disagree?
2015 4 11
Nowadays, older people who need employment have to compete with younger people. What
problems do this cause? And what are the solutions
2015 4 18
Some people think only best students should be rewarded, others think we should reward students
who make progress. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
2015 4 25
Young people who commit crimes should be treated in the same way as adults by authorities. To
what extent do you agree or disagree
2015 5 9
Developments in technology are causing many environmental problems. Some people think that
people should choose a simpler way of life. Others think that we should use technology to solve
these problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2015 5 16
Some people think students should be encouraged to evaluate and criticize their teachers in order
to improve the quality of education while others say this will lead to loss of respect for teachers.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
2015 5 21
In some countries around the world men and women are having children late in life. What are the
reasons for this development? What are the effects on society and family life?
2015 5 30
In some countries, people believe that international tourism is a bad thing for their country. What
are the reasons for this? How to change their views?
2015 6 6
Some people prefer to provide help and support directly to those in their local community who
need it. Others, however prefer to give money to national and international charitable
organizations. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
2015 6 13
Traffic and accommodation problems are increasing and government should encourage some
businesses to move from cities to rural areas. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
2015 6 18
In many countries, a high proportion of criminal acts are committed by teenagers. Why is it the
case? What can be done to tackle the trend?
2015 6 27
Many people nowadays don't feel safe either at home or out. What are the reasons? And what can
we do to solve this problem?
2015 7 4
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?
2015 7 11
Advertising discourages people from being different individual by making them look the same. Do
you agree or disagree?
2015 7 23
Some people say governments should give priority to health care, while others believe that
taxpayers money should be spent on other important priorities. Discuss both views and give your
opinion.
2015 7 25
Some people think as for companies, in addition to making money, they should also shoulder more
social responsibilities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2015 8 1
The worlds natural resources such as oil, forests and fresh water are being consumed at an
ever-increasing rate. What are the dangers of the situation? What can be done to solve the
problem?
2015 8 8
Some people who have been in prison become good citizens later, some people think that they are
the best people to talk to school students the danger of committing a crime. Do you agree or
disagree?
2015 8 13
International travel make people prejudiced more than board-mindwhy? How to improve the
understanding of countries they visit?
2015 8 29
Some people regard the increasing business and cultural contact between countries as a positive
development. Others, however, feel these leading to loss of national identities. Discuss both views
and give your opinion.
2015 9 3
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.
2015 9 12
Students in school or university learn more from classes of teachers than other resources (e.g.
Internet or TV). Do you agree or disagree?
2015 9 19
Some people believe that to become the vegetarian is the only way to keep healthy. Do you agree
or disagree?
2015 9 26
In many countries, there is not enough recycling of waste materials (e.g. paper, glass, cans). What
are the reasons and solutions?
2015 10 8
In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects.
In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career. which is
appropriate in today's world.
2015 10 10
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?
2015 10 24
Some people believe that playing computer is bad for children in many ways. Other, however,
believe that playing computer has positive influence on children in their development. Discuss
both.
2015 10 31
Some people believe that many people who work for creative arts, such as painting, theatre and
music should be supported financially by government. Others think that artists in creative arts
should be supported by other sources instead. Discuss both.
2015 11 7
School leavers go traveling or work before they go directly to university. Are there more
advantages or disadvantages on their study?
For school children, their teachers have more influence on their intelligence and social
development than their parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2015 11 14
The best way to teach children to cooperate is through team sports at school To what extent do you
agree or disagree?
Consumption of the worlds resources (such as oil, fresh water, etc.) is increasing at a dangerous
rate. What are the causes of this increased consumption? What can people do to reduce it?
2015 11 19
The government should spend money in promoting sport and art in school rather than sponsoring
professional sports and art events in communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays, more and more jobs and tasks are done by machines which involve hard physical work.
Do these effects of this trend outweigh the negative effects?
2015 11 21
Nowadays, most people learn academic study in university, but others think we should encourage
learning vocational skills more. Do you agree or disagree?
In some countries, the role of a mother differs in some ways from the role of a father. Why do you
think these differences exist? How might parental roles develop in the future?
2015 12 3
Interviews form the basic selecting procedure for most large companies. However some people
think interviews is not a reliable means of choosing who to employ and there are some other better
methods of selection. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2015 12 5
Today people are surrounded by many kinds of advertising and this is having an increasing effect
on our lives. Do the positive effects outweigh the negative effects?
2015 12 12
Some people think reading stories in books is better than watching TV or playing computer games
for children. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2015 12 19
Some think cultural traditions are destroyed when they are used as money-making to aim at
tourists attraction. Others think it is the only way to save them. Discuss both views and give your
own opinion.

2016 1 9
Difference between countries is becoming less evident recently. People can see the same films,
brands, fashion, advertisements and TV channels. To what extent do disadvantage outweigh
advantages?
Some people think government should invest more money in teaching science than other subjects
in order for a country to develop and progress. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2016 1 14
A recent newspaper article reports that a 14-year-old boy who seriously destroyed his school got a
punishment to clean streets instead of being sent to the prison. Do you think this is right? Or the
young criminals should be sent to the jail?
2016 1 23
The news media have become more influential in people's lives, some people think it's a negative
development, to what extend do you agree or disagree?
2016 1 30
In some countries, the government has tried to reduce traffic. For instance, they imposed a
congestion tax during rush hour. Do you think this development is positive or negative?
2016 2 13
Many parents choose to teach their children at home rather than sending their children, do you
think the benefits of home schooling outweigh its drawbacks?
2016 2 18
Human activities have negative effects on plants and animal species. Some people think that it is
too late to do anything about this problem. Other people believe that effective measures can be
taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion
2016 2 20
Nowadays, a large amount of advertising aiming at children should be banned because of the
negative effects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2016 2 27
In many countries women are allowed to take maternity leave from their jobs during the first
months after the birth of their baby. Does advantages outweigh disadvantages?
2016 3 12
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
2016 3 19
Some people believe that healthcare should be free for everyone. Others say that people should
pay for their own healthcare. Discuss both these views and give your own opinions.
2016 3 31
Today, many children spend a lot of time playing computer games and little time on sports. Why is
it? Is it a positive or negative development?
2016 4 2
Multicultural societies, where people of different ethnic groups live together, can bring more
benefits than drawbacks to a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2016 4 16
When new towns are planned, it is important to build more public parks or sports facilities than
shopping centers for people to spend their free time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2016 4 21
The increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage to the natural environment.
What are the causes of this? What can be done to solve this problem?
2016 4 30
People's shopping habits depend more on the age group they belong to than other factors. To what
extent you agree or disagree?
2016 5 7
Some people think teaching children different abilities together benefits everyone, but others think
intelligent children should be taught separately and given special treatment. Discuss both views
and give your own opinion.
2016 5 18
In many countries women are able to join the armed forces now on the equal basis of men.
However, some people think only men should be members of the army, navy and Air Force.
Agree/disagree
2016 5 21
Some people believe countries have moral obligation to help each other, while others worry about
the aid money cannot get to the poor of this world. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2016 5 28
New parents should attend a parenting course to learn how to bring up their children well. Do you
agree or disagree?
2016 6 16
Some people believe that the country would benefit a lot from a large number of young people
entering into university; however, others think that the large amount of people receiving the
education of university only leads to graduate unemployment. Discuss both views and give your
own opinion.
2016 6 18
Some people think schools should teach students to form good behavior in addition to providing
normal education. To what extent do you agree the opinion?
2016 6 25
The range and quality of food has changed because of technological and science advances. Some
people think the range and quality of food improved while others think it has some harm. Discuss
both views and give your own opinion.
2016 7 9
In some countries advertising aimed at children persuade them to buy snack, toys and other
products. Some parents object to this pressure on children, but some advertisers suggest they
provide useful information. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2016 9 24
In many cities, people these days know little about their neighbors and lack a sense of community.
What are the causes? Do you have any solutions?
2016 10 8
Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money because computer technology has already
replaced its function. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2016 10 13
Some scientists believe intelligent life forms may exist in other planets and some want to send
messages to the space to contact with these life forms. But other scientists believe it is a bad idea
and it could be dangerous. Discuss both ideas and give your own opinion.
2016 10 22
In some countries, the criminal trials are shown on the TV and the general public can watch them.
To the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
2016 10 29
Salaries of senior management positions are much higher than other workers in the same company
or organization. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this?
2016 11 3
The world has many towns and cities constructed in previous centuries that are suitable and
livable for people in those times. What problems will this cause today and what can be done to
solve them?
2016 11 5
Some people think individuals are more and more dependent on each other. Some people think
individuals are more and more independent. Discuss and give your opinion.
2016 11 19
In some countries, more people choose to live by themselves in recent years. Why is the case? Is it
a positive or negative development for society?
2016 11 26
More people are using mobile phones and computers to communicate. Therefore, people are
losing the ability to communicate with each other face to face. To what extent do you agree or
disagree?
2016 12 3
Some countries achieve international sporting success by building specialized facilities to train top
athletes instead of providing sports facilities that everyone can use. Do you think it is positive or
negative?
2016 12 10
some people think that they have the right to use as much fresh water as they want; however,
others believe governments should control the use of fresh water as it is limited. Discuss both
views and give your own opinion.
2016 12 15
Some people think the main benefit of international cooperation is in the protection of the
environment, while others think that the main benefits are in the world business. Discuss both
views and give your own opinion.
2016 12 17
Some people think that in the modern world, getting old is entirely bad. Others, however, think
that life of the elderly in the modern world is much better than it was in the past. Discuss both
views and give your own opinion.