2.Lectures were used in the past as an old way of teaching a large number of students. As new technology is now available for education,
some people suggest that there is no justification for lectures. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3.In recent years, the pressures placed upon students in schools and university is increasing and they are pushed to work hard from a young age.
Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
5.In developing countries, some people think the government should introduce new technology to people in order to improve quality of life,
while others believe the government should offer free education. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
6.The difference of age gap is greater between parents and their children. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?
7.City dwellers seldom socialize with their neighbors today, and the sense of community has been lost. Why did this happen?
And how can this be solved?
8.With growing population in cities, more and more people live in a home with small or no outdoor areas.
Is it a positive or negative development?
9.Some people argue that governments should not pay money for the international aids when there are some disadvantaged people
in their own country, such as the homeless and the unemployed. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
10.Nowadays, the gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider in some countries of the world. What problems can this situation cause?
What solutions should be taken?
11.More and more people want to buy famous brands of clothes, cars and other items. What are the reasons?
12.Some people believe that it is the responsibility of politicians rather than individuals to reduce the global environmental damage.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
13.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?
14.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 own opinion.
15. It is unnecessary to travel to other places to learn about other cultures. Instead, we can learn from books, films and Internet.
16.We have a mixture of people from different cultures and ethnic groups in a country. Is it a positive or negative development?
17.Some people suggest that people at old age should continue to work. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18.In some countries, it is illegal for employers to reject job applications for job seekers’ ages. Is it a positive or negative development?
19. Some people think that most crime is the result of circumstance, e.g., poverty and other social problems.
Others believe that most crime is caused by people who are bad by nature. Discuss both of these views and give your own opinion.
20. Many people think there is a general increase of anti-social behavior and a lack of respect to others. What do you think are the causes of this?
And what solutions do you suggest?