Somepeople say that playing computer games is bad for children in every way. Otherssay that playing computer games can have positive effects on the way childrendevelop. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Withcomputer technology becoming cheaper and more accessible, more adults work fromhome and more children study from home. Do you think it is a positive ornegative development?
Somepeople think that robots are very important for humans’ future development.Others, however, think that robots are a dangerous invention that could havenegative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Somepeople think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones forcommunication has had a negative effect on young people’s reading and writingskills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Somepeople think that it is necessary to travel abroad to learn about othercountries, but other people think that it is not necessary to travel abroadbecause all the information can be seen at TV and the internet. Discuss bothopinions and give your own opinion.
Somepeople say that governments should spend money on measures to save languagesthat are used by few speakers, while others believe it’s a waste of financialresources. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Manypeople believe that scientific research should be carried out and controlled bythe government rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree ordisagree?
Thegovernment money should be invested in teaching science rather than othersubjects so as to help a country make progress and develop. To what extent doyou agree or disagree?
Somepeople think that the government should offer financial support and care to oldpeople, while others think that people should save money for their future life.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Somepeople say government should give the health care the first priority, someothers believe there are more important priorities to spend the tax payers’money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Somepeople think that in order to continue improving the quality of high schooleducation, students should be encouraged to evaluate and criticize theirteachers, while others assume this could result in the loss of respect anddignity for teachers. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Somestudents take one year off between finishing school and going to university, inorder to travel or to work. Do you think advantages outweigh disadvantages?
Studentsin school or university learn more from classes and teachers than otherresources (e.g. Internet or TV). Do you agree or disagree?
Somepeople believe that studying in a college or university is the best way forstudents to prepare for their future career. Others think they should leaveschool as soon as possible to develop their career through work experience.Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
Aspart of education, students should spend a period of time studying and livingin a different country to learn language and culture. To what extent do youagree or disagree
Somepeople think news has no connection to people’s lives, so it is a waste of timeto read news in the newspaper and watch news programs in television. To whatextent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadaysadvertising aimed at children is on the rise. Some people think this hasnegative effects and should be controlled. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Thereis a tendency that news reports in the media focus on problems and emergenciesrather than positive developments. It is harmful to the individual and to thesociety. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Somepeople think that the amount of noise people make should be controlledstrictly, while other say that people are free to make as much noise as theywish. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Inmany countries, there is no enough recycling of waste materials (e.g. paper,glass, cans). What are the reasons? What could be done to encourage recycling?
Withthe increasing demand for energy sources of oil and gas, people should look forsources of oil and gas in remote and untouched places. Do the advantagesoutweigh the disadvantages of damaging such areas?
Somepeople believe that young people who commit serious crimes should be punishedin the same way as adults. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Somethink most crime is the result of circumstances e.g. poverty and other socialproblems. Others believe that most crime is caused by people who are bad bynature. Discuss both viewsand give your ownopinion.
Manypeople are afraid to leave their homes because of their fear of crime. Somebelieve that more action should be taken to prevent crime, but others feel thatlittle can be done. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.