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Some people believe more actions can be done to prevent crime, while others think that little can be done. What is your opinion?
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.
In the past, people used to travel abroad to look for many differences from their home country. Nowadays, cities throughout the world are becoming more and more similar. What are the reasons? ls this a positive or negative development?
Some people think that the purpose of education is to produce good citizens and workers. Others, however, believe that the purpose of education is to help young people achieve their personal ambitions. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
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? What do you think of the importance of letter-writing？
More and more companies are allowing employees to work from home. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Some people think that supermarkets and manufactures should take responsibility to reduce the amount of packaging while others think consumers should not buy the products with much packaging. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
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?
In some countries, criminal trials are shown in television so that the public general can watch them. Do you think advantages outweigh disadvantages?
In some countries around the world, men and women are having babies late in life. What are the reasons? ls it a positive or negative development?
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 these problems?
Some people think that cultural traditions will be destroyed when they are used as money-making machines aimed at tourists, other people believe that it is the only way to save such conditions in the world today. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think that it is more beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams, like football, while other people think that taking part in individual sports is better, like swimming. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
ln many countries, the proportion of older people is steadily increasing. Does this trend have more positive or negative effects on the society?
Some people think that the Olympic Games are an exciting event and can promote the communication between different countries, while others think it is a waste of money. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays some countries encourage people to buy more and more products, which is good for the economy, while others believe it is bad for society. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Some people think a rise in the standard of living in a country only seems to benefit cities more than rural areas. What problems may those differences cause? How to reduce this problem?
Anyone can post information on the Internet. Some people think most of what we read on the Internet is inaccurate.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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?
Some people claim that newspaper is the best way to get latest information because it has more influence than other forms of media.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think job satisfaction is more important than job security, while others believe that having a permanent job is better than enjoying the job. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
With the rapid economic development, people living in developed and developing countries both have become richer than before. But studies show that people in developing countries feel happier than before, while those in developed countries do not. Discuss the reasons and lessons we can learn from it.
Today food travels thousands of miles from the farm to the consumers. What are the reasons? ls it a positive or a negative trend?
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 opinions.
More and more people are interested in finding out their family history. Why has this happened? ls this a positive or negative development?
Some people think developing countries should invite foreign companies to open branches, offices and factories to promote their economies. Others say that they should keep the foreign companies out and depend more on their own local companies. Describe both views and give your opinion.