Leaders and directors in an organization are normally older people. Some people think younger leader would be better. Do you agree or disagree?.

 

Some people think that there should be some strict controls about noise. Others think that they could just make as much noise as they want. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

It is now possible for scientists and tourists to travel to remote natural environment, such as the South Pole. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?.

 

Some people say that too much attention and too many resources are given in the protection of wild animals and birds. Do you agree or disagree about this opinion?.

 

Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists but not local people. Why is this the case and what can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?.

 

Some people think that the best way to increase road safety is to increase the minimum legal age for driving cars or riding motorbikes. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.

 

The use of mobile phone is as antisocial as smoking. Smoking is banned in certain places so mobile phone should be banned like smoking. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.

 

Some students take a year off between school and university, to work or to travel. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?.

 

Nowadays, many families have both parents working. Some working parents believe other family members like grandparents can take care of their children, while others think childcare centres provide the best care. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

Some people think that famous people can help international aid organizations to draw attention to important problems. Others believe that the celebrities can make the problems seem less important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

Some people think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones in communication has negative effects on young people’s reading and writing skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.

 

Nowadays, more and more older people who need employment compete with the younger people for the same jobs. What problems this causes? What are solutions?.

 

Some people think that schools should reward students who show the best academic results, while others believe that it is more important to reward students who show improvements. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

Young people who commit crimes should be treated in the same as as adults who commit crimes. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.

 

Development in technology has brought various environmental problems. Some believe that people need to live simpler lives to solve environmental problems. Others, however, believe technology is the way to solve these problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students are encouraged to make comments or even criticism on their teachers. Others think it will lead to loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life. What are the reasons? What are the effects on society and family life?.

 

Many people believe  that international tourism is a bad thing for their country. What are the reasons? Solutions to change negative attitudes?.

 

Accommodation and transport problems are increasing in many large cities. Businesses are encouraged to move to rural areas. Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?.

 

People today do not feel safe either at home or when they are out. What are the causes? What are the solutions?

 

Some people think that young people should be required to do unpaid work helping people in the community. Are disadvantages of this requirement greater than the benefits for the community and individuals?.

 

Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us want to be and to look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.

 

Some people say taxes should be spent on health care. Other people  say that there are more important priorities for tax-payers’ money. Discus both these views and give your own opinion.

 

As well as making money, businesses also have social responsibilities. Do you agree or disagree?.

 

The world natural resources are consumed at an ever-increased rate. What are the dangers of this situation? What should we do?.

 

Some people who have been in prison become good citizens later. Some people think that having these people to give a talk to school students is the best way to tell them about dangers of committing a crime. Do you agree or disagree?

 

Many people are afraid to leave their homes because of the fear of crime. Some believe that more actions should be taken to prevent crime. Others feel that little can be done. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

Fewer and fewer people walk on a daily basis. What are the reasons and how to encourage them to spend their time walking?.

 

Everyone  should  become  vegetarian  because  they  do  not  need  to  eat  meat  to  have  a healthy diet. Do agree or disagree?.

 

Studies show that criminals get low level of education. Some people believe that the best way to reduce the crime is educating people in prison so they can get a job after leaving prison. 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. Which of these two systems is more appropriate in today’s world?.

 

Some people think that in order to prevent illness and disease, governments should make efforts in reducing environmental pollution and housing problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

 

Students today can easily access information online, so libraries are no longer necessary. Do you agree or disagree?

 

Scientist agree that people are damaging their health by eating too much junk food. Some people think that the answer to this problem is to educate people. Others think education will not work. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

  • Question 35 – 14/11/2015.

The consumption of the world’s resources (oil, and water etc.) is increasing at a dangerous rate. What are causes and solutions?.

 

Too much emphasis is placed on going university for academic study. People should be encouraged to do vocational training, because there is a lack of qualified tradespeople such as electricians or plumbers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.

 

The government and individuals are spending too much money on national celebrations like new year or festivals. Do you agree or disagree?.

 

There is a general increase in anti-social behaviours and lack of respect for others. What are the causes and solutions?

 

When people live in a foreign country, they should follow local traditions and customs. Do you agree or not?

 

Children  are  facing  more  pressures  nowadays  from  academic,  social  and  commercial perspectives. What are the causes of these pressures and what measures should be taken to reduce these pressures?

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