It is more important for schoolchildren to learn about local history than world history. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.
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?.
Although more and more people read the news on internet, newspapers will remain the most important source of news for the majority of people. Do you agree or disagree?.
Prison is the common way in most countries to solve the problem of crime. However, a more effective solution is to provide people a better education. Agree or disagree.
New technologies have changed the way children spend their free time. Do advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?
Some people believe government should spend money on building train and subway lines to reduce traffic congestion. Others think that building more and wider roads is the better way to reduce traffic congestion. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending a short time in communities in poorer countries doing unpaid work such as teaching or building houses. Why? Who benefit from this, the community or these young people?.
In recent years, the structure of a family and the role of its members are gradually changing. What kinds of changes can occur? Do you think these changes are positive and negative?.
Some people think that it is good for a country’s culture to import foreign movies and TV programmes. Others think that it is better to produce these locally. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Many people now live in societies where comsumer goods have become cheap. Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?
It is impossible to help all people in the world, so governments should only focus on people in their own countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.
In the future, it seems more difficult to live on the Earth. Some people think more money should be spent on researching other planet to live, such as Mars. To what extent do youn agree or disagree with this statement?.
Nowadays, more and more older people who need employment compete with younger people for the same jobs. What are the problems this causes? What are solutions?.
Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life. What are the reasons? Do advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?.
It is observed that in many countries not enough students are choosing to study science subject. What are causes? And what will be effects on society?.
In developing countries, children in rural communities have less access to education. Some people believe that the problem can be solved by providing more schools and teachers, while others think that the problem can be solved by providing computers and Internet access. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays, young people admire sports stars though they often do not set a good example. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?.
It is suggested that everyone wants to have a car, a television and a fridge. Do disadvantages of this development for society outweigh advantages?.
Nowadays, most large companies operate multi-nationally. To what extent those companies should have responsibility towards local communities in which they operate?.
Question 60 – 18/06/2016.
Cycling is more environmentally friendly than other forms of transport. Why is it not popular in many places? And how to increase its popularity?.
Studies have suggested that nowadays children watch much more television than they did in the past and spend less time on active or creative things. What are the reasons and what measures should be taken to encourage children to spend more time on active or creative things?.
Every day, millions of tons of food are wasted all over the world. Why do you think this is happening? And how can we solve this problem?.
In many countries, governments are spending a large amount of money on improving internet access. Why is it happening and do you think it is the most appropriate use of government money?.
Many people say the gap between rich and poor people is wider, as rich people become richer and poor people grow poorer. What problems could this situation cause and what measures can be done to address those problems?
Fossil fuel is the main source of energy. In some countries, the use of alternative sources of energy is encouraged. To what extent do you think is it a positive or negative development
Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?.
Advertisements are becoming more and more common in everyday life. Is it a positive or negative development?
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