Foreign languages are taught in all levels of schools and other educational institutions. Do
you think this is a positive or negative development? What can we do to prevent the loss of
our mother tongue?
Some people believe that museums and libraries are quite unnecessary for individuals and
society because the use of computer can replace many functions of them. Discuss both views
and give your own opinion.
Individual selfishness and greed has been the basis of modern society. But some people think
that we should return to older and traditional values of respect for family and local
community in order to create a better world to live in. To what extent do you agree or
Some people think history is of little use to us. While others believe that studying history is
very important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think that we should learn from a teacher, while others believe that it better to
learn by ourselves. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
People are becoming more interested in things from another country such as films, clothes or
education. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
More and more children are becoming fat, lazy and unsociable. Even many of them are
leaving school with a negative attitude. Why is this the case? Solutions?
Who should be mainly responsible for children’s development? Family members like parents
or grandparents? Peer groups? Teachers?
Some people think technology is better for improving the environment than living simpler
life. Do you agree or disagree?
In schools and universities, some girls tend to choose arts subjects and become teachers or
nurses etc, but boys choose to study science subject and graduate as leaders or serve in the
army. What are the reasons? Do you think this trend should be changed?
Some people think that to have a successful life you have to have university education, while
others think good social skills, diligence and other important qualities are not learned in
university. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
In some cultures, old people are more valued, but in other cultures the youth are more
valued. Why? What can we do to help old people and young people have a better life?
The development of science and technology has a significant impact on people, but people
still value artists greatly such as musicians, painters, and writers. What can the arts tell us
about life that science cannot?
Some people think media provides us with useful information, while others believe the media
is affecting our privacy and even trying to take control of our mind. What’s your opinion?
Which is the best way to get latest information, TV, internet, newspaper, or other forms of
Some people think that spending a lot on holding wedding parties, birthday parties and
other celebrations is just a waste of money. Others, however, think that these are necessary
for individuals and the society. Discuss both views and give you opinion.
Some reports indicate the place where children live has an enormous influence on their
development. Use specific examples from living in school, home, urban areas, and rural
Should the country spend money on… 1,2,3,4,5
1.weapons to improve national defense?
6.the prevention of diseases
Some people think all new doctors and teachers should go to work in rural areas, while
others argue that people should go where they like. Discuss both views and give your own
Some people think students can benefit from private secondary schools. Others believe they
have negative effects on the society as a whole. Discuss both views and give your own
Children who are brought up in families which do not have a great amount of money are
better prepared to deal with the problems of adult life than children who are brought up by
wealthy parents. Do you agree or disagree？
Some people think we should teach children how to cooperate in a group. While others
believe we should teach children how to compete as individual. What’s your opinion? What
can we do to benefit children as a future good worker and citizen?
Men and women employed in full-time jobs have to share evenly household chores and
caring for children at home. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Rote learning is widely used in many education systems. Do the advantages outweigh its
Some people think that the best way to improve road safety is to give road offences stricter
punishment. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people think book knowledge is more important than that gained from experience. Do
you agree or disagree?
Some people prefer to provide help or support directly to the local community. Others prefer
to give money to national or international charitable organizations. Discuss both views and
give your own opinion.
What effects does modern communications technology have on the way people work, study
and play? How can we encourage people to use mobile phones and internet?
Some people think architects should design a building as a work of art. While others
believe that we should build a building in traditional style to protect the cultural identity.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Child caring is very important today. It is suggested that all mothers and fathers should take
childcare training courses. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people think technological development increases the gap between the rich and the
poor, while others believe the increase of this gap depends on other factors. What’s your
opinion?What can we do to solve this problem?
Many people find it difficult to balance work and life. Why? What are the solutions?
Some people think the best way to improve public health is to increase the number of sports
facilities. Others believe we need other measures. Discuss.
More and more young females under 15 are committing crimes. Why? What can we do to
solve this problem?
Some people think our tradition is ruined by our passion for fashion. Do you agree or
Some people think the success of sports events depends on athlete’s strength and
performance, while others this depends on other factors such as governmental support or
athlete’s mental attitude. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Many experts hold the opinion that the increasing demand for oil and gas means people
should look for new sources of energy for the future. Others feel that the damage to the land
would be a major disadvantage of such search. What is your opinion？
Individuals and countries can not help everyone who need help in the world, so we should be
only concerned about our own communities and countries. Do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays some secondary schools give children general education in a range of traditional
disciplines, while others claim to be more specialized and pay attention to some particular
classes, excluding some general ones. Which of two school types is better for children and
In many cities, planners have separated schools, homes, shops, offices in specific areas which
were widely separated from each other. Do you think advantages of this policy overweigh
disadvantages to the city residents?