1 The government should pay for people’s education and health care. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2 As global trade increases, many goods, including some daily goods, are exported to other countries. Such goods are usually transported over long distances during shipping. Do the benefits of this trend outweigh the drawbacks?
3 In many countries, good schools and medical facilities are available only in cities. Some people think that university graduates who become new teachers and doctors should work in rural areas for a few years. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4 Some people think that in order to improve the quality of education, high-school students should be encouraged to evaluate their teachers. Others, however, think that will result in loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
5 In some countries, school subjects and course contents are decided by the government. Many people argue that students should decide these for themselves. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
19 Some people think that people who immigrate to a new country should accept the new culture as their own rather than live as separate minority groups with different lifestyles. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20 Some people believe that there should be a single international language. Others, however, believe that would make it difficult to preserve cultural identities. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.