100109 社会 Some people believe that the charity organizations should give aid to those in greatest need，wherever they live. Some people believe that the charity organizations would better concentrate on helping people who live in own country instead. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 100109 科技 Some people argue that the technology such as mobile phone (cell phone) destroys social interaction. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 100114 政府 In today’s world, it is private companies rather than government who pay for and carry out most on scientific research. To what extent do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? 100123 社会 The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming much wider, the rich richer, the poor even poorer. What problems can the situation cause and give the solutions. 100123 社会 Many people are moving to big cities. Why is that? To what extent do you think it is a good trend? 100130 社会 Today there is a great increase in anti-social behavior and lack of respect to others. What are the causes of this? What measures can be taken to reduce this problem？ 100206 社会 Air travel can only benefit the richest people in the world. The ordinary people can get no advantage with the development of air travel. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 100211 社会 Some people think that politicians have the greatest influence on the world. Other people, however, believe that scientists have the greatest influence. Discuss both of views and give your own opinion. 100211 社 会 Young people have different ideas and attitudes with their parents and grandparents. What are the differences? What problems may be caused? 100220 社 会 Most countries want to improve standard of living through economic
development, however, others think social value is lost as a result. Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages? 100220 生物 Some people argue that the purpose of zoos is only to entertain people. What do you think？ What other purposes of zoos? 100227 科技 Technological progress in the past century has its negative effect, despite its remarkable contribution. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 100306 社会 The survey shows that in many countries, the people are living longer but increased life expectancy has many implications for the aging individuals and for society as a
whole. What are the possible effects of longer living for individuals and society? 100306 社会 Wearing fashionable clothes is becoming important today. Is the attitude to wearing fashionable clothes leading to a positive development or negative development? 100318 生物 Some people think zoos are cruel and all the zoos should be closed. However, some people think zoos are useful to protect the rare animals. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion 100320 科技 Lately, more and more work has to be done by machines. To what extent do you think the positive effects of this development outweigh the negative effects on individuals and society? 100320 社会 Some people who failed at school can be highly successful in their adult life. Discuss why does this happen? And what are the main factors to get a successful life? 100327 科技 Studies suggest that children spend more time on watching TV than they did in the past and spend less on doing active or creative things. Why do you think this is a case? What measurement and methods can be used to tackle with it. 100410 社会 some people think that cheaper and cheaper travel by air is beneficial but other people think it has drawbacks to environment and the resources of the world. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 100410 社会 In some societies, more and more people choose to live on their own. What is the reason for this, and is it a positive or negative trend? 100415 社会 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？ 100417 社会 Some people think the governments should act to decide how people live in order to make a healthier life. Others think individual should decide their own lifestyle. Discuss both views, and give your opinion. 100417 科技 More and more young children have mobile phone. Some people say it is a good thing for them, while others say it is a bad thing. What is your opinion? 100424 社会 It has been suggested that everyone in the world want to own a car, a TV and a fridge. Do you think disadvantages of such a development outweigh the advantages? 100508 教育 Schools should concentrate on teaching students the academic subjects that will be useful for their future careers. Subjects such as music and sports are not useful. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
100508 社会 Some people think dangerous sports should be banned. Do you agree or disagree? 100515 教育 Nowadays, distance-learning programs are such common thing for us (the study material by post, by Internet), but some people argue that courses can never be taken as good as those by attending in a college or university in person. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 100520 教育 Some people think children should obey the rules their parents and teachers set and listen to them, but others think less control will help children to deal with their future adult life. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 100520 社会 In some countries, age of 18 means adults, while in other countries, it should be older. Give your own opinion and talk about the responsibility of an adult. 100529 教育 Many people who leave school hold a negative attitude towards learning. Why does this happen? How to solve the problem? 100605 教 育 Some groups, such as poor people and people from rural areas, think universities should make it especially easy for them to get access to university education. To what extent do you agree or disagree？ 100605 社会 Travel to and from work has become more difficult for many people to solve this situation. Employers should allow people to do some work at home. What’s your opinion and discuss the advantage and disadvantage. 100617 文化 To what extent do you agree that societies benefit from international tourism and business？ 100619 社会 An increasing number of people change their career and place of residence several times during their life time. Is this a positive or negative development? 100626 文化 International travel often leads people to have some prejudices rather than broad-mind. What are the main reasons of this phenomenon? What do you think people can do to get better understanding of the countries they visit? 100626 社会 In many countries, workers over 60 can still be found in the workplace. However, some people think it may cause some social problems and they should get retired. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 100710 社会 More and more young people hold important positions in government. Some people think it is not suitable but others think otherwise. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
100715 教育 Some people think adults should learn practical skills by themselves, while others think they should learn from teachers. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 100717 社会 The movement of people from agricultural areas to cities to work can cause serious problems in both places. What are the serious problems and what measures can be taken to solve this problem? 100717 社会 People nowadays are more easily influenced by fashion, especially on their clothes and hairstyle. What factors lead to the phenomenon? Is it a positive or negative trend? 100731 教育 Some people believe that university students should pay all the cost of studies because university education only benefit the students themselves not the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 100731 社会 Nowadays, some people believe advertising is useful and informative. Others believe advertising gives false information about the products and increase the price of goods, what is your opinion? 100805 社会 In many parts of the world children and teenagers are committing more crimes. Why is this case happening? How should children or teenagers be punished? 100805 社 会 Money makes people's life much easier, but too much money can bring problems. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having lots of money? 100814 社会 The major cities in the world are growing fast, as well as their problems. What are the problems that young people living in cities are facing with? Give solutions to these problems. 100821 文化 Charities and organizations always give special names to particular days such as “National Children's Day” and “National Non-smoking Day”. What are the causes of these particular days? How effective are they? 100821 教育 Students in school should learn practical skills such as car maintenance and managing a bank account, as well as the traditional academic subject. Do you agree or disagree? 100828 社会 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 outweigh disadvantages to the city residents? 100904 科技 Mobile phones have made life easier: you can answer the work call and home call at any place, any time. Does this development have more positive or negative effects on both individuals and society?
100911 动物 Some people think it is necessary to use animals for testing medicines intended for human use. Others, however, think it is cruel to do that. Discuss both of these views and give you own opinion. 100911 教育 Schools should teach children good behavior and introduce ideas of “right” and “wrong”. It should not only be left to parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 100916 社会 Society is based on rules and laws. It would not function if individuals are free to do whatever they want to. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 100925 媒体 A report indicated that many children between 7 and 11 spend too much time watching television and playing video games. How does the problem affect the children, their families and society? What measures can be taken to control it? 100925 社会 Modern lifestyles make many people hard to lead active and health lives. What are the factors contributing to that? How to suggest the governments and other large companies to help them do more exercise? 101009 社会 Some countries have introduced a law to limit working hours for employees. How this law can be introduced? Do you think it is a positive or a negative development? 101009 社会 In many parts of the world, shopping is no longer just buying what you need. It has been transformed into a form of entertainment. Why does this happen? Is it a positive or negative development? 101014 社会 In some countries, it is illegal for companies to reject job applicant for their age. Is this a positive or negative development? 101023 环保 Some people think pollution and damage of environment are resulted from a country developing and becoming richer, and this is hard to be avoided. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 101030 政府 Some people think that by paying taxes they have made enough contribution to their society, others think there are more responsibilities than paying taxes. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 101030 教育 Some people believe that young people (children and teenagers) are better at learning a foreign language; others think that adults are more successful at this. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 101104 教育 Some parents need to spend time on reading or telling stories to Children, while others think Children can read through a variety of sources, such as book, TV and internet by themselves. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
101104 社会 In some countries, young criminals were not put in prison, instead, they are required to do unpaid work in community. Do you think it has more advantages or disadvantages? 101106 教育 Everybody should stay in school until 18. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 101120 科技 Some people have benefited from modern communication technology, and some people have not benefited from it at all. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this point? 101127 社会 In some countries, small town-centre shops are out of business because people are driving to large out-of-town stores. As a result, people without cars have limit access to shops, so more and more people buy cars. Do you think advantages of this development outweigh disadvantages? 101204 教育 In the past, important knowledge about culture and history was stored in museums. Nowadays, information is freely available on the Internet; therefore, there is no longer any need for museums. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 101204 科技 Traveling by air becomes cheaper. Discuss advantage and disadvantage of this development.