剑四 Compare the advantages and disadvantages of three of the following as media for communicating information. State which you consider to be is the most effective. Comics, books, radio, television, film, theatre Happiness is considered very important in life. Why is it difficult to define? What factors are important in achieving happiness? Creative artists should always be given the freedom to express their own ideas (in words, pictures, music or film) in whichever way they wish. There should be government restrictions on what they do. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? In many countries schools have severe problems with student behavior. What do you think are the causes of this? What solutions can you suggest? 剑五 Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree? In some countries young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this. Some people think that a sense of competition in children should be encouraged. Others believe that children who are taught to co-operate rather than compete become more useful adults. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Research indicates that the characteristics we are born with have much more influence on our personality and development than any experiences we may have in our life. Which do you consider to be the major influence? 剑六 Today, the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of society in which they are sold. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important professions.
Some people think this is fully justified while others think it is unfair. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Some people believe that visitors to other countries should follow local customs and behaviors. Others disagree and think that the host country should welcome cultural differences. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change. Others, however, think that change is always a good thing. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.