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1 An increasing number of people are changing their careers. What are the reasons? Do you think it is positive or negative?
2 Some people say that governments should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illness and disease. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3 Some people think the fact that travel by air is becoming cheaper and cheaper is beneficial, other people think it has drawbacks to the environment and the recourses of the world. What is your opinion?
4 The increase in food production owes much to fertilizers and better machinery, but some people think that it has a negative impact on human health and the community. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5 In some countries, old people are highly valued, while in some cultures young people are highly valued. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
6 Nowadays, more and more jobs and tasks are done by machines which involve hard physical work. Do the positive effects of this trend outweigh the negative effects?
7 In some countries, there is not enough recycling of waste materials (e.g. paper, glass, and cans). What are the reasons and solutions?
8 Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us all want to do the same and look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
9 News media are important in modern society. Why are they so important? Are their influences generally positive or negative?
10 Some people think it is not necessary for adults to receive an education in class. Self-study is a good way for them to study more effectively. To what extent do you agree or disagree with it?
11 Nowadays, most countries improve the standard of living through economic development. But some social values are lost as a result. Do you think the advantages of the phenomenon outweigh the disadvantages?
12 Some people think traveling abroad is a valuable experience for young people. Others think it wastes too much time and expense. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
13 Today, fashion is becoming more and more important in choosing clothes. What are the reasons? Do you think the trend positive or negative?
14 Some people believe famous people's support towards international aid organizations draws the attention to problems, while others think celebrities make the problems less important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
15 Some people think that too much attention and too many resources have been given to the protection of wild animals and birds. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16 Major cities grow continuously and expand into the countryside, what problems are caused due to the growing young people living in the city, what are the reasons and what solutions do you have? Give examples.
17 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.
18 Developments in science and technology have caused environmental problems. Some people think that a simpler way of life will protect the environment, while others believe that science and technology can solve environmental problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
19 Some people think everyone should be a vegetarian, because we do not need to eat meat to have a healthy diet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20 Some people think "vertical "city is the best, where people live and work in tall buildings. Others think "horizontal" city is better, where there are few tall buildings. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
21 Everyone should stay in school until they reach the age of 18. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
22 Some people think job satisfaction is more important than job security, while others believe that having a permanent job is better than enjoying the job. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
23 Nowadays, mobile phones and the internet have become increasingly important in people’s social life. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
24 More and more center-town stores are replaced by out-of-town big stores. As a result, more and more people have to buy cars in order to get to those far-away stores. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
25 Films and computer games containing violence are popular. Some people say they have negative effects on society and should be banned. Others say they are just harmless relaxation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
1 The movement of people from agricultural areas to cities to work can cause serious problems in both places. What are the serious problems? What measures can be used to solve these problems?
2 Nowadays，full-time university students tend to focus on their studying. Some people think it is essential for university students to be involved in other activities. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
3 The international community must act immediately to ensure that all countries reduce their consumption of fossil fuels, such as gas and oil. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4 Universities and colleges are now offering qualifications through distance learning from the Internet rather than teachers in the classroom. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
5 Some people think that environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, believe that these problems cannot be solved if individuals do not take actions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
6 Nowadays consumers are faced with advertisements from competitive companies. To what extent do you agree that consumers are influenced by advertisements? What measures should be taken to protect them?
7 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?
8 The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider, the rich richer, the poor even poorer, what problems can the situation cause and give the solutions.
9 Some people think young people should try different jobs, while others believe that trying to have a permanent job is better than changing many jobs. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
10 Some people think that success in life comes from hard work and determination, while others think that there are more important factors such as money and appearance. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
11 In some countries, many young people choose to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
12 With the increasing demand for energy sources of oil and gas, people should look for sources of oil and gas in remote and untouched natural places. Do the advantages outweigh disadvantages of damaging such areas？
13 Surveys show that people are living longer in many countries. But increased life expectancy has many implications for aging individuals and for society as a whole. What are the possible effects of longer living for individuals and society?
14 In most cities and towns, the high volumes of road traffic have become a problem. What are the causes and what actions could be taken to solve the problem？
15 Young people are often influenced in their behaviors and situations by others in the same age. This is called “peer pressure". Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
16 The government should spend money in promoting sport and art in school, rather than sponsoring professional sports and art events in communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
17 Some people think planning the future is a waste of time and people should focus on the present. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18 In some countries around the world men and women are having babies late in life. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or negative development?
19 Students from rural areas often find it difficult to access to university education, so people think universities should make it especially easy for them to study at. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20 Foreign tourist abroad should be charged more than local people when visiting the local historical and cultural tourist attractions. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
21 The best way for a country to prepare for the future is to invest more resources in its young people. How true do you think of it? What is the best way to invest resources?
22 Some people think that the main purpose of schools is to turn children into good citizens and workers, rather to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
23 Children nowadays spend too much time on watching television and playing video games. Describe the effects on children, families, and society. Report the measures to solve the problem.
24 In the past, cultural and historical relics were stored in museums. But now, people can see them freely with the internet. Some people believe that museums are no longer needed in the future. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
25 Some people think the technology makes life complex, so we should make the life simpler without using the technology. To what extent do you agree or disagree?