In some countries, students studying in university live with their family, whereas in other countries, students choose to study in another city. Do you think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages?
Students in school or university learn more from classes of teachers than other resources (e.g. Internet or TV). To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Large shopping centres and supermarkets become more popular than small market. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
Some people think the lifestyles changing rapidly have affecting their family relationships. Do you think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages?
Nowadays, international tourism is one of the biggest industries in the world. Unfortunately, international tourism creates tension rather than understanding between people from different cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The media should include more stories which report good news. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that the range of technology available to individuals is increasing the gap between the rich and the poor. Others think this has an opposite effect. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people think that a huge amount of time and money is spent on the protection of wild animals and that this money could be better spent on the human population. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think it is a waste of time and money researching the past, and that we should research the issues that affect the world today instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Organized tour to remote places and communities is becoming more and more popular. Is it a positive or negative development for the local people and environment?
In today’s world of advanced science and technology, we still greatly value our artists, such musicians, painters and writers. What can arts tell us about life that science and technology cannot?
Some people think the government funding should not be used for supporting art and culture, others think supporting cultural activities may be beneficial for the population and the culture. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people think that museums and art galleries should concentrate on the works of their own countries instead of the works of art from other parts of the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
When designing buildings, people should consider the intended use rather than outward appearance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think the newly built houses should be as same as the old house style in the local areas. Others argue that local authorities should allow people to build houses in their own styles. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
For employers, formal academic qualifications are more important than life experience. Why? Is it a positive or negative trend?
The tradition of eating meals with families together is disappearing. Why? What effects on the family and society?