12.15城市建设自由发展的优缺点？In some cities, there are few controls over the design and construction of new homes and office buildings, so people can build in whatever style they like. Do you think advantages outweigh disadvantages ?
Many young people today know more about international pop and movie stars than about famous people in the history in their country.
Why is this? What can be done to increase young people’s interest in famous people in the history of their country?
Some people think that schools should select their pupils according to their academic ability. Others believe that young people with different abilities should be educated together. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
Some people believe that spending money on developing technology for space exploration is unjustifiable, there are more beneficial ways to spend money. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
News reported in the media about problems and emergencies rather than positive developments is more harmful to the individual and to society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think governments should spend money on faster means of transport. However, others think money should be spent on other priorities (e.g. environment). Discuss both views and give your opinion.
There are more workers to work from home and more students to study from home. This is because the computer technology is more and more easily accessible and cheaper. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
Nowadays sports are a big business, with professional player earning high salary and a lot of companies involve both financially and in other ways. Is it a positive or negative development for sports?
In many places the roles of mothers and fathers are changing. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists, not local people. Why is this happening? What can be done to attract local people?
Some educationalists think that the program of international exchange visits would benefit all teenage school students. Do you think the benefits of such a program outweigh its disadvantages?
Most of the world’s problems are caused by over-population. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In countries where there is a high rate of unemployment, most pupils should be offered only primary education. There is no point in offering secondary education to those who have no hope of finding a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
For school children, their teachers have more influence on their intelligence and social development than their parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In modern society, it is possible to go shopping, work and communicate via the internet without face-to-face contact with one another. To what extent do you think it is a positive or negative development?
Some animals have come to extinction. There is no reason of protecting them. Towhat extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that news media have become much more influential in people’s lives today and that this is a negative development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?