1、Some people think developing countries should invite large foreign companies to open offices and factories to grow their economies. Other people think the developing countries should keep large companies out and develop local companies instead. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2、Some people think that the government should establish free libraries in each town. Others,however, believe that it is a waste of money since the public can use the Internet at home to obtain information. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
3、Nowadays it is widely accepted that social skills are as important as good qualifications Do you agree or disagree?
4、Some people think that young people should follow traditions of their society, while others believe that young people should be free to behave as individuals . Discuss both sides and give your own opinion .
5、The spread of multinational companies and the resulting increase of globalization produce positive effects on everyone. Do you agree or disagree?
6、The development of modern technology has made people's life more complex, so people sh ould choose to have a simple and easy life without using technology. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7、Full-time university students need to spend a lot of time on studying, but it is essential to get involved in other activities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
8、Many people fail to achieve a balance between work and the other parts of life. What causes the situation? How to overcome this problem?
9、It is expected the proportion of the elderly is higher than that of young people. Is it a positive or negative development?
10、In some cultures the old age is more valued, while in some cultures youth is more valued.Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
11、In some countries, the aged people are considered of great value. While others believe the youth is more important. Please discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
12、How important is it for people who want success in life? Is ambition a positive or negative characteristic?
13、News reports focusing on problems and emergencies rather than on positive development is harmful to individuals and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
14、Some people think that robots are very important to humans' future development, while others think that they are dangerous and have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
15、Nowadays,some workplaces tend to employ equal numbers of men and women workers.Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
16、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?
17、Some people think that it is necessary to travel abroad to learn about other countries, but other people think that it is not necessary to do so because all the information can be seen on TV and Internet. Discuss both opinions and give your own opinion.
18、Tourism has not only benefited but also harmed the development of many countries. What problems does it bring about? How can countries ensure that tourism benefits their own development?
19、Some people think that creative artists should be supported financially by the government of their country, while others believe that they should find financial support from other sources instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
20、Some people think that women can play an equal role as men can in a country's police force and military force, while others think that women are not suitable for these kinds of work . Discuss both views and give your own opinion .
21、A country should try to produce all the food for its people and import as little food as possible. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
22、Some people say that governments should spend money on saving languages that are used by few speakers, while others believe it's a waste of financial resources. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
23、Rich countries often give financial aids to poor countries , but it does not solve the poverty problem. So rich countries should give other types of help to poor countries rather than financial aids. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
24、Competitiveness now is very important to society; is competitiveness positive or negative to individuals?
25、Computer technologies are more accessible and cheaper; as a result, more adults work at home and children study at home . Is this a positive or negative development ?
26、The low price of airplane ticket enables more ordinary people to travel by air. However,some people believe that it causes serious environmental problems, so we need to raise ticket price to discourage people from flying. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
27、Many people believe it is important to protect the environment, but they make no effort to do it themselves. Why is the case? Do you have any suggestion for individuals to protect the environment?
28、Too much money has been spent on looking after and repairing old buildings, therefore, we should knock down old buildings and build modern ones instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
29、Some people think that foreign tourists should be charged more than local people to visit a country's cultural and historical attractions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
30、Environmental problems are too big for individual countries and individual persons to address In other words, we have reached the stage where the only way to protect the environment is at an international level. To what extent do you agree or disagree on this opinion?
31、Individual selfishness and greed has been the basis of modern society. But some people think that we should return to older and traditional values of respecting family and local community to create a better world to live in. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
32、The government should control the amount of violence in films and on television in order to decrease violent crimes in society. Do you agree or disagree?
33、Some people think that teachers should be responsible for teaching students to judge what is right and wrong so that they can behave well. Others say that teachers should only teach students academic subjects. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
34、We can get knowledge from news, but some people think we cannot trust the journalist.What do you think? What qualities should a journalist have?
35、Some people think governments should spend money only on public services rather thar waste money on arts (music, printing, etc.). To what extent do you agree or disagree?
36、Traditional food is being replaced by fast foods and this has negative effects on families and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
37、We are surrounded by all kinds of advertising and this is increasingly influencing our life.Do the positive effects outweigh the negative effects?
38、A number of wild animal species are getting extinct, so some people think individuals and governments should do something to protect them. However, some other people think governments should concentrate more on the problems of human beings. Discuss both views and give your own opinion .
39、In modern society, advanced science and technology have made great changes to our life but we still value the artists such as musicians, painters and writers. What can artists tells us about life that the advanced science technology can not?
40、In some schools and universities, girls tend to choose art subjects (e.g. languages), while boys tend to choose science subjects (e.g. physics). What are the reasons? Do you think this tendency should be changed?
41、Some people think that the government should ban dangerous sports , while others don't think so. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
42、Some people think that the main purpose of school is to turn children as good citizens and workers, rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
43、Some people think that if police force carries guns, there will be more violence in society.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
44、Higher education is funded in several ways: all costs paid by the government; all costs paid by students; all costs paid by students with a government loan which must be repaid after graduation. What are the benefits of them? Which is your choice?
45、Nowadays, people all over the world prefer to watch foreign films rather than locally produced films. Why? Should government give more financial support to local film industry?
46、The qualities a person needs to become successful in today's world cannot be learned at a university or similar academic institutions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
47、Nowadays a large amount of advertising is aimed at children. Some people think this can have negative effects on children and should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
48、Some children think that some subjects such as mathematics and philosophy are too difficult for them to study at school, so they should be made optional rather than compulsory. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
49、The best way for a country to prepare for the future is to invest resources in the young people.How true do you think this is and what is the best way to invest the resources in young people?
50、In many countries, the proportion of old people is steadily increasing. Does this have more positive or negative effects on society?
51、Some people think Olympic Games is an exciting event and can attract many people to get together, but others think it is a waste of money. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
52、Anyone can post information on the Internet. Some people say most of what we read on the Internet is inaccurate. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
53、Films and computer games containing violence are popular . Some people say they have negative effect on society and should be banned. Others say they are just harmless relaxation. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
54、The government money should be invested in teaching science rather than other subjects so as to help a country make progress and develop. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
55、Some people think it is good to get information from newspapers, while others think it is better to get information from other media. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
56、Job security and job satisfaction are important to different people. Some people do the jobs they enjoy, while others prefer to do the jobs that are permanent. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion .
57、With the economic growth , more people are richer than before . In developing countries people are happier than before , however in developed countries , people are no happier than they used to be. Why people are happier or less happy than before?
58、Some people think sports games are important for society, while others believe they should be taken as leisure activities. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
59、Today food travels thousands of miles from farms to consumers. Why is it? Is it a positive or negative development?
60、Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
61、In some parts of the world there are an increasing number of people trying to find out the history of their families. Why? Is this trend a positive or negative development?
62、Some people think that charity organisations should only offer help to people of their own country. But others believe that these organizations should give aid to people in great need wherever they live. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
63、In today's world, it is private companies rather than government who pay for and carry out most scientific research. To what extent do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
64、The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider. The rich is growing richer and the poor is growing poorer. What are the causes of this? What measures can be taken to reduce this problem?
65、Today there is a great increase in anti-social behavior and lack of respect for others. What are the causes of this? What measures can be taken to reduce this problem?
66、Air travel only benefits the richest people, and major people take no advantage of airplane development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
67、Some people say politicians promote the development of society. However others believe that it is scientists who have more influence on the world. Discuss both views and give your own opinion .
68、Many countries aim to improve living standard via economic development, but some important social values are lost as a result. Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages?
69、Some people hold that technological progress in the last 100 years has brought negative effects upon society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
70、Survey shows that in many countries 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?
71、Some people think that zoos are cruel and all the zoos should be closed. However, other people think zoos are useful to protect the rare animals . Discuss both views and give your own opinion .
72、More and more works have been done by the machines. What are the impacts that the machines have on individuals and society? What's your opinion?
73、Studies suggest that children spend more time on watching TV than they do in the past and spend less time on doing active or creative things. What do you think of it? What measures can be taken to tackle it ?
74、Some people think that the increase of cheap air travel has brought about many benefits,while others argue that this development has its drawbacks to the world's environment and resources. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
75、Some people think that men and women have different qualities and some certain jobs are suitable for men and some are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
76、An increasing amount of people today change their careers and places of residence several times during their lives. Is this a positive or negative development?
77、International travel often results in people having some prejudices rather than being broad-minded. What are the main reasons of this phenomenon? Do you think people can get better understanding of the countries they visit? why?
78、Some people think that younger people are not suitable for important positions in governments. Others argue that younger people in these positions have new ideas. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
79、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.
80、The movement of people from agricultural areas to cities to get work creates many problems at both places. What's the most serious problem? How to solve it?
81、University students should pay all the costs of their studies because university education benefits individuals rather than society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
82、In many parts of the world, the incidence of violence/crimes is increasing. Give possible reasons, recommendations of punishment and measures about the situation.
83、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 .
84、Many charities or organisations publicise their activities, using a particular day, for example, 'Non-smoking Day' and "National Children's Day'. Why do the organisations use these special days? How to be effective?
85、In many cities, planners have separate schools, homes, shops, offices in specific areas which are widely separate from each other. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
86、Anyone can use a mobile phone to answer the work call and home call at any place, or 7days a week. Some people think this development has negative effects on both individuals and society. Do you agree or disagree?
87、Some people say it is cruel to carry out experiments on wild animals, while others argue that it is beneficial for the testing of medicines. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
88、Society is based on rules and laws, and it could not function well if every individual is free to do whatever they want. To what extent do you agree or disagree on the point of view.
89、Children nowadays spend too much time on watching television and playing video games.Describe the effects they have on children, families, and society. Report the measures to solve the problems.
90、Some countries have introduced a law to limit working hours for employees. How can this law be introduced? Do you think it is a positive or a negative development?
91、It is illegal for employers to reject someone applying for a job for his or her age. What do you think about it? Is it positive or negative?
92、Some people think that governments should change the way individuals live, while others believe they should choose the way themselves. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
93、It has been suggested that everyone in the world wants to own a car, a TV and a fridge. Do you think the disadvantages of such a development outweigh the advantages?
94、Some people consider that school education should be concentrated on academic subjects,which would be helpful for their future careers, and subjects like music and sport are not useful. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
95、Nowadays, distance-learning programmes are such a common thing for us, but some people argue that they are not as good as attending a college or university in person. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
96、Some people think that children should obey rules made by parents and teachers. However,others think that control may lead to children not well dealing with their life. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
97、Many young people today leave school with a negative attitude towards learning. Why do you think this is happening? What can be done to encourage a positive attitude towards learning in young people?
98、Students from rural areas often find it difficult to get university education, so universities should take measures to let these students have easy access to university education . To what extent do you agree or disagree ?
99、When famous people such as actors, athletes and rock stars give their opinions, many people listen. Do you think we should pay attention to these opinions?
100、While people flood into big cities to seek jobs and happy life , there is a tendency for people to move out. What problems do big cities have?