Some people think developing countries should invite foreign companies to open branches, offices and factories to promote their economies. Others say that they should keep the foreign companies out and depend more on their own local companies. Describe both views and give your opinion.
Some people think that the range of technology available to individuals is increasing the gap between rich people and poor people，while others hold the opposite opinion. Discuss these points of view. What is your opinion?
Traditional food is being replaced by international fast foods. This has negative effects on family and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Reading for pleasure can better develop one’s imagination and language skills than watching TV can. To what extent do you agree or disagree.
Some people believe that people who work for arts, such as painting, theatre or music should be supported financially by the government. Some people believe that they should find other financial support resources instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
The workplace nowadays is trying to employ the equal number of females and males. Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?
The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming more wider, the rich more richer, the poor even more poorer. What problems can the situation cause and give the solutions?
Some people think that social skills are as important as academic qualifications. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think children should obey the rules their parents and teachers set and listen to them, but others think less control will help children to deal with their future adult life. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Schools should concentrate on teaching students the academic subjects that will be useful for their future careers. Subjects such as music and sports are not useful. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think government should invest more money in teaching science than other subjects in order for a country to develop and progress. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think the government should spend more money on public services rather than waste money on arts (i.e. music and painting). To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that the prison is useless for crime problems. They believe that education can be a better solution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that if a police force carries guns, it would cause a high level of violence in that society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Crime is a problem all over the world and there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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?
More and more measures to improve the security in the urban area have been introduced because of the increased crime. Do the benefits of the measures outweigh the drawbacks?
Multi-cultural societies, which are a mixture of different ethnic groups, bring more benefits than drawbacks for a country. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Young adults should undertake unpaid work to help people in the community. To what extent do you think it brings more drawbacks to the community and young adults than benefits?
Exposure to international media, e.g. films, TV and magazines, has an impact on the local culture. To what extent do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Competitiveness is seen as a positive feature by manymodern societies. What impact does it have on an individual? Is it a positive or a negative quality?