More working people are busy with work and have not enough time to spend with their family and friends. Why does this happen? What are the effects on family life and society as a whole?
People should look after their health as a duty to the society they live in rather than personal benefits. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays, people always throw the old things away when they buy new things; whereas in the past, old things were repaired and used again. What factors cause this phenomenon? What effects the phenomenon leads to?
The number of cars keeps increasing, so road systems should be expanded. Some people think the government should pay for it, while others think the car owners should pay for it. What’s your opinion?
Human activities have negative effect on plants and animal species. Some people think that it is too late to do anything about this problem. Other people believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
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?
Currently, anyone can post information on the internet. Therefore, most information on the internet might be inaccurate. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays, advertising is having an increasing influence on our lives. Some people think that the positive effects outweigh the negative effects. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people think music plays an important role in society, while others believe music is simply a form of entertainment for individuals. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people think that money should be saved for one’s retired life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that personal happiness is directly related to economic success, while others believe there are other factors contributing to happiness. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some languages are increasing in use, while the use of many others is declining. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Today food travel thousands of miles from the farm to the consumers. Why is this? Is it a positive or negative trend?