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?
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?
A family has a great influence on children’s development, but others believe that the media is a bigger influence. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
The main purpose of libraries is to provide books, therefore they should not use limited resources and space and should be replaced by computer software, DVDs etc. Do you agree or disagree?
Computers do help children learn more efficiently. On the contrary, computers used in schools have negative effects on children’s physical and mental development. Do you agree or disagree?
traditionally speaking, three subjects are included in the education: maths, reading, writing. Some argue that the computer skills should be added so that every child can be benefited. To what extent do you agree or agree?
In today’s world of advanced science and technology, we still greatly value our artists such as musicians, painters and writers. What can arts tell us about life that science and technology cannot?
Many people say that we have developed into a “throw-away”culture, because we are filling our environment with so many plastic bags and rubbish that we cannot fully dispose of. To what degree do you agree with this opinion and what measures can you recommend to solve this problem?
Some people think the university education is preparing students for employment, while others think it has other functions. Discuss and say what other functions you think it should have.
Newspapers have a big influence on people’s ideas and opinions. Why is it? To what extent do you think it is positive or negative?
Some people think it is more important for government to spend public money on promoting healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend it on the treatment of people who are already ill. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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?
There are social, medical, and technical problems associated with the use of mobile phones. What forms do they take? Do you agree that the problems outweigh the benefits of mobile phones?
Some people believe that air travel should be restricted because it causes serious pollution and uses up the world’s fuel resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Throughout the history, male leaders often made the society more violent and conflicting. If women governed the world, it would be a more peaceful world. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Development in technology leads to environmental problems, and some people think that the solution to these problems is for everyone to lead a simpler way of life, while others say that technology can solve these problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.