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.
Some people think that the main purpose of school is to turn children as good citizens and workers, rather to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In today’s society, more and more work is done by machines. Do you think the positive effects of the development outweigh the negative effects on individuals and society?
Computer technologies are more accessible and cheaper, as the result, more adults work at home and children study at home. Is this a positive or negative development?
Some people think the governments should act to decide how people live in order to make a healthier life. Others think individual should decide their own lifestyle. What do you concern about? Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people believe that people who work for arts, such as painting, theater 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.
Some people think personal happiness is directly related to economic success, while others believe this depends on other factors. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
News media are important in modern society. Why are they so important? Are their influences generally positive or negative?
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?
Some people think the main benefit of international cooperation is in protection of the environment, while others think that the main benefit is in the world business. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
People are eating a variety of foods these days which encourages the flow of food from every corner of the world to a local supermarket. Do you think this is negative or positive development? Why?