1. Human activities have negative effect on plants and animal species. Some people think 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.
2. The increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage to the natural environment. What are the causes of this? What can be done to solve this problem?
3. Many people believe that printed books are not good in this digital era, because computer can store more information, while others think printed books are still playing a significant role. Discuss both views and give your own ideas.
4. Television advertisement aimed at children. What effects of this on children? Should TV advertisement be controlled?
5. Some people think that dangerous sports should be banned, but others think the people should have freedom to choose sports activities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
6. Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists, not local people. Why? What can be done to attract local people?
7. Some working parents think child care center can provide their children best care. While others think family members such as grandma will experience can give children best care. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
8. Older people who need employment have to compete with younger people. What problems will be caused? And what are the solutions?
9. Some people claim that many things that children are taught at school are a waste of time. Other people argue that everything study at school are useful at some time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
10. These days，there is no needs to go out for a live performance (show，concert), because watching it at home on TV or computer screen is better. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
1 Some people think job satisfaction is more important than job security, while others believe that having a permanent job is better than enjoying the job. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2 Some people think that too much attention and too many resources have been given to the protection of wild animals and birds. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3 Some people think that environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, believe that these problems cannot be solved if individuals do not take actions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
4 Scientists and tourists can travel to remote natural environments such as the South Pole. Do you think the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?
5 In some countries, there is not enough recycling of waste materials (e.g. paper, glass, and cans). What are the reasons and solutions?
6 Students in school or university learn more from classes of teachers than other resources (e.g. Internet or TV), do you agree or disagree?
7 The natural resources such as oil, forests and fresh water are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problems does it cause? How can we solve these problems?
8 It has been suggested that all young adults should be required to undertake a period of unpaid work helping people in the community. Would the drawbacks be greater than benefits to the community and the young adults themselves?
9 Some people believe that in order to improve educational quality, we should encourage students to make comments or even criticism on their teachers, but others think it will lead to the loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
10 In some countries, more and more adults choose to continue to live with their parents after they graduate and have found jobs. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh its disadvantages?
11 Some people think that success in life comes from hard work and determination, while others think that there are more important factors such as money and appearance. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
12 Online shopping is now replacing shopping in the store. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
13 Some people think that with the increasing use of mobile phones and computers, people lose the ability to communicate face to face. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
14 In some countries, many young people choose to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
15 Most of the urgent problems can only be solved with international cooperation. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
16 Some people believe that rich countries provide poorer countries with other types of help rather than financial aid. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
17 Some people think that the best way to improve road safety is to increase the minimum legal age for driving a car or motor-bike. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18 Some people think young people are not suitable for important positions in the government，while other people think it is a good idea for young people to take on these positions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
19 Many young people leave school with a negative attitude towards learning. What are the reasons and how can we encourage them to study?
20 Some people think that children can learn efficiently by watching television. Therefore, children should be encouraged to watch TV both at school and at home. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
21 Employers should give its staff at least four weeks of holidays a year to make employees do better in their jobs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
22 In many countries today, both men and women need to work full time. Therefore, some people think men and women should share household tasks equally (eg. cleaning and looking after children). To what extent do you agree or disagree?
23 Some people think it is more important to plant more trees in the open area in towns and cities than provide more housing. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
24 Nowadays some people have anti-social behavior and are lack of respect to others. What are the reasons? Give your suggestions.
25 In most countries，prison is an effective solution for the problem of crime. Some people think it is a more effective solution to provide a better education. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
1 Some people think reading stories in books is better than watching TV or playing computer games for children. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2 Interviews form the basic selecting procedure for most large companies. However, some people think an interview is not a reliable means of choosing who to employ and there are some other better methods of selection. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3 In some countries, the role of a mother differs in some ways from the role of a father. Why do you think these differences exist? How might parental roles develop in the future?
4 Some people say that playing computer games is bad for children in every aspect. Others say that playing computer games can have positive effects on the way children develop. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
5 Developments in science and technology have caused environmental problems. Some people think that a simpler way of life will protect the environment, while others believe that science and technology can solve environmental problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
6 The international community must act immediately to ensure that all countries reduce their consumption of fossil fuels, such as gas and oil. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7 Some people think "vertical "city is the best, where people live and work in tall buildings. Others think "horizontal" city is better, where there are few tall buildings. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
8 Some people think that language should be taught in small classes, while other people think the number of students in a language class does not matter. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
9 It is not necessary for people to travel to other places to learn about the culture. We can learn as much as from books, films, and the Internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
10 Today, fashion is becoming more and more important in choosing clothes. What are the reasons? Do you think the trend positive or negative?
11 Some people believe that young people who commit serious crimes should be punished in the same way as adults. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
12 Some people think that only the best students should be rewarded. Others, however, think that it is more important to reward students who show improvements. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
13 Older people who need employment have to compete with younger people. What problem does this cause and what are the solutions？
14 Some people think that using mobile phones and computers has a negative effect on young people's reading and writing skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
15 Some working parents believe childcare centers can provide the best care for children, while others think family members like grandparents can do it better. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
16 The use of a mobile phone is as anti-social as smoking. Since smoking is banned in certain places, using a mobile phone should be banned as well. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
17 People are surrounded by many kinds of advertising which can influence their life. Does the positive effect of this trend outweigh negative effects?
18 News media are important in modern society. Why are they so important? Are their influences generally positive or negative?
19 The government should spend money in promoting sport and art in school, rather than sponsoring professional sports and art events in communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20 Some people think people working in creative arts should be financially supported by the government. Others think they should find financial support from other resources. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
21 In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career. Which do you think is appropriate in today’s world?
22 Nowadays, most people learn academic studies at university, but others think we should encourage them to learn vocational skills more, do you agree or disagree?
23 Some people believe the purpose of education is to prepare people to be useful members for society. Others say that the purpose of education is to achieve personal ambitions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
24 It is important for all towns and cities to have large public outdoor places like squares and parks. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
25 Some think that printed books are not necessary in the digital era, because all writing can be stored electronically. Others think printed books still play an important role. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.