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e.g. The workplace nowadays is trying to employ the equal number of females and males. Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?（可延伸到男女生招生问题）
e.g. Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
e.g. Some people think it is acceptable to use animals for the benefit of humans. Other people think it is wrong to exploit animals for human purposes. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
e.g. Recent years, the number of crimes committed by young people in major cities throughout the world is increasing. Discuss this issue. Give reasons and suggest some solutions.
e.g. Some people think the only purpose of prison is to punish crime. Others think it has other functions. Discuss the two views and give your opinions.
e.g. Society is based on rules and laws. It could not function if individuals were free to do whatever they want. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
e.g. Nowadays, people get information through news and papers, but meanwhile are uncertain about the truth of these news. Should we believe the journalists? What qualities should a good journalist or correspondent have?
e.g. News media is important in our society. Why is it so important? Do you think its
influence is generally positive or negative?
e.g. If a product is of good quality and meets people’s needs, people will buy it. Therefore, advertising is unnecessary and is no more than a type of entertainment. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
e.g. Memorization of information by frequent repetition (rote learning) plays a role in most
education systems. Does the usefulness of this method of learning outweigh its limitations? 13)教育质量及师生关系
e.g. Nowadays education quality is very low. Some people think we should encourage our students to evaluate and criticise their teachers. Others believe that it will result in a loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss on both sides.
e.g. Some people think that students benefit from going to private secondary schools. Others, however, feel that private secondary schools can have a negative effect on society as a whole. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
e.g. In some countries, some high school leavers are choosing to work or travel for a period of time before going to the university. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for those school leavers’ decision. Give your own opinion and reasons using your own experience.
e.g. It is better for students at university to live far away from home than to live at home with
their parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? 17)课余生活的安排，如是用来补课还是从事其他活动
e.g. Full‐time university students need to spend a lot of time on study, but it is essential to get involved in other activities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?