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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. Many people say that we have developed into a “throw-away” culture, because we are filling up our environment with so many plastic bags and rubbish that we cannot fully dispose of. To what extent do you agree with this opinion and what measures can you recommend reducing this problem?
e.g. Some people think that the environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, believe that the problems cannot be solved if individuals do not take some actions. Discuss both views and give your own 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. Far too little has been done to prevent animals and plants from dying out, although people have been aware of this problem for a long time. Why do people do so little about it? Give your suggestions on how to solve this problem.
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. Some people believed that young people who commit serious crimes should be punished in the same way as adults. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
e.g. In many parts of the world, children and teenagers are committing more crimes. Why do you think it is the case? How should children or teenagers be punished?
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. 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?
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?
e.g. Children find it difficult to concentrate on or pay attention to school. What are the reasons? How can we solve this problem?
e.g. Air transport is increasingly used to export types of fruits and vegetables to countries where they cannot be grown or are out of season. Some people say it is a good thing, but other people think it can''t be justified. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
e.g. Food can be produced much more cheaply today because of improved fertilizers and better machinery. However, some of the methods used to do this may be dangerous to human health and may have negative effects on local communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
e.g. Nowadays, technology developments are causing environmental problems. Many people think that we should live a simpler life while others believe that technology can solve environmental problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
e.g. Some people believe that the range of technology available to individuals today is increasing the gap between the poor people and the rich people, while some others say this has an opposite effect. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
e.g. Today, the advanced science and technology have made great changes to people’s life, but artists such as musicians, painters and writers are still highly valued. What can arts tell us about life that science and technology cannot?
e.g. Leisure is a growing industry, but people no longer entertain themselves as much as they used to because the use of modern technology has made them less creative. Do you agree or disagree?
e.g. Mobile phones and the Internet are very useful. However, it is rare for old people to use them. What ways could mobile phones and the Internet be useful to old people? How does the old people to be encouraged using this new technology?
e.g. Technological progress in the past century has its negative effect, despite its remarkable contribution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
e.g. Tourism is an excellent way to develop country, but it also can cause some harm. How can a country ensure tourism benefit the development?
e.g. In the past, people used to travel to see the difference from their home country. However, the sceneries in places around the world seem similar nowadays. What are the causes of these similarities? Do you think that the advantages of this similarity outweigh the disadvantages?