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1 Some people think that it is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2 Some people believe that male and female students should go to separate schools, while others think that co-educational schools can help young people develop better social skills. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
3 Once children start school, teachers have more influence than parents on their intellectual and social development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4 Schools should only offer subjects that are beneficial to students’ future career success. Other subjects, such as music and sports, are not important. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5 Some people think that history should be a compulsory part of the school curriculum. Do you agree or disagree?
6 Distance education delivered over the Internet or television has more advantages than classroom-based education. Do you agree or disagree?
7 Today, more and more people use mobile phones. To what extent do you think the benefits of mobile phones outweigh the drawbacks?
8 The news media and the advertising industry are having greater influence on people’s opinions than in the past. Why is this the case? Is this a positive or negative development?
9 Cheap air travel is increasingly popular in the world today. To what extent do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
10 International travel makes people more prejudiced rather than more broad-minded. Do you agree or disagree?
11 As global trade increases, many goods are exported to other countries. Such goods are usually transported over long distances. Do the benefits of this outweigh the drawbacks?
12 Some people think that the only purpose of prison is to punish criminals. Do you agree or disagree?
13 Some countries have introduced laws to limit the working hours of employees. Why do you think such laws have been introduced? Is this a positive or negative change?
14 Some people think that economic progress is the only way to measure a country's success. Others, however, believe that other factors should also be considered. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
15 Some people believe that governments should give financial support to artists such as film-makers, musicians and painters. Others, however, argue that artists should be funded by other sources. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
16 Staying healthy by participating in sports and eating well should be an individual’s duty to society rather than a habit for personal benefits. Do you agree or disagree?
17 Individuals cannot do anything to improve the environment. Only governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18 More and more people are moving from rural areas to cities in search of a better life, but city life has its own problems. What are these problems? Suggest some solutions.
19 Some people think that it is acceptable to use animals for the benefit of humans. Others, however, think that it is wrong to exploit animals for human purposes. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
20 Some people think that new developments in agriculture, such as factory farming and creations of new types of vegetables, have brought more benefits than problems. Do you agree or disagree?