1 The world of work is changing rapidly. Few people today stay in the same job all their lives. What are the causes of this? How should people prepare for work in the future?
2 Foreign visitors to museums and art galleries should pay more than local visitors. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3 Some people believe that old buildings should be protected by law. Others, however, think that they should be replaced by new buildings. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
4 Many large cities lack a sense of community. What are the causes of this? Suggest some solutions.
5 As the number of cars increases, more money has to be spent on the road system. Some people think that governments should pay for the costs. Others, however, believe that car users should be responsible for the costs. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
6 Governments should pay for people’s education and health care. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7 Many parents today believe that their children are under more pressure than they were at a young age. Do you agree or disagree?
8 Some people believe that students with different levels of academic abilities should be taught separately. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
9 High school students need to learn practical skills, such as car maintenance and financial management, along with the academic subjects at school. Do you agree or disagree?
10 University students can benefit more from courses that are delivered over the Internet or television than from classroom-based courses. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
11 More and more people rely on mobile phones and computers for long-distance communication. Some people believe that the traditional skill of letter writing will disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
12 Nowadays air transport is used to export a wide variety of food to countries where the food is out of season. Some people think this is a positive development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
13 In many countries, traditional food is being replaced by international fast food. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?
14 Differences between countries are becoming less evident. People all over the world share the same advertising, brands and television channels. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
15 Detailed descriptions of crimes in the news media should be strictly controlled. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16 The rate of youth crime is increasing in many countries. What are the causes of this trend? Suggest some solutions.
17 Charities cannot help everyone in the world. They should only provide aid to people in need in their own countries. Do you agree or disagree?
18 Animal experiments have been used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of many other products. Some people think that these experiments should be banned. Do you agree or disagree?
19 Humans are responsible for a wide range of environmental problems. What can governments do to address environmental problems? What can individuals do to address these problems?
20 The consumption of natural resources on Earth has been increasing at an alarming rate. What are the causes of this? Suggest some solutions.
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