Some teachers say students should be organized into group study. Others argue that students should be made to study alone. What‘s your opinion?
Education is of vital importance to the development of individuals and to the well-being of societies. Please discuss what should education consist of to meet fulfill these functions?
In order to improve the quality of education, high school students should be encouraged to evaluate and criticize their teachers, but others think it will result in loss of respect and discipline in classroom. Discuss and give your opinion.
Nowadays, some universities offer graduate students skills that assist them to find employment, but some people believe the main function of university should be the access to knowledge for its sake. What‘s your opinion?
Some people think the function of university education is to prepare students for their future employment. However, others believe that it must have other important functions. Discuss and indicate what other functions the university education can provide.
Some people think that the Internet can bring various kinds of information to school children, so schools and colleges are no longer playing an important role in modern education. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that teaching children of different abilities together benefits everyone. But some people believe that the intelligent students should be taught separately and be given special treatment. Discuss both and give your own opinion.
Computers are less helpful to children's studies. Therefore, some people say computers have a negative effect on their physical and mental development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Schools should teach children some academic subjects which will be beneficial to their future careers. Therefore, other subjects such as music and sports are not important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Many people use distance-learning programs, such as study material post, TV and the Internet, to study at home. However, some people think that it cannot bring the benefits as much as attending college or university. Do you agree or disagree? Give your reasons.
Some people think that people should follow the local customs when moving to a foreign country? Others think that host countries should welcome different culture. Discuss both and give your own opinion
Some people think that culture traditions may be destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions aimed to tourists. Others believe that it is the only way that traditions can be remained in the world. Discuss both and give your opinion.
The advantage brought by the spread if English as ‘global language’ will outweigh the disadvantages. TO what extent do you agree or disagree with the view?
Modern buildings have been changing the appearance of cities and towns. Some people argue that we should build all buildings in traditional styles to protect culture identity; to what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people say the government should not put money on arts such as music and painting. Instead, they should spend more money on construction of public facilities. What is your opinion?
Food can be cheaper if we use improved facilities and better machinery. However, some of the methods may be dangerous for human health, and have negative effects for local community. What‘s your opinion?
Now people can do many things such as shopping and banking, especially banking transaction without having to meet other people. What is the possible social impact on individual and the society?
Many people are optimistic about the 21st century and see it as an opportunity to make positive changes to the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree with their optimism? What changes would you like to be made in the new century?
Sending criminals to prisons is not the best method to deal with them. Education and job training are two better ways to help them. What‘s your opinion?
There are many women serving in the army, the navy, and the air force. What do you think of females joining the armed forces? Do you agree or disagree? Give your reasons.
People have shown their selfishness and greed in modern society. Therefore, some people would like to go back to those traditional societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Traffic and housing problems in major cities can be solved by moving large companies and factories and their employees to the countryside. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Individual greed and selfishness are a basis of modern society. But some people think we should go back to the old times when people respect their family and community. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many old buildings are protected by law because they are part of a nation‘s history. However, some people think that they should be knocked down to make way for new ones because people need houses and offices. How important is it to maintain old buildings? Should history stand in the way of progress?
Many people think that public libraries should only provide books to readers and shouldn‘t waste their limited funds on expensive high-tech media, such as computer software, DVD or videos. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Air transport is increasingly used to export various types of fruits and vegetables to countries where those plants cannot grow or are out of season. Some say it is a good thing, but others consider this use of air transport can‘t be justified. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
In some societies, sports and entertainment personalities are more valued than professional workers like doctors, nurses and teachers. Why do you think this has happened? Do you think it is a good development?