1.Children’s education is expensive. In some countries, the government pays some or all of the costs. Do the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?
2.It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn't worry about producing building as a work of art. Do you agree or disagree?
3.Some people say that history can teach us many important values and lessons, but others think it is unnecessary to learn from the past. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
4.As well as making money, businesses should also have social responsibilities. Do you agree or disagree?
5.Some people think that education should help students to be useful to the whole society, while other people think that education should provide students with opportunities to achieve personal ambitions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
6.In the past, cultural and historical relics were stored in museums. But now, people can see them freely with the internet. Some people believe that museums are no longer needed in the future. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7.More and more people want to study at university, so competition of university places is increasing. Why do more people want to study at university? Is it positive or negative?
8.Some people think that parents have a great influence on their children, others believe that the media is a bigger influence. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
9.Some people think that robots are very important for humans' future development. Others, however, think that robots are a dangerous invention that could have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
These days young adults are encouraged to work for a period of time after high school, however,
others think they should continue to study. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
11.Air travel and telecommunication makes the communication all over the world closer. To what extent do you agree that the society benefits from international tourism and business?
12.Computers enable people to be able to work at home and children to study at home. Some people believe that it is convenient and cost-saving. Do you think the phenomenon positive or negative? 13.Some people believe that the subjects and lesson contents should be decided by the authorities such as the government. Some people argue that teachers should make the choice. Discuss the both viewpoints and give your opinion.
14.The workplace nowadays is trying to employ the equal number of females and males. Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?
15.Some people think governments should protect local companies when they compete with international companies. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
17.More and more people choose online shopping. Some people think this trend will have positive influence (such as creating new jobs), however others think it causes many problems. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
19.Many fathers today stay at home and take care of their children while mothers go out to work. What are the causes of this? Is this a positive or a negative development?
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