1 Today, the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real need of the society in which they are sold. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2 Some people think that advertising discourages us from being different individuals by making us all want to be and to look the same. Do you agree or disagree?
3 Space research is a waste of money. The government should dedicate more money to improving citizens’ living conditions. To what extent you agree or disagree?
4 Traffic and housing problems in big cities can be solved by moving companies, factories and their employees to the countryside. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5 Some people believe that the increasing business and cultural contact between countries has positive effects while others think it will cause countries to lose their identities. Do you agree or disagree?
6 Motorised flight is the greatest invention in the modern world. No other invention has influenced our lives more significantly. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7 Some people argue that teaching children of different abilities together benefits all of them. Others believe that intelligent children should be taught separately and be given special treatment. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
8 Some people think the purpose of university education is to prepare students for employment while others think it has other functions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
9 It is not necessary for children to go to school because far more information is accessible on the Internet. Do you agree or disagree?
10 Water shortage has become a global problem. Discuss the causes of this phenomenon and the measures that should be taken to combat this problem.