10.The older generations have traditional ideas about the correct ways of life, thinking and behaviour. Some people argue that these ideas are not helpful for the younger generation to prepare for modern life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
11.Cheap air travel is increasingly popular in the world today. To what extent do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
12.As the number of cars increases, more money has to be spent on the road systems. Some people think that governments should be responsible for the costs. Others, however, argue that car users should pay for the costs. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
13.Today, people often buy food transported from other countries. Do you think the benefits of this outweigh the drawbacks?
14.Some people believe that international co-operation has many benefits for environmental protection, while others argue that it has more benefits for international business and tourism. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
15.Some people think that financial aid should be provided to poor countries, while others believe that providing them with practical aid and advice is better. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
16.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.
17.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?
18.Some people believe that only the fittest and strongest individuals and teams can succeed in sports. Others think that success in sports depends on mental attitudes. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
19.Many criminals re-offend after they have been punished. What are the causes of this? Suggest some solutions.
20.Human activities have negative effects on many species of plants and animals. Some people think that it is too late to do anything about this situation. Others, however, believe that there are still actions that can be taken to change this situation. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.