1 Students should not be encouraged to participate in sports at school because sports will cause competition rather than co-operation. To what extent you agree or disagree?
2 The government should pay the course fees for everyone who wants to study in university. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3 There are social, medical and technical problems associated with the use of mobile phones today. What forms do these problems take? Do you agree that the problems outweigh the benefits brought by mobile phones?
4 Many people believe that scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the government rather than by private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree with their opinion?
5 More measures to improve security in large urban areas have been introduced in many countries because of the increasing crime rate. Do the benefits of these measures outweigh their drawbacks?
6 A long-distance flight consumes the same amount of fuel as a car does in several years’ time, but they cause the same amount of pollution. Therefore, some people think that we should discourage non-essential flights, such as tourist travel, rather than to limit the use of cars. Do you agree or disagree?
7 Some people prefer to provide help and support for those in their local community who need it. Others prefer to give money to national and international charitable organisations. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
8 The first time when an astronaut arrived on the moon, he said," That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". But some people think it only made little impact on our daily life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
9 Advertisements discourage us from being different individuals and make us look the same. Do you agree or disagree?
10 Motorised flight is the most important invention in the modern world. Not other inventions have such a significant impact on our lives. To what extent do you agree or disagree?