claim n. 要求;要求权;主张;断言;声称;要求物 vt. 要求;请求;主张;声称;断言
beneficial adj. 有利的;有益的
relevant adj. 相关的;切题的;中肯的;有重大关系的;有意义的，目的明确的
unemployment n. 失业;失业人数
trend n. 趋势;倾向;方位 vi. 倾向;转向
ambition n. 雄心;抱负;野心;精力 vt. 追求;有 ... 野心
congestion n. 阻塞;拥挤;充血focus n. 焦点;焦距;中心 v. (使)集中;聚集
related adj. 相关的;有亲属关系的;属于同一种类的(或组别的)
appropriate adj. 适当的;相称的 vt. 占用;拨出(款项)
economic adj. 经济学的;经济的;有利可图的
decrease v. 减少;减小;降低 n. 减少;降低
apply vt. 应用;涂;使专心从事 vi. 申请;有关联
previous adj. 以前的;先于;在 ... 之前
given adj. 特定的;假设的;有 ... 倾向的 prep. 考虑到;如果 n. 不争的事实 动词give的过去分词形式
basis n. 基础;根据;基底
positive adj. 积极的;肯定的;明确的;正面的;正数的;阳性的 n. 正面;正数;正片;[语]原级
whereas conj. 然而;鉴于
negative adj. 否定的;消极的;负面的;负的 n. 否定;反面意见;底片;[数]负数 vt. 否定
tend v. 趋向;易于;朝向 v. 照料;照管
permanent adj. 永久的;持久的 n. 烫发
vehicle n. 车辆;交通工具;传播媒介;手段;工具arrange vt. 整理;安排;计划;改编(乐曲) vi. 协商;计划
preserve v. 保护;保存;保持 n. 禁猎区;蜜饯
description n. 描述;刻画;类型;说明书
extend v. 延伸;延长;伸展;扩展;提供;使竭尽全力
means n. 方法;手段;收入;财产 v. 意思是，意味(动词mean的第三人称单数)
diet n. 日常食物;规定饮食;节食 n. (日本等国的)国会 v. 节食;照规定饮食;喂食
第1套 The range and quality of food been improved with the development of technology and scientific advance. Some people think it is good and others think it is harmful. Discuss two sides and give your own opinion.
第2套 It is not necessary to travel to other places to learn about culture and people, because people can learn from books, films or the Internet, do you agree or disagree?
第3套 Some people think health care should be free for everyone, while others think they should pay medical costs for themselves. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
第4套 Some people believe that the country development benefits from the high-educated university students. However some people think that the large amount of young people in university only leads to high unemployment graduates. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
第5套 Government funding should only provide scholarships for the best students. All other funding of universities should come from student fees and private organizations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
第6套 In many cities, planners tend to arrange shops, schools, offices, and homes in specific areas and separate them from each other. Do you think the advantages of this policy outweigh the disadvantages?
第7套 Some people think that governments should do more to make their citizens eat a healthy diet. Others believe that individuals must take responsibility for their own diet and health. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
第8套 Some people think getting old is entirely bad. However, others think that life of the elderly in modern world is much easier than in the past. Discuss both views and give your own opinion
第9套 Some people think the main benefit of greater international cooperation is in the protection of environment, while others think it is the world business. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
第10套 Some people think the technology makes life complex, so we should make life simpler without using the technology. Agree or disagree ?