Some people think that university should not provide theoretical knowledge, but to give practical training that is beneficial to society. Do you agree or disagree?
\people think having more TV channels is good because they will have more choices, while others think it is not good because programs' quality is lower. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
In many countries, people decide to have children at a later age than in the past. What are the reasons? Do advantages of this development outweigh disadvantages?
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?
The news media have become more influential in people’s lives, some people think it is a negative development, to what extent do you agree or disagree?
In many countries, women are able to join the armed forces now on the equal basis of men. However, some people think only men should be members of the army, navy and air force. Do you agree or disagree?
In some countries, the widespread use of the Internet has given people more freedom to work or study at home, instead of travelling to work or college. Do the advantages outweigh disadvantages?
Machines have replaced physical work in many industries. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Some people think that governments should do more to make their citizens have a healthy diet. Others, however, believe that individuals should be responsible for their own diet and health. Discuss both views and give your own opinions.
Many young people leave school with a negative attitude towards learning. What are the reasons? How can we encourage young people to study?
Some scientists believe intelligent life forms may exist in other planets and some want to send messages to the space to contact with these life forms. But other scientists believe it is a bad idea and it could be dangerous. Discuss both ideas and give your own opinion.
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 own opinion.
Advertising has many positive economic effects, but it also has some negative effects to the society, because it will make people feel dissatisfied about who they are and what they have. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Children can learn effectively from watching television. Therefore children should be encouraged to watch television regularly both at home and at school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think charity organizations should help people in great need wherever they live. However, others think they should help people in their own country. Discuss both opinions and give your own idea.
ambition n. 雄心;抱负;野心;精力 vt. 追求;有 ... 野心
economic adj. 经济学的;经济的;有利可图的
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
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
preserve v. 保护;保存;保持 n. 禁猎区;蜜饯
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