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Some people think that charity organizations should only offer help to people of their own country. But others believe that these organizations should give aid to people in great need wherever they live. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

In today's world, it is private companies rather than government who pay for and carry out most on scientific research.
To what extent do you think the advantages outweigh disadvantages?

The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider. The rich are growing richer and the poor are growing poorer.
What are the causes of this? What measures can be taken to reduce this problem?

Today there is a great increase in anti.social behavior and lack of respect to others.
What are the causes of this? What measures can be taken to reduce this problem?

Air travel only benefits the richest people. The majority of people get no advantage from development of air travel.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people say politicians promote the development of society. However others believe that it is scientists who have more influence on the world.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Many countries aim to improve living standard by economic development, but some important social values are lost as a result.
Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages?

Some people hold that technological progress in the last 100 years has brought negative effects upon society.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Survey shows that in many countries across the people are living longer but increased life expectancy has many implications for the aging individuals and for society as a whole what are the possible effect of longer living for individuals and society?

Some people think that zoos are cruel and all the zoos should be closed. However, some people think zoos are useful to protect the rare animals.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

More and more works is done by the machines. What are the impacts on individuals and society? What’s your opinion?

Studies suggest that children spend more time on watching TV than they do in the past and spend less on doing active or creative things.
Why do you think this is case? What measurement and methods can be used to tackle with it?

Some people think that the increase of cheap air travel has brought about many benefits while others argue that this development has its drawbacks to the world’s environment and resources. Discuss these two points of view. What’s your opinion?

Some people think that men and women have different qualities that some certain job suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Governments should change the way individuals live while others believe they should choose the way themselves. Discuss these both points of view and give your opinion.

It has been suggested that everyone in the world wants to own a car, a TV and a fridge. Do you think disadvantages of such a development outweigh advantages?

Some people consider that school education should be concentrated on academic subjects, which would be helpful for their future careers, and subjects like music and sport are not useful. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays, distance-learning programs are commonplace, but some people argue that they are not as good as those by attending in a college or university in person. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that children should obey rules and do every thing as their parents and teachers say. Others believe that children who are controlled too much may be not well-prepared for their adult life. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Many young people today leave school with a negative attitude towards learning. Why do you think this is happening? What can be done to encourage a positive attitude to learning in young people?

Students from poor background such as rural areas often find it difficult to access university education, so people think universities should make it especially easy for them to study at. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Air travel and telecommunications have brought about increased contact and closer relationships with foreigners. To what extent do you agree that societies benefit from international tourism and business?

An increasing number of people today frequently change their careers and places of residence several times during their lives. Is this a positive or negative development?

International travel seems to make people more prejudiced rather than broad-minded. What do you think are the reasons for people to fail to benefit from the international travel and how to improve the understanding between different countries?

Some people argue that younger people are not suitable for important positions in the government while others think it is a good idea. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some people think adults should learn practical skills by themselves, while others think they should learn from teachers. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

The movement of people from agricultural areas to cities to work can cause serious problems in both places. What are the serious problems and what measures can be taken to solve the problems?

Some people believe that university students should pay all the cost of studies because university education only benefit the students themselves not the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In many parts of the world, children and teenagers are committing more crimes. Why is this case happening? How should children or teenagers be punished?

The major cities in the world are growing fast, as well as their problems. What are the problems that young people living in cities are facing with? Give solutions to these problems.

Nowadays, a lot of charities and organizations have set up a number of days to name the special day to attract people’s attention, like National Children's Day, National Non-smoking Day. Why do they have to do so, and what will the effects be?

In many cities, planners have separated schools, homes, shops, offices in specific areas which were widely separated from each other. Do you think advantages of this policy outweigh disadvantages to the city residents?

Anybody can use a mobile phone to answer the work and personal calls at any time or 7 days a week. Does this development have more positive or negative effects on both individuals and society? Discuss both these views and give your own opinion

Some people think that using animals for experimentation purposes is cruel, but other people think that is necessary for the development of science. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

A study shows lots of children, from the ages of 7.11, spend too much time watching television or playing video games. How do you think this problem influence the children, their families and the society? What measures should be taken to solve it?

Some countries introduce a law to limit working hours for employees.
why is this kind of law introduced? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

In some countries, it is illegal for companies to reject job applicants for their age. is this a positive or negative development?

Some people think pollution and damage of environment are resulted from a country developing and becoming richer, and this is hard to be avoided. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that by paying taxes they have made enough contribution to their society, others think there are more responsibilities than paying taxes. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think parents themselves need to spend time on reading or telling stories to Children, while others think Children can read through a variety of sources, such as book, TV and internet by themselves. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some people think everybody should stay in school until 18. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think people have benefited from modern communication technology; others think some people have not benefited at all. to what extend do you agree?

In some countries, small town-centre shops are out of business because people are driving to large out-of-town stores. As a result, people without cars have limit access to shops, so more and more people buy cars.
Do you think the disadvantages of this development outweigh the advantages?

In the past, some cultural and historical objects were stolen in the museum. But now, people can use the Internet to see them freely. Some people think we do not need museum in the future. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Scientists say we eat too much junk food and that is harmful to our health. Some people believe the answer to this question lies with education, but others argue education is useless. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people say that the teaching method with a teacher and students in a classroom will not exist by the year 2050. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


@темы: English, IELTS, Writing