Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us all want to do the same and look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think developing countries should invite foreign companies to open branches, offices and factories to promote their economies. Others say that they should keep the foreign companies out and depend more on their own local companies. Describe both views and give your opinion. （7.31新增）
Some people believe that governments should make investment in building public libraries in every town, while others think it is a waste of money because we have access to information via Internet. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. （7.31新增）
Some people believe that the government should support the development in agriculture such as farming and the creation of new types of fruits and vegetables. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe countries have moral obligation to help each other, others worry about the aid money cannot get to the poor of this world. Discuss.
Some people think that instead of preventing climate change, we need to find a way to live with it. Do you agree or disagree?
Today, most people understand the importance of protecting the environment, while some people think individuals are too weak to take actions and make a difference. Discuss why do such people hold this opinion and tell what should be done to solve the problem.
Most of the urgent problems can only be solved with international cooperation. To what extent do you agree or disagree？(7.31新增)
The spread of multinational companies and the increase of globalization produces positive effects for everyone. To what extent to you agree or disagree？
Some people say it is more important to plant trees in towns and cities than to build housing. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people think watching TV is bad for children, while others think that watching TV has more beneficial effects on children. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
Some people think that it is beneficial to travel abroad, but others think it is unnecessary because we have the internet and TV. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays, there is a trend that reports of media focus on problems and emergencies rather than positive developments. Some people think it is harmful to individuals and to society. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (7.31新增)
Some people think that the government should offer financial support and care to old people, while others think that people should save money for their future life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
With the increasing demand for energy sources of oil and gas, people should look for sources of oil and gas in remote and untouched natural places. Do the advantages outweigh disadvantages of damaging such areas？
The government should control the amount of violence in films and on television in order to decrease the level of violent crime in society. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that reading books can better develop people’s imagination and language skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The government should spend money in promoting sport and art in school, rather than sponsoring professional sports and art events in communities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Since money for postgraduate research is limited, some people think financial support from the government should be only provided for scientific research rather than the research for less useful subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Anyone can use a mobile phone to answer the work call and home call at any place, or 7days a week. Some people think this development has negative effects on both individuals and society. Do you agree or disagree?
Developing countries require help offered by international organizations to ensure healthy and sustainable development. Some people think that financial aid is important. Others believe that practical aid and advice is more important. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays, high-technologies such as mobile phones and internet are rarely used by old people. How should these technologies be useful to old people? How to encourage old people to use the technologies?
University students should pay all the cost of studies because university education only benefits the students themselves not the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
Major cities grow continuously and expand into countryside, what problems are caused due to the cities development to the young people living in the city, what are the reasons and what solutions do you have?
Nowadays, some organizations and charities publicize their activities by introducing special days every year like National Children's Day and Non-smoking Day. Why do they introduce special days and what effects does this have?
Some people believe that the subjects and lesson contents should be decided by the authorities such as the government. Some people argue that teachers should make the choice. Discuss the both viewpoints and give your opinion.
The best way to teach children to cooperate is through team sports at school. What extent do you agree or disagree?
Consumption of the world’s resources (such as oil, fresh water, etc.) is increasing at a dangerous rate. What are the causes of this increased consumption? What can people do to reduce it?
Some people think that language should be taught in small classes, while other people think the number of students in a language class does not matter. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
In recent years, young people in many countries choose to live by themselves. What are the reasons and is it positive or negative for the development of the society？
Some people think that it is beneficial for students to go to private secondary schools, but others feel that it has negative effects on them. Discuss the both viewpoints and give your opinion.
Some people believe that a country becomes more interesting and develops faster when its population includes a mixture of different nationalities and cultures. Do you agree or disagree?
As most people spend a majority part of their adult life in work. Job satisfaction is an important part of individual well-being. What are the factors that contribute to the job satisfaction? How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction of all workers?
Some people think everyone should be a vegetarian, because we do not need to eat meat to have a healthy diet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The government money should be invested in teaching science rather than other subjects so as to help country make progress and develop. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that to maintain the cultural identity of a city, the government should build all the new buildings in a traditional way, to what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think schools should select pupils according to their academic ability, and others believe pupils with different abilities should be educated together. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Use an example to support your idea.
In some countries, museums charge people for admission, while in some other countries, people are admitted into museums free of charge. Do you think the advantages of charging admission outweigh its disadvantages?（7.31新增）
Good relationship between different countries is becoming more important than before. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that museums and art galleries should be enjoyable places to entertain people. Others, however, believe that the purpose of museums and art galleries is to educate. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Many countries believe that international tourism has harmful effects. Why do they think so? What can be done to change their views?
Some people think people working in creative arts should be financially supported by government. Others think they should find financial support from other resources. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
With the rapid economic development, people living in developed and developing countries both have become richer than before. But studies show that people in developing countries feel happier than before, while those in developed countries do not. Discuss the reasons and lessons we can learn from it.
Space travel has been possible for some time and some people believe that space tourism could be developed in the future. Do you think it is a positive or negative development？
Human beings like to copy each other and this is reflected in the popularity of fashion, clothes, and consumer goods. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In modern societies, it is possible for people to go shopping, work and communicate via the internet without face-to-face communication. Is it a positive or negative development?
The restoration of old buildings in major cities in the world costs numerous governments' expenditures. This money should be used in new housing and road development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In some countries, young people are not only richer but also safer and healthier than ever before. However, they are less happy. What do you think are the causes of this? What solutions can you suggest? (7.31新增)
Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists and not local people. Why is the case? What can be done to attract local people?
Some people think that the best way to improve road safety is to increase the minimum legal age for driving a car or motor-bike. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It has become easier and more affordable for people to visit other countries. Is it a positive or negative development?（7.31新增）
More and more center-town stores are replaced by out-of-town big stores. As a result, more and more people have to buy cars in order to get to those far-away stores. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
It's better to be unemployed than to be employed in the jobs that people do not enjoy. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Young people are leaving their homes from rural areas to study or work in the cities. What are the reasons? Do advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?
Scientists advise people to lead a healthy lifestyle, but many people still continue with unhealthy activities. What are the reasons and what can we do to change the situation？
The workplace nowadays is trying to employ the equal number of females and males. Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?