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.
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.
Some people think that social skills are as important as academic qualifications. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Most of the urgent problems can only be solved with international cooperation. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
Some people think that young people should follow traditions of their society, and others think young people should be free to behave as they will. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
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 think the technology makes life complex, so we should make the life simpler without using the technology. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In the future，there will be a higher proportion of older people than younger people. Is it a positive or negative development?
News media are important in modern society. Why are they so important? Are their influences generally positive or negative?
In some countries old people are highly valued, while in some cultures young people are highly valued. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Do you think how important it is for people to want success in life? Is ambition a positive or negative characteristic?
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?
Some people think planning future is a waste of time and people should focus on the present. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In modern world, it is no longer necessary to use animals for food or use animal products, for instance, clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays consumers are faced with the advertisements from competitive companies. To what extent do you agree that consumers are influenced by advertisements? What measures should be taken to protect them?
In most countries，prison is an effective solution for the problem of crime. Some people think it is a more effective solution to provide a better education. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
The increase in food production owes much to fertilizers and better machinery, but some people think that it has a negative impact on human health and community. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that the government should support the funds for the arts, while some other people suggest that the money should be used for public health and education. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people think news have no connection to people's lives, so then it is a waste of time to read the news in the newspaper and watch television news programs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many people believe that scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the government rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
An increasing number of people do not know their neighbors, and there is no longer a sense of community. What do you think are the causes of this situation? What solutions can you suggest?
Some visitors are interested in other countries' culture and tradition. How can visitors learn it？Why are other visitors not interested in it？
Advertisements encourage consumers to buy in quantity rather than in quality. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is better for students to live away from home while studying at university than living with parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In most cities and towns, the high volumes of road traffic have become a problem. What are the causes and what actions could be taken to solve the problem？
In many countries, there are 24 -hour TV programs. Is it a positive or negative development?
Nowadays, mobile phones and internet have become increasingly important in people’s social life. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
A large number of young people cannot find jobs after they leave school. What problems will youth unemployment cause in individual and for society? What measures should be taken to reduce the level of unemployment among young people？
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?
Many countries spend a lot of money preparing competitors to take part in major sports competitions such as the Olympics, football world cup etc. Some people think that it would be better to spend this money to encourage children to take part in sports in a young age. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
Some people believe that everyone has the right to receive university education，so the government should make it free to all people regardless of their financial background. 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?
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?
Some people think personal happiness is closely related to economic success, while others believe that it depends on other factors. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Many countries now have people from different cultures and ethnic groups. What is the reason for this? Is it a positive or negative development?
It has become easier and more affordable for people to visit other countries. Is it a positive or negative development?
Some people think that advertising discourage us from being different individuals, as all people want to do the same and look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe more actions can be done to prevent crime, while others think that little can be done. What is your opinion?
We have three important parts of education reading, writing and Math. Some people think every child will benefit from a fourth skill added to the list: computer skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In the past, people used to travel abroad to look many differences from their home country. Nowadays, cities throughout the world are becoming more and more similar. What are the reasons？Is this a positive or negative development？
With the increasing use of mobile phones and computers, fewer people are writing letters. Some people think that the traditional skill of writing letters will disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How do you think letter-writing is important?
More and more companies are allowing employees to work from home. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Nowadays, people always throw old things away and buy new things, whereas in the past, old things were repaired and used again. What factors cause this phenomenon? What effects does the phenomenon lead to?
In some countries around the world men and women are having babies late in life. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or negative development?
We live in cities or towns which have museums displaying historical and cultural importance, but people do not visit them. What are the reasons？How important are those museums to our society?
Some people believe that charity organizations should give the aid to those who are in great needs, some people think that charity organizations should concentrate on helping people who lives in their own country. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
In today's world, it is private companies rather than governments who pay for and carry out most scientific research. Do you think the advantages outweigh disadvantages?
The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider, the rich more richer, the poor even more poorer, what problems can the situation cause and give the solutions.
Nowadays some people have the anti-social behavior and are lack of respect to others. What are the reasons? Give your suggestions.
Air travel can only benefit the richest people in the world. The ordinary people can get no advantage with the development of air travel. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that politicians have the greatest influence on the world than other people. However, some others believe that scientists are the most important. Discuss both viewpoints and give your own opinion.
Nowadays, most countries improve the standard of living through economic development. But some social values are lost as a result. Do you think the advantages of the phenomenon outweigh the disadvantages?
Technological progress has brought great changes to our society in the last 100 years. However, some people think that it has also brought some negative effects at the same time. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this point?
Surveys show that people are living longer in many countries. But increased life expectancy has many implications for aging individuals and for society as a whole. What are the possible effects of longer living for individuals and society?
Different people have different opinions on the issue whether zoos should be built to protect wild animals. What is your opinion?
Lately, more and more work has to be done by machines. Do you think the positive impact on the development outweigh negative impact on individuals and society?
Recently, children are spending much time on TV instead of active and creative things, why do you think this is a case? What measures will be helpful to change this problem?
Some people think the fact that travel by air is becoming cheaper and cheaper is beneficial, other people think it has drawbacks to environment and the recourses of the world. What is your opinion?
Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree.
Some people think the governments should act to decide how people live in order to make a healthier life. Others think individual should decide their own lifestyle. Discuss both view and give your opinion.
It has been suggested that everyone in the world want to own a car, a TV and a fridge. Do you think disadvantage of such a development outweigh advantages?
Schools should teach children some academic subjects which will be beneficial to their future careers. Therefore, other subjects such as music and sports are not important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Nowadays, distance-learning programs are such a common thing for us, but some people argue that they're not as good as those by attending in a college or university in person. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that children should obey rules and listen to their parents and teachers; Some others believe that less controlling will help children deal with adults life. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
Students from rural areas often find it difficult to access to university education, so people think universities should make it especially easy for them to study at. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Thanks to the development of air travel and telecommunication, contacts between different parts of the world have developed quickly. To what extent do you think societies benefit from the increased contact and closer relationship with foreigners brought about by international business and tourism?
An increasing number of people today change their career and place of residence several times during their life. Is this a positive or negative development?
Some people fail to benefit from international travel. Some people believe international travel leads to prejudice instead of knowledge. What are the reasons and what can be done to relieve the problem?
Nowadays more and more young people hold the important positions in the government. Some people think that it is a good thing while others argue that it is not suitable. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
Some people think it is not necessary for adults to receive education in class. Self-study is a good way for them to study more effectively. To what extent do you agree or disagree with it?
The movement of people from agricultural areas to cities to work can cause serious problems in both places. What are the serious problems? What measures can be used to solve these problems?
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？
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?
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? Give examples.
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?
Anyone can use a mobile phone to answer the work call and home call at any place, or 7 days a week. Some people think this development has negative effects on both individuals and society. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people think it's necessary to use animals for testing medicines intended for human use. Others, however, think it's not right to do that. Discuss both of these views and give you own opinion.
Some people believe that the society should be based on rules and laws. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Children nowadays spend too much time on watching television and playing video games. Describe the effects on children, families, and society. Report the measures to solve the problem.