Nowadays some countries encourage people to buy more and more products, while others believe it has negative effects on the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree？
Some people think family has the most powerful influence on children's development. Others，however, believe that other things have greater effects. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think secondary school students should learn international news as one of their subjects, while others believe that this is a waste of valuable time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
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 many countries today, people in big cities prefer to live alone or in small family units rather than large and extended family groups. Is this a positive or negative trend?
In some countries governments pay the money for students' university fees，while in other countries, students pay for themselves. Do advantages of governments paying for the students outweigh its disadvantages？
Some people think that in this modern world people are getting dependent on each other, while others think the modern world gets people more independent on each other. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some scientists think it is very soon that computers will be more intelligent than human. Some people think it is a positive development, while others think it is a negative development. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Nuclear energy is better than other sources of energy to meet the increasing need. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Countries with a long average working time are more economically successful than those countries which do not have a long working time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Throughout the history people have dreamed of living in a perfect society, but people have not agreed on what a perfect society would be like. What do you think is the most important element for building a perfect society? How can people achieve this goal?
Some people think they have right to use as much fresh water as they want, while others believe governments should strictly control the use of fresh water as it is limited resource. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people believe that giving aid to poorer countries has more negative effects than positive effects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Economic progress is one way to measure the success of a country. Some people believe there are other factors. What other factors should be considered? Which one do you think is more important than the others?
Many parents these days work in other countries, taking their families with them. Do you think advantages of the development outweigh its disadvantages?
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?