Discuss the issue of media publicity affecting people’s personal lives. Some people think publicity is essential, others think there should be means of controlling publication of private information. What is your opinion? It is often said that people over 60 should not work any more because of the problems they create the employers should make them retire. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your opinion. Many universities are offering jobs to students one year prior to their graduation from the course. Explain the advantages and disadvantages. What is your opinion?
Many people think that the government should pay the tuition fees for all adults who interested in university studies. Do you agree or disagree? Your opinion? Many schoolchildren and students are taught to try to push themselves to be competitive and to do better than other students, instead of teaming up. Do the disadvantages of making students competitive outweigh the advantages? Health services are the basic necessity for a person. Private companies have made the health services quite costly for ordinary individuals. Do the advantages of private health care outweigh its disadvantages?
Some people think that taking a yearly break between high school and college or university is a good thing. Do you agree or disagree? Provide examples and your experience. Not many young people living in rural areas have access to university education. Universities should make it easier for people from rural areas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Some people think that modern inventions have brought more problems that benefits. Do you agree or disagree? Explain. Some people find commuting to and from office difficult. They say employers should allow their workers to do certain office tasks from home.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of working from home? Give your opinion and examples. As technology develops, more shopping and business is done through the internet while communication face to face becomes less frequent. Is this a positive or a negative development? Many young people nowadays graduate from schools with negative attitude. Why do you think this happens? What can be done to solve or reduce this problem? Many people think that too much money is wasted on investment in technical equipment for space exploration and would be beneficial if invested elsewhere, do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Some people think that criminals should stay in prison, however, others think that they need medical and psychological assistance. What is your opinion? In some countries at the age of 18 young people are allowed to drive, vote and marry. What in your opinion is the right legal age for an individual to be considered a responsible adult? Due to people’s increased consumption, the amount of waste increases continuously. What can be done to solve this problem? What is the situation in your country? What is your opinion about a success of a team: does it depend on mental attitude of the whole team or on the strongest individuals?
The housing shortage today in big cities can have severe social consequences. Many people think that only government actions can solve this problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree? The number of people living today to the age of 100 is increasing steadily. What are the reasons for this? What effects does it have on individual and on society? Give reasons for your opinion. Schools should concentrate more on academic subjects which could be more beneficial for the children in the future. They should concentrate less on less important subjects such as sports and music. Do you agree or disagree?
Most of the people think that dangerous sports should be banned. Do you agree or disagree? Some parents think that having children watch television programs is good for their mental development others believe that this is not true. What is your opinion? News is playing a vital role in our life today and people are getting much influenced by the news now. Is this a positive/negative development? It is suggested that everyone in the world wants to own a car, a TV or a fridge. Do the disadvantages of this development to the society outweigh the advantages? Discuss you view including relevant examples and your own experience.
Modern means of communication have introduced relevant changes in our lives: some believe benefits outweigh disadvantages, others the opposite. Discuss your view and state your position. In some schools or colleges, cooking is taught to both girls and boys. How does it affect people’s habits in their adult life? Nowadays young children are using mobile phones. Some people think it is a positive development, while others think it’s a negative one. Discuss. What is your opinion? Society should ban all forms of the advertising because it has no purpose and causes damages.
Do you agree or disagree? Use specific examples and personal experiences. Some people believe that recent increases in cheap air travel have many benefits. However, others believe that it has some drawbacks for the environment and the world’s resources. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Some people think violence in TV programmes is increasing and it should be reduced. Do you agree with this statement? Give examples and share relevant experiences of your own. Advertising discourages people from acting like individuals by making people want the same things and want to look the same.
Do you agree or disagree? . In some societies more and more people are choosing to live on their own. What do you think are the reasons for this? Is it a negative or a positive trend? Give examples from you own knowledge. Money is an important factor in achieving happiness however some people say that feeling contented has nothing to do with money. Do you agree or disagree? Give your personal opinion explaining advantages/disadvantages. International travel influences individuals as well as the countries they visit. Do advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Studies show that television has a negative effect on children, who spend more time watching TV these days rather than being active playing outdoors. What do you think is the case? What measures can you suggest to encourage children to be more active? Research shows that children spend more hours in front of the TV rather than playing outdoors. What are the reasons for this development? What measures could be taken to encourage children to spend more time outdoors? There was a bar graph showing an average amount of children born to one woman in 1970 and 2000 in 5 different countries
The table shows the maximum, minimum and average annual salaries in 5 different sectors in Australia in 2006. Write a report to a university lecturer describing the table below. People who fail at school will often succeed in adult life. Why it is happening? Give reasons and examples from your own knowledge. There are many people who think prisons are just for criminals’ punishment, while other people think they can be used for other purposes. Discuss both points of view and give your opinion. Global climate has changed, should transport be reduced on the roads, e. g cars and lorries?
Explain the advantages and the disadvantages in your relevant location and give your opinion Nowadays, we can do daily tasks such as shopping, banking and business transactions without meeting face to face. What are the possible effects of this development on individual and society? Nowadays, more jobs and work are done by machines. What are the effects of this on individual and society? Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? Discuss With the help of science and technology, machines are becoming more popular in workplace. Do you think the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages?
Discuss both ideas and give your own opinion. Famous people play an important role in shaping the characters of others, especially young people – these well known people may act as ‘role models’ for the young. Is it a good or a bad development? Discuss. More and more people are wearing fashionable clothes. Is this a positive or negative development? Give reasons to support your answer. Some people prefer to spend their free time with people of same age group, while others prefer to spend time with people of all age groups. Discuss, include relevant examples from your experience.
Many people say that air travel brings harm to the environment from air pollution, which is much higher from airplanes than from cars. Therefore it is necessary to persuade people to use cars more and air travel less. Do you agree or disagree Is an individual fully and solely responsible to save money in order to survive after their retirement? People are living longer. However, this has some implications on the aging individual and the society. What are possible effects on the individual and the society? Three pie charts about young Australians secondary school leavers in years 1980, 1990 and 2000.
Each pie showed the proportion of school leavers that continued studying, were employed or unemployed. Write a report to a university lecturer describing the pie charts below. People nowadays are not as fit and healthy as people were in the past. What is the long term effect on health? What may be the reasons? What can be done about it? Newspapers and magazines will not be available in the near future because large amounts of information from the Internet will replace them. Do you agree or disagree? Give some examples from your own experience. Technology progression has a negative impact on us.
To what extent to you agree or disagree with this statement? In some countries a number of animal and plant species is declining. What are the reasons? What can be done to solve this problem? Some people think that the only way to make a good career is to enter a college/university after school. Others prefer getting a job straight after school graduation. Discuss. Some people say that fashion for young people is becoming an important thing. This is causing a problem for the society and has its negative effects on young people. Do you agree or disagree? Give examples from your experience.