1 Some people think that students in single-sex schools perform better academically. Others, however, believe that mixed schools provide children with better social skills for adult life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
2 Some employers believe that job applicants’ social skills are more important than their academic qualifications. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
3 Some people think that the government should make university education free for all students, regardless of their financial situation. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4 When students study a foreign language, they should also study the culture and lifestyles of the people who speak the language. Do you agree or disagree?
5 Schools should only offer subjects that are beneficial to students’ future career success. Other subjects, such as music and sports, are not ...view middle of the document...
9 Some people think that advertising aimed at children should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
10 Museums and art galleries are not necessary because people can see the historical objects and works of art in these places on television or on the Internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
11 Foreign visitors to museums and art galleries should pay more than local visitors. Do you agree or disagree?
12 International travel is cheaper and more convenient than ever. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
13 Nowadays air transport is used to export a wide variety of food to countries where the food is out of season. Some people think this is a positive development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
14 Developing countries need international organisations’ help. Some people think that financial aid should be provided, while others think that practical aid and advice would be better. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
15 More and more people are moving from rural areas to cities in search of a better life, but city life has its own problems. What are these problems? Suggest some solutions.
16 Governments should spend money on the repairs and maintenance of old buildings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
17 Some people believe that the best way to improve public health is to increase the number of sports facilities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
18 Young offenders should be made to do community service rather than be sent to prison. Do you agree or disagree?
19 Animal experiments have been used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of many other products. Some people think that these experiments should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20 A long-distance flight consumes the same amount of fuel and causes the same amount of pollution as a car does in several years. Some people think that to reduce environmental problems, we should discourage non-essential flights, such as tourist air travel, instead of limiting the use of cars. To what extent do you agree or disagree?