TOPICS for DISCUSSION
Society and the Media
1- Where do you get the news from?
radio / newspapers / TV / Internet
2- Reality shows on TV
3- TV and children
1- Public transport: a real alternative?
2- Recycling: a good way to be green?
3- Plastic bags in shops.
The World of Work
1- Teleworking (working from home): pros and cons.
2- Equal opportunities for men and women
3- Unemployment: effects on society
1- Travelling alone or travelling with friends (or family)
2- Rural tourism
3- Exotic holidays
1- Getting married, living together or living alone
2- Families today: working parents / single parents /
grandparents bringing up children
1- Ways to stay healthy
2- Fast food or traditional food
3- Telemedicine: online patients
1- Bilingual education, Internet and language learning
2- Language exchanges, courses abroad
1- How to avoid street robbery or burglary
2- Crime and technology: identity theft
1- Shopping centres (malls) and department stores
versus small shops
2- Opening hours: on Sundays and bank holidays
Progress and Science
1- Space exploration: useless or useful
2- The best inventions in 20th century
1- Is money the most important thing when
choosing a job?
2- Charities and NGO’s: for people, animals, civil rights
3- Is pocket money for children a good idea?
Computers and Technology
1- Downloading films or going to the cinema
2- Internet and books: will libraries disappear?
3- Effects of Internet on family life
1- Single sex education or co-educational schools
2- State schools or private schools
3- Discipline problems in the classroom
Leisure and Entertainment
1- Changes in how people spend their free time:
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