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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

The Environment

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

Travelling

1- Travelling alone or travelling with friends (or family)

2- Rural tourism

3- Exotic holidays

Relationships

1- Getting married, living together or living alone

2- Families today: working parents / single parents /
grandparents bringing up children

Health

1- Ways to stay healthy

2- Fast food or traditional food

3- Telemedicine: online patients

Language Learning

1- Bilingual education, Internet and language learning

2- Language exchanges, courses abroad
Crime

1- How to avoid street robbery or burglary

2- Crime and technology: identity theft

Shopping

1- Shopping centres (malls) and department stores
versus small shops

2- Opening hours: on Sundays and bank holidays

3- Shopaholics

Progress and Science

1- Space exploration: useless or useful

2- The best inventions in 20th century

Money matters

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

Education

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:
cinema...
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