1 Some people think that the developments in agriculture, such as factory farming and creation of new types of vegetables, have brought us more benefits than problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2 Today, many countries are trying to improve the standard of living of their people through economic development. However, some people think that cultural and social values are lost as a result. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3 Sending children to boarding schools is becoming increasingly popular. What are the causes of this trend? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
4 Some people think that students should attend university to further their education. Others, however, think that students should go to university to learn skills such as fixing cars or construction. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
5 Some people believe that students should study a wide range of subjects, while others argue that students should focus on the subjects they are best at or they find most interesting. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
6 Some people think that external influences play a more important role in children’s lives than family life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7 Traditional games are more useful than modern games in developing children’s skills. Do you agree or disagree?
8 Charities cannot help everyone in the world that needs help, so they should only try to help people in their own communities and countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
9 As global trade increases, many goods, including some daily goods, are exported to other countries. Such goods are usually transported over long distances. Do the benefits of this trend outweigh the drawbacks?
10 International travel is cheaper than ever before, and more countries have opened their doors to tourists. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages? 11 Many...