1. New editors decide what to broadcast on television and what to print in newspapers. What factors do you think influence these decisions? Do we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was reported? Discuss. (Cambridge IELTS 1) 2. The mass media, including television, radio and newspapers, have great influence in shaping peoplê?Ts ideas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? (Model tests for the IELTS) 3. Television is dangerous because it has destroyed the family living and communication. Some people said that it absorb peoplê?Ts time too much that they have no time to talk to each other. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 4. Some people said the age of books is past. The information will be presented by video, computers, televisions, films. Others think the books and the written words will be necessary for spread information and complete education. Discuss. (China writing) 5. Television has had a significant influence on the culture of many societies. To what extent would you say that television has positively or negatively affected the culture development of your society? 6. We can get knowledge from news, but some people think we can?Tt trust the journalist. Discuss, what do you think is the important qualities that a journalist should have? (China writing)
1. In many countries schools have severe problems with student behavior. What do you think are the causes of this? What solutions can you suggest? (Cambridge IELTS 4) 2. Subjects such as Art, Sport and Music are being dropped from the school curriculum for subjects such as Information Technology. Many people children suffer as a result of these changes. To what extent would you support or reject the idea of moving these subjects from school curriculum? (IELTS Practice tests with answers) 3. Because of the pressure of new subjects such as business studies, many schools have dropped sport or physical education (PE) from the curriculum. How important is sport or PE in a young personâ?Ts education? (Ielts on Track) 4. Studying the English language in an English-speaking country is the best but not the only way to learn the language. Do you agree with this statement? (Model tests for the IELTS) 5. The idea of going overseas for university study is an exciting prospect for many people. But while it may offer some advantages, it is probably better to stay at home because of the difficulties a student inevitably encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (IELTS to success) 6. In order to learn a new language well, you should also get to know the culture and the lifestyle. To what extent do you agree with this idea? (August 22nd, 2006) 7. Only formal examinations, written or practical, can give a clear picture of studentsâ?T true knowledge and ability at university level. Continuous assessment like course word and project are poor measures of student ability. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Academic writing practice) 8. Academic achievement at school or university is the only true measure of a personâ?Ts intelligence. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts Foundation) 9. Some people think that university should not provide theoretical knowledge, but to give practical training benefit to society. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 10. Some people say that universities should be concerned with educating people so that they will have wide general knowledge and be able to consider important matters from an informed viewpoint. Other people say that universities should simply train students to do the jobs required by society and not concern themselves with broader issues. Discuss. (Insearch prepare for Ielts) 11. The wealth of a nation is said to depend on the health of its citizens. Yet, in the modern knowledge-based economies of the world, education is more and more being seed as the main...
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