October/November 2007 2 hours
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2 Section 1 1 How far are ‘ordinary’ people important in the history of a country?
‘Sport is a greatly overrated activity.’ How far do you agree?
How far is it possible for societies to provide equal opportunities for all their citizens?
To what extent can small businesses survive in the modern economic climate?
‘The most effective learning takes place away from school.’ How far do you agree?
Section 2 6 How far can poorer countries benefit from scientific developments?
Discuss the view that the internet can be more harmful than helpful.
Do you think there is a conflict between science and religion?
What can be done to make young people more aware of the importance of mathematics as a subject?
10 How far can countries be prepared for a serious outbreak of disease?
Section 3 11 In what ways can advertising be useful and entertaining?
12 ‘The media focuses too much on opinion, rather than on fact.’ How far do you agree?
13 ‘The way we speak reveals who we are.’ Is this true?
14 Consider the influence of writers from your region on its culture.
15 Is it more important to preserve old buildings or to encourage new forms of architecture?
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