1. Crime –violence –smoking
2. Culture – tradition and festival
3. Economic issues –employment
5. Environment – population –polution Animal
6. Family –children- women
7. Food –Drink -health-Welfare
8. Happiness –friendship - marriage
9. Social problems –housing-History –religion- Politic –climate 10. Hometown
11. Media- television -communication Reading – watching Movies/film 12. Music -Art- Fashion -Sport
13. Computer – technology –nuclear- internet
14. Tourism –travel -holiday
16. Rich and poor world -Different generation - Modern life –city –country living 17. Oversea studying – foreign language
18. Personal related - success – career – money – future plan Topic 1
Section 1: Smoking
1. Why people smoke?
- Relax when to be nervous.
- Like the taste.
- My friends smoke. It’s difficult to say “no” to a cigarrette when I’m with them. - It’s habit that difficult to stop.
2. fact –file
- about 100 million people around the world work in the tobacco industry. - Cigarette – smoking kills 2.5 millions people every year. Many of them die from lung cancer. Some aren’t even smokers. They’re people who live or work with heavy smokers. - $100 billion of cigarettes are sold every year/
3. Some businesses now say that no one can smoke cigarettes in any of their offices. Some governments have banned smoking in all public places. This is a good idea but it also takes away some of our freedom. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons. 4. In some countries, people are no longer allowed to smoke in many public places and office buildings. Do you think this is a good rule or a bad rule? Use specific reasons and details to support your position. TOEFL Why should apply this rule?
- improve people’s health.
- Increase worker productivity: the worker would not stop their work all the time to smoke, fewer worker absences. - Reduce conflict: non – smokers tend to get annoyed and jealous because smokers have an excuse to take frequent breaks. 5. Should the same laws which prohibit the sale and consumption of heroin be applied to tobacco? 6. Smoking is a habit which claims many lives and is a great drain on health services. One way to combat smoking would be to make it illegal. What are the pros and cons of such a government policy? What alternative strategies can you suggest to combat smoking? (Understand two or more sides of an issue) Section 2: Crime and violence
1) "Should criminals be punished with lengthy jail terms or re-educated and rehabilitated using, for instance, community service programmes, before being re-introduced to society." -; Answer: Insight into Ielts – 186. - Long Term Jail Sentences
- Not as expensive as rehab
- Criminals don''''''''t deserve special funding and education - Deters future crime
- Satisfies the public
- Criminals are inherently bad - they will always re-offend - Rehab programmes ineffective - criminals re-offend
- Longer time before criminals get the chance to re-offend
- Keeping prisoners is expensive anyway - longer jail term higher the cost - Rehab progammes can be used to make or save money - eg. build things - Has been found that heavy sentences (and even death sentence) have no effect on crime rate - Long-time inmates are most likely to re-offend
- Rehab programme is better than nothing
- Long term jail sentences create "us" and "them" situation - Crime and criminals are social problem, we have to try and re-integrate criminals into society, rehab tries to do this
2) Everybody has the right to carry gun --Preparation and practice –168 3) Patriotism is the biggest cause of war –-Preparation and practice –168. 4) The crime rate among teenagers has increased dramatically in many countries. Discuss some possible reasons for this increase and suggest solutions to this problem. (Discuss a problem and suggest solutions) 5) Why should not take drugs?
- All drugs are addictive.
- Sooner or later...
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