Young people are leaving their homes from rural areas to study or work in the cities. What are the reasons? Do the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?
Some people think the best way to solve the traffic congestions in cities is to provide free public transports for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think local governments should spend money on art projects of major cities, because these works of art (statues or painting) could make the landscape more attractive. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think painting and drawings are as important as other subjects, they should be compulsory in high school education. Do you agree or disagree?
The structure of families and the role of its members are changing gradually. What kinds of changes are they? Do these changes have a positive effect or negative effects?
In many countries women are not able to join the army to share equal opportunities as men to serve the country, but some people think women can be a member of the arm, navy and air-force. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Health experts claim that walking is the best exercise. However people are walking less on a daily basis. What has made it happen and how to deal with this?
In many countries, a high proportion of criminal acts are committed by teenagers. Why has this happened? What can be done to deal with this?
New parents should attend parenting courses to learn how to bring up their children well. To what extent you agree or disagree?
In many countries, more and more people have to travel long distance to work every day. Why has it happened? What can be done to solve the problem?
In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career. Discuss both views and give your opinions.
Many school children and students are taught to push themselves and try hard to be better than their classmates, rather than work for everyone's benefit. Do you think disadvantages of being trained to be competitive outweigh advantages?
Some people think that it is better to go out for a live performance, such as a show or concert, than stay at home watching TV or using computer. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is the responsibility of school to teach good behaviors in addition to providing formal education. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
People still value artists in the age of advanced science and technology. Why do you think this is the case? Are the arts as important as science and technology?
Some people think that creative artists should be supported financially by the government of their country, while others believe that they should find financial support from other sources instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
As the economy develops, people get richer. Studies show that people in developing countries feel happier than before, while people in developed countries feel less happy. Why do you think is it? What lessons can we learn from it?
The customs and traditional ways of behaviour are not longer relevant to the modern world. So it is not worth keeping them. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In many countries women are allowed to take maternity leave from their jobs during the first few months after the birth of their baby. Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?
On vehicle-free day, private cars, trucks and motorcycles are banned in the city center while the public transport is permitted such as bicycles, buses and taxis.Do the benefits of the vehicle-free day outweight the disadvantages?