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?
New technologies have changed the way for children to spend their free time. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Some people argue that they would have more choices if the number of TV channels increases, but some would think that it would lead to poor TV programme. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people argue that international news is more important than local News, while others believe that local news is with equal importance. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
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?
More and more people send personal information or privacy to the Internet in order to complete the activities. Therefore, banks or shopping websites can obtain the information. Do you think this is a positive or negative trend?
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.
Some people believe that the charity organizations should give aid to those in greatest need, wherever they live. Some people believe that the charity organizations would better concentrate on helping people who live in their own country instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
People are consuming more and more sugar-based drinks. What are the reasons and the solutions for this situation?
City dwellers seldom socialize with their neighbour today and the sense of community has been lost. Why has this happened and how to solve this problem?
In many countries, more and more people buy a wider range of household goods like television, microwave oven and rice cooker. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Some people think school students should learn the science of food and how to prepare it, others think students should spend time on other more important subjects. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people believe that the best way to reduce the time to travel to work is replacing gardens and parks with apartment buildings, where commuters can live. Others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
The use of social media, like Facebook and Twitter, is replacing face-to-face contact for many people in daily life. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
Some people say modern children's games do not develop a wide range of skills, while traditional games can be much better for developing such skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays sports are a big business, with professional player earning high salary and a lot of companies involve both financially and in other ways. Is this the negative or positive development for sports?
In some countries, people waste a lot of food that they buy in shops and restaurants. Why do people waste food? What can we do to reduce the waste?
It is expected that there will be a higher proportion of older people than young people in many countries in the future. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
In many countries, the cost of living is rising. What effects do higher prices have on individuals and society? And what are better ways for people to deal with the high cost?
It is known to all that the technological and scientific advances have made greater changes to the range and quality of our food. Some people regard it as an improvement while others believe that the change is harmful. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.