1.A person should never make an important decision alone. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2.Classmates have a more important influence than parents on a child’s success in school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3.Some movies are serious and are designed to make the audience think. Others are designed primarily to amuse and entertain. Which type of movie do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
4.When people need to complain about a product or poor service, some prefer to complain in writing while others prefer to complain in person. Which way do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
5.It is generally agreed that society benefits from the work of its members. Compare the contributions of artists to society with the contributions to scientists to society. Which type of contribution do you think is valued more? Give specific reasons to support your answer.
6.We all work or will work in our jobs with many different kinds of people. In your opinion, what are some important characteristics of a coworker (someone you work closely with)? Use reasons and specific examples to explain why these characteristics are important.
7.Holidays honor people or events. If you could create a new holiday, what person or what event would you honor and how would you want people to celebrate it? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
8.In many countries, teenagers are encouraged to do part-time jobs. What’s the situation like in your country? What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of doing part-time jobs?
9.Historical buildings are destroyed for housing schemes in most of the cities these days. Discuss the reason and give your opinion.
10.Some people think that cultural traditions may be destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions aimed at tourists. Others believe it is the only way to save these attractions. Discuss on both sides and give your opinion.
11.Film stars and music celebrities may earn a great deal of money and live in luxurious surroundings, but many of them lead unhappy lives. Do you agree with this statement? To what extent is this price they pay for being famous?
12.Should parents be obliged to immunize their children against common childhood disease? Or do individuals have the right to choose not to immunize their children?
13.People who have original ideas are of much greater value to society than those who are simply able to copy the ideas of others well. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
14.Young people have different ideas and attitudes with their parents and grandparents. What are the differences? What problems may be caused?
15.In some countries, marriages are arranged by the parents but in other cases, people choose their own marriage partner. Discuss both systems.