Some people believe that the fittest and strongest individuals and teams can achieve the greatest success in sports. Other people believe, however, the success of sport depends as much on mental attitude. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
When new towns are planned, it is more important to develop public parks and sports facilities than shopping centers for people to spend their free time in. Do you agree or disagree?
In some countries people waste a lot of food which is bought in shops and restaurants. What do you think are the reasons? What can be done to solve this problem?
Although more and more people read news on the Internet, newspapers will remain the most important source of news. Do you agree or disagree?
New technologies have changed the way children spend their free time. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Nowadays, children spend too much time watching TV and playing computer games. Some people believe this has negative effects on children’s mental abilities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Employers should give staff at least four weeks holidays a year to make employees better at their jobs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
As part of education, students should spend a period of time studying and living in a different county to learn language and culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Newspapers have become an enormous influence on people’s opinions and ideas. Why is this the case? Is it a desirable or undesirable situation?
Once children start school, teachers have more influence on their intellectual and social d evelopment than parents do. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that the best way to reduce time spent on travelling to work is to replace the parks and gardens in city centres with apartment buildings where commuters live, others disagree. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion?
Some people believe famous people’s support towards international aid organizations draws attention to problems. Others think celebrities make the problems less important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
In many countries, young people are leaving their homes from rural areas to study or work in cities. Why is this the case? Do the advantages of this trend outweigh its disadvantages?
Some people believe that certain old buildings are more worth preserving than others. Which types of old buildings should be preserved? Do you think the advantages of preserving old buildings overweight the disadvantages?