JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020 TOPICS

  1. Some people think that online reading materials must only be used for children to learn to read, while others claim that only printed materials ought to be used. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  2. Some people consider that because some minors find some subjects such as math and philosophy difficult, they must be optional instead of mandatory. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  3. Some people believe that adolescents should concentrate on all subjects in school. But others think that teenagers should focus on the subject that they are good at. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  4. Some people claim that economic progress is the best way to measure a country’s success, whereas others believe that there are other factors which can measure it. What are these factors? Which do you think are most important?
  5. Some people think that modern innovations bring a lot more drawbacks than benefits? Do you agree or disagree?
  6. Some parents worry about the increasing level of violence on TV, video games and other types of entertainment for children. How does this affect a child? How can this problem be tackled?
  7.  In some countries, criminal trials are shown on TV for the public. Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
  8. In many countries, governments like to spend more money on the arts. And some people agree with this. But others think governments should spend more on education and health. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  9. Some people think that cars are the best way to travel around a city, whereas others believe that bicycles are better. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  10. Some people agree with spending lots of money on a large wedding, while others think it is a waste of money. What is your opinion?
  11. Some people use social media to keep in touch with other people and news events. Do you think advantages of this technology outweigh the disadvantages?
  12. Some people think that paying tax is their only duty, while others believe that we have more responsibilities towards our society. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  13. Many students take part-time jobs whilst studying in university. Is this a good or bad idea?
  14. Many people think that happiness relies upon the individual, while others think it is affected by other factors. Discuss both views and state your opinion.
  15. Earlier, people wore clothes which were related to their culture but now people wear the same type of clothes all over the world. Is this a positive or negative development?
  16. Spoken communication is always more powerful than written communication. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  17. Some people believe that music should be taught in schools, while others think that it is best to focus on computer and science. What is your opinion?
  18. Some people believe that charity organisations should help people wherever they live, others think they should help people in their country only. Discuss both and give your opinion.
  19. It is suggested that all young adults should undertake a period of unpaid work to help people in the community. Does it bring more benefits or drawbacks to the community and the young people?
  20. People often do not interact with their neighbours and this is harming communities. What are the possible causes and solutions?
  21. Since most information about culture and history can be found on the internet, museums are not needed anymore. To what extent do you agree?
  22. Governments should fund scientific research rather than commercial organisations. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?
  23. In some countries, celebrities can now earn more than senior politicians. What might be the reason for this? Is this a positive or negative development?
  24. Some people think that to produce a happier society we must ensure that there is only a small difference in earnings between the rich and the poor. To what extent do you agree?
  25. Some people think that it would be better if the whole family (uncles, aunts and grandparents) are involved in bringing up children rather than only parents. What is your opinion? (Feb)
  26. Some parents believe that cell phones are harmful to children, while others disagree. Discuss both sides and give your opinion. (Feb)
  27. A lot of money is spent on repairing old buildings. Instead of repairing old buildings that money should be spent on knocking down old buildings and building new ones. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Feb)
  28. Some people have the same type of job throughout their lifetime, while others prefer to change the type of job they do. Discuss why people choose to do both and give your opinion. (Feb)
  29. Educationalists think that international exchange visits are important for teenage school students. Do you agree? (Feb)
  30. Some people think that children should not watch television because it has negative effects, while others believe that television helps children. Discuss both views and give your opinion . (Feb)
  31. Nowadays, people are spending more time away from their homes because they spend longer in their workplace. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages. (Feb)
  32. As well as making money, businesses have social responsibilities. Do you agree or disagree? (Feb)
  33. Some people say that school children should learn how to grow food and cook with it in their lessons. What is your opinion about that? (Dec 2019)
  34. Some people say that spending time to develop a successful career is the most important thing. Others say that spending time with friends and family is more important. Discuss both views and give your opinion. (Dec 2019)
  35. In the modern world, it is possible to shop, work and communicate with people via the internet without any face-to-face contact with others. To what extent is this a positive or negative development? (Dec 2019)
  36. Some people believe that it is better to spend more money to eliminate the cause of crime, while others think that the government should spend more on punishment. Discuss both views and give your opinion. (Dec 2019)
  37. Some people believe that all companies decisions should be decided by the mangers, while others think it is better to include employees in decision making. (Dec 2019)
  38. Despite the environmental concerns raised by scientists, people are not changing their life style. Why is this the case? What could be done to encourage the people to save the environment? (Dec 2019)
  39. Some people think that children should start primary school later in life, others that they should start it before Discuss both views, giving your own opinion. (Dec 2019)


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