Travel and Tourism
Advantage/ Disadvantage

Some people point out that there will be less international travel in the future.

May 2009
Government and Society
Discuss both views

Many countries spend a lot of money on art. Some people think investment in art is necessary, but others  say money is better spent in ...

Sep 2007
Government and Society
Agree/ Disagree

Housing shortage in big cities can cause severe social consequences. Some people think only government actions can solve this problem. ...

May 2006
Government and Society
Agree/ Disagree

It is more important for the government to spend money on promoting the healthy lifestyle  to prevent  illness rather than on the treatment of ...

Mar 2009
Government and Society
Problem/Solution

More and more people use private cars instead of taking public transport. What are the reasons for this trend? How can the government encourage ...

Aug 2006
Government and Society
Agree/ Disagree

Some people say that it is the responsibility of individuals to save money for their own care after they retire. 

Aug 2007
Work and Life
Discuss both views

Some people prefer to stay in the same type of work all their life, and others prefer to change their jobs from time to time. Discuss both sides and ...

Jun 2009
Languages and Cultures
Discuss both views

Some people believe that all the children in school are required to learn at least one foreign language. However, others say that those who are not talented do not have to ...

Jun 2009
Education and Learning
Advantage/ Disadvantage

In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a wide range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow ...

Jul 2007
Technology and Inventions
Agree/ Disagree

Earlier technological developments brought more benefits and changed the lives of ordinary people more than recent technological developments.

Jul 2006
Environment and Pollution
Advantage/ Disadvantage

Fossil fuels , such as coal, oil and natural gas, are used in many countries. The use of alternative sources of energy, including wind and solar power, is encouraged. Is this ...

May 2009
Environment and Pollution
Agree/ Disagree

The environment problems facing today’ world are so great that there is little ordinary people can do to improve the situation. Governments and large companies should ...

Oct 2009
Work and Life
Two-part

Some people choose to have their first child at an older age.

What are the ...

May 2016
Work and Life
Problem/Solution

Nowadays, more and more older people who need employment compete with younger people for the same jobs.

Apr 2016

Work and Life
Agree/ Disagree

In the future, it seems more difficult to live on the Earth. Some people think more money should be spent on researching other planet to live, such ...

Apr 2016