Work and Life
Discuss both views

Some people say material possessions are very useful in bringing us happiness, but others argue that they are useless in terms of providing ...

Sep 2004
Work and Life
Two-part

In many places, shopping is becoming a free-time activity, replacing the traditional hobbies of the past. Discuss the reasons for this development. ...

Sep 2005
Work and Life
Advantage/ Disadvantage

Some people say that money can make life easier and more comfortable. But others say that having a great amount of wealth can bring some ...

Jun 2006
Media and Advertising
Advantage/ Disadvantage

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

May 2009
Travel and Tourism
Discuss both views

Some people think that cultural traditions may be destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions aimed at tourists. Others believe it is ...

Mar 2005
Travel and Tourism
Agree/ Disagree

International tourism is now the biggest industry in the world. Unfortunately, it brings tension rather than understanding between the people from ...

Apr 2004
Travel and Tourism
Advantage/ Disadvantage

International tourism has become a huge industry in the world. Are the problems that international travelers cause greater than the advantages they ...

May 2006
Media and Advertising
Agree/ Disagree

It is believed that people who read for pleasure can develop better imagination and language skills than people who prefer to watch ...

May 2009
Media and Advertising
Agree/ Disagree

Nowadays, a lot of media, including newspaper, magazine, television, radio, and even the Internet, are publishing ...

Feb 2004
Media and Advertising
Agree/ Disagree

The high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of the society in which the goods are ...

Apr 2004
Media and Advertising
Agree/ Disagree

It is said that the amount of violence on the TV programmes has negative effect on our social development and therefore should be ...

Apr 2005
Media and Advertising
Agree/ Disagree

The society would benefit from a ban on all forms of advertising because it serves no useful purpose, and can even be damaging.

To what ...

Apr 2007
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 ...

Jun 2009
Languages and Cultures
Two-part

Nowadays, the traditions and customs relating to the food we eat and the way we eat are changing. What is happening? do you think kind of change is ...

May 2009
Languages and Cultures
Discuss both views

Some people think the increasing business and cultural contact between countries brings many positive effects. Others say it causes the loss of ...

Oct 2005