Government and Society
Advantage/ Disadvantage

In some countries, small town-center shops are going out of business because people tend to drive to large out-of-town stores. As a result, people without cars have limited access to out-of town stores, and it may result in an increase in the use of cars. Do you think the disadvantages of this change outweigh its advantages?

Mar 2019

Government and Society
Discuss both views

Some people say that economic growth is the only way to end hunger and poverty, while others say that economic growth is damaging the environment so it should be stopped.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Jul 2018

Government and Society
Advantage/ Disadvantage

Some cities have few controls over the design and construction of housing and office buildings. People think that they should be free to choose the design they like.

Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Aug 2018

Government and Society
Discuss both views

Some people think governments should spend money on faster means of public transport. However, others think money should be spent on other priorities (eg cost, environment).

Discuss both view and give your own opinion.

Nov 2018

Environment and Pollution
Agree/ Disagree

Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment; only governments and large companies can make a difference.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Oct 2018

Education and Learning
Agree/ Disagree

Given high unemployment rate, it is recommended that the government only provide primary education and no secondary education. What do you think?

Sep 2018

Education and Learning
Agree/ Disagree

Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by governments rather than private companies.
Do you agree or disagree?

Feb 2018

Government and Society
Agree/ Disagree

Some people think that a huge amount of time and money is spent on the protection of wild animals, and that this money could be better spent on the human population.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

May 2018

Environment and Pollution
Problem/Solution

These days people in some countries are living in a “throw-away” society which means people use things  in a short time then throw them away. Causes and problems.

May 2018

Government and Society
Agree/ Disagree

It is more important to spend public money promoting a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend it on the treatment of people who are already ill.

To what extent do you agree of disagree?

Apr 2018

Government and Society
Agree/ Disagree

Some people think the government funding should not be used for supporting art and culture, while others think supporting cultural activities may be beneficial for the population and the culture.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Apr 2018

Government and Society
Discuss both views

Some people think that newly built houses should follow the style of old houses in local areas. Others think that people should have freedom to build houses of their own style.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Mar 2018