IELTS Academic Past Essay Questions


Over 150 IELTS (Academic) exam past essay questions mentioned for the practice of aspirants. Do practice these essays as they not only provide you an idea about the topics that are likely to be asked in Writing Task 2 but may also appear as it is in the actual exam.

IELTS Academic Past Essay Questions

Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social, and commercial perspectives. What are the causes of these pressures and what measures should be taken to reduce these pressures?

Some people believe they should keep all the money they have earned and should not pay tax to the state. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that cultural traditions may be destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions aimed at tourists. Others believe it is the only way to save these traditions. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Some people believe that reading stories from a book is better than watching TV or playing computer games for children. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In many parts of the world, children have more freedom than in the past. Is this a positive or negative development?

Because of the global economy, many goods including what we use as daily basic produced by other counties have to be transported for a long distance. To what extent do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Environmental problems are too big for individual countries and individual persons to address. In other words, we have reached the stage where the only way to protect the environment is at an international level. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

People are surrounded by advertising, which has an increasing effect on our lives. Do you think the positive effects of this outweigh the negative effects?

Many people believe that today there is a general increase in anti-social behavior and lack of respect for others. What might have caused this situation? How to improve it?

Interviews form the basic selecting criteria for most large companies. However, some people think that interview is not a reliable method of choosing whom to employ and there are other better methods. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In some countries, fast food restaurants and supermarkets give money to schools to promote their products. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

Some people believe that young people know about international pop and movie stars but know very little about famous people from the history in their own country. Why is this? How to create more interest in young people to gain more knowledge about their own famous people from history?

Environmental problems such as pollution and climatic variations are increasing nowadays. The governments have taken some measures at a global level. But they got only a few solutions. Why is this? How can this problem be solved?

Now a lot of people in college are doing an academic study. We should encourage them to learn vocational skills. Do you agree or disagree?

In most societies, the role of mother and father differs. What are the causes of this difference? What will be the parental roles in the future?

If children behave badly should their parents take responsibility and also be punished? State your answer and give your reasons.

Some people say that industrial growth is necessary to solve poverty, but some other people argue that industrial growth is creating environmental problems and should be stopped. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Many people use distance-learning programs to study at home, but some people think that it cannot bring the benefit as much as attending college or university. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Newspapers have influenced people’s ideas and opinions. What are the reasons for this? Is this a positive or negative situation?

As an economy develops, people get richer. Studies show that people in developing countries feel happier than before, while people in developed countries feel less happy. Why do you think it is? What lessons can we learn from it?

People are encouraged to get rid of things in order to get the newest fashion and the latest technology. Do the disadvantages of a throwaway society outweigh the economic advantages?

Once children start school, teachers have more influence than parents on their intellectual and social development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that the news media nowadays have influenced people’s lives in negative ways. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Differences between countries are barely evident these days. Everyone in the world is wearing the same brands and watching the same TV channels and movies. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

Some people believe that air travel should be restricted because it causes serious pollution and uses up the world’s fuel resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some students take one year off between finishing school and going to university, in order to travel or to work. Do you think advantages outweigh disadvantages?

Some people say that every human being can create art (e.g. painting), others think only the people born with the ability can create art. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people say that economic development is necessary to reduce the poverty in the world. Others say that economic growth should be stopped immediately to stop damaging the environment. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

As we are facing more and more problems, which affect the whole planet, good relationships between different countries are becoming more important than ever before. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people say that playing computer games is bad for children, whereas others say that it has positive effects on the way children develop. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Fewer and fewer people today write by hand using a pen, pencil, or brush. What are the reasons? Is this a positive or negative development?

Students today can access information online, so libraries are not necessary. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that teachers should be responsible for teaching students to judge what is right and wrong so that they can behave well. Others say that teachers should only teach students academic subjects. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Celebrities complain about the way media publicize their private lives. Some people say should accept it as part of their fame. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people think governments should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illness and disease To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Most employers nowadays put increasing emphasis on social skills. Some people believe that social skills are important in addition to good qualifications for job success. To what extent, do you agree or disagree?

Recent advancements in technology have made the TV screen so live that people don’t feel to go for any live performance (e.g. live shows or concerts). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some children find some subjects such as mathematics and philosophy too difficult to learn, so some people argue that those subjects should be optional rather than compulsory. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects. But, others believe that teenagers should focus on the subject that they are best at or that they find the most interesting. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

In some cultures, old age is more valued, while in some cultures the youth is more valued. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Studies show that many criminals have a low level of education. For this reason, people believe that the best way to reduce crime is to educate people in prison so they can get a job when they leave prison. Do you agree or disagree?

Many different countries have most shops and products as the same. Some consider it a positive development, whereas others consider it negative. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

In some parts of the world, it is becoming increasingly popular to try to find out about the history of your family. Why do people do this? Is this a negative or positive development?

Everyone should become vegetarian because they do not need to eat meat to have a healthy diet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe that success in life depends on hard work and determination, while others believe that other factors like money and personal appearance are important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some teachers think that international student exchange would be beneficial for all teenage school students. Do you think its advantages outweigh its disadvantages?

Students at schools and universities learn far more from lessons with teachers than from other sources (such as the Internet and television). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Animals are in danger of extinction. Some people say that we should protect only those animals, which are useful to humans. Do you agree or disagree?

Many people are afraid to leave their homes because of crime. Some believe that more action should be taken to prevent crime. While others feel that little action can be done to stop crime. What is your view?

The best way to solve the world’s environmental problem is to increase the price of fuel. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace in the future. Others think the true function of a university is to provide access to knowledge for its own sake. What do you think are the main functions of a university?

Some people think that the government should provide assistance to all kinds of artists including painters, musicians, and poets, etc. However, other people think that is a waste of money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think that government should not give international aid since they have disadvantaged people like the unemployed and homeless in their own country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

International travel makes people prejudiced rather than broad-minded. What are its causes and what measures can be taken to solve this problem?

Rich countries often give financial aid to poor countries, but it does not solve poverty, so rich countries should give other types of help to the poor countries rather than financial aid. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people who have been in prison become good citizens later. Some people think that they are the best people to talk to school students about the danger of committing a crime. Do you agree or disagree?

The food travels thousands of miles from farm to consumer. Some people think it would be better for our environment and economy if people only ate locally produced food. To what extent do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Natural resources such as oil, forests, and freshwater are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problems does it cause? How can we solve these problems?

The most important decision that young people have to follow is what career to choose. Do you agree or disagree?

Most of our information comes from the Internet nowadays. Some people say that a large part of the information we get is incorrect. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

As well as making money, businesses should also have social responsibilities. Do you agree or disagree?

People have to spend more and more time traveling from their homes for jobs and study. What are the reasons? How can we solve this problem?

The main purpose of public libraries is to provide books and they shouldn’t waste their limited resources and space on providing expensive hi-tech media such as computer software, videos, and DVDs. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Many people think young people should follow traditions, others argue that young people should be free to be individuals. Discuss both views.

Some people say that the government should give priority to health care whereas others say they should spend on other important priorities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

The government spends a lot of money on education. More money should be spent on free-time activities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people say that in our modern age it is unnecessary to teach children about the skills of handwriting. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe that countries should invite foreign companies to open their branches, offices, and factories in order to develop their economies. Others think countries should invest in their own companies instead. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us all want to do the same and look the same. Do you agree or disagree?

It is suggested that all young adults should undertake a period of unpaid work, helping people in the community. Does it bring more benefits or drawbacks to young people?

There are social, medical, and technical problems associated with the use of mobile phones. What forms do they take? Do you agree that the problems outweigh the benefits of mobile phones?

Old generations often hold some traditional ideas on the correct way of life, thinking and behavior. However, some people think that it is not helpful for the young generations to prepare for modern life in the future. What’s your opinion?

Some people think that government should subsidize food and vegetables to make healthy food cheaper. Others argue that tax should be set on unhealthy food. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Many people nowadays do not feel safe either when they are at home or go out. What are the reasons and what can be done to solve this problem?

People think it is more important to plant trees in towns and cities than to build more houses. Do you agree or disagree?

In many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In recent years, the number of crimes committed by teenagers in major cities throughout the world is increasing. Discuss this issue. Give reasons and suggest some solutions.

Individual greed and selfishness have been the basis of modern society. Some people think that we must return to the older and more traditional values of respect for the family and the local community in order to create a better world to live in. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

University students often focus on one subject. However, some people think that universities should encourage students to learn a range of other subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

As transport and accommodation problems are increasing in many cities, some governments are encouraging businesses to move to rural areas. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Students should pay their full university fees themselves as they benefit from having university studies and not society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

After completing high school and before going to college or university, some students take a year off either to work or travel. What do you think is better – traveling or working. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches.

Some people think that charity organizations should only offer help to people of their own country. But others believe that these organizations should give aid to people in great need wherever they live. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people argue that companies and private individuals, rather than governments, should pay the bill of pollution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In the past, lectures were used as a way of teaching large numbers of students, but now with the development of technology for education, many people think there is no justification for attending lectures. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Most countries believe that international tourism has harmful effects. Why do they think so? How to change their views?

Some people think computers and the Internet are important in children’s study, but others think students can learn effectively in schools and with teachers. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

In the last century when a human astronaut first arrived on the Moon he said: “It is a big step for mankind”. But some people think it makes little difference to our daily life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In some countries around the world men and women are having children late in life. What are the reasons for this development? What are the effects on society and family life?

In some countries, the number of people using bikes as the main transport mode is decreasing, even though it is so beneficial. Why this is so? How people can be encouraged to use more bicycles?

Some people believe that the radio is the best way to get news, while others believe that TV is better for this purpose. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

All over the world, people watch foreign films much more than locally produced films. Why? Should the government provide financial support to local film industries?

Nowadays education quality is very low. Some people think we should encourage our students to evaluate and criticize their teachers. Others believe that it will result in a loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss on both sides.

Development in technology causes environmental problems. Some people believe the solution to these problems is everyone accepts a simpler way of life, while others say that technology can solve these problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Governments should focus their spending on public services rather than on arts such as Music and Painting. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

The number of TV programs is growing day by day. Some people say that it is good as it gives people more choices, while others say it affects the quality of TV programs. Discuss both and give your opinion.

Figures show that some countries have an ever-increasing proportion of the population who are aged 15 or younger. What do you think are the current and future effects of this trend for those countries?

In some countries, more and more adults are living with their parents after graduating from college, university, or even after finding a job. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

How important is it for individuals and countries to think about the future, rather than to focus on the present?

Young people who commit serious crimes should be punished in the same way as adults. Do you agree or disagree?

News media is important in our society. Why is it so important? Do you think its influence is generally positive or negative?

Many animal species in the world are becoming extinct nowadays. Some people say that countries and individuals should protect these animals from dying out, while others say we should concentrate more on the problems of human beings. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people say that schools should reward students who show the best academic results, while others believe that it is more important to reward students who show improvements. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some people believe that studying literature is important for individual character building while others think it is a waste of time. Discuss both points of view and provide your own opinion.

Some people think that children should obey rules or do what their parents and teachers want them to do, but others think that children controlled too much cannot deal with problems well by themselves. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Nowadays, older people who need employment have to compete with younger people. What problems does this cause and what are the solutions?

Some people say the most important thing about being rich is that it gives you the opportunity to give back or help the poor. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer.

Some people think that increasing communication usage of computers and mobile phones by young people has had a negative effect on their reading and writing skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think history has nothing or little to tell us, but others think that studying past history can help us better understand the present. Please discuss the two views.

Some people think sports and games are important for society, while others believe they should be taken as leisure activities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people believe famous people’s support towards International aid organizations draws the attention to problems, whereas others think celebrities make the problems less important. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Some people think that the government should establish free libraries on each own. Others believe that it is a waste of money since people can access the Internet at home to obtain information. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Nowadays, many families have both parents working. Some working parents believe other family members like grandparents can take care of their children, while others think childcare centers provide the best care. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

As housing is a basic need for people, governments should provide free housing for everyone who can’t afford it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Today, the life expectancy of people is much higher than before. Some people think that older people should continue to be involved in the workforce. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some countries pay extremely high salaries for people. Some people believe that the country must not do that and makes a limit on the salaries. Do you agree or disagree?

A large number of advertisements nowadays are now targeted at children. Many people say this has negative effects on children and should therefore be banned. Do you agree or disagree?

The use of mobile phones is as antisocial as smoking. Smoking is banned in certain places and so mobile phones should also be banned. To what extent do agree or disagree with this statement?

Due to developments in science and technology, the lifestyles of people across the world are becoming more and more similar to each other. Do you think this a positive or negative development?

Some people think we need to give aid to all poor countries. Others, however, argue that we should not give international aids to countries with corruption in their system. Discuss both views and provide your own opinion.

Some people say that the best way to improve road safety is to increase the minimum legal age for driving cars or riding motorbikes. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Most countries do not recycle their waste like paper, glass, and aluminum cans. Why does this happen and what steps can be taken to encourage recycling?

In many countries, mainly tourists, but not local people, visit museums and historical sites. Why does this happen and what can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?

Some people think it is important for children to take lessons outside the classroom, for example, by visiting places such as local companies or public buildings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe that teaching children at home is best for a child’s development while others think that it is important for children to go to school. Discuss the advantages of both methods and give your own opinion.

Some people say that too much attention and resources are given to protect wild animals and birds. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

The use of mobile phones should be banned in public spaces such as libraries, transportations, and shops. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It is now possible for scientists and tourists to travel to remote natural environments such as the South Pole. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Some people believe that courses in the performing arts, (eg. dance, music, drama, etc.) should be funded by the government. Others believe that they should be done through other ways (eg. businesses or student’s families). Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Nowadays, people get information through news and papers, but meanwhile are uncertain about the truth of this news. Should we believe the journalists? What qualities should a good journalist or correspondent have?

Some people think that the number of noise people makes has to be controlled strictly. Others, however, say that people are free to make as much noise as they wish. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Health experts believe that walking is a good exercise for health. However, people are walking less nowadays. Why is this happening? How can people be encouraged to walk more?

The leaders or directors of organizations are often older people. But some people say that young people can also be a leader. Do you agree or disagree?

In many countries, more and more people are competing for a place to study in universities. Why does this happen? Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

It is more important for school children to learn local history than world history. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Holding International games such as the Olympic Games is an exciting event. Some people think it has positive effects while others argue it is a waste of money. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Some people think that the government should invest more money in teaching science than other subjects to make progress. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people think music plays an important role in society. Others think it is it is simply a form of entertainment. Discuss both sides of this argument and give your own opinion.

Leisure is a growing industry, but people no longer entertain themselves as much as they used to because the use of modern technology has made them less creative. Do you agree or disagree?

A recent newspaper article reported that a 14-year-old boy who seriously destroyed his school got the punishment to clean the streets, instead of being sent to prison. Do you think this is right, or do you think that such criminals should be sent to prison?

Although nowadays people are reading news through the internet, newspapers still remain of value. Do you agree or disagree?

Many people believe that healthy eating and the importance of healthy food should be taught in schools. Others say that parents should teach their kids about healthy food and diet. Discuss both views, give your opinion and relevant examples.

More and more people are using the Internet to do their tasks rather than doing it in person. (e.g. banking, shopping, hotel booking, etc. ). Do the advantage of this trend outweigh the disadvantage?

Prison is the common way in most countries to solve the problem of crime. However, a more effective solution is to provide people a better education. Agree or disagree.

In some cities, the government has tried to reduce traffic. For instance, they imposed a congestion tax during rush hours. Do you think this development is positive or negative?

In some cities, there are few controls on the design, construction of homes, office buildings, and the owners can decide on the styles of their houses. Do the advantages of this outweigh its drawbacks?

Some people think that schools should teach pupils according to their academic abilities, while others believe that it is better to have pupils with different abilities study together. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give our opinion.

More and more people are using computers and other electronic devices to access information. So, the printing of books, magazines, and newspapers should not be done. Do you agree or disagree with this?

Some people believe governments should spend money on building train and subway lines to reduce traffic congestion. Others think that building more and wider roads is the better way to reduce traffic congestion Discuss both views and give your opinion.

In many countries, women are allowed to take maternity leave during the first month after the birth of the newborn. Do you think the advantages of maternity leave outweigh the disadvantages?

More and more children from wealthy countries are doing unpaid work in poor countries, such as teaching, building houses etcetera. Why are they doing this? Who gets more benefit, the community or the young people?

Towns and cities are attractive places. Some suggest the government should spend money putting in more works of art like paintings and statues to make them better to live in. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people think the main purpose of schools is to turn the children into good citizens and workers, rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

In recent years the family has changed as well as family roles. Why is this happening and is this situation positive or negative?

In the modern world, it is no longer necessary to use animals for food or use animal products, for instance, clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think health care should be free for everyone. Others think they should pay for their medical costs themselves. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Nowadays, people live in a society where consumer goods are cheaper to buy. Do you think its advantages outweigh disadvantages?

Many countries construct modern buildings to give a good view of towns and cities. Some people say that countries make new buildings with traditional style to preserve their culture as part of their identity. Do you agree or disagree.

Today, many children spend a lot of time playing computer games and less time on sports. Why? Is it a positive or a negative development?

Experts say if the old people spend time and get along with others and exercise every day will be healthier and happier. However, many elderly are suffering from loneliness and lack of fitness. Discuss the causes and solutions?

Individuals and countries cannot help everyone who needs help in the world, so they should only be concerned about their own communities and countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays the football supporters behave violently. What is the cause? How can we solve it?

Some people think that to be successful, you need to get in university education, whereas others say it is not true. Discuss both ideas and give your own opinion.

Multicultural societies, where people of different ethnic groups live together can bring more benefits than drawbacks to a society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In the future, it seems it would be more difficult to live on Earth. Some people think more money should be spent researching on other planet to live such as Mars. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

There are more new towns nowadays. It is more important to include public parks and sports facilities than shopping centres for individuals to spend their free time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people say that no one should do the same job forever, while others believe that doing the same job is beneficial for the individual, company and society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some businesses find that their new employees lack in basic interpersonal skills such as lack of ability to work with colleagues as a team. What are the causes and suggest possible solutions. Also provide relevant examples from your experience.

It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn’t worry about producing building as a work of art. Do you agree or disagree?

Certain people believe that the only way to reduce crime is sentencing criminals for longer time periods while others believe alternative methods should be used to lower crimes. Discuss both views and your opinion.

In some countries, university students live away from home and in another city while studying. Do you think the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of living in another city?

People’s shopping habits depend more on the age group they belong to than other factors. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Money offered for postgraduate research is limited; as a consequence, some people argue that financial support from the government should only be provided for scientific research rather than research for less useful subjects. Do you agree or disagree?

In many countries women are able to join the armed forces just as men. Some people say that only men should be members of the army, navy or air force. Do you agree or disagree?

It has been observed that in many countries not enough students are choosing to study science subjects at university. What do you think are the causes of the problem? What are the effects on society?

In developing countries, rural children have less access to education. Some people say that the problem can be solved by providing schools and teachers. Others say that computers and internet should be provided. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Caring for children is an important thing of the society. It is suggested that all mothers and fathers should be required to take childcare training courses. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Media and newspaper show vulgar crimes on news, which cause fear and provoke culprits. Some people think that crime news on TV should not be broadcasted. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Nowadays young people are admiring media and sports stars, even though they do not set a good example. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

There is an increasing number of people who do not know their neighbors. What causes this situation? How to solve it?

It has been suggested that everyone in the world want to own a car, a TV and a fridge. Do you think the disadvantages of such a development outweigh the advantages?

Children are taught to push themselves to try and be better than their classmates, rather than work together for everyone’s profit. Do you think the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?

In some countries, schools arrange work for students without any payment, so that students get to experience. To what extent is it beneficial for the student as well as the company or institution?

The days the number of companies operating at multinational level has increased. To what extent are they responsible for the local communities in which they are located?

Some people think the government should pay for health care and education, but other people claim that it is the individual’s responsibility. Do you agree or disagree?

The best way to remove poverty in developing countries is to provide 6 years of free education to all children so that they can read, write and use numbers. Do you agree or disagree?

There are some motives for people to work. Some people think money is the most important. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people say that the public funds should be spent on promoting healthy living than on the treatment of people who are ill. Do you agree or disagree?

It is known to all that the technological and scientific advances have made great changes to the range and quality of our food. Some people regard it as an improvement while others believe that the change is harmful. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

There is an increasing amount of advertising directed at children, which encourages them to buy goods such as toys and snacks. Many parents are worried that these advertisements put too much pressure on children, while some advertisers claim that they provide useful information to children. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Studies suggest that children spend more time watching TV than they did in the past and spend less on doing active or creative things. Why do you think it is the case? What measures and methods can be used to tackle it?

Many people regard films as less important form of art than literature and painting. Do you agree or disagree?

The responsibility to prevent global environmental damage is on politicians rather than individuals. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people say that parents should organise free time activities for their children. Others say children should be free to choose what they do in their free time. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Some people say that instead of preventing climate change we should find a way to live with it. Do you agree or disagree?

In many countries, the government spent a large amount of money on improving internet access. Why is it happening and do you think it is the most appropriate use of government money?

Some people believe that women should play an equal role as men in a country’s police force or military force, such as the army, while others think women are not suitable for these kinds of jobs. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider, the rich become richer, the poor become even poorer. What problems can the situation cause and give the solutions?

Some people think that the government should decide which subjects students should study at the university, while others think that students should be allowed to apply for the subject they prefer. Discuss the two views and give your opinion.

Nowadays in many countries household waste e.g. food packaging is increasing day by day. What are the causes for that? How can this problem be solved?

New research has shown that overeating has become a bigger problem in the world than hunger. What are the reasons of this problem? How can you solve it?

People can eat a wide variety of food from other regions. As a result they are eating a lot of foreign food instead of locally produced food. Do you think the advantages of eating foreign food are more than its harms?

In some cities people are choosing cars instead of bicycles, while in other cities riding bikes are replacing cars. Why is this the case? Which development do you think is better?

Nowadays, people are consuming more and more sugar-based drinks. Why do they do so? Suggest measures to solve the problem.

Some people think that nowadays children have too much freedom. Do you agree or disagree?

Consumers are faced with increasing numbers of advertisements from competing companies. To what extent do you think are consumers influenced by advertisements? What measures can be taken to protect them?

Intelligence is the most important quality for a leader. Do you agree or disagree?

Many employees may work at home with modern technology. Some people claim that it can benefit only the workers, not the employers. Do you agree or disagree?


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