These days more fathers stay at home and take care of their children while mothers go out to work. What are the reasons for it? Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?
Some people believe that media (such as newspapers) should be allowed to publish information about the private life of people. Others say that people have a right to privacy and the issue must be controlled or even stopped. Discuss both views.
Some people think that students who finished high school need to have a year of break or a holiday before continuing their study in a university. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that giving their children a certain amount of money every week will help them have fewer financial problems in the future. Do you agree or disagree?
Today people spend more time travelling to work than before. Some people suggest employers should allow employees to do some work from home. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
Children today are too dependent on computers and electronic entertainment. It would be better to encourage them to spend more time outside playing sports and games. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion.
Some people believe that children should have formal training at school to become good parents. Do you agree or disagree? Give you own opinion.
Some people say that the Olympic games don’t have a role to play in the 21st century. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion
Many people believe that university students should pay tuition fees in full themselves, because they gain education for their own benefit and not for the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Advertising industry has a huge influence on the society. Do you think positive effects of advertising outweigh negative effects?
Nowadays companies and other organisations are requiring their employees to wear a uniform. Think about jobs where uniform is important. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing a uniform?
In some countries young people at the age of eighteen are considered adults and can drive a car, vote and get married, while other countries don’t allow it. What age do you think is the best to be considered an adult? Give reasons and examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Nowadays cultures of different countries are becoming more similar than they used to be. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or a negative development? Give your own opinion and examples.
Many people believe that the world’s most urgent problems can only be solved by international collaboration. Do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays many young people get involved in criminal activity. Why is this happening? Give reasons followed by examples and suggest preventive measures to eliminate this problem.
Celebrities are usually famous for glamour and wealth rather than their achievements. Some say taking them as an example can be dangerous for young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many people think that money brings happiness, but others think that having too much money is a problem. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people say success can be achieved through hard work and determination, others argue it is reached by using money and personal appearance. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some say that today’s life is better than it will be in the future, others disagree and say that in the future life will be better than now. Discuss, and include your own opinion.
Some people think students should be encouraged to work or travel after finishing secondary education and before starting university. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Share your own experience and examples.
In many countries it is easy to apply and to get a credit card. However, credit card debt causes many problems and is hard to pay back. Do you think the advantages of credit cards overweight the disadvantages?
Some people claim there are different ways of saving energy (electricity and gas), such as using energy for shorter periods of time in the workplace and not using electricity/gas one day a week. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion.
Science could help people live up to 100 or even 200 years. Would that be a good or a bad development? Discuss both views and give your opinion.
In some countries it is illegal to reject candidates for a job based on their ages. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of this and give your own opinion.
Most people say that childhood and school years are the best years in their lives. Why do you think people say that? Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.