Practice Session Questions
- Some people think that government is wasting money on the arts and that money could be better spent elsewhere. To what extent do you agree with this view? 3rd March 2020
- In some countries, a few people earn extremely high salaries. Some people think that this is good for a country, while others believe that the government should control the salaries and limit the amount of people can earn. Discuss both views and give your opinions? 5 March 2020
- Some people think that certain prisoners should be made to do unpaid community work instead of being put behind bars? To what extent do you agree with the statement? (Reported 2017) 10 March 2020
- Some people fails in schools, but end up being successful in life. Why do you think that is the case? What is the most important things to succeed in the case? (Reported 2017) 12 March 2020
- Nowadays, celebrities are more famous than their glamour and wealth than for their achievements, and this sets a bad example to young people. To What extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? 17 March 2020
- With an increasing population communication via the internet and text messaging, face to face communication will be a thing of the past. To what extent do you agree or disagree? 19 March 2020
- Some educationists think that international exchange visits will benefit teenagers at schools. To what extent do the advantages outweigh its disadvantages? Reported 2020 24 March 2020
- Human activities has had a negative impact on plants and animals around the world. Some people think that this cannot be changed, while others believe that actions can be taken to bring about the change. Discuss both these views and give your opinion. 26 March 2020
- It is often said that the government spent too much money on projects to protect wild life, while there are other problems that are more important. Do you agree or disagree? 30 March 2020
- Some people think that it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools. Others, however, believe that boys and girls benefit more from attending mix schools. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion?
- People play sports at a young age but drop it in adult age. Why is this the case? What is the solution to this problem?
- Some people think an international car-free day is an effective way to reduce air pollution. Others think there are more effective ways to do this. Discuss both sides and give your opinion?
- Some people believe that all children should have a pet or animal to look after. Others disagree, however, saying that this depends no child's circumstances. Consider these opposing views and give your own opinion.
- Many people today find that the cost of attaining a university-level education is extremely high for the students and their families. What are the causes for this situation, and how can governments, universities and the students themselves overcome the problem?
- It is often said that retirement is the happiest time of a person 's life. How far do you agree with this view?
- Some people support the idea of imposing taxes on fossils fuel (oil,coal,and gas) in order to reduce energy consumption. Others disagree with this approach. Consider the debate and its arguments, come to your own conclusion.
- Many countries today are experiencing problems associated with noise pollution (excessive noise above a normal background noise.) What are the causes of this phenomena, and what effects does it have on the people affected?
- Health care should always be funded by government, and it should always be free for people to use. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this idea?
- Should companies (business) ensure that they employ a quota (or fixed percentage) of women in all jobs,or is this an impractical concept? Discuss both sides of this debate, and reach a conclusion based on your own opinion.
- The key to reducing crime is to have more police patrolling the streets. How far do you support this proposal? What other ways of reducing crime may be effective?
- Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think might be effective?