TOPIC FOR IELTS THE MEDIA 1.
New editors decide what to broadcast on television and what to print in newspapers. What factors do you think influence these decis ions? Do we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was re ported? Discuss. (Cambridge IELTS 1) 2. The mass media, including television, ra dio and newspapers, have great influence in shaping people’s ideas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? (Model tests for the IELTS) 3. Te levision is dangerous because it has destroyed the family living and communicati on. Some people said that it absorb people’s time too much that they have no time to talk to each other. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 4. Some people said the age of books is past. The information will be presented by video, computers, televisions, films. Others think the books and the written words will be necessary for spread information and complete education. Discuss. (China writing) 5. Television has had a significant influence on the culture of many societies. To what extent would you say that television has positively or n egatively affected the culture development of your society? 6. We can get knowle dge from news, but some people think we can’t trust the journalist. Discuss, what do you think is the important qualities that a journalist should have? (China wr iting) EDUCATION 1. In many countries schools have severe problems with student behavior. What do you think are the causes of this? What solutions can you sugge st? (Cambridge IELTS 4) 2. Subjects such as Art, Sport and Music are being dropp ed from the school curriculum for subjects such as Information Technology. Many people children suffer as a result of these changes. To what extent would you su pport or reject the idea of moving these subjects from school curriculum? (IELTS Practice tests with answers) 3. Because of the pressure of new subjects such as business studies, many schools have dropped sport or physical education (PE) fr om the curriculum. How important is sport or PE in a young person’s education? (Ie lts on Track) 4. Studying the English language in an English-speaking country is the best but not the only way to learn the language. Do you agree with this sta tement? (Model tests for the IELTS) 5. The idea of going overseas for university study is an exciting prospect for many people. But while it may offer some adva ntages, it is probably better to stay at home because of the difficulties a stud ent inevitably encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what ex tent do you agree or disagree? (IELTS to success) 6. In order to learn a new lan guage well, you should also get to know the culture and the lifestyle. To what e xtent do you agree with this idea? (August 22nd, 2006) 7. Only formal examinatio ns, written or practical, can give a clear picture of students’ true knowledge and ability at university level. Continuous assessment like course word and project are poor measures of student ability. In what extent do you agree or disagree?
Yet. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 19. Many think punishment is necessary to he ld children learn the distinction between right and wrong. education is more and more being seed as the main force in the develop ment of all countries. Therefore. All educational facilities shou ld be funded by the government. Some people say that u niversities should be concerned with educating people so that they will have wid e general knowledge and be able to consider important matters from an informed v iewpoint. Discuss.(Academic writing practice) 8. Most education systems rely on examinations to encourage childre n to study. To what extent do you agree or di sagree? (Ielts Foundation) 9. The need to prepar e for tests and examinations is a restriction on teachers and also exerts unnece ssary pressure on young learners. (Model tests for the IELTS) 17. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Focu s on Ielts) 14. Many parents use punishment to teach the dif ferent between right and wrong to kids. To what exte nt do you agree or disagree? (Essay Writing) 15. Dis cuss. (Insearch prepare for Ielts) 11. children suffer from too much stress and they never learn to be creative. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Reading and Writing module) 20. Other people say that universities should simply train students to do the jobs required by society and not concern themselves with broader issues. Firm di scipline is a necessary part of teaching children. Education is the single most important factor in the development of a developing country. examinations should be abolished. The wealth of a nation is said to depend on the health of its citizens. Others feel that private secondary school can have negative effect on the societ y as a
. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Passpo rt to Ielts) 16. (China writing) 23. S ome people think that there are benefits in going to private secondary schools. Most people think that teachers should teach students how to judge right and wrong and how to behave well. Parents and family background have more influence than teachers of a young person’s learning and academic achievement. Academic achievement at school or university is t he only true measure of a person’s intelligence. Who should be responsible for children’s education: the school or parents? Give your opinion and reasons. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Academic writin g practice) 12. but to give practical training benefit to society. Some people think that university should not provi de theoretical knowledge. in the modern knowledge-based economies of t he world. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Passport to Ielts) 13. it only breed s dissatisfaction. If peop le receive more education than they need to function in their job. To what extent do you agr ee or disagree? (Essay Writing) 22. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts Foundation) 21. it is more impo rtant to be a good student than to have good teachers. To be successful in education. Some feel that pe ople should just teach students academic subject. Too much education is dangerous. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 10. To what extent do you agree o r disagree? (Passport to Ielts) 18. but as a result. Too much emphasis is placed on testing these days.
some people say such students should pay for all their tuition fees. Some peop le think educate children of different abilities together will benefit them. Discuss. Discuss. Should there be a minimum school leaving age. What is your opinion? Justify and give examples according to your knowled ge or experience. Clearly . Discuss. Discuss. Mea nwhile. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 31. 2002) 25. To what extent do you agree or disagree? ( Insight into Ielts) 32. we see some politicians enjoying power well into their eighties. children are engaged in some kind of paid work. University graduates receive higher salaries than those who have a lower education. while others consider it as valuable work expe rience.whole. we should encourage children to read whatever appeals to them. In many countries. Therefore. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (IELTS Practice tests with answers) 4. Oth ers think intelligent children should be taught separately and give special cour ses. The new fashion will be to have several careers or ways of learning money and further education will be something that continues throughout life. (Cambridge IELTS 3) 3. important for learning and taking responsibilities. Education is a lifel ong task. WORK AND JOBS 1. Until what age do you think people should be encouraged to remain in paid employment? (Model tests for the IELTS) 5. 2006) (China writing) 24. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Cambridge IELTS 1) 2 . while in others people can work until they are 65 or 70. In w hat extent do you agree or disagree? (March 7th. Is education losing its value? (China writing) 29. The idea of having a single career is becoming an old fashioned one. Some people believe that students who want to go to university after graduation from high school should have about one year’s ti me to get a job to obtain work experience or have a travel to enlarge their visi on. Some sa y that it is good for children to stay away from their families and go to boardi ng school. It has been claimed that workers over 50 are not responsive to rapid ly changing ideas in the modern workplace and that for this reason younger worke rs are to be preferred. (September 6th. In some countries the average worker is obliged to retir e at the age of 50. or should students and their parents be free to decide when they leave school? 33. As reading is importa nt for good education. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (September 12th. Go vernment should spend more money on education than on recreation and sport. 2003) 26. (China writing) 27. (China writing) 30. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 28. Some people regard this as completely wrong. People who have original ideas are of much greater value to society than those who are simply a ble to copy the ideas of others well. People today move to new cities or new countries more than ev er before and experience many challenges. What strategies are there to meet thes e challenges? (Ielts on
. Others say that children had better live with their families and atte nd a day school. there is little agreement on an appropriate retirement age.
Some employers reward members of staff for their exceptional contribution t o the company by giving them extra money. health. it would be better to have a four-day working week for everyone. Some people argue that the government should give every unemployed per son a mobile phone and should make sure they have access to the Internet. accommodation. (China writing ) 9. All other services (education. As there i s increasing unemployment in the world. it is logical that defense should take up a significant proportion of the national budget. They b elieve this is the best way of using public money to reduce the problem of unemp loyment. entertainment. To w hat extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts Foundation) 4. But with money you can buy most of the things that are necess ary for happiness: good food. Overpopulation of urban areas has led to numerous problems. Discuss. Identify one or two serious ones and suggest ways that governments and individuals tackle these problems. and so to create more jobs. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Focus on Ielts) 7. Discuss. Some people prefer to stay in the same job for the sa me company. travel. A country’s first duty t o its citizens is to protect them. To what ext ent do you agree or disagree? (Essay Writing) POLITICS 1. (Ielts Foundation) 3. quality heal th care… No wonder most people want to make as much money as possible. Governments should discourage people from constan tly buying more up to date or fashionable products. To what extent is this s tyle of management effective? Are there better ways of encouraging employees to work hard?(Ielts practice plus) MONEY AND FINANCE 1. it is important t hat products are made to last. The world is consuming natural resources faster than they can be renewed. (Ielts Foundation) 2. Therefore. Therefore. have been criti cized for trying to turn prisons into “holiday camps” and “wasting taxpayers’ money”. water supplie s…). A government’s role is only to provide defense capability and urban infrastructure (road. Fu ture plans which is to design prisons for learning and working. with bigger cell s containing computers that will enable study and communication. However. To what extent do you agree with this statement? (Model tests for the IELTS)
. In what extent do you a gree or disagree? (Reading and Writing module) 2. but others prefer to change jobs frequently.Track) 6. Many people judge success s olely by money and material possessions. In what extent do you agree or di sagree? (Essay Writing) 8. social security) should be provided by private groups or individuals in the community. “Money can not buy happiness” it is often claimed. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Insearch prepare for Ielts) THE ENVIRONMENT 1. while at the same time those who have jo bs are working harder and harder. success can be achieved or mea sured in other ways. This practice can act as an incentive for some but may also have a negative impact on others.
Cause . To what extent do you agree or disagree? (October 4th. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? (Cambridge IELTS 2) 2. Most developed coun tries spend a large proportion of their heath budgets on expensive medical techn ology and procedures. To what extent do you agree or di sagree? (China writing) HEALTH CARE 1. A number of different m edical traditions are now widely known and used: Western medicine (using drugs a nd surgery). To what extent do you agree or d isagree? (Essay Writing) 7. daily all around the globe. Yet. Trees are essential fo r the existence of the human race as they provide the oxygen that we need to sur vive. That is the only way to make sure that the owners will make a serious e ffort to reduce the pollution that they cause. How important is the patient’s mental attitude towards his/her treatment in determining the effectiveness of t he treatment? (Model tests for the IELTS) (China writing) 3. a large proportion should be diverted from treatment to spe nding on health education and preventative measures. Many people feel that they as individuals can do nothing and that only gover nments and large companies can halt the destruction. To what extent do you ag ree or disagree? (Passport to Ielts) 8. large areas of woodland are being destroy ed.2. and it will eventually run out. solar power. burning waste and water power ar e causing as much environmental damage as the oil and nuclear power sources they are intended to replace. herbal medicine (using needles at certain points of the body). However. N uclear energy is the only practical and clean source of energy for the world. This money should be spent instead on health
. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts on T rack) 6. In other words. oil is a fossil fuel and causes air pollution. The environment is one of the most important issues in the world today. To what extent do you agree or di sagree? (Essay Writing) 9. Nowadays. homo eopathy (using minute doses of poisons). Most pollution. and so on. we sho uld make factories and other forms of industry pay of all the pollution that the y cause. is caused by industry. Climate change is now an accepted thr eat to our planet. especially in urban areas. Out of a co untry’s health budget. To what extent do you agree with this? (Academic writing practice) 5. but there is not enough political action to control excessive consumerism and pollution. it is an inter national problem. environmental problems are too big to be ma naged by individual person or individual country. 2003) 1 0. Waste disposal presents increasing problems. solution (China writing) 11. At present we rely on oil for most our energy needs. especially air and water pollution. The best way to solve the world’s environme ntal problems is to increase the cost of fuel. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Essay Writing) 4. One day the world’s oil and gas reserves will run out. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Academic wri ting practice) 3. The search for alternati ve energy sources like wind power. effect. Damage to the environment is an inevitable consequen ce of worldwide improvements in the standard of living. but governments are not doing enough about it. “Prevention is better than cure”. If we want to protect the environment.
Rather than seeking a relaxing break in a far away place.education to keep people well. the nature of the average holiday is ch anging. 2006) 4. causes environment damage and ruins the pl aces it exploits. Some people think that it is more important to have o ne language to be adapted as the
. Discuss . We need to d evelop a whole new set of values. Wil l the popularity of English and tourism harm the minorities and minor language? Discuss (China writing) 8. (Focus on Ielts) 3. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Essa y Writing) 3. Most of the world’s poor live in countries where tourism is a growing indust ry. Should citizen take out private health i nsurance? 7. Wha t are the possible effects of living long on an individual and on the whole soci ety? (July 5th. Others think the host country should welcome cultural diversity. To what extent do yo u agree or disagree? (China writing) 6. To what extent do you agree or disagr ee? (Reading and Writing module) 5. However. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts Foundation) 8. Ac cording to those in the travel business. S ome people think visitors to other countries should imitate local custom and beh aviors. because the old values have no relevance in the modern world. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Insight into Ielts) LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 1. and of their cultures. To what extent do you agree? (IELTS Practice tests with answer s) 2. This does not ma tter. It distorts local economies. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Essay Writing) 2. 2006) TRAVELLING AND TOURISM 1. The government is responsible for providing a high level of heath care for all its citizens. The increasing role of English in the world today means that the learning of other languages is being neglected. Currently there is a trend towards the use of alternative forms of medicine. Some people claim that using tobacco has bro ught several social problems and smocking should be banned. people now wan t excitement on their holidays and are keen to participate in unusual and challe nging activities. Young people are said to ha ve lost many of the traditional values of the older generation. The issue is that tourism does not benefit the poorest. This will have serious results for the continued use of these languages. The quality of health care a person receives should not depend on th e size of their bank balance. Tourism is a modern form of colo nialism. at best these methods are ineffective. Multicultural society brings more benefits to the country than dra wbacks. young people began to gain status and power lost by old peo ple. The culture of different countries are becoming similar so there is no point for people to go traveling abroad for they could have same exp erience at home. (China writing) 6. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (September 3rd. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts o n Track) 4. Over t he past fifty years. and at worst they may be dangerous. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 7. What is the cause and is it a good development or bad? (China writing) 5. How can the income g enerated by tourism benefit the poor? And how can we ensure that tourism does no t destroy traditional cultures and ways of life? Discuss.
(serve more as an invasion of our privacy than as a protection of our safety). Technology can bring many benefits. rather than benefits. In relation to new technology. They believe that everyone has a right to privacy. some people are opposed to their use. Telecommuting is growing in many countries and is expected to be common for most office workers in the coming decades. How do you think society will be affected by the growth of telecommuting? (IELTS to success) 4. shops and other public p laces has increased rapidly in recent years. Others say that this will lead to the loss of c ulture and identity of their country. (Academic writing practice) 5. t he primary duty of governments should be to focus on potential problems. Wh en a country develops its technology. (China writing) 6. For this reason. w e will have more and more leisure time as machines replace many of the tasks we do at home and work. effects and sol utions. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts practice plus) 8. (Insight into Ielts) 7. but it ca n also cause social and environmental problems. CRIME AND LAWS 1. This protects the person who is being accused of the crime. To what extent do you agree or dis agree? (Focus on Ielts) (Model tests for the IELTS) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1. It is pointless to try and keep them alive. Recen t statistics show that the crimes by the young people in the major city of the w orld are increasing. (China writing) 5. Without capital punishment (the death penalty) our lives are less secure and crimes of violent increase. The use of CCTV ( close circuit television) cameras in streets. Some law yers have suggested that this practice should be changed and that a jury should be given all the past facts before they reach their decision about the case. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? (Mod el tests for the IELTS) 3. Causes. as it provides more information. Under British and Australian laws a jur y in a criminal case has no access to information about the defendant’s past crimi nal record.official international language. Young women c rime has become more and more prevalent in recent years. international laws and international law court s are unrealistic and will not succeed in reducing crime levels in different cou ntries. “Telecommuting” refers to workers doing their jobs from h ome for part of each week and communicating with their office using computer tec hnology. Although we are told that these cam eras help in the fight against crime. Discuss. Should they be made illegal? Or should all drugs be legalized? (Essay Writing) 3. solutions. Crime is nearly always related to the environment in which it occurs. effects. In the future. the traditional skills and ways of life di e out. Discuss. Capital punishment is essential to control violence in society. Discuss the benefits this will bring and also the problem i t will cause. stations. Cause. Should criminals be sent to p rison or should they do something else as a punishment? (China writing) 4. Tobacco and alcohol ar e drugs that cause addition and health problems.
. To wha t extent do you agree or disagree? (Cambridge IELTS 2) 2. The Internet is becoming more centr al to our lives. To what extent do you agree o r disagree? (Cambridge IELTS 3) 2.
Some people however believe th at it has caused more problems for us. Advances in science and technology and other areas of society in the la st 100 years have transformed the way we live as well as postponing the day we d ie. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? (Focus on Ielts) 9. The Internet has provided great benefits. technology can not solve all the world’s problems. Are computers an essential feature of modern e ducation? What subjects can be better
. their usage has a negative effect on both the physical and ment al development of young people. th e more time people use the Internet. In wh at extent do you agree or disagree? (June 1st. but at the same time it has also created new problems and inequalities. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Academic writ ing practice) 6. Therefore so me people argue that we need to place less emphasis on technological solutions a nd more on other values. but there are dangers involved in the control the Internet is exerting over our lives.acts as interactive entertainment. (Focus on Ielts) 10. We live in a technolog ical age. one day robots as companions. To wha t extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts Foundation) 12. Is it possible to control some of these problems? (Essay Writing) 14. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 18. tracking and. future d evelopments in IT are likely to have more negative effects than positive. Computers do not help children to learn more effectively. but not our happiness. some people a re uneasy about the social consequences. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 19. Soon. Whilst there are obvious benefits for the elderly in these developments. The computers are widely used in education. We live today in an electronic information age. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (March 9th. Should we worry about the effect this is having on social interaction or s hould we see the Internet as a way of opening up new communication possibilities worldwide? Discuss. There is no better time to be alive than now. Technology has fascinate d our life so much and given us a lot of freedom. However. and as a means of voting… These functions have obvious benefits. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Reading and Writing module) 11. In what extent to you agree or disagree ? (Academic writing practice) 7. 2003) 17. for example the www and communication by e-mail. the less time they spend with real human be ings. High technology is now being harnessed to help the elderly by p roviding monitoring. perhaps. On the contrary. In the last 20 years there have been significant developments in the field of IT. The internet will bring about a new fr eedom of information and so narrow the technology gap between developed and deve loping countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Essay Writin g) 15. In what extent do you agree or disagree. and some people think t eacher are not play important role in the classroom. (Ielts on T rack) 8. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Essay Writing ) 13. According to a recent study. people who can not work with computers will be disadvantaged. Modern technology has increased our material wealt h. However.2002) 16. It is easier to be connected by technology yet many people seem no closer to fe eling happy in their lives.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) CHILDREN AND THE FAMILY 1. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 3.taught using computers? Are there aspects of a good education that can not be ta ught using computers? (China writing) 20. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) FO OD AND DIET 1. To what extent would you support or reject this idea? (IE LTS Practice tests with answers) 2. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Essa y Writing) 4. The burning oil for transport. Some people think scientists contribute the society more. especi ally in private cars. Therefore. To what extent do you agree or di sagree? (China writing) 25. A balanced diet or eating balanced meals is the key to a healthy life. To eliminate this problem. and too many are killed in accidents. we could teac h children the skills of safe driving while they are at school. Others believe other subjects contribute more such as language and busines s. parents should strictly limit the time that children spend in this way. To what extent d o you agree or disagree with this statement? (IELTS Practice tests with answers)
. Others say that it is the parents’ responsibility to control what their children do and watch. Intelli gent machines such as robots are widely applied to take the place of human being s. (China writing) 24. Modern technologies such as fertilizers and mach inery have feed our world. scientists can not find ef fective solutions to the problems the created. is wasteful and environmentally irresponsible. The development of science and technology benefit our life. Modern lifestyles mean that many parents have little time for their children. This is extremely harmful to their development. Discuss. Many children do not get as m uch attention from their parents as children did in the past. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Essay Writing) 5. It is often argued that children must be protected from unsuitable material on TV and the Internet by government censorship. (China writing) 2. (China writing) 23. Many modern children spend a great dea l of time sitting in front of a television or computer screen. Some people claim such technology can provide us chea p food and also have some negative effects. Taxation on petrol and diesel fuel should be increased to very high levels to discourage th e use of private cars. Should old man live with young people together or should they live in the clubs for the elder? Discuss. Should a child is brought up in a village or a city? TRANSPORTATION 1. To what extent do you agree or di sagree? (China writing) 21. Discuss. Young drivers are careless and overconfident . Modern technology has influenced peopl e’s entertainment and made people less creative. Earlier technological development brought to more be nefits and changed the life of ordinary people than the recent technological dev elopments ever will. However. (China writing) 22.
Moreover. they should tax private cars ver y heavily and use the money to provide free or very cheap rail travel. There are an exc essive number of cars on our roads today and this leads to many problems. and they make life difficult an d dangerous for others. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Focus on Ielts)
. This is a huge sum to spend on minority intere sts. In every city the car is killing the road . Cars cause death and injury and air pollution. It should be up to the people who enjoy cultural attractions to pay for them. pictures. The priva te motor vehicle has greatly improved individuals freedom of movement.3. There should be no government restrictions on what they do. There are many different types of music in the world today. Governments should not be expected to take sole responsibility fo r reducing the number of road accidents. and the money would be better spent on more important things. Moreover. To what extent do you agr ee or disagree?(Cambridge IELTS 4) 3. Why do we need music? Is the traditional music of a country more important than the international music that is heard everywhere nowadays? Discuss. many gardens have to make way to highways o r expressways. In what extent do you agree or d isagree? (China writing) 9. There are more and more vehicles in the city. (IELTS to success) 4. The government spends about $220 million a year supporting museums and galleries in the UK and a similar amount subsidizin g the visual and performing arts. To what extent do you ag ree or disagree? (Ielts Foundation) 7. Creative artists should always be given the freedom to express their own ideas (in words. Indivi duals and governments should ensure that public transport plays a more important role in modern life in order to tackle these problems. which is very dangerous fo r cyclists and pedestrians. Yet the use of private motor vehi cles has contributed to some of today’s most serious problems. Yet the use of private motor vehicles has contributed to some of today’s most seri ous problems. If countr ies are serious about solving traffic problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Passport to Ielts) 5. the automobile has become a status of symbol. In what extent do you agree or disagree ? (Essay Writing) 8. The private motor vehicle has greatly improved indiv idual freedom of movement. the automobile has become a status symbol. The only way to improve the safety on the roads is to give much stricter punishments for driving offences. (Cambridge IELTS 1) 2. Besides. In order to reverse this decline in the quality of life in cities. How can we make everyone satisfied? (China writing) 11. att empts must be made to encourage people to use their cars less and public transpo rt more. It is time to reduce the number of cars in our cities an d to encourage other means of transport. MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT 1. music or film) in whichever way they wish. individuals should share this responsib ility. In what e xtent do you agree or disagree? (Reading and Writing module) 6. Discuss possible ways to encourage the use of public transport. How can the use of private motor vehicles be reduced? (China writi ng) 10. How can the use of private motor vehicles be reduced? (Insearch prepare for Ielts) THE ARTS. The rising level of congestion and air pollution found in most of the world’s c ities can be attributed directly to the rapidly increasing number of private car s in use.
Should people have the same amount of leisure time? Discuss. others a rgue that it is a very rash decision to tear them down without full consideratio n. Should wealthy nation s be required to share their wealth among poorer nations by providing such thing s as food and education? Or is it the responsibilities of the governments of poo rer nations to look after their citizens themselves? (Cambridge IELTS 2. (China writing) GLOBALIZATION 1. over the past century there has been a decline in the quality of prize-winning artwork and it is now possible for quite ordinary pieces of art to be labeled “masterpieces” whilst true works of art pass unnoticed. rich countries are stealing
. instead of taking part in more productive activities? Disc uss. historic buildings. Discuss. and we have to preserve our old. such as musi c. However. a painting. Some people think that strong tradition can civilize a country and the government should subsidize musicians. actors and drama companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Cambridge IELTS 3) 3. (China writing) 8. effects and solutions. The gov ernment should control the amount of violence in films and on television in orde r to decrease the violent crimes in society. sculpture or other ar t form should display certain qualities that are unique.4. However. Pop music vs classic? 10. co mputing and medicine. Improve ment in health. Some people thin k we should pull down the old houses and buildings in the way. the government of richer nations should take more responsibili ty for helping the poorer nations in such areas. but instead should spend money on construction of public facilities. Some people say the government should not put money in the Arts. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? (IELTS Practice tests with answers) 5. In what extent do you agree or disagree? What should the government do? (China writing) 7. In the course of urban development. opera and paintings. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 5. To be labeled a “Work of Art”. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Iel ts practice plus) 9. Every country needs to remembe r its past. More and more qualified people are moving from p oor to rich countries to fill vacancies in specialist areas like engineering. People doing different kinds of work enjoy different amou nt of holiday time. Do young people today make good u se of their leisure time? Or do they spend too much time watching television and playing video games. (China writing) 2. we often find ourselves confronted with the old building problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (IELTS Practice tests with answers) 4. education and trade are essential for the development of poorer nations. The international community should reduce or el iminate the debts of the world’s poorest countries. In what extent do you agree or disa gree? (China writing) 6. artists. Cause s. Some people believe that by encouraging the movement of su ch people. (Focus on Ielts) TOWN AND COUNTRY 1. However. The gap of living in cities and the country side is larger and larger.
Discuss. Others insist that there are big differences such as organization. Discuss. To what extent do you agree or disagree ? (China writing) 9. Give your opinion. s uch as juvenile delinquency. (Insight into I elts)
. Many people believe that women make better parents than men and this is why they have the greater role in raising children in most societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Reading and Writing module) 6. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Reading and Writing module) 7. Write an essay expressing your point of view. developing c ountries should refuse to repay their debts. arise from the fact that many married women now wor k and not at home to care for their children. They should spend money to help the citizens in poor and disadva ntaged countries. Most coun tries spend a large amount of money in weapons to defend themselves though they are not at war. Many of the problems young people now experience. (Academic writing practice) 6. The position of women in society has changed marked ly in the last twenty years. One solution to decline in moral values in today’s world would b e for men and women to return to their traditional roles. Most high level jobs are done by men. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Reading and W riting module) 5. Others feel that this is only part of the natural movement of workers around the world. Others claim that men are just as good as women at parenting. The idea that women are solely responsible for deciding whether or not to have babies leads on to the idea that they are al so responsible for bringing the children up. To what extent do you agree or dis agree? (Cambridge IELTS 2) 3. (China writing) 8. Discuss. Woman should give up their jobs and go back to their traditional role of home-maker in order to re duce world unemployment. so the international aid should no t give to the poor countries in the world. To what extent do you agree or disa gree? (Cambridge IELTS 2) 2. Women will pay an increasingl y important role in the workplace of the future. while other argue that the aid money i s misspend by the government that receive it. (China writing) MEN AND WOMEN 1. (IELTS to success) 4. attitude and ambition. Should the government encourage a certain % of these jobs to be reserved for wom en? (China writing) (also in equal % in universities’ major) 8.from poor countries. Many people think that countries should ha ve a moral obligation to help each other. In what extent do you agree or disa gree? (Reading and Writing module) 7. and that these differences inevitably have an impact on student life. Some people argue that there are no fundamental differences between the way men and women approach academic study. Fatherhood ought to be emphasized as much as motherhood. More and more wome n go out to work. The government should subsidize them and provide free staff an d facilities to care for their children. A s most foreign aid often benefits the donor more than the receiver.
Professional sports involve large sums of money and receives enormous media cove rage. Some people think that the Olympic Games will not play a role in 21st century . sports and entertainment people earn higher salari es than professionals like doctors. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Cambridg e IELTS 3) 2. Many people keep dogs and cats as companions. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Readin g and Writing module) 4. Zoos are sometimes sees as necessary but poor alternati ve to a natural environment. including music. Animals should not be used for the benefit of human beings. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 8. National feelings can be expressed in friendly competition. have no place in a civilized society and should be banned. This is making our society shallower. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Passport to Ielts) 3. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (Essay W riting) 5. Popular events like the football World Cup and other international spo rting occasions are essential in easing international tensions and releasing pat riotic emotion in a safe way. Discuss the advantages and d isadvantages of pet ownership for the animals involved and for the community as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (IELTS Practice tests with answers) 3. such as b oxing and wrestling. It is necessary to keep animals in zoos. In what ex tent do you agree or disagree? (China
. Sports which depend on violence for their entertainment. Meanwhile serious culture. is badly negl ected. The la rge sums of money spent on international sports competition such as the Olympic Games are therefore justified. they are more likely to be motivated by prize money and the op portunity to be famous. What message does this send to young people and how does this attitude to sport affect the sports themselves?(Ielts practice plus) ANIMA LS 1. These days. (China writing) 9. (Ielts on Track) 2. In the past. International sports competitions are the best way to p revent conflict. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 7. sports should not be encouraged a t school. nurses and teachers. it is often necessary to test new products on a nimals. Is it fair that sports professionals earn a great deal more money than people in other imp ortant profession? Discuss. It is better for a few animals to suffer than for human life to be place d at risk by untested products. unless there is evidence that the animals do not suffer in any way. sporting champions u sed to be motivated primarily by the desire to win a match or to break world rec ords. rat her than fighting and sports heroes are better role models than fighters. As public safety is one of the highest importances. In what extent do you agree or disa gree? (Essay Writing) 4. Why do you think this h appens in some societies and do you consider it is good or bad? (China writing) 6. Sports encourage c ompetition rather than cooperation.SPORTS 1. In some countries. art and theatre. Therefore.
Other thinks that they shoul d be treated like pets. Some people think killing an imals for food is cruel and unnecessary. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Insight into Ielts) 5. But others argue that it makes people selfish and greedy for more and more goods. In w hat extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing)
. effects and solutions. In some countries. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 7. Wild animals have no place in the 21st century. (China writing) 4. Some people say that tell the truth is no t always essential. Too much attention is given to headline-grabbing disasters li ke earthquakes and floods. In achi eving personal happiness. Some people think that this is good.” To what extent do you agree or disagree?(Ielts practice plus) 7. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing) 6. Rese arch indicates that the characteristics we were born with have much more influen ce on o ur personality and development than experiences we had in our life.writing) 5. Do you think that there should be l ess advertising? (Essay Writing) 3. (Focus on Ielts) ADVERTISING 1. Advertisements are getting their way into pe ople’s lives. Some people think th at preventing these wild animals from dying out is a waste of resource. and colleagues) are more important than anything else. Some peop le regard animals as the source of food or clothes. It is said that people’s life now is becoming mo re and more stressful. friends. (Insight into Ielts) 6. which can cost far more li ves. It’s necessary to tell lies sometimes. Should all ads be b anned? (China writing) UN-CATALOGED 1. Government should concentrate their resources on educ ating people about the risk they face nearer to home. our relationships with other people (family. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion. Others think that it is essential for d aily diet. Why are the definitions of happiness different? What are the factors in achiev ing happiness? (China writing) 3. “Failure is proof that the desire wasn’t str ong enough. (China writing) NATURAL DISASTER AND HUMANITARI AN ORGANIZATION 1. To what extent do you agree or disagree? (Ielts Foundat ion) 2. Issues such as work and w ealth take second place. Some of the methods used in advertising are unethical and unacce ptable in today’s society. Causes. marriages are arranged by the parents but in other cases. To what extent do you a gree or disagree? (China writing) 2. Discuss the effects of advertisements of people. because it gives us a choice as consumers. Discuss. Happiness is considered important to people . Discuss. We are surrounding by advertising.