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JCS GP PRELIMINARY EXAM QUESTIONS (1995-2005)

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1. Discuss the work of any one artist (singer, musician, painter, writer) which had made the
most impression on you. (AJC, 9)
!. Assess the factors which ha"e promoted and hindered cu#tura# de"e#opment in your country.
(ACJC, 9)
$. %hat moti"ates writers to write& (CJC, 9)
'. %hat conditions affect the de"e#opment (or #ack of it) of cu#tura# #ife in your country& (CJC, 9)
. ()he *ook is dead+ #ong #i"e the computer., Comment. (CJC, 9)
-. %hat .ustification has any go"ernment for any inter"ention in media and the performing arts&
/upport your argument with reference to specific e0amp#es. (1CJC, 9)
2. (3hotography can *e considered an art form., Discuss. (45JC, 9)
6. %hy study another #anguage when 7ng#ish is so wide#y used today& (4JC, 9)
9. 8)he de"e#opment of the arts is not an optiona# e0tra *ut an integra# part of the growth of a
peop#e.9 Discuss. (:JC, 9)
1;. <s cu#ture today #arge#y manipu#ated for commercia# ends& (/AJC, 9)
11. <s music a uni"ersa# #anguage& ()3JC, 9)
1!. <s channe##ing money to the Arts a waste of resources& (=JC, 9)
1$. (>ost modern architecture is ug#y and impractica#., Do you agree& (5JC, 9)
1'. Consider the need for greater emphasis on the arts in your society. (AJC, 9-)
1. Do you agree that modern techno#ogy has undermined the "a#ue of music& (1CJC, 9-)
1-. 8%ithout a cu#ture, society, e"en when perfect, is *ut a .ung#e.9 (A#*ert Camus) Do you agree&
(JJC, 9-)
12. 1ow important is it to know an artist9s intentions when assessing a work of art& (4JC, 9-)
16. 1ow does art enrich #ife& (:JC, 9-)
19. <n what ways can written and spoken #anguage *e used to change society& (/:JC, 9-)
!;. 8)he arts can on#y f#ourish in prosperous communities.9 Discuss. ()3JC, 9-)
!1. Discuss the conditions in society which might ena*#e the arts to f#ourish. ()JC, 9-)
!!. <s reading the *est way to enrich #ife& ()JC, 9-)
!$. ()he artist9s on#y responsi*i#ity is to his art., Do you agree& (5JC, 9-)
!'. %hy are peop#e sti## concerned a*out customs and traditions& (AJC, 92)
!. ()he appreciation of the arts has #itt#e re#e"ance to modern #ife apart from its recreationa#
"a#ue., Discuss. (ACJC, 92)
!-. Drama in schoo#s is an educationa# e0perience of #ife, yet too few in"o#"e themse#"es in this
aspect of #earning. Comment. (CJC, 92)
!2. :eading fiction may *e entertaining *ut otherwise it has #itt#e rea# "a#ue. 70p#ain why you
agree or disagree. (1CJC, 92)
!6. <n an increasing#y techno#ogica# society, the arts ha"e *ecome tota##y superf#uous., Discuss.
(JJC, 92)
!9. Discuss dance as a #anguage of the sou#. (45JC, 92)
$;. 8>useums *enefit a tiny minority of peop#e and cannot *e .ustified in their present form.9 Do
you agree& (4JC, 92)
$1. 1ow does art enrich our #i"es& (/AJC, 92)
$!. (Architecture comprises two ideas? the mastery of the practica#, and the art of the *eautifu#.,
)o what e0tent ha"e *oth of these ideas *een com*ined successfu##y in the modern
architecture of your country& (5JC, 92)
$$. Assess the ro#e of the arts in our techno#ogica##y dri"en society. (ACJC, 96)
$'. %hat *enefits can *e gained from ha"ing a know#edge and understanding of the history and
cu#ture of one9s country& (ACJC, 96)
$. Can a country preser"e its cu#ture nowadays in the face of increasing g#o*a#isation& (CJC,
96)
$-. )he @ine Arts are not for the masses. <s this true& (45JC, 96)
$2. <s it right to ca## a firstArate carpenter an artist& (4JC, 96)
$6. 84o man can *e ca##ed friend#ess when he has the companionship of good *ooks.9 1ow far do
you agree with this "iew& (4JC, 96)
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$9. <s there such a thing as a mainstream cu#ture& Discuss with reference to your country. (:JC,
96)
';. /hou#d the arts *e su*sidised *y the ta0payer& (:JC, 96)
'1. 8)o appreciate art is to appreciate #ife.9 )o what e0tent do you agree with this statement&
(/AJC, 96)
'!. (>usic is the one true uni"ersa# #anguage., Discuss. (/:JC, 96)
'$. (5oung peop#e do not read enough., %hat conseFuences cou#d this pro*#em ha"e for your
country& ()3JC, 96)
''. <n a rapid#y changing wor#d, which customs and traditiona# practices shou#d *e retained in
your country& (=JC, 96)
'. /hou#d an Arts Appreciation Course *e made a compu#sory component in the schoo#
curricu#um& (=JC, 96)
'-. %hat are the Fua#ities that make a work of #iterature a masterpiece& (5JC, 96)
'2. )he "a#ue of the Arts is o"erArated in modern society. Do you agree& (AJC, 99)
'6. <s there a p#ace for the arts in this techno#ogica# age& (ACJC, 99)
'9. Can pu*#ic e0penditure on the arts *e .ustified& (CJC, 99)
;. <n what sense might a no"e# G a work of (fiction, G *e as (true to #ife, as any nonAfictiona# te0t&
1. (3opu#ar art forms are no more than a dum*ing down of high art., Do you agree& (:JC, 99)
!. )he on#y way for the arts to sur"i"e is to commercia#ise them. 1ow far do you agree with this
statement& (/AJC, 99)
$. (Canguage is .ust a means of communication., Do you agree& (/:JC, 99)
'. 8Artists, not engineers, *ui#d cities.9 Do you agree& (=JC, 99)
. <n a wor#d of mu#tiAmedia, why *other with *ooks& (5JC, 99)
-. <f you were a fi#mmaker, what type of fi#ms wou#d you consider most worth making& (AJC, ;;)
2. (@or the arts to f#ourish, there must *e comp#ete freedom of e0pression., Discuss. (ACJC, ;;)
6. (>any young peop#e are not interested in preser"ing their cu#tura# identity., 70amine the
reasons, and suggest ways in which this can *e changed. (ACJC, ;;)
9. ()he Arts are created on#y for our #eisure+ society has no rea# need for them., Comment.
(JJC, ;;)
-;. >odern mo"ies ha"e *ecome more entertaining *ut #ess meaningfu#. Do you agree& (45JC,
;;)
-1. 8>any ad"ertisements are works of art.9 Discuss. ( 4JC, ;;)
-!. 8:eading is to the mind what e0ercise is to the *ody.9 (/ir :ichard /tee#e, 1-2!A12!9). Do you
agree& (4JC, ;;)
-$. <s art spoi#t *y the need to *e commercia##y "ia*#e& (:JC, ;;)
-'. ()he arts e0press the sou# of man., Discuss. ()3JC, ;;)
-. %hat makes a *est se##ing author& Discuss with reference to specific e0amp#es. ()JC, ;;)
--. Bne #anguage and one cu#ture. %ou#d you #ike to see this on a g#o*a# sca#e& (=JC, ;;)
-2. 4o"e#s are a waste of time. Do you agree& (=JC, ;;)
-6. )he pursuit of the arts is not an option *ut an integra# part of the growth of a peop#e. Discuss.
(ACJC, ;1)
-9. ()he Arts #i*erate, /cience imprisons mankind., %hat is your "iew& (1CJC, ;1)
2;. 8:eading is a #ost art., Discuss. (:JC, ;1)
21. H4othing *eats cur#ing with a good *ook.9 Do you agree& (AJC, ;1)
2!. /cience is an art and the arts, a science. Comment. (3JC, ;1)
2$. ()he use of 7ng#ish #anguage in /ingapore has enriched the #ife and cu#ture of her peop#e.,
Do you agree& (:JC, ;1)
2'. Does the #i*rary sti## ha"e a p#ace in the digita# wor#d& ()3JC, ;1)
2. 8)he Arts is no #onger important in a society that "a#ues economic success., Discuss this with
reference to your country. (5JC, ;1)
2-. 1a"e ritua#s, customs and ceremonies *ecome #ess important in peop#e9s #i"es& ()JC, ;1)
22. 1ow do we .udge *eauty& (JJC, ;1)
26. 1ow important is it to preser"e one9s cu#tura# heritage& (CJC, ;1)
29. (Canguage is more than a too# of communication., )o what e0tent do you agree with this
statement& (CJC, ;1)
6;. <n "iew of increasing g#o*a#iIation, is cu#tura# change in your country a source of optimism or
pessimism& (ACJC, ;!)
61. @aced with a choice, wou#d you *ui#d a museum or a theatre& (:JC, ;!)
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6!. (>uch of what passes for art today is mere#y hype, or fashion, or showmanship., Discuss.
(:JC, ;!)
6$. )he arts e0ist for the so#e purpose of keeping us entertained. Do you agree& (=JC, ;!)
6'. 3eop#e who don9t read cheat themse#"es. Dy not reading, they #imit what they can achie"e,
make mistakes they cou#d a"oid, miss opportunities that cou#d impro"e their #i"es. Discuss.
(5JC, ;!)
6. Canguage ser"es as an essentia# too# in eradicating racia# conf#icts. Comment. (5JC, ;!)
6-. Art is inaccessi*#e to the common man.9 Discuss. (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
62. Consider the "iew that pop music has 8three great #yrica# themes G se0, hate and a smarmy
"ersion of *rother#y #o"e.9 (ACJC !;;$ >ock )est+ :JC 3romo !;;!)
66. Discuss the "iew that the arts ha"e a#ways *een a means to instruct and de#ight. (CJC 3romo
!;;$)
69. ()he arts are .ust a #u0ury for the rich., Do you agree& (1CJC 3romo !;;$)
9;. )he so#e purpose of the Arts is to entertain. Discuss. (45JC 3romo !;;$)
91. 8A country cannot *e considered fu##y de"e#oped unti# its arts scene is too.9 Discuss. (:JC
3romo !;;$)
9!. >usic has #itt#e worth *eyond entertainment. Do you agree& (/AJC 3romo !;;$)
9$. <s there any point in painting *y hand in an age of computer graphics& (/AJC 3romo !;;$)
9'. Comment on the state of the traditiona# arts in your country. (=JC 3romo !;;$)
9. )he arts e0ist for the so#e purpose of keeping us entertained. Do you agree& (=JC 3re#ims
!;;$)
9-. )he contri*ution of the *anker to society is more "a#ua*#e than that of an artist. Comment.
(ACJC 3romo !;;!)
92. %hy is know#edge of the arts sti## necessary in this age of techno#ogy& (3JC 3romo !;;!)
96. %hat Fua#ities are desira*#e in a good censor& (3JC 3romo !;;!)
99. 8<n a techno#ogica##y ad"anced society, the importance of the arts needs to *e emphasised
more than e"er.9 Do you agree& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
1;;. @aced with a choice, wou#d you *ui#d a museum or a theatre& (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1;1. J>uch of what passes for art today is mere#y hype, or fashion, or showmanship.J
Discuss. (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1;!. Are the Arts sti## re#e"ant in this age of modern techno#ogy& (45JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;$. 1ow important is the arts in the modern wor#d& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;'. J)he arts are an e"en *etter *arometer of what is happening in our wor#d than the stock
market.J Comment. (ACJC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;. %e need more than museums and theatres to promote the Arts. Comment. (AJC 3re#ims
!;;$)
1;-. (A## art is Fuite use#ess., (Bscar %i#de) )o what e0tent is this true& (:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;2. 8Ereat art is time#ess.9 Do you agree& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;6. (Art is use#ess un#ess it can re#ate to society., Comment. (=JC 3romo !;;!)
1;9. (%e neg#ect the Arts at our peri#., Discuss. (5JC Common )est !;;!)
11;. Canguage ser"es as an essentia# too# in eradicating racia# conf#icts. Comment. (5JC
3re#ims !;;$)
111. 3eop#e who don9t read cheat themse#"es. Dy not reading, they #imit what they can
achie"e, make mistakes they cou#d a"oid, and miss opportunities that cou#d impro"e their
#i"es. Discuss. (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
11!. Choose a fictiona# character that appea#s to you most and .ustify your choice. (CJC
Common )est !;;!)
11$. %hat do you consider worth reading& (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
11'. (%ith the coming of te#e"ision, peop#e predicted the end of reading for p#easure. %ith the
coming of the <nternet, they forecast the end of the printed *ook., %hy does the reading of
*ooks remain so popu#ar& (1CJC 3re#ims !;;$)
11. (1eroes do not e0ist in rea# #ife+ they are on#y found in fiction and mo"ies., Discuss. (3JC
3re#ims !;;$)
11-. Account for the popu#arity of se#fAhe#p *ooks. (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
112. Account for the increasing fascination with comic *ook heroes in the mo"ie wor#d. (/:JC
3re#ims !;;!)
116. Artistic e0pression shou#d ne"er *e restricted. (AJC 3re#im ;')
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119. 8)he !1
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century is mo"ing towards a uni"ersa# cu#ture.9 /hou#d this trend *e we#comed&
(CJC 3re#im ;')
1!;. 8American popu#ar cu#ture is a "irus that is making the who#e wor#d sick.9 Do you agree&
(1CJC 3re#im ;')
1!1. Distinct cu#tures are irre#e"ant in a shrinking wor#d. )o what e0tent do you agree& (JJC
3re#im ;')
1!!. Citeracy no #onger means .ust *eing a*#e to read a *ook. %hat does it mean for the
ci"i#ised man& (JJC 3re#im ;')
1!$. 8)he arts are now more of a necessity than e"er *efore.9 Comment. (>JC 3re#im ;')
1!'. Discuss the appea# of either modern no"e#s or modern music. (3JC 3re#im B;')
1!. 8A*o"e a##, the arts teach us to *e human.9 Do you agree& (:JC 3re#im ;')
1!-. 8)here is no future for #iterature and the arts.9 Discuss this statement with reference to
your society. (/:JC 3re#im ;')
1!2. Discuss how the cu#ture of your country has changed and the impact of these changes.
()3JC 3re#im ;')
1!6. 8)he Arts has #ost its footing in this scientific wor#d.9 Comment. (=JC 3re#im ;')
1!9. <s there anything more to the arts than entertainment& (CJC 3romo ;')
1$;. Do myths and #egends ha"e a ro#e to p#ay in modern society& (1CJC 3romo ;')
1$1. 8City #ife impo"erishes more than it enriches.9 1ow far do you agree& (1CJC 3romo ;')
1$!. 1ow important is it to preser"e the arts in the conte0t of a changing wor#d& (JJC 3romo
;')
1$$. 8:eading for #eisure has *ecome an outmoded past time in /ingapore.9 Discuss. (1CJC
3romo ;')
1$'. Dooks ha"e out#i"ed their purpose in our age of e#ectronic entertainment. 1ow far do you
agree with this statement& (>< 3romo ;')
1$. Are ad"ertisements art& (>JC 3romo ;')
1$-. 8)raditiona# "a#ues are of #itt#e merit today.9 <s this your opinion& (>JC 3romo ;')
1$2. Consider the importance of the Arts in your country.9 (45JC 3romo ;')
1$6. 8)radition has no p#ace in the modern wor#d.9 Discuss. (45JC 3romo ;')
1$9. )o what e0tent can speaking *e considered an art& (3JC 3romo ;')
1';. 8%ithout music, #ife is a .ourney through a desert.9 Consider the "a#ue of music in the #ight
of this comment. (3JC 3romo ;')
1'1. %i## the arts *ecome irre#e"ant in this increasing#y scientific wor#d& (/AJC 3romo ;')
1'!. /hou#d the go"ernment su*sidise the arts& (:JC 3romo ;')
1'$. Consider the importance of the arts to society. ()JC 3romo ;')
1''. 8)he arts #i*erate+ science ens#a"es.9 Discuss. (=JC 3romo ;')
1'. %hat is the point of reading when you can watch te#e"ision& (5JC 3romo ;')
1'-. Do ritua#s ser"e any usefu# purpose in a modern society& (CJC 3ractice 3aper ;)
1'2. :eading fiction has nothing to do with rea# #ife.9 Do you agree& (CJC 3ractice 3aper ;)
1'6. 8Deauty #ies in the eye of the *eho#der.9 <s this true of the arts& (CJC 3ractice 3aper ;)
1'9. Discuss the importance of architectura# conser"ation today. (>< 3re#im ;)
1;. Consider the importance of cu#ti"ating cu#tura# inte##igence. (JJC 3re#im ;)
11. 83eop#e shou#d fear art, fi#m and theatre.9 Do you agree& (=JC 3re#im ;)
1!. 83opu#ar cu#ture does more to unite the wor#d than internationa# organisations.9 1ow true
is this& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
1$. 8)he idea of *eauty is defined *y society.9 )o what e0tent is this true& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
1'. 8)he arts of not a fri## a society without the arts wou#d no #onger *e what we now
recognise as human.9 Discuss the "a#ue of the arts in your society. (ACJC 3romo ;)
1. %hen information *ecomes o*so#ete so Fuick#y, is there any point in reading& (ACJC
3re#im ;)
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1. Can the wor#d9s de"e#oping nations e"er hope to catch up with the de"e#oped nations& (AJC,
9)
!. <s it necessary for a de"e#oping country to first succeed in economic de"e#opment *efore it
can attain socia# and po#itica# freedom& (ACJC, 9)
$. %hy do poor countries remain poor& (ACJC, 9)
'. 87co#ogica# po##ution is a price worth paying for economic growth.9 Do you agree& (1CJC, 9)
. )o what e0tent can we eradicate po"erty in the wor#d today& (4JC, 9)
-. 8A country can do without po#iticians *ut not without economic p#anners.9 Discuss. (:JC, 9)
2. %e are mo"ing towards a "irtua##y cash#ess society. %hat are the imp#ications of this for your
country& ()JC, 9)
6. >a.or changes are current#y taking p#ace in the nature and organisation of work. Descri*e
these changes and discuss their impact. (5JC, 9)
9. %hat pro*#ems continue to hinder the eradication of po"erty& (AJC, 9-)
1;. %hat do you think can *e done to #essen the pro*#em of po"erty in )hird %or#d countries&
(ACJC, 9-)
11. /hou#d a nation9s key pu*#ic ser"ices *e pri"atised& (CJC, 9-)
1!. Do mu#tiAnationa# corporations encourage or retard progress in de"e#oping countries& (4JC,
9-)
1$. (Capita#ism and conser"ation do not mi0., Do you agree& (:JC, 9-)
1'. ()ourism can *e a *#essing to an unde"e#oped country, *ut it is *y no means an unmi0ed
*#essing., Discuss. (/:JC, 9-)
1. )o what e0tent shou#d the go"ernment and industry inf#uence ad"ertising& ()3JC, 9-)
1-. 1ow important is transport to the de"e#opment of a nation& ()JC, 9-)
12. )o what e0tent shou#d a go"ernment take responsi*i#ity for its country9s po"erty& :efer to
specific e0amp#es to support your answer. (ACJC, 92)
16. Consider the impact of consumer e0pectations and demands on society. (CJC, 92)
19. %hy are hunger and po"erty sti## pro*#ems in the wor#d today& (1CJC, 92)
!;. Bne of the great pro*#ems of the modern wor#d is its ageing popu#ation. %hat do you think
can *e done to ease the *urden on the young& (:JC, 92)
!1. 1ow can your country ensure that it remains economica##y competiti"e in the ne0t
mi##ennium& (5JC, 92)
!!. Aid to de"e#oping countries shou#d *e #inked to their human rights record. Discuss this
statement with e0amp#es to support your "iew. (ACJC, 96)
!$. %hat pro*#ems continue to hinder the eradication of po"erty in the wor#d& /uggest ways of
a##e"iating them. (JJC, 96)
!'. (Consumption makes the wor#d go round., Comment. ()JC, 96)
!. )he greatest fai#ure of the !;
th
century is the continued e0istence of po"erty. Comment. (AJC,
99)
!-. %hat do you think ought to *e the most pressing po#itica# and economic concerns of
de"e#oping countries& 70p#ain your answer with reference to specific e0amp#es. (ACJC, 99)
!2. Are de"e#oped countries o*#iged to he#p de"e#oping countries so#"e their pro*#ems& (CJC, 99)
!6. ()ourism can *e a *#essing to an unde"e#oped country, *ut it is *y no means an unmi0ed
*#essing., Discuss. (JJC, 99)
!9. >ost foreign aid programmes ha"e *een dri"en *y the desire to get something in return.
Discuss. (:JC, 99)
$;. E#o*a#isation has #itt#e or nothing to offer de"e#oping economies. )o what e0tent wou#d you
agree with the a*o"e statement& (:JC, 99)
$1. 1ow can one prepare to function effecti"e#y in a know#edgeA*ased economy& (/AJC, 99)
$!. )ourism is a kind of e0p#oitation. <s this "iew of tourism .ustifia*#e& ()3JC, 99)
$$. %e are mo"ing towards a know#edgeA*ased economy. Consider the imp#ications of this for
the indi"idua# and society in your country. ()JC, 99)
$'. 8<t is not o"erpopu#ation *ut an ageing popu#ation which wi## pose the greater pro*#em to the
wor#d in the ne0t fifty years.9 Discuss. (=JC, 99)
$. ()he tap is running dry. )he supp#y of fresh water a"ai#a*#e for the 7arth9s growing popu#ation
is dwind#ing and the most affected peop#e wi## *e those in de"e#oping countries., %hat are the
so#utions to this potentia# g#o*a# catastrophe& (5JC, 99)
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$-. (A nation9s economic competiti"eness is #arge#y determined *y the Fua#ity of its peop#e., 1ow
far do you agree with this statement& (5JC, 99)
$2. )o what e0tent shou#d the mo"ement of peop#e across *orders *e restricted& (AJC, ;;)
$6. %hy shou#d we *e concerned a*out the richApoor gap in the wor#d today& (AJC, ;;)
$9. (3o#itica# ideo#ogies are fast dying in a wor#d dominated *y economic interests., Do you
agree& (ACJC, ;;)
';. Can tourism e"er *e ecoAfriend#y& (1CJC, ;;)
'1. 1ow far wou#d you agree that the "iew that most internationa# organisations are a waste of
time and money& (1CJC, ;;)
'!. 1ow shou#d society dea# with the pro*#ems of g#o*a#isation& (JJC, ;;)
'$. )he gap *etween the 8ha"es9 and the 8ha"eAnots9 wi## *e e"en greater in the twentyAfirst
century. )o what e0tent is this true& (45JC, ;;)
''. Commercia#iIation ki##s genuine human endea"our. Do you agree& (45JC, ;;)
'. 8E#o*a#isation wi## change the nature of human society, *ut wi## not change human nature.9
(Cee Kuan 5ew) Discuss. (:JC, ;;)
'-. 7"a#uate the opportunities and cha##enges thrown up *y a g#o*a#ised and wired wor#d.
(/AJC, ;;)
'2. E#o*a#isation and the new economy wi## resu#t in a more comp#e0 and dynamic wor#d. 1ow do
you suggest we manage the changes confronting us& ( /:JC, ;;)
'6. ()he price that a nation has to pay for economic growth is often too high., Do you agree&
(/:JC, ;;)
'9. <t is *ecoming increasing#y difficu#t for any nation to #i"e in economic and po#itica# iso#ation.
Discuss the reasons for this. (ACJC, ;1)
;. HE#o*a#isation *enefits on#y the rich.9 <s this a fair comment& (AJC, ;1)
1. A g#o*a# citiIen with roots in his mother#and is an idea# that is neither practica# nor achie"a*#e.
1ow true is this statement& (3JC, ;1)
!. HE#o*a#isation is a dou*#eAedged sword.9 Discuss. (/:JC, ;1)
$. ()he poor wi## a#ways remain poor., Do you agree& (5JC, ;1)
'. <s it true that g#o*a#isation has created more pro*#ems than so#utions& (/AJC, ;1)
. Can *ig *usiness *e a force for good& ()JC, ;1)
-. HE#o*a#isation manifests the worst e0cesses of capita#ism.9 1ow far do you agree& (JJC, ;1)
2. /hou#d de"e#oped nations *e responsi*#e for the p#ight of the poor in de"e#oping nations&
(ACJC, ;!)
6. /hou#d the economic prosperity of a nation *e the on#y criterion in gauging the e0tent of its
success& (/:JC, ;!)
9. (<n today9s *order#ess wor#d, the ha"eAnots wou#d on#y #ose more than what they aim to gain.,
Discuss. (/:JC, ;!)
-;. ()he poor we wi## a#ways ha"e with us., %hy is it so difficu#t to eradicate po"erty& (=JC, ;!)
-1. <nte##ectua# piracy is a "ictim#ess crime. Comment. (=JC, ;!)
-!. Are the concerns o"er g#o*a#iIation .ustified& (5JC, ;!)
-$. %ea#th is not necessari#y a good thing. Discuss. (5JC 3romo !;;$)
-'. 8<n order for any economy to progress, what is needed is a materia#istic popu#ation.9 1ow far
do you su*scri*e to such a "iew& (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
-. Consider the "a#ue of sa"ing money. (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
--. Can po"erty e"er *e eradicated& ()JC 3romo !;;$)
-2. <s education the *est so#ution to the pro*#em of po"erty& (=JC 3romo !;;$)
-6. 8)he poor we wi## a#ways ha"e with us.9 %hy is it so difficu#t to eradicate po"erty& (=JC
3re#ims !;;$)
-9. <nte##ectua# piracy is a "ictim#ess crime. Comment. (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
2;. (3o#iticians *ui#d wa##s, *usinessmen *ui#d *ridges., Do you agree& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;!)
21. )he contri*ution of the *anker to society is more "a#ua*#e than that of an artist. Comment.
(ACJC 3romo !;;!)
2!. 1ow do you think an entrepreneuria# spirit can *e nurtured in your society& (CJC Common
)est !;;!)
2$. <s foreign aid the on#y so#ution to po"erty& (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
2'. 8%hen it comes to the Fuestion of money, e"eryone is of the same re#igion.9 (=o#taire 1-9'A
1226) <s this attitude a rea#istic one& (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
-$. 8<ncreasing prosperity means increasing happiness.9 Do you agree& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
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-'. (Bn#y money ta#ks., 1ow true is this of your society& (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
-. Ad"ersity creates the *est entrepreneurs.9 Do you agree& (JJC 3re#ims !;;$)
--. (An entrepreneuria# cu#ture wi## *e a key nationa# asset., 1ow far is this true of your
country& (3JC 3re#ims !;;$)
-2. >ust the go"ernment resort to we#farism in the face of economic g#oom& (3JC 3re#ims
!;;$)
-6. 7conomic progress has *rought out the worst in peop#e. <s this true& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
-9. JCifeLs too cushy for kids in /ingapore A this ki##s their entrepreneuria# dri"e.J Do you
agree& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
2;. %hy does g#o*a# po"erty continue to *e a pro*#em today& (/:JC 3romo !;;!)
21. /hou#d the economic prosperity of a nation *e the on#y criterion in gauging the e0tent of
its success& (/:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
2!. <s money centra# to the meaning of success& (=JC 3romo !;;!)
2$. 8)he aff#uent wor#d shou#d *e ashamed that po"erty sti## e0ists.9 Discuss. (ACJC 3romo
;')
2'. 85ou cannot stop g#o*a#isation, it is something that happens.9 (M./. /ecretary of /tate
>ade#eine A#*right) /hou#d g#o*a#isation *e resisted& (ACJC 3romo ;)
2. A country has more to gain *y encouraging its peop#e to *ecome g#o*a# citiIens. 1ow far
wou#d you agree with this "iew& (ACJC 3re#im ;)
2-. Bne %or#d G is this desira*#e& (/:JC 3re#im ;')
22. Do the citiIens of one nation ha"e any responsi*i#ity for the we#fare of those in another&
(=JC 3re#im ;')
26. Assess the ad"antages and disad"antages of a siIea*#e foreign workforce. (=JC 3re#im
;')
29. 7conomic de"e#opment is the key to successfu# go"ernance. (JJC 3romo ;')
6;. <s there any a#ternati"e to g#o*a#iIation& (>JC 3romo ;')
61. %i## we e"er see the death of po"erty& (/AJC 3romo ;')
6!. )o what e0tent has the indi"idua# *enefited from g#o*a#isation& ()JC 3romo ;')
6$. 8E#o*a#isation has created two wor#ds, not one.9 )o what e0tent is this true& (=JC 3romo
;')
6'. 8>ake po"erty history.9 <s this a rea#istic aim& (CJC 3ractice 3aper ;)
6. 8)he E#o*a# =i##age is an o0ymoron.9 1ow far is this ref#ecti"e of the wor#d today& (JJC
3re#im ;)
6-. 1a"e foreign ta#ents had a positi"e or negati"e impact on your society& (>< 3re#im ;)
62. 8E#o*a#isation is more di"isi"e than unifying.9 Do you agree& (4JC 3re#im ;)
66. <s the fight against po"erty a #ost cause& (4JC 3re#im ;)
69. 8Ei"ing a man a fish is actua##y the *etter way to a##e"iate the pro*#em of po"erty.9
Discuss. (=JC 3re#im ;)
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1. %hat are the ad"antages and disad"antages of computers in education& (AJC, 9)
!. (7ducation shou#d ena*#e us to #i"e, not .ust to make a #i"ing., 1ow far do you agree with this
statement& (ACJC, 9)
$. %hat enrichment course or courses wou#d you #ike to ha"e taken in schoo#& %hy& (1CJC,
9)
'. (< think, therefore < am., (Descartes) Consider the need for critica# thinking in our schoo#
curricu#um. (JJC, 9)
. %hat needs to *e done to prepare students for the !1
st
century& Discuss in re#ation to your
country. (4JC, 9)
-. <n the age of the <nternet, can the teaching of #iterature sti## *e .ustified& (:JC, 9)
2. Are today9s students *eing adeFuate#y prepared for #ife and work in the ne0t century& (/:JC,
9)
6. 8Censorship is a hindrance to education.9 Discuss this with reference to your own country.
(/AJC, 9)
9. )o what e0tent shou#d the economic needs of a country shape the education of her peop#e&
()3JC, 9)
1;. (7"eryone, e"erything around you is a teacher., Discuss. ()JC, 9)
11. Do you fee# that your education up to this point has prepared you for #ife& (=JC, 9)
1!. (to prepare them for #ife in a comp#e0, di"erse and changing wor#d., 1ow shou#d schoo#s
eFuip young peop#e for the twentyAfirst century& (AJC, 9-)
1$. Bur education system has *een criticised for producing e0amination smart students who #ack
imagination and creati"ity. %hat do you think can *e done to remedy this situation& (ACJC,
9-)
1'. <n what ways is #ife #imited when one is uneducated& (CJC, 9-)
1. %hy go to schoo# when you can turn to so many a"enues for se#fAstudy& (1CJC, 9-)
1-. /hou#d the study of 1istory or Citerature *e made compu#sory in schoo#s& (45JC, 9-)
12. 8Compu#sory education is a contradiction in terms.9 Discuss. (4JC, 9-)
16. )he study of history shou#d *e compu#sory. Comment. (4JC, 9-)
19. %hat shou#d schoo#s do to ensure that creati"ity and initiati"e are adeFuate#y and proper#y
de"e#oped among students& (:JC, 9-)
!;. %hat are the three most worthwhi#e things your education has gi"en you so far& (/AJC, 9-)
!1. (/choo#s teach too much that is necessary and too #itt#e of what is interesting., %hat are your
"iews& (/:JC, 9-)
!!. (/uccess in e0aminations is no guarantee of success in one9s career., )o what e0tent do you
agree with this statement& (/:JC, 9-)
!$. (7ducation is what sur"i"es when what has *een #earnt has *een forgotten, (D @ /kinner). Do
you agree& ()JC, 9-)
!'. %hat does getting a (proper education, mean to you& (=JC, 9-)
!. Discuss the recent changes to the education system of your country. (AJC, 92)
!-. ()he future of a country depends on the know#edge, ski##s and training of its peop#e, that is,
the Fua#ity of its education., )o what e0tent do you agree& (ACJC, 92)
!2. (An education system9s duty is to educate students to meet the needs of the state.,
Comment. (1CJC, 92)
!6. 1ow can creati"ity *e incorporated effecti"e#y into the schoo# curricu#um in your country&
(JJC, 92)
!9. 8%e are #i"ing in a wor#d where o#d ru#es no #onger app#y.9 Are schoo#s addressing this
phenomenon for !1
st
century #i"ing& (4JC, 92)
$;. Discuss the possi*i#ity and the conseFuences of the computer rep#acing the teacher in the
schoo#s of the future. (/:JC, 92)
$1. Do you think your education has adeFuate#y prepared you for the adu#t wor#d& )3JC, 92)
$!. 1ow can creati"ity and critica# thinking *e nurtured in schoo#s& (5JC, 92)
$$. Can education so#"e a## pro*#ems& (AJC, 96)
$'. (7ducation can *e *oth a cause of, and an answer to the socia# and economic pro*#ems in a
country., <s this true of /ingapore& (ACJC, 96)
$. (7ducation does not necessari#y promote eFua#ity in society., Discuss. (CJC, 96)
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$-. (<t wou#d *e a mistake for education in the techno#ogica# age to ignore the 1umanities., 1ow
rea#istic is this comment& (1CJC, 96)
$2. Assess the effecti"eness of the education system in your country in preparing the young for
work in the !1
st
century. (JJC, 96)
$6. 1ow can creati"ity *e promoted in schoo#s& (45JC, 96)
$9. Dorder#ess #earning means that #earning shou#d e0tend *eyond the te0t*ook and c#assroom.
Do you think this is feasi*#e& (4JC, 96)
';. )o what e0tent shou#d the state *e responsi*#e for the education of the young& (:JC, 96)
'1. 1ow important is #iteracy in the modern wor#d& (/AJC, 96)
'!. (7ducation of one9s character is far more important than education of one9s inte##ect., %hat
are your "iews& (/:JC, 96)
'$. ()he main aim of education shou#d not *e know#edge of facts *ut know#edge of "a#ues., Do
you agree& (5JC, 96)
''. :ea# education is more than .ust o*taining paper Fua#ifications. <t is the key to achie"ing
indi"idua# freedom. Discuss. (AJC, 99)
'. )o what e0tent has education *rought a*out eFua#ity in your country& (ACJC, 99)
'-. )o what e0tent can education he#p us to cope with the increasing#y rapid rate of change in
society& (CJC, 99)
'2. ()he ro#e of education remains the same regard#ess of time and p#ace., Do you agree&
(1CJC, 99)
'6. ()he wea#th of a nation depends on the success of its education system., Consider how far
this is a fair assessment. (JJC, 99)
'9. 1ow do you measure whether an indi"idua# has *een successfu##y educated& (45JC, 99)
;. (7ducation shou#d *e concerned with de"e#opment rather than achie"ement., Do you agree&
(4JC, 99)
1. /hou#d education *e made compu#sory for a## chi#dren& (:JC, 99)
!. ()eachers wi## ha"e a #ess critica# ro#e in the schoo# of the future., Do you agree& (/:JC, 99)
$. ()he i##iterate of the !1
st
century wi## not *e those who cannot read and write, *ut those who
cannot #earn, un#earn and re#earn., Comment. ()3JC, 99)
'. Consider the "iew that education can *e an o*struction to progress. (=JC, 99)
. )o what e0tent does the education system in your country fair#y or appropriate#y assess the
a*i#ities of students& (5JC, 99)
-. 7ducation for society or education for the indi"idua# Gwhich is more important& (AJC, ;;)
2. (@or education to *e effecti"e, schoo#s shou#d e0ercise more freedom and #ess authority., <s
this true of the education in your country& (ACJC, ;;)
6. 8<t wou#d *e a mistake for education in the techno#ogica# age to downp#ay the importance of
the 1umanities.9 1ow far wou#d you agree with this statement& (CJC, ;;)
9. Bur education may ha"e made us know#edgea*#e *ut it has not made us wise. Do you
agree& (JJC, ;;)
-;. )he 8uneducated9 of tomorrow9s wor#d wi## *e those who cannot un#earn and re#earn.
Comment. (45JC, ;;)
-1. %hat #ife ski##s do schoo#s aim to teach and how we## ha"e they succeeded in their aim&
(4JC, ;;)
-!. 7ducation is a right, not a pri"i#ege. Comment. (/AJC, ;;)
-$. <s a uni"ersity degree necessary for success in #ife& ()3JC, ;;)
-'. 87ducation9s chief purpose is the passing on of human heritage, not mere ski##s for sur"i"a# in
a pre"ai#ing economic c#imate.9 Discuss. (=JC, ;;)
-. (7ducation is no #onger the key to success. 7ntrepreneurship is., Discuss. (5JC, ;;)
--. 7ducation is the ticket to the !1
st
century. 1ow far is this true& (ACJC, ;1)
-2. <s forma# education o"er "a#ued& (=JC, ;1)
-6. 70p#ain why it is getting increasing#y difficu#t to recruit teachers today. (:JC, ;1)
-9. H3arents are more important than teachers to a chi#d9s education.9 Do you agree& (/:JC, ;1)
2;. (<nno"ation in"o#"es creating things that do not e0ist and redefining *arriers., <s it the ro#e of
schoo#s to prepare students to *e inno"ati"e& (5JC9 ;1)
21. Does the e0perience of schoo#ing present opportunities for constant cha##enge& (/AJC, ;1)
2!. Any change in society *egins in the schoo#. Comment. (4JC, ;1)
2$. (A society that neg#ects education depri"es not on#y its peop#e *ut itse#f., Discuss. (CJC, ;1)
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2'. ()he most important cha##enge facing education is to de"e#op a #o"e for #earning and
Fuestioning., Do you agree& (ACJC, ;!)
2. %hat are the most important factors in determining a student9s success or fai#ure& (:JC, ;!)
2-. <s the study of mathematics worthwhi#e for the nonAspecia#ist& (:JC, ;!)
22. (7ducation has fai#ed to make peop#e educated., Do you agree that this is true of the peop#e
in your country& (/:JC, ;!)
26. <s educationa# eFua#ity a myth& Discuss with reference to your own country. (=JC, ;!)
29. %hat are your "iews a*out eA#earning& (5JC, ;!)
6;. 1ow can the pro*#em of *rain drain *e addressed& (5JC, ;!)
61. Cife#ong #earning is the key to sur"i"a# in today9s wor#d. Discuss. (5JC 3romo !;;$)
6!. Do you agree that students wi## not need to attend schoo# one day in the near future& (5JC
3romo !;;$)
6$. 8Bur society often has to unteach what schoo#s ha"e taught.9 Do you agree& (ACJC 3romo
!;;$)
6'. /choo#s teach pupi#s to 8confuse teaching with #earning, grade ad"ancement with
education, a dip#oma with confidence, and f#uency with the a*i#ity to say something new.9
)o what e0tent do you agree& (ACJC !;;$ >ock )est+ :JC 3romo !;;!)
6. <s the education system of your country effecti"e in producing good citiIens& (ACJC 3romo
!;;$)
6-. %hat is the measure of a successfu# schoo#& (CJC 3romo !;;$)
62. 1ow effecti"e is the education system in your country in preparing you for working #ife&
(1CJC 3romo !;;$)
66. Does education a#ways guarantee success& (45JC 3romo !;;$)
69. <n what ways can the education system in your country *e impro"ed& (3JC 3romo !;;$)
9;. Do you think that schoo#s in your country are preparing their students adeFuate#y for the
future& (:JC 3romo !;;$)
91. Do you agree that education is the *est means to hea# a *roken wor#d& (/AJC 3romo !;;$)
9!. ()he more high#y educated the man, the more he can contri*ute to society., <s this true&
(/AJC 3romo !;;$)
9$. L3arents and not schoo#s shou#d *e responsi*#e for their chi#drenLs de"e#opment.L Do you
agree& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
9'. 8A #itt#e #earning is a dangerous thing.9 Comment. ()JC 3romo !;;$)
9. <s man destroying the en"ironment too rapid#y& ()JC 3romo !;;$)
9-. <s education the *est so#ution to the pro*#em of po"erty& (=JC 3romo !;;$)
92. <s educationa# eFua#ity a myth& Discuss with reference to your own country. (=JC 3re#ims
!;;$)
96. %hat are your "iews a*out eA#earning& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
99. ()he most important cha##enge facing education is to de"e#op a #o"e for #earning and
Fuestioning., Do you agree& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;!)
1;;. 7ducation suppresses independent thinking. <s this a fair assessment of the education
system in your country& (ACJC 3romo !;;!)
1;1. %hy shou#d schoo#s teach anything *esides the academic su*.ects& (3JC 3romo !;;!)
1;!. 8<n today9s society the timed e0amination is sti## the *est measure of a student9s a*i#ity to
cope with the pressures of the wor#d of work.9 Do you agree& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
1;$. %hat are the most important factors in determining a studentLs success or fai#ure& (:JC
3re#ims !;;!)
1;'. <s the study of mathematics worthwhi#e for the nonAspecia#ist& (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1;. Does the education system in your country prepare students to *e g#o*a# citiIens& (5JC
3re#ims !;;$)
1;-. <s there a case for the a*o#ition of e0aminations in a modern education system& (1CJC
3re#ims !;;$)
1;2. (7ducation ki##s curiosity., 1ow far do you agree with this statement& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;6. /choo#s ha"e fai#ed to impart the right "a#ues to students. Do you agree& (AJC 3re#ims
!;;$)
1;9. 3aper Fua#ifications ha"e #itt#e "a#ue in today9s wor#d., Do you agree& (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
11;. (Creati"ity cannot *e nurtured through forma# education., 1ow far wou#d you agree with this
statement& (3JC 3re#ims !;;$)
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111. (/choo#s teach too much that is unnecessary and too #itt#e of what is interesting., Discuss.
(:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
11!. ()he <nternet as an educationa# too# is high#y o"errated., Do you agree& (:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
11$. ,7na*#ing the indi"idua# to cope with fai#ure shou#d *e the main aim of education.9 Do you
agree& (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
11'. 8An educationa# system is not worth a great dea# if it teaches young peop#e how to make a
#i"ing *ut not how to make a #ife.9 Do you agree& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
11. /hou#d home schoo#ing *e encouraged in your country& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
11-. Counse##ing, not discip#inary action, is the most effecti"e techno#ogy for socia# contro# in
schoo#s. Do you agree& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
112. J)he essence of successfu# warfare is secrecy+ the essence of successfu# .ourna#ism is
pu*#icity.J Discuss the ro#e of the press in times of war. (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
116. <s a good education essentia# for someone who wants to *e a successfu# entrepreneur&
(/AJC 3romo !;;!)
119. 87ducation has fai#ed to make peop#e educated.9 Do you agree that this is true of the peop#e
in your country& (/:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1!;. JA teacher is one who makes himse#f progressi"e#y unnecessary., ()homas Carruthers).
1ow we## do you think the education system in your country achie"es this& (=JC 3romo
!;;!)
1!1. %hat do you find most "a#ua*#e a*out your education and why& (5JC Common )est !;;!)
1!!. 8)he secret of education #ies in respecting the student.9 Do you agree& (ACJC 3romo ;')
1!$. 1ow far wou#d an education system that is f#e0i*#e and "aried contri*ute to an education
worth ha"ing& (ACJC 3romo ;')
1!'. )o what e0tent is the education system in your country churning our efficient *ut mind#ess
c#ones& (ACJC 3romo ;)
1!. )o what e0tent can the education system in your country succeed in empowering its
citiIens& (ACJC 3re#im ;)
1!-. %ou#d you agree that the traditiona# c#assroom is no #onger re#e"ant today& (CJC 3re#im ;')
1!2. 87ducation is the on#y way to eradicate terrorism.9 Do you agree& (>< 3re#im ;')
1!6. 8)o educate a man in mind and not in mora#s is to educate a menace to society.9 ()heodore
:oose"e#t). Comment. (4JC 3re#im ;')
1!9. 8:ea# education occurs outside the c#assroom.9 )o what e0tent do you agree with this "iew&
(45JC 3re#im ;')
1$;. 1ow "a#ua*#e is an o"erseas education& (3JC 3re#im ;')
1$1. Can /ingapore scho#ars *e e0pected to make good entrepreneurs& (:JC 3re#im ;')
1$!. 8)he rea# tra"e##er does not ha"e a destination.9 Does this app#y to #earning (:JC 3re#im ;')
1$$. 8%hat matters in education is shaping *e#iefs and attitudes.9 Do you agree& (/:JC 3re#im
;')
1$'. 1ow important are the #essons #earnt in one9s chi#dhood& (/AJC 3re#im ;')
1$. 8)he schoo# of #ife is more important than a #ife of schoo#ing.9 Comment. (/AJC 3re#im ;')
1$-. 87ducation is the magic pi## to a## our i##s.9 1ow far do you agree with this statement& (=JC
3re#im ;')
1$2. A teacher is one who makes himse#f progressi"e#y unnecessary. 1ow encouraging is your
society of such a phi#osophy& (5JC 3re#im ;')
1$6. 8%e ha"e to teach #ess, so our chi#dren can #earn more.9 (3> Cee 1sien Coong, !;;') )o
what e0tent can /ingapore9s education system achie"e this goa#& (CJC 3romo ;')
1$9. 7ducation destroys creati"ity. <s this true& (AJC 3romo ;')
1';. 8<t wou#d *e a mistake for education to ignore the humanities.9 Comment. (>JC 3romo ;')
1'1. 8)he end of education is character.9 1ow far do you agree& (3JC 3romo ;')
1'!. Can one e"er *e a tru#y educated person& (/AJC 3romo ;')
1'$. 870aminations are the on#y way to assess a student9s merit.9 Do you agree& (/:JC 3romo
;')
1''. 8Chi#dren are *etter protected through education than through #egis#ation.9 Do you agree&
(/:JC 3romo ;')
1'. 8)he *est education occurs outside the c#assroom.9 Discuss. ()JC 3romo ;')
1'-. 1ow do you see your education he#ping you to achie"e your goa#s in #ife& (5JC 3romo ;')
1'2. 8Any change in society *egins in the schoo#.9 Comment. (=JC 3romo ;')
1'6. 8Bn#y the educated are free.9 Discuss. (1C< 3romo ;)
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1'9. 87ducation now is a## a*out economic sur"i"a# in the future.9 )o what e0tent is this true& (CJC
3ractice 3aper ;)
1;. 8)here is no more room for imagination in the c#assroom.9 Do you agree& (4JC 3re#im ;)
11. 8%e ha"e made education too serious for our young and depri"ed them of the .oy of
#earning.9 Discuss this "iew with reference to your country. (3JC 3re#im ;)
1!. 8@orma# education is una*#e to fu#fi# the needs of an increasing#y comp#e0 wor#d.9 Do you
agree& (=JC 3re#im ;)
1$.
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1. <s man fighting a #osing *att#e against en"ironmenta# degradation& (AJC, 9)
!. )he wor#d has *ecome a g#o*a# "i##age. <s this a *#essing or a curse& (ACJC, 9)
$. 87co#ogica# po##ution is a price worth paying for economic growth.9 Do you agree& (1CJC, 9)
'. (At the heart and sou# of the en"ironment pro*#em is man9s attitude to the sacredness of #ife.,
<n your opinion, is this the cause of the en"ironment crisis& (JJC, 9)
. %hat is wrong with our cities& (/:JC, 9)
-. %hat ro#es shou#d po#iticians and scientists p#ay in hea#ing our ai#ing p#anet& ()3JC, 9)
2. (< came, < saw, < spoi#ed e"erything., <s this fair comment on the modern tourist& ()JC, 9)
6. (4uc#ear energy is a mi0ed *#essing., Comment. ()JC, 9)
9. ()he wor#d produces more than enough food to feed its entire popu#ation. 5et an estimated
$,;;; peop#e die of hunger each day., Consider the reasons for this. (=JC, 9)
1;. %hat pro*#ems continue to hinder the eradication of po"erty& (AJC, 9-)
11. (>an9s #o"e affair with the car is an irrationa# and destructi"e re#ationship., Discuss. (1CJC,
9-)
1!. (Capita#ism and conser"ation do not mi0., Do you agree& (:JC, 9-)
1$. %hat can *e done to achie"e a *a#ance *etween tourism and protection for the en"ironment&
(/AJC, 9-)
1'. ()ourism can *e a *#essing to an unde"e#oped country, *ut it is *y no means an unmi0ed
*#essing., Discuss. (/:JC, 9-)
1. (/oon we sha## ha"e no air to *reathe, no water to drink and no food to eat., 1ow serious#y
shou#d we heed this warning& (=JC, 9-)
1-. %e now know more a*out en"ironmenta# damage than e"er *efore, *ut we seem to *e doing
#itt#e a*out it. Discuss. (1CJC, 92)
12. ()he en"ironmenta# pro*#em can on#y *e so#"ed if >an starts respecting his own #ife., Do you
agree& (45JC, 92)
16. ()o sa"e the en"ironment, what is needed in not a change of po#icy, *ut change in attitude.,
)o what e0tent is this true& (AJC, 96)
19. Discuss an en"ironmenta# pro*#em in your region, and suggest ways in which it can *e
so#"ed. (ACJC, 96)
!;. (Ad"ertising does not a#ways support en"ironmenta# consciousness., Comment. (CJC, 96)
!1. Discuss the "iew that en"ironmenta# concern is a necessity for the de"e#oped wor#d yet a
#u0ury that the de"e#oping wor#d can i## afford. (1CJC, 96)
!!. (Bur en"ironment is *eing destroyed more *y our comp#acency than anything e#se., Do you
agree& (45JC, 96)
!$. <f man is the worst thing for the en"ironment, he is a#so its *est hope. Discuss. (:JC, 96)
!'. Are wi#d anima#s necessary& (:JC, 96)
!. Conser"ation. %hat does this concept mean to you *esides the protection of f#ora and fauna&
(/AJC, 96)
!-. %hy are countries not protecting the en"ironment though they acknow#edge it to *e a
desira*#e goa#& (/:JC, 96)
!2. Bn what grounds cou#d the ki##ing of anima#s *e .ustified& ()3JC, 96)
!6. >ateria#ism is the sing#e most important cause of the wor#d9s deteriorating en"ironment. Do
you agree& ()3JC, 96)
!9. 1ow can a society ensure an accepta*#e rate of popu#ation growth& ()3JC, 96)
$;. <s the wor#d drowning in its own gar*age& ()JC, 96)
$1. 8>ass tourism is going to ruin the p#anet.9 <s this a fair c#aim& (=JC, 96)
$!. <s en"ironmenta# conser"ation an u#timate#y futi#e task& (ACJC, 99)
$$. (:ecyc#ing is inefficient and not economica##y "ia*#e+ we shou#d forget a*out it., <s such an
attitude accepta*#e& (1CJC, 99)
$'. ()ourism can *e a *#essing to an unde"e#oped country, *ut it is *y no means an unmi0ed
*#essing., Discuss. (JJC, 99)
$. )o what e0tent wou#d you consider your country en"ironmenta##y friend#y& Justify your
answer. (45JC, 99)
$-. (7"eryone wants a c#ean en"ironment *ut few peop#e are prepared to sacrifice anything to
achie"e it., Discuss. (4JC, 99)
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$2. De"e#opment that does not care for the en"ironment cannot *e sustained for #ong. %ith
reference to specific e0amp#es, how far is this true& (/AJC, 99)
$6. (Conser"ation efforts wi## a#ways *e many steps *ehind en"ironmenta# destruction., Discuss.
(5JC, 99)
$9. <t is meaning#ess to ta#k a*out sa"ing the en"ironment when mi##ions of peop#e are star"ing to
death. 1ow far do you agree& (AJC, ;;)
';. ()he most cha##enging en"ironmenta# crisis of the !1
st
century is the shortage and
contamination of water., Discuss. (ACJC, ;;)
'1. ()he poor know the #imit+ the rich push it., Are the de"e#oped nations so#e#y to *e *#amed for
the en"ironmenta# degradation in the wor#d today& (JJC, ;;)
'!. Discuss some pro*#ems generated *y the shrinking p#anet we #i"e on. (4JC, ;;)
'$. ()he #oss of *iodi"ersity is the worst disaster facing the p#anet., <s this true& (/AJC, ;;)
''. (7ducation is no #onger the key to success. 7ntrepreneurship is., Discuss. (5JC, ;;)
'. %ithout cooperation *etween rich and poor countries, en"ironmenta# pro*#ems cannot *e
tack#ed effecti"e#y on a g#o*a# #e"e#. Discuss. (ACJC, ;1)
'-. (4ature is man9s p#ayground., )o what e0tent do you agree with this statement in the #ight of
recent de"e#opments in science and techno#ogy& (=JC, ;1)
'2. <s the human race on the "erge of e0tinction& (5JC, ;1)
'6. (%hen it comes to en"ironmenta# pro*#ems and concerns, nationa# frontiers ha"e no
meaning., Comment. (5JC, ;1)
'9. 7"a#uate the conf#icts that go against the interest of en"ironmenta#ism. (/AJC, ;1)
;. De"e#oping countries shou#d focus on economic de"e#opment, not en"ironmenta#
conser"ation. Do you agree& (4JC, ;1)
1. %hat are some of the ways in which we ha"e impro"ed our food supp#y and what draw*acks
might there *e& (4JC, ;1)
!. <s the case for g#o*a# en"ironmenta# disaster o"erstated& ()JC, ;1)
$. H>an is changing the nature of nature.9 Do you agree& (JJC, ;1)
'. ()here has *een much ta#k a*out en"ironmenta# issues *ut too #itt#e progress has *een
made., Discuss. (ACJC, ;!)
. Are countries responding adeFuate#y to the current en"ironmenta# crises faced *y our p#anet&
(=JC, ;!)
-. Bur natura# resources are *eing dep#eted. 1ow may this pro*#em *e so#"ed& (5JC, ;!)
2. 8%hen it comes to en"ironmenta# conser"ation, indi"idua# effort is often more fruitfu# than
co##a*oration.9 Discuss. (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
6. (%e reap what we sow., Discuss this in re#ation to our treatment of the en"ironment in
present times. (CJC 3romo !;;$)
9. )o what e0tent is the popu#ation crisis a pressing cha##enge for mankind today& (CJC 3romo
!;;$)
-;. ()he root of our en"ironmenta# pro*#ems is se#fishness and greed., Do you agree& (1CJC
3romo !;;$)
-1. (>an is not doing enough to protect the en"ironment., Do you agree& (45JC 3romo !;;$)
-!. )he en"ironment is a ma.or cause of hea#th pro*#ems today. <s this a "a#id c#aim& (/AJC
3romo !;;$)
-$. L<f we continue with current practices, the out#ook for the en"ironment seems *#eak.L Do you
agree& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
-'. Do you think en"ironmenta# conser"ation shou#d *e made mandatory& (=JC 3romo !;;$)
-. Are countries responding adeFuate#y to the current en"ironmenta# crises faced *y our p#anet&
(=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
--. Bur natura# resources are *eing dep#eted. 1ow may this pro*#em *e so#"ed& (5JC 3re#ims
!;;$)
-2. ()here has *een much ta#k a*out en"ironmenta# issues *ut too #itt#e progress has *een
made., Discuss. (ACJC 3re#ims !;;!)
-6. )he water crisis in the wor#d wi## *e the most se"ere en"ironmenta# pro*#em of the !1
st

century. )o what e0tent is this statement true& (ACJC 3romo !;;!)
2. 1ow concerned shou#d we *e a*out our water supp#y& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
6. %hy does the wor#d ha"e water pro*#ems and what can *e done to so#"e them& (1CJC
3re#ims !;;$)
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9. ()here is enough on this p#anet for e"eryone9s needs *ut not for e"eryone9s greed,. )o
what e0tent is this true& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;$)
-;. Are concerns a*out the need for us to conser"e our en"ironment e0aggerated& (:JC
3re#ims !;;$)
-1. <s it e"er possi*#e to meet the demands of the consumer c#ass without incurring great
en"ironmenta# costs& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
-!. A /treet is more important than a >eadow. Discuss. (=JC 3romo !;;!)
-$. 8>an does not sufficient#y appreciate the gifts of nature.9 Discuss with reference to our
use of natura# resources. (ACJC 3romo ;')
-'. 8>odern techno#ogy owes eco#ogy an apo#ogy.9 1ow far do you agree& (ACJC 3romo ;)
-. 81uman *eings ha"e more to fear from themse#"es than from the natura# wor#d.9 Do you
agree& (JJC 3re#im ;')
--. 8%e ha"e not *een good guardians of the 7arth.9 1ow far do you agree with this
statement& (>< 3re#im ;')
-2. 1ow far do you agree that despite >an9s attempt to contro# 4ature, 4ature has instead
*een more successfu# in contro##ing >an& (4JC 3re#im ;')
-6. <s po"erty #arge#y to *#ame for en"ironmenta# de"astation today& ()JC 3re#im ;')
-9. 7conomic de"e#opment wi## a#ways *e carried out at the e0pense of the en"ironment.9
1ow far do you agree with this statement& ()3JC 3re#im ;')
2;. 8)he $:s G reduce, reuse, recyc#e G is hard#y effecti"e when tack#ing our en"ironment
concerns.9 <s this a fair statement& (=JC 3re#im ;')
21. /hou#d a country9s economic ad"ancement *e its top priority *efore en"ironmenta#
conser"ation can *e considered& (CJC 3romo ;')
2!. 8@u## of sound and fury, signifying nothing.9 <s this a fair assessment of en"ironmenta#
conser"ation& (1CJC 3romo ;')
2$. 8>odern man has #ost his sense of appreciation for a## things natura#.9 (1CJC 3romo ;')
2'. 1ow can countries today secure an adeFuate supp#y of water to meet their needs&
(1CJC 3romo ;')
2. 83eop#e do not care a*out the en"ironment.9 )o what e0tent do you agree with the
statement& (>< 3romo ;')
2-. 87n"ironmenta# degradation is ine"ita*#e.9 )o what e0tent is this true& (>JC 3romo ;')
22. 1a"e we succeeded in meeting the needs of peop#e today without compromising the
en"ironment& (/AJC 3romo ;')
26. 8%e ha"e no choice *ut to e0p#oit our en"ironment.9 %hat is your "iew& ()JC 3romo ;')
29. <s /ingapore #i"ing up to its image of a c#ean and green city& (5JC 3romo ;')
6;. >ust we resign ourse#"es to the fact that techno#ogy wi## a#ways no more en"ironmenta#
harm than good& (1C< 3re#im ;)
61. <s recyc#ing the answer to our en"ironmenta# woes& (>< 3re#im ;)
6!. 8)he 7arth is too sma## for humanity.9 %ou#d you agree with this statement& (/:JC 3re#im
;)
6$. <s it true that 8there9s enough on this p#anet for e"eryone9s needs *ut not e"eryone9s
greed&9 (=JC 3re#im ;)
6'. <s humanity in danger of e0tinction& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
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1. (%inning is not the most important thing in #ife G it is e"erything., Do you agree& (AJC, 9)
!. (Cife has ne"er *een so good for so many., Comment. (AJC, 9)
$. ()he wor#d is di"ided into those who want to *ecome someone and those who want to
accomp#ish something., %ho do you want to *e& %hy& (ACJC, 9)
'. Can discip#ine *e taught to an indi"idua#& (CJC, 9)
. )here is no p#ace for heroism in the wor#d today. Do you agree& (CJC, 9)
-. (:e#igion has #ost its a*i#ity to pro"ide mora# guidance., Discuss. (CJC, 9)
2. Comment on the re#ationship *etween 4ature and 4urture. (CJC, 9)
6. 84o chi#d shou#d *e *orn that is not wanted.9 %hat are the imp#ications of this statement&
(1CJC, 9)
9. 8)he wor#d is a much #ess ad"enturous p#ace than it used to *e.9 Discuss. (1CJC, 9)
1;. /hou#d one #i"e to work or work to #i"e& (1CJC, 9)
11. <n a## human endea"ours, the ends shou#d .ustify the means. )o what e0tent is this a fair
o*ser"ation& (JJC, 9)
1!. ()oo #itt#e #i*erty *rings stagnation+ too much *rings chaos., 1ow true is this statement in the
wor#d today& (JJC, 9)
1$. (7"eryday, in e"ery way, we are getting *etter and *etter., Comment. (JJC, 9)
1'. 7ffecti"e communication can *e a *ridge *etween peop#e. Discuss. (JJC, 9)
1. <s #onge"ity a *#essing in today9s wor#d& (45JC, 9)
1-. (%e must dare to *e different., Discuss. (45JC, 9)
12. %ho deser"es our respect& (45JC, 9)
16. %hy is it important to ha"e a sense of humour& (45JC, 9)
19. (1uman #ife needs greater respect than it current#y en.oys., Discuss. (45JC, 9)
!;. Do you think marriage is as attracti"e as it used to *e& (45JC, 9)
!1. <s it foo#ish to *e a hum*#e person& (4JC, 9)
!!. (<n trying to make a #i"ing, man has forgotten how to #i"e., Discuss. (4JC, 9)
!$. <s the wor#d more di"ided today& (4JC, 9)
!'. %hat is the p#ace of traditiona# "a#ues in a modern wor#d& (4JC, 9)
!. <s the pri"ate #ife of a pu*#ic figure his own concern& (:JC, 9)
!-. Do you agree that tra"e# on#y he#ps us to appreciate home& (:JC, 9)
!2. 1ow "a#id or appropriate are traditiona# pro"er*s as guides to #i"ing& (:JC, 9)
!6. <s honesty sti## the *est po#icy& (:JC, 9)
!9. )he wor#d is *ecoming a more uncertain p#ace to #i"e in. Discuss. (/:JC, 9)
$;. %hat do you "a#ue most in #ife& (/:JC, 9)
$1. )he on#y permanent thing is change. Discuss. (/:JC, 9)
$!. %hat, in your opinion, are the greatest o*stac#es in a man9s #ife and how can he o"ercome
them& (/AJC, 9)
$$. <s death necessari#y a *ad thing& (/AJC, 9)
$'. %ou#d you prefer to possess ta#ent or good #ooks& /upport your choice. (/AJC, 9)
$. 8<t matters not how a man dies, *ut how he #i"es.9 <f so, how can man make his #ife a
meaningfu# and en.oya*#e one& (/AJC, 9)
$-. Discuss the three most important ski##s you think a person shou#d possess to prepare himse#f
or herse#f for #ife in the !1
st
century. ()3JC, 9)
$2. Consider the importance of toys. ()3JC, 9)
$6. (@ami#y a*o"e se#f+ nation a*o"e fami#y+ Eod a*o"e nations., 1ow far wou#d you su*scri*e to
this "iew& ()3JC, 9)
$9. ()he greatest p#easures in #ife are often the simp#est., )o what e0tent is this statement true&
()JC, 9)
';. %hat do you see as >an9s successes and fai#ures in the twentieth century& ()JC, 9)
'1. Consider the importance of discip#ine. ()JC, 9)
'!. %hat items wou#d you se#ect for time capsu#e !;9& %hy& (=JC, 9)
'$. (>an was *orn free, and he is e"erywhere in chains., (:ousseau) Comment. (=JC, 9)
''. %hat aspects of your country are you most proud of and what aspects wou#d you #ike to see
changed& (5JC, 9)
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'. %hat do you consider to *e the most pressing issues and pro*#ems facing the region of
/outh 7ast Asia today& (5JC, 9)
'-. %hat cou#d *e done to make /ingaporeans more creati"e and spontaneous& (5JC, 9)
'2. /hou#d we a#ways show compassion& (AJC, 9-)
'6. <s a wor#d without pre.udice and discrimination an impossi*#e dream& (AJC, 9-)
'9. <s there an idea# way to raise a chi#d& (AJC, 9-)
;. (5oung peop#e ne"er rea##y ha"e any choices+ they are .ust "ictims of circumstance., <s this a
fair comment& (AJC, 9-)
1. ()here is a fountain of youth? it is your mind, your ta#ents, the creati"ity you *ring to your #ife,.
Discuss. (ACJC, 9-)
!. %hat, in your opinion is a gracious society& 1ow can we in /ingapore achie"e this& (ACJC,
9-)
$. %hat is the "a#ue of ha"ing a know#edge of internationa# affairs& (CJC, 9-)
'. Do you think that young peop#e of today ha"e more opportunities than e"er *efore& (CJC, 9-)
. 8/a"ing money is rea##y not necessary in today9s wor#d.9 Discuss. (CJC, 9-)
-. Consider the importance of creati"ity in a changing wor#d today. (CJC, 9-)
2. (@ashion in c#othes in an indicator of many things., Comment. (1CJC, 9-)
6. %hat do you consider to *e unhea#thy trends in your country& (1CJC, 9-)
9. %hat do you understand *y (Eood )aste,& (1CJC, 9-)
-;. (>an9s #o"e affair with the car is an irrationa# and destructi"e re#ationship., Discuss. (1CJC,
9-)
-1. 8@or young peop#e to rea#ise their fu## potentia#, they shou#d *e gi"en as much freedom as
possi*#e.9 Do you agree& (JJC, 9-)
-!. 8>ore shou#d *e done for the women and chi#dren of the wor#d.9 Discuss. (JJC, 9-)
-$. Does modernisation necessari#y *ring a*out progress& (JJC, 9-)
-'. 8<t is *etter to ha"e *ad taste than to ha"e no taste.9 Discuss. (JJC, 9-)
-. %hy is there so much materia#ism in the wor#d today& (JJC, 9-)
--. <n #ife, is it important to a#ways *e a winner& (45JC, 9-)
-2. (7Fua#ity *etween the se0es is a myth., )o what e0tent is this true& (45JC, 9-)
-6. (:e#igion is our on#y sa"ing grace., Do you agree& (45JC, 9-)
-9. <s it a#ways good to o*ey the #aw& (4JC, 9-)
2;. Mnder what circumstances, if any, is it .ustifia*#e to take away human #ife& (4JC, 9-)
21. Do ideas ha"e to *e rights to *e "a#ua*#e& (4JC, 9-)
2!. 8:e#igions di"ide rather than unite, and destroy rather than sa"e.9 1ow far do you agree with
this statement& (4JC, 9-)
2$. Do citiIens of one nation ha"e any responsi*i#ity for the we#fare of those of another& (4JC,
9-)
2'. (A short *ut g#orious #ife is worth more than a #ong and une"entfu# #ife., Do you agree& (/AJC,
9-)
2. %hat ad"ice wou#d you #ike to gi"e to an adu#t& (/AJC, 9-)
2-. /cience and re#igion are irreconci#a*#e. Comment. (/AJC, 9-)
22. (Chi#dren are the hope of the future, yet they ha"e *een "ictimised., 1ow fair is this "iew&
(/AJC, 9-)
26. Discuss some of the toughest cha##enges peop#e face in their #i"es. 1ow do they try to cope or
dea# with these cha##enges& (/:JC, 9-)
29. Are age #imits (for dri"ing, drinking, "oting, etc.) .ustified& (/:JC, 9-)
6;. 8A## men are eFua# *ut some are more eFua# than others.9 1ow true is this statement& ()3JC,
9-)
61. 8>ora#s cannot *e taught G they must *e #earned through practice.9 Comment. ()3JC, 9-)
6!. %hat do we gain *y reading comics& ()3JC, 9-)
6$. 85our re#igion is what you do when the sermon is o"er.9 Discuss. ()3JC, 9-)
6'. 8)rue wea#th is what you are, not what you ha"e.9 Comment. ()3JC, 9-)
6. <n today9s society, peop#e ha"e #ost the a*i#ity to take risks. Do you agree& ()3JC, 9-)
6-. <s commitment enough to ho#d a marriage together& ()3JC, 9-)
62. 3ower in the future wi## *e#ong to whoe"er possesses the source of water. Discuss. ()JC, 9-)
66. ()omorrow *e#ongs to youth., Comment. ()JC, 9-)
69. )o what e0tent can man prepare for the disasters that may strike him& ()JC, 9-)
9;. (%inning is e"erything., Discuss. ()JC, 9-)
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91. (Disa*#ed does not mean not a*#e., Comment. ()JC, 9-)
9!. <s it true that whi#e a modern society produces more and more, it a#so gets rid of more and
more& (=JC, 9-)
9$. %omen are mo"ing into the (men9s wor#d, of emp#oyment and competition. Discuss the
imp#ications of this statement. (=JC, 9-)
9'. (4othing e0cept persona# e0perience can e"er prepare us for issues of #ife and death.,
Comment. (=JC, 9-)
9. 1ow important is #oya#ty in society& (=JC, 9-)
9-. %hat are the aspirations of young peop#e in your country& (=JC, 9-)
92. (:anking is an unhea#thy practice., <s this necessari#y true& (=JC, 9-)
96. %hy is using #eisure constructi"e#y a #ost art& (=JC, 9-)
99. (Bur #ife is frittered away *y detai#
/imp#ify, simp#ify., G 1.D. )horeau
Do you think that modern #ife has *ecome unnecessari#y comp#e0& (5JC, 9-)
1;;. %hat, if anything, of "a#ue do you think other countries can #earn from your country& (5JC,
9-)
1;;. (>ankind has a *right future., Do you agree& (5JC, 9-)
1;1. (<n spite of more information, man is not more informed., Comment. (AJC, 92)
1;!. <s g#o*a#isation a *#essing or a curse& (AJC, 92)
1;$. (%e often find fau#t rather than encourage., Comment. (AJC, 92)
1;'. ()he rich are ne"er sincere in he#ping the poor., <s this so& (AJC, 92)
1;. 1as materia#ism *#inded the modern wor#d to spiritua# needs& (AJC, 92)
1;-. (4ot enough protection is gi"en to chi#dren in many parts of the wor#d., Discuss. (AJC, 92)
1;2. (3unishment is not a#ways effecti"e in so#"ing pro*#ems of "io#ence., Discuss. (AJC, 92)
1;6. ()he first wea#th is hea#th., 1ow far do you agree& (ACJC, 92)
1;9. (Bn#y a #ife #i"ed in ser"ice to others is worth #i"ing, G A#*ert 7instein. 1ow can the young
peop#e today *e encouraged to contri*ute more to society& (ACJC, 92)
11;. ()he cha##enge of the unknown is as great today as it has e"er *een., Discuss. (ACJC, 92)
111. Discuss the importance of regiona# organiIations. (CJC, 92)
11!. %hat are the marks of a creati"e person& (CJC, 92)
11$. Cife today makes it difficu#t to ha"e #asting friendships. <s this true& (CJC, 92)
11'. %e are so much of a throwaway society that we no #onger treasure o#d things. Discuss.
(CJC, 92)
11. Does a wor#d that grows more crowded grow more dangerous& (CJC, 92)
11-. %hy does a country need research and de"e#opment& %hat can *e done to encourage it&
(1CJC, 92)
112. 70p#ain why a man who *e#ie"es in freedom does not e0pect to *e a##owed to do e0act#y as
he #ikes a## the time. (1CJC, 92)
116. )he greater sharing of a wor#d cu#ture does not seem to ha"e *rought nations any c#oser
together. Do you agree& (1CJC, 92)
119. )he twentyAfirst century wi## *e as disappointing as the twentieth century has *een. %hat are
your "iews& (1CJC, 92)
1!;. ()o succeed in #ife, we must take risks., Do you agree& (JJC, 92)
1!1. Mnder what circumstances can teenagers make decisions without consu#ting their parents&
(JJC, 92)
1!!. Do you think fame and fortune *rings happiness& (JJC, 92)
1!$. %hat attitudes do you think the young in your country need to change or adopt in
preparation for the !N
st
century& (45JC, 92)
1!'. (A #earned or e"en o"erAaccomp#ished woman is one of the most into#era*#e monsters in
creation., )o what e0tent is this statement fair& (45JC, 92)
1!. (3re.udice is a disease., Comment. (45JC, 92)
1!-. (@reedom of e0pression must *e defended at a## costs., Discuss. (45JC, 92)
1!2. ()he art of #i"ing has too often *een ignored., Do you agree& (45JC, 92)
1!6. (As #ong as a person *e#ie"es that what he does is correct, his action cannot *e
condemned., Discuss. (45JC, 92)
1!9. (>odern man has #itt#e time for re#igion *ecause it does #itt#e to he#p him., %hat do you think&
(45JC, 92)
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1$;. 83ower in the future wi## *e#ong to whoe"er possesses the source of water.9 Discuss. (4JC,
92)
1$1. >any countries today ha"e significant migrant popu#ations. %hat are some of the pro*#ems
faced *y the migrants and the countries that host them& (4JC, 92)
1$!. Consider the importance of am*ition. (4JC, 92)
1$$. (Burs is a wor#d or re#ati"e "a#ues. )here is no a*so#ute right or wrong anymore., Discuss.
(4JC, 92)
1$'. Art is meant to distur*. /cience reassures.9 G Eeorges DraFue. Comment. (4JC, 92)
1$. %hat do you understand *y 8the *eauty of mathematics9& (4JC, 92)
1$-. 8%e care more a*out crue#ty to anima#s than crue#ty to our fe##ow human *eings.9 1ow far is
this true& (4JC, 92)
1$2. %hat two wor#d e"ents of this year do you think wi## *e significant in shaping the future&
(4JC, 92)
1$6. 8)he we##Aread man is rich in centuries of e0perience,9 said )./. 7#iot. Do you agree& (:JC,
92)
1$9. 8)he ru#e of #aw has to inc#ude the more compassionate emphasis on .ustice.9 Discuss. (:JC,
92)
1';. <n re#ationships *etween countries it is c#ear that 8good fences make good neigh*ours.9 <s this
true&
(:JC, 92)
1'1. Are the *est things in #ife free any #onger& (:JC, 92)
1'!. %ou#d you sti## regard it as an ad"antage to produce and rear a son rather than a daughter&
(:JC, 92)
1'$. <s a sense of humour a p#easant e0tra or a *asic essentia# for a we##Arounded person& (:JC,
92)
1''. %hat "a#ue has patriotism in the wor#d today& (/AJC, 92)
1'. <s it *etter to *e an optimist or a pessimist& (/AJC, 92)
1'-. (@ashion e0poses the gu##i*i#ity of the young., Discuss. (/AJC, 92)
1'2. 1ow wou#d you a##e"iate the pro*#ems caused *y traffic congestion in your country& (/AJC,
92)
1'6. Can creati"ity *e taught& (/AJC, 92)
1'9. (Ceadership is no #onger a*out integrity and a*i#ity *ut charisma., Discuss. (/AJC, 92)
1;. Bf what re#e"ance is re#igion in the #ife of man today& (/AJC, 92)
11. ()o your own se#f *e true., )o what e0tent is this a rea#istic idea#& (/:JC, 92)
1!. %hy is it dangerous for >an to ha"e un*rid#ed freedom& (/:JC, 92)
1$. Does a desire to win necessari#y undermine the growth of creati"ity& (/:JC, 92)
1'. <s it right that an airAstewardess shou#d earn more than a nurse& (/:JC, 92)
1. (<t is *y those who ha"e suffered that the wor#d has *een ad"anced., ()o#stoy) 1ow far do
you regard suffering to *e of "a#ue&
1-. %hat functions does #aughter ser"e in society& ()3JC, 92)
12. ()o succeed, one must ha"e a passion for what one does., Do you agree& ()3JC, 92)
16. Discuss some uses for o#d newspapers. ()3JC, 92)
19. %hat do you consider to *e the greatest threat to the economic and po#itica# sta*i#ity of your
country&
()3JC, 92)
1-;. /hou#d nations concern themse#"es with the affairs of other countries& ()JC, 92)
1-1. (<magination is more important than know#edge., (A#*ert 7instein). Comment. ()JC, 92)
1-!. (3unishment rare#y fits the crime., Discuss. ()JC, 92)
1-$. Discuss the impact of the increased mo"ement of peop#e in the wor#d today. ()JC, 92)
1-'. %hy is man interested in e0p#oration of any kind& ()JC, 92)
1-. ()here is no progress without pain., Discuss. ()JC, 92)
1--. Do you appro"e of *anning as a way of changing human *eha"iour& ()JC, 92)
1-2. (%hate"er is popu#ar is usua##y of #itt#e worth., Do you agree& ()JC, 92)
1-6. (Ci"e and #et #i"e., <s this good ad"ice& ()JC, 92)
1-9. (@reedom and s#a"ery are menta# states,, (>ahatma Eandhi). Critica##y e0amine this
statement. (5JC, 92)
12;. ()he *order#ess wor#d is an impossi*#e dream., Do you agree& (5JC, 92)
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121. Do you *e#ie"e that po"erty is an ine"ita*#e and una"oida*#e part of human society& (5JC,
92)
12!. %hat do you understand *y the term (good taste,& 1ow can it *e cu#ti"ated& (5JC, 92)
12$. /tress is the greatest aff#iction in modern society. Do you agree& (AJC, 96)
12'. )he simp#e things in #ife gi"e one the most .oy and happiness. Do you agree& (AJC, 96)
12. Consider the "a#ue of so#itude in modern #ife. (AJC, 96)
12-. >oney makes the wor#d go round, *ut not forward. Discuss. (AJC, 96)
122. Does humour a#ways *ring de#ight& (ACJC, 96)
126. Eood #ooks are an o"erArated Fua#ity in today9s society. Do you agree& (ACJC, 96)
129. %hat in your opinion is a purposefu# #ife& (CJC, 96)
16;. <n what ways is a mea# more than mere#y getting nourishment& (1CJC, 96)
161. (%hat9s past is past. %e shou#d on#y *e concerned a*out the future., %hat is your "iew&
(1CJC, 96)
16!. Consider the ways in which the en"ironment and our modern #ifesty#e undermine the
indi"idua#9s efforts to *e hea#thy. (1CJC, 99)
16$. Consider the importance of risk taking. (JJC, 96)
16'. )hings are difficu#t *efore they *ecome easy. Do you agree& (JJC, 96)
16. =io#ence shou#d ne"er *e a so#ution to pro*#ems. Do you agree& (JJC, 96)
16-. (@irst impressions count., Discuss. (45JC, 96)
162. Do we e"er #earn from our mistakes& (45JC, 96)
166. 8<t is *etter to *e a 3ragmatist than an <dea#ist.9 Discuss. (4JC, 96)
169. 8Appearance must not *e neg#ected for this is the *asis of appea#.9 1ow far do you agree
with this "iew& (4JC, 96)
19;. 84o man can *e ca##ed friend#ess when he has the companionship of good *ooks.9 1ow far
do you agree with this "iew& (4JC, 96)
191. %e shou#d trust our mind more than our heart. Comment. (/AJC, 96)
19!. <s pain and suffering necessari#y *ad& (/AJC, 96)
19$. (/uffering teaches us much., Comment. (/:JC, 96)
19'. (7ffort is on#y effort when it *egins to hurt., )ogether with e0amp#es, c#ear#y e0p#ain your
"iews on the a*o"e statement. (/:JC, 96)
19.,5oung peop#e do not read enough., %hat conseFuences cou#d this pro*#em ha"e for your
country& ()3JC. 96)
19-. Can one *e poor and happy& ()3JC, 96)
192. ()he more peop#e know, the #ess fearfu# they wi## *e., Do you agree& ()JC, 96)
196. (@orgi"e and forget., <s this good ad"ice& ()JC, 96)
199. 1ow important is it to *e curious& ()JC, 96)
!;;. )o what e0tent is conformity desira*#e& (=JC, 96)
!;1. <s *eing competiti"e a hea#thy persona# trait& (=JC, 96)
!;!. %hat is the "a#ue, if any, of humour& (5JC, 96)
!;$. %hat do you *e#ie"e to *e your duties to society& (5JC, 96)
!;'. <s mankind progressing& (5JC, 96)
!;. 1ow can a person *e happy& (5JC, 96)
!;-. (>ost peop#e .ust want an easy #ife., Do you think this is true& (5JC, 96)
!;2. (<gnorance is *#iss., )o what e0tent is this true& (AJC, 99)
!;6. )he greatest o*stac#e to achie"ing eFua#ity of the se0es is woman herse#f. Discuss. (AJC,
99)
!;9. ()he rapid dec#ine of traditiona# "a#ues mere#y shows that they are of #itt#e merit., <s this your
opinion& (AJC, 99)
!1;. )he wor#d wou#d *e a much *etter p#ace if we thought a*out the conseFuences of our
actions. Discuss. (AJC, 99)
!11. 1ow far has g#o*a#isation conFuered differences *etween the 7ast and %est& (ACJC, 99)
!1!. 3eop#e are afraid to *e different nowadays. <s this a fair comment& (ACJC, 99)
!1$. )he sanctity of human #ife must *e preser"ed at a## costs. Do you agree& (ACJC, 99)
!1'. )he importance of pri"acy. (CJC, 99)
!1. (<n the pursuit of efficiency, we ha"e ceased to appreciate the worth of others., Do you
agree& (CJC, 99)
!1-. Discuss the "iew that it wou#d *e unrea#istic for countries to fo##ow the same mora# ru#es as
indi"idua#s. (1CJC, 99)
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!12. Descri*e one contro"ersia# issue that has recent#y *een raised in your country and gi"e your
"iews. (1CJC, 99)
!16. <n what ways does a career offer more than a means of earning a #i"ing& (1CJC, 99)
!19. Criticism is often more destructi"e than constructi"e. Comment. (1CJC, 99)
!!;. 1ow far is it true that in today9s wor#d chi#dren do not recei"e adeFuate protection and care&
(1CJC, 99)
!!1. Discuss the "iew that g#o*a#isation necessari#y *rings a*out a *etter wor#d. (JJC, 99)
!!!. ()raditiona# "a#ues ha"e to *e sacrificed for the sake of progress., )o what e0tent is this
statement .ustified& (JJC, 99)
!!$. %hat pro*#ems are the youths in your country #ike#y to face in the ne0t century& (JJC, 99)
!!'. Ju"eni#e de#inFuents are not *orn+ they are made. Discuss. (45JC, 99)
!!. (<n spite of more information, man is not more informed., Comment. (45JC, 99)
!!-. @airy ta#es and nursery rhymes ha"e out#i"ed their re#e"ance in today9s wor#d. 1ow far is this
true& (45JC, 99)
!!2. ()he une0amined #ife is not worth #i"ing., Discuss the "a#ue of ref#ection in modern #i"ing.
(45JC, 99)
!!6. (>en are as much the "ictims of traditiona# se0 ro#es as women., Do you agree& (4JC, 99)
!!9. Consider the importance of se#fArespect. (4JC, 99)
!$;. (Disasters *ring out the *est and the worst in peop#e., Discuss. (4JC, 99)
!$1. (Censorship insu#ts man9s inte##igence and stif#es his freedom., Discuss. (4JC, 99)
!$!. (>ight is right., Discuss. (:JC, 99)
!$$. Can the caning of chi#dren sti## *e .ustified in the modern wor#d& (:JC, 99)
!$'. (3rudence is a "irtue on#y to the faintAhearted., Discuss. (:JC, 99)
!$. (/ometimes it is necessary to commit a sma## e"i# for a greater good., Discuss. (:JC, 99)
!$-. >i##ennium fe"er is fostered *y science fiction, not science itse#f. Discuss. (:JC, 99)
!$2. >odern society ro*s chi#dren of their chi#dhood. )o what e0tent do you agree with this
statement& (/AJC, 99)
!$6. %orking #onger hours is a necessary e"i# in an increasing#y competiti"e society. Comment.
(/AJC, 99)
!$9. Consider the dangers of conformity. (/AJC, 99)
!';. ()rue en.oyment in #ife is ne"er found in se#fAinterest., 1ow far do you agree& (/AJC, 99)
!'1. Discuss the "a#ue of di"ersity in your country. (/AJC, 99)
!'!. Discuss the p#ight of chi#dren in the wor#d today. (/:JC, 99)
!'$. ()he pro*#ems faced *y man today are of his own making., )o what e0tent is this true&
(/:JC, 99)
!''. 1ow far do you agree that competition is needed for progress& (/:JC, 99)
!'. :e#igion di"ides more than it unifies. Do you agree& ()3JC, 99)
!'-. (>en and women ha"e different ro#es to p#ay in modern society., Discuss. ()3JC, 99)
!'2. Criticism is often more destructi"e than constructi"e. Comment. ()3JC, 99)
!'6. >an cannot #i"e without stress. Discuss. ()3JC, 99)
!'9. <n order to rea##y accomp#ish anything in #ife, one needs to ha"e passion. Do you agree&
()3JC, 99)
!;. Discuss some of the factors that can *ring the wor#d together. ()JC, 99)
!1. )o what e0tent are gender ro#es today *ecoming increasing#y *#urred& ()JC, 99)
!!. 70amine the reasons why many peop#e in the #ate twentieth century are so attracted to
ce#e*rity. ()JC, 99)
!$. %hy are we preoccupied with speed nowadays& ()JC, 99)
!'. Consider the importance of compassion. ()JC, 99)
!. <s it foo#ish to think that we can e"er return to nature& ()JC, 99)
!-. (<gnorance is not *#iss., Discuss. ()JC, 99)
!2. (@un is serious *usiness., Comment. ()JC, 99)
!6. 8Censorship is the responsi*i#ity of the state.9 )o what e0tent do you agree& (=JC, 99)
!9. Discuss the pro*#ems in effecti"e#y #egis#ating to protect chi#dren. (=JC, 99)
!-;. 8>ammon (the god of riches) dictates our "a#ues and *e#iefs now.9 %hat do you think& (=JC,
99)
!-1. 8)he #imits of my #anguage are the #imits of my wor#d.9 Discuss. (=JC, 99)
!-!. ()here can *e no circumstances in which "io#ent protest is .ustifia*#e., Comment. (5JC, 99)
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!-$. Consider yourse#f as a mem*er of the g#o*a# community. 1ow then do you see your ro#e as
a wor#d citiIen& (5JC, 99)
!-'. 1ow can indi"idua#s make #ife more meaningfu# and gratifying in the ne0t mi##ennium& (5JC,
99)
!-. (<t is the greatest happiness of the greatest num*er that is the measure of right and wrong.,
)o what e0tent shou#d decisions *e made to suit the "iews of the ma.ority& (AJC, ;;)
!--. =io#ence is a#ways sense#ess. Discuss. ( AJC, ;;)
!-2. (5oung peop#e today are on#y concerned a*out instant gratification., Comment.
!-6. ()wo roads di"erged in a wood, and <A
< took the road #ess tra"e##ed *y.,
:o*ert @rost
%ou#d you& (AJC, ;;)
!-9. (Just do it., 1ow far shou#d one fo##ow this ad"ice& (AJC, ;;)
!2;. (1ardship is a *etter teacher than aff#uence., %ith reference to the young peop#e of today,
say to what e0tent you agree with this statement. (ACJC, ;;)
!21. (<n trying to pro"ide the *est for their chi#dren, today9s parents ha"e depri"ed them of what is
rea##y important in #ife., )o what e0tent do you agree& (ACJC, ;;)
!2!. (<nto#erance for the eccentric wi## stif#e creati"ity., Discuss. (ACJC, ;;)
!2$. <n #ife is it a#ways important to *e a winner& (CJC, ;;)
!2'. 8/uffering can teach us much.9 Discuss. (CJC, ;;)
!2. Choose one recent e"ent that made you optimistic a*out man9s future and one that made
you pessimistic. 70p#ain why in each case. (1CJC, ;;)
!2-. ()here is no p#ace for idea#ism in today9s pragmatic wor#d., Comment. (1CJC, ;;)
!22. Discuss the "iew that hypocrisy is *oth a necessary and ine"ita*#e part of modern #ife.
(1CJC, ;;)
!26. <s it true that there is no such thing as a chi#dhood anymore& (JJC, ;;)
!29. Deing perfect shou#d *e our goa# in #ife. 1ow far do you agree with this statement& (JJC, ;;)
!6;. (As the wor#d progresses, our humanity regresses., Comment.
!61. Achie"ing peace of mind has *ecome more of a cha##enge to modern man. )o what e0tent is
this true& (JJC, ;;)
!6!. )oday9s chi#dren are neg#ected chi#dren. Do you agree& (45JC, ;;)
!6$. Consider the importance of creati"ity in the changing wor#d of today. (45JC, ;;)
!6'. @reedom without discip#ine #eads to chaos. Discuss.
!6. 8)he cha##enge of the unknown is as great today as it has e"er *een.9 Do you agree& (4JC,
;;)
!6-. <n a rapid#y changing wor#d, how important are #oya#ty and integrity& (4JC, ;;)
!62. 8:eading is to the mind what e0ercise is to the *ody.9 (/ir :ichard /tee#e, 1-2!A12!9). Do
you agree& (4JC, ;;)
!66. 1ow much does accent matter& (4JC, ;;)
!69. Discuss the importance of pattern in our #i"es. (4JC, ;;)
!9;. 1ow far do you think your adu#t #ife wi## *e shaped *y your past& (:JC, ;;)
!91. 8:u#es are for peop#e to change.9 Do you agree& (:JC, ;;)
!9!. Do ro#e mode#s ha"e a "a#ue for young peop#e today& <f so, who do you think wou#d make a
good ro#e mode#, and why& (:JC, ;;)
!9$. (Ereed is good., Do you agree& (/AJC, ;;)
!9'. Consider the importance of paper. (/AJC, ;;)
!9. Do you think that society has *een too crue# to sports stars, ce#e*rities and po#iticians&
(/AJC, ;;)
!9-. Coya#ty ceases to *e a re#e"ant "a#ue in the wor#d today. )o what e0tent do you agree&
(/AJC, ;;)
!92. Conformity is the refuge of the unthinking coward. <s this a fair statement& (/AJC, ;;)
!96. (A wor#d at risk., 1ow apt a description is this of our wor#d today& (/:JC, ;;)
!99. (%e are #i"ing in a wor#d where o#d so#utions no #onger app#y., Discuss. (/:JC, ;;)
$;;. 3ragmatism is often a euphemism for e0pediency and opportunism. Comment. (/:JC, ;;)
$;1. Adu#ts ha"e a #ot to #earn from chi#dren. Do you agree& ()3JC, ;;)
$;!. %e are creatures of ha*it. Discuss. ()3JC, ;;)
$;$. 1ow far do you consider freedom to *e essentia# for good #i"ing& ()3JC, ;;)
$;'. C#othesA are they mere#y a fashion statement& ()3JC, ;;)
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$;. ()he human anima# has nothing to recommend himse#f. /e#fish, materia#istic and "engefu#,
he is a threat to a## #ife on earth., Do you agree& ()3JC, ;;)
$;-. ()he worst of times., <s this an apt description of the twentieth century& ()JC, ;;)
$;2. Discuss the p#ace of idea#ism in our wor#d today. ()JC, ;;)
$;6. 1ow important do you think it is to tra"e# and see the wor#d& ()JC, ;;)
$;9. %ou#d you want to #i"e for a century or more& ()JC, ;;)
$1;. Bn what *asis wou#d you choose a p#ace to host a ma.or internationa# e"ent& ()JC, ;;)
$11. (7ast, %est+ home is *est., Do you agree& ()JC, ;;)
$1!. Are the "a#ues (society *efore se#f, and (respect for the indi"idua#, mutua##y e0c#usi"e& (=JC,
;;)
$1$. Eam*#ing shou#d not *e sanctioned *y the state. Do you agree& (=JC, ;;)
$1'. 1o**ies shou#d not *e workAre#ated. Comment. (=JC, ;;)
$1. %inning is not e"erything *ut #osing is not anything. Discuss with reference to professiona#
sports. (=JC, ;;)
$1-. (<t is good to *e rich., (Deng Oiao 3ing). <s it& (=JC, ;;)
$12. Aff#uence *rings as many pro*#ems as po"erty. Do you agree& (5JC, ;;)
$16. (Bur society is go"erned *y speed., Do you agree& (5JC, ;;)
$19. (>isfortune is a good teacher., %hat can misfortune teach us& (5JC, ;;)
$!;. :apid progress has impro"ed our Fua#ity of #ife. 1ow far do you agree& (ACJC, ;1)
$!1. )he threat of o*so#escence is the greatest fear of modern society. Discuss. (ACJC, ;1)
$!!. <t is *etter to #i"e *y the day than to p#an for the future. Do you agree& (ACJC, ;1)
$!$. (<n today9s wor#d, humi#ity is no #onger a "irtue *ut a handicap., 1ow far do you agree with
this statement& (1CJC, ;1)
$!'. %hat do you understand *y the term HFua#ity of #ife9& )o what e0tent has the Fua#ity of #ife
impro"ed in your country& (1CJC, ;1)
$!. (:e"enge is .ust+ re"enge is sweet., <s it& (1CJC, ;1)
$!-. %hat makes a true hero& (1CJC, ;1)
$!2. %hy do you think that so many young peop#e are taking an interest in re#igion& (1CJC, ;1)
$!6. (1umi#ity is the foundation for success., 1ow far do you agree with this statement& (:JC, ;1)
$!9. <s it necessary to ha"e a re#igion& (:JC, ;1)
$$;. (<t9s my #ife and < can do what < want with it., Do you find this "iew accepta*#e&
$$1. (1ard work can no #onger guarantee success., <s this true in today9s wor#d& (:JC, ;1)
$$!. (1appiness is something we stum*#e upon *y chance., Do you agree& (:JC, ;1)
$$$. (@or much wisdom comes from sorrow+ the more know#edge, the more grief., Comment.
$$'. (Corruption can ne"er *e stamped out., %hat do you think& (=JC, ;1)
$$. <s there sti## dignity in #a*our& (=JC, ;1)
$$-. (Bn#y a #ife #i"ed in ser"ice to others is worth #i"ing., (A#*ert 7instein) Do you agree& (=JC,
;1)
$$2. (>odern society is a society of e0cess., Comment. (=JC, ;1)
$$6. (Bnce in a whi#e we ha"e to *reak the mou#d and start from scratch., 1ow important is the
spirit of riskAtaking in today9s wor#d & (=JC, ;1)
$$9. Consider the importance of persona# space to man. (=JC, ;1)
$';. H%isdom comes with age.9 )o what e0tent do you agree& (AJC, ;1)
$'1. Do you think #oya#ty has any re#e"ance today& (AJC, ;1)
$'!. HA young is power#ess to inf#uence e"ents in today9s wor#d.9 Do you agree&
$'$. H)he wor#d wou#d *e a *etter p#ace if peop#e .ust minded their own *usiness.9 Do you agree&
(AJC, ;1)
$''. H<t is ideas that change the wor#d, not force.9 Discuss. (AJC, ;1)
$'. 1as aff#uence made man #ess mindfu# a*out his hea#th& (3JC, ;1)
$'-. (A comforta*#e en"ironment diminishes the fighting spirit in peop#e., )o what e0tent do you
agree with the statement& (3JC, ;1)
$'2. Are you optimistic or pessimistic of your future in this century& (3JC, ;1)
$'6. ()he hardest "ictory is the "ictory o"er se#f., Do you agree& (3JC, ;1)
$'9. HCife has ne"er *een so good.9 )o what e0tent is this true for young peop#e today& (/:JC,
;1)
$;. H<f you fee# good, do it.9 Comment on such a phi#osophy of #ife. (/:JC, ;1)
$1. <s it a#ways wrong to .udge and criticiIe others& (/:JC, ;1)
$!. Discuss the cha##enges facing your country in the foreseea*#e future. (/:JC, ;1)
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$$. Account for the appea# of %estern HfastAfood9 to the young peop#e in de"e#oping countries.
(/:JC, ;1)
$'. %hat are the characteristic features of *eneficia# recreationa# acti"ities& ()3JC9 ;1)
$. %hat wou#d consider to *e an idea# society& ()3JC, ;1)
$-. Discuss the importance of re#igion in the twenty first century. ()3JC, ;1)
$2. (4o*ody owes us a #i"ing., 1ow does this app#y to your country& ()3JC, ;1)
$6. %hat, in your "iew, is worth fighting for& (5JC, ;1)
$9. )he on#y true ageing is the erosion of one9s idea#s. Comment. (5JC, ;1)
$-;. <s the human race on the "erge of e0tinction& (5JC, ;1)
$-1. ()he greatest strugg#e in #ife is with money., Comment. (/AJC, ;1)
$-!. H)here is #itt#e emphasis p#aced upon the need for a tru#y ci"i#iIed society today.9 7"a#uate
the statement *ased on your understanding of Hci"i#iIed society9. (/AJC, ;1)
$-$. HChange is ine"ita*#e and desira*#e.9 Discuss. (/AJC, ;1)
$-'. Do you see any "a#ue in keeping a diary& (/AJC, ;1)
$-. <n your opinion, what characteriIes a tru#y ci"i#iIed society and why& (4JC, ;1)
$--. )he pursuit of p#easure has rep#aced re#igion in our modern society. 1ow true is this& (4JC,
;1)
$-2. <s >an wishes to progress, he must continue to compete. Do you agree& (4JC, ;1)
$-6. Consider the importance of routine in our #i"e today. (4JC, ;1)
$-9. 7thics are easi#y o"er#ooked in a rapid#y changing wor#d. Comment. ()JC, ;1)
$2;. Do a#ternati"e #ifesty#es ha"e an appea# for you& ()JC, ;1)
$21. )o what e0tent can an indi"idua# determine his own future& ()JC, ;1)
$2!. 1ow important is it to ha"e choices& ()JC, ;1)
$2$. (/ur"i"a# of the fittest., <s this true of #ife today& ()JC, ;1)
$2'. )he *#urring of nationa# and cu#tura# *oundaries may not necessari#y *e *eneficia# to society.
1ow far do you agree with this "iew& (45JC, ;1)
$2. Ad"ersity *rings out on#y the worst in peop#e. Discuss. (45JC, ;1)
$2-. (%orrying is #ike a rocking horse+ it keeps you going *ut gets you nowhere., Comment.
(45JC, ;1)
$22. <s there more cause for hope or an0iety in this century& (45JC, ;1)
$26. <s death to *e feared in modern #ife& (45JC, ;1)
$29. (=ariety is the spice of #ife., Discuss. (45JC, ;1)
$6;. Can eFua#ity rea##y e0ist in modern society& (JJC, ;1)
$61. ()he trou*#e with the rat race is that e"en if you win, you are sti## a rat., <s this sentiment "a#id
in the !1
st
century& (JJC, ;1)
$6!. Do we need re#igion& (JJC, ;1)
$6$. H<t9s not a*out winning or #osing+ it9s how you p#ay the game.9 <s this true& (JJC, ;1)
$6'. <s your country a meritocracy, in your "iew& (JJC, ;1)
$6. 1ow important is charity in modern society& (JJC, ;1)
$6-. H%e need to *e sa"ed from ourse#"es., 1ow far do you agree with this statement& (JJC, ;1)
$62. 1ow do we .udge *eauty& (JJC, ;1)
$66. (A g#o*a# out#ook is essentia# for sur"i"a# in the third mi##ennium., Discuss. (CJC, ;1)
$69. 1ow far wou#d you agree that character is crucia# in an age of image& (CJC, ;1)
$9;. %hy do peop#e te## stories& (CJC, ;1)
$91. /hopping G does it #i*erate or e0p#oit women& (CJC, ;1)
$9!. (%e shou#d stop eating meat., %hat are your "iews& (CJC, ;1)
$9$. %hat priorities wou#d you ad"ise a !1 yearAo#d to ha"e in #ife& (:JC, ;!)
$9'. %hat "a#ue do you p#ace on pri"acy& (:JC, ;!)
$9. (>isfortune teaches us much., Discuss. (/:JC, ;!)
$9-. ()he twentyAfirst century has gotten off on the wrong foot., Do you agree& (/:JC, ;!)
$92. ()he wor#d we #i"e in is rep#ete with "io#ence., Comment. (/:JC, ;!)
$96. (3eop#e who *reak ru#es are a menace to society and shou#d *e punished., 1ow far
do you agree with this "iew& (5JC 3romo !;;$)
$99. 1ow important is reputation in the wor#d today& (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
';;. <s society today o*sessed with image& (45JC 3romo !;;$)
';1. 83ri"acy is an o"errated need.9 Comment. (ACJC 3romo ;')
';!. 8<t is through diso*edience that progress is made.9 Discuss. (ACJC 3romo ;')
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';$. 8A man9s friendship are a good measure of his worth.9 )o what e0tent is this true&
(ACJC 3romo ;')
';'. Do you agree that re#igion has more re#e"ance now than e"er *efore& (ACJC 3re#im
;')
';. Discuss the importance of *eauty in your society. (ACJC 3re#im ;')
';-. 8/imp#icity is an underrated Fua#ity.9 Comment. (ACJC 3re#im ;')
';2. 8)here is no .ustice in this wor#d.9 Do you agree& (ACJC 3romo ;)
';6. 8>odern man is searching for happiness in a## the wrong p#aces.9 Discuss. (ACJC
3re#im ;)
';9. 8<mpossi*#e is nothing.9 /hou#d we #i"e our #i"es *ased on this ma0im& (ACJC 3re#im
;)
'1;. <n today9s wor#d, to *e *ig is to *e powerfu#. Discuss. (AJC 3re#im ;')
'11. )here is no a#truism in the modern wor#d, on#y "ested interests. 1ow far is this true&
(AJC 3re#im ;')
'1!. 8A #ife of ser"ice is the on#y meaningfu# #ife.9 %hat are your "iews& (CJC 3re#im ;')
'1$. 8)he architecture of a country ref#ects its sou#.9 Do you agree& (CJC 3re#im ;')
'1'. 1ow much contro# do we ha"e o"er our #i"es today& (CJC 3re#im ;')
'1. 8>odern man is #ooking for truth and searching for happiness in a## the wrong p#aces.9
Discuss (CJC 3re#im ;')
'1-. 8A picture paints a thousand words.9 <n what way can a painting render a scene or
con"ey an idea more effecti"e#y than a written description& (1CJC 3re#im ;')
'12. 87ast of west G home is sti## *est.9 Assess the truth of this c#aim. (JJC 3re#im ;')
'16. 81ea#th is not e"erything+ *ut without hea#th, e"erything e#se is nothing.9 1ow
important is this consideration in modern society& (>< 3re#im ;')
'19. (>usic is the on#y tru#y uni"ersa# #anguage., Comment. (>< 3re#im ;')
'!;. )he modern systems of transportation and communication ha"e on#y *enefits for
mankind. Do you agree& (>< 3re#im ;')
'!1. (<t a#ways pays to *e your *oss., 1ow far is this true today& (>JC 3re#im ;')
'!!. /hou#d we *e concerned a*out the increasing popu#arity of cosmetic surgery& (>JC
3re#im ;')
'!$. /eek simp#icity. <s this sound ad"ice& (>JC 3re#im ;')
'!'. 8)he pursuit of a good #ife is an e#usi"e dream.9 Do you agree& (45JC 3re#im ;')
'!. Can we a#ways treat e"eryone eFua##y& (45JC 3re#im ;')
'!-. 8@ood has *ecome a hea#th haIard.9 Discuss. (45JC 3re#im ;')
'!2. 8B*session is a necessary e"i#.9 Comment. (45JC 3re#im ;')
'!6. 8Do unto others as you wou#d ha"e them do unto you.9 <s this usefu# ad"ice to #i"e *y&
(45JC 3re#im ;')
'!9. 8>usic today is of great appea#, *ut of #itt#e "a#ue.9 )o what e0tent is this fair ad"ice&
(45JC 3re#im ;')
'$;. )he cha##enge of the unknown is as great today as it has e"er *een. Discuss. (4JC
3re#im ;')
'$1. )he art of #i"ing has too often *een ignored. Do you agree& (4JC 3re#im ;')
'$!. A## punishment in itse#f is e"i#. Discuss. (4JC 3re#im ;')
'$$. Discuss the importance of humi#ity. (4JC 3re#im ;')
'$'. 8Mncertainty is now a permanent condition of #ife.9 )o what e0tent is this an accurate
c#aim& (3JC 3re#im ;')
'$. <s fai#ure a#ways a *ad thing& (3JC 3re#im ;')
'$-. <s phi#osophy .ust for phi#osophers& (:JC 3re#im ;')
'$2. <s it a#ways more *#essed to gi"e than to recei"e& (:JC 3re#im ;')
'$6. <s conformity ne"er to *e encouraged& (:JC 3re#im ;')
'$9. 1ow important is a sound mora# foundation in our #ife today& (3JC 3re#im ;')
'';. <s re#igion significant in modern #ife& (3JC 3re#im ;')
''1. )he defeat of fear is an important goa# for e"ery society. (:JC 3re#im ;')
''!. 8Ad"ersity is not necessari#y *ad.9 Do you agree& (/:JC 3re#im ;')
''$. 8/hopping makes kings and foo#s of us a##.9 Comment (/J:C 3re#im ;')
'''. 81uman re#ationships wi## *ecome increasing#y comp#e0 in the future.9 Discuss. (/AJC
3re#im ;')
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''. 1ow far is it true that good #ooks count for more than good "a#ues in today9s wor#d&
(/AJC 3re#im ;')
''-. 8@ai#ure produces the most successfu# entrepreneurs.9 Do you agree& (/AJC 3re#im
;')
''2. <s to#erance a#ways a "irtue& ()JC 3re#im ;')
''6. 8/afety first.9 <s this good ad"ice& ()JC 3re#im ;')
''9. Are we spoi#t for choice to day& ()JC 3re#im ;')
';. Do we need action heroes& ()JC 3re#im ;')
'1. 1ow important is humour in our #ife& ()3JC 3re#im ;')
'!. 8)ra"e# #i*erates the mind.9 Discuss. ()3JC 3re#im ;')
'$. <s music on#y for entertainment& ()3JC 3re#im ;')
''. %ords "ersus num*ers? which is more usefu#& (=JC 3re#im ;')
'. 84ot e"eryone can think out of the *o0.9 )o what e0tent is this statement "a#id& (=JC
3re#im ;')
'-. 870perience is the name e"eryone gi"es to their mistakes.9 (Bscar %i#de). Consider
the "a#ue of mistakes. (=JC 3re#im ;')
'2. 8Cife without choices is easier *ut not *etter.9 1ow far do you agree with this
statement& (=JC 3re#im ;')
'6. 70amine the notion that the rea# test of character is power, not ad"ersity. (5JC 3re#im
;')
'9. 8<f you want to *e happy, *e.9 Does happiness seem more e#usi"e in today9s wor#d&
(5JC 3re#im ;')
'-;. 1ow far do you agree that image is the key to success& (5JC 3re#im ;')
'-1. 81onesty is the *est po#icy.9 Do you agree& (AJC 3romo ;')
'-!. /hou#d peop#e *e gi"en the freedom to do what they want& (AJC 3romo ;')
'-$. 8Cet it *e.9 ()he Deat#es) <s this good ad"ice& (AJC 3romo ;')
'-'. 8<gnorance is *#iss.9 1ow true is this& (AJC 3romo ;')
'-. 8/tress is good.9 Discuss. (AJC 3romo ;')
'--. 8@ore"er young, < want to *e fore"er young.9 (A#pha"i##e) <s this a hea#thy attitude&
(CJC 3romo ;')
'-2. %hich wou#d you "a#ue more, genius or hard work& (CJC 3romo ;')
'-6. 8)he end .ustifies the means.9 Do you agree& (1CJC 3romo ;')
'-9. 8/i#ence is go#den.9 <s it& (1CJC 3romo ;')
'2;. Consider the "a#ue of imagination. (1CJC 3romo ;')
'21. 8>odern man has #ost his sense of appreciation for a## things natura#.9 (1CJC 3romo
;')
'2!. <s the pursuit of the good #ife a#ways good& (JJC 3romo ;')
'2$. 8%ith discip#ine, e"erything is possi*#e.9 Do you agree& (JJC 3romo ;')
'2'. Can creati"ity and conformity *e reconci#ed& (JJC 3romo ;')
'2. %hat are the *enefits and draw*acks of pro#onging #ife& (1CJC 3romo ;')
'2-. 81appiness is no #aughing matter.9 Discuss. (>JC 3romo ;')
'22. 8)o punish is to seek re"enge.9 Do you agree& (>JC 3romo ;')
'26. 8Just do it.9 )o what e0tent is this an appropriate s#ogan for today9s youth& (>JC
3romo ;')
'29. 81appiness is what you make of it.9 Discuss. (>< 3romo ;')
'6;. 83rogress is not necessari#y good.9 Comment. (45C 3romo ;')
'61. 8%e must dare to *e different.9 )o what e0tent do you agree& (45JC 3romo ;')
'6!. %hat is the ro#e of inno"ation in the changing wor#d& (45JC 3romo ;')
'6$. Consider the "a#ue of honesty. (45JC 3romo ;')
'6'. 8)here is more to #ife than mere#y increasing its speed.9 Comment. (3JC 3romo ;')
'6. 8=io#ence is an approach used *y the power#ess.9 Discuss with reference to specific
e0amp#es. (3JC 3romo ;')
'6-. 8)here is nothing either good or *ad, *ut thinking that makes it so.9 %hich is more
important G the rea#ity or our perception of the rea#ity& (/AJC 3romo ;')
'62. 8Co"e your enemies.9 Can this *e a uni"ersa# guiding princip#e in #ife& (/AJC 3romo
;')
'66. 8)he *eginning of wisdom is fear.9 Do you agree& (:JC 3romo ;')
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'69. 8Bne shou#d a#ways *e optimistic a*out the future.9 %hat are your thoughts& (/:JC
3romo ;')
'9;. <s it *etter to do great things or to do good things& (/:JC 3romo ;')
'91. 1ow important is it to *e a*#e to speak and write we##& ()JC 3romo ;')
'9!. Discuss three pressing concerns from today9s wor#d you wou#d choose to address.
(/:JC 3romo ;')
'9$. 8)here is no such thing as true friends.9 <s this a fair comment& (5JC 3romo ;')
'9'. %hat, in your opinion, makes for a successfu# career& (5JC 3romo ;')
'9. %hat are some of the cha##enges the wor#d faces in this mi##ennium& (5JC 3romo ;')
'9-. 8:i"a#ry *rings out the *est in one.9 Discuss. (=JC 3romo ;')
'92. 8Bur #i"es are determined *y the p#aces we are *orn into.9 1ow true is this *e#ief&
(=JC 3romo ;')
'96. 8)he wor#d wou#d *e a *etter p#ace is peop#e minded their own *usiness.9 Comment.
(5JC 3romo ;')
'99. 81umour is our *est defence against #ife.9 Comment. (1C< 3re#im ;)
;;. 8<ntegrity is no #onger the key to success.9 Discuss. (CJC 3ractice 3aper ;)
;1. 8>ankind is making progress at the e0pense of his own future.9 (JJC 3re#im ;)
;!. )o what e0tent has pri"acy *ecome a #u0ury in modern society& (JJC 3re#im ;)
;$. 8)oday, the indi"idua# has more freedom to choose his own path.9 /hou#d this *e
encouraged& (>< 3re#im ;)
;'. 83u*#ic smi#es, pri"ate sorrows.9 )o what e0tent do you think one9s persona# pro*#ems
shou#d *e kept pri"ate& (>< 3re#im ;)
;. 8Cea"e the past *ehind you.9 <s this the *est ad"ice for progress& (>< 3re#im ;)
;-. 8)he simp#e #ife.9 1ow possi*#e is this today& (45JC 3re#im ;)
;2. 8<ntegrity is e"erything.9 <s it& (45JC 3re#im ;)
;6. %hat Fua#ities are needed to thri"e in today9s wor#d& (45JC 3re#im ;)
;9. 8:u#es are made to *e *roken.9 %hat do you think& (45JC 3re#im ;)
1;. )he significance of food in modern society has gone *eyond its nutritiona# "a#ue.
Discuss. (45JC 3re#im ;)
11. 1ow far shou#d p#ay *e an important aspect of a person9s #ife& (45JC 3re#im ;)
1!. 8)here9s more to sorrow than meets the eye.9 Discuss. (4JC 3re#im ;)
1$. 87thica# issues are not worth de*ating? to each, his own.9 Discuss. (4JC 3re#im ;)
1'. )o what e0tent can money *uy happiness& (/:JC 3re#im ;)
1. )ourism in its current form is unsustaina*#e. (/:JC 3re#im ;)
1-. 8@o##ow your heart.9 <s this good ad"ice at a## times& (3JC 3re#im ;)
12. 8Deing mu#tiA#ingua# is essentia# today.9 %hat do you think& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
16. <t is in times of crisis that the indi"idua# re"ea#s his true nature. )o what e0tent do you
agree with this statement& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
19. 83eop#e in corrupt societies are foo#s if they choose to #i"e .ust#y.9 <s this a fair
comment& (=JC 3re#im ;)
!;. 3aranoia is the key to sur"i"a#.9 1ow far is this true in the wor#d today& (=JC 3re#im
;)
!1. %ou#d an eye for an eye rea##y make the who#e wor#d *#ind& (=JC 3re#im ;)
!!. 8@reedom is ne"er free+ it comes at great cost.9 Discuss. ()3JC 3re#im ;)
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1. %hat historica# e"ent in this century has *een the most significant& %hy& (1CJC, 9)
!. (<f we #ose our past, we wi## a#so #ose our future., Discuss this statement with reference to
your country. (JJC, 9)
$. 8A hero is a man who fights, with con"iction, for a cause that *enefits mankind.9 <n that sense,
who do you consider to *e a 8hero9P9heroine9 of this century& (/AJC, 9)
'. %hat do you see as >an9s successes and fai#ures in the twentieth century& ()JC, 9)
. %hat do you consider to *e the most distur*ing e"ent of the postAwar era& %hy& (1CJC, 9-)
-. 8Know#edge of history is necessary in insti##ing #oya#ty to one9s country.9 Discuss. (JJC, 9-)
2. (>ay our chi#dren forgi"e us., Discuss this statement in the #ight of what has happened in the
#ast fifty years. (45JC, 9-)
6. )he study of history shou#d *e compu#sory. Comment. (4JC, 9-)
9. %hy is know#edge of history important& (:JC, 9-)
1;. 1ow important is a sense of history for a young person& (/AJC, 9-)
11. Consider how the history of a country can shape its de"e#opment and its peop#e. (ACJC, 92)
1!. <s the inspiration that we might gain from knowing the #i"es of great men a good enough
reason for studying history& (CJC, 92)
1$. %hat wi## future historians #ament and app#aud a*out the wor#d we #i"e in now& (4JC, 92)
1'. %hat p#ace does a know#edge of history ha"e in insti##ing patriotism& (/:JC, 92)
1. )o what e0tent is it necessary for the common man to ha"e a know#edge of history& ()JC, 92)
1-. <n your opinion, what are some of the things that the twentieth century wi## *e *est
remem*ered for& ()JC, 92)
12. 8/ome are *orn great, some achie"e greatness, others ha"e greatness thrust upon them.9
Comment on this statement with reference to $ known persona#ities. (/AJC, 96)
16. 1istory has shown us that man9s greatest enemy is his own am*ition. Discuss. (ACJC, 99)
19. ()hat men do not #earn "ery much from the #essons of history is the most important of a## the
#essons that history has to teach, (A#dous 1u0#ey). Discuss. (CJC, 99)
!;. %hat is the most important historica# e"ent in this century& %hy& (JJC, 99)
!1. %hat do you consider to *e the most important changes that ha"e occurred so far in this
decade and why& (4JC, 99)
!!. )o what e0tent is it necessary for the common man to ha"e know#edge of history& (4JC, 99)
!$. (1istory repeats itse#f., 1as man #earnt from his past mistakes& ()3JC, 99)
!'. Consider three strong *e#iefs that ha"e shaped man9s #ife in the twentieth century, and their
resu#ts. ()JC, 99)
!. 8Know#edge of the past can do more harm than good.9 Discuss. (=JC, 99)
!-. %hat #essons can we #earn from the history of the twentieth century and how shou#d we app#y
them& (1CJC, ;1)
!2. (An understanding of how our past is re#e"ant to our present and future is important for any
country9s we##A*eing., (3> Eoh Chok )ong) 1ow far is this important for your country9s
de"e#opment& (/AJC, ;1)
!6. %hy study 1istory& (CJC, ;1)
!9. 81istory is the unfo#ding of misca#cu#ations.9 <s this a fair comment& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
$;. (<f we #ose our past, we wi## a#so #ose our future., Discuss this with reference to your country.
(J< 3re#ims !;;$)
$1. )he study of 1istory is point#ess *ecause peop#e ne"er #earn from mistakes. Comment. (AJC
3re#im ;')
$!. 81istory is nothing more than a #ist of crimes and misfortunes.9 Discuss. (>JC 3re#im ;')
$$. 8)he study of the past has no re#e"ance for the present and the future.9 Discuss. (3JC 3re#im
;')
$'. )o what e0tent shou#d know#edge of the past inf#uence decision making& (/:JC 3re#im ;')
$. 81istory is no more than a study of crimes and fo##ies of mankind.9 Discuss. (:JC 3romo ;')
$-. 81istory is mere#y a set of #ies agreed upon.9 Discuss. (1C< 3re#im ;)
$2. 8%e #earn from history that we #earn nothing form history.9 (Eeorge Dernard /haw) Discuss.
(JJC 3re#im ;)
$6. 1istorica# records are the a*use of rea#ity and not rea#ity itse#f. 1ow far is this true& (4JC
3re#im ;)
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1. Assess the effects of the mass media on your country. (AJC, 9)
!. (>o"ies are an escape from rea# #ife., Assess the "a#idity of this statement. (ACJC, 9)
$. %hat .ustification has any go"ernment for any inter"ention in media and the performing arts&
/upport your argument with reference to specific e0amp#es. (1CJC, 9)
'. ()e#e"ision is an infringement of human rights., <n what ways does te#e"ision infringe human
rights& (JJC, 9)
. (Journa#ists are not as o*.ecti"e as they shou#d *e., Discuss. (45JC, 9)
-. )o what e0tent is it desira*#e for young peop#e to *e shie#ded from se0 and "io#ence in the
media& (4JC, 9)
2. %hy are so many modern heroes drawn from the wor#d of entertainment and sport& (:JC,
9)
6. (7#ectronic media wi## e"entua##y make print media o*so#ete., Discuss. ()JC, 9)
9. 7asy access to information is a dou*tfu# ad"antage. Do you agree& (=JC, 9)
1;. )o what e0tent is the <nternet a *#essing in the modern wor#d& (AJC, 9-)
11. Assess the impact of the internet on the indi"idua# and society. (ACJC, 9-)
1!. (>o"ies and te#e"ision can ne"er rep#ace *ooks., Discuss. (ACJC, 9-))
1$. ()oday, the image is far more important than the written word., Discuss. (1CJC, 9-)
1'. >agaIines often e0p#oit ce#e*rities and sensationa#ise stories. %hat are the steps that can *e
taken to ensure that there is responsi*#e reporting in magaIines& (JJC, 9-)
1. Do you agree that te#e"ision has transformed the ath#ete into a mass entertainer& (4JC, 9-)
1-. /hou#d the <nternet *e contro##ed& (:JC, 9-)
12. )o what e0tent shou#d the go"ernment and industry inf#uence ad"ertising& ()3JC, 9-)
16. )he media di"ides the young from the o#d. Do you agree& (=JC, 9-)
19. (A country is on#y as free as its press., Do you agree& (5JC, 9-)
!;. Does the mass media he#p or undermine the appreciation of the Arts& (AJC, 92)
!1. %hy is it so important to ha"e Fua#ity newspapers in a country& (CJC, 92)
!!. (Ad"ertising is a## a*out the art of persuasion., Comment. (JJC, 92)
!$. 8)he mu#tip#ication of te#e"ision channe#s can on#y #ead to the di#ution of rea# understanding,
su*stance and taste.9 Discuss. (:JC, 92)
!'. 1ow does ownership of the media inf#uence its message& (/AJC, 92)
!. %hat, in your opinion, are the socia# responsi*i#ities of the ad"ertising industry& (/:JC, 92)
!-. <f the media did not sensationa#ise "io#ence and crime, there wou#d *e a #ower incidence of
these. Do you agree& ()3JC, 92)
!2. ()he media decei"es more than it re"ea#s., Discuss with specific e0amp#es to support your
answer. (45JC, 92)
!6. 4owadays, the mass media do not report news+ they make the news. Discuss this with
reference to recent e"ents. (AJC, 96)
!9. 3eop#e watch a fi#m on#y to *e entertained. <s this a fair comment& (AJC, 96)
$;. (<t is impossi*#e for the media to *a#ance commercia# interests with socia# responsi*i#ity., Do
you agree& (ACJC, 96)
$1. (>agaIines are prefera*#e to no"e#s., Do you agree& (CJC, 96)
$!. (Ad"ertising does not a#ways support en"ironmenta# consciousness., Comment. (CJC, 96)
$$. ()oo much sensationa#ism, too #itt#e sense., Do you agree with this assessment of the mass
media today& (1CJC, 96)
$'. %hy watch mo"es& (JJC, 96)
$. )he inf#uence of the mass media has *een gross#y o"errated. Comment. (45JC, 96)
$-. Consider the arguments for and against the use of propaganda in a modern society. (:JC,
96)
$2. <n your opinion, what wou#d you consider to *e the responsi*i#ity of the media in your own
country& (/AJC, 96)
$6. %hat contri*ution to society do singers, actors and other entertainers make& ()3JC, 96)
$9. <s censorship the responsi*i#ity of the indi"idua# or the state& ()3JC, 96)
';. Are cartoons on#y for entertainment& ()JC, 96)
'1. 8Ad"ertising is the creator and ref#ector of the images and myths of ourse#"es.9 Comment.
(=JC, 96)
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'!. )o what e0tent are we manipu#ated *y the mass media& (AJC, 99)
'$. ()he truth shou#d a#ways *e to#d, whate"er the cost., 1ow far shou#d the media a*ide *y this
princip#e& (ACJC, 99)
''. ()he e"i#s of the media ha"e *een gross#y e0aggerated., )o what e0tent do you agree with
this statement& (CJC, 99)
'. )o what e0tent is it the responsi*i#ity of the mass media to shape society for the *etter&
(1CJC, 99)
'-. Consider whether the media can contri*ute to wor#d peace. (JJC, 99)
'2. )o what e0tent do you think the cinema mirrors #ife& (45JC, 99)
'6. )he entertainment industry often depicts the wor#d as ug#y, "io#ent and sadistic. %hy does
this appea# to us& (45JC, 99)
'9. ()e#e"ision does not mou#d socia# "a#ues, it mere#y mirrors them., Discuss. (4JC, 99)
;. (Judging from women9s ro#es in the mass media today, it wou#d seem as if the feminist
mo"ement ne"er took p#ace., Do you agree& (:JC, 99)
1. )he effecti"e contro# of the mass media is the key to the preser"ation of fami#y "a#ues.
Discuss. (/AJC, 99)
!. <s the inf#uence of the media greater than that of the fami#y& (/:JC, 99)
$. 1ow does ad"ertising inf#uence consumer choice& ()3JC, 99)
'. ()e#e"ision is addicti"e., Do you think it is more a sedati"e or a stimu#ant& (5JC, 99)
. <n a wor#d of mu#tiAmedia, why *other with *ooks& (5JC, 99)
-. ()oo much commercia#isation, too #itt#e conscience., )o what e0tent do you agree with this
assessment of the mass media& (ACJC, ;;)
2. 8Ad"ertisers create demand for things we do not need.9 Discuss. (CJC, ;;)
6. 8)he mass media today do not .ust report the news+ they make the news.9 Do you agree&
(CJC, ;;)
9. ()hey are of great appea# *ut #itt#e "a#ue., )o what e0tent is this a fair comment a*out any
B47 of the fo##owing?
i) comics
ii) cartoons
iii) chi#dren9s stories (1CJC, ;;)
-;. Discuss the "iew that young peop#e are more ad"erse#y affected *y the ad"ertisements they
see on te#e"ision than *y the se0 and "io#ence in the programmes. (1CJC, ;;)
-1. Consider the argument that the media e0p#oit more than they inform. (JJC, ;;)
-!. )he mass media has ro**ed the indi"idua# of his pri"acy. Discuss. (45JC, ;;)
-$. >odern mo"ies ha"e *ecome more entertaining *ut #ess meaningfu#. Do you agree& (45JC,
;;)
-'. 8>any ad"ertisements are works of art.9 Discuss. (4JC, ;;)
-. 8 )he media are the terrorist9s *est a##ies.9 Discuss. (4JC, ;;)
--. 8/e#fAcensorship is the *est censorship.9 )o what e0tent is this true in your country& (:JC, ;;)
-2. )he te#e"ision is responsi*#e for the dum*ing down of society. Discuss. (:JC, ;;)
-6. (Duyer *ewareN, )o what e0tent shou#d we pay heed to this ma0im& ()JC, ;;)
-9. 8)o he#p readers sort out not .ust truth from fa#sehood, *ut the tri"ia# from the important, the
f#eeting from the significant, the mere#y entertaining from the things that matter.9 (C#inton)
%hich mass medium does a## these *est& Justify your "iew. (=JC, ;;)
2;. )he Fua#ity of information is not keeping up with the surge in Fuantity. Comment. (5JC, ;;)
21. 1ow wou#d you rate the entertainment "a#ue of the "arious forms of mass media a"ai#a*#e in
your country& (5JC, ;;)
2!. (7"ery society has a right to prohi*it the propagation of opinions which has a dangerous
tendency., (/amue# Johnson) <s censorship .ustifia*#e&
2$. Account for the popu#arity of any one of the fo##owing types of te#e"ision programme?
(i) rea#ity te#e"ision (such as H/ur"i"or9)
(ii) soap operas (such asH Days of Bur Ci"es9)
(iii) game shows (such as H%ho %ants to *e a >i##ionaire&9) (1CJC, ;1)
2'. Consider the significance of censorship in the wor#d today. (=JC, ;1)
2. )he wor#d is increasing#y dominated *y images and sound. <s there cause for concern& (=JC,
;1)
2-. Are entertainment ce#e*rities worthy ido#s or a *ad inf#uence& (3JC, ;1)
22. <s the media entire#y responsi*#e for shaping society9s "a#ues and *eha"iour& (3JC, ;1)
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26. ()e#e"ision watching is a harmfu# addiction., Discuss. ()3JC, ;1)
29. 1ow far wou#d you agree that the mass media is responsi*#e for eroding our "a#ues& (5JC,
;1)
6;. Ana#yIing a *ook or fi#m destroys the en.oyment of it. Discuss with reference to specific
e0amp#es. (4JC, ;1)
61. )o what e0tent does the media dictate our way of #ife& (45JC, ;1)
6!. =er*a# communication is the most effecti"e too# for interaction. Do you agree& (45JC, ;1)
6$. <n what circumstances, in your "iew, is it irresponsi*#e to e0ercise Hfreedom of speech9& (JJC,
;1)
6'. %hat is gained, and what is #ost, when a no"e# is made into a fi#m& (CJC, ;1)
6. (Canguage is more than a too# of communication., )o what e0tent do you agree with this
statement& (CJC, ;1)
6-. (@ar from *eing a stage for e0p#oring a#ternati"e #ifesty#es, modern mass media ser"e most#y
to reinforce e0isting socia# norms., )o what e0tent is this statement true& (ACJC, ;!)
62. Account for the increasing fascination with comic *ook heroes in the mo"ie wor#d. (/:JC, ;!)
66. (B*.ecti"e reporting is deadN <s this true of the mass media today& (/:JC, ;!)
69. 1a"e we made the mass media scapegoats for the socia# pro*#ems we are e0periencing&
(=JC, ;!)
69. )o what e0tent has the mass media co#oured our perception& (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
9;. 8:ea#ity )= caters to our worst tastes and is therefore of #imited "a#ue.9 Do you agree with
this "iew& (ACJC !;;$ >ock )est+ :JC 3romo !;;!)
91. 1ow far do the media in your country ref#ect and encourage #oca# cu#ture& (CJC 3romo
!;;$)
9!. <s censorship a necessary e"i#& (45JC 3romo !;;$)
9$. (:ea#ity )= is destroying our traditiona# "a#ues., 1ow far do you agree with the
statement& (3JC 3romo !;;$)
9'. %e ha"e gi"en too much credit to the <nternet for shaping our teenagers9 attitudes and
*eha"iour. Do you agree with this statement& (/AJC 3romo !;;$)
9. L/eeing is *e#ie"ing.L 1ow far has te#e"ision affected our perceptions of ourse#"es and the
wor#d& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
9-. L)here is no .ustification for any form of censorship.L Do you agree& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
92. 8)here is nothing rea# on rea#ity te#e"ision.9 %hat are your "iews& ()JC 3romo !;;$)
96. Do you agree that the mass media are the greatest inf#uence on the "a#ues of young
peop#e today& (=JC 3romo !;;$)
99. 1a"e we made the mass media scapegoats for the socia# pro*#ems we are e0periencing&
(=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;;. (@ar from *eing a stage for e0p#oring a#ternati"e #ifesty#es, modern mass media ser"e
most#y to reinforce e0isting socia# norms., )o what e0tent is this statement true& (ACJC
3re#ims !;;!)
1;1. )he mass media ser"es its own interests rather than that of the pu*#ic. <s this statement
.ustified& (ACJC 3romo !;;!)
1;!. Consider the "a#ue of rea#ity )= programmes. (CJC Common )est !;;!)
1;$. (/eeing is *e#ie"ing., )o what e0tent does the media ref#ect rea#ity& (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1;'. 8<n the #ight of sense#ess "io#ence and fi#th we see on our screens today, fi#ms ha"e
indeed #ost their artistic edge.9 Discuss. (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
1;. %hat Fua#ities are desira*#e in a good censor& (3JC 3romo !;;!)
1;-. %hy *other to read the dai#y newspaper& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
1;2. Does the media a##e"iate the pro*#ems faced *y chi#dren today& (45JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;6. (%here the actions and po#icies of go"ernment are concerned, a .ourna#ist9s on#y duty is
to report A not comment., Do you agree with this "iew of the ro#e of .ourna#ists in your
country& (1CJC 3re#ims !;;$)
1;9. ()he young are "ictims of today9s mu#tiAchanne##ed and <nternetA#inked wor#d,. Comment.
(ACJC 3re#ims !;;$)
11;. %e cannot *e#ie"e e"erything in the news. %hat are your "iews& (AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
111. 8)he media ha"e made mora#ity a#most a thing of the past.9 1ow true is this in your
country& (JJC 3re#ims !;;$)
11!. 870posure of their pri"ate #i"es is a price pu*#ic figures must pay for the fame they en.oy.9
)o what e0tent is this a fair assertion& (JJC 3re#ims !;;$)
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11$. (1eroes do not e0ist in rea# #ife+ they are on#y found in fiction and mo"ies., Discuss. (3JC
3re#ims !;;$)
11'. (5ou deser"e the media you get., 1ow true is this statement& (:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
11. )oo much commercia#ism. )he <nternet as an educationa# too# is high#y o"errated., Do
you agree& (:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
11-. ,)he pu*#ic has an insatia*#e curiosity to know e"erything, e0cept what is worth knowing.9
<s this a "a#id statement& (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
112. Consider the "a#ue of internationa# communication and cooperation. (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
116. 83opu#ar fi#ms on#y ser"e to entertain the masses.9 Assess the "a#idity of the statement.
(/AJC 3re#im, too #itt#e conscience. 1ow far do you agree with this "iew of the mass media&
(=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
119. JEo"ernments didnLt *ui#d the <nternet, they donLt own it, and they canLt contro# it+ they wi##
ha"e to #earn to #i"e with this.J %hat is your "iew on <nternet censorship with reference to
your own country& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
1!;. %hat, in your opinion, are the responsi*i#ities of the mass media in a country& (/:JC
3romo !;;!)
1!1. 8)e#e"ision is a necessary e"i#.9 Comment. (/:JC 3romo !;;!)
1!!. (B*.ecti"e reporting is deadN, <s this true of the mass media today& (/:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1!$. /hou#d there *e freedom of speech on the <nternet& (5JC Common )est !;;!)
1!'. Does )= "iewing erode a person9s a*i#ity to think a*out comp#e0 issues& (ACJC 3romo
;')
1!. 8)e#e"ision has on#y ser"ed to e0pose >an9s *ase instincts.9 Do you agree& (ACJC 3re#im
;')
1!-. <s the te#e"ision a #ens of is it a mirror& (ACJC 3romo ;)
1!2. 1as the media #ost sight of his o*#igations to society& (ACJC 3re#im ;)
1!6. <n the age of the <nternet, why *other with censorship #aws& (1CJC 3re#im ;')
1!9. :ea#ity te#e"ision has *een taken a #itt#e too far recent#y. Comment. (4JC 3re#im ;')
1$;. )he mass media is the new re#igion of the mi##ennium. Comment. (45JC 3re#im ;')
1$1. 8Ad"ertisements are mere#y ref#ections of a society9s idea#s.9 1ow far is this true& (3JC
3re#im ;')
1$!. 8Ce#e*rities e0ert an undeser"ed inf#uence o"er the young.9 Do you agree& (/:JC 3re#im
;')
1$$. <s the media responsi*#e for insti##ing "a#ues& (/AJC 3re#im ;')
1$'. 8)oday9s media is a ref#ection of a superficia# society.9 1ow far do you agree with this
statement& ()3JC 3re#im ;')
1$. 8)oday, more so than *efore, the inf#uence of media has to *e moderated.9 Discuss. (=JC
3re#im ;')
1$-. Consider why so many peop#e are attached to ce#e*rities. (=JC 3romo ;')
1$2. 8<t is *ecoming increasing#y difficu#t to distinguish *etween fact and fiction in the mass
media.9 1ow has this trend affected our #i"es&
1$6. 8)he easy a"ai#a*i#ity of information in /ingapore means that censorship is, more than
e"er, necessary.9 Comment. (1CJC 3romo ;')
1$9. 8Competition and contro# compromise the media.9 <s this a fair c#aim& (JJC 3romo ;')
1';. Are ad"ertisements art& (>JC 3romo ;')
1'1. 8<f it *#eeds, it #eads.9 /ensationa#ism is the *est way to se## news. %hat do you think&
(>JC 3romo ;')
1'!. )o what e0tent do you agree that mass media today has contri*uted to the dec#ine in
fami#y ties& (>< 3romo ;')
1'$. )o what e0tent is freedom of speech desira*#e& (45JC 3romo ;')
1''. )o what e0tent can we attri*ute the rise of "io#ence in today9s society to the mass media&
(45JC 3romo ;')
1'. 8Censorship takes away an indi"idua#9s right to freedom of thought and speech.9 1ow far
is this true&
1'-. 8)he power of media to a#ter our thoughts and way of thinking is the most potent force for
change today.9 Discuss. (/AJC 3romo ;')
1'2. 8)he e0tent of state censorship ref#ects the #e"e# of maturity of a society.9 Discuss. (:JC
3romo ;')
1'6. %hy is rea#ity )= so popu#ar& (/:JC 3romo ;')
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1'9. %hat wou#d you censor in /ingapore and why& (5JC 3romo ;')
1;. )e#e"ision is detrimenta# to one9s a*i#ity to think critica##y. Discuss. (=JC 3romo ;')
11. Account for the popu#arity of animated fi#ms. (CJC practice paper ;)
1!. %hy is it important for the 3ress to *e free& (CJC practice paper ;)
1$. 1ow far to you agree that the mass media can #arge#y *e *#amed for the socia# pro*#ems
that p#ague modern #ife& (1C< 3re#im ;)
1'. 8A mind#ess mi0ture of se0, "io#ence and specia# effects.9 <s this a fair assessment of most
modern fi#ms& (1C< 3re#im ;)
1. 8Ce#e*rity is the mask that eats the face.9 (John Mpdike) Do you agree& (JJC 3re#im ;)
1-. 4owadays we get our "a#ues and idea#s from ce#e*rities. Does this cause more harm
than good& (>< 3re#im ;)
12. ()e#e"ision ki##s con"ersation+ the <nternet generates it+ the 8sms9 mocks it., Discuss the
re#ationship *etween techno#ogy and communication with reference to at #east two of the
a*o"e. (4JC 3re#im ;)
16. 8D#ogging is mere#y a se#fAindu#gent e0ercise and ser"es no rea# purpose.9 Do you agree&
(45JC 3re#im ;)
19. Do ce#e*rities ha"e the o*#igation to *e ro#e mode#s& (45JC 3re#im ;)
1-;. 8>o"ies today may entertain, *ut they *are#y e"ery en#ighten.9 <s this a fair statement&
(3JC 3re#im ;)
1-1. Bur *e#iefs, desires and identity are a## determined *y the media. 1ow true is this of
/ingapore& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
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1. (3o#itics shou#d *e #eft to po#iticians., Does the man in the street ha"e any part to p#ay in the
po#itics of his country& (AJC, 9)
!. ()he Mnited 4ations ser"es no purpose in internationa# affairs today., Do you agree with this
statement& (AJC, 9)
$. <s it necessary for a de"e#oping country to first succeed in economic de"e#opment *efore it
can attain socia# and po#itica# freedom& (ACJC, 9)
'. )he wor#d has *ecome a g#o*a# "i##age. <s this a *#essing or a curse& (ACJC, 9)
. %hy are terrorist acti"ities on the rise in so many parts of the wor#d& (ACJC, 9)
-. Are po#itica# ideo#ogies sti## re#e"ant in today9s changing wor#d& (CJC, 9)
2. (Democracy is an idea# that can ne"er *e fu##y achie"ed., Discuss. (CJC, 9)
6. Consider some ma.or imp#ications for a wor#d that is *ecoming increasing#y *order#ess. (CJC,
9)
9. (Democracy is more than one man, one "ote., Discuss. (1CJC, 9)
1;. 1ow effecti"e is the Mnited 4ations as an internationa# peacemaker& (1CJC, 9)
11. )he freedom to "ote does not a#ways ensure a good go"ernment. Discuss. (JJC, 9)
1!. (<n a wor#d of increasing tur*u#ence, the on#y hope is to ha"e more #aws and go"ernment., Do
you agree& (JJC, 9)
1$. %hy shou#d #eadership *e "iewed as responsi*i#ity rather than as rank or pri"i#ege& (45JC,
9)
1'. %hat is good go"ernment and how can it *e achie"ed& (4JC, 9)
1. <s the pri"ate #ife of a pu*#ic figure his own concern& (:JC, 9)
1-. 8A country can do without po#iticians *ut not without economic p#anners.9 Discuss. (:JC, 9)
12. <n a wor#d increasing#y interdependent, is nationa#ism not on#y irre#e"ant *ut a#so dangerous&
(:JC, 9)
16. 8)he greatest of a## e"i#s in any country is a weak go"ernment.9 Comment. (/AJC, 9)
19. A country ought to *e go"erned *y ethics, not economics. Discuss. (/:JC, 9)
!;. 1ow can your country contri*ute to the Mnited 4ations in the near future& ()3JC, 9)
!1. (Democracy means different things to different peop#e at different times., Discuss. ()JC, 9)
!!. (%ar *rings out the *est and the worst in peop#e., Do you agree& ()JC, 9)
!$. 1as democracy fai#ed to #i"e up to e0pectations& (=JC, 9)
!'. %hat shou#d a good go"ernment pro"ide for its peop#e& (5JC, 9)
!. (%ars are ine"ita*#e., Do you agree& (5JC, 9)
!-. Assess the arguments for and against ha"ing a democratic system of go"ernment. (5JC, 9)
!2. Discuss some of the internationa# conf#icts of today and suggest ways of reso#"ing them.
(AJC, 9-)
!6. (Despite a## its f#aws, the Mnited 4ations is worth preser"ing., Discuss. (ACJC, 9-)
!9. (A## acts of terrorism, no matter how no*#e the cause that inspired them, are mora##y wrong
and shou#d *e condemned., Do you agree& (ACJC, 9-)
$;. <n your opinion what constitutes an effecti"e go"ernment& (CJC, 9-)
$1. %hy *other with human rights& (CJC, 9-)
$!. %hy do go"ernments find it increasing#y difficu#t to ru#e effecti"e#y& (1CJC, 9-)
$$. 8)he we##A*eing of a country depends so#e#y on her po#iticians.9 7"a#uate the "a#idity of this
statement.
$'. (%hat we need today are #eaders who can work together, not fight., Discuss. (45JC, 9-)
$. <s winning at democratic e#ections a good enough mandate to ru#e& (:JC, 9-)
$-. (%or#d peace has ne"er dawned so c#ose in man9s history., <s wor#d peace attaina*#e in the
!1
st
century& (/AJC, 9-)
$2. As a young person, what do you think can *e done to impro"e the po#itica# system in your
country& (/AJC, 9-)
$6. (Eo"ernment e0ists to fu#fi# the desires of the peop#e., )o what e0tent is this statement true
and what are its #imitations& (/:JC, 9-)
$9. Are you in fa"our of more or #ess go"ernment& ()JC, 9-)
';. 7"a#uate the effecti"eness of two go"ernment po#icies recent#y imp#emented in /ingapore or
another country. (5JC, 9-)
'1. <s communism dead& (5JC, 9-)
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'!. (< am tired and sick of war. <ts g#ory is a## moonshine%ar is he##., G Eenera# /herman
<s the forcing of young peop#e to fight in wars e"er .ustifia*#e& (5JC, 9-)
'$. Discuss how human rights can *est *e protected around the wor#d. (5JC, 9-)
''. (4o go"ernment can #ong *e secure without a formida*#e opposition., G Den.amin Disrae#i.
Discuss this statement, with e0amp#es to support your answer. (ACJC, 92)
'. Authoritarian go"ernment need not necessari#y *e undesira*#e. 1ow far do you agree with
this statement& (CJC, 92)
'-. (An e#ected go"ernment shou#d satisfy the peop#e9s wants., 1ow far do you agree with this
statement& (JJC, 92)
'2. (>ankind wi## ne"er a*o#ish war, war wi## a*o#ish mankind., 1ow far do you agree with this
statement& (JJC, 92)
'6. (>odern democracy is marked *y cynicism, disaffection and a #ack of genuine participation.9
%hat in your opinion can *e done to remedy this& (:JC, 92)
'9. Despite the end of the Co#d %ar, the spectre of nuc#ear ho#ocaust continues. %hat, in your
opinion, accounts for this& (/AJC, 92)
;. As representati"es of the peop#e, go"ernments shou#d on#y carry out po#icies that the peop#e
want. Discuss. ()3JC, 92)
1. ()he wor#d today is di"ided more *y race and re#igion than *y po#itica# ideo#ogy., Do you
agree& (5JC, 92)
!. (Democracy is nothing *ut the tyranny of the ma.ority., Discuss. (5JC, 92)
$. 1ow can young peop#e of your country *e more socia##y and po#itica##y acti"e& (AJC, 96)
'. Are socia# po#icies effecti"e in *ringing a*out desired mora# *eha"iour& (AJC, 96)
. ()he Fua#ity of po#itica# #eadership in the wor#d today #ea"es a #ot to *e desired., Do you
agree& (CJC, 96)
-. (Cet him who desires peace prepare for war., )o what e0tent do you agree with this
statement& (CJC, 96)
2. Dy what means can the peop#e *ecome more in"o#"ed in the process of go"ernment& (CJC,
96)
6. Discuss the causes and conseFuences of the refugee pro*#em in the modern wor#d. (CJC,
96)
9. %hom do you consider to *e the greatest #eader of the !;
th
century& (1CJC, 96)
-;. )rue democracy is an impossi*#e dream. Discuss. (45JC, 96)
-1. 83eop#e don9t rea##y care a*out po#itics and po#iticians. )hey .ust want to get on with their
#i"es.9 )o what e0tent wou#d you agree with this and do you see any pro*#ems here for a
democratic country& (4JC, 96)
-!. 1ow important is it to foster nationa# pride and how wou#d you suggest it *e done& (4JC, 96)
-$. Ceaders are *orn, not made. Discuss. (4JC, 96)
-'. Consider the arguments for and against the use of propaganda in a modern society. (:JC,
96)
-. (1uman rights are not uni"ersa#., Do you agree& (:JC, 96)
--. %hat are the ad"antages and disad"antages of strong patriotic sentiment& (:JC, 96)
-2. 8/ome are *orn great, some achie"e greatness, others ha"e greatness thrust upon them.9
Comment on this statement with reference to $ known persona#ities. (/AJC, 96)
-6. Democracy does not come without a price. Discuss. (/AJC, 96)
-9. %hat are the Fua#ities necessary to #ead in the new mi##ennium& (/AJC, 96)
2;. A#though wars are fought different#y now, the princip#e *ehind them remains the same. 1ow
far is this statement true today& (/AJC, 96)
21. )o what e0tent is it true that po#itics is a## a*out power& (/:JC, 96)
2!. (<t is ideas that change the wor#d not force., Do you agree& ()JC, 96)
2$. (A *order#ess wor#d., %hat wou#d *e the ad"antages and disad"antages& ()JC, 96)
2'. 3o#iticians speak of 8one wor#d9 and 8 the community of nations9 *ut do nothing to make this a
rea#ity. Discuss. (=JC, 96)
2. (Democracy may not *e a perfect po#itica# system *ut it is the *est one mankind has so far
de"e#oped., Do you agree& (5JC, 96)
2-. 8)here ne"er was a good war or a *ad peace.9 (Den.amin @rank#in) Do you agree& (5JC, 96)
22. <n an increasing#y *order#ess wor#d, nationa# #oya#ties ha"e *ecome #ess important. Do you
agree& (AJC, 99)
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26. %hat do you think ought to *e the most pressing po#itica# and economic concerns of
de"e#oping countries& 70p#ain your answer with reference to specific e0amp#es. (ACJC, 99)
29. %hat are the strengths and weaknesses of a democratic system of go"ernment& (CJC, 99)
6;. (<t is no #onger possi*#e for go"ernments to carry out censorship effecti"e#y., Do you agree&
(CJC, 99)
61. (%e do not need great #eaders, on#y pragmatic po#iticians., Discuss. (CJC, 99)
6!. /hou#d minority groups ha"e specia# rights, and if so, why& (1CJC, 99)
6$. <s nationa# sta*i#ity a pro*#em in mu#tiAracia# countries& (JJC, 99)
6'. %ith reference to specific e0amp#es, how far do we agree that go"ernment po#icies are
successfu# in *ringing a*out desired mora# *eha"iour& (JJC, 99)
6. (<n war, there are no winners, on#y #osers., )o what e0tent is this true& (45JC, 99)
6-. ()rue democracy means much more than ha"ing the right to "ote., Comment. (4JC, 99)
62. ()he true measure of any po#itica# system is the amount of protection it guarantees to the
weakest., Do you agree& (:JC, 99)
66. (<n po#itics, there are no common friends, .ust common interests., Discuss the "a#idity of this
statement with reference to specific e0amp#es. (/AJC, 99)
69. Do free e#ections guarantee good go"ernment& (/:JC, 99)
9;. (<n internationa# re#ations, there are no permanent friends, on#y permanent interests., Discuss.
()3JC, 99)
91. 8%ar has ne"er achie"ed anything and ne"er wi##.9 <s such a "iew .ustified& (=JC, 99)
9!. 8%ithout an informed e#ectorate, the e0ercise of the po#itica# "ote is meaning#ess.9 %hat are
the imp#ications of this statement& (=JC, 99)
9$. (<t is the greatest happiness of the greatest num*er that is the measure of right and wrong.,
)o what e0tent shou#d decisions *e made to suit the "iews of the ma.ority& (AJC, ;;)
9'. =io#ence is a#ways sense#ess. Discuss. (AJC, ;;)
9. )o what e0tent shou#d the mo"ement of peop#e across *orders *e restricted& (AJC, ;;)
9-. %hy shou#d we *e concerned a*out the richApoor gap in the wor#d today& (AJC, ;;)
92. 1ow far, if at a##, shou#d the state inter"ene in fami#y matters& (AJC, ;;)
96. (3o#itica# ideo#ogies are fast dying in a wor#d dominated *y economic interests., Do you
agree& (ACJC, ;;)
99. (E#o*a# peace is an impossi*#e dream as #ong as human rights are "io#ated., Comment.
(ACJC, ;;)
1;;. %hat safeguards shou#d a democracy possess to protect itse#f against the a*use of power&
(CJC, ;;)
1;1. Choose two indi"idua#s, each from a different fie#d, whom you consider ha"e had the
greatest impact on the twentieth century. Justify your choice in each case. (1CJC, ;;)
1;!. 1ow far wou#d you agree with the "iew that most internationa# organisations are a waste of
time and money& (1CJC, ;;)
1;$. ()he #ess the inter"ention the *etter., Do you agree with this formu#a for good go"ernment&
(1CJC, ;;)
1;'. Democracy is the *est form of go"ernment. Do you agree with this "iew& (JJC, ;;)
1;. @reedom without discip#ine #eads to chaos. Discuss. (45JC, ;;)
1;-. 8)he media are the terrorist9s *est a##ies.9 Discuss. (4JC, ;;)
1;2. %hat are the most important human rights and how shou#d they *e protected& (4JC, ;;)
1;6. <s war sti## a re#e"ant means to an end in the twentyAfirst century& (:JC, ;;)
1;9. /hou#d human rights *e the princip#e to go"ern the wor#d& (:JC, ;;)
11;. Do you agree that the form of a go"ernment is #ess important than the Fua#ity of its
mem*ers& (:JC, ;;)
111. %i## the wars of the future *e fought o"er water resources& (/AJC, ;;)
11!. %hen and in what circumstances wou#d you consider the use of "io#ence .ustified& (/:JC,
;;)
11$. (<t is not po#itica# ideo#ogy that di"ides us *ut wea#th or the #ack of it., :efer to specific
e0amp#es to support your answer. ()3JC, ;;)
11'. Eo"ernments today find it increasing#y difficu#t to ru#e effecti"e#y. Comment. ()JC, ;;)
11. (3ower is no #onger in the hands of the go"ernment., Discuss. (5JC, ;;)
11-. <nstead of waging physica# wars, hosti#e countries cou#d sett#e their differences using "irtua#
war games. 1ow feasi*#e is this option& (5JC, ;;)
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112. %ou#d you agree that the Fua#ity of po#itica# #eadership in the wor#d today #ea"es a #ot to *e
desired& (1CJC, ;1)
116. (A good country needs to *e run #ike a good *usiness., Discuss. (1CJC, ;1)
119. 83o#itics has nothing to do with idea#ism+ it is a## a*out hardAheaded decisions, money and
power., Do you agree& (:JC, ;1)
1!;. H>oney spent on armaments wou#d *e *etter spent e#sewhere.9 Discuss. (AJC, ;1)
1!1. )o what e0tent is re#igion a factor *ehind insta*i#ity and conf#ict in today9s wor#d& (AJC, ;1)
1!!. Are po#itica# #eaders in the wor#d today doing a good .o*& (AJC, ;1)
1!$. At the heart of a nation9s downfa## #ies po#itica# unrest. 1ow far do you agree& (3JC.;1)
1!'. H)he conf#icts of our wor#d today wi## ne"er *e reso#"ed.9 Do you agree& (/:JC, ;1)
1!. Discuss the "iew that more rights and greater freedom shou#d *e gi"en to women in the
)hird %or#d. (/:JC, ;1)
1!-. (3o#itics is the art of persuasion., Discuss. ()3JC, ;1)
1!2. (%ar has ne"er reso#"ed anything., Dy reference to specific e0amp#es, consider how far this
is a fair assessment. ()3JC, ;1)
1!6. (E#o*a# peace is an i##usion., Do you agree& (5JC, ;1)
1!9. %hat is your notion of a worka*#e and effecti"e po#itica# system& (5JC, ;1)
1$;. Are protests and demonstrations against the esta*#ishment e"er .ustified& (/AJC, ;1)
1$1. %hy, when we c#aim to *e working towards a *etter wor#d for a##, do we turn away refugees&
(4JC, ;1)
1$!. /hou#d the primary goa# of go"ernment *e contro#& ()JC, ;1)
1$$. <t is *ecoming increasing difficu#t to find good #eaders today. 1ow far do you agree with this
"iew& (45JC, ;1)
1$'. Can eFua#ity rea##y e0ist in modern society& (JJC, ;1)
1$. ()wo cheers for Democracy G one, *ecause it admits "ariety and two *ecause it permits
criticism., Comment. (CJC, ;1)
1$-. 70amine the idea that #eaders are peop#e who pro"e themse#"es in times of crisis. (CJC, ;1)
1$2. (3o#iticians *ui#d wa##s, *usinessmen *ui#d *ridges., Do you agree& (ACJC, ;!)
1$6. <s a meritocratic society sustaina*#e& (:JC, ;!)
1$9. ()he cure for terrorism is democracy., Do you agree& (:JC, ;!)
1';. %hat do you consider to *e serious o*stac#es to internationa# cooperation in the wor#d
today& (/:JC, ;!)
1'1. %hat factors shou#d *e considered in determining a country9s immigration po#icy& Justify
your answer. (=JC, ;!)
1'!. )he achie"ement of g#o*a# peace is an impossi*#e dream. Discuss. ()ampines 3re#ims !;;!)
1'$. 8Eo"ernment no #onger determines the fate of its peop#e.9 Discuss. (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
1''. 8)o *e a #eader of men, one must turn one9s *ack on men.9 Discuss. (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
1'. A## war is nothing more than 8an organised crime9. Do you agree& (ACJC !;;$ >ock )est+
:JC 3romo !;;!)
1'-. Consider the "arious factors needed to *ui#d a unified nation. (ACJC !;;$ >ock )est+ :JC
3romo !;;!)
1'2. <s good go"ernance a#one responsi*#e for the success of a country& (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
1'6. <s a wor#d without conf#icts possi*#e& (3JC 3romo !;;$)
1'9. /hou#d a country *e run #ike a *usiness& (:JC 3romo !;;$)
1;. %hat Fua#ities shou#d a country ha"e to .ustify considering it ci"i#iIed& (:JC 3romo !;;$)
11. %hat do you understand *y the phrase 8it9s a free country9& (:JC 3romo !;;$)
1!. %hat are some pressing concerns in de"e#oping countries that need to *e addressed&
(/:JC 3romo !;;$)
1$. )here is no .ustification for any form of censorship.L Do you agree& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
1'. <n your opinion, what are the Fua#ities of an effecti"e #eader& Discuss this with reference to
po#itica# #eaders past and present. (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
1. L)errorism is a cry for he#p.L <s this true& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
1-. 8Ei"e me #i*erty or gi"e me death.9 <s freedom worth dying for& ()JC 3romo !;;$)
12. %hat factors shou#d *e considered in determining a country9s immigration po#icy& Justify
your answer. (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
16. 1ow can the pro*#em of *rain drain *e addressed& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
19. (3o#iticians *ui#d wa##s, *usinessmen *ui#d *ridges., Do you agree& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;!)
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1-;. /hou#d de"e#oped nations *e responsi*#e for a##e"iating the p#ight of the poor in de"e#oping
nations& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;!)
1-1. )he pro*#em of terrorism can ne"er *e contained. Comment. (ACJC 3romo !;;!)
1-!. <n a competiti"e wor#d, why shou#d countries he#p each other& (ACJC 3romo !;;!)
1-$. (Ereat #eaders are created *y circumstance., 1ow far do you agree with this statement&
(CJC Common )est !;;!)
1-'. (:e#igion is the opiate of the masses., Comment. (CJC Common )est !;;!)
1-. (3re"ention is *etter than cure., 1ow true is this in the #ight of the g#o*a# terrorism scene&
(45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1--. (%ith great power comes great responsi*i#ity., Comment. (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1-2. Does the /tate ha"e a right to inf#uence an indi"idua#9s choices in #ife& (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
1-6. 8Conf#icts shou#d a#ways *e reso#"ed, not a"oided.9 Do you agree& (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
1-9. 8A wor#d dominated *y internationa# tensions a##ows for #itt#e optimism.9 %ou#d you agree with
this "iew& (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
12;. Eeorge Dush9s (war on terror, is nothing more than an e0pression of American imperia#ist
aspirations. Do you agree& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
121. <s a meritocratic society sustaina*#e& (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
12!. J)he cure for terrorism is democracy.J Do you agree& (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
12$. J%e must face up to the chance of war, if we are to maintain peace.J Comment. (45JC
3re#ims !;;$)
12'. <s there a rea# need for a twentyAfifth hour& (45JC 3re#ims !;;$)
12. 8@ai#ed states pose a threat to g#o*a# security.9 Discuss. (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
12-. Can mu#tiracia# countries achie"e nationa# sta*i#ity& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
122. ()he M/A is the on#y superpower+ what it wants, it gets G that is a rea#ity that the rest of the
wor#d has to #i"e with., %hat do you think& (1CJC 3re#ims !;;$)
126. 3eace can on#y *e attained when the power to #o"e rep#aces the #o"e of power. Assess the
"a#idity of this "iew. (ACJC 3re#ims !;;$)
129. Conf#icts persist *ecause we ha"e not so#"ed the pro*#em of po"erty. Do you agree& (AJC
3re#ims !;;$)
16;. <s there a case for patriotism in today9s wor#d& (AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
161. 1ow important is image to a #eader& (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
16!. 8)o go"ern is to manage change.9 1ow successfu##y has your society responded to this
cha##enge& (JJC 3re#ims !;;$)
16$. %hat inf#uence can the sma##est countries in the wor#d ha"e on the #argest nations& (JJC
3re#ims !;;$)
16'. (At a time when the wor#d needs a*#e po#itica# #eadership, many po#iticians seem not up to
the .o*., Do you agree& (:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
16. (<f there is a war, why shou#d we fight&, Discuss this with reference to your own country.
(:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
16-. <s to#erance the *est cure to the pro*#ems and conf#icts we face today& (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
162. Consider the "a#ue of internationa# communication and cooperation. (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
166. 84e"er think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how .ustified, is not a crime.9 1ow true is
this statement today& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
169. <s it reasona*#e to assume that the pri"ate #i"es of po#itica# figures shou#d *ear up to pu*#ic
scrutiny& <##ustrate with e0amp#es from around the wor#d. (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
19;. JDespite a## of man9s efforts, we sti## #i"e in a di"ided wor#d., Consider this statement using
i##ustrations from recent wor#d e"ents. (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
191. Discuss the main cha##enges faced *y your country today. (/:JC 3romo !;;!)
19!. %hat do you consider to *e serious o*stac#es to internationa# cooperation in the wor#d
today& (/:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
19$. Eood #eaders must *e popu#ar. <s this true& (=JC 3romo !;;!)
19'. Do rich and de"e#oped countries ha"e a mora# o*#igation to he#p the )hird %or#d& (=JC
3romo !;;!)
19. <f you ha"e three wishes to make your country a *etter p#ace, what wou#d these wishes *e&
Justify your answer. (5JC Common )est !;;!)
19-. ()he twentyAfirst century has gotten off on the wrong foot., Do you agree& (/:JC, ;!)
192. ()he wor#d we #i"e in is rep#ete with "io#ence., Comment. (/:JC, ;!)
196. /hou#d a## go"ernments work towards homogeneity among their peop#e& (ACJC 3romo ;')
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199. 8)he go"ernment is *est which go"erns #east.9 ()horeau). Discuss. (ACJC 3re#im ;')
!;;. <s reta#iation the on#y so#ution to g#o*a# terrorism& (ACJC 3re#im ;')
!;1. 8Bne shou#d ha"e the freedom of choice as #ong as it harms no one e#se.9 Do you agree that
this shou#d *e the *asis of #aw& (ACJC 3romo ;)
!;!. 8<t is not the function of our go"ernment to keep the citiIen from fa##ing into error+ it is the
function of the citiIen to keep the go"ernment from fa##ing into error.9 Do you agree& (ACJC
3romo ;)
!;$. 4o nation shou#d e"er inter"ene in the affairs of another nation. Discuss. (ACJC 3romo ;)
!;'. Decisions a*out #ife and death shou#d *e made *y the indi"idua# rather than the state.
Discuss. (ACJC 3re#im ;)
!;. Do you agree that a good #eader a#ways makes decision *y consensus& (AJC 3re#im ;')
!;-. Do you agree that nationa#ism has no p#ace in the modern wor#d& (CJC 3re#im ;')
!;2. /hou#d one9s genetic information *e made readi#y a"ai#a*#e& (CJC 3re#im ;')
!;6. 8)he on#y way to counter terrorism is to wage war on terrorists.9 Comment. (CJC 3re#im ;')
!;9. 8)rue democracy is not .ust a*out ha"ing the "ote.9 %hat is it a*out& (1CJC 3re#im ;')
!1;. Eo"ernments today are finding it increasing#y difficu#t to ru#e effecti"e#y. Do you think this is
the case& (JJC 3re#im ;')
!11. <n today9s wor#d, countries are *etter off coAoperating than competing. 1ow far do you
agree& (JJC 3re#im ;')
!1!. )he indi"idua# has no power in a g#o*a#ised wor#d.9 Discuss. (>< 3re#im ;')
!1$. 4ationa# cohesion can ne"er *e achie"ed in a mu#tiAracia# state. (>< 3re#im ;')
!1'. )here can *e no 8winAwin9 in internationa# re#ationships. 1ow far do you agree& (>< 3re#im
;')
!1. 8De"e#oping a nationa# identity comes at too high a cost.9 Discuss this with reference to you
country. (>JC 3re#im ;')
!1-. )error is the most effecti"e weapon. Comment. (>JC 3re#im ;')
!12. 3o#itica# apathy is the greatest concern in our country today. Comment. (4JC 3re#im ;')
!16. <s the terrorist a "i##ain or a hero& (45JC 3re#im ;')
!19. )o what e0tent shou#d the /tate contro# the popu#ation growth rate of a country& (45JC
3re#im ;')
!!;. <s the war on terrorism winna*#e& (:JC 3re#im ;')
!!1. <s a career in po#itics rewarding& (/:JC 3re#im ;')
!!!. 8)errorism is the curse of mankind.9 Do you agree& (/:JC 3re#im ;')
!!$. 1as your country *een successfu# with its efforts to promote nationa# consciousness and
identity& (/AJC 3re#im ;')
!!'. 8>odern #eaders ha"e often fai#ed to meet the high standards e0pected of them.9 Do you
agree& ()JC 3re#im ;')
!!. 1ow and to what e0tent has your country *een affected *y recent wor#d e"ents& ()JC 3re#im
;')
!!-. 87ither we are finished with war, or war wi## finish us.9 G 1erman %ouk. Do you agree with
this statement& ()3JC 3re#im ;')
!!2. %hat Fua#ities do you #ook for in the po#itica# #eaders of your country& ()3JC 3re#im ;')
!!6. 8Ask not what your country can do for you, *ut what you can for your country.9 (J. @.
Kennedy) Are young peop#e in your country a*#e to take up this cha##enge& (=JC 3re#im ;')
!!9. 8)he go"ernment shou#d not interfere with the indi"idua#9s decision in persona# matters.9
Comment. (=JC 3re#im ;')
!$;. <s patriotism a dangerous emotion in today9s wor#d& (5JC 3re#im ;')
!$1. )o what e0tent is terrorism a pressing pro*#em in the wor#d today& (AJC 3romo ;')
!$!. 7conomic de"e#opment is the key to successfu# go"ernance. (JJC 3romo ;')
!$$. <f war *rings so much harm, why is it sti## *eing pursued& (JJC 3romo ;')
!$'. Assess the statement that a sta*#e po#itica# c#imate is e0treme#y "ita# in ensuring a country9s
success. (>JC 3romo ;')
!$. /hou#d there *e go"ernmenta# inter"ention in getting married coup#es to ha"e *a*ies& (><
3romo ;')
!$-. 1ow far do you agree that today9s conf#icts are caused *y re#igion& (>< 3romo ;')
!$2. 8=io#ence is an approach used *y the power#ess.9 Discuss with reference to specific
e0amp#es. (3JC 3romo ;')
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!$6. <n what ways can nationa# identity *e cu#ti"ated in a mu#tiAethnic society such as ours& (3JC
3romo ;')
!$9. 8Cife and death are indi"idua# decisions and the state shou#d not interfere.9 )o what e0tent do
you agree& (3JC 3romo ;')
!';. 8%e make war so that we may #i"e in peace.9 (Aristot#e) Comment. (:JC 3romo ;')
!'1. 8/ma## nations are easier to go"ern than *ig ones.9 Comment. (:JC 3romo ;')
!'!. 8De"e#oping a /ingaporean sense of rootedness is hampered *y the fact that we on#y ha"e
thirtyAnine years or history.9 Discuss. (:JC 3romo ;')
!'$. <s it necessary for the po#itica# #eaders of a country *e of sound mora# character& (/AJC
3romo ;')
!''. 8/ma## nations are a#ways at the mercy of #arger ones.9 Discuss. ()JC 3romo ;')
!'. 8)he on#y purpose of a go"ernment is to p#ease its peop#e.9 <s this true& (/:JC 3romo ;')
!'-. 1ow far do you agree that war is caused *y se#fishness& ()JC 3romo ;')
!'2. Can patriotism *e taught& (=JC 3romo ;')
!'6. 84o country is an is#and.9 1ow successfu# is your country in maintaining ties with other
countries& (CJC practice paper ;)
!'9. 87terna# "igi#ance is the price of freedom.9 Discuss the re#e"ance of this assertion in today9s
wor#d. (1C< 3re#im ;)
!;. Do you agree that, si0ty years #ater, the Mnited 4ations is no c#oser to achie"ing any of its
aims& (1C< 3re#im ;)
!1. 8)he on#y way to stop terrorism is to address g#o*a# ineFua#ities.9 Do you agree& (>< 3re#im
;)
!!. Do /ingaporeans p#ace too much re#iance on the go"ernment& (>< 3re#im ;)
!$. )o what e0tent is 8"isionary9 #eadership key to your nation9s success& (JJC 3re#im ;)
!'. 8A consu#tati"e sty#e is the most effecti"e sty#e of go"ernment.9 1ow far do you agree& (><
3re#im ;)
!. <s it right for one country to inter"ene in the affairs of another& (45JC pre#im ;)
!-. 8)errorism finds its roots in wickedness and awesome crue#ty.9 Comment. (4JC 3re#im ;)
!2. Consider the "a#ue of patriotism in today9s *order#ess wor#d. (/:JC 3re#im ;)
!6. 87nsuring that .ustice has *een done shou#d *e the on#y aim of a country9s .udicia# system.9
Discuss. (/:JC 3re#im ;)
!9. 8Ereater to *e feared is the enemy than the enemy without.9 Does this app#y to your country&
(/:JC 3re#im ;)
!-;. 8<ntegrity, not inte##ect, is important for #eaders.9 Comment.(/:JC 3re#im ;)
!-1. 4ow that terrorism is increasing#y common, is security worth the sacrifice we must make in
rights and freedom& (/:JC 3re#im ;)
!-!. 8>ore than anything e#se, nuc#ear pro#iferation is the greatest threat in the wor#d today.9 (3JC
3re#im ;)
!-$. 8Eood go"ernments a#ways p#ace economic necessity a*o"e the indi"idua#9s freedom of
choice.9 <s this true& (3JC 3re#im ;)
!-'. 83u*#ic disp#ays, f#ags and parades do not ref#ect the true state of a nation.9 Do you agree&
(/:JC 3re#im ;)
!-. 83opu#ar cu#ture does more to unite the wor#d than internationa# organisations.9 1ow true is
this& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
!--. )oday, regiona#ism is more important than nationa#ism.9 Do you agree& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
!-2. 8Democracy is a*out protecting minorities and not a*out ru#e *y the ma.ority.9 Discuss ()3JC
3re#im ;)
!-6. 85ou can no more win a war than you can win an earthFuake.9 Discuss. (=JC 3re#im ;)
!-9. <n a wor#d where *orders are "anishing, is it futi#e for /ingapore to persist in *ui#ding a
nationa# identity& (=JC 3re#im ;)
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S%)e'%e " Te%h'&$&21
1. %hat is the impact of techno#ogy on sports& (AJC, 9)
!. ()echno#ogy has on#y ser"ed to comp#icate our #i"es rather than simp#y them., Discuss.
(ACJC, 9)
$. ()he *ook is dead+ #ong #i"e the computer., Comment. (CJC, 9)
'. >edica# research is producing more pro*#ems than it is so#"ing. Do you agree& (CJC, 9)
. 1ow far is it true to say that 3ure /cience is de"oid of mora#ity for it seeks know#edge for its
own sake& (CJC, 9)
-. /cientific research shou#d app#y itse#f to easing domestic chores rather than disco"ering the
"ast unknown of outer space. Do you agree& (1CJC, 9)
2. 1ow far is it true that science, instead of simp#ifying #i"es, disrupts society& (JJC, 9)
6. (>achines are the answer to a## our work pro*#ems., Discuss. (45JC, 9)
9. 8@or e"ery so#ution science has produced, it has created a pro*#em.9 Discuss. (:JC, 9)
1;. Assess the ways in which science has ena*#ed us to appreciate the "a#ue of #ife. (/AJC, 9)
11. )he *est way to assess a country9s progress is through its scientific accomp#ishments. Do
you agree& (/AJC, 9)
1!. )o what e0tent can we re#y on science to so#"e the wor#d9s most urgent pro*#ems& (/:JC,
9)
1$. %i## information techno#ogy he#p to reduce pre.udice and discrimination& ()3JC, 9)
1'. %hat shou#d *e the fundamenta# aims of scientists& ()JC, 9)
1. (4uc#ear energy is a mi0ed *#essing., Comment. ()JC, 9)
1-. Discuss two in"entions that you consider to ha"e *een the greatest *#essing to humanity and
two others that you fee# ha"e *een the greatest curse. (5JC, 9)
12. <n your "iew, what are the ma.or cha##enges facing modern medicine& (5JC, 9)
16. (/cience has destroyed spiritua#ity., Do you agree& (5JC, 9)
19. ()he *enefits of new disco"eries in medica# science far outweigh the dangers they present.,
Do you agree& (AJC, 9-)
!;. (/cience and techno#ogy has caused most of the wor#d9s pro*#ems, *ut it can a#so so#"e
them., Do you think the optimism e0pressed here is .ustified& (ACJC, 9-)
!1. (>edica# ad"ances ha"e created mora# and #ega# di#emmas,. Discuss this with reference to
one or two recent ad"ances. (ACJC, 9-)
!!. 8/cience can ne"er answer the *asic Fuestions of #ife.9 Discuss. (CJC, 9-)
!$. <n seeking to ad"ance ourse#"es scientifica##y, we ha"e generated pro*#ems which science
cannot so#"e. Do you agree& (1CJC, 9-)
!'. <n your "iew, what are the three modern manAmade wonders of the wor#d& (45JC, 9-)
!. ()he app#ication of know#edge gained *y research is something *eyond our contro#., Do you
agree& (45JC, 9-)
!-. 1ow do you e0pect information techno#ogy to affect your #ife& (4JC, 9-)
!2. 8)oo much faith is p#aced in science.9 Discuss. (4JC, 9-)
!6. /cientists are the e0p#orers of today. /hou#d we #imit their acti"ities with (B.D., (outAofA
*ounds) markers& (:JC, 9-)
!9. /cience and re#igion are irreconci#a*#e. Comment. (/AJC, 9-)
$;. (<t is genes and not cu#ture that defines se0ua# ro#es., Do you agree& (/:JC, 9-)
$1. ()echno#ogy is an undisputed *#essing for man G it is the source and "ehic#e of a## progress
and prosperity., 1ow far is this true& /u*stantiate your "iews. (/:JC, 9-)
$!. 8As science progresses in the !1
st
century, man has *egun to p#ay *oth Eod and the De"i#.9
Comment. ()3JC, 9-)
$$. <s there any #imit to what computers can do for us& ()JC, 9-)
$'. )o what e0tent does science p#ay a part in the mou#ding of a great sportsman& (=JC, 9-)
$. ()he fundamenta# disco"eries in science ha"e a#ready *een made., Do you agree& (5JC, 9-)
$-. ()he Fuestion of whether inte##igent #ife e0ists on other p#anets is not mere#y a matter of
interest *ut of crucia# importance for mankind., Discuss. (5JC, 9-)
$2. Can anything worthwhi#e *e gained from continued space research& (AJC, 92)
$6. (>odern techno#ogy has not made air tra"e# any safer., 1ow true is this& (AJC, 92)
$9. (/cientific and techno#ogica# ad"ancements on#y gi"e man the i##usion that we are in contro# of
our destiny., Discuss this statement with reference to recent de"e#opments in these fie#ds.
(ACJC, 92)
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';. 1as <nformation )echno#ogy rea##y enhanced our Fua#ity of #ife& (ACJC, 92)
'1. Are we #ike#y to *ecome "ictims of techno#ogy& (CJC, 92)
'!. <t is impossi*#e to *e a scientist and ho#d re#igious *e#iefs. Discuss. (CJC, 92)
'$. )echno#ogy and scientific ad"ances do not necessari#y impro"e the Fua#ity of #ife in modern
society. <s this true& (1CJC, 92)
''. <s a manned e0p#oration of >ars .ustified& (JJC, 92)
'. (<n our incessant pursuit of scientific disco"eries, we create more pro*#ems than so#utions.,
Discuss. (CJC, 92)
'-. 1ow might ad"ances in *iotechno#ogy affect society and the indi"idua# in the future& (45JC,
92)
'2. <s it true to say that the on#y *enefit of space e0p#oration has *een the )ef#on frying pan&
(:JC, 92)
'6. <s techno#ogy a#ways *eneficia#& (/AJC, 92)
'9. Discuss the mora# issues raised *y genetic engineering. (/:JC, 92)
;. ()he scientist may *e responsi*#e for many of our present pro*#ems *ut we ha"e to #ook to
him for so#utions to these pro*#ems., 1ow far do you agree with this statement& (/:JC, 92)
1. Can )echno#ogy so#"e a## our pro*#ems& ()3JC, 92)
!. %hat are the attractions and dangers of a#ternati"e forms of medicine& ()3JC, 92)
$. (Know#edge is power., 1ow do modern de"e#opments in information techno#ogy demonstrate
the truth of this o#d saying& (5JC, 92)
'. ()he case for space e0p#oration is now stronger than e"er *efore., Do you agree& (5JC, 92)
. <n what ways ha"e de"e#opments in genetic engineering gi"en you either cause for
ce#e*ration or for concern& (5JC, 92)
-. ()hanks to techno#ogy, we can #ook forward to the twentyAfirst century., <s this "iew of the ro#e
of techno#ogy too optimistic& (AJC, 96)
2. 1as science and techno#ogy impro"ed or worsened the p#ight of the poor& (ACJC, 96)
6. (4ew de"e#opments in techno#ogy wi## he#p us dea# with crime more effecti"e#y., Comment.
(CJC, 96)
9. >edica# research is producing more pro*#ems than it is so#"ing. Do you agree& (CJC, 96)
-;. <s science necessari#y the key to the ad"ancement of man& (1CJC, 96)
-1. 1ow far can we depend on /cience to so#"e the wor#d9s pro*#ems& (JJC, 96)
-!. )o what e0tent is <nformation )echno#ogy *eneficia# to society& (JJC, 96)
-$. (/cientists, in attempting to so#"e one pro*#em, create many more., Do you agree& (45JC,
96)
-'. %hat wou#d *e the effect of the disco"ery of #ife on other p#anets& (:JC, 96)
-. ()he #e"e# of techno#ogica# de"e#opment in a country is a good indication of how ad"anced its
peop#e are., Discuss. (/:JC, 96)
--. /hou#d the c#oning of humans *e a##owed& ()3JC, 96)
-2. 1ow has techno#ogy shaped human ci"i#iIation in the #ate twentieth century& ()JC, 96)
-6. )o what e0tent has man *een successfu# in contro##ing diseases in this century& ()JC, 96)
-9. <n your opinion, what scientific in"ention or disco"ery wi## ha"e the most impact in the ne0t
century and why& ()JC, 96)
2;. 8)he no*#e aims of scientific research ha"e *een compromised *y commercia# interests.9 Do
you agree& (=JC, 96)
21. %hat do you think shou#d the primary goa# of space e0p#oration in the twentyAfirst century&
(5JC, 96)
2!. (/cience is mankind9s greatest creation., Do you agree& (5JC, 96)
2$. 7fforts to preser"e human #ife at a## costs cannot *e .ustified. Discuss. (AJC, 99)
2'. /cience cannot teach us how to appreciate #ife. %hat are your "iews& (AJC, 99)
2. (/cience is the key to the ad"ancement of man., 7"a#uate the truth of this statement. (ACJC,
99)
2-. (Despite a## man9s ad"ances in science and techno#ogy, essentia##y, human e0istence has
*are#y changed., Comment. (CJC, 99)
22. (%e ha"e gone too far., <s this a "a#id assessment of ad"ances in *iotechno#ogy& (1CJC, 99)
26. Do you agree that in our e0citement o"er the usefu#ness of the computer, we ha"e ignored its
dangers and o"er#ooked its #imitations& (1CJC, 99)
29. (/cience is a cha##enge to man9s *e#iefs., <s such a statement a#ways "a#id& (JJC, 99)
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6;. %hat areas of scientific research ho#d the most promise for the new mi##ennium and why&
(45JC, 99)
61. ()oo much know#edge is a dangerous thing., <s this app#ica*#e to the wor#d of science today&
(:JC, 99)
6!. (<nformation )echno#ogy significant#y enhances creati"ity and critica# thinking., Assess the
accuracy of this statement. (/AJC, 99)
6$. ()he scientist shou#d en.oy tota# freedom in research for science to ad"ance., Discuss.
(/AJC, 99)
6'. %hat are some of the cha##enges faced *y your go"ernment in em*racing information
techno#ogy& (/:JC, 99)
6. Discuss the *enefits and dangers of ad"anced techno#ogy in human reproduction. (/:JC, 99)
6-. /cience and techno#ogy are the cause of many of the wor#d9s pro*#ems. )o what e0tent is this
true& ()3JC, 99)
62. 1as man gained anything worthwhi#e from space e0p#oration& ()JC, 99)
66. /hou#d peop#e *e gratefu# to science and techno#ogy for the #ife they are #i"ing today& (=JC,
99)
69. ()he promising fruits of science and techno#ogy often come with hidden worms., Discuss.
(5JC, 99)
9;. %hat, if anything, worries you a*out computer techno#ogy, artificia# inte##igence or the uses to
which computer can *e put& (5JC, 99)
91. /hou#d a## types of inte##ectua# property *e protected *y patents andP or copyright #aws& (AJC,
;;)
9!. ()he use of techno#ogy to reAengineer the human race wi## make us a *etter species in the
future., Do you agree& (ACJC, ;;)
9$. )o what e0tent, in your opinion, are science and re#igion at odds with each other& (CJC, ;;)
9'. Choose one recent e"ent that made you optimistic a*out man9s future and one that made you
pessimistic. 70p#ain why in each case. (1CJC, ;;)
9. >an is the cause of a## pro*#ems, not science and techno#ogy. 1ow far is this true& (JJC, ;;)
9-. Computers, contrary to popu#ar *e#ief, do not make #ife easier. Discuss with reference to
specific e0amp#es. (JJC, ;;)
92. )he ad"ancements in /cience and )echno#ogy today ha"e *oth empowered and weakened
>an. Discuss. (45JC, ;;)
96. 8)he potentia# *enefits of genetica##yAmodified food far outweigh the dangers.9 Discuss. (4JC,
;;)
99. 8)echno#ogy feeds our p#easure centres physica##y and menta##y *ut its into0ication is
sFueeIing out our human spirit.9 (John 4ais*itt) Do you agree& (:JC, ;;)
1;;. 7"a#uate the opportunities and cha##enges thrown up *y a g#o*a#ised and wired wor#d.
(/AJC, ;;)
1;1. <s there a case for continuing in gene research& (/AJC, ;;)
1;!. Does man re#y too much on science and techno#ogy to so#"e his pro*#ems& (/:JC, ;;)
1;$. (Eenetic engineering opens up a who#e new wor#d not on#y for the scientist, *ut more for the
capita#ist and the po#itician., Discuss. (/:JC, ;;)
1;'. >odern techno#ogy has gi"en us many timeAsa"ing de"ices, yet we often comp#ain that we
ha"e no time. %hy& ()3JC, ;;)
1;. (Dig *rother is watching., )he computer, instead of *eing man9s friend, is his most insidious
enemy. )o what e0tent do you agree with this "iew& ()3JC, ;;)
1;-. Can the practice of a#ternati"e medicine *e .ustified& ()JC, ;;)
1;2. <n this scientific age, is the wor#d sti## a p#ace of wonder& ()JC, ;;)
1;6. %ou#d you want to #i"e for a century or more& ()JC, ;;)
1;9. )here is no p#ace in modern society for a person who fears techno#ogy. )o what e0tent is
this true& (=JC, ;;)
11;. <s the possi*i#ity of contro##ing our chi#dren9s genes a good or *ad thing& (5JC, ;;)
111. (<n a rapid#y ad"ancing wor#d of /cience, ethics and mora#s are *arriers to progress., Do
you agree& (ACJC, ;1)
11!. )o what e0tent shou#d scientists concern themse#"es with ethica# issues& (1CJC, ;1)
11$. %i## man *e made redundant *y the Fuantum #eap in techno#ogy& (:JC, ;1)
11'. H:ecent ad"ances in /cience and )echno#ogy ha"e widened the gap *etween the ha"es and
ha"eAnots.9 Comment. (AJC, ;1)
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11. %hat Fua#ities are needed for a worker to sur"i"e in the know#edge age& (3JC, ;1)
11-. Discuss the contro"ersies that surround recent de"e#opments in science and techno#ogy.
(/:JC, ;1)
112. Does the #i*rary sti## ha"e a p#ace in the digita# wor#d& ()3JC, ;1)
116. 8Ad"ancements in science and techno#ogy constant#y force us to reassess our "a#ues.,
Discuss. ()3JC, ;1)
119. (<nstead of ena*#ing man to ha"e greater contro# of his #ife and en"ironment, /cience has
*rought a*out greater uncertainties., Do you agree& (5JC, ;1)
1!;. H%e are em*racing the mar"e#s rendered *y #ife sciences too readi#y.9 70amine the
imp#ications of the use of #ife sciences. (/AJC, ;1)
1!1. /cience? master or ser"ant& (4JC, ;1)
1!!. /hou#d restrictions *e imposed on scientific research& (45JC, ;1)
1!$. (Current de"e#opments in medicine and techno#ogy promise to *e the so#ution to a## human
i##s., Discuss. (ACJC, ;!)
1!'. (%e e0perience techno#ogica# and socia# change at a rate faster than our institutions and
ethics can cope with., Discuss. (:JC, ;!)
1!. Do anima# rights deser"e the attention they recei"e& (:JC, ;!)
1!-. /hou#d #imits *e p#aced on scientific and techno#ogica# research& (/:JC, ;!)
1!2. Are peop#e today o*sessed with techno#ogy& (=JC, ;!)
1!6. Account for the increasing contro"ersy surrounding genetic engineering today. (5JC, ;!)
1!9. Designing one9s own *a*y may *ecome common in the future. Consider the conseFuences.
()3JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1$;. )o what e0tent is our sur"i"a# dependent on /cience& ()3JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1$1. 8)he comforts of modern techno#ogy ha"e created a generation of #osers.9 Do you agree&
1$!. Discuss some of the mora# issues facing the wor#d of science and medicine today. (ACJC
!;;$ >ock )est+ :JC 3romo !;;!)
1$$. /cience creates and destroys. Discuss. (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
1$'. Do you agree that modern man is #ost without techno#ogy& (CJC 3romo !;;$)
1$. 1ow far is it true that the <nternet empowers ordinary peop#e& (1CJC 3romo !;;$)
1$-. Discuss the ro#e of techno#ogy in the ad"ancement of sport. (1CJC 3romo !;;$)
1$2. (>an is ens#a"ed *y modern techno#ogy., Discuss. (45JC 3romo !;;$)
1$6. )he new science of genetic engineering has aroused so much hope and yet fue##ed so much
contro"ersy. Discuss. (3JC 3romo !;;$)
1$9. <s it sti## the first duty of a doctor to preser"e #ife in our present society& (3JC 3romo !;;$)
1';. 1as man9s faith in science *een misp#aced& (:JC 3romo !;;$)
1'1. 8)he end .ustifies the means.9 1ow true is this statement with regard to the #atest scientific
de"e#opments& (:JC 3romo !;;$)
1'!. 1ow may we com*at cy*ercrime& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
1'$. Consider the *enefits and draw*acks of an increasing#y wired society. ()JC 3romo !;;$)
1''. Computers, contrary to popu#ar *e#ief, do not make #ife easier. %hat do you think& (=JC
3romo !;;$)
1'. Are peop#e today o*sessed with techno#ogy& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1'-. %hat are your "iews a*out eA#earning& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1'2. Account for the increasing contro"ersy surrounding genetic engineering today. (5JC 3re#ims
!;;$)
1'6. (Current de"e#opments in medicine and techno#ogy promise to *e the so#ution to a## human
i##s., Discuss. (ACJC 3re#ims !;;!)
1'9. Ours is a world of science giants and ethical infants - General Omar Bradley )o what
e0tent is this statement true of the use of science and techno#ogy in the wor#d today& (ACJC
3romo !;;!)
1;. (/cience without conscience wi## on#y spe## disaster for mankind., Discuss. (CJC Common
)est !;;!)
11. (<t is a parado0 that as communication techno#ogy *ecomes more ad"anced, human
re#ationships *ecome more strained., Comment. (CJC Common )est !;;!)
1!. Do you think science can so#"e the pro*#em of crime& (CJC Common )est !;;!)
1$. <nternet security has *ecome a ma.or concern for society. Discuss. (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1'. /cience and mora#ity cannot coAe0ist. Do you agree& (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1. (%ith great power comes great responsi*i#ity., Comment. (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
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1-. 8)he information highway is not without its peri#s.9 )o what e0tent is this true& (3JC >idA5r
!;;!)
12. 8>uch of scientific research today carries serious mora# imp#ications.9 Justify this "iew. (3JC
>idA5r !;;!)
16. %hy is know#edge of the arts sti## necessary in this age of techno#ogy& (3JC 3romo !;;!)
19. (%e shou#d not consider the potentia# of scientific and techno#ogica# de"e#opments with fear,
*ut with great hope,. Do you agree& (3JC 3romo !;;!)
1-;. 8/pace e0p#oration is a co#ossa# waste of money and human #i"es.9 Do you agree& (:JC
Common )est 1 !;;!)
1-1. 8>an9s #o"e affair with the car is an irrationa# and destructi"e o*session.9 Discuss. (:JC
Common )est 1 !;;!)
1-!. 8:ecent ad"ances in information techno#ogy and te#ecommunications ha"e radica##y a#tered
the way we #i"e our #i"es.9 1ow far do you agree with this statement& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
1-$. J%e e0perience techno#ogica# and socia# change at a rate faster than our institutions and
ethics can cope with.J Discuss. (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1-'. /hou#d we contro# science *efore it contro#s us& (45JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1-. Are the Arts sti## re#e"ant in this age of modern techno#ogy& (45JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1--. 8)he rapid ad"ances in genetic engineering ha"e made man fearfu# of his future.9 Discuss.
(5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1-2. Ei"en what we a#ready know, is further research into outer space .ustifia*#e& (1CJC 3re#ims
!;;$)
1-6. )echno#ogy ena*#es >an to gain contro# o"er e"erything. Discuss. (ACJC 3re#ims !;;$)
1-9. )he dangers of genetica##y modified (E>) food ha"e *een e0aggerated. Discuss. (AJC
3re#ims !;;$)
12;. Do you agree that techno#ogy has made the wor#d an increasing#y uncertain p#ace to #i"e in&
(J< 3re#ims !;;$)
121. ()he genetic modification of food *rings more pro*#ems than *enefits., Do you agree& (J<
3re#ims !;;$)
12!. )o what e0tent ha"e science and techno#ogy so#"ed pro*#ems for the poor& (JJC 3re#ims
!;;$)
12$. 8Ad"ances that make #ife more comforta*#e a#so make it more dangerous.9 1ow far is this
true& (JJC 3re#ims !;;$)
12'. (As science ad"ances, the importance of re#igion dec#ines., Do you agree& (3JC 3re#ims
!;;$)
12. 1ow important is it for e"eryone to recei"e some training in /cience& (:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
12-. ,>odern de"e#opments in science ho#d more promises than disappointments.9 <s this a fair
comment& (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
122. 8<t has *ecome appa##ing#y o*"ious that our techno#ogy has e0ceeded our humanity.9 1ow far
wou#d you agree with this "iew& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
126. %ou#d you agree that the on#y importance and "a#ue of science #ies in its power to impro"e
and sa"e #i"es& (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
129. Discuss the ways in which techno#ogy has changed our attitude and perception of work and
#eisure. (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
16;. /hou#d #imits *e p#aced on scientific and techno#ogica# research& (/:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
161. Can e"erything *e sacrificed in the name of /cience& (=JC 3romo !;;!)
16!. Are you optimistic a*out the recent de"e#opments in medica# science& (5JC Common )est
!;;!)
16$. 8/cience generates irresponsi*#e dreams.9 <s this statement "a#id&
16'. 8)he saddest aspect of #ife right now is that science gathers know#edge faster than society
gathers wisdom.9 (Asimo") 70amine the "a#idity of this statement in #ight of recent scientific
and techno#ogica# ad"ancement. (ACJC 3re#im ;')
16. 8/cience without re#igion is #ame, re#igion without science is *#ind.9 (A#*ert 7instein) Discuss.
(ACJC 3romo ;)
16-. 8Despite the connecti"ity that modern techno#ogy has gi"en us, peop#e are now more iso#ated
than they ha"e *een.9 Do you agree& (ACJC 3re#im ;)
162. 8<mpro"ing on 4ature9 G in "iew of today9s scientific ad"ancements, shou#d this *e
em*raced& (AJC 3re#im ;')
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166. >an is growing increasing#y #one#y in the age of te#ecommunications. Discuss. (AJC 3re#im
;')
169. >athematics has #imited use. Comment. (AJC 3re#im ;')
19;. )o what e0tent can cy*erAcrime *e pre"ented& (CJC 3re#im ;')
191. <##ustrate the re#e"ant of any one of the pro"er*s *e#ow with regard to recent de"e#opments in
science and techno#ogy.
A## that g#itters is not go#d
Curiosity ki##ed the cat
Cook *efore you #eap (1CJC 3re#im ;')
19!. 8A#ong with great power comes great responsi*i#ity.9 Discuss the re#e"ance of this
o*ser"ation to the ro#es of and responsi*i#ities of scientists today. (1CJC 3re#im ;')
19$. /cience worsens socia# in.ustice. Comment. (JJC 3re#im ;')
19'. Do scientists need to *e entrepreneuria#& (JJC 3re#im ;')
19. >ora#ity shou#d ne"er *e a##owed to ho#d *ack scientific progress. Do you agree& (JJC 3re#im
;')
19-. 8)echno#ogy is the on#y reason for deterioration of socia# "a#ues.9 %hat are your "iews& (><
3re#im ;')
192. As science ad"ances, man regresses. Do you agree& (45JC 3re#im ;')
196. Do you agree that scientific de"e#opments can so#"e a## pro*#ems in de"e#oped countries&
(3JC 3re#im ;')
199. 8)he *enefits of the information highway ha"e *een o"errated.9 Do you agree& (3JC 3re#im
;')
!;;. 8)o a##ow human c#oning is to open up 3andora9s *o0.9 Discuss. (/:JC 3re#im ;')
!;1. Are we em*racing the ad"ances of made in #ife sciences too readi#y& (/AJC 3re#im ;')
!;!. 8)echno#ogy makes an e0pert of e"eryone today.9 Comment. ()JC 3re#im ;')
!;$. Doctors G can we rea##y trust them& ()JC 3re#im ;')
!;'. 8Ad"ancement in science and techno#ogy forces us to rethink our "a#ues.9 Discuss. ()3JC
3re#im ;')
!;. 8>ora# considerations ha"e no p#ace in a fastAmo"ing, techno#ogica##y intense wor#d.9 )o what
e0tent is this statement .ustifia*#e& (=JC 3re#im ;')
!;-. 8/cience is organised know#edge+ wisdom is organised #ife.9 1a"e we #ost wisdom in the
pursuit of /cience& (5JC 3re#im ;')
!;2. )he ease of communication is a dou*tfu# ad"antage.9 Discuss. (5JC 3re#im ;')
!;6. <s >an the master or s#a"e of modern techno#ogy& (AJC 3romo ;')
!;9. 1ow far can we re#y on techno#ogy to ad"ance humanity& (CJC 3romo ;')
!1;. 1ow far do you e0pect the scientist to so#"e the pro*#ems of society today& (JJC 3romo ;')
!11. 81ope for mankind #ies in science and techno#ogy.9 Do you agree& (>< 3romo ;')
!1!. 1ow far is it true that scientific research in de"e#oping countries is a compe##ing necessity&
(>JC 3romo ;')
!1$. <n your opinion, what are the most important current de"e#opments in the area of science
and techno#ogy& (45JC 3romo ;')
!1'. 1as the #ure of commercia# profits corrupted the fundamenta# purpose of science and
techno#ogy& (3JC 3romo ;')
!1. 8/hopkeeper, scientist or saint9 G which of these shou#d a doctor9s ro#e *e& (3JC 3romo ;')
!1-. 8>odern techno#ogy has *rought peop#e c#oser together, and yet further apart.9 Comment,
with particu#ar reference to your own country. (/AJC 3romo ;')
!12. 1a"e modern con"eniences *ecome too con"enient& (/AJC 3romo ;')
!16. 8)he wor#d wi## *e a *etter p#ace if peop#e put their faith in Eod rather than in /cience.9
Discuss. (:JC 3romo ;')
!19. <n your opinion, which two recent disco"eries in science gi"e the wor#d most hope& 5our
choices must come from different fie#ds. ()JC 3romo ;')
!!;. 8<n"ention arises from #aIiness.9 ()JC 3romo ;')
!!1. 1ow does techno#ogy affect the way peop#e spend their #eisure& (5JC 3romo ;')
!!!. 8)he arts #i*erate+ science ens#a"es.9 Discuss. (=JC 3romo ;')
!!$. 8>ankind has achie"ed scientific conFuest without conscience. %e are techno#ogica# giants
*ut ethica# infants.9 %hat is your "iew& (1C< 3re#im ;)
!!'. Discuss the appea# and the dangers of a#ternati"es methods of hea#ing. (CJC 3re#im ;)
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!!. 8)echno#ogy is necessary *ut not a#ways positi"e force in modern #ife.9 Discuss. (>< 3re#im
;)
!!-. 1as /cience *ecome a new re#igion& (JJC 3re#im ;)
!!2. 8/cience and techno#ogy create the i##usion that we are in contro# of our destiny.9 Comment.
(4JC 3re#im ;)
!!6. %e are #osing more than we gain through our ad"ances in /cience.9 Discuss. (45JC 3re#im
;)
!!9. 8/cience raises more Fuestions than it pro"ides answers.9 <s this a fair statement& (/:JC
3re#im ;)
!$;. 8)he road to >an9s success #ies in scientific and techno#ogica# ad"ancements.9 Discuss. (3JC
3re#im ;)
!$1. 1ow far are the concerns of a*out communications techno#ogy .ustified& (3JC 3re#im ;)
!$!. )o what e0tent are /ingaporeans s#a"es to techno#ogy& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
!$$. 8<t is not the #ength of #ife *ut the Fua#ity of #ife that matters.9 Discuss this in re#ation to the
#atest de"e#opments in science and medicine. ()3JC 3re#im ;)
!$'. <s our faith in modern science misp#aced& (=JC 3re#im ;)
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S&%)+$ I!!#e!
1. 1ow has the ro#e of the fami#y changed in recent times& (AJC, 9)
!. 1ow important is the fami#y as a sta*i#ising force in your society& (ACJC, 9)
$. )he handicapped shou#d *e integrated into society so that they can #ead norma# #i"es. (1CJC,
9)
'. ()eenagers are a misunderstood #ot in e"ery generation., Do you agree& (JJC, 9)
. )o what e0tent has the ro#e of men in society changed& (45JC, 9)
-. (/tress is good, *ut too much stress can *e disastrous., 7"a#uate this statement in the #ight of
modern city #ife. (45JC, 9)
2. <s it possi*#e to keep the fami#y intact in this modern age& (4JC, 9)
6. <s there sti## a gender gap, or are men fast *ecoming sensiti"e 84ew Age Euys9& (:JC, 9)
9. /ociety prepares the crime+ the crimina# commits it.9 <s it .ustified to *#ame the society for its
crime& (/AJC, 9)
1;. %ho do you think shou#d *e responsi*#e for the caring of the aged in society& (/:JC, 9)
11. (Deing a parent today is more difficu#t than it used to *e., Do you agree with this "iew& ()JC,
9)
1!. ()he idea of the traditiona# fami#y unit as the *asis of society is an outmoded one that has
#itt#e re#e"ance to the rea#ities of #ife today., Discuss. (=JC, 9)
1$. ()he e#der#y shou#d *e treated with respect, not regarded as a *urden., <n the #ight of this
remark, consider how o#d peop#e are regarded in your country. (=JC, 9)
1'. %hat do you think are the threats to fami#y cohesi"eness in your country& (ACJC, 9-)
1. ()he test of a ci"i#ised society is in the way it treats the weak., Discuss. (CJC, 9-)
1-. <s modern cu#ture desta*i#ising the fami#y& (CJC, 9-)
12. Do you think parents shou#d *e punished *y the #aw when their teenage chi#dren commit
crimes& (JJC, 9-)
16. (5oung /ingaporeans today need to *e taught discip#ine., Discuss. (45JC, 9-)
19. <n what ways can society he#p the underpri"i#eged& (45JC, 9-)
!;. (<t is fine for parents to ha"e the #ast say *ut chi#dren shou#d *e a##owed to disagree., Discuss
your "iews on parenting. (45JC, 9-)
!1. /hou#d we *e concerned a*out the fact that mora# "a#ues are changing& (/AJC, 9-)
!!. (%e are s#ow#y *ut sure#y #osing the war against crime., Discuss. ()JC, 9-)
!$. Account for the rising crime rates in aff#uent societies. (=JC, 9-)
!'. Ei"en the pro*#em of increasing socia# fragmentation, suggest ways that community ties can
*e strengthened. (5JC, 9-)
!. (Deauty without grace is a rose without scent., <s the modern society too concerned with
appearance and *eauty& (ACJC, 92)
!-. Do you agree that a return to *asic fami#y "a#ues is the answer to socia# i##s& (ACJC, 92)
!2. %hat effect does modern #ife ha"e on peop#e9s hea#th in your society& (1CJC, 92)
!6. Erowing up means growing away from, yet growing c#oser to your fami#y. 70p#ain why you
agree or disagree. (1CJC, 92)
!9. %hat measures can *e introduced to impose greater discip#ine among the young& (JJC, 92)
$;. <s the crimina# an indi"idua# who is confused and pressured *y society or is he one who is
scheming and purposefu#& (45JC, 92)
$1. <s modern cu#ture desta*i#ising the fami#y& (4JC, 92)
$!. Bne of the great pro*#ems of the modern wor#d is its ageing popu#ation. %hat do you think
can *e done to ease the *urden on the young& (:JC, 92)
$$. ()he fami#y has out#i"ed its usefu#ness., <s this a fair "iew& (/:JC, 92)
$'. %hat do you think shou#d *e done to so#"e the pro*#em of .u"eni#e de#inFuency in your
country& (/:JC, 92)
$. )o reduce di"orce rates, coup#es shou#d ha"e tria# marriages *efore committing themse#"es.
Do you agree& ()3JC, 92)
$-. %hy do you think that smoking has not *een made i##ega# despite the e"idence that it is
harmfu# to the hea#th of smokers and nonAsmokers& ()3JC, 92)
$2. (A socia# institution under siege., <s this a fair description of the fami#y today& ()JC, 92)
$6. Are socia# po#icies effecti"e in *ringing a*out desired mora# *eha"iour& (AJC, 96)
$9. @ami#y ties are threatened *ecause more rights are *eing gi"en to women. <s this true& (AJC,
96)
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';. (>any of a country9s socia# pro*#ems can *e so#"ed *y insti##ing discip#ine at home., Do you
agree& (ACJC, 96)
'1. (<do#Aworshipping is a meaning#ess pursuit and shou#d *e discouraged., Discuss this
statement with reference to teenagers9 ido#isation of stars in the wor#d of entertainment and
sports. (ACJC, 96)
'!. (>inding one9s own *usiness is responsi*#e for a #ot of socia# pro*#ems of today., Discuss.
(CJC, 96)
'$. )he #ot of chi#dren these days is an unen"ia*#e one. Discuss. (45JC, 96)
''. 1ow effecti"e is the prison as a means of punishment in a modern society& (45JC, 96)
'. /hou#d contri*utions to charities, monetary or otherwise, *e made compu#sory for a## citiIens&
(4JC, 96)
'-. %hat are the ad"antages and disad"antages of deference as a socia# ha*it& (:JC, 96)
'2. <s re#igion a socia# g#ue& (:JC, 96)
'6. Do you agree that a## socia# i##s stem from a weak fami#y foundation& (/AJC, 96)
'9. %hich socia# pro*#ems do you e0pect to #oom in the ne0t century and why& (/:JC, 96)
;. (An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth., <s this a good princip#e to use to determine
appropriate punishment for crime& (/:JC, 96)
1. 1ow far wou#d you agree that the *reakdown of the e0tended fami#y is to *e *#amed for the
erosion of mora# "a#ues today& (/:JC, 96)
!. (3re.udiced ideas are often trans#ated into dangerous actions., Discuss. (/:JC, 96)
$. )hat youths are increasing#y resorting to "io#ence as a way of #ife speaks "o#umes a*out the
kind of society we ha"e *ecome. Comment. (/:JC, 96)
'. Do chi#dren ha"e rights& ()3JC, 96)
. 1ow can drugAre#ated crimes *e *est dea#t with& ()3JC, 96)
-. Does society pena#ise those who are different& ()JC, 96)
2. 70amine the causes of the increase in .u"eni#e crime in aff#uent societies. (=JC, 96)
6. )o what e0tent shou#d a go"ernment *e responsi*#e for the needs of the e#der#y and
disa*#ed& (=JC, 96)
9. 1as the status of women in your country impro"ed apprecia*#y in the #ast fifty years& (=JC,
96)
-;. Discuss the causes of the a*use and e0p#oitation of chi#dren and what can *e done to stop it.
(5JC, 96)
-1. (Bur mercy is *ecome our crime., (John Dryden) Are harsher punishments the answer to
cur*ing crime today& (AJC, 99)
-!. )o what e0tent do the increased rights gi"en to women undermine the sta*i#ity of the fami#y&
(ACJC, 99)
-$. 7"ery generation of youths is characterised *y the need to re*e#. %hat might your generation
re*e# against& (ACJC, 99)
-'. (<t is up to the indi"idua# whether to smoke or not, and whether to take drugs or not+ such
issues are not the proper concern of go"ernment., 1ow far wou#d you agree with this
statement& (CJC, 99)
-. <n genera#, traditiona# fami#y ties are weakening. %hat effects is this trend #ike#y to ha"e in
your country& (JJC, 99)
--. (=io#ence is not an inherent *ut a #earnt human *eha"iour., Consider the effecti"eness of
punishment in the #ight of this comment. (JJC, 99)
-2. >odern #ife is desta*i#ising the fami#y. Do you agree& (45JC, 99)
-6. <s the ro#e of the fami#y as important today as it used to *e& (4JC, 99)
-9. 1a"e modern women paid too high a price for eFua#ity& (/:JC, 99)
2;. Consider the di#emmas parents in your society face. (/:JC, 99)
21. (<t is one thing for young peop#e to demand freedom, another for them to *ear it with
responsi*i#ity., Do you agree& ()JC, 99)
2!. 70amine the reasons why many peop#e in the #ate twentieth century are so attracted to
ce#e*rity. ()JC, 99)
2$. (5oung peop#e today are on#y concerned a*out instant gratification., Comment. (AJC, ;;)
2'. (<n trying to pro"ide the *est for their chi#dren, today9s parents ha"e depri"ed them of what is
rea##y important in #ife., )o what e0tent do you agree& (ACJC, ;;)
2. Discuss what forms of discrimination e0ist in your country and how far they undermine
sta*i#ity and cohesion. (ACJC, ;;)
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2-. (3u*#ic ser"ice is a*out responsi*i#ity, not rank and pri"i#ege., Do you agree& (ACJC, ;;)
22. (>any young peop#e are not interested in preser"ing their cu#tura# identity., 70amine the
reasons, and suggest ways in which this can *e changed. (ACJC, ;;)
26. 8>ost crimina#s need he#p rather than punishment.9 )o what e0tent do you agree with this
statement& (CJC, ;;)
29. 87Fua# rights for women shou#d not *e gained at the e0pense of femininity.9 Comment. (CJC,
;;)
6;. Do you think that modern #ife has *ecome unnecessari#y comp#e0& (CJC, ;;)
61. 8Discrimination in any form is despised.9 Discuss with reference to any two forms of
discrimination e"ident today. (CJC, ;;)
6!. /hou#d a nation *e concerned a*out the dec#ining ferti#ity rates of its peop#e& (CJC, ;;)
6$. (1uman re#ationships ha"e *een affected for the worse *y modern methods of
communication., Do you agree with this "iew& (1CJC, ;;)
6'. (<t is outrageous that a supermode# shou#d *e paid more than a nurse., %hat criteria shou#d
*e used to determine the sa#aries of different professions& (1CJC, ;;)
6. Can tourism e"er *e ecoAfriend#y& (1CJC, ;;)
6-. 1ow "a#id is the c#aim that, for most peop#e, work today is #ess satisfying and more timeA
consuming than e"er *efore& (1CJC, ;;)
62. 1ow shou#d society dea# with the pro*#ems of g#o*a#isation& (JJC, ;;)
66. )o what e0tent shou#d a person9s community responsi*i#ity interfere with his right to pursue
happiness& (45JC, ;;)
69. )he gap *etween the (ha"es, and the (ha"eAnots, wi## *e e"en greater in the twentyAfirst
century. )o what e0tent is this true& (45JC, ;;)
9;. )oday9s chi#dren are neg#ected chi#dren. Do you agree& (45JC, ;;)
91. )oday9s crimes ref#ect a wor#d that is rapid#y #osing its "a#ues. Comment. (45JC, ;;)
9!. Commercia#iIation ki##s genuine human endea"our. Do you agree& (45JC, ;;)
9$. 8E#o*a#isation wi## change the nature of human society, *ut wi## not change human nature.9
(Cee Kuan 5ew) Discuss. (:JC, ;;)
9'. 1ow far shou#d a crimina#9s age inf#uence the nature of his punishment& (:JC, ;;)
9. 8%omen9s rising status has #ed to a pre.udice against men.9 %hat do you think& (:JC, ;;)
9-. Do ro#e mode#s ha"e a "a#ue for young peop#e today& <f so, who do you think wou#d make a
good ro#e mode#, and why& (:JC, ;;)
92. )he socia# pro*#ems of today wi## ne"er *e so#"ed. 70amine the "a#idity of this statement.
(/AJC, ;;)
96. Do you think that society has *een too crue# to sports stars, ce#e*rities and po#iticians&
(/AJC, ;;)
99. Corpora# punishment and capita# punishment are #ess *ruta#ising than rampant crime. Do you
agree& (/:JC, ;;)
1;;. Do you foresee dramatic changes in the #ot of women and chi#dren in the ne0t ; years&
(/:JC, ;;)
1;1. Can genocide *e pre"ented e"en *efore it *egins& (/:JC, ;;)
1;!. %hat is the importance of sports in today9s wor#d& (/:JC, ;;)
1;$. %hen and in what circumstances wou#d u consider the use of "io#ence .ustified& (/:JC, ;;)
1;'. E#o*a#isation and the new economy wi## resu#t in a more comp#e0 and dynamic wor#d. 1ow
do you suggest we manage the changes confronting us& (/:JC, ;;)
1;. ()he #ess priority women gi"e to their ro#es as wi"es and mothers, the more pro*#ems society
wi## face., Do you agree& ()3JC, ;;)
1;-. (3eop#e who engage in e0treme sports are mad and dangerous., %hat are your "iews&
()3JC, ;;)
1;2. ()he worst of times., <s this an apt description of the twentieth century& ()JC, ;;)
1;6. (Duyer *ewareN, )o what e0tent shou#d we pay heed to this ma0im& ()JC, ;;)
1;9. ()he emancipation of women means the ens#a"ement of men., Discuss. ()JC, ;;)
11;. (7ast, %est+ home is *est., Do you agree& ()JC, ;;)
111. Eam*#ing shou#d not *e sanctioned *y the state. Do you agree& (=JC, ;;)
11!. Assess the attractions and draw*acks of #i"ing in a city. (=JC, ;;)
11$. Aids "ictims shou#d *e he#ped not condemned. Discuss. (=JC, ;;)
11'. %inning is not e"erything *ut #osing is not anything. Discuss with reference to professiona#
sports. (=JC, ;;)
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11. Domestic he#p is more a source of pro*#em than a so#ution. Discuss this statement with
reference to the emp#oyment of foreign maids in your country. (5JC, ;;)
11-. Aff#uence *rings as many pro*#ems as po"erty. Do you agree& (5JC, ;;)
112. Comment on the increasing incidence of anore0ia and *u#imia among teenagers. (5JC, ;;)
116. Do you agree that the mu#tiAfaceted ro#e that a woman needs to p#ay in today9s wor#d is more
cha##enging than a man9s& (ACJC, ;1)
119. 1ow far do you agree that the "a#ues of the youths today are in conf#ict with the "a#ues of
society& (ACJC, ;1)
1!;. ()hey are de#inFuent *ecause they ha"e *een depri"ed., <s this an adeFuate e0p#anation of
crimina# *eha"iour among young peop#e in today9s society& (1CJC, ;1)
1!1. Does the concept of gender ha"e any re#e"ance for today9s society& (:JC, ;1)
1!!. %hy do parents find it increasing#y difficu#t to protect their chi#dren today& (:JC, ;1)
1!$. 70ce##ence knows no gender. Discuss. (=JC, ;1)
1!'. 3eop#e are increasing#y into#erant of those who are different. Do you agree& (3JC, ;1)
1!. 1ow can our society com*at <nternetAre#ated crimes& (3JC, ;1)
1!-. H<t is impossi*#e to ha"e a crimeAfree society.9 Do you agree& (/:JC, ;1)
1!2. H3arents are more important than teachers to a chi#d9s education.9 Do you agree& (/:JC, ;1)
1!6. Discuss the "iew that more rights and greater freedom shou#d *e gi"en to women in the
)hird %or#d. (/:JC, ;1)
1!9. <s it .ustifia*#e to take a human #ife as a so#ution to socia# pro*#ems& (/:JC, ;1)
1$;. (3arents shou#d *e punished when their chi#dren commit crimes., Discuss. ()3JC, ;1)
1$1. (/ame se0 marriages are a symptom of mora# decay in society., 7"a#uate this statement.
()3JC, ;1)
1$!. /hou#d women *e paid for staying home to #ook after their chi#dren& (5JC, ;1)
1$$. )he on#y true ageing is the erosion of one9s idea#s., Comment. (5JC, ;1)
1$'. Consider the comment made a*out today9s youths *eing aim#ess and rest#ess. (/AJC, ;1)
1$. H)he #ine *etween what is Hma#e9 and what is Hfema#e9 is *ecoming increasing#y *#urred9. )o
what e0tent do you *e#ie"e this to *e true& (/AJC, ;1)
1$-. )eenagers c#amour for freedom *ut do not understand the restrictions that fo##ow. Discuss.
(4JC, ;1)
1$2. )o what e0tent are you in fa"our of showing compassion for a crimina#& ()JC, ;1)
1$6. (5outh wou#d *e an idea# state if it came a #itt#e #ater in #ife., (1er*ert 1enry AsFuith) Discuss.
()JC, ;1)
1$9. (Cisten to your e#ders., <s this good ad"ice& ()JC, ;1)
1';. Do a#ternati"e #ifesty#es ha"e an appea# for you& ()JC, ;1)
1'1. <s it true that in today9s wor#d, young peop#e are a depri"ed #ot& (45JC, ;1)
1'!. /hou#d we *e concerned a*out the rise in materia#ism& (45JC, ;1)
1'$. Are the youth of a nation the guardians of its future& (JJC, ;1)
1''. /hopping G does it #i*erate or e0p#oit women& (CJC, ;1)
1'. 1a"ing chi#dren is increasing#y seen as a chore and not a *#essing. %hat impact wou#d this
ha"e on the institution of fami#y& (ACJC, ;!)
1'-. <s apathy in the youth of today a pressing pro*#em that shou#d *e addressed& (ACJC, ;!)
1'2. )o what e0tent can crime in society *e #inked to the pressures of modern #ife& (ACJC, ;!)
1'6. (%omen are edging men out from their comforta*#e niches., Comment. (ACJC, ;!)
1'9. 1ow far wou#d you agree that a sta*#e society depends on the sur"i"a# of the traditiona#
fami#y& (:JC, ;!)
1;. )o what e0tent is the fami#y an important institution in society& (/:JC, ;!)
11. ()he wor#d we #i"e in is rep#ete with "io#ence., Comment. (/:JC, ;!)
1!. 1ow far shou#d the shaping of the future rest on youth& (/:JC, ;!)
1$. (>arriage is not a word G it is a sentence., 70amine peop#e9s perception of marriage in a
rapid#y changing wor#d. (=JC, ;!)
1'. ()he fema#e of the species is more dead#y than the ma#e, (Char#es Darwin). 1ow far do you
agree& (=JC, ;!)
1. <n your opinion, what is a sound phi#osophy for *ringing up teenagers in today9s society&
(5JC, ;!)
1-. Bne of the appa##ing e#ements of our time is the pre"a#ence of *ruta#ity. Discuss. (5JC, ;!)
12. ()he go#den years., <s this an accurate description of o#d age in your society& (5JC, ;!)
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16. )here can ne"er *e crime without temptation. )o what e0tent is this statement true& (5JC,
;!)
19. ()he way we treat anima#s puts the human race in "ery poor #ight indeed., <s this a fair
comment& (1CJC 3romo !;;$)
1-;. Anima#s are man9s *est friends. <s this true& (3JC 3romo !;;$)
1-1. L)he campaign for anima# rights is a waste of time and effort.L Comment. (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
19. Do anima# rights deser"e the attention they recei"e& (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
1-;. 81ow man treats anima#s is a ref#ection of how ci"i#ised he is.9 Comment. (5JC
3re#ims!;;$)
1-1. Do we ha"e any responsi*i#ities towards other anima#s& (1CJC 3re#ims !;;$)
1-!. Are we going o"er*oard in treating anima#s too we##& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
1-$. (3eop#e who *reak ru#es are a menace to society and shou#d *e punished., 1ow far
dyou agree with this "iew& (5JC 3romo !;;$)
1-'. <n today9s society, is it *etter to *e an on#y chi#d& (5JC 3romo !;;$)
1-. )he sta*i#ity of the fami#y is essentia# for the progress of a country. 1ow far is this true&
(5JC 3romo !;;$)
1--. %ho shou#d take care of the aged& (5JC 3romo !;;$)
1-2. (%e #i"e in a stressfu# wor#d today., <s this true of your society& (5JC 3romo !;;$)
1-6. %hat makes a good parent& (5JC 3romo !;;$)
1-9. Account for the increasing num*er of *roken marriages today. (5JC 3romo !;;$)
12;. /hou#d gam*#ing *e discouraged& ()ampines 3re#ims !;;!)
121. 70amine the ro#e of fathers in today9s wor#d. ()ampines 3re#ims !;;!)
12!. Assess the impact of foreign cu#tures on your society. ()ampines 3re#ims !;;!)
12$. <s the term 8spoi#t generation9 a fair description of today9s youth& ()ampines 3re#ims
!;;!)
12'. <s enough done for the weak and disad"antaged in our society& ()ampines 3re#ims !;;!)
12. Do you think that the institution of the fami#y may *e in for a radica# re"ision in the future&
(ACJC 3romo !;;$)
12-. Do you agree that the youths of today su*scri*e on#y to "a#ues that suit them& (ACJC
3romo !;;$)
122. 1ow far wou#d you agree that immigrants are necessary for a society to *e successfu#
today& (ACJC !;;$ >ock )est+ :JC 3romo !;;!)
126. %hat do they mean *y 8Asian "a#ues9& (ACJC !;;$ >ock )est+ :JC 3romo !;;!))
129. 8)he death pena#ty has no p#ace in an en#ightened society.9 Discuss. (ACJC !;;$ >ock
)est+ :JC 3romo !;;!)
16;. Discrimination is not a#ways *ad. Do you agree& (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
161. 1ow important is reputation in the wor#d today& (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
16!. (@ami#y *ackground has #itt#e impact on indi"idua# achie"ement., Do you agree& (ACJC
3romo !;;$)
16$. <n spite of a## the changes in society, certain "a#ues shou#d remain unchanged. Do you
agree& (ACJC 3romo !;;$)
16'. )he concept of the father as the *readwinner of the fami#y is outdated. Comment. (ACJC
3romo !;;$)
16. 1ow far do you agree that the on#y way to protect society is to punish crimina#s& (CJC
3romo !;;$)
16-. (3re.udice is a disease we can ne"er get rid of., Discuss. (CJC 3romo !;;$)
162. Comment on the ways in which youths are depri"ed in the wor#d today. (CJC 3romo
!;;$)
166. (<mprisonment is the *est deterrent to crime., Discuss. (1CJC 3romo !;;$)
169. Do you agree that (co#our *#indness, in race re#ations is an impossi*#e dream& (1CJC
3romo !;;$)
19;. ()he a*o#ition of capita# punishment is a humane *ut unwise mo"e., Discuss. (45JC
3romo !;;$)
191. ()he poor can he#p themse#"es., )o what e0tent is this statement true& (45JC 3romo
!;;$)
19!. %hy are gender ro#es *ecoming #ess distinct today& (45JC 3romo !;;$)
19$. <s society today o*sessed with image& (45JC 3romo !;;$)
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19'. 8Ju"eni#e de#inFuents are not crimina#s G they are simp#y misunderstood teenagers.9 1ow
far do you agree& (3JC 3romo !;;$)
19. %omen now ha"e eFua#ity and freedom in e"erything. Do you agree& (3JC 3romo !;;$)
19-. )he death pena#ty is .ustified and upho#ds the sanctity of human #ife. Discuss. (3JC
3romo !;;$)
192. Attitudes towards persona# hea#th are changing drastica##y in society. Comment. (3JC
3romo !;;$)
196. 8Chi#dren are increasing#y "iewed as a *urden, not a *#essing.9 Do you agree& (:JC
3romo !;;$)
199. 85oung peop#e today face pro*#ems which their parents ne"er encountered.9 Discuss.
(:JC 3romo !;;$)
!;;. Do you agree that the fami#y unit is increasing#y at risk in your country& (:JC 3romo
!;;$)
!;1. ()he death pena#ty is a step *ack for ci"i#ised society., Comment. (/AJC 3romo !;;$)
!;!. %e ha"e gi"en too much credit to the <nternet for shaping our teenagers9 attitudes and
*eha"iour. Do you agree with this statement& (/AJC 3romo !;;$)
!;$. <s the growing acceptance of sing#ehood a *#essing or a curse& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
!;'. L<nfide#ity is the greatest threat to the we##A*eing of the fami#y today.L Do you agree with
this c#aim& (/:JC 3romo !;;$)
!;. 70amine how attitudes towards marriage ha"e changed. ()JC 3romo !;;$)
!;-. 85outh is ne"er cherished.9 Do you agree& ()JC 3romo !;;$)
!;2. @eminism shou#d *e as #i*erating to men as it is to women. Comment. (=JC 3romo !;;$)
!;6. <n this modern era, the aged are *ecoming more irre#e"ant than they are usefu#. %hat are
your "iews& (=JC 3romo !;;$)
!;9. 70amine some of the trends emerging among youths in your country today. (=JC 3romo
!;;$)
!1;. /hou#d crimina#s *e gi"en a second chance in society& (=JC 3romo !;;$)
!11. 8>arriage is not a word G it is a sentence.9 70amine peop#e9s perception of marriage in
rapid#y changing wor#d. (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!1!. 8)he fema#e of the species is more dead#y than the ma#e9 (Char#es Darwin). 1ow far do
you agree& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!1$. <n your opinion, what is a sound phi#osophy for *ringing up teenagers in today9s society&
5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!1'. Bne of the appa##ing e#ements of our time is the pre"a#ence of *ruta#ity. Discuss. (5JC
3re#ims !;;$)
!1. 8)he go#den years9. <s this an accurate description of o#d age in your society& (5JC
3re#ims !;;$)
!1-. )here can ne"er *e crime without temptation. )o what e0tent is this statement true&
(5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!12. 1a"ing chi#dren is increasing#y seen as a chore and not a *#essing. %hat impact wou#d
this ha"e on the institution of fami#y& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;!)
!16. <s apathy in the youth of today a pressing pro*#em that shou#d *e addressed& (ACJC
3re#ims !;;!)
!19. )o what e0tent can crime in society *e #inked to the pressures of modern #ife& (ACJC
3re#ims !;;!)
!!;. (%omen are edging men out from their comforta*#e niches., Comment. (ACJC 3re#ims
!;;!)
!!1. <s the wor#d too preoccupied with tragedy and fear& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;!)
!!!. <nfide#ity is the greatest threat to the we##A*eing of the modern fami#y. )o what e0tent
wou#d you agree with this statement& (ACJC 3romo !;;!)
!!$. <s di"orce the answer to a fai#ed marriage& (CJC Common )est !;;!)
!!'. Do you think science can so#"e the pro*#em of crime& (CJC Common )est !;;!)
!!. (:e#igion is the opiate of the masses., Comment. (CJC Common )est !;;!)
!!-. (3unishment must fit the crime., )o what e0tent is this ref#ecti"e of the way we dea# with
young crimina#s today& (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
!!2. ()he young are not concerned with anything e0cept to get on with their #i"es., <s this a fair
comment on the youth in your country& (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
!!6. Does society today ha"e much to #ook forward to& (45JC 3re#ims !;;!)
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!!9. )he importance of *e#onging. Discuss this in re#ation to /ingapore. (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
!$;. Are we paying enough attention to our chi#dren today& (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
!$1. %hat wi## you retain or do different#y from your parents in raising your chi#dren& (3JC
3romo !;;!)
!$!. (<t is g#orious to *e young, no matter where you #i"e or when you #i"e,. 1ow true do you
find this statement& (3JC 3romo !;;!)
!$$. ()he sanctity of human #ife, is too genera# a phrase to *e he#pfu# in he#ping man make
ma.or #ife and death decisions. )o what e0tent do you agree with this statement& (3JC
3romo !;;!)
!$'. (>en and women comp#ement each other. )a#k of eFua#ity is therefore irre#e"ant.,
Discuss. (3JC 3romo !;;!)
!$. %hat do you consider the most pressing pro*#em facing your country today& (3JC 3romo
!;;!)
!$-. 8<t is increasing#y difficu#t to *e a chi#d today.9 Discuss. (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
!$2. 8)o *e fema#e is sti## to *e second c#ass.9 1ow true is this of the modern wor#d& (:JC
Common )est 1 !;;!)
!$6. Do you agree that copyright #aws make #ife *etter for e"eryone& (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
!$9. 1ow far wou#d you agree that a sta*#e society depends on the sur"i"a# of the traditiona#
fami#y& (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
!';. %hat priorities wou#d you ad"ise a !1AyearAo#d to ha"e in #ife& (:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
!'1. J5oung peop#e today ha"e gone soft.J <s this a fair assessment of the young in modern
society& (45JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!'!. )radition has no p#ace in modern #ife. )o what e0tent is this true of your country& (45JC
3re#ims !;;$)
!'$. 8>odern #ife today is not conduci"e to the sur"i"a# of the fami#y.9 Discuss. (5JC 3re#ims
!;;$)
!''. 1ow might the pro*#em of eating disorders *e addressed& (5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!'. 8Care for the aged is more the responsi*i#ity of the state than the fami#y.9 Do you agree&
(5JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!'-. (%omen make *etter #eaders than men., Discuss. (1CJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!'2. Can we *e too concerned a*out safety and hygiene& (1CJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!'6. ()he on#y chi#d in a fami#y is a #ucky chi#d., Do you agree& (1CJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!'9. %hat purposes shou#d prisons ser"e in an educated and en#ightened society& (1CJC
3re#ims !;;$)
!;. )he youths of today ha"e an opinion on e"erything *ut a heart for none. <s this a fair
assessment of young peop#e in your country& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!1. <s it futi#e to *ridge the gu#f *etween the generations& (ACJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!!. )he wor#d wou#d *e a *etter p#ace without re#igion. Do you agree& (AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!$. %e are into#erant of peop#e who are different. <s this an accurate c#aim& (AJC 3re#ims
!;;$)
!'. ()o end crimes, we must first end po"erty., 1ow far is this true& (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
!. Can the sa#e of *a*ies e"er *e .ustified& (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
!-. Consider whether #one#iness is a pro*#em in modern society. (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
!2. <s this a good time to *e young& (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
!6. <s #onge"ity a *#essing in today9s wor#d& (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
!9. (<s there a case for reducing go"ernment spending on the e#der#y& (J< 3re#ims !;;$)
!-;. 8CongAterm hea#th care and the pre"ention of diseases shou#d *e the so#e responsi*i#ity of
the state.9 <s this attitude rea#istic today& (JJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!-1. Does e"eryone ha"e the right to *e a parent& (JJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!-!. <s racia# harmony possi*#e in a mu#tiAracia# society& (3JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!-$. /hou#d peop#e *e encouraged to make more use of pu*#ic transport& (3JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!-'. (A## socia# i##s stem from a weak fami#y foundation., Do you agree& (3JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!-. %ith reference to de"e#opments in the wor#d today, to what e0tent wou#d you agree that
the future ho#ds much promise for young peop#e& (3JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!--. Are dads important& (:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!-2. Do you agree that a marriage without chi#dren is meaning#ess& (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!-6. ,%ork is a #ot #ess fun and fun is a #ot #ess work.9 Comment on the nature of work and
#eisure in modern society. (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
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!-9. <s to#erance the *est cure to the pro*#ems and conf#icts we face today& (/AJC 3re#ims
!;;$)
!2;. <s it true that there is #itt#e room for compassion in today9s wor#d& (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!21. 8Aff#uence has *een made the scapegoat for pro*#ems faced *y youths today.9 )o what
e0tent do you agree with this statement& (/AJC 3re#ims !;;$)
!2!. Do you agree that o#d age is the go#den years of one9s #ife&8 (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!2$. )he #ess priority women gi"e to their ro#es as wi"es and mothers, the more pro*#ems
society wi## face.9 Discuss. (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!2'. )o what e0tent is fashion a ref#ection of the "a#ues of a society& (=JC 3re#ims !;;$)
!2. J)he death pena#ty is .ustified *ecause it A and it a#one A pays proper respect to the
importance of human #ife.J %hat is your "iew on this& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
!2-. <f you were responsi*#e for setting up a new co#ony on a different p#anet, what particu#ar
feature of your home country wou#d you esta*#ish and why& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
!22. )o what e0tent has the pursuit of *eauty *ecome an unhea#thy o*session in today9s
modern wor#d& (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
!26. Can a country encourage her peop#e to *e more creati"e without sacrificing order and
discip#ine& (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
!29. <s there honour and g#ory in dying for your country& (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
!6;. )he young today face a trou*#ed and uncertain future. Discuss some so#utions to these
pro*#ems. (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
!61. Aff#uence has made youths today comp#acent a*out the future. Do you agree& (/AJC
3romo !;;!)
!6!. 1ow far wou#d you go in fighting for a worthwhi#e cause& (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
!6$. Discuss the ro#e of tradition in your society today. (/AJC 3romo !;;!)
!6'. /hou#d di"orce *e *anned& (/:JC 3romo !;;!)
!6. 81arsh #aws are the on#y way to dea# with peop#e who ha"e committed serious crimes.9 Do
you agree& (/:JC 3romo !;;!)
!6-. %hy are so few countries prepared to #ega#ise euthanasia& (/:JC 3romo !;;!)
!62. 8Crimina#s are *orn, not made.9 Comment. (/:JC 3romo !;;!)
!66. /hou#d peop#e *e a##owed to choose the gender of their chi#dren& (/:JC 3romo !;;!)
!69. 8/ingaporeans who migrate to other countries are Fuitters.9 <s this a fair .udgement&
(/:JC 3romo !;;!)
!9;. 8>anhood shou#d *e redefined in the twentyAfirst century.9 Do you agree& (/:JC 3romo
!;;!)
!91. )o what e0tent is the fami#y an important institution in society& (/:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
!9!. 8)he wor#d we #i"e in is rep#ete with "io#ence.9 Comment. (/:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
!9$. 1ow far shou#d the shaping of the future rest on youth& (/:JC 3re#ims !;;!)
!9'. )o what e0tent do you agree that capita# punishment has no p#ace in our ci"i#ised wor#d&
(=JC 3romo !;;!)
!9. %hat #essons can we #earn from today9s racia# conf#icts& (5JC Common )est !;;!)
!9-. %hy is there resistance to change in the ro#es of men and women in society& (5JC
Common )est !;;!)
!92. Account for the increasing "io#ence in society today. (5JC Common )est !;;!)
!96. <f you ha"e three wishes to make your country a *etter p#ace, what wou#d these wishes
*e& Justify your answer. (5JC Common )est !;;!)
!99. Contemporary society puts peop#e under great stress. Do you agree& (5JC Common
)est !;;!)
$;;. /hou#d we worry that young peop#e are not interested in preser"ing their cu#tura# identity&
(5JC Common )est !;;!)
$;1. <s it more difficu#t to *e a parent in the !1
st
century& Consider this with reference to
modern de"e#oped societies. (ACJC 3romo ;')
$;!. 8)eenage angst is mere#y a passing phase and shou#d *e ignored.9 Do you agree& (ACJC
3romo ;')
$;$. 8)eenagers ha"e *ecome too serious to know how to ha"e fun9 Discuss. (ACJC 3re#im
;')
$;'. 8)he mark of an en#ightened society is the manner in which it takes care of its weakest
mem*ers.9 Comment. (ACJC 3re#im ;')
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$;. Can /ingapore e"er *e successfu# in internationa# sporting competitions& (ACJC 3re#im
;')
$;-. 1ow far are copyright and patent #aws *eneficia# to society& (ACJC 3re#im ;')
$;2. 8A house needs a man more than it needs a woman.9 Discuss. (ACJC 3romo ;)
$;6. 8%e ha"e *ecome a society of e0cesses.9 Discuss. (ACJC 3romo ;)
$;9. 8)he younger generation of today is more fortunate than their predecessors.9 Discuss.
(ACJC 3romo ;)
$1;. )o what e0tent are the handicapped pro"ided with adeFuate care in your country& (ACJC
3re#im ;)
$11. 8)he traditiona# ro#e of the father and mother is *eing threatened today.9 )o what e0tent is
this true& (ACJC 3re#im ;)
$1!. /ingapore is working towards *eing a more open society. Discuss the imp#ications. (AJC
3re#im ;')
$1$. /ingaporeans ha"e a#ways *een dri"en *y a need to *e the *est. 1as this *een a good
thing& (AJC 3re#im ;')
$1'. /ing#ehood is *ecoming increasing#y attracti"e today. Comment. (AJC 3re#im ;')
$1. )o what degree do you think nonAconformity shou#d *e encouraged in /ingapore& (CJC
3re#im ;')
$1-. %hat changes do you think /ingapore, as a cosmopo#itan nation, shou#d make to
adeFuate#y meet future cha##enges& (CJC 3re#im ;')
$12. 85outh is more a matter of attitude than age.9 Discuss. (CJC 3re#im ;')
$16. 85oung peop#e today ha"e no appreciation of art and no taste in music.9 Comment.
(1CJC 3re#im ;')
$19. )o what e0tents is /ingapore confident#y prepared and proper#y eFuipped to face the
cha##enges that #ie ahead& (1CJC 3re#im ;')
$!;. 8Di"orce is not a socia# or mora# pro*#em+ it is a sensi*#e and ci"i#ised so#ution.9 Do you
agree& (1CJC 3re#im ;')
$!1. %hat achie"ements of /ingapore make you *eam with pride and what aspects make you
*#ush with em*arrassment& (1CJC 3re#im ;')
$!!. 87"ery /ingaporean matters.9 1ow does your society rea#ise this& (JJC 3re#im ;')
$!$. )o what e0tent is ha"ing chi#dren .ust another #ifesty#e choice& (JJC 3re#im ;')
$!'. 8)he future is entire#y in the hands of the young.9 Comment on the "a#idity of this
statement. (JJC 3re#im ;')
$!. Are /ingapore youth soft, she#tered and se#fish& (>< 3re#im ;')
$!-. 8<ndi"idua#s are far more contented today than in the past.9 Discuss. (>< 3re#im ;')
$!2. Cega#ising casinos and other gam*#ing faci#ities is a#ways detrimenta# to a country. %hat
are your "iews& (>< 3re#im ;')
$!6. 8)echno#ogy is the on#y reason for deterioration of socia# "a#ues.9 %hat are your "iews&
(>< 3re#im ;')
$!9. <s the woman the sa#"ation or the destruction of the fami#y& (>JC 3re#im ;')
$$;. >eritocracy is the on#y reason more peop#e are suffering from stress today. Do you
agree& (>JC 3re#im ;')
$$1. <s it ridicu#ous to treat anima#s humane#y& (>JC 3re#im ;')
$$!. 8De gent#e with the young.9 Comment. (>JC 3re#im ;')
$$$. <s modern society too concerned with appearance and *eauty& (4JC 3re#im ;')
$$'. Do the young in /ingapore ha"e what it takes to ensure that /ingapore remains
successfu#& (4JC 3re#im ;')
$$. <s it desira*#e for men and women to maintain separate and c#ear#y differentiated ro#es in
today9s wor#d& (4JC 3re#im ;')
$$-. <t is definite#y more ad"antageous to *e a mu#tiAracia# society than a homogeneous one.
Do you agree& (4JC 3re#im ;')
$$2. )he defeat of fear is an important goa# for e"ery society. (:JC 3re#im ;')
$$6. )o what e0tent ha"e peop#e changed as a resu#t of #i"ing in today9s fastApaced society&
(:JC 3re#im ;')
$$9. <s the future for a## young peop#e in /ingapore e0citing and inspiring& (:JC 3re#im ;')
$';. 8)he *est test of a ci"i#ised society is the way it treats its anima#s.9 Discuss. (:JC 3re#im
;')
$'1. 8)here is "ery #itt#e room for creati"ity in /ingapore today.9 Discuss. (3JC 3re#im ;')
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$'!. /hou#d /ingapore adopt the we#fare state system& (3JC 3re#im ;')
$'$. 1ow far is it true that good #ooks count for more than good "a#ues in today9s wor#d&
(/AJC 3re#im ;')
$''. 8@inding a suita*#e #ife partner is not easy today.9 Discuss with reference to your society.
(/:JC 3re#im ;')
$'. 8Bne ha#f of the wor#d cannot understand the other.9 <s this a#ways true of men and
women& (/:JC 3re#im ;')
$'-. 1as g#o*a#isation made the wor#d more ci"i#ised& (/AJC 3re#im ;')
$'2. <s it true that work today is more time consuming and #ess meaningfu# than it has e"er
*een *efore& (/AJC 3re#im ;')
$'6. Do you agree that young peop#e today trust on#y materia# things& (/AJC 3re#im ;')
$'9. 8)he harshest punishment is a#so the most effecti"e.9 Do you agree& (/AJC 3re#im ;')
$;. 8:aising the young is a shares responsi*i#ity.9 ()JC 3re#im ;')
$1. Do you agree that re#igion ser"es no practica# purpose *ut to gi"e >an hope& ()JC
3re#im ;')
$!. 87at at your own risk.9 Are we o"er#y concerned a*out what we eat today& ()JC 3re#im
;')
$$. Do you think the /tate shou#d *e responsi*#e for taking care of the o#d in society& ()3JC
3re#im ;')
$'. )o what e0tent shou#d ha"ing *a*ies *e an indi"idua#9s choice& ()3JC 3re#im ;')
$. <s an openAminded society necessari#y a *etter society& (5JC 3re#im ;')
$-. 8Eender is no #onger a he#pfu# concept.9 Do you agree& (5JC 3re#im ;')
$2. 8/e#fish, soft and not hungry enough for success as the pre"ious generation.9 Discuss the
imp#ications of this statement a*out /ingaporean youth. (5JC 3re#im ;')
$6. 8A woman9s p#ace is in the home.9 1ow far wou#d you agree& (ACJ 3romo ;')
$9. 8)he youth of today is dictated *y se#fAinterest.9 <s this true of young peop#e in your
country& (AJC 3romo ;')
$-;. 1ow far is a sta*#e fami#y essentia# for a country9s progress& (CJC 3romo ;')
$-1. )o what e0tent shou#d a pu*#ic desire for retri*ution inf#uence the way we dea# with
crimina#s& (CJC 3romo ;')
$-!. 8<t is possi*#e to *uy #o"e with money in today9s society.9 Do you agree& (CJC 3romo ;')
$-$. 83re.udice wi## a#ways e0ist *ut it is discrimination that demands remo"a#.9 Discuss. (CJC
3romo ;')
$-'. Does re#igion a#ways #ead to contentment& (CJC 3romo ;')
$-. 8)he death pena#ty has made the wor#d a safer p#ace.9 Comment. (JJC 3romo ;')
$--. 1as modernity fai#ed us& Discuss with reference to your own country. (JJC 3romo ;')
$-2. 8)he po#arisation of the young and the o#d has ne"er *een so marked as it is today.9 <s
this ref#ecti"e of the situation in your country& (JJC 3romo ;')
$-6. Do myths and #egends ha"e a ro#e to p#ay in modern society& (1CJC 3romo ;')
$-9. 8)he most effecti"e way to eradicate crime is *y insti##ing fear.9 Do you agree& (>JC
3romo ;')
$2;. 8Capita# punishment has no p#ace in our modern society that em*races respect and #o"e
for humanity.9 Discuss. (>JC 3romo ;')
$21. 8>en are su*.ected to more discrimination than women in today9s society.9 Do you agree&
(>JC 3romo ;')
$2!. 8)he pu*#ic transport system has fai#ed to meet the needs of ordinary peop#e. )his is why
we sti## depend on cars.9 %hat are your "iews& (>JC 3romo ;')
$2$. 8=o#unteerism is nothing more than a farce in /ingapore society.9 Comment. (>JC 3romo
;')
$2'. 85outh is the *est period of one9s #ife.9 %ou#d you agree with this "iew& (45JC 3romo ;')
$2. Discuss the appea# and draw*acks of city #ife. (45JC 3romo ;')
$2-. 83ractica#ity, not romance, shou#d *e a prime factor in choosing a #ife partner.9 Discuss.
(3JC 3romo ;')
$22. 8)he greatness of a nation and its mora# progress can *e .udged *y the way its anima#s
are treated.9 DB you agree& (3JC 3romo ;')
$26. 8)here is not success that can compensate for fai#ure at home.9 %hat do you think&
(/AJC 3romo ;')
$29. 83ets are nothing more than imprisoned anima#s.9 Do you agree& (/AJC 3romo ;')
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$6;. 8)he ro#es of men and women are in a state of f#u0 today.9 Discuss. (:JC 3romo ;')
$61. /hou#d we a##ow chi#dren to *e adopted *y homose0ua# coup#es and sing#es& (:JC
3romo ;')
$6!. 8)he *est way to reduce .u"eni#e crime is to counse# the offender9s parents.9 Do you
agree& (:JC 3romo ;')
$6$. 8/ingaporeans ha"e no time to *e gracious.9 Do you agree& (:JC 3romo ;')
$6'. 8A## /ingaporeans care a*out is their materia# comfort.9 <s this true& (/:JC 3romo ;')
$6. 8/ingaporeans today face greater an0ieties than they did in the past.9 Do you agree&
(/:JC 3romo ;')
$6-. 8)here can *e no .ustification for corpora# punishment.9 Do you agree& (/:JC 3romo ;')
$62. %hat "a#ues wou#d you #ike your chi#dren to ha"e& (/:JC 3romo ;')
$66. 8)here is no p#ace for o#d peop#e in /ingapore.9 (/:JC 3romo ;')
$69. 8)he pro*#em with eFua#ity for women is that it turns them into men.9 Discuss. ()JC
3romo ;')
$9;. Discuss the *enefits and pitfa##s of #i"ing in an aff#uent society. ()JC 3romo ;')
$91. 8)he main purpose of punishment shou#d *e to reform the crimina#.9 Do you agree& (5JC
3romo ;')
$9!. <n your opinion, what ro#es can grandparents p#ay in your society& (5JC 3romo ;')
$9$. 8<t is difficu#t to get young peop#e to take part in community ser"ice these days.9 1ow far
do you agree with this statement& (5JC 3romo ;')
$9'. 8<n /ingapore, meritocracy is a faQade for e#itism.9 )o what e0tent is this true& (=JC
3romo ;')
$9. Critica##y e0amine the forces threatening the fami#y in /ingapore today. (=JC 3romo ;')
$9-. 8<dea#ism is a pri"i#ege reser"ed for the young.9 Do you agree& (=JC 3romo ;')
$92. 8)he greatest o*stac#e to women achie"ing eFua#ity is the women themse#"es.9 Do you
agree& (=JC 3romo ;')
$96. 8)iny tyrants who contradict their parents, terrorise their teachers and go**#e their food.9
%hy do more chi#dren in /ingapore fit such description and what can *e done a*out this
pro*#em& (1C< 3re#im ;)
$99. 8An0iety is the price we pay for modern #ife.9 Discuss. (1C< 3re#im ;)
';;. Do you agree that /ingaporeans are "ictims of trends& (1C< 3re#im ;)
';1. 8A*o"e a##, *e true to yourse#f.9 1ow re#e"ant is this ad"ice to youths of your country&
(CJC 3ractice 3aper ;)
';!. Are parents today *ecoming redundant& (CJC 3ractice 3aper ;)
';$. 8Eender is *ecoming an increasing#y irre#e"ant consideration for emp#oyment today.9
Discuss. (>< 3re#im ;)
';'. 8Consumerism has increased addictions.9 1ow accurate is this o*ser"ation& (JJC 3re#im
;)
';. 8)here is no greater ineFua#ity than the eFua# treatment of uneFua#s.9 Discuss. (JJC
3re#im ;)
';-. 8)he *est years of the aged are sti## ahead of them.9 1ow far is this true of your society&
(JJC 3re#im ;)
';2. 8/tress, not disease, is the greatest aff#iction.9 Assess the "a#idity of this statement for
your society. (JJC 3re#im ;)
';6. 1a"e foreign ta#ents had a positi"e or negati"e impact on your society& (>< 3re#im ;)
';9. 8)he simp#e #ife.9 1ow possi*#e is this today& (45JC 3re#im ;)
'1;. 8>u#ticu#tura#ism is a time *om* waiting to e0p#ode. 1ow far is this true in your society&
(45JC 3re#im ;)
'11. 8)he more women are empowered, the more society *enefits.9 Do you agree& (45JC
3re#im ;)
'1!. )he fight for persona# rights has created a se#fish generation. <s this true of modern
society& (4JC 3re#im ;)
'1$. %i## moti"es *ehind work change with changing times& (4JC 3re#im ;)
'1'. )o what e0tent is an adu#t9s re#ationship with authority inf#uenced *y his re#ationship with
his parents& (4JC 3re#im ;)
'1. Are chi#dren a#ways a *#essing& (/:JC 3re#im ;)
'1-. 87nsuring that .ustice has *een done shou#d *e the on#y aim of a country9s .udicia#
system.9 Discuss. (/:JC 3re#im ;)
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'12. 8)here is no more need for feminists G the *att#e for gender eFua#ity has a#ready *een
won.9 <s this true& (/:JC 3re#im ;)
'16. 8Crimina#s deser"e counse##ing and assistance rather than punishment.9 Comment. (3JC
3re#im ;)
'19. 8A maturing society.9 )o what e0tent is this an accurate ref#ection of your country& (3JC
3re#im ;)
'!;. >ora# "a#ues G a term that modern man does not seem to recognise. 1ow far wou#d you
say this is an accurate statement& (3JC 3re#im ;)
'!1. 8Ceadership has nothing to do with gender.9 )o what e0tent wou#d you agree with this
statement& (3JC 3re#im ;)
'!!. 8<f women ru#ed, the wor#d wou#d *e a *etter p#ace.9 Do you agree& ()3JC 3re#im ;)
'!$. 8A comforta*#e en"ironment diminishes the fighting spirit in peop#e.9 1ow far is this an
accurate ref#ection of /ingapore& (=JC 3re#im ;)
'!'. 8<t is a#ways *est for women to portray themse#"es as the weaker se0.9 Comment. (=JC
3re#im ;)
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1. %hat is the impact of techno#ogy on sports& (AJC, 9)
!. %hy are so many modern heroes drawn from the wor#d of entertainment and sport& (:JC,
9)
$. )he inf#uence of sports on young peop#e is a#ways positi"e. Comment. (/:JC, 9)
'. ()oo #itt#e emphasis is p#aced on sportsmanship today., Comment. (AJC, 9-)
. ()he B#ympic Eames no #onger ref#ect their origina# idea#s,. )o what e0tent is this true&
(ACJC, 9-)
-. (<t is commercia#ism not po#itics which is the *iggest threat to the integrity of internationa#
sport., Discuss. (1CJC, 9-)
2. 8<nternationa# sports meets ser"e to emphasiIe the strengths of some countries and the
weaknesses of others.9 Discuss. (JJC, 9-)
6. ()he spirit of sport is *#unted *y commercia#ism., )o what e0tent is this true& (45JC, 9-)
9. ()oday, more than e"er *efore, the B#ympics has shown itse#f to *e one of the most important
e"ents in the wor#d., Do you agree& (:JC, 9-)
1;. )he "a#ue of competiti"e sports. (/:JC, 9-)
11. 8)he B#ympics is not a*out who is the *est *ut doing your *est.9 Discuss. ()3JC, 9-)
1!. )o what e0tent does science p#ay a part in the mou#ding of a great sportsman& (=JC, 9-)
1$. ()oday9s ath#ete is more of a te#e"ision star than a sportsman., Do you agree& (JJC, 92)
1'. 8>odern sport is #itt#e more than *ig *usiness *y other means.9 Discuss. (:JC, 92)
1. ()eam sports are *etter than indi"idua# sports., Do you agree& (/AJC, 92)
1-. %hat do you think shou#d *e the o*.ecti"es of a nationa# sports programme& ()3JC, 92)
12. Competiti"e sports *ring out the worst and the *est in peop#e. Do you agree& (JJC, 96)
16. /port has #ost its idea#s. Do you agree& (45JC, 96)
19. )he sporting fie#d has *een turned into a *att#eground. Do you agree& (4JC, 96)
!;. Do you agree that an internationa# sport has made sports fans "ictims of g#o*a# *usiness
"entures& ()3JC, 96)
!1. <s it right that a foot*a##er shou#d earn more than a teacher& (45JC, 99)
!!. Does professiona#ism ha"e a detrimenta# effect on sports& (/:JC, 99)
!$. Do sportswomen deser"e the same treatment as their ma#e counterparts& (=JC, 99)
!'. 8/port is not, and can ne"er *e, a profession.9 Discuss. (4JC, ;;)
!. %hat is the importance of sports in today9s wor#d& (/:JC, ;;)
!-. (3eop#e who engage in e0treme sports are mad and dangerous., %hat are your "iews&
()3JC, ;;)
!2. %inning is not e"erything *ut #osing is not anything. Discuss with reference to professiona#
sports. (=JC, ;;)
!6. (/ports today is a## a*out ta#ent e0p#oiting science., Discuss. (ACJC, ;1)
!9. 1as sport *ecome too po#iticised today& (=JC, ;1)
$;. H/ports mere#y di"erts peop#e from what rea##y matters in #ife.9 Discuss. (AJC, ;1)
$1. )here is too much at stake for a professiona# sportsman today for him to rea##y en.oy what he
does. Comment. (4JC, ;1)
$!. )he *enefits of internationa# sport are o"erArated. %hat do you think& (=JC, ;!)
$$. 8/port ref#ects nothing more than a mania for winning.9 %hat is your "iew& (ACJC
!;;$ >ock )est+ :JC 3romo !;;!)
$'. Commercia#ism is doing sports more harm than good. Do you agree& (45JC 3romo
!;;$)
$. Discuss the impact of the commercia#isation of sports. ()JC 3romo !;;$)
$-. /port is a#ways more a*out the human ego than the human spirit. Do you agree&
(=JC 3romo !;;$)
$2. )he *enefits of internationa# sport are o"erArated. %hat do you think& (=JC 3re#ims
!;;$)
$6. (4e"er has the sporting scene *een so decadent., <s this true of sports today& (45JC
3re#ims !;;!)
$9. /hou#d e0treme sports *e encouraged& (3JC >idA5r !;;!)
';. Do internationa# sporting e"ents ser"e to promote good re#ations or mere#y
encourage conf#ict& (:JC Common )est 1 !;;!)
'1. Are sports persona#ities suita*#e ro#e mode#s& (:JC 3re#ims !;;$)
'!. /port has fa##en short of its true idea#s. <s this true of today9s wor#d& (=JC 3romo !;;!)
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'$. Consider the "a#ue of sports in your country. (ACJC 3romo ;')
''. 8)he rea#ity of sport is that it is often "ery unsporting.9 <s this a fair description of the wor#d of
sport today& (ACJC 3re#im ;)
'. <s it a waste of money for /ingapore to in"est in sports& (AJC 3re#im ;')
'-. 84o more heroes, .ust fa##en ido#s+ no more idea#s, .ust shattered i##usions.9 )o what e0tent is
this an accurate description of sport today& (1CJC 3re#im ;')
'2. 8)oday9s sportsmen re#y too much on techno#ogy.9 Discuss. (>JC 3re#im ;')
'6. <s there too much g#amour in sports& (45JC 3re#im ;')
'9. 8/ports is a*out money.9 <s this a#ways the case& (3JC 3re#im ;')
;. 8/ports di"ides more than it unites.9 <s this a fair comment& ()3JC 3re#im ;')
1. 8/port is human #ife in microcosm.9 )o what e0tent is this true& (5JC 3re#im ;')
!. /ports has #ost its idea#s. Do you agree& (AJC 3romo ;')
$. /port prepares an indi"idua# for working #ife.9 Do you agree& (1CJC 3romo ;')
'. 8)he winner takes it a##.9 /hou#d winning *e the primary concern of sportsmen& (JJC 3romo
;')
. /hou#d /ingapore import foreign ta#ent in sport& (>< 3romo ;')
-. 8Commercia#ism ruins sports.9 Do you agree& (45JC 3romo ;')
2. 8)he rea#ity of sport is that it is often "ery unsporting.9 %ou#d you agree& ()JC 3romo ;')
6. 8/port is taking fun serious#y.9 Do you agree& (=JC 3romo ;')
9. 8)here is too much at stake for a professiona# sportsman today for him to rea##y en.oy what he
does.9 Comment. (3JC 3re#im ;)
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