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The government should focus more on environmental problems and less on economic development.
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People are happier when they finish a challenging or difficult job than when they complete an easy
task.
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Successful people accept new things and take risks rather than hold on to the things that they have
done well.
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Being creative is more important in finding the best solution to a problem than planning carefully.
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Advertisements targeting children aged between 2 and 5 should be banned.
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It is important for families to have meals together regularly.
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Technology makes people's lives simpler rather than makes people's lives more complicated.
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To solve the present and future problems, it is necessary to understand the past.
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People today spend too much time on enjoyment. We only do what we like to do rather than what we
should do.
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The environmental issue is too complex to be solved by the individuals.
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It is important to have rules about the types of clothing that people wear at work and at school.
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The government should give priority to improving healthcare than to solving environmental
problems.
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Technology has made children less creative than children were in the past.
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The government should spend more money on improving access to the Internet than on the public
transportation.

16 Telephone has greater influence on people's lives than TV.16 Most businesspeople are motivated only by the desire for more money.08 All university students should take basic science courses regardless of their field of concentration.06.09. . 2008.07. parents do not understand their children as well as the parents did 50 years ago. 2008.30 People today are not as friendly as people were in the past. 2008.10. 2008. 2008. we should be more like others than be different from others.02 It was easier to achieve success in the past than it is today.06. 2008. 2008.12 In order to succeed.06 Playing computer games is a waste of time for children.08.06.25 Students who can keep their own rooms organized are more likely to succeed. 2008.05. TV or newspapers? 2008.08.27 Printed books have greater effects on society than TV does.10. 2008.05 Which source is more dependable for news.17 People benefit more from traveling in their own country than traveling in a foreign country.08. 2008.05.08. 2008. 2008.21 Children should play and study rather than learn how to do household chores.28 People should live in a city or a country all their lives instead of moving to another place.2008.11 Today.23 A serious and strict teacher is more effective than a teacher who is humorous and easygoing.09. 2008.09. 2008.21 Good looks and clothing are more important for success than good ideas.10.

12. 2008.07 Spending time alone is the best way to relieve stress.20 People should be allowed to use cell phones on public transportation such as buses and trains.01.11.10 Improving schools is the most important factor in the successful development of a country. 2009. 2008.12.05 Sports teach us lessons about life.31 It is more fun to see a movie in the cinema with other people than see a movie at home. . one has to get information from different news resources. 2008.12.21 Newspapers and magazines are the best ways to learn about a foreign country. 2009. 2009. 2008.14 Children should only play sports for fun rather than play sports in competitions or contests.17 Advertising is the most important cause of unhealthy eating habits.02. 2008.22 Students are more influenced by teachers than by their friends.27 A job with more vacation time but a low salary is better than a job with a high salary but less vacation time.02. 2009.11.02.03.12. 2009. 2008.12 Sports and exercises are more important to elderly people than to young people. 2009. 2008.14 In order to become well-informed.01.11.10.07 It is better to use one’s own knowledge and experience to solve problems than to get advice from others.12.08 Scientists should be responsible for the negative impact that is brought by their discoveries or inventions. 2008.2008.10 People who have interest in different things cannot be friends.

19 It is more important for the government to spend money on art museums and concert halls than on recreational facilities such as swimming pools and playgrounds. 2009. 2009. science and history.03 The best way to improve education is to raise teachers’ salaries. language.03.05.08.09. 2009.09. 2009.07 Parents should allow children to make their own choices rather than determine their children’s future for them. 2009.06. 2009. 2009.06. students will not use printed books anymore.05.07.2009.03. 2009.04. 2009. 2009.12 University students should take part-time jobs. such as football or basketball players.29 Twenty years from now on.30 Younger school children (aged five to ten) should be required to study art and music in addition to math.03. people should be taught how to manage money at a young age.25 Movies and TV programs made in one’s own country is always more interesting than those made in other countries.09 To become financially responsible individuals.14 It is better to spend money on traveling and vacation than to save money for the future.25 Do you prefer to take a low-paid but secure job or a job with a high salary but easy to lose? . deserve what they get.15 Professional athletes who receive high salaries.06. 2009. 2009.21 To remain happy and optimistic when you fail is more important than achieving success.20 Successful leaders should make others part of the decision-making process.05 Solving environmental problems is the best way for the government to improve public health. 2009.05.

2009.22 People who go outside are more successful and happier than people who stay in villages. 2010.07 To achieve successful development of a country.11.10.04 People should buy things that are made in their own country. 2010.30 The government should support scientific research that does not have any practical use.2009.10.27 All high-school students should take basic economic courses. a government should focus its budgets more on young children’s education rather than on universities. 2009. 2009.20 Parents should give money to their children for their high marks at school.12.24 Parents should help their children prepare for future life through encouraging them to take part-time jobs.11 Parents do not understand their children as well as the parents did 50 years ago. children should manage their own money at the young age.17 Movies and televisions should always show audience that good people are rewarded and bad people are punished.12.01. 2010. 2009.03.02.31 It is not good to move to a new city or a new country because you will lose old friends.06 Which is better: challenging plans about one's future or practical plans about one's future? .10. 2009.12.15 In order to become financially responsible adults. 2009. 2010. 2010.01.13 People holding different views cannot achieve success as a team. 2009.19 People would be happier with fewer possessions. even if the price of these products is higher than that of the products made in other countries.01. 2010.02.11.

2011. .05. 2010.26 It is more likely for people with more skills to succeed.27 In order to make ourselves happy. we should learn how to make others happy first.05. 2010.08 The best way for parents to teach children about responsibility is to have them care for an animal.2010. will you use e-mail/text messaging OR use telephone/voice-messaging? 2010.10 People should have hobbies and do physical activities that are very different from their own work.15 Some people think university professors should spend more time doing research while others think they should spend more time educating students. people now are less happy and less satisfied than people in the past.12 People should take a secure job immediately when finding one instead of waiting for the job that they find more satisfying.20 People can solve important problems by themselves or with the help from their family members so there's no need for the government to help them.01. 2010.29 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Because the world is changing so quickly.06.06.06.21 Do you agree or disagree the following statement? The rapid growth cities today’s should have a positive effect of the development of the society.04.19 If you need to discuss upsetting or controversial problems with others.22 The government should spend more money on improving access to the Internet than on the public transportation 2010. 2010. 2010.01. 2010. What is your view? 2011. 2010. they should limit the time their children spend on watching TV.01.16 Improving schools is the most important factor in the successful development of a country.12 If parents want their children to do well at school. 2010.04.24 The way a person is dressed in is a good indication of his/her character or personality.03.03.05.03. 2011.

2011. 2011.02.11 Parents should allow children to make and learn from their own mistakes. while others will wait until many have acquired it.04.06. 2011.03. Which do you prefer? 2011.05.23 When teachers assign projects on which students must work together. 2011.07. 2011.06.10 It's more important for the government to build new housing than preserve old and historical building.05.07. 2011.15 It is more important to have more facilities rather than hire more teachers? 2011. 2011.03. 2011.02. it is better for him to turn to you for help or ask for a tutor? .11 Although new technology and science will continue to advance and improve people’s life. even if it does not affect your personal lives.08.30 It is important to know about what is happening around the world.04. 2011. Some people buy it right away.2011.26 Young people nowadays have no influence on decisions that determine the future of the society as a whole.05 The most important problem that affects the society today will be solved during our lifetime. students will learn much more effectively than ask them to do alone.25 When a new technological devices become available.28 One can learn a lot about the person from the type of friends the person has. 2011.02.13 One of the ways that parents can help children be ready for adult life is to ask them to do a part-time job.08 The friends that you can have fun with are more important than the friends that you can get help from? 2011.05 If one of your friends needs assistance in a one of the courses you are good at.05 The most important characteristic for politician is to accept responsibility for mistake. the most significant improvement has been made.

09. 2011. such as certain entertainer or athletes. The amount of exercise.12. 2011.08.17 It is impossible to be completely honest with your friend.9 Your job has more effect on your happiness than your social life does.16 Children should do jobs that are similar to those of their parents.01.01.12. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. The kind of food you eat. 2011. are more important for younger people than older people.10.2 People who cannot accept the criticism from others will not be successful at working in a group. 2012.19 Some jobs can pay high salaries but require employees to leave their family and friends.27 It is better to wait in patience than take action? 2011.28 The reading that a student does on his or her own is as important as or more important than a reading assigned by professors. 2011. .29 It is much easier to achieve success with help from one's family nowadays than before.11. The amount of stress.17 Automobile has had greater effects on society than airplanes.03 Government should share their scientific discoveries with others. Which job do you prefer? Why? 2011.02. 2011.13 Which following statement would you change to improve your health: 1.22 Famous entertainers and athletes deserve to have more privacy than they have now. 2. 2011.2011. 3.08.10.09. 2012.01. 2011. 2012.12. Some jobs pay few salaries but allow employees staying with family and friend.20 The most important investment for a company is to spend money to improve the work skills of its employees.21 The opinions of celebrities. 2012.

23 All school teachers should update their knowledge every five years. Participating in community activities or traveling? 2012.27 People now are more interested in politics than those in the past.11 Talented people’s leadership is born by nature and cannot be learned by people. you prefer to work on it right .08 People care more about public recognition. 2012.06 Participating in activities in organization and clubs is as important as academic study for students.02.06. 2012.02. 2012. good location or good friends to travel with? 2012.20 Which following statement contributes most to an enjoyable vacation: good food. 2.07.03.05.26 It is easier to maintain good health than in the past.06.09 Young people now are more willing to help others than those in the past.18 Working at home using computers or telephones is better than working in the office. 2012.05. 2012.28 When you are assigned an important presentation for work or school.03. even though more money is given.04.03.06. Joining in a sport team. 2012. 2012.15 (空缺) 2012. 2012. public recognition can still make people work harder.25 Our society today is so busy and crowed that people do not need to be polite to each other. 2012.29 Government should focus more on preservation of environment rather than economic development. 2012.07.04.05 Which of the following statement do you think is the best to make new friends: 1. 2012.03 Employees should follow the orders of their bosses rather than propose new ideas.14 It is important for government to protect wild animals and wilderness areas for future generations.2012.05. 2012.04.

2012.11.06 Nowadays. or wait until you have a good idea about the presentation? 2012. 2012.12 The rules that the whole societies today expect to young people to follow and obey are too strict.04 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Teachers now have more influence on their students than they were in the past. 2012.10. 2012. 2012. 2012.19 Younger people spend more time on improving the world than in the past.away so that you can work on it a little bit every day.08.17 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: People show less respect to teachers than they did in the past. it is better for children to make decisions nowadays.09.10. 2012.09. 2012.03 Parents should spend more time playing games or doing sports with their children or they should spend more time helping their children with their schoolwork. 2012.15 Teachers’ performance should be evaluated by students rather than by other teachers. a government should spend more money on young children’s education (5-10) rather than on university.27 Although children’s decisions were often made by parents in the past. 2012.16 (空缺) .08.10.27 Your job has more effect on your happiness than your living environment dose.07 University should spend more money supporting social activities rather than improving the food students eat.09. neighbors depend on each other less than the people in the past. 2012.29 The best leader should admit if they made a bad decision. 2012.11.25 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: To achieve successful development of country.09.08.10.

23 In order to attract good students,many university spent a lot of money in society activities.04. 2013.01 People live in countryside are happier than people live in the city. 2013.26 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? In order to be successful. parents will learn more from children than children learn from parents.11.01.08 Students can use their mobile phones to surf on the internet or listen to the music while doing their homework.12 Do you agree or disagree with the statement: In modern times.03. feeding the world’s growing population is more important than protecting against environmental damage. 2013. 2012.12.14 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Nowadays advertising is more honest than it was in the past.17 People learn about one person from books and movies that they like.02 People should state their honest opinions even though they know others will disagree with their views.06 Teachers are appreciated and valued nowadays not as much as they were before.03.02. 2012. 2013.04. 2013.01.12.27 The best way to reduce air pollution is that government to raise the cost of fuel(petrol)of the cars. Do you agree this statement or not. 2013. 2013.31 The most important thing people learnt is from families.08 Some students prefer to have their final grades determined by numerous small assignments. Explain your position. businesses must put more money in advertising. 2013. .22 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Though modern agricultural practices damage the environment.06. whereas others prefer to have their final grades determined by only a few large ones.2012.05.12. 2013. 2012.

08.09.11=2013. newspapers) 3)recommendations from the sales person in the store .09.27 Using clean energy to protect the environment.other people think a child’s time is better spent in classroom at school.08.26 If your teacher says something incorrect in a class. 2013.07 When making major purchase(eg. 2013.10. TV. 2013.10. 2013. TV. magazines. which factor is the most important one for you? living in an area that is not expansive living close to relatives living in an area with many shops and restaurants. Others keep this information to themselves and never share it online.09.05 Some people think that it is an important part of children’s education to go on field trips(eg. 2013. our decision can be influenced by different sources of information.09. Museums). magazines.22 Is it as important for older people to study or learn new things as it is for younger people? 2013. Explain how each of the following source of information can influence your decision.2013.07. Explain how each of the following source of information can influence your decision.13 Children should play and study rather than learn how to do household chores. 1)recommendations from friends or colleagues 2)information from media(eg.31 Government should support scientific researches which do not have practical uses. 2013. our decision can be influenced by different sources of information. newspapers) 3)recommendations from the sales person in the store 2013. what will you do? interrupt your teacher right away keep silent correct your teacher after class 2013.07 When making major purchase(eg. 2013. 1)recommendations from friends or colleagues 2)information from media(eg.06.13 When choosing living place.28 Society benefits more from works of great artists than from political leaders. Car or laptop). Car or laptop).09.10 Some people like to record their life by sharing pictures and other information on social-networking sites. but the traditional energy sources such as coal and oil is less expensive.07.

06 The most important investment that can be made to the education of children aged from four to seven is giving them a computer.14 The more money people have.28 Nowadays people are more willing to help the people who they don’t know (for example.07 If people are on vacation.12.16 The government is not educating people enough about the importance of good and healthy life style. 2013.04.19 A high school has decided that all students must take a class in which they learn a practical skill. School administrators are trying to decide whether to hold a class in cooking. 2013.22 Scientists have been working to make technology easier and human friendly.05 People in the past are more interested in improving their neighborhood (the area where they live) than now. Others think time should be spent by doing something together related to schoolwork. Do you agree or disagree that honesty is the most important thing to consider in deciding whom to vote for? 2013. Why? 2014. managing personal finances or auto repair.11.04.01.09 Busy parents have less time to spend with their children. 2013.12. 2013.10.2013. giving food and clothes to the people who need them) than they were in the past.12. Some people think time should be spent to play games or sports. the more they should give away to charity. 2013.10.11.11.19 In order to be successful. Which do you think the school should require students to take? 2013. 2014. 2014. they should leave their mobile phones at home.17 Do you think classmates or colleagues should work on projects in person or by e-mails. .25 You are helping to elect a student leader for a student organization or a club. How do you think technology had affected our lives? 2013.20 Should government spend money on public parks for everyone or build a sport field for students? 2014.12. businesses must put more money in advertising.02.

.2014.27 Your job has more effect on your happiness than your social life does.04.