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June 8, 2019
GT Letter: Write a letter of invitation to a friend asking her/ him to attend a special celebration.
– invite your friend to attend the celebration
– discuss the arrangements/plans you have made
– offer arrangements for travel and accommodation
Begin your letter: Dear ………….,

In some countries, children under 16 are not allowed to leave school by law and get full-time work.
Is this a good or a bad thing?

GT Letter: You are moving with your family to a new city. Write a letter to a housing agent in that city about accommodation.
In your letter,
– explain why and when you are moving
– describe where you want to live
– state the type of accommodation you require.
Begin your letter: ‘Dear Sir or madam,

In some countries, people follow the latest fashions and hairstyles.
In your opinion, what is influencing this?
Is this a good or bad thing?

Some people think that books should be stopped in school and that videos, films and computers should be used instead. To what extent do you agree?

Nowadays, many families move to different countries. Some people think children has many benefits while some other consider it is hard for children if families move to a foreign country.
Discuss both views and your opinion

Some feel that the earlier technological developments brought more benefits and changed the lives of ordinary people more than recent technological developments.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Many developing countries are expanding the tourist industry.
Why do you think so?
Is this a positive development?

GT Letter: You need to seek admission in a short course. Write a letter to the institute.
In your letter,
– state why you wish to do this course
– how your background education is related to it
– why you are choosing this institute
Begin your letter: ‘Dear Sir or madam,

Essay:
Nowadays, people of all ages from certain part of the world spends most time at home rather than going outdoors.
Why is this so?
Is this negative or Positive development?

In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career. For today’s world, which system is appropriate?

June 1, 2019 Academic

Some educationalists think that international exchange visits are beneficial to all teenage school students. do u think the benefit of such programme outweigh the disadvantages?

GT Letter: A newspaper is looking for nominations for an award to be given to a person who has done the most to help local community. Write a letter to editor suggesting a person who you know. In your letter include
– the name of the person and describe him/ her
– how you know the person
– and explain how he has helped the community.

Begin: Dear Sir or madam,

GT Essay: In many countries, people have more health problems because they choose to live an unhealthy lifestyle.
Why do you think that people lead an unhealthy lifestyle?
What can we do to solve this problem?

Essay: Some people believe that students in school learn better when they study in groups whereas others feel that they learn better when they study on their own. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

May 23, 2019

Academic Essay: Some people argue that scientific research done today is a waste of money and time.
Do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter: A company has asked for permission from the local council to build a factory in your area. Write a letter to the local council stating that you and your neighbours think this is a bad idea.
– State what problems this might cause.
– Explain where the factory should be constructed.
– Explain what you want the council to do.
Begin your letter: Dear Sir or Madam,

Essay: In some places, there are many social problems involving teenagers. Some people say this is because parents spend much of their time at work and not at home.
Do you agree or disagree?

Essay: It is important to give children the opportunity to act independently and make their own decisions from early age. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this idea?

Essay: There are fewer controls on the designs and construction of home and office buildings. So , people can build them whatever they like.
Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages ?

GT Letter: You notice garbage dumped near your house. Write a letter to city council authorities about it. In your letter,
– mention who are responsible
– how it is affecting you and others
– what you want the authority to do
Begin your letter: Dear Sir or Madam,

Essay: Should Parents allow their children to play similar TV programs and Computer Games as their friends do?

Essay: People live in a “throwaway society” which means that they use things in short time and throw it away. What do you think is the cause? What are the problems this may lead to?

May 11, 2019

Your city council is planning to close down a playground in your area. Write a letter to council and in your latter
– describe why you are writing
– who use the playground now
– why it should not be closed
Begin Dear Sir/ Madam,

Essay: Many people think that money promotes happiness.
What importance does money have in bringing happiness?

Essay: Some people feel that manufacturers and supermarkets have the responsibility to reduce the amount of packaging of goods. While others argue that customers should avoid buying goods with a lot of packaging.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

May 11, 2019

Academic essay: In cities increase in the number of car is causing serious problems; however, use of bicycles is declining. Why do you think that there is a decline in the use of bicycles? What are the measures that may help to encourage people to use bicycles?

GT Essay: Write a letter to the manager of a company you know recommending someone for a job. In your letter
– Tell who the person is and how you know the person
– Working experience of the person
– Why you recommend the person
Begin your letter: Dear Mr. …………… ,

GT Essay: Many companies use advertisements to increase sales. Are advertisements a good thing or a bad thing to the society?

Essay: Nowadays many shops are kept open for more time. Will it have positive or negative effect on shopper’s and community?

Essay: Some people think that the development of technology help to decrease crime while other people think that it encourages crime. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Nowadays, more and more people are buying household goods( like television, rice cookers etc).
Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

GT letter: Letter to the manager of an international company responding to an advertisement about a job
– why you would like to do that job
– skills and experience you have
– which department you wish to work in

GT Essay: Some people say that parents should limit the number of hours their children watch television and play computer games, and encourage them to read books instead. Do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter: You ordered a book from a company on the internet and it has not arrived yet
Write a letter to the manager of the company. In your letter
– give details about your order
– explain why you need it urgently
– tell what you want the company to do
Begin ‘Dear Sir/ madam,’

Essay: Some people believe that residents are responsible to keep the place where they live clean and tidy. Others believe that government is the responsible.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

GT Letter: Write a letter to your friend with who you spent a weekend attending a party to celebrate his relocation to a new house. In the letter, you should:
– Describe what you liked the most about their new apartment.
– What you liked about the weekend.
– When and where do you would like to meet them again.
Begin ‘Dear ……….. ,’

Essay: Some people think that all teenagers should be required to do unpaid work in their free time to help the local community. They believe this would benefit both the individual teenager and society as a whole.
Do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter: Someone has returned your bag with all its belongings that you recently lost. Write a letter to thank that person. In your letter
– thank him/her
– explain how you left your bag
– explain why its belongings were important to you
Begin ‘Dear Mr. ……….. ,’

GT Essay: One of the best methods to motivate and encourage workers is to pay them according to what they produce or sell.
Do you think this is the best method?

GT Letter: You work for an international company. Recently your job has changed and you believe that more training is needed. Write a letter to your manager and say
– How your job has changed
– Describe a type of training you will need
– Suggest the arrangements incorporating training and your work.
Begin your letter: Dear Mr. ………….

GT Essay: Nowadays young people know less about traditions and culture than in the past. What are the reasons for it? Is this a positive development or a negative development?

April 27, 2019

Historical sites are mostly visited by tourists rather than by locals.
Why is this so?
What can be done to attract more local visitors?

GT Letter: Write a letter to the manager of your company to request a new cafeteria in your office. In your letter

– explain why cafeteria is important to the employees
– where should the cafeteria be opened
– and how it can benefit the company.
Begin your letter: Dear Mr. …………… ,

GT Essay: Nowadays parents are giving more freedom to their children than in the past.
Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

April, 2019
GT Letter: A local magazine editor has asked for readers’ feedback. Write a letter to magazine editor and in your letter
– describe what made you choose this magazine
– what you like and dislike about it
– what improvements you want to see
Begin your letter- ‘Dear Sir/ madam,

Essay – People doing dangerous sports activities like scuba diving and bungee jumping should be responsible for their own life, and rescue workers should not risk their lives to save people.
Do you agree or disagree?

Essay – Some believe that children should be supervised in their free time activities whereas others believe that they need more freedom.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

April 13, 2019

These days many students are going abroad for studies. Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks?

April 6, 2019

Academic: More and more people are becoming seriously overweight. Some people suggest that as a solution to this problem, governments should increase the price of fast foods.
To what extend do you agree or disagree?

April 6, 2019

GT Letter: Write a letter to a friend whom you are coming to meet after some time as you shifted to another location for job. In your letter
– tell him about your current Job
– tell him about your stay plan
– and suggest a place and time to meet him.
Begin your letter ‘Dear ……………….. ,

GT Essay: Weddings are more expensive in some countries in present in comparison to the past and people spend huge amounts of money. What is the reason for this? Is this a positive or a negative development?

Essay: Today, many people have little knowledge about the importance of natural world.
What are the reasons for this?
How can we solve this problem?

Essay: Some feel that individuals should provide for themselves when they retire. Others argue that the government should take care of its people. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Government money should be used to support children in school for sports rather than to support professional sports and arts that perform for the general public.
To what extent do you agree?

GT Letter: A local college is having an international day. You want to speak about your country to students from different cultures.
Write a letter to the college head and in your letter,
– tell him/her about the topics you are going to talk about
– why it would they be of interest to the students
– ask for any arrangements that you need
Begin your letter ‘Dear Sir/ Madam,

Essay: Some believe that is the responsibility of people to take care about the environment. Others say it is the government that should take care of the environment.
Discuss both views and state your opinion.

March 23, 2019

Academic Essay:
Nowadays it is common for students to take a break between school and university education.
What are the advantages and disadvantages?

GT Letter: You have booked a ticket in a theatre with your friend. Now you have some inconvenience and cannot attend.
– apologize to your friend
– explain the reason
– suggest what your friend should do with your ticket
Begin your letter ‘Dear ……….,

GT Essay: More people have computer and mobile phones and now it is easy to do their job at home.
What are the advantages and disadvantages?

GT Letter: Your friend wants to start a new import/export business in the country where you live now. Write to him/her and in your letter include:
– What product is better to import.
– What part of the country does the product come from?
– Why he/she should import that product.

Begin your letter as follows:
Dear ………,

GT Essay: Many people today use their phones for sending texts more than talking.
What are the reasons for this?
Are there more advantages than disadvantages?

Essay: Many people expect that the proportion of old people will be more than the young people in the future. Do you think it is positive or negative?

Essay: Some people believe that the family has greater influence in child’s development. Others believe that other factors (television, friends, music, etc) have greater influence .
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: In the future, there will be more older people than younger people in most nations.
Is this a positive or negative development?

Essay: You are interested in attending a short course at a college in an English speaking country:
Write a letter to the college administration and include
– what course you would like to attend
– give details about your educational background and work experience
– what reasons make you choose this college
Begin your letter Dear Sir/ Madam,

Essay: More people are spending their free time watching movies.
Why is this? Is it a good or bad trend?

Essay: Small town center shops are running out of business because rural residents tend to go shopping in big cities stores.
Do the disadvantages of this development outweigh the advantages?

March 14, 2019

Scientists have been warning for many years about the importance of environmental protection and the need to reduce the use of energy in our daily lives. However, people are
not taking individual action.
Why people are not taking individual action?
What solutions do you suggest for this?

GT Letter: A historical building in your place is in a bad condition. Write to the local council and in your letter write:
– why the building is important
– what its present condition is
– what action must be taken
Begin your letter: ‘Dear Sir/ Madam,

Essay: Today, the younger and older generations are in the same workplace. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Essay: Leaders and directors in most organisations are older people. Some people think younger leaders would be better.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March 2019

GT Letter: You are working overseas in an international company. You travelled back to your home country without informing your office friends. Write an apology letter to the friends.
– apologise to your friends
– explain the situation
– tell how you are going to miss them
Begin your letter: Dear…….,

Essay: Doctors from many of the countries are concerned that people are not getting enough physical exercise.
What are the causes? What solutions do you suggest?

Essay: Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects while others think that they should focus on subjects which they do best or find interesting.
Discuss both views and your opinion.

March 2019

Essay: The world of work is changing rapidly. Working conditions today are not the same as before and people no longer rely on taking one job for life. Describe the possible causes and give suggestions on how people should prepare for work in the future.

Essay: People sleep less than before in many countries. Why do people sleep less? What effect does it have individually and in society?

Essay: Some people think that government is wasting money on the arts and that this money could be spent elsewhere. To what extent do you agree with this view?

Essay: Computers technologies are becoming cheap and easy to use and very soon young adults will work from home and children will study from home. Do you think it is a positive or negative change?

February 2019
Some countries spend a lot of money to make bicycle usage easier. Why is this? Is this the best solution?

February 2019
Plastic shopping bags contribute to the pollution of land and sea and some think that they should be banned. Do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter: You are asked to do a new job in your company and are facing some problems. Write a letter to a friend who is doing the same job in another company. In your letter describe
– the problem you are facing in your new role
– how your friend can solve it
– suggest where and when you can meet up
Begin your letter: Dear …………..,

Essay: Some people think that watching sport is waste of time during leisure time. Do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Economic growth is a key factor for ending the problem of world poverty. However, someone says it is damaging the environment and it should be stopped. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

February 2019

Essay: Many people today are spending lesser and lesser time at their homes.
What are the reasons for this?
What are the effects of this trend on individuals and society?

February 2019
GT Letter: Write a letter to invite your English-speaking friend to watch a new film with you about your country. In your letter,
– include some information about the film
– explain why your friend might be interested to watch the film
– inform other arrangements you will be making for watching the film
Begin your letter: Dear …………,

Essay: Eating too much sugar is harmful for health. Some people think that it is government responsibility to limit people’s sugar consumption while others think that it is individuals’ responsibility to limit the amount of sugar they eat. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

February 2019

GT Letter: You are living overseas and you have just come across an article about your country in a magazine where some of the information are incorrect. Write to the editor and include:
– why you are writing
– what the mistake was
– suggest what you wish them to do
Begin your letter: Dear Sir or Madam,

Essay: Some people spend their leisure time with their colleagues while some people prefer to keep their private life separate from their work life.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

February 2019
GT Letter: You are planning to give a presentation in your large company. Write a letter to your colleague asking for help and in your letter, include
– when and where the presentation will be
– what the presentation is about
– what would you like your colleague to do
Begin your letter: Dear ……………. ,

Essay: Some people believe that children should be given lessons on how to manage money in the school. Do you agree or disagree?

February 2019

You are interested in a music course music that you saw advertised. Write a letter to the manager of the institute and in your letter,
– explain why you’re interested
– request more information about the course
– tell about your past experience
Begin your letter: Dear Sir or Madam,

Essay: Some people say that Holding sport competitions cause many troubles. Others disagree.
Discuss both views and give your opinion

GT Letter: Your manager who is leaving the company. Write a letter to him/ her and in your letter:
– include how you feel about him/ her leaving
– what you liked about working with him/her
– ask questions about his/her future plans.

Begin your letter: Dear Mr. ……….. ,

GT Essay: Some people believe that in order for a hobby to be enjoyable, it needs to be difficult in some way. Do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Some people think that a good diet and exercise are not necessary for health and long life.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

9, February 2019 GT
Recently you travelled by plane and experienced some problem with staff members of the flight. Write a letter to the airlines manager

– give details of the flight
– describe the problem you experienced with the staff member
– what you want the manager to do about it.

Begin your letter
Dear Sir or Madam,

GT Essay: Some people think that public libraries are unnecessary. Others think that it will perform useful services. Discuss both the views and give your opinion?

9, February 2019 Aca.

Some people feel that it is important to focus on present rather than wasting time on planning for future.
Do you agree or disagree?

February 2019
Some feel that testing medicines developed for human use on animals is necessary while others think it is not right. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
(Points: 1. It is dangerous to use medicines without testing. 2. Animal life less valuable than human.
Opposite view: 1. unethical. animals are made to suffer. 2. medicines can be tested in labs.

The gap between rich and poor is widening. What are the causes? What solutions do you suggest?
(Points: less opportunities for the poor, education, technologies expensive. 2. many schemes for the poor not benefit them due to corruption.

February 2019
Films and games can be accessed at any time from mobile devices, like smartphones, tablets and laptop computers.
Do the advantages of such developments outweigh the disadvantages?

Jan 2019
Many people believe that advertising have negative effects on customers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Most people work hard to earn a great deal of money and there is no other reason.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In many countries, very few young people read newspapers or follow the news on TV. What do you think are the causes of this? What can be done to reverse the trend?

Some people choose to eat no meat or fish. They believe that this is not only better for their own health but also benefits the world as a whole.
Discuss this view and give your own opinion.

Jan 2019
Now many big cities in the world are increasing in size. What are the problems associated with it? What are the solution to these problems?

All the people in a company should be treated equally and provided with the same number of holidays in a year or people doing different jobs enjoy different amount of holiday time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter
You are attending a course work and working part-time. Your manager offered you full time job and asks to leave the course. Write a letter about your decision on the job offer.

– Explain how do you feel about the job
– Tell about your decision
– Explain reasons of your decision
Begin your letter: Dear Mr. …….,

Some young people are leaving countryside to live in cities and towns, leaving only old people in countryside? What problems can this cause? What can be done to solve this problem?

Jan 25, 2019.
Some people say that family is the most powerful influence in a child’s development. Others say that other factors such as ( television friends music etc. ) play a greater role today.
Discuss both views and give your opinion

Some people say that children given pocket money every week will have lesser money problems when they become adults. Do you agree or disagree?
What solutions can you suggest?

Some people think the money spent in developing technology for space exploration is not justified. There are more beneficial ways to spend this money. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

People doing different jobs enjoy different amount of holiday time.
Should people have the same amount of holiday time?

Some people think that government should spend money on creating new pubic buildings such as museum, city halls, rather than renovating the existing ones. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Some people believe that all students have to study history. Others think they should learn other subjects instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion

Nowadays, many people aim to create a balance between their work and other aspects of life. However only few achieve it. What are the problems in doing this? What are the solutions you can give to this.

Some people work hard than others? What are the reasons? Is it positive or negative?

Some people think that the best way to learn is from newspaper. Others think that the best way to learn is through media. Discuss each views and your opinion.

Nowadays people live longer, so should people remain in the workforce for a longer time. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Some employers think that in order to find best employees they need to consider personal qualities rather than qualifications and experience.

Some people believe all the wild animals should protect while others think only some animals need to be saved. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some school leavers tend to go to travel or work for a period of time before entering university directly. What do you think the advantages and disadvantages to their studies?

Research has shown that business meetings and training are increasingly taking place online. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Today people are living in a “throwaway society” and they use things for a short time and then throw it away.
What are the causes? And what problems can it lead to?

In many countries the shops open long hours every day of week. Is this a positive or negative development for the shopper and local community?

Films and computer games with violence are popular. Some people say it is the negative effect on the society and should be banned. Others see it has recreation and entertainment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people believe family has the biggest influence on a child while others believe that TV, friends, music have more influence on them. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people believe that parents with the help of parenting and child development course can improve the life of children. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think people are responsible for a solution to pollution made by transportation and others think governments are. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Jan 19, 2019, Academic.
Some people think that government should give more care and financial support for the retired people. Other think that they should save the money own their own before they become old.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Jan 19, 2019, GT.

More and more people are opting for ready made food rather than preparing themselves. Does this practice have more advantages than disadvantages?

GT Letter
Your colleague is leaving the company as he/she got another job. You won’t be able to attend his farewell party. Write a letter and in your letter

Explain the reason for not attending the farewell
Mention some good memories you have about working together
How you are going to be in touch with him hereafter

Begin your letter as shown: Dear ……….,

Jan 5, 2019

GT Letter
You recently stayed in a hotel and when you left, you left an item of clothing there. Write a letter to the manager. In the letter,
– describe the item
– tell where to find the item
– and tell what you want the manager to do
Begin ‘Dear Sir or Madam,’

GT Essay:
Some people feel that young people must be encouraged to leave home when they are adults while some feel it is better for them to remain with family as long as possible
Discuss both views and give your opinion

Jan 5, 2019,

Academic Essay: In some cultures, old age is highly valuable, while some cultures young age is more valued. Discuss both attitudes and give your opinion.

IELTS Academic, 8 Dec 2018, India

The tendency among the media to focus on problems and emergencies rather than the positive developments is harmful to both the individual and the society. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Dec. 2018

Scientists say that junk food is harmful to people’s health. Some say the way to ask people to eat less fast food is to educate them, while others say education does not work. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Some people believe that all wild animals should be protected while others think that only some animal need to be saved.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

GT Letter
You have a spare room in your flat or apartment and you want to rent it to a student. Write a letter to the director of the accommodation office at the local college. In your letter:
– Explain where your apartment is
– Describe the room
– What kind of person you would like to rent it to
Begin ‘Dear Mr……………’

GT Essay:
Science will soon make people live up to 100 or even 200 years. Some believe this is a good thing while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Criminality among children and teenagers. Why is it growing? How should these criminals be treated?

DEC 15, 2018. GT ESSAY
Today Online courses are becoming more popular. Some people think that online courses are good and some other believe that classroom learning is better.
Discuss both views and write your opinion.

GT LETTER
Write a letter to the manager of a shipping company about damage caused to some of your furniture and possessions while shipment overseas

– when and to where was the shipment
– describe the damage
– what you want the shipping company to do

Begin your letter:
Dear Sir/ Madam,

Dec 15, 2018 Aca Essay:

Many people try to achieve balance between work and life events but only a few can achieve this balance.
What are the problems that not allowing people to achieve this balance?
How can we overcome these problems?

December 2018
Today people are living in a “throwaway society” where they use things for a short time and then throw it away.
What are the causes ? And what problems can it lead to?

In many countries shops open long hours every day of week. Discuss the positive or negative effect to the shopper and local community?

Some people think it is important to spend a lot of money on a wedding celebration, while others disagree.
Describe both views and give your opinion.

In some countries, young people are not only richer, but also safer and healthier than ever before. However, they are less happy.
What do you think the reasons are for this?
What can be done about this problem?

Today the media show great interest in famous people who have ordinary backgrounds.
Why do you think people are interested in the lives of famous people?
Do you think this is a good thing?

Some people believe schools should teach history to students while others think other subjects are more important.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Violent shows and programmes shown in films and computer games are popular. Some feel that they have a negative effect on the society and should be banned while others say they are harmless relaxation.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

December 1, 2018
GT Essay:
Some argue that giving presents and gifts to family and friends is important to show them you care. Others argue say that there are other better ways to show our love for them. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Letter
Two weeks ago you had an interview but you didn’t get the result. Write a letter to the company and in your letter

Write about the job
Why you think it went well
Why it is necessary for you to know that results
Begin your letter: Dear Sir/ Madam,

November 2018
Nowadays young adults seem to prefer to spend their leisure on shopping.
Why?
Is this a positive or negative development?

Some people think family influences children’s development more. Some others think other factors (television, friends and music) have more effect on children.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

November 2018
Today food travels many miles from farms to reach consumers. Some people believe that people should eat food produced by local farmers as it is good for environment and economy.
Do the advantages of this outweigh disadvantages ?

In many countries visitors to art galleries have been declining steadily. What are the possible reasons for this? Suggest ways to change this situation.

The tendency of news reports in the media to focus more on problems and emergencies rather than on positive developments is harmful to individual and to the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

GT Letter: You friend has moved to another country. He/ she is coming back to your country for a visit. You have arranged a party. Write a letter to your friend and
in your letter
– give the date and location of the party.
– say which friends are coming to the party
– give more information about the friends current lives.
Begin your letter
Dear …………,

GT Essay: Some people think that the only way to relax is by rest or sleep, while others say they need to do exercise or sport to relax.
Discuss both view points and give your own opinion.

Nov 2018
It is important to maintain balance between professional and personal life. Do you think employers should help employees to fulfill their responsibilities towards family? Is technological development in workplace helping in having the balance between work and life?

GT Essay: Shopping has become a favourite pastime among young people. Why do you think this is so? Do you think they must be encouraged to do other things rather than shopping?

Letter: You decided to drive a bicycle to work and do not have parking space available.
Write a letter to building manager
– Why you decided to use bicycle
– What is the problem
– Suggest a solution

Some people argue that the fittest and strongest individuals and teams can achieve the greatest success in sports. But other people think that success is much related to the mental attitude. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Nov 2018
All over the world, adults can work directly from home and students can learn from home as the computer technologies become more advanced and cheaper.
Positive or Negative Development?

some parents feel that children should be free to behave the way they want. Others feel that children behavior should be controlled. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

It is important for children to act independently and make decisions by themselves.
Do you agree or disagree

Nov 10, 2018
Academic Essay: The quality of life in large cities is becoming worse. What are the causes? What solution can you suggest?

GT Essay: In most of the countries rubbish is increasing rapidly.
Why is it so?
What can we do to solve the problem?

Letter
Write a letter to your manager saying you are arranging a party for a colleague.
– Explain the reason
– How the party can be arranged
– Tell the manager what help you need in making this arrangement

Nov 2018

Nowadays young adults seem to prefer to spend their leisure on shopping.
Why?
Does this habit have more positive or negative features?

Nov 1, 2018

Academic Essay: Some people argue that supermarkets and manufacturers should take the responsibility to reduce the amount for packaging for the products they sell. Others feel that consumers have to avoid buying products which need more packaging. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

GT Essay: Ordinary people are becoming famous these days with the help of television and the internet. Is this a positive or negative development?

GT Letter: Write a letter to your city council about a pollution problem in your locality and in your letter
Explain the problem
What causes the problem
Suggest ways in which council could solve it.

October 2018

Essay: Some people think that the best way to solve environmental problems is to increase the price of fuel for cars and other vehicles.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter: Your company has just made uniforms for the employees. Write a letter to your Manager
– tell him how you like the uniforms
– but there is something that needs attention
– and suggest solutions to him.

GT Essay: In some countries, youths of Eighteen are allowed to do some adult responsibilities (drive cars, marry, vote). In other countries they do these when they are older. What age do you think is the right to take up adult responsibilities?

Essay: Some famous sports players advertise sport products.
Does the advantage outweigh the disadvantage??

IELTS Aca – 27 Oct 2018, India

Essay: Some parents buy all the things their children ask for and allow them to do anything they like
Is it good for the child?
Are there any consequences for that? If so, what are they?

Essay: Some people say Olympic games are not relevant in 21st century. Do you agree or disagree?

Shops should give preference in selling local food rather than imported food. Do you agree or disagree?

Essay: It is believed that people who read for pleasure have more developed imagination and better language skills than people who prefer to watch TV.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

IELTS GT- 13 Oct 2018, India
Essay: It is seen that people get married and have children in their 30s rather than when they younger. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

Letter: You have rented an apartment and happy with it but wants an improvement in something. Write a letter to your landlord about
– why you are happy with it.
– what improvement you want to be done and
– why you think this will be good to be done

IELTS Academic – 13 Oct 2018, India
Essay: Some people say history is one of the most important school subjects. Other people think that, in today’s world, other subjects are more important than history.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

– 29 Sep 2018, India Academic
Essay:In the modern world, it is no longer necessary to use animals for food or use animal products, for instance, clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

– 29 Sep 2018, India GT
Essay: Some people say that advertisements on television is useful for the viewers whereas others disagree. What is your opinion on this?

GT Letter:
You bought a toy from a company through online and when it was delivered it was damaged.
Write a letter to the manager of the company and in your letter

– describe the toy
– explain the problem
– Tell what action you would like them to take.

13 September 2018 India
Some say that the most important thing about being rich is that one has the opportunities to help others. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Research on new medicines and treatment is essential for health and to deal with diseases.
Who do you think should fund Government/private companies/individuals?

Sep 2018
Restoration of old buildings in major cities around the world costs an enormous expenditure for the government. It will benefit society if new houses and roads are built. Do you agree or disagree?

As countries develops, people tend to buy more and more car. Do the advantages for the individual outweigh the disadvantages for the environment?

You are working for a company which provides help with money and other resources to certain group of people who are in need. Write a letter to you manager suggesting the following:
– Which group of people do you suggest.
– What help do they need.
– How can company help them.

Essay
Some parents believe that child should not waste time by reading entertainment books but instead they should spend time to read educational books only. To what extend do you agree?

Sep 2018
GT Letter
you missed friends invite
– say sorry for not coming
– explain the reason
– propose an alternate plan

GT Essay
Some people think, money is best gift to give to youngsters while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Human activity has had a negative effect on plants and animal all over the world. Some people think that is too late to do something about It. Others think that there is still time to take effective actions.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Sep 8, 2018
The international communities must act immediately to ensure all the countries reduce the consumption of fossil fuels (e.g. gas, oil)
To what extent do you agree?

Many young people in the workforce today change their jobs or careers every few years.
What do you think are the reasons for this?
Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Aug 25 2018
Essay: In many countries, young people move to cities for work or study.
What do you think are the reasons for it?
Do you think advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Aug 17 2018
Essay: Family plays an important role in a child’s life. However, other than family there are other factors which influence the development of a child.
Do you agree or disagree?

August 18 – 2018 USA
GT Letter: Write a letter to hotel manager about helpful staff member
– explain the situation
– how the staff was helpful
– what you want manager to do

Essay: Some people think that international competitive sports such as football bring conflict between people of different age groups and nationalities. Others think sport is helping improve understanding between people and nations. Discuss both views and give your opinion

August 18 2018
GT Letter: You are getting married soon. Write a letter to your friend from a different country and invite him/her to the wedding. In your letter
– Describe your future wife/husband.
– What will happen at the wedding
– Why you want to invite him/her

GT Essay: Some people think that only staff who worked in the company for a long time should be promoted to higher positions.
What is your opinion on this?

August 18 2018
Essay: In some countries, small town-centre shops are going out of business because people tend to drive to large out-of-town stores. As a result, people without cars have limited access to out of town stores, and it may result in an increase in the use of cars. Do you think the disadvantages of this change outweigh its advantages?

August 2018

Essay: Nowadays, people can shop, work and communicate without having to face-to-face communication due to the existence of internet.
Is this a positive or negative development?

GT Letter: Write a letter to colleague who gave you a book that helped you do a presentation at work. You should:
– describe the presentation
– why was it important
– how the book helped you

Essay: Some people think it is more important to spend time in developing a successful career while others think it is more important to spend time with friends and family.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Essay: Scientists agree that people ruin their health by eating junk food. Some people think that the best way to prevent people from eating junk food is to educate them, while others believe that this won’t work. ]
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

GT Letter: You have had problems with a changing room in a sports centre. You have made some complaints but nothing has been done about it. Write a letter to the Manager stating:
The issues with the changing rooms
What you did about it
What you want the Manager to do

Essay: Some people think it is a good idea to wear a uniform at work. Do you agree or disagree?

August 18 2018
Essay: Some people think that sports has an important role in the society but others consider it as only a leisure activity.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Quality of life in some big cities is becoming worse. What is the main cause of this problem? Suggest solutions to solve this problem.

August 11, 2018

Some people think that it is the responsibility of companies and private individuals, not government to clean up the pollution they have created.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

August 2018
Your child is going on a trip to another country for two days. School is looking for some parents who can join the trip and you decided to apply for the same. Write a letter to the head of the school and include:

– Why you want to join the team
– What can you do
– Ask questions pertaining to the trip

Some people think that advances in technology are beneficial for worker. Others say they are a disadvantage. Discuss both views and give you own opinion.
In some countries it is illegal for employers to reject applicants because of their age. Is this a positive or negative development?

July 2018
GT Letter: You want to work in another country. Write a letter to your friend live in that country,
– Tell him you want to get a job
– Give your details
– Ask for additional information (working hours etc.)

Some people believe that educational success depends on good teachers. Others think that it depends on the attitude of the students.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

July 28, 2018
Academic Essay: Increasing crime among young people can be reduced by providing parenting skills to parents. Do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter: Write a letter to the manager of local council who is planning to pull down a historic building in your area due to lack of money to repair it. Expressing how unhappy you are and say
– Why the building is important
– What can be done with it in future
– How to raise money for repairing it

GT Essay: Modern technology encourages more social behaviour in people. Others feel it makes people less sociable. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Some people feel that their children should start formal learning at school as soon as possible while others think that they should not start school until they are at least 7 years old.
Discuss both and give your opinion.

GT Letter: Write a letter complaining about the dirty roads and garbage in your street
– describe the problem and its effect
– what is causing the problem
– Give some suggestions

GT Essay:
In the world of internet, people write about a product’s reviews and opinions about a service.
Is it a positive or negative development?

July 2018
Essay: Some people of the believe that universities should only offer places to students with high marks. While others believe that students should be allowed even if they did not do well in school.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Age difference between parents and children was greater in the past than now. Some people believe that a great difference in age between parents and children is more beneficial. Do you think the advantages of a greater difference in age between them outweigh the disadvantages?

Essay: Some people feel that to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, government should increase the tax on petrol.
To what extent do you agree?

7 July, 2018.
GT Letter: Your friend is looking for a new job. Write a letter to him referring a new job.
Describe the details of the job.
Tell why it is suitable for him
And how he can apply for the job.

Essay: Some people find it beneficial to enrol the young children to nursery school before primary school. While others think it is good to keep children with families.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

7 July, 2018. Academic
Essay: The world of work is changing rapidly. Working conditions today are not the same as before and people can no longer rely on taking one job for life.
Discuss the possible causes for these changes and give your suggestions on how people should prepare for work in the future.

Letter: You are attending a night college. You are not happy about a course you are doing. Write a letter to the director
Write what your course is
Why you are not happy about it
Tell the director what you want them to do

Essay: Many think that people these days are not as fit and active as they used to be in the past
What do you think are the reasons for it?
What do you think can be done for it?

June 30. 2018 Academic Essay – India
Some people think that it is necessary to use animals for testing medicines intended for human use. Others, however, feel that it is not right to use animals for this purpose. Discuss both of these views and give you opinion.

June 30. 2018 GT Essay – India
Some people think that lowering maximum speed limit increase road safety. Others, however, believe that other measures would be more effective in improving road safety. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

23, June 2018 IELTS Exam, India.
Essay: Some people believe that all zoos are cruel and should be closed. Others, however, believe that it is very useful in protecting rare animals. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

June 2018
Essay: In many places, people’s lifestyles have changed rapidly. This affects family relationships.
Discuss whether these developments outweigh the disadvantages.

June 2018
Essay: international tourism is becoming a major industry. People think it causes only more tension than the anticipated understanding between different countries. Do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all subjects while others think they should focus on subjects in which they are best and find interesting. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Many people are using internet for reading news, but many think newspapers will still remain major source of news. Do you agree or disagree?

June 2, 2018
GT Letter: A letter to the building manager at a construction site next to your house to inform about problems with parking your bicycle.
– Why you started to use bicycle to go to work
– What is the problem
– Suggest a solution of the problem

Essay: People especially mothers very often decide to stay at home to look after their family instead of going to work. Do you think government should pay them the salary to them?

Jun 2, 2018
Aca. Essay:
Today many people depend on the internet to get advice about medical problems instead of consulting doctors.
Why is it so?
Is this a negative and positive development?

Jun 2, 2018
GT Essay:
Nowadays for work reasons, many families move to other countries. Some people feel that this poses problems for the children in these families whereas others feel this has many benefits for children.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

GT Letter:
You lost your driving license recently and somebody found it and sent it to you. Write a letter to the person
– Tell how driving license was important to you
– Ask questions about where and when the licence was found
– Tell how you would like to thank him

GT Letter: You are invited to the old classmates’ party organized by an old friend. In your letter, you should say
– You will participate
– Tell something about your life
– Ask some information about other friends who will possibly join

GT Essay: Some people argue that reading is the best way for graduates to improve their knowledge but others think that there are better ways for adults to do that.
Discuss both views and tell your idea.

May 24, 2018
Aca. Essay: Increased production of customer goods causes damage the environment.
Why is this so?
What can be the possible solutions?

GT Letter:
Your company sent you to attend a conference and you found it very useful. You would like to make a presentation on it to your colleagues. Write a letter to your boss. In your letter write
– Why it was helpful to you
– What you are going to present
– Why it would be interesting to your colleagues

GT Essay:
Some people believe that large international sporting events cause many problems to the hosting country and it’s not worth holding them.
Do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter: You are invited to the old classmates’ party organized by an old friend. In your letter, you should say
– You will participate
– Tell something about your life
– Ask some information about other friends who will possibly join

GT Essay: Some people argue that reading is the best way for graduates to improve their knowledge but others think that there are better ways for adults to do that.
Discuss both views and tell your idea.

Academic Essay 19 May (India): In some cultures, the old age is highly valued, while in others youth is more valued. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Some people believe the technology available to an individual can increase the gap between rich and poor while the others believe the opposite.
Discuss both views and give your own.

Essay: In most countries, prison is an effective solution to the problem of crime. Some people feel that a more effective solution is to provide education for those who violate the law. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Many parents think that it is good to teach the children about value of money.
Why do you think is it important to teach them the value of money?
What are the ways that can help children in learning about the same?

Essay: Some people believe that older people are happy in this current modern world. While, Others argue that elders were happier in the past.
Discuss both views and give your own.

May 12, 2018
Academic Essay
Some people believe that modern day individuals are dependent on each other. Others think that they are independent of each other.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

May 12, 2018
Letter GT
One of your friends has an interview coming up and has asked for your advice on how to prepare for the interview.
– Ask some questions about the job.
– Give him some advice about the interview.
– Ask him when and where you could meet him before his interview to give him some tips.

Essay: GT
Some people believe that the best way to travel within a city is by car. Others believe it is best to travel by bicycle.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

GT Letter: You are planning a holiday to another country, write a letter to your friend and ask her to join you. You should say:
– Why you need this holiday?
– Explain her the plan in detail
– why do you want your friend to join you for this holiday?

Essay: In many countries, the number of old people is increasing. Some people think this will cause a problem for their country. Others think that old people play a very important role in society.
Describe both views and express your opinion.

Essay: Looking after children is one of the most important jobs in any society. People think that it is important for every mother and father to participate on childcare training. Do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Some people think that a huge a mount of time and money is spent on the protection of wild animals, and that this money could be better spent on the human population. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

GT Letter
Your friend lent you a guidebook before going to a trip.
Write a letter to your friend
– Tell about your vacation
– How the guidebook was helpful
– When and how you are going to return it

Essay:
Some people think that it is a good idea for parents to teach children about money.
Why is it important to teach children about money?
What is the best way for parents to teach children about money?

2018 May

Essay: The availability of entertainment such as playing video games on handheld devices are harmful to an individual and to the society.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Organised tours to remote areas of the world are increasingly becoming popular. Do you think this has a positive or negative impact on the native people and environment?

GT Letter: You are planning to go for a picnic with your friends and one of your friend offered you her help. Write a letter to your friend
– explain what arrangement you have already made
– explain activities for the day of picnic
– say how she could help with arrangements

Essay: It is not necessary to have an internet access in order to have a full life.
How far do you agree?

GT Letter: Write a letter to manager of a TV Company who is planning to make a programme on a well-known place in your locality. Write a letter suggesting a place and explain
– How you know about that place
– Give some suggestions
– Why you find that place interesting

Essay: Some say that people spend too much on family celebrations such as birthdays and weddings.
What is importance of these celebrations?
Do you think people really spend too much on such celebrations?

Essay: Some people think that researching about the past is a waste of money and time. We should instead focus on issues of today’s world.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

April, 2018

Essay:
It is more important for public money to be spent on promoting healthy lifestyle to prevent illness than spending it treating people who are ill.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Essay:
All fathers should be entitled to the time off from work when their children are born. What is your opinion?

Essay:
The key solution to the environment problems is for the current generation to live a less comfortable life to benefit future generations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Essay:
Last week you took a long bus trip. you and all passenger were dissatisfied with bus service. Write a letter to Manager of the bus company
– when you took bus and from where
– explain why you and all passenger were unhappy with the service
– give some suggestion to improve service

Some people prefer hobbies that require technology, while others prefer to have hobbies that does not require technology. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

April, 21, 2018 Aca.

Some cities have vehicles-free days, when private cars, trucks, motorcycles are banned in the city centres. Public transportations like buses, taxis and metros are advised instead. Do you think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages?

April, 21, 2018 GT Essay:

Items like films and music are now available free online. Is it a positive or negative development?

GT Letter:

You did some work in your home, but you are unhappy about it. Letter to the builder.
– Describe the problem
– How you are affected by it
– What you would like the builder to do

April, 2018

The number of people interested in cosmetic surgery is increasing in order to improve their physical appearance.
Why do people do operations to change the way they look?
Do you think it as positive or negative development?

April 4 2018 GT Essay India

GT Letter- Write a letter to your landlord regarding a water problem that you are facing.
– Explain the problem.
– How you are affected by it
– What you want the landlord to do

GT Essay: In many societies more and more people are choosing to live on their own. Is this a positive or a negative trend?

April 4 2018 Academic Essay India

Once children start school, teachers have more influence than parents on their intellectual and social development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March, 2018

Essay: Using cell phones and computers has made communication among people much easier. As a result, letter writing could be lost in the future. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Some people believe bicycle has several advantages whereas others believe bicycle has more disadvantages.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Social media has replaced the traditional methods of communicating and people use more and more of social media to communicate and to follow news and events. Do you think that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

March, 2018

Essay: Museums and art galleries should show something from their own country rather than collections from international sources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

GT Letter: Your town has an annual festival. You want to help this year. Write a letter to the festival manager.
– Tell the manger about last year’s festival
– Say how you can help
– Ask questions about the festival

Essay: Some people think that government should take care of disadvantaged people such as unemployed and homeless people. Do you agree or disagree?

March 24, 2018:

GT Essay: Some people think that it is best to have a detailed plan for activities in their free time while others do not agree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

GT Letter: You left some important papers on a taxi you travelled in. Write a letter to the manager of the taxi company about
– details of the journey
– why the papers are important to you
– what the taxi manager should do to help you get the papers back

March 24, 2018:

Academic Essay: Some people believe that best city is vertical city where people live and work in tall buildings while others think horizontal city where there are few tall buildings are better.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Some people believe bicycle has lot of advantages whereas others believe bicycle has more disadvantages.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: When designing building the intended use of the building should be taken into account as important rather than the outward appearance.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Some individuals do activities which are considered anti-social and society as a whole should be blamed for their anti-social activities. What are the causes for anti-social behaviour? Who are responsible for such type of behaviour?

March 2018
GT Letter: You took an elderly friend, who was not able to walk properly, to a museum and he/ she faced many problems. Write a letter to the manager of the museum.
– why you visted the museum
– describe the problems faced
– what can be done to avoid those problems.

GT Essay : Some people think that rest and sleep are the best methods to relax while others think that it can be done by involving in some activities like sports.
Discuss both views and give your opinion?

3 March 2018
GT Letter
You organised a 90th birthday party for your relative in your local hotel. Write a letter to the manager about the success of the party for the elderly people. It should contain
– details of the party
– explain how the party was successful for elderly people
– write about one of the staff whose help was exceptionally good.
GT Essay: Some people spend money on tickets for sporting or cultural events. Is it good thing or bad thing?

Essay: Some believe that houses should be built in same style in an area while others believe people should be allowed by council to build houses in any style they like.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: In many countries, plastic shopping bags are the main type of rubbish. They cause water pollution and land pollution, so they should be banned. To what extent do you agree?

GT Letter: Write a letter to your manager explaining why you were late for work for several days
– say you are sorry
– explain the situation with transportation
– give suggestions of how you intend to fix it
GT Essay: Some people think that dangerous sports should be banned.
Do you agree or disagree?

February 2018

Most employers prefer academic qualification rather than life experience or personal qualities when looking for new employees.
Why is this happening and is it a positive or negative development.

February 2018
We live in a throwaway society where people throw away things after using. Why is this so? What possible effects can it cause?

February 2018
Essay: Some people believe that women should play an equal role to men in a country’s police force and military force, such as the army. Others say women are not suited to this kind of work.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

February 2018

GT Letter: Your company recently used the conference facilities of a hotel, but you had some problems at the conference center. Write a letter to Hotel Manager and
– say what problem/s you had
– how it affected your group
– and what you want them to do

Essay: For more and more people wearing fashionable clothes is becoming important.
İs this attitude to wearing clothes positive or negative development?

Essay: The people of twenty-first century have better quality of life than the people who lived in the previous centuries.
To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Essay: In many countries, the tradition of families having meals together is disappearing.
Why is this happening? What will be the effect of this on the family and the society?

Feb 10 GT
Letter: One of your friends invited you for a meal with his/her family in their home. Write a letter to your friend and
– Thank your friend and tell what you enjoyed the most about the meal
– What else you liked about this visit
– Suggest some arrangement to meet again.

GT Essay: Some people think that the most effective way to reduce industrial pollution is to tax the companies which cause them. Others think that there are better ways to do so.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Feb 10 Aca.
Essay: Some people think that governments should spend money to study life on other planets. Others feel that it is a waste of public money as there are more important issues on earth.

GT Letter: Write a letter to your neighbour who often burns garbage close to your house.
– write about the problem
– tell him how this is affecting you
– suggest ways to avoid it.

GT Essay: Some people believe school children should be given multiple short vacations while others believe they should get one long vacation.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay: Some people believe that not all criminals should be kept in prison, and some of them should be allowed to do unpaid work to help the community.
Do you agree or disagree?

Feb 03, 2018
Most people believe that stricter punishments should be given for traffic offences. To what extent do you agree?

Some people say government should decide what subjects a student can study at the university while others believe that the only students should choose the subjects.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Feb 03, 2018
People increasingly expect the things they want (eg: goods, food, news, etc) to be given instantly.
Why is this so?
Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the government rather than private institutions.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Feb 1, 2018
When people move from one country to another country they should follow the customs and traditions of the new country.
Do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Research shows that many business meetings and training are increasingly taking place online. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Jan 20, 2018

Essay: Some people believe that governments should not spend on international aid when they have disadvantaged, homeless and unemployed in their own country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Jan 2018

GT Letter: You plan to visit the country where your friend lives.
– Tell about the places you´d like to visit.
– Ask about accommodation
– Tell what activities you would like to do together

Essay: Some people become famous when they are very young. Do you think this is a good thing?

GT Letter: Write a letter to friend who is moving to your country.
– Describe housing in your country for families.
– Suggest a school.
– Suggest how to mingle with other people in town.

Jan 2018

Essay: People in some countries have more money to spend. Do you think buying more products is positive or negative development?
Essay: Some people think it should be the responsibility of government to transport children to school while other think parent should do this. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Jan 2018

GT Letter: Write a letter to your friend about you moving out to a new apartment.
– Mention why you had to move out
– Describe your new apartment
– Invite the friend to visit you

Essay: Some people believe that students should not be given homework every day. However, few others think that children of all age should be given homework on a daily basis.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages and give your opinion.

Jan 2018

Essay: People are surrounded by advertisements. Some think advertisement affect what they think is important and negative influence their lives. Do you agree or disagree?

Essay: Science tells us about the activities which are good for our health and others which are bad. Millions of people all over the world know this, but still do unhealthy activities. Why do you think this is so and what can be done to change it?

Jan 2018

Essay: Companies use a variety of methods to improve sales of their products. What are those methods? What is the most effective method?”

Essay: Nowadays, people living in large cities face problems in their daily lives. What are these problems? governments should encourage people to move to smaller towns. do you agree?

Essay: Some countries encourage teenagers to have part-time job and see it as a good thing, while others disagree. Give your opinion and explain both views.

Essay: Many people prefer to spend money and not save it. What are the reasons? Is this a positive or negative development?

Jan 2018

Essay: It is a good thing for senior management positions to have very high salaries compared to other workers of the same company or organization. To what extent do you agree?

Essay: The tendency for human beings to copy one another is shown in the popularity of fashions in clothes and other consumers goods. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Jan 2018

GT Letter: You recently moved in to your new apartment and you are not happy. Write a letter to your landlord about:
– the issues you are facing.
– how it affects you
– what you expect him to do about it.

GT Essay: Many feel that teenagers should be encouraged to work part-time. How far do you agree?

Essay: Some people consider price as most important thing to buy product (such as cell phone) or service (e.g. medical treatment). Do you agree or disagree?

Jan 6, 2018

Essay: Some people think it is more beneficial to play sports that are played in teams, (e.g. football). And some people think it is more beneficial to play individual sports, (e.g. tennis and swimming). Discuss about both views and give your own opinion.

Jan 6, 2018

GT Essay – In many cities today, most people live in large apartment blocks.
Does this kind of accommodation have more advantages or disadvantages?

GT Letter: You and your colleagues recently attended a foreign language training course organized by your company. Now you all want to do some more language training.

Write a letter to your manager, in your letter:
– Say how you and your colleagues felt about the course
– Explain why you all want to do more language training
– Suggest when and where training could take place.

December 2017.

Essay – Some people believe that cooking at home is a waste of time. They feel it is better to buy fast food which is more convenient and less stressful in modern life. Do you agree or disagree?

Essay – Some people think that charity organizations should give aid to those who need urgent help wherever they live, while others say that these organisations should serve the needy only in their country.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Essay – Online shopping increasing dramatically. What are the effects on environment? What changes in the types of job are required?

December, 2017 December 16, 2017.

GT Letter –
Your company has decided to organise a training course for the employees at a local conventional center. They have asked you to contact the manager of the local conventional center.
Write a letter to the manager of local conventional center
– explain the details of the training course
– tell him what all facilities you would like to have for your training course
– ask him about the facilities at the conventional center

GT Essay –
Young people have attitudes and ideas different from that of their parents and grandparents.
How do these attitudes differ between young people and their parents and grandparents?
In your opinion, do you think it would cause problems?

Academic Essay –
In the past, the main role of teachers was providing information. Today with various sources of information available to students, teachers have no role in modern education. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

December 2017.

Essay – The use of social media, (e.g. Facebook and Twitter), is replacing face-to-face contact with many people.
Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

December 2017.

Essay – Many people believe that international tourism is a bad thing for their countries.
What are the reasons for this?
What can be done to change this negative attitude towards international tourism?

December 2017.
Essay – Developments in technology make our life complex, and we should try to simplify our life and stay away from these developments.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

December 2017.
Essay – Some people say it is very important to travel to foreign countries to know about another country. Others say that people can get all information from internet, so it is not very necessary to visit other countries.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

GT Letter:
You stayed with your friend and by mistake carried home one of his objects. Write a letter and explain
– How you enjoyed staying with you friend.
– Explain the object which you brought with you by mistake and explain how mistake happened
– Mention how you plan to return the object

Essay: By paying more to employees on the basis their performance, the employer can keep their motivation high. Do you agree this is the best way to encourage employees?

Essay: In past people like to store knowledge in books. At present we like to store in internet.
Do you think advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

December, 2017
GT Letter.
You are working for a company. Your computer is giving some problem and it is affecting your work. Write a letter to the manager.
In your letter:
– Describe the problem.
– Explain how it is affecting your work.
– Write what you want him to do regarding it.
Essay
Some people say success in a person’s life as an adult is the result of the way he was brought up by his parents.
Do you agree or disagree?

December, 2017

GT Letter –
You are organising a conference for your company. Write a letter to a colleague asking him/her to give a presentation during conference.
Describe what this conference is about
Describe why you want him/her to give presentation
Give details about the conference.

Some people think that secondary school (high school) students should be taught academic subjects like history and physics. Other people think that they should teach them subjects like car mechanics and cookery in high school.
Discuss both ideas and give your opinion.

Some people think that paying taxes is a big enough contribution to their society, while others think people have more responsibilities as member of society than only paying taxes.
Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

December, 2017

GT Task 1
You stayed with your friend in another country and you have returned home.
Write a letter to the friend.
– thank them and say what you enjoyed most about your stay
– inviting the person for a trip
– what activities you can do on the trip

Essay
Many animals and birds live in the cities. Some people think that this should be stopped while some people want to protect them.
Discuss both the views and state your opinion.

November 25, 2017
Some people support developments in agriculture such a factory farming and scientific creation of new tastes in fruits and vegetables. Others oppose such developments.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

November 25, 2017
Your department has been overloaded with work resulting in many problems. Write a letter to the manager and say
– What are the issues?
– Why did it happen?
– Suggest a possible solution.

Essay : Children nowadays have too much freedom. Do you agree or disagree?

November 25, 2017
It is agreed that news media have great influence on people’s lives, and many think that it is a negative development.
To what extent do you agree?

November 25, 2017
In most countries, women are allowed to join armed forces. However, some believe only men should be allowed to join armed forces. Do you agree or disagree?

November 11, 2017
More and more people migrate to other countries. Why?
How does it affect to themselves and their family?

November 11, 2017
Being intelligent is the most important characteristic of a leader.
To what extent do you agree?

November 11, 2017
The manager at the company you work is going to retire after 40 years. The manager’s assistance want some suggest about what kind of event should they do to say good bye to him.
– Say what kind of event
– Why do you thank him as a manager
– What kind of present do they can be given to him

Many people prefer to travel in car rather than buses or trains. Why do you think is this? What can government do to make people travel in buses or trains?

November 11, 2017
Some people thing international cooperation has most benefited environment protection. Others think that most benefits are in the world of business.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

November 11, 2017
Decades ago, a first man landed on the moon and said that it is a first step for mankind towards great things. But many say space travel only had made little difference in people’s lives.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

November 11, 2017
Academic Essay: Some think that government should spend money on sports facilities for training top athletes while some think that government should spend money for sports facilities for everybody. Discuss and give you opinion.

November 11, 2017
GT Letter- You are giving a party to your friends. Write a letter to your friend to ask a recipe of his or her country as you want to cook meal for that day.
– Write why you are giving party
– Reason of asking recipe
– Invite your friend to join the party

GT Essay- Most people think that the most important things in life are free and cannot be bought.
Do you agree or disagree

Some people say that politicians have more influence than scientists. Others say that scientists have more influence.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

November 2017
Some people say that children should play games which require teamwork such as football and basketball whereas some others think they should be doing individual sports such as swimming and running.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

November 2017
Human activity has had a negative impact on plants and animals around the world. Some people think that it is too late to do anything, while others believe actions can be taken to improve the situation.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

November 2017
Some people think that children should learn recycling materials from their parents while others argue that children should learn such skills from schools.
discuss both views and give your opinion.

November 4, 2017.
People living in cities today do not have enough exercise.
Why is this so?
What solutions do you suggest to solve this problem?

November 4, 2017.
Some students and employees do more hard work than others.
Why do you think some people do more hard work?
Is it working hard always good?

GT Letter:
Write a letter to your friend and recommend a hotel and explain
– How you know about this hotel.
– Why you like it
– How your friend can get more information about the hotel.

GT Letter : write a letter to business visitor who visited your company to inform them someone on their team forgot their coat.
– tell them how you enjoyed their visit
– describe the coat and why do you think it is one of their staff who forgot
– how you can return it

GT Essay – Some people believe learning musical instruments is a waste of time, while other think its beneficial in many ways.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

October 28 2017
More and more work in the home and the work place is done by robots.
Is it a positive or negative development?

October 28, 2017 GT
Your company opened a new branch in another country. Write a letter to your manager
– Say you wish to join the new branch.
– What job you want to have there
– ask for details about the new job.

Nowadays more and more people buy things that are not necessary.
Why do people do this?
Is it a positive or negative trend for the individual and for the society?

October 2017

Some people think that all students benefit from staying away for a year between finishing school study and starting university.
Do you agree or disagree?

October 2017
More and more people are spending a large amount of money to make their appearance look younger.
Why do people want to look younger?
Do you think it will bring positive or negative development?

Some believe that young people should have a university education, because this will bring benefits to the society in the future. Others, however, think it will lead to graduate unemployment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

October 2017
Some scientists believe that intelligent people live other planets so their intelligence should be used and we should try to make contact with them. Others believe that this is a bad idea.
Discuss both views with your opinion.

Some believe that it is parents who should teach their children to recycle waste. Others argue that school is the best place to teach this.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some people use mobile phones and computers for communication; others are concerned that this causes less face-to-face communication.
To what extent do you agree?

21 October 2017
Today many people using mobile phones and computers to communicate and therefore are losing the ability to communicate with each other face-to-face.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe that there should be high number of graduated student. Others believe that high number of newly graduated people would lead to unemployment.
What is your opinion?

Some people think it is better to live in countryside to have a healthy lifestyle while other claim city has more health benefits.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

October 14, 2017 GT

Letter: You borrowed an item from your friend for party and it got damaged.
Write a letter to your friend
– Apologize for this damage
– Explain him how it happened
– Tell him what you will do

Essay: Traffic jams is the major problem that many towns and cities are facing. Some people believe that building wider roads can be a solution to it.
Do you agree or disagree?

October 14, 2017 GT

Letter: you have seen an advertisement for a second-hand car. Write a letter to the shop owner.

– say why you need the car
– ask some information about the car
– suggest arrangements to see the car

Essay: People usually get up-to-date with news from TV, the Internet, newspaper, radio. In your opinion, which is the best way to get news?

October 14, 2017

Major companies use major sport events to promote their products. Some people think that this have a negative effects on sport in general.
To what extent do you agree or disagree.

October 14, 2017

Many inventions by humans are considered revolutionary (e.g. the wheel). Some people think that the most important invention is the Internet.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

October 2017
Advertisements have great influence on children. What are the possible effects of advertising on kids? Should it be controlled?

October 2017
Newspapers were the popular media for information and news in the past, but online media will replace the conventional news media. To what extent you agree?

October 2017
Due to the growing populations in cities, people live in small homes with no outdoor area.
Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

September 2017
People do not read newspapers or watch news on television, but they rely on the internet for news.
Is this a positive or negative development?

September 2017
An increase in production of consumer goods results in damage of the natural environment.
What are the causes?
What are the possible solutions?

September 2017
You attended a public event in a local park. You would like to suggest some improvements to be made to the event. Write a letter to the event organizer. In the letter include the following details:
– What the event was about.
– How you enjoyed the event.
– Suggest improvements to be made.

September 2017
More and More companies produce goods in the factories located in different countries other
than the location of the head office.
Does this development have more advantages or more disadvantages?

September 2017
More and more companies are developing their production factories and head office in different countries. Do this development has more advantages or disadvantages?

September 2017
Women take maternity leaves from their jobs.
Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

September 2017
In order to reduce crime committed by young people, parents should take
parenting classes.
To what extent do u agree or disagree?

September 21 2017
Academic
An increasing number of advertisements are targeted at children.
What are the effects of these ads on children?
Should these advertisements be controlled?

Sept. 2017
Task 1
Write a letter to your manager suggesting an empty room to be converted into something useful for your company. In your letter, write
– Which empty room
– The reason for choosing the room
– Suggest what changes should be made

Task 2
Some people think that cars should be banned in large city centres.
Do you agree or disagree?

Sept. 30, 2017
Today all over the world, cities are overcrowded.
Why is this so?
What can be done to solve this?

Sept 30, 2017 GT
Task I
You had moved to a new city to work. Now you wish to return to your hometown.
Write a letter to your friend and in your letter explain
– Why you are leaving the city
– What you will do after returning to your hometown
– Suggest a suitable time and place to meet with your friend.

Task II
Many schools are replacing sports and exercise classes with academic subjects.
What is your opinion on this?
What effect will this have on children’s lives?

Sept 2017

Many people believe that economic development is necessary for a country’s success. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such approach?

Sept 2017

Many people believe sport lessons are important in school timetable and both boys and girls should take part in sports.
Do you agree or disagree with this view?

Sept 21, 2017

An increasing number of advertisements are aim at children. What are the effects of television advertising on children? Should such television advertising be controlled?

Sept 21, 2017

Usually directors are paid much higher salaries than the ordinary workers. Some people agree with this but others believe it is unfair.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Sept 16, 2017

Many forms of advertisement are very powerful and they have harmful effect on some people.
What are the harmful effects of advertisements? What are the solutions to solve this?

Sept 16, 2017

Students from many countries leave high school with insufficient knowledge about managing their money.
What are the reasons of this? What ways can help the students to have more knowledge about managing their finances?

Sept 16, 2017

Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us all want to do the same and look the same.
Do you agree or disagree?

Sept 9, 2017

Mobile Phone enables us to take work or personal calls anywhere anytime. Do you think it has a positive or negative impact on individuals and society?

Sept 9, 2017

Some believe job satisfaction is more important than job security. Others feel one’s job need not be satisfactory and that having a permanent job is more important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Sept 9, 2017

GT Task I
Write a letter to your friend about some good news you heard.
When you heard
What was the news
and call him/ her for celebration

Task II
Some people get involved in sports that are dangerous for them.
Why do they do such sports?
What could be done to reduce the danger involved?

Sept 9, 2017

Crime rates are increasing. Some feel that to reduce the crime rates criminals should be sentenced for long periods. Others argue that here are alternative ways.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Sept 9, 2017

GT Task 1
You’re recently bought some product online. But they sent you the wrong item.
White a letter explaining
– what was wrong with your order
– how it affected you
– what you want them to do

Essay
Some people say that students should regularly work voluntary (unpaid work) for the community. Do you agree or disagree?

Sept 9, 2017
Task 1
You and your friend bought tickets for theater. You won’t be able to go
– apologize
– explain reason why you cannot attend
– suggest a friend who may go with your friend

Task 2
Nowadays, people are doing work at home using computer and telephone.
Explain advantages and disadvantages of this development.

Sept 8, 2017

Majority of people regard increase in business and cultural contacts between the countries as a positive development. Others, however, think it leads to the loss of national identity.
Discuss both the view points and state your opinion.

Sept 8, 2017

Some people think children should be punished when they commit crime. Others believe parents should be punished. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Sept 9, 2017

Some people think that nowadays children have too much freedom. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Sept 9, 2017

GT Task 1
As a secretary of an international club you invited a foreign delegate whose speech was admired by all members of the club. Write a letter to the delegate
– thank him for his presence and explain why everyone liked his talk
– tell him all the club members want more information about his country
– schedule another meeting with him and invite him to attend that meeting

Essay
Some people think that It should be the responsibility of schools to teach children good behaviour and awareness about right and wrong, parents alone should not be held responsible for this.
Do you agree or disagree?

August 26, 2017

In many countries children are becoming overweight and unhealthy. Some people think that the government is responsible for solving this problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

August 26, 2017

It is more important for the school children to learn their local history than world history.
Do you agree or disagree?

August 21, 2017 GT

Task 1: Write a letter to airlines manager to let them know that you have left an item in the airlines that you traveled.
– Details about your journey
– What and how you lost this
– What do you want him to do next

Task 2:
Some people argue that making new friends through social networking sites or internet chats is good whereas others say meeting friends face-to-face is better.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people said young people are influenced more by their friends rather than their parents or teachers.
Do you agree or disagree?

August 19, 2017 GT

Task 1: Write a letter to a friend saying that you moved to a new apartment recently.
– why moved, – describe the apartment, – invite him/her

Some people argue homework for children is not good and some says it is good.
Discuss both and give your opinion.

August 19, 2017 GT

It is believed that students at schools and universities can learn better via technology (e.g. internet and television etc) rather than from teachers. To what extent you agree or disagree?

August 19, 2017
Rich countries are helping poor countries with money, but they should also help them in other ways.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

August 19, 2017 GT

Many things that used to be done in the home by hands are now being done by machines.
Does this development have more advantages or more disadvantages?

August 19, 2017 GT

People think that money can bring happiness, but having money more than required leads to some problems.
Do you agree or disagree?

August 19, 2017
Crime is a problem all over the world and there is nothing that can be done to prevent it.
Do you agree or disagree?

August 19, 2017
For centuries, important parts of education have remained such as reading, writing and maths. With the advent of computers, some people think that computer skill be made as a fourth skill to be added to the list.
To what extent do you agree?

August 2017
Many countries host Olympics and international football events by spending lot of money, some people support this while some others disagree .Discuss both views and give your opinion.

August 2017
An increasing number of children tend to eat junk food. Some claim that school should educate children about the effects of junk food in their health but some others believe that education starts at home. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

August 2017
Some scientists think that there are intelligent life forms in other planet and messages should be sent to contact them. Other scientists think it is a bad idea and would be dangerous.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

August 2017
Some people think that it is necessary to travel to learn about other countries. Other feel same can be learnt though TV and Internet.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

August 2017
Some people say travelling is the best way to know about other countries. Others, however, believe we have internet and TV to collect the information.
Discuss the both Views and give your opinion.

August 2017
Holding a international sports event, some agree while others think it wastes money.
Discuss and give your opinion.

August 2017
Dropping garbage on the streets and the country side is a common problem in some places.
What problems can this create?
What should be done to tackle this problem?

August 2017
Today in many countries, the number of plants and animals are decreasing.
What are the causes? What solutions do you suggest?

August 2017
More and more people are exploring their family history. What are the reasons for this?
Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

August 2017
Some people think that quality of life depends on the free time an individual has than on the money.
Which one do you think is important free time or more money to lead a quality life?
What other things do you think will contribute to quality life?

August 2017
In most countries the number of plants and animals are declining.
What are the causes of these? Are there any solutions?

July 2017
Some people say that educational qualification brings success in life while some others
say that educational qualifications alone will not bring success.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

July 2017
In many cities, planners tend to arrange shops, schools, offices, and homes in specific areas and separate them from each other.
Do you think the advantages of this policy outweigh the disadvantages?

July 2017
In some parts of the world it is becoming increasingly popular to try and find about the history of your family.
Why do people do this? Is it a positive or negative trend?

July 2017
Some people think that giving expensive presents to children is a bad idea.
What is your opinion?

July 2017
People are interested in finding one’s own family history.
Why they do so? Is it a positive or negative development?

July 2017
Many parents are unhappy because of increasing amount of violence in their children by
computer games, TV programs, and other leisure activities.
What are the harmful effects of such violent programmes on children?
What are the solutions for this problem?

July 2017
Some people think educational qualifications bring success to life. Other think educational qualifications do not necessarily bring success in life
Discuss both views with relevant examples.

July 2017
Some people say that educational qualifications are important for successful life ,where some other say that educational qualifications are not necessarily important for successful life
Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

July 2017
Some people say that leisure time is important for having a good life, while others believe that money is important.
Do you agree? Is there any other important factor for leading a good quality life?

July 2017
More Universities have begun to adopt distant learning internet education as against the classroom system.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of this method of education?

July 2017
Billions of dollars are spent on Space research every year. This money can be used for improving living conditions of people on Earth.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

July 2017
Many universities and colleges offer qualifications through distant learning with the use of internet.
Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

July 2017
Maintaining public libraries are waste of money and resource since internet is now replacing their functions.
To what extend do you agree or disagree?

July 2017
Animal species are becoming extinct because of human activities.
Why is happening? What solution to solve this problem?

July 2017
Most countries want to improve the standard of living through economic development. However, some think that the social value is lost as a result as a result.
Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages?

July 2017
Some people think that everyone should go to university, others think that university is not for everyone.
Discuss both opinions and give your opinion.

July 2017
It is claimed by some people that government should provide a free education at all levels (primary school, high school and university), while others think that students should pay for their university education on their own.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

July 2017
Everyone should stay in school until the age of 18 eighteen.
To what extent do you agree or disagree.

June 2017
Some people support children should learn art music drama and creative writing from school and therefore these subjects shall occupy a large amount portion on school timetable. Do you agree or disagree.

June 2017
The problem of global environmental damage should be controlled by politicians as individuals cannot solve the problem alone.
Do you agree or disagree?

June 2017
A lot of people like to travel alone while others like travelling within a group.
Discuss both options and give your opinion.

June 2017
Some people believe that the radio is the best way to get news, while others believe that TV is better for this purpose.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

June 2017
Many countries want to host international sports event while other countries thinks hosting a sports event have more problem than benefit.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

June 2017
Some criminals should be given unpaid jobs to contribute to the community. Do you agree or disagree?

June 2017
Doctors recommend that older persons should exercise regularly. However, many of them do not exercise enough.
What are the causes? What can be done to encourage them to exercise?

June 2017
Some countries give children a lot of homework at their free time.
Do you think this is good or bad for the children?

June 2017
Many people want their country to host an international sporting event. Others believe that international sporting events bring more problems than benefits.
Discuss both views and state your opinion.

June 2017
Some people say that we should spend our income to enjoy our life while others say that we should save money for the future needs.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion

June 2017
By 2050, there will be no teacher student classrooms.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

June 2017
Public celebrations (festivals, national day) are held in some countries. Some people think that they are very expensive and government should spend money on some other important issues.
Do you agree or disagree?

June 2017
Space travel has been possible and some say that space tourism may probably developed in the future.
Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

June 2017
Large companies should provide sports and social facilities to local communities.
Do you agree or disagree?

June 2017
Some people believe that it is possible for a country to progress economically and at the same time have a clean environment. Other disagree.
Discus both views and give your opinion.

June 2017 ,
In many countries people work long hours to increase production but it affects quality of life.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

June 2017
Some people think that criminal activities can be reduced by handing out long prison sentences. However others think that it can be effectively reduced by alternatives ways.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

June 3 2017
Public celebrations such as national day, festivals are popular in many countries. But government should spend money on more useful things.
Do you agree or disagree?

June 3 2017
Some people think that earning money is to enjoy life. Some others think earning money is to provide for the future.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

June 2017
Some countries have introduced a law that limits the hours an employer can ask their employees to work. Why is such law introduced? Is it a positive or negative development?

May 20 2017
Many companies sponsor sports as a way to advertise themselves. Some believe that this is good for the world of sports while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

May 2017
Nowadays many fathers stay at home to look after the children while mothers go to work.
What are the reasons for this? Is it a positive or negative development?

May 2017
Some people think new building designs should include private outdoor space. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this suggestion.

May 2017
Nowadays political leaders are younger than in the past.
Why this is so? Is it a positive or negative development?

May 2017
Jobs not only provide income but also social life. Some feel that it is not better to develop social life with colleagues in the work place. Others disagree.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

May 2017
Some people argue that what children watch on television influences their behaviour. But some others feel that the amount of time they spend on television affect their behaviour. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

May 2017
Some people believe that looking after our health is a duty to the society we live in rather than a personal benefit.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

May 2017
Some experts think that when a country is already rich then any further increase in wealth does not make its citizens happier.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

May 2017
Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than their achievements, and this sets a bad example to the young people.
To what extend do you agree or disagree?

May 2017
Health is a basic need of human beings and therefore healthcare facilities should not be owned by private parties.
Do the advantages of private sector hospitals outweigh their disadvantages?

May 2017
Some people believe that no homework should be given to children. Others, however, say that homework is an important part of education.
Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

May 2017
Older people often say that life was better in the past than now.
Do you agree or disagree?

May 2017
Nowadays parents encourage their children to use new technologies like computer, tablets etc. believing that this increases their technological skills.
Do the advantages of using such devices from an early age outweigh the disadvantages?

April 2017
Some people like to know about their family history while others prefer to focus on the present and future generations.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

April 2017
Some say that programmes on television influence the children’s behaviour while others feel that how much time they spend on television affect them the most.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

April 2017
Traffic congestion is becoming a huge problem in many cities. Suggest some measures that can be taken in big cities.

April 2017
Some people think that schools are more effective if students are allowed to participate in running the school. Do you agree or disagree.

April 2017
Many say that computers can translate quickly and accurately and so there is no need for learning foreign languages anymore.
Do you agree or disagree?

April 2017- Academic essay
Consumers nowadays are faced with increased advertising from competitive companies.
To what extent do you think consumers are influenced by these advertisements? What measures can be taken to tackle this issue?

April 2017
Some people think that children today are not as fit and healthy as in the past. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

April 2017
Some people say that instead of preventing climate change we should find a way to live with it. Do you agree or disagree?

April 2017
Most countries want to improve standard of living through economic development. However, others think social value is lost as a result.
Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages?

April 2017
Technology like cell phone is destroying social interaction.
Do you agree or disagree?

April 2017
Some people believe it is better for children to grow up in the city while others say it is better to for them grow up in the countryside.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

April 2017
Some feel that it is better to raise children in cities while other feel countryside upbringing is better.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

April 2017
Nowadays children are not fit and healthy.
What are the causes and what solutions do you suggest?

April 2017
Human activities have caused a negative impact on plant and animal species around the world. Some people think it is too late to act while others feel action can be taken to bring about a change.
Discuss and give your opinion.

April 2017
To make people use cars less, governments should make motorists pay a road toll to drive on busy roads.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Most of the criminals commit crime after they are set free. Why is it happening? How to solve this problem.

March 2017
Rich countries often give financial aid to poor countries, but it does not solve the poverty, so rich countries should give other types of help to the poor countries rather than the financial aid. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Some people think foreign visitors should be charged more than local people when they visit the cultural and historical attractions in a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Some children can learn efficiently by watching TV. Therefore, they should be encouraged to watch TV both at home and at school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Increasing the fuel price is the best way to solve the environmental problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Some people think government should ban dangerous sports, such as skydiving and rock climbing.
Do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Some people think government should ban dangerous sports, such as skydiving and rock climbing. Do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Some people think government should ban dangerous sports, such as skydiving and rock climbing. Do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
In many cities and towns, the high volume of road traffic is a problem. What are the causes of that and what actions could be taken to solve the problem?

March 2017
Some people say that professional workers such as doctors, nurses and teachers who make greater contribution to the society should be paid more than those people in the field of sports and entertainment.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays children spend more time playing computer games than doing sports.
Why is it happening? Does it have a positive or negative effect on their development?

Many people believe that more money should be allocated to teaching science than any other subject in order for a country to progress.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Foreign tourists must be charged higher fees than local people to visit cultural places and historical sites.
Do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Researches suggest that prisoners tend to commit crimes after they are set free.
Why do you think this is the case? Suggest some solutions to solve this problem.

March 2017
Advertisements are too much focused on children with respect to toys and fast foods. Some people say this is good while others disagree.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

March 2017
Governments are spending too much on protecting wild life. Some feel that they should spend on other things also.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Many people try to achieve balance between work and other life events but only a few can achieve this balance.
What are the problems that not allowing people to achieve this balance?
How can we overcome these problems?

March 2017
Nowadays children watch a great deal of television and play videogames. However, some people think that this is not good for their mental health.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

March 2017
Many companies sponsor sports as way to advertise themselves. Some believe this is good for the world of sports while others disagree.
Discuss and give your opinion.

Some people say it is wrong to give homework to children every day while others feel it is good as children will be successful in school. Discuss and give your opinion.

March 2017
Should parents allow their children to watch the same TV shows and play the same video games that their friends watch/ play?

February 2017 (Also asked in 2012)
More houses are needed in many countries to cope with increasing populations. Would it be better to build houses in existing towns and cities, or to develop new towns in rural areas?

March 2017
Planting trees in open spaces in cities is better than building new houses.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

February 2017
Some think that an international car-free day is an effective way to reduce air pollution. Others think that there are more effective ways to do this. Discuss and give your opinion.

February 2017
Governments are spending money to discover life on other planets. Some people think that this is a waste of money and instead should spend the money to solve the problems of people on earth.
To what extent do you agree?

February 2017
All over the world people are spending more time on sports and exercise. Does this development have more advantages than disadvantages?

February 2017
These days many of us prefer to throw damaged things away, whereas in the past people used to repair damaged items and keep them for a long time.
Why do you think this change has happened? What are the effects of this change in attitude?

February 2017
In many countries, a few people earn extremely high salaries. Some say it is a good thing for the country. Others disagree and say government should not allow this and there should be a limit on salaries.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

February 2017
Some say children with different abilities should study together while others say children with special abilities should have separate classes and special treatment.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

February 2017
Today many buildings such as schools and offices have open design (no walls) without separate rooms.
Why is this so? Is this a positive or negative trend?

February 2017
The govt. should allocate more funds to teaching sciences than other subjects for a country to develop and progress.
To what extend do you agree or disagree?

February 2017
Some people believe that the behaviour of sports persons on and off the ground does not matter as long as they play their game well.
Do you agree or disagree?

February 2017
Some people feel that the use of mobile phones should be banned in crowded public places while others disagree.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

February 2017
Today many people buy second hand goods instead of new products.
Is this a positive or negative trend?

Nowadays people tend to throw away things and buy new ones whereas in the past, people repaired and used them again.
Why is this so? What would be the consequences of this new trend?

Some think that the range of technology currently available is increasing the gap between the
rich and the poor while others feel it is causing the opposite effect.
Discuss and write your opinion.

January 2016
Some people feel international sports events play an important role in promoting world peace.
Do you agree?

New parents should attend a parenting course to learn how to bring up their children well.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

January 2016
In new towns, we should give more importance to parks and sports centres rather than shopping centres.
Do you agree or disagree?

January 2016
Some people claim that government should take action to ensure that people have a healthy lifestyle. Others, however, disagree and believe people should decide themselves which way they want to live their life

January 2016
In some countries, a foreign language is taught at primary school.
Do the advantages of this practice outweigh the disadvantages?

January 2016
In many countries, good schools and medical facilities are available only in cities. Some people think that new teachers and healthcare workers should work in rural areas for a few years while
others feel that people should be free to choose where they work.
Discuss booth views and write your opinion.

Many urgent problems that the world faces today can be solved only through international cooperation.
Do you agree or disagree?

Most countries 18 year-olds are allowed to start driving car. Some say it is good to allow driving at this age while others think that the age to start driving should be at least 25.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people say tourists cannot learn much from the place they visit while on holiday. Others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Nowadays young people make the decision about their future career. Some people, however, believe that teachers and parents can make a better choice for their future career. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

All over the world people spend more time on sports and exercises these days. Does this development have more advantages or disadvantages? Give your opinion with supporting examples from your own experience.

January 2016
Some people say tourists cannot learn much from the place they visit while on holiday. Others disagree. Discuss both + your opinion

Nowadays young people make the decision about their future career. Some people, however, believe that teachers and parents can make a better choice for their future career.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people prefer to live in the same place most of their life, but others like to live in different places.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

In major cities, people enjoy spending their free-time shopping and leaving behind the traditional hobbies.
What the reasons for this development?
Discuss whether this is a negative or positive development.

Young people are important to the development of a country but their problems are often ignored.
What are the main problems they face? How can governments help solve these problems?

In spite of the developments in transport, some prefer bicycles.
What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Some people feel that fast food industry has had a negative impact on the health, environment and family eating habits. Do you agree or disagree?
Some people say that a person’s success depends on his/her upbringing by parents. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

December 2016
Nowadays young people prefer going to shopping centres rather than spending their time in organised activities such as sport or music.
Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?

Nowadays many young people are often spending their free time in shopping centers. This has a negative effect on the youths and the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

International travel is extremely popular these days.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?

October 2016
Some people are becoming more interested in family history research. Others argue we should focus on the present and future generation.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

September 2016
People are buying more and more manufactured products for use.
Is this a positive or negative development of the individual and the society?

September 2016
School should be only for academic study and all other skills like cookery, woodwork, dressmaking should be learned at home or from friends.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

September 2016
Airplanes use more fuel and pollute more than cars do. Hence, non-essential air travel should be discouraged in order to save the environment rather than limit the use of cars.
To what extent do you agree?

August 2016
Some countries are gradually changing from driving cars to riding bicycles. But some people still prefer cars to bicycles.
Explain the reasons for this development. In your opinion, which is better- cars or bicycles?

August. 2016
Some people prefer to live in the same place most of their life, but others like to live in different places.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

July 2016
Many countries are spending huge amounts of money on providing internet access to people. Why do they do this? Do you think this is a good way of using the government’s money?

July 2016
Some people think that the government should decide which subjects, students should study at the university, while others think that students should be allowed to apply for the subject they prefer.
Discuss the two views and give your opinion.

July 2016
The gap between the rich and the poor is becoming wider, the rich are getting richer, the poor even more poorer.
What problems can the situation cause and suggest solutions.

July 2016
Some people think that the government should decide which subjects, students should study at the university, while others think that students should be allowed to apply for the subject they prefer. Discuss the two views and give your opinion.

July 2016
Some people believe that women should play an equal role as men in a country’s police force or military force, such as the army, while others think women are not suitable for these kinds of jobs.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

August 2016
In major cities, people enjoy spending their free-time shopping and leaving behind the traditional hobbies.
What the reasons for this development?
Discuss whether this is a negative or positive development.

July 2016
Many people regard films as a less important form art than literature or painting.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?

June 2016
There are an increasing number of people who do not know their neighbours.
What are the reasons for this? What solutions do you suggest?

June 2016
It has been suggested that everyone in the world wants to own a car, a TV and a fridge.
Do you think the disadvantages of such a development outweigh advantages?

May 2016
Money for post graduate research is limited. Therefore some people think that financial support from government should be provided only for scientific research rather than less useful subjects. How far do you agree?

April 2016 (Also Oct. 2015)
Some people say that playing computer games is bad for children, whereas others say that it has positive effects on the way children develop.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

March 2016
Young people spend a great deal of time shopping.
Is this good or bad? Should they be encouraged to spend their free time in some other activities?

March 2016
Young people are important to the development of a country but their problems are often ignored. What are the main problems they face? How can governments help solve these problems?

In spite of the developments in transport, some prefer bicycles. What are the advantages and disadvantages?

The main purpose of school education is to turn children into good citizens and workers rather than benefit then as individuals.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people feel that fast food industry has had a negative impact on the health, environment and family eating habits.
Do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays many old cities are redesigned and rebuilt.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

Now people live in a society where consumer goods are available at a low price. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Some feel that humanistic subjects like philosophy, archeology are not useful to young people since they do not provide them with a future career. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Young people spend a great deal of time shopping. Is this good or bad? Should they be encouraged to spend their free time in some other activities?

Some argue that government should pay for large pieces of art like sculptures to be displayed in public places outdoors.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Today most people have very little knowledge about traditions and culture.
What are the reasons for this? Is it a positive or negative trend?

More and more people use the internet for many purposes (paying bills, banking, shopping etc.) rather than doing them in person.
Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

March 2016
Nowadays, people get information through news and papers, but meanwhile are uncertain about the truth of these news. Should we believe the journalists? What qualities should a good journalist or correspondent have?

March 2016
Some people think the main purpose of schools is to turn the children into good citizens and workers, rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

14 July 2016
Some believe that children should have activities organised for them to do in their free time while others feel that children ought to plan their own activities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

February 2016
Students at schools and universities learn far more from lessons with teachers than from other sources (such as the Internet and television).
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

February 2016
Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation.
Discuss both views and give our opinion.

Animals are in danger of extinction. Some people say that we should protect only those animals, which are useful to humans.
Do you agree or disagree?

February 2016
Nowadays, young people know very little about the culture and tradition of their country.
What are the reasons for this? Is this a positive or negative development?

February 2016
In many countries prison is the most common solution to crime problems. However, some people believe that better education will be a more effective solution.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

January 2016
Students at schools and universities learn far more from lessons with teachers than from other sources (such as the Internet and television).
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

January 2016
Nowadays leisure industry products and modern gadgets are widely used by young people. The use of these products reduces the young generation’s creativity.
Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

January 2016
Some believe that more academic subjects such as chemistry, physics and history should be taught in schools, while others believe that students will derive more benefit from studying practical subjects, such as motor mechanics and cooking.
Discuss both views and provide your own opinion.

January 2016
Some say it is the responsibility of teachers to reach children healthy lifestyles and a healthy diet. Others feel it the duty of the parents to provide the required skills and knowledge. Discuss both views and provide your own opinion.

January 2016
Big shopping malls are becoming increasingly becoming popular while small shops are shutting down.
Is this a positive development?

January 2016
Many countries host international sporting events like Olympics. Some say this is a waste of money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

January 2016
Differences between countries are hardly evident these days. Everyone in the world is wearing the same brands and watching the same TV channels and movies.
Is this a positive or negative development?

January 2016
Today young people tend to be less polite and respectful than in the past. Why is this so? Suggest solutions.

January 2016
It is more important for school children to learn local history than world history. To what extent do you agree?

Some say cars are best to use in cities while others say bicycle is best.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people say the purpose of television should be education others, however, feel it is entertainment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

December 2015
In many countries children are given more freedom than they use to get in the past.
Is this a positive or negative development?

Nowadays many of the goods we use daily are produced abroad and transported long distance before they reach us.
Do the benefits of this outweigh the drawbacks?

Nowadays young people nowadays do not respect elders.
What are the causes? What are the solutions?

December 2015
Environmental problems are too big for individual or individual countries to handle or individual. It should be handled by international level.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement

December 2015
Languages spoken by a small number of people are decreasing and may disappear in near future.
What are the reasons? Is it a negative or positive development?

December 2015
Nowadays more and more people have consumer good s such as refrigerators and washing machines.
Does this development bring more advantages or disadvantages?

November 2015
Airline companies in many countries have reduced the cost of tickets.
Discuss whether this is a positive or negative development.

November 2015
Some people think that air travel should be restricted because it causes great pollution.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?

November 2015
Environmental problems such as pollution and climate change affect all the people in the world. Although global decisions are made to reduce these problems, the solutions are not effective. Why are the solutions ineffective? How can these problems be solved?

November 2015
Most people say the best way to keep fit is through gyms and health clubs. Others say ordinary activities like brisk walking, climbing steps can be as effective.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some languages are spoken by a small number of people. It is likely that they will disappear in the future. What are the reasons for this? Is it a negative or positive development?

Some say that young people know about international film stars and pop stars but know very little about famous historical people of their own country.
Why is this so?
What can be done about this?

Today students are given much homework. Some say it is good while others say it is bad. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
November 2015
Newspapers influence people’s ideas and opinions.
What are the reasons for this? Is it a positive negative development?

November 2015
Some people believe that air travel should be restricted because it causes serious pollution and uses up the world’s fuel resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

November 2015
Once children start school, teachers have more influence than parents on their intellectual and social development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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November 2015
Many people use distance-learning programs to study at home, but some people think that it cannot bring as much benefit as attending college or university.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

September 2015
Experts believe walking is the best way to maintain health. However, fewer and fewer people walk today.
Why is this so? How can we encourage people to walk?

September 2015
Many countries have shops and products which are almost the same. Some say this is a positive development. while others argue it is negative.
Discuss and give your opinion.

October 2015
Fewer and fewer people today write by hand using a pen, pencil or brush. What are the reasons? Is this a positive or negative development?

October 2015
Some people say that economic development is necessary to reduce the poverty in the world. Others say that economic growth should be stopped immediately to stop damaging the environment.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

October 2015
Some people say that every human being can create art (e.g. painting), others think only the people born with the ability can create art.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

October 2015
Students today can access information online, so libraries are not necessary.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

October 2015
Some people think that teachers should be responsible for teaching students to judge what is right and wrong so that they can behave well. Others say that teachers should only teach students academic subjects.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

October 2015
Some people say that playing computer games is bad for children, whereas others say that it has positive effects on the way children develop.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

October 2015 (Also Jan 2015)
The use of mobile phones should be banned in public spaces such as library, transportations, and shops. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

October 2015
In some countries celebrities complain about the way media publicize their private lives. Some people say that they should accept it as part of their fame. Do you agree or disagree?

10th October
Recent advancements in technology have made the TV screen so live that people don’t feel the need to go for any live performance (e.g. live shows or concerts).
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

October 2015
Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects. But, others believe that teenagers should focus on the subject that they are best at or that they find the most interesting.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

October 2015
Some people think governments should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illness and disease.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

October 2015
Fewer and fewer people today write by hand using a pen, pencil or brush.
What are the reasons? Is this a positive or negative development?

October 2015
Some people say that playing computer games is bad for children, whereas others say that it has positive effects on the way children develop.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

October 2015
The use of mobile phones should be banned in public spaces such as library, transportations, and shops. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

October 2015
In some countries celebrities complain about the way media publicize their private lives. Some people say that they should accept it as part of their fame. Do you agree or disagree?

October 2015
Most employers nowadays put increasing emphasis on social skills. Some people believe that social skills are important in addition to good qualifications for job success.
To what extent, do you agree or disagree?

Oct 2015
Most people take interviews to select a person for job.
What are the other ways? What do you think is the best way to recruit new employees?

October 2015
Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects. But, others believe that teenagers should focus on the subject that they are best at or that they find the most interesting. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

October 2015
Some children find some subjects such as mathematics and philosophy too difficult to learn, so some people argue that those subjects should be optional rather than compulsory.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

September 2015
Some people believe that success in life depends on hard work and determination, while others believe that other factors like money and personal appearance are important.
Discuss both views and give your opinion

September 2015
Many animals are in the danger of extinction. Many feel that we should protect only those animals that are useful to man.
Do you agree or disagree?

Rich countries often given financial aid to poor countries, but it does not solve the problem. So, the rich nations should give other kinds of help.
To what extend do you agree or disagree?

August 2015
Some people think that government should not give international aid since they have disadvantaged people like unemployed and homeless in their own country.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In most developed countries the average life expectancy is constantly increasing. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of this trend.
As well as making money, businesses should also have social responsibilities.
Do you agree or disagree?

People have to spend more and more time to travel from their homes for jobs and study.
What are the reasons? How can we solve this problem?

Students should pay their full university fees themselves as they themselves benefit from the university studies and not the society as a whole.
To what extent do you agree?

In many countries teenagers are encouraged to do part-time jobs.
What is the situation in your country? What are the advantages and disadvantages of part-time jobs?

Nowadays older people who need employment have to compete younger people.
What problems do this cause and what are the solutions?

Many people believe that cooking is an essential life skill and should be taught to boys and girls in schools. Others disagree and believe it is a waste of school time. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Most of our information comes from the Internet nowadays. Some people say that a large part of the information we get is incorrect. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

In the past people used to wear their traditional clothes depending on their culture. Nowadays the trend is changing and people wear different clothes. Is it a positive or negative development? How does it affect certain societies and people’s behaviour?

Housing is a necessity for everyone. So the government should provide free housing for all people who cannot afford to pay for it. How far do u agree or disagree.

Many developed countries are giving financial aid to the poor countries. However, this could not solve the problem of poverty in these nations and so other types of help are needed. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

July 2015
Nowadays people are living longer and some believe that this can contribute to people’s development. What are the causes of this change? Is it a positive or negative phenomenon?

The main purpose of public libraries should be to provide books. Public libraries should not spend their limited resources on computer software, videos or DVDs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In most developed countries shopping is not only about buying the goods you need, it is also perceived as entertainment. Is it a positive or negative development?

Modern lifestyle has made it harder for people to live a healthy and active lifestyle. What are the causes of this situation? Suggest what can be done by the government and large organisations to improve it.

Some people believe that countries should invite foreign companies to open their branches, offices and factories in order to develop their economies. Others think countries should invest in their own companies instead. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Nowadays there is a trend of rapid increase in already excessive use of natural resources such as oil, forest and fresh water. What dangers does it bring? What are the possible solutions to address these issues?

Modern lifestyle has made it harder for people to live a healthy and active lifestyle. What are the causes of this situation? Suggest what can be done by the government and large organisations to improve it.

Some people believe that young generation should follow traditions of their society; others, however, believe that young people should be free to make their own choice as individuals. Discuss both views and your own opinion.

Some people prefer to live alone. What are the advantages and disadvantages of it? Give your own opinion and examples.

Some people think that governments should provide subsidies to farmers to produce cheap healthy food. Others think that governments should tax companies producing unhealthy foods. Give your own opinion and examples.

June 2015
Some people feel that there is too much emphasis on getting an education, and that governments should spend money on leisure time activities for young people too. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Many people believe that companies and individuals should pay to clean up the environment in proportion to the amount of pollution they have produced. Do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays air travel is cheaper than in the past. Is this a positive or a negative development? Discuss and give your own opinion.

Some people think that managers alone should make decisions in the company, while others think that employees should be involved in the decision-making process too. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Giving lectures in auditoriums to large numbers of students is an old way of teaching. With the technology available today there is no justification for it, and everything should be done online.
To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

University students should pay in full for their own education instead of the society funding their studies. The reason is that individuals tend to benefit after graduation more than the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In most universities students focus on specialised subjects, however some people believe that universities should encourage students to study a wide spectrum of subjects. To want extent you agree or disagree?

Nowadays plastic money replacements such as credit and debit cards are extremely popular, even more than banknotes and coins. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this.

Some people think that governments should invest more in public services instead of wasting money on arts such as music and paintings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Modern technology has a great impact on our environment. Some say that people should adopt a simple lifestyle to solve this problem, while others argue that the technology itself should provide a solution. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some people think that government should subsidize fruits and vegetables to make healthy food cheaper. Others argue that tax should be imposed on unhealthy food.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

As transport and accommodation problems are increasing in many cities, some governments are encouraging businesses to move to rural areas.
Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

In many countries traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Individual greed and selfishness has been the basis of the modern society. Some people think that we must return to the older and more traditional values of respect for the family and the local community in order to create a better world to live in.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In recent years, the number of crimes committed by teenagers in major cities throughout the world is increasing.
Why is this so? Suggest some solutions.

In many countries, more and more people are competing for a place to study in universities. Why does this happen?
Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

June 2015
Some people prefer to provide help and support directly to those in the local community who need it. Others, however, prefer to give money to national and international charitable organisations.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

May 2015
In some countries, air travel has become a much cheaper form of transport than in the past. Some people say this is a positive development but other people disagree. Discuss the two views and give your opinion.

May 2015
Some people believe that international tourist has bad effects in the country.
Why do they think so? What solutions can you suggest?

May 2015
Some people think computer and Internet are important in children’s study, but others think students can learn effectively in schools and with teachers.
Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

May 2015
Some people think students in primary school / secondary school should be taught how to manage money because it is an important life skill. Do you agree or disagree?

May 2015
In the past, lectures were used as a way of teaching large numbers of student, but now with the development of technology for education, many people think there is no justification for attending lectures. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In some countries, air travel has become a much cheaper form of transport than in the past. Some people say this is a positive development but other people disagree. Discuss the two views and give your opinion.

May 2015
Some practical skills such as money management should be taught in high school. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and real life examples.

In many countries around the world young people decide to leave their parents’ home once they finish school. They start living on their own or sharing a home with friends. Do you agree or disagree with this approach? Give your opinion.

Some people believe that international tourist has bad effects in the country. Give the cause why it is bad? What solutions do you suggest?

May 2015
Many people think that the government should spend money to explore life in the outer space, while others think that it’s a waste of public money. Discuss both views and include your own opinion.

Some people say that schools should spend more money on computers, others say that more money should be spent on teachers’ wages. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Nowadays in many countries people are following the latest fashion, hairstyles and so on. Why are they so influenced by fashion? Is it a positive or a negative development?

Nowadays scientists and tourists can travel to remote natural environments such as the South Pole. What are the advantages and the disadvantages of this development?

Some people think computer and Internet are important in children’s study, but others think students can learn effectively in schools and with teachers. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Nowadays the amount of garbage we produce is increasing and it becomes a global problem. Please say
What are the reasons behind this?
What can be done to solve this problem?
Who should take more responsibility, companies or individuals?

May 2015
Some people think students in primary school / secondary school should be taught how to manage money because it is an important life skill.
Do you agree or disagree?

May 2015
In the past, lectures were used as a way of teaching large numbers of student, but now with the development of technology for education, many people think there is no justification for attending lectures.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that they can make as much noise as they want, while others think that the amount of noise people make should be strictly controlled. Discuss both views and include your own opinion and examples.

May 2015
In some countries the number of people using bikes as main transport mode is decreasing, even though it is so beneficial. Why is this so? How can people be encouraged to use more bicycles?

May 2014
In today’s society, more and more work is done by machines. Do you think the positive effects of the development overweigh the negative effects on individuals and society?

May 2014
Children can lead effectively by watching TV. Some people believe that children should be encouraged to watch TV regularly both at home and at school

May 2014
Some people believe that the best way to reduce traffic problems in cities is to build more roads. what is your opinion about this

Some people think money is earned to enjoy their lives while few others think money is earned to save money for the future. Discuss both these arguments and give your opinion?

The main aim of advertising is to increase the sale of products that people don’t really need. Do you agree or disagree?
Some criminals should be allowed to do unpaid to serve the society.
Do you agree or disagree?

April 2014

Some people think money is earned to enjoy their lives while few others think money is earned to save money for the future.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

The main aim of advertising is to increase the sale of products that people don’t really need.
Do you agree or disagree?

March 2014

Today many countries are facing health problems because of unhealthy lifestyles.
Why do people choose to live unhealthy lives?
Suggest some measures to solve this.

Some feel that criminals be confined into prison while other think authorities should allow them to work unpaid to serve the society.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

The increase of technology has made teachers change their role in schools.
Do you agree or disagree?

March 2014
Some feel that money spent on exploration of space is a complete waste, and it could be spend on improvements of living of people. To what extent do you agree disagree?

Some people prefer to watch live performances from their home on TV or online, others prefer to be present at the event and experience it live. Discuss both ways and give your opinion.

Some people say that dangerous sports should be banned. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

The 20th century had a huge breakthrough in air travel and communication. This brought benefits to many nations through close contact with foreigners on different levels, from tourism to business. Some people, however, say there were more drawbacks than benefits. Discuss and give your own opinion.

Some people believe that children should have formal training at school to become good parents. Do you agree or disagree? Give you own opinion.

In some countries flights have become much cheaper compared to other forms of transportation. Some people think this is a good development, while others are concerned about this situation. Discuss both views and include your own opinion.

Some people are reducing their walks, however many health experts say that walking is the best exercise to maintain health. Why do people walk less? What might encourage people to walk longer distances?

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