11 Today, there are many advertisements aimed at children, such as advertisements for toys and snacks. Some people think that advertisements aimed at children should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
12 The increasing use of mobile phones and computers makes people lose the ability to communicate face to face. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
13 The range and quality of food that we can buy has changed because of technological advances. Some people think this change is an improvement. Others, however, believe this change is harmful. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
14 The development of technology has caused many environmental problems. Some people think that we should lead a simpler way of life, while others believe that we should use technology to solve these problems. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
15 Natural resources, such as oil, forests and fresh water, are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problems does this cause? Suggest some solutions.
16 It is not necessary for people to travel to other places to learn about other cultures. They can learn as much about other cultures from books, films and the Internet as from travelling. Do you agree or disagree?
17 In multi-cultural societies, people of different cultural backgrounds live and work together. Do you think the advantages of multi-cultural societies outweigh the disadvantages?
18 Many museums and historic sites are mainly visited by tourists rather than by local residents. What are the causes of this? What can be done for museums and historic sites to attract more local visitors?
19 Some people believe that famous people's support for international aid organisations draws attention to the problems in developing countries, while others think that celebrities make these problems less important. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
20 Some people believe that countries and individuals should think about the future rather than focusing on the present. To what extent do you agree or disagree?