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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Essay Questions

Some people think that traditional culture can be destroyed by using it as money making attractions to tourists. However, others believe that it is the only way to save traditions. How far do you agree with the latter opinion?

Food can be produced much more cheaply, because of the improved fertilizers and better machinery. However, some methods may be dangerous for human health, and have negative effects on local communities. To what extent do you think that its advantages outweigh disadvantages?

Some people think that national sports team and individual sports person who represent their country should be financially supported by the government. However, some people believe they should be funded by non-government organisations (e.g. Business Scholarship). What is your opinion?

A long distance flight consumes the fuel as much as a car consumes in several years time, and causes the same amount of pollution as cars. So some people think we should abandon non essential flights (such as for tourism), and it is more efficient than restricting the car. Discuss.

There is argument about whether students should study in groups or on their own. Compare the benefits of each study method. Which do you think is more effective?

Air transport is increasingly used to export fruits and vegetables where they cannot be grown or are out of season. Some people believe that this is good thing, but others consider this use of air transport can't be justified. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Statistics suggest that nowadays an increasing number of crimes are committed by the young people. What are its causes and how can we solve this problem?

Some people prefer to provide help and support to those people who need it in local communities directly. However, some people prefer to give money to nation and international charitable organisations. Discuss both the views and give your reasons.

We cannot get knowledge from news, but some people think we can't trust journalists. What do you think of the credibility of news these days? What qualities should a journalist have?

Leisure is a growing industry. Nowadays, more modern technology is used in entertainment, which may lead people to be less creative. Do you agree or disagree?

Now People possible perform everyday tasks such as banking, shopping, business and transactions without meeting each other face-to-face. What are the possible effect on the both the individual and the society?

Some people say the best what to solve the environmental problems is to raise the price of fuel. To what extent do you agree or disagree?



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