December 17, 2017
If you want to recommend a way to reduce living expenses for your friend, which of the following will you choose? Why?
1.Find a roommate to share a room
2.Do not buy the latest mobile phone; buy new technological devices less frequently
3.Buy cheap food and cook at home (do not often eat outside)
December 16, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important way to improve people’s health is to clean the environment.
December 10, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students do not respect teachers as much as they did in the past.
December 9, 2017
Which one do you think is the most important characteristic for a high school teacher teaching students (ages 15-18)?
1.the ability to give students advice to plan for their future
2.the ability to find which students need help and provide them with help
3.the ability to encourage students to learn by themselves outside of the classroom
December 2, 2017
If there’s a way to improve yourself, which one among these three choices you would take?
1.take more exercise
2.eat healthy food
3.reduce the amount of stress
November 26, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? In the past people ate food that was better for their health than they do today. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
November 25, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The more money people have, the more they should give away to charity.
November 12, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Older teenagers (16-19) should be allowed to work at paid part-time jobs.
November 11, 2017
Parents give their children weekly money to buy whatever they want. Some people think this can cause bad habits and create misconceptions about money in children. Others think the opposite. What’s your opinion?
November 4, 2017
Some high school teachers (teachers of students ages 14-18) spend most of class time lecturing (speaking) while the students listen and take notes. Other high school teachers spend most of class time on discussion and projects that students are highly involved in and exchange their ideas. Which of these two approaches do you think is more effective for students’ learning and why？
October 29, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Universities should require every graduating student to take public speaking courses. Give specific examples and details to support your answer.
October 28, 2017
Many filmmakers make movies based on books. When a movie is produced based on books, some people prefer to read books before watching films, other people choose to watch the movie first. Which one do you think is better? Why?
October 15, 2017
Some adults believe that nowadays children’s behavior is worse than it was in the past. These adults have suggested three actions that parents can do to help children ages 5-10 behave better (for example by speaking more respectfully to adults or acting more kindly toward others). Which one action that parents can do might have the most positive effect on their children’s behavior? Why?
– limiting the types of television programs and movies their children can watch
– spending more time talking with their children
– supervising or monitoring more closely what their children do when they play with their friends October 14, 2017 Some people think that success is the most important thing in their life.Others think that it’s more important to be happy when they fail. Which idea do you agree with and why? September 30, 2017 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Companies should pay for employees to get a university degree.
September 24, 2017
A high school that normally gives students about two months of time off from school during the summer is introducing a new educational requirement for students in the eleventh grade (ages 16-17) over the summer, students have the following two options to fulfill the new requirement.
– They can attend classes each day for several weeks to complete a university level course on a subject that they are considering selecting as their major field of study at university.
– They can spend several weeks traveling to museums and historic places in their area with a group of students guided by a teacher and then write a paper of their experience. Which one of these options do you think would be most beneficial for students and why?
September 16, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children rely too much on technology, like computers, smart phones, video games for fun and entertainment. Playing simpler toys or playing outside with friends would be better for children’ s development. September 9, 2017 Your friend has the opportunity to choose either one of two types of majors (fields of study). Which one of the following two majors do you think is a better choice, and why?
– A major that would allow your friend to finish years of study and get a degree sooner (so that he would begin to work full-time quickly). Or
– A major that requires many years of study that would provide him with more employment opportunities and offers in the future. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. Be sure to use your own words. Do not memorize certain examples. August 27, 2017 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? people think that nowadays the media (TV, newspaper, Internet) are less concerned about the accuracy of news than in the past.
July 8, 2017
Some people think that sometimes we should stay away from others to improve our relationships, because being away from people reminds us of how important they are. Others think we should always stay with others to have a good relationship because we can communicate with them more often. What do you think?
July 2, 2017
A city wants to help teachers of its high school students (ages 14-18) improve their teaching. It is considering two plans:
1.Choose a small group of excellent teachers; these teachers will attend a class led by an expert for additional training in how to teach effectively, and they will then come back to their schools and provide that training for other teachers in the school.
2.Provide additional training in teaching effectively for high school teachers, using online material that each teacher will study individually. June 10, 2017 Some people like to buy and eat their meals at restaurants frequently while others like to eat at home. Which do you prefer? Why? June 3, 2017 Do you agree that people easily learn from their close friends? Use specific details and examples to support your answer.
May 27, 2017
Which one of the following values is the most important to share with a young child (ages 5 to 10)? Why?
1.Being helpful to others
3.Being well-organized May 06, 2017 At some universities, students take part in making decisions about the issues that affect daily life of everyone on campus such as how many hours the libraries should be open each day or what kinds of food should be served in the cafeteria. But at some universities, experts are hired to make these decisions, and students are almost never involved. Which approach do you prefer and why?
May 13, 2017
Which one of the following values is the most important to share with a young child (5-10 years old)?
3.Being well organized May 06, 2017 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is impossible to always be completely honest with your friends.
April 23, 2017
Some young people are free in the evenings or have days off at school, which way can bring them the most benefit?
1.To accumulate work experience by a part-time job or volunteering in a community project
2.Learning to play a sport
3.Learning to play a musical instrument
April 15, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is better to make friends with intelligent people than with the people who have a good sense of humor.
April 01, 2017
You have long been friends with someone. If they do something that you don’t like, should you still be friends with them?
March 11, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is better to relax through watching a film and reading a book than doing physical exercises.
March 04, 2017
Nowadays, many movies or films are based on books. Some people prefer to read the original book before they watch the movie, others prefer to watch the movie before reading the book. Which one do you prefer?
February 26, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Rather than helping children with their schoolwork, parents should encourage their children to do their work independently.
February 25, 2017
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The way people dress is a good indication of their personality or character.
February 18, 2017
Sometimes we are assigned to work in a group on a project. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The group will be helped more by a person who will be willing to do what other group members want than by a person who often strongly insists that things should be done in a way that is different from what the group wants to do.
January 14, 2017
Students of a university have a long break between university semesters; the university requires all students to do one of the following for one month during the break:
1.Students must take a course on a subject that has no direct connection to their majors of study (For example, a student majoring in engineering may take a course in fine arts or social sciences.)
2.Students must volunteer to work in the university’s city or their hometowns to improve some aspects of life of the city or their own town. (For example, students may help local primary school children with their homework.) Which one do you think is more beneficial for students in their university? Why? Give detailed examples and reasons. Use your OWN words, do NOT use memorized examples.
January 07, 2017
You are helping to select a leader for a student organization or a group. Doyou think a person’s honesty is the most important characteristic for being a leader?