Các bạn có thể lựa chọn một trong hai nhóm đối tượng để brainstorm:
Nhóm 1: Economy, Education, Technology, Crime, Morality, Technology, Environment, …
Nhóm 2: Family/ Parents, Children/ Students, Friends, Society, …
Education – Giáo dục
Formal examinations are the only effective way to assess a student’s performance. Continual assessment such as course work and projects is not a satisfactory way to do this.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Do the benefits of study abroad justify the difficulties? What advice would you offer to a prospective student?
Most schools offer some type of physical education program to their students. Why is physical education important? Should physical education classes be required or optional?
Textbooks should be replaced by laptops in classrooms. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students are encouraged to make comments or even criticism on their teachers. Others think it will lead to loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
In some countries young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and staring university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this.
Technology and media – Công nghệ và truyền thông
Some people think that the increasing use of mobile phones and computers have negative impacts on users. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Do you think that modern technology, such as the internet and computers will ever replace the book or the written word as the main source of information?
Some children can learn more efficiently by watching TV. Therefore, children should watch TV regularly both in school and at home. Do you agree or disagree?
Social issues – Vấn đề xã hội
Nowadays, people have longer life span thanks to the development in terms of health services and medical treatment. What are the positive and negative effects of this trend?
Prostitution should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems. What is your opinion?
Some people prefer to provide help and support directly to those in their community. However, others prefer to give money to national and international charitable organizations. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Same sex marriage should be legalized. Do you agree or disagree?
Travelling and tourism – Du lịch
Science – Khoa học
Although many benefits may result from space exploration, the costs involved are enormous. There is debate as to whether this money could be more wisely spent to provide for the basic needs of mankind such as food, clean water, etc. For this reason space exploration should be restricted. Do you agree?