Наиболее злободневные темы эссе «за и против».
Согласны ли вы со следующими утверждениями?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
§ Boys and girls should attend separate schools.
§ Should there still be colleges and schools just for men/boys and some just for women/girls?
§ Technology has made the world a better place to live.
§ Advertising can tell you a lot about a country.
§ Modern technology is creating a single world culture.
§ Teachers should be paid according to how much their students learn.
§ Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a child’s success in school.
§ Grades (marks) encourage students to learn.
§ The best way to travel is in a group led by a tour guide.
§ Children should begin learning a foreign language as soon as they start school.
§ Telephones and email have made communication between people less personal.
§ Dancing plays an important role in a culture.
§ People behave differently when they wear different clothes. Do you agree that different clothes influence the way people behave?
§ There is nothing that young people can teach older people.
§ Reading fiction (such as novels and short stories) is more enjoyable that watching movies.
§ Only people who earn a lot of money are successful.
§ A person’s childhood years (the time from birth to twelve years of age) are the most important years of a person’s life.
§ Playing a game is fun only when you win.
§ High schools should allow students to study the courses that students want to study.
§ It is better to be a member of a group than to be the leader of a group.
§ Watching television is bad for children.
§ Playing games teaches us about life.
§ A zoo has no useful purpose.
§ Parents are the best teachers.
§ Television has destroyed communication among friends and family.
§ Universities should give the same amount of money to their students’ sports activities as they give to their universities libraries.
§ Scientific Progress is always good.
§ With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it more quickly.
§ Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, or telephone calls.
§ The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns.
§ A person should never make an important decision alone.
§ Games are as important for adults as they are for children.
§ Police are unnecessary because they aren’t reducing crime.
§ Wars are always wrong.
§ All required university courses are boring.
§ Exams are not useful.
§ Inflation is the only problem of our country.
§ Motor racing should be banned.
§ The country should only be run by women.
§ Moslems make better human beings than Christians.
§ Divorce is sometimes a solution to marital problems.
§ Women, not the government, have the right to make their own decisions about abortion.
§ Marijuana should (not) be legalized.
§ Capital punishment. Explain the reasons that people give for and against this particular point.
§ Animals should not be used as laboratory tools.
§ Governments should not organize lotteries.
§ Public should require uniforms in order to benefit both the student and the society as a whole.
§ Vicious and dangerous sports should be banned.
§ All genetic engineering should be banned.
§ Women shouldn’t work.
§ Should we do more to deal with the problem of domestic violence, or is the problem exaggerated?
§ We are becoming overwhelmingly dependent on computers. Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?
§ Is there too much of commercialism in the Internet?
§ Technology makes communication easier in today's world. Many people choose to work at home in front of a computer screen. What danger does the society face depending on computer screens rather than face-to-face contact as the main means of communication? Are we the prisoners of the progress?
§ Should the animals be used for scientific research? Is it humanly? Should animal experimentation be permitted?
§ Should the cigarettes smoking be banned as heroin consumption?
§ Should drivers of automobiles be prohibited from using cellular phones?
§ Should restrictions be placed on the use of mobile phones in public areas like restaurants and theaters?
§ Shall we integrate from Marketing to E-Marketing?
§ Should the death penalty be mandatory for people that kill other people? Should the "Right to Die" be Considered a Right?
§ What are two sides of the death penalty? Is it a cruel murderer or a just punishment? Can it be a deterrent to crime?
§ Euthanasia as a way of relieving ill people's pain and save them from the tortures of their illness. Do we have the right to take people's life, if after all life is the greatest charisma?
§ Forests are the lungs of the earth. Should the rain forests destruction be prohibited?
§ Should sex education be increased in schools in an attempt to curb problems such as teenage pregnancy?
§ Human beings do not need to eat meat in order to maintain good health because they can get all their food needs from meatless products and meatless substances.
§ A vegetarian diet is as healthy as a diet containing meat. Argue for or against the opinion above. What do you think about vegetarians? Are they people who care for animals and want to protect them or people lacking the adequate ration?
§ What are some of the best ways to welcome and then assimilate immigrants into American life? What are the pros and cons of each of these?
§ Domestic workers: How these women are treated or mistreated by their employers. The problems they face with inequality in the workplace, most of these women come from different countries and do not speak the language or know their own rights.
§ Advertising: Information or Manipulation?
§ Education is an indivisible part of the prosperity of the nation. The more educated and cultured people there are in the country the more flourishing and thrifty the country is. Comment on this issue, argument your decision
§ Should society assume more responsibility for pregnant teenagers and children they bear?