The most frequently asked essay questions

Many people think regions affect successful individuals. What are your opinion about native regions and accomplished person’s influence on the regions they belong to?///Do you say that place where the person grew has an influence on his accomplishments? Explain with example.

The environment we are living in is in danger due to various problems. So who do you think should be responsible for solving it? Is it the governments, organisation or each?

Company Top level Authorities should or should not take employees suggestions or ideas to make any decisions. Discuss

  • Positives
    • Can collect more ideas
    • Employees may feel more involved and highly motivated
  • Negatives
    • Suggestion may be of his personal interest – may harm the company
    • Solution to this is final decision has to taken by the higher authority only (whether right or wrong to the enterprise).

Successful sports stars and glamorous film stars are a role model for youngsters. Do you support it or not? (Agree/Disagree)

In the education system, assessment through written formal examinations is valid or not.

Advantages

  • Creates a need for learning when students cannot understand the practical application of their knowledge
  • Provides a standard to compare the performance of students
  • Central to the process of effective teaching & writing as the feedback obtained can be instrumental in improving the abilities of the students

Disadvantages

  • Sometimes written assessments creates working under pressurechildren become ill on the day of exam unable to write the exam
  • It is almost impossible to assess the abilities of students comprehensively
  • Sometimes students resort to some dubious means to score higher in the exam

Large shopping malls are replacing small shops. What is your opinion about this? Discuss with appropriate examples.

Talk about the pros/ cons of this era as it is full of daily inventions.

Any new technological development in the recent years is a boon or curse for the society in general

It is argued that getting married before finishing school or getting a job is not a good choice. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Advantages

  • Emotional and physical support
  • An extra source of income:
  • One can earn while other is studying and they can take their turn

Disadvantages

  • Distraction due to additional responsibilities
  • Household chores, family obligations, children

Parents should be held legally responsible for their children’s acts. What is your opinion? Support it with personal examples.

Marketing strategy for large enterprises should be placed on offer and discounts, and in what ways this can impact on their reputation.

What is the best invention of last 1 years, the computer, antibiotics, the aeroplane, and explain why?

Dangerous activities like extreme skiing, bungee jumping, etc. And whether you support them or not?///People pursue dangerous activities like skydiving, motorcycle sports, white-water river rafting, etc. Do you support? If yes, why and if not, why?//Pros and cons of adventures games.

Pros

  • Skydiving/Bungee Jumping/Risky Pursuits
  • Multi-billion dollar global industry
  • It’s all about excitement & thrill
  • All in the name of personal glory
  • Hugely Popular

Cons 

  • Extreme injuries
  • If things go wrong – Heavy price

Do you think a consumer should avoid over packed products or it is a responsibility of the producer to avoid extra packaging of goods?” Give your views or any relevant example with your experience.

Global warming

  • Gases such as carbon dioxide trap heat from the sun
  • This causes global temperatures to rise
  • This process is known as the greenhouse effect
  • Human activity is a major factor in the rise of the greenhouse gases
  • Factories and vehicles produce emissions and exhaust fumes
  • Many developing countries are becoming industrialised
  • The number of cars on our streets is growing
  • Cheap air travel is allowing more people to fly

Effects of Global Warming

  • Global warming will have a significant impact on our planet
  • Rising temperature will cause melting of the polar ice caps
  • Sea levels will rise
  • We can expect more extreme weather conditions
  • Flooding and droughts may become more frequent Impacts of humans on the environment
  • The increasing world population is putting pressure on natural resources
  • Fossil fuels like oil and gas are running out
  • We are destroying wildlife habitats
  • We have cut down enormous areas of rainforest
  • This has led to the extinction of many species of animals and plants

Solutions to environment problems

  • Governments could introduce laws to limit emissions from factories
  • They should invest in renewable energy from solar, wind or water power
  • They could impose “green taxes” on drivers and airlines companies
  • Government campaigns should promote recycling
  • Natural areas and wild animals should be protected
  • Individuals should also try to be greener
  • We should take fewer flights abroad for holidays
  • We should take public transport rather than drive
  • We should choose products with less packaging
  • We should recycle as much as possible

Company Top level Authorities should or should not take employees suggestions or ideas to take any decisions. Discuss

Some people believe laws change human behaviour. Do you agree with it?

Illiterate of the future would not be one who does not know to read, but people who do not know how to learn

Positive and adverse effects of the information revolution through mass media.

Large shopping malls are replacing small shops. What is your opinion about this? Discuss with relevant examples.

Advantages

  • Convenient as all types of items can be purchased at one place
  • Can be time-saving for busy people
  • Creates employment opportunities as the maintenance of large shopping centres would require a range of professionals

Disadvantages

  • Crowded on weekends and offer seasons
  • Parking problems and traffic congestions
  • Tempting special offers means people who go to buy one thing may end up buying an entirely different product
  • Impossible for people with less capital to begin a new business
  • Talk about the pros/ cons of this era as is full of daily inventions

It is argued that getting married before finishing school or getting a job is not a good choice. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Imitating celebrities in sports and movies is good or bad

Any recent Invention that you think proved beneficial or detrimental to society.

In the past 1 years, there are many inventions such as antibiotics, aeroplanes and computers. What do you say is the most important invent for the past 1 years? Why?

Do you think that formal written examinations are a good way to assess knowledge at school?

The information revolution has changed the ways of mass communication and had some negative and positive effects on individuals’ lives as well as on society. To what extent you are agreed or disagree?

Learning a new language at an early age is helpful for children. Is it more positive for their future aspect or have some adverse effects. Do you agree or disagree? Give examples from your experience.

In underdeveloped countries, tourism has disadvantages and can be said the opposite as well.

Communication has changed significantly in the last ten years. Discuss the positive and negative impacts of this change///Positive and Negative effects of today’s discussion.

Discuss both sides of Space travel vs. Current fundamental problems faced by the human?

Do you think English will remain to be a global language despite globalisation?

Positive points

  • English as an international language
  • English is widely used around the world It is becoming a global second language It is the dominant language of technology, science and international business International business meetings are regularly held in English
  • Many important textbooks, and journals are published in English The ability to speak English is a necessary skill in the modern world

Negative Points

  • If one language is dominant, other languages may disappear
  • The dominant language brings its culture
  • American culture has become popular around the world
  • Other cultures may be damaged
  • As an alternative to English, a new global language could be invented
  • It would have no nationality or culture attached to it
  • This could help to promote international peace and understanding
  • Esperanto is an example of a language that was created with this aim

Some people think placing advertisements in schools is a great resource for public schools that need additional funding, but others believe that it exploits children by treating them as a captive audience for corporate sponsors. Choose which position you most agree with and discuss why you chose that position. Support your point of view with details from your experiences, observations or reading.

Advantages

  • An extra source of income for the schools
  • Schools can hire more teachers
  • Schools can have better equipment
  • Infrastructure and education standard may improve

Disadvantages

  • Children can easily be influenced by advertisements
  • Children put pressure on parents to buy them things

Television has many useful functions to play in everyone’s life, for some its relaxation, for some it is a companion. Discuss your viewpoint and support your answer with examples and discussion point.///Nowadays TV has become an essential part of life. Medium to spread news & awareness and for some, it acts as a companion. What is your opinion about this?

Positives of television

  • Watching television is a good way to relaxIt is many people’s favourite way to wind down after a hard day at work
  • Television programs can be entertaining and enjoyable
  • Viewers have access to a huge variety of entertainment channels
  • Television brings the best comedians, musicians and actors into our homes
  • Programmers can also be informative and educational
  • News coverage makes the public aware of events around the world
  • Documentaries can make learning more interesting

Negatives of Television

  • Television is having an adverse impact on society
  • Some people link violence on television with crime rates in the real world
  • Children copy the behaviour they see on the screen
  • Children are less healthy because they spend less time playing
  • Advertisers direct their marketing at children
  • Most programs do not require much thought
  • Watching TV is a waste of time

Opinions about Television

  • Television has many benefits
  • However, it can be addictive
  • Children should play outside rather than sit in front of a screen all day
  • Behaviour shown on TV can influence people
  • Parents should choose carefully what their children watch
  • Children should not be exposed to violence, swearing or sexual images
  • Advertising during children’s programs should be strictly controlled
  • TV companies should make more positive, educational programs

‘In future illiterate will not be those who cannot read, but those who do not learn’ . Discuss what do you understand by this statement and state your reason.

  • Unlearning & Relearning do not mean one should forget, learn it again
  • Learn: gain knowledge or skills by study or experience
  • Unlearning: be open minded and ready to change your mindset
  • Relearning: accept the new ideas and concepts that may not align with your older perspectives
  • An open approach to learning is fundamental to evolution and innovation

Education is the biggest barrier to my learning – Einstein. What do you mean by this? And do you think Einstein was correct in saying that?

  • Formal education tends to abide the principles of uniformity
  • This consistency also limits the thinking of subject
  • Innovation requires breaking barrier and thinking outside the context
  • Modern culture does not allow for this type of rebellious thinking
  • Modern education is primarily concerned with reproduction of previously acquired knowledge rather than generation of knowledge

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