Most Frequently asked essay questions (updated list)

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  1. Roles of governments, companies, and individuals to combat climate change
  2. The environment we live in is in danger due to various problems. What are the underlying causes? Who is responsible to combat this? What measures?
  3. The ownership of cars should be restricted to one per family to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  4. People attend college or university for many reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, or to increase knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your
  5. Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and industry are more important than saving land for endangered animals. Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Why or why not?
  6. The food travels thousands of miles from farm to consumer. Some people think it would be better to our environment and economy if people only ate locally produced food. What extent do the advantages outweigh disadvantages?
  7. Some people think imported food exerts positive impacts on our lives. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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  1. Nowadays, the mass media including TV, radio and newspaper have become the essential part of our lives. What is your opinion?
  2. There are social, medical, and technical problems associated with the use of mobile phones. What forms do they take? Do you agree that the problems outweigh the benefits of mobile phones?
  3. Does television remove our loneliness or not?
  4. The mass media including TV, Radio and newspaper influence our society and shape our opinions and characters. What is your opinion?
  5. Talk about pros/cons of this era as it is full of daily inventions
  6. Any recent invention that you think proved beneficial or detrimental to society
  7. In the past 100 years, there have been many inventions such as antibiotics, aeroplanes and computers. What do you think is the most important of them? Why? Greatest invention in the last 100 years, medicine, science or technology?
  8. The information revolution has changed the way of mass communications and had some negative and positive effects on individual lives as well as on society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  9. Communication has changed significantly in the last ten Discuss pros and cons.
  10. Space tourism is an interesting topic of discussion and is almost possible due to newer advanced technologies. Some people, however, argue that we should concentrate more on resolving the problems on earth than spend money on space tourism? Give your
  11. With technology speeding up, more and more young people begin to use mobile phones and the Internet, but old people have little chance to be exposed to them. What ways could mobile phone and the Internet be useful to old people? How can old people be encouraged to use this new technology?
  12. The role of human cloning has accelerated rapidly. To what extent you think will it replace the material things!
  13. Global transportation has escalated the cost of the country. Describe the advantages and disadvantages.
  14. The traffic congestion has increased massively across the globe. The government has proposed a solution to raise the taxes to reduce the traffic jam. What is your view on this?
  15. As people become increasingly more dependent on motor cars, the public transport systems tend to run down. This has serious consequences for both existing community and new communities, which are spreading farther and farther from town centres. Express your opinion, and support the same with reasons and examples.
  16. People can perform everyday tasks, such as shopping and banking as well as business transactions, without meeting other people face-to-face because of technology. What are the effects of this on individual and society as a whole?
  17. With the increase in the use of mobile phones and computers, fewer people are writing letters. Some people think that the traditional skill of writing letters will disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How important do you think is letter-writing?

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  1. Do you think consumers should avoid over packaged products or is it the responsibility of producers?
  2. Many people believe that regions affect a successful What is your opinion about the native region and accomplished person’s influence on the region he belongs to?
  3. Pros and Cons of extremes/adventure sports.
  4. Dangerous activities like extreme skiing, bungee jumping and so on. Moreover, whether you support them or not
  5. Some people believe law changes human behaviour. Do you agree/disagree?
  6. Imitating celebrities in sports and movies good or bad?
  7. In under developed countries, tourism has disadvantages and can be said the opposite as well.
  8. In recent years, the proportion of the crimes committed by youngsters is on the rise. Discuss causes to this problem and suggest solutions.
  9. Nowadays, people spend too much time at work to the extent that they hardly have time for their personal life. Discuss
  10. Xenophobia has accelerated rapidly in the western countries. According to you what solutions can be proposed by government and individuals?
  11. Tobacco, mainly in the form of cigarettes is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. Over a billion adults legally smoke tobacco every day. The long-term health costs are high- for the smokers themselves, and for the wider community regarding health care costs and lost productivity. Do Governments have a legitimate role in protecting citizens from the harmful effects of their own decisions to smoke or are such decisions up to an individual?”
  12. In some countries around the world, voting is compulsory. Do you agree with the notion of compulsory voting?
  13. Parents should be held legally responsible for their children’s acts. What is your opinion? Support it with personal examples.
  14. People usually mix their private and professional life. What are the pros and cons of this?
  15. International travel and tourism makes people prejudiced rather than broad-minded. What are its causes and what measures can be taken to solve this problem?
  16. Polygamy has increased widely in recent years. What solutions can you bring forward to decrease this issue?
  17. Animal rights are the most important. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
  18. There are many different types of music in the world today. Why do we need music? Is the traditional music of a country more important than the International music that is heard everywhere nowadays? Please provide solution
  19. World history suggests that violence and conflict were more evident under male leadership than under female leadership. So, for peace to prevail, female leadership can be considered as a better option than male leadership.
  20. Some people think that keeping pets is good for children while others think it is dangerous and unhealthy. Which opinion do you agree with? Discuss both options and give examples.
  21. In some countries, the number of shootings increases because many people have guns at home. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give specific reasons and examples to support your
  22. Some people think that it is important to use leisure time for activities that develop the mind, such as reading and doing crossword puzzles. Others feel that it is important to give one’s mind a rest in leisure time. Discuss.
  23. The newspaper is no longer need in the modern society “. What is your opinion?
  24. Advantages and disadvantages of a credit card? Do the people of middle-class use more credit card than other people?
  25. Some people think foreign visitors should be charged more than local people when they visit the cultural and historical attractions in a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  26. Some people prefer to play team sports, while other prefer to play individual sports. Discuss the advantages of each. Then indicate which you prefer and why?
  27. Some people think history has nothing or little to tell us, but others think that studying the history can help us better understand the present. Please discuss the two views and give your own opinion.
  28. Air travel can only benefit the richest people in the world. Ordinary people can get no advantage with the development of air travel. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  29. In many countries, children are engaged in different kinds of paid work. Some people regard this as completely wrong, while others consider it a valuable work experience, important for learning and taking responsibility. What is your opinion?
  30. Stress is now a major problem in many countries around the world. What are some of the factors in modern society that cause this stress, and how can we reduce it?

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  1. In the education system, assessment through formal written examination still valid?
  2. Company’s top level authorities should get their employees in the decision-making Discuss
  3. As global trade increases between different countries, many daily necessities are produced in other countries. Such goods are usually transported a long distance. Do the benefits of this trend outweigh its drawbacks?
  4. Do teachers punish students for late submission of assignments in universities?
  5. Is it usually foolish to get married before completing your studies and getting established in an excellent job? Do you agree or disagree”?
  6. Large shopping malls are replacing small shops. What is your opinion? Good or bad
  7. Learning a new language at an early age is helpful for children. Is it more positive of their future aspect or have some adverse effects? Agree or disagree?
  8. Some people think that teachers should be responsible for teaching students to judge what is right and wrong so that they can behave well. Others say that teachers should only teach students academic subjects. Discuss both views and give your
  9. Some people think women should be given equal chances to work and excel in their careers. Others believe that a woman’s role should be limited to taking care of the house and children. Which opinion do you agree with and why? Include specific details and examples to support your
  10. “Value added by travel in Education Is travel a necessary component of education or not? Will scholar sitting at home have more knowledge than one who travels? “
  11. “Marketing strategy for big companies should be placed on offer and discounts, and in what ways this can impact on their reputation.
  12. Some people think it is not necessary for adults to receive education in class. Self-study is an effective way for them to study more effectively. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  13. In many countries, good schools and medical facilities are available only in cities. Some people think new teachers and doctors should work in rural areas for a few years, but others think everyone should be free to choose where he or she Discuss and give your own opinion.
  14. Professional and economic goals are more important or personal life.
  15. Do you think English will remain to be a global language despite globalization?
  16. Should marketing strategy for big companies be placed on offer and discounts, and in what ways this can impact on their reputation?
  17. Foreign languages should be compulsory in the primary school. How far do you agree with the above statement?
  18. Some people think that students benefit from going to private secondary schools. Others, however, feel that private secondary schools can have a negative effect on society as a whole. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
  19. People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, or to increase knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your
  20. Benefits and problems of studying and work-related to old theatre play in high schools. Give your opinion with examples.
  21. Some people think that schools should select students according to their academic abilities, while others believe that it is better to have students with different abilities studying together. Discuss both views and state your own opinion.
  22. The only effective way to deal with unemployment is to introduce rapid urbanisation. How far you agree?
  23. Sports and games create disturbance in students’ life because students cannot fully concentrate on their studies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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  1. The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education- Einstein. What does he mean by that? Moreover, do you think he is correct?
  2. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. Agree or Disagree?
  3. In the war of ideas, it is the common people who get killed. What do you think this statement if trying to say and do you agree?

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