Teme za pisanje na engleskom jeziku su sledeće:

1. Family
2. Study/Work
3. Hometown
4. Living place & Accommodation
5. Weather/Favourite Season
6. Friends
7. TV program
8. Museum/gallery
9. Holiday/Public holiday
10. Film
11. Leisure Time
12. Sports
13. Food
14. Math
15. Sky
16. Clothes
17. Weekend
18. Reading
19. Sleep
20. Nature
21. Newspaper and magazines
22. Text message or phone calls
23. Memorizing
24. Football
25. Travelling by train/car/taxi
26. Public Transportation
27. Letters vs email
28. Swimming
29. Snacks
30. Photography
31. Help
32. History
33. Handwriting
34. Music
35. Colour
36. Teachers
37. Being in a hurry
38. Being alone
39. Team work
40. Countryside
41. Social networks


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The best way to teach is to praise positive actions and ignore negative ones.


Students should always question what they are taught instead of accepting it passively.


We learn our most valuable lessons in life from struggling with our limitations rather than from enjoying our successes.


All parents should be required to volunteer time to their children's schools.


The primary goal of technological advancement should be to increase people's efficiency so that they have more leisure time.


In most professions and academic fields, imagination is more important than knowledge.


The best way to solve environmental problems caused by consumer-generated waste is for towns and cities to impose strict limits on the amount of trash they will accept from each household.


To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities.


Educational institutions have a responsibility to dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed.


Some people believe that government funding of the arts is necessary to ensure that the arts can flourish and be available to all people. Others believe that government funding of the arts threatens the integrity of the arts.


In any field of endeavor, it is impossible to make a significant contribution without first being strongly influenced by past achievements within that field.


Nations should pass laws to preserve any remaining wilderness areas in their natural state, even if these areas could be developed for economic gain.


People's behavior is largely determined by forces not of their own making.


Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study.


A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college.


Educational institutions should actively encourage their students to choose fields of study that will prepare them for lucrative careers.


Some people believe that in order to be effective, political leaders must yield to public opinion and abandon principle for the sake of compromise. Others believe that the most essential quality of an effective leader is the ability to remain consistently committed to particular principles and objectives.


Formal education tends to restrain our minds and spirits rather than set them free.


The well-being of a society is enhanced when many of its people question authority.


Governments should focus on solving the immediate problems of today rather than on trying to solve the anticipated problems of the future.


Some people believe that college students should consider only their own talents and interests when choosing a field of study. Others believe that college students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field.


Laws should be flexible enough to take account of various circumstances, times, and places.


Claim: The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its role models.

Reason: Heroes and role models reveal a society's highest ideals.


Governments should offer college and university education free of charge to all students.


The luxuries and conveniences of contemporary life prevent people from developing into truly strong and independent individuals.


In any field of inquiry, the beginner is more likely than the expert to make important contributions.


The surest indicator of a great nation is represented not by the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists, but by the general welfare of its people.


The best way to teach — whether as an educator, employer, or parent — is to praise positive actions and ignore negative ones.


Teachers' salaries should be based on their students' academic performance.


Society should make efforts to save endangered species only if the potential extinction of those species is the result of human activities.


College students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field.


As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more complex and mysterious.


In any situation, progress requires discussion among people who have contrasting points of view.


Educational institutions should dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed.


Governments should not fund any scientific research whose consequences are unclear.


Society should identify those children who have special talents and provide training for them at an early age to develop their talents.


It is primarily through our identification with social groups that we define ourselves.


College students should be encouraged to pursue subjects that interest them rather than the courses that seem most likely to lead to jobs.


Claim: When planning courses, educators should take into account the interests and suggestions of their students.

Reason: Students are more motivated to learn when they are interested in what they are studying.


The greatness of individuals can be decided only by those who live after them, not by their contemporaries.


The increasingly rapid pace of life today causes more problems than it solves.


Claim: It is no longer possible for a society to regard any living man or woman as a hero.

Reason: The reputation of anyone who is subjected to media scrutiny will eventually be diminished.


Competition for high grades seriously limits the quality of learning at all levels of education.


Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study.


Educators should find out what students want included in the curriculum and then offer it to them.


Educators should teach facts only after their students have studied the ideas, trends, and concepts that help explain those facts.


Claim: We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from those whose views contradict our own.

Reason: Disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning.


Government officials should rely on their own judgment rather than unquestioningly carry out the will of the people they serve.


Young people should be encouraged to pursue long-term, realistic goals rather than seek immediate fame and recognition.


The best way to teach is to praise positive actions and ignore negative ones.


If a goal is worthy, then any means taken to attain it are justifiable.


In order to become well-rounded individuals, all college students should be required to take courses in which they read poetry, novels, mythology, and other types of imaginative literature.


In order for any work of art — for example, a film, a novel, a poem, or a song — to have merit, it must be understandable to most people.


Many important discoveries or creations are accidental: it is usually while seeking the answer to one question that we come across the answer to another.


The main benefit of the study of history is to dispel the illusion that people living now are significantly different from people who lived in earlier times.


Learning is primarily a matter of personal discipline; students cannot be motivated by school or college alone.


Scientists and other researchers should focus their research on areas that are likely to benefit the greatest number of people.


Politicians should pursue common ground and reasonable consensus rather than elusive ideals.


People should undertake risky action only after they have carefully considered its consequences.


Leaders are created by the demands that are placed on them.


There is little justification for society to make extraordinary efforts — especially at a great cost in money and jobs — to save endangered animal or plant species.


The human mind will always be superior to machines because machines are only tools of human minds.


People who are the most deeply committed to an idea or policy are also the most critical of it.


Some people believe that society should try to save every plant and animal species, despite the expense to humans in effort, time, and financial well-being. Others believe that society need not make extraordinary efforts, especially at a great cost in money and jobs, to save endangered species.


Some people believe that the purpose of education is to free the mind and the spirit. Others believe that formal education tends to restrain our minds and spirits rather than set them free.


Some people believe it is often necessary, even desirable, for political leaders to withhold information from the public. Others believe that the public has a right to be fully informed.


Claim: Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's major field of study.

Reason: Acquiring knowledge of various academic disciplines is the best way to become truly educated.


Young people should be encouraged to pursue long-term, realistic goals rather than seek immediate fame and recognition.


Governments should not fund any scientific research whose consequences are unclear.


Knowing about the past cannot help people to make important decisions today.


In this age of intensive media coverage, it is no longer possible for a society to regard any living man or woman as a hero.


We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own.


The most effective way to understand contemporary culture is to analyze the trends of its youth.


People's attitudes are determined more by their immediate situation or surroundings than by society as a whole.


Nations should suspend government funding for the arts when significant numbers of their citizens are hungry or unemployed.


All parents should be required to volunteer time to their children's schools.


Colleges and universities should require their students to spend at least one semester studying in a foreign country.


Teachers' salaries should be based on the academic performance of their students.


It is no longer possible for a society to regard any living man or woman as a hero.


Some people believe that in order to thrive, a society must put its own overall success before the well-being of its individual citizens. Others believe that the well-being of a society can only be measured by the general welfare of all its people.


Claim: Any piece of information referred to as a fact should be mistrusted, since it may well be proven false in the future.

Reason: Much of the information that people assume is factual actually turns out to be inaccurate.


Claim: Nations should suspend government funding for the arts when significant numbers of their citizens are hungry or unemployed.

Reason: It is inappropriate — and, perhaps, even cruel — to use public resources to fund the arts when people's basic needs are not being met.


Claim: Many problems of modern society cannot be solved by laws and the legal system.

Reason: Laws cannot change what is in people's hearts or minds.


Educators should take students' interests into account when planning the content of the courses they teach.


Educators should base their assessment of students' learning not on students' grasp of facts but on the ability to explain the ideas, trends, and concepts that those facts illustrate.


Unfortunately, in contemporary society, creating an appealing image has become more important than the reality or truth behind that image.


The effectiveness of a country's leaders is best measured by examining the well-being of that country's citizens.


A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college.


Colleges and universities should require their students to spend at least one semester studying in a foreign country.


Educational institutions should actively encourage their students to choose fields of study in which jobs are plentiful.


People's behavior is largely determined by forces not of their own making.


Colleges and universities should require their students to spend at least one semester studying in a foreign country.


Although innovations such as video, computers, and the Internet seem to offer schools improved methods for instructing students, these technologies all too often distract from real learning.


Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study.


The best ideas arise from a passionate interest in commonplace things.


To be an effective leader, a public official must maintain the highest ethical and moral standards.


Claim: Imagination is a more valuable asset than experience.

Reason: People who lack experience are free to imagine what is possible without the constraints of established habits and attitudes.


In most professions and academic fields, imagination is more important than knowledge.


To be an effective leader, a public official must maintain the highest ethical and moral standards.


Critical judgment of work in any given field has little value unless it comes from someone who is an expert in that field.


Some people believe that scientific discoveries have given us a much better understanding of the world around us. Others believe that science has revealed to us that the world is infinitely more complex than we ever realized.


Critical judgment of work in any given field has little value unless it comes from someone who is an expert in that field.


In any profession — business, politics, education, government — those in power should step down after five years.


Requiring university students to take a variety of courses outside their major fields of study is the best way to ensure that students become truly educated.


Claim: The surest indicator of a great nation is not the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists.

Reason: The surest indicator of a great nation is actually the welfare of all its people.


Any leader who is quickly and easily influenced by shifts in popular opinion will accomplish little.


Government officials should rely on their own judgment rather than unquestioningly carry out the will of the people whom they serve.


A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college.


It is primarily in cities that a nation's cultural traditions are generated and preserved.


We can learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own.


When old buildings stand on ground that modern planners feel could be better used for modern purposes, modern development should be given precedence over the preservation of historic buildings.


Some people claim that you can tell whether a nation is great by looking at the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists. Others argue that the surest indicator of a great nation is, in fact, the general welfare of all its people.


The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its role models.


All college and university students would benefit from spending at least one semester studying in a foreign country.


Some people claim that a nation's government should preserve its wilderness areas in their natural state. Others argue that these areas should be developed for potential economic gain.


The surest indicator of a great nation is not the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists, but the general well-being of all its people.


Some people argue that successful leaders in government, industry, or other fields must be highly competitive. Other people claim that in order to be successful, a leader must be willing and able to cooperate with others.


College students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field.


Some people believe that corporations have a responsibility to promote the well-being of the societies and environments in which they operate. Others believe that the only responsibility of corporations, provided they operate within the law, is to make as much money as possible.


Some people believe that our ever-increasing use of technology significantly reduces our opportunities for human interaction. Other people believe that technology provides us with new and better ways to communicate and connect with one another.


Educational institutions should actively encourage their students to choose fields of study that will prepare them for lucrative careers.


Educational institutions should actively encourage their students to choose fields of study in which jobs are plentiful.


Educational institutions have a responsibility to dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed.


Some people believe that competition for high grades motivates students to excel in the classroom. Others believe that such competition seriously limits the quality of real learning.


Some people believe that universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study. Others believe that universities should not force students to take any courses other than those that will help prepare them for jobs in their chosen fields.


It is more harmful to compromise one's own beliefs than to adhere to them.


No field of study can advance significantly unless it incorporates knowledge and experience from outside that field.


True success can be measured primarily in terms of the goals one sets for oneself.


The general welfare of a nation's people is a better indication of that nation's greatness than are the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists.


The best test of an argument is the argument's ability to convince someone with an opposing viewpoint.


The effectiveness of a country's leaders is best measured by examining the well-being of that country's citizens.


Nations should pass laws to preserve any remaining wilderness areas in their natural state.


In any field — business, politics, education, government — those in power should be required to step down after five years.


Some people claim that the goal of politics should be the pursuit of an ideal. Others argue that the goal should be finding common ground and reaching reasonable consensus.


Some people believe that the most important qualities of an effective teacher are understanding and empathy. Others believe that it is more important for teachers to be rigorous and demanding in their expectations for students.

Write a response in which you discuss which view more closely aligns with your own position and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should address both of the views presented.


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Dodatne teme:

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “It is more important for students to study art and literature than it is to study math and science.” Provide reasons and examples to support your opinion.

Your friend has decided to switch careers but isn’t sure which to choose. What advice would you give them? Provide reasons and examples to support your response.

Describe an annual day in your country when you give people special gifts.

Describe a fear you had to overcome. How did you overcome it?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Video games offer benefits to children.” Provide reason and examples to support your stance.

What are the characteristics of a good coach?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “It is better to read books on an electronic device than it is to read traditional books on paper.”

Some people feel that high school students benefit from participating in organized sports, while others feel that sports are a waste of time. Instead, students should focus on studying. Which point of view do you agree with and explain why.

You must prepare a final project. Which style would you prefer: a) giving a class presentation b) design a poster c) write an essay.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “It is better to be a follower than a leader.”

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Every individual should spend at least a year living in a foreign country.” Provide reasons and examples to support your opinion.

You are going to start a new business. Which of the following do you feel is most important to be successful: a) lots of money b) lots of friends c) lots of products.

Would you before to go to a small university in the countryside or a large university in the city?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Reading the newspaper or online news sources is a waste of time.” Provide reasons and examples to support your opinion.

You have been given a gift of money. Which would you rather spend it on: a) a piece of jewelry b) a pair of concert tickets c) an expensive meal.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Professional athletes are born with talent. You can not train someone to be a professional athlete.” Provide reasons and examples to support your response.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “It is always better to study with a teacher than it is to study alone.” Support your response with reasons and examples.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Children nowadays have too much freedom.”

You are going to have a new roommate next semester. Which of the following qualities is most important to you: a) cleanliness b) humorous c) politeness.

If you had to work on a project for school would you rather: a) work alone, b) work with classmates, or c) work with a tutor.


Agree/Disagree Style TOEFL Essays

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Overall, the widespread use of the internet has a mostly positive effect on life in today’s world.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? When doing research, it is better to use printed materials such as books and articles than it is to use the Internet. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Students who are given grades work harder than those who are not. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? In my country, young people have better lives than their parents had when they were young. Use reasons and examples to support your answer.


Movies and television strongly influence the way people behave. Do you agree or disagree? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People communicate with each other less than in the past because of the popularity of television. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? When people succeed, it is entirely because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with their success. Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Nowadays, it is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a large city. Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Human activity is making the earth a worse place to live. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


In twenty years there will be fewer cars in use than there are today. Do you agree or disagree?


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People today spend too much time on personal enjoyment, and not enough time on more serious duties and obligations. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? My lifestyle is easier and more comfortable than the one my grandparents experienced when they were young. Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Sometimes it is better to be dishonest. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The knowledge we gain from our personal experiences is more valuable than the knowledge we gain from books. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. Do not use memorized examples.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students do not respect their teachers as much as they did in the past. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Most of the biggest problems in the world will be solved in the next few decades. Use details and examples to support your answer.


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “People should keep trying to reach their goals, even if they seem impossible to achieve.” Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.


Multiple Choice Style TOEFL Essays

Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what type of neighbor is the best to have?

someone who is quiet

someone who we are similar to

someone who is supportive

Use specific details and examples in your answer.


When you face a difficult problem in life, what do you feel is the best way to solve it?

asking someone with more experience for advice about the problem

finding information about the problem using the Internet

taking a long time to think about the problem

Use specific details and examples in your answer. Do not use memorized examples.


In general, people are living longer now. Which of the following do you think accounts for this phenomenon?

Technological improvements

Changes to education systems

Improvements to our diets

Use specific details and examples in your answer. You may choose more than one cause.


People have a lot of opinions about the value of advanced education. Which do you think is the most important reason to attend college or university? Use reasons and examples to support your answer.

new experiences

career preparation

increased knowledge

Use specific details and examples in your answer.


Imagine you could improve the town where you live by changing one important thing about it. Which of the following would you choose to do?

Build additional parks

Construct more libraries

Improve public transportation

Use specific details and examples in your answer. 


These days, people enjoy a lot of time away from their work and school obligations. Many people use this time to visit new places and learn about them. What do you think is the best way to learn about a place you are visiting for the first time?

Going to a museum

Joining a guided tour of popular attractions

Visiting a popular shopping area

Talking to a local resident

Watching a local television station

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. 


People in society work in many different settings, and for a variety of reasons. What do you think is the main reason why people have jobs?

to feel happier about their lives

to save money for the future

to develop new skills

Use specific examples and details to support your answer.


Everyone wants to be as healthy as possible. Fortunately, in modern society there are many things that people can do to improve their physical condition. What do you think is the best way to stay healthy?

Get exercise on a regular basis

Eat healthy food every day

Visit a doctor for regular examinations

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


The people we work with have many different characteristics and all of them affect the quality of our time at work. Of the following, what do you think is the most important quality for a boss or supervisor to have?

a serious attitude about their work

a lot of related experience

a tendency to always tell the truth

You may choose more than one. Use specific details and examples in your answer.


All around the world, people are living longer than ever before. Which of the following do you think are the main causes of this phenomenon? You may choose more than one option.

The development of new technology

Changes to our eating habits

Improvements to our working conditions

Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.


During our careers, we work with many different kinds of people. All of them have unique characteristics and personality traits. In your opinion, which of the following is the most important characteristic of a coworker?

a serious attitude regarding their work obligations

a willingness to learn new things

the ability to make other people laugh

You may choose more than one of these options. Use reasons and specific examples to explain your answer. Do not use memorized examples.


If parents want their children to succeed in the future, which of the following things should they teach them?

How to be honest

How to be helpful

How to be patient


When employees feel that the management of their company is doing something wrong, what do you think is the best way for them to respond?

Talking to the media

Speaking to the management directly

Discussing the problem with each other


What do you think is the best way for the government of your country to improve the environment?

Increase public transportation

Reduce the construction of new factories

Build more parks


Paired Choice Style TOEFL Essays

Some students prefer classes with frequent discussions between the professor and the students with almost no lectures. Other students prefer classes with many lectures and almost no discussions. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Some people like to travel with a companion. Other people prefer to travel alone. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.


Some people think that the government should use extra money to fund programs to improve the environment. Others think that it is better for the government to spend money to support artistic programs. Which option do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Some people like to spend their money as soon as they earn it, while others think it is better to save their money for some time in the future. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. Do not use memorized examples.


Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. Which place would you prefer to live in? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.


Some students prefer to study and do homework alone. Others prefer to study and work on class assignments with a group of fellow students. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Some people prefer to eat meals at restaurants, while others prefer to prepare and eat food in their own home. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Some people think the best way to learn new things is to study them alone. Others think that it is always better to get help from a skilled teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to support your choice.


A large company wants to train its employees to use new techniques. Which is the best way to train the workers?

Have all of them attend a training program together

Have some of the employees attend the program and later show their coworkers what they learned


Some people prefer to travel in their own country when they have some time off. Others think that it is better to take a trip to a foreign country. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to support your choice.


“Good Idea” TOEFL Essays

The administrators of a university are revising their budget and have decided to change their funding priorities. As a result, the university will now spend more money on sports and athletic facilities than they do on the campus libraries. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.

Many people welcome the opening of shopping areas near their homes. On the other hand, some people are strongly opposed to the construction of such facilities. If it is announced that a large shopping center will open in your neighborhood, will you support or oppose it? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

It is very important for students to learn as much as possible before their graduation from university. For this reason, many schools require students to attend all of their classes in person in order to achieve a passing grade. Do you agree or disagree with this kind of policy? Use specific reasons and examples to support your argument.

It is important to improve our skills and knowledge as much as possible. Some people prefer to learn from individuals who have more experience than they do – like teachers and supervisors – instead of learning from peers, like their colleagues and classmates. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not?

Nowadays, the world is developing at a very rapid pace and we are constantly forced to make a lot of choices that can affect the rest of our lives. Do you agree or disagree with the idea that we should always ask someone else for help when we need to make an important decision? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

Consider a situation where you are asked by your supervisor to work with one of your coworkers on a project. This coworker has opinions that are very different from yours and they feel very strongly about these opinions. Do you think this is a good idea? Use reasons and examples to support your answer.

Imagine that your city government has given permission for a major company to build a large factory near your neighborhood. Do you think it is a good idea to work with them? Why or why not? Explain your position using specific reasons and examples.


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Some people think that parents should plan their children’s leisure time carefully. Other people believe those children should decide for themselves how to spend their free time, Which idea do you agree with? Give reasons for your choice.

People should be realistic rather than romantic in order to live a better life. Do you agree or disagree with the statement. Use specific reasons to support your answer.

People should never be satisfied with what they have, they should always want something new or something different Do you agree or disagree with the statement. Give reasons for your choice.

Some people think that the family is the most important influence on young adults. Other people think those friends are the most important influence on young adults. Which view do you agree with? Use examples to) support your position.

Some students participate in school activities such as clubs and sports. Other students do not take part in such activities because they spend more time on their studies. Tell why you think the two groups of students spend their time differently? Which type of student do you prefer to be? Explain why.

Travelling is more important than reading books in order to understand the people and the world Do you? agree or disagree with the statement Use specific reasons to support your answer.

Some people like different friends. Others like similar friends. Compare the advantages of these two? kinds of friends. Which kind of friend do you prefer? Explain why?

After they complete their university studies, some students live in their hometowns, others live in? different towns or cities. Which do you think is better … living in your hometown or living in different towns or cities. Give specific reasons for your answer.

Some people believe that newspaper is the best source of news. Others think that the news is presented? better on radio or television. Which of these sources of news do you prefer? Use specific examples too? support your choice.

Some people learn best when a classroom lesson is presented in an entertaining, enjoyable way. Other people learn best when a lesson is presented in a serious, formal way. Which of these two ways of learning do you prefer? Give reasons to support your answer.

Some people say that the best preparation for life is learning to be cooperative. Do others take the opposite view and say that learning to be competitive is the best preparation. Tell which one you agree with and explain why.

Some people pay money for the things they want or need. Other people trade products or goods for what they need. Compare the advantages of these two ways of obtaining things. Which way do you prefer? Explain why.

Some people believe that growing up in a large family, with several sisters and brothers, offers more advantages than disadvantages. Other people think that being the only child is more advantageous. Write a short essay in which you discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each position. Explain which position you support.

Some people think studying in a university is worthwhile only because you can get a degree. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give specific reasons to support your answer.

Inventions such as eyeglasses and the sewing machine have had an important effect on our lives? Choose another invention that you think is important. Give specific reasons for your choice.

Someone think that playing a game is fun only when you win. Do you agree or disagree with them? statement. Use specific reasons to support your answer.

A research center is going to be established in a university. There is an argument whether to establish an agricultural center or a business one. Which do you think is better. Use specific reasons to support your answer.

“Fiction (such as short stories or novels) can teach us more about life than textbooks can”. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Use specific examples to support your answer.

Living in big cities has more advantages then living in small towns or countryside. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Use specific reasons to support your answer.

Some university students want to live in a room alone. Others prefer having roommates. Which do you like better living alone or living with roommates? Give specific examples to support your answer.

Some people like to travel alone, others like to travel together with several friends. Which do you prefer, Why?

Which is more important for you in your life? Knowledge from books you read, or personal experiences in reality. Please use details to explain your answer.

Newspapers contain many information topics such as sports, current event, business, and entertainment. Which topic do you like to read most often? Give reasons to explain your answer.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: People should always show their strong emotions (such as excitement, anger, or joy). Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Dissatisfaction leads to progress. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A student’s main purpose in getting an education is to earn a lot of money. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

Some students like to attend a large university that has many students. Others prefer to attend a small university that has fewer students. Which type of university do you prefer? Use specific reasons and example to support your answer.

Some students like to have outdoor activities. Others like indoor activities. Which do you prefer? Give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.

How do movies or TV influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.

Some people like to buy books to read, others like to borr4Dw books from libraries or from other people. Compare the advantages of these two ways of reading. Which do you prefer? Why?

Some universities arrange a long period of vacation for students in the school year, others arrange several short vacations. Which kind of vacation do you prefer—a long vacation or a short one? Give specific reasons and examples for your answer.

Some people like to communicate by telephone, Other people like to communicate by letter. Which do you prefer to communicate by phone or by letter? Use specific and details to explain your answer.

Some people like to listen to classical music, others like to listen to popular music (including popular songs). Which kind of music do you prefer? Give specific reasons for your answer.

Games teach people about life. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give specifics for your answer.

Many important natural resources such as water, forests, oil, etc, are running out in the world today. What should we do to protect them? Give specific examples to support your idea about one kind of these resources.

When people succeed, it is because of hard work luck has nothing to do with success, Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.

Sometimes it is fun to think of living in another time and place. If you could experience a different time and place, what time and what place would you choose? Use reasons and specific details to support your answer.

Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer?

Some people like to eat at home and prepare food for themselves, others like to eat outside in restaurants or food stands. Which way of eating do you prefer.? give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.

Some say that the world would be a better place now if the automobile had never been invented. Decide if you agree or disagree with this statement and give specific reasons for your decision.

Some people say that the best way to raise children is to encourage them to be independent thinkers. Others disagree and say that children need to be taught discipline in order to become successful. Using specific examples, discuss these two opinions. State which one you agree with and why?

Some people like to work or study at night, others like to work or study during the day. Which do you prefer-work or study at night or during the day? Give, specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.

Some people like to study alone, others like to study with several people together. Which do you prefer-study alone or study with other people? Give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.

Some people like to use computers to type letter, others like to write letters with a pen. Which do you prefer and why?

Some companies like to employ younger and enthusiastic people, other companies like to employ older and experienced people. If you were a boss, which kind of people do you like to employ. Give reasons and specific examples to illustrate your answer.

“It’s better to make wrong decision than make no decision at all.” Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give reasons or specific examples to illustrate your answer.

Some people tend to work only for money, while others believe that people should enjoy what opinion do. Which opinion do you prefer? Explain why?

Some people tend to study a subject in a very intensive way over a short period of time, while others
tend to study a subject constantly over a long period of time. What do you think is a better way of learning? Explain why.

Should the money invest into a university be used to improve the library or to improve the physical training facilities? What do you think? Why?

Should the money invest into a university library be used to buy books or to buy a computer? What do you think? Why?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people such as public figures and celebrities.

Some people believe that the Earth is being harmed (damaged) by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion?

Some people spend their entire lives in one place. Others move a number of times throughout their lives, looking for a better job, house, community, or even climate. Which do you prefer: staying in one place or moving in search of another place?

Is it better to enjoy your money when you earn it or is it better to save your money for some time in the future? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

You have received a gift of money. The money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy?

Businesses should hire employees for their entire lives. Do you agree or disagree?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Attending a live performance (for example, a play, concert, or sporting event) is more enjoyable than watching the same event on television.

Choose one of the following transportation vehicles and explain why you think it has changed people’s lives. (1) automobiles (2) bicycles (3) airplanes

Do you agree or disagree that progress is always good?

Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. Do you agree or disagree?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it more quickly.

The expression “never, never give up” means to keep trying and never stop working for your goals. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and industry are more important than saving land for endangered

What is a very important skill a person should learn in order to be successful in the world today? Choose one skill and use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

Why do you think some people are attracted to dangerous sports or other dangerous activities?

Some people like to travel with a companion. Other people prefer to travel alone. Which do you prefer?

Some people prefer to get up early in the morning and start the day’s work. Others prefer to get up later in the day and work until late at night. Which do you prefer?

What are the important qualities of a good son or daughter? Have these qualities changed or remained the same over time in your culture?

Some people prefer to work for a large company. Others prefer to work for a small company. Which would you prefer? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.

People work because they need money to live. What are some other reasons that people work? Discuss one or more of these reasons.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, or telephone calls.

Some people like to do only what they already do well. Other people prefer to try new things and take risks. Which do you prefer?

Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risks or chances. Others believe that success results from careful planning. In your opinion, what does success come from?

What change would make your hometown more appealing to people your age?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? One should never judge a person by external appearances.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person should never make an important decision alone.

A company is going to give some money either to support the arts or to protect the environment. Which do you think the company should choose?

Some movies are serious, designed to make the audience think. Other movies are designed primarily to amuse and entertain. Which type of movie do you prefer?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Businesses should do anything they can to make a profit.

Some people are always in a hurry to go places and get things done. Other people prefer to take their time and live life at a slower pace. Which do you prefer?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Games are as important for adults as they are for children.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents or other adult relatives should make important decisions for their older (15 to 18 year-old) teenage children.

What do you want most in a friend ?someone who is intelligent, or someone who has a sense of humor, or someone who is reliable?

Which one of these characteristics is most important to you?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Most experiences in our lives that seemed difficult at the time become valuable lessons for the future.

Some people prefer to work for themselves or own a business. Others prefer to work for an employer. Would you rather be self-employed, work for someone else, or own a business?

Should a city try to preserve its old, historic buildings or destroy them and replace them with modern buildings?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a child’s success in school.

If you were an employer, which kind of worker would you prefer to hire: an inexperienced worker at a lower salary or an experienced worker at a higher salary?

Many teachers assign homework to students every day. Do you think that daily homework is necessary for students?

If you could study a subject that you have never had the opportunity to study, what would you choose?

Some people think that the automobile has improved modern life. Others think that the automobile has caused serious problems. What is your opinion?

Which would you choose: a high-paying job with long hours that would give you little time with family and friends or a lower-paying job with shorter hours that would give you more time with family and friends?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Grades (marks) encourage students to learn.

Some people say that computers have made life easier and more convenient. Other people say that computers have made life more complex and stressful. What is your opinion?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best way to travel is in a group led by a tour guide.

Some universities require students to take classes in many subjects. Other universities require students to specialize in one subject. Which is better?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should begin learning a foreign language as soon as they start school.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Boys and girls should attend separate schools.

Is it more important to be able to work with a group of people on a team or to work independently?

Your city has decided to build a statue or monument to honor a famous person in your country. Who would you choose?

Describe a custom from your country that you would like people from other countries to adopt. Explain your choice, using specific reasons and examples.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Technology has made the world a better place to live.