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  9. School Students Attending Foreign College (Causes)

  Compared with 5 years ago, more school students now go abroad for college studies, a tendency which can be shown in the following graph. How to explain the phenomenon? What are the causes?

  10. Keeping dogs as pets (Causes)

  The number of people who keep dogs as pets has greatly increased in recent years. Please explain the causes for the phenomenon.

  11. College Examination (Effects)

  It is said that college examinations have some bad effects on both students and teachers, though they do a good job in the evaluation of the students' performance. What are these effects? Explain in detail.

  12. Effects of success (Effects)

  While most people pursue success, either academic or professional, some believe that success is not always a good thing. What do you think of it? What kind of adverse effects it may produce?

  13. Population explosion (Effects)

  World population has increased alarmingly, as shown in the following graph. What do you think? What problems it brings?

  14. City problems (Effects)

  While people flood into big cities to seek jobs and happy life, there is a tendency for people to move out. What's wrong with big cities? What problems they have?

  15. Telecommuting (Effects)

  With the development of the Internet technology, a new way of corporate working —— telecommuting has emerged. What do you think of it? What effects or changes it will produce?

  16. Privacy of famous people (Causes - effects )

  Newspapers and magazines have special interest in the private lives of famous people. What can you explain it? What effect it will have on the people being exposed? And what is your opinion?

  17. College lectures (Causes - Effects)

  College lectures now enjoy less popularity among students, as shown in the following questionnaire conduc

  What do you think of the lecture method?

  For                           26%

  Against                       41%

  Neither for nor against       33%

  Why are college lectures unpopular? And what harmful effects do they have on students as well as teachers? What suggestion do you have?

  18. Modes of traveling (preferable comparison)

  There are two popular modes of traveling. One is to join the package tour, another is to travel individually. Which one do you prefer? Give reasons to illustrate your choice.

  19. Movie goers and TV viewers (Preferable Comparison)

  The graph below shows that the number of people going to movies is declining while the number of TV movie viewers keeps claming. What do you prefer: seeing films through TV at home or going to the movie houses?

  20. Knowledge or Experience ( Balanced Comparison)

  Some emphasize book knowledge; others stress practical experience. Which one is more important? Give your reasons to illustrate your opinion.

  21. Ways of studies (Balanced comparison)

  In colleges and universities, some students spend more time after class on individual studies, while others like to attend lectures of different kinds. What do you think of two kinds of studies? Which one do you prefer? Give your reasons.

  22. Forms of transportation (preferable; subject-by-subject comparison)

  There are three popular forms of transportation when people when people consider traveling long distances. They are trains, buses, and planes. Which form do you prefer? Give reasons to illustrate your choice?

  23. Where to buy houses (preferable; subject-by-subject comparison)

  There is a tendency to buy houses in the suburbs. Why so people tend to move out of the city center? What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city center and in the suburbs?

  24. Chinese Children and American Children (Balanced; Point-by-point comparison)

  Chinese children are different in several ways from American children. What characteristics of children of the two nations. Tell the difference between them.

  25. Big company or small company (Preferable; point-by-point comparison)

  What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in the big and small companies? What is your choice if you are a college graduate?

  26. Where old sick people go (Mixed comparison)

  There is a tendency among adults couples to send their parents to the nursing home when they are old and sick, which can be seen in the graph. But still others select to continue living with them. Which do you prefer? Give your reasons to illustrate your choice.

  27. Modern technology of traditional culture (Mixed comparison)

  It is inevitable that as modern technology develops, traditional culture is in the danger of being lost. What do you prefer if you are forced to make a choice?

  28. The Internet (Comment; support)

  The internet is becoming popular in people's daily life. While people enjoy its benefit, they are also worried about its side effects. What are different opinions of it? What is your attitude towards it?

  29. Old technologies (Comment; support)

  It is said that American students are incapable of simple addition and most Chinese students can't use the abacus. Do you think it is a bad thing? What is your attitude?

  30. Work part-time (Comment; support)

  The study shows that American college students taking part-time jobs outnumbers their Chinese counterparts though more and more Chinese students begin to work part-time. What are the reasons and what is your attitude toward college students taking part-time jobs?

  31. ON Euthanasia (Comment; oppose)

  Euthanasia, a mercy killing, has become a heated topic recently. What's your attitude towards it? Give your reasons to support your opinion.

  32. Question of living together (Comment; oppose)

  In the last few years, many college students have rented houses to live off the campus with their partners of different sex. What do you think of the phenomenon? What's your attitude toward it?

  33. Price promotions (Comment; oppose)

  Nowadays, many consumer goods companies turn to price promotions under pressure to boost sales. What do you think of price promotion? What's your attitude toward it?

  34. Study overseas (Comment; mixed opinion)

  Studying overseas is getting popular. It not only appeals to college students, but to school students as well. What is its advantage? And what is its disadvantages?What is your attitude?

  35. Dink family (Comment; mixed opinion)

  Most people have a child after they get married. But now there are a growing number of unconventional couples who choose to have a childless life. What's your opinion of it? Give reasons to support it.

  36. On modern technology (Comment; mixed opinion)

  In the last 20 years, modern technologies develop very rapidly. Cloning is one example. But it also provokes a wide concern among the public. What do you think the rapid development of modern technologies like cloning? Do you think the concern is justified?

  37. Lose weight (Ways)

  Young people tend to lose weight in one way or another. But few succeed. How to effectively reduce weight? Suggest ways.

  38. Suicide among students (Ways)

  There is a rise in the academic suicides among students. Suggest some preventive measures.

  39. Job interviews (Ways)

  Many students pay much attention to personnel appearance and academic credentials in job interviews. What do you think are the secrets of a successful interview? Suggest some.

  40. Cheating on exams (Ways)

  Cheating on exams is on the rise at colleges and universities across the nation. What are its harmful effects? And how to stop different forms of cheating? Give some suggestions.

  41. A Brief Introduction to a Tourist Attraction (Process Analysis)

  Your role: a tour guide

  Your audience: a group of foreign tourists

  Your Introduction should include:

  Some welcoming words

  The schedule for the day

  A description of the place the tourists will be visiting (e.g. a scenic spot or a historical site, etc.)

  You should make the introduction interesting and the arrangements for the day clear to everybody.

  42. Different types of students (Classification)

  On campus, college students can be divided into different groups according to their study habits. How would you classify them? And what is your attitude towards students of each type?

  43. Decision-making (Comment; preferable)

  “It is better to make a wrong decision than to make no decision at all.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your reasons.

  44. Vocabulary learning (Ways; classification)

  In English there are so many new words. It is always a headache to English learners. Can you explain how to learn English words?

  45. TV commercials (comment; classification)

  Commercials in TV are common these days. What is your opinion toward it?

  46. Keeping pets (comment; argumentation)

  Some people keep animals as pets, regarding them as friends who can accompany them and bring them pleasure. Other people are strongly against this, for they think that it wastes time, energy and money to raise animals. Write a short argumentative essay (about 300 words) explaining your point of view.

  46. Computer dominance (comment; argumentation)

  With the rapid development of electronics, computers are becoming more and more intelligent. Some people have begun to worry that computers will one day become so powerful that may even dominate human species. Write an argumentative easy explaining your point of view. In your writing, underline your thesis and number your paragraphs.

  47.  Electronics books (comment; argumentation)

  In today's world, electronics means of publication have become very popular with both readers and publishers. Are electronic texts likely to replace books? Write a short argumentative essay (about 300 words) explaining your point of view. In your writing, underline your thesis and number your paragraphs.

  48. TV and films (support; argumentation)

  As the TV play became more and more popular, it was argued that this new form of entertainment would cause the film to die. Fortunately, this has not happened. The two have continued to flourish side by side. Write a short argumentative essay (about 300 words) explaining your point of view. In your writing, underline your thesis and number your paragraphs.

  49. Environmental protection

  Great importance has been attached to environmental protection over the past decade in China. Write a short expository essay (about 300 words) explaining your point of view. In your writing, underline your thesis and number your paragraphs.

  50. Country life and city life

  Country life differs from city life in many ways. Write a short expository essay (about 300 words) contrasting country life with city life.

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