Essay list from Tests of July 2018
1 Some people think that modern technology is making people more sociable, while others think it is making them less sociable. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
2 Online, people write product reviews and opinions about services. Is it a good thing or bad thing?
3 Some people argue that formal education should start for children as early as possible, while others think that it should not start until 7 years of age. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
4 Some people believe that teachers have an important role to play in the educational success, while others think it is the students’ attitude that matters. Discuss both views and share your opinion.
5 Some physiologists recommend that it is important to overcome stresses by spending time do nothing. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
6 The education of young people is the main priority in countries around the world. Some people believe that educating adults who cannot read or write is essential for the society and more funding should be made available for it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7 The only way to solve the increasing crime rate of young offenders is to teach parents better parenting skills. To what extent do you agree?
8 Scientist have been warning for many years about the importance of protecting the environment and that we must limit the use of energy in our daily lives. Despite warnings, many people do not do this. What are the reasons for that and how people can be encouraged to take an interest in protecting the environment?
9 Some people believe that a great difference in age between parents and children is more beneficial. Do you think the advantages of a greater difference in age between them outweigh the disadvantages?
10 Some people think the government should be responsible for solving the pollution problems which result from heavy traffic. To what extent do you agree?
11 Some people believe that universities should only offer places to students with high marks, while others believe that people of all ages should be allowed even if they don’t do well in school. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
12 People are less fit and active nowadays than in the past. What are the reasons for this? What measures can be taken to fix this?
13 The world of work is changing rapidly. Working conditions today are not the same as before and people no longer rely on taking one job for life. Discuss the possible causes for these changes and give your suggestions for how people should prepare for work in the future.
14 Some people find it beneficial to send young children to nursery school before they go to primary school, while others think it is good to keep children at home with their family. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
15 Some people think that to reduce traffic and pollution, the government should increase tax on petrol (gasoline). Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?