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 General Essay:  #2001
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Only people who earn a lot of money are successful. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
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 General Essay:  #4001
Some people believe that teaching children at home is best for a child's development while others think it is important for them to go to school. Discuss the advantages of both methods and give your own opinion.
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 General Essay:  #4002
Some people say that advertising encourages us to buy things that we really do not need. Others say that advertisements tell us about new products that may improve our lives. Which viewpoint do you agree with?
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 General Essay:  #4003
Wealth does not necessarily guarantee happiness. To what extent do you agree with this statement? Provide reasons for your answer. Include relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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 General Essay:  #4004
In many countries, it is now illegal to smoke in public places. It is unfair that people who wish to smoke should have to leave the building. Do you agree or disagree?
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 General Essay:  #4006
The increase in mobile phone use in recent years has transformed the way we live, communicate, and do business. Mobile phones can also be the cause of social or medical problems. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of mobile phones?
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 General Essay:  #4007
In some counties, when someone gets old, they often go to live in a home with other older people where there are nurses to look after them. Sometimes the government has to pay for this care. Who do you think should pay for this care, the government or the family?
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 General Essay:  #4008
In some countries, an increasing number of people are suffering from health problems due to eating too much unhealthy food. It is, therefore, necessary for governments to impose a higher tax on this kind of food. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
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 General Essay:  #4009
Nowadays people prefer to shop in large supermarkets rather than nearby local shops. Why do you think this is happening? Is this a positive or a negative trend?
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 General Essay:  #4010
Nowadays, many young people are attracted to dangerous sports such as snowboarding or mountain biking. What makes these sports so attractive? What measures should be taken to minimize the risks?
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 General Essay:  #4011
Inventors are not as important to society as doctors. To what extent do you agree with this statement? Provide reasons for your answer. Include relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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 General Essay:  #4012
Some people think that the teenage years are the happiest times of most people's lives. Others think that adult life brings more happiness, despite greater responsibilities. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
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 General Essay:  #4013
Since the 18th-century technological advances have replaced people in the workplace. With today's technology, this process is happening at a greater rate. Technology is increasingly responsible for unemployment. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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 General Essay:  #4015
Disruptive school students have a negative influence on others. Students who are noisy and disobedient should be grouped and taught separately. Do you agree or disagree with this view?
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 General Essay:  #4016
Some people warn that the silver screen era is coming to an end and that people will eventually lose interest in going to the cinema. Do you agree or disagree with this view?
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 General Essay:  #4017
Television dominates the free time for too many people. It can make people lazy and prevent them from socializing with others. Do you agree or disagree?
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 General Essay:  #4018
Some children from the age of 11 or 13 go to schools to learn more practical skills that will help them get a job in some countries. Other children stay in schools that provide a more general academic education. What should schools do to prepare students for future work?
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 General Essay:  #4019
Modern technology is changing our world. It has advantages such as bringing people closer together through communication; it also has disadvantages such as destroying the differences between cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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 General Essay:  #4020
Some people think that it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools. Others, however, believe that boys and girls benefit more from attending mixed schools. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
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 General Essay:  #4021
In many countries, the crime level is increasing, and crimes are becoming more violent. What is the reason and what can be done about it?
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 General Essay:  #4022
The rising levels of congestion and air pollution found in most of the world's cities can be attributed directly to the rapidly increasing number of private cars in use. Discuss possible ways to encourage the use of public transport.
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 General Essay:  #4023
High school is a crucial period in the life of young people. What factors are related to academic success in high school students?
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 General Essay:  #4024
Foreign language education should begin in kindergarten. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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 General Essay:  #4025
A big salary is much more important than job satisfaction. Do you agree or disagree? Provide relevant examples if necessary.
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 General Essay:  #4026
Today more people are overweight than ever before. In your opinion, what are the primary causes of this? What measures to overcome this epidemic?
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