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 Independent Essay:  #6024
Consumers often face an overwhelming amount of advertising from competing companies. To what extent does advertising make influences on consumers? How to protect them from such influences?
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 Independent Essay:  #6028
Many scientists believe that now we can study the behavior of a three-year-old child to see whether they will grow up to be criminals. To what extent do you think crime is determined by human nature´╝čIs it possible to stop children from growing up to be criminals?
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 Independent Essay:  #6048
The government now plans to establish some car-free zones in the center of the city. Some like this plan for they believe it can help eliminate traffic congestion, while others dislike it because not being able to reach places like stores and restaurants by car is very inconvenient to them. What do you think of this plan and why?
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 Independent Essay:  #6049
Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, are used in many countries, while in some countries, the use of alternative sources of energy, including wind and solar power, has been encouraged. Is this trend a positive or negative development?
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 Independent Essay:  #6050
When choosing a place for living, which factor is the most important one for you? Living in an area that is not expensive? Living close to relatives? Living in an area with many shops and restaurants? What is your opinion and why?
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 Independent Essay:  #6051
Do you agree or disagree with the statement that it is always right for governments to ask people to move their businesses and houses to provide space for the construction of large structures (new roads, new dams, etc).
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 Independent Essay:  #6052
Nowadays, many movies or films are based on books. Some people prefer to read the original book before they watch the movie, while others prefer to watch the movie before reading the book. Which one do you prefer and why?
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 Independent Essay:  #6053
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: it is important for the government to spend money on things that are beautiful, not just on things that are practical?
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 Independent Essay:  #6069
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?Some schools decide students (aged 6-18) go to school four days a week and they should stay at school 90 minutes longer than usual every day.
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 Independent Essay:  #6070
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The most important problems affecting our society today could be solved within our lifetime.
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 Independent Essay:  #6071
Three students need to finish a group project assigned by the teacher. What is your suggestion: work independently or collaborating with them throughout the whole project?
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 Independent Essay:  #6601
Decisions can be made quickly, or they can be made after careful thought. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The decisions that people make quickly are always wrong. Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.
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 Independent Essay:  #6602
Some people trust their first impressions about a person's character because they believe these judgments are generally correct. Other people do not judge a person's character quickly because they believe first impressions are often wrong. Compare these two attitudes. Which attitude do you agree with?
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 Independent Essay:  #6603
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People are never satisfied with what they have; they always want something more or something different. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
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 Independent Essay:  #6604
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People should read only those books that are about real events, real people, and established facts. Use specific reasons and details to support your opinion.
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 Independent Essay:  #6605
Some people think that it is more important for students to study history and literature than it is for them to study science and mathematics. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
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 Independent Essay:  #6606
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? All students should be required to study art and music in secondary school. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
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 Independent Essay:  #6607
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? There is nothing that young people can teach older people. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
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 Independent Essay:  #6608
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Reading fiction, such as novels and short stories, is more enjoyable than watching movies. Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
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 Independent Essay:  #6609
Some people say that physical exercise should be a required part of every school day. Other people believe that students should spend the whole school day on academic studies. Which opinion do you agree with?
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 Independent Essay:  #6610
A university plans to develop a new research center in your country. Some people want a center for business research. Other people want a center for research in agriculture. Which of these two kinds of research centers do you recommend for your country?
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 Independent Essay:  #6611
Some young children spend a great amount of their time practicing sports. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
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 Independent Essay:  #6612
If you could invent something new, what product would you develop? Use specific details to explain why this invention is needed.
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 Independent Essay:  #6613
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person's childhood years, the time from birth to twelve years of age, are the most important years of a person's life. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
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 Independent Essay:  #6614
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should be required to help with household tasks as soon as they are able to do so. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
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