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Nov 29, 2019

Nowadays there is a trend that the media focuses on problems and emergencies rather than positive developments. Some people think it is harmful to individuals and to society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


1. problems and emergencies /negative stories /negative news /depressing events /unfortunate events


Nov 25, 2019

More and more people are buying ready-to-eat foods instead of cooking for themselves. Does this development have more advantages or more disadvantages?



ready-to-eat foods

ready meals

ready-made meals

prepared meals

frozen ready meals

convenience foods


the popularity/prevalence of ready-to-eat foods



Nov 23, 2019

Nowadays the increasing amount of waste is a real concern. Why is this happening? What can be done to solve this?



the growth of waste generation/output

the growing volume of waste generated


Topic Specific Words

be sent to landfill

a publicity campaign

a public awareness campaign

sustainable development

Nov 20, 2019

Housing is essential for people. Some argue that the government should offer free housing for people who cannot afford it. Do you agree or disagree?



free housing

free-housing programs

rent-free housing/apartments/accommodation

to live rent-free


people who cannot afford it

people of low incomes

those with...

Nov 16, 2019

Many employers are employing people with good social skills as well as formal academic qualifications. Do you agree or disagree that good social skills are as important as academic qualifications to succeed in a job?



academic qualifications

university degrees

academic degrees

higher education qualifications