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政府の責任(14問) テレビ・コミュニケーション(6問)
禁止・許可(9問) ショッピング(4問)
学校で学ぶ科目・教育(26問) 犯罪(4問)
時間・お金の無駄(3問) 貧困・格差・性差(14問)
言語・文化・芸術(9問) 一人暮らし・結婚・人生(5問)
広告(6問) 抽象的なテーマ(10問)
経済・仕事・お金(24問) スキル・特性(6問)
親・家族・子供・高齢者(24問) 健康(5問)
観光と環境(26問) 人々の好み(6問)
ロボット・機械・技術(7問) 近所・コミュニティ(0問)
Replacement(3問) 道路・建物(4問)
メディア・SNS(3問) その他(3問)

政府の責任

禁止・許可

学校での科目・教育

時間・お金の無駄

# TASK
1 Some parents say that their children are wasting enough time reading entertainment books. Children should spend their time reading serious educational books. Do you agree or disagree?
2 Some people say that cooking food at home is a waste of time. They claim that good restaurants are better and can make modern living easier and less stressful. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
3 Some people think that certain things taught in school are a waste of time, but others don’t agree with this statement. Discuss both points of view and give your own opinion.

言語・文化・芸術

# TASK
1 Some people think that travel helps gaining knowledge, but others think that TV and the Internet play an important role in gaining knowledge. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2 Similarity between cultures in the world is increasing. What are the possible reasons? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this phenomenon?
3 Every year rare languages disappear from the world. Some people say this is not important, because it is better to have fewer languages. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4 Competitive sports like football are considered to add a lot of value by bringing people of different age and nationality together. Yet some argue that these sports divide people based on age groups and nationalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5 Nowadays many countries have people from many different nationalities living together. Why do you think this happens? What are the positive and negative aspects of this?
6 Some people think that a country is more interesting and develop faster when its population is a mixture of many cultures and nationalities. To what extent do you agree?
7 Some museums charge admission fees, while others don’t. Do you think the advantages of such charges will outweigh the disadvantages?
8 Some people say that there should be a single official international language. Others oppose to this idea. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
9 Nowadays cultures of different countries are becoming more similar than they used to be. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or a negative development?
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1 Some people think advertising is good for economy, while others say it can cause people to desire something unnecessary or completely useless. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2 Many people believe that advertising directed by the junk food and toy companies have an adverse effect on young children and their families. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
3 Nowadays huge amounts of advertisement are aimed at children. Some people think that it endangers children and should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4 Advertisements of toys and fast food nowadays are usually aiming at children. Some say that this has a negative effect on children as well as their family. Do you agree or disagree?
5 Advertisement makes our society harmful, and for that reason people need to ban advertisements from use. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
6 The main aim of advertising is to increase the sales volume, but it drives people to buy products they don’t really need. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

経済・仕事・お金

# TASK
1 Employers now tend to prefer employees with good social skills in addition to good qualifications. Social skills are getting more and more important compared to qualifications. Do you agree or disagree?
2 Some companies and organizations require their employees to wear uniform. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing uniform?
3 Many parents, mostly women, decide to stay home and take care of the family members instead of going out for work. Some people suggest that they should be paid by the government for doing that. Do you agree or disagree?
4 Some employers think that in the modern world academic qualifications for new employees are more important than experience and personal qualities. Is this a positive or a negative development?
5 Some people think that professionals like doctors, nurses or teachers should be paid more than sport and entertainment people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
6 As long as professional sportsmen and sportswomen are good players, their behavior on and off the playing field is not important. Do you disagree or agree?
7 In many countries private companies make their employees wear uniform to work. Do you think wearing uniform to work is necessary?
8 Some say that high salary is the most important feature in a job. Others say that it’s about serving the society. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
9 People should change their job at least once in their life time instead having just on. Do you agree or disagree?
10 A number of people are increasingly changing their careers during their working life. What reasons do you think this tendency may have? Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
11 Even after students leave school, they are unable to get a job and thus become unemployed. What impact will it have on the students themselves and the society when they become unemployed? What do you think the government can do for the unemployed students?
12 In the recent years, the number of organizations allowing their staff to work from home at least a few days a week is rising rapidly. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?
13 Some people work only for a few months a year and take the rest of the time off to do whatever they like. To what extent do the advantages of this arrangement outweigh the disadvantages?
14 Most countries develop their economies to improve living standards. Some people are afraid that it will cause degradation of important social values. Do you think the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages?
15 Professional workers like doctors, nurses and teachers make a greater contribution to society and so should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16 Some people prefer to be in the same kind of job their entire life, but others like to change their jobs frequently. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
17 The best way of motivating workers or encouraging employees to improve their performance is to pay them according to the amount of sales or products they produced. Do you agree or disagree? What other ways would you suggest?
18 In some countries it is illegal to reject candidates for a job based on their ages. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of this and give your own opinion.
19 These days due to advancement in computers and technology, the trend of working or studying from home is increasing. Do you think it will become common and people will stop going to schools and offices in the future?
20 In many countries, young people are moving from rural areas to cities to work or study. Why is this happening? What are advantages or disadvantages of this trend?
21 Some people think saving money is good, but others think that spending money is a better way to enjoy life. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
22 In some countries, with the widespread use of the Internet, people are able to work or study from home, instead of having to travel to work or college. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
23 Nowadays people tend to change a few careers during their life. What are the reasons for this, in your opinion? Do you think it is good for the society as a whole?
24 Many nations nowadays are competing for the right to host international sport events; however some people think it is not a good idea. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

親・家族・子供・高齢者

# TASK
1 Group and team activities are more important than the activities done alone, because they teach us important life skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2 Nowadays in many countries the proportion of older people is higher than that of younger people. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?
3 Nowadays families spend little time doing things together. What are the reasons that parents spend less time with their children? Explain the positive and negative effects of this development.
4 People spend more and more time at their workplace and don’t spend enough time with family and friends. Why is this happening? What consequences can this have for the family life and society?
5 Many people believe that the members of family are more important than friends in life. Do you agree or disagree?
6 Looking into family history is considered very valuable by some. Others live for the present and for the future. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
7 Some parents let their children live in another country or a bigger city and study in a college. What are the reasons? Is it a positive development?
8 Children are experiencing social, educational and commercial pressure. What are the causes to this pressure? What measures can we take to reduce this pressure?
9 Some people think that no one should be allowed to work after the age of 65. Others say that people should be allowed to work for as long as they want to. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
10 In some countries people are not taking care of their elderly relatives, and instead trained professionals are used to care for the elderly. Do you see this as a positive or a negative development?
11 It is believed that young people have too much freedom and they don’t pay much attention to the older people’s advice. Do you agree or disagree?
12 Some people believe that children should do organized activities in their free time while others believe that children should be free to choose what they want to do in their free time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
13 People are living longer now than ever before. At the same time the young population is declining while the number of old people is rising. Will this development be a benefit for the society? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having more old people in the country?
14 Some people think that it is better for a child to grow up in the countryside than in the city, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
15 Some children have problems at home and difficulties at school. Why do you think this happens? How can parents help them?
16 These days parents are more concerned with their children’s upbringing than before. Childcare training course for parents can be the best way to update their parenting skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
17 Some say that children should spend more time working on school projects from an early age, while others believe that young children should spend more time playing and have less stress at school. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
18 Some parents and teachers believe that children’s behaviour should be strictly controlled, while others think that children should be allowed to grow up in their own way. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
19 Old people take a while to begin using new technology, such as mobile phones. Why do you think this is happening? Suggest ways to encourage them to use mobile phones and new technology for their benefit.
20 More and more people these days work harder and longer hours and have no time for family life and friends. What are the causes in your opinion? How is it affecting family life and the society as a whole?
21 In the near future it is expected that the proportion of older people will be higher than that of young people in many developed countries. What are the positive or negative effects of this development?
22 Some say that young and energetic employees are the most valuable for the company, while others argue that older employees have more experience and knowledge. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
23 Most leaders or directors generally belong to an older age group, but some people believe that young leaders are better. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
24 The modern family structure and roles of each member have changed in the recent years. Do you think it has a negative or a positive effect on families?

環境・観光

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1 Do you think space tourism will bring positive or negative effects on the world’s development?
2 Some people say cheap air travel is good because it enables ordinary people to travel, while others argue that it is bad for the environment. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
3 Natural resources such as fresh water, oil and forests are disappearing from Earth. Why is this happening? Suggest a solution for this problem.
4 Some people think that air travel creates a great deal of pollution and consumes a considerable amount of fuel resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
5 In some countries the number of animal and plant species is declining. What are the reasons for this? What can be done to solve this problem?
6 Some people say that wild animals should not be kept in zoos while others believe that zoos are good for them. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
7 Governments should make more effort to promote alternative sources of energy. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this?
8 Every year many animal species disappear. Some people say that it is important to save them, while others say that we must solve the problems of humans instead. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
9 Some say that individual proactive actions in solving environmental problems should be endorsed, while others oppose to it because it is too big to be solved by individuals. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
10 Some animal species such as dinosaurs and dodos became extinct because of natural processes. So, it is not necessary to try and prevent this from happening. Do you agree or disagree?
11 Some people think that humans can use animals in any way for their own benefit. Others, however, believe that people should not use animals in the wrong way. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
12 Governments these days encourage the use of consumer products. Some say that it is good for the economy, while others claim it is bad for the society as a whole. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
13 Do advantages of having your own car outweigh the environmental issues caused by pollution? Discuss and give your own opinion.
14 Some people think the main benefit of international cooperation is in protection of the environment, while others think that the main benefit is in the worldwide business. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
15 Nuclear energy is a better source of power for today’s global energy needs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16 Some people think that the government should increase tax on petrol in order to reduce traffic and pollution. What are the advantages or disadvantages of such a solution?
17 Some people say that cars should be banned from city centres, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. traffic jam
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18 Scientists point out that our world is experiencing a lot of environmental problems. Some say the government should take preventive steps to avoid them. Others say that the change should be made on an individual’s level, perhaps by changing people’s lifestyle. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
19 In the recent years there is a trend of ‘responsible tourism’, which pays attention to both local culture and environment. However, there are still people who think that ‘responsible tourism’ is impossible to implement in reality. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
20* Some say that cars should be banned from city centres. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
21 Industrial pollution is increasing all around the world. Some people say that the most effective way to tackle the problem is to tax companies that are causing the pollution. Others argue that there are other ways to control the situation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
22 Some people believe that manufacturers and supermarkets should minimise the packaging material used. However, others think that consumers should avoid heavily packaged goods. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
23 In some countries flights have become much cheaper compared to other forms of transportation. Some people think this is a good development, while others are concerned about this situation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
24 Nowadays the amount of garbage we produce is increasing and it becomes a global problem. What are the reasons behind this? What can be done to solve this problem?
25 Museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists, not the local people. Why is this so? What could be done to encourage more local visitors?
26 Many people think that too much attention and resources are given to protection of wild animals and birds. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

ロボット・機械・技術

# TASK
1 With the help of science and technology, machines are becoming more popular in workplace. Do you think the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages?
2 Increasing the number of machine has helped us to reduce the number of people involved in hard physical work, which is a good outcome. Some people, however, disagree with this point of view. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
3 Private companies that support and carry out scientific research are spending more than governments these days. Do the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?
4 As computers and technology develop, they can be used to teach children and teachers won’t be necessary soon. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5 Some people think that robots are very important nowadays, but others are worried about the trend of robotisation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
6 In many countries it is easy to apply and to get a credit card. However, credit card debt causes many problems and is hard to pay back. Do you think the advantages of credit cards outweigh the disadvantages?
7 Modern technology allows machines to perform the hard work instead of humans. Does this have a positive or a negative effect on people?

Replacement

# TASK
1 Newspapers and magazines will not be available in the near future because large amounts of information from the Internet will replace them. Do you agree or disagree?
2 Some people say language courses using the Internet and allowing you to talk to somebody is a good way to learn. Others, however, believe that study in classrooms is still the best way of learning. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
3 Some people say that with the development of modern technology printed books, newspapers and magazines lose their importance. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

メディア・SNS

# TASK
1 Many people choose to copy celebrities seen on TV and in magazines. Why is it happening? Is it a positive or a negative development?
2 Some people think that social networks such as Facebook have a negative impact on individuals and our society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3 Some people believe that media such as newspapers should be allowed to publish information about the private life of people. Others say that people have a right to privacy and the issue must be controlled or even stopped. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

テレビ・コミュニケーション

# TASK
1 Nowadays young people are admiring media and sports stars even though they do not set a good example. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?
2 Mobile phones and the Internet can be of great use for the elderly. In what ways do you think these can be helpful to them? How can they be encouraged to use this technology?
3 Some parents think that having children watch television programs is good for their mental development, while others believe that this is not true. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
4 Nowadays, we can do daily tasks such as shopping, banking and business transactions without meeting face-to-face. What are the possible effects of this development on individuals and the society?
5 Some people say that news media is becoming more influential on today’s people’s lives and this is a negative development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
6 Reading books can develop our imagination better than watching TV. Do you agree or disagree?

ショッピング

# TASK
1 We are seeing a significant increase in online shopping today. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?
2 Nowadays, many people go shopping in their free time. Shopping has replaced many other activities that people choose as their hobby. What are the reasons for this? Is this a positive or negative development?
3 Shopping has developed from a necessary activity to a kind of entertainment. To what extent do you agree or disagree? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?
4 Nowadays online shopping becomes more popular than in-store shopping. Is it a positive or a negative development?

犯罪

# TASK
1 Teenage criminals are on the rise world-wide. Why are the causes of this? What are the possible solutions?
2 Police in some countries like England don’t carry guns. Some people don’t approve of this because they think that police with guns gives them security. Others think that police carrying guns decreases crimes. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
3 In some countries citizens are allowed to keep a gun in their home. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
4 People continue to commit crimes even after being punished for it. Why do you think this happens? How can crimes be stopped?

貧困・格差・性差

# TASK
1 Men and women employed in full-time jobs have to share evenly household chores and caring for children at home. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
2 Some people think that women can play an equal role to men in the police force or military force. Do you agree or disagree?
3 Some people say that richer countries are required to help the poor nations financially, while others say this kind of help has more disadvantages than advantages. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
4 The gap between the rich and poor is getting wider. The rich are getting richer, but the poor are getting poorer. What is the reason for this situation and what action should be taken to fix it?
5 We cannot help everyone in the world that needs help. Therefore we should only be concerned with our own communities or countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?
6 The gap between people living in cities and in the countryside is widening. What are the problems caused by the differences between people who live in cities and people who live in countryside? What are some possible solutions for this?
7 These days many countries are facing different problems, so it is better that each country concentrates on solving its own problems, instead of cooperating with other countries. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
8 Some people think that men and women have different qualities, which is why men are suitable for some types of jobs and women for different types of jobs. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
9 Some people think that women should take part in the military or the police force, but others oppose to this idea. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
10 The raise of living standard benefits mostly cities, not the rural areas. What are the causes of this problem? What issues might such differences lead to? How can we prevent these issues?
11 Usually directors are paid much higher salaries than simple workers. Some people agree with this but others believe it is unfair, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
12 In many countries there are people with extremely high income. Some say it is good for the country, while others claim that governments should limit salaries. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
13 Some say that economic development is the solution to poverty, while others say it is the cause of poverty. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
14 Many developed countries are giving financial aid to the poor countries. However, this could not solve the problem of poverty in these nations and so other types of help are needed. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

一人暮らし・結婚・人生

# TASK
1 Nowadays, in some countries, single young adults prefer to live outside of their parents’ homes and they usually leave to study or work in different places. Do you think this trend has more advantages or disadvantages?
2 Some people think that the only way to make a good career is to enter a college or university after school. Others prefer getting a job straight after school graduation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
3 In many countries recently young single people have been living far from their parents, from the time they began studies or work and until they married. Do you think there are more advantages or disadvantages to this trend?
4 These days couples decide to have children later in their life. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? How is it affecting the family life and society?
5 Nowadays more people choose to move out from the area where they grew up, in a search for a better job. Do you think there are more advantages than disadvantages to this development?

抽象的なテーマ

# TASK
1 Do you think that success of a team depends on mental attitude of the whole team or on the strongest individuals?
2 Some people think that teenage years are the happiest years in a person’s life. Others believe adult life is much more happier despite the family responsibilities. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
3 Some people argue that hard work and determination are the most important factors in success, while others see that there are other factors that are more significant. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
4 Young people nowadays tend to be less polite and respectful than in the past. What do you think are the reasons for this situation? What solutions can you suggest?
5 Some people believe that study is important to success, while others say there is no relation between study and success. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
6 Some people prefer to spend more time improving their careers. Others think it’s more important to spend time with family and friends. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
7 Some people say success can be achieved through hard work and determination, while others argue it is reached by using money and personal appearance. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
8 Some people have great ambitions in life, while others don’t. Do you think ambition is important to succeed in life? Is it a positive or a negative quality to have?
9 It is believed that everyone should have an ambition to become successful in life. Is it really important to have these ambitions? Is being ambitious good or bad?
10 Some people believe that money is the most important factor for achieving happiness. However, others believe that happiness has nothing to do with money. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

スキル・特性

# TASK
1 Nowadays, people use computers or telephones to communicate and don’t write letters any more. Some think that letter-writing skills would disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How important is the letter-writing skill?
2 There is an increasing trend of antisocial behavior by individuals and in most cases it is blamed on the society. What needs to be done about such individuals? Who should take care of them?
3 Some people say that after finishing their education adults can increase knowledge through continuous reading. Those who disagree say there are other ways to increase knowledge. Discuss these methods and give your own opinion.
4 Competitiveness is considered a positive quality of the society. How does competition affect individuals? Is it a positive or a negative approach?
5 Some people think that international competitive sports such as football bring conflict between people of different age groups and nationalities. Others think sport is helping reach understanding between people and nations. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
6 Celebrities are usually famous for glamor and wealth rather than their achievements. Some say taking them as an example can be dangerous for young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

健康

# TASK
1 Children today are not as fit and healthy as in the past. Discuss the causes for this situation give your opinion on possible solutions.
2 Doctors say that many people have health problems due to lack of physical activity. What might be the reasons for this? What are the ways to improve the situation?
3 Scientists believe that junk food damages human health. Some think that people should be educated about junk food risks, while others say it will not change anything. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
4 Unhealthy lifestyle leads to many health problems. Why do people still live an unhealthy lifestyle? What could be a solution for this problem?
5 Every one of us should become a vegetarian because eating meat can cause serious health problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

人々の好み

# TASK
1 Some people prefer to watch movies at the cinema, while others like watching movies at home as home theaters become more popular. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
2 Public celebrations (national days, festivals) are held in many countries. Some people say that these celebrations are a waste of money and we should spend money on more important things. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
3 Some people focus too much on products and brands that they buy or use. Do you think this behavior has more advantages than disadvantages?
4 There are people who like to spend time with their own age group and people that spend their time with different age groups. What approach is better in your opinion?
5 People try to change their look by changing the colour of their hair, using cosmetics, wearing jewellery or even having a plastic surgery done. Why do you think people do it? Do you think changing your look is a good thing?
6 Some people prefer to watch live performances from their home on TV or online, while others prefer to be present at the event and experience it live. Discuss both ways and give your own opinion.

近所・コミュニティ

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道路・建物

# TASK
1 Money should be spent on creating new public buildings such as museums or conference halls rather than repairing existing ones. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
2 Usage of private cars is increasing day by day. What are the problems associated with it? What are some possible solutions?
3 Restoration of old buildings in major cities involves enormous government expenditure. Some say this money should be used to build new housing and roads instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4 Some people say that the government should make public transportation free for all users. To what extent do you agree or disagree with it?

その他

# TASK
1 In some countries young people at the age of eighteen are considered adults and can drive a car, vote and get married, while other countries don’t allow it. What age do you think is the best to be considered an adult?
2 Nowadays companies and other organisations are requiring their employees to wear a uniform. Think about jobs where uniform is important. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing a uniform?
3 Animals are used to test the medicines invented for human use. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using animals to test the medicines invented for human use?