unemployment n. 失业;失业人数
elderly adj. 年老的;年长的
apply vt. 应用;涂;使专心从事 vi. 申请;有关联
positive adj. 积极的;肯定的;明确的;正面的;正数的;阳性的 n. 正面;正数;正片;[语]原级
permanent adj. 永久的;持久的 n. 烫发
extend v. 延伸;延长;伸展;扩展;提供;使竭尽全力
ambition n. 雄心;抱负;野心;精力 vt. 追求;有 ... 野心
economic adj. 经济学的;经济的;有利可图的
given adj. 特定的;假设的;有 ... 倾向的 prep. 考虑到;如果 n. 不争的事实 动词give的过去分词形式
negative adj. 否定的;消极的;负面的;负的 n. 否定;反面意见;底片;[数]负数 vt. 否定
preserve v. 保护;保存;保持 n. 禁猎区;蜜饯
diet n. 日常食物;规定饮食;节食 n. (日本等国的)国会 v. 节食;照规定饮食;喂食
In some countries, it's possible to buy a wide variety of foods transported from other countries. To what extent the benefits outweigh its drawbacks.
Some people believe the purpose of education is to prepare people to be useful members for society. Others say that the purpose of education is to achieve personal ambitions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays a large amount of advertising aiming at children should be banned because of the negative effects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage to the natural environment. What are the causes of this? What can be done to solve this problem?
Detailed description of crimes on newspaper and TV can have bad consequences on society, so this kind of information should be restricted on media. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
In some countries, there has been an increase in the number of parents who educate their children themselves at home instead of sending them to school. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages.
In modern life, it is no longer necessary to use animals as food and in other products like clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
An increasing number of people change their career and place of residence several times in their lives. Is it a positive or negative development?
Interview is the basic form of selecting procedure for most large companies. Some people think it is unreliable and there are some other better methods. Discuss and give your own opinion.
It is a good thing for those in the senior management position to have higher salaries than other workers in the same company or organization. To what extent do you agree or disagree?