IELTS Writing Task 2 Discussion Topics/Questions 2023

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The list of Task 2 Discussion topics that were added by IELTS student in 2023. These Discussion questions could be repeated from previous months. Keep in mind that the provided Discussion questions are not predictions. The collection of Discussion questions is updated every hour. Choose one of the topics and start practicing answering this type of question to prepare for the IELTS exam and to get a good grade.

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Handwriting skills (using a pencil, a pen or a brush) are on decline. What can be the reasons for this? Is it a positive or a negative development?
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Many young people today know more about international pop and movie stars than about famous people in the history of their country. What is the reason for this? What can be done to increase young people's interest in famous people in the history of their country?
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Many students find it difficult to focus or pay attention at school nowadays. What are the reasons for this? What can be done to solve this problem?
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Some people today prefer to get advice for medical problems and do not want to visit a doctor. Why is this? Is this a positive or a negative development?
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In some countries, young people are not only richer but also safer and healthier than even before. However, they are less happy. WhAt might be the main reason of this? What can be done for this ?
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Why do some people who leave school early are more successful compared with those who complete their studies. Give reasons why they are more successful and what is required to be successful ?
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Some people say that tourism has many negative effects on the countries that people travel to . How true is this statement? What can tourists do to reduce the harmful effects of tourism on local cultures and environments? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience
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More and more wild animals are on the verge of extinction and others are on the endangered list. What are the reasons for this? What can be done to solve this problem?
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Young people are often the first to suffer when job opportunities are scarce. In which ways does age affect employment opportunities ? how might employers deal with the issue fairly ? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience .
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These days in many countries fewer and fewer people want to become teachers particulary in secondly school. What are the reasons for this and how could the problem be solved.
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In the future, more people will choose to go on holidays in their own country and not travel abroad on holiday. Discuss both views and give your advantage and disadvantages?
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In some countri trles, more and more re people are becoming g interested in finding out about the history fory of the house or or building they live in. What are the reasons for this? How can poople research this?
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Nowadays young adults seem to prefer to spend their leisure shopping. What are the reasons behind this? Is it a positive or negative development?
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Many people believe that the priority of the government should be to ensure growing economy. While others believe that the government should focus its effort on uplifting the less fortunate? discuss both views
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Should International news be kept as a subject in secondary school. Discuss both sides.
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Write about the following topic. People are never satisfied and always want more. In what ways is this a good thing and in what ways is this a bad thing? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
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Some parents believe that learning mathematics at schools is redundant and should not be taught while others believe that it should remain foundational whether or not it is used in later life. Discuss both views.
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Some countries today have passed laws against smoking tobacco in public buildings such as offices and restaurants. Other countries have no intention of doing this. Consider the possible arguments on both sides of the debate, and reach your own conclusion.
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Developments in technology have brought various environmental problems. Some believe that people need to live simpler lives to solve environmental problems. Others, however, believe technology is the way to solve these problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
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Compared to the past, more younger adults take medications for degenerative diseases. Provide specific reasons and examples to support your answer
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Young people in the modern world seem to have more power and influence than any previous young generation. Why is this the case? What impact does this have on the relationship between old and young people? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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oday we can see excessive consumption of natural resources such as air, fresh water, oil, and so on. The usage is increasing at a very dangerous pace and is already reaching critical levels. What are the reasons contributing to this? What should be done to minimize the effects?
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Even though governments have worked hard to bring about improvements in the health care system, the overall standard of physical health in developed countries is decreasing. What are the potential reasons for this, and what are some of the long-term effects?
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Many people go through life doing work that they hate or have no talent for. Why does this happen? What are the consequences of this situation? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.
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Some people suggest that international news should study as a subject in secondary school . However,others say that it will be a waste of valuable school time. Discuss both views and give your opinoin.
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new research has shown that overeating has become a bigger problem than hanger. What are the reasons of this problem? and how could be solved?
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Are computers an essential features of modern education? What subjects can be better taught using computers? Are there aspects of a good education that cannot be taught using computers? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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Young people are leaving their homes frome rural areas to study or work in the cities. What are the reasons? Do advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantage?
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It is a commonly held belief that the death penalty is a good deterrent to prevent heinous crimes. However, others believe that life long sentence is a better deterrent. Discuss both views with openion
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Culture around the world has become more similar to the other countries then it was before. State reasons, example and conclude if it is a positive or negative trend?
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: Some people get into debt by buying things they don’t need and can’t afford. What are the reasons for this behaviour? What action can be taken to prevent people from having this problem?
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic. With the improvements in today’s health care, society has to care for more and more elderly people. Do you feel that society will be able to cope with the increase in numbers of elderly people today and how can it be managed? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. You should write at least 250 words.
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In recent years, many small local shops have closed because consumers travel to large shopping centres or malls to do their shopping. Is this a positive or a negative development?
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In some countries more and more people are becoming interested in finding out bout the history of the house or building they live in. What are the reasons for this? How can people research this?
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Today more and more tourists are visiting places where conditions are difficult, such as the Sahara desert to the Antarctic. What are the benefits and disadvantages for tourists who visit such places? Give reason for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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In some countries around the world men and women are having children at a later age than in the past. What are the reasons for this development? What are the effects on society and family life?
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Nowadays on-line shopping has become more popular than in-store shopping. Is it a positive or a negative development? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: "In many countries, paying for things using mobile phone (cellphone) apps is becoming increasingly common." Does this development have more advantages or more disadvantages? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.
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some people get into debt by buying things they don't need and can't afford. what are the reasons for this behaviour? what can be taken to prevent people from having this problem?
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people on the past would always repair damaged products.However , nowadays,people like to throw out and purchase new products. what are the reason for this ? What problems might this cause ?
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Doctors recommend that older people exercise regularly. However, many older people do not exercise enough. What could be the reason for this? What can be done to encourage them to physical activities?
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Not enough people realise the importance of natural world. What is the reason for people's lack of awareness? How can people be made more aware?
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It is considered that having academic degrees from the university is the best way to become successful in life, however, others think that taking grades is not essential to achieve goals. In this essay, I will present both sides of the argument, including why I believe that a university education is important to get success.
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Some people believe that radio is the best source to get news while other think that television is better for this purpose. Discuss both views.
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Culture is turning similar around the world. What are reasons? What are the positive and negative aspects?
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‘Some people believe that hosting International sports events is highly beneficial, whereas others think it is create problems to the host country’ Discuss both the views. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
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Doctors recommend that older people should get regular exercise. However many older people do not take enough exercise. What could be the reason for this? What can be done to encourage them to take exercise?
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Some students do very well at school and never have problems while others fall behind. Are they capable of handling this challenge themselves or should teachers and parents help them? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
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Not enough students around the world choose to study a science subject at university. what are the reasons for this? what impact does this issue have on society?
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Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects. But others believe that teenagers should focus on the subject that they are good at or that they find the most interest. Discuss both sides and give more option.
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There is growing evidence that man-made activities are making global temperatures higher. What might be the man-made causes of temperature rising? How should we deal with this problem? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experiences or knowledge
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More and more people are relying on their private cars as their major means of transportation. Describe some of the problems over reliance on cars can cause and suggest at least one solution. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience
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Write about the following topics. Some people say that tourism has many negative effects on the countries that people travel to. How true is this statement? What can tourists do to reduce the harmful effects of tourism on local cultures and environments? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience.
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Many students Around The World are not choosing science subjects at University, give reason for that and what are impact on the community?
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Nowadays most green energy is becoming ever more prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Some argue they greatly reduce costs and are better for the environment, others believe they are a serious threat to energy security. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
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In many countries, the age of the criminal is getting lower. Give the reasons for and solutions to the problem. Support your position with relevant examples.
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Examine the arguments in favour of and against animal experiments, and come to a conclusion on this issue. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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Lots of people are throwing away food, what are the reasons for this and how can food wastage is reduced?
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Nowadays both men and women spend a lot of money on beauty care. This was not so in the past. What may be the root cause of this behaviour? Discuss the reasons and possible results.
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People from many countries are marrying later and having fewer children. Give reasons why this is happening. Are there any positive or negative developments regarding this?
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A significant change in education has led students around the world to obtain knowledge, either in the theoretical or the practical field. Generally speaking, many universities in the world have provided a good system in education with a purpose to improve the quality of education offered to their students. To make a good system to be more implemented, universities commonly give students the a time to gain experience in the practical field. The opportunity could be a program with the aim to encourage students in applying their theoretical knowledge in practice. The need for a better progress for today and the future is one of the reasons many students are looking for well-known companies to do an internship. There are many efforts that must be done to get a good place to work. And, by this process, students are often faced daunting process for determining companies. There are many steps that they must be dealing with the selection process, it could be a long process of recruitment. The situation that students face will be more complicated when they must deal with the visa procedures in the country of destination. The situation above is often experienced by students who are willing to do internship abroad. As the impact, the situation is successfully created demands on providing the service to those students. Many internship business providers were established to help and solve a long process of internship placement. The company has the sole purpose of providing a good placement for international and local students. Students often feel reluctant to do internship since they are afraid of doing menial tasks. Those menial tasks such as making copies or making coffee are not able to fulfil their high expectation. Due to students’ expectation is not only about doing menial tasks, but they are also highly expected to have meaningful experiences which enable them to apply the hard and soft skill. Those experiences provide many opportunities for their future, real-world experiences, networking, time management, and career foundations. To work in companies, students have experiences to work hands on with the real business. A good working place will provide an opportunity for students preparing for their priorities direction. Generally speaking, the people in companies will help interns by giving direction to their job. Students will receive guidance during their internship to achieve good performances. An Internship is a way to test drive jobs for students, whether they are able to pursue their goals or explore different career options. Networking are often given by companies to students in order to gain new connections and learn how to communicate in a professional way. Many students expect this opportunity to explore their ability in communication as well as building companies’ connection. As students expect to meet business professionals in their field, networking is a proper place to practice their communication skill to bring positive impact to companies. Time management will train students to be better at managing their self and for the company. They won’t be able to survive in the company if they do not have good time management. On the other side, they also must make all tasks is well organized, for examples finishing tasks on deadlines, handling phone calls or managing time to break or get permission. Students must notice how crucial time management in global business as it makes tasks become well organized. They expect internship can be a career foundation for their future. They perceive that choosing the right path will help them to set up their career. Most students choose their internship based on the linearity of the interest and prospects. As a conclusion, students are willing to do the internship with the hope to improve their ability to work for their next step in life.
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On one hand, nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. On the other hand, nuclear weapons are a potent threat to world peace. Do the benefits of nuclear technology outweigh the risks? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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In many countries, people do not recycle waste materials, such as bottles and newspaper. What are the reasons for this? What could be done to solve this problem?
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Psycologist have known for many years that colour can affect how people feel. For this reason, attention should be given to colour schemes when decorating places such as offices and hospitals. How true is this statement? How far does colour influence people's health and capacity for work?
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People, in some countries, prefer to have a fast and extensive rail transportation system while others think that improving the existing road transportation system is far more important and that is why more budget should be spent on roads. This essay discusses both views. Personally, I am in favour of developing and enhancing both.
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Some people say that if old people spend time and get along with others and exercise everyday they will become fit. However these days older people are usually lonely and donot talk to others which makes them unfit and how unhappy. What are the reasons for this? How can this be resolved
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Obesity is a serious problem in many countries, especially in reach countries. Discuss ways to solve the problem . Provide specific reason and examples to support your answer.
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Some people believe that children should spend all of their free time with their family. Others believe that this is unnecessary or even negative. Discuss both views and give your opTraining Workbenchinion.
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Task 2: Parents give more freedom to their children nowadays than they do in the past. Is this a negative or positive development. Answer with reasons and personal experiences......
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Computers are being used more and more in education. Some people say that this is a positive trend, while others argue that it is leading to negative consequences. Discuss both sides of this argument and then give your own opinion.
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In the past, people spent their entire lives doing one job. But nowadays, they change their jobs frequently. Please give the reasons and your suggestions.
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Today, many people spend less and less time at their home. What’s the reason for it? What are the effects of this trend on individuals and society?
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Some people prefer to work for themselves or own a business. Others prefer to work for an employer. Would you rather be self-employed, work for someone else, or own a business? Use specific reasons to explain your choice.
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The private motor vehicle has greatly improved individual freedom of movement. Moreover, it has become a status symbol. Its use, though, has impacted negatively on city centres as a whole. What are some serious problems brought about by private motor vehicle use? How can its use be reduced? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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Some people think that art is an essential subject for children at school while others think that it’s a waste of time. Discuss both sides of question!
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The number of older people is increasing. Some people think it will cause the problm to their countries, others believe this group is important to society. Both views
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A lot of people nowadays are spending too much money and they don’t save anything for future use. Is this a positive or a negative development?
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In some countries around the world, men and women are having babies late in life. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or negative development?
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Write about the following topic: Should long-term job seekers in receipt of government benefits be made to do voluntary work so that they give something back to the community? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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People born today can expect to live longer than people in previous generations. What are some of the positive and negative implications of this phenomenon? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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Weddings are more expensive in many countries nowadays when compared to the past . What is the reason behind this? Is this a positive or a negative development?
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Some people think developing countries should invite large foreign companies to open offices and factories to grow their economies. other think developing Countries should keep the large companies out and develop local companies instead. Discuss both views
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Is the radio the best way to get news, OR is TV better for this purpose.Discuss both views and give your opnion.
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Some people thinks wild animals should not be kept.Others think there are good reasons for having zoos. Discuss both views and give your openion
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More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending a short time doing unpaid work such as teaching or building houses for communities in poorer countries. Why young people choose to do so? Who will benefit more: young people or the communities? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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Cycling is more environmentally friendly than other forms of transport. However, it is longer the main form of transport. What are the reasons? What could be done to encourage the use of bicycles among the wider population?
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In many societies, there is less social contact between the elderly and the young. What are the reasons and what measures can be taken?
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Recently most of the people showing their interest to migrate in cities rather than villages and towns. Discuss both sides and provide your conclusion.
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The tradition of families getting together to eat meals is disapearing. What are the reasons?What are the impact?
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In some countries in Europe, some children from the age of 11 to 13 go to schools to learn more practical skills that will help them get a job. Other children stay in schools which provide a more general academic education. What should schools do to prepare students for the world of work? Give reason for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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Essay topics: Many people prefer to spend money and not save it. What are the reasons? Is this a positive or negative development?
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Nowadays people have developed poor eating habits and do not eat a balanced diet. What are the reasons behind this?
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Some people like to do their everyday shopping at large supermarkets. Others want to go to several small stores or local markets to buy what they need. Which style of shopping do you prefer and why? Give reasons and examples to support your answer.
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While some people are in favour of gene editing other object it on moral grounds. discuss both views
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Some older people struggle with the use of modern electronic technology such as smartphones, computers. What are the reasons and give your solutions.
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Woman and men are commonly seen as having strength and weaknesses. Is it right to exclude males or females from certain professions because of their gender? Give reason for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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Most morden families have both parents working and as a result children spend less time with their parents. What is the reason for this?what problem can this cause?
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Information technology enables many people to do their work outside their workplace. Do the benefit of this mobility out weight the disadvantages? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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In recent years, people have different views about how children should be taught to become a good citizen. While a few people argue that parents play a key role in teaching children, others feel that schools are the best place to learn. This essay will discuss both sides of this controversial issue. On the one hand, it is certainly true that parents are the first teacher in children ’s life. Parents will teach their kids to become a good personality at an early age. For instance, parents help children establish ground rules for behavior namely respect, obedience and honesty because they are role modes for youngsters. Therefore, home is the first school where children learn about life lessons, especially they will have great a sense of social responsibilities. On the other hand, some people believe that the role of teaching children to be good members of society is schools and teachers. It is the fact that children are taught skills on various subjects, it will help them enhance knowledge. Furthermore, extracurricular activities for children about society are regularly held at school. It would give more practical experience in contributing to society. On balance, it cannot be denied that the main responsibility for educating their children to be good members of society lies with parents and school.
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Many animals are being hunted to the brink of extinction in order to fulfill the demand and greed of mankind for decorative purposes as well as for other reasons, such as traditional medicine. Why does this happen? Will this improve or get worse in the future
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