More and more students choose to move to other countries to have higher education. Do you think the benefits of going abroad outweigh its problem?
Some people think that computers and the Internet are more important for a child's education than going to school. But others believe that schools and teachers are essential for children to learn effectively. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Nowadays, distance-learning programs are such common thing for us (the study material by post, by internet), but some people argue that courses can never be taken as good as those by attending a college or university in person. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think adults should learn practical skills by themselves, while others think they should learn from teachers. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects. But, others believe that teenagers should focus on the subject that they are best at or that they find the most interest. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Some people believe that all the children in school are required to learn at least one foreign language. However, others say that those who are not talented do not have to learn. What is your opinion?
The subjects and lesson contents are decided by the authorities such as the government. Some people argue that teachers should make the choice. Do you agree or disagree?
In some countries some school leavers are choosing to work or travel for a period of time between finishing high school and attending university. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for school leavers' decision. Give your own opinion and reasons. Use your experience of life to explain it.
Schools should concentrate on teaching students the academic subjects that will be useful for their future careers. Subjects such as music and sports are not useful. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think children should obey the rules their parents and teachers set and listen to them, but others think less control will help children to deal with their future adult life. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Many people who leave school hold a negative attitude towards learning. Why does this happen? How to solve the problem?
Some parents believe that children's leisure activities should always be educational, others believe that we should not put the pressure on children. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some say that secondary school tend to spend less time on traditional subjects such as history and should spend more time on communication skill and business courses. To what extent do you agree or disagree with it?
Some people think the university education function should prepare the students for employment, but others believe university education can offer many other functions. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
1.学校教育(schooling)与家庭教育(parenting)都是不可或缺的(indispensable)，对于孩子的身心发育起着重要的作用(physical and mental development)。家庭教育(upbringing)可以给孩子正确的引导和正确的世界观(guideline, direction, and right world outlook)。学校教育的优势在于学生生活在集体的氛围中(environment)，可以培养竞争意识、合作精神和独立性(cultivate sense of competition, sense of cooperation and independence)。 学生不仅是知识的接受者(information recipients)，现在的学校大多是文化和社交活动丰富(culturally and socially diversified)，理想中的学校应该是满足学生的全面发展的要求(development in an all-round way. Ideally，universities should attain their goals if they tailor all the courses or programs to meet the needs of well-rounded development.)
2.出国留学的益处和寄宿学校的优势在于培养学生的独立能力(independence)、适应能力(adaptability)、应对危机的能力(crisis-solving)、解决问题的能力(problem-solving)、建立友谊(build up friendship)、沟通的能力(communication skills)、建立良好的人际关系的能力(interpersonal relationship)，独立思考的能力(independent thinking)。
远程教育(on-line learning)不能取代(replace)老师，而应是学校教育的补充(complementary approach)，二者不是相互排斥的(they are not mutually exclusive)。教师除了可以灌输知识(impart knowledge)，还可以激励学生(give the students motivation)，灌输高尚的道德观(instill high moral values)，给学生以灵感(give the students inspiration)，是学生的进步的促进者、导师、引导者和伙伴(facilitator, supervisor, guide and partner)。
老师的作用是通过面对面的交流(face-to-face communication)，在课堂上提出引人深思的(thought-provoking)和予以人启迪的(enlightening)问题，甚至对学生的影响是深远的(far-reaching impacts)，全面教育应该是道德教育、伦理教育和心理教育的结合(students need to be educated morally, ethically and psychologically)。
国际援助话题——除经济援助(financial aid)外，还可以通过教育方式的援助——教育的援助会发挥很大的作用(make a huge difference)，因为这有利于贫困地区的可持续发展(educational aid is a sustainable development)。
尊敬老年人、教师话题(students’ poor behavior)——学生应该尊重师长(should be educated to respect the old and teachers)，这方面提倡家庭的教育和引导(parental education and guidance is recommended)。
大学生就业难的话题——工作难的一个原因可能是没有接受良好的教育(fail to secure a decent job because of the poor education) ——因而学生应该接受教育和工作培训，提升就业机会(receive good education and training program to increase the chances)。
青少年犯罪话题(some youngsters embark on the criminal road)——青少年要接受教育(offer them with adequate education)。
环境问题——提升保护环境意识(enhance the awareness of environmental protection)。
解决交通问题——增强人们的安全意识及遵守交通规则(cultivate the sense of safety, be educated to respect the traffic rules)。