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  1. Topic 1085 - Artists need a certain amount of freedom to develop their creativity. Some people think that artists should have total freedom to express any thoughts and ideas. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Read | Write
  2. Topic 1219 - In many cities there is a lack of space to develop and as a result, in order to modernise, old buildings are demolished and replaced with new buildings. What are the disadvantages of knocking down old buildings? Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? Read | Write
  3. Topic 1231 - Modern technology is now very common in most work places. How do you think this has changed the way we work? Do you think there are disadvantages to relying too much on technology? Read | Write
  4. Topic 1100 - It is common practice for some students to take a gap year between high school and university in order to do charitable work abroad in underdeveloped countries. What are the advantages and disadvantages for young people of doing volunteer work? Read | Write
  5. Topic 1188 - The amount of time spend on sport and exercise should be increased in schools in order to tackle the problem of overweight children? Do you think this the best way to deal with the problem? What other solutions can you suggest? Read | Write
  6. Topic 1247 - Some people think that in order to deal with the problem of congestion in cities, privately owned vehicles should be banned in city centers while others consider this to be an unrealistic solution. Discuss both sides and give your opinion. Read | Write
  7. Topic 1157 - Both governments and individuals are spending vast amounts of money protecting animals and their habitat. This money could be better spent dealing with fundamental issues in society such as poverty and health care. To what extent do you agree? Read | Write
  8. Topic 1184 - The government should lower the budget on the arts in order to allocate more money to education. To what extent do you agree? Read | Write
  9. Topic 1171 - These days people are living into their 90’s and beyond. As a result, there is increasing concern about care for the elderly. Do you think it is the responsibility of the family to care for their elderly members or should the government be held responsible? Read | Write
  10. Topic 1132 - While it is sometimes thought that prison is the best place for criminals, others believe that there are better ways to deal with them. What is your opinion? Read | Write
  11. Topic 728 - Write to an English speaking college about qualification, accommodation, fee, what courses do you want to choose and why. Read | Write
  12. Topic 1013 - Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary but not poor alternatives to a natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against keeping animals in zoos. Read | Write

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