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To what extent do you agree or disagree? 4 There is an increasing amount of advertising directed at children. Many parents are worried that this type of advertising may make children pay too much attention to snacks and toys while advertisers claim that such advertising provides children with useful information. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 5 In today’s world, it is private companies rather than the government who carry out most scientific research. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? 6 Animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of old medicines. Should such experiments be banned? Some people think the main purpose of schools is to help children become good citizens and workers, rather than to help them gain benefits as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? 8 Some people think that schools should select students according to their academic abilities while others believe that it is better to have students with different abilities study together. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 9 It is suggested that all the students should do unpaid work to help people in their community. To what extent will the advantages of this practice outweigh its disadvantages? 10 An increasing number of measures have been introduced to improve the security in urban areas. Do the benefits of these measures outweigh the drawbacks?