1. People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new
experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend
college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
People attend colleges or universities for a lot of different reasons. I believe that the
three most common reasons are to prepare for a career, to have new experiences, and to
increase their knowledge of themselves and the world around them.
Career preparation is becoming more and more important to young people. For many,
21 EX In general ,people are living longer now. Discuss the causes of this phenomenon.
Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.
Today people are living to be much older than ever before. Some of the main reasons
for this are the improved health care and better nutrition available to everyone.
Medical care is more available to people. Although not everyone can get the best
heath care, everyone can get basic heath care and advice. When people are seriously ill,
they can go to a public...
31. It has recently been announced that a new high school may be built in your
neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details in
I oppose having a new high school built in my neighborhood. Although I know there’s a real
need for a new facility, I have to say that I don’t want one built so close to me. I think it would
cause a lot of problems.
First of all, there are very few teenagers in...
91 PR Some people enjoy change, and they look forward to new experiences. Others like
their lives to stay the same, and they do not change their usual habits. Compare these two
approaches to life. Which approach do you prefer? Explain why.
There are those who prefer things to stay the same, while there are others who prefer
change. My personal preference is to establish a routine and stick to it, though this has not
always been true of me.
When I was younger, I wasn’t a creature of habit. I enjoyed change. When summers
came and I was...
Imagine that you have received some land to use as you wish. How would you use this land?
Use specific detail to explain your answer.
Land is a valuable resource, and it is important to use it effective to create something that all
people can enjoy. I therefore propose to use the land to build a campground. At the present time,
there’s little low-cost recreation in the are where I live. Building a campground would change that.
Ultimately a campground would make a more enjoyable environment for everyone.
Local entertainment is simply too expensive. A nice...
The expression “Never, never give up” means to keep trying and never stop working for your
goals. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and examples to
support your answer.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” These are wise words. One should never give
up. There is always another opportunity, another goal, or another option.
Once I ran for president of my class. Unfortunately, I lost. I lost because I did not promote
myself enough. I looked at my mistakes and decided how to correct them. The following...
151. PR: In your country, is there more need for land to be left in its natural
condition or is there more need for land to be developed for housing and industry?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Even though our population is increasing and land is needed for housing and development. I
would hope that our country could save the land in its natural state for future generations to enjoy.
This land would be good for promoting tourism, for preserving the environment, and for
remembering our history. ...
11 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Universities should give the
same amount of money to their students' sports activities as they give to their university
libraries. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
I disagree strongly with the idea that the same amount of money should go to university
sports activities as to university libraries. Although playing sports is a wonderful way to
learn about teamwork, strategy and reaching your goals, it should not be the principal
focus of a university education....
When people need to complain about a product or poor service, some prefer to
complain in writing and others prefer to complain in person. Which way do you prefer?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
When I want to make a complaint about a defective product or poor service, I
would rather make my complaint in writing. Writing a complaint allows me to
organize my points of argument in a logical manner. If I’m really unhappy with the
way I’m being treated, I want to present my reasons clearly. I don’t want...
61 AD Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important aspect of a
job is the money a person earns. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Yes. Yes. Yes. The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns. When I
get a job. I want to earn a lot of money. If I earn a lot of money, people will know I am
successful, smart, and a good candidate for marriage.
Money equals success. If I earn...
101 Some people say that physical exercise should be a required part of every school day.
Other people believe that students should spend the whole school day on academic studies.
Which opinion do you agree with? Give specific reasons and details to support your answer.
While physical exercise is important, I do not believe that it is the school’s responsibility to
provide physical training for its students. That is something that everyone can take care of on his
or her own.
Many students get plenty of physical exercise as part of their daily life...
111 AD Do you agree or disagree with following statement? It is better to be a member of
a group than to be the leader of a group. Use specific reasons and examples to support your
According to my opinion, it’s always better to be a leader than a follower. True leader show
initiative. They take action and they assume responsibility. A leader makes a decision. Some
followers may approve of the decision, others may complain about it. However, these followers all
chose to follow, not to lead....
71 MA If you were asked to send one thing representing your country to an international exhibition,
what would you choose? Why? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.
If I were asked to send one thing representing my country to an international exhibition. I’d send
something unexpected: one week’s worth of television programming. These programs would best
represent my county. They show how the citizens of my country live and what they think and feel.
The dramas on television are very realistic. They show how people in different parts of...
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents or other adult relatives should
make important decisions for their older (15 to 18 year-old) teenaged children. Use specific
reasons and examples to support your opinion.
No one knows me as well as my parents. No one wants the best for me like my parents. It is
natural that I should allow my parents to make important decisions for me. I think all older
teenagers (15 to 18 year-olds) should take their parents advice on decisions that concern their
education, their social life,...
145. Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all of the talking) in
class. Other students prefer classes where the students do some of the talking.
Which type of class do you prefer? Give specific reasons and details to support
In my country, the lecture system is the most common system. It is the one I prefer for three
reasons: I am used t the lecture system; it is an efficient system; I am too shy to talk in class.
All my life, I have listened to teachers. They come into the room, open their...