Task 2:The best way for governments to solve the problem of traffic congestion is providing free public
transport in 24 hours per day, and seven days a week. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Task 2:Many young people change their jobs and careers. What are the reasons? Do the advantages
outweigh the disadvantages?
Task 2:International community must act immediately to ensure all nations to reduce their consumption of
fossil fuels e.g gas and oil. To what extend do you agree/ disagree?
Task 2:Some people think success in life comes from har d work and determination. Others think money and
appearance are more important. Discuss both sides and give your opinion
Task 2:Children’s education is expensive. In some countries, governments pay partly or all education fees.
Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Task 2:Living in big cities is bad for health. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Task 2:Should students attend in full-time education until the age of 18 years old. To what extent do you
agree or disagree?
Task 2:It is important for all towns and cities to have large public spaces such as squares and parks. Do you
agree or disagree with this statement?
Task 1: The line graph shows transportation of goods in Europe via road, water, pipeline, rail from
1980 to 2015.
Task 2:Some people think the main purpose of education is to make individuals useful to society
while others say education helps them to achieve personal ambitions. Discuss both views and give
Task 1: The bar chart below compares the number of males aged 16 to 26 watch different sports with
the percentage of those participating in.
Task 2: An increasing number of advertisements on TV aim at children. What are the effects of
television advertising? Should television advertising be controlled?
The widespread use of the internet gives people more freedom at home instead going to work or
college. Do you think its advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Task 1: The diagram shows the process of a soft cheese production line.
Task 2: Nowadays, as women and men have to work full time, household duties should be equally
divided. Do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: The map below compares a city situation between 1950 and the current time.
Task 2: Some children can learn more efficiently by watching TV. Therefore, children should watch
TV regularly both in school and at home? Do you agree or disagree?.
Many young people who leave school hold a negative attitude towards learning. Why does this
happen? What are the solutions?
Police force carry guns along with them, and this leads to a high rate of violence. To what extent do
you agree or disagree?
Task 1: The map below shows the changes that took place in a village part 10 years ago and now.
Task 2: An increasing number of people are changing their careers. What are the reasons? Do you
think this is a positive or negative development to society?
Some countries build specialized sports facilities for top athletes to train instead of providing sports
facilities that everyone can use. Is this a positive or negative development?
Some argue younger people are not suitable for important positions in the government, while others
think this is a good idea. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Task 1: The diagram below shows the recycling process of wasted glass bottles
Task 2: Some people believe that the government have the duty to ensure its citizens have a healthy
diet, while others believe it is the individual’s responsibility. Discuss both views and provide your
Task 1: The table below shows the total length (in kilometers) of High-Speed Rail tracks of China,
France, and Japan in 1990, 2010, and projections for 2020.
Task 2: Some people think that environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others
believe individuals can also do some things to solve these problems. Discuss both views and give
your own opinion.
Some people believe that environmental problems are too big for individuals to deal with, while
others think that the problems cannot be solved unless individuals take some actions. Discuss both
views and give your opinion
Task 1: The two bar charts show that Germany, USA, Japan, and China’s worker ratio in
Agriculture and Services industries.
Task 2: In many parts of the world, children and teenagers are committing more crimes. Why is this
happening? How should they be punished?
Crimes committed by young people are increasing in major cities throughout the world. Discuss the
causes and how to solve this problem?)
The rate of crime committed by teenagers is increasing throughout the world. Discuss the possible
reasons and give suggestions on how to solve the problem.)
In many parts of the world, the incidence of crimes for young people is increasing. Why is this case
happening? How should children or teenagers be punished?
Some people think that governments should ban dangerous sports, while others think people should
have freedom to do any sports or activity. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think that governments should ban dangerous sports, while others think people should
have freedom to do any sports or activity. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.)
The diagram below shows about the fire escape plan of the 2rd floor of the student in the
accommodation at the college.
The government should encourage industries and business to move out of big cities and into regional
areas. To what extent do you think the advantages outweigh disadvantages?
Task 1: The bar chart shows a European countr y’s entertainment spending in 1998 and 2008.
Task 2: During the 20th century, contact between different parts from the world develop rapidly
thanks to air travel and telecommunication. To what extent do you agree that societies benefit from
the increased contact and closer relationships with foreigners brought by international tourism and
In some countries, governments are encouraging industries and businesses to move out of the cities
and into regional areas. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?)
Task 1: The bar chart gives information about the ratio of men, women, and children who consume
fruits and vegetables.
Task 2: Today, in many countries, people can live and work anywhere they choose because of
improved communication technology and transportation. Do the advantages of this development
outweigh its disadvantages?
As major cities in the world are growing today, so do their problems. What are problems for young
people who are living in the cities as the result of continued growth? How problems might be
Task 1: The picture below shows the changes of a riverside view in 1980 and the present.
Task 2: Some people think that introducing new technology can improve people’s quality of life in
the developing countries. However, others believe that free education should be offered. Discuss
both views and give your own opinion. (gi ng 19-11-2009)
In some countries, the number of people choosing to live by themselves is increasing rapidly in
recent years. Why is this the case? Is this a positive and negative development for society?
Task 1: The first chart illustrates the number of people per square km in six countries in 2003, the
bar chart shows change in urban population from 2003 to 2005 in these countries.
Task 2: Government funding for university should only be used to provide scholarship for the best
students. The other funding for universities should come from student fees and private organisations.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: The table below shows information about usage charge for water in five cities in Australia.
Task 2: Today more and more people are using mobile phone and computer. Thus, the
communication ability is losing. To what extent do you agree or disagree ?
Task 1: The diagram below show the process of making smoked fish.
Task 2: Some people think that it is not necessary to go to other countries to study other culture. We
can learn from books, films and the internet. Do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: The maps show the changes of a community centre 10 years ago and until the present.
Task 2: Some people think that job satisfaction is more important while other people think that a
stable job is more important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Task 1:. The first bar chart compares Australia and China’s imports and exports. The second one
shows Australian goods imported from China
Task 2: It is better for people to be unemployed than people to be employed but they do not enjoy.
Do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that a crime is a result of social problems and poverty, others think that crime is
a result of bad person’s nature. Discuss and give your opinion.
Task 1: The two tables below show the number of international students from different resource
countries in Canada and the USA in two school years.
Task 2: In some countries, online shopping is now replacing shopping in stores. Do you think it is a
negative or positive development?
Some people think that it is best to live in a vertical city (mean that people work and live in high
buildings) while others think a horizontal city is better. Discuss both view and give your opinion.
Task 1: The table below shows the amount of waste production (in millions of tonnes) in six
different countries over a twenty-year period.
Task 2: Some people think that shops should not be allowed to sell food or drinks that are
scientifically proven to be bad for people’s health. Do you agree or disagree?
The pie charts below show information about seven pollutants entering ocean area.
Task 2: Art classes, such as painting and drawing, are as important for children’s development as
other subjects, so it should be compulsory in high school. Do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: Percentage of UK people using internet. Bar chart.
Task 2: Leaders and directors in an organisation are normally older people. Some people think
younger leader would be better. Do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: Line graph about the sales of books in 6 different years.
Task 2: Some people think that there should be some strict controls about noise. Others think
that they could just make as much noise as they want. Discuss both views and give your
Task 1: A diagram shows the stages of producing canned fruits.
Task 2: It is now possible for scientists and tourists to travel to remote natural environment,
such as South Pole. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
Task 1: The bar chart shows the percentage of the total world population in four countries in
1995 and 2002, and projections for 2050.
Task 2: Some people say that too much attention and too many resources are given in the
protection of wild animals and birds. Do you agree or disagree about this opinion?
Task 1: (Bar Chart + Table) Comparison of time spent, in minutes per day, by UK’s Males and
Females on household and leisure activities.
Task 2: Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists but not local people.
Why is this the case and what can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?
Task 1: Table about student’s satisfaction level for various services at a school.
Task 2: Some people think that the best way to increase road safety is to increase the minimum
legal age for driving cars or riding motorbikes. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: Line graph
Task 2: The use of mobile phone is as antisocial as smoking. Smoking is banned in certain
places so mobile phone should be banned like smoking. To what extent do you agree or
Task1: Bar graph (three categories and 5 different age group)
Task 2: Some students prefer to take a year off between school and university, to work or to
travel. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
Task 1: Pie chart.
Task 2: Nowadays, many families have both parents working. Some working parents believe
other family members like grandparents can take care of their children, while others think
childcare centres provide the best care. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Task 1: Maps. Compare two school campus between 1978 and 2001.
Task 2: Some people think that famous people can help international aid organizations to draw
attention to important problems. Others believe that the celebrities can make the problems
seem less important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Task 1: Bar chart. How many hours each week people work in European countries
Task 2: Some people think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones in
communication has negative effects on young people’s reading and writing skills. To what
extent do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: Line chart and bar graph about traffic and CO2 emission by cars trucks and vans
Task 2: Nowadays, more and more older people who need employment compete with the
younger people for the same jobs. What problems this causes? What are solutions?
Task 1: Table
Task 2: Some people think that schools should reward students who show the best academic
results, while others believe that it is more important to reward students who show
improvements. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Task 1: Bar chart
Task 2: Young people who commit crimes should be treated in the same as as adults who
commit crimes. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: Table about high School Teacher’s salary from 5 countries
Task 2: Developments in technology has 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
Task 1: Process about cocoa production
Task 2: Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students
are encouraged to make comments or even criticism on their teachers. Others think it will lead
to loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own
Task 1: Bar chart about two years, 1960 and 2000.
Task 2: Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life. What are
the reasons? What are the effects on society and family life?
Task 1: bar chart about size class
Task 2: many people believe that international tourism is a bad thing for their country. What are
the reasons? Solutions to change negative attitudes?
Task 1: Maps about the changes in a park
Task 2: Some people prefer to provide help and support directly to those their local community.
However, others prefer to give money to national and international charitable organisations.
Discuss both views and give opinion.
Task 1: Mix bar chart + line chart.
Task 2: Accommodation and transport problems are increasing in many large cities. Businesses
are encouraged to move to rural areas. Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?
Task 1: 2 line charts.
Task 2: People today do not feel safe either at home or when they are out. What are the
causes? What are the solutions?
Task 1: Bar chart – so s nh boys and girls tham gia vào các hoạt động
Task 2: Some people think that young people should be required to do unpaid work helping
people in the community. Are disadvantages of this requirement greater than the benefits for the
community and individuals?
Task 1: Line chart
Task 2: Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us want to be
and to look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: Bar chart.
Task 2: Some people say taxes should be spent on health care. Other ppl say that there are
more important priorities for tax-payers’ money. Discus both these views and give your own
Task 1: bar chart
Task 2: As well as making money, businesses also have social responsibilities. Do you agree or
Task 1: Map about different room layouts
Task 2: The world natural resources are consumed at an ever-increased rate. What are the
dangers of this situation? What should we do?
Task 1: Line graph
Task 2: Some people who have been in prison become good citizens later. Some people think
that having these people to give a talk to school students is the best way to tell them about
dangers of committing a crime. Do you agree or disagree?
Task 1: pie chart.
Task 2: international travel can make people prejudiced rather than broad minded. Why people
fail to benefit when they travel? What we can do to improve their understanding of the countries
Task 1: Two bar charts about male + female do tasks at home
Task 2: Some people think that the government should give financial support to artists such as
musicians, painters and poets. Others think that it is a waste of money. Discuss both views and
give your opinion.
Task 1: bar charts about favorite subjects of 60 pupils from 2 different junior high schools.
Task 2: Many people are afraid to leave their homes because of the fear of crime. Some believe
that more actions should be taken to prevent crime. Others feel that little can be done. Discuss
both views and give your opinion.
Task 1: Table 5×5 about the number of people living in other countries.
Task 2: Fewer and fewer people walk on a daily basis. What are the reasons and how to
encourage them to spend their time walking?
Task 1: Line chart.
Task 2: Studies show that criminals get low level of education. Some people believe that the
best way to reduce the crime is educating people in prison so they can get a job after leaving
prison. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Task1: maps so sánh sự thay đổi của 1 tòa nhà theo thời gian
Task 2: In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a
range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular
career. Which of these two systems is more appropriate in today’s world?
Task 1: 2 pie charts
Task 2: Some people think that in order to prevent illness and disease, governments should
make efforts in reducing environmental pollution and housing problems. To what extent do you
agree or disagree with this statement?