Is economic development beneficial?

Most countries want to improve living standards through economic development. However, some argue that with economic development certain social values are lost. Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages? The benefits of an improved economy are self-evident. It is no coincidence that the countries with the…
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Should compulsary retirement be introduced in order to ease youth unemployment?

Some people believe that, in order to increase opportunities for the young, companies should encourage high level employees who are older than 55 to retire. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer. As today's youth faces chronic unemployment, and members of 'Generation Y' face being the first…
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Should schools encourage arts and sciences equally?

With the development of science and technology some people believe that the value of artists, such as musicians and painters, has decreased. Should schools encourage the arts and sciences equally? The modern era has been one of unparalleled scientific progress, with inventions and discoveries outnumbering those made during any other…
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What is music’s role in society?

Some say music plays an important role in society; others think it is simply a form of entertainment for individuals. Discuss both arguments and give your opinion. For the average consumer of music the art form is individual entertainment, a matter of taste, mood and situation as they relate to…
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Should universities have quotas?

'Universities should be made to accept an equal number of male and female students for every subject.' Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The political classes widely acknowledge that education plays a vital role in wider social gender equality and equal opportunities. Furthermore, a fair, progressive and tolerant…
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Water Contamination

The diagram shows the way in which dangerous contaminants move through the ecosystem. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words. The given flow diagram shows the manner in which contaminants (such as heavy metals, waste, chemicals, and…
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