Some people prefer to live in a big city, while others prefer to live in a small one or in the country.
Computers and smartphones have destroyed communication among friends and family.
Some people prefer to eat out. Others prefer to cook and eat meals at home.
Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication such as letters, email, or telephone calls.
The most important features in a friend are strength, a sense of humour and intelligence.
Some people say there's nothing better than reading a good book, while others would rather watch its film version.
Do you think big families or small families are better?
Some people dream of becoming rich whereas others consider it to be rather dangerous.
Lots of people enjoy different sports. However, there are people who think that sport is not really useful.
Some people believe that modern teenagers are really awful. However, most teenagers think that they are criticized for no reason.
Some people think that self-education is not very effective, while others say that it is the only productive way of learning.
Some people would like to have a highly paid job. Others believe that their job should be interesting and bring satisfaction.
Lots of teenagers want to work part-time to earn their pocket money. However, their parents are often against it.
Violence on TV and crime in society are clearly related.
It is believed that young people today are not as healthy as they were fifty years ago.
Some people think that creativity is an essential ability which must be taught at school. Others say that creativity is not very important.
Lots of teenagers are keen on playing computer games. However, adults are sure that computer games teach us nothing and young people should avoid them.
Travel broadens the mind.
Nowadays quite a lot of young people choose to conclude marriage contract. Others say that it is an absolutely useless thing.
The future of education – books or computers?
Most teachers believe that all subjects at school are equally useful.
Fast food is very popular among teenagers. However, many experts consider fast food harmful to our health.
Only people who earn a lot of money are successful.
Some people think that graffiti is another form of expressing art whereas others consider it to be pure vandalism.
Exams are a fair way of testing students.
Is it fair to keep animals in zoos?
Some people are sure that sending to prison is the only way to punish criminals. However, a lot of people believe there are far more effective punishments for criminals than prison.
In modern society old people and their grandchildren usually live separately and don't communicate too much. Some people say that it is quite natural, while others think that the old and the young should spend more time together.
Today some scientists claim that cloning experiments should not be subject to government scrutiny.
What can you say for and against distant learning?
Many parents encourage their children to study well by giving extra pocket money for each good mark
Lots of young people choose to continue their education after finishing school. However, a number of school-leavers would rather find a job and start working.
Many people believe that the only way to lose weight is following a special diet. However, doctors consider dieting harmful to our health.
Genetically modified foods have caused an enormous amount of debate, scientific discussion, and media coverage. As well as benefits, a variety of ecological and human health concerns come with the new advances made possible by genetic modification.
The death penalty is an appropriate punishment for murderers.
Advertising is common throughout the world. However, not all people consider it helpful.
Some people believe governments spend too much money on space research while there are still a lot of problems on Earth.
Some people think that science plays the most important role in the development of our civilization; others believe that our world would be impossible without poetry.
Some people enjoy watching reality shows. However, others consider them a complete waste of time.
There are more good things than bad things about our future.
Not all people enjoy a 9-to-5 working day in an office.
Most school children are against wearing a school uniform but their teachers disagree.
Many children are becoming overweight. Some people feel schools should ban the sale of junk food to help solve this problem.
Distance learning e.g. doing courses on the Internet or by post has become very popular nowadays. It may replace traditional classroom learning in the future.
Many holidaymakers would rather stay in a hotel than at a campsite. However, some people say that camping is more enjoyable.
Many young people decide to become vegetarians. However, some people are unsure whether being a vegetarian is a healthy way to live.
Package holidays which include all flights, accommodation and tours are very popular with some holidaymakers. Other travellers say that making your own holiday plans is better.
Many people feel private education gives young people a better chance of having a successful life. Others think it is better to send children to normal, Free State schools.
Many people want to start their own businesses. However, others feel that this is too risky and brings too much responsibility.
Many people dream of becoming a famous celebrity, but fame can bring many pressures and problems.
Some parents think that if their children are disobedient, they should be stricter with them. Others say that love and understanding will help to solve the problem.
The future of our planet depends on our children. Fortunately, there are many steps that can be taken to teach children to care for the environment.
Some people think that extreme sports help to build character.
Some people think that to get a good education one should go abroad.
Some people think that you can have only one true friend.
Some people think that young people should follow in their parents’ footsteps when choosing a profession.
Some people think that the most important thing for a teacher is to make studying enjoyable for students.
Some people think that boys and girls should study separately at different schools.
Most people believe that it's important to look nice. However, some people say that we pay too much importance on appearance and fashion.
Some people like fur coats and hats, while others think that wearing fur is unacceptable.
A lot of young people cover their bodies with tattoos and decorate them with piercing. However, others say that body art has many drawbacks.
There is a proverb that says "a friend in need is a friend indeed". However, many people believe that a friend's success may ruin friendship.
Some people say that love reveals our hidden talents, while others believe that it makes us silly.
Some people say that jealousy is quite natural and it often goes hand in hand with love and friendship. Others are convinced that jealousy wrecks peoples relationships.
Some people say that gambling is just entertainment, while others are convinced that it ruins gamblers’ lives.
The problem of xenophobia is discussed by many people nowadays. Some of them say that it is important to be tolerant, while others disagree with this point of view.
Some people say that it is very important for everybody to have a hobby. Others do nothing but watch TV or listen to music in their free time.
Some people say that it is impossible to feel lonely in a big city. However, others believe that quite a lot of citizens suffer from loneliness.
A number of people believe that a country is successful if it is ruled by a clever politician. Others say that an only person doesn't make the image of a country.
Some people think it is important to be honest, while others say that there is hardly a person in the world who has never told a lie.
Some people say that one should analyze the situation before making a decision. Others believe that it is better to rely on one's intuition.
Some people say that high social status is very important for everybody. Others are convinced that it is better to have a high income.
Most people are worried about the problem of overpopulation. Others think that the situation is not as terrible as it seems to be.
Some people say that in the modern world we are losing our sense of spirituality. Others are convinced that people still need faith.
Mass media play an important role in our life. How and why do they shape public opinion?
Some people don't care about advertising, while others say that advertisements and commercials may be very harmful.
Some people are sure that if we want to build relationships successfully, we must have good manners. However, others say that nowadays good manners are not as important as they used to be.
Some people have a lot of wishes and plans, but they think they will never come true. Others say that you must believe in yourself and success will come to you.
Some people think that time management skills are not important for success in both their work and home life. Others are convinced that it is essential to make good use of their time.
Some people believe in luck, while others say that it doesn't exist.
Some people say that ambitiousness is a wonderful quality, while others believe that it is not so good to be ambitious.
Internet dating is becoming more and more popular. However, many people say that meeting people online is dangerous.
Some people like supermarkets and shopping centres. However, others say that they have too many disadvantages.
Some people think that excessive shopping is a hobby and the way to spend your free time. Others say that shopaholism is a disease with its specific symptoms.
Parkour is a sport that is extremely popular with young people. However, traceurs (parkour practitioners) say that it is rather difficult and dangerous.
Plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular. Some people think that it can help them become happier and more attractive. Others are convinced that there are too many risks which must be taken into account.
Describe the tour of your dream. Share your ideas of an ideal trip.
The variety of arts is unlimited. What do you prefer: cinema, theatre, painting, music? Why?
Some people say that the theatre is likely to disappear, while others believe that it will continue attracting large audiences.
Some people are fond of 3D films and they are convinced that 3D will take over the cinema in the future. Others are against 3D films.
Some people consider hitch-hiking to be the best way of travelling. Others think that hitchhiking is dangerous.
Some people prefer travelling by train, while others say that it has a number of disadvantages.
Some people are fond of travelling to exotic countries, while others say that exotic travel is rather risky.
Some people change their jobs every few years. Others say it is better to work for one company for a long period.
At present there is no difficulty in choosing a career. However, many people say that it is not so easy to find a really good job.
Nowadays a lot of people work so much that they do not have time to do anything else. Some people say that workaholism is a key to success. Others are convinced that it is rather bad to be addicted to one's work.
According to some people, it is better to work abroad. Others say that they would prefer working in their own country.
Teamwork skills have become highly valued by employers. However, some people say that sometimes teams cannot work successfully.
Some people think that the profession of a teacher is important and noble, while others claim it has lost its positions and it is not as respected as it used to be.
In the past, some cultural and historical objects were stolen in the museum. But now, people can use the Internet to see them freely. Some people think we do not need museum… in the future. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
What is better to live in a north country or in a tropical one?
There are many people who are afraid of flying, while others consider that it is the most convenient and fastest way of travelling.
Is hunting killing or getting food for nourishment?
Some people think that in the future traditional shops will disappear and all shopping will be on line with home delivery.
The most important thing in life is work.
Travelling in mountains is very popular among many people, while others consider it rather dangerous.
The population on our planet is constantly increasing. How can we stop negative aftermaths of it?
Traveling abroad helps to understand your own country.
Are fools and roads the main problems of our country?
Is the problem of dipsomania ([ˌdɪpsəu'meɪnɪə] ; алкоголизм) in our country and abroad the same?
Having pets helps to reduce stress.
Some people think that to be successful you need talent others believe that hard work can compensate for the lack of it.
Why are there many religions on our Earth?
What is the best age for getting married? Why?
Can a big difference in age be an obstacle to marriage?
Was Darwin right about our evolution or are we aliens?
The importance of family in our life.
What is an ideal family?
Is it better to be legally married or just to live together?
Which source of information do you consider the most accurate? Why?
Does age have anything to do with fashion and the clothes we wear?
Some people keep exotic animals as pets nowadays. Others say that it is difficult and dangerous to take care of unusual pets.
Some people think they can be happy only being rich, while others don't care too much about money.
A lot of people say that it is very important for everybody to own property. However, others are not so sure that property can make our lives better.
Some people think that punishment should be used in class to achieve discipline and to make students study hard.
The problem of terrorism is very actual nowadays. How can we protect our world from it.
Присоединяюсь к таким замечательным отзывам об этом прекрасном человеке. Олег Владимирович, огромное Вам спасибо за все, что Вы делаете. Я никогда не учила английский язык с таким ОГРОМНЫМ удовольствием. Я считаю, что главное в изучении английского языка, -это положительный настрой, который Олег Владимирович создает с легкостью, при этом обладая высочайший уровнем знания английского. Спасибо Вам)
Начну с того, что английский я изучал примерно с 5-ого класса. Это были разные курсы, репетиторы и либо из-за неудачного подхода, или из-за моей невероятной лени, но к 10-ому классу я знал небольшой набор фраз и плохо ориентировался даже в самых основных временах.
Олег Владимирович учил меня всего два года и практически с нуля мой английский вырос до того уровня, о котором я и мечтать не мог. Однако я хочу сказать спасибо не только за это, но и за то, что каждый раз, что я приходил, давал мне не только знания, но и огромный заряд энергии и позитива. Эти два года нельзя описать одним лишь комментарием, но я могу сказать точно, что за это время я приобрел куда больше, чем просто высокий уровень владения английского языка!
P.S. Огромное, действительно огромное спасибо, надеюсь я когда-нибудь смогу снова прийти к вам с ручкой и тетрадкой, в очередной раз не успев написать сочинение :).
Спасибо Олегу Владимировичу за то, что помог осуществить мою давнюю мечту-выучить английский. Он не только профессионал в своем деле, но еще и очень интересный и энергичный человек. Я уверена, что Олег Владимирович может научить языку любого, независимо от возраста и профессии. Обращайтесь к нему, не пожалеете!
Присоединяюсь к предыдущим отзывам- действительнно Олег Владимирович творит чудеса! Обучение с ним- увлекательная игра, каждого нового урока жду с нетерпением. Результаты видны каждый день, прогресс ощутимый. Большое спасибо за мой английский!