(’14)‘For the majority of people, the Arts are irrelevant to their daily lives.’ How true is this of your society?

Related: (’05)Do the arts, such as music and literature, really play a significant part in Singaporean society? (’10)Would it matter if all the performing arts venues in your society, such as concert halls and theatres, were closed down? (’11)'Only modern architecture and modern art have a place in today’s world.’ How true is this of your … Continue reading (’14)‘For the majority of people, the Arts are irrelevant to their daily lives.’ How true is this of your society?

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(’05)A picture is always more powerful than mere words. What is your view?

Sample (Introduction) ‘A picture speaks a thousand words’. This phrase is synonymous with the power we associate with pictures; that they can express much more than words ever can, they can affect people on a larger degree than words ever can, and that they will always be more powerful than words ever will be. While this … Continue reading (’05)A picture is always more powerful than mere words. What is your view?

(’14)Do films offer anything more than an escape from reality?

Related: ('04)Discuss the appeal and value of fantasy stories and films. ('01)A film has one purpose- to entertain. Using examples, consider this view. Sample (Introduction) The history of cinema now spans more than a century. One could say that the twentieth century was the first century to be recorded in motion pictures. But what is … Continue reading (’14)Do films offer anything more than an escape from reality?

(’10)The book has no place in modern society. Discuss.

Related: ('03)Does the book still have a future? ('08)Nowadays, the pleasures of reading can never compete with the pleasures of visual entertainment. To what extent do you agree? Sample (Introduction) Since the early ages, books had been hugely important to human civilization, as instruments for communicating information and ideas. However, in this age of information and … Continue reading (’10)The book has no place in modern society. Discuss.

(’14)Discuss the view that, with an increasing global need for energy, every possible source should be exploited to the full.

Related: ('07)Is it possible to protect the environment when many countries require increasing amounts of energy to progress? Sample (Introduction) A popular Saudi Arabian proverb runs: "My grandfather rode a camel, my father drove a car, I fly a jet plane, my son will ride a camel." This saying is reflective of mankind’s current energy situation; … Continue reading (’14)Discuss the view that, with an increasing global need for energy, every possible source should be exploited to the full.

(’11)How far should medical resources be used to extend life expectancy?

Related: (’98)‘The first duty of a doctor has always been to preserve life.’ How far can this principle still be maintained? (’03)Should medical science always seek to prolong life? Sample (Introduction) Shakespeare had King Lear lament the tortures of aging, while the myth of Spanish conquistador Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, Sumerian tale of “Gilgamesh” and the … Continue reading (’11)How far should medical resources be used to extend life expectancy?

(’07) ‘The view of the majority is always right.’ Do you agree?

(my personal favorite~) Sample (Introduction) Majority Rule― that is likely the ‘righteousness’/’justice’ that the world goes by nowadays. But how do we even determine what is righteousness? Essentially, by using the number of people as the yardstick to determine what is ‘right’, we degrade the meaning of righteousness. Righteousness is not something that can be … Continue reading (’07) ‘The view of the majority is always right.’ Do you agree?