(’17) Is regulation of the press desirable?

Sample (Introduction) The press, commonly known as the fourth estate of society, is an influential force in everyday life, and an ubiquitous information source.  By reading it, watching it, understanding it, people get to know much more about events around the world. The first Freedom of the Press Act, a Swedish legislation, abolished the government’s role as … Continue reading (’17) Is regulation of the press desirable?

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(’16) Any adaptation of a novel for a film, television or the theatre is never as effective as the original.’ Discuss.

Sample  (Introduction) Out of any original ideas, the trend for many the visual medium, such as the film, television show or play, is to be based on a novel. But how many of these are truly effective in its own way? Or are they merely mediocre copies of a book? I believe, even if the … Continue reading (’16) Any adaptation of a novel for a film, television or the theatre is never as effective as the original.’ Discuss.

(’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?

(’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.