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ELN Online IELTS Topic-Based Debates - October 2011

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IELTS Topic-Based Debates  
OCTOBER 2011
 
22 OCTOBER, SATURDAY, 5am-6am London time LEVEL IELTS band 6.5-7.5
TEAM A Maxim, Mark (children's leisure activities must be educational)
TEAM B Ivan, Iness (children's leisure activities don't have to be educational)
TOPIC IELTS 3 GT A (essay topic based debate) Some people believe that children's leisure activities must be educational, otherwise they are a complete waste of time. Do you agree or disagree ? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your experience.
22 OCTOBER, 2011 SATURDAY, 8am-9am London time, LEVEL IELTS band 4.0-5.0 intermediate
TEAM A Tatyana K, +1 (pro apartments)
TEAM B Denis, +1 (pro houses)
IELTS 7 GT A "Some people prefer to live in a house, while others feel that there are more advantages to living in an apartment. Are there more advantages than disadvantages of living in a house compared with living in an apartment?"
22 OCTOBER, 2011 SATURDAY, 10am-11am London time, LEVEL IELTS band *-*
TEAM A +1, +1 (*)
TEAM B +1, +1 (*)
IELTS * *** *************
this one is NOT a debate, it is an idea generation session 
 22 OCTOBER, 2011, SATURDAYS, 13-14 London time, LEVEL IELTS band 6.5-7.5
TEAM A Zhenya K, Natalya (pro having a single career)
TEAM B Alsu, +1 (against having a single career)
IELTS 1 AT 4  The idea of having a single career is becoming an old-fashioned one.The new fashion will be to have several careers or ways of earning money, and further education will be something that continues throughout life.
 
 
 
29 OCTOBER, SATURDAY, 5am-6am London time LEVEL IELTS band 6.5-7.5  
this one is NOT a debate, it is an idea generation session
TEAM A Zhenya K, +1 (reasons)
TEAM B Maxim, +1  (solutions)
OPM 2 GT 1 p 51 (essay topic based debate) Even though doctors all over the world agree that fast food is bad for people's health, more and more people are eating it. Why are more people eating fast food? What can be done about this problem?
29 OCTOBER, 2011 SATURDAY, 8am-9am London time, LEVEL IELTS band 4.0-5.0 intermediate
TEAM A Denis, +1 (reasons for the increase in the popularity of travelling)
TEAM B Tatyana K, +1  (benefits for the traveller)
IELTS 8 GT A Today more people are travelling than ever before. Why is this the case? What are the benefits for the traveller?
29 OCTOBER, 2011 SATURDAY, 10am-11am London time, LEVEL IELTS band *-*
TEAM A +1, +1 (*)
TEAM B +1, +1 (*)
IELTS * *** ************* 
29 OCTOBER, 2011, SATURDAYS, 13-14 London time, LEVEL IELTS band 6.5-7.5
TEAM A Iness, Alsu (in favour of following local customs)
TEAM B Zhenya K, Natalya  (in favour of welcoming cultural differences)
IELTS 6 AT 3 Some people believe that visitors to other countries should follow local customs and behaviour. Others disagree and think that the host country should welcome cultural differences. Discuss both views and give your opinion. 
 
 
 
5 November, SATURDAY, 5am-6am London time LEVEL IELTS band 6.5-7.5  
TEAM A Maxim, +1 (PRO forced retirement at 60 or 65) 
TEAM B +1, +1  (PRO allowing 60-somethings to work) 
OPM 1 GT 1 p 54 (essay topic based debate) People should be allowed to continue to work for as long as they want to, and not to be forced to retire at a particular age such as 60 and 65. Do you agree or disagree? 
 5 November, 2011 SATURDAY, 8am-9am London time, LEVEL IELTS band 4.0-5.0 intermediate
TEAM A Tatyana K, +1 (pro separate schools) 
TEAM B +1, +1  (pro mixed schools) 
IELTS 8 GT B Some people think that it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools. Others, however, believe that boys and girls benefit more from attending mixed schools. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
5 November, 2011, SATURDAY, 17-18 London time,  LEVEL IELTS band *-*
TEAM A +1, +1 (*)
TEAM B +1, +1 (*)
IELTS * *** ************* 
 
 
 
DATE/TIME - TBA LEVEL IELTS band 6.5-7.5
TEAM A Alsu, +1 (pro zoos) 
TEAM B Iness, +1  (against zoos) 
OPM 2 GT 2 p 54 Some people think that wild animals should not be kept in zoos. Others believe there are good reasons for having zoos. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
 

 
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