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Write a fitting thesis for each.

1. Unemployment has become an increasing problem in the recent past.

What factors contribute to an increase in unemployment and what steps can be taken to solve the problem?

2. Blood sports have become a hot topic for debate in recent years. As society develops it is increasingly seen as an
uncivilized activity and cruel to the helpless animals that are killed. Blood sports should be banned.
To what extent to you agree or disagree?

3. According to a recent study, the more time people use the Internet, the less time they spend with real human beings.
Some people say that instead of seeing the Internet as a way of opening up new communication possibilities
worldwide, we should be concerned about the effect this is having on social interaction.
How far do you agree with this opinion?

4. Public transportation is a great way to travel, particularly within a metropolis. The metro is the most convenient way
to get around a city.
Do you agree or disagree?

5. As more and more writers enter universities, academic qualifications are becoming devalued. To get ahead in many
professions, more than one degree is required. In the future it is likely that people will attain a number of degrees
before even starting work. This is an undesirable situation.
Take a stance and respond to this argument.

6. Some people think children in secondary school should study international news as part of the curriculum. Others
think that this would be a waste of time as there are already too many subjects for children to concentrate on.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

7. Science and technology have helped the world make many advances. The Arts, such as painting, theatre and dance,
to name just three examples, however, are also valuable.
What things do the Arts provide to the world that Science and Technology do not?

8. Increasingly, the western world has been outsourcing its labor-related jobs to cheaper alternatives available in less-
developed countries. Although this creates opportunities for people in poorer nations, it is a policy that is criticized by
many in the west.
Write an essay response supporting the case for the outsourcing of labor-related jobs.

9. Violence among young people has increased dramatically over the past 50 years. This rise moves in tandem with a
growth in violent media. Thus, the conclusion can be drawn that violent media is the main cause of violence among
young people. Refute this claim.