Answer the question (Task 1, 1 minute)
- Could you tell me what is in the news this week? (CE 2006)
Be ready to give your opinion on a number of questions (Task 2).
“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.” (John F. Kennedy) Do you agree or disagree with it? Give your reasons.
1) How do you feel about Latvia’s participation in the war in Iraq?
2) Should military service be compulsory to men or should the army be a professional one? Why?
3) How could doing military service affect your family?
4) Can violence be justified? Why?/Why not?
5) Have you ever experienced any bullying/violence at school? What was it like?
6) What can school do to encourage good behaviour?
CE 2005
“Liberty consists of doing what one desires.” (John Stuart Mill) Do you agree or disagree with it? Give your reasons.
1) Are young people interested in politics? Why/not?
2) What is “freedom” from your point of view?
3) Tell me how free you felt at school.
4) Why do people need freedom of speech?
5) What do you think is the most important political issue at the moment in this country? Why?
CE 2005
The United Nations has promised to reduce world poverty by 2015. Do you think it is possible to end world poverty? Should governments and big businesses do more? Why not/How? Give your reasons.
1) Are you interested in economic issues? Why/why not?
2) Tell me about the most important economic problems in Latvia? Why are they important?
3) How can they be solved?
4) Describe what career plans you have.
5) How are you going to achieve your goals? Who can help you?
CE 2006