英検1級2次試験(スピーチ)


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 [1]   SPEECH  TOPICS  @                         [[  2015 〜 2012  ]]
2015-2
 
Card A:
1. Should more be done to protect the cultures of the world's indigenous peoples?
2. Are large corporations solely interested in generating profits?
3. Agree or disagree: Social class is still relevant in modern society.
4. Is enough being done to stop cyberbullying in Japan?
5. Is political correctness really necessary in today's world?
 
Card B:
1. Is enough being done to stop the exploitation of workers in the developing world?
2. Should there be any limits on the right to freedom of speech?
3. Agree or disagree: Legalized gambling has a positive effect on a country's economy.
4. Should more be done to fight piracy on the open seas?
5. Will there ever be a world without religious conflict?
 
2015-1
 
Card A:
1. Do the pros of having only one superpower outweigh the cons?
2. Should the government make scientific research a greater priority?
3. Can the hunting of animals for sport be justified?
4. Agree or disagree: Lifetime employment is no longer practical in modern society.
5. Are the potential dangers of artificial intelligence exaggerated?
 
Card B:
1. Can the arts promote peace between nations?
2. Is a loss of privacy inevitable in modern societies?
3. Agree or disagree:
modern agriculture puts too much pressure on the environment.
4. Are people today too reliant on prescription drugs?
5. Is capitalism the only realistic economic system in a globalized world?
 
2014-3
 
Card A:
1. Agree or disagree: Classical literature still has a place in the modern classroom.
2. Is globalization reducing cultural diversity?
3. Should the sale of tobacco products be made illegal?
4. Is modern society too dependent on computers?
5. Should celebrities stay out of politics?
 
Card B:
1. Should all citizens be required to vote by law?
2. Environmentalism and big business: Will there always be conflict?
3. Does raising the consumption tax help or hinder economic growth?
4. Agree or disagree: Not enough importance is given to the study of history.
5. Is Japan facing a social-welfare crisis?
 
2014-2
 
Card A:
1. Is it too late to save the world's rainforests? [11]
2. Agree or disagree: Internet advertising is effective [12]
3. Is the world heading toward another global conflict? [13]
4. Is solar power the energy of the future? [essay 83]
5. Can racial discrimination be totally eliminated from society? [15]
 
Card B:
1. Does the media sensationalize the dangers of climate change? [16]
2. Agree or disagree: Social networking sites do more harm than good [17]
3. Can peace in the Middle East ever be achieved? [18]
4. Do women's rights get enough attention? [essay 3 / 12 /105]
5. Has digital technology changed the art world for the better? [20]
 
2014-1
 
Card A:
1. Agree or disagree: Science makes a bigger contribution to society than art [111]
2. Is warfare between nations an inevitable consequence of human nature? [22] [49]
3. Would Japan benefit from a more open immigration policy? [23] [24]
4. Is enough being done to protect the world's wilderness areas? [essay 56]
5. Are consumption taxes a good way to raise government revenue? [25]
 
Card B:
1. Is promoting a nation's economic development more important than protecting its culture heritage? [26]
2. Agree or disagree: The advantages of legalized gambling outweigh the disadvantages [27]
3. Which is a greater threat to society, crime or environmental pollution? [28]
4. Should Japan's low birthrate be considered a national crisis? [29]
5. Is it too late to protect the world's oceans from overfishing? [30]
 
2013-3
 
Card A:
1. Does money have too much influence on politics? [31]
2. Agree or disagree: Homelessness is inevitable in a modern society [32]
3. Is government funding the only way for Olympic athletes to stay competitive? [33]
4. Would the world be a better place if everyone spoke the same language? [34]
5. Should schools put more focus on teaching IT skills? [35]
 
Card B:
1. Agree or disagree: As societies become more modern, religion becomes less important [36]
2. Can Japanese agriculture survive in today's globalized economy? [37]
3. Has the Internet made people's working lives easier? [38]
4. Can military dictatorships ever be justified? [39]
5. Does society make full use of the talents of senior citizens? [40]
 
2013-2
 
Card A:
1. Is enough being done to protect the world's oceans from exploitation? [41]
2. Is there such a thing as a justifiable war? [42]
3. Agree or disagree: The news media should be regulated by the government [43]
4. Is Japan a good role model for the economic development of other nations? [44]
5. Will nanotechnology have a major impact on our lives in the future? [45]
 
Card B:
1. Will the continue loss of biodiversity lead to environmental catastrophe? [46]
2. Is corruption an inevitable part of modern society? [47]
3. Should taxpayer money be used to support the arts? [48]
4. Can world peace ever be achieved? [49] [22]
5. Agree or disagree: A university degree is necessary for success [50]
 
2013-1
 
Card A:
1. Agree or disagree: Technological advances have made the world a safer place [51]
2. Are performance-enhancing drugs an inevitable part of professional sports? [52]
3. Can the factory farming of animals be justified? [53]
4. Do the strengths of multicultural societies outweigh the weaknesses? [54]
5. Can an economic system based on capitalism ever be fair to all? [55]
 
Card B:
1. Agree or disagree: Surveillance cameras should be installed in all public places [56] [essay1]
2. Can businesses be ethical and still be profitable? [57]
3. Has the influence of Western values weakened Japanese identity? [58]
4. Are current global agricultural practices sustainable? [59]
5. Is information technology changing news media for the better? [60]
 
2012-3
 
Card A:
1. Should the news media be more accountable for what it reports? [61]
2. Should the Japanese government do more to promote human rights in other countries? [62]
3. Is the human race in danger of making itself extinct? [63]
4. Does a college education prepare people for work? [64]
5. Agree or disagree: Higher government spending is the best way to end a recession [65]
 
Card B:
1. Will the increasing reliance on robots and computers pose a threat to society? [66]
2. Is the Japanese healthcare system a good model for other countries? [67]
3. Agree or disagree: Voting should be mandatory [68]
4. Is foreign aid the best way to promote economic growth in developing countries? [69]
5. Should all nations have the right to develop nuclear weapons? [70]
 
 
update:
2017/01/20



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