Problem, Effect, Solution

1. In some countries levels of health and fitness are decreasing and average weights are increasing.
What do you think are the causes of these problems and what are some possible solutions?

2. In many countries schools have severe problems with students’ behaviour.
What do you think are the causes of this?
What solutions can you suggest

3. Nowadays many young people deliberately damage public places.
What are the causes and solutions?

4. Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
What other measures do you think might be effective?

5. Nowadays we are producing more and more waste.
What are the causes of this?
What can be done to help reduce the amount of waste?

6. Many small businesses are being forced to close because they are unable to compete with multinational corporations.
What problems does this cause and how can those problems be solved?

7. A recent study showed people in developed countries are not as happy as they were before development.
What are the causes of this and what are some possible solutions?

8. Many cities have serious problems with traffic congestion.
What are the causes of these problems and what are some possible solutions?

9. It is becoming increasingly popular for people to travel to tourist destinations during public holidays.
What problems does this cause?
What solutions are there to these problems?

10. The number of cars has increased significantly in major cities.
What problems does this cause and what are some solutions to these problems?

11. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the number of endangered species has increased significantly and we have witnessed more mass extinctions in this period than in any other period of time.
State some reasons for this and provide possible solutions.


12. Written exams were first used as early as 1702 and are now used to test students’ understanding and abilities in almost every subject. However, in recent years, the variety and frequency of exams that students have to sit has increased significantly.
What issues does this cause and how can they be addressed?

13. Television programs and movies have become saturated with violent content.
What are some resulting social problems and how can we deal with them?


14. More and more families are choosing fast food over home-cooked meals.
What are the reasons for this and how can they be addressed?

15. In recent years, the number of children participating in sports and other physical activities has decreased.
Identify some of the resulting problems and state ways to address them.

16. With the advent of the internet, increasing numbers of people are shopping online.
What issues arise from this and how can they be tackled?


17. With easier access to the internet, many students are turning to online sources to study instead of libraries.
State some of the problems caused by this and methods to address them.


18. As countries become more industrialised, more people move from the countryside into urban areas.
What are some problems caused by this and how can we solve them?


19. In recent years, consumers have turned to mass-produced factory goods over hand-crafted traditional products.
What has led to this and how can it be addressed?