BAC ENG, 2009, SCRIS, Blngv, Sb-3 [ Eseu ], Var 1-100

BAC ENG, 2009, SCRIS, Blngv, Sb-3 [ Eseu ], Var 1-100

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BAC ENG, 2009, SCRIS, Blngv, Sb-3, Variantele 1-100



1. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led. (Alexander Cannon) Support your ideas with relevant examples. (350 words/35 lines).

2. Write an argumentative essay on the following topic: Planning your life in advance is the key to success. (350words / 35lines).

3. When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success. Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position. (350 words/35 lines)

4. Write an argumentative essay on the following topic: Should governments spend money on art that people don't understand? (350 words/35 lines)

5. Write an argumentative essay on the following topic: Do the media treat famous people fairly? (350 words/35 lines)

6. Write an argumentative essay in response to the question: Is Home Schooling (Teaching children at home) the right choice? (350 words/35 lines)

7. Write an argumentative essay on the following topic: Many people now have degrees. Does this make a degree less important? (350 words/35 lines)

8. Write an opinion essay on the following issue: Why do many students drop out of school? (350 words / 35 lines)

9. Write an opinion essay on the following issue: Does a university education lead to success in life? (350 words/35 lines)

10. Write an opinion essay on the following issue: Will telecommuting change the world? (350 words / 35 lines)

11. Write an argumentative essay on the following issue: Should animals be used in testing new drugs and procedures? (350 words/35 lines)

12. Write an opinion essay on the following issue: Love at first sight is so old – fashioned! (350 words / 35 lines)

13. It is unfortunate that English, which has for some time been the most widely used language in the world- the chief language of trade or the national or administrative language of six hundred million people- should be so difficult - and that there should be no short cuts to learning it. (Robert Grave and Alan Hodge) In about 350 words/35 lines, write to what extent you agree or disagree with this statement.

14. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.(Francis Bacon) In about 350 words/35 lines, write your opinion on the purpose of reading.

15. The idea of going overseas for university study is an exciting prospect for many people. But while it may offer some advantages, it is probably better to stay home because of the difficulties a student inevitably encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Write an essay to convince your reader of your position on this issue. Write about 350 words/35 lines.

16. The mass media, including TV, radio and newspapers, have great influence in shaping people's ideas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Write an essay to convince your reader of your position on this issue. Write about 350 words.

17. We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. They are used in businesses, hospitals, crime detection and even to fly planes. What things will they be used for in future? Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits? Write an essay to convince your reader of your position on this issue. Write about 350 words/35 lines.

18. All history is current history. In about 350 words/35 lines, argue for or against this statement.

19. It is very good to be your own boss. Do you agree with this view? Take a stand on this issue and write an essay to convince your reader of your position on it. Write about 350 words/35 lines.

20. The twentieth century has often been called ‘the age of the common man.’ Write your opinion on this statement in about 350 words/35 lines.

21. We do not say that the man who takes no interest in politics minds his own business. We say he has no business here at all. Write your opinion on this statement in about 350 words/35 lines.

22. The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenseless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenseless against ourselves. Write your opinion on this statement in about 350 words/35 lines.

23. Advertising is one of the most unpleasant features of modern life. Do you agree with this view? Take a stand on this issue and write an essay to convince your reader of your position on this issue. Write about 350/35 lines words.

24. When prosperity knocks at the door, communication flies out of the window. Consider this statement with reference to personal relationships and, in about 350 words/35 lines, write your opinion on it.

25. …conscience does make cowards of us all. (Shakespeare) In about 350 words/35 lines, write to what extent you agree or disagree with this statement.

26. Write a story about a miser who suspects that his next-door neighbour knows where he hides his money. Use no more than 350 words (35 lines). Mind you state the setting of the scene, the events the characters experienced together and the original output of the story.

27. Write an opinion essay in response to dr. Samuel Johnson’s words: Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable. (350 words/ 35 lines)

28. A little learning is a dangerous thing. Would you agree with it ? Express your opinion in about 350 words ( 35 lines ).

29. When prosperity knocks at the door, communication flies out of the window. Give your opinion about this statement considering it with reference to personal relationships and the way they reflect in present society. Use no more than 350 words (35 lines).

30. Write an opinion essay in answer to the following question: Would it be true to say that the idea of family life has changed radically in the last fifty or so years? Use no more than 350 words ( 35 lines)

31. Write an opinion essay in answer to the following question: What would you consider to be the greatest contribution your country has made to the civilized world? Use no more than 350 words ( 35 lines).

32. Write an argumentative essay on the following issue: Many countries are in danger of losing their cultural identity on account of globalization. Use no more than 350 words ( 35 lines ).

33. Write an opinion essay on the following topic: You cannot bully Nature. Use no more than 350 words ( 35 lines ).

34. Write an argumentative essay on the following topic: Familiarity breeds contempt. Use no more than 350 words ( 35 lines ).

35. Write a descriptive essay which starts: Everyone turned round to look at the man who had entered the restaurant. The length should be about 350 words; do not include the statement given in the total number of words.

36. Write a story having the following ending: You can imagine his disappointment when he found out that he had made a mistake. The length should be about 350 words; do not include the statement given in the total number of words.

37. Write an argumentative essay in response to the following question: Would it be true to say that young people specialize too early today and therefore fail to acquire a broad education? Use no more than 350 words.

38. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: There has always been a gap between generations. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

39. Write a narrative essay that ends with the following words: She was still under the hallucinatory influence of that dreadful experience she will never be able to forget. (350 words/35 lines)

40. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Real friendship is a priceless treasure. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

41. Write a narrative essay that starts with the following words: There was nothing more terrifying than the sight in front of her eyes. (350 words/35 lines)

42. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: White lies are not dangerous for anyone. Support your ides with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

43. Write a narrative essay that ends with the following words: She will never forgive herself. (350 words /35 words)

44. Write a narrative essay that ends with the following words: It was too late now to make amends…. (350 words/35 words)

45. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: We live in a computerized world. Support your ides with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

46. Write a narrative essay that starts with the following words: Silence is gold sometimes but…. (350 words/35 lines)

47. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Written papers are not the best way of evaluating students. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

48. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: The excessive pollution of the environment will inevitably destroy the planet. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

49. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. (Charles Evans Hughes) Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

50. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Genetic science has improved people’s lives in many ways. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

51. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Patience is a virtue. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words / 35 lines)

52. Write an argumentative essay on the following statement: An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience. (Donald R. Perry Marquis) Support your ideas with relevant examples. (350 words/ 35 lines)

53. Describe a well-known holiday destination and account for its popularity. (350 words/ 35 lines)

54. Write an opinion essay in response to the following statement: The end justifies the means.
(350 words /35 lines)

55. Advertising is one of the most unpleasant features of modern life. Argue for or against this statement. (350 words/ 35 lines)

56. Imagine you are being followed. Write a narrative describing how you managed to get away from your pursuers. (350 words/ 35 lines)

57. When you return home late one night you find that a thief has entered your house. You are soon led to suspect that he is still hiding somewhere in the house. Describe how he is caught. (350 words/ 35 lines)

58. Write an opinion essay on the following quotation: People resent having their liberty restricted. (350 words/35 lines)

59. Write a for and against essay on the following statement: National cultures are being replaced by an international culture. (350 words/35 lines)

60. Write an argumentative essay on the following statement: Any fool can save money: it takes a wise man to spend it. (Bernard Shaw) Use no more than 350 words or 35 lines.

61. Some people like to play God-they can make people fight and die in their wars, no matter the casualties! What do you think about this? Bring arguments and examples to justify and illustrate your ideas. Use no more than 350 words or 35 lines.

62. Things go wrong because people build walls instead of bridges. Comment on this quotation referring to both given and chosen relationships. Use no more than 350 words or 35 lines.

63. Many people are convinced that violence on TV influences children and teens to be violent in real life. They also think that the violence on TV is responsible for increased violence among today’s youth. Do you agree with this view? Take a stand on this issue and write an essay to convince your reader of your position on whether TV causes violence in real life. Write about 350 words.

64. Today alcohol causes many problems for the people who drink and for their families. There are also many deaths caused especially by teens that drink and drive. Should the sale and drinking of alcohol be made illegal? Would making it illegal solve some problems or would it impinge (limit) the rights of adults to do what they want to do? What do you think? Write about 350 words.

65. Many people think that smoking is a dangerous habit that can lead to lung cancer. They think that cigarette smoking is not only dangerous for the people who smoke, but also for others around them. They think that the tobacco companies lure young people into smoking with their clever advertisements. Do you think that smoking should be completely banned? Or you think the choice of smoking should be up to the individual person. What is your opinion? Take a stand. Should smoking be banned and made illegal? Write about 350 words.

66. Students complain about having too much homework. Do you think this is true? Did your teachers assign too much homework? Should homework be eliminated? Write an argumentative essay in response. (350 words/35 lines)

67. In many families where teens reside, possession of the family car is a conflict. What do you think? Do teenagers need a car more than adults? Think of some arguments you could use. Write an essay and bring arguments to convince your readers. Write about 350 words.

68. Teachers and educational experts say that TV and computer are rotting the mind of today’s youth. They state that young people spend far too much time in front of the computer or watching TV. Do you think this is true? Should parents restrict the number of hours their children use these items? Write about the advantages and disadvantages of using these devices. Write about 350 words.

69. We have rules everywhere. Parents, schools – all impose rules. But society, above all, has a set of rules that must be followed. Think of one rule that you, teenagers, really dislike. Think of some arguments for and against this rule and the need to change or replace it. Write about 350 words.

70. W. B. Yeats once said that: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. What are your views on this issue? Write about 350 words.

71. It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance, said Thomas Sowell. What do you think? Write about 350 words.

72. Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult. It is a statement alleged by George Eliot. Where is the border between truth and lie? Sometimes it is more convenient to lie than to tell the truth. Give arguments for and against. Write about 350 words.

73. Women are the intellectual equals of men and should be treated with respect rather than deference. Give arguments for and against. Write about 350 words.

74. Love isn't about finding someone perfect. It's about learning to love an imperfect person perfectly. What does love mean to you? Write an opinion essay on this topic. (350 words/35 lines)

75. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living but not a life. We've added years to life, not life to years. It is a quotation from George Carlin – it could be the essence of our life. Or of our living? What do you think: is there any difference between making a life and making a living? Write about 350 words.

76. Give arguments for and against the following statement: A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good. Make sure your personal opinion is clearly stated in one paragraph within your essay. (350 words/35 lines).

77. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Television has turned out to isolate people instead of bringing them together. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines).

78. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Folk wisdom says that honesty is the best policy. Yet some people believe that the truth, if it is not cushioned by tact, can hurt. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines).

79. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: We must dare to think “unthinkable” thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. (J.W. Fulbright, U.S. Senator) Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines).

80. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: At first, television watching was a communal affair; the first television set owners would probably invite the neighbours in to view the marvelous box. In time, television has come to have an isolating effect on viewers. Why do you think TV has turned out to isolate people instead of bringing them together? Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines).

81. Give arguments for and against the following statement: Keep your friends close; keep your enemies closer. Make sure your personal opinion is clearly stated in one paragraph within your essay. (350 words/35 lines).

82. Give arguments for and against the following statement: It’s all right to disconnect from the world every once in a while; in fact I feel certain that our sanity and identity as humans necessitates it. Make sure your personal opinion is clearly stated in one paragraph within your essay. (350 words/35 lines).

83. Give arguments for and against the following statement: Quality after - school programmes improve academic performance, decrease youth delinquency and help young people grow into healthy, successful adults. Make sure your personal opinion is clearly stated in one paragraph within your essay. (350 words/35 lines).

84. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

85. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: The expectations and restraints of society severely limit a person; schooling, organized religion and other social institutions imprison a person’s mind and spirit. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines)

86. Give arguments for and against the following statement: Success is somebody else’s failure. Make sure your personal opinion is clearly stated in one paragraph within your essay. (350 words/35 lines).

87. Write an argumentative essay on the following statement: All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. (John Stuart Mill) Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation. (350 words/35 lines).

88. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Progress is not an illusion; it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing. (George Orwell). Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

89. Give arguments for and against the following statement: Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled. (Samuel Johnson). Make sure your personal opinion is clearly stated in one paragraph within your essay in 350 words/35 lines.

90. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

91. Give arguments for and against the following statement: It is better to be underrated by people than to be overrated by them. Make sure your personal opinion is clearly stated in one paragraph within your essay in 350 words/35 lines.

92. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Each fresh crisis we encounter is an opportunity in disguise. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

93. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: We most resent in others the very flaws that we ourselves possess. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

94. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

95. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: To change is to risk something, making us feel insecure; not to change is a bigger risk, though we seldom feel that way. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

96. Give arguments for and against the following statement: We have adopted the relentless pace of the very machines that were supposed to simplify our lives, with the result that, whether at work or play, people do not feel their lives have changed for the better. Make sure your personal opinion is clearly stated in one paragraph within your essay in 350 words/35 lines.

97. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Conscience – that powerful inner voice that tells us what is right and what is wrong – can be a more compelling force than money, power or fame. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

98. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Success can sometimes have unexpected consequences: those who propel themselves towards the achievement of one goal, often find that their lives are worse once ‘success’ is achieved than they were before. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

99. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Modern – day society’s obsession with speed is one of the biggest causes of harm to the environment. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.

100. Write an opinion essay on the following statement: Understanding ourselves and understanding others are connected, since as human beings we all have things in common. Support your ideas with relevant examples from your personal experience, reading or observation in 350 words/35 lines.
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[quote="musa paradisiaca"]BAC ENG, 2009, SCRIS, Blngv, Sb-3, Variantele 1-100

General Discussion Topics vs Specific Discussion Topics
in all the 100 Subjects

1. Life Concerns

1.1. Life planning in advance : 2;
1.2. Life vs. Living : 75;
1.3. Life Crises / Flaws : 92; 93;
1.4. Life at stake ( alcohol, smoking ) : 64; 65;
1.5. Women – a concern : 73;
1.6. Family life – past and present : 30;
1.7. Family problems ( a car ) : 67;
1.8. Generation gap : 38;
1.9. Human survival – past and present : 22;
1.10. Individual life restrictions : 85;
1.11. To change / not to change – this is the risk : 95;
1.12. Animal life endangered : 11;

2. Personal Concerns

2.1. Luck / failure vs. success : 3; 86;
2.2. Success traps : 98;
2.3. Love / Love at first sight : 12; 74;
2.4. Conscience; Lies / White lies : 42; 72; 97;
2.5. Patience – a virtue : 51;
2.6. Self vs. Other’s Understanding : 100;
2.7. Appreciation : 91;
2.8. Necessary / Unnecessary rules : 69;
2.9. Restricted liberty : 58;
2.10. Public / private space : 82;
2.11. Holiday place : 53;

3. School / Work Concerns

3.1. Home schooling ( teaching children at home ) : 6;
3.2. Education ( purposes; general vs specialized; higher ed. ; ed. degrees ) : 7; 9; 37; 84;
3.3. Learning stages : 90;
3.4. Reading purposes : 14; 76;
3.5. Story writing : 26; 35; 36; 39; 41; 43; 44; 46; 56; 57;
3.6. Learning English – a challenge : 13;
3.7. School drop-outs ( causes ) : 8;
3.8. Evaluating students ( better ways; quality / quantity homework ) : 47; 66;
3.9. Value of quality after-school programmes : 83;
3.10. Studying abroad / studying at home : 15;
3.11. Telecommuting ( working from home ) : 10;

4. Social-Cultural Concerns

4.1. History perspectives : 18; 20;
4.2. Arts perspectives : 4;
4.3. Living in a computerized world : 45;
4.4. Globalization vs. cultural identity : 32;
4.5. National culture vs. international culture : 59;
4.6. War – an affair of the upper ones : 61;
4.7. Romania’s greatest contribution to the civilized world : 31 ;

5. Relationships Concerns

5.1. Friendship benefits : 40;
5.2. Friends and enemies ( inimical friends / friendly enemies ) : 81;
5.3. Broken communication : 62;
5.4. Intimacy ( intimate relationships ) : 94;

6. Environmental Concerns

6.1. Bullying nature : 33;
6.2. Harming the environment : 99;
6.3. Excessive pollution of the environment : 48;


7. Scientific-Technological Issues

7.1. Computer dependency – present and future : 17;
7.2. Benefits of science ( genetics ) : 50;
7.3. Modern technological hobbies : 68;
7.4. Modern technology traps : 96;

8. Mass-media Issues :

8.1. Mercantile mass-media ( media and famous people ) : 5;
8.2. Mass-media influencing people : 16;
8.3. TV -- traps : 77; 80;
8.4. TV – dangerous influence on youngsters : 63;

9. Business Issues

9.1. Advertising : 23; 55;
9.2. Political business : 21;
9.3. Being your own boss : 19;


10. Proverbs / Sayings / Famous Quotations

10.1. Ego / Mind / Conscience / Originality : 25; 49; 79; 87;
10.2. Power / Prosperity / Progress / Fair play : 24; 27; 29; 88; 89;
10.3. Educated / Less educated / Ignorant : 28; 70; 71;
10.4. Contempt / Fool / End vs Means : 34; 54; 61;
10.5. Familiarity vs. contempt : 34;
10.6. Optimism : 34; 52;
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