Adonis Language Institute

英会話トピック集

英会話で使えるトピック集です。

 1. Education (教育)
  • Pros and cons of single sex education
  • Are school uniforms a good or a bad idea?
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using computers in classrooms
  • Moral education at school
  • What are behind discipline and behavior problems in schools?
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the five-day school week system
  • Should English be taught to pre-school children?
  • What would you do if you are a parent of a student who refuses to go to school?
  • What can society do to eliminate bullying at school?
  • Is college education worth spending a lot of tuition?
 2. Juveniles (青少年)
  • Should juveniles who commit serious crimes be tried and punished as adults?
  • What should we do with NEETs?
  • Is the number of juvenile delinquency cases increasing or decreasing?
  • How do comics with lots of violent scenes affect young people?
  • Should personal information of young offenders be carefully controlled?
  • Should condoms be available in high schools?
  • Is the number of juvenile delinquency cases increasing or decreasing?
 3. Medicine / Medical treatment / Health(医学・医療・健康)
  • Euthanasia: should the right to die be granted?
  • Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal purposes?
  • Is animal testing performed in medical labs humane?
  • Is smoking really bad for your health?
  • Is brain death really the death of a human being?
  • Which stage of terminal condition is removal of organs allowed for transplant?
  • Why medical errors or malpractices occur at hospitals?
  • When would you decide to tell your loved one that he/she has incurable cancer?
 4. Environment (環境)
  • Global warming is a figment of our imagination. Do you agree?
  • Is there anything you regularly do to protect the environment?
  • How serious do wastes from nuclear power stations affect the environment?
  • Are green house gases really the culprit of global warming?
  • Genetically modified plants
 5. Science and technology(科学・技術)
  • Should human cloning be allowed?
  • Pros and cons: nuclear power generation
  • Pros and cons: gene manipulation
  • Regenerative medicine
  • How will robots change our society
  • Is space exploration worth spending?
 6. Crimes and penalties(犯罪と刑罰)
  • Should death penalty be repealed?
  • Should families of crime victims be allowed to decide the punishment of those who commit crimes?
 7. Mass media and journalism(メディアとジャーナリズム)
  • Paparazzi livelihood vs. Privacy of celebrities: which is important?
  • Media censorship - a necessary change?
  • Are we unconsciously manipulated or guided by advertisements
 8. Laws and regulation(法律・規則)
  • Pros and cons of the No Child Left Behind act.
  • Should the legal age allowing consumption of alcohol be raised?
  • Should abortion be made legal?
 9. Religions(宗教)
  • God: myth or reality?
  • The Roman Catholic Church policy forbidding the use of contraception should be changed.
  • Religions are useless and evil
 10. Reproduction(生殖)
  • Should abortion be banned?
  • Should surrogate motherhood be banned or regulated by law?
 11. Society and social systems(社会と社会制度)
  • Is co-habitation the replacement for marriage?
  • Should same-sex partners have the same rights as heterosexuals?
  • How to cope with aging society
  • Ideal pension system
  • Problems with dating in cyber space
 12. Household, women, families(家庭、女性、家族)
  • Why does domestic violence occur?
  • What would encourage women to have more children?
  • Change in lifestyle in the past 100 years
  • Why does the birth rate continue to decline?
  • Should Japanese wives be allowed to retain their maiden family name?
  • How can we prevent child abuse?
 13. Labor and work(労働)
  • Is the mandatory retirement system against our constitution?
  • What is work sharing and why it is good?
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of lifetime employment
  • Is the mandatory retirement system against our constitution?
  • working from home or electronic commuting
  • Should Japan accept more immigrants from abroad?
 14. Tax and economics (税金と経済)
  • Should we be allowed to monitor how the tax we paid was used?
  • The inheritance tax should be abolished. Agree or disagree.
 15. International relations (国際関係)
  • Can we abolish nuclear weapons?
  • How to solve the abduction issue between Japan and North Korea?
  • Should food mileage be decreased?
  • What level would be appropriate for food self-sufficiency rate?
  • The Japanese government should stop offering ODA to China
  • How to cope with famine in, for example, Asia and Africa
  • Why is Japan not accepted as a permanent member of the Security Council?
  • Is China a threat to Asian nations?
 16. Natural disasters (災害)
  • What preparations do you have at hand for possible future earthquakes?
  • Which one of the listed natural disasters are you most scared of: typhoons, tornados, earthquakes, floods, mountain fires, tsunamis
 17. Politics(政治)
  • Describe an ideal political leader.
  • Bicameral legislature vs. Unicameral legislature
  • What is bid rigging and why is it wrong?
 18. Sports(スポーツ)
  • Should women be accepted as sumo wrestlers?
  • Match-fixing is not always bad. Do you agree?
  • Boxing should be banned. Do you agree?
 19. Arts, literature, history (芸術、文学、歴史)
  • Who is your most favorite singer?
  • Who do you respect most among the world's politicians in history?
  • Your favorite novel
 20. Miscellaneous(その他)
  • How are humors good to our health and human relations
  • pets - What should we do to take care of abandoned or aged pets?
  • movies - What type of movies do you like? Funny movies vs. Scary movies
  • What is the impact of automation on Japanese culture?
  • Should zoos be abolished because they are against animal rights?