Sample topics for a discursive essay / topic presentation

At B2 / C1 level, you may be required to either write a discursive essay or come up with a discursive topic presentation, that is, a topic which presents two sides of the argument, that can be debated…You can read more about it, and about the difference between discursive and argumentative essays here.

You can find support for many pro/con discussions here: https://www.procon.org/

You can find below some more ideas for controversial topics, which may inspire debates and discussions:

  • Should takeaways/ fast food shops near schools be banned? 

By reading and / or listening to those materials, you will gain access to vocabulary and expressions you can use to discuss the topics, which will make your productions sound / read more cultured, as well as help you sustain your arguments in a clearer way.

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(Updated 01.06.2019)

One comment on “Sample topics for a discursive essay / topic presentation

  1. Pingback: Tips for ISE III (C1) topic presentation | natalialzam

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