MUET ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING TOPICS
Prepared by Madam Jessie U.Uchat 2011
List Past Year Exam Topics
1.In an arranged marriage, the choice of a husband or wife is made by parents or elders. What doyou think of this practice in today’s society? Discuss. You should write at least 350 words.
2.People commit crime for selfish reasons. Discuss. You should write at least 350 words ( END2009).
3.Information and communications technology (ICT) is the cause of today’s many social ills. What isyour opinion? Support your answer with examples. You should write at least 350 words (MID-2009).
4.People are becoming more materialistic. They are concerned with making more money and whatmoney can buy. What is your opinion on being materialistic? You should write at least 350 words (October/November 2008).
5.The most valuable things in life is friendship. Do you agree? Discuss. You should write at least 350words ( Mid 2011).
List of Sample Topics
1.It is generally accepted that families are not as close as they used to be. Why has this changehappened and what could be done to bring families closer together?Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your experience.
2.Some people prefer to eat at food stands or restaurants. Other people prefer to prepare and eatfood at home. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
3.Is it better for children to participate in team sports or individual sports? why? Use specific reasonsand examples to support your answer.
4.Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. Which place wouldyou prefer to live in? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
5.The care of old people is a growing problem. Some say the government should care for old people. Others say that it is the family’s responsibility. Discuss these views and give your own opinion.
6.Modern technology is transforming the way we work and has brought about many benefits insociety. Do you agree?
7.In some countries, teenagers have jobs while they are still students. Do you think this is a goodidea? Support your opinion by using specific reasons and details.
8.Education should be free for everyone. To what extend do you agree or disagree with thisstatement? Discuss.
9.Employers who fail to pay their foreign maids should be jailed. Do you agree?
10.The ban on foreign maids must be lifted. Do you agree?
11.Single mothers should be given more support in society. Do you agree?
12.Younger people are better able to cope with stress and change in their lives than older people.What is your opinion of this view?
13.Modern transportation and communication have only benefits for mankind. Do you agree?
14.Public demonstration is an effective way to demand the necessary social political change in manycountries. What do you think of this?
15.You can’t change the world but you can change yourself to make the world better. What do you think of this statement?
16.The emergence of various internet-related products such as breadboard devices, mobile telephone connections, social networks and commercial websites turns people into virtual slaves to giant international corporations. Do you agree with this statement? Discuss.
17.Mothers are the glue that binds Malaysian families together. What do you think of this statement?Discuss.
18.Many people think that showing emotion is a sign of weakness. What do you think of this? Discuss.
19.Many people think that young people, who behave badly, break the law and commit crimes do so because they are influenced by their peers. What do you think of this? What do you think are the real causes behind the negative behaviors of young people in our society today?
20.Social networking is an acceptable modern day alternative to real life socialization. What is your opinion on this? DiscuSS.