- Do you agree that English is a universal language? How can you prove it?
- Do you agree that learning English is a must for everyone these days? Is it a good thing that it is a compulsory subject at school?
- Should there be a minimum level of English required for admission in universities?
- Have you ever taken international tests of English? What was your aim?
- Would you agree that it is becoming fashionable to learn English and many people are obsessed with learning it?
- Do you agree that other languages are dying out because of the English globalization?
- Would you learn English if you didn’t need it for you future career?
to end up (doing something) = to find yourself in a place or situation that you did not intend or expect to be in
at an unprecedented rate = as quickly as never before
to empower (citizens through education) = to give somebody more control over their own life or the situation they are in
mutually (beneficial) = felt or done equally by two or more people
(to become) a bandwagon = an activity that more and more people are becoming involved in
to reject (a student) = to refuse to accept somebody for a job, position, etc.
a gatekeeper = a person, system, etc. that decides whether somebody/something will be allowed, or allowed to reach a particular place or person
a self-fulfilling prophecy = a belief that comes true because we are acting as if it is already true
to equate (intelligence with…) = to think that something is the same as something else or is as important
(fees) prohibitive to = (of a price or a cost) so high that it prevents people from buying something or doing something
to give credit = to have confidence or trust in; believe
to celebrate (diversity) = to praise somebody/something