Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities, typically involving creative and imaginative skills. It can take many forms, including visual arts (such as painting, sculpture, and photography), performing arts (such as music, dance, and theater), and literary arts (such as poetry, prose, and drama).

Art can be used to express emotions, ideas, and experiences, and can also be used to communicate cultural and social values. It can serve a wide variety of purposes, including providing entertainment, expressing political or social commentary, and promoting spiritual or religious beliefs. The study and practice of art can be a powerful way to understand and appreciate human experiences and culture.

Some People Say That Subjects Like Arts, Music, Drama and Creative Writing Are More Beneficial to Children and Therefore They Need More of These Subjects to Be Included in the Timetable. Do You Agree or Disagree?

Some people think that the government is wasting money on the arts and that this money could be better spent elsewhere. To what extent do you agree with this view?

Art is considered an essential part of all cultures throughout the world. However, these days fewer and fewer people appreciate art and turn their focus to science, technology and business. Why do you think that is? What could be done to encourage more people to take interest in the arts?

Some people think that art is an essential subject for children at school while others think it is a waste of time. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Most artists earn low salaries and should therefore receive funding from the government in order for them to continue with their work. To what extent do you agree?

Rising university fees and scarce employment prospects for graduates have led some people to say that universities should not teach arts subjects, like philosophy and history, and only offer practical degree courses that maximise chances of employment. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give a reason for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

The government should lower the budget on the arts in order to allocate more money to education. To what extent do you agree?

Studying art in school improves students' performance in other subjects, because it is easier for multi-skilled students to learn new things. That's why art should be obligatory in schools. Do you agree or disagree?

All societies have their own music and art. In what way are music and art important for society and for the individual?