Essay Topics For Ielts Pdf Practice

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IELTS WRITING TESTS IN 2018

January

Nowadays many business meetings and training are happening online and not in real offices. Do you think advantages outweigh the disadvantages in this matter?

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Some people say it is the government’s responsibility to fund school buses, while others think parents should be responsible for bringing their kids to school. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some exercises are good, but not all, and without knowing the difference people who do all kinds of exercises can harm themselves. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and include examples from your experience.

In some countries, teenagers are allowed to do part-time jobs. Some people think it is a good thing but others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Companies use several methods to increase sales of products. What are some of these methods? Which is the most effective?

An increasing number of people choose to live in big cities. What problems will this bring about? Should the government encourage people to live in small towns?

Science tells us about the activities which are good for our health and others which are bad. Millions of people all over the world know this and still do unhealthy activities. Why do you think this is the case and what can be done to change it?

Some people think that sports played in teams are better than individual sports. Others don’t think so. Discuss and give your opinion.

Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money since the computer technology is now replacing their functions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In some developing countries people start spending more and more than before because they have more money. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

Some people become famous at a very young age. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Some people say that it is wrong to make students do a lot of homework. Others believe that without hard work it is not possible to become successful in life. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think that governments should provide subsidies to farmers to produce cheap healthy food. Others think that governments should tax companies producing unhealthy foods. Give your own opinion and examples.

Some people believe that air travels should be allowed to grow without limits. Others think that the government should limit air travels. Discuss both views & give your opinion.

Some people think that governments should not spend money on international aids if there are disadvantaged people like unemployed and homeless in their own country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

Feb

The only way to improve the safety of our roads is to give much stricter punishments on driving offenses. Do you agree or disagree?

Many people believe that scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the government rather than private companies. Do you agree or disagree?

The prediction that people living in the 21st century will have more free time because of the improvement in technology has come true. Do you agree or disagree?

People living in the 21st century have a better quality of life than those living in previous centuries. Do you agree or disagree?

 

IELTS WRITING TESTS IN 2017

January

It is neither possible nor useful for a country to provide university places for a high proportion of young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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Nowadays many young people spend their free time in shopping centers. This has a negative effect on the youths and the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and relevant examples.

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In schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts while boys like science. What are the reasons for this trend and do you think this tendency should be changed?

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The main aim of advertising campaign is to increase sales of a certain product, but people don’t really need it. To what extent you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

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When new towns are planned, it is more important to include public parks and sports facilities than shopping centres for people to spend their free time in. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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New parents should attend parenting classes to learn how to bring up their children well. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give your opinion, supported by examples from your own experience.

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International sporting events could contribute greatly to peace and stability in the world. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and relevant examples.

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Some schools start teaching a foreign language in primary school years. Do advantages of teaching languages to young children outweigh the disadvantages? Give your own opinion and examples.

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February

It is better for college students to live far away from home than live at home with their parents. Do you agree or disagree?

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Many people think modern communication technology is having some negative effects on social relationships. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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Government should invest more money in science education rather than other subjects to develop the country. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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Some people think international car-free days are an effective way of reducing air pollution, others think there are some other ways. Discuss both views and give your own opinion

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Some people think that the best way to reduce crime is to give longer prison sentences. Others, however, believe there are better alternative ways of reducing crime. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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Many people believe that international sporting events can contribute to world peace while others argue otherwise. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

March 

Nowadays, some buildings such as offices and schools have open-space design instead of separate rooms. Why is it so? Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

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Professional workers like doctors, nurses and teachers make a greater contribution to society and so should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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Some people think that children should learn to paint or draw at school. Others believe it is just a waste of time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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Nowadays schoolchildren and students are taught to be competitive towards their classmates and aren’t encouraged to help the weaker students. Do the disadvantages of this outweigh the advantages?

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Some people say that mobile phones should be banned in public places and crowded places. Do you agree or disagree?

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Some people think that governments should ban dangerous sports, while others think people should have freedom to do any sports or activity. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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The best way to solve the world’s environmental problems to increase the price of fuels. Do you agree or disagree?

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Foreign tourists must be charged higher fees than local people to visit cultural places and historical sites. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion including relevant examples.

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Nowadays the population of the world is increasing rapidly. New homes and accommodation should be built for this additional population. Some believe that more houses should be constructed in existing towns and cities. Others believe that creating entirely new towns in the countryside to accommodate these houses is the best way. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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Some people believe that professional workers such as doctors and teachers should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and relevant examples.

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April 

Consumers are faced with increasing numbers of advertisements from competing companies. To what extent do you think consumers are influence by advertisements? What measures can be taken to protect them?

May

Some people think a job not only provides income but also social life. Others think it is better to develop social life with people you do not work with. Discuss both view and give your opinion.

People should look after their health for personal benefits, rather than a duty for a society. What extent do you agree or disagree?

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Some people think that good health is very important to every person, so medical service should not be run by profit-making companies. Do the advantages of private health care outweigh the disadvantages.

Parents often give children everything they ask for and do what they like. Is it good for children? What are the consequences when they grow up?

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 Nowadays many parents believe that children’s usage of tablets or computers would be good for their future academic career. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such belief? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Many companies invest their money in sport games for advertisement purposes. Some people think it is good for the sport world, while others believe that it has some disadvantages. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Nowadays young people are spending most of their leisure time using smartphones and tablets for entertaining. Is it a positive or a negative development? Give your own opinion and examples.

Some people think that if a country is already rich any addition in economic wealth does not make its citizens happier. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

June

As the number of cars increases, more money has to be spent on road systems. Some people think the government should pay for this. Others, however, think that the drivers should cover the costs. Discuss and give your opinion.

As the number of cars increases, more money has to be spent on road systems. Some people think the government should pay for this. Others, however, think that the user should cover the costs. Discuss and give your opinion

Some people say that it is possible for a county to be both economically successful and have a clean environment. Others disagree. Discuss both view and give your opinion.

Space travel has been possible for some time and some people believe that space tourism could be developed in the future. Do you think it is a positive or negative development.

Scientists predict in the near future cars will be driven by computers, not people. Why? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

 

July

The animal species are becoming extinct due to human activities on land and in sea. What are the reasons and solutions?

Everyone should stay at school until 18. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

August

Solving environmental problems is the responsibility of one international organization or the responsibility of each national government?

In some parts of the world it is becoming popular to research the history of one’s own family. Why do people want to do this? Is it a positive or negative development?

Over the last centuries, reading, writing and maths are the three recognized traditional subjects. Nowadays, as computer becomes more important, some people believe that every child should be taught computer skills as the fourth subject. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people think it is more important to spend money on roads and motorways than on public transport systems. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this statement?

In many countries, children are becoming overweight and unhealthy. Some people think that the government should have the responsibility. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Writing, reading and maths are the 3 recognized traditional subjects. Computer skill should also be the fourth largest branch. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

 

September

As life expectancy is increasing, people work after retirement with pay. Alternatively, some people start to work at a young age. Are these positive or negative impacts?

Students leave high school without learning the way how to manage their money. What are the reasons and solutions of this issue?

The best way to reduce youth crimes is to educate their parents with parental skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Anybody can use a mobile phone to answer the work and personal calls at any time or 7 days a week. Does this development have more positive or negative effects on both individuals and society?

 

October

There have been many inventions in human history (example: the wheel). Some people think the most important thing is the internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Student learn far more with their teachers than other sources (internet or television). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people say that the increasing business and cultural contact between countries is a positive development, while others think that many countries will lose their national identities as a result. Discuss both views and give your own opinion

More and more people in the city live in small space and without outdoor space. Do you think it is a negative or positive development?

November

The news media have become too much influence on people’s lives today and this is a negative development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

People in may countries are spending less time with their family. What are the reasons and effects of this?

It is difficult for people in the cities to get enough physical exercise. What are the causes and solutions?

The aging population is good for business, the economy and society. Others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

December 

Schools are no longer necessary because children can get so much information available through the Internet, and they can study just as well at home. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

People think that children nowadays have more freedom. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that children should start school at a very early age, but others believe that should not go to school until they are older. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

The users of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, are replacing face-to-face contact in this century. Do you think the advantages of this way outweigh the disadvantage?

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Scientists say that in the future humanity will speak the same language. Do you think this is a positive or negative social development?

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Some people think that people who choose a job early and keep doing it are more likely to get a satisfying career life than those who frequently change jobs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

The society would benefit from a ban on all forms of advertising because it serves no useful purpose, and can even be damaging. Do you agree or disagree?

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Most people try to balance between work and other part of lives. Unfortunately, not many achieve this delicate balance. What are the main problems people are facing? What is the best way to overcome them?

Nowadays the number of cars on roads is increasing incrementally. In order to change this trend strict road tolls should be paid on busy roads. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

 

IELTS Writing Recent Actual Tests in 2018 & Band 8.0+ Sample Answers (Updating)

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Below are sample IELTS essay questions and topics reported by IELTS students in writing task 2. The 100 essay questions have been reworded and are organised under common topics which frequently come in IELTS writing task 2.

At the bottom of the page, I’ve put some essay questions for you to practice each type of essay: opinion, discussion etc. These are practice essay questions to prepare ideas, not for full exam practice.

IELTS often use the similar topics for their essays but change the essay question. In order to prepare well for writing task 2, you should prepare ideas for common topics and then practice applying them to the tasks given (to the essay questions). Also see model essays and tips for writing task 2.

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Common IELTS Essay Questions

IELTS practice essay questions divided by topic. These topics have been reported by IELTS students in their tests. Essay questions have been recreated as accurately as possible.

IELTS Essay Questions by Essay Type

There are 5 main types of essay questions in IELTS writing task 2 (opinion essays, discussion essay, advantage/disadvantage essays, solution essay and direct question essays). Click on the links below to see some sample essay questions for each type.

2018 IELTS Essay Questions

You can see recent essay questions reported by students in Jan 2018, here: Jan 2018 Essay Questions. For 2017, see these links: IELTS Essay Questions 2017. Essay questions for December 2017.

Recent Exam Questions

A page of recent questions in all sections of the IELTS test reported by students. Although the words in the essay questions can be changed, the issues and topics often remain the same.

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