IELTS WRITING TASK 2 (2017-2015)


75 Tasks. Most recent are first.

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

2. 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?

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

7. 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?

8. Some universities offer online courses as an alternative to classes delivered on campus. Do you think this a positive or negative development?

9.International travel has many advantages to both the travellers and the country visited. Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?

10. Advertisements are becoming more and more common in everyday life.
Is it positive or negative development?

11. Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

12. Some people think that everyone has the right to have access to university education, and that government should make it free for all students no matter what financial background they have.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

13. Some people think studying from the past offers no benefits to today’s life, while others believe that history is a valuable source of information for us. Discuss both views and give our own opinion.

14. Fossil fuel is the main source of energy. In some countries, the use of alternative sources of energy is encouraged.
To what extent do you think is it a positive or negative development?

15. In many countries, governments are spending a large amount of money on improving internet access.
Why is it happening and do you think it is the most appropriate use of government money?

16. Every day, millions of tons of food are wasted all over the world.
Why do you think this is happening?
And how can we solve this problem?

17. Studies have suggested that nowadays children watch much more television than they did in the past and spend less time on active or creative things.
What are the reasons and what measures should be taken to encourage children to spend more time on active or creative things?

18. Cycling is more environmentally friendly than other forms of transport.
Why is it not popular in many places?
And how to increase its popularity?

19. Nowadays, most large companies operate multi-nationally.
To what extent those companies should have responsibility towards local communities in which they operate?

20. It is suggested that everyone wants to have a car, a television and a fridge.
Do disadvantages of this development for society outweigh advantages?

21. Nowadays, young people admire sports stars though they often do not set a good example.
Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

22. In developing countries, children in rural communities have less access to education. Some people believe that the problem can be solved by providing more schools and teachers, while others think that the problem can be solved by providing computers and Internet access.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

23. It is observed that in many countries not enough students are choosing to study science subject. What are causes? And what will be effects on society?

24. Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life. What are the reasons? Do advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?

25.In the future, it seems more difficult to live on the Earth. Some people think more money should be spent on researching other planet to live, such as Mars. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

26. It is impossible to help all people in the world, so governments should only focus on people in their own countries.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

27. Many people now live in societies where consumer goods have become cheap.
Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?

28. Some people think that it is good for a country’s culture to import foreign movies and TV programmes. Others think that it is better to produce these locally.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

29. In recent years, the structure of a family and the role of its members are gradually changing.
What kinds of changes can occur?
Do you think these changes are positive and negative?

30. More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending a short time in communities in poorer countries doing unpaid work such as teaching or building houses.
Why? Who benefits from this, the community or these young people?

31. Some people believe government should spend money on building train and subway lines to reduce traffic congestion. Others think that building more and wider roads is the best way to reduce traffic congestion.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

32. New technologies have changed the way children spend their free time.
Do advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?

33. Prison is the common way in most countries to solve the problem of crime. However, a more effective solution is to provide people a better education. Agree or disagree?

34. Although more and more people read the news on internet, newspapers will remain the most important source of news for the majority of people.
Do you agree or disagree?

35. Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists but not local people. Why is this case and what can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?

36. It is more important for schoolchildren to learn about local history than world history.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

37. Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives. What are the causes of these pressures and what measures should be taken to reduce these pressures?

38. When people live in a foreign country, they should follow local traditions and customs.
Do you agree or not?

39. There is a general increase in anti-social behaviour and lack of respect for others. What are the causes and solutions?

40. The government and individuals are spending too much money on national celebrations like new year or festivals. Do you agree or disagree?

41. Too much emphasis is placed on going university for academic study. People should be encouraged to do vocational training, because there is a lack of qualified trades people such as electricians or plumbers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

42. The consumption of the world’s resources (oil, and water etc.) is increasing at a dangerous rate. What are causes and solutions?

43. Whether or not someone achieves their aims is mostly a question of luck. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

44. Students today can easily access information online, so libraries are no longer necessary.
Do you agree or disagree?

45. Some people think that in order to prevent illness and disease, governments should make efforts in reducing environmental pollution and housing problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

46. In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career.
Which of these two systems is more appropriate in today’s world?

47. Studies show that criminals get low level of education. Some people believe that the best way to reduce the crime is educating people in prison so they can get a job after leaving prison. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

48. Everyone should become vegetarian because they do not need to eat meat to have a healthy diet. Do agree or disagree?

49. Fewer and fewer people walk on a daily basis. What are the reasons and how to
encourage them to spend their time walking?

50. Many people are afraid to leave their homes because of the fear of crime. Some believe that more actions should be taken to prevent crime. Others feel that little can be done.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

51. Some people who have been in prison become good citizens later. Some people think that having these people to give a talk to school students is the best way to tell them about dangers of committing a crime. Do you agree or disagree?

52. As well as making money, businesses also have social responsibilities. Do you agree or disagree?

53. Some people say taxes should be spent on health care. Other people say that there are more important priorities for tax-payers’ money.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

54. Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us want to be and look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

55. Some people think that young people should be required to do unpaid work helping people in the community. Are disadvantages of this requirement greater than the benefits for the community and individuals?

56. People today do not feel safe either at home or when they are out.
What are the causes?
What are the solutions?

57. Accommodation and transport problems are increasing in many large cities. Businesses are encouraged to move to rural areas. Do advantages outweigh disadvantages?

58. Many people believe that international tourism is a bad thing for their country. What are the reasons? Solutions to change negative attitudes?

58. Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life. What are the reasons? What are the effects on society and family life?

59.Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students are encouraged to make comments or even criticism on their teachers. Others think it will lead to loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

60. Development in technology has brought various environmental problems. Some believe that people need to live simpler lives to solve environmental problems. Others, however,believe technology is the way to solve these problems. Discuss both views and give yourown opinion.

61. Young people who commit crimes should be treated in the same as adults who commit crimes. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

62. Some people think that schools should reward students who show the best academic results, while others believe that it is more important to reward students who show improvements. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

63. Nowadays, more and more older people who need employment compete with the younger people for the same jobs. What problems this causes? What are solutions?

64. Some people think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones in
communication has negative effects on young people’s reading and writing skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

65. Some people think that famous people can help international aid organizations to draw attention to important problems. Others believe that the celebrities can make the problems seem less important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

67. Nowadays, many families have both parents working. Some working parents believe other family members like grandparents can take care of their children, while others think childcare centres provide the best care. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

68. Some students take a year off between school and university, to work or to travel. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

69. The use of mobile phone is as antisocial as smoking. Smoking is banned in certain places so mobile phone should be banned like smoking. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

70. Some people think that the best way to increase road safety is to increase the minimum legal age for driving cars or riding motorbikes. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

71. Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists but not local people. Why is this the case and what can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?

72. Some people say that too much attention and too many resources are given in the protection of wild animals and birds. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

73. It is now possible for scientists and tourists to travel to remote natural environment, such as the South Pole. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

74. Some people think that there should be some strict controls about noise. Others think that they could just make as much noise as they want. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

75. Leaders and directors in an organization are normally older people. Some people think younger leader would be better. Do you agree or disagree?

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