IELTS Writing Task 2 – Latest Essay Topics

  1. Tourism is encouraged in many countries. Does tourism brings more advantages or disadvantages to a country?
  2. It has been said that reading for pleasure is better in developing imagination and language skills than watching TV. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  3. Advertisements are influencing us in a negative way; to what extent do you agree or disagree?
  4. Stores should sell local food products and not the imported food products. Do you agree or disagree?
  5. Local people do not go very often to museums or historical sites. Why is that? What can be done to change the situation?
  6. Some people say the Olympics Games are not relevant in the 21st Do you agree or disagree?
  7. The restoration of old buildings in major cities around the world costs enormous amounts of money. This money would be better spent on providing new housing and road development. To What extent do you agree or disagree?
  8. Employers should give their workers at least one month holiday a year as it makes them to do better at their job. To What extent do you agree or disagree?
  9. Some people believe the Olympic Games don’t belong to the 21st century anymore. . To What extent do you agree or disagree?
  10. Some parents believe that reading books for entertainment is a waste of time for children and they think that their children should only read serious educational books. . To What extent do you agree or disagree?
  11. Some parents believe that reading books for entertainment is a waste of time for children and they think that their children should read only read serious educational books. . What is your opinion?
  12. In some cities people can build and design homes and office buildings however they like. This is preferable to having strict controls over the design and construction of housing and office buildings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  13. Some people think that companies and private individuals should pay to clean up the pollution that they produce, not the government. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  14. Some people think that modern technology is making people more sociable, while others think it is making them less sociable. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  15. Online, people write product reviews and opinions about services. Is it a good thing or bad thing?
  16. Some people believe that companies should manufacture products that last for a long time.Others feel that the emphasis should be placed on producing goods that are cheap. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  17. Some people think that watching imported films or TV programmesis good way to broaden a country’s culture. Others feel that it is better to let a country make its own films. Discuss both sides and give your own view.
  18. Some people believe that charitiesshould help people in need no matter where those people are in the world. Others feel that these organisations should only serve the people living in the country where they are based. Discuss both sides and give your own view.
  19. Some people believe that good teamworkis what makes companies successful. Others feel that it is more important to have a good leader. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  20. Some people think watching TV and films makes children more creative. Others think that it can actually lower their creativity. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  21. Some people believe that visual images (such as photos and videos) provide enough evidence that a crime was committed. Others think that they are not enough on their own and other evidence is needed. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  22. Some scientists think that computers will soon become more intelligent than humans. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  23. Although there is a lot of software available today that can translate from one language to another, it is still necessary for people to learn a foreign language. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  24. In many countries, governments spend a lot of money celebrating national holidays and festivals.However, some people think that spending money on these celebrations is a waste. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view? 
  25. When designing a building, the most important thing for architects to consider is the intended use of the building rather than its outward appearance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  26. Some people think that dangerous extreme sportssuch as rock climbing and sky-diving should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?
  27. Some people believe that countries should produce the food to feed their population themselvesand import as little as possible. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  28. Some people think that it is a waste of time for school students to study nature. To What extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  29. In recent years,television has contributed most to changing people’s quality of life . To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  30. In the future it may be necessary for us to live on another planets. For this reason, some people believe that we should spend money now researching planets that could be a possible home, such as Mars. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  31. Somecities create extra housing by building tall buildings. Other cities do this by building on wide areas of land. Which do you think is the best solution to the problem of housing? 
  32. Manypeople continue to use cars and motorcycles even though they know that they are bad for the environment. Why is this? What can be done to reduce the use of these vehicles?
  33. There are many female students who finish degrees in science and technology courses at university, but few move into the workplace after they graduate. Why is this? What measures can be taken to encourage them into work?
  34. In many cities the construction of new houses and office buildings is not controlled. This leads to people building in whatever style they want without thinking about design. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages?  
  35. Young people are often influenced by their peers.Do the advantages of peer pressure outweigh the disadvantages? 
  36. Many developing countries place a lot of importance on tourism.Why is this? Do you think that this is a positive or negative development?
  37. In the modern world,it is possible to shop, work, and communicate online without any face-to-face contact with other people. Is this a positive or negative development?
  38. In the future, there will be a higher proportion of older people than younger people in many countries. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative development?
  39. Some people believe that if an individual behaves in an anti-social manner, such as committing a crime, then society is to blame. What are the causes of anti-social behaviour? Who do you think is responsible

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  1. Nowadays, international tourism is the biggest industry in the world. Unfortunately, international tourism creates tension rather than understanding between people from different cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
  2. Fossil fuels (e.g. coals, oil and gas) are the main source of energy for most countries. However, alternative sources of energy (e.g. wind and solar) have been encouraged to be used by some countries.To what extent is this a positive or negative development?
  3. It is necessary for parents to attend a parenting training course to bring their children up. Do you agree or disagree?
  4. Demand for food is increasing worldwide. What is the cause of this? What measures can the international community take to meet this demand?
  5. Many companies sponsor sports as a way of advertising themselves. Some people think that it is good thing, while others think that it has disadvantages. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  6. More and more people want to own items, such as cars, clothing and other things, that are made by famous brands.What are the reasons for this? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
  7. Some say that people living in high-rise apartments are lonely and unhappy, while others say that it’s advantageous to stay in high-rise apartments. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  8. Nowadays, adults do little exercise. Some people believe that the best way to address this issue is by covering great sports events such as the Olympics on television. Others think that it is more beneficial to take other measures. What is your opinion?
  9. Some people think that teenagers should follow what the old people say whereas some believe that it is good for teenage people to challenge what old people say.Discuss both opinions and give your opinion.
  10. Nowadays, adults do little exercise. Some people believe that the best way to address this issue is by covering great sports events such as the Olympics on television. Others think that it is more beneficial to take other measures.What is your opinion?
  11. These days some people spend a lot of money on tickets to go to sporting or cultural events.Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
  12. Experts say older people were happier and healthier in the past because they did more exercise and spent more time with family and friends, whereas now many suffer loneliness and health problems.What are the causes of this and what are some solutions?
  13. At the present time, the population of some countries includes a relatively large number of young adults, compared with the number of older people.Do the advantages of this situation outweigh the disadvantages?
  14. Some people believe that to be a successful sportsperson, one needs to have a natural ability. Others think that hard work and practice are more important.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  15. Today much of the food people eat gets transported from farms that are thousands of miles away. Some people believe it would be better for the environment and the economy if people only consumed food produced by local farmers.Would the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
  16. The qualities and skills that a person requires to become successful in today’s world cannot be learned at a university or other academic institutions.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  17. Some people think that prison sentences should not be used in dealing with criminals. Education and job training should be used instead.To what extent do you agree on disagree?
  18. Nowadays more and more business meetings and business training are taking place online.Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
  19. Some people from poor and rural backgrounds find it difficult to get a university education. Universities have to make it easier, especially for such groups, to get into them.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  20. Some people think that it is the responsibility of governments to take care of the environment, while others believe that it is the responsibility of people to take care of the environment.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  21. Most people prefer ready to eat food outside of their home rather than homemade food now.Do you think this has more advantages or more disadvantages?
  22. People spend a lot of money on various things as they earn more money nowadays than before.Is it a positive or negative development?
  23. Some parents prefer to send their children to preschool while others say they should stay at home until they are older.What is your opinion?
  24. Older people usually think that life used to be better in the past.Do you think they are right or wrong to think like that?
  25. Young adults should contribute to their communities by doing unpaid work in their free time.Do advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
  26. Many famous sports players advertise sports products.Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
  27. Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists rather than local people.Why does this happen?What can be done to encourage local people to visit museums and historical sites?
  28. These days many families move to other countries for work. Some people believe that the children in these families benefit from this move. However, others believe that it makes life more difficult for the children.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.Universities should develop methods to support students who come from rural and disadvantageous backgrounds. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  29. Libraries should be shut down as better alternatives are available. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  30. In many countries people are living in a “throwaway society” where things are used for a short time and thrown away.What are the causes of this and what problems does it lead to?
  31. Shopping is now one of the most popular forms of leisure activity in many countries for young adults.Why is this? Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?
  32. These days many children spend a lot of their time playing computer games but little time doing sports. Why is this? Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?
  33. Some people think that one of the best ways to solve environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  34. These days many families move abroad for work. Some people believe that this benefits the children in these families. Others believe that it makes their lives more difficult. Discuss both views and give your own opinion
  35. Some people believe that teenagers are facing more problems in their life than they did in the past and this is  because parents are spending more time at work than at home.Do you agree or disagree?
  36. Many people think that more money will make them happier. How important is money for happiness?
  37. Some people say it is manufactures and supermarkets responsibility to reduce the amount of packaging of products they sell and others say it is the consumers responsibility to avoid buying products with too much packaging.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  38. These days, many people have their own computer and telephone, so it is quite easy for them to do their job at home.Does working at home have more advantages or more disadvantages?
  39. In a lot of countries today, people can buy a wider range of household goods, such as  microwaves, televisions, or rice cookers, than ever before. Is this a positive or negative development?
  40. Some people say that parents should places restrictions on the hours their children spend watching TV and playing computer games, and encourage them to spend this time reading books instead.Do you agree or disagree?
  41. Some people believe that all teenagers should have to do unpaid work during their free time in order to help the local community. They think this would benefit the teenagers doing the unpaid work but also society as a whole.Do you agree or disagree?
  42. Some countries are struggling with an increase in the rate of crime. Many people think that having more police on the streets is the only way to reduce these increasing levels of crime.To what extent to you agree or disagree?
  43. Some people think parents should supervise their children’s activities closely, while others believe children should have more freedom.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  44. More and more people are becoming seriously overweight. Some people say that increasing the price of fattening foods will solve this problem.To what extend do you agree or disagree?
  45. Today, many people do not realise how important the natural world is.Why is this? How can people learn more about the importance of the natural world?
  46. Some people believe that to reduce the amount of time people spend commuting (travelling to work),  parks and gardens close to city centres should be replaced by apartment buildings for commuters to live in. However, others disagree with this.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
  47. In many countries, weddings are getting bigger and more expensive than the past.Is this a positive or negative development?
  48. Some believe that it is the responsibility of people to take care of the environment. Others say it is the government that should take care of the environment.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  49. Some people believe that the increasing number of vehicles is one of the biggest problem facing cities, while others believe that cities have bigger challenges.Discuss both views and state your opinion.
  50. Some people think that men are naturally more competitive than women.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  51. These days, mobile phones and the internet are very important to the ways in which people relate to one another socially.Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
  52. Scientists believe that in order to protect the environment, people must use less energy in their daily lives. However, most people have not changed the way they live.Why do you think many people have not taken individual action? What could be done to encourage them to take action?
  53. Films and computer games which contain violence are very popular. Some people believe they have a negative effect on society and so should be banned. Other people, however, say they are just harmless and help people to relax.Discuss both these points of view and give your own opinion.
  54. Many doctors say that people in today’s world do not do enough physical exercise.What do you think are the causes of this? What solutions are there to this problem?
  55. Some people think that higher institutions should concentration more on academic subjects such as history and the physical sciences, while others think that they should concentrate more on practical subjects such as car mechanics and cookery, etc.Discuss both views and give your own opinion
  56. In many countries, the rich are becoming richer and poor are becoming poorer.Why is this a problem? What solutions are there to tackle this problem?
  57. Some people think that radio is the best way to get news while others think that television is better for this purpose. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  58. Over consuming sugar is unhealthy. Some people think that governments should take responsibility to control it. Others think that individuals should take responsibility of sugar intake.People live longer today and so people should stay in the workforce longer.Discuss both views and give your opinion
  59. People live longer today and so people should stay in the workforce longer. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  60. Money should be spent on creating new public buildings such as museums or town halls rather than renovating the existing ones. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  61. All the people in a company should be treated equally and provided with the same number of vacations in a year.To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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