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Recent IELTS writing topics

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Hello everyone, some recent IELTS writing topics are given bellow. These are the writing task 2 topics have been taken from  recent IELTS  Academic & General Training’s exams. Hopefully these will helpful for your preparation. Good luck 🙂 

recent IELTS writing topics

Writing task 2 questions

  1. Cricket has become more popular than the national sports in the sub-continental countries. What do you think are the reasons behind this?
  2. World history suggests that violence and conflict were more evident under male leadership that under female leadership. So, for peace to prevail, female leadership can be considered as a better option that male leadership. What are your opinions on the above topic?
  3. Changing jobs and residences frequently is a very common scenario nowadays. Do you believe that this is good for one’s future?
  4. Nowadays it is noticed that culture mixing is reflected within local culture practices. Do you think it is good for your society?
  5. Some people prefer to go to health clubs and gyms for health care, but some say that walking and climbing stairs are more effective. Discuss both and give your opinion?
  6. City planner’s new design includes setting up school, market and commercial places in different areas of the city. Do you think it will help the city dwellers?
  7. Some people prefer to help by making donations to local charities while some prefer to donate to national and international organizations. Discuss both measures and give your opinion.
  8. People attend both work and personal calls through mobile phone anytime of the day. What are the positive and negative effects on social and individual life?
  9. When there is a rise in the standard of living, people in the cities are more benefited than those in the rural areas. Please give your opinion on the problems arising from this discrimination.
  10. It is noticeable that fast food consumption has increased substantially during the last 10 years. Discuss its impact on environment and health.
  11. Counties become more development due to mix of different people and their culture. Do you agree or disagree?
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  13. Some people think that hard work and determination are the keys to success in life. Some, on the other hand, think that there are other factors behind a successful life. Give your opinion.
  14. Should government be responsible for providing pure drinking water to all or should the people obtain their own water?
  15. Due to so many people dropping out from school, rate of unemployment is going up and it affects our society in different ways. In your opinion, how can this situation be improved?
  16. Adult youths are often called up for working for the development of communities. Do you think they should work voluntarily or should they get paid? Give your opinion in no less than 250 words.
  17. Advertisement of toys and fast foods and obstacles to children’s physically and mental development and at the same time, cause loss of time and money of parents. Give your opinion.
  18. In light of the current social-economic solution of the world, do you think this the right time for wild life preservation? If yes, what are the ways and means you suggest for this? Give your opinion in no less than 250 words.
  19. By investing in tourism we can earn a lot of revenue and growth in national economy. At the same time it destroys the local culture. What is your opinion?
  20. Mothers play key roles in the upbringing of children. But in the recent times both parents are getting busy with professional life. Who in your opinion should take the responsibility of child care now?
  21. Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives.

What are the causes of these pressures and what measures taken to reduce these pressures?

  1. Many people think secondary level students should study international news as a subject. A few believe that it is a waste of time. Give your opinion and both views and suggest your preference.
  2. A lot of people think that personal happiness is mostly related to economic success. Others believe that there are some other factors behind personal happiness. Discuss both the views and give your opinion.
  3. In modern times it is not necessary to use animals as foods or in any other products like clothes, medicine etc. Do you agree or disagree?
  4. A new language should be introduced for all countries for international communication. Do you think the benefits will outweigh the problems?
  5. Some people think that strict punishment for driver’s offenses could reduce traffic accident. Others, however, believes that some other measures should be taken to reduce traffic accident. Discuss both views and give your opinion.do you think the benefits will outweigh the problems?
  6. Some people think that the amount of money spent on libraries is a waste as new technologies are developing and replacing library functions. Do you agree or disagree?
  7. Government should take responsibilities to ensure free education up to higher secondary level. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
  8. Nowadays there are instances of involving crazy football fans all over the world. What are the main reasons behind this violence and what measures can be taken to reduce this problem?
  9. Number of aged people is increasing in some societies. What will be the positive and negative impacts of such scenario on our society?
  10. Nowadays young people do not generally show proper respect to elderly people. Please discuss the possible impacts of the above phenomena on our social values and the structure of the society.
  11. Some people believe that playing computer games has many negative effects on children. However, others say that children who play such games are benefited in more ways than one. Discuss both sides while stating your opinion.
  12. According to some people, museums should be entertaining and enjoyable to attract young people. However, others believe that this is not necessary since young people go to museums to be educated and not to have fun. Discuss both points while giving your opinion.
  13. The young generation in becoming increasingly involved in crime these days. What can be causes for this happening? What are the measures needed to some people solve this problem?
  14. In the present world, people of different countries are eating a variety of food not grown in their own regions. For this reason, a lot of food has to be transported from other region. In your opinion, do the problems outweigh the benefits of this happening? Describe to what extent you agree or disagree with this opinion.
  15. Nowadays children are undisciplined because their parents are busy with social works. Do you agree or not?
  16. Nowadays more people get married to someone of a different culture. Discuss both view and give your opinion.
  17. Some people are of the opinion that prison is basically universities of crime, fostering the kind of behavior they aim to eradicate and are therefore nor effective. Others feel that prisons are not hard enough. Discuss both arguments of the sides. What is your opinion on this matter?
  18. Some people are of the opinion that face to face communication is no longer the acceptable and easy way to communicate and that we should for other ways to express ourselves. How far do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  19. Families who send their children to private schools should be required to pay taxes that support the state education system. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  20. Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than for their achievements and this sets a bad example to young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  21. When choosing a job, the salary is the most important consideration. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  22. Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favor of them because of their benefits to humanity. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  23. Some people think that in the modern world we are more dependent on each other .While others think that people have become more independent. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  24. Foreign visitors should pay more than local visitors for cultural and historical attraction. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  25. Some people think that governments should give financial support to creative artist such as painters and musicians. Others believe that creative artists should be funded by alternative sources. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  26. Some people are of the opinion that businesses nowadays can do anything to make a handsome profit. How far do you agree/disagree with this statement?
  27. People say that difficult experiences are cornerstones to future success and that we should learn from these experiences in order to move forward. How far do you agree/disagree with this statement?
  28. Some people say that children should start learning a foreign language early in their lives. How far do you agree/disagree with this statement?
  29. Some people say that classmates of school children have an important role to play in shaping up their future success and future lives. They say that friendly and helpful classmates determine a child’s success. How far do you agree/disagree with this statement?
  30. Some people believe that the government should ban dangerous sporting activities while others think that people have the freedom to play whatever sports they choose. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  31. In many counties there has been an increase in social problems involving teenagers in recent years. Many people believe that this is due to modern lifestyles because parents spend more and more time at work and have less time to supervise their children.to what extent do you believe this is true.
  32. Some people prefer to live in a house, while others think that there are more advantages living in an apartment. Are there more advantages than disadvantages to living in a house rather than in an apartment?
  33. In many countries people working in sports and entertainment earn much more money than professionals like doctors, nurses and teachers. Why do you think this happens in some social and do you consider it is god or bad?
  34. In recent years, farming practice has changed to include methods such as factory farming and the use of technology to improve crops. Some people believe these developments are necessary while others regard them as dangerous and advocate a return to more traditional farming methods. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  35. Should museums and art galleries be free of charge for the general public or should a charge even a voluntary charge, be levied for admittance? Discuss this view and give your own opinion.
  36. Advances in science and technology have made great changes to lives of ordinary people but artists such as musicians, painters and writers are still highly valued. What can the arts tell us about life that science and technology cannot?
  37. Nowadays many jobs are more stressful and the working day is longer. What are the reasons for this? What can employers do to help employees?
  38. Some people think that only staff who worked in a company for a long time should be promoted to higher position. What’s your opinion?
  39. Some people think that teenagers should do unpaid work to help society because this will help them to be better individuals and also improve the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  40. Some people think that teenagers should do unpaid work to help society because this will help them to be better individuals and also improve the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  41. Today’s food travels thousands of miles before it reaches customers. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative trend?
  42. One of the major problems facing the world today is the growing number of refuges. The developed nations in the world should tackle this problem by taking in more refugees. To what extent do you agree with this opinion?
  43. Around the world, children learn English as a second language at school. However, in some places, they also learn at kindergarten (pre-school care, when children are aged two to five). Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of learning English at kindergarten.
  44. Modern appliances in the home have become more common, leaving no doubt that advances in technology have improved our lifestyle. Do you agree or disagree?
  45. Women and man commonly seen as having different strength and weakness. Is it right to exclude males or females from certain professionals because of their gender?
  46. Since the 18th century technological advances have replaced people in the workplace. With today’s technology this process is happening at a greater rate. Technology is increasingly responsible for unemployment. To what extent do you agree with this opinion?
  47. In many cities around the world, people face the problem of series air pollution. This can have a negative effect on their health and quality of life. What do you think are the causes of this problem and how should it be solved?           Recent IELTS writing topics
  48. In the past school children usually learnt by listening to their teacher and by studying their books. Nowadays, many school children learn by using technology in the classroom instead. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?
  49. Some people believe that old buildings should be replaced with more modern ones. Other people argue that we should protect old buildings because they have a special value. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  50. People with ten or more years’ experience at work are far more knowledgeable than people still in their twenties. It is therefore logical that employers should always choose older people over young people for work. What are your opinions on this?
  51. In the last few decades, an increasing number of animal species have become endangered or have died out completely. It appears likely that this situation will continue. What do you think are the causes of this problem and what measures could be taken to prevent it?
  52. Children all over the world should learn to spealc a single, universal language fluently in addition to their native language. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  53. Language teachers should concentrate on giving positive feedback to students when they do good work, rather than on criticizing bad work. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  54. Success in life is more a matter of luck than a ability. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  55. On balance, advertising is more harmful than beneficial. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  56. In some countries, the number of plants and animals species is declining. What are the causes of this and how can this be solved?
  57. More and more people are exploring their family history. What are the reasons for this? Do you take it as a positive or negative development?
  58. Some people think that giving expensive presents to children is a bad idea. What are you opinions on this?
  59. Some people claim that school should educate children about the effects of junk food on their health while others claim that education about this starts at home. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  60. Some scientists think that there are intelligent life forms in other planet and massages should be sent to contact them. Other scientists think it is a bad idea and would be dangerous. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  61. Dropping rubbish and littering in cities and villages have become a common problem nowadays. How is this a problem? How do you think this can be solved?

Hopefully these recent IELTS wring topics will be helpful for you.

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