Essay Topics Ielts 2013 Tx68

Here are a list of IELTS writing task 2 questions for 2017 so far this year. The questions have been reported in the IELTS writing task 2 test by students. If your test is in February, prepare ideas for these topics as topics can be repeated but the questions will be changed.

You can download a pdf copy of the essay questions at the bottom of this page. Read the essay questions carefully before downloading.

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IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions 2017

The questions below are divided into different essay types for IELTS writing task 2. All essay questions are from this year unless stated otherwise.

Opinion Essay 2017

Schools are spending more time teaching traditional subjects such as history. Some people think they should rather spend more time in teaching skills that can help students find a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It is necessary for parents to attend parenting training course to bring their children up. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people say International sports events help in world peace. Do you agree or disagree?

Young people spend their free time in shopping malls. This has negative effects on young people and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Discussion Essay Questions 2017

Some people say it is OK to use animals for our benefit, others say it is not good to exploit them. Discuss both points of view and give your opinion.

Some people think Governments should take measures regarding the healthy lifestyle of individuals. Others think it must be managed by individuals. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Most countries allow 18 year olds to start driving a car. Some say it is good to allow it at this age, while others think that the age to start driving should be at least 25. Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

Some people think that the best way to reduce crimes is to apply longer prison sentences, other people think that there are better methods of doing so. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Advantages and Disadvantages Essay Questions 2017

Today, more and more students are deciding to move to a different country for higher studies. Do you think that the benefits of this outweigh the problems?

Consumer goods have become the most important part of people’s lives. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Many people go abroad for higher studies.Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

In some countries, a foreign language is taught at primary schools. Do the advantages of learning a new language outweigh the disadvantages?

The advantages provided by English as a ‘global language’ will continue to outweigh the disadvantages. To what extent do you agree with the statement?

Direct Questions 2017

100 years ago people thought that the human race was steadily making progress in all areas of life. Nowadays, there is less certainty that it is so. In what areas do you think the most important progress has been made so far? In what areas are more things needed to be done?

In some schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts subjects (e.g. literature), and boys tend to choose science subjects (e.g. physics). Why do you think this is so? Should this tendency be changed?

Some universities offers online courses for students. Do you think this is a positive or negative development for students?

Children in some parts of the world have less responsibility compared to children in the past. Some people think this as a positive change, however others think of it as as negative change. What do you think? (from Dec 2016)

Cause / Problem / Solution Essays 2017

The gap between rich and poor is growing. What problems does this create? What can be done to tackle them?

More and more people prefer to read ebooks rather than paper books. What are the reasons for this? What problems can this cause for libraries?

IELTS Essay Questions by Topic

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Hi Liz

Hope keeping all good.
There is no need to say that how helpful your website is for all, but I want to know from you the superlative degree of “Thank You” that you deserve it. Anyways, I am here to share with all about the questions which were asked by the examiner yesterday, 28th Feb 2018, speaking test.
Test center: Karachi – PK

Part 1
Whats your full name?
Where you from?
Which area you live in and how long the distance you travel from home to examination center ?
Do you like to travel long distances?
In your culture when people give or exchange gifts to each other?
do u like gifts?
when do you receive last gift and from whom?
Did you receive a gift which you don’t like?

Part 2: CUE CARD

Which TV program you watch and you enjoyed
– with whom you watch
-when it comes
why you enjoyed it
and she asked a short question related to it.
Part 3:
what do you think which tv program youngsters now a days watched mostly?
(I gave answer in general, that they dont watch Tv mostly instead they prefer to use gadgets, whatever they want to see play or browse they use their mobile phones however girls still prefer to watch soap serials and nowadays some entertainment channels introduce cooking shows which they are watching them enthusiastically and keep try to improve their cooking skills)
Do you think if schools introduce TV in their eduction system is it helpful as learning media?
Do you think instead to watch animals on discovery channel,parents take their child to the zoo is more better?

I am a little bit confused after the test as this was like discussion more then exam. Even in last part when I gave answer of first question she talked in between that “So you are talking in general”. The conversation we had the combination of formal and informal style as the examiner was very friendly.whatever she asked, she asked with full of expressions. Is it ok or i need to worry?

  • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It’s good when the examiner makes the test feel natural like a chat. It is certainly not a problem in any way. Good luck with your results 😉

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