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IELTS 2019 Academic Writing Questions

At this web page, we collect 60 recent IELTS academic writing questions from contributions of our visitors who took the tests just before, as well as other public resources. What we do is to merge duplicated ones and revise apparent errors.

The page includes writing questions of both Task 1 and Task 2. They aren't exactly real questions in any tests, only help candidates understand test scenario deeper.

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2019-11-16: Task 1   Vocabulary for Home
A line graph shows the different types of new homes constructed from 2010 to 2020.

Questions and samples related to topic "HOME":
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2019-11-16: Task 1
A diagram shows how three different types of tea (green tea, oolong tea, and black leaf tea) are produced from tea leaves.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2019-11-16: Task 2
Some people claim that public museums and art galleries will not be needed because people can see historical objects and works of art by using a computer. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Questions and samples related to topic "ART,INTERNET":
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2019-11-16: Task 2
Although families have powerful influence on children, the influence that comes from outside the family plays a bigger part in children's development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN,FAMILY":
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2019-11-16: Task 2   Vocabulary for Travel
People today can use internet to learn the life and culture of another country, so it cannot be necessary to travel to other country. To that extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "INTERNET,TRAVEL":
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2019-11-16: Task 2
In some countries, a new law makes it illegal for employers to reject applications based on age. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

Questions and samples related to topic "AGE":
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2019-11-07: Task 1
The bar charts show the comparison of salt intake between men and women in different ages in American in 2000.

2019-11-07: Task 1
The bar chart shows the comparison of the number of land and trees used in three states in Australia.

Questions and samples related to topic "LAND,TREE":
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2019-11-07: Task 1
Two Bar charts show the proportion of water used by 5 different economic sectors in two years.

Questions and samples related to topic "WATER":
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2019-11-07: Task 2
In some culture it is argued that the old age should be valued, while in some cultures youth is more valued. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "OLD PEOPLE,YOUNG PEOPLE":
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2019-11-07: Task 2
Some people think sending criminals to prison is an effective way to deal with them. Others think education and training are better. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "CRIME":
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2019-11-07: Task 2
Some people believe that arts (such as painting and music) do not improve people’s life therefore government should not spend money on it. To that extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "ART,MONEY":
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2019-11-02: Task 1
The bar chart shows the percentages of attendance at three concerts in Australian.

2019-11-02: Task 2
The world of work is changing rapidly and people cannot depend on the same job or same conditions of work for life. Discuss the possible causes for this rapid change and give your suggestions on how people should prepare for work in the future?

Questions and samples related to topic "WORK,JOB":
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2019-11-02: Task 2
Throughout the history, people dream to live in a perfect society while they haven't agreed how the ideal society would be like. Which factor is the most important for building a perfect society? What should people do to achieve this goal?

Questions and samples related to topic "SOCIETY":
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2019-10-26: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
The bar chart shows the proportions of males and females who enrolled in primary, secondary and tertiary schools.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-10-26: Task 1
A table shows the comparison of the cocoa beans production in six different regions between 1992 and 1998.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2019-10-26: Task 2
Although more and more people read news on the Internet, newspapers remain the main source of news for the majority of people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "NEWS,INTERNET":
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2019-10-26: Task 2
Some people think that companies and individuals, rather than the government, should pay for cleaning up the pollution that they have produced. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Questions and samples related to topic "POLLUTION":
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2019-10-19: Task 1
The chart shows the health spending as percentage of gdp of five countries in 2002.

Questions and samples related to topic "HEALTH":
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2019-10-19: Task 2
Many people today are spending more and more time travelling to work or school. Some people believe this is a negative development while others think there are benefits to spending a long time travelling to work or school. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

2019-10-19: Task 2
The international community should take action immediately to ensure that all countries reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, such as gas and oil. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-10-19: Task 2
Some people think that news and media are affecting our life in a positive way while others disagree. What is your opinion? Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your own experience.

Questions and samples related to topic "MEDIA":
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2019-10-12: Task 1   Vocabulary for Travel
The bar chart shows the comparison of male and female travel in European countries.

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2019-10-12: Task 2
Some people think that it is acceptable to use animals in medical research for the benefit of human beings, Others think it is cruel to do that. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "ANIMAL,RESEARCH":
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2019-10-12: Task 2   Vocabulary for Technology
More and more people are using computers and electric devices to access information, therefore there is no need for printed books magazines and newspapers on paper. To what extent you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY,BOOK":
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2019-10-10: Task 2   Vocabulary for Education
The best way to reduce youth crime is to educate parents about good parenting skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "CRIME,EDUCATION":
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2019-10-10: Task 2   Vocabulary for Shopping
In some countries, small town-center shops are going out of business because people tend to drive to large out-of-town stores. As a result, people without cars have limited access to out-of-town stores, and it may result in an increase in the use of cars. Do you think the disadvantages of this change outweigh its advantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "SHOPPING,CAR":
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2019-09-28: Task 1
Two charts.

The bar chart shows the numbers of tourists from the United States, the UK, and Japan to Australia in 1995 and 2005; the line chart shows the changes of numbers of visitors who went to Australia by staying at a resort and backpacking in 1995, 2000 and 2005.

Questions and samples related to topic "TOURISM":
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2019-09-28: Task 1
The table shows the population of three cities (Sao Paulo, Jakarta and Shanghai) in 1990, and the population forecast in 2000 and the actual in 2000 in those three cities.

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION":
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2019-09-28: Task 1
The map shows the the changes of a park from 1986 to its current shape in 2015.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE":
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2019-09-28: Task 2
Fossil fuels, such ad coal, oil and natural gas, are used in many countries. But in some countries, the use of alternative sources of energy, including wind and solar power, has been encouraged. Is this trend a positive or a negative development?

2019-09-28: Task 2
In some countries, the differences in ages between parents and children are greater than in the past. Do you think the advantages of the development outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "AGE":
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2019-09-28: Task 2   Vocabulary for Education
Some people believe that universities should only recruit young people with good school grades. Others believe that everyone should be given a chance regardless their age and school marks. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-09-21: Task 1
Two charts show the development in Bridgetown in 1700 and 2000.

Questions and samples related to topic "DEVELOPMENT":
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2019-09-21: Task 2
Some people believe that women should play an equal role as men in a country’s police force or military force, such as the army, while others think women are not suitable for these kinds of jobs. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "WOMEN":
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2019-09-14: Task 2
It is natural process that animal species such as dinosaurs become extinct. There is no reason for people to prevent this from happening. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "ANIMAL":
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2019-09-14: Task 2
Some people think that cultural traditions may be destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions aimed at tourists. Others believe it is the only way to save these traditions. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "TRADITION,TOURISM":
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2019-09-12: Task 1
A bar graph shows a comparison of boys and girls who were involved in some physical activities.

Questions and samples related to topic "ACTIVITY":
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2019-09-12: Task 2   Vocabulary for Education
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 do you think is appropriate in today's world?

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2019-09-12: Task 2
The availability of entertainment such as playing electronic games on portable devices will be harmful to individuals in the society they live in. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENTERTAINMENT":
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2019-09-12: Task 2
The best way to deal with the rising problem of traffic and transportation is by encouraging people to live in cities rather than in suburbs and in the countryside. What are the effects of rapid population growth in the city? How to maintain the life quality of the people who lives in the city?

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION,LIFESTYLE":
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2019-09-07: Task 1   Vocabulary for Education
A table shows the percentage of youth in 18-24 year old joining in education and training programs and the expenditure of government on education and training in five European countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-09-07: Task 2
The increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage to the natural environment. What are the causes of this? What can be done to solve this problem?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-09-07: Task 2
Some people say that economic growth is the only way to end world poverty and hunger. Others say that economic growth is causing damage to the environment and should be stopped now. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "ECONOMIC":
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2019-09-07: Task 2
Scientists believe that finding other life forms in space by sending messages is a good idea while others think it can be dangerous. Discuss both view and give your opinion.

2019-08-31: Task 2
Nowadays some people claim that public museums and art galleries will not be needed because people can see historical objects and works of art by using a computer. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

2019-08-24: Task 1
Two pie charts show proportion of world’s forests and timber production in six different regions in 2010.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION":
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2019-08-24: Task 1
The diagrams show information of two tunnels about distance and constructed year in a Australian city.

Questions and samples related to topic "CITY":
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2019-08-24: Task 1
A line graph shows sugar production and consumption in India between 2001 and 2011.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRODUCTION,CONSUME":
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2019-08-24: Task 2
Research into new types of medicine and treatments are essential for improve health and deal with diseases. Who do you think should fund these researches: private companies, individuals or governments?

Questions and samples related to topic "HEALTH":
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2019-08-24: Task 2
When a new town is planned, it is more important to develop public parks and sports facilities than shopping centers for people to spend their free time in. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "PEOPLE":
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2019-08-24: Task 2
Some people think that government should spend money for faster public transportation, others think that there are other important priorities of public transport (cost, environment). Discuss both view and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "GOVERNMENT,MONEY":
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2019-08-24: Task 2   Vocabulary for Education
In some countries, the unemployment is high, therefore some people think children should study only primary education and not secondary education as because they cannot find jobs in the future. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Questions and samples related to topic "EMPLOYMENT,EDUCATION":
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2019-08-24: Task 2
When new towns are planned, it is important to build more public parks and sports facilities, rather than shopping centres for people to spend their free time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

2019-08-17: Task 1
The table shows the percentage of total water usage on three different sectors in six different countries (Australia, Canada, China, UK, Turkey, France).

Questions and samples related to topic "WATER":
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2019-08-17: Task 1
Line graph shows the productions (pulp paper and timber) of forest industry products between 1980 to 2000.

2019-08-17: Task 2   Vocabulary for Technology
More and more parents are allowing their children to play on computers and tablets as they think that children should learn technology skills. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-08-17: Task 2
Some people think the manufacturers or shopping malls should sell less packaged products and others argue that people have the responsibility to buy products with less packaging. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "CONSUME":
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2019-08-17: Task 2   Vocabulary for Education
Study shows that many criminals have a low level education. For this reason, some people believe that the best way to reduce crime is to educate people in prison, so that they can get a job when they leave prison. Do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "CRIME,EDUCATION":
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2019-08-17: Task 2
Government should stop spending on restoration of old buildings in cities. Instead they should spend the money on housing and road development. Do you agree or disagree?

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2019-08-10: Task 2
Some people say that drug companies have a responsibility to spend money on researching medicines that will help people in poorer countries. Others say the main responsibility of drug companies is to make money. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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2019-08-10: Task 2
Some people think zoos are cruel and all the zoos should be closed. However, some people think zoos can help protect the rare animals. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "ANIMAL":
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2019-08-07: Task 1
A table shows the proportion of primary pupils who attended the classes in England from 1998 to 2002.

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