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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 just take tests, as well as other public resources. It includes writing questions of both Task 1 and Task 2. What we do is to merge duplicated ones and revise obvious errors. They aren't exactly real questions in any tests, just help candidates understand test scenario deeper.

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2019-04-06: Task 1
A graph shows the overweight of men and women in Australia between 1980 and 2010. Compare and summarize.

2019-04-06: Task 1
A line graph shows immigration to USA, Canada and Australia from 1990 to 2001. Comment on the main points and make comparisons.

2019-04-06: Task 2
Today, many people have little knowledge about the importance of natural world. What are the reasons for this? How can we solve this problem?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-04-06: Task 2
Many people believe that government money should be used to support children in school for sports rather than to support professional sports and arts that perform for the general public. To what extent do you agree?

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN":
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2019-03-23: Task 1
The two maps show the change of the dam in 1980 and in 2000.

2019-03-23: Task 1
A table represents the number of visitors from UK to Spain in 1885 and 2005 by different age groups.

Questions and samples related to topic "TOURISM":
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2019-03-23: Task 2
In the future, there will be more older people than younger people in most nations. Is this a positive or negative development?

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION":
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2019-03-23: Task 2
Some people believe that the family has greater influence in child’s development. Others believe that other influences (television, friends, music etc) has greater influence. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN":
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2019-03-14: Task 1
The first task was a flowchart on how to get a driving licence.

2019-03-14: Task 2
Many small town center shops are running out of business because rural residents tend to go shopping in big cities store. To what extent do the disadvantages of this development outweigh the advantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "SHOPPING,CITY":
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2019-03-14: Task 2
Scientists have been warning from many years about environmental protection and we should limit the use of energy in daily lives. What are the reasons for that? How to encouraged people to take an interest towards environment protection?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-03-10: Task 1 (Romania)
A line graph and a bar chart show the information about the price of tickets for theater and the amount of tickets sold in 4 quarters of 2009 and 2010.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRICE,SELL":
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2019-03-10: Task 2 (Romania)
In many countries, more money is spent on transport system in the cities. In contrast, very little is spent in rural areas. What are the effects of this? What can be done to solve this problem?

Questions and samples related to topic "TRANSPORT,SPENTING":
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2019-03-09: Task 1
A table shows the percentages of variation of visitors in millions in eight different countries from 2009 to 2018.

2019-03-09: Task 2
Some people think that men are naturally more competitive than women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER,COMPETITION":
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2019-03-02: Task 1
The first task was a diagram that shows how to build an igloo out of snow.

2019-03-02: Task 1
A table shows the percentage of water usage for 3 sectors (industrial, domestic, agricultural)in six countries in 2003.

Questions and samples related to topic "WATER":
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2019-03-02: Task 1
A bar graph represents the salary data in Pounds of 4 different professionals worked in UK in 2001 and next three years, and a table shows the average working hours per week.

Questions and samples related to topic "SALARY":
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2019-03-02: Task 1
A line graph shows the maximum usage of rail track in length in four countries.

2019-03-02: Task 2
The world of work is changing rapidly. Working conditions today are not the same as before and people no longer rely on taking one job for life. Describe the possible causes and give suggestions on how people should prepare for work in the future.

Questions and samples related to topic "WORK":
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2019-03-02: Task 2
Leaders and directors in some organisations are frequently older people. Some people think younger leaders would be better. What extent do you agree and disagree?

2019-03-02: Task 2
Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects, others think that they should focus on subjects which they do best or find interesting. Discuss both views and your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "SUBJECT":
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2019-03-02: Task 2
Country should produce all food eaten by their populations and import less as possible. To what extent you agree or disagree.

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD":
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2019-02-23: Task 1
A bar graph shows numbers of applicants for 4 different courses in 3 universities in UK in 2011, 2018, and 2025.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-02-23: Task 1
A graph shows the process of electricity production from coal. Summarize and describe it.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENERGY":
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2019-02-23: Task 2
Today people are sleeping less than before in many countries. What effect does it have on an individually and on society? Why do people do it?

Questions and samples related to topic "HEALTH":
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2019-02-23: Task 2
Some people think that government is wasting money on the arts and this money could be spent elsewhere. To what extent do you agree with this view?

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY,ART":
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2019-02-23: Task 2
Due the advancement in computer technology the trend of working from home will bring a dramatic change to people’s lives. Is it a positive or negative development? Give your opinion and examples.

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-02-22: Task 1
A bar graph shows about families weekly spending in 2 different period.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPENDING":
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2019-02-22: Task 2
Some people believe that products are all about good quality and its needs in people, advertisement is unnecessary and only a form of entertainment. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "AD":
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2019-02-17: Task 1
The maps of two plans about a museum before and after its redevelopment.

Questions and samples related to topic "MUSEUM":
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2019-02-17: Task 2
Some countries spend a lot of money to make bicycle usage easier. Why is this? Is this the best solution?

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY":
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2019-02-14: Task 1
A graph shows the percentage of male and female involved in school aged, girls and boys in high school, and men and women in university.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-02-14: Task 1
The first pie chart shows the population distribution in different regions of the world (Sub-Saharian, South Asia, East Asia, South America and Industrialized countries) in 2010.

The second pie chart shows total spending in education for each region in 2010.

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION,EDUCATION":
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2019-02-14: Task 2
Now many people spend less and less time at home. What are the causes for this? What are the effects of this on individuals and on the society?

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE":
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2019-02-14: Task 2
Economic growth is only one key factor for ending world poverty problem, however someone says it leads towards a environment damaging and should be stopped. Discuss both of these views and give you own opinion.

2019-02-14: Task 2
Plastic shopping bags contribute to the pollution of land and sea, some think they should be banned. Do you agree or disagree? Give examples of your knowledge.

Questions and samples related to topic "POLLUTION":
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2019-02-12: Task 1
A chart shows about the urban populations in three continents (Asia, Africa, Latin America) and the whole world in 3 different years: 1950, 2000, 2030 (predicted)

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION":
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2019-02-12: Task 2
If you sell a product and the people buy it, then advertising is not necessary and considered as a kind of entertainment. Are you agree or disagree with this? Give an example from your experience to support your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "AD":
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2019-02-09: Task 1
The writing task 1 was about maps comparing the street now and in the past.

2019-02-09: Task 1
A bar graph shows about the incomes generating in billions within 3 different years.

2019-02-09: Task 1
The writing task 1 was a pie chart in comparing the proportion of a day people spend on various activities in two different years.

2019-02-09: Task 2
The government should make people take responsibility for their actions to the environment. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-02-09: Task 2
Some people think that a good diet and exercise are not necessary for health and long life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "HEALTH":
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2019-02-09: Task 2
Some people think that the government should spend on big art pieces and sculptures. Discuss both of these views and give you own opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY":
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2019-02-02: Task 1 (USA)
Table and pie chart show the values and sources of fish imports to the U.S from 3 categories of countries.

2019-02-02: Task 1
A bar chart shows the personal spending on health care, transportation, food, housing in the USA, Canada, the UK and Japan.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPENDING":
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2019-02-02: Task 2 (USA)
People can access games or films at any time on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptop computers. Do the advantages of such developments outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "GAME,FILM":
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2019-02-02: Task 2
Some people think that animal testing to advance medical research for human use Is necessary. Others think it is not right.

Discuss both of these views and give you own opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "ANIMAL":
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2019-01-29: Task 1
Bar graphs show the changes of road vehicles registered in different types in 1996 and 2006.

2019-01-29: Task 1
A pie chart show the graduate employment into various sectors, and a table describes the percentage of their annual salary increasing from 2003 to 2004.

Questions and samples related to topic "EMPLOYMENT":
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2019-01-29: Task 2
Some people believe that family is the most powerful influence in a child’s development. Others believe that the factors such as television, friends, music etc. play a greater role today.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN, FAMILY":
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2019-01-29: Task 2
Many people believe that advertising have negative effects on customers.

What extend do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "AD":
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2019-01-29: Task 2
Some parents believe that advertisements are misleading to children, while advertisers claim that they provide knowledge for children.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "AD":
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2019-01-25: Task 2
Most people work hard to earn lots of money and there is no other reason.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY":
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2019-01-19: Task 1 (Poland)
A graph describing the usage (in percentages) of five technological device (CD, DVD, Computer, Mobile phones, internet) from 1997 to 2001 in the UK.

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-01-19: Task 1
The bar charts show the percentage of people are buying food on days in the weeks in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD":
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2019-01-19: Task 1
Two pie charts show the percentage of volunteers who are working in a different types of organisation’s in one country in 2008 and 2014.

Questions and samples related to topic "VOLUNTEER,WORK":
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2019-01-19: Task 2 (Poland)
Some people think that government should spend money on creating new pubic buildings such as museum, city halls, rather than renovating the existing ones.

To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY":
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2019-01-19: Task 2
Some people think the money spent in developing technology for space exploration is not justified. There are more beneficial ways to spend this money.

To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY":
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2019-01-19: Task 2
Some people think that the best way to learn is from newspaper. Others think that the best way to learn is through media.

Discuss each views and your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "LEARN,STUDY":
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2019-01-12: Task 1 (Saudi Arabia; Egypt; Roumania)
A bar graph depicts the data of men and women in different ages pend on the Internet for work or leisure in some countries between 1990, 2000, 2010.

Questions and samples related to topic "INTERNET":
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2019-01-12: Task 1 (India; Nepal)
A line graph shows about ownership of cars from 1961 to 2001.

Questions and samples related to topic "CAR":
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2019-01-12: Task 1 (Australia)
A table explains four car companies which spent their money in million on different advertisements (Television, Internet, Radio, Magazine and other) in UK in the year 2002.

Questions and samples related to topic "AD":
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