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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.

These questions are excellent samples to mock IELTS academic writing test. We link similar topics together and offer answers for part of questions. So this page also gives you valuable clues and ideas to prepare popular topics.

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2019-02-11: 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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2019-02-11: 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 showing the street now and in the past.

2019-02-09: Task 1
The writing task 1 was a bar chart which shows 4 digital games.

Questions and samples related to topic "GAME":
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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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2019-02-02: Task 1
Table and pie charts show the values and sources of fish imports to the U.S.

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
People can access games or films at any time from 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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2019-01-12: Task 1
Two pie charts show the percentages of attendees for training centre courses in 2 different years.

2019-01-12: Task 2 (Saudi Arabia; Egypt)
People waste a lot of food that was bought from shops and restaurants these days. What causes it and what solutions are possible.

2019-01-12: Task 2 (India; Nepal)
Nowadays people live longer, so should people remain in the workforce for a longer time.

To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Questions and samples related to topic "WORK":
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2019-01-12: Task 2 (Canada; USA)
Many people think that we have to focus on the endangered species while other think that we should pay attention to the problem of human beings.

Discuses both and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "ANIMAL":
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2019-01-12: Task 2 (Australia)
Some people believe that parents with the help of parenting and child development course can improve the life of children.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN":
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2019-01-12: Task 2
Some people think people are responsible for a solution to pollution made by transportation and others think governments are.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "POLLUTION":
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2019-01-05: Task 1 (Turkey; Uzbekistan)
A table shows percentages of water usage in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Canada.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Questions and samples related to topic "WATER":
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2019-01-05: Task 1 (India)
2 line graphs compare the number of male and female prison population in New Zealand between 1911 and 2011.

2019-01-05: Task 2 (Turkey; ; Uzbekistan)
Some employers think that in order to find best employees they need to consider personal qualities rather than qualifications and experience.

To what extent do you agree or disagree.

Questions and samples related to topic "EMPLOYMENT":
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2019-01-05: Task 2 (India)
In some culture old people are valued more, while in other cultures youth is considered more valuable.

Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "PEOPLE":
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2018-12-28: Task 1 (Sri Lanka)
A Table about number of people who involved with adult education in a 4 year period. Also the number of courses and total amount of both male and female were part of the chart.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2018-12-28: Task 2 (Sri Lanka)
Some people believe all the wild animals should protect while others think only some animals need to be saved.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "ANIMAL":
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2018-12-22: Task 1 (Thailand)
Describe 3 pie graphs about electronic game users in South Korea in 2003.

Questions and samples related to topic "GAME":
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2018-12-22: Task 1 (Canada)
Describe 3 pie graphs about electronic game users in South Korea in 2003.

Questions and samples related to topic "GAME":
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2018-12-22: Task 2 (Thailand)
Some people work hard than others? What are the reasons? Is it positive or negative?

Questions and samples related to topic "WORK":
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2018-12-22: Task 2 (Canada)
Some people work hard than others? What are the reasons? Is it positive or negative?

Questions and samples related to topic "WORK":
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2018-12-22: Task 2
An increasing number of people are buying what they need online. What are the advantages and disadvantages for both individuals and companies to shopping online.

Questions and samples related to topic "INTERNET":
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2018-12-15: Task 1 (Philippines; Vietnam)
A line graph shows the prices (unit of measurement is in Euros) of four types of bread in UK from 2001 to 2005.

2018-12-15: Task 1 (UK; Russia; Italy)
A bar graph shows the depths of snow at a ski park from September to April in 3 different year in Canada.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT,SONW":
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2018-12-15: Task 1 (Nepal)
There were two bar graphs. One showed the punctuality of bus company and another showed the complaints from the passenger.

Questions and samples related to topic "TRANSPORT":
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2018-12-15: Task 1 (Canada)
A bar graph shows the populations of 4 different countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION":
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2018-12-15: Task 2 (Philippines; Vietnam)
Some school leavers tend to go to travel or work for a period of time before entering university directly. What do you think the advantages and disadvantages to their studies?

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION,UNIVERSITY":
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2018-12-15: Task 2 (UK; Russia; Italy)
Children and youngsters who commit crimes have increased. What is the reason? Why? How should they be punished?

Questions and samples related to topic "SOCIETY":
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2018-12-15: Task 2 (Nepal)
Nowadays, many people aim to create a balance between their work and other aspects of life. However only few achieve it. What are the problems in doing this? What are the solutions you can give to this.

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE":
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2018-12-15: Task 2 (Canada)
Research has shown that business meetings and training are increasingly taking place online. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "BUSINESS,INTERNET":
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2018-12-13: Task 1 (Hungary; KSA)
Two maps show the changes about a university (campus Business school building expanded, trees cut off, 3 new student flats buildings built, new cafe) between 10 years ago and now.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION,UNIVERSITY":
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2018-12-13: Task 1 (Iran)
A table compare health care by 3 categories in 3 European counties in 3 years.

Questions and samples related to topic "HEALTH":
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2018-12-13: Task 2 (Hungary; KSA)
In some countries, young people are not only richer, but also safer and healthier than ever before. However, they are less happy. What do you think the reasons are for this? What can be done to prevent it?

2018-12-13: Task 2 (Iran)
Some believe that men should not have equal role in police force, military or army, others have opposite view.

Discuses both and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "PEOPLE":
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2018-12-08: Task 1 (Iran)
A table shows the changes about the weight of men and women in 1999, 2004 and 2009.

Questions and samples related to topic "HEALTH":
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2018-12-08: Task 1
2 line graphs illustrate people from French and America visit UK for the reasons of Holiday and Business in different season of one year. Give information and make a relevant comparison.

Questions and samples related to topic "TRAVEL":
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2018-12-08: Task 1 (Australia)
The first writing task is line graphs illustrate the performance of train services.

Questions and samples related to topic "TRANSPORT":
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2018-12-08: Task 2 (Iran)
Today people are living in a “throwaway society” that they use things for a short time and then throw it away.

What are the causes? And what problems can it lead to?

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE":
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2018-12-08: Task 2
In many countries the shops open long hours every day of week. Discuss the positive or negative effect to the shopper and local community.

Questions and samples related to topic "BUSINESS":
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2018-12-08: Task 2 (Australia)
People think it is difficulty to balance their work and life. Discuss the situation and how these can be solved.

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE":
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2018-12-01: Task 1 (Nigeria; Scotland; Bulgaria)
A diagram explaining the process that how sand dunes are formed. There were 3 illustrations with sand particles moving due to the wind from the dry ground to the wet sand.

2018-12-01: Task 1 (Canada; Brazil)
A table comparing numbers of motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in eight different countries in 1900 and 2000.

Questions and samples related to topic "CAR":
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2018-12-01: Task 1 (Australia)
A bar chart shows the percentages about 4 types of recycle materials in 1992, 1997, 2002. There are plastic, glass, rubber, metals.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2018-12-01: Task 2 (Nigeria; Scotland; Bulgaria)
Films and computer games with violence are popular. Some people say it is the negative effect on the society and should be banned. Others see it has recreation and entertainment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "VIOLENCE,SOCIETY":
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