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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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2019-08-24: 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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2019-08-17: Task 2
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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2019-08-10: 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.

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY":
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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.

Questions and samples related to topic "STUDENT":
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2019-08-07: Task 2
Nowadays many of us prefer to throw damaged things away, whereas in the past people used to repair damaged items and keep them for a long time. Why has this change happened? What are the effects of this change? Give relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Questions and samples related to topic "WASTING":
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2019-08-01: Task 1
A table shows the number of students who choose five different subjects to study at one college of the UK in three different years (2005,2010 and 2015).

Questions and samples related to topic "SUBJECT,UNIVERSITY":
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2019-08-01: Task 2
Some people think learning history in school is important. Some others think learning subjects more relevant to life is important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "SCHOOL":
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2019-08-01: Task 2
In many countries, the cost of living is on the rise. What effects do higher prices have on individuals and society? How to deal with higher costs?

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE":
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2019-08-01: Task 2
Experts say that if older people spend their time with others and exercise daily, they will be healthier and happier. However many elderly are suffering from lack of exercise. Discuss the reasons and give a solution to this problem.

Questions and samples related to topic "OLD PEOPLE":
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2019-07-27: Task 1
Two diagrams describe the changes in college campus in three different years, 1975, 2010 and 2020.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE":
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2019-07-27: Task 1
Two pie charts describe the usage of internet activities like entertainment, shopping, academics, movies, and others for male and female students in a school.

Questions and samples related to topic "INTERNET":
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2019-07-27: Task 2
Today, the quality of life of people in big cities is getting worse. What are the causes of this problem? Any measures should be taken to solve it?

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE,CITY":
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2019-07-27: Task 2
Some parents give their children everything that their children ask for and accept what their children want to do. Is this good for children? What could be consequences for these children when they grow up?

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN,PARENT":
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2019-07-27: Task 2
Some people think that young people should spend free time with families instead of outside entertainment, others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "YOUNG PEOPLE":
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2019-07-27: Task 2
Parents are trying to reach childcare tutors, to learn how to care children? Is that essential? Give your opinion on this and illustrate an example.

Questions and samples related to topic "PARENT,CHILDREN":
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2019-07-20: Task 2
Many people aim to achieve a balance between work and other parts of lives, but few people achieve it. What are the problems in trying to achieve it and how to overcome these problems?

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE,WORK":
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2019-07-20: Task 2
The news media's tendency to report problems and emergencies rather than positive development is harmful to individuals and the society. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "MEDIA":
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2019-07-18: Task 1
A table shows the number of cars per 1,000 people in 5 countries over 3-year period.

Questions and samples related to topic "CAR":
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2019-07-18: Task 1
It was a pie chart with information about the production of energy in a country in 1985 and 2003.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENERGY":
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2019-07-18: Task 2
The restoration of old buildings in major cities in the world costs enormous government expenditure. This money should be used in new housing and road development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "GOVERNMENT,MONEY":
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2019-07-18: Task 2
Reading for pleasure can develop imagination and language skills better than watching TV. To what extent you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "LEISURE ACTIVITY":
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2019-07-18: Task 2
Many employers believe that good social skills is as important as good qualifications to succeed in a job, so they are employing people who are with good social skills. To what extent you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "EMPLOYMENT":
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2019-07-18: Task 2
Houses are essential for people. Some people think that the government should offer free houses for people who cannot afford to pay for it. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Questions and samples related to topic "HOUSE,GOVERNMENT":
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2019-07-06: Task 1
The graphs show a percentage of sport and culture activities among girls and boys in Australia in 2003.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPORT,ACTIVITY":
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2019-07-06: Task 2
Many people today prefer to eat locally produced food. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh disagvwntages for the environment and economy?

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD,ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-07-06: Task 2
More and more business meetings and business training have taken place on the internet. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "BUSINESS,INTERNET":
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2019-06-29: Task 1
A line graph shows the percentages of households in the UK using types of technology (CD players, DVD players, Internet, Mobile phone) from 2005 to 2009.

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-06-29: Task 1
A line graph gives an information about the price of bananas in four different countries between some years.

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD":
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2019-06-29: Task 2
Some people claim that many things children learn at school have actually wasted their time. Other people argue that everything taught at school is useful in the future. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN":
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2019-06-29: Task 2
Sending criminals to prison is not the best method of dealing with them. Education and job training are better ways to help them. Do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "CRIME":
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2019-06-29: Task 2
Some people from poor and rural backgrounds find it difficult to get university education. Universities have to make it easy to let them in, especially for those groups. To what extent do you agree or not?

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-06-29: Task 2
For some people, consumer goods have become most important thing in the life. Do advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages.

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-06-24: Task 1
Two pie charts: one shows the energy sources in 2008 and another one is predicting the energy sources that will be used in 2030.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENERGY":
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2019-06-24: Task 2
New technologies provided machines which replaced workers to do certain physical jobs and tasks. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-06-22: Task 1
A bar chart shows the percentage of people ( men, women, children) who ate five portions of fruits and vegetables each day between 2001-2008 in UK.

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD":
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2019-06-22: Task 1
A table shows the popular sports in different country in Europe.

Questions and samples related to topic "SPORT":
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2019-06-22: Task 1
Four bar graphs compared men with women getting top grades in a specific school and in an average national wide.

Questions and samples related to topic "SCHOOL":
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2019-06-22: Task 1
We were given a bar graph and a table, comparing the time spent by men and women on leisure and household activities, measured in minutes per day.

Questions and samples related to topic "HOUSEWORK":
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2019-06-22: Task 2
Many museums and historic sites are mainly visited by tourists, not local people. Why is it the case? What can be done to attract local people?

Questions and samples related to topic "ART":
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2019-06-22: Task 2
As countries develop, more and more people buy and use their own cars. Do advantages of this trend for individuals outweigh the disadvantage for the environment?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-06-22: Task 2
Many famous sports players advertise in sports products. Do you think advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "AD,SPORT":
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2019-06-22: Task 2
Some people believe that a country becomes more interesting and develops faster when its population includes a mixture of different nationalities and cultures. Do you agree or disagree?

2019-06-13: Task 1
Two bar charts show the information about the results of student survey conducted in some European countries.

Questions and samples related to topic "STUDENT":
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2019-06-13: Task 2
In many countries today, people in cities ether live alone or in small family units, rather than in large, extended family groups. Is this a positive or negative trend?

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE":
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2019-06-13: Task 2
Governments and big companies should work together to reverse environmental damage, rather than making individuals responsible for that. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and relevant examples.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-06-13: Task 2
In many countries, women and men are working full-time and therefore logical for women and men to share household works. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give relevant examples.

2019-06-13: Task 2
In many countries the number of visitors to art galleries has been declining steadily. What are the reasons for this? What could be done to improve this situation?

Questions and samples related to topic "ART":
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2019-06-12: Task 1
Two bar charts show the average time spending on two leisure actives (reading and listening to songs) based on different age groups.

Questions and samples related to topic "ACTIVITY":
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2019-06-12: Task 2
Some people think that libraries are a waste of resources and money, computers can be used to replace them. Others disagree with it. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "COMPUTER":
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2019-06-08: Task 1
Three pie charts show the percentages of export from three countries (Argentina, Chile, Mexico) to USA, Europe, Latin countries and other country.

2019-06-08: Task 1
Pie charts show Australian agricultural products and their contribution to income in 2002.

Questions and samples related to topic "INCOME":
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2019-06-08: Task 2
Nowadays, some parents pressure their children to be successful. What are the reasons for this? Is this a positive or negative development.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN,SUCCESS":
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2019-06-08: Task 2
Government should spend money to encourage the development of sport and art for school students, rather than supporting professional sports and art performances for general public. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY":
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2019-06-01: Task 1
The table gives information about the salaries of high school teachers in 5 countries ( Australia, Korea, Japan, Denmark, Luxembourg).The table consisted of of the starting salaries, salaries after 15 years, maximum salaries and number of years to achieve the maximum salaries.

Questions and samples related to topic "MONEY":
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2019-06-01: Task 1
The table shows the number of temporary migrant workers in four countries (Australia, US, UK, New Zealand) in 2003 and 2006.

Questions and samples related to topic "IMMIGRATION":
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2019-06-01: Task 1
A line graph shows the number of male and female prisoners in a European country between 1911 to 2001.

Questions and samples related to topic "PRISON POPULATION":
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2019-06-01: Task 1
A table and a line graph show how often Australians are going to cinemas in a year and also a comparison of that frequency by age.

Questions and samples related to topic "CINEMA GOER":
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2019-06-01: Task 2
Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-06-01: Task 2
An increasing number of developing countries are expanding their tourist industry. Why do you think it is the case? Do you think it is a positive development?

Questions and samples related to topic "TOURISM":
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2019-06-01: Task 2
Earlier technological developments brought benefits and changes to the lives of ordinary people more than recent technological developments. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-06-01: Task 2
Some people think that books should be stopped in school, videos, films and computers should be used instead. To what extent do you agree?

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