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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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2019-06-13: 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
Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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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 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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2019-06-01: 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 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 our 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 and that videos, films and computers should be used instead. To what extent do you agree?

2019-06-01: Task 2
Around the world it is likely that more adults will work from home, more children will study from home, as computer technology become cheaper and accessible. Do you think it is a negative or a positive development?

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-05-25: Task 2
In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education with a range of subjects. In others, it has a narrow range of specific subjects to focus student to their future career. What system will be more appropriate in today’s world?

Questions and samples related to topic "EDUCATION":
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2019-05-23: Task 1
Three bar charts show employment rate in agriculture, industry and services in three countries (A,B,C) between 1980 and 2020.

Questions and samples related to topic "EMPLOYMENT":
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2019-05-23: Task 1
A line graph shows the number of visitors of museum in summer and winter in 2003.

Questions and samples related to topic "VISITOR":
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2019-05-23: Task 2
In many countries, a high proportion of criminal acts are committed by teenagers. Why has this happened? What can be done to deal with this?

Questions and samples related to topic "CRIME":
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2019-05-23: Task 2
There is little control over the design and construction of new homes and office buildings, and people can build in whatever style they like. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "HOME,BUILDING":
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2019-05-23: Task 2
It is important to give children a possibility to act independently and make their own decisions from early age. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this idea?

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN":
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2019-05-23: Task 2
Some people think that big international sporting events are not worth for the host country. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this idea?

Questions and samples related to topic "SPORT":
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2019-05-18: Task 1
A chart shows the percentage of adult in different employment categories in one city from 2003 to 2013.

Questions and samples related to topic "EMPLOYMENT":
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2019-05-18: Task 1
Two bar charts show the prices of full fat milk and low fat milk for the supermarkets A and B in the UK in years from 2008 to 2012.

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD":
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2019-05-18: Task 1
Two bar charts.A bar chart shows the value of fish imports in the U.S. in the years 1998, 2002 and 2007. The value is measured by billion. Other pie chart illustrates the percentages of the fish import to the U.S from Canada, China and other countries in the given period.

Questions and samples related to topic "IMPORT":
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2019-05-18: Task 2
People are surrounded by many kinds of advertising which can influence their life. Does the positive effect of this trend outweigh the negative effect?

Questions and samples related to topic "AD":
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2019-05-18: Task 2
Employers should give their staff at least 4 weeks' holiday. It can make them perform better in their work. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "BUSINESS":
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2019-05-18: Task 2
An international travel becomes affordable, more and more countries are opening doors to increase the number of tourists. Do the advantages of increasing tourism outweigh the disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "TOURISM":
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2019-05-18: Task 2
People nowadays are used to “thrown-away” which means that they use things in short time and throw it away. What do you think is the cause and the problems it may lead to?

Questions and samples related to topic "WASTING":
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2019-05-11: Task 1
Two line graphs show the number of visitors for holidays and business to the UK from France and North America in one year.

Questions and samples related to topic "TOURISM":
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2019-05-11: Task 2
Most of the world's problems are caused by over-population. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "POPULATION":
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2019-05-11: Task 2
Many businesses think that the new employees who graduate from schools lack basic interpersonal skills, such as working with colleagues as team. What has caused this and what are solutions to the problems?

Questions and samples related to topic "BUSINESS":
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2019-05-11: Task 2
In some countries, more and more shops are open long hours every day. What are positive and negative developments of this situation?

Questions and samples related to topic "BUSINESS":
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2019-05-04: Task 1
The bar chart shows information about the internet use by men and women in UK in 2013.

Questions and samples related to topic "INTERNET":
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2019-05-04: Task 1
The task 1 bar chart shows how to make a jam out of fruit.

Questions and samples related to topic "FOOD":
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2019-05-04: Task 1
A bar graph shows the percentage of recycled materials like paper, tin, glass, plastic in 2002, 2007 and 2012.

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-05-04: Task 1
line chart shows the number of enquirers on tourist information center.

Questions and samples related to topic "TOURISM":
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2019-05-04: Task 2
As technology is used more in the workplace, some people tend to believe that young people can find jobs more easily than older people. To What extend do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-05-04: Task 2
Children spend a lot of time playing computer games rather than playing sport. Why has this happened? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

Questions and samples related to topic "GAME,SPORT":
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2019-05-04: Task 2
Some people think the best way to solve environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-05-04: Task 2
In many cities, young people prefer shopping as a form of leisure activity. Why has this happened? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

Questions and samples related to topic "SHOPPING":
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2019-05-04: Task 2
Some people think studying in groups is good for school students and others think self study is better. Explain both and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "STUDY":
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2019-05-04: Task 2
Some people think that the development of technology help to decrease crime, others think that encourage crime.

Questions and samples related to topic "TECHNOLOGY":
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2019-04-27: Task 1
There were two graphs. The bar graph shows the average minutes spends by men and women for household activities per day. And table shows the data of average minutes spend by both genders on their leisure time per day.

Questions and samples related to topic "GENDER":
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2019-04-27: Task 1
Two graphs describe the change in the student’s shared room during the last five years.

Questions and samples related to topic "CHANGE":
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2019-04-27: Task 2
Mainly museums and historical sites are visited by tourist not local people. Discuss the reasons and give a solution to this problem.

Questions and samples related to topic "TOURISM":
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2019-04-27: Task 2
Economic wealth in rich countries brings happiness. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "ECONOMIC":
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2019-04-27: Task 2
Some people think certain old buildings are more worth preserving than the other ones. Which types of old buildings should be preserved? To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "BUILDING":
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2019-04-27: Task 2
Some people think that it is a waste of time for an individual to plan for the future and that it is more important to focus on the present. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "WASTING":
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2019-04-25: Task 2
Why are young people leaving their homes from rural areas to study or work in the cities? Do advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?

Questions and samples related to topic "LIFESTYLE":
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2019-04-25: Task 2
In many countries today, people in cities either 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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2019-04-13: Task 2
Some people believe famous people's support towards international aid organizations draws attention to problems, while others think celebrities make the problems less important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "CELEBRITY":
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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.

Questions and samples related to topic "IMMIGRATION":
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2019-04-06: Task 2
Today, many people have little knowledge about the importance of the natural world. What are the reasons and how to help people to learn the importance of the natural world?

Questions and samples related to topic "ENVIRONMENT":
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2019-04-06: Task 2
Many people believe that government should support sports and the arts at school to encourage children to take part in sports, more than supporting professional sports and artistic performances for general public. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Questions and samples related to topic "CHILDREN,":
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2019-04-06: Task 2
Some think the best way to reduce time people spending traveling to work is to replace the parks and gardens close to the city centers with apartment buildings where commuter can live, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Questions and samples related to topic "TRANSPORT":
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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.

Questions and samples related to topic "VISITOR":
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