2021 IELTS Writing Task 2 (Essay Questions) With Answers

 By examword.com

2021 IELTS Writing Task 2 (Essay Questions) With Answers

Here we collect recent IELTS writing task 2 questions, namely essay questions, from test-takers and other public resources. It's a short list but maintained weekly. You can try them and save them online. If you are willing to share one essay, you can submit it. Our tutors may rate it, and possibly select it into answer bank.

Most of the topics or questions have answers. Some of them are contributed by visitors but have been revised and rated by our tutors. All answers are only open to VIP accounts access.

Since Aug 1, 2021, we stop rating users' essays and remove the features about submitting and saving essays. (The existing essays are still  available to access for their owners.)

We will continue to provide sample answers and comments for each writing question.

For those who are looking for cheap and quick essay rating, please try:

Check your IELTS essay online
For those who are looking for teacher's helping, please try:

Get A Teacher To Rate Essay


1. My Submitted Essays
Here only show your submitted essays. Please launch Exercise button to access essays that you save to either local or cloud.
2. Recent Essay Questions
  2021-07-31: EssayNo. 1
Today foods travel thousands of miles from the farm to the consumers. Why is this? Is it a positive or negative trend?
Keywords: food
Type: Cause
Tested on:
2021-07-31
  2021-07-24: EssayNo. 2
Some people think that individuals are becoming more dependent on each other in modern society, while others believe that individuals are becoming more independent of each other. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: society
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-07-24
  2021-07-17: EssayNo. 3
Some people say that the main aim of advertising is to improve the sales of products that people do not really need. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: ad
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-07-17
  2021-07-10: EssayNo. 4
The education of young people is highly prioritized in many countries. However, educating adults who cannot write or read is even more important and governments should spend more money on this. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: education
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-07-10
  2021-07-01: EssayNo. 5
Some people think the government should establish free libraries in each town. Others believe that it is a waste of money since people can access the Internet to obtain information. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: education
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-07-01
  2021-06-26: EssayNo. 6
Some people say that traveling abroad is necessary to get knowledge about other countries, while others suggest that TV and the internet can also help people know about foreign countries. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: Internet; travel
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-06-26
2019-11-17
  2021-06-19: EssayNo. 7
In both education and employment, some people work much harder than others. What makes people work harder than others? Is it always a good thing to work hard?
Keywords: work hard
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-06-19
  2021-06-17: EssayNo. 8
More and more people are seriously overweight. Some people suggest the solution to this problem is to increase the price of fattening foods. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: health
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-06-17
  2021-06-12: Essay (General)No. 9
Some people believe that individuals over 65 should not be allowed to continue working. Others think that people should be allowed to work for as long as they choose. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: work
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-06-12
  2021-06-12: EssayNo. 10
Some people believe that university education should focus on the skills of employment for the future. Others think they should focus on academic study only. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: education; employment
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-06-12
  2021-06-05: EssayNo. 11
When asked to choose between a life without work and working most of the time, people would always choose not to work. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion.
Keywords: work
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-06-05
  2021-06-05: EssayNo. 12
A family has a great influence on children's development, but the influence outside the home plays a bigger part in children's life. To what extent to you agree or disagee?
Keywords: family; child
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-06-05
2019-11-15
  2021-05-29: EssayNo. 13
Nowadays in many countries, the proportion of the older population is higher than that of younger people. Is it a positive or negative development?
Keywords: older people
Type: Opinion
Tested on:
2021-05-29
  2021-05-29: EssayNo. 14
Some people think that advertising may have positive economic effects. Others think it has negative social effects because advertising makes individuals less satisfied with what they are and what they have. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: ad
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-05-29
  2021-05-22: EssayNo. 15
Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists, not local people. Why is this the case? What can be done to attract local people?
Keywords: art
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-05-22
  2021-05-22: Essay (General)No. 16
Nowadays many mothers take care of the family and don't go out to work. Some people believe they should be given salaries by the government. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: government
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-05-22
  2021-05-20: EssayNo. 17
Many people think that the best way to learn a culture is to learn the language of it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: language; culture
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-05-20
  2021-05-16: EssayNo. 18
People should look after their health as a duty to the society they live in rather than personal benefits. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: health; society
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-05-16
  2021-05-08: EssayNo. 19
Some people think that the best way to improve road transport safety is to let the driver test each year. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: traffic
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-05-08
  2021-05-08: Essay (General)No. 20
In many countries, traditions and customs are disappearing. What are the reasons? What should schools and parents do to keeping our traditions alive?
Keywords: culture
Type: Cause & Solution
Tested on:
2021-05-08
2020-06-13
  2021-04-29: EssayNo. 21
Some people think in order to continually improve the quality of education, high school students should be encouraged to evaluate and criticize their teachers. Others feel that this would result in a loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: school
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-04-29
  2021-04-24: EssayNo. 22
In many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Keywords: food
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-04-24
  2021-04-24: EssayNo. 23
Today, more and more people use robots to do tasks at home and at work. Do you think it is a positive or negative development? Why?
Keywords: technology
Type: Opinion
Tested on:
2021-04-24
2020-12-20
2020-10-10
  2021-04-17: EssayNo. 24
During holidays or weekends, young people spend less time on outdoor activities in the natural environment, such as hiking and mountain climbing. Why? What can be done to encourage them to go out?
Keywords: young people
Type: Cause
Tested on:
2021-04-17
  2021-04-10: EssayNo. 25
Many people believe that bicycle is a healthy and environmentally-friendly mode of transport. However, it is no longer the main form of transport. What are the reasons? What could be done to encourage the use of bicycles among the wider population?
Keywords: health; environment
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2021-04-10
  2021-04-03: Essay (General)No. 26
The cultures of many countries around the world become more similar than they used to be. What are the reasons for this trend? Is it positive or negative?
Keywords: culture
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2021-04-03
2020-01-08
  2021-04-03: EssayNo. 27
More and more people no longer read the newspaper or watch TV programs to get news. They get news about the world through the internet. Is this a positive or negative development?
Keywords: media
Type: Opinion
Tested on:
2021-04-03
2020-06-28
  2021-03-27: EssayNo. 28
Health experts claim that walking is the best exercise. However, people are walking less on a daily basis. What has made this happen and how to deal with it?
Keywords: health
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2021-03-27
  2021-03-27: Essay (General)No. 29
Some people think that spending a lot on holding wedding parties, birthday parties, and other celebrations is just a waste of money. Others think that these are necessary for individuals and society. Discuss both views, and give your opinion.
Keywords: money
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2018-09-29
2021-03-27
  2021-03-20: Essay (General)No. 30
Today due to advanced medicine, people are living longer. Therefore, the number of elders is expected to exceed that of young people. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
Keywords: older people; technology
Type: Advantages & Disadvantages
Tested on:
2021-03-20
  2021-03-20: EssayNo. 31
Some people believe that if a police officer carries guns, it can encourage a higher level of violence. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: society
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-03-20
  2021-03-20: Essay (General)No. 32
In many countries, the legal driving age is 18 years old. Some people believe it is the right age to learn how to drive a car, whereas others say that the minimum age should be 25. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Keywords: young people
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-03-20
  2021-03-20: EssayNo. 33
Due to advances in science and technology, the lifestyle of people everywhere in the world has become similar. Is this a positive or negative development?
Keywords: lifestyle; technology
Type: Opinion
Tested on:
2021-03-20
  2021-03-13: EssayNo. 34
Music has been and will continue to be the universal language of mankind. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: music
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-03-13
  2021-03-06: EssayNo. 35
In some countries around the world men and women are having children at a later age than in the past. What are the reasons for this development? What are the effects on society and family life?
Keywords: society
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2021-03-06
  2021-03-06: EssayNo. 36
Nowadays many young people spend their free time in shopping centers. This has a negative effect on youths and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Keywords: leisure; shopping
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-03-06
  2021-03-04: EssayNo. 37
Many animals are endangered. Some people argue that we should only protect animals that are useful to humans. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: animal
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-03-04
  2021-02-27: EssayNo. 38
Water scarcity is a serious problem in many countries. What are the causes of this?And what solutions can be done by individuals and the government?
Keywords: environment
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2021-02-27
  2021-02-25: EssayNo. 39
Some people believe that educational qualifications always bring success, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: success; education
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-02-25
  2021-02-20: EssayNo. 40
Parents should encourage children to spend less time studying and more time doing physical activities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: child
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-02-20
3. More Sample Questions
This page just keep the latest 20 questions, the early ones are moved to there: