2021 IELTS Writing Task 2 (Essay Questions) With Answers

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2021 IELTS Writing Task 2 (Essay Questions) With Answers

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2. Recent Essay Questions
  2021-10-23: EssayNo. 1
Some people think that employers should not be concerned about how employees dress at work, but the quality of work only. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: employment
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-10-23
  2021-10-16: EssayNo. 2
Many developing countries require aid from international organizations to grow. Many people think that this aid should be financial, while others believe practical aid and advice are more useful. Discuss both views, and give your own opinion.
Keywords: aid
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-10-16
2018-03-10
  2021-10-09: EssayNo. 3
Some people think it is more beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams, like football, while other people think that taking part in individual sports is better like tennis and swimming. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: sports
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-10-09
2020-08-29
  2021-10-02: EssayNo. 4
Some health professionals suggest that older people spend more time socializing with others and playing sports to stay healthy, but many retired people have experienced loneliness and a lack of fitness. Why has this happened? What can be done to address this?
Keywords: older people
Type: Cause
Tested on:
2021-10-02
  2021-09-25: EssayNo. 5
People who decide on a career path early in their lives and keep to it are more likely to have a satisfying working life than those who change jobs frequently. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: career
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-09-25
  2021-09-18: EssayNo. 6
Some people think that if a country is already rich, any addition in economic wealth does not make its citizen happier. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: happiness
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-09-18
2020-01-20
  2021-09-11: EssayNo. 7
Natural resources such as oil, forests, and fresh water are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problems does this cause? How can we solve these problems?
Keywords: environment
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2021-09-11
  2021-09-04: EssayNo. 8
It will be better for society and individuals if driverless cars are widely used. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?
Keywords: car
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-09-04
  2021-08-28: EssayNo. 9
Some students take one year off between finishing high school and going to university, in order to travel or to work. Do you think advantages outweigh disadvantages?
Keywords: education; work
Type: Advantages & Disadvantages
Tested on:
2021-08-28
2020-08-06
  2021-08-21: EssayNo. 10
Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by governments rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: research
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2021-08-21
  2021-08-14: EssayNo. 11
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 or negative development?
Keywords: travel
Type: Cause
Tested on:
2021-08-14
  2021-08-12: EssayNo. 12
Nowadays, more and more people from different cities are spending more time away from their families. What are the possible reasons and the effects on the people themselves and their families?
Keywords: family
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2021-08-12
  2021-08-07: EssayNo. 13
Some people believe that children have the freedom to make mistakes, while others argue that adults should prevent them from doing so. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: child
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2021-08-07
  2021-07-31: EssayNo. 14
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. 15
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. 16
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. 17
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. 18
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. 19
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. 20
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. 21
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. 22
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. 23
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. 24
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. 25
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. 26
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. 27
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. 28
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. 29
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. 30
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. 31
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. 32
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. 33
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. 34
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. 35
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. 36
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. 37
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. 38
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. 39
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. 40
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
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