2023 IELTS Writing Task 2 (Essay Questions) With Answers

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2023 IELTS Writing Task 2 (Essay Questions) With Answers

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2. Recent Essay Questions
  2022-12-31: EssayNo. 1
Some people suggest that a country should try to produce all the food for its population and import as little food as possible. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: food
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-12-31
2020-06-09
2019-11-29
  2022-12-24: EssayNo. 2
What are the most important elements of a perfect society in the modern world? How can people work towards achieving an ideal society?
Keywords: society
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2022-12-24
  2022-12-17: EssayNo. 3
Some people think there could be more benefits to society if more people study business than history. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: business
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-12-17
  2022-12-10: EssayNo. 4
Museums and art galleries should concentrate on local works rather than showing the cultures or artworks from other countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: art
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-12-10
  2022-12-03: EssayNo. 5
Some people think watching television is bad for children in every way. Others believe it is good for developing children as they grow up. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: children
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2022-12-03
  2022-11-26: EssayNo. 6
Some people think that products should be made to last as long as possible, while others believe making the products cheap is more important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: products
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2022-11-26
2021-01-30
  2022-11-19: EssayNo. 7
Some think secondary and high school students should be allowed to choose academic courses leading to university or practical courses leading to careers such as carpenters. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: students
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-11-19
  2022-11-05: EssayNo. 8
Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some specific jobs are suitable for men, and some for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: job
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-11-05
  2022-10-29: EssayNo. 10
Some people think young people should be required to have full-time education until they are at least 18 years old. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: education
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-10-29
2020-11-20
2020-03-13
  2022-10-22: EssayNo. 11
The noise level around us is constantly increasing and affecting the quality of our lives. What causes the noise? What should be done about it?
Keywords: environment
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2022-10-22
  2022-10-08: EssayNo. 12
Some think that too much money has been spent looking after and repairing old buildings, so we should knock down old buildings and build modern ones instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: legacy; building
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-10-08
2020-02-01
  2022-09-24: EssayNo. 13
Some people think that robots are very important to human's future development, while others believe they are dangerous and negatively affect society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Keywords: technology
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2022-09-24
  2022-09-17: EssayNo. 14
In some countries, small town-center shops are going out of business because people tend to drive to large out-of-town stores. As a result, people without cars have limited access to out-of-town stores, which may increase the use of cars. Do you think the disadvantages of this change outweigh its advantages?
Keywords: shopping
Type: Advantages & Disadvantages
Tested on:
2022-09-17
2019-10-09
  2022-09-03: EssayNo. 15
Many first-year university students discover that their chosen subjects do not suit them. Why does this happen? What can be done to ensure that students can choose a suitable subject?
Keywords: university
Type: Cause
Tested on:
2022-09-03
  2022-08-27: EssayNo. 16
Some people think that dangerous sports should be banned. Others, however, believe that people should be free to choose sports activities. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: sports
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2022-08-27
2020-11-28
  2022-08-20: EssayNo. 17
Some people think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones for communication has a negative effect on young people's reading and writing skills. Do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: communication
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-08-20
  2022-08-13: EssayNo. 18
The increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage to the natural environment. What are the causes of this? What can be done to solve this problem?
Keywords: environment
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2022-08-13
  2022-08-11: EssayNo. 19
In more and more countries, people choose to give money on special occasions rather than personally giving gifts. Why might this be the case? Is it a positive or negative development?
Keywords: gift
Type: Opinion
Tested on:
2022-08-11
  2022-08-06: EssayNo. 20
Some people think visual images (like photographs and videos) can accurately tell information in a news story. Others believe they are not reliable sources. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: news
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2022-08-06
  2022-07-23: EssayNo. 21
More and more people are leaving the countryside to live in cities. Does this development have positive or negative effects on the environment?
Keywords: environment
Type: Opinion
Tested on:
2022-07-23
  2022-07-16: EssayNo. 22
Some people think the Olympic Games are exciting and can bring nations together. Others, however, think that it is a waste of money. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: money
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2022-07-16
  2022-07-09: EssayNo. 23
It is difficult for people who live in cities to get enough physical exercise. What causes and solutions can be taken to solve the problem?
Keywords: cities
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2022-07-09
  2022-07-09: EssayNo. 24
In today's world, people spend a lot of money on appearance because they want to look younger. Why does this happen? Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Keywords: money
Type: Cause
Tested on:
2022-07-09
  2022-07-07: EssayNo. 25
Good education is more important for academic success than individual ability. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: education
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-07-07
  2022-06-25: EssayNo. 26
The increasing demand for oil and gas has made it necessary to look for these energy sources in remote and untouched natural places. Do you think the advantages of locating oil and gas in these areas outweigh the disadvantages of damaging these places?
Keywords: environment
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-06-25
  2022-06-16: EssayNo. 27
Some people think the primary purpose of schools is to turn the children into good citizens and workers, rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Keywords: school; children
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-06-16
  2022-06-11: EssayNo. 28
Today people live longer after retiring from work. What problems does this cause for individuals and society? What can be done to deal with them?
Keywords: life
Type: Direct Question
Tested on:
2022-06-11
  2022-06-04: EssayNo. 29
It's more important for school children to learn about their local history than world history. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: history
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-06-04
  2022-05-28: EssayNo. 30
In today's cities, people continue to use cars and motorcycles, which have made transportation increasingly difficult. Why? What is the best way to stop people from using cars and motorcycles?
Keywords: transport
Type:
Tested on:
2022-05-28
  2022-05-21: EssayNo. 31
It has been suggested that everyone in the world wants to own a car, a TV, and a fridge. Do you think the disadvantages of such a development outweigh the advantages?
Keywords: car
Type: Advantages & Disadvantages
Tested on:
2022-05-21
  2022-05-12: EssayNo. 32
Some people believe using modern technology (digital photographs, blogs) is the best way to record and remember important personal events. Others think the traditional method (making photo albums, writing diaries) is better. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: technology
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2022-05-12
  2022-05-07: EssayNo. 33
Some people think it is a better way to leave their home country to improve their work and living opportunities, while others think staying in their own country is a better choice. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Keywords: life-style
Type: Discussion
Tested on:
2022-05-07
2021-02-06
  2022-04-30: EssayNo. 34
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:
2022-04-30
2021-08-12
  2022-04-23: EssayNo. 35
In many cities, planners tend to arrange shops, schools, offices, and homes in specific areas and separate them from each other. Do you think the advantages of this policy outweigh the disadvantages?
Keywords: living
Type: Advantages & Disadvantages
Tested on:
2022-04-23
  2022-04-21: EssayNo. 36
In some countries, too much money is spent by both the government and individuals on national festivals, such as the new year. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: money
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-04-21
  2022-04-16: EssayNo. 37
More and more people are using computers and electric devices to access information, therefore there is no need for printed books, magazines, and newspapers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: technology
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-04-16
2019-10-11
  2022-04-09: EssayNo. 38
In the past, people ate local, in-season food, but now, people tend to consume out-of-season food from different parts of the world. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Keywords: food
Type: Advantages & Disadvantages
Tested on:
2022-04-09
  2022-04-09: EssayNo. 39
In the modern world, it is no longer necessary to use animals for food or animal products, such as clothing and medicines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: animal
Type: Agree & Disagree
Tested on:
2022-04-09
2019-11-30
  2022-03-26: EssayNo. 40
The shortage of housing in big cities can cause severe consequences, and only government action can solve the problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Keywords: home
Type: Opinion
Tested on:
2022-03-26
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