IELTS General Writing Task 2

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 General Task 2:  #4053
Discussion: Some high schools require all students to wear school uniforms. Other high schools permit students to decide what to wear to school. Which of these two school policies do you think is better?
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 General Task 2:  #4052
Direct Question: In some countries, people are no longer allowed to smoke in many public places and office buildings. Do you think this is a good rule or a bad rule?
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 General Task 2:  #4051
Direct Question: Many teachers assign homework to students every day. Do you think that daily homework is necessary for students? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
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 General Task 2:  #4050
Agree Disagree: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Only people who earn a lot of money are successful. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
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 General Task 2:  #4049
Agree Disagree: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A zoo has no useful purpose. Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer.
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 General Task 2:  #4048
Discussion: Men do most of the high-level jobs. Should the government encourage a certain percentage of these jobs to be reserved for women?
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 General Task 2:  #4047
Direct Question: Nowadays food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improved the way people live? Give reasons for your answer using your own ideas and experience.
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 General Task 2:  #4046
Discussion: Some people believe that old buildings should be replaced with more modern ones. Other people argue that we should protect old buildings because they have a special value.
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 General Task 2:  #4045
Agree Disagree: Nowadays many young people spend their free time in shopping centers. This has a negative effect on the youths and the society.
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 General Task 2:  #4044
Agree Disagree: Some people think that work is the most important thing of people’s life. Without the success of career, life become meaningless.
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 General Task 2:  #4043
Agree Disagree: Some people believe that people who read books can develop more imagination and language skills than those who prefer to watch TV.
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 General Task 2:  #4042
Discussion: Some people believe that anyone can create art such as painting, poetry, music and so on. Others think that a person should have special abilities to create art.
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 General Task 2:  #4041
Agree Disagree: It is better for college students to live far away from home than live at home with their parents. Do you agree or disagree?
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 General Task 2:  #4040
Discussion: Some people say that zoos have no useful purpose. Others believe that zoos are beneficial in many ways. Discuss and give your opinion.
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 General Task 2:  #4039
Direct Question: In some countries children have very strict rules of behavior, in other countries they are allowed to do almost anything they like.
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 General Task 2:  #4038
Discussion: 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.
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 General Task 2:  #4037
Discussion: In many countries children are engaged in different kinds of paid work. Some people regard this as completely wrong, while others consider it a valuable work experience.
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 General Task 2:  #4036
Discussion: Some people think that schools should select students according to their academic abilities, while others believe that it is better to have students with different abilities studying together.
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 General Task 2:  #4035
Outline Cause, Outline Solution: Many offenders commit more crimes after serving the first punishment. Why is this happening, and what measures can be taken to tackle this problem?
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 General Task 2:  #4034
Agree Disagree: Public libraries should only provide books and should not waste their limited resources on expensive high-tech media such as software, videos or DVDs.
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 General Task 2:  #4033
Discussion: Some people believe that universities are producing more graduates than needed, and that less emphasis should be placed on university education. Others are of a different opinion.
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 General Task 2:  #4032
Agree Disagree: Reducing global environmental damage should be handled by governments rather than individuals. Give reasons and provide relevant examples from your own experience.
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 General Task 2:  #4031
Discussion: Many people believe that teachers should teach students how to judge right from wrong and how to behave, while others think they should just teach academic subjects.
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 General Task 2:  #4030
Advantages Disadvantages: The costs of international travel are decreasing and tourism is growing. What are the advantages and disadvantages of increasing tourism activity in different countries?
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 General Task 2:  #4029
Discussion: Several languages die every year. Many people feel this is a positive trend and that a world with fewer languages promotes harmony and understanding between people.
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 General Task 2:  #4028
Outline Cause, Advantages Disadvantages: In most parts of the world people are living longer. What are the possible causes of this situation? Is this a negative or positive development?
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 General Task 2:  #4027
Agree Disagree: In the past lecturers could teach a certain number of students in hall. With the new technology it’s hard to justify the reason to participate in the lecture physically and not via the Internet.
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 General Task 2:  #4026
Outline Cause, Outline Solution: Today more people are overweight than ever before. What in your opinion are the primary causes of this? What measures to overcome this epidemic?
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 General Task 2:  #4025
Agree Disagree: Big salary is much more important than job satisfaction. Do you agree or disagree? Provide relevant examples if necessary.
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 General Task 2:  #4024
Direct Question: Foreign language instruction should begin in kindergarten. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
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 General Task 2:  #4023
Direct Question: High school is a crucial period in the life of young people. What factors are related to academic success in high school students?
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 General Task 2:  #4022
Outline Solution: The rising levels of congestion and air pollution found in most of the world cities can be attributed directly to the rapidly increasing number of private cars in use.
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 General Task 2:  #4021
Direct Question: In many countries the level of crime is increasing and crimes are becoming more violent. Why do you think this is and what can be done about it?
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 General Task 2:  #4020
Discussion: Some people think that it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools. Others, however, believe that boys and girls benefit more from attending mixed schools.
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 General Task 2:  #4019
Agree Disagree: Modern technology is changing our world. This has advantages such as bringing people closer together through communication. It also has disadvantages such as destroying the differences between cultures.
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 General Task 2:  #4018
Direct Question: Some children from the age of 11 or 13 go to schools to learn more practical skills that will help them get a job. Other children stay in schools which provide a more general academic education.
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 General Task 2:  #4017
Agree Disagree: Television dominates the free-time for too many people. It can make people lazy and prevent them from socialising with others.
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Agree Disagree: Some people warn that the era of silver screen is coming to an end and that people will eventually lose interest in going to the cinema.
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 General Task 2:  #4015
Agree Disagree: Disruptive school students have a negative influence on others. Students who are noisy and disobedient should be grouped together and taught separately.
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 General Task 2:  #4014
Outline Solution: Compare the advantages and disadvantages of three of the following ways of learning a foreign language. State which you consider to be the most effective.
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