Most Recent IELTS Essay Topics

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    Here is a list of Most Recent IELTS Essay Topics. These are the common essay topics that one must go through prior to taking an IELTS exam. Task 2 that you get in IELTS is more or less related to these topics. In case you find it difficult to write or fetch a correct content for these topics you may feel free to contact the experts at sayaeducationals.com.

    Most recent IELTS essays

    Currently, there is a trend toward the use of alternative forms of medicine. However, at best these methods are ineffective, and the worst they may be dangerous.To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    Some people support agricultural developments, such as factory farming and scientific creation of fruits and vegetables. Others oppose this view. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Most people pay taxes to contribute to the development of their country, however, some think they have other responsibilities rather than paying taxes. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    At the present time, the population of some countries includes a relatively large number of young adults, compared with the number of older people.Do the advantages of this situation outweigh the disadvantages?

    in some countries young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies.

    In some countries young people have little leisure time and are under a lot of pressure to work hard in their studies.What do you think are the cause of this?What solutions can you suggest? (56)

    In the past, people like to store knowledge in books. At present, we like to store on the internet. Do you think advantages out-weight the disadvantages?

    Nowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has technology affected the types of relationships people make? Has this become a positive or negative development?

    Some people think that paying taxes is a big enough contribution to society, while other think people have more responsibilities as a member of society than only paying taxes. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Popular events like the football world cup and other international sporting occasion are essential in easing international tensions and releasing patriotic emotions in a safe way.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

    Some people think that keeping pets is good for children while others think it is dangerous and unhealthy. Which opinion do you agree with? Discuss both options and give examples.

    Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?What other measures do you think might be effective?

    Some people think that everyone has the right to have access to university education, and that government should make it free for all students no matter what financial background they have. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this opinion.

    Nowadays, some people tend to take temporary jobs, for they have the time to do other things. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

    The users of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, are replacing face-to-face contact in this century. Do you think the advantages of this way outweigh the disadvantages?

    Do you think English will remain a global language despite globalization? Discuss your views with examples.

    FAMILY & CHILDREN

    1.Nowadays, many families have both parents working. Some working parents believe other family members like grandparents can take care of their children, while others think childcare centres provide the best care. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    2.Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life. What are the reasons? What are the effects on society and family life?

    3.Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives. What are the causes of these pressures and what measures should be taken to reduce these pressures?

    4.Parents often give children everything they ask for and do what they like. Is it good for children? What are the consequences when they grow up?

    5.Nowadays many parents believe that children’s usage of tablets or computers would be good for their future academic career. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such belief? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

    6.In recent years, the family structure has changed, as well as family roles. What types of changes are occurring? Do you think these changes are positive and negative?

    7.Studies have suggested that nowadays children watch much more television than they did in the past and spend less time on active or creative things. What are the reasons and what measures should be taken to encourage children to spend more time on active or creative things?

    8.It is more important for school children to learn about local history than world history. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    9.Many people believe that schools should teach children to become good citizens and workers rather than independent individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

    10.Some people say that computer games are bad for children by all means, others believe that these games are contributing to children’s development. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    LANGUAGE

    11.Some schools start teaching a foreign language in primary school years. Do advantages of teaching languages to young children outweigh the disadvantages? Give your own opinion and examples.

    12.Scientists say that in the future humanity will speak the same language. Do you think this is a positive or negative social development?

    TRAFFIC/ TRANSPORT

    13.The best way for governments to solve the problem of traffic congestion is providing free public transport in 24 hours per day, and seven days a week. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    14.Traffic and accommodation problems are increasing and government should encourage some businesses to move from cities to rural areas. Does advantage outweigh the disadvantages?

    Accommodation

    15.Some people believe government should spend money on building train and subway lines to reduce traffic congestion. Others think that building more and wider roads is the better way to reduce traffic congestion. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    16.Not so many people use a bicycle although it has many benefits. Why? How to encourage people to use bicycles as a main transport?

    17.In some cities people are choosing cars instead of bicycles, while in other cities riding bikes are replacing cars. Why is this the case? Which development do you think is better?

    20.Cycling is more environmentally friendly than other forms of transport. Why is it not popular in many places? And how to increase its popularity?

    EDUCATION, STUDENTS & YOUNG PEOPLE

    21.Nowadays, not enough students choose science subjects in university in many countries. What are the reasons for this problem? What are the effects on the society? 22.Many students find it difficult to concentrate or pay attention at school. What are the reasons? What could be done?

    23.Children’s education is expensive. In some countries, the government pays some or all of the costs. Do the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?

    24.Some people say that all young people should have full-time education until they are 18 years old. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

    25.Some people think the main purpose of education is to make individuals useful to society; others say education helps them to achieve personal ambitions. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    26.Many young people who leave school hold a negative attitude towards learning. Why does this happen? What are the solutions? Some countries achieve international sports by building specialized facilities to train top athletes, instead of providing sports facilities that everyone can use. Do you think this is positive or negative development?

    27.Government funding in university should only be provided for scholarship for the best student. All other funding can find from student fees and private organizations. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

    28.Some people think painting and drawing are as important as other subjects, they should be compulsory in the high school education.

    29.Some students take one year off between finishing school and going to university, in order to travel or to work. Do you think advantages outweigh disadvantages?

    30.Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students are encouraged to make comments or even criticism on their teachers. Others think it will lead to loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    31.Some people think that schools should reward students who show the best academic results, while others believe that it is more important to reward students who show improvements. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    32.Many people go to university for academic study. More people should be encouraged to do vocational training because there is lack of qualified workers such as electricians and plumbers.

    33.Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives. What are the causes of these pressures and what measures should be taken to reduce these pressures?

    34.Some people think that young people should be required to do unpaid work helping people in the community. Are disadvantages of this requirement greater than the benefits for the community and individuals?

    Youth & Community

    35.More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending a short time in communities in poorer countries doing unpaid work such as teaching or building houses. Why? Who benefit more from this, the community or these young people? 35.More money should be poured into teaching science rather than other subjects. Do you agree or disagree

    36.In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career. Which of these two systems is more appropriate in today’s world?

    37.Students today can easily access information online, so libraries are no longer necessary. Do you agree or disagree?

    38.Some people think that studying from the past teaches us nothing about today’s life. Others argue that the history is a value source of information. Discuss both views and give your opinion

    39.In developing countries, children in rural communities have less access to education. Some people believe that the problem can be solved by providing more schools and teachers, while others think that the problem can be solved by providing computers and Internet access. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    40.It is observed that in many countries not enough students are choosing to study science subject. What are causes? And what will be effects on society?

    41.It is more important for schoolchildren to learn about local history than world history. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    42.Some people think that studying from the past teaches us nothing about today’s life. Others argue that the history is a value source of information. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    43.Some people think that everyone has the right to have access to university education, and that government should make it free for all students no matter what financial background they have. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion.

    44.It is neither possible nor useful for a country to provide university places for a high proportion of young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    45.In schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts while boys like science. What are the reasons for this trend and do you think this tendency should be changed?

    46.Some people say that humanitarian subjects such as philosophy, history and literature that people study in universities have no value for their future career. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

    47.Students in schools and universities learn more from their teachers than through other means such as the Internet, libraries and TV. To what extent you agree or disagree?

    48.Nowadays university education is very expensive. Some people say that universities should reduce their fees, especially for the less fortunate students or those coming from rural areas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

    49.It is better for college students to live far away from home than live at home with their parents. Do you agree or disagree?

    50.Some people think that children should learn to paint or draw at school. Others believe it is just a waste of time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    51.Nowadays schoolchildren and students are taught to be competitive towards their classmates and aren’t encouraged to help the weaker students. Do the disadvantages of this outweigh the advantages?

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