IELTS Writing

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 12

By using technology people can perform everyday tasks such as shopping and banking, as well as business transactions, without meeting others face-to-face. What are the effects of this on individuals and society as a whole? In the world of ebay, Amazon, Taobao and myriad other online stores and services, there…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 11

Some people believe that languages should be taught in small classes. Others feel the number of students doesn’t matter. Discuss both views and give your opinion. The increase in international travel, trade, and global telecommunications has made the world a smaller place; consequently the need and want to learn foreign…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 10

Shops should not be allowed to sell any food or drink that have been scientifically proved to have bad effects on people’s health. To what extent do you agree or disagree? There is an English adage that says ‘you are what you eat’ which, if true, means modern supermarkets and…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 9

The leaders or directors of organisations are often older people. But some people say that young people can also be leaders. Do you agree or disagree? On the whole organisations prefer to employ older people in positions of authority, believing that maturity brings greater knowledge and level-headedness. Furthermore, wider life…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 8

Some people say that communication using computers and phones will have negative effects on young people’s writing and reading skills. Do you agree or disagree? For many people, of all ages, the question ‘when was the last time you wrote a letter?’ requires some serious thought. Yet whilst putting pen…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 7

How important it is for individuals and countries to think about the future, rather than focusing on the present? To place precedence on the present or the future? Carpe diem, or save for a rainy day? When Aesop wrote his fable about the grasshopper and the ant, he was telling…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 6

It is often reported that anti-social behaviour is on the rise and modern youth lacks respect for others. What can be done to reduce poor behaviour in public? Whether or not crime is getting worse is a matter of debate, but what seems certain is that the media reports it…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 5

Most countries want to improve living standards through economic development. However, some argue that with economic development certain social values are lost. Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages? The benefits of an improved economy are self-evident. It is no coincidence that the countries with the…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 4

Some people think that a strong artistic culture can make a country more civilized, and therefore governments should subsidize musicians, artists, actors and drama companies. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion? The question as to what makes a society ‘civilised’ is not an easy one to briefly or…

IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 3

Charities and organizations give special names to particular days such as ‘National Children’s Day’ and ‘National Non-smoking Day’. What are the causes of these particular days? How effective are they? Although most people pay little heed to such things in everyday life, it does appear that there is not a…

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