Srijah Tanna
by on April 14, 2021
What is the basic structure for IELTS writing task 2 in the IELTS exam, Detailed comprehensive guide here-
Introduction : Be sure to state the question in your own words in your introduction so that you introduce the topic of your task 2.
Support your opinion : Once you have made your opinion clear, you have to provide facts to justify your choice
State the opposing point of you. You do not have to persuade the examiner about the opposing opinion, but it is important to state what it is.
Summarise your opinion.
In your IELTS exam, the writing task is split into two parts and task 2 is worth 66% of your score. So, you should allocate 40 minutes to writing it. It must contain at least 250 words so waste no time, concentrate and focus on the task at hand.
Below you will find a variety of task 2 essay topics that have been seen by students on their IELTS exams. By practising with these writing task 2 topics, you prepare yourself to write an essay about a wide range of topics.
Take a look at some common essay topics for IELTS task 2 test below:
IELTS writing task 2 topics on education
IELTS task 2 questions on globalisation
IELTS task 2 questions on equality
IELTS task 2 questions about the environment
IELTS task 2 questions on technology
Task 2 questions on travel and rransport
Task 2 questions on health
Task 2 questions on law and order
Task 2 questions on language and culture
Task 2 questions on government and society
Task 2 questions on sports and pastimes
Below are past essay questions from previous years as seen by students in their exams. These sample questions will help you prepare and better know what to expect in your task 2 exam. Feel free to leave your task 2 question in the comments if you have recently taken the IELTS exam:
New August 2020 task 2 questions
March 2020 task 2 questions
August 2019 task 2 questions
March - April 2019 task 2 questions
Band 6.5 essay about marriage (includes ex-ielts examiner commentary)
Band 9 essay about education (includes ex-ielts examiner commentary)
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January 2021 sample task 2 questions
Some people feel that the effects of advertising are positive for individuals and businesses, while others think they are negative. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
Some people say that TV advertisements are helpful for viewers, while others disagree. What is your opinion?
Some people think the spread of multinational companies and globalization produce positive outcomes for everyone. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
In some countries, there are fewer young people who listen to or play classical music these days. Why is this? Should young people be encouraged to play or perform classical music?
Directors of large organizations earn much higher salaries than ordinary employees do. Some people think it is necessary, but others are of the opinion that it is unfair. Discuss both views and give your own opinions.
Prison is the common way in most countries try to solve the problem of crime. However, a more effective solution is to provide people with a better education. Do you agree or disagree?
Some think that climate change reforms will negatively affect business. Others feel they are an opportunity for businesses. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
Some people argue that holding sporting events is beneficial to a country's development. However, other people hold the opposite opinion. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
The first man to walk on the moon claimed it was a step forward for mankind. However, it has made little difference in most people’s lives. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that good teamwork makes a company successful, others think that good leadership is the reason behind the success of a company. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
Take a look at some of our IELTS vocabulary to help you write about the above topics.
October/November 2020 task 2 sample questions
Nowadays more and more people want to get things done instantly. Why is it? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
Some people think that it is a waste of time for high school students to study literature, such as novels and poems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In some countries the elderly are highly valued and respected, while in others youth is more highly valued. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
The personal information of many individuals is held by large internet companies and organisations. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
Some people believe that handwriting is no longer useful in the modern world and should not be taught in schools. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some believe that advances in technology are increasing the gap between rich and poor while others think the opposite is happening. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
More and more people are finding it increasingly important to wear fashionable clothes. Is this attitude to wearing clothes a positive development or negative?
Some people believe that smart phones are destroying social interaction today. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that governments should ban dangerous sports. Others claim that they should have freedom to choose their favourite activities. Discuss both views and present your opinion.
Nowadays employment options are changing and employees cannot rely on having the same job and working conditions throughout their life. What are some possible causes? Suggest some ways to plan for the future under these circumstances.
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