IELTS Writing Samples of Band 9

Advances in science and technology and other areas of society in the last 100 years have transformed the way we live as postponing the day we die. There is no better time to be alive than now. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

A commonly held belief is that 21’st century is the best possible time to live in, due to the fast pace of technological development. However, there is an opposing opinion that people in the past were happier.In this essay, I am going to elaborate on the topic and give reasons why I am content for living in this era....

Many people work long hours, leaving very little time for leisure activities. Does this situation have more advantages or disadvantages?

These days, the majority of the people are planning to put extra effort into earning money. As a result, a large number of people prefer to work for long times rather than spending some time on extra-curricular activities. This easy will discuss the positive and negative impacts of the situation....

With access to the internet and social media websites, many children are exposed to a number of dangerous situations. Adults should thus limit access to the internet for their children. Do you agree or disagree?

Although the internet has revolutionized the world and is used by everyone now including the younger generation, there are few negative consequences it has when misused. I absolutely agree that elder ones should keep a keen eye on what their kids are doing online. In the first part of the essay, we will discuss the negative effects it can have individually and in the later part, we will discuss its social effects....

Television dominates the free-time of too many people. It can make people lazy and prevent them from socialising with others. Do you agree or disagree?

Tourism helps people from other countries to understand the citizens of the visiting country. I disagree with the statement because the tourists mostly visit some well-developed spots and they mainly stay in a big hotel....

A healthy person is often described as someone who has a good diet, gets plenty of exercise and avoids stress. What should people do to stay healthy in your country? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

To describe a fit individual, healthy food, proper physical training and stress-free living are the constraints generally used in many countries. I believe, in the place where I come from, similar to others, to maintain proper health, people opt for a nutritious diet and regular workouts, maintaining the ideal weight and stress levels....

Car ownership has increased so rapidly over the past thirty years that any cities in the world are now ‘one big traffic jam’. How true do you think this statement is? What measures can governments take to discourage people from using their cars.

A rapid increase in the number of personal vehicles has raised traffic conjunction issue in a lot of cities around the globe. I personally agree with this notion since the number of cars on the roads are consistently growing; however, the government can enforce high taxes on multiple car owners and promote the use of public transport to solve this problem. This essay will further discuss these point in detail....

Do children behave better when they are physical punished or rewarded. Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

Shaping a child's behaviour is always a critical aspect. In the olden days, people used to feel that punishment is the only way to indulge good manners in kids. Whereas, nowadays people are changing and are understanding that even a small compensation of appreciation will also make them behave well. According to me, rewarding should be first introduced and punishment should only be given if the situation went out of control. In the current essay, I would discuss both views and give my opinion....

Every country has poor people and every country has different ways of dealing with the poor. What are some of the reasons for world poverty? How can the poor be helped?

There are many individuals below the poverty line in all the countries of the world, each of them handling it in various methods. The substantial increase in the population is one major reason for this. However, by providing the necessary education and basic financial support from the government, would help them fight their battles....

The growth of online shopping will one day lead to all shops in cities and towns closing. Do you agree or disagree

There is a hypothesis stating that the development of shopping via online platforms may cause the suspension to the local markets in the local community. In spite of the fact that online shopping has become widely used, I do believe that customers will still prefer buying their goods offline due to more than one reason. In the following essay,I will support this point of view....

In the past, most people used to travel to their place of work. With increased use of computers, the internet and smart phones, more and more people are starting to work from home. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?

The way we work has changed over the past decade. There is no doubt that there is increasing the number of freelancers. Whilst some people still travel to their place of work each day, others have the option to work from home without spending their time on the way. This essay will discuss both cons and pros of this statement....

Being a celebrity such as famous film star or sports personality bring problem as well as benefits. Do you think that being a celebrity brings more benefits or more problems.

Almost every day of the week you can read stories about a multitude of merits which comes by being a well-known person. In fact, some media have promoted the idea that stardom renders people hassle-free; on the other hand, others opine it causes lack of personal space. I personally believe being a celebrity comes by astronomical remunerations; However, their privacy will be in the prone by the paparazzi. Consequently, being a public figure has both advantages and disadvantages which are going to be discussed in the following paragraphs....

Sports events such as Formula One and other car racing events should be banned because they are unnecessary waste of money and create more pollution. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Sporting events are incredibly popular throughout the world. Many are fanatic about these and literally wait to attend. At the same time, it is known to waste a lot of money and create enormous pollution than we already have. Although many argue that these events should be banned, I do not agree to prohibit them, but the authorities behind them should take additional responsibility to mitigate the impact caused. This essay will discuss why it is worth to have these sports ceremonies....

With the development of modern society is the loss of traditional ways of life. Is it important to keep our traditional ways of life? How can this be achieved?

Tradition is strictly related to culture, history and beliefs. Nowadays, due to the progression of modernization, some people fear that the customs of our ancestors might die out. Not only are there some important reasons why we should preserve them, but also many arguments against it....

Rising university fees and limited employment prospects for graduates have led some people to say that universities should not teach arts subjects, like philosophy and history, and should only offer practical degree courses that maximize chances of employment. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In today's competitive world, there are almost twice the students as compared to the number of jobs in the fields like philosophy and history. Certain people believe that institutes should close such arts courses and should include more practical degree courses. I completely disagree with this and think every subject has there own value and should be taught at higher levels also....

Nowadays people make new friends through Social networks and internet chat groups.some people think this is good.other think that face to face interaction is essential.Discuss both views and give your opinion

While some people like to make virtual friendship and thinks it serves more advantages, others prefer physical contacts for making friends. In my opinion, both are beneficial if we consider the purpose of the relationship. However, both views will be discussed....

Nowadays, we are producing more and more rubbish. Why do you think this is happening? What can the government do to reduce the amount of rubbish produced?

Garbage production is gradually increasing with the progress of time. In my opinion, one of the main reasons behind this is the change in buying behaviour; however, initiating laws by the government to recycle produced waste can address the problem....

Nowadays, we are producing more and more rubbish. Why do you think this is happening? What can the government do to reduce the amount of rubbish produced?

Garbage production is gradually increasing with the progress of time. I think, one of the main reasons behind this is the change in buying behaviour; however, initiating laws by the government to recycle produced waste can address the problem....

It is quite right that top sports people should be paid a lot of money. To what extent do you agree?

The earning of sports celebrities has always been a controversial topic. It is often argued by some that they deserve these huge salaries since they spend the whole of their lives achieving that status. I completely agree with this notion and the following essay shall further elaborate on it....

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.

In developing nations, children belonging to rural areas often suffer from limited educational resources. Although some individuals emphasize that this issue can be resolved by establishing more schools; however, others present the idea of equipping them with modern technologies. In my opinion, establishing new institutes is the best option....

Some people claim that public museums and art galleries will not be needed because people can see historical objects and works of art by computer. Do you agree or disagree?

Some often emphasis that museums and art galleries would become insignificant in the future due to the possibility of accessing those on our electronic gadgets. I agree with this notion as people are being reluctant to travel long distances mainly due to the ease offered by modern technology and their busy lifestyle. This essay will further explain these facts....