IELTS Writing Topics August & September 2020

The collection of writing topics that were reported by IELTS student in 2020. These questions could be repeated from previous months. Keep in mind that the provided questions are not predictions.

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Opinion

The first smartphone was released in 1992. By then year 2020 there may be as many as 2.5 billion smartphones in the world. The use of smartphones is decreasing our collective intelligence because we are reliant on the technology and not our own minds. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Some people say that educational success most of the time depends on having a good teacher. Others say that student attitudes also do matters. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Opinion

smacking children is the best form of discipline. To what extend do you agree or disagree

Opinion

Many today feel that most urgent problems can only be solved by international cooperation. To what extent do you agree or disagree

Opinion

Some people believe that humans should be able to use animals for their own benefit, while others argue that the rights of animals should be protected. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Opinion

In some countries, it is thought advisable that children begin formal education at four years old, while in others they do not have to start school until they are seven or eight. How far do you agree with either of these view.

Opinion

Although more and more people read the news on the internet, newspaper will remain the main source of news for the majority of people. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Problem and Solution

A lot of places in the world rely on tourist as a main source of income. Unfortunately, tourism can also be a source of problems if it is not managed correctly. The advantages and disadvantages of this fact.

Problem and Solution

In spite of the advanced made in agriculture many people around the world Steel go hungry why is this the case what can be done about this problem

Problem and Solution

Many working people get little or no exercise during the working day or in their free time, and have health problems as a result. Why do many working people not get enough exercise? What can be done about this problem?

Opinion

Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic. “Fatherhood ought to emphasised as much as motherhood. The idea that women are solely responsible for deciding whether or not to have babies leads on to the idea that they are also responsible for bringing the children up.” To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Stress related illnesses are becoming increasingly common. what do you think are the causes of this? what solutions can you suggest?

Opinion

With an increasing population communicating via the internet and text messaging, face to face communication will soon become a thing of the past. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Advantages and Disadvantages

University students are increasingly studying abroad as a part of their studies do the advantages of studying abroad outweigh the disadvantages

Opinion

Some people think that governments should invest more in public services instead of wasting money on arts such as music and paintings. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Employers sometimes ask people applying for jobs for personal information, such as their hobbies and interests, and whether they are married or single. Some people say that this information may be relevant and useful. Others disagree. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Opinion

Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal. Some people, however, think that other types of progress are equally important for a country. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Opinion

Students generally prefer to choose the period they are supposed to study and the period they are free to have fun. They should be allowed to do their time management. Do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Government should fund scientific research rather than commercial organisations. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Opinion

Smacking children is the best form of discipline. To what extend do you agree or disagree

Advantages and Disadvantages

As countries develop, more and more people buy and use private cars. Do the advantages of this trend for individuals outweigh disadvantages for the environment?

Opinion

Some people believe that children that commit crimes should be punished. Others think the parents should be punished instead.Discuss both views and give your own opinion

Opinion

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

Opinion

It is generally accepted that exercise is good for children and teenagers. Therefore, physical education and sport should be compulsory for all students in all schools. What do you think?

Discussion

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the number of endangered species has increased significantly and we have witnessed more mass extinctions in this period than in any other period of time. State some reasons for this and provide possible solutions

Problem and Solution

A lot of places in the world rely on tourist as a main source of income. Unfortunately, tourism can also be a source of problems if it is not managed correctly. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this fact.

Opinion

Governments in many countries have recently introduced special taxes on foods and beverages with high levels of sugar. Some think these taxes are a good idea while others disagree. Discuss both views and give you own opinion.

Opinion

27. Having a lot of international sports events may promote world peace. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Some people think that having a set retirement age (e.g. 65 years) for everybody, regardless of occupation, is unfair. They believe that certain workers deserve to retire and receive a pension at an earlier age. Do you agree or disagree? Which types of workers do you think should benefit from early retirement?

Opinion

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. Discuss both these view and give your opinion.

Opinion

Some people think it’s better to choose friends who always have the same opinions as them. Other people believe it’s good to have friends who sometimes disagree with them. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Opinion

Some people think that cooking is an important skill for young people to learn. Others believe that it is better for people to learn how to cook after they become adults. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Discussion

Not enough students around the world choose to study science subjects at university. what are the reasons for this? what impact does this issue have on society?

Opinion

The first smartphone was released in 1992. By then year 2020 there may be as many as 2.5 billion smartphones in the world. The use of smartphones is decreasing our collective intelligence because we are reliant on the technology and not our own minds. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects on your children. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Opinion

Some people think that the government should establish free libraries in each town. Others believe it is a waste of money since people can access the internet at home to obtain information. Discuss both the side and give your opinion.

Opinion

Some people say that parents should encourage their children to take part in organized group activities in their free time. Others say that it is important for children to learn how to occupy themselves on their own. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Opinion

In many countries, today crime novels, and TV crime dramas are becoming more and more popular. Why do you think these books and TV shows are popular? What is your opinion of crime fiction and TV crime dramas?

Opinion

Some people think that children should be taught at school to recycle materials and avoid waste. Other people believe that children should be taught this at home.  Discuss both opinions and give your own opinion.

Opinion

Many people believe that we should protect all wild animals while others believe we should just protect some of them.
 Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Opinion

some people sat that in our modern age it is unnecessary to teach children about the skill of handwriting. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reason for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.

Advantages and Disadvantages

More and more students are choosing are choosing to study at college and universities in foreign countries. Do the benefits of studying abroad outweigh the drawbacks?

Opinion

Many students choose to take a gap year before starting university, to travel or gain work experience. Do you think this is a good idea or a waste of time?

Problem and Solution

Many people now have the freedom to work and live anywhere because of advances in communication technology and transportation. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Opinion

Some people say that in our modern age, it is unnecessary to teach children about the skills of handwriting. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems as well as practical problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement.

Discussion

Many people think that money is important to achieve happiness. What is the importance of money to happiness? Give reasons for your answer and include examples from your experience.

Discussion

People born today can expect to live longer than people in previous generations. What are some of the positive and negative implications of this phenomenon? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Opinion

IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD, ILLITERACY RATES ARE STILL HIGH. WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CAUSES OF THIS? WHAT SOLUTIONS CAN YOU SUGGEST?

Opinion

It is more important for schoolchildren to learn about local history than world history. Agree or disagree

Advantages and Disadvantages

Today more people travelling than ever before. Why is this the case? What are the benefits of travelling for the traveler?

Opinion

Some people believe online reading materials should only be used for a child to learn to read, whereas others believe only printed material should be used. Discuss both veiws and give your opinion.

Opinion

‘Failure is proof that the desire wasn’t strong enough’ To what extent do you agree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Opinion

Many people say that eating out in restaurant is better for the individual and the family than cooking and eating at home. Do you agree or disagree?

Advantages and Disadvantages

It seems clear that obesity in today’s society is to some extent due to the availability of fast food. Should governments place a tax on fast food to reduce the amount of fast food consumed?

Opinion

Students perform better in school when they are rewarded rather than punished. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Discussion

Nowadays, many people have to work longer hours and they feel more stress out then before, what are the reasons and what can employer do to make their life easier.

Discussion

In many countries, traditions and customs are disappearing. What are the reasons? What should schools and parents do to keeping our traditions alive?

Opinion

Some people think children are more successful in foreign language studies than adults. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Opinion

Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems as well as practical problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement.

Opinion

Some people find it difficult to present a speech/presentation in the public. Therefore, it is suggested that public speaking should be taught in schools. Do you think it is important to know how to speak well? Do you agree or disagree with this view?

Opinion

Some people think that the government should establish free libraries in each town. Others believe it is a waste of money since people can access the internet at home to obtain information. Discuss both the side and give your opinion.

Opinion

Some people think that secondary or high secondary students should be taught how to use money management as it important life skills. Do you agree or disagree??

Opinion

Scientists believe that the world is in danger due to environmental changes. Some people say that personal lifestyle should be made to reduce the damage to environment, while others think that the government should do something to help. Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

Opinion

A government has a responsibility to its citizen to ensure their safety. Therefore, some people think that the government should increase spending on defence but spend less on social benefits. To what extent do you agree?

Opinion

Are famous people treated unfairly by the media? Should they be given more privacy, or is the price of their fame an invasion into their private life? Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Opinion

Some people consider art to be essential and others think it is not. Which view do you agree with and why? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Opinion

many people think that public libraries should only provide books and should not waste their money on expensive hi-tech media, such as software, DVd's or videos. Do you agree or disagree.

Opinion

In the future, nobody will buy printed paper or books because they will be able to read everything they want online without paying. To what extent do you agree or disagree

Opinion

Many people think that mobile phones should be banned in public places such as libraries, shops and public transport. Do you agree or disagree?

Problem and Solution

An increasing number of professionals, such as doctors and teachers, are leaving their own poorer countries to work in developed countries. What problems does this cause? What solutions can you suggest to deal with this situation?

Advantages and Disadvantages

Nowadays, plastic money replacements such as credit and debit cards are extremely popular, even more than banknotes and coin. Advantages and Disadvantages

Opinion

Write about the following topic: Some people say that in our modern age, it is unnecessary to teach children about the skills of handwriting. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Opinion

Recently, abortion increases rapidly and becomes a controversial topic. Some people suppose that abortion should be legal while others are against it. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion

Opinion

Many people believe that film is a less important art than other forms such as literature and painting. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Problem and Solution

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

Opinion

Some people say that the Internet is responsible for destroying the social skills of teenagers and young adults. Why do you think the Internet is seen as dangerous in this way and what can we do to ensure that it does not harm the social development of teenagers and young adults?

Opinion

Some people think that people should choose their job based on income in order to provide security for their family. Do you think money is an important factor when choosing a job? What other factors should be considered?

Problem and Solution

In recent times, many people are making the decision to live alone. What are the causes of this? Does it have positive or negatives effects on society?

Opinion

Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes (for example, working for a charity, improving the neighbourhood or teaching sports to younger children). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Less and less parents these days are smacking their children.Some people think that this is leading to a generation of misbehaved children.Do you agree of disagree with this view?

Opinion

Some people think the money spent in developing the technology for space exploration is not justified. There are more beneficial ways to spend this money. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

In the future, nobody will buy printed paper or books because they will be able to read everything they want online without paying. To what extent do you agree or disagree

Opinion

“Do you think extra-curricular activities are important in a student’s life?” Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Opinion

Some believe that it is beneficial to show foreign films while others feel this can have a negative impact on local culture. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Problem and Solution

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?

Opinion

Scientists believe that the world is in danger due to environmental changes .Some people say that personal lifestyle should be made to reduce the damage to environment, while others think that the government should do something to help. Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

Discussion

In some countries, celebrities can now earn more than senior politicians. what might be the reason for this? Is this a positive or negative development?

Opinion

Governments should be responsible for funding and controlling scientific research rather than private organisations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation, such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money. Others argue that it is better to try and improve such situations . Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Advantages and Disadvantages

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

Opinion

Some people think that testing on animals is necessary for discovering medicine that helps fight diseases, while others believe it is not necessary to test on animals for this reason. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Opinion

Some people believe that children that commit crimes should be punished. Others think the parents should be punished instead. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Opinion

Some children find mathematics and philosophy difficult. Some people think these subjects should be optional. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Children today have more responsibilities than the past. Some people think it has positive effects than negative ones, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Opinion

Travel has emerged as one of the biggest industries of this decade but its disadvantages cannot be overlooked. To what extent do you agree with statement.

Problem and Solution

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.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Children have more and more tests and exams to do at school, sometime starting until the age of five or six, right up until the age of eighteen. What are the advantages and disadvantages of making childern do exams?

Opinion

Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes (for example working for a charity, improving the neighborhood or teaching sports to younger children). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Advantages and Disadvantages

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