IELTS Writing Topics January & February 2021

The collection of writing topics that were reported by IELTS student in 2021. These questions could be repeated from previous months. Keep in mind that the provided questions are not predictions.

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Opinion

In many countries, people are moving away from rural areas towards urban areas. Why do you think that is? What problems can it cause?

Discussion

We are becoming less influenced by advertising now than in the past. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or negative development?

Opinion

Some people say that advertising is extremely successful at persuading us to buy things. Other people think that advertising is so common that we no longer pay attention to it. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Opinion

Some people think that it is necessary to travel to other places to learn about other cultures. Others say that books, films and the Internet can be used as a source of information about different cultures. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Today more and more tourists are visiting places where conditions are difficult, such as Sahara desert or the Antarctic. What are the benefits and disadvantages for tourists who visits such places?

Opinion

Some people believe that it is essential to include Physical Education classes in the curriculum for all school-age children. Others think that children's time is better spent on more academic subjects. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Opinion

Nowadays technology is increasingly being used to monitor what people are saying and doing (for example, through cellphone tracking and security cameras). In many cases, the people being monitored are unaware that this is happening. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Opinion

Every country should have a free health service, even if this means that the latest medical treatments may not be available through the service because they are too expensive. 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

5. Prevention of health problems and illness is more important than treatment and medicine. Government funding should reflect this. To what extent do you agree?

Opinion

In several years many languages have died out. Some say it is not important because if we speak fewer languages, life would be easier. Do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Using money for all 65-year old people would be good use for government teaching computer skill. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Advantages and Disadvantages

In many cities the construction of new houses and office buildings is not controlled. This leads to people building in whatever style they want without thinking about design. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages?

Opinion

The best way to improve health is to exercise daily. To what extent do you agree?

Opinion

Nowadays we are producing more and more rubbish. Why do you think this is happening? What can governments do to help reduce the amount of rubbish produced? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Opinion

Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social and practical problems. To what extent do you agree?

Problem and Solution

Many people living in cities these days do not get enough physical exercise. What are the causes of this?

Advantages and Disadvantages

The rise of convenience foods has helped people keep up with the speed of the modern lifestyle. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?

Opinion

There are more new towns nowadays, it is more important to include public parks and sports for individuals to spend their free time. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Advantages and Disadvantages

Some people believe that teaching children at home is best for a child’s development while others think that it is important for children to go to school. What are the advantages and disadvantages for homeschooling?

Advantages and Disadvantages

Information technology is changing many aspects of our lives and now dominates our homes, leisure and work activities. To what extent do the benefits of information technology outweigh the disadvantages?

Advantages and Disadvantages

In some cultures, children are often told that they can achieve anything if they try hard enough. What are the advantages and dis advantages of giving children this message?

Advantages and Disadvantages

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.

Opinion

In many countries, people are moving away from rural areas towards urban areas. Why do you think that is? What problems can it cause?

Opinion

Some people say that the main environmental problem of our time is the loss of particular species of plants and animals. Others say that there are more important environment problems. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

Discussion

Today’s parents spend too little time staying with their children and use television to make their children keep quiet. Explain the reason and results by using your relevant experience.

Discussion

nowadays parents put too much pressure on their children to succeed What is the reason for doing this? is this a negative or positive developlment

Problem and Solution

Global warming is one of the biggest threats to our environment. What causes global warming? What solutions are there to this problem?

Opinion

Everybody should be allowed admission to university study programs regardless of their level of academic ability. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Advantages and Disadvantages

TODAY MORE AND MORE TOURISTS ARE VISITING PLACES WHERE CONDITIONS ARE DIFFICULT SUCH AS THE SAHARA DESERT OR THE ANTARTIC. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGES FOR TOURISTS WHO VISIT SUCH PLACES?

Opinion

Since most information about culture and history can be found on the internet, museums are not needed anymore. To what extent do you agree

Opinion

Public libraries provide a large collection of books to read. Some people argue that they should also provide other hi-tech facilities like computers, internet, CDs and DVDs. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Opinion

Sports should be made mandatory for all children as it helps in their physical health. Do you agree or disagree

Opinion

Computers and modems have made it possible for office workers to do much of their work from home instead of working in offices every day. Working from home should be encouraged as it is good for workers and employers. Do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Some people prefer to work on school projects with a group, while others would rather work alone. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Opinion

Some people prefer to work on school projects with a group, while others would rather work alone. Discuss both sides and give your opinion

Opinion

Some people believe that it is good to share as much information as possible in scientific research, business and the academic world Others believe that some information is too important or too valuable to be shared freely. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Opinion

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

Advantages and Disadvantages

International tourism have brought enormous benefits to many places. At the same time, there is a concern about its impact on local inhabitants and the environment. Do the disadvantages of international tourism outweigh the advantages?

Problem and Solution

Some people say that if old people spend time and get along with others and exercise everyday they will become fit. However, nowadays old people are usually alone and do not talk to others which make them unhappy and unfit. Causes and solutions?

Advantages and Disadvantages

In many countries, paying for things using mobile phone apps is becoming increasingly common. Does this development have more advantages or disadvantages?

Problem and Solution

"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?

Advantages and Disadvantages

In many countries, women are allowed to take maternity leave from their jobs, during the first month after birth of their baby. Does the disadvantages outweigh the advantages ?

Opinion

Governments should fund scientific research rather than commercial organizations. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Opinion

Some people suggest that sport helps people learn about teamwork, but others say it can encourage to be too competitive. Discuss both views and give your own opinion?

Opinion

Some educationalists argue that non-exam, arts-based subjects, such as music, drama, art and craft, should be compulsory in the secondary-school curriculum. They believe that activities such as these can improve overall academic performance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Advantages and Disadvantages

There seems to be an increasing trend towards assessing students through exams rather than through continual assessment. What are the advantages and disadvantages of exams as a form of assessment?

Problem and Solution

Many people living in cities these days do not get enough physical exercise. What are the causes of this? How to tackle the problem?

Opinion

News editors decide what to broadcast on television and what to print in newspapers. What factors do you think influence these decisions? Do we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was reported? Use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.

Opinion

In some countries, an increasing number people are suffering from health problems as a result of eating fast food. It is, therefore necessary for government to impose higher tax of this kind of food. To what extent do you agree of disagree?

Opinion

Some people think that is it a good thing for senior management to have very high salary compared to other workers of lower positions in the same company. To what extent do you agree?

Discussion

These days in many countries, fewer and fewer people want to become teachers, particularly in secondary schools. What are the reasons for this, and how could the problem solved?

Opinion

Bringing in foreign workers to fill positions that domestic workers are unwilling to do can ause problems in the local community and should therefore be stopped. To what extent do you agree with this?

Opinion

Some 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.

Opinion

Music has accompanied humans for centuries. Not only is it a powerful tool of expression, but also it can convey certain ideas and feelings that unite people. Despite the fact that nowadays traditional music is often underestimated, I am of the opinion that both, international and traditional music should be appreciated equally.

Discussion

In many countries art galleries visitors have been declining steadily. What are the possible reasons? How to change this trend?

Opinion

Today more people are overweight than ever before. What in your opinion are the primary causes of this? What measures can be taken to overcome this epidemic?

Opinion

Some people think that parent should teach their children the discipline and wrong and right while other say they should nurture them in a good environment discuss both views and give your opinion

Opinion

Some people believe that one should not be allowed to work after age of 65, other believe that they should be allowed to work for as long as they want. Discuss both sides of view and give your opinion

Opinion

Some people believe that one should not be allowed to work after age of 65, other believe that they should be allowed to work for as long as they want. Discuss both sides of view and give your opinion.

Opinion

In the past most people lived in small villages where everyone knew everyone else. Nowadays, most people live in large cities where they only know a few people in their area. What do you think were the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small community?

Opinion

Modern forms of communication such as email and messaging have reduced the amount of time people spend seeing their friends. This has had a negative effect on their social lives. What extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Companies should provide sports and social facilities for local communities. What extent do you agree?

Opinion

These day many people leave their country to work abroad and take their family with them. Do you think benefits of this outweigh disadvantages in term of family development.

Opinion

Communication through text messaging and other instant forms of online communication are short and basic. Some people think this will be death of grammar and spelling. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Studying with a group of students in a classroom is more beneficial than learning online at home. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

The first car appeared on British roads in 1888. By the year 2000, there may be as many as 29 million vehicles on British roads. Alternative forms of transport should be encouraged and international laws introduced to control car ownership and use. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

The personal information of many individuals is held by large internet companies and organizations. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? Thesis statement: Disadvantages outweigh advantages

Opinion

Some people believe children's behaviour should be strictly controlled, whereas other think children should be free to behave. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Opinion

In some countries, owing a home rather than renting one is very important for people. Why might this be the case. Do you think it is a positive or negative situation

Advantages and Disadvantages

In many countries women are allowed to take maternity leave from their jobs during the first month after the birth of their baby. Does advantage outweigh disadvantages?

Advantages and Disadvantages

In many countries, paying for things using mobile phone (cell phone) apps is becoming increasingly common. Does this development have more advantages or more disadvantages?

Discussion

In many countries, paying for things using mobile phone (cellphone) apps is becoming increasingly common. Does this development have more advantages or more disadvantages? Give reasons for your answer and includes relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Advantages and Disadvantages

In some countries it is traditional for men to work and for women to stay at home to look after the family. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

Opinion

Some people argue that it is more important to have an enjoyable job than to earn a lot of money. Others disagree and think that a good salary leads to a better life. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion

Opinion

The car is possibly the most convenient and popular way of getting from A to B. However, due to its impact on environment and the risk it poses to pedestrians and motorists, government should take urgent steps to reduce our dependency on this mode of transport. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Some people believe that hobbies need to be difficult to be enjoyable. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

Some 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.

Discussion

More and more wild animals are on the verge of extinction and others are on the endanger list. What are the reasons for this. What can be done to solve this problem?

Opinion

Some people think the best way to stay fit is joining a gym/heath club while others think doing everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs is sufficient. Discuss both views and give your opinion

Opinion

Some people think that mobile phones are harmful for children, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give Your opinion

Advantages and Disadvantages

The rise of convenience food has helped people keep up with the speed of the modern lifestyle. What are the advantages of this trend? Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages

Opinion

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

Opinion

some say that music, art and drama all as important as other school subjects especially at primary level. do you agree or disagree.

Opinion

Some 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.

Opinion

In some areas of the US, a curfew is imposed, in which teenagers are not allowed to be out of doors after a particular time at night unless they are accompanied by an adult. What is your opinion about this ?.

Opinion

Some 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.

Opinion

THE USE OF MOBILE PHONES IS AS ANTISOCIAL AS SMOKING. SMOKING IS BANNED IN CERTAIN PLACES SO MOBILE PHONE SHOULD BE BANNED LIKE SMOKING. TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE.

Opinion

As transportation and housing problems increase in many cities, some governments are encouraging businesses to move to rural areas. Do you think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages?

Opinion

Billions of dollars are being wasted on space research. The money used could be better if used to improving condition on people on earth. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Opinion

People should look after their health for personal benefits, rather than a duty for a society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Problem and Solution

Around the world more and more people today are living in urban areas. Why is this? What problems does this cause?

Opinion

In some countries, owning a home rather than renting one is very important for people. Why might be this the case? Do you think this is a positive or negative situation?

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?

Discussion

Some people get into debt by buying things they don’t need and can’t afford. What are the reasons for this behavior? What action can be taken to prevent people from having this problem? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Opinion

Some people think that young people can learn useful skills by playing electronic and computer games. Others argue that people who play electronic and computer games are wasting their time. Discuss both views and give your opinion

Opinion

Nowadays,some celebrities such as film stars, sportsmen and pop musicians are paid too much money. Do you agree or disagree ? Which jobs should be highly paid?

Opinion

Violence in society increases when more violence is shown on television. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Problem and Solution

Many working people get little time 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?

Advantages and Disadvantages

From the aforementioned notions, it is clear that vertical building is much more advantageous and sustainable as compared to horizontal housing system and clearly, such types of accommodations are the future of mankind.

Problem and Solution

Nowadays an increasing numbers of profession such as doctors and teachers are leaving their own poorer countries to work in developed countries. What problems does this cause? What can done to solve this.