IELTS Writing Task 2 Academic Topics 2021

Hi, all these recent IELTS Writing Task 2 academic topics were reported in China in 2021. Click here to see topics reported in 2022.

  • Reported on December 25, 2021

Some people believe that university students should pay all the costs of studying because university education only benefits students themselves not society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on December 18, 2021

Many people like eating unhealthy food even though they know it is bad for their health. Why is this? What can be done to improve people’s eating habits?

  • Reported on December 11, 2021

Some people think that environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, believe that these problems cannot be solved if individuals do not take action. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on December 4, 2021

The key to solving environmental problems is for the present generation to sacrifice their convenient lifestyle for the sake of future generations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on November 27, 2021

Some people say that governments should be responsible for transporting children to school, while others believe that parents should get their children to school. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on November 20, 2021

The most effective way to solve traffic and transport problems in cities is to encourage people from suburbs or the countryside to live in cities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on November 6, 2021

Many people use social media to keep in touch with other people and for news events. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

  • Reported on October 30, 2021

Nowadays parents put too much pressure on their children to succeed. What is the reason for parents doing this? Is this a positive or negative development for the children?

  • Reported on October 23, 2021

Some people think that employers should not care about the way their employees dress, because what matters is the quality of their work. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on October 16, 2021

Some people think that financial aid from international organizations is important for developing countries. Others believe that practical aid is more useful. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on October 9, 2021///Read the sample essay here

Some people think that it is more beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams, like football. Other people think that taking part in individual sports like tennis and swimming is better. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on September 25, 2021

People who decide on a career path early in their lives and keep to it are more likely to have a satisfying working life than those who change jobs frequently. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on September 18, 2021///Read the Sample Essay here

Some people think that if a country is already rich, further economic development will not result in its citizens being any happier. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on September 11, 2021

The world’s natural resources, such as oil, forests and fresh water, are being consumed at an alarming rate. What problems does it cause? How can we solve these problems?

  • Reported on September 4, 2021

Wide use of driverless cars will be better for individuals and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on August 21, 2021

Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by governments rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on August 14, 2021

More and more developing countries are expanding their tourist industries. Why is this? Is it a positive or negative development?

  • Reported on August 7, 2021

Some people think children should have the freedom to make mistakes, while other people believe that adults should prevent children from making mistakes. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on July 31, 2021

Today’s food travels thousands of miles before it reaches customers. Why is this? Is it a positive or negative trend?

  • Reported on July 24, 2021

Some people think that in this modern world people are getting more dependent on each other, while others think that people are becoming more independent. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on July 17, 2021

The main aim of an advertising campaign is to increase sales of a certain product, but people don’t really need it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on July 10, 2021

The education of young people is highly prioritized in many countries. However, educating adults who cannot write or read is even more important and governments should spend more money on this. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on June 26, 2021

Some people think that it is necessary to travel abroad to know about a country. Other people feel that traveling is unnecessary because you can know anything about a country on the Internet. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on June 19, 2021///Read the sample essay here

In education and employment, some people work harder than others. Why do some people work harder? Is it always a good thing to work hard?

  • Reported on June 12, 2021///Read the sample essay here

Some people believe that universities should focus on employment skills for the future. Others think that they should focus on academic study only. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on June 5, 2021///Read the sample essay here

The family has a great influence on children’s development, but the influence from outside the home plays a bigger part in children’s life. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

  • Reported on May 29, 2021///Read the sample essay here

Some people say that advertising has positive economic effects. Others think that it has negative social effects because it makes people feel dissatisfied with who they are and what they have. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

  • Reported on May 22, 2021

Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists and not by local people. Why is this? What can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?

  • Reported on May 15, 2021

People should look after their health as a duty to the society where they live rather than for their own benefit. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

  • Reported on May 8, 2021///Read the sample essay here

Some people think that the best way to improve road safety is to make vehicle drivers take a test every year. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

  • Reported on April 24, 2021///Read the sample essay here

In many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  • Reported on April 17, 2021

During holidays and weekends, young people spend less time on outdoor activities in natural environments, like hiking and mountain climbing. Why is that? What can be done to encourage them to go out?

  • Reported on April 10, 2021

Many people believe that the bicycle is a healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transport. However, it is no longer the main form of transport. What are the reasons? What could be done to encourage the use of bicycles among the wider population?

  • Reported on April 4, 2021///Read the sample essay here

More and more people no longer read newspapers or watch TV programs to get news. They get their news from the Internet. Is this a positive or negative development? 

  • Reported on March 27, 2021

Health experts claim that walking is the best exercise. However, people are walking less on a daily basis. What has made it happen and how to deal with this?

  • Reported on March 20, 2021

Some people believe that if the police force carries guns, it will encourage higher levels of violence in society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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  1. This blog is really helpful for me. Please add your views about the capital punishment is the better way to control crime in the society. Task 2.

  2. Thank you .Found it so much helpful.
    Smoking is a major cause of serious illness and death throughout the world today. In the interest of the public heath, governments should ban cigarettes and other tobacco products.
    Do you agree or disagree?

    In this, The paragraph needs to explain the points supporting the BAN or NOT or can i focus on the first statement in the given and write if the smoking is the major cause or NOT ?
    please advise. I am bit struggeling in the task respond.

    1. Hi, the first sentence is a fact. You don’t need to argue about it. You’re asked to agree or disagree with the second sentence only.

      1. Thank you so much, I understood.
        Further The paragraphs needs to explain with the fact always? cant we deviate from the fact given by them. Eg. If i agree with this and cant i explain something which is not relevent to health?
        Tks in advance,

      2. I don’t think you need to explain the first sentence in your essay at all. This question also contains two sentences. See how I answered it. Hope this helps.

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