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Latest IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions (2021)

18 May 2021

The adverse effect of sugar on health is well known to the public now. Some believe that the government should control the amount of sugar people consume. Others think that it is the responsibility of an individual to monitor their sugar intake. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think that food is one of the most fundamental economic products and should be mostly produced by each country for its own consumption, with only minimal export of products to other countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

Nowadays young people mostly learn by reading books or watching movies and TV shows, rather than personal experience. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your knowledge and experience.

26 May 2021

Nowadays more and more tasks at home and at work are being performed by robots. Why do you think this is happening? Is it a negative or positive development?

Everybody today should pay a small amount from their income in order to help people who are homeless and/or suffering great poverty.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Some people think that it is more important to spend public money on promoting a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illnesses, rather than funding the treatment for people who are already ill. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

1 June 2021

In recent times, economic growth has helped many become richer, both in developed and developing countries. However, those in developed countries are not as happy as they were in the past. Why is this? What can be learned from this?

In some countries, boys and girls are educated separately after the age of about ten years old. Discuss this view and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Some people say that punishment is the best way to teach children to behave well, while others disagree and point out that rewarding and praising them is better. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

8 June 2021

Nowadays foreign visitors show more interest in the museums of a country than its local residents do. Why is this happening? What can be done to attract more local residents to the museums of their country?

Some people say that with the new technology there is no need to develop handwriting skills anymore. Others believe that it is still necessary to teach handwriting. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

When asked to choose between a life without work and working most of the time, people would always choose not to work. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion.

15 June 2021

Some people think that new houses should be built in the same style as older houses. Others believe that the local council should allow people to choose different designs for their houses. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

A few people earn extremely high salaries. Some people think that this is good for a country, while others believe that the government should control salaries and limit the amount people can earn. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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

22 June 2021

Some people think that children should follow their parents’ advice, however, others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Many people believe that eighteen years old is the appropriate age to finish school. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Many people believe that individuals over 65 should not be allowed to continue working. Others think that people should be allowed to work for as long as they choose. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

29 June 2021

Some parents think that helping their children with homework is a good idea. Others believe children should do their homework on their own. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think that children should follow their parents’ advice, however, others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some people think that sports play an important role in society. Others think they are nothing more than a leisure activity.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

6 July 2021

Some people think that the government should spend money exploring life on other planets, while others believe it is a waste of public money when there are so many problems on Earth. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

In many countries, as people are earning more these days they are also spending money, buying more and more things. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

In many countries, crimes rates amongst younger people have been rising. Discuss the causes and solutions for this problem.

13 July 2021

Nowadays many people read the news online instead of reading newspapers or watching TV. Discuss the positive and negative effects of this trend.

The differences between countries are becoming less and less evident, as people all over the world wear the same fashions, use the same brands, have similar eating habits and watch the same TV channels. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh its disadvantages?

Some people say that the more a product is advertised, the more people will buy it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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