Writing Task 2, Recent Questions January to June

Collection of real exam questions all over the world

June 2022

The best way to make the road transport of goods safer is to ask drivers to take a driving test each year.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS June 20th

More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending time in communities in poorer countries doing unpaid work such as teaching or building houses.

Why is this?

Who benefits more from this, the communities or these young people?

Reported on IELTS June 14th

Some people feel that equality between the genders has already been achieved while others feel there is considerable progress to be made.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Reported on IELTS June 12th

Prison is the common way most countries try to solve the problem of crime. However, a more effective solution is to provide the public a better education.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IETLS June 8th

May 2022

In marriages today, some argue that it is the responsibility of both spouses to earn a living for the family.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?  

Reported on IELTS May 28th

Some people think that the best way to be successful in life is to get a university education. Others disagree and say this is no longer true.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Reported on IELTS May 25th

As major cities around the world are growing, so are their problems.

What are these problems for young people living in cities?

What are possible solutions for these problems?

Reported on IELTS May 19th

Many cities are now turning parks and farmland into new housing developments.

Is this a positive or negative development?

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Many would argue that scientific research requires a degree of oversight from the relevant governmental authorities. In my opinion, properly handled, this is a sensible and necessary policy.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

Reported on IELTS May 8th

Some people believe that the experiences children have before they go to school will have the greatest effect on their future life. Others argue that experiences gained when they are teenagers have a bigger influence.

Discuss both views and give your own opinions.

Reported on IELTS May 5th

April 2022

The shortage of housing in big cities can cause severe consequences. Only government action can solve this problem.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS April 28th

Many people feel that media coverage has becoming increasingly biased today.

Why is this?

What can be done to fix this problem?

Reported on IELTS April 23rd

Some feel that cities shold be designed to be beautiful while others feel their functionality is more important.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Reported on IELTS April 10th

More and more people today are moving away from where their friends and family live.

Do the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages?

Reported on IELTS April 7th
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March 2022

Some people say patriotism causes problems and is negative overall. Others feel that it is beneficial for society at large.

Do the advantages of patriotism outweigh its disadvantages?

Reported on IELTS March 26th

Educating young people is naturally important. However, some think governments ught to invest more education for adults in need.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS March 16th

The best curriculum is not one based on a static body of knowledge, but one which teaches students to cope with change.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS March 14th

Weddings are getting bigger and more expensive.

What is the reason for this?

Is it a positive or negative development?

Reported on IELTS March 8th

Some people claim that too much focus and resources have been spent to protect wild animals and birds.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS March 5th

In some places, old age is valued, while in other cultures youth is considered more important.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Reported on IELTS March 3rd

February 2022

A rise in the standard of living in a country often only seems to benefit cities rather than rural areas.

What problems can this cause?

How might these problems be reduced?

Reported on IELTS February 28th

Some believe that nuclear weapons benefit the world at large.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS February 25th

Some people think that the government should strictly control the supply of fresh water, as it is a limited resource, while others it should not be regulated.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Reported on IELTS February 23rd

Some people believe that engaging in an active pastime does more to develop childrens’ life skills than time spent reading.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS February 21st

In some countries, there has been an increase in the number of advertisements which try to persuade children to buy snacks, toys, and other goods. Parents often claim that these ads are unfair.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Reported on IELTS February 16th

Some experts say for road safety cyclists should pass a test before being allowed on public roads.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS February 13th

Many supermarkets are selling more and more products that are imported from other countries instead of selling food that is locally sourced.

What are the reasons for this?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Reported on IELTS February 10th

Some people believe that violent media directly results in violent behavior.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS February 8th

Today, many young people spend too much of their free time at shopping malls. This can be considered negative for young people and society generally.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Reported on IELTS February 7th

Today, TV channels broadcast men’s sports shows more than women’s sport shows.

Why is this the case?

Should TV channels give equal showtime for each?

Reported on IELTS February 4th

Some people think the main purpose of school is to turn children into good citizens and workers, rather than to benefit them as individuals.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS February 2nd

January 2022

In many countries, children are becoming overweight and unhealthy. Some people think that the government has the responsibility to solve this problem.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS January 29th

Some believe that younger family members should be legally responsible for supporting older family members when they become physically, mentally and financially unable to look after themselves.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS January 26t

In the 20th century, contact between many different parts of the world has developed apidly through air travel and telecommunications.

Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Reported on IELTS January 24th

Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students should be encouraged to question and offer criticisms on their teachers. Others think this will lead to a loss of respect and discipline in the classroom.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Reported on IELTS January 23rd

The governments should give each citizen a basic income so that they have enough money to live on, even if they are unemployed.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS January 17th

Many doctors recommend that older people exercise regularly, but most patients do not follow an exercise routine.

Why do you think this happens?

How can people be encouraged to exercise regularly?

Reported on IELTS January 15th

Some people think that enjoying the present is more important than planning for the future for both countries and individuals.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS January 12th

Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change. Others, however, think that change is always good.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Reported on IELTS January 10th

Today family members eat fewer meals together.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative trend?

Reported on IELTS January 4th

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