IELTS Essay Questions


1. Some people think that the government is wasting money on the arts and that this money could be better spent elsewhere.

To what extent do you agree with this view?


2. A growing number of people feel that animals should not be exploited by people and that they should have the same rights as humans, while others argue that humans must employ animals to satisfy their various needs, including uses for food and research.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.


3. Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations by providing such things as food and education? Or is it the responsibility of the governments of poorer nations to look after their citizens themselves?


4. The education a child receives at home from having parents who are positive role models is more important than the academic education a child receives at school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


5. An increasing number of people are buying what they need online.

What are the advantages and disadvantages for both individuals and companies to shopping online?


6. The performance of staff can have a significant impact on the success of a company.

What can companies do to increase staff productivity?


7. Some people think that the best way to run a business is within the family.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a family run business?


8. With the development of technology children are now living in a world that is completely different to what it was 50 years ago.

What problems does this cause for society and the family?


9. Some people argue that universities should provide students with more practical training for their future career. Should university education be more vocational or academic?


10. Nothing is more important to a country’s future than education. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


11. Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important professions. Some people think is fully justified while others think it is unfair.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.


12. 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.

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