The IELTS Writing task 2 contains an essay that needs to be written using 250 words. Following a proper strategy while curating these essays will help you in attaining the marks that you’re looking for. Most students often remain confused when they see topics that they’ve already encountered during the mock tests. Most of these IELTS topics keep reappearing over the years and the more one has written on similar topics, the better and faster one will be able to write during the main exam. We have put together a list of 10 common IELTS Writing topics that keep reappearing.

The topics that students have to deal with are- Health, Environment, Education, Technology, Government spending, youth crime, public transport, criminal justice, globalization and development. 

We will now be discussing ways of dealing with them so that you are able to achieve the desired band score.


You need to set aside 2 hours for practicing these topics every day. The four sections- Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing need to be aced so as to pull up your overall band score. Take 2 topics a day and write essays based on them. Get into the habit of reading newspapers everyday and highlight news that could be related to these topics. This will diversify your knowledge on the topic that you’re already preparing for. 

You can also make a list of the vocabulary that is used in these sample essays and then look for more synonyms of those words. In that manner, you will have enriched your lexical knowledge. This will help you in composing sentences while you’re attempting your essay.


Each time you hold conversations with someone you know, talk to them around these topics. Have meaty discussions on subjects such as technology, health, development, environment , government spending and others. This will familiarize you further with the subject and equip you with the knowledge that you need. Listen to podcasts or panel discussions that take place on these topics to know more. You will also expose yourself to the kinds of examples that you will need to substantiate your points with.

You will see a repetition of many topics while you’re appearing for the main test and that’s perfectly normal. The key is to ensure that you are well versed in the topic that is asked. It always makes more sense to prioritize topics that are common over the ones that do not get repeated.


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