Recent IELTS Writing Task 2 Exam Questions 2019

August 2019 Nowadays many of us prefer to throw damaged things away, whereas in the past people used to repair damaged items...

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Recent IELTS Writing Task 2 Exam Questions 2019

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August 2019

  • Nowadays many of us prefer to throw damaged things away, whereas in the past people used to repair damaged items and keep them for a long time. Why has this change happened? What are the effects of this change? Give relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.
  • More and more parents are allowing their children to play on computers and tablets as they think that children should learn technology skills. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
  • When a new town is planned, it is more important to develop public parks and sports facilities than shopping centers for people to spend their free time in. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  • Research into new types of medicine and treatments are essential for the improvement of health and deal with diseases. Who do you think should fund these researches: private companies, individuals or governments?
  • With the recent improvement to the internet, people can leave views or opinions on certain goods or services that they have purchased. Is it a good or bad thing. Discuss both views.
  • Some people believe that it is important to give gifts and presents to friends and family to show that we care about them. Others think that there are better ways to show affection to them. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  • Many people think that the government should spend more money on providing faster means of public transport. Some others think that there are important priorities(e.g.cost, environment). Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  • Nowadays, the internet and television have given ordinary people a chance to become famous. Is this a positive or negative development?
  • Some people believe that to be successful at a sport you need a natural ability and others think that hard work and practice can make you successful. Discuss both views and give your opinion?
  • Today it is common practice for many business meetings and business training to take place online. Do the advantages of this new development outweigh the disadvantages?
  • Nowadays, the internet and television have given ordinary people a chance to become famous. Is this a positive or negative development?
  • Courses and general online study have recently become very popular. However, some people still prefer to attend classes in person. Discuss both views and give your own opinion
  • Today much of the food people eat gets transported from farms that are thousands of miles away. Some people believe it would be better for the environment and the economy if people only consumed food produced by local farmers. Would the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
  • Shopping has become a new favorite pastime for the younger generation. Why is this the case? Should we encourage them to develop other hobbies too?
  • Some people believe that to be successful at a sport you need a natural ability and others think that hard work and practice can make you successful. Discuss both views and give your opinion?

July 2019

  • Some parents think children should have mobile phones, others disagree. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  • Nowadays consumer goods have become the most important part of people’s lives. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
  • Some people believe that if people are allowed to work after the age of 60, it could cause problems. Do you agree or disagree?
  • Some people are fond of buying new gadgets, phones, or laptops. Is this a good or bad thing? Discuss your opinion
  • Some people think that schools should select students according to their academic abilities. Others believe that it is better to have students with different abilities to study together. Discuss both views and give your own opinion
  • Some people think that zoos are cruel and that all zoos should be closed. However, others think that zoos are useful for protecting rare animals. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  • Nowadays newspapers publish information about the private lives of individuals. Some people think the government should maintain certain control over the information that gets published, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  • Culture and traditions change from generation to generation. Why does this happen? What can be done to change it?
  • Food travels thousands of miles from producers to consumers. Some people think that it would be better for the environment and economy if people ate only the local food produced by farmers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  • Some parents believe that reading books for entertainment is a waste of children’s time. They think that their children should read only serious educational books. What is your opinion?
  • Government should spend money to encourage the development of sport and art for school students, rather than supporting professional sports and art performances for the general public. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.
  • Governments and big companies should work together to reverse environmental damage, rather than expecting individuals to take responsibility. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and relevant examples.
  • Many sports players advertise sports-related products. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
  • Nowadays museums and historical sites are visited mainly by foreign tourists rather than by locals. Why is this happening? What can be done to get locals to visit museums and historical sites more often?
  • Advertising is influencing people more and more. Is this a positive or a negative trend? Give your own opinion and examples.
  • Some people say that protecting the environment is the government’s responsibility. Others believe that every individual should take responsibility for it. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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