Here you will find IELTS Sample Essays for a variety of common topics that appear in the writing exam.
The model answers all have tips and strategies for how you may approach the question and comments on the sample answer.
You can also view sample essays with band scores on this page.
Looking at IELTS essay topics with answers is a great way to help you to prepare for the test.
These IELTS sample essays have been categorised in a way that makes it easy for you to see how certain essay question types require you to provide certain responses to ensure the question is fully answered.
In these types of question you are given one opinion and you then have to state the extent to which you agree or disagree with that opinion:
In this essay question type you are given two opinions, and you have to discuss both of these and then give your own view:
There are a variety of 'cause type' essay questions. In these you first have to give the reasons why something has happened, in other words the causes, but then discuss a different aspect of it, such as the effects, solutions or the extent to whether it is a positive or negative development:
In these type of questions, instead of discussing the causes of a problem, you need to discuss the problems related to a particular issue in society, and then suggest what can be to solve these problems:
In these type of questions you are asked to discuss the positive and negative sides of a particular topic. You will usually be asked this in the context of giving an opinion (e.g. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?):
There are sometimes questions that don't fit easily into a particular category as above. You can view some IELTS sample essays for these here:
You can also view some sample essays that have band scores and comments based on the IELTS marking criteria.
For more IELTS essay topics with answers you can also view essays that have been written by students in the Essay Feedback Forum:
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