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There are many essay questions appearing each month as people can now take the test most days online, so these latest IELTS writing questions are just some examples of the questions appearing in the test, not all of them.




Latest IELTS Writing Topics

2022

October 2022


The best way to solve the world’s environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


In some parts of the world traditional festivals and celebrations have disappeared or are disappearing.

Why is this happening?

What measures could be taken to ensure they do not disappear?


Many people these days move to other countries to live. Some people feel these people should try to assimilate completely to the country where they have moved to, while others feel it is more important to preserve their native culture.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.


Many people use written language in a less formal and more relaxed way than in the past.

Why is this the case?

Does this development have more advantages or disadvantages?


Some people today argue that countries should interfere less in the affairs of other nations.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


The noise level around us is constantly increasing and affecting the quality of our lives.

What causes the everyday noise that many people face?

What can be done about it?


The most important function of music is that it helps people reduce stress.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Advanced technology has brought many beneficial changes to the world. However, some old people today struggle with the use of technologies such as mobile phones and the Internet.

How can the elderly benefit from using advanced technologies?

How can the elderly be encouraged to use consumer electronics more often?

September 2022


Many first-year university students discover after they have started their course that their chosen subjects do not suit them.

Why does this happen?

What can be done to ensure that students can choose a suitable subject?


Some people think that robots are very important to human's future development, while others believe they are dangerous and negatively affect society.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.


Nowadays, distance-learning programs have gained in popularity, but some people argue that online courses can never be as good as those taken face-to-face at a college or university.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


The managers of most organisations tend to be older people. However, some people argue that younger people make better managers.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Some people believe that one of the best ways to solve environmental problem is to increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Some people believe that children that commit crimes should be punished. Others think that the children's parents should be punished instead.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by governments rather than private companies.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Many parents these days work in other countries and they take their families with them to live their

Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?


Some people believe that having car-free days in cities is an effective way to reduce air pollution. However, others argue that there are other ways that are more effective. 

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

August 2022


The increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage to the natural environment.

Why does it cause damage?

What can be done to solve this problem?


Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal. Some people, however, think that other types of progress are equally important for a country.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.


Some people think that the increasing use of computers and mobile phones for communication has a negative effect on young people's reading and writing skills.

Do you agree or disagree?


In many countries, people now wear western clothes such as suits and jeans rather than traditional clothing.

Why is this the case?

Is this a positive or negative development?


Some people think visual images, such as photographs and videos, can most accurately inform people about a news story. Others believe they are not reliable sources of information.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


Young people committing crimes should be treated the same as adults by the authorities.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


These days, older people who have retired often choose to spend money on themselves (for example on holidays) rather than save money for their children .

Is this a positive or negative development?

July 2022


Shops should not be allowed to sell any food or drinks that have been scientifically proven to be bad for people’s health.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Nowadays, an increasing number of people with health problems are using alternative medicines and treatments instead of visiting their normal doctor.

Do you think this is a positive or negative development?


Some people think international events such as the Olympic Games are important and can bring nations together. Others, however, think that they are a waste of money as the money could be spent elsewhere on more important issues.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.


Some people believe that professionals, such as doctors and engineers, should be required to work in the country where they did their training. Others believe they should be free to work in another country if they wish.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


In today's world, people spend a lot of money on appearance because they want to look younger.

Why does this happen?

Do you think this is a positive or negative development?


It is important for people to take risks, in both their professional lives and personal lives.

Do the advantages of taking these risks outweigh the disadvantages?

June 2022


In most countries fast food is becoming cheaper and more available to everyone.

Do you think that advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?


It is more important for school children to learn about their local history rather than world history. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


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?

Nowadays many people prefer to buy famous brands of clothes, cars and other items.

What are the reasons for this?

Do you think it is a positive or negative development?


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.


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

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

May 2022


Some people believe using modern technology (digital photographs, blogs) is the best way to record and remember important personal events. Others think the traditional method (making photo albums, writing diaries) is better.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


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?


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.


Some people think it is a better to leave their home country to improve their work and living opportunities, while others think staying in their own country is a better choice.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


Boxing is a blood sport which often results in physical injury. It is inappropriate for this sport to exist in the modern age.

Do you agree or disagree?


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. Some people claim this is unfair as parents feel under pressure to buy these kinds of things for their children.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


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?  

April 2022


Nowadays, more and more people from different cities are spending more time away from their families.

What are the possible reasons this this?

What could be the effects on the people themselves and their families?

February 2022


Farming is the backbone of every country but nowadays many youngsters hesitate to enter in this profession.

Why is this the case and what can be done to avoid it?


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?


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. Some people claim this is unfair as parents feel under pressure to buy these kinds of things for their children.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


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?


Some people believe that violence in the media, such as in television programs and films, directly results in violent behaviour.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


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?

January 2022


Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students should be encouraged to question and offer criticisms to 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.


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?


Today family members eat fewer meals together.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative trend?


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.





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