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IELTSwriting2008

    2010

    IELTS Writing Task 2

    Writing Part

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Listen to the radio is more enjoyable and practical than watching television. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Some people think that young children benefit from going to the nursery school before starting primary school. Others think it is better for the young children to stay all day with the families. Discuss both views and give your opinion.Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Many companies require their employees to wear uniforms at work. In what jobs do you think should people be required to wear uniforms? What are the disadvantages of wearing uniforms at work?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Some people take their family with them when they go to work abroad for a period of time. Does this have more advantages than disadvantages for individuals and their family?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Some people think that young people (children and teenagers) can learn a foreign language more easily. Others believe that adults are better at learning a foreign language. Discuss both views and give your opinion.Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    A survey shows that people in certain occupations and professions are believed to be honest. What is the situation like your country? Do you agree with this belief?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Travel to and from work is becoming more difficult. One solution is that employers should allow employees to work from home. Do you agree that the advantages are more than disadvantages?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Some people think it is better to be self-employed. Other people say it is better to work for a company or an institution. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

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    2010

    IELTS Writing Task 2

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a house and living in an apartment? Which one do you prefer?Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Doctors say that in many counties, people do not have enough physical exercise. What are the causes for this problem? What can be done to solve it?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Nowadays many old cities are rebuilt and redesigned in order to make them look modern. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this practice.

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    In many places of travel such as lakes, mountains and beaches, the environment is polluted because of the rubbish and litters produced by tourists. Why is this? How can we solve the problem?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    There are more and more old people in many places of the world. What are the causes of longer life span for people and what are the benefits of this situation?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Nowadays, many people have to work longer time, and they feel more stressed than before. What are the reasons? What can the employers do to make the workers’ life easier?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Nowadays, fewer people tend to look after their old relatives but send them to some professional nursing home instead. What is the situation in your country? Who do you think should be responsible for looking after the old people in need of help?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Recently, more and more people use the Internet to get information and buy goods. What do you think about the advantages and disadvantages of this phenomenon?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:stMany people think that zoos which kept wild animals by man-made environment should no longer exist in 21 century.

    To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

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    2010

    IELTS Writing Task 2

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Some people think parents should control the behavior of children from a very young age but others think we should give them more freedom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    The road transport is taking over the rail services as the main means of transportation. Is this a positive or negative development? Is this true in your country?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Some people say television contributes more than other modern inventions to the quality of life of ordinary people. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Some people say now there is less communication between the family members than in the past. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Many people want to have both a successful career and a happy family life. What problems are involved in combining a career and family life? How to overcome such problems?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Teenagers have problems at home and at school. What difficulties are they facing now? How should parents and schools do to help them?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;You should spend about 40minutes on this task.

    Write about the follow topic:

    Nowadays, local shops have been replaced by large supermarkets. Do you think its advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.Write at least 250 words.

    ;Many people believe that the main aim for university education is to help graduates to find better jobs, while some people believe

    that university education has wider benefits for individuals and society . Discuss both views and give your opinion. ;It is often said that the subjects taught in schools are too academic in orientation and that it would be more useful for children to

    learn about practical matters such as home management, work and interpersonal skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree? ;Some people argue that teaching children of different abilities together benefits all of them. Others believe that intelligent children

    should be taught separately and given special treatment. Discuss both views and how do you think about it? ;Higher education can be funded by several ways such as the following:1. All costs paid by the government; 2. All costs paid by the

    students;3. All costs paid by the government loan which students have to pay back after graduation. Please discuss both the advantages and

    disadvantages of all these three theories above and decide which the best is.

    ;Schools are no longer necessary, because children can get so much information available through Internet, and they can study just as

    well at home. What extent do you agree or disagree?

    ;Some people think teachers have a greater influence than parents in the development of a child’s intelligence and social skills. Do

    you agree or disagree?

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    2010

    IELTS Writing Task 2

    ;Research indicates that the characteristics we are born with have much more influence on our personality and development than any

    experiences we may have in our life. Which do you consider to be the major influence?

    ;In many countries, more and more young people are leaving school and unable to find jobs after graduation. What problems do you

    think youth unemployment will cause to the individual and the society? Give reasons and make some suggestions. ;It is generally acknowledged that families are now not as close as they used to be. What are the possible reasons for this and what

    can be done to reverse the trend?

    ;It is now possible to perform everyday tasks, such as bank transaction, shopping or even office works, without meeting people face

    to face. What are the effects it may have on individuals and the society as a whole?

    ;When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless to try and keep them alive. To

    what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

    ;Many people believe that the increasing use of modern technology at work and in leisure is reducing people’s creativity. To what

    extent do you agree or disagree?

    ;Food can be produced cheaper if we use improved fertilizers and better machinery. However some of methods may be dangerous for human health, and have negative effects for local communities. What is your opinion?

    ;Some people believe that air travel should be restricted because it causes serious pollution and uses up the world‘s fuel resources.

    To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    ;Unlimited car use has brought us a lot of problems. What are these problems? And should we discourage people to use cars? ;15 Some people claim that public museums and art galleries will not be needed because people can see historical objects and works

    by using computer. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    ;Some people say that giving aid to poor countries has more negative effects than positive effects. To what extent do you agree or

    disagree?

    ;In many countries, the proportion of older people is steadily increasing. Does this trend make positive or negative effects to society?

    ;Some people think it is acceptable to use the animals in any way for benefits of human beings, while others think it is not justifiable.

    Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

    ;Throughout the history, male leaders often made the society more violent and conflicting. If women governed the world, it would be

    a more peaceful world. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    ;Do the problems brought by international travel outweigh the advantages?

    ;Several languages are dying out every year. Some people do not think it is important and say that our life will be simpler with fewer

    languages. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

    ;In some countries, advertisers increase the amount of advertising which try to persuade children to buy snacks, toys,and other goods. Parents object to such pressure on children. But some advertisers claim that there is useful information in these advertisements.

    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    ;The government should control the amount of violence in films and on television in order to decrease the level of violent crimes in

    the society. Do you agree or disagree?

    ;Sending criminals to the prison is not the best method of dealing with them. Education and job training are better ways to help them.

    ;Some people say that governments should pay for the public health care and education, while others say that it is not the government’s responsibility. Please discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    ;Some people believe that individuals can not improve environment, but only governments and big companies can make a difference. To what extend do you agree or disagree?

    ;Some people believe that the personal happiness is directly related with the economic success. Others argue that the happiness depends on completely other factors. Discuss both of the views and give your own opinion.

    ;Topic 1: The telephone plays an important role in modern life. There‘s no doubt that it has improved the quality of our lives in many

    ways. In other ways, however, it has had a negative effect on our lives. Discuss both the positive and negative effects of the telephone on

    modern life. Support your ideas with reasons and examples.

    ;Topic 2: Many places in the China have lotteries in which a person may win a million dollars or more. What would be the advantages of winning a million dollars? Would there be disadvantages? Write a 250-words essay explaining the advantages and disadvantages.

    ;Topic 3: Many families are having fewer children. Having even just one child can have a dramatic impact on the parents‘ lives. Write about this impact in about 250 words. You can discuss the negative impact, the positive impact, or both. ;Topic 4: Everyone complains about taxes, yet think about what would happen if there were no longer an income tax. In a 250-word

    essay, discuss the positive effects of an income tax, the negative effects, or both.

    ;Topic 5: Television is still a relatively new invention, yet it has had profound effects on China and on Chinese‘s lives. Write about

    250 words discussing the effects of television. You can write about the good effects, the bad effects, or both. ;Topic 6: Most people have dreams of one day becoming rich. But does the average person have the ability to make a lot of money?

    Think about this question. Then write about 250 words describing your thoughts.

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    IELTS Writing Task 2

    ;Topic 7: More and more people are living by themselves today. What are the advantages of living alone? What are the disadvantages? Write an essay of about 250 words explaining the advantages and disadvantages.

    ;Topic 8: Sports are very popular in today‘s society. Some people believe, "Winning is the only thing." Others believe, " It‘s not

    whether you win or lose, but how you play the game." Is there a way in sports in which both opponents could "win" a game? "Lose" a game?

    Detail your thoughts on this issue in an essay of about 250 words.

    ;Topic 9: Manufacturers who advertise sometimes directly name one or two of their competitors and attack their products. What are

    your feelings about this advertising practice? Write an essay of about 250 words describing your ideas. ;Topic 10: For many years the nuclear family, consisting of father, mother, and children, was considered to be the normal family

    pattern in China‘s society. Yet in many other cultures and in our own in the past, three generations grandparents, parents, and children often

    have lived together. What are the advantages and disadvantages of three generations living together? Give specific examples in a 250-word

    essay.

    ;Topic 11: Surveys show that more people get the news by watching television than by reading the newspaper. Think about whether TV news shows are adequate as a person‘s only source of news. Write an essay of about 250 words that details your thoughts. ;Topic 12: Some people live in one community their entire lives. Many more moves at least once; some quite often. Compare and contrast moving to different parts of the country versus living in one community your entire life. Write about 250 words. ;Topic 13: The automobile has had a profound effect on modern life. Some of these effects have been positive and others negative.

    Detail these effects in a 250-word essay.

    ;Topic 14: Materialism means placing great importance on material things such as clothes, property, and furniture. Many people complain that modern society is too materialistic. Are people in these times "what they own" or "what they are"? Explain your thoughts on the

    matter in an essay of about 250 words.

    ;Topic 15: People spend a great deal of time, money, and energy to see or read about movie stars, TV actors, and athletes. What role

    do such celebrities play in society? Write an essay of about 250 words. Give specific examples.

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