Monday, February 21, 2011


Here are few practice topics intended for Writing Task II (Academic) of IELTS : 
  1. Some people believe that only pupils of similar interests should be given admissions in schools.Others are of the opinions that schools should be open to all children with varied interests. How far you agree or disagree with the above views. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  2. Some authors believe that urbanization is a ‘Modern Disease’. In not less than 250 words explain if you agree with this view and give your own opinion.
  3. Capital punishment is a brutal decision and should be abolished. Give your views in not less than 250 words if you agree or disagree with it.
  4. Most criminals are set free once they finish their jail terms. Is the re introduction of criminals in societies is justified? Place your views in no less than 250 words.
  5. Working and living abroad helps us to know other cultures well. How far you think working abroad has good or bad impacts on our cultural lives?
  6. If you were given to change, what all changes you would implement in this 21st century to make our world a better living place? Discuss few changes in not less than 250 words.
  7. Computers can easily do all the basic and advanced calculations. Do you think your children should spend more time learning basic mathematics or advanced computer technology. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  8. Should poor countries continue to receive International Aids? Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  9. Some parents grow their children in strict discipline while others leave them free to learn lessons of lives on their own. Which is one of these is a better approach and why? Give your own opinion in not less than 250 words.
  10. The modern technology is all making things easily available. Internet has provided us the easy dowloadable versions of most books we need. Can internet world replace the world of books and words ? Give your own views in not less than 250 words.
  11. As most postgraduate research is funded by industry then students grants should also come from the same source. How far you agree with this. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  12. Modern technology is transforming the way we work and is of benefit to our society. How far you think our social lives influenced by modern technology.
  13. In order keep the students more focused, the sports classes should be stopped in High schools. You think this will be a right approach for a better generation?
  14. Children are the impressions of their parent’s behaviour. If a child behaves badly his parents should be considered responsible and should be punished. How far you agree with this.
  15. What do you think the government in your country should do to make your country more successful.
  16. Smoking is a bad habit and should be abandoned completely world wide. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  17. Time is an important factor in every field. Do you think following strict time limits is more important than giving quality results. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  18. Life was simpler without so much of technology. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  19. Are famous people treated unfairly by the media ? Should they be given more privacy, or is the price of their fame an invasion into their private lives?
  20. Should developing countries pay more attention towards education or improving business standards? 
  21. There is an age after which one’s efficiency decreases. Should young people in the working fields replace all the old people?
  22. Animals also have emotions and feel equal pain as humans. We should stop all pharmaceutical companies from doing trials on innocent animals. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  23. Sex education in schools are only introducing conflicting ideas and confusion among the immature minds and should be immediately stopped. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  24. The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace. Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. The benefits of nuclear technology far over weigh the disadvantages. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer.
  25. Women are always better parents than men. How far you agree with this? Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  26. Deciding the size of one’s own family is a personal preference In your opinion should government intervene in the rights of the individual with regard to family planning?
  27. In some countries the average worker is obliged to retire at the age of 50, while in others people can work until they are 65 or 70. Until what age do you think people should be encouraged to remain in paid employment? Give reasons for your answer.
  28. The idea of going overseas for university study is an exciting prospect for many people. But while it may offer some advantages, it is probably better to stay home because of the difficulties a student inevitably encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree this statement? Give reasons for your answer.
  29. 'Telecommuting' refers to workers doing their jobs from home for part of each week and communicating with their office using computer technology. Telecommuting is growing in many countries and is expected to be common for most office workers in the coming decades. How do you think society will be affected by the growth of telecommuting?
  30. When so many people are starving to death in different parts of the world, is it justifiable for any government to spend huge amounts of money over the Space Exploration Projects?
  31. Internet has made information so handy, but at the same time, its spoiling our children with all the adult content. Should children be kept away from internet ?
  32. To what extent will migration from the developing world to the developed world become a social and political issue in the 21st century?
  33. Technology is making communication easier in today's world, but at the expense of personal contact as many people choose to work at home in front of a computer screen. What dangers are there for a society which depends on computer screens rather than face-to-face contact for its main means of communication?
  34. Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary but not poor alternatives to a natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against keeping animals in zoos.
  35. The only way to prevent overcrowding in cities is to prevent migration from rural areas. Give your opinion and views.
  36. Money is the single motivational factor for success in any work field. How far you agree with this?
  37. The only effective way to deal with unemployment is to introduce rapid urbanization. How far you agree?
  38. When most of the population in developing countries do not have food to eat and place to live, it is immaterial to talk about saving forests as a gesture to protect our environment. The aim should be to utilize maximum land for food production and making homes for the homeless. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  39. Reading comics only rot the children’s mind than to provide any good education. How far you agree/ disagree with this?
  40. Is it wise for an industry to replace its experienced but old workers with new and young experience less individuals? Give your views in not less than 250 words.

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