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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.11

Here’s a sample Writing Task 2 question on the topic of technology.

 

In the last 20 years there have been significant developments in the field of information technology (IT), for example the World Wide Web and communication by email. However, future developments in IT are likely to have more negative effects than positive.

To what extent do you agree or disagree. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge. You should write at least 250 words.

 

Note the structure of the question: there are two sentences that tell you the topic. Then comes the question: “To what extent do you agree or disagree?” This is followed by another sentences giving you further instructions on what to include in the essay. Continue reading

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.10

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Women should have an equal role alongside men in both police and armed forces. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.9

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Several languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small numbers of people. Some people say that governments should spend public money on saving these languages, while others believe that would be a waste of money.
 Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.8

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Some people think that in the modern world we have become more dependent on each other, while others think that people are now more independent. 
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.7

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Some people believe that studying at university or college is the best route to a successful career, while others believe that it is better to get a job straight after school. Do the benefits of gaining work experience at a young age outweigh the drawbacks?

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.6

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As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual well-being. What factors contribute to job satisfaction? How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers?

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.5

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Some people think that museums should be enjoyable places to entertain people, while others believe that the purpose of museums is to educate. 
Discuss both views and give you own opinion.

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.4

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Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.3

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Some people believe that the salaries paid to professional sportspeople are too high, while others argue that sports salaries are fair.
 Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.2

Here’s the second sample IELTS Writing Task 2 question. In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

The money given to help poor countries does not solve the problem of poverty, so rich countries should give other types of help instead.
 To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.1

I’ll be posting sample IELTS writing task 2 questions every week. Think about how you would organise the essay and write in the comments below. I’ll post a model answer soon.

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Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

IELTS Writing Task 2: Types of Essays

Different books, teachers and websites classify IELTS Writing Task 2 essays in different categories and types. Some say there are two kinds of essays, some say four, while some say there are as many as seven!

None of the books and teachers are incorrect. They just use different ways of classification.

I’m going to keep things simple and say there’s only one type of essay: the opinion essay. All Writing Task 2 question demand you to write your opinions. The difference lies in how they are worded. Here are the most common Task 2 question words:

  1. Do the advantages / benefits of … outweigh the disadvantages / drawbacks? or,
    Discuss the advantages/benefits and disadvantages/drawbacks of..
    Organize this essay
  2. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
    Organize this essay
  3. Which factor (…) is more important?
    Organize this essay
  4. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
    Organize this essay
  5. Two-part question: Why do you think this is important? What is the effect of …?
    Organize this essay
  6. Two-part question: What are the possible reasons for (this problem)? Suggest a solution.
    Organize this essay

Here is a basic four-paragraph structure to organize your essay. For more specific structures, see the ‘Organize this essay’ links below each question. Continue reading