18 IELTS Writing Task 2 Topics

You should spend about 40 minutes on writing the essay. When writing about the topic, be sure to give reasons for your answer. Include relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience. You should write at least 250 words for each essay. In this article, you will find many IELTS writing task 2 topics.

After you finish each essay, get your writing checked by a writing correction service. Make sure it is by ex-IELTS examiners to receive precise feedback and grading.

Topic 1

Nowadays, people buy more goods that are better advertised than products they actually need. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 2

Professional athletes earn a lot more money, in comparison to people who have other significant jobs. Some people think that athletes deserve to be paid more. Others argue that it is unfair towards people who have no less important jobs. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Topic 3

Nowadays, people travel a lot more than in the past. Some people think that tourists should follow the cultural and religious traditions of the country they are visiting. Others argue that it is not required for the tourist to do so. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. 

Topic 4

Some people do not like changes and prefer to do things they are good at, while other people like taking risks and trying new things. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Topic 5

Some people think that to succeed, the only thing one needs is talent. Others disagree, saying that hard work is more important than talent. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Topic 6

Some people think that there should be only one type of punishment for each crime regardless of the circumstances. Others believe that the motivation behind the crime, matters, and therefore, punishments should not be fixed and should vary depending on the situation. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

People work a lot more nowadays. How important, in your opinion, is to provide employees with job satisfaction? Do you think how satisfied the workers are can affect their performance?

Topic 7

Some people believe that universities should allow their students to choose what they want to study besides their majoring subjects. Others argue that students’ choice should be limited, and they should exclusively study what they are required to know for their future careers. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Topic 8

Some people think that parents have the most impact on children. Others believe that schools influence kids more. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Topic 9

With the advances in science and technology, people from different ends of the world can communicate with each other. What is your opinion on the impact of technologies on our lives? Do you think that these advances only result in positive outcomes?

Topic 10

Each year the prices of petrol increase all over the world. What kind of impact does this have on traffic and environmental pollution? What else do you think the petrol price influences?

Topic 11

More and more people nowadays have overweight problems, and this seems to be the case for the entire world. What do you think causes this trend? Could you suggest some solutions to this problem? 

Topic 12

Some people think that it is better to learn new languages from an early age. 

Do you agree or disagree? What could be the advantages or disadvantages of learning foreign languages as a child? 

Topic 13

Some people think that people have to start contributing to their society from their teenage years and that it should be mandatory in schools.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 14

Some people claim that if the number of sports clubs increases in a certain community, its health will also increase. Others believe that sports clubs have next to nothing to do with public health.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Topic 15

Many languages disappear every year. Some people think this is for the best, and it would be easier to communicate if there are fewer languages. 

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

Topic 16

Some people think that children should be punished if they do something wrong. Others believe that there are better ways for kids to learn what is right and what is wrong. 

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Topic 17

Globalization is one of the results of the advances in technology and science. 

Do you think that globalization has a positive or negative influence?

Topic 18

Many museums are not free to enter, while some are. 

What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of charging people to enter museums?

IELTS Writing Task 2 Topics: Summary

Preparing for the IELTS test is quite a difficult task if you do not know where to begin and have nobody to guide you. There are many mistakes IELTS students make while preparing. It is crucial to dedicate time to prepare for each section of the IELTS test.

Depending on your strengths, you may need to spend more time preparing for one section. Do not skip sections when preparing as each one contributes to your total band score in the same way.

The writing section may be one of the harder parts of the test to prepare for. There are many resources online that will guide you on your preparations.

The best thing to do is to practice your writing and improve your vocabulary. To practice your writing, you may use the topics above. Choose a topic and try to write an essay the best you can. Anyhow, there will be more IELTS writing task 2 topics coming soon.

ALISTAIR BROWN: As a writing and speaking examiner for more than 10 years, I bring a lot of experience. I have seen the frustrations that students have with IELTS from a career where I have actively guided and corrected students’ studies. I am looking for the most effective ways to teach IELTS as I understand students’ needs.