IELTS Writing Sample
The following is a list of
IELTS sample writing questions for you to try out. Some of them also
include Academic and General Training questions.
1、Some young children spend
a great amount of their time practicing sports. Discuss the advantages
and disadvantages of this. Use specific reasons
2、It is sometimes said that
borrowing money from a friend can harm or damage the friendship. Do you
agree? Why or why not? Use reasons and examples in your answer.
3、Every generation of
people is different in important ways. How is your generation different
from your parents’generation? Use specific reasons and examples to
explain your answer.
4、Some people pay money for
the things they want or need. Other people trade products or goods for
what they need. Compare the advantages of these two ways of obtaining
things. Which way do you prefer? Explain why.
5、Imagine that you have
received some land to use as you wish. How would you use this land? Use
specific details to explain your answer.
6、Some people like doing
work by hand. Others prefer using machines. Which do you prefer? Use
specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
7. You want to persuade
someone to study your native language. What reasons would you give?
Support your answer with specific details.
8. You have been asked to
suggest improvements to a park that you have visited. This might be a
city park, a regional park, or a national park. What improvements would
you make? Why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your
9. Do you agree or disagree
with the following statement? People should read only those books that
are about real events, real people, and established facts. Use specific
reasons and details to support your opinion.
10. Films can tell us a lot
about the country in which they were made. What have you learned about a
country from watching its movies? Use specific examples and details to
support your response.
11. Some people say that
physical exercise should be a required part of every school day. Other
people believe that students should spend the whole day on academic
studies. Which opinion do you agree with? Give reasons to support your
12. Some people prefer to
spend most of their time alone. Others like to be with friends most of
the time. Do you prefer to spend your time alone or with friends? Give
reasons to support your answer.
13. If you could invent
something new. what product would you develop? Use specific details to
explain why this invention in needed.
14. It has been said." Not
everything that is learned is contained in books." Compare and contrast
knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In
your opinion, which source is more important?why?
15. Do you agree or
disagree with the following statement? Playing a game is fun only when
you win. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
16. Because of developments
in communication and transportation，countries are becoming more and more
alike. How is your country becoming more similar to other places in the
world? Use specific examples and details support your answer.
17. If you could change one
important thing about your hometown, what would you change? Use reasons
and specific example to support your answer.
18. People attend colleges
or universities for many different reasons( for example, new
experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). why do you think
people attend colleges? Use specific reasons and examples to support
19. In general. people are
living longer now. Discuss the causes of this phenomenon. Use specific
reasons and detail to develop your essay.
20. Over past 50 years,
young people gain status and power but old people have lost. What is the
cause and is it a good development or bad development?
21. You and your family are
living in a rented accommodation in an English-speaking country. You are
not satisfied because there are something wrong with the furniture. So
write a letter to the landlord and ask how to resole the problem.
22. Young people are
exposed to a great amount of information such as film, book, Internet.
In what ways they give bad influence on young people and explain the
reason, how to reduce the bad influence with examples.
23. (A) Do you think
government should subsidizes the musicians, artists, actors or drama
companies, do u agree or disagree, what should government do?
(G) People doing different
kinds of work enjoy different amount of holiday time. Should people have
the same amount of leisure time? Give your opinion using some of your
24. (A) Some people believe
that a country should have the moral obligation to help the other
country and some of the people think that exist the misspending of the
government and the aid money can not be got by the poor. What is your
(G) Some people think that
children’s lives will be different from their own. Whit is your opinion?
Explain the reasons by your experience and examples.
25. (A) Some people think
that machine translation is highly developed in today’s society,
therefore it is not necessary for children to learn a foreign language.
What’s your opinion?
(G) Today some person has
to work away from his family, what is the advantages and disadvantages?
Give your opinion and some explains of your experience.
26. (A) Someone say the age
of book is past, the info will be presented by some multimedia tools
such as video, computer, television and film , others think the book and
the written words will be necessary for spread info & complete
education. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
(G) The culture of
different countries are becoming similar so there is no pint for people
to go traveling abroad for they could have same experience at home agree
27. Parent should limit
children time of watching TV and playing computer game, others Insister
children spend reading books, agree or disagree?
28. Traveling abroad work
for period of months or years, advantages or disadvantages to people and
29. Do you think people do
different jobs they should have different time holiday are you agree or
disagree , give your reason an explain.
30. Some people said should
not encourage sport at school because it will cause competition rather
than co-operation. to what extend you agree with it?