Category Archives: IELTS Writing topics

These blog posts contain common IELTS Writing topics.

IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 topics 2016

Which IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 topics have been common in 2016?

IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 topics 2016 - children's lifestylesLike many IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 questions in 2016, a lot of IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 questions have been on the topic of modern lifestyles.

The difference between IELTS Academic and General Training Writing Task 2 topics has been that IELTS Academic tasks have included questions on children’s lifestyles.

For those of you taking an IELTS test in 2016, it would be a good idea to look at the following examples of writing tasks on the topic of modern lifestyles and think about what ideas you would include in your answers.

Examples of IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 questions from 2016

Here are some examples of IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 questions (reported by candidates in Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and Vietnam in 2016) that focus on modern lifestyles (including children’s lifestyles). Continue reading

IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 topics 2016

Which IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 topics have been common in 2016?

IELTS Writing Task 2 answer sheetWhile the topic of many IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 questions in 2016 has been school education (as was the case in 2015), this year has seen another topic become common.

From what IELTS candidates have reported about their IELTS tests in 2016, a common IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 topic has been modern lifestyles.

If you’re planning to take an IELTS test in 2016, it would be a good idea to look at the following examples of writing tasks on this topic, and think about what grammar and vocabulary you may need to use in your writing.

Examples of IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 questions from 2016

Here are some examples of IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 topics (reported by candidates in Australia, Egypt, India and Malaysia in 2016) that focus on modern lifestyles.

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Two of the most common IELTS Writing Task 2 topics in 2015

IELTS Writing Task 2 questions in 2015 have often been on the topic of school or university education

IELTS Writing Task 2 answer sheetAs you probably know, in IELTS Writing Task 2 (Academic and General Training), you have to write an essay of at least 250 words on a particular topic.

From what IELTS candidates have reported about their IELTS tests in 2015, two of the most common IELTS Writing Task 2 topics have been school and university education.

If you’re planning to take an IELTS test in 2015, it would be a good idea to look at the following examples of writing tasks on this topic, decide what ideas you would write about for each task, and focus on some vocabulary you may need to use in your writing.

Examples of IELTS Writing Task 2 questions from 2015

Here are some examples of IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 questions (reported by candidates in Australia, Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar and the UAE in 2015) that focus on what children should be taught at school. Continue reading

IELTS Writing tasks on the topic of transport

Do you have enough ideas and vocabulary for IELTS Writing tasks on the topic of transport?

Looking at examples of official IELTS Writing tasks, a topic that’s common in both Writing Task 1 and Task 2 is transport.

This means it would be a good idea for you to become familiar with issues and vocabulary related to this topic before your IELTS test.

To help you do this, here’s an IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, an IELTS General Training Writing Task 1, and an IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 on this topic.

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 on the topic of transport

The following example was previously on the official IELTS website.

The graph below shows the different modes of transport used to travel to and from work in one European city in 1960, 1980 and 2000.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 on the topic of transport

The introduction to the writing task above includes the phrase ‘modes of transport‘. Can you think of another way of saying ‘modes of transport‘?

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IELTS Writing Task 2 topic: Nuclear technology

An IELTS Writing Task 2 question on the topic of nuclear technology

Nuclear power symbolI know nuclear technology may not be a topic you often think about but it’s a topic you need to think about before your IELTS Writing test.

I’m saying this because you could get an IELTS Writing Task 2 question like the one below from the official IELTS website in your test.

The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace. Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy.

The benefits of nuclear technology far outweigh the disadvantages.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

If you’re looking at this IELTS Writing Task 2 topic and worried that you don’t have enough ideas (or enough vocabulary), then read on… Continue reading