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IELTS Essay Questions & Answer June 2018

IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions and Model Essay June 2018

Below you will find:

  1. June IELTS essay question with model answer
  2. List of more June essay questions for you to practise at home
  3. List of March April essay questions
  4. Tips for Writing Task 2 Preparation

Take your time to read through this page and make the most of the tips and links.

Please note: these are past essay questions which have been used this month. They are not predictions. To prepare for IELTS writing task 2, you should prepare ideas for recent questions and common questions. See below for recent questions and here is a link to common essay questions: 100 IELTS Essay Questions

IELTS Essay Question June 2018

Some people think that the teenagers should concentrate on all subjects at school. Others believe that teenagers should focus on the subject they are best at or they are most interested in. To what extent do you agree?

Model IELTS Essay June 2018

While it is thought that adolescents ought to focus on a broad range of school subjects, others feel it would be better for them to concentrate only on chosen subjects. I believe the number of subjects they study should depend on their age.

One reason adolescents from around the age of 13 to 18 ought to focus on learning as many different subjects as possible is that they are too immature to make serious decisions that will affect their future. By studying various subjects, they will develop a clearer understanding of their skills and interests, which often change as a child ages. Secondly, teenagers need to vary what they learn to help them develop into well rounded adults. For example, they need sport to encourage health, they need maths to be able to perform simple arithmetic in life, and they need languages to help them learn communication. At a young age they are not mature enough to be responsible for their own development.

However, by the age of 18, adolescents know not only what subjects they most enjoy or excel at, but also which subjects are most useful for their future prospects in life. For this reason, the majority of university applicants are 18 years old, and they are eager to engage more deeply in specific subject matter. Furthermore, their ability to concentrate on one specific subject and study in depth is fully established at that age, unlike when they were younger. Lastly, older adolescents have the ability to manage their own schedule and can take responsibility for continuing art or sport as hobbies.

To conclude, younger teenagers are not ready to specialise and require a broad framework of subjects to help them develop, but at the age of 18, this is no longer the case.

More IELTS Essay Questions June 2018

  1. Nowadays, people move from one country to another for work. Some people think children of these families suffer because of this, while others think it is helpful for them. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  2. Adults do less exercise these days. Some people think that showing sports events on the television such as the Olympics and international tournaments is the best way to encourage adults to do exercise. Others believe there are more effective ways to do so. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  3. Some parents, specially mothers, stay at home instead working, and some people think that they should receive monetary compensation from the government. Do you agree or disagree?
  4. Some people use technology to take advice for their medical problems rather than seeing a doctor. Why this is so? It is positive or negative development according to you?
  5. Although more and more people are reading the news on the internet, most people still prefer reading the news in a newspaper. What are your views?

Click here for: March & April Essay Questions

How to Prepare for IELTS Writing Task 2

  1. Prepare ideas for topics. You can do this by googling online. Here is a list of common essay questions and topics for IELTS writing task 2: 100 Essay Questions
  2. Make sure you have learned your list of linking words which must be used flexibly: Linking Words for IELTS WT2
  3. Learn about essay length and paragraphing:
    1. essay length
    2. structure and importance of conclusions
  4. Learn how to add examples to your essay: Adding Examples Language
  5. Get training to hit band 7 and above: Advanced IELTS Writing Task 2 Lessons

All the best

Liz

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Comments

  1. Hi
    Is it good to start essay with “It has been sparked of controversy over whether ………..”

    • Each sentence must be unique to yourself and created in the test room. No, it is not good to memorise phrases and sentences.

  2. Maria Manuela Dominguez says:

    Hi Liz, I wanted to know if I should write the scope of the essay in the introduction. Phrases like “I will support this view with arguments in the following paragraphs”..
    Thank you!!

    • The examiner knows you will do this – everyone will do this. Don’t waste time with useless sentences. Each sentence should be 100% unique to yourself, created in the test by yourself and should relate 100% to the topic and issues in the question.

  3. great job

  4. Princy wilson says:

    Can we start the essay by using the opening sentence such as”Having said that “

  5. Thanks a lot Liz for your tips

  6. Sirojiddin says:

    Greats Liz, many thanks for all hints and tips!
    Just wanna ask. Today i took my speaking exam and during the exam i was asked whether international food was popular in my country. I answered positively and tried to illustrate my claim with mcdonald(it is not sooo popular there but anyway it exists at least one or two branches).Would it affect my band score? The examiner showed a big surprise and reasked “is it popular”
    My sincere gratitudes for your time and respond and favour in advance!

    • Popular means it is enjoyed by many people. To be popular in a country, means many people in your country enjoy it. How can McDonalds be popular by many people in your country, if there are few restaurants? I think the examiner was checking your understanding of the word “popular”.

  7. Khislatjon says:

    Dear Liz,I want to ask you a question.
    Is an introduction should be the same for 5 main topics which were above.By the same i mean all of them should contain only background statement and thesis.

  8. Some people use technology to take advise for their medical problems rather than seeing a doctor.Why is this so? is this a positive or negative development according to you? mam how to solve this sort of essay…can you please help ??

  9. Asma Khan says:

    Dear Liz,
    First of all, Thanks a ton for doing a wonderful job here. You are doing a great job 👍🏻😊
    I have a question for task two.
    Topic – Some govts spend a lot of public money training up individuals to be successful in international sporting events. Some people believe that this money should be spent on things that will benefit the general public instead. To what extent do you agree ?

    In the above essay, I agree with the notion that the govt should spend money on other more imp issues. Hence, in the essay I will provide my supporting ideas (may be 2) to state why its imp for the govt to spend money on other issues. So my question is, do I have to give a disadvantage also for why the govt should not spend on the sporting events ? Or it will be okay for not providing this disadvantage ? Or if not addressed, will I loose marks for it ?
    Please help me, I am confused.
    Thank you in advance. Tc.

  10. Hi Liz….
    Thanks for your great efforts….

  11. Dolores says:

    Hi Liz,
    I have a question about the format of discussion format essays.
    Generally, I have seen you format your discussion essays as:
    intro, side 1, side 2, my opinion, conclusion
    Is it proper to also format the essay as: intro, side 1, side 2 and show that this is the side I agree with, conclusion ?
    Thanks

    • Yes, that;s also fine. There are no fixed rules for IELTS essay structures – just logical. Sounds like you have good logical.

  12. Pratibha says:

    Hello …. please help me …. tomorrow is my LRW exam … M so worried …. I want to ask you a ques … you mentioned only 6 eassy topics of June … is that enough ???… I don’t have that much time … Please reply …!! I need your help …!!!!

    • Did you read this page fully? No, you didn’t. There is a notice above the list of topics about preparing ideas for writing task 2. Read it!! Good luck tomorrow!

  13. Hii Liz..Will you please help me to verify whether my writing style meets all band
    descriptives ??
    Qn. Nowadays ,people move from one country to another for work.Some people believe children of these families suffer because of this .While others think it is helpful for them. Discus both views and give your opinion.
    Due to vast job opportunities in overseas countries,especially developed ones, tendency of educated folks to shift completely to other countries is burgeoning day by day.After evaluating such a trend,certain people argue that , such a migration have many detrimental effects on the children who are forced to move along with their family.But,some advocate that it can bring many boons in their future.In my view point,even though the children feel some difficulties at the initial days,later on they will get adjusted with the foreign country’s culture .
    In the former view, observers consider the difficulties faced by newly migrated children and assert that, such newly re-rooted pupils face considerable mental stress owing to new culture,language and schooling atmosphere.They had been leading a comfortable life in their home country with their intimate friends and relatives.When they shifted completely to new place ,they cannot adjust with the new culture and lifestyle of the locals.In addition ,their new school,teachers and classmates will make them feel that they are in a different world.This mental strain in turn has huge ramifications on the education of the child,most probably most of them discontinue an academic year due to all these factors.

    On the other hand , the opposite group highlight the long term advantages it can generate in the life and career of a migrated child.They say that,children can quickly adjust with the change in culture and lifestyle compared to adults.Moreover,when they get exposed to such risks,they will gain mental strength and become able to manage any risks in future.Early age job culture of foreign countries will make them able to attain a job of their wish with a considerable pay scale.Hence, migration is useful for the children in all ways.
    To conclude,comparison of above given arguments of both the groups prove that short term aftermaths can be eclipsed by lifelong merits of migration on children.So,I firmly believe that ,prejudice about foreign country is the main reason for all the difficulties that newly shifted children are facing in a new nation.But , migrated country can bring them umpteen number of benefits such as exposure to new languages,high quality education from reputed universities,earnings from part time jobs even at early ages of adolescents and so on.If we weigh up these advantages with menaces like cultural shock and extreme climatic situations , benefits will definitely over weigh short term difficulties.

  14. Tabasum imtiaz says:

    Dear Liz,
    First of all, Thank you so much for doing a wonderful job here. I have recently taken my ielts GT test on 2nd June, 2018 for immigration purpose. My target was 8 in listening and 7 in each of the rest three components. I scored 8 in listening, reading and speaking, but unfortunately, only 6 in writing, which was a big disaster for me. I had no idea before what went wrong in my writing test? ,But after visiting your blog, I understood what I need to improve. Among the topics you mentioned above from June 2018. The first topic in the list was the one which I wrote in my test.
    I followed a standard approach without focusing too much on the requirement. The question asked to discuss both views and give opinion. However, I chose one side and used two paragraphs to build a convincing case for my chosen side and then in the third paragraph, I discuss the opposite view. In final conclusion paragraph, I proved my chosen side to carry more weight.

    My question here is:
    Was this, the reason I got such a low band? What I can feel now, is that I did not follow the instructions properly which asked to discuss both sides equally.
    Awaiting your reply.
    Thanks

    • Your writing score is based on 4 marking criteria. Task Response is not only about fulfilling the task, it’s also about the ideas you choose, how you use them and how you develop them. It is not possible to common on the reasons you got band 6 in writing from such a brief note. I suggest you get my Advanced Writing Task 2 Lessons to learn the right techniques: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore

  15. Kangwa Lusafya says:

    This is very helpful.Thank you.

  16. Aastha Shah says:

    Thank u so much Liz… A great work…Compiling all these topics seems to help really…I have just started following you…your tips seems to be really good. U have compiled essay topics for March, April n June. Where can we get the essay topics of May?

  17. Uche Chiemejonam says:

    Hello Liz,
    Please, I’d like to ask a question. My test is on the 30th of June and I’m a nursing mother. Should I let the test centre know? Or, how should I go about it?
    You are doing a great work…touching lives. God bless you.
    Thank you.

  18. Neha bhardwaj says:

    Hi Liz. I am from India and I appeared for my IELTS exam on 2nd of june. I am here to thank you. You’re doing a great work helping people like me prepare for their ielts exam. Your material and tips were so helpful I scored band 8 in first attempt. I followed all of your essay writing techniques as well as your tips for speaking exam. I followed your latest questions and prepared for all the topics. And I can confidently say it was the only reason I scored a 7.5 in speaking and writing and 8.5 in listening and reading . Thank you so much . And keep up the good job. God bless you

  19. Can you please explain me the question number 4 from the june essay topic list.does it require our opinion and expand on it or should we give both positive and negative sides and just write opinion in introduction and in conclusion

    • Did the instructions say “positive AND negative” is required OR is it a question asking you to choose “positive OR negative?” IELTS instructions are written clearly – just read them and follow them.

  20. Elaine Milne says:

    Hi Liz

    How does one decide on a band score. English is my home and first language and therefore I have a relatively good command of the language. What would be the criteria which would guide me to chose a band for IELTS. Obviously if I go for band 7 and I am probably a band 8 will I be penalized. I presume the band determines the complexity of the test.
    Please let me know what you think. I’m not quite sure which the correct place to
    post this question is. Thanks so much. Kind regards. Elaine

    • I am a bit confused about your question. What do you mean? What band to go for? You take the IELTS test and then IELTS give you a band score as a result. The band score is the result, not the test. See this page: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-band-scores/ The result you will get reflect your level of English and your exam skills. A band score 6 is a reasonable result, a band 7 is a better result. They are scores. Sorry, I don’t really understand your question.

  21. Thanks so much for such a well-thought-of and well-written essay.

  22. Dear Liz.
    I Hope you are well.
    I got alot of help from you when pripearing for my speaking and listening exam and I passed.Thank you very much.
    Maryann.
    From Nairobi Kenya.

  23. How can we elaborate the question no:-4.
    1)Is it asking our opinion and expanding on it?
    2)Should we write one positive and one negative development then conclude the question “why so”?
    3)if we include the opinion in introduction (for example:-we took the positive sides of using technology and finding problems of a health issue online) then should we stick on to it in 2 body paragraphs?
    4)is it a regular positive negative development essay or an opinion essay?
    4)

  24. Sidonie says:

    Thank you very much Liz, you are really a mum, let God bless you again for your best relationship. I’m running out of words on how to explain my feeling . . . So mum I’m writing my IELTS test on the 30th of June, and want to be concentrated on these topics of task 2 essay; I really need your advice mum.

  25. Yathreb says:

    Thank you very much my best teacher

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