March & April IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions

Below you will find a list of IELTS writing task 2 questions which appeared in the IELTS test in the last two months: March and April IELTS writing task 2 topics, You can see some interesting trending topics.

The questions below have been reported by people taking their IELTS writing task 2 in March and April 2018.

Do IELTS repeat questions?

It is possible to have an essay question repeated. But it is more likely that topics will be repeated with questions written differently. You should prepare all topics below and also ALL common topics: 100 IELTS Essay Questions

March IELTS Writing Task 2

  1. Due to the use of the computers and mobile phones, letter-writing ability is disappearing. To what extent do you agree?
  2. Social media has replaced the traditional methods of communicating, and people use more and more social media to communicate, and to follow news and events. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
  3. Some people believe bicycles have a lot of advantages, whereas others believe bicycles have more disadvantages. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  4. Some people prefer to plan activities for their free time very carefully, while others disagree. Discuss both views, and give you opinion.
  5. Some people think that the government should take care of disadvantaged people such as the unemployed and homeless people. Do you agree or disagree?
  6. Museums and art galleries should concentrate on local works of art, not showing the cultures or artworks from other countries. To what extent do you agree?
  7. Some people spend a lot of money on sports and cultural events. Do you think this is this good or bad?
  8. The government should provide free public transportation facilities 24/7 to reduce the traffic congestion. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  9. Some people believe that robots are important for humans to develop their future, while others think that it is a dangerous invention that will impact society negatively. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  10. When designing a building the intended use of the building should be taken into account rather than its outward appearance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  11. Nowadays people show more anti-social behaviour and a lack of respect to others. What are the causes of this? How could we improve the situation?
  12. Some people believe that sleeping is the only method which allows people to get enough relaxation. Others believe that physical activities such as playing games and exercises also provide enough relaxation. Discuss both views and provide your opinion.
  13. Some people think that dangerous sports should be ban? Do you agree or disagree?
  14. In many countries, plastic shopping bags are the main type of rubbish. They cause water pollution and land pollution, so they should be banned. To what extent do you agree?
  15. Some people believe that houses should be built in same style as other houses in the area, while others believe people should be allowed by the council to build houses in any style they like. Discuss and give your opinion.

 

April IELTS Writing Task 2

  1. All fathers should be entitled to time off from work when their children are born. What is your opinion?
  2. Nowadays, a lot of movies and music are free to download online. Is it a negative development or a positive development?
  3. Some people prefer hobbies that require technology, while some people prefer hobbies that do not require technology. Discuss the both views and give your opinion.
  4. Pollution and other environmental damages are caused by a country developing and becoming richer. This problem cannot be avoided. To what extent do you agree?
  5. Organised tours are choosing more and more to go to remote places and communities. Do you think this a positive or negative development for the local people and the environment?
  6. The number of people interested in cosmetic surgery is increasing in order to improve their physical appearance. Why do people do operations to change the way they look? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
  7. Some cities have vehicle free days where private cars, trucks and motorcycles are banned in city centres. Only bus, bicycles and taxis are permitted in the city centre. Do you think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages?
  8. In today’s world of advanced science and technology, people still value artists such as painters, musicians and writers. How can art make a difference in our society that science and technology cannot?
  9. In many societies, more and more people are choosing to live on their own. What are the reasons behind this? Is it a positive or negative trend?
  10. It is believed by some that people should take a yearly driving test in order to ensure safety on the roads, while others do not agree. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  11. Once children start school, teachers have more influence on their intellectual and social development than parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  12. Some people think that people who are over 60 years old should not work and should be made to retire. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
  13. The key to solving the environmental problems is for the present generation to sacrifice their convenient lifestyle for the sake of future generations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  14.  It is important for public money to be spent on promoting healthy lifestyle to prevent illness rather than spending money treating people who are ill. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

 

Comments

  1. Odusanya Elizabeth says:

    Good day,
    First I will like to commend the kind f works you do here in promoting how to pass ielts.
    I had my ielts exams done in 26th of April but woefully failed it, my task 2 question was number 13 among the April question , I believed I answered it well but I still got 5.5 probably I misinterpreted the question. Can you plz give me a good sample answer for the task my over band was 5.5. I need to be take it, but I’m kind if scared and the only choice I have is to re take. What can I do please and how can you be of help for preparation, though the one I took I didn’t prepare enough cos I was too engaged. Your response will go a long way and will be highly appreciated. Thanks

  2. Namita Chawla says:

    Hi Liz how many examples are necessary in task 2

    • There are no rules about that. You can give examples or just illustrate your ideas in other ways – your choice.

  3. Hi Liz,

    I did IELTS exam three times, I am getting in writing 5.5. I don’t know, where I am doing the mistake.

    I have the exam tomorrow. Please give me any tip for writing task 2.

    Thank you

    • You can’t learn everything in one day. I suggest you get my advanced lessons and try and learn as much as you can. Each lesson is 1 hour in length: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore

      • Hi liz,I followed all your advanced writing lessons. I have a question with the discussion essay with an opinion. Your structure for Body paragraph 1 is some people think and I agree( if you do agree with one side). Is it fine to write I,me ect in the body paragraphs. I attended a writing workshop and the lady said you can only use it in the introduction and the conclusion. I understand according to your video that you only write 3 body paragraphs if you have a specific opinion. Is it fine to write in my opinion and I agree in the body paragraphs? I hope you understand my question.

        • There is NO rule that states you can’t use “I” or “my” in body paragraphs. This is not a rule for IELTS marking in writing task 2. It is perfectly fine to use those words to re-enforce your own opinion in the body paragraphs.

  4. Ngozi Nwosu says:

    Hello Liz
    Thank you very much for this free website. I will be taking the GT exam next month and my weakness is the writing test. I don’t do well in essays and I don’t have the best handwriting either. Could you give me some tips on how to answer these essays. Thank you

  5. Thanks for sharing liz .I’m planning to take a date for ielts exam its really helping me .

  6. Kawshalya says:

    Hi Liz,
    “To what extent do you agree or disagree” question is same as “To what extent do you agree”?

  7. Lovish says:

    Thank you so much Liz ….

  8. Sirajus Salekin says:

    April> Q1:
    All fathers should be entitled to time off from work when their children are born. What is your opinion?
    – What type of question is it please? I think it is /to what extent do you agree/ type topic; however i am afraid that it would be /one question/ type.
    Would you please clarify?

    BR//

    • It is very clear what kind of essay it is “What is your opinion?” = an opinion essay. Any essay that asks directly what you think is an opinion essay.

  9. Thanks for the info, I’ll sure practice the questions.

  10. Hi Liz,
    My question was “Nowadays people use social media to keep in touch with others and be aware of news . do the advantage outweigh the dosadvantage?

  11. Thank you for sharing, Liz. What type of those questions? General or academic?

  12. Thank you liz

  13. I wrote my IELTS test today 26th April 2018 (Academic) in London

    Writing task 2:
    The key to solving environmental problems is simple; the present generation would have a less comfortable life for the sake of the future generation.
    To what extent do you agree or disagree?
    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

  14. Dear Liz,

    Thanks a ton!!

  15. i had my exam today. 26/4/2018
    Academic
    Nigeria.
    Writing task 2.. The key to solving environmental problem is simple. The present generation should live a less comfortable life for the sake of the future generations. Do you agree or disagree with this view?

  16. I did the March #7 in your list last 3rd March exam. Thanks for sharing the list!

  17. Amara Ibeawuchi says:

    Thanks Liz for sharing these questions. I’ll practice with some of them. Thanks again!

  18. Rawia Obida says:

    Thanks,Liz.

  19. Hi Liz, Thank you so much for your help and guidance. Your website is great. I am following your format but still every time I am getting 6 in writing. Please advice what to do. I need 6.5 in writing. I attempted Ielts more than 15 times in the last 1 year and my average score in writing is 6. I got 7 once in India and i got 6.5 couple of times but then i got less marks in reading.

    Topic for Task 2 Academic exam in Australia for 24 April 18 (Computerised version)

    These days children are watching lots of tv and playing computer games and some people think that it does not develop child’s mental ability. To what extent do u agree or disagree.
    Task 1 was pie chart and bar graph regarding the percentage of bottled water consumption.

    Topic for 21 April 2018 Academic Paper based.

    Organised tours are planned to remote places and communities and its becoming more and more popular. Is it a positive development or negative development for local people and environment.

    • Try getting my advanced lessons as they go into great depth to explain exactly how to write an essay: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore. Also avoid making errors in grammar or vocab in your essay – this means – don’t take chances. Don’t over paraphrase. Only use words that you are 100% sure about. All mistakes lower your score. Many students try to impress the examiner – bad technique – just aim for accuracy. Also avoid learned phrases or sentences.

      • Thank you so much for your feedback. I am waiting for my result for 21 April test. Hopefully i pass (fingers crossed ), otherwise I will definitely consider enrolling your advanced lessons.

        Regards

        Raman

  20. Dear Liz
    I believe the right question to Q 11 is this –
    Nowadays people show more anti-social behaviour and lack of respect to others. what are the causes? how could we improve the situation?

  21. Eduardo Amparo Santana Severino says:

    I did number 3 in your list of April. Last week.
    In Dominican Republic.

    Some prefer Hobbies that requires technology.

    Hoooo, my gos. It is really true.

  22. Thanks Liz

  23. I did question about social media last month.
    Kindly, do u thank IELTS repeat those next time, I mean next weak or month or going to give now one. Thanks

    • IELTS do repeat writing questions, but it isn’t often. They are more likely to repeat topics – they use the same topic, but change the question. So, for these recent questions, you should prepare ideas for those topics and ideas for other common topics. You can find common topics on this page: http://ieltsliz.com/100-ielts-essay-questions/

  24. Ananthi Ram says:

    I also got this question as
    Drivers should get yearly driving test to ensure safety on the road .To what extent do you agree or disagree? ( Apr.7th)

  25. Thank you ma for sharing, please are they for academic or general training

    • These are a mix of both. You should prepare ideas for all topics. The only topic that mostly likely won’t come in the GT test, is about space exploration – but even then I would still prepare all topics just in case. All my writing task 2 lessons and tips are for both GT and Academic students.

  26. Hi Liz,

    Discuss both sides and give your opinion means should we discuss both side and in conclusion give the opinion.Shall we give it in the introduction paragraph itself?

    • I do not see any instructions that tell you to put your opinion in the conclusion. The opinion and the discussion are equally weighted.

  27. Abisola Daudu says:

    hi LIZ,
    I also did the question
    Pollution and other environmental damages are caused by a country developing and becoming richer. This problem cannot be avoided.
    To what extent do you agree?

  28. Correct wordings of “vehicle free days” question.
    Some cities have vehicle free days where private cars, trucks and motorcycles are banned in city centres. Only bus, bicycles and taxis are permitted in the city centre. Do you think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages?

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