100 IELTS Essay Questions

Below are sample IELTS essay questions and topics reported by IELTS candidates in writing task 2.

The 100 essay questions have been reworded and are organised under common topics and essay types. IELTS often use the similar topics for their essays but change the wording of the essay question.

In order to prepare well for writing task 2, you should prepare ideas for common topics and then practice applying them to the tasks given (to the essay questions). Also see model essays and tips for writing task 2.

Below you will find:

  1. Essay Questions By Topic
  2. Essay Questions by Essay Type
  3. 2019 Essay Questions
  4. Ideas E-book & Advanced Essay Lessons

1) Common IELTS Essay Questions

IELTS practice essay questions divided by topic. These topics have been reported by IELTS students in their tests. Essay questions have been recreated as accurately as possible.

2) IELTS Essay Questions by Essay Type

There are 5 main types of essay questions in IELTS writing task 2 (opinion essays, discussion essay, advantage/disadvantage essays, solution essay and direct question essays). Click on the links below to see some sample essay questions for each type.

3) 2019 IELTS Essay Questions

You can see recent essay questions reported by students in 2019. Click here: Jan & Feb 2019 Essay Questions.

4) Ideas E-book & Advanced Lessons

My Advanced Writing Task 2 lessons & Ideas for Topics E-book can be purchased here: Liz’s Online Store

Main IELTS Pages

Develop your IELTS skills with tips, model answers lessons, videos and more.

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