IELTS Essay Questions April-June 2019

Reported IELTS essay questions from April to June 2019. Essay topics can be repeated and it is best to prepare using the latest trending topics. The essay questions below were reported by IELTS candidates in their test. While, topics can be repeated, the instructions and wording often vary.

You should use these essay questions to prepare ideas for topics. Your aim is NOT to memorise an essay. You cannot use memorised sentences or paragraphs in your essay. Just prepare ideas for topics and then adapt those ideas to suit the question you get in your test.

IELTS Essay Questions April-June 2019

Below are 45 essay questions that recently appeared in IELTS writing task 2.

  1. .Both the poor and the rich find the accessibility into university difficult. Do you agree or disagree?
  2. Some young people are leaving the countryside to live in cities and towns, leaving only old people in the countryside. What problems are caused by this issue? What can be done to solve this situation?
  3. in some countries, the number of people who visit art galleries is declining. What are the reasons for this? How can we solve this problem.
  4.  Some people think that having people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds living together in the same country makes the country develop faster. Do you agree?
  5. In many countries, women and men are working full-time. It is therefore, logical for women and men to share household tasks. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  6. Some people think that libraries are a waste of resources and money so computers should replace them. However, others do not agree. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  7. Some people think that money is the best gift for teenagers. Others disagree. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
  8. Some believe that people who do physical work should be paid on par with the people who have high level degree. Do you agree or disagree?
  9. Some people think that secondary or high school student should be taught how to use money managment as a it is an important lifeskill, Do you agree or disagree with the statement?
  10. In some countries, children under 16 are not allowed to leave school by law and get full-time work. Is this a good or a bad thing?
  11. Nowadays, some parents pressure their children to be successful. What are the reasons for this? Is this a positive or negative development?
  12. In some countries, people follow the latest fashion and hairstyles.
    In your opinion, what is influencing this? Is this a good or bad thing?
  13. In many countries, people have health problems because they choose to live in unhealthy ways. What do you think the reasons for this and how can it be solved?
  14. Some people think that books should be stopped in school and that videos, films and computers should be used instead. To what extent do you agree?
  15. More and more developing countries are expanding their tourist industries. Why is this? Is it a positive development?
  16. Around the world it is likely that more adults will work from home and more children will study from home as computer technology becomes cheaper and more accessible.Do you think it is a negative or a positive development?
  17. Many families move to different countries. Some people think children can benefit from this, while others consider it is hard for children if families move to a foreign country. Discuss both views and your opinion.
  18. In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education with a range of subjects. In others, it has a narrow range of specific subjects so students can focus on their future career. What system is more appropriate in today’s world.
  19. There are fewer controls over the designs and construction of home and office buildings. So , people can build them however they like. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages ?
  20. In some countries, there are many social problems involving teenagers. Some people say this is because parents spend much of their time at work and not at home.Do you agree or disagree?
  21.  Some people think that big international sporting events are not worthwhile for the host country. Do you agree or disagree?
  22. It is important to give children the chance to act independently and make their own decisions from early age. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this idea?
  23. People nowadays are used to disposable items meaning that they use things for short time and throw them away. What do you think is the cause of this and what problems  can it lead to?
  24. some people believe that team sports are very important for children to succeed in their career, others disagree? Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  25. Some people think that to learn a second language well it is necessary to live in the country where that language is spoken.What is your opinion about this?
  26. International travel is becoming cheaper and more countries are opening their doors to increase the number of tourists. Do the advantages of increasing tourism outweigh the disadvantages?
  27. Many people think that money promotes happiness. What importance does money have regarding happiness?
  28. In some countries more and more shops are open longer hours every day. What are positive and negative developments of this?
  29. Many companies use advertisements to increase their sales. What are the main factors that make an advertisement effective? Is advertising a good thing or a bad thing for society?
  30. Some people think that the development of technology helps to reduce crime, while other people think it encourages crime. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  31. Some people think the governments should increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles in order to solve environmental problems. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
  32. In many countries, the government prohibits underage children from getting full-time jobs. Is it a good thing or bad thing?
  33. In many cities, young people prefer shopping as a form of leisure activity. Why do you think this happens? Is it a positive or negative development?
  34. Some people think studying in groups is better, while some think self study is better for school students. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  35. Some people think that young people should follow older people’s examples while others think it is good for young people to challenge older people’s opinions and thoughts. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  36. Nowadays, many people buy household goods( like television, rice cookers etc). Do you think this is a positive or negative development?’
  37. One of the best methods to motivate and encourage workers is to pay them according to what they produce or sell. Do you think this is the best method?
  38. People doing dangerous sports activities like scuba diving and bungee jumping should be responsible for their own life and rescue workers should not risk their lives to save people doing those sports. Do you agree or disagree?
  39. More and more people are becoming seriously overweight. Some people say that raising the price of fast foods will solve this problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  40. Government money should be used to support children in school for sports rather than to support professional sports and arts that perform for the general public. To what extent do you agree?
  41. Many people are spending a lot of money on their weddings. Do you think this is a good thing?
  42. Not enough people realise the importance of natural world. What is the reason for people’s lack of awareness? How can people be made more aware?
  43. Nowadays parents are sending their children on trips abroad for educational purposes. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
  44. Many people today use their phones for sending texts more than talking. What are the reasons for this? Are there more advantages than disadvantages?

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  1. Hi Liz ,it has been an amazing experience learning from you .I wrote IELTS four times using different materials but I kept failing writing .I had 6.5 in writing four times and I needed a minimum of 7.
    For this reason ,I resulted to studying from your site and eventually passed the writing module .
    God bless you Liz ,and I wish you a quick recovery.
    Thank you for helping me to progress in my career.

    • That’s really good news!! Very well done 🙂 It isn’t easy hitting band 7 in writing, but it is possible with the right approach. I’m glad my lessons were useful for you 🙂

  2. Blessing says

    Hi Liz. Thanks a lot. Please I need clarification on question 3 of April to June 2019 question you just shared. Thanks in anticipation.

  3. Good-day Liz, I really enjoy your videos and tips for IELTS. You are good at it and your intermittent smile can easily make one understand your teaching. However, there’s a little mistake in essay 26. Thanks.

  4. I took IELTS exam on 6th July 2019 (Academic). Task-2 question was ……… Nowadays,food travels thousands of miles from farm to consumers.Some people think that it would be better to our environment and economy if people ate local produced food.To what extent do advantages outweigh disadvantages?

    Task-1 was two bar charts about the proportion of Australians’ boys and girls taking part in art and sport activities.

    Speaking task was Part-1 Work or study / Travel / taking photos
    Part-2 A time you taught a young child how to do a thing (I practised this topic from your website so thank you very much )
    Part-3 Children and learning skills / Adults and skilla / motivation and new things

  5. Hi Liz, I would like to thank you! I really like your videos and tips for IELTS and learnt a lot from you. My self-study for ielts wouldn’t be complete without your help.
    I just received my June 29 test result and it’s overall band 7.0. I can’t believe that. I’m a kid with hearing problem but got 7.5 in listening. I really thank you so much. Can’t mention enough for my appreciation to you.
    Khin from Myanmar ❤️

  6. Adedoyin joy says

    Thank so much for sharing.. This is really going to help a lot in my preparation.

  7. Good day Liz, thank you for the wonderful work can I send you and email containing a sample essay I wrote for you to vet. Thank you very much

  8. Samantha Ramachandra says

    What a wonderful job. Thank you Liz

  9. Zun Sandar says

    Thanks you

  10. Sabbir Hossain says

    Thank you very much Madam Liz for sharing the previous examination questions, which is enormously important for us. In additionally, this questions would seriously helps us to take preparation.

    Sabbir Hossain

  11. Chima Elendu says

    Thank you Liz and Godbless.You are doing a great job.

  12. Thanks you

  13. Chima Elendu says

    Thank You Liz and God bless.You are doing a great job.

  14. both the poor and the rich find the accessibility into university difficult
    what does this sentence mean?

  15. Thank you Liz,😍

  16. Thankyou liz for your dedicated service for needy people like us

  17. Thank you so much ma’am.

  18. Hi Liz. Thanks for all your awesome tips and the free content. I did all my tests today.

    The essay topic was on whether government budget should be used for punishing criminals or tackling the causes of crime.

    The letter was on complaining to your neighbour about him burning rubbish next door. A very odd topic. It took 30 minutes. At the start of the test I skipped to section 2, and quickly jotted down key points and a framework. So I was not too panicky when I realised I only had 30 minutes instead of 40.

    The first test was listening. They talked about an au pair inquiring about her placement. Fill in key words. Easy. The second part was about a tour through several tours. You had to match descriptions to towns
    Tricky. Don’t forget to scroll down! The third part was about a girl and her assignment on urban planning. It was fine I think.

    Comprehension was really easy, except for part 3. Topics were on redirecting mail and building your confidence/ visibility at work. Part 3 was a really long article on fur seals
    in New Zealand and requires careful reading e.g. they are several dates mentioned but be sure to select the right one! I had twenty minutes spare.

    Speaking is my weakness. I really struggle to articulate myself generally. Topics were on smiling, which famous person you would like to meet and on fame and advertising. Honestly my mind went blank for the minute prep. Anyways it done.

  19. Thank you very much !!!you are best!!!

  20. Hello Liz , your recommendations are so welcome and quite effective for everyone.
    Could you provide a service for the providing of writing feedback for essays?

    • Sorry I am not able to offer that service. I work alone and maintaining my free website takes up most of my time.

  21. Thank you Liz it will help me best teacher in the world.

  22. Thnku mam

  23. How r doing Liz thanks a lot. You r so kind and helpful.

  24. Rahmathun kamila says

    Thank you Liz for posting this list of recent essay questions .. kindly let me get clarified whether it’s for acaedemic or general.

    • You should prepare for all topics. There is almost no difference between the two tests for writing task 2. The difference is with writing task 1.

  25. Thank you Liz, for being so helpful throughout my preparation.

  26. Thank you.

  27. Thank you Liz, am grateful

  28. Thank you Liz . It will help me for sure.

    • Hi Liz. Thanks alot for enlisting recent essay topics. They help greatly for our preparation. I wanted to ask you something regarding opinion writing. When the question asks us about do you agree or disagree, if we cannot stick to either or in the middle, can we write the same. Or should we take one stand for sure?

  29. Thanks.

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