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Writing Task 2

Model Answers for IELTS Writing Task 2 (essay)

IELTS essay, topic: Nowadays many older people suffer from loneliness and health problems (reasons and solutions)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in India. In the past older people spent time with others and exercised daily. Nowadays many of them suffer from loneliness and health problems. What are the reasons for this? What can be done to improve the situation? Sample Band 8 Essay The shift from a past where the elderly were actively engaged in daily social and physical routines to a present where loneliness and health concerns are prevalent among the aged has become apparent nowadays. It raises many important questions about the causes of this alarming trend and the ways in which it can be tackled. One key factor in the increasing isolation of seniors is the change in family structure and societal dynamics. As young people move to urban areas for job opportunities, older family members are often… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Nowadays many older people suffer from loneliness and health problems (reasons and solutions)

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IELTS essay, topic: People living in the twenty-first century have a better standard of living (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Australia. Some believe that people living in the twenty-first century have a better standard of living as compared to previous centuries. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Sample Band 8 Essay There is a popular opinion that people in the twenty-first century enjoy a better quality of life compared to earlier centuries. I, personally, believe that while we have made great strides in some areas, this improvement is complex and comes with its own set of modern challenges which reduce its overall significance. On one hand, the remarkable advancements in technology and healthcare in recent times along with the developments made in these sectors are the primary reasons why many people believe that we now enjoy an improved standard of life. Technology has simplified… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: People living in the twenty-first century have a better standard of living (agree/disagree)

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IELTS essay, topic: Some people think that nowadays children have too much freedom (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Sri Lanka. Some people think that nowadays children have too much freedom. Do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay The idea that children in modern society enjoy an excessive amount of freedom is a topic of concern for many parents and opinions vary. In my view, kids today have a different kind of freedom compared to the past, but not necessarily more of it. Those who view the amount of freedom given to children as excessive, point to the fact that these days they have unprecedented access to information and social platforms, because of the Internet and smart devices. This has given them a level of independence that no other generation had previously. Unfortunately, this newfound freedom can also lead to exposure to harmful content, diminished parental… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Some people think that nowadays children have too much freedom (agree/disagree)

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IELTS essay, topic: Employers should not pay attention to the way their employees dress (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Bangladesh. Some people think that employers should not pay attention to the way their employees dress, because the quality of their work is more important. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay The question of whether employers should prioritise the quality of an employee’s work over their appearance has become a topic of debate in modern workplaces. In my opinion, both aspects hold significant value and should be given due consideration in the workplace. On the one hand, the quality of work is without a doubt crucial for success in any field. It is the foundation upon which businesses build their reputation. Therefore, most companies prioritise hiring employees who are skilled and dedicated, as this is the best way to drive innovation and productivity.… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Employers should not pay attention to the way their employees dress (agree/disagree)

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IELTS essay, topic: Many countries spend a lot of money on works of art to be displayed in public places (positive/negative)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Turkey. Nowadays governments in many countries spend a lot of money on works of art such as paintings to be displayed in public places. Is this a positive or negative development? Sample Band 8 Essay The recent trend of the governments allocating a significant portion of the budgets for the acquisition of artworks like paintings for public display has sparked a debate about the need for such investments. In my opinion, this practice is a positive development, mainly due to the cultural and educational benefits it brings to society. Firstly, public art plays a crucial role in cultivating an appreciation for art. Displaying works of art in public spaces ensures that it is accessible to people from all walks of life and they can experience and appreciate artistic expressions… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Many countries spend a lot of money on works of art to be displayed in public places (positive/negative)

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IELTS essay, topic: Only the workers benefit from working from home and not the employers (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Australia. Many people work from home using modern technology today. Some people think that only the workers benefit from this and not the employers. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay Rapid advancements in technology have enabled a significant shift towards remote working in many sectors. While it is often argued that this transition primarily benefits employees, I believe that employers also benefit in several ways from this new arrangement. Firstly, employees benefit from the flexibility and comfort that working from home offers. The elimination of commuting saves time and reduces stress, which in turn allows individuals to maintain a better work-life balance. This flexibility often results in increased productivity, as workers can create an environment that best suits them instead of having to… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Only the workers benefit from working from home and not the employers (agree/disagree)

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IELTS essay, topic: University students should study a full range of subjects (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Indonesia. Many people believe that university students should study a full range of subjects, instead of some specific subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay The debate on the usefulness of specialisation in university education has been a topic of contention. There are those that advocate for a broader curriculum that includes a wider a range of subjects, while others believe that a university course should focus only on certain subjects that are relevant to that sector or field. Personally, I am in favour of a more balanced approach, combining elements of both viewpoints. Those who support a broad academic curriculum argue that it equips students with diverse knowledge and skills, and fosters a better understanding of the world. It is believed that… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: University students should study a full range of subjects (agree/disagree)

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IELTS essay, topic: In many countries students leave high school without learning how to manage their money (reasons and solutions)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Iran. In many countries, students leave high school without learning how to manage their money. Why is that the case? What could be done to tackle the issue? Sample Band 8 Essay In an era where financial literacy is crucial, it is alarming that many students graduate high school without acquiring essential money management skills. This oversight in the educational system can be attributed to several factors and addressing this gap requires an immediate intervention. To begin, traditional educational systems have historically prioritised academic and theoretical knowledge over practical life skills, including financial education. Most school subjects focus on abstract concepts rather than real-world applications such as budgeting, investing, or understanding credit. This disconnect leaves students ill-prepared for the financial challenges they will inevitably face in adulthood. Moreover, there… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: In many countries students leave high school without learning how to manage their money (reasons and solutions)

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IELTS essay, topic: The tendency of news reports in the media to focus more on problems and emergencies is harmful (agree/disagree)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Pakistan. The tendency of news reports in the media to focus more on problems and emergencies than on positive developments is harmful to individuals and the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Sample Band 8 Essay In contemporary media, there is an alarming tendency to emphasise problems and emergencies instead positive developments. In my opinion, it is important for news agencies to strike a balance between these two types of new stories for the betterment of their followers and the world in general. Firstly, humans seem to be hardwired to respond more intensely to negative stimuli, and many believe that this is a trait rooted in evolutionary survival instincts and basic human psychology. Armed with this information, media outlets prioritise content that elicits… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: The tendency of news reports in the media to focus more on problems and emergencies is harmful (agree/disagree)

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IELTS essay, topic: Some people think that students should learn cooking at school (discuss+opinion)

This essay topic was seen in a recent IELTS test in Malaysia. Some people think that students should learn cooking at school, while others believe that this is a waste of school time. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Sample Band 8 Essay The debate over whether cooking should be a part of the school curriculum is a complicated one. Those who support culinary education in schools argue that it equips students with essential life skills, while others claim that this time could be better spent by students on other academic activities. In my opinion, while academic subjects are undoubtedly important, the inclusion of cooking in the curriculum is essential in a world that is battling with health and nutrition issues. In an era where fast food and processed meals are prevalent, the ability and skills to prepare nutritious,… Read More »IELTS essay, topic: Some people think that students should learn cooking at school (discuss+opinion)

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