IELTS Writing Example Task 2 questions

Welcome to the IELTS with James Writing Task 2 example questions. Here you’ll find the most recent IELTS Writing questions as well as some from previous years.

With ALL of these questions the official time statement is as follows:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.  Write at least 250 words.

New in 2021

Across the world today, only a few languages are increasing in use, while the use of many other languages in declining.

Is this a positive or negative development?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Lectures were used in the past as a way of teaching large numbers of students.  With the technology now available for education, there is no longer any justification for this way of teaching.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Children who find subjects such as Mathematics and Philosophy too difficult should not be made to study them at school.  These subjects should be optional rather than compulsory.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Nowadays may charities, and other organisations publicise their activities by giving a name to a particular day every year.  These include ‘National Children’s Day’, to encourage better treatment of children, and ‘National Non-Smoking day’, to encourage people to give up smoking.

Why do you think organisations are introducing these special days?

How effective can these days be? 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Studies suggest children now watch much more television than they did in the past and spend less time doing active or creative things.

Why do you think this is the case?

What measures could be taken to encourage children to spend more time doing active and creative things?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Earlier technological developments brought more benefits and changed he lives of ordinary people more than recent developments ever will.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

2020

The news has no connection with most people’s lives and is therefore a waste of time for most of us to read newspapers and watch TV news programmes.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

People are buying more and more manufactured products to use or own.

What effects does this have on the individual and on society?

Is this a positive or negative development?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Some people say that all mobile/cell phone conversations should be banned in public and crowded places.  Others disagree.

Discuss both views and give our own opinion.

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Nowadays may charities, and other organisations publicise their activities by giving a name to a particular day every year.  These include ‘National Children’s Day’, to encourage better treatment of children, and ‘National Non-Smoking day’, to encourage people to give up smoking.

Many people believe that social networking sites (e.g. Facebook) have ad a huge negative impact on both individuals and society.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

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 this will be a positive or negative development?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

The environmental problems facing today’s world are so great that there is little ordinary people can do to improve the situation.  governments and large companies should be responsible for reducing the amount of damage being done to the environment.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.