Most Important IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay Topics for 2020



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1. Some think that governments should tax unhealthy foods to encourage people to eat healthier. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

2. These days people spend more and more time at work and less time at home.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

3. Some people prefer to do the same job their entire life rather than frequently changing jobs. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative development?

4. Many parents feel that cell phones are harmful to children, while others do not. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

5. It is better to children if the whole family including aunts, uncles and so on should be involved in a child’s upbringing, rather than just their parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

6. The roads in major cities today are often difficult to travel on. What are the causes of this? What are some possible solutions?

7. Many children today are exposed to violent videogames and TV programmes. How harmful is this? What can be done to fight this problem?

8. Many believe that modern inventions have brought more negatives than positives. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

9. Many university students do part-time work while studying at university. Is this a positive or negative development?

10. Some people feel that music should be taught in schools while others believe it is better to focus on the sciences. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

11. In the past, people wore clothes more closely related to their culture but today people are more likely to wear clothes from all over the world.  Is this a positive or negative development?

12. Some believe that children should be taught from a young age how to handle money. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

13. Many people today think that homework is still an important part of school while others think that it is becoming outdated. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

14. Some people become famous at a very young age. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

15. In many countries, people would rather rent a house instead of buying one. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of both.

16. Some people feel that children should be able to choose the subjects they are interested in while others feel they should study the basic require subjects.  Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

17. Some people think that it is better to build more public parks and sports facilities in new towns rather than shopping malls. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

18. Some people think that children should be taught how to cook and grow food at school. Do you agree or disagree?

19. Many think that all decisions within a company should be made by managers whereas others feel it is better to include employees in the process. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

20. Many people believe there should be a curfew law so that people under the age of 18 are not out past midnight. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

21. Some people think it is more important to spend time developing their career while others think time with friends and family is more important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

22. Many people believe that money is a good gift for a teenager while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

23. Despite greater access to school education, many adults today still cannot read or write? How does this affect them in life? What can the government do to help them?

24. Many people today spend more time watching sports than playing sports. Is this a positive or negative development?

25. In many countries today, people are renting instead of buying homes because they feel there are more advantages. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

26. Team sports help school students to learn valuable skills and lessons. What lessons can they learn? How can these lessons benefit them in the future?

27. A lot of people today move to other countries for their work. This has advantages and disadvantages for the children of such people. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages and give your own opinion.

28. Some believe that a student’s success is mainly based on the quality of their teaching while others think it has more to do with the student’s attitude. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

29. Many feel that going to the gym is the best way to stay fit. Others think there are more effective methods. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

30. Some people think that young people should follow the examples of their elders while others feel it is natural for teenagers to question them. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

31. Nowadays people work too hard at their jobs. What are the reasons for this? What can employers do to help out?

Many parents, mostly mothers, stay at home to take care of the house and look after children. Many believe that the government should pay them a wage for this. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

33. People today are not as fit as they were in the past. What are the causes of this? What can governments do to deal with this issue?

34. Many people think that working from home in beneficial in most respects while others think that it may hurt family life. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

35. The number of old people is increasing. Some think this will cause problems for countries while others believe old people still have value. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

36. Many people use online language translation apps today. Do the advantages of these apps outweigh the disadvantages?

37. Some people think nations and individuals should focus on their own personal problems rather than global ones. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

38. Some believe that the best way to encourage people to exercise is through sporting events like the Olympics. Others think there are better ways. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

39. Cultures around the world are becoming more and more similiar. What are the reasons for this? Do you think this is a positive or negative trend?

40. Some people believe it is important to give gifts to friends and family to show how much we care about them while others think there are better ways. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

41. Some people think that living in a country for a period of time is needed to learn its language and culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

42. Some people think that children should always ask for their parent’s advice while others feel this is not important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

43. Some people prefer living in hot climates while others prefer colder countries.
44. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Technology has made people less social. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

45. Some people believe that entertainers are more important than scientists and researchers. Do you agree or disagree?

46. Many believe that being good at a sport is a result of talent while others think that it comes from hard work. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

47. In many countries, people follow the latest fashions for clothes and hair very closely. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative development?

48. Many people imitate famous people that they read about or see on TV. Why is this done? Is this a good idea?

49. Celebrities sometimes give their opinions on public matters. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative development?

50. Nowadays the amount of garbage on the street is a real concern. Why is this happening? What can be done to resolve it?

51. Shopping has become a common past time for many young people. Why is this the case? Should young people be encouraged to have other hobbies?

52. Medical science has greatly lengthened the average lifespan for most people. Some think this is a positive development while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

53. Some believe that allowing people to work after the age of 60 causes problems for both them and society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

54. Some think that competitive sports should be mandatory subjects in school while others think this has a negative effect on children. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
55. Nowadays, internet and television have given ordinary people the opportunity to become famous. Is this a positive or a negative development?

56. With recent improvements online, it is increasingly possible for people to leave reviews for goods and services they have purchased. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

57. Some parents think it is a good idea to let their children have mobile phones while others disagree. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

58. Nowadays a lot of people make friends through social networks and internet chat groups. Some think this is good while others feel face to face interaction is important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

59. These days many families move to other countries for work. Some people believe that the children in these families benefit from this. However, others believe it makes life more difficult for the children. Discuss both these views.

60. In many countries, people are experiencing more health problems because they have unhealthy lifestyles. Why do people live unhealthy lives? What can be done about this problem?

61. In some countries, children under the age of 16 are not allowed to leave school by law and enter the workforce. Is this positive or negative?

62. Many think that secondary and high school students should learn money management as it is an important life skill. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

63. Some think that money is a good gift for teenagers. Others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

64. Some think that protecting the environment is the role of the individual while others think the government is responsible. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

65. Some think that parents reading books for entertainment to their children is a waste of time and they should only read them serious educational books. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

66. Some think that the media should be allowed to publish personal information about citizens but others think that some restrictions should be placed on this information. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

67. Many students do part-time work while they are studying. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

68. Some people prefer the lifestyle of living in a hot country while other people like colder climates. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

69. Many people consider money to be the most important factor for achieving happiness. Do you agree or disagree?

70. These days people of all ages spend more time indoors than indoors. Why is this? Is this a positive or a negative development?

71. Some people think that sports prepare children for work life while others think they do not. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

72. Some people think that in order to learn a language well you must live in the country where that language is spoken. Do you agree or disagree?

73. A lot of social problems today are caused by teenagers. Many people believe this is because parents don’t spend enough time with them. Do you agree or disagree?

74. Many think that large international sporting events are not worth the cost for the host country.  Do you agree or disagree?

75. Many companies today use advertisements to increase their sales. What makes an advertisement effective? Is this positive or negative for society?

76. Some people believe that teenagers are facing more problems in their life than they did in the past and this is because parents are spending more time at work than at home.  Do you agree or disagree?

77. Many people think that more money will make them happier. How important is money for happiness?

78. These days many families move abroad for work. Some people believe that this benefits the children in these families. Others believe that it makes their lives more difficult. Discuss both views and give your own opinion

79. One of the best methods to motivate and encourage workers is to pay them according to their level of production. Is this the best way?

80. Some believe that it is the responsibility of residents to maintain clean streets while others think this is the duty of the government. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

81. In many countries, weddings are becoming much more expensive compared to the past. What are the causes of this? Is this a positive or negative development?

82. In many countries the legal driving age is 18 and people have suggested raising it to 25 to reduce vehicular accidents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

83. In our technological era, some think that print magazines and newspapers will soon cease to exist. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

84. Fast food is a part of life for many people. Some people think it has a negative effect on both lifestyle and diet. Do you agree or disagree?

85. Many parents send their children on educational trips inside and outside of their country. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

86. Most people today have computer, laptops and telephones so they can work from home. Do you think working from home has more advantages or disadvantages?

87. Some believe that violent games and movies have a negative impact on people while others see them as a harmless form of relaxation. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

88. Many small shops are going out of business because people prefer to shop in stores in big cities. Do the disadvantages of this development outweigh the advantages?

89. The best manager is one who is warm and friendly with their staff. Do you agree or disagree?

90. There is an increasing amount of noise in our daily lives today. Why is this a problem? What can be done about it?

91. Many doctors say that people in today’s world do not do enough physical exercise. What do you think are the causes of this? What solutions are there to this problem?

92. Some people don’t mind spending their leisure time with colleagues while others prefer keeping their private life separate from work life. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

93. Some people think that watching sport is a waste of free time. Do you agree or disagree?

94. Some people say that schools do not do enough to teach young people about health. Do you agree or disagree?

95. Some people think watching movies is a waste of time. Do you agree or disagree?

96. Many people today do not know their neighbors as well as they did in the past. What is the cause of this problem? What can be done to solve it?

97. Some people think that in order for a hobby to be enjoyable, it needs to be difficult in some way. Do you agree or disagree?

98. Most people believe that is important to stay fit. What do most people do in your country to stay fit?

99. Most people want to study online. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

100. Human beings have destroyed the marine life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?






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