Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Samples question for IELTS Writing Task 2: Social

  1. Some authors believe that urbanization is a ‘Modern Disease’. In not less than 250 words explain if you agree with this view and give your own opinion.
  2. Deciding the size of one’s own family is a personal preference In your opinion should government intervene in the rights of the individual with regard to family planning?
  3. Popular events like the football world cup and other international sporting occasions are essential in easing international tensions and releasing patriotic emotions in a safe way. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
  4. Advertising is all around us, it is an unavoidable part of everyone?s life. Some people say that advertising is a positive part of our lives while others say it is negative. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. You should write at least 250 words.
  5. To what extent will migration from the developing world to the developed world become a social and political issue in the 21st century?
  6. In some countries the average worker is obliged to retire at the age of 50, while in others people can work until they are 65 or 70. Until what age do you think people should be encouraged to remain in paid employment? Give reasons for your answer.
  7. Working and living abroad helps us to know other cultures well. How far you think working abroad has good or bad impacts on our cultural lives?
  8. Should poor countries continue to receive International Aids? Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  9. Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations by providing such things as food and education? Or is it the responsibility of the governments of poorer nations to look after their citizens themselves?
  10. Nowadays environmental problems are too big to be managed by individual persons or individual countries. In other words, it is an international problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  11. News editors decide what to broadcast on television and what to print in newspaper. What factor do you think influence their decisions? Do we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was reported?
  12. In many countries children are engaged in some kind of paid work. Some people regard this as completely wrong, while others consider it as valuable work experience, important for learning and taking responsibility. What is your opinion on this?
  13. Should each country try to produce their food to fulfill their need than import from other countries? Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  14. What do you think the government in your country should do to make your country more successful.
  15. When so many people are starving to death in different parts of the world, is it justifiable for any government to spend huge amounts of money over the Space Exploration Projects?
  16. Time is an important factor in every field. Do you think following strict time limits is more important than giving quality results. Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  17. Are famous people treated unfairly by the media ? Should they be given more privacy, or is the price of their fame an invasion into their private lives?
  18. Should developing countries pay more attention towards education or improving business standards?
  19. There is an age after which one’s efficiency decreases. Should young people in the working fields replace all the old people?
  20. Animals also have emotions and feel equal pain as humans. We should stop all pharmaceutical companies from doing trials on innocent animals. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  21. Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary but not poor alternatives to a natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against keeping animals in zoos.
  22. The only way to prevent overcrowding in cities is to prevent migration from rural areas. Give your opinion and views.
  23. Money is the single motivational factor for success in any work field. How far you agree with this?
  24. Women are always better parents than men. How far you agree with this? Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  25. Is it wise for an industry to replace its experienced but old workers with new and young experience less individuals? Give your views in not less than 250 words.
  26. The only effective way to deal with unemployment is to introduce rapid urbanization. How far you agree?
  27. When most of the population in developing countries do not have food to eat and place to live, it is immaterial to talk about saving forests as a gesture to protect our environment. The aim should be to utilize maximum land for food production and making homes for the homeless. Give your opinion in not less than 250 words.
  28. Even though globalization affects the world’s economies in a positive way, its negative side should not be forgotten. Discuss.

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