Top 50 IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions 2020

Here are top 50 recent IELTS writing task 2 questions from January to April 2020

  1. Some people believe that to give opportunities to the new generation companies should encourage high level employees who are older than 55 to retire. Do you agree or disagree?
  2. Nowadays celebrities earn more money than politicians. What are the reasons for this? Is it a positive or negative development?
  3. Many people believe that countries should produce food for the whole population and import as little food as possible. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  4. Many students around the world don’t choose science subjects at university. Give the reasons for this and describe the impact on the community?
  5. Children nowadays spend a great deal of time watching television. However, television cannot replace the book as a learning tool, which is why children are less well‐educated today. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Some people think that foreign visitors should be charged more than locals when they visit cultural and tourist attractions in a country. To what extent do you agree with this view?

Universities should allocate the same amount of money to students’ sports activities as they allocate to their libraries. Do you agree?

Tourism is becoming increasingly important as a source of revenue to many countries, but its disadvantages should not be overlooked. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Throughout history, people have dreamed of living in a perfect society, but they have not agreed on what an ideal society would be like. What do you think is the most important element of a perfect society in the modern world? How can people work towards achieving an ideal society?

More and more companies are allowing employees to work at home. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

Many people say that the only way to guarantee a good job is to complete a course of university education. Others claim that it is better to start work after school and gain experience in the world of work. Discuss.

Some people think that spending a lot on holding wedding parties, birthday parties and other celebrations is just a waste of money. Others, however, think that these are necessary for individuals and the society. Discuss.

Many people say that movies and TV programs affect us negatively while others say that they are two influential and useful media for us. How do movies and TV affect us?

Nowadays we are producing more and more rubbish. Why do you think this is happening? What can governments do to help reduce the amount of rubbish produced?

Many young people are leaving their homes in rural areas to study or work in the cities. What are the reasons? Do the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?

Nowadays, international tourism is the biggest industry in the world. Unfortunately, international tourism creates tension rather than understanding between people from different cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Demand for food is increasing worldwide. What is the cause of this? What measures can the international community take to meet this demand?

Experts say older people were happier and healthier in the past because they did more exercise and spent more time with family and friends, whereas now many suffer loneliness and health problems. What are the causes of this and what are some solutions?

People spend a lot of money on various things as they earn more money nowadays than before. Is it a positive or negative development?

Many famous sports players advertise sports products. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

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

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

Some people think parents should supervise their children’s activities closely, while others believe children should have more freedom. Discuss.

Today, many people do not realize how important the natural world is. Why is this so? How can people learn more about the importance of the natural world?

In many countries, weddings are getting bigger and more expensive than the past. Is this a positive or negative development?

Some believe that it is the responsibility of people to take care of the environment. Others say it is the government that should take care of the environment. Discuss.

These days, mobile phones and the internet are very important to the ways in which people relate to one another socially. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Scientists believe that in order to protect the environment, people must use less energy in their daily lives. However, most people have not changed the way they live. Why do you think many people have not taken individual action? What could be done to encourage them to take action?

Films and computer games which contain violence are very popular. Some people believe they have a negative effect on society and so should be banned. Other people, however, say they are just harmless and help people to relax. Discuss both these points of view and give your own opinion.

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?

More and more parents are allowing their children to play on computers and tablets as they think that children should learn technology skills. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Many people join distance‐learning programs (study material, post, TV, Internet) and study at home, but some people think that it cannot bring the same benefit as attending colleges or universities does. Do you agree or disagree?

In some countries, criminal trials are shown on television for the public. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

People today generally have better lives than people in the past did. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Interviews have always been the most common way to choose among job candidates. Some people now think that there are better ways of finding the right person for a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Many people feel that students should learn from online materials while others feel that it is better to use printed materials. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

In order to be successful at a sport, some think you must be physically strong while others believe mental strength is more important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

People today increasingly use credit cards to make monthly purchases. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Scientific research should be primarily funded by governments instead of commercial companies.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays it is not only large studios that are able to make films. Digital filmmaking now enables anyone to make films. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

People today spend less and less time interacting with other people in their neighborhood and this has a negative impact on communities. What are the possible causes and solutions to this problem?

Because most information about culture and history can be found on the internet today, museums are not necessary. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some believe that spoken communication is always more powerful than written communication.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe that education is the key to tackling hunger worldwide while others feel that the answer is in food aid. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Many believe that the best way to ensure a happier society is to reduce the difference in income earnings between the rich and poor. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Plagiarism in academics has become a pressing problem in many countries today.

What are the causes of this problem? What are some possible solutions?

As well as making money, businesses also have a responsibility towards society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays more tasks at home and work are being performed by robots. Is this a negative or positive development?

Some people argue that job satisfaction is more important than job security, while others believe that they cannot always expect job satisfaction and a permanent job is more important. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Watching TV shows and movies about crime is becoming more and more popular. Why is this? What effect does that have on society?

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