Agree Disagree Essay

50 IELTS Essay Topics for Practice

Topic 1
Many people believe that we should protect all wild animals while others believe we should just protect some of them.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Topic 2
Some people believe that entertainers are paid too much and their impact on society is negative, while others disagree and believe that they deserve the money they make because of their positive effect on others.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Topic 3
It is better for the young to get advice from older people than young people.
Do you agree or disagree?

Topic 4
Online shopping is significantly increasing.
What effects does this have on the environment and the types of jobs required?

Topic 5
It is too expensive to look after and repair old buildings. This money should be spent on building modern buildings instead.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 6
Many people are copying famous celebrities from magazines and on TV.
Why is this happening? Do you think it’s a good idea to copy celebrities?

Topic 7
Subjects like arts, music and drama are more important than other school subjects and therefore should be given more time in the calendar.
Do you agree or disagree?

Topic 8
Some people believe that the whole family (grandparents, uncles, aunts) bringing up children is better rather than only parents. What is your opinion?

Topic 9
People’s shopping habits depend more on the age group they belong to than any other factors.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 10
Some people argue that it is best to accept a bad situation, such as an unsatisfactory job or shortage of money. Others believe that it is better to try and improve such situations.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Topic 11
Some people think that formal education should start for children as early as possible. While others think that it should not start until 7 years of age. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Topic 12
It is not necessary to travel to other places to learn about other cultures of other people. We can learn just as much from books, films, and the internet.
Do you agree or disagree?

Topic 13
Young people are leaving their homes from rural areas to study or work in the cities.
What are the reasons? Do the advantages of this development outweigh its disadvantages?

Topic 14
Some people argue that arts, such as paintings and music, are a waste of money and the government should spend this money on other public services.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Topic 15
Nowadays it is common for people to get married and have children in their thirties rather than when they are younger.
Do you agree or disagree that this trend will benefit society?

Topic 16
Demand for gas and oil is increasing and so finding new sources in remote and untouched areas is a necessity.
Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Topic 17
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?

Topic 18
Some people believe that hobbies need to be difficult to be enjoyable.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 19
Some people believe that money is the best gift for teenagers while others disagree.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Topic 20
Some people say it is a good idea for all employees to wear a uniform at work.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 21
Some people believe that money is the best gift for teenagers while others disagree.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Topic 22
Some people believe that after a child enters school their teachers will have more influence than their parents.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 23
Overpopulation of urban areas has led to numerous problems.
Identify one or two serious ones and suggest ways that governments and individuals can tackle these problems.

Topic 24
In the past, lectures were used as a way of teaching large numbers of students, but now with the development of technology for education, many people think there is no justification for attending lectures.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Topic 25
Some people think that public libraries are not necessary whereas others believe that they are essential for people.
To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Topic 26
Nowadays people get married and have kids in their thirties rather than when they are younger.
Do you agree or disagree that this trend will benefit society?

Topic 27
Does the educational success of a person depend on the teacher or it the attitude of the student?

Topic 28
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?

Topic 29
Fossil fuels (e.g. coals, oil and gas) are the main source of energy for most countries. However, alternative sources of energy (e.g. wind and solar) have been encouraged to be used by some countries. To what extent is this a positive or negative development?

Topic 30
It is necessary for parents to attend a parenting training course to bring their children up.
Do you agree or disagree?

Topic 31
Demand for food is increasing worldwide.
What is the cause of this? What measures can the international community take to meet this demand?

Topic 32
Many companies sponsor sports as a way of advertising themselves. Some people think that it is a good thing, while others think that it has disadvantages.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Topic 33
More and more people want to own items, such as cars, clothing and other things, that are made by famous brands.
What are the reasons for this? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

Topic 34
Some say that people living in high-rise apartments are lonely and unhappy, while others say that it’s advantageous to stay in high-rise apartments. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Topic 35
Nowadays, adults do little exercise. Some people believe that the best way to address this issue is by covering great sports events such as the Olympics on television. Others think that it is more beneficial to take other measures. What is your opinion?

Topic 36
Some people think that teenagers should follow what the old people say whereas some believe that it is good for teenage people to challenge what old people say.
Discuss both opinions and give your opinion.

Topic 37
Nowadays, adults do a little exercise. Some people believe that the best way to address this issue is by covering great sports events such as the Olympics on television. Others think that it is more beneficial to take other measures. What is your opinion?

Topic 38
Some people are happy to spend the whole of their life living in the same area. However, others prefer to live in many different areas over their lifetime.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Topic 39
These days some people spend a lot of money on tickets to go to sporting or cultural events.
Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

Topic 40
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?

Topic 41
At the present time, the population of some countries includes a relatively large number of young adults, compared with the number of older people. Do the advantages of this situation outweigh the disadvantages?

Topic 42
Some people believe that to be a successful sportsperson, one needs to have a natural ability. Others think that hard work and practice are more important.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Topic 43
Today much of the food people eat gets transported from farms that are thousands of miles away. Some people believe it would be better for the environment and the economy if people only consumed food produced by local farmers.
Would the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Topic 44
The qualities and skills that a person requires to become successful in today’s world cannot be learned at a university or other academic institutions.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 45
Some people think that prison sentences should not be used in dealing with criminals. Education and job training should be used instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 46
Nowadays more and more business meetings and business training are taking place online. Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Topic 47
Some people from poor and rural backgrounds find it difficult to get a university education. Universities have to make it easier, especially for such groups, to get into them.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Topic 48
Some people think that it is the responsibility of governments to take care of the environment, while others believe that it is the responsibility of people to take care of the environment.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Topic 49
Most people prefer ready to eat food outside of their home rather than homemade food now.

Do you think this has more advantages or more disadvantages?

Topic 50
Some parents believe that reading books for entertainment is a waste of time for children and they think that their children should only read serious educational books. What is your opinion?

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