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Recent IELTS Essay Topics 2019

1. 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?


2. 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?


3. 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?


4. 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?


5. 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?


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

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


7. 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.


8. 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?


9. Does the educational success of a person depend on the teacher or it the attitude of the student?


10. 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?


11. 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?


12. Demand for food is increasing worldwide.

What is the cause of this? What measures can the international community take to meet this demand?


13. 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.


14. 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?


15. 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.

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