20 Common IELTS Essay Topics for Writing Task 2

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In this blog below we will consider some common topics that can appear in IELTS Writing Task 2, that is, the Essay topic. The essay topics can though change, but the area or the subject of the essay almost remains the same. We will also discuss the subtopics under each main topic for which the essay question can be a part of the IELTS exam.

"This blog discusses some common essay topics which appear as writing Task 2 in the IELTS Exam. The blog further talks about the subtopics of essays in each main topic."

Common IELTS Essay Topics and Subtopics

In this blog below we will consider some common topics that can appear in IELTS Writing Task 2, that is, the Essay topic. The essay topics can though change, but the area or the subject of the essay almost remains the same. We will also discuss the subtopics under each main topic for which the essay question can be a part of the IELTS exam. 

Topics and Subtopics

  • Art 
  1. Art and creativity
  2. Funding in arts
  3. Remuneration to artists
  4. Censorship of art and artists
  5. How does art benefit an individual and society
  6. Art in educational institutes
  • Business
  1. Small scale businesses
  2. Large scale vs Small scale businesses
  3. Businesses run by a family
  4. Management and Leadership in businesses
  5. International level business
  6. Consumerism and materialism
  7. Business success
  8. Technology in Businesses
  9. Business skills Vs Knowledge in business

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  • Communication
  1. Communication and Technology
  2. Communication in males and females
  3. Communication and family
  4. Developed Vs Inborn Personality
  5. Role of personality in communication
  6. Personality and Character development
  7. Types of communication
  8. Face to face Vs Long-distance communication among people
  • Criminal activities
  1. Rehabilitation of prisoners
  2. Technology and crime
  3. Crime among teenagers
  4. Crime among males and females
  5. Crime among adults
  6. Juvenile crime
  7. Capital Punishment
  8. What makes a criminal
  9. Small vs Big crime
  10. Role of police in preventing crime
  11. Law enforcement

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  • Economics and Money
  1. Success and economic progress
  2. Global economic issues
  3. Credit Cards Vs Cash
  4. Expenses Vs Savings
  5. Economy and globalization
  • Education
  1. Single-Sex Vs Coeducational schools
  2. Funding of schools
  3. Uniforms in schools
  4. Development of personalities in schools
  5. Education and technology
  6. Children and education
  7. Subjects in schools
  8. Role of teachers in schools
  9. Discipline in schools
  10. Rules and regulations in schools

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  • Environment
  1. Government Vs Individual’s role in protecting the environment
  2. Environmental degradation
  3. Environment protection
  4. Animals
  5. Zoos
  6. Protecting endangered species
  7. Saving the environment
  8. Solving environmental problems
  9. Environmental problems
  • Family
  1. Family Role Models
  2. Family and Education
  3. Family members
  4. Generation gap
  5. Role of family members
  6. Family size
  7. Family discipline
  • Food
  1. Diet
  2. Fast and junk food
  3. Modern Vs Traditional Foods
  4. Health and diets
  5. Diet and children
  6. Dietary Education

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  • Health
  1. Dietary habits of people
  2. Health aids
  3. Health facilities in poor and rich countries
  4. Health and Education
  5. Funding in health
  6. Cure vs Prevention
  7. Health aid
  • Language
  1. Single language in the world
  2. Learning languages
  3. Language and travel
  4. The disappearance of languages
  5. Culture and language
  • Media
  1. News and reporting
  2. Advertising and children
  3. Effects of advertising on children
  4. Various methods of advertising
  5. Media and technology
  6. Censorship and freedom of speech

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Some more common Essay Topics

  1. Water and oceans
  2. Space exploration
  3. Change Vs Stability
  • Reading

  1. Leisure and reading
  2. Ebooks Vs Paper Books
  3. Reading and children
  4. Role of books in education
  5. Role of a library in the reading
  • Technology
  1. Innovation in technology
  2. Technology and Children
  3. Socializing on internet
  4. Email Vs Letters
  5. Societal changes due to technology
  6. Controlling content on the internet
  7. Safety of personal information
  8. Saving Data

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  • Transportation
  1. Problems with modern forms of transportation
  2. Infrastructure in Transportation
  3. Comparison of different forms of transport
  4. Environmental problems due to vehicles
  • Travel
  1. Travel and Culture
  2. Travel in today’s global world
  3. Travel and people
  • Society
  1. Public Services
  2. Changes in society
  3. Development in society
  4. Progress and society
  5. Society and technology
  6. Poverty
  7. Crime in society
  8. Overpopulation

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  • Sports
  1. Salaries of sportsmen
  2. Amateur Vs Professional Sportsmen
  3. Learning and sport
  4. Various equipment used in sports
  5. Sports in schools
  6. Various types of sports
  7. Men Vs Women in sports
  • Work
  1. Role of Salary in work
  2. Equality at work
  3. Women at work
  4. Men Vs Women at work
  5. Blue Collar Vs White Collar Job
  6. Exploitation of children at work
  7. Child labour
  8. Full-time vs Part-time work
  9. Work and Technology

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