Here is a collection of recent 2020 Quarter 3 IELTS Writing Part 2 test questions (Essay) from the Internet. These questions were at IELTS exams in July 2020, August 2020, and September 2020. 

ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1019

Getting promotions are one of the biggest motivators for hard work in the modern workplace.

Why are people so driven to receive promotions? What other factors motivate people to work hard?

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Work  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1016

Some people say that the government should increase taxes for unhealthy food. Others, however, hold that it would be more effective to subsidise producers of fruit and vegetables. 

Discuss both sides and give your opinion on the matter.

Type: Argument
Topic: Health and Diet  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1015

Many people argue that eating junk food has led to an unhealthy lifestyle. This problem has become more common among young people these days.

Do you agree or disagree that junk food is the cause of the issue?

Type: Argument
Topic: Health and Diet  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1013

Some educators believe that every child should be taught how to play a musical instrument.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1012

In many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by fast food. This has a negative impact on families, individuals and society.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Health and Diet  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1011

In many countries, plastic containers have become more common than ever and are used by many food and drink companies.

Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Type: Opinion
Topic: Environment  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1010

Getting promotions are one of the biggest motivators for hard work in the modern workplace.

Why are people so driven to receive promotions?

Type: Opinion
Topic: Work  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1009

 People nowadays send text messages more frequently than they talk the phone.

What are the reasons for this trend? Do the advantages of texting outweigh the disadvantages?

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Media and Technology  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1008

 Some people think the news has no real connection to people’s lives, so reading newspapers or watching news programmes on television is a waste of time.

Do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Media and Technology  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1007

Some people believe that successful sports teams are always those with the strongest or fittest players. Others think that success depends more on the team’s mental strength.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Type: Argument
Topic: Health and Diet  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1006

Some people think the most important skill nurses should have is having good medical knowledge. Others believe there are other more important qualities.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Type: Argument
Topic: Work  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1005

There are many female students who finish degrees in science and technology courses at university, but few move into the workplace after they graduate.

Why is this? What measures can be taken to encourage them into work?

Type: Problem and Solution
Topic: Work  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1004

The best way to solve environmental problems would be for the current generation to accept a simpler way of life for the sake of the next generation.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Environment  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #1003

Some people think that the best way to learn about business is to study a course at college or university. Others believe that there are other better ways to learn about business.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Type: Argument
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #997

People rely on cars to commute to work.

If the use of cars is unlimited, what problems does it cause?

In order to reduce the problems, should we discourage people from using cars?

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Transport 📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #996

Mobile phones have made life easier: anyone can use a mobile phone to answer/make calls or home calls at any place 7 days a week.

Do you think this development has more positive effects or negative effects on individuals and society?

Type: Argument
Topic: Media and Technology  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #995
Many women complete scientific graduate programs, but only few pursue in technology or science.
Why is so? What are the measures to resolve this problem?
Type: Problem and Solution
Topic: Work  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #994

Some people believe that excessive use of modern technologies, such as computers and smartphones, is negatively affecting the reading and writing skills of our young people.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Media and Technology  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #993

Consumers often face an overwhelming amount of advertising from competing companies.

To what extent does advertising make influences on consumers? How to protect them from such influences?

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Life  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #992

Many people believe that today there is a general increase in anti-social behavior and a lack of respect for others.

What might have caused this situation? How to improve it?

Type: Problem and Solution
Topic: Family and Friends 📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #991

In the future, it may be necessary for us to live on other planets. For this reason, some people believe that we should spend money now researching planets that could be a possible home, such as Mars. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Life  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #990

Some people believe that the government should spend more money putting in more works of art like paintings and statues in cities to make them better places to live in.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Places  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #967

These days, more fathers stay at home and take care of their children while mothers go out to work.

What could be the reasons for this? Is it a positive or negative development?

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Life  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #966

Many companies sponsor sports as a way of advertising themselves. Some people think this is good for the world of sport, while others think it is negative.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Type: Argument
Topic: Money 📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #965

Historical objects should be brought back to their country of origin.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Places  📖
 
Exam date: Sep 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #952

Some people believe that there should be a fixed punishment for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstances of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should always be taken into account when deciding on the punishment.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Type: Argument
Topic: Life  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #951

Many companies sponsor sports as a way of advertising themselves. Some people think this is good for the world of sport, while others think it is a negative.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Type: Argument
Topic: Media and Technology  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #950

Some people say that supermarkets and manufacturers have a responsibility to reduce the amount of packaging on products they sell. Others believe that it is the consumer’s responsibility to avoid buying products which have a lot of packaging.

Discuss both views and give your opinions.

Type: Argument
Topic: Money 📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #949

It is believed that people who read for pleasure develop their imagination more and acquire better language skills compared to people who prefer watching television.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #947

Most people prefer shopping in supermarkets nowadays.

How does this affect the local shops? What are the positive and negative impacts of this development?

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Money 📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #946

The demand for food is increasing worldwide.

What are the causes? What measures could the international community take in order to improve the situation?​

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Health and Diet  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #943

Sometimes, young people find it difficult to communicate with older people.

Why is this? What are the solutions?

Type: Problem and Solution
Topic: Life  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #942

Many people think technological devices such as smartphones, tablets, and mobile phones bring more disadvantages than advantages.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Media and Technology  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #940

Some people think governments should care more about the elderly while others think they should focus on investing in education for younger people.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Type: Argument
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #939

It is better for children if the whole family including aunts, uncles, and so on are involved in a child’s upbringing, rather than just their parents.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #938

Many researchers believe that we can now study the behaviour of children to see if they will grow up to be criminals, while others disagree.

To what extent do you think crime is determined by genetics? Is it possible to stop children from growing up to be criminals?

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #930

Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.​

Type: Argument
Topic: Environment  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #929

It is believed that secondary school children should study international news as one of their school subjects. Others think that this is a waste of valuable school time.

Discuss both views and give your opinions.

Type: Argument
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #928

Many scientists believe that now we can study the behavior of a three-year-old child to see whether they will grow up to be criminals.

To what extent do you think crime is determined by human nature? Is it possible to stop children from growing up to be criminals?

Type: Two Questions
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Aug 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #920

Some people say that educational success depends mostly on a good teacher. Others say that student attitudes also do matters.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Type: Argument
Topic: Education  📖
 
Exam date: Jul 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #918

Some people believe that too many resources and attention are devoted to the protection of wild animals and birds.

To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Environment  📖
 
Exam date: Jul 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #917

Some people think it is one of the best ways to solve environmental problems by increasing the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Environment  📖
 
Exam date: Jul 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #916

Some people think the government should not spend on international aid because there are disadvantaged people in their country, such as the unemployed and homeless.

Do you agree or disagree?

Type: Argument
Topic: Money 📖
 
Exam date: Jul 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #896

Car drivers and cyclists share the same roads, and this can cause problems for both of them.

Why is this case? What measures can be taken to solve these problems?

Type: Problem and Solution
Topic: Transport 📖
 
Exam date: Jul 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #895

Young people these days spend too much time and money to follow fashion trends.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Opinion
Topic: Style  📖
 
Exam date: Jul 2020


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ielts777.com — Writing 2 #894

The most effective way to solve traffic and transport problems in the cities is to encourage people from the suburbs or the countryside to live in the cities.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Type: Opinion
Topic: Places  📖
 
Exam date: Jul 2020


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