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Common IELTS Essay Themes

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There are themes for IELTS essay (writing task 2). I assembled it form different sources. If I find a new one, I will add it here.

Information about IELTS essay

  1. No more than 40 mins on essay.
  2. You should write over 250 words.
  3. You will be market on:
    1. Task response
    2. Coherence & Cohesion
    3. Vocabulary
    4. Grammar

Common IELTS essay themes:

  • Art
    • art at school
    • censorship of art and artists
    • creativity
    • difference between art and technology knowledge
    • funding
    • reading and leisure
    • should government buy art works
    • the benefits of art for individuals and society
    • violence in new art
    • why art galleries visitors have been declining
  • Business & Money
    • business and technology
    • family run business
    • international business
    • local farmers and corporations
    • management and leadership
    • materialism and consumerism
    • retire or working
    • skills vs knowledge for business
    • small vs large business
    • success in business
  • Project Management
    • budget under control
    • creating teams
    • deliverables
    • diagnosis interview
    • differences between small and large projects
    • hire new person
    • how to track expenses
    • introduction in project scheduling
    • manage project scope change
    • managing risks
    • negotiating with suppliers
    • planning budget
    • PM tools
    • project phases
    • remote project management
    • tracking and monitoring project
  • Communication & Personality
    • face to face vs long distance communication
    • family and communication
    • female / male characters
    • history of your country or other countries
    • innate or developed personalities
    • open private spaces, like balcony
    • presents to show your care
    • technology and communication
    • the development of character and personality
    • types of communication
    • who influence more for children: parents or society
    • why we don’t eat together anymore
  • Crime & Punishment
    • capital punishment vs other types of punishment
    • crime and technology
    • criminals – what makes a criminal
    • major vs minor crime
    • men and women in law enforcement
    • prisons vs rehabilitation
    • role of policemen
    • teenagers and crime
  • Economics
    • cash vs credit cards
    • economic progress and success
    • globalisation and economy
    • saving vs spending
    • world economic issues
  • Education
    • books in education
    • children and education
    • children and reading
    • discipline and rules in school
    • do I like studying
    • education and technology
    • educational aid to poorer countries
    • extra classes in school
    • funding
    • homework in school
    • libraries
    • relevant subjects
    • role of teachers
    • single-sex schools
    • uniforms
  • Environment
    • animal experiments
    • environmental problems
    • government vs individual roles
    • pollution
    • protection of endangered species
    • saving the environment & solving problems
    • zoos
  • Family & Children
    • discipline
    • family and education
    • family roles
    • family size
    • my parents
    • my wife and kids
    • role models
    • the generation gap
    • understand each other before get married
  • Food
    • breakfast
    • children and diet
    • dinner
    • education of diet
    • fast food
    • health diets
    • lunch
    • traditional vs modern diets
    • what do I prefer in food
  • Health
    • best way to relax: sport or sleep
    • dealing with global epidemics
    • exercise and health
    • funding
    • health aid
    • health and education
    • hospitals and treatment
    • obesity
    • poor countries and rich countries
    • prevention vs cure
  • Immigration
  • Language
    • having only one language in the world
    • language and culture
    • methods of language learning
    • the disappearance of languages
    • travel and language
  • Media & Advertising
    • advertising methods
    • censorship, control and freedom of speech
    • children and advertising
    • focusing on emergencies rather than positive developments
    • media and technology
    • news & reporting
  • Personality
    • my hobbies
    • paper books vs ebooks
    • reading
    • same things every day or changing
  • Politics
    • borders or unity
    • change or moving vs stability and constancy
    • economic progress or people
  • Science
    • space exploration
    • water and oceans
  • Technology
    • children and technology (safety)
    • computers in our life
    • controlling the internet
    • hacking
    • letter vs email
    • safety of personal information
    • socializing online
    • storing data
    • the change in society
  • Transport
    • comparing forms of transport
    • development of infrastructure
    • environmental issues
    • problems with modern forms of transport
  • Travel
  • Society
    • budget spending
    • crime on the streets
    • homeless people
    • modern life styles
    • overpopulation
    • poverty
    • public services
  • Sport
    • equipment
    • men vs women in sport
    • professionals vs amateurs
    • salary
    • sport and learning
    • sport as a school subject
    • tennis
    • types of sport
  • Work
    • about my work
    • children and exploitation
    • employment
    • equality
    • part time work
    • salary
    • shift work
    • types of jobs (blue collar / white collar)
    • women in work
    • work and technology

Sources of information was used for preparing this article:

  1. IELTS Liz

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