Band 9 IELTS Essays

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  1. Some people think that youngsters should get involved in community work
  2. Science and technology experts seem to be valued more by the modern society
  3. Buying things on the internet is becoming more and more popular
  4. More and more people want instant service now
  5. Some people think that students should go to university to improve their career prospects
  6. The popularity of fashion clothes show the tendency of human beings to copy each other
  7. To what extent do work life balance matter?
  8. Computers and modems have made it possible for people to do much of their work from home
  9. Some people think that new houses should be built in the same way as old houses in the area
  10. Should recycling be made a legal requirement
  11. Fewer people are requiring children to improve their handwriting
  12. Many governments think that economic development is their most important goal
  13. In some countries a few people are earning extremely high salaries
  14. Some people claim that following a strict routine allows them to feel more in control
  15. Completing university education is the best way to get a good job
  16. Children learn best by observing and imitating adults
  17. Some people like to live alone in some countries
  18. All drugs should be legalized to solve the problem of illegal drugs
  19. Intelligent students should be grouped together and taught separately
  20. What are the advantages for a family when the mother works
  21. Many animals are being hunted to the brink of extinction
  22. Developed nations have a greater responsibility to tackle climate change
  23. Instead of focusing on one subject, children should learn a variety of subjects
  24. Drawing lessons should be part of the curriculum
  25. People have more responsibilities than paying taxes
  26. When professionals migrate to foreign countries what problems do they cause in their own country?
  27. Should governments support art and artists?
  28. IELTS essay about factory farming and scientific creation of fruits and vegetables
  29. Children should spend their free time doing organized group activities
  30. The best way to motivate employees is to offer the financial incentives
  31. Children should spend their free time doing school work
  32. Should driving age be increased to 25?
  33. Job satisfaction is more important than salary
  34. To learn about other countries it is important to travel to them
  35. Children have too much free time these days
  36. Children are facing more pressures these days
  37. Few young people read newspapers these days
  38. Smacking children is the best form of discipline
  39. IELTS essay about the growing popularity of solar energy
  40. The most important things in life are free
  41. More and more tasks are being performed by robots at home and work
  42. There is no place for zoos in the 21st century
  43. Scientists are more influential than politicians
  44. Is public health the responsibility of the government?
  45. Few people have a hobby these days
  46. IELTS essay about increasing air travel and air pollution
  47. Band 9 essay about girls choosing art and boys choosing science
  48. It is unfair to have a fixed retirement age for all professionals
  49. Rich nations should change their attitude towards poor nations to eradicate poverty
  50. People are losing interest in arts
  51. Celebrities mislead people
  52. IELTS essay about the problems caused by the careless use of credit cards
  53. Does money bring happiness?
  54. In many cities, the use of video cameras in public places in order to reduce crime has increased
  55. To solve traffic and transportation problems people should be encouraged to live in cities
  56. What are the advantages for a family when the mother works?
  57. Pollution and environmental problems cannot be avoided
  58. Some people think robots are essential for development; others think they are dangerous
  59. People say that a child’s success is dependent on the way their parents bring them up
  60. Learning to play team sports is an important part of child’s education
  61. Developed countries should take more refugees from poor countries
  62. Money for post graduate research is limited
  63. Developments in technology are causing environmental problems
  64. Employees in senior management positions should receive higher salaries
  65. Some people argue that higher taxes should be collected from industries causing higher levels of pollution
  66. Scientists predict that all people will prefer to speak the same global language in future
  67. Some people prefer to spend their entire lives doing the same things and avoiding change
  68. Large businesses have big marketing budgets and hence people buy their products
  69. The only reason for learning a foreign language is to travel or work in a foreign country
  70. International tourists create more conflicts than understanding
  71. Air travel should be restricted because it causes air pollution
  72. Millions of people still go hungry despite development in agriculture
  73. There should be strict laws to control noise pollution
  74. Scientific and technological information should be shared freely
  75. Having a set retirement age for all is not fair
  76. We are producing more and more rubbish
  77. Children will benefit from attending nursery school before primary school
  78. The government should improve existing public transport instead of investing in super fast trains
  79. It is better to learn cooking after people become adults
  80. Having to speak a foreign language can cause serious problems when living abroad
  81. Universities should accept equal number of male and female students in each subject
  82. Not everything that is learned is contained in books
  83. Teachers are more responsible than parents for the social and intellectual development of children
  84. Who should conduct medical surveys – governments, private companies or individuals?
  85. Some people consider price as the most important consideration when buying a product or service
  86. Ads targeting children should not be allowed during prime time
  87. Some people say parents have the most significant influence in a child’s development
  88. Many people think it is important to spend a lot of money on a large wedding reception
  89. Today more and more people choose to live by themselves
  90. In many countries it is common for families to run their own business
  91. International tourism creates tension rather than understanding between countries
  92. Some people think that children should not be given homework every day
  93. International sporting events are essential for easing international tension
  94. In some areas of the US, teenagers are not allowed to be outdoors after a particular time at night
  95.  Many people get little or no exercise
  96. Today more and more people are traveling than before
  97. Some people think that it is important to keep the home and workplace tidy
  98. A person’s worth nowadays seems to be judged by his material possessions
  99. Some people think that intelligence is innate; others think it can be developed
  100. Some working parents think childcare centres provide the best care for children
  101. Today more and more people choose to live by themselves
  102. Some of the methods used in advertising are unethical and unacceptable
  103. Allowing children to make their own choices is likely to result in a society that thinks only about themselves
  104. Some people believe that children’s leisure activities must be educational
  105. When choosing a job salary is the most important consideration
  106. Governments should control the number of children someone can have through taxes
  107. Punishment is necessary to help children learn the difference between right and wrong
  108. In some countries the average weight of people is increasing
  109. Food travels thousands of miles from producers to consumers
  110. Some people prefer online classes while others prefer classroom learning
  111. There has been an increase in the number of children committing crimes
  112. Many people try to find a balance between their work and life
  113. Children have more and more exams at school. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
  114. Fatherhood ought to be emphasised as much as motherhood
  115. Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects on children
  116. Problems like juvenile delinquency arise from the fact that many married women work instead of staying home to take care of children
  117. The idea of having a single career is becoming old fashioned
  118. The only way to reduce the amount of traffic in cities is to reduce the need for people to travel
  119. Salary is the most important consideration when choosing a job
  120. Parents are the best teachers for their children
  121. Some people prefer to eat ready to eat food rather than home cooked food
  122. Young people have different views and attitudes than their parents
  123. Schools should prepare students for university
  124. Average life expectancy is increasing. Is this a positive development?
  125. Some people think that men are naturally more competitive than women
  126. What do you think is the most important invention in the past 100 years
  127. My education is a hindrance to the process of my learning
  128. Learning a new language at an early age is helpful for children
  129. Extreme sports like skiing and water rafting should be banned
  130. The best way to solve traffic congestion in cities is to provide free public transport throughout the day
  131. Some people work for the same organization all their working life
  132. Should government spend money on arts when there are many other important issues
  133. University libraries should focus on ebooks only instead of paper based books
  134. Do you think the design of buildings has positive or negative impact?
  135. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people studying at universities
  136. Some people think that public libraries are no longer important
  137. Some people think that children should do what their parents tell then to do
  138. Some people think that watching sports in one’s free time is  waste of time
  139. Parents should be held legally responsible for their children’s acts
  140. Governments and companies should work together to reverse environmental damage
  141. The government should increase spending on defence and spend less on social benefits
  142. The government should make a better network for public transport
  143. Will English remain a global language despite globalization?
  144. Companies should get their employees in decision making
  145. Computer and online gaming should be banned at school
  146. Positive and negative effects of technology through mass media
  147. Now we see a lot of comfort in the life of children
  148. Media has a big role to play in the spreading of any news
  149. It would have been better if automobiles were not invented
  150. Lifestyle and culture of different countries are becoming similar
  151. Spending money on space exploration programmes is a waste of money
  152. Many childhood diseases can now be prevented through the use of vaccines
  153. An increasing number of children are overweight these days
  154. Some people think that human history has been a journey from ignorance to knowledge
  155. Some people choose to eat no meat or fish
  156. Life teaches us the lessons and such lessons are the key to success
  157. Young employees have more skills and knowledge than old employees
  158. Does personality describe the person?
  159. Many high level positions in companies are filled by men
  160. Is freedom of speech necessary in a free society?
  161. Government should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illnesses
  162. Today people can live and work anywhere they want
  163. As global trade increases between countries many daily necessities are produced in other countries
  164. Many young people nowadays are imitating celebrities
  165. Some people prefer to travel by car while others prefer to take bicycle
  166. Now many people regard shopping as a hobby
  167. Study needs time, peace and comfort whereas employment needs the same
  168. It is impossible to succeed if you cannot speak one foreign language
  169. In future there will be no borders between countries
  170. Films can be watched on mobiles and there is no need to go to cinema
  171. It is better to choose friends who always agree with us
  172. International airfares are falling and tourism is growing
  173. Richness is an important factor in helping people
  174. Universities are producing more graduates than is needed
  175. Men and women employed in full time jobs should share household chores
  176.  Thanks to globalization societies are becoming more and more alike
  177. Some believe that the education success is based on good teachers and others believe that it depends on the attitude of students
  178. Far too little has been done to prevent plants and animals from dying out
  179. The government should spend money on railways rather than roads
  180. Being a celebrity brings problems as well as benefits
  181. Nowadays consumer goods are cheaper to buy
  182. Punishment is necessary for children to learn the difference between right and wrong
  183. People’s shopping habits depend more on the age group they belong to than any other factors.
  184. Some people believe that cultural traditions will be destroyed when they are used as money making machines aimed at tourists
  185. People should have a different amount of holidays according to their job
  186. It is now common for people to get married and have their children in their 30’s
  187. Countries are becoming more and more similar
  188. Children should spend their free time doing school work
  189. Is job satisfaction more important than salary?
  190. To learn about other countries, it is important to travel to them
  191. Band 8.5 essay sample – some employers want to be able to contact their employees at all times
  192. Children are under too much pressure these days
  193. Few young people read newspapers or watch news channels
  194. Smacking children is the best form of discipline
  195. Solar energy is becoming more and more popular
  196. The most important things in life are free
  197. There should be no place for zoos in the 21st century
  198. Scientists are more influential than politicians
  199. Does money bring happiness?
  200. Is public health the responsibility of the government?
  201. Few people have a hobby these days
  202. Band 9 essay sample about air travel and air pollution
  203. Girls choose arts subjects and boys choose science
  204. It is unfair to have a fixed retirement age for all politicians
  205. Celebrities mislead young people
  206. Band 9 IELTS essay sample about irresponsible use of credit cards
  207. Rich nations should change their attitude towards poor nations to help eradicate poverty
  208. People are losing interest in arts
  209. Should we spend money or save it for future?
  210. Why fewer local people visit historical places in their country?
  211. Grandparents provide better care than day care centers
  212. Band 9 essay sample about the importance of social welfare schemes
  213. Band 9 essay sample about increasing tax on fast foods
  214. Band 9 essay sample about growing crime rates and capital punishment
  215. Band 9 essay about early retirement
  216. We are producing more garbage than ever
  217. Children no longer respect parents
  218. Teenage years are the happiest period of life
  219. People should spend their money to enjoy life
  220. More and more people now visit adventurous or dangerous places
  221. Celebrities support charitable causes for their own benefits
  222. Merits and demerits of written examinations
  223. Is sending kids to child care centers better than leaving them in the care of their grandparents?
  224. Eventually all jobs will be done by robots
  225. Adverse effects of excessive use of smartphones and computers
  226. Students who show progress rather than class toppers should be rewarded
  227. Some people think international tourism is bad for their country
  228. Everyone should adopt vegetarianism 
  229. Educating criminals in prison will reduce crime rate
  230. Governments should reduce pollution and improve housing to prevent people from falling ill
  231. Consumption of fast foods and their ill effects
  232. Success is a matter of luck
  233. Teachers should stop giving homework
  234. Are interviews the best method of choosing employees
  235. Some managerial positions should be reserved for female employees
  236. Eliminating poverty is the best way to reduce crime rates
  237. Band 9 essay sample about the advantages and disadvantages of working from home
  238. Many museums charge for admission while others are free
  239. It is better for children to begin learning a foreign language from primary school
  240. It is becoming increasingly popular to take a year off between high school and university
  241.