Band 9 IELTS Essays

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  1. Some people think that youngsters should get involved in community work
  2. Some say that it is important to keep your home and office tidy with everything organized in its right place
  3. The most effective way to solve traffic and pollution problems in cities is to encourage suburban people to move to cities
  4. In some areas of the US a curfew is imposed in which youngsters cannot be outdoors at night unless they are accompanied by an adult
  5. Many people think that important things in life are either free or cannot be bought
  6. Some people say that we can now watch movies on mobile phones and tablets
  7. Some people believe that physical strength is more important for success in sports
  8. Some people believe that educational success depends on a good teacher
  9. Nowadays people spend more time at the workplace
  10. Science and technology experts seem to be valued more by the modern society
  11. Buying things on the internet is becoming more and more popular
  12. More and more people want instant service now
  13. Some people think that students should go to university to improve their career prospects
  14. The popularity of fashion clothes show the tendency of human beings to copy each other
  15. To what extent do work life balance matter?
  16. Computers and modems have made it possible for people to do much of their work from home
  17. Some people think that new houses should be built in the same way as old houses in the area
  18. Should recycling be made a legal requirement
  19. Fewer people are requiring children to improve their handwriting
  20. Many governments think that economic development is their most important goal
  21. In some countries a few people are earning extremely high salaries
  22. Some people claim that following a strict routine allows them to feel more in control
  23. Completing university education is the best way to get a good job
  24. Children learn best by observing and imitating adults
  25. Some people like to live alone in some countries
  26. All drugs should be legalized to solve the problem of illegal drugs
  27. Intelligent students should be grouped together and taught separately
  28. What are the advantages for a family when the mother works
  29. Many animals are being hunted to the brink of extinction
  30. Developed nations have a greater responsibility to tackle climate change
  31. Instead of focusing on one subject, children should learn a variety of subjects
  32. Drawing lessons should be part of the curriculum
  33. People have more responsibilities than paying taxes
  34. When professionals migrate to foreign countries what problems do they cause in their own country?
  35. Should governments support art and artists?
  36. IELTS essay about factory farming and scientific creation of fruits and vegetables
  37. Children should spend their free time doing organized group activities
  38. The best way to motivate employees is to offer the financial incentives
  39. Children should spend their free time doing school work
  40. Should driving age be increased to 25?
  41. Job satisfaction is more important than salary
  42. To learn about other countries it is important to travel to them
  43. Children have too much free time these days
  44. Children are facing more pressures these days
  45. Few young people read newspapers these days
  46. Smacking children is the best form of discipline
  47. IELTS essay about the growing popularity of solar energy
  48. The most important things in life are free
  49. More and more tasks are being performed by robots at home and work
  50. There is no place for zoos in the 21st century
  51. Scientists are more influential than politicians
  52. Is public health the responsibility of the government?
  53. Few people have a hobby these days
  54. IELTS essay about increasing air travel and air pollution
  55. Band 9 essay about girls choosing art and boys choosing science
  56. It is unfair to have a fixed retirement age for all professionals
  57. Rich nations should change their attitude towards poor nations to eradicate poverty
  58. People are losing interest in arts
  59. Celebrities mislead people
  60. IELTS essay about the problems caused by the careless use of credit cards
  61. Does money bring happiness?
  62. In many cities, the use of video cameras in public places in order to reduce crime has increased
  63. To solve traffic and transportation problems people should be encouraged to live in cities
  64. What are the advantages for a family when the mother works?
  65. Pollution and environmental problems cannot be avoided
  66. Some people think robots are essential for development; others think they are dangerous
  67. People say that a child’s success is dependent on the way their parents bring them up
  68. Learning to play team sports is an important part of child’s education
  69. Developed countries should take more refugees from poor countries
  70. Money for post graduate research is limited
  71. Developments in technology are causing environmental problems
  72. Employees in senior management positions should receive higher salaries
  73. Some people argue that higher taxes should be collected from industries causing higher levels of pollution
  74. Scientists predict that all people will prefer to speak the same global language in future
  75. Some people prefer to spend their entire lives doing the same things and avoiding change
  76. Large businesses have big marketing budgets and hence people buy their products
  77. The only reason for learning a foreign language is to travel or work in a foreign country
  78. International tourists create more conflicts than understanding
  79. Air travel should be restricted because it causes air pollution
  80. Millions of people still go hungry despite development in agriculture
  81. There should be strict laws to control noise pollution
  82. Scientific and technological information should be shared freely
  83. Having a set retirement age for all is not fair
  84. We are producing more and more rubbish
  85. Children will benefit from attending nursery school before primary school
  86. The government should improve existing public transport instead of investing in super fast trains
  87. It is better to learn cooking after people become adults
  88. Having to speak a foreign language can cause serious problems when living abroad
  89. Universities should accept equal number of male and female students in each subject
  90. Not everything that is learned is contained in books
  91. Teachers are more responsible than parents for the social and intellectual development of children
  92. Who should conduct medical surveys – governments, private companies or individuals?
  93. Some people consider price as the most important consideration when buying a product or service
  94. Ads targeting children should not be allowed during prime time
  95. Some people say parents have the most significant influence in a child’s development
  96. Many people think it is important to spend a lot of money on a large wedding reception
  97. Today more and more people choose to live by themselves
  98. In many countries it is common for families to run their own business
  99. International tourism creates tension rather than understanding between countries
  100. Some people think that children should not be given homework every day
  101. International sporting events are essential for easing international tension
  102. In some areas of the US, teenagers are not allowed to be outdoors after a particular time at night
  103.  Many people get little or no exercise
  104. Today more and more people are traveling than before
  105. Some people think that it is important to keep the home and workplace tidy
  106. A person’s worth nowadays seems to be judged by his material possessions
  107. Some people think that intelligence is innate; others think it can be developed
  108. Some working parents think childcare centres provide the best care for children
  109. Today more and more people choose to live by themselves
  110. Some of the methods used in advertising are unethical and unacceptable
  111. Allowing children to make their own choices is likely to result in a society that thinks only about themselves
  112. Some people believe that children’s leisure activities must be educational
  113. When choosing a job salary is the most important consideration
  114. Governments should control the number of children someone can have through taxes
  115. Punishment is necessary to help children learn the difference between right and wrong
  116. In some countries the average weight of people is increasing
  117. Food travels thousands of miles from producers to consumers
  118. Some people prefer online classes while others prefer classroom learning
  119. There has been an increase in the number of children committing crimes
  120. Many people try to find a balance between their work and life
  121. Children have more and more exams at school. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
  122. Fatherhood ought to be emphasised as much as motherhood
  123. Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects on children
  124. Problems like juvenile delinquency arise from the fact that many married women work instead of staying home to take care of children
  125. The idea of having a single career is becoming old fashioned
  126. The only way to reduce the amount of traffic in cities is to reduce the need for people to travel
  127. Salary is the most important consideration when choosing a job
  128. Parents are the best teachers for their children
  129. Some people prefer to eat ready to eat food rather than home cooked food
  130. Young people have different views and attitudes than their parents
  131. Schools should prepare students for university
  132. Average life expectancy is increasing. Is this a positive development?
  133. Some people think that men are naturally more competitive than women
  134. What do you think is the most important invention in the past 100 years
  135. My education is a hindrance to the process of my learning
  136. Learning a new language at an early age is helpful for children
  137. Extreme sports like skiing and water rafting should be banned
  138. The best way to solve traffic congestion in cities is to provide free public transport throughout the day
  139. Some people work for the same organization all their working life
  140. Should government spend money on arts when there are many other important issues
  141. University libraries should focus on ebooks only instead of paper based books
  142. Do you think the design of buildings has positive or negative impact?
  143. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people studying at universities
  144. Some people think that public libraries are no longer important
  145. Some people think that children should do what their parents tell then to do
  146. Some people think that watching sports in one’s free time is  waste of time
  147. Parents should be held legally responsible for their children’s acts
  148. Governments and companies should work together to reverse environmental damage
  149. The government should increase spending on defence and spend less on social benefits
  150. The government should make a better network for public transport
  151. Will English remain a global language despite globalization?
  152. Companies should get their employees in decision making
  153. Computer and online gaming should be banned at school
  154. Positive and negative effects of technology through mass media
  155. Now we see a lot of comfort in the life of children
  156. Media has a big role to play in the spreading of any news
  157. It would have been better if automobiles were not invented
  158. Lifestyle and culture of different countries are becoming similar
  159. Spending money on space exploration programmes is a waste of money
  160. Many childhood diseases can now be prevented through the use of vaccines
  161. An increasing number of children are overweight these days
  162. Some people think that human history has been a journey from ignorance to knowledge
  163. Some people choose to eat no meat or fish
  164. Life teaches us the lessons and such lessons are the key to success
  165. Young employees have more skills and knowledge than old employees
  166. Does personality describe the person?
  167. Many high level positions in companies are filled by men
  168. Is freedom of speech necessary in a free society?
  169. Government should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illnesses
  170. Today people can live and work anywhere they want
  171. As global trade increases between countries many daily necessities are produced in other countries
  172. Many young people nowadays are imitating celebrities
  173. Some people prefer to travel by car while others prefer to take bicycle
  174. Now many people regard shopping as a hobby
  175. Study needs time, peace and comfort whereas employment needs the same
  176. It is impossible to succeed if you cannot speak one foreign language
  177. In future there will be no borders between countries
  178. Films can be watched on mobiles and there is no need to go to cinema
  179. It is better to choose friends who always agree with us
  180. International airfares are falling and tourism is growing
  181. Richness is an important factor in helping people
  182. Universities are producing more graduates than is needed
  183. Men and women employed in full time jobs should share household chores
  184.  Thanks to globalization societies are becoming more and more alike
  185. Some believe that the education success is based on good teachers and others believe that it depends on the attitude of students
  186. Far too little has been done to prevent plants and animals from dying out
  187. The government should spend money on railways rather than roads
  188. Being a celebrity brings problems as well as benefits
  189. Nowadays consumer goods are cheaper to buy
  190. Punishment is necessary for children to learn the difference between right and wrong
  191. People’s shopping habits depend more on the age group they belong to than any other factors.
  192. Some people believe that cultural traditions will be destroyed when they are used as money making machines aimed at tourists
  193. People should have a different amount of holidays according to their job
  194. It is now common for people to get married and have their children in their 30’s
  195. Countries are becoming more and more similar
  196. Children should spend their free time doing school work
  197. Is job satisfaction more important than salary?
  198. To learn about other countries, it is important to travel to them
  199. Band 8.5 essay sample – some employers want to be able to contact their employees at all times
  200. Children are under too much pressure these days
  201. Few young people read newspapers or watch news channels
  202. Smacking children is the best form of discipline
  203. Solar energy is becoming more and more popular
  204. The most important things in life are free
  205. There should be no place for zoos in the 21st century
  206. Scientists are more influential than politicians
  207. Does money bring happiness?
  208. Is public health the responsibility of the government?
  209. Few people have a hobby these days
  210. Band 9 essay sample about air travel and air pollution
  211. Girls choose arts subjects and boys choose science
  212. It is unfair to have a fixed retirement age for all politicians
  213. Celebrities mislead young people
  214. Band 9 IELTS essay sample about irresponsible use of credit cards
  215. Rich nations should change their attitude towards poor nations to help eradicate poverty
  216. People are losing interest in arts
  217. Should we spend money or save it for future?
  218. Why fewer local people visit historical places in their country?
  219. Grandparents provide better care than day care centers
  220. Band 9 essay sample about the importance of social welfare schemes
  221. Band 9 essay sample about increasing tax on fast foods
  222. Band 9 essay sample about growing crime rates and capital punishment
  223. Band 9 essay about early retirement
  224. We are producing more garbage than ever
  225. Children no longer respect parents
  226. Teenage years are the happiest period of life
  227. People should spend their money to enjoy life
  228. More and more people now visit adventurous or dangerous places
  229. Celebrities support charitable causes for their own benefits
  230. Merits and demerits of written examinations
  231. Is sending kids to child care centers better than leaving them in the care of their grandparents?
  232. Eventually all jobs will be done by robots
  233. Adverse effects of excessive use of smartphones and computers
  234. Students who show progress rather than class toppers should be rewarded
  235. Some people think international tourism is bad for their country
  236. Everyone should adopt vegetarianism 
  237. Educating criminals in prison will reduce crime rate
  238. Governments should reduce pollution and improve housing to prevent people from falling ill
  239. Consumption of fast foods and their ill effects
  240. Success is a matter of luck
  241. Teachers should stop giving homework
  242. Are interviews the best method of choosing employees
  243. Some managerial positions should be reserved for female employees
  244. Eliminating poverty is the best way to reduce crime rates
  245. Band 9 essay sample about the advantages and disadvantages of working from home
  246. Many museums charge for admission while others are free
  247. It is better for children to begin learning a foreign language from primary school
  248. It is becoming increasingly popular to take a year off between high school and university
  249.