Band 8 IELTS Essays

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Band 8 IELTS Essay Samples

  1. Many countries invest money to prepare competitors for international sporting events
  2. In periods of economic crises, governments should support artists such as musicians, painters and writers
  3. Rich countries often give financial assistance to poor countries but that does not solve poverty
  4. Our personalities are predetermined by our genes before we are born and there is nothing we can do to change them
  5. Nowadays, for work reasons many families move to other nations
  6. Labour saving devices such as dishwashers and communication tools are supposed to make our lives easier
  7. Every country has poor people and every country has different ways of dealing with the poor
  8. The internet has made knowledge immediately available to people through computers and mobile phones
  9. Developments in science and technology have caused environmental problems
  10. Some people feel that paparazzi should not follow celebrities and invade their privacy
  11. In the future, nobody will buy printed books and newspapers
  12. Nowadays many people choose to be self-employed
  13. In some countries owning a home is considered more important than renting it
  14. Some people think that the best way to stay fit is to join a gym
  15. Some people get into debt by buying things they do not need or cannot afford
  16. More and more people in developing countries are buying cars for the first time
  17. The influence of human beings on the ecosystem is leading to the loss of biodiversity
  18. Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social as well as practical problems
  19. Completing university education is thought by some to be the best way to get a good job
  20. Some people with a good education and experience in their field decide to move abroad
  21. People have historically attempted to create a perfect society
  22. Media are increasing interest in famous people who have ordinary backgrounds
  23. Nowadays many people complain that they have difficulty getting enough sleep
  24. Nowadays many people choose to be self-employed
  25. It was predicted that in the 21st century people would have more free time
  26. Scientists have been warning for many years about environmental protection and the importance of reducing our energy consumption
  27. Some people say that educational success depends on having a good teacher
  28. Schools are spending more time teaching the traditional skills
  29. Some people think it is very important to spend huge amounts of money on constructing high speed railway lines between major cities
  30. Governments in many countries have recently introduced special taxes on sugary drinks and beverages | Band 7.5 essay sample
  31. Some people believe that the government should be responsible for taking care of the disadvantaged sections of the society
  32. Some people think that it is fine for professional sports-persons to misbehave on or off field as long as they have talent
  33. Scientists have been warning for many years about environmental protection and how important it is to reduce our energy consumption
  34. Some people like to go to a live sporting event, while others enjoy watching it on TV
  35. Immigration has an impact on the society
  36. Some people say that we can now watch films on mobiles and tablets
  37. More and more people in developing countries are purchasing cars for the first time
  38. Many people think that zoos are cruel
  39. Many people believe that media coverage of celebrities has a negative influence on children
  40. Many believe that the best way to ensure a happier society is to reduce the income difference between the rich and the poor
  41. Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems
  42. Some people think that the problem of illegal drugs can be solved by legalizing all drugs | Band 7.5 essay sample
  43. In many countries paying for things using mobile phones is becoming more popular | sample 1
  44. Some old people think that retirement life is happier
  45. Some people think that the problem of illegal drugs can be solved by legalizing all drugs
  46. In many countries paying for things using mobile apps is becoming more popular
  47. Shopping is the favourite pastime for most of the young people
  48. Some people prefer one-on-one lessons while others like group classes
  49. In the future more people will choose to holiday in their own country
  50. Individuals and society would be better if employees work 6 hours
  51. Some people prefer to spend their entire lives doing the same thing
  52. Nowadays many people complain that they have difficulty getting enough sleep
  53. Advertising is extremely successful at persuading us to buy
  54. Music is a good way of bringing people of different countries together
  55. Some people think that new technology always improves the lives of people
  56. Most employers do job interviews before offering a position
  57. In the modern world it is possible to shop and work without face to face contact
  58. Some people believe that children should learn how advertisements persuade them to buy things
  59. An increasing number of professionals leave their own country to work in other developed countries
  60. People should be encouraged to live in cities to solve traffic and transportation problems
  61. Some people work for the same organisation for their whole life
  62. Some people say that advertising is extremely effective at persuading people
  63. Some people think that youngsters should get involved in unpaid community service
  64. Many people join distance learning programs and study at home
  65. An increasing number of professionals such as doctors and teachers are leaving their poor countries
  66. Nowadays, online shopping is replacing physical shopping in stores
  67. Some people say that youngsters are influenced more by their friends than their parents
  68. People generally know that the environment is important
  69. Some people say that we can now watch movies on our phones and tablets
  70. Being a celebrity has both advantages and disadvantages
  71. Some people believe that capital punishment should never be used
  72. Most employers do job interviews before offering a position
  73. Some people believe that all the employees of a company should be given the same number of holidays
  74. Is job interview the most effective way to recruit right employees?
  75. Art does not improve people’s life and hence the government should not invest in it
  76. Some people believe that it is good to be ambitious
  77. Some people believe that the problem of illegal drugs can be solved by legalizing all drugs
  78. Technology has changed the way people interact with one another
  79. Educated and experienced people move abroad for work
  80. Arts should be obligatory in schools
  81. A child’s upbringing determines their success as an adult.
  82. Some people believe that children should do what their parents tell them to do | Band 7.5 Essay Sample
  83. Public libraries should not waste their resources by providing high tech digital content
  84. Countries with long average working time are more successful than countries where people do not work over time
  85. Some people think having more TV channels is good because people will have more choices
  86. Some people say that history is one of the most important school subjects
  87. In some countries people follow the latest fashion and hairstyles
  88. Many offenders commit more crimes after serving the first punishment
  89. In order to solve traffic problems, governments should tax private car owners
  90. Many parents encourage young people to leave home when they become olders
  91. Band 8.5 essay sample | Government should not offer international aid when they have problems to solve in their own country
  92. Nowadays, news companies spend a lot of money covering international news
  93. In many countries women are allowed to take maternity break
  94. Friendships can be meaningful and special but also complicated
  95. Some TV programmes and violent video games are harmful for children
  96. Social media is becoming increasingly popular among all age groups
  97. It is not wise for a company to replace its old employees with new employees
  98. Reading keeps brain active while watching television is passive
  99. More and more people are traveling to dangerous places
  100. Some people are against building new homes in the countryside
  101. A person’s upbringing determines their success in adult life
  102. Should we spend or save our money?
  103. More and more students want to study at international universities
  104. Many Criminals Commit Crimes Again After Getting Released From Prison
  105. Laws that prohibit the sale of heroin should be applied to tobacco as well
  106. Increasing the price of petrol is the best solution for traffic congestion and air pollution
  107. As children grow up their relationship with their parents change
  108. Young people do not know how to manage their finances
  109. Students should take a gap year between high school and university
  110. Having a set retirement age for all people is unfair
  111. In order to solve traffic problems people should live in cities
  112. Single sex schools vs. co-ed schools
  113. Employers are asking for too much personal information
  114. The number of older people is increasing
  115. Human activity has had a negative impact on plants and animals
  116. Government should allot more funds for the teaching of science
  117. The gap between the rich and the poor is widening
  118. Leaders should be intelligent
  119. Driving age should be increased to 25
  120. Prevention is better than cure
  121. Unpaid community service should be part of school curriculum
  122. People are becoming obese
  123. Criminals should be given longer prison terms
  124. Schools should teach good behaviour to students
  125. Advantages and disadvantages of home schooling and regular schooling
  126. Obesity is increasing among children
  127. Social networking sites have a negative effect on society
  128. Government should increase defence spending to protect people
  129. More and more people are showing an interest in finding out their family history
  130. Watching violent content on TV makes children aggressive
  131. Talented professionals are migrating to developed nations
  132. Increasing tax on private vehicles will reduce traffic congestion
  133. Traditional medicines are better than modern medicines
  134. Ways to improve performance of employees
  135. Merits and demerits of learning a foreign language in primary school
  136. Increasing use of drugs
  137. Books are becoming less important as a source of information
  138. The advantages and disadvantages of English as a global language
  139. Advantages and disadvantages of taking a gap year after high school
  140. Advantages of working from home
  141. Why is English such an important language?
  142. Band 8 essay sample about rising crime rates
  143. The best way to learn English is to live in an English speaking country
  144. Causes of obesity
  145. Mobile phones should be banned in public places
  146. People have forgotten the meaning of festivals
  147. More people are traveling than ever before
  148. Unpaid community service should be part of high school curriculum
  149. Advantages of English as a global language
  150. How can companies retain their workforce
  151. The purpose of museum is to entertain
  152. Food travels long distances to reach consumers
  153. Band 8 essay sample | Governments in some countries are encouraging businesses to move to regional areas
  154. Band 8 essay sample about increasing the minimum age for driving
  155. The advantages and disadvantages of the internet | Band 8.5 essay sample
  156. Boys and girls should be taught in separate schools
  157. We should learn to live with climate change
  158. Should wealthy nations help poor nations
  159. Young people should not be allowed to participate in sports