Band 9 IELTS Essays

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  1. Some people think that youngsters should get involved in community work
  2. Some people think that the best way to become successful in life is to get a university education, whereas others say this is no longer true
  3. University education should be free to everyone, regardless of income. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  4. Bullying is a big problem in many schools. What do you think after the causes of this?
  5. The most important consideration when choosing any career or job is having a high income. 
  6. Many people work from home using modern technology today. Some people think that only the workers benefit from this and not the employer
  7. Some people believe that humans should be able to use animals for their own benefit, while others argue that the rights of animals should be protected.
  8. With deforestation, urban development and illegal hunting, many animal species are becoming endangered and some are even facing extinction
  9. Some Children Spend Hours Every Day On Their Smartphones

  10. Some people think that children going to single-sex schools have disadvantages later in their life. To what extent do you agree?
  11. Some people say that a young person should spend time building a successful career.
  12. Many parents encourage young people to leave home when they become older, while others think they should stay at home with the family
  13. Some people think that the individuals who make the most money are the most successful
  14. The average standard of people’s health is likely to be lower in the future than it now. 
  15. Some people fail in school, but end up being successful in life. Why do you think that is the case?
  16. Some people believe that one of the best ways to solve environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles.
  17. Millions of people everyday move to English- speaking countries such as Australia, Britain or America, in order to study at school, college or university
  18. Some people believe that the best way to learn anything is “learning by doing.”
  19. Some people choose a career according to the social status and salary, while others choose a career according to whether they will enjoy the work. 
  20. Some people say that modern technology has made shopping easier, while others disagree
  21. The internet has transformed our lives but it has also created problems that did not exist before
  22. Some people believe that it would be a good idea for every young person how to be a parent
  23. Museums should display art of their own country
  24. Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making them all want the same things
  25. Some people prefer to give help and support directly to those in local communities
  26. Some people think that having a set retirement age for all people regardless of the nature of the job is not fair
  27. Some people think that it would be a good idea for schools to teach every young child how to be a parent
  28. Nowadays, fewer and fewer people look after their old relatives and instead send them to old age homes
  29. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in a house and living in an apartment
  30. Modern technology is changing our world
  31. More and more people prefer to read ebooks rather than paper books
  32. Some people think that modern society is making people more sociable
  33. Some people think that things learned at school is not as useful as before
  34. Many working people get little or no exercise either during the working day or in their free time
  35. Success is often measured by wealth and material possessions
  36. In modern societies grandchildren rarely spend quality time with their grandparents
  37. Some people say that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities.
  38. Some say that it is important to keep your home and office tidy with everything organized in its right place
  39. The most effective way to solve traffic and pollution problems in cities is to encourage suburban people to move to cities
  40. 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
  41. Many people think that important things in life are either free or cannot be bought
  42. Some people say that we can now watch movies on mobile phones and tablets
  43. Some people believe that physical strength is more important for success in sports
  44. Some people believe that educational success depends on a good teacher
  45. Nowadays people spend more time at the workplace
  46. Science and technology experts seem to be valued more by the modern society
  47. Buying things on the internet is becoming more and more popular
  48. More and more people want instant service now
  49. Some people think that students should go to university to improve their career prospects
  50. The popularity of fashion clothes show the tendency of human beings to copy each other
  51. To what extent do work life balance matter?
  52. Computers and modems have made it possible for people to do much of their work from home
  53. Some people think that new houses should be built in the same way as old houses in the area
  54. Should recycling be made a legal requirement
  55. Fewer people are requiring children to improve their handwriting
  56. Many governments think that economic development is their most important goal
  57. In some countries a few people are earning extremely high salaries
  58. Some people claim that following a strict routine allows them to feel more in control
  59. Completing university education is the best way to get a good job
  60. Children learn best by observing and imitating adults
  61. Some people like to live alone in some countries
  62. All drugs should be legalized to solve the problem of illegal drugs
  63. Intelligent students should be grouped together and taught separately
  64. What are the advantages for a family when the mother works
  65. Many animals are being hunted to the brink of extinction
  66. Developed nations have a greater responsibility to tackle climate change
  67. Instead of focusing on one subject, children should learn a variety of subjects
  68. Drawing lessons should be part of the curriculum
  69. People have more responsibilities than paying taxes
  70. When professionals migrate to foreign countries what problems do they cause in their own country?
  71. Should governments support art and artists?
  72. IELTS essay about factory farming and scientific creation of fruits and vegetables
  73. Children should spend their free time doing organized group activities
  74. The best way to motivate employees is to offer the financial incentives
  75. Children should spend their free time doing school work
  76. Should driving age be increased to 25?
  77. Job satisfaction is more important than salary
  78. To learn about other countries it is important to travel to them
  79. Children have too much free time these days
  80. Children are facing more pressures these days
  81. Few young people read newspapers these days
  82. Smacking children is the best form of discipline
  83. IELTS essay about the growing popularity of solar energy
  84. The most important things in life are free
  85. More and more tasks are being performed by robots at home and work
  86. There is no place for zoos in the 21st century
  87. Scientists are more influential than politicians
  88. Is public health the responsibility of the government?
  89. Few people have a hobby these days
  90. IELTS essay about increasing air travel and air pollution
  91. Band 9 essay about girls choosing art and boys choosing science
  92. It is unfair to have a fixed retirement age for all professionals
  93. Rich nations should change their attitude towards poor nations to eradicate poverty
  94. People are losing interest in arts
  95. Celebrities mislead people
  96. IELTS essay about the problems caused by the careless use of credit cards
  97. Does money bring happiness?
  98. In many cities, the use of video cameras in public places in order to reduce crime has increased
  99. To solve traffic and transportation problems people should be encouraged to live in cities
  100. What are the advantages for a family when the mother works?
  101. Pollution and environmental problems cannot be avoided
  102. Some people think robots are essential for development; others think they are dangerous
  103. People say that a child’s success is dependent on the way their parents bring them up
  104. Learning to play team sports is an important part of child’s education
  105. Developed countries should take more refugees from poor countries
  106. Money for post graduate research is limited
  107. Developments in technology are causing environmental problems
  108. Employees in senior management positions should receive higher salaries
  109. Some people argue that higher taxes should be collected from industries causing higher levels of pollution
  110. Scientists predict that all people will prefer to speak the same global language in future
  111. Some people prefer to spend their entire lives doing the same things and avoiding change
  112. Large businesses have big marketing budgets and hence people buy their products
  113. The only reason for learning a foreign language is to travel or work in a foreign country
  114. International tourists create more conflicts than understanding
  115. Air travel should be restricted because it causes air pollution
  116. Millions of people still go hungry despite development in agriculture
  117. There should be strict laws to control noise pollution
  118. Scientific and technological information should be shared freely
  119. Having a set retirement age for all is not fair
  120. We are producing more and more rubbish
  121. Children will benefit from attending nursery school before primary school
  122. The government should improve existing public transport instead of investing in super fast trains
  123. It is better to learn cooking after people become adults
  124. Having to speak a foreign language can cause serious problems when living abroad
  125. Universities should accept equal number of male and female students in each subject
  126. Not everything that is learned is contained in books
  127. Teachers are more responsible than parents for the social and intellectual development of children
  128. Who should conduct medical surveys – governments, private companies or individuals?
  129. Some people consider price as the most important consideration when buying a product or service
  130. Ads targeting children should not be allowed during prime time
  131. Some people say parents have the most significant influence in a child’s development
  132. Many people think it is important to spend a lot of money on a large wedding reception
  133. Today more and more people choose to live by themselves
  134. In many countries it is common for families to run their own business
  135. International tourism creates tension rather than understanding between countries
  136. Some people think that children should not be given homework every day
  137. International sporting events are essential for easing international tension
  138. In some areas of the US, teenagers are not allowed to be outdoors after a particular time at night
  139.  Many people get little or no exercise
  140. Today more and more people are traveling than before
  141. Some people think that it is important to keep the home and workplace tidy
  142. A person’s worth nowadays seems to be judged by his material possessions
  143. Some people think that intelligence is innate; others think it can be developed
  144. Some working parents think childcare centres provide the best care for children
  145. Today more and more people choose to live by themselves
  146. Some of the methods used in advertising are unethical and unacceptable
  147. Allowing children to make their own choices is likely to result in a society that thinks only about themselves
  148. Some people believe that children’s leisure activities must be educational
  149. When choosing a job salary is the most important consideration
  150. Governments should control the number of children someone can have through taxes
  151. Punishment is necessary to help children learn the difference between right and wrong
  152. In some countries the average weight of people is increasing
  153. Food travels thousands of miles from producers to consumers
  154. Some people prefer online classes while others prefer classroom learning
  155. There has been an increase in the number of children committing crimes
  156. Many people try to find a balance between their work and life
  157. Children have more and more exams at school. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
  158. Fatherhood ought to be emphasised as much as motherhood
  159. Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects on children
  160. Problems like juvenile delinquency arise from the fact that many married women work instead of staying home to take care of children
  161. The idea of having a single career is becoming old fashioned
  162. The only way to reduce the amount of traffic in cities is to reduce the need for people to travel
  163. Salary is the most important consideration when choosing a job
  164. Parents are the best teachers for their children
  165. Some people prefer to eat ready to eat food rather than home cooked food
  166. Young people have different views and attitudes than their parents
  167. Schools should prepare students for university
  168. Average life expectancy is increasing. Is this a positive development?
  169. Some people think that men are naturally more competitive than women
  170. What do you think is the most important invention in the past 100 years
  171. My education is a hindrance to the process of my learning
  172. Learning a new language at an early age is helpful for children
  173. Extreme sports like skiing and water rafting should be banned
  174. The best way to solve traffic congestion in cities is to provide free public transport throughout the day
  175. Some people work for the same organization all their working life
  176. Should government spend money on arts when there are many other important issues
  177. University libraries should focus on ebooks only instead of paper based books
  178. Do you think the design of buildings has positive or negative impact?
  179. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people studying at universities
  180. Some people think that public libraries are no longer important
  181. Some people think that children should do what their parents tell then to do
  182. Some people think that watching sports in one’s free time is  waste of time
  183. Parents should be held legally responsible for their children’s acts
  184. Governments and companies should work together to reverse environmental damage
  185. The government should increase spending on defence and spend less on social benefits
  186. The government should make a better network for public transport
  187. Will English remain a global language despite globalization?
  188. Companies should get their employees in decision making
  189. Computer and online gaming should be banned at school
  190. Positive and negative effects of technology through mass media
  191. Now we see a lot of comfort in the life of children
  192. Media has a big role to play in the spreading of any news
  193. It would have been better if automobiles were not invented
  194. Lifestyle and culture of different countries are becoming similar
  195. Spending money on space exploration programmes is a waste of money
  196. Many childhood diseases can now be prevented through the use of vaccines
  197. An increasing number of children are overweight these days
  198. Some people think that human history has been a journey from ignorance to knowledge
  199. Some people choose to eat no meat or fish
  200. Life teaches us the lessons and such lessons are the key to success
  201. Young employees have more skills and knowledge than old employees
  202. Does personality describe the person?
  203. Many high level positions in companies are filled by men
  204. Is freedom of speech necessary in a free society?
  205. Government should focus on reducing environmental pollution and housing problems to help people prevent illnesses
  206. Today people can live and work anywhere they want
  207. As global trade increases between countries many daily necessities are produced in other countries
  208. Many young people nowadays are imitating celebrities
  209. Some people prefer to travel by car while others prefer to take bicycle
  210. Now many people regard shopping as a hobby
  211. Study needs time, peace and comfort whereas employment needs the same
  212. It is impossible to succeed if you cannot speak one foreign language
  213. In future there will be no borders between countries
  214. Films can be watched on mobiles and there is no need to go to cinema
  215. It is better to choose friends who always agree with us
  216. International airfares are falling and tourism is growing
  217. Richness is an important factor in helping people
  218. Universities are producing more graduates than is needed
  219. Men and women employed in full time jobs should share household chores
  220.  Thanks to globalization societies are becoming more and more alike
  221. Some believe that the education success is based on good teachers and others believe that it depends on the attitude of students
  222. Far too little has been done to prevent plants and animals from dying out
  223. The government should spend money on railways rather than roads
  224. Being a celebrity brings problems as well as benefits
  225. Nowadays consumer goods are cheaper to buy
  226. Punishment is necessary for children to learn the difference between right and wrong
  227. People’s shopping habits depend more on the age group they belong to than any other factors.
  228. Some people believe that cultural traditions will be destroyed when they are used as money making machines aimed at tourists
  229. People should have a different amount of holidays according to their job
  230. It is now common for people to get married and have their children in their 30’s
  231. Countries are becoming more and more similar
  232. Children should spend their free time doing school work
  233. Is job satisfaction more important than salary?
  234. To learn about other countries, it is important to travel to them
  235. Band 8.5 essay sample – some employers want to be able to contact their employees at all times
  236. Children are under too much pressure these days
  237. Few young people read newspapers or watch news channels
  238. Smacking children is the best form of discipline
  239. Solar energy is becoming more and more popular
  240. The most important things in life are free
  241. There should be no place for zoos in the 21st century
  242. Scientists are more influential than politicians
  243. Does money bring happiness?
  244. Is public health the responsibility of the government?
  245. Few people have a hobby these days
  246. Band 9 essay sample about air travel and air pollution
  247. Girls choose arts subjects and boys choose science
  248. It is unfair to have a fixed retirement age for all politicians
  249. Celebrities mislead young people
  250. Band 9 IELTS essay sample about irresponsible use of credit cards
  251. Rich nations should change their attitude towards poor nations to help eradicate poverty
  252. People are losing interest in arts
  253. Should we spend money or save it for future?
  254. Why fewer local people visit historical places in their country?
  255. Grandparents provide better care than day care centers
  256. Band 9 essay sample about the importance of social welfare schemes
  257. Band 9 essay sample about increasing tax on fast foods
  258. Band 9 essay sample about growing crime rates and capital punishment
  259. Band 9 essay about early retirement
  260. We are producing more garbage than ever
  261. Children no longer respect parents
  262. Teenage years are the happiest period of life
  263. People should spend their money to enjoy life
  264. More and more people now visit adventurous or dangerous places
  265. Celebrities support charitable causes for their own benefits
  266. Merits and demerits of written examinations
  267. Is sending kids to child care centers better than leaving them in the care of their grandparents?
  268. Eventually all jobs will be done by robots
  269. Adverse effects of excessive use of smartphones and computers
  270. Students who show progress rather than class toppers should be rewarded
  271. Some people think international tourism is bad for their country
  272. Everyone should adopt vegetarianism 
  273. Educating criminals in prison will reduce crime rate
  274. Governments should reduce pollution and improve housing to prevent people from falling ill
  275. Consumption of fast foods and their ill effects
  276. Success is a matter of luck
  277. Teachers should stop giving homework
  278. Are interviews the best method of choosing employees
  279. Some managerial positions should be reserved for female employees
  280. Eliminating poverty is the best way to reduce crime rates
  281. Band 9 essay sample about the advantages and disadvantages of working from home
  282. Many museums charge for admission while others are free
  283. It is better for children to begin learning a foreign language from primary school
  284. It is becoming increasingly popular to take a year off between high school and university
  285.