Band 9 IELTS Essays

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