Opinion Essays

Quick links to opinion based IELTS essays can be found here.

  1. Scientists can increase people’s lifespan to 100 years. Is this a good or bad thing?
  2. In some countries children have very strict rules of behaviour.
  3. Some people prefer to rent accommodation while others buy their home
  4. Some people say that it is important to keep your home and workplace tidy, with everything organised and in the correct place. What is your opinion about this?
  5. A healthy person is often described as someone who has a good diet, gets plenty of exercise and avoids stress.
  6. Some people say the main way to be happy in life is to have a lot of money.
  7. Some people say that advertising encourages us to buy things that we really do not need.
  8. In the future, there will be a higher proportion of older people than younger people in many countries. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative development?
  9. In many countries today, crime novels and TV crime dramas are becoming more and more popular.
  10. In some countries owning a home rather than renting one is considered very important. Why might this be the case? Is this a positive or negative development?
  11. In some countries, the government has tried to reduce traffic. For instance, they imposed a congestion tax during rush hour. Do you think this development is positive or negative?
  12. Many childhood diseases can now be prevented through the use of vaccines.
  13. Success is often measured by wealth and material belongings. Do you think wealth is the best measure of success?
  14. In many modern societies, grandchildren rarely spend any quality time with their grandparents.
  15. Success is often measured by wealth and material belongings. Do you think wealth is the best measure of success?
  16. Labour saving devices such as dish washers and communication tools such as computers are supposed to make our lives easier.
  17. Some people believe that violence on television and in computer games has a damaging effect on the society.
  18. Some people point out that the number of international travelers is decreasing. Is this trend positive or negative?
  19. Children of different ages and countries play computer games these days.
  20. People used to live in the same city throughout their lives, but now they change where they live several times. What is the cause? Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?
  21. Nowadays, it is more convenient and easier for people to travel to other countries. Is this a positive or negative development?
  22. In many places women are taking jobs which are traditionally done by men.
  23. Some people say it is important to keep your home and your workplace tidy, with everything organized and in the correct place.
  24. Nowadays, people of all ages from certain parts of the world spend most of the time at home rather than going outdoors