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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Past Ielts essays 2009

Some people believe the range of technology available to individuals today is increasing the gap between poor people and rich people. Others think it is having an opposite effect.
Discuss these points of view. What is your opinion?
Students at schools and universities learn far more from lessons with teachers than from others sources (such as the internet, television).
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Today, people can work and live in anywhere they want, because of the improvement of communication technology and transport.
Do advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
Rich countries often give financial aid to poor countries, but it does not solve the poverty, so rich countries should give other types of help to the poor countries rather than the financial aid.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Development in technology causes environmental problems. Some people believe the solution in these problems is everyone accepts a simpler way of life, while others say that technology can solve these problems.
Discuss both view and give your own opinion.
Some think that these environmental problems are too big for individuals to be solved, while others think that individuals cannot solve these environmental problems unless they make some action.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people believe that improve public health should increase the number of sports facilities; others believe that it has little effects and need other measures to improve it.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Newspapers have an enormous influence in people’s opinions and ideas.
Why and do you think it is positive or negative situation?
Some people think music plays an important role in society. Others think it is it is simply a form of entertainment. Discuss both sides of this argument and give your own opinion.
More and more students choose to go to another country for their higher education. Do you think the benefits outweigh the problems associated with it?
Some people think it is more important to spend public money on promoting healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend it on the treatment for people who are already ill.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadayspeople live  in the society where consumer goods are cheaper to buy.Do you think its advantages outweigh disadvantages?
If a product is good or it meets people needs, people will buy it. So advertising is unnecessary and no more than an entertainment To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that computers and the Internet are more important for a child's education than going to school. But others believe that schools and teachers are essential for children to learn effectively.Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people think museums should be enjoyable places to attract and entertain young people. But others think the purpose of museums is to educate, not to entertain.Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all school subjects. But, others believe that teenagers should focus on the subject that they are best at or that they find the most interest.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
It has been believed that people who read for pleasure have developed imagination and good language skills than people who prefer to watch TV.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
A hundred years ago, people think that human race is steadily improving in every area of life. Now it seems this is not certain in that situation.
In which areas do you think we have made important progress nowadays?In which areas do you think we still need to make progress?
Fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) are the main sources in many countries, but in some countries the use of alternative sources of energy (wind energy and solar energy) are encouraged.To what extent do you think it is a positive or negative development?
The food travels thousands of miles from farm to consumer. Some people think it would be better to our environment and economy if people only ate local produced food.What extend does the advantage outweigh disadvantage?
Report research suggests that majority of criminals who were sent to prison would commit crimes when set free.What do you think of this case? What to be done to solve this problem?
Some believe that those who are not talented in language learning should not be required to learn a foreign language.Do you think school should required students to learn a foreign language?
Developing countries require international organizations’ help. Some people think that financial aid is important. However, others believe that practical aid and advice is more important.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Money for postgraduate research is limited. Some people think that financial support from governments should be only provided for scientific research rather than research for less useful subjects.Do you agree or disagree?
Some people argue that companies and private individuals, rather than governments, should pay the bill of pollution.To what extend do you agree or disagree?
Many people are optimistic about the 21st century and see it as an opportunity to make positive changes to the world.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays sending children to boarding school (either in other countries or in their own countries) is becoming increasingly popular.Why is it?
Is it a positive development?
The development of technology changes the way people connect with each other. In which way the development of technology change the types of relationships that people make? It has positive or negative effect on the relationships?
The subjects and lesson contents are decided by the authorities such as the government. Some people argue that teachers should make the choice. Do you agree or disagree?
News media has become influential to our life nowadays. Some people think that it is a negative development.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many people are intended to go abroad to travel to see what other countries look like. However, the places all around the world are looking more and more similar.What do you think is the effect cause the similarity? Do you think the advantages of this effect outweigh the shortages of it?

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