In both the Academic and General IELTS Writing sections, you need to write an essay of at least 250 words. This means that your essay will be about 4-5 paragraphs long. Below are several sample IELTS essay topics, organized under eight broad categories. You should plan to write at least one essay from each category to gain some experience in handling various types of subjects. Ideally, you should write several such essays so you can do so effectively and within 40 minutes.

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58. 59. Describe the ethnic mix in your country. There are moments in life that you will never forget. Recall some of them and share your feelings with others. 60. Describe a traditional garment in your country. 61. Women like shopping, some are even shopping addicted. State your points of view. 62. What is your favorite color? Why? What is the relationship between the color of clothes and the personality of people? What is the relationship with mood? 63. Your teenage ambition has a great influence on your later life. Clarify this with your own experience. 64. Describe a historical place in your country. Where is it? What is special about it? 65. Having friends brings you merits of life; it’s not worth living without a true friend. Do you agree or disagree? 66. Talk about mass media. Newspapers and their attractions for you. 67. If you are a millionaire, will you live to save or to share? Support your choice. 68. Describe a traditional /children’s/international/card game. 69. Have you ever thought of being famous someday or getting married to a famous figure? Either Yes or No, clarify your answer. 70. In your opinion, is English a global language? 71. What is your greatest wish/ one of your wishes? 72. Nowadays, more and more music bands are set up by students. Some have been successful while many others have even lost their way. Talk about this situation in Vietnam. 73. What don’t you know about your future? 74. There are always more obligations than what you can do to your own interest. Life has its own way that you can never change but follow. State your points of views, as a student towards your student life. 75. Why do people collect things? Do you collect anything? 76. Any lifestyle requires rules and regulations. Do you agree or not? Why? 77. Describe an invention before or after computer. Should the governments support inventors? Why do inventors invent? 78. What are some important qualities of a good supervisor (boss)? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. 79. What is fashion? Do you follow fashion? Why do people follow fashion? How do people in your country follow fashion? 80. Talk/ write about what you have been doing these days for your future. 81. What is the process of obtaining a driving license/passport/etc. in your country? 82. Talk/write about the situation of immigration in Hanoi now. Suggest a solution. 83. Describe one of your photos. Where, when and with whom did you take it? 84. Talk/write about the importance of books in a people’s lives. In which way are books important to you? What kind of books do you invest in most? 85. Describe the present situation of Tourism in Vietnam. What is the future of Tourism like in Vietnam?
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24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. Describe a competition you have entered. What was your stand? In your opinion, it is always good to tell the truth? What is the role of public artworks? Describe your hometown. What is special about it? Describe a city you have visited and impressed you so much. Why was it so impressive? Compare Vietnamese dining culture with other countries’. Describe your country’s education system. What is your attitude toward this system? Do you think it’s effective? Compare a person who has been in a foreign country with someone who hasn’t. Describe the organization you work for. Where is it? What does it do? What is your job function? What is capital punishment? Is it necessary to control crime? Describe the process of taking a job in your country. What do you think will be the world’s greatest problem in 100 years time? Compare the role of men and women in your country. What do you think pastime and hobbies will be in 100 years time? What is Brain drain? What are the causes and effects of it? What do you know about the wildlife in your country? Who is responsible for its preservation? Discuss why you would like to visit a particular country. When are you going to visit it and why? What do you know about Global Warming? What is Greenhouse Effect? Discuss the factors affecting people to have more or less children in your country. Shopping: who does the shopping in your home? Do you go shopping? What have you found difficult in shopping? Describe a traditional dish in your country. What are the ingredients? Describe a child that you know. Who is he/she? Your relation, what does he/she like, and how has he/she influenced you? Describe the traditional Architecture of your country. Is there something special about it? School pressure on children. Is there any in your country? What can be done if there is? Compare traditional houses with modern houses in your country. What was the most interesting (impressing) period of time in your life? Describe it. Discuss why you like a special kind of book, music, sports, or film. What do you think about children's school age? Advantages or disadvantages? Give reasons why the divorce rate has or has not increased in your country. What time are children considered to be adults in your country? Describe a traditional instrument in your country. Do you agree that we can not live without neighbors and our neighborhood has a great influence on our life? Please talk about your neighbors who have ever influenced your life, positively or negatively. Describe an important festival in Vietnam. When is it? What do people do then? The way you live is determined much by your society. In some societies, you are free to live your way; in some others, you have to keep to the socially set standards. Which way do you prefer? What are the pros and cons of the way?
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