6 Sample Essays

Index of sample IELTS essays

Houses and apartments

Some people prefer to live in a house, while others think that there are more advantages to living in an apartment. Are there more advantages than disadvantages to living in a house rather than in an apartment?

Unemployment

Unemployment is one of the most serious problems facing developed nations today. What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of reducing the working week to thirty five hours?

Education

Everyone should stay in school until the age of eighteen. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nuclear Technology

The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace. Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. The benefits of nuclear technology far outweigh the disadvantages. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer.

The environment

The best way to solve the worldʼs environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Culture

Should museums and art galleries be free of charge for the general public, or should a charge, even a voluntary charge, be levied for admittance? Discuss this issue, and give your opinion.

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