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Below you may find plethora of common essay topics concurrently used in some prestigious examinations as iBT and IELTS. The test takers are highly advised to take time writing on as many topics as they can. After each piece of writing, they will undoubtedly gain a better insight on how to write the next one.

Fits in with iBT and IELTS

117- Most high level jobs are done by men. Should the government encourage a certain percentage of these jobs to be reserved for women.

116-
Are famous people treated unfairly by the media ? Should they be given more privacy, or is the price of their fame an invasion into their private lives?

115-
Should developing countries concentrate on Improving industrial skills or should they promote education first?

114-
Should developing countries concentrate on Improving industrial skills or should they promote education first?

113-
In your opinion what factors contribute to a good movie?

112-
Does modern technology make life more convenient, or was life better when technology was simpler?

111-
Does travel help to promote understanding and communication between countries?

110-
What should a government do for a country to become successful?

109-
Nowadays doctors can become very rich. Maybe they should not focus on profitable activities such as plastic surgery or looking after rich patients and concentrate more on patients health, no matter how rich they are?

108-
Will modern technology, such as the internet ever replace the book or the written word as the main source of information?

107-
Will modern technology, such as the internet ever replace the book or the written word as the main source of information?

106-
Discuss the advantage and disadvantage of giving international Aid to poor countries.

105-
Computers can translate all kinds of languages well so our children don't need to learn more languages in the future?

104-
Some people believe that in order to get a good job one should study hard and master in his subjects. Do you agree with this or not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.June,2009 iBT

103-
What has been the most important recent event in your country? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.June,2009 iBT

102-
Which historical event has had the most important effect in your country? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.August,2008 iBT

101-Do you Think the people of the next 20 years will have more free time or less? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. August,2008 iBT   

100-Actions speak louder than words. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

99-Clothes certainly do have an influence on the behaviour of the people.Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.    

98-
Some people believe that there is no use in reading fiction stories.. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.    

97-
Do you like your friends to be similar to you or different from you?Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.     

96- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Harms of TV are greater than its advanrages. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.    

95- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the first teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support
your answer.      

94- Some people believe that  quick decisions are usually wrong. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.         

93- Some argue that sitting room is the most important room of a house. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.                

92-
Should a city try to preserve its old, historic buildings or destroy them and replace them with modern buildings? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.              

91- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing a game is fun only when you win. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.             

90- Some young children spend a great amount of their time practicing sports. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this. Use specific reasons

89- It is sometimes said that borrowing money from a friend can harm or damage the friendship. Do you agree? Why or why not? Use reasons and examples in your answer.

88- Every generation of people is different in important ways. How is your generation different from your parents'generation? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer.

87- Some people pay money for the things they want or need. Other people trade products or goods for what they need. Compare the advantages of these two ways of obtaining things. Which way do you prefer? Explain why.

86- Imagine that you have received some land to use as you wish. How would you use this land? Use specific details to explain your answer.

86- Some people like doing work by hand. Others prefer using machines. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

85- You have been asked to suggest improvements to a park that you have visited. This might be a city park, a regional park, or a national park. What improvements would you make? Why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your recommendations.

84- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People should read only those books that are about real events, real people, and established facts. Use specific reasons and details to support your opinion.

83-  Films can tell us a lot about the country in which they were made. What have you learned about a country from watching its movies? Use specific examples and details to support your response.

82-  Some people say that physical exercise should be a required part of every school day. Other people believe that students should spend the whole day on academic studies. Which opinion do you agree with? Give reasons to support your answer.

81- Some people prefer to spend most of their time alone. Others like to be with friends most of the time. Do you prefer to spend your time alone or with friends? Give reasons to support your answer.

80-  If you could invent something new. what product would you develop? Use specific details to explain why this invention in needed.

79- It has been said." Not everything that is learned is contained in books." Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important?why?

78-  Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing a game is fun only when you win. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

77- Because of developments in communication and transportationCcountries are becoming more and more alike. How is your country becoming more similar to other places in the world? Use specific examples and details support your answer.

76- If you could change one important thing about your hometown, what would you change? Use reasons and specific example to support your answer.

75- People attend colleges or universities for many different reasons( for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). why do you think people attend colleges? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

74- In general. people are living longer now. Discuss the causes of this phenomenon. Use specific reasons and detail to develop your essay.

73- Over past 50 years, young people gain status and power but old people have lost. What is the cause and is it a good development or bad development?

72- You and your family are living in a rented accommodation in an English-speaking country. You are not satisfied because there are something wrong with the furniture. So write a letter to the landlord and ask how to resole the problem.

71-  Young people are exposed to a great amount of information such as film, book, Internet. In what ways they give bad influence on young people and explain the reason, how to reduce the bad influence with examples.

70- (A) Do you think government should subsidizes the musicians, artists, actors or drama companies, do u agree or disagree, what should government do?

(G) People doing different kinds of work enjoy different amount of holiday time. Should people have the same amount of leisure time? Give your opinion using some of your own experience.

69-  (A) Some people believe that a country should have the moral obligation to help the other country and some of the people think that exist the misspending of the government and the aid money can not be got by the poor. What is your opinion?

(G) Some people think that children's lives will be different from their own. Whit is your opinion? Explain the reasons by your experience and examples.

68-  (A) Some people think that machine translation is highly developed in today's society, therefore it is not necessary for children to learn a foreign language. What's your opinion?

(G) Today some person has to work away from his family, what is the advantages and disadvantages? Give your opinion and some explains of your experience.

67- (A) Someone say the age of book is past, the info will be presented by some multimedia tools such as video, computer, television and film , others think the book and the written words will be necessary for spread info & complete education. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

(G) The culture of different countries are becoming similar so there is no pint for people to go traveling abroad for they could have same experience at home agree or disagree.

66- Parent should limit children time of watching TV and playing computer game, others Insister children spend reading books, agree or disagree?

65- Traveling abroad work for period of months or years, advantages or disadvantages to people and country

64-Do you think people do different jobs they should have different time holiday are you agree or disagree , give your reason an explain.

63- Some people said should not encourage sport at school because it will cause competition rather than co-operation. to what extend you agree with it. 

62-It is inevitable that as technology develops so traditional cultures must be lost. Technology and tradition are incompatible - you cannot have both together.To what extent do you agree or disagree?

61- Some people believe that the Earth is being harmed (damaged) by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

60- It has recently been announced that a new high school may be built in your community. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details in your answer.

59- Some people spend their entire lives in one place. Others move a number of times throughout their lives, looking for a better job, house, community,or even climate. Which do you prefer: staying in one place or moving in search of another place? Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.

58- Is it better to enjoy your money when you earn it or is it better to save your money for some time in the future? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

57- You have received a gift of money. The money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. Businesses should hire employees for their entire lives. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your
answer.

56- Do you agree or disagree that progress is always good? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

55- Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

54- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it
more quickly. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

53- The expression “Never, never give up” means to keep trying and never stop working for your goals. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

52- Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and industry are more important than saving land for endangered animals. Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

51- What is a very important skill a person should learn in order to be successful in the world today? Choose one skill and use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

50- Why do you think some people are attracted to dangerous sports or other dangerous activities? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

49- Some people like to travel with a companion. Other people prefer to travel alone. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

48- Some people prefer to get up early in the morning and start the day's work. Others prefer to get up later in the day and work until late at night. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your
choice.

47- What are the important qualities of a good son or daughter? Have these qualities changed or remained the same over time in your culture? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

46- Some people prefer to work for a large company. Others prefer to work for a small company. Which would you prefer? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.

45- People work because they need money to live. What are some other reasons that people work? Discuss one or more of these reasons. Use specific examples and details to support your answer.

44- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, or telephone calls. Use specific reasons and details to
support your answer.

43- Some people like to do only what they already do well. Other people prefer to try new things and take risks. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

42- Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risks or chances. Others believe that success results from careful planning. In your opinion, what does success come from? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

41- What change would make your hometown more appealing to people your age? Use specific reasons and examples to support your
opinion.

40- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

39- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? One should never judge a person by external appearances. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

38- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person should never make an important decision alone. Use specific reasons and
examples to support your answer.

37- A company is going to give some money either to support the arts or to protect the environment. Which do you think the company should choose? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

36- Some movies are serious, designed to make the audience think. Other movies are designed primarily to amuse and entertain. Which type of movie do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

35- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Businesses should do anything they can to make a profit. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.

34- Some people are always in a hurry to go places and get things done. Other people prefer to take their time and live life at a slower pace. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

33- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Games are as important for adults as they are for children. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

32- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents or other adult relatives should make important decisions for their older (15 to 18 year-old) teenage children. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

31- What do you want most in a friend — someone who is intelligent, or someone who has a sense of humor, or someone who is reliable? Which one of these characteristics is most important to you? Use reasons and specific examples to explain your choice.

30- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Most experiences in our lives that seemed difficult at the time become valuable lessons for the future. Use reasons and specific examples to support our answer.

29- Some people prefer to work for themselves or own a business. Others prefer to work for an employer. Would you rather be self-employed, work for someone else, or own a business? Use specific reasons to explain your choice.

28- People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific
reasons and examples to support your answer.

27- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

26- Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improved the way people live? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

25-It has been said, “Not everything that is learned is contained in books.” Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source
is more important? Why?

24- A company has announced that it wishes to build a large factory near your community. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new influence on your community. Do you support or oppose the factory?
Explain your position.

23- If you could change one important thing about your hometown, what would you change? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.

22- How do movies or television influence people's behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.

21- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television has destroyed communication among friends and family. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion

20- Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. Which place would you prefer to live in? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

19- “When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your
position.

18- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Universities should give the same amount of money to their students' sports activities as they give to their university libraries. Use specific reasons and
examples to support your opinion.

17- Many people visit museums when they travel to new places. Why do you think people visit museums? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

16- Some people prefer to eat at food stands or restaurants. Other people prefer to prepare and eat food at home. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

15- Some people believe that university students should be required to attend classes. Others believe that going to classes should beoptional. What is your opiion?

14- optional for students. Which point of view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and details to explain your answer.

13- Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer.

12- It has recently been announced that a new restaurant may be built in your neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

11- Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to develop your essay.

10- What are some important qualities of a good supervisor (boss)? Use specific details and examples to explain why these qualities are
important.

9- Should governments spend more money on improving roads and highways, or should governments spend more money on improving public transportation (buses, trains, subways)? Why? Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.

8- It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to

7- In general, people are living longer now. Discuss the causes of thisphenomenon. Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay. We all work or will work in our jobs with many different kinds of people. In your opinion, what are some important characteristics of a co-worker (someone you work closely with)? Use reasons and specific examples to explain why these characteristics are important.

6- In some countries, teenagers have jobs while they are still students. Do you think this is a good idea? Support your opinion by using specific reasons and details.

5- A person you know is planning to move to your town or city. What do you think this person would like and dislike about living in your town or city? Why? Use specific reasons and details to develop your
essay.

4- It has recently been announced that a large shopping center may be built in your neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

3- It has recently been announced that a new movie theater may be built in your neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan?Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

2- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People should sometimes do things that they do not enjoy doing. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

1- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people such as public figures and celebrities. Use specific reasons and details to explain your opinion .

   

 

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