Recent IELTS Writing Exam Questions and Topics 2018

Recent IELTS exam questions

All recent exam questions and topics are posted in the comments below.

When you have finished your IELTS Test, please share with other students the questions you had during your IELTS Writing Test. Post your questions/topics in the comments box underneath this post. 

When you post your writing questions and topics, please let us know the following information >

  • If it was for the Academic Test or the General Training.
  • The date of your test…..
  • Where you did your test.

**Please only post the questions and topics that you had from your test and NOT answers to essay questions.**

28 thoughts on “Recent IELTS Writing Exam Questions and Topics 2018”

  1. Hello, I had my Academic Test in the UK (in London) in April 2018 and this was my writing task 2 question.

    The key to solving the major environmental problems is simple – the present generation should have a less comfortable like for the sake of the future generation. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  2. I had my test in India in April 2018/Academic

    These days children are watching too much tv and playing computer games and some people think that this does not help to develop a child’s mental ability. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  3. Saudi Arabia
    April 2018


    Task 1 – About changes in the percentages of men and women in the workforce in different sectors

    Task 2 – About whether people should be tested for driving yearly in order to ensure safer roads for transport. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  4. Australia, Task 2 Academic – April 2018
    Organised tours are planned to remote places and communities and its becoming more and more popular. Is it a positive or negative development for local people and the environment?

  5. Dominican Republic
    April 2018 – academic writing test
    Some people prefer hobbies that require technology, while some prefer hobbies that do not require technology. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  6. Location – India,
    Test – General Training
    Date – 9th April 2018

    Task 1
    Write a letter to inform your landlord about water problem which you are facing in your rented house.
    What is the problem?
    How is it affecting your life?
    Say what you want the landlord to do

    Task 2
    In many societies more and more people are choosing to live on their own. What are the reasons behind this? Is it a positive or negative trend?

  7. I had my test in Iran Tehran / April 2018 / Academic

    Task 1 – Line graph – the percentage of water containing good chemicals in four countries of the UK including wales, Ireland, England and cotland between 1990 and 2012.

    Task 2 – More people are interested in cosmetic surgery in order to improve their appearance. Why? Is it a positive or negative development?

  8. HELLO! I had my test on 7th April in India (Academic)

    Task 2 about "once children start school, teachers have more influence on their intellectual and social development than parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?"

  9. Hi, I had my test in Dubai and it was General Training. I did it in April 2018.

    Writing Task 1
    Write a letter to your landlord about a problem you have with the water supply in your apartment.
    -mention the issue
    -the problems you face
    -suggest what the landlord can do about it

    Writing Task 2
    more and more people choose to live alone these days. Give reasons for it. Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?

  10. I had my Academic writing test in Nigeria in April.

    Writing task 2 – The key to solving environmental problems is simple. The present generation should live a less comfortable life for the sake of future generations. Do you agree or disagree with this view?

  11. Type of test – General Training.
    April 2018
    Location – Canada

    Writing task 1
    You and your friend are planning a picnic in the countryside. Write about –
    – Which arrangements you have made
    – Other activities that can be done
    – How your friend can help with the arrangements

    Writing Task 2
    Some people think that people who are over 60 years of age should not work and retire earlier. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  12. General Training
    USA / Chicago
    May 2018

    Writing Task 1
    Your friend sent a guide book to you. You went on a vacation last week. Write a letter to your friend telling them about the vacation you went on.
    You should include;
    How much you enjoyed the vacation
    How the guide book helped you
    How you are going to return it

    Writing Task 2
    Many parents think that it is good to teach their children about money.
    Why do you think it is important to teach them the value of money?
    What are the ways that can help children learn about it?

  13. Academic / May 2018 / Indonesia

    Writing task 1 – a table and a line graph
    Writing task 2 – emerging technology – does it reduce or increase the gap between rich people and poor people

  14. Academic Test – Italy May 2018

    Writing task 1 – describe a diagram representing the production of electricity from coal.

    Writing task 2 – Some people say the internet is not necessary to live life to the full. What do you think?

  15. Academic – I took the test in the UK on June 23rd

    Task 1 – A bar chart comparing the percentage of people either in a local or rural area that takes 15 min or less to drive to different services.

    Task 2 – Some people believe zoos are cruel to animals, others think they help to protect them. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  16. Academic: venue:USA

    Task 2: People are travelling more time daily either to work or to study.Some people argue that it gives more advantages and some disagree. Discuss both view and give your opinion

  17. Hello,

    Writing task 2 question/test 15th August


    Some people believe that the latest technology, when used in the workplace, can enhance the lives of the workers, while others disagree.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.  

  18. General Training
    18 August 2018

    Task 1

    There are some problems with the changing rooms in a sports centre that you visit. Several complaints have been registered, but there is no success. Write a letter to the sports manager;

    – What the problem is
    – How you feel about the problem
    – What steps you want the manager to take

    Task 2

    Some people believe that it is a good idea to have a uniform in the workplace. Do you agree or disagree?

    Give some of your own examples and experiences.

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