IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions – August 2018

Recent IELTS Writing Exam Topics 2018

In this post you will find a list of recent IELTS exam questions that were in the IELTS Test during August 2018, you can view the questions look at the topics and practice writing answers to them during your IELTS preparation

The questions below have been reported to us by our students and other people who have taken the IELTS Exam recently. 

Please take a look below and if you know of more questions, please leave a comment and help your fellow students. 

If you need help to write answers to any of the questions below, please take a look at how to write each type of essay in the Writing Task 2 section >

You can also view band score 8 essay examples to some of the questions listed below in the section above in the drop-down menu for agree/disagree, etc.

IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions – August 2018


Some people feel that the companies and individuals who cause mass pollution should pay to clean this up and not the government. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Billions of dollars are being wasted on space research. The money could be used in better ways, here on earth to improve people lives and their living conditions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Traffic and housing problems can be solved if moving large companies, factories and their employees out of cities into more rural areas. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


In some cities, there are fewer controls over the design and construction of new houses and office buildings. Should people build their own houses in whatever style they want? Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?


In many countries, it is illegal for companies to reject job applicants because of their age. Is this a positive or negative development?


The demand for food is increasing worldwide. What is the main cause of this? What measures could the international community take in order to improve this situation? 


The quality of life in some big cities is becoming worse every year. What is the main cause of this problem? What solution could you suggest?


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.  

Some people believe that a good way to reduce crime is to have longer sentences, while others think that there are alternatives to this problem. Discuss both views and give your opinion.  


Many people think that having more money will make them happier. How important is money in relation to happiness?

IELTS Preparation

To help you with your IELTS preparation, here is a free PDF download of the most recent IELTS writing task 2 questions.

They are a mix of both General Training and Academic questions, you can prepare for all the topics mentioned.

Download a free PDF of the August 2018 WT2 questions

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