IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions – September 2018

In this post you will find a list of recent IELTS exam questions that were in the IELTS Test during September 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 writing 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 – September 2018


Parents think that children reading entertainment books are a waste of time and they should read serious educational books instead. To what extent do you agree?

In some countries where there is a huge percentage of unemployment, some pupils are only offered primary education and not secondary education as it is said to be unnecessary. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

The international community must act immediately to ensure all nations reduce the consumption of fossil fuels (oil and gas). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some say that the most important thing about being rich is that one has the opportunity to help others. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

The restoration of old buildings in major cities in the world spend high amounts of government funding on this. The money should be used for developing new housing and roads. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


People in developed countries are buying more and more cars. Do the advantages for the individual outweigh the disadvantages for the environment?


Some people think that money is the best gift to give to young people, while others think that selecting and giving a precious gift is better. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Human activity has had a negative effect on pants and animals all over the world. Some people think that it is too late to do something about it, while others think that there is still time to take effective actions. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think that advertising on TV is useless and others disagree. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.


There is so much research into new medicines and treatment of diseases – who do you think should be funding these studies, the research companies, the government or private individuals?

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 September 2018 WT2 questions

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