A best IELTS sample essay question.

depositphotos_7932028-Quill-pen-and-ink-well-with-paper-scrollHere’s a sample IELTS essay question I recently gave my students.


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic.

Nowadays more people are choosing to live with friends or alone rather than with their families. This trend is likely to have a negative impact on communities.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
Write at least 250 words.

Question taken from Achieve IELTS Practice Test Book by Anthea Bazin

Here’s to the best IELTSĀ  score possible!

8 thoughts on “A best IELTS sample essay question.

  1. hi alana
    i desperately need help for my writing task 2 so if you could help with it i would be very garteful to you
    thanxs gauri x.

  2. Hi Alanna,

    I wanna your help both writing tasks 1 and 2 respectively.

    Please help me so that I may score 7+ bands


    Yasir Altaf.

  3. Hi Alana,
    How you going? Well I am having some problems in reading task which is true,false,and not given.so would you mind helping me out please ?jst. Tell me how to solve those questions cux sometimes they make me confused that I loose marks jst cux of tht question.

  4. Hi,

    OK, so the most basic explanation:

    True = the text sames the same thing as the statement
    False= the text says the opposite
    Not given = neither true nor false because it isn’t in the text.

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    Good Luck!

  5. In these days, most of the people are living away from their family. But, at the same time, there is also a strong counter-argument amongst many others that, the culture is spoiling by this trend. However, I personally subscribe to the view that, this makes positive impact instead negative.

    First and the foremost, mostly the youngsters want to live independently by living far from their families. With this, they can mold their life by learning how to earn money and how to become a famous person in the society. For example, most of the great people lived away from their families and totally concentrated on their work.

    Secondly, many people are living independently because they does not want to follow their elder’s suggestions. This shows their braveness and self-confidence. For example, my brother does not like to live with my family because he is expecting freedom to live without anyone commands. So many times he escaped from my home and lived with his friends.

    Therefore, persuaded by what has been discussed till now as well as compelled by what I have learnt and expressed, I would like to reiterate that If people live how they want to be, perhaps give more rights to live them up.

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