Reported essay questions are from students who have taken their IELTS test. These questions may vary slightly in wording from the original question.
5 essay questions
1 – Some people think that the government is wasting money on the arts and that this money could be better spent elsewhere.
To what extent do you agree with this view?
2 – Art is considered an essential part of all cultures throughout the world. However, these days fewer and fewer people appreciate art and turn their focus to science, technology and business.
Why do you think that is?
What could be done to encourage more people to take interest in the arts?
3 – Some people think that art is an essential subject for children at school while others think it is a waste of time.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
4 – Artists need a certain amount of freedom to develop their creativity. Some people think that artists should have total freedom to express any thoughts and ideas.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
5 – Most artists earn low salaries and should therefore receive funding from the government in order for them to continue with their work.
To what extent do you agree?