IELTS Writing Task 2: Essay Topics of Family and Children

Reported essay questions are from students who have taken their IELTS test. These questions may vary slightly in wording from the original question.

11 essay questions

1 – Nowadays, parents put too much pressure on their children to succeed.

What is the reason for doing this?

Is this a negative or positive development?

2 – Some people think it is better for children to grow up in the city, while others think that life in the countryside is more suitable.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of both places?

3 – In many modern societies, grandchildren rarely spend any quality time with their grandparents.

What do you think are the consequences of this.?

4 – Children can learn effective by watching television. Therefore they should be encouraged to watch television regularly at home and at school.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

5 – Some people think that the role of parents is to discipline their children and teach them about right and wrong. Other people consider that the main responsibility of parents is to nurture their children and provides them with a safe environment to grow up in.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

6 – Most modern families have both parents working and as a result children spend less and less time with their parents.

What is the reason for this?

What problems can this cause?

7 – The nuclear family is well adapted to move geographically due to its size.

Do you think children benefit in any way from moving?

Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

8 – In many countries it is common for families to own and run their own business. Some people think this ia the best way to run a business while others consider this a potential source of problems.

What is your opinion?

9 – In the past, the older generation were a source of knowledge and experience. Nowadays, the older generation have little understanding or experience of the modern world.

Has this had any negative impact on the way the elderly are treated by society and the family?

What could be done to solve this situation?

10 – In many western countries there is an increasing number of couples choosing to have no children.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to couples having no children?

11 – These days people are living into their 90′ ‘s and beyond. As a result, there is increasing concern about care for the elderly.

Do you think it is the responsibility of the family to care for their elderly members or should the government be held responsible?

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