These are very important words and you must be clear about their meaning. For example, an essay that asks you to describe a topic is very different to an essay that asks you analyse a topic. Use this table to help you analyse the instructional words in your essay questions.
This money could be better spent dealing with fundamental issues in society such as poverty and health care.To what extent do you agree?
As a result of growth in some urban centers, the environment in those cities is deteriorating.How could this issue be tackled by both the government and individuals?
Some people think that current environmental issues are global problems and should therefore be dealt with by the government while others believe that these problems can only be tackled by individuals.Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
Global environmental issues are the responsibility of rich nations not of poorer nations.Do you agree with this opinion?
Many people believe that global environmental problems should be dealt with internationally rather than domestically.What is your opinion?
Many animals are being hunted to the brink of extinction in order to fulfil the demand and greed of mankind for decorative purposes as well as for other reasons, such as traditional medicine.How can this issue be tackled?
Restricting air travel is the only way to prevent air pollution.Do you agree?Reported essay questions are from students who have taken their IELTS test.
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
(Reported 2017, Academic Test)
While some people consider global warming to be the most pressing environmental problem which we have at the moment, others believe that deforestation has a more devastating impact on our world.Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
The government should reduce the amount of money spent on local environmental problems and instead increase funding into urgent and more threatening issues such as global warming.To what extent do you agree?
With increasing populations and ever growing urban centers, many countries are losing their natural beauty spots.What benefits are there to protecting places of natural beauty?How can this be solved?
Although many people value their public parks, this space could be better used for other purposes such as residential areas for the ever growing population or to develop business and boost economies.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this?
With deforestation, urban development and illegal hunting, many animal species are becoming endangered as they lose their habitat and some are even threatened to the point of extinction.Do you think it is important to protect animals?What measures can be taken to deal with this problem?
Global warming is one of the biggest threats to our environment.What causes global warming?What solutions are there to this problem?
Both governments and individuals are spending vast amounts of money protecting animals and their habitat.