50 Topics for IELTS Writing Task 2 essays

These are some ideas for your IELTS Writing practice for the Task 2. 
If you’re struggling to come up with topics on your own, read through this list of argumentative essay topics to help get you started! 

Find sample task 2 here

⚗️Science 
• Should parents be able to modify their unborn children? 
• Do GMOs help or harm people? 
• Should vaccinations be required for students to attend public school? 
• Should world governments get involved in addressing climate change? 

💻 Technology 
• Should Facebook be allowed to collect data from its users? 
• Should self-driving cars be legal? 
• Is it ethical to replace human workers with automation? 
• Should there be laws against using cell phones while driving? 
• Has the internet positively or negatively impacted human society? 

🏃‍♂️ Sports 
• Should college athletes be paid for being on sports teams? 
• Should coaches and players make the same amount of money? 
• Should sports be segregated by gender? 
• Should the concept of designated hitters in baseball be abolished? 
• Should US sports take soccer more seriously? 

🌙 Religion 
• Should religious organizations have to pay taxes? 
• Should religious clubs be allowed in schools? 
• Should “one nation under God” be in the pledge of allegiance? 
• Should religion be taught in schools? 
• Should clergy be allowed to marry?

❤️ Health 
• Should minors be able to purchase birth control without parental consent? 
• Should the US switch to single-payer healthcare? 
• Should assisted suicide be legal? 
• Should dietary supplements and weight loss items like teas be allowed to advertise through influencers? 
• Should doctors be allowed to promote medicines?

🏛 Government/Politics 
• Is the electoral college an effective system for modern America? 
• Should Puerto Rico become a state? 
• Should voter registration be automatic? 
• Should people in prison be allowed to vote? 
• Should Supreme Court justices be elected? 

🐈 Ethics 
• Should sex work be legalized? 
• Should Columbus Day be replaced with Indigenous Peoples’ Day? 
• Should the death penalty be legal? 
• Should animal testing be allowed? 
• Should drug possession be decriminalized?

📈 Economics 
• Should unpaid internships be legal? 
• Should minimum wage be increased? 
• Should monopolies be allowed? 
• Is universal basic income a good idea? 
• Should corporations have a higher or lower tax rate? 

🎓 Education 
• Are school uniforms a good idea? 
• Should PE affect a student’s grades? 
• Should college be free? 
• Should Greek life in colleges be abolished? 
• Should students be taught comprehensive sex ed? 

🎨 Arts/Culture 
• Should graffiti be considered art or vandalism? 
• Should books with objectionable words be banned? 
• Should content on YouTube be better regulated? 
• Is art education important? 
• Should art and music sharing online be allowed?