Writing Samples

List of IELTS 9 Band Writing Samples

May 31 2023


Here are over 40 Writing Task samples for both the academic and general version of the IELTS test. Topics have been chosen with care to give to an idea of the most commonly covered IELTS topics

9 Band Writing Samples

One reason why looking at writing samples is important is that they will give an idea of how to present ideas, what to do and more importantly, what not to do. Here are some of the most commonly covered areas in IELTS and responses that have or that might easily qualify for a 9.  Some tasks even come with trainer comments giving reasons behind a 9 band.

Sample 1: Writing Task 2(Opinion):

Today, many families find it necessary for both parents to go out to work. While some say the children in these families benefit from the additional income, others feel they lack support because of their parents' absence. What do you think?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples form your knowledge or experience.

This is a question where two points of view are presented. Click on the question above to see a 9 band response.

Sample 2: Writing Task 2 (Opinion + Question):

Many believe that we need to change the way the society and government treats our elders.What is your opinion on this? What changes do we need to bring in to care more for our elderly?

This is a question about ageing. It is one of the most challenging topics in IELTS. You can use variations of the ideas presented here for many related tasks.

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Sample 3: Writing Task 2 (Classic Agree or Disagree):

The advances in air travel are focused only in first class and this seems to have left others with no benefits at all.Do you agree or disagree? 

This is a classic agree or disagree question. In this response, the introduction is of special interest. See how well the writer presents the introduction without giving an opinion

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Sample 4: Writing Task 2 (2 Questions in One) :

Some people think that having a set retirement age (e.g. 65 years) for everybody, regardless of occupation is unfair. They believe that certain workers deserve to retire and receive a pension at an earlier age.

Do you agree or disagree?

Which type of workers do you think should benefit from early retirement?

This is a question type with two questions. One is whether you agree or disagree and another one is contextual. See how to handle such questions and still get an awesome score!

Sample 5: Writing Task 2 (agree or disagree): With Trainer comments!

The growth of online shopping will one day lead to all shops in towns and cities closing. Do you agree or disagree?

Straightforward, classic IELTS Writing Task 2 where you have to agree or disagree or do both or do neither. There are some insightful trainer comments for this one.

Sample 6: Writing Task 2 (Do advantages outweigh the disadvantages?): With highlighted phrases for high LR

It is important for people to take risks, both in their professional lives and their personal lives. Do you think the advantages of taking risks outweigh the disadvantages? 

This response will give you an idea of what it means to have good Lexical Resource. It is not about big words, it is about using words well, and using phrases and language flexibly and fluently.

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Sample 7: Writing Task 2 (Both Views and Opinion) : Two Samples

Some people believe that parents are responsible for children growing into responsible citizens. Others think that teachers should do this. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Once again, here is a chance to appreciate the use of good vocabulary.


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