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I have listed here IELTS task 2 questions that contain two questions (double questions) from the real IELTS exam over the last few years – have fun learning about a common IELTS task type!

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IELTS Task 2 Question Types: Two Questions (Double Questions)

Some children spend hours every day on smartphones.

Why is this the case?

Do you think this is a positive or negative development?

Read my essay here.

More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending time in communities in poorer countries doing unpaid work such as teaching or building houses.

Why is this?

Who benefits more from this, the communities or these young people?

Read my essay here.

Weddings are getting bigger and more expensive.

What is the reason for this?

Is it a positive or negative development?

Read my essay here.

Some people say that now is the best time in history to be living.

What is your opinion about this?

What other time in history would be interesting to live in?

Read my essay here.

Today, TV channels broadcast men’s sports shows more than women’s sport shows.

Why is this the case?

Should TV channels give equal showtime for each?

Read my essay here.

Many young people today know more about international pop or movie stars than about famous people in the history of their own country.

Why is this?

What can be done to increase young people’s interest in famous people in the history of their country?

Read my sample answer here.

There are different methods businesses use to increase their sales.

What are the different ways companies use to increase sales?

Which one is the most effective?

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Many adults nowadays prefer spending their free time playing computer games.

Why do they do this?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my essay here.

Consumers are faced with increasing numbers of advertisements from competing companies.

To what extent do you think are consumers are influenced by advertisements?

What measures can be taken to protect them?

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In many countries, people now wear western-style dress such as suits and jeans rather than traditional clothing.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my essay here.

Some believe children should be taught to give speeches and presentations in school.

Why is this?

Should this be taught in schools?

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In many countries, increasing numbers of people are becoming interested in learning about the history of the house or building where they live.

What are the reasons behind this?

How can individuals research this?

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In their advertising, businesses nowadays usually emphasise that their products are new in some way.

Why is this? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

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Some people today prefer to get advice for medical problems and do not want to visit a doctor.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or a negative development?

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In recent times, economic growth has helped many become richer, both in developed and developing countries. However, those in developed countries are not as happy as they were in the past.

Why is this?

What can be learned from this?

Read my essay here.

Some people spend a lot of money celebrating personal family events, such as weddings and birthdays.

How important is it to celebrate such events?

Do you think people spend too much money on these events?

Read my essay here.

Some people work harder than other.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative habit?

Read my essay here.

Some countries have introduced laws to limit working hours for employees.

Why are these laws introduced?

Do you think they are a positive or negative development?

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Competition for university study is becoming increasingly strong.

Why are universities becoming more competitive?

Is this a positive or negative development?

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Many people are working longer hours.

Why is this happening?

What problems can this cause to people?

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Around the world more and more people today are living in urban areas.

Why is this?

What problems does this cause?

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In some countries, there are fewer young people who listen to or play classical music these days.

Why is this?

Should young people be encouraged to play or perform classical music?

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Nowadays people live longer after they retire.

How does this affect individuals and society?

What can be done about this?

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Many educational institutions give greater importance to subjects related to science and ignore subjects such as drama and literature.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my essay here.

Shopping is now one of the most popular forms of leisure activities in many countries for young adults.

Why is this?

Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?

Read my essay here.

These days more fathers stay at home and take care of their children while mothers go out to work.

What could be the reasons for this?

Is it a positive or negative development?

Read my essay here.

Many researchers believe that we can now study the behaviour of children to see if they will grow up to be criminals, while others disagree.

To what extent do you think crime is determined by genetics?

Is it possible to stop children from growing up to be criminals?

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The manufacturing and use of cars damages the environment but their popularity is increasing.

Why is this?

How could this be controlled?

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In some countries, owning a home rather than renting one is very important for people.

Why might this be the case?

Do you think this is a positive or negative situation?

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In some countries, governments provide payments for unemployed people.

How does this impact people?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my essay here.

Many parents today do not spend much time with their children.

Why is this?

Does this affect parents or children more?

Read my essay here.

Many people today are choosing to travel to other countries.

Why is this happening?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my essay here.

A lot of companies and organisations require employees to wear uniforms.

Which kind of jobs are uniforms suitable for?

Are there any disadvantages to wearing a uniform to work?

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More and more students at university today are not choosing to study science.

Why is this happening?

What are the effects of this?

Read my essay here.

Many people who drop out of school are more successful than those who complete their studies.

Why does this happen?

What does it require to be successful?

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Watching TV shows and movies about crime is becoming more and more popular.

Why is this?

What effect does that have on society?

Read my essay here.

Some think that ambition is a good quality.

Is it important to be ambitious?

Is it a positive or negative characteristic?

Read my essay here.

Nowadays, entertainers get paid more than politicians.

What are the reasons for this?

Is this a negative or positive development?

Read my essay here.

Scientists have been warning for many years about environmental protection and how important it is to limit our personal energy consumption.

What are the causes of the over-consumption of electricity?

How can people be encouraged to use less energy?

Read my essay here.

People have historically attempted to achieve a perfect society. However, it is difficult to decide what a perfect society would be like.

What would be the most important element of an ideal society?

What can normal people do to make society more perfect?

Read my essay here.

Compared to the past, more people are now studying abroad because it is more convenient and cheaper than before.

Do you think this is beneficial to the foreign student’s home country?

Will this trend change much in the future?

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In many countries people are living in a “throwaway society” where things are used for a short time and thrown away. 

What are the causes of this and what problems does it lead to?

Read my essay here.

Nowadays many people choose to be self-employed, rather than to work for a company or organisation.

Why might this be the case?

What could be the disadvantages of being self-employed?

Read my essay here.


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