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Here all the sample answer IELTS essays that I have written on the topic of the environment!

This includes essays related to pollution, environmental science, factories, climate change/global warming, endangered animals, alternative/clean energy, fossil fuels, recycling, and more.

Some of my environment essays are also available as EBooks here on Patreon.com/howtodoielts.

Enjoy!

Dave

IELTS Environment Topics

Many people believe that it is easier to have a healthy lifestyle in the countryside. Other believe that there are health benefits to living in cities.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

In many countries, the number of animals and plants is declining.

Why do you think this is happening?

How can this issue be solved?

Read the essay here.

Some believe that people should make efforts to fight climate change while others think it is better to learn to live with it.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

It is a natural process for animal species to become extinct (e.g. dinosaurs, dodos, etc.). There is no reason why people should try to prevent this from happening.

Do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Some people believe that wild animals should not be kept in zoos or other man-made environments as there is no longer a need for them in the 21st century.

Do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Nowadays many countries are facing problemsrelated to waste disposal.

Why is this the case?

How can this issue be tackled?

Read the essay here.

It is now possible for scientists and tourists to travel to remote natural environments, such as the South Pole.

Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Read the essay here.

Some think that climate change reforms will negatively affect business. Others feel they are an opportunity for businesses.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

The amount of drinkable water for people is decreasing.

Why is this?

What can be done?

Read the essay here.

In many countries, plastic containers have become more common than ever and are used by many food and drink companies.

Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Read the essay here.

Some people say that supermarkets and manufacturers have a responsibility to reduce the amount of packaging on products they sell. Others believe that it is the consumer’s responsibility to avoid buying products which have a lot of packaging.

Discuss both views and give your opinions.

Read the essay here.

In many countries, people throw away a lot of food from restaurants and shops.

Why do you think people waste food in this way?

What can be done to reduce the amount of food thrown away?

Read the essay here.

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

Why is this?

How could this be controlled?

Read the essay here.

Some people think that resources should be spent on protecting wild animals, while others think those would be better used for the human population.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

In the future, people may have to live on other planets. Some think that it is therefore important to spend money researching other planets such as Mars.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Many people think that zoos are cruel. Others think they are helpful in protecting rare animals.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

In the future it will become more difficult to live on Earth so more money should be spent researching how to live on other planets such as Mars.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Developing the economy will always damage the environment.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read the 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 the essay here.

Most agree that we should be training children to recycle waste to preserve the Earth’s natural resources. However, some believe that it is parents who should teach their children to recycle waste while others feels schools are more responsible.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

More and more people in developing countries are purchasing cars for the first time.

What problems does this cause?

What do you think are the possible solutions?

Read the essay here.

Some people say that the main environmental problem of our time is the loss of particular species of plants and animals. Others say that there are more important environmental problems.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

Plastic shopping bags are used widely and cause many environmental problems. Some people say they should be banned.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Climate change is a phenomenon that affects countries all over the world. Many people strongly believe that it is the responsibility of individuals, rather than corporations and governments, to deal with this problem.

To what extent do you agree?

Read the essay here.

Some people believe that car-free days are effective ways to reduce air pollution. However, others argue that there are other ways that are more effective.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

It has been suggested that primary children should learn how to grow vegetables and keep animals.

Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Read the essay here.

Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal. Some people, however, think that other types of progress are equally important for a country.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Read the essay here.

Some people claim that not enough waste from homes is recycled and that the only way to increase recycling is for governments to make it a legal requirement.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Many cities are now turning parks and farmland into new housing developments.

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read the essay here.

Some people claim that too much focus and resources have been spent to protect wild animals and birds.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read the 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 the essay here.

Some people think that the government should strictly control the supply of fresh water, as it is a limited resource, while others it should not be regulated.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Read the essay here.

Some experts say for road safety cyclists should pass a test before being allowed on public roads.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

In many cities, problems related to overpopulation are becoming more common. Some governments are now encouraging businesses and individuals to move out of cities to rural areas.

Do the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages?

Read the essay here.

Some people prefer activities and lifestyles in hot climates while others prefer living in cold climates.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Read the essay here.

Many wild birds and animals live in towns and cities. Some people think that the wildlife should be protected. Some think that they should be removed.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Read the essay here.

There is too much noise in many public places in cities.

What are the causes of this problem?

What can be done to solve the problem?

Read the essay here.

The best way to solve the world’s environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel for cars and other private vehicles.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Many claim that the fast food industry had a negative effect on the environment, eating habits, and families.

To what extend do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Governments should make people responsible for looking after their own local environment.

Do you agree or disagree?

Read the essay here.

Everyone should become vegetarian because they do not need to eat meat to have a healthy diet.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read my essay on Patreon here.

Some say that children should be taught at school to recycling and avoid waste. Others say they should learn this at home.

Discuss both views and give your opinion

Read the essay here.


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