IELTS TOPICS - BUSINESS

Updated: Jul 15

While business is not a common topic in the IELTS test, I think it is important for my students to learn the language of business and management especially if they plan to do further study in Australia or another English speaking country or if they plan to stay here permanently.


Here are some of the few business-related questions you might find in IELTS writing.



WRITING ESSAY

As well as making money, businesses also have social responsibilities. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

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. 

Recent research has shown that business meetings and training are increasingly taking place online. 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this? 

In many countries, senior positions have higher salaries compared to those of young workers of the same company. Some people think this isn't justified. 
 
Do you agree or disagree? 

An increasing number of people are buying what they need online. 

What are the advantages and disadvantages for both individuals and companies shopping online? 

WRITING LETTER


You want to start your own small business. Write a letter to the bank requesting information about obtaining a business loan to finance your new company. Include the following information: 

what kind of business you want to start
how much money you need
the length of time over which you would expect to repay the money

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,                                     SAMPLE ANSWER


READING


Applying For a Business Loan


Small Business Loans


Humanity is more important than money — it’s time for capitalism to get an upgrade


New Zealand Ditches GDP For Happiness And Wellbeing


Economists Search for New Definition of Well-Being


Why Equality is More Important Than Economic Growth


What Is Corporate Social Responsibility?


Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Meetings


Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Shopping


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