IELTS TOPICS - ENVIRONMENT

Updated: Jun 20

Environment is a very common topic for IELTS writing.


I have collected some interesting articles and short videos for you to learn about the topic and the issues being debated. You should extract as much vocabulary as you can from the articles and videos to use in your writing and to improve your overall vocabulary.


WATCH

Here are some useful videos from NASA Earth Minute














READ


Global Warming 101


How You Can Stop Global Warming


What is Climate Change?


WWF: Causes of global warming


National Geographic: What is Global Warming, explained.


Live Science: What is Global Warming?


The Guardian: Developed countries must do more than reduce emissions


CNN: The science behind the climate crisis


CNN: Climate crisis pushing Earth to a 'global tipping point,' researchers say


Why India's air pollution is so horrendous




VOCABULARY


Climate crisis Climate change Global Warming

Carbon dioxide CO2 Water vapour

Greenhouse gas Greenhouse effect Warming the planet

Car emission Carbon emissions heat-trapping pollution

Industrial Revolution Energy sector Transportation sector

Global temperatures Rising water tempratures Rising sea levels

Extreme weather draught conditions air pollutants

Ice sheets Polar region atmosphere

Renewable energy Solar energy Hydro power

Bug-borne diseases Global food production Negatively impacted

Deforestation Land clearing Human activities

Clean power Carpooling Energy-efficient

Melting glaciers Fossil fuels Coal, oil, natural gas



WRITE


Global warming is one of the biggest threats to our environment. 

What causes global warming? 

What solutions are there to this problem? 

Some people think the best way to solve global environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

Global environmental issues are the responsibility of rich nations not of poorer nations. 

Do you agree with this opinion? 

Developed countries have created many environmental problems in the world, particularly in their contribution to global warming. 

Why is global warming a problem? 
What can be done to reduce the danger of global warming? 

SAMPLE ANSWER

Global warming is on one of the most serious issues that the world is facing today. 

What are the the causes of global warming? and 
what measures can governments and individuals take to tackle the issue? 

SAMPLE ANSWER

ACADEMIC TASK 1 WRITING

The following diagram shows how greenhouse gases trap energy from the Sun. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown in the diagram.






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