IELTS TOPICS - TECHNOLOGY

Updated: Jul 24

Technology is a common topic in the IELTS writing test. Below are a number of questions related to this topic and some useful readings to help you answer the questions and improve your technology-related vocabulary.


READING


10 Ways Technology Can Make Your Life Easier And More Secure


Technology In Our Life Today And How It Has Changed


Why the Internet Has Made Us Lonelier Than Ever


Not So Social Social Media: How Social Media Increases Loneliness


Is Technology Bridging or Widening the Gap?


Technology Can Bridge the Gap Between Rich and Poor (Advanced readers)


Technology In Our Life Today And How It Has Changed (Advanced readers)



SPEAKING

Describe your favourite Gadget.


You should say:

  • what is it

  • when did you get it

  • How often do you use it

and say why is it so important to you

Describe a piece of modern technology that you find useful.


You should say:

  • what it is

  • how you learned to use it

  • how long you have had it

and explain why you find this piece of equipment useful.




WRITING

It is common nowadays for each member of the family to have thier own smart technology device. Some people believe this will lead to a breakdown in family communication and relationships. 

To what extent do you agree? 

Modern technology now allows rapid and uncrontrolled access to and exhcange of information. Far from being beneficial, this is a danger to our societies. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree? 

Some people think that life has become easier with modern technology. Others argue that it is more difficult and dangerous. 

Discuss both sides and give your opinion. 

Nowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. 

In what ways has technology affected the types of relationships that people make? 

Has this been a positive or negative development? 

An increasing number of people are now using the internet to meet new people and socialise. Some people think this has brought people closer together while others think people are becoming more isolated. 

Discuss both sides and give your opinion. 


Some people think that the range of technology currently available is increasing the gap between rich and poor people. Others think that it is causing the opposite effect. 

Discuss both views and give your opinion. 


Many modern children spend a great deal of time in front of a television or computer screen. This is extremely harmful to their development. Therefore, parents should strictly limit the time that children spend in this way. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree?                    ANSWER













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