IELTS TOPICS - TRANSPORT

Updated: Jun 29

Transport is in the top ten topics for IELTS writing task 2 essays and also comes up in the speaking, listening and reading tests. Here are some example questions from each of the skill tests and some materials I think will help you answer the questions well.


WRITING

Some people say that cars are the best way to travel in the city. Others, however, think travelling by bicycle is better. 

Discuss both views and give your opinion.                     ANSWER

Some say that due to heavy traffic, governments need to build more roads in metropolitan cities, while others argue this isn't the right solution. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree?                      ANSWER

In some cities and towns all over the world, the high volume of traffic is a problem. What are the causes and what actions can be taken to solve this problem? 

One way to solve the problem of congestion on the roads is to increase the tax on private vehicles. 

How could this alleviate congestion? 

What other measures can you suggest to deal with congestion in cities? 

Governments often promote public transport as the solution to traffic jams and pollution. 

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using public transport to commute. 

Some people think that governments should spend money on railways. Others believe that there should be more investment into new roads. 

Discuss both sides and give your opinion. 

WRITING GENERAL TASK 1 LETTER

There have been some problems with public transport in your area recently. Write a letter to the manager of the transport company. 

In your letter:
    
    describe the problem
    explain how these problems are affecting the public
    suggest some changes that could be made

There have been some problems with the bus service, especially its reliability, in your area over the last two weeks

Write a letter to the manager of the bus company. In your letter

• describe what the problems are

• explain how these problems are affecting you

• suggest what you would like the company to do



READING


Cars vs Bicycles: Which one is more practical? And where?


12 reasons to use a bicycle for transportation


Public Transport in the Future


Traffic Jams causes


Why Does Traffic Happen?


London Congestion Charge


Congestion Pricing


Too many loads on our roads


Surprising advantages of rail over road transport

SPEAKING


PART 1

  1. How popular are bicycles in your home town? [Why?]

  2. How often do you ride a bicycle? [Why/Why not?]

  3. Do you think that bicycles are suitable for all ages? [Why/Why not?]

  4. What are the advantages of a bicycle compared to a car? [Why?]

LISTEN





BICYCLES

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