Work Essay Titles

IELTS practice essay questions about work and employment.

Some employers want to be able to contact their staff at all times, even on holidays.

Does this development have more advantages than disadvantages? (Reported 2017, GT Test)


More and more people are moving away from an agricultural background to relocate to cities in order to look for work.

What will be the consequences of this? What solutions can you offer? (Reported 2017, Academic Test)


Completing university education is thought by some to be the best way to get a good job. On the other hand, other people think that getting experience and developing soft skills is more important.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.


First impressions are important. Some people think that doing well in interviews is the key to securing a good job.

To what extent do you agree?


Finding job satisfaction  is considered to be a luxury in many developing countries.

Why do you think that is?

Do you think job satisfaction is important?


Many people find it hard to balance their work with other parts of their lives.
What are the reasons for this? How can this problem be overcome? (Reported 2017, Academic Test)


Doctors, nurses and teachers make a great contribution to society and should be payed more than entertainment and sports celebrities.

Do you agree or disagree ? (Reported 2017, Academic Test)


Many children are encouraged by their parents to get a part time job in their free time.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to children of doing so?


In many developing countries, there is an increasing movement of workers from rural areas into the cities.

Why do you think this happens?

What problems can this cause?


In some developing countries, it is difficult to get good teachers to work in rural areas which can have a negative impact on the education of children in those rural communities.

Why do you think good teachers do not want to work in rural areas in developing countries?

What could be done to solve this problem?


Having a good university degree guarantees people a good job.

To what extent do you agree?


The number of people working online from home has grown in some countries.

What advantages and disadvantages can come of this trend?


Some people with a good education and experience in their field decide to move abroad to work.

Why do you think that is?

What problems does this cause?


Paying all workers the same salary in a company promotes harmony and respect amongst colleagues.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Getting promotion is one of the biggest drives for people to apply themselves and work hard in the modern work place.

Why do you think people are so driven to get promotion?

What other factors influence people to work hard?


Bringing in foreign workers to fill positions that domestic workers are unwilling to do can cause problems in the local community and should therefore be stopped.

Do what extent do you agree with this?


Some people think that employers should ensure a supportive and pleasant work environment where each employee is respected and valued equally while others think employers should focus instead on providing better facilities and equipment.

What is your opinion?


Some people think that people should choose their job based on income in order to provide security for their family.

Do you think money is an important factor when choosing a job?

What other factors should be considered?


Reported essay questions are from students who have taken their IELTS test. These questions may vary slightly in wording from the original question. 


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