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PTE Essay [March 2018]

The below-given PTE essays were asked in the year 2018. I will continue to add more essay questions
when students post them.
[Special thanks to Malvika & every other student, who take the most of the pain in compiling these
repeated essay list]
 Advantages & Disadvantages of Cashless Society.
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 Effective learning requires time, comfort and peace, so it is impossible to combine study and
employment. Study and employment distract one from another. To what extent do you think the
statements are realistic? Support your opinion with examples.
Model Answer for Study Vs. Employment
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 What are the benefits of living in big cities, as opposed to rural areas? What are the problems of rural
areas and how can they be solved?
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 Some people believe that academic subjects such as chemistry, physics, and history should be taught
in schools, while others believe that students will derive more benefit from studying practical subjects,
such as motor mechanics and cooking. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Read model answer for Theoretical Education Vs. Practical Education
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 Recently the freedom to work and live anywhere has become the main trend due to the development
of communication technology and transportation.
Do the advantages of these developments outweigh the disadvantages? Discuss.
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 What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in an era in which new things are constantly
being invented?
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 The space travel is fantastic these days, and people are very fascinated towards it, but there are many
environmental problems on our planet. What is your opinion? Should money be spent on space travel
or environmental issues?
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 Some people believe that the sole aim of higher education is to make people ready for employment.
To what extent do you agree or disagree? Discuss.
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 Should Universities Impose Penalties On Students for late submission of assignments? Discuss?
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 The government should invest more money in science education rather than other subjects to develop
the country. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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 Some people feel that boarding schools (where students or pupils live at school during the term) are
an excellent option for children, while other people disagree for a number of reasons. consider both
sides of this debate and conclude.
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 Some people believe that governments should pay for healthcare and education, but others disagree
with this opinion. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
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 Should governments spend more money on improving roads and highways, or should governments
spend more money on improving public transportation (buses, trains, subways)? Why? Give reasons
for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

[Jan-Feb2018]
 Company Top level Authorities should or should not take employees suggestions or ideas to take any
decisions. Discuss?
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 A common marketing strategy for big companies is to introduce various offers and discounts.
However, these strategies may have an impact on their reputation. What are some of the impacts?
View a model answer for this question
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 What roles should governments, companies & individuals play to combat climate change?
 Climate Change Essay
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 Some countries encourage teenagers to have part-time job and see it as a good thing, while others
disagree. Give your opinion and explain both views.
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 Any recent invention that you think proved beneficial or detrimental to society

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PTE Essay Topics [Dec 2017]


 Cultural Shock is a new worrying concern for few immigrants. What are the few possible options to
eradicate this?
Model Answer for Cultural Shock Essay
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 Technological innovations have affected our lives. Do you agree or disagree?


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 The Influence of Mass Media on Teenagers. Share your views?


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 Many people believe that social networking sites (such as Facebook) have had a huge negative
impact on individuals & Society. To what extent do you agree?
Social Networking Essay
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 What roles should governments, companies & individuals play to combat climate change?
Climate Change Essay
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Common PTE Essay Topics With Answers


Communication & Personality
 Many people think that regions affect a successful person. What is your opinion about the native
region and accomplished person’s influence on the region he belongs to?
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 The right amount of motivation and practice can teach one better than the training given to him in
classrooms by teachers. (NEW)
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 Communication has changed significantly in the last 10 years. Discuss pros and cons of this change.
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What is your view on the idea that it takes failure to achieve success? (NEW)
Crime & Punishment
 How do you think the crime would reduce – with harsher punishments or moral teachings? Discuss
both the views and take a stand?
Model PTE Essays – Reducing Crime
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 Involvement of youth in crimes is increasing at an alarming rate. Throw some light on the causes and
possible solutions?
View a model answer for Youth Crime Essay
 Without capital punishment (the death penalty) our lives are less secure and crimes of violence
increase. Capital punishment is essential to control violence in society. To what extent do you agree
or disagree with this opinion?
Capital Punishment Essay
Economics
 It is said that for some developed countries, tourism may cause some disadvantages. To what extent
do you agree or disagree with this?
Education
 In the education system, assessment through formal written examination still valid?
View a model answer for essay on education system
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 The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education- Einstein. What does he mean by that?
And do you think he is correct?
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 The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot
learn, unlearn and relearn. Agree or Disagree?
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 It is usually foolish to get married before completing your studies and getting established in a good
job? Do you agree or disagree?
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 Everyone should stay in school until they reach the age of 18. To what extent do you agree or
disagree?
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 Children’s education is expensive. In some countries, the government pays some of or all of the costs.
Do the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?
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 It is sometimes said that people should be encouraged to get married before they are 30, as this is
best both for the individual and for society. Do you agree or disagree?
Environment
 Animals deserve the same rights as humans and shouldn’t be used by humans for food or research.
Discuss the statement analytically from both points of views. Also, take a stand on the topic.
>>>>>Animal Rights Essay<<<<<
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 Destruction of forests in the world by human beings means self-destruction. Throw some light with
examples.
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 The environment we live in is in danger due to various problems. What are the underlying causes?
Who is responsible for combatting this?
View a Sample response to environmental problems essay
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 Should animals be kept in Zoos or are they better living in natural habitat? Discuss the advantages
and disadvantages of keeping animals in a Zoo?
View a model answer for this question
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 More and more wild animals are on the verge of extinction and others are on the endangered list.
What are the reasons for this? What can be done to solve this problem?
View a model answer for Animal Extinction Essay
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 In today’s world, different government and international organizations are confronting many global
problems. What is the most pressing problem among them and give solutions?
View a model answer for global problems essay
 Examine the arguments in favour of and against animal experiments, and conclude this issue. Give
reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
>>>>>>Animal Testing Essay<<<<<<
Family & Children
 Computers have become an integral part of our lives and our homes. This has given children easy
access to video games, and a lot of them play them all the time. Advantages & disadvantages of
playing video games and minimising the adverse effects?
Essay on advantages & disadvantages of video games
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 The ownership of cars should be restricted to one per family in order to reduce traffic congestion and
pollution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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 Parents should be held legally responsible for their children’s acts. What is your opinion?
Health
 Smoking is harmful to health and some governments have banned smoking in public. Do you think it is
justified on their part to ban smoking?
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 As a result of advances in medical care. Average life expectancy is increasing for men and women.
Do you think most people will see this as a positive development? What are the disadvantages of an
ageing population for individuals and society?
View a model answer for this question
Language
 Foreign Languages should be compulsory in the primary school. How far do you agree with the above
statement?
View a sample answer for the essay on Learning Foreign Language
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 Do you think that the English Language will continue to remain as the global language despite
globalization? Support your point of view.
View a model answer for essay on English Language
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Media & Advertising


 Are famous people treated unfairly by the media? Should they be given more privacy,or is the price of
their fame an invasion into their private lives?
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 Mass media and cultural invasion. How has social media brought about cultural change in Indian
mindsets?
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 Media has a high influence on the way people in a society think. Do you agree with this statement?
Provide some reasons to justify your answer.
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 The mass media including TV, Radio and Newspaper influence our society and shape our opinions
and characters. What is your opinion?
Technology
 What is the best invention of last 100 years, the computer, antibiotics, the aeroplane, and explain
why?
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 Getting all facilities over the Internet will make the people more isolated and less social friendly. Do
you agree with the statement? Take a stand and build up your arguments around it?
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 Some people want scientific knowledge for the knowledge only whereas others want to practice this in
particular field. Which one do you prefer?
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 In your opinion, what has been the most important invention of the past ten years?
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 With the advancement in technology, the number of computers being used in the field of education
has increased. Some people believe that there will be no role of teachers in the classroom. To what
extent do you agree or disagree?
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 Nowadays TV has become an essential part of life. Medium to spread news & awareness and for
some, it acts as a companion. What is your opinion about this?
Transport
 What ways do you suggest to encourage the use of public transport among the people?
Travel
 Travel to study is overrated; we have brilliant scholars who studied locally. Is travel required for higher
studies?
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 Xenophobia has accelerated rapidly in the western countries. According to you what solutions can be
proposed by government and individuals?
View a Sample answer for Xenophobia essay
Society
 In some countries, the number of shootings increases because many people have guns at home. To
what extent do you agree or disagree? Give specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Essay About Shootouts & Liberal Gun Laws
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 The newspaper is no longer a need in the modern society. What is your opinion?
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 Polygamy has increased widely in recent years. What solutions can you brought forward to decrease
this issue.
View a sample answer for Polygamy Essay
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 Nowadays, people spend too much time at work to the extent that they hardly have time for their
personal life. Discuss.
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 In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed”. Does a common man suffer from a group’s ideology?
Express your opinion. (NEW)
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 “Euthanasia is no longer acceptable in the modern society .” Discuss the solutions to accept this fact.
View a model answer for Euthanasia essay
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 Do you think consumers should avoid over-packaged products or it is the responsibility of the
producer to avoid extra packaging of products?” Give your views or any relevant example with your
own experience.
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 In the 18th century due to industrialisation a lot of people migrated to developed countries. This
affected lifestyle and increased major problems in developed countries. To what extent do you agree
or disagree?
View a model answer for Essay on migration
Sports
 Sports and games create disturbance in students’ life because students cannot fully concentrate on
their studies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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 These days some people are involved in dangerous activities such as extreme skiing, motorcycles
jumping, Are you in favour? If yes then why?
Work
 Should discrimination against older workers be made illegal?
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 Company Top level Authorities should or should not take employees suggestions or ideas to take any
decisions. Discuss?
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 Most high-level jobs are done by men. Should governments encourage that a certain percentage of
these jobs be reserved for women? What is your opinion? (NEW)
Other Repeated PTE Essay Topics
 Large shopping malls are replacing small shops. Your opinion? Good or bad.
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 Some like to do the same routine daily, but some prefer to change”. Discuss your view?
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 The space travel is fantastic these days, and people are very fascinated towards it, but there are many
environmental problems on our planet. What is your opinion? Should money be spent on space travel
or on environmental issues?
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 “Actions speak louder than words”. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
View a model answer for actions speak louder than words essay
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 “It is important that maintain and protect the beautiful building in the past, even if it is expensive for
owners to do so.” what do you think of this statement? Give reasons and examples from your own
experience
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 Some people believe law changes human behaviour. Do you agree/disagree?


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 Successful sports stars and glamorous film stars are the role models for many youngsters. Do you
agree/ Disagree?
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