IELTS Writing Task 2: Cost of University Studies – Free or Paid?


Students should pay the full cost of their own university studies rather than have free higher education provided by the state. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

250 words at least.

Like almost all IELTS essays, this essay also has two topics:

Topic 1: Higher education.

Topic 2: Full cost or Free.

Again, the case has two extremes. Either no fees or full fees. You can choose to be more moderate. Take a middle position.

Introduction: Write an opening sentence on education and its uses. Then write two sentences linking higher education and cost. For instance:

“Education plays a crucial role in imparting employable skills to the youth. While some people believe that higher education should be free, other believe it should be paid. I believe that to make our society more equitable for all economic sections, higher education should be paid for those who can afford and subsidized for those who can not.”

Body Paragraph 1: Give a reason 1 supporting your opinion with an example. Perhaps better infrastructure can be maintained through better fees collection.

Body Paragraph 2: Give a reason 2 supporting your opinion with an example. Talk about better quality of education if it is paid.

Body Paragraphs 3: Give a reason why education should not be completely free. It may lead to lack of seriousness among students, become an additional burden on exchequer.

Once body paragraphs are done and you’re close to about 230 words, its time to write conclusion. Conclusion should contain the elements of future and impact. For instance:

“Quality education imparted through better infrastructure and excellent staff will go a long way in creating students employable. This will not only improve economic condition of students but also add productivity to the local and national economy.”

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