IELTS Common Essay Topic: Immigration and Migration

IELTS Common Essay Topic: Immigration and Migration

Immigration: Immigration is when people move from their native place to another permanently. Immigrants do not return back to their native places, they settle down there.

Migration: Migration is when people move from one place to another. In this case, migrant come back to their native places after certain period of time.

Advantages of moving abroad:

Social, political and economic development of personality is the main reason people shift from one place to another.

  1. Better job opportunities/Salaries:
  • Many people migrate for better job opportunities and salaries. Many foreign countries offer better jobs in MNC (Multinational National Companies), which provide better facilities. And there are several professions, which are paid well in other countries.


  1. Better lifestyle:
  • Many foreign countries provide better lifestyle to their citizens.
  • Well organized society- rules and regulations.
  • Respect towards fellow citizens.
  1. Better environment:
  • Many foreign counties have clean environment like clean water supply, fresh (less polluted) air, etc.
  1. Better facilities:
  • Several foreign countries provide better medical facilities, better pension after the age of retirement, better transport system, etc.
  1. People get a chance to explore new cultures and customs(International Exposure):
  • People come across new people from different cultures and tradition. Immigrants can learn and explore new things about them.

Consequences of moving abroad:

  • People find language as an obstacle, as they may face social as well as practical problems:

Social Problems:

  • People may lose certain job opportunities due to lack of communication with their colleagues.
  • Some people may find it difficult to co-ordinate with other coworkers during the team work.
  • Jobs regarding marketing, salesperson or any other in which they have to interact with other native people, can be problematic. They may need to hire a translator for them.

Practical Problems:

  • People can have troubles in the market places. Language may act as an obstacle when they are buying the daily needs.
  • It is difficult for the people to make friends and they lack social circle.
  • Some people even find it difficult to get along the neighbors.
  • People may feel the culture difference at new places.
  • People find homesick being away from their home, family and friends.

Sample Topics:

  • Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language can cause serious social problems, as well as practical problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  • Some people say that the only reason for learning a foreign language us in order to travel to or work in a foreign country. Others say that these are not the only reasons why someone should learn a foreign language. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  • Some people believe that professionals, such as doctors and engineers, should be required to work in the country where they did their training. Others believe they should be free to work in another country if they wish. Discuss bith these views and give your own opinion.
  • So many are migrating to other countries each year in recent years. Immigration has a major impact on society. What are the main reasons for immigration? What consequences can it lead?

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