Recent IELTS Question Bank. All Recent IELTS Writing Question 2017 Collection, Recent Writing Test Writing task 1 (a report) We were given a bar chart showing the consumption of bottled water and soft drinks per person in five different countries in 2002. We had to summarize the information. Writing task 2 (an essay) Many countries aim to improve their standard of living through economic development. Sometimes this may bring loss of social values as a result. Do the advantages of higher standard of living outweigh its disadvantages?