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Writing Practice Test 3


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the figures (in thousand) for imprisonment in five countries between 1930 and 1980.

Write a report for a university, lecturer describing the information shown below.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


Write about the following topic. 

"Prevention is better than cure." Out of a country's health budget, a large proportion should be diverted from treatment to spending on health education and preventative measures.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. 


The given bar graph shows data on the number of prisoners in five countries namely Britain, Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada between 1930 and 1980. As is given on the graph, Canada had the highest number of prisoners initially in 1930 while Great Britain had the least prisoners in the same year but after 50 years in 1980 the number of total prisoners decreased in Canada and the United States had the largest number of prisoners.

Initially, in 1930, there were 120 thousand prisoners in Canada and that was the largest number of prisoners among the given five countries. There were 100 thousand prisoners both in US and New Zealand which was second largest in this year. Australia had around 70 thousand prisoners and Great Britain had only 30 thousand prisoners and that was the least in number. After ten years in 1940, Prisoners’ number in Britain remained same while the number decreased in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. But this year the total number of prisoners increased in the US by 30 thousand and reached to 130 thousand which was highest among the five countries for this year. In 1950, the prisoners’ number increased in Britain and slightly decreased in Australia and New Zealand. On the other hand, the prisoner in Canada increased and got highest among the five countries and decreased in the US. In 1960, the prisoners, number increased in all the countries except Canada and the US had the largest number of prisoners. Interestingly in 1970, the number became same in Britain, New Zealand and Australia which was about 63 thousand and both Canada and the US had more than 80 thousand prisoners in this year. Finally, in 1980, the prisoners’ number all of the countries increased while the number decreased in Australia. The US had the highest number of prisoners in this year amounting around 137 thousand and Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand had more than 80 thousand prisoners in this year.

In summary, over the 50 years period, the crime and imprisonment number got worse in US and Britain while Australia, Canada and New Zealand did some progress in it. In 1980, Australia had the least number of prisoners which indicate their improvement in law and order. 


In today’s world disease increases day by day vice versa, cure also but it costs millions of dollars on health budget of country. I believe that we used start thinking alternatives such as preventing them and health education.

A large amount money used in to develop cure and treatment and discovery of vaccination. One of best ways to educate it awareness of health education in child, adult, old ages people.

Health education in school must be part of education system, seminar for adults or promote through celebrity on television Ad on public place or reward for it.On other, hand assess the prevention. If we prevent them to spread it will be easily. The best ways it to eliminate for bad habitat such as wash our hands while eating to or stop, smoking and drinking. Pursue a good lifestyle eating a health diet fresh fruit and vegetable and doing regular exercises such,walking yoga or swimming. And if some is sick they must diagonics properly. For example, H1N1 is spread from monkey to human if we proper diagnosis first we find it we stop to spread in human or tuberlocisis in Germany.

I strongly believe that prevention is best cure in today’s world all the person in should starting thinking about it without wasting money on cure.

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Owing to the health problems which everyone pays attention to, the health service is significantly the key role to solve these difficulty. I absolutely agree with the quote "prevention is better than cure " for instance the vaccine timetable for each baby is launched for a long time because vaccination hinder the common diseases in the kids to reduce severity in tuberculosis or prohibit the infections such as polio, mumps and measles, moreover being these illness have a interminable treatment. The cost for treatment compared to prevention is much cheaper. It can say that prevention is deduction of incidence of disease and budget of health service at the same time. 

In the prevention process is quite hard to do at the first place, however the smart strategy from the people who have the problems and the doctors aggregation produce the method of prevention in each local area. while the problem still remains in the region, It is like a responsibility of society to take care before they become the bigger points that is too difficult to unfasten. For example the spreading of flu in the some countries this year, the government urgently manages of the origin of flu in order to control the spreading such as demolishing vectors like migratory birds. On contrary to cure, Some diseases cant prevent of the illness event like autoimmune disease. so the best thing to deal with these patient is prolongation of their life and increase quality of life.

In conclusion, Many of the disease can be prevented which the advantage is on both patients and the government. The more people healthy, the less government spend to solve the problems. None the less, the cure is still importance of the illness. the prevention is major thing to do but cure cant be ignored.

(Written by NACH KASEM)
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