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[Olusegun O] Writing Practice Test 185536

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The illustrations show two stages in the development of the mobile phone. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Writing Task 1

The diagrams give a description of how mobile phones have undergone transition from its early stage to the contemporary mobile devices of the much latter stage.

Overall, this mobile device has witnessed a significant transition in its design, size, screen colour and expansion in its functional capacity.

Further critical evaluation showed that while the older phones are design like a box, with functional keys and an antenna with a small size black and white screen, the latter contemporary mobile device is that of a flip-over design with a hinge having a screen portion and the key pad portion. In addition, while the previous design heavier weighing 150kg, and bigger with an average size of 130mm by 50mm, the newer device weigh almost twice lesser (70kg) and almost about 40mm shorter and 10mm less wider (90mm by 40mm). Furthermore, while the older device have only black and white screen with a function select button that only carry out rudimentary function, that of the newer stage have a full-colour display and a central key with multiple extra functions such as email, internet player and multi-player game facility.

Also the newer generation device have camera with capacity to take videos. The only similarity in the devices that have not change over the generation is the ear phone which is almost always at the top of the screen.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that giving longer prison sentences is the best way to reduce crime. Others believe that there are better ways to reduce crime. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

You should write at least 250 words.

Many have argued that extending the duration of jail term is the most efficient way cut down criminal activities. However, a few others have canvassed for other more productive ways. This essay will discuss both views and take a position.

Considering the alarming crime rate in recent times, it is not out of place to suggest a measure as decisive as increasing the duration of prison sentences. Proponents who believe in this have posited that increasing the length of jail term will give an ample time for rehabilitation and character reshaping. They affirm that it is not enough to punish, but to ensure that the process of repentance and proper re-shaping of character take place. For instance, it will certainly take some time to transform an indoctrinated harden criminal to a useful entity in the society, enough time is require to produce the desired result. So increasing the duration of prison sentence is justified.

On the other hand, a few has argued that other less punitive measures can be employed. They believe that prevention of crime through means such as education, promoting public awareness about the implication and dangers inherent in crime and community approach that promote and celebrate good behaviours can achieve better effects than punitive measures such as increasing jail term period. It is better to provide a fabric for developement of good character and morals than trying to reshape an individual who is already given to criminal lifestyle.

Morover, it is not likely that adding extra years to the length of jail term will produce any significant positive effect. Some studies have shown that almost about 60% of criminals after serving their required duration of jail term will go back into criminal activities, meaning that the length of prison stay have not result in any beneficial changes in the right direction.

In conclusion, crime should not be taken lightly, therefore all hands must be on deck to curtail crime. As a result, while efforts are put in place to prevent crime through education and promotion of public awareness about the implication of crime, increasing the length of jail term can also serve as deterrent to cushion others about the potential consequences of crime.

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