[EKA G] Writing Practice Test 355509
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the total number of Olympic medals won by twelve different countries.
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.
You should write at least 150 words.
The line chart gives information about the amount of bronze, silver and gold medals which 12 different countries could get.
It is evident from the chart, that indisputable leader is United States of America with the total number of medals over 2000. USA is also leading in total number of gold medals, which is slightly under 1000, and almost equal to the total number of medals (1000) won by the 2nd participient in the chart, which is Soviet Union.
The other countries in the chart shows more or less similar results with the total medals number varying around 500 and almost the same quantity of gold medals.
We can also see from the chart, that some countries, such as Australia and Japan are positioned higher in the chart than Hungary and China respectivly, even thoght their total number is lower.
Overall, the first 3 countries (USA, Soviet Union and UK) shows a significant difference in the total number od medals won, which makes them undoubted leaders of the Olympic Games.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic.
Some people believe that school children should not be given homework by their teachers, whereas others argue that homework plays an important role in the education of children.
Discuss both of these views and give your own opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
Some people support the opinion that pupils should be free of homework, whereas other people think that homework is a very importaint part of the education.
In my opinion, people, who believe that the home work should not be given, agree that children should be educated at school by the teachers and should not spend their family time for studies. Homework usually implies parents as well, but unfortunatly not all parents may afford to spend descent amount of time with their kids, helping them with their homework.
On the other hand, people who state for the importance of the homework, must believe that it is a good preparation for the adult life, where a person shoul be capable to research information by himself. Doing a homework also helps to recall what was learnt in a classroom and even notice what was missed.
From my personal experience, I would support the opinionn, that homework plays an important role in the education. It helps to develope such importaint traits as responsibility, reliability, punctuality. Children will learn that they need to have the work done by the particular date, sometimes it involves and affect other pupils, which gives a perfect example of how things work in a real life.
In a conclusion, no matter what opinion we support: to give the homework or not to give, we need to consider the balance between time spent in classroom and self-education. If children are not given homework, than they shoul be given some time for self-study in any other way. For example, self-study rooms at the school, or special days to do research on their own.