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[nour k] Writing Practice Test 357707

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 drawings above demonstrate 2 mobile phones during different stages of development; the early mobile phone and the contemporary mobile phone.

Overall, both mobile phones have some similar features such as an ear phone, a display screen, a keyboard and almost similar widths. Despite these similarities, there appears to be a difference in the design of the mobiles and the functions.

To begin with, the early mobile phone is a heavy phone that weighs 150g. This mobile model also appears to be big as it has a length of 130mm. In addition to that, due to the early mobile phone being an older model, the display screen shows data in black and white only. Furthermore, in order to select a function using the early mobile phone, one would have to press on one button with a single line on it.

Moving on, the contemporary mobile phone is a lighter phone when compared to the early mobile phone as it only weighs 70g which is 80g less than the latter. The contemporary mobile phone is is also smaller than the early mobile phone due to its length of 90mm. In addition, seeing as the contemporary mobile phone is a newer model, it is equipped with a camera with video capability, full-colour display screen and extra functions such as e-mail, internet, music pkayer and multi-player game facility which are not found in the older early mobile phone. Lastly, in order to select functions in the contemporary mobile phone, a person has to press on one of the 4 arrows on the centre button to navigatte through the functions unlike the single button in the early mobile phone.

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.

With the rising crime rates in the modern day world, opinions regarding jail time have been more segregated than ever. Some people believe that the longer the prison sentence is, the less the crime rate. However, others argue that there must be a better option.

To begin with, some people believe that with a longer sentence, the chance of criminals learning their lessons is higher than other methods. Longer sentences will give prisoners enough time to reflect on their life and acknowledge their wring doings. Moreover, prisoners who have long sentences might have enough motivation to avoid comitting crimes to live amongst their families once again after such a long period of time. For example, a survey conducted in USA has shown that over 60% of the ex-convicts with sentences of 10 years and more have said that not being able to live with their families in these years have been their greatest motivation to end their crimes.

On the other side of the token, others believe that a longer sentence will not be effective enough and there are better ways to reduce crimes such as providing inmates with therapy. Often times crimes stem from unhealed mental truama and other mental health issues; therefore, if prisons helped tackle the root of the problem then lower crime rates will be gauranteed. A well-known psychiatric clinic in New York has reported that several children were admitted to the clinic due to psychotic tendencies resulting from mental health issues. Upon receiving the proper treatment they needed, they continued to live on their adult life normally, crime-free. Thus, a number of crimes have been prevented due to this clinic.

In conclusion, there are varrying opinions regarding methods of reducing crimes. I firmly believe that other methods such as therapy would be more effective than longer sentences as it treats the problem right where it is rather than saving crimes for newer generations to deal with. This has been proven by the fact that some criminals spent decades in prison and commit more crimes the moment they step foot out of prison.

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