[CAIO B] Writing Practice Test 532562
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The diagrams below show the existing ground floor plan of a house and a proposed plan for some building work.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The image illustrates the changes a house is planned to go through. The most obvious points to make are that in the kitchen area the internal door will move to the opposite side of the same wall where its curently located, plus kitchen furtiture in a C shape will be add in the left side. The stairs is planned to change place and format. That wiil lead to no more storage underit. The stairs will move to the kitchen right wall, close to the internal kitchen door. The stairs used to go straight foward to the second floor, but with the proposed changes, it will no longer be like that. You will have to turn twice before getting to upper floor. The living room will get bigger. The wall separating the living room from the hall will desapear, the hall will become part of it, and the space where used to be the stairs, along with the storage under it will gave more room to the living room.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic.
Some people believe that teaching children at home is best for a child's development while others think that it is important for children to go to school.
Discuss the advantages of both methods 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.
While some advocates that it is better for young pupils education for them to be in homeschool, others believe that it is fundamental for them to attend to normal schools. It seems to me that children would get more benefit with the second option due to the fact that teachers are professionals and parents are not.
Those that say that children would be better being taught by their parents at home usually argue that home is a much safer environment. Firstly, they say, nowadays the risk of a school shooting is high, secondly, the chances of a child beeing bullied is even higher, finally they strongly believe that parents can teach anything as long as they have a book to help.
Although there are some risks in school, teachers are well prepared to deal with them. They have being doin it for many time. Teaching is not so easy as it might appear to some. You need years of hard study to teach classes. Studying only at home children will not have access to all that knowledge. Even though it is true that bully is a major problem in schools, I can tell by my own personal experience that you get stronger when you suffer that kind of violence. It is very important for children to know to deffend themselves and have contact with other children in order to learn to socialize.
It is possible that people in those two groups will never agree, and certainly both of them just want the best for students, nonetheless clearly pupils can learn much more in clasrooms than in livingrooms or bedrooms, and that is because in the schools there are teachers that are well prepared to do their jobs.