[NGUYEN G] Writing Practice Test 574085
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The pie charts below show how dangerous waste products are dealt with in three 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 three pie charts illustrate the ways three different countries treat dangerous waste. In general, there are 5 main methods namely recycling, chemical treatment, underground, dumping at sea and incineration. While recycling is the most popular in the Republic of Korea, underground are dominant in Sweden and the UK.
As for the Republic of Korea, nearly three quarters of toxic waste is treated by recycling while just above one fifth is dumped underground and merely 9% is destroyed by fire. Chemical treatment and dumping at sea are not observed in this country.
With respect to Sweden, the pattern is a little different with more than a half of waste goes to the landfill and 25% is recycled . 20% of waste is treated through the process of incineration.
Regarding the UK, a vast majority of waste, 82% precisely, is treated underground while chemical treatment and dumping at sea share an equal proportion of only 8%. incineration accounts for only 2%.
In short, the patterns for dangerous waste treatment are different obviously in the three countried aforementioned , but it is underground and recycling that are more popular than the other methods.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic.
Some people think that government is responsible for the rise in obesity in children.
Do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
There is no doubt that together with the development of human society and economy , fewer and fewer people have suffer from food shortage. However, there arises another threat to people in general and children in particular : obesity. Amid the rising concern, people blame this problem on the government. However, I personally rather disagree with this opinion.
On the one end of the spectrum, it is undeniable that the spread of consumerism , the influence of mass media and the lack of control from the authourities have contributed more or less to the current worsening situation when many children, especially in the developed world face health risks due to being overweight. The rampant advertisements of junk food with appealing illustration and even endorsement at dinner time have influenced children's choice of food. Almost all kids , if given the rights, would choose KFC or McDonald with exessive sugar and other obesity causing ingredients instead of healthy salad or soup. What is more, governments seem to have hands off over this issue and take no action to censor or stop these ads to protect our vulnerable children. If it is not the gorvernment with legal power who can do something to change this situation, no one can do this.
On the other end of the spectrum, although the government is the one to blame, it is not fair to claim that the rising number of obesed children is merely their fault and they should take a full responsible for it. As far as I am concerned as a parent and an educator, I tend to think that this has more to do with parents and schools. What I mean by this is that, children spend most of their time with parents and other family members, so if parents devote more time to raise their awareness of healthy diet . In this aspect, teachers also should be the ones who take responsibilities to educate kids at school. Parents and teachers also can give them opportunities to do some physical activities, and if so, children will not be influenced by the ads of junk food and can stay in shape. Definitely kids will choose a colorful scrumptious home made food and juice over fast food if they are provided with these options. Definitely kids prefer running and jumping in the garden with dads, pets and friends at the break time rather than sitting like a couch potato to watch cartoons or play computer games if these habits are formed early. Therefore, it it not right to accuse the government of the worrying figure for the kids with obesity.
In short, although the government is partly responsible for the problem of child obesity, it is impossible to justify that this is their sole reponsibility because parents and teachers also have quite a few to do with this trend, either worse or better.