[PEERANAT S] Writing Practice Test 481502
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The table below gives information about the underground railway systems in six cities.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The table provides data on railway systems that are underground in six particular cities. Overall, it can be seen that Tokyo has the highest number of passengers yearly, while the lowest number of passengers per year is Kyoto.
Looking first at the systems operation dates that were before 1950, London is the oldest railway system opened in 1863 with the longest route among six countries which is 394 km. even though there are 775 millions passengers per year. Paris is the next system operated in 1990. The length of route in the city is 199 km. with 1191 millions passengers yearly. Despite being the third oldest system, Tokyo has the highest number of passengers, which is 1927 millions.
Moving on to the cities that opened the systems after the mid-20 centuries, Washington DC opened in 1976 with 126 kilometers of route's legth, and the number of passengers per year is 144. Kyoto that began in 1981 has the shortest route, which is 11 km. with the lowest number of passengers per year, which is 45 millions. The latest system is in Los Angeles, operating 28 kilometers in route's length, which is twice as much as Kyoto. There are just 50 millions passengers per year in the city, which is the second lowest number among the six cities.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Some people think that a sense of competition in children should be encouraged. Others believe that children who are taught to co-operate rather than compete become more useful adults.
Discuss both 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.
It is believed by some people that a children's sense of compettition should be promoted, while others argue more useful adults come from the children who are taught to co-operate than compete. I mostly agree that young people ill become more useful adults when they are taught to co-operate rather than to compete. In this essay, I will explain both sides of the argument.
There is one reason behind the belief that competition will make children be more useful adults than co-operation. The key reason is motivation. Provided that there was no difficulty to achieve the goals, motivation would not emerge. Owing to limited availability, children have no choice but to compete each others. One example can be seen in university's entrance in China, where there are high compettitions. High-school students must take one of the hardest exams in the world with the aim of being a university student in China. There are only one thousand students accepted despite a number of candidates, which are ten thousands. As a result of compettition, children will be more motivated and push themselves to their limits in terms of knowledge.
Even though compettition is a factor contributing children to become useful adults in the future, co-operation is more vital than the other for two reasons. One reason is the essence of living in the society. Empathy is one of the most important mindsets when living together. This mindset derives from co-operation in children when teachers give team-work assignments in school. Another reason behind this is job qualifications. Many firms, for example, Google, Amazon and Apple recruit people who can work in teams well. With this in mind, co-operative skills are needed to be implanted in children.
To conclude, I mainly believe that teaching children to co-operate will prepare them to be more useful adults than to compete because of the survival in society as well as job requirements. Should co-operative skills be taught in school, children will become productive adults and employees in the future.