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[Mariana R] Writing Practice Test 460562

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the sales at a small restaurant in a downtown business district.

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 table illustrates the gains of a restaurant in a downtown business street of two different meals (lunch and dinner) in each week day, between the 7th and the 13th of October.

Overall, the value of sales of dinners surpassed the sales of lunches in any given day of the week under study.

In detail, in the beginning of the week the value of lunch sales started out with 2,400$ and had a gradual increase until wednesday where it stood at 2595$. Next, there was a slight fluctuation between wednesday and friday (2500$). After friday, it was observed a substantial decrease until the end of the week, finishing the week with a value in lunch sales of 1550$ (almost less 1000$ compared to monday).

As regards the dinner sales, Monday started with 3623$ and increased a bit to 3850$ the next day. This value remained almost the same until friday where it experienced a major increase to 4350$. In contrast, during the weekend these values plunged to 2900$ on saturday and 2450$ on sunday.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people think that it is important to use leisure time for activities that improve the mind, such as reading and doing word puzzles.

Other people feel that it is important to rest the mind during leisure time.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

You should write at least 250 words.

Writing task 2

It is argued that leisure time should be used to play activities that enhance the hability of the brain to think while others have the opinion that this time should be used to rest, like taking a nap. This essay agrees that people should exercise their minds with games like chess or puzzles.

Firstly, people that exercise their minds during their leisure time, with fun activities, are preparing their brains for when they do have to work it will not be so difficult for them. This process of enhancing the brain allows it when it is trully time to work to be prepared and have a more quick thinking process making it more efficient and less time consuming. Recent surveys show that adults that spend their day off playing chess are more likely to reach success in their profession because they can easily solve problems.

In contrast, some people think that leisure time should be used to unwind and put their mind at ease. Although resting is good and increases mental health, if people when they are on vacation only take naps and sleep all day they will find when they get back to their daily lifes that they will be more grumpy and have a slow thinking process. This will reflect negatively on their lifes and on their jobs. There was a study that obliged 30 man to only sleep during two whole days and on the end of those days their productivity decreased to almost 35%.

In conclusion, games that envolve problem solving and critical thinking are good to put our brains always ready to work and to be productive.

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