[Laila K] Writing Practice Test 559028
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graph below shows the proportion of the population aged 65 and over between 1940 and 2040 in three different countries.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The line graph elucidates information regarding the percentage of senior citizens ages 65 and above in three different countries from the year 1940 to 2040.
Overall, the percentage of population of USA and Sweden is similar. It also exceeds the population of Japan in the beginning by a considerable margin. Although there are some variance shown by all three of them towards the end of the graph, Japan's population reaches the peak.
With regards to USA and Sweden, the line graph represents alike pattern from 1940 to about 5 years before 2000. Starting with around 9% and 7%, after that the percentages slowly go up to 10% for USA and 9% for Sweden in 1960. Later both the countries show moderate rise from 1960 to 1980 by USA being at 15% and Sweden at around 14%. Futhermore, the percentages then decline, however for Sweden it begins to fluctuate substantially until the end of 2040 contrasting with USA.
With respect to Japan, the population of elderly people in 1940 is at only 5%. Even though the next more than 20 years the population declines, it then starts to increase slightly after 1980. It continues to climb up gradually until after 2020, it will sharply jump from 10% to 25% within a short period of time just before 2040 and then by 2040 it will be around 27%.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people think that the most important thing about being rich is it gives a person the opportunity to help other people.
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.
Rich individuals are capable to achieve plethora of things in life including fulfilling their dreams. If that dream is to help others then it becomes the most significant aspect of their lives believed by some people. This essay will discuss the causes why some think that the golden opportunity to help people is the most essential part of being wealthy.
To begin with, some people's view of being wealthy is that it makes people get the lucky chance of helping others which is thought by them to be the most important part of being rich. Many organisations such as orphanages and old age homes financial support to maintain a prosperous and happy live of others. For example, even though the children in the orphanages get enough food everyday, they still require funding to study just like any other children who are not orphans. Furthermore, although parents take care of their offspring, when they become senior citizens they are left in the streets by their own children. For this reason, the donating to the shelter for the old is considerable. Having the capability and the financial means to be able to make someone's life better is indeed the most beautiful achievement, rather than spending it on unnecessary items.
However, there are many individuals do not consider it worthy of attention to assist others financially, even though they have huge amount of wealth. Because they are self-centred and want to spend their money on themselves, they develop this kind of mindset. For example, they would rather prefer purchasing a new car instead of utilizing the money for something intensely significant such as helping the poor and needy.
In conclusion, I agree to some extent that the most remarkable role of the rich individuals is to provide for others in need, meanwhile all may not feel the same regarding what is considered more or less important.