[Nourhan H] Writing Practice Test 596880
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The table below shows social and economic indicators for four countries in 1994, according to United Nations statistics.
Describe the information shown below in your own words. What implications do the indicators have for the countries?
You should write at least 150 words.
The table illustrates the social and economic implications on four countries, namely, Canada, Japan, Pery and Zaire during 1994 in terms of four indicators assessed by the United Nations statistics.
From an overall perspective, it is clear that Japan and Canada are the most countries that have highest social and economic indicators in comparison to Peru and Zaire, whereby Peru and Zaire were the least countries that social and economic situation had implications on them.
With regard to Japan, the annual income per person was 15,760 US dollars, whilst Canada amounts to 11,000 US dollars. Moreover, Japan and Canada had the exact same adult literacy rate which reached 99%. Japan and Canada were also considerably similiar in terms of life expectancy at birth reaching 76 and 78 respectively. In contrast, Canada outweighs Japan regarding the daily calorie supply for a person, as the former had 3326 of daily calorie supply while the latter had 2864.
In terms of Peru and Zaire, it seems that the social and economic implications were lower in Zare than that of Peru. For example, the annual income of Zaire only hit 130 US dollars, while Peru hit 160 US dollars. In addition, lie expectancy in Peru was 51 while in Zaire 47. Moreover, Peru exceeded in the amount of its daily calorie supply with 1927, whilst Zaire made 1749 calorie per person. Peru's adult literacy rate was also higher than Zaire, as the percentage of Peru was 68% and Zaire was only 34%.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
You should write at least 250 words.
Although I completely agree with the idea of giving both males and females equal educational opportunities, it is my firm belief that universities should not accept the exact number of males and females in each course.
The primary reason for avoiding the enrollment of the same amount of both genders is that this would be not practical and unfair. This is due to the fact that some courses require the capabilities of men more than it does for women and vice versa. For example, nursing courses are most likely to be more suitable for females rather than males, and it would be difficult to fill these courses if fifty per cent of the places needed to go to are males. On the contrary, mechatronics may require more masculine skills and tend to attract more males, While it may be argued by some people that accepting the same number of men and women in every program ensures gender equality, one should also consider that such approach will only result in missing many opportunities and talents.
Moreover, the selection process of institutions should not be based on gender, rather, it should only focus on the experience, skills and qualification of the cadidate in question. In this way, both men and women will have the same opportunities. That said, I perceive that aiming to select applications based on equal proportion is not only unfair to the candidates that have more skills and capabilities, but also will have a huge negative impact to any institution that resorting to such rigid approach.
In conclusion, the selection criteria of the educational institutions shall be solely based on merits and not gender based.