[Aaraf A] Writing Practice Test 357793
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the total number of Olympic medals won by twelve different 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 Olympic games are one of the most prestigious, as well as the most prized sporting event created by humankind. From its earliest roots in Greece, the Olympic events have always managed to fascinate spectators, and now, when countries enroll onto the platform of supreme athlete heritage and history, statistics as such display earnings and victories of nations in different parts of the world.
The USA has earned the greatest number of medals, 2300 approximately, followed by the Soviet Union (currently known as Russia), with its basket full of 1000 medals.
The number of medals has been further divided into its classifications, namely bronze, silver, gold, arranged according to robust prestige.
The USA has produced more agile and supreme athletes, and the nation has also wielded greater success through the efforts.
It also signifies a major socio-economic and political statement:
In regions where athletes were manifested by proper nutrition and were never plagued by any mental constraints have been more successful. That country has flourished.
The statement borderlines on the fact that proper nurture will irrigate success, even on arid soil.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic.
Some people believe that school children should not be given homework by their teachers, whereas others argue that homework plays an important role in the education of children.
Discuss both of 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.
The educational institutions of today are facing a major dilemma in the prospect of providing homework. Upon shining new light onto the psychiatric development of children, and how the children actually learn from the environment, the legitimacy of homework playing any significant role is up for debate.
In much such research, as conducted by Johns Hopkins University, homework and extra lessons are observed to kill neurons and slowly extract all curiosity pent up within a child. The stress leads to anxiety problems, which might worsen to depression in the long run, if the levels are sustained. It is observed that the anxiety levels do sustain in the long run, with the advancement of forms. Mental health deteriorates and therefore, children lose spark at an early age. This makes them prone to addiction, and other negative aspects.
On the contrary, "practice makes perfect" has long stood the test of time. In order to actually internalize knowledge, and live by it, children must practice their learnings. repetition of a certain lesson allows them to grasp the concept of the teaching, and ponder upon it in abstraction, upon their own time. Keeping touch with knowledge is quintessential for a child to cultivate proper nurturing grounds in order to establish a working principle of the world.
To observe is to learn, and to repeat is to live. Homework also allows a window for advancement upon adult intervention. Guardians can allow the concepts to bloom with more robust beauty, allowing the child to irrigate wisdom, from the arid soil of ignorance.
In conclusion, homework has adverse effects which cannot be overlooked. therefore, teachers must design coursework which immerses the children in school and allow them to be creative at home, without exerting extra pressure. Contemplation is key for cultivating wisdom.