[saif I] Writing Practice Test 358681
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 chart shows us the distribution of the countries with the most Olympic medals in three types: gold, silver and bronze. We can also see what country got the highest number of medals and what country has the lowest out of these in the chart.
By observing, we can deduce that the U.S.A got the highest number of medals with a total of 2300 and having the most gold medals with a number of 900 medals which is more than all other countries, and has 700 silver medals. After it comes the Soviet Union with a total of 1000 medals and then the UK with 600 medals. The country with the lowest number is japan with approximately 400 medals.
In conclusion, we can see that the number of gold, silver and bronze medals vary with some countries having gold as the highest number of medals in that country and some others having bronze and so on.
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.
Many people debate over the issue of homework and this argument is considered one of the oldest arguments that is still alive until now. Every side of the issue has their reasons to argue about but until now most people tend to give homework and without giving concern to its opposition.
Firstly, people who argue against homework might say that homework destroy the children's creativity making them focus only on one task and not giving them the freedom to study and solve in the way that the children want. Furthermore, when a person does not complete his homework it will impact him negatively and make him afraid to go to school because of the teacher's punishment and some say that having so much homework can make child feel lazy and hate school which could result in them being absent or running from the school.
On the other hand, some people say that homework are considered an essential part of school life and should stay always like that, a homework can be an indicator of the students intelligence and his abilities of understanding and copying what he understood and this may show the teacher which students need extra care so that they can focus on them and make sure they understand. Moreover, homework can be used as a tool for helping students like for example if a student needs extra practice then he can go and solve his homework, or he may face new questions which will make him think broadly and find new ways to think and solve.
In conclusion, I personally think that homework should continue to be given in schools to help students improve themselves but the teachers should also not give so much which would instead impact the student negatively.