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[Nanaa B] Writing Practice Test 361931

Task 1

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.

Writing task 1

The bar graph gives information on the sum total of Olympic medals achieved by twelve different countries.

Overall, it is obvious that the USA won the largest number of medals accounting up to over 2,250 medals, followed by Soviet Union with just about 1000 medals which is only half of USA's total medals, then UK (about 750 medals), France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Hungary, East Germany, Japan and China subsequently.

It seems that with USA, Soviet Union, Italy and China, the number of gold medals makes up of more than one third of each nation's total won medals. With countries such as Japan, Hungary, Australia, Sweden, Uk and France, the number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are more equally distributed.

Six countries with the least Olympic medals are Sweden, Australia, Hungary, East Germany, Japan and China with each of them earning less than 500 total medals. Among these countries, Hungary, East Germany and China seem to have relatively similar number of gold medals while Sweden, Australia and Hungary hold almost the same amount of Bronze medals.

Task 2

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.

It has long been debated whether homework should be given to school children or not. In this essay, I will explore both perspectives and share my own viewpoint.

On the one hand, it is undeniable that homework helps children to remember and revise what they were taugh at school. For example, paying attention throughout the whole class can be daunting sometimes and homework gives an opportunity for the students to reflect upon which information they have totally comprehended and which was still confusing. In addition, some students might feel shy to ask questions during a class. Therefore, doing homeworks provides a good chance for them to request peers or parents's supports when they're not under class's pressure.

On the other hand, recent research conducted by the U.S Mental Health Insitute states that too much homeworks can lead to the development of moderate to severe depression. For instance, the students have already had to endure very long hour at school and thus, it is important that they have time for fun and relaxation instead of extra works at home. Furthermore, the research also shows that children's focus span can last less than 5 continous hours. Hence, having a break after school is essential.

In conclusion, although homeworks have alway been intergrated as a vital part of student's life, it is vital to take a step back and to adjust the amount of extra assignments we are giving these pupils. In my opinion, homeworks is still necessary but we need to find a balance.

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