[jigyasa k] Writing Practice Test 362029
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 given bar chart illustrates information about the number of gold, silver and bronze olympic medals won by 12 different countries.
In the case of gold, the highest value of approximately 900 can be observed for USA which declines sharply to nearly 400 for Soveit Union. The figure falls massively to around 200 for UK and France. The values for Germany, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Hungary, East Germany, Japan and China ranges between 100 and 200.
For Silver medal, the value stands at roughly 1700 for USA which decreases considerably to approximately 700 for Soviet Union. A figure of just slightly under 500 can be noticed for UK and the values for remaining countries ranges between 250 and 400.
In the case of bronze, the value of nearly 2300 can be seen for USA which has a sharp decline to 1000 for Soviet Union. For Germany and Italy, the values are just slightly above 500. The figures for remaining countries are from 250 to 400.
Overall, the highest value of 2300 is seen for bronze in USA whereas the lowest figures of nearly 250 are observed for gold in Germany, Sweden, Australia and Japan.
To sum up, USA and Soviet Union have won most of the gold, silver and broze medals.
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.
Homework has been a part of the schooling experience from generations. Some individuals think that teachers should not give assignmnments to students, but in my opinion, it is really nessecary for student's education as it has several benefits.
Firstly, it develops time management skills which are very useful when children goes to senior high school, tertiary study and eventually the workforce. Moreover, it helps them to manage their time and plan out daily schedules. For example, a child has a well developed routine of self study, assignments, extra curricular activities for the day which he follows with discipline.
Secondly, it bridges the gap between kids and and their parents as they get involved in their child's homework. Furthermore, it allows parents to keep up with the performance of children in school. For instance, an assignment on mathematics help the parents to know their child's ability in calculations.
On the contrary, it has some disadvantages. One of them is that it leads to sedentary lifestyle as students spend long hours on their homeworks. In addition, they don;t have enough time for any physical activity. Also, it results in health problems such as obesity. According to a recent survey, 76 out of 100 students are over weight because of too much assignments.
Another is that it is rarely valuable as students tend to copy the amswers from their friends. In addition, the benefits of homework as a learning tool are lost entirely. To give an illustration, a young boy copies all the solutions of chemistry assignment from another student. Therefore, he does not learn anything from it.
In conclusion, I would say that assignments are beneficial as it develops time management skills and improves the relation between students and parents.