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[Hailey L] Writing Practice Test 521500

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagrams below show the existing ground floor plan of a house and a proposed plan for some building work.

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 disagrams illustrate the current floor plan of a house and how it looks after renovation. Overall, the size and the position of entrance doors and windows of the house will remain unchanged, while its interior will undergo some changes.

At present, there are two internal walls built at the two sides after entering from the central entrance door, which make up a hall. At the end of the hall, there are two internal doors at the two sides which are accesses to the kitchen and living room. Stairs are located at the right side of the hall with a storage area underneath.

After renovating the house, the right internal wall will be removed and the stairs will be placed directly opposite to the central entrance door. The storage area underneath will be removed as well. Furthermore, the two internal doors will be moved to the front, which is at the left side after entering from the central entrance door. In addition, a C-shaped kitchen furniture will be positioned at the left kitchen wall.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.

Some people believe that teaching children at home is best for a child's development while others think that it is important for children to go to school.

Discuss the advantages of both methods 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 way of how we educate children has long been a controversial topic as it is crucial to the development of our next generations. It is believed that home education suits children's learning best, while some people argue that it is more appropriate for children to learn from a school. In my opinion, I prefer school education. In this essay, the benefits of the two ways of education will be discussed, as well as my personal opinion.

On the one hand, home education is more personalised and flexible. Parents, who know their children best, could tailor-make some teaching materials and adjust their teaching approach to their own children. This is especially helpful to those with special education needs. It could be very difficult for a child with learning difficulties to catch up with other children in a class. While learning at home could allow them to develop on their own pace without pressure.

On the other hand, people would think that going to school is important as it provide a safe environment for the children to practice the skills they learnt. Apart from gaining knowledge, children could also learn to take care of themselves and practice social skills at school. Parents would not always by the children's sides, hence, the schools provide such an opportunity for children to learn to be independent and solve problems by themselves.

In conclusion, I think it is more beneficial for children to learn from school, as it could help children learn to be more independent and establish interpersonal relationship with others, instead of acquiring knowleadge only. Humans are living in groups, and it is inevitable for us to interact with others, so practising social skills at school, which is hard to practice at home, is definitely useful to a child's development.

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