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[Kenji N] Writing Practice Test 582478

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows the proposed town.

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 chart illustrates how many people emigrated from the UK each year between 2004 and 2007 by imigrated countries.

Overall, the number of emigration decreased in 2007 compared to 2004 in all the countries except for the most popular destination, Australia

In detail, the number of emigration to Australia was about 40 thousands in 2004. The number flactuated in four years; while it slightly decreased in 2005 once, the sudden surge happened in 2006, where the number exceeded 50 thousands. Then, it declined to about 40 thousands again in 2007.

The second largest destination, Spain tended to getting less popular. Though from 2004 to 2006, the number of emmigrants was more than 30 thousands, in 2007, it was lower than 30 thousands. New Zealand and the USA have roughly 20 thousands emigrants throughout the period. The difference is that while New Zealand showed constant decrease trend, the number of the USA flactuated. Finally, France had the least emigrants among these five countries but only in 2005, the country showed the drastic increase and the number of emigrants reached to 30 thousands.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.


Some people think that hosting international sports events may be beneficial for a country. Discuss both views.

You should write at least 250 words.

Some may think that while there are many ways to study English, living in an English-speaking country is the most favorable way. I totally agree with this statement as the frequency to speak English is the most pivotal factor to acquire the language.

To begin with, nowadays, thanks to development of the internet, those who wish to learn English can easily find out the effective and cheap ways to study the language. Especially, interactive courses such as speaking lessons through video calls contribute to improving their efficiency of study. For instance, before the internet, there were mainly two ways to learn English in non-native countries; one is to buy materials and to learn by themselves and the other is to find a native teacher to teach them. While the former was cheap but not effective because they cannot ask anyone when they have any questions, the latter is vice versa: effective but expensive. Online lessons using the internet solved this trade-off. As this shows, there is also the other ways to master English than living in an English native contry.

This, however, does not mean that learning online is the best way. Although online lessons bring benefits to those who live in non-native countries, the efficacy still does not outcompete that of living in an English native country. The biggest difference is the frequency of speaking in English. By living in these countries, one has to speak whole a day from going out to coming back, or from waking up to going to bed if he or she lives with host families. By doing this, he or she has clealy more opportunities to speak English than those who learn by the internet lessons few hours a day even utmost.

In conclusion, even though there are some fascinating ways to learn English in non-English-speaking countries such as online lessons, considering the density of learning, I believe that the best way is to live in an English-speaking country.

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