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[Luigi R Oliva] Writing Practice Test 269045

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the salaries of secondary/high school teachers in 2009. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparison where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Writing Task 1

The table illustrates the salaries of high school teachers in 2009 in five different countries.

The parameters it analyzes are: Salaries at the starting of their career, after 15 years of teaching and the maximum salary that teachers could reach. Furthermore, the table shows the number of years to reach the maximum salary.

When teachers start their career Luxembourg offers the highest salary with 80,000 followed by Denmark, Japan, Korea and with the lowest value Australia that gives merely 28,000.

It is essential to analyze the salary after 15 years, Luxembourg continues to be the countries with the highest salary with the value of 119,000, no other countries reach similar value. While Australia that was the last when career's starting now after 15 years shows the same value of Korea 48,000.

For what to concerns the maximum of salary, the values increase for Luxembourg, Japan and Korea, on the contrary, values are the same for Australia and Denmark with 40,00 and 54,000.

To reach the maximum salary in Australia and Denmark is possible in 9 years for the first and 8 years for the second.

In Luxembourg, Japan and Korea, of course, the maximum salary is higher than Australia and Denmark but are necessary many years to reach it.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

The tendency of news reports in the media to focus more on problems and emergencies rather than on positive developments is harmful to the individuals and the society as a whole.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

You should write at least 250 words.

If the tendency of news reports in the media to focus on problems and emergencies rather than on positive has always been discussed by people all over the world.

Some people believe that this tendency to focus more on problems and emergencies is necessary to make people more responsible while others, think that is essential for mass media to show positive news to encourage and support people that are boring to watch everyday bad news.

Nowadays, we listen every day discouraging news, a number of attacks for instance in Iran or Iraq where frequently children's died.

Sometimes, people are annoyed to listen and watch every day bad things, they feel the necessity to know good news in the world.

I believe that the media gives more space on tv for problems and emergencies at the expense of positive developments.

Every day, happen a beautiful item, for example, yesterday I read on the internet that a well-known footballer has given $100.000 to help children to face his cancer.

This is an incredible and beautiful story, on the contrary, I don't understand why this type of news is easy to find on the internet but sometimes are complicated to find on TV or on Newspapers.

To conclude, I totally agree with people that think the approach of media to give news must change.

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