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[anamaykot] Writing Practice Test 514739

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below compare the age structure of the populations of France and India in 1984.

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 chart below shows a percentage breakdown by gender and age of the population in India and France in 1984.

Overall, people aged 30-35 were the biggest chunk of France’s population in that year. However, India’s chart illustrated child between 0 and 5 years old representing the highest percentage in that country.

In France, women and man are equally represented in the graph until the age of 70-75, when the female population surpassed (2,5%) the men (2%) and kept the same trend in the consecutive year. People aged more than 80 represented were the smallest portion of France’s population, while people aged 30-35 had the highest rate.

The India graph, differently from France’s data, illustrated only figures for people with 70 years old and more, without further breakdown. In 1984, the male and female inhabitants of India represented an equal split. Furthermore, contrastingly from France, Indian’s data showed a steady drop in the rate throughout the years, having child 0-5 representing the highest percentage on both male (7%) and female (6.5%), and people aged 60-65 as the lowest rate (1%). The only exception on the India graph, is when the population reached 70 years old where the percentage increased for the first time reaching 2%.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.

Many parents today organise extra classes for their children after school and at the weekends.

Do you feel that this is a worthwhile thing to do or do you feel children have enough education at school?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Writing task 2

From swimming classes to music lessons, children nowadays have many choices of extracurricular activities to choose from. Although, many parents argue the value of keeping their kids occupied most of the time. This essay mostly agree with the positiveness of out of school activities, but also presents some of its downsides.

Many students can learn and develop new skills by attending to extracurricular classes. The knowledge acquired by kids at school can be limited since prominent apprenticeships such as swimming, music and learning another language are not taught at regular schools. Students exposed to different subjects tend to deeply understand their own wishes and this will lead them to make better choices when finding, for example, what will be their profession of choice. Furthermore, socializing with other kids that share the same interests can be of extreme benefit for kids to feel they belong to a community.

On the other hand, having multiple extracurricular classes can overwhelm students that already have a packed week with the homework from regular school. Parents must organize their children’s weekly schedule to ensure they will have enough free time for relaxation. Another disadvantage, that worth being mentioned, is when kids are forced to enroll in activities they not necessarily like. The mentioned drawback can jeopardize students eager to learn and lead to a future trauma.

With an enormous range of extra classes to choose from, parents have a tough decision on whether or not to enroll children in multiple activities at once. In conclusion, adults ought have a balanced approach by listening to their kids and understanding which activities interest them the most.

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