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[Anugrahita N] Writing Practice Test 543131

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 compares how much were the secondary or high school teachers get paid in 2009 among five given countries: Australia, Denmark, Luxembourg, Japan, and Korea.

The overview depicts that Luxembourg had the highest number of salary, whereas Australia had the lowest compared to other given countries. Meanwhile, Japan had the longest years to reach the maximum amount of salary, in comparison to Denmark with the shortest length of wait period for it.

In 2009, Luxembourg's starting salary for secondary or high school teachers was 80,000, while it would increase to 119,000 after fifteen years, and possibly reached the maximum figure of 132,000 after 30 years. Following that, Denmark's recorded 45,000 as their first high school teachers' salary, which then could increased to 54,000 after eight to fifteen years. Subsequently, Japan paid 34,000 in the beginning of secondary or high school teachers' employment period; however, it could increase to 65,000 after fifteen years, and possibly reach 86,000 in 37 years.

On the other hand, high school teachers in Korea got paid 30,000 at first, and it may increase to 48,000 after fifteen years and to 62,000 after 34 years. Finally, Australia's starting high school teachers' salary was 28,000, and it may increase to 48,000 after nine to fifteen years from their first year of employment.

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.

Recently, global media and news tend to emphasise more on reporting issues and emergencies rather than highlighting on its progressive developments, in which some people believe it may harm individuals and the whole society. Accordingly, I agree on the statement and shall discuss in further details in the following paragraph.

The fact that media focusing more on the problems rather than its positive development may possess a psychological threat on society. For instance, with the most recent COVID-19 cases development, the majority of news focused on reporting the increasing trend of case numbers rather than the development of COVID-19 vaccines, or even recovery numbers of their patients. Indubitably, it makes people overly-fixating to the threat of the virus rather than any progress that had been made to fight the impact of the disease itself. Therefore, rather than giving positive impacts, it spreads fear and anxiousness that may disturb the well-being of the global society.

Furthermore, it can also spread unnecessary hatred among society. For example, in the beginning COVID-19 pandemic, people started to act paranoid toward each others, and even trying to find who shall took the blame of it. In some cases, it even resulted to racism treatments to a certain race that the majority thought that they were the main spreaders of the diseases. Hence, it develops another social issues that may disunite the whole society, which also subsequently impacting particular individuals feeling unsafe when they have to go out to their community.

In conclusion, I fervently agree that the fact that media and news report emphasising more on problems but not their positive development is definitely harming individuals and the whole society. Moreover, it may also possess mental threat that influence society's overall well-being.

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