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[Lukas S] Writing Practice Test 566758

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows changes in global food and oil prices between 2000 and 2011.

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 line graph illustrates worldwide food and oil costs in 11 year period starting from 2000 and ending 2011.

Overall the graph shows that the correlation between food and oil price range is quite similar with some exceptions in the year 2005 and 2007 as well as 2009.

Staring with food price index in 11 year period it can be seen that from the 2000s until 2007 price index rose quite steadily and from around 90 points reached approximately 130. Moreover, after the year 2007, the price rocketed to almost 220 points in 2008. However, the rate went down drastically in the following year up to almost 140, nonetheless until 2011 price index caught up 2008 year index and even outperformed and stayed at almost 240 points.

Oil price per barrel correlated similarly and until the year of 2005 rose up to around 50 dollars per barrel from the beginning period number of almost 30 dollars. In the following, few years prices went up to around 75$. In addition, price went up drastically in 2008 to almost 130$ and fell down to around 40 in 2009. After this year margin rose to almost 100$ in the following 2 years.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.

Some teachers think that international student exchange would be beneficial for all teenage school students.

Do you think its advantages will outweigh the disadvantages?

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

Some tutors claim that for all youth students abroad exchange programs would be really helpful. This essay agrees with a statement and will argue that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Firstly, the essay will demonstrate that exchange programs widen personal horizons and help young people to be more open to new possibilities as well as making new connections helps to build a foundation for the future plans, followed by a disadvantage that school children would see less of his or her parents.

The main reason why it is important for children to have abroad experienced at an early age is because of personal growth and widening your own horizons. While traveling and interacting with new people from different cultures a person can learn a lot about new places, how country nationals are behaving differently than you, eating various food, solving tasks in not usual way as for you, etc. For instance, assigned group projects for different cultures students could be made with lots of different ideas than it could be made by the same heritage people. In addition, children could make valuable new connections which may be beneficial for the future. Friends all over the world could open so many doors in a matter of exploring new places, sharing cultural exchange in native community.

On the other hand, there could be some drawbacks which exchange programs may have and it could be lack of parents connection in the time of travel. Some children who are closer to their parents would have struggled to be separate from their parents and have a homesick feeling. However, it is individual and every child overcomes such struggles in a different way and some of them would not see a problem to be separate for some time from parents.

In conclusion, the fact that children who have an early chance to be a participant in exchange programs would feel benefits of widening their personal horizons the same as making new friends and these advantages outweigh the disadvantage of being apart from their caretakers.

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