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[Beatrice N] Writing Practice Test 740466

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagrams below show how houses can be protected in areas which are prone to flooding.

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 diagrams have shown how a house can be protected from flooding by using a stopbank. Given a house built by the river side is at risk of flooding damage, an idea of building a stopbank is introduced.

The diagrams have compared two scenarios, one is with the stopbank and another without. Although both houses are built above the ground level, it is obvious that a stopbank can reduce the water level ultimately reaching the house.

The first diagram shows a stopbank is installed besides the river bank, where the building is located nearby. The stopbank is built with a berm and a foodgate at the bottom, with a freeboard set above the 100-year flood level. When the water level rises, the stopbank will allows only little water entering. Comparing to the second diagram, it shows that when the river floods all water will reach the building directly. It is obvious that a stopbank can help reduce the risk of flooding to the house.

Moreover, the first diagram also indicates the risk of flooding caused by internal runoff from the mountain nearby, especially when it rains heavily. The floodgate of the stopbank can then also works to adjust the amount of water staying inside the internal ponding.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.

Some people think that we should divide students based on their academic ability, while others think we should educate all students together. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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

You should write at least 250 words.

Some people think that grouping students, according to their academic abilities, to teach in different classes is better than educating them altogether. I largely support this point of view base on the effectivieness and efficiency of teaching, as well as the ultimate benefits for the students.

First of all, teaching a diversifying group of students with various learning abilities is very challenging. Most of the teachers find it difficult to adjust to students with special education needs. Special education needs refer to, for example, Attention Deficits Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, autism and so. It required pretty different ways of teaching. As a clinical psychologist, I understand that 'special education needs' refer to a spectrum. The fact that there is a large portion of this group of students are educated in the mainstream schools has proved the teaching challenge exists. Students with special education needs will be much more benefited by adopting different classroom rules, using more visual representation, and smaller teacher-to-students ratio in classroom teaching.

On the other hand, average students who do not fall into the special education needs spectrum may still posses diferent learning characteristics. The academic result is an important piece of information of how much the students are benefit from the traditional classroom teaching. For those with less academic achievements in the traditional classroom setting, the school should group them together and explore more creative ways of teaching. Some students learn faster by doing while the others by conceptual discussion. Some students are more auditory-oriented while the others are more visually-oriented. If the teacher is encouraged to be more creative in teaching, I believe these students can also learn better.

Some people may argue that separating students by their learning abilities will minimize their cross-learning opportunities. I believe this can be solved by separating students only for those 'academic' subjects. Classes for music, art and physical education which are considered 'less academic' in most mainstream schools should group all students together so that they can enjoy learning in a more heterogenous group.

In conclusion, I support dividing students by their academic abilities in most of the academic teaching. Students will be more likely to be motivated, rather than defeated, by one another if they are placed in a class with similar academic achievement. However, it may not be necessary for other classes that are less 'academic'. I believe some flexibility in handling these classes can in fact lessen the labeling effect which is unavoidable.

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