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[Mohammad M] Writing Practice Test 796710

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 lays out the salary scale of high school teachers in 2009 in Australia, Denmark, Luxembourg, Japan, and Korea. It discusses the minimum and maximum pays teachers get within a stipulated period of time.

Teachers in Luxembourg seem to be paid the highest among others. While their starting salary is at 80,000, teachers can get up to 119,000 after a period of15 years where the number of years to reach their maximum salary is 30.

Denmark also pays well starting with 45,000 and 54,000 after 15 years. Although the maximum salary cannot go beyond 54,000, a teacher has only 8 years to reach their maximum pay which is far below the formerly discussed country.

Japan and Korea both start within the range of 30,000 with Japan a little bit leading. The huge difference, however, is evident in the increase after 15 years, the maximum salary, and the years to reach the maximum salary.

Australia is the least in the table where teachers start with only 28,000 and cannot go beyond 48,000 no matter how long they stay.

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.

News reporting is a great tool in our lives as humans and it has been playing a significant role in enlightening people on issues going on in governments, politics, and communities. Despite this great benefit, it has also been a driver in exposing and bringing to the spotlight issues and vices that are not so good to be reported as some people are convinced. In this essay, I will lay out my opinion and state the reasons for my agreement.

For me, I totally disagree with the fact that media's more focus on problems is harmful to societies or individuals.

To begin with, information is very crucial today more than ever. One of the most valuable weapons given to humans by the internet is access to information. Regardless of it been focused on good things or otherwise, all information can be processed and used in a good way for the betterment of people.

We love to hear good news and this is nice for us because they give us all reasons to celebrate. On the other hand, we mourn over bad ones which as a matter of fact, bad news give us the opportunity to solve problems, to relieve those affected the affliction that falls on them, they offer us ways to improve our wellbeing as humans. For this, both good and bad news should be reported.

In this digital age, all kinds of news are reported anyways. The use of social networking sites have opened grounds for individuals to communicate their views and ideas. Unfortunately, most people do these with either a biased mindset or influenced by ignorance of a subject matter. This has led a lot of people into agreeing with a false fact. But, with the use of news reporting, information is evaluated and confirmed before release which I think lessen the possibility at which people will be misled. Reporters give these information without any bias or opinion. In fact, it is assumed to be unprofessional of a news reporter to portray opinions on a particular issue while reporting.

In my opinion, it is a blessing for us that we can broadcast problems to the world because this will attract diverse kinds of solutions and hopefully we will one or two that will suit our problem at hand.

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