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[Tetisu M] Writing Practice Test 604459

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below gives information about the underground railway systems in six cities.

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 given table provides dataset on subway systems in 6 different cities in 3 different cities in 3 distinctive continents. The figures are displayed in terms of inauguration date, the length of route, in kilometers, and number of passengers in millions.

Overall, the table outlines that older systems also are longer in extension and have more passengers.

London, Paris and Tokyo were opened before the first half of the twentieth century (1863, 1900 and 1927 respectively). The former has the longest route (394 km) and latter the shortest (155 km); on the other hand the Japanese city has almost three times more passengers than the English capital.

The cities with younger systems, namely Washington DC, Kyoto and Los Angeles were all opened after 1970. The North American cities have respectively 126 km and 28 km; while the Asian city accounts for 11 km. The capital of the US has the highest number of passengers (144 million) and the Asian city, the shortest, 45 million.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Some people think that a sense of competition in children should be encouraged. Others believe that children who are taught to co-operate rather than compete become more useful adults.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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

The general public debates whether children should be taught to compete or to cooperate to become more helpful adults. This essay will demonstrate that teaching the sense of cooperation is the correct way to raise a child, so she will be more useful because it instigates kindness, which makes a healthier individual and a more inclusive society, thus, creating a healthier community.

Although we live in a very competitive world, the constant race for power, a better position corrode the sense of being kind. Every person around becomes a foe, an adversary to be defeated. One may feel entitled to do anything to reach their goals. This behavior will, eventually, change ones personality, making her anxious, depressed if the goals are not achieved or even less prone to comply to the social contract, which results in a more threatening individual than a collaborative one.

A healthy and cooperative society organizes itself around what we call social contract, that is, what we can do or cannot do to not harm the others. This value has to be taught since the very beginning of a person's life; as children have a more open mind; as a consequence of that, one can work on behalf of the society creating a safe space and more inclusive community, where anyone can be contribute, regardless of one's abilities, therefore be useful, in different levels.

In conclusion, I believe that if we want and expect a collaborative community, we need to teach children to be capable to work as a team.

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