[Yogine G] Writing Practice Test 691530
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.
The table provides information about the underground metro stations in different cities. The data illustrates the opening date, length of route and number of passengers catered by the various underground railway systems.
Overall, London Underground Metro was the oldest built railway with the longest route while Tokyo Metro trasported most passengers in the said survey.
In detail, the oldest underground railway in the chart is located in London which is 394 km in length. It served 775 million passengers each year. It is then followed by the train in Paris which opened in 1900 with almost half the route length of London but catered to 1191 commuters yearly. Tokyo railway was also utilized and garnered the highest number of passengers with 1927 million travelers each year. Washington DC Metro was also mentioned and it opened in 1976 with a total distance of 126 km. Kyoto railway has the shortest travel distance of only 11 km in length. It also catered for the least number of passengers with only 45 million. Lastly, the newest metro is located in Los Angeles which opened in 2001. It is almost triple the size in length of the one in Kyoto but they have almost the same number of yearly passengers.
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.
Competition in children is highly encouraged by many people believing that this will help them deveolp their skills and talents but some individuals do not agree with this statement. In my opinion, it is necessary to introduce healthy competition but this should be introduced at a certain age.
First of all, humans are naturally competitive. There is an innate urge in us to be victorious and our competitiveness usually kicks-off after being immersed in different school activities. Nowadays, academic institutions introduce competitions through games once pupils enter primary school. This is due to the fact that this is the period when kids develop their own identities and self preferences. Through competition, the young population discover their talents and skills. For example, schools introduce different arts and sports activities to children which can be through participating in basketball games or pursuing dancing. They are then encouraged to excel in these fileds in terms of competitions inside and outside their schools. It was observed that many students were eager to hone their chosen fields and others even pursued them as their professional careers.
On the other hand, competition is oftenly discouraged in kindergaten levels due to the fact that the children do not posses any cognitive ability to understand its value. Instead, young kids were encouraged to participate in group activities where there are no losers or winners. Many teachers believe that it is crucial to develop social skills first rather that focusing in honing ones talent. Furthermore, sports coaches in the UK said that competition should only be introduced to students once they already understood the importance of team work. This strategy will in return develop them to become better players and leaders as they grow older.
In conclusion, I believe that competition should only be encouraged to the young generation once they learned the value of team work. Through this, their social skills and competence will develop better and will in turn mold them to become better adults.