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[NAM D] Writing Practice Test 691900

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 chart depicts the major information about the underground railway system in 6 various cities from certain parts of the world.

Overall, it is categorized based on the name of the cities, the date when it was first opened, the distance in kilometers, and the number of commuters each year. The location are also properly presented from the oldest to the most recently opened railways.

It is noticeable that the shortest route is located in Kyoto while London is being the longest. When it comes to the number of passengers per year, Tokyo has the largest digits which garnered 1927million yearly and then followed by Paris which has 1191million. On the other hand, Kyoto has the least number with only 45million individuals using the railways. In addition, among all the listed cities, London has the oldest underground railways station while Los Angeles underground station is the newest which was opened in public in year 2001 while Paris has the first opened underground railway system in the 19th century.

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

Developing children`s future is a challenging task for parents and their significant others. In some cases, a certain number of individuals believe that youngsters should be taught how to be competitive while others prefer their child to be more cooperative for them to become productive and well-driven in the future. Which of the two is actually considered acceptable for the parents? Would it be best for their children?

Based on one article that I have recently read, being competitive and cooperative are pretty normal most especially during the certain age of a school child since it is part of their psychosocial development process. Cooperation versus competition is innate to a young child and eventually they would get matured and they would decide on their own. It is the best stage of development where parents could instill ideas and information of whether or not they want their children to be highly competitive or cooperative to become better individuals in the future.

The first point is that, encouraging a child to be competitive would possibly lead them into more hardworking and goal-setting individuals but might cause them a negative effect like being compulsive and self-centered because of their mindset that they have to win the game. On the other hand, teaching a youngster to be cooperative rather competitive would somehow lead them more to become a team player and a good follower. Though it is an advantage, I still find it alarming in a way that, it would create a dependency to other people that surround them. In my honest opinion, I would rather prefer to show the young children the values and importance of being competitive and cooperative at the same time since it would help them to balance themselves and they would certainly build a strong relationships with other people when they get old.

In conclusion, developing child`s character is quite challenging especially for those parents whose only hope is to give the best for their kids. Being cooperative and competitive are good traits to train young individuals to shape their future but it should be weighed and at least, set up the limitations.

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