[TIAGO M] Writing Practice Test 693924
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 provided table shows data about subway in London, Paris, Tokyo, Washington DC, Kyoto and Los Angeles. Information includes the year when it was opened, the length of route and the number of passengers trasported every year.
Generally speaking, London has the oldest and the longest Underground Railway System, whereas Los Angeles and Kyoto have the more recent and the shortest routes. Moreover, the subway in Tokyo transports the highest number of subway users, while Kyoto transported the least.
Although London subway was opened in 1863 and has 394 km of length, it transports only 775 million passengers per year, which is less than a half compared with the quantity of passengers transported by Tokyo's subway (1927 million) and well under Paris' subway (1191 million).
Washington DC has the second oldest Underground Railway System, opened in 1981, but its route length (126 km) is only higher than Kyoto (11 km) and Los Angeles (28 km). Furthermore, Washington transports 144 million passengers per year, while Kyoto and Los Angeles transport 45 million and 50 million, respectively.
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.
While some people believe that encouraging children to compete is beneficial, many others argue that learning about co-operation is better for their development. This essay will show that, despite the importance of collective work, competitivity is in the essence of human nature and need to be stimulated.
It is believed by many that competitive children can develop a selfish behaviour. This mindset often impedes children to understand how they can be useful in society. Instead, encouraging them to be coperative show that remarkable accomplishments are easier to be achieved if persued by a group. For example, leadership is paramount to succed in professional career and requires the hability of coordinating efforts of different people to the same objective. Cooperation is, therefore, the best skill to be developed in children.
From another perspective, we cannot disregard that people benefit from competition as they find motivation to seek perfection. Children who are encouraged to compete learn the importance of being always looking for improvement. In the long run, they will have their skills enhanced and, consequently, become better prepared for the job market. Leaders such as Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk highlight their competitive spirit as their most handy traits to achieve success. If someone incorporate the idea of always pushing their limits to be better, it will lead to general improvement, including with regard to relationships.
In conclusion, even though working colaboratively is important, putting children in competitive environments will contribuite to their develpment in a holistic way. Competion is not about getting better than other, but finding better versions of ourselves.