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  • Band 9 Essay 10

  • Question:

  • You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

  • Write about the following topic:

  • List some of the causes and effects of global warming.

  • Offer one solution that might help slow or stop the problems associated with global warming.

  • Use facts and evidence to support your answer.

  • Write at least 250 words.

  • Band 9 Sample Answer:

  • Global warming is causing increasing concern around the world as the health effects of

  • this problem are becoming more understood.

  • As scientists study the causes and effects of global warming, public awareness of this

  • problem is increasing.

  • Now that people better understand that pollution is the main cause of global warming, and that

  • the effects of pollution include ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect, solutions can be

  • put into place to minimize its effects.

  • Firstly, the causes of global warming stem from pollution.

  • Some of the main producers of air pollution are factories and cars, which emit toxic gases

  • like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  • Also, as the population of the earth grows, more and more farm animals are needed to feed

  • the growing population, and it is now known that farm animals emit methane gas.

  • Methane, carbon dioxide and other chemicals deplete the ozone layer of the atmosphere

  • and are causing a large hole to form in the ozone layer.

  • This hole allows ultraviolet rays to come through and, as a result, the earth's temperature

  • is beginning to rise.

  • The effects of global warming are numerous.

  • Scientists now know that the ultraviolet rays coming through the depleted ozone layer are

  • harmful to humans and are causing increasing cases of skin-cancer.

  • Also, rising temperatures are causing changing weather patterns and an increase of natural

  • disasters like droughts, floods and fires.

  • As we realize the extent of the damage being done, we can take steps to slow the effects

  • of global warming.

  • Modern technologies like cars that use hydrogen as fuel emit only pure water.

  • And renewable energy sources like wind, water and solar power do not release harmful emissions

  • into the atmosphere.

  • Band 9 Essay 11

  • Question: You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

  • Write about the following topic:

  • Computers are used more and more widely in education and some people believe that teachers

  • now play a less important role in the classroom than ever before.

  • To what extent do you agree or disagree with this idea?

  • Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge

  • or experience.

  • Write at least 250 words.

  • Band 9 Sample Answer:

  • Computers are being used more frequently in every aspect of our daily lives, including

  • education.

  • Some people believe that teachers are becoming less important in the classroom as computers

  • play an increasingly important role.

  • I agree that computers are beneficial to learning and in some ways are even replacing the role

  • of teachers in the classroom because they improve communication and increase productivity.

  • Firstly, computers have improved communication dramatically in the last decade and have now

  • become an essential tool in many aspects of our daily lives, including education.

  • For example, students today can access almost any piece of information in a matter of seconds

  • using a home or school computer.

  • Students can communicate not just with one teacher, who may have limited expertise, but

  • with any expert around the world.

  • So modern students no longer have just one teacher but can communicate with many.

  • These advances in communication technology undeniably make education more accessible

  • and unlimited than ever before.

  • Secondly, computers help students become more productive than they have been in the past.

  • Before students used computers, they had to consult a limited number of teachers, write

  • essays by hand, correct errors, recopy written work, then deliver their assignments to their

  • teachers.

  • Now, with the help of computers, students can find the information they need from specialists

  • around the world and type their essays onto computers quickly and easily.

  • Therefore, the modernization of education has helped to increase the productivity of

  • students.

  • In conclusion, computers have revolutionized education and are taking over many of the

  • teachers' roles in the classroom.

  • Computers provide students with instant, worldwide communications networks, increase their productivity

  • and enable students to work to their own pace and level, and have therefore become as important

  • as teachers in the modern classroom.

  • (295 words) Band 9 Essay 12

  • Question:

  • You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

  • Write about the following topic:

  • Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change.

  • Other people believe that change is a good thing.

  • Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

  • Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge

  • or experience.

  • Write at least 250 words.

  • Band 9 Sample Answer:

  • Every person has a different attitude towards change.

  • While some people prefer to live their lives with as little disturbance as possible, others

  • crave change and new experiences.

  • In my opinion, a balance of new and familiar situations is the ideal.

  • Many people prefer to conduct their lives in a way that avoids change.

  • These types of people may choose to live in the same city their entire lives, choose one

  • job or career path and follow it until they retire.

  • For example, I have a neighbor that has lived in the same house since his childhood, became

  • an art teacher, and stayed in that job for the entirety of his working life; his career

  • choice was conducive to his preference to avoid change.

  • This type of lifestyle is comforting to many people as they know what to expect each day;

  • there are few unknowns and the maps of their lives are predictable and reliable.

  • Other people, however, thrive on change.

  • These people may move to different cities and countries to experience new cultures,

  • living environments and job opportunities.

  • They may find a life without change unexciting and stifling.

  • And many jobs cater to the desire to experience new settings.

  • Journalists, travel writers and pilots are some career paths that might be chosen by

  • those who enjoy change.

  • Too much change, however, can be unsettling.

  • In my opinion, a balance of change and reliability is the best way to live.

  • Much comfort can be derived from having a home that is familiar and where friends and

  • family can provide support.

  • Occasional travel and change, however, provides new experience that can be refreshing, educational

  • and enjoyable.

  • In conclusion, I believe that some stability is important for a grounded lifestyle, but

  • I also believe that some change makes for a more interesting life.

  • (301 words)

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