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  • Band 9 Essay 7

  • Question:

  • You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

  • Write about the following topic:

  • At school, children should either be taught to compete or to cooperate.

  • Which form of education do you think would best benefit society?

  • Describe both sides of the argument and explain your own 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:

  • Educational methods vary around the world.

  • In some countries, competition is considered more important, while in other countries,

  • cooperation is viewed as a more essential skill.

  • In my opinion, both cooperation and competition are vital components of a complete education.

  • Competitiveness is an attribute that is encouraged in many cultures, and it can be useful in

  • many ways.

  • Firstly, a child that learns how to compete and succeed will have advantages over the

  • child who shies away from competition.

  • For example, the child that has competitive drive and works hard to excel will create

  • opportunities for himself or herself, and will be better equipped to handle challenges

  • and find solutions.

  • Healthy competition can benefit society by encouraging individuals to work hard, strive

  • and succeed.

  • On the other hand, cooperation is also an essential skill.

  • Members of society must be able to cooperate in order to create successful, peaceful communities.

  • If individuals work only competitively, without cooperating, then society will become fragmented.

  • A good example to illustrate this point is a sports team; if one individual strives alone

  • to succeed, his or her task will be more difficult.

  • But if the team works together towards a common goal through cooperation, their chances of

  • winning are better.

  • For these reasons, cooperation should be taught in schools to create strong communities and

  • a cooperative society.

  • Therefore, it is my opinion that cooperation and competition are both essential elements

  • of education and should both be taught in schools.

  • If education is approached from both angles, a child might be taught to strive and succeed,

  • but also to help those around him or her to do the same, therefore benefiting society

  • by instilling both a sense of personal satisfaction but also of helpfulness.

  • In conclusion, cooperation and competition, when taught together to young people, will

  • create a future generation of successful and considerate citizens.

  • (309 words)

  • Band 9 Essay 8

  • Question:

  • You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

  • Write about the following topic:

  • Fatherhood is equally as important as motherhood.

  • What is 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:

  • Both parents play an important role in raising children.

  • A well-adjusted child needs nurturing and guidance from both parents.

  • Therefore, in my opinion, fatherhood is just as important as motherhood because fathers

  • and mothers play different roles in the lives of children, and both influences are equally

  • important to the healthy emotional development of children.

  • The role of motherhood is often thought of as the more important parental influence because

  • the mother is the principal caregiver in the early stages of a child's life.

  • It is the mother who nurtures the child physically, feeds the child and most often forms the first

  • strong parental bond with the child.

  • A mother usually offers the child gentle comforts and constant security in the first few years.

  • This role is critical in the emotional and social development of children, as it is these

  • ties that give a child confidence and security.

  • The role of fatherhood is often thought of as a less important one, but in my opinion,

  • a father's influence is equally important to that of the mother.

  • The father often plays the role of provider and protector.

  • While these are generalisations, they still apply to the majority of father/child relationships.

  • In my own experience, my father taught me discipline, control, and encouraged me to

  • work hard.

  • He was less of a physical presence in my life, but his influence was strong nonetheless.

  • I believe it is the combination of both my parents' influences that helped me become

  • successful in life.

  • In conclusion, I believe that fathers and mothers are equally important in a child's

  • life.

  • Ideally, the roles of the two parents will complement each other and the combination

  • of both will help children reach their full potential.

  • (288 words)

  • Band 9 Essay 9

  • Question:

  • You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

  • Write about the following topic:

  • Smoking in public places should be banned.

  • Do you agree or disagree?

  • 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:

  • Smoking in public places has become a widely disputed issue and many people believe that

  • all public smoking should be banned.

  • Others believe that people should have the right to smoke where and when they choose.

  • I agree that smoking in public should be banned because second-hand smoke has been proven

  • to be just as dangerous as first-hand smoke, so a smoker is not just risking his or her

  • own health, but also all others who share a confined space.

  • In many countries, people have the freedom to make their own choices about their lifestyle,

  • their diet and their daily routines.

  • Therefore, when they are confronted with new rules which limit their choices, they object

  • to the changed laws.

  • If smoking were banned in public places, people used to smoking wherever they chose would

  • feel that they were losing a piece of their freedom.

  • In this case, that restriction is warranted, however, because by smoking in public places,

  • they are causing a health risk not just to themselves, but to everyone around them.

  • Smoking not only causes health problems for the smoker, but also for people who breathe

  • the second-hand smoke.

  • In fact, second-hand smoke has been proven to double the risk of lung cancer and emphysema

  • for non-smokers if they are exposed to smoke in a confined space over a five-year period.

  • Therefore, by smoking in public places, smokers are not just damaging their own health, but

  • also causing significant risk to those around them.

  • In conclusion, I agree that smoking should be banned in all public places because second-hand

  • smoke is almost as dangerous as first-hand smoke.

  • People should have the right to maintain their health when they go to bars and restaurants

  • and should not be subjected to the health risks imposed by someone else's habit.

  • (299 words)

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