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Band 9 Essay 4
You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:
Many people believe that a country's wealth
is dependent on the health of its citizens.

Other people argue that education is a better
indicator of a nation's wealth and well-being.

What is your opinion?
What are some other factors that contribute
to the growth and prosperity of a country?

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

or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It has often been said that the wealth of
a nation depends on the health of its citizens.

In modern society, knowledge and education
are also increasingly important factors behind

a strong economy.
In my opinion, healthcare and education are
equally important priorities of a government.

Firstly, in order for a country to be economically
strong, citizens must have access to good

If a citizen is unhealthy and weak, it can
be assumed that that individual is not contributing

his or her potential energy, optimum work
abilities and knowledge to his or her community.

By providing quality healthcare, a government
can ensure that each citizen is as healthy

and capable as possible.
In this way, both developing and developed
countries create stronger individual citizens

and, in turn, stronger nations.
Good education is equally important in modern

In order for a country to advance in any area,
its citizens must be educated so that they

can actively contribute new ideas to the workforce
and to the economy.

For example, over the past two decades, advances
in technology have helped nations like India

and China, among many others, to create strong
economies and a better standard of living

for many citizens.
These advances in technology and the business
opportunities created from them are directly

attributable to education.
Aside from healthcare and education, other
factors also contribute to the development

of nations.
For example, abundant natural resources, positive
relationships with other nations leading to

trade, efficient metropolitan infrastructures
and a strong agricultural sector are all factors

which can help nations prosper.
However, I still believe that healthcare and
education are the two most important priorities

of any government, because if the healthcare
and education systems of a nation are effective,

then all other areas of an economy are positively

In conclusion, in my opinion, quality healthcare
and education systems are equally important

to the development of a strong nation.
(322 words)
Band 9 Essay 5

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
The quality of computer language translation
has improved significantly in recent years.

it is not necessary for children to learn
a foreign language.

To what extent to 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.
In recent years, computer technology has advanced

Now we can communicate with people who speak
different languages with the use of computer

translation software.
Despite the development of these useful resources,
I disagree that children should not learn

foreign languages, because learning another
language can not only help an individual better

understand their own language, but also communicate
on both personal and cultural levels.

Firstly, learning a foreign language is often
a helpful way to get a better insight into

one's own language.
For example, from personal experience, I found
that learning Italian was useful in the acquisition

of more vocabulary in my native language:

While computers can help translate Spanish
into Italian, if I had exclusively used computers

to translate for me, I would not have gained
further knowledge of my own and other languages,

like English and German, which also share
some similar word formations.

In this way, learning foreign languages has
many advantages beyond just communication.

Secondly, computerised translation software
can help people translate foreign text or

even converse with a person who speaks a different
language, but computers cannot communicate

on a personal or cultural level.
For example, one of my closest friends speaks
Italian as a first language.

We could consult our computers to have a conversation,
but our conversations are richer and more

interesting when we attempt to communicate
by actually speaking to each other.

Also, we are able to share the different aspects
of our cultures and home countries, the taste

of our native dishes and the expressions unique
to our local dialects, all things which our

computers cannot do.
In conclusion, I disagree with people who
believe that computer translation is sufficient

for communication between people who speak
different languages.

I believe children should be taught foreign
languages to broaden their knowledge and to

help them communicate with people of other

(312 words)
Band 9 Essay 6

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Many people believe that strong tradition
helps to civilise a nation and that governments

should therefore subsidise musicians, theatre
companies, actors and artists.

Explain whether you agree or disagree with
this statement and what you think governments

should do to promote the traditional cultural
heritage of a country.

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

or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Many countries' cultures are preserved by

the strong tradition inherent in the music,
art and theatre of that country.

It has been argued that the government should
pay to promote the uniqueness of a country's

culture by subsidising the artists, musicians
and actors which keep culture alive.

I agree that a government should fund its
citizens' cultural pursuits, since part

of a government's responsibility includes
the preservation of its people's own unique

cultural traditions.
If a government wants to preserve and maintain
the art and music which is historically traditional

to its country, then it must take steps to
ensure that those traditions are valued and

Firstly, a government can help maintain the
cultural traditions of a country by using

tax money
to build theatres, music and concert halls,

galleries and museums.
By providing venues for artists, musicians
and actors to practice, perform and exhibit

their arts, the government is helping people
come together to participate in traditional

creative activities.
Furthermore, governments could provide grants,
scholarships and education to artists and

musicians who are prepared to make special
contributions to the preservation of a country's

traditional music and art.
By giving students of art and music incentives
to maintain cultural traditions, governments

can promote the longevity of its people's

For example, if a student who was interested
in fine arts was offered a full scholarship

to explore and paint in tradition styles,
that student would be more inclined to follow

that option than if no scholarship was offered.
In conclusion, I believe that governments
should provide venues and offer grants and

subsidies to artists and musicians of traditional
music and art, to maintain the strong tradition

of the country.
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