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Task 1 比较两个净化水的装置

The following are two filter systems. Please describe the main features and make
comparison where possible.

Task 2

Higher education can be funded by several ways such as the following:

1. All costs paid by the government
2. All costs paid by the students
3. All costs paid by the government loan which students have to pay back after

Please discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of all these three theories above
and decide which the best is.

Task 1

Task 2

Governments have been spending large amount of money on supporting art. Some
people that public money should be better spent on health and education. Please
discuss both views and give your own opinion.


Task 1

3 pie charts showing the information of players who play electronic games in South
Korea in 2003
图 1:by age
第一个图说的是年龄组的构成<18 的(39%),18-35 的(38%)和 36 以上的(23%)
图 2:by gender
第二个图说的是性别的构成,貌似男的 72%,女的 28%
图 3:best selling types of games
最受欢迎的是 Action (40%+),然后是 Sports (20%),Racing,最后两个
Educational 和 Others 都是 7%

Task 2
Unlimited car use has brought us a lot of problems. What are these problems? And
should we discourage people to use cars?


Task 1

The graphs below are forecasts of carbon emissions and global temperature change
from 2010 to 2100.

Task 2

Some people believe that going to college is the best way to prepare for a successful
future career; others think that people should go directly to work after leaving school
and earn their experiences in business. Discuss both views and present your own


Task 1
柱状图:2000 年澳大利亚男孩女孩参加的几种运动(有篮球,足球,游泳,网球乓

Task 2

Some people think that people should save up for their life after retirement. To what
extent do you agree or disagree and why?

General Training Writing
Task 1

You plan to go traveling and also ask a friend to go with you.
Please write:
1.     why you need a holiday
2.     what your plan is
3.     why you want your friend to go with you

Task 2

There are many people who work at home today. Some people think this has many
benefits to their works and families, while others think it will be too stressful to be
both working and taking care of the family. Please discuss both views and give your


Task 1

比较 5 个国家女性在政府部门的工作人员的比例,和做 management 的比例。大

Country % of women in government                 % of women in management
  1                   12                                        23
  2                   13                                        32
  3                   15                                        36
  4                    8                                        32
  5                   16                                        54

数据为虚构,不过相比而言大小还是对的。第四个国家 8%最小,最后 54%最
大。还有 2 和 4 国家的 manager 是一样的啦。总的而言 manager 的比重都比政

Task 2

Some support that a new language should be invented and used by people all around
the word for international communication. Do you think the benefits of this would
outweigh the problems?

Task 1:

Line Graph,讲的是 the levels of qualification of UK workforces(1990-2010)
其中 no qualification 是一直下降,low qualification 和另外两项是上升,low
qualification 升得比较快,其他两个很平缓。

Task 2:

The range and quality of food have been improved by the advancement of science and
technology. While some are very optimistic to this, some others worry that genetically
modified food (transgene food) is harmful to human health. Discuss both sides and
give your opinion.


Task 1

小作文是新体型,两张学校得建设规划图(包含多个 CAR PARK AND SCHOOL
BUILDING 学生人数也增多了),一张是 2004 年得,一张是 2010 年得,让你自
Task 2

Because we are facing more problems on our planet, building good relationship
between different countries becomes more important than before. To what extent do
you agree or disagree?

G 类作文:

Task 1:

Task 2:
The price of airtravel has become cheaper in some countries. Some people say this is
a positive trend/development, while others argue that it has many disadvantages.
Please discuss both sides and give your own opinion.


Task 1:
是一个柱形图和一张表格,讲的是 5 个国家的 broadband connections to the Internet.
柱形图是 2000 和 2001 五个国家 broadband connections per 1000 people. 表格是五

Task 2:
Lectures have been used to teach large number of students. Now as the advanced
technologies are available for education, some people believe that technologies can
replace lectures as the main way to teach large number of students. Do you agree or


Task 1:
Bar Chart: people from five different countries (UK, Germany, Korea, Japan and
Australia) using types of transports (plane, ship, car, train) in NEW ZEALAND in
2004 (percentage)

Task 2:
In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a
wide range of subjects, while in others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects
related to particular careers. Which education system according to your opinion is
more appropriate for today’s world?


Task 1:
是图表 UK 的 4 组年龄的人群 上网的原因

Task 2:
关于自然资源 oil, forests and fresh water 。 消耗的越来越快。。。有什么后果,


Task 1:
曲线图,三条 graphs, 关于 the number of three different crimes in England and Welsh
from 1970 to 2005. 偷车最高, 是 house burglary 什么的两倍, 这两个都是在 1995
年到达他们的最高点, 然后下降,第三个最低, 而且差不多是持平, 到 95 年后有一
点点的上升, 到 0.1millons in 2005.

Task 2:
In many countries traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods.
People think there is a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent
do you agree or disagree?


Task 1:
A line graph showing the size of global population from the year 1400 to 2000 and
two pie chars showing the global population distribution in different regions in 1900
and 2000.

Task 2:
Some people claim that public museums and art galleries will not be needed because
people can see historical objects and works by using computer. To what extent do you
agree or disagree?


Task 1:
两幅饼图 about the amount of time spent on different media by American population
(both general and teenagers) in the year of 2003:美国人(general population)在
2003 年花的时间在 TV,Radio,Book and Internet 上。 另一副是同样的内容但
是显示的是 teenager 的情况。 值得注意的是,这些休闲的总时间在图下表示出
来了,所以要写一下,因为一整个饼不是 24hours。

Task 2:
An increasing number of developing countries are expanding their tourist industry.
Why do you think it is the case? And do you think it is positive?


Task 1:
关于英国大学生数量的 bar chart。政府专项支出的 line graph。以及家庭收入的
pie char 三幅图。让描述重点和相关关系。

Task 2:
Someone believes that modern telecommunication devices have many benefits to
human, while others think otherwise. What is your opinion? Please discuss and use
examples to support your own ideas.


Task 1:
Comparison of two pictures of two famous tunnels (日本的海底隧道;法国和意大
利联合修建的一个穿过山的隧道). Students are asked to describe both and make
comparisons where possible.

Task 2:
In which areas of education do you think computers are more important and in which
areas do you think teachers are more important? Discuss and explain why.


Task 1:
A bar chart: the average travel distance and modes (car, taxi, bus, motorcycle, bicycle
and walk) people used in 1974 and 2004 in a European capital city.

Task 2:
Some people believe that unpaid community works (eg. working in a charity
organization; teaching sports to children) should become a compulsory part of high
school curriculum. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Task 1:
The number of UK college graduates and their first job in the period between 1992-

Task 2:
To what extent do you think consumers are influenced by advertisements? What
measures do you think can protect them?


Task 1:
A bar chart and a table showing some information about salary and working hours of
4 categories of workers (underground train driver/police officer/firefighter/nurse) in
Britain in 2001.
Bar chart: 关于四种人的入职薪水和三年后的薪水
其中 underground train driver 最多,nurse 最少,但涨幅 firefighter, nurse 最多,
underground train driver 最少
Table: 关于一周的工作时间
underground train driver 最短,police officer 最多,firefighter, nurse 差不多一样

Task 2:
Do you think advertisements should be banned from public media such as TV?


Task 1: Table
                      California            Utah                   Florida
People under 18       **%                   **%                    **%
People over 65        **%                   **%                    **%
People under          **%                   **%                    **%
poverty line
Homeless              **%                   **%                    **%

Task 2: It is now possible to perform everyday tasks, such as bank transaction,
shopping or even office works, without meeting people face to face. What are the
effects it may have on individuals and the society as a whole?


Task 2:
Some people think that government should provide assistance to all kinds of artists
(eg. painters, musicians, poets), while some others think it is a waste of money. What
is your opinion?


Task 1:
Task 1:
Bar chart: 比较英国 1995,2000,2005 的体育爱好。

Task 2:
With the increasing use of mobile phones and computers, less people tend to write
letters. Some people even think the skill of writing letters will disappear completely.
To what extent do you agree or disagree? How important do you think letter writing is?


Task 1:
Table: 海外游客与英国本国游客去伦敦旅游的百分比,以及原因:holiday,
visiting friends/relatives, business/conference, others.

Task 2:
Some people think that school should put students in different classes according to
their academic ability, while some others believe that students of different abilities
should be educated together. Please discuss both views and then present your own


Task 1:
如何把生活废物变成花园有机肥料:把 waste food, grass, and newspaper 依次分
层防近一个 2 立方米的,上细下粗的,浑身孔子的,带盖子的 plastic container
1。一个 container,塑料的,上面有孔可以空气流通。
2。放垃圾进去,三种 wastes:先来 15cm food ,再来 15cm grass,再来若干报纸
3。按上述层次多放几层,然后加 nitrogen,和水,水的底下用括号标明(hot
weather only),感觉意思是天热的话就加点水。
4。盖盖焖着,可以看到 heat 从孔里出来
5。6months 以后,垃圾都变成了 composite, 一个箭头指到 garden 里面去了。

Task 2:
Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money since the computer technology is so
advanced that the Internet and computer can replace them. To what extend do you
agree or disagree?


Task 1:
Table: the comparison of the satisfaction level (very satisfied, quite satisfied, and not
at all satisfied) of undergraduates and postgraduates toward campus facilities (study
facility in bedroom, cafeteria, social facilities).

Task 2:
Some people believe that individuals can not improve environment, but only
governments and big companies can make a difference. To what extend do you agree
or disagree?


Task 1:
Table: motor vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants in eight countries between 1990 and 2000.

Task 2:
Some people say that governments should pay for the public health care and
education, while others say that it is not the government’s responsibility. Please
discuss both views and give your own opinion.


Task 1:
比较 5 个国家消费者的消费习惯,横轴是三种消费种类的百分比,纵轴是五个
国家的名字,消费品有 food/drink/tobacco, shoes/clothes, leisure/study 三种。

Task 2:
Some people think universities should provide knowledge and skills related to
students’ future career; others think the true function of university is to give access to
knowledge for its own sake. What’s your opinion of the main function of university?


Task 1:
是关于七个国家,森林覆盖率的 1990 和 2000 的对比表格。3 个国家绿化覆盖率
2000 比 1990 下降了,2 个城市的绿地覆盖率 2000 比 1990 上升了,还由两个国
家保持不变,level off.

Task 2:
The frequent change of the world has often resulted in the change of people’s jobs and
work life. Discuss what has caused this and give your suggestions on preparing people
who are going to work in the future.


Task 1:

Task 2:
Some people believe that personal happiness is directly related to economic success.
Others believe that there are other factors. Discuss the two sides and give your

Task 2:
Modern buildings are appearing in large numbers. Some people believe that we
should build our buildings in traditional styles. To what extent do you agree or


Task 2:
Throughout the history, male leaders often made the society more violent and
conflicting. If women governed the world, it would be a more peaceful world. To
what extent do you agree or disagree? Give an example to support your idea.


Task 2:
Exposure to international media, eg. film, TV and magazines, has an impact on the
local culture. Please discuss whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.


Task 2:
Some people think secondary students should study international news as a school
subject, but others argue that it is a waste of their valuable school time. What’s your


Task 2:
Some people think that good health is very important to every person, so medical
services should be run by profit-making companies. Do the disadvantages of private
health care outweigh the advantages?


Task 2:
Some people think that increasing business and cultural contacts have positive
influences on development; others think that it has negative effects on national
identities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


Task 2:
The speeding up of life in many areas such as travel and communication has negative
effects on society at all levels—individual, national and global. To what extent do you
agree or disagree?


Task 2:
Some people think the main purpose of schools is to turn the children into good
citizens and workers, rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you
agree or disagree with this opinion?


Task 2:
Young adults should undertake unpaid work to help people in the community. Do you
think it brings more drawback to the community and the young adults than benefits?


Task 2:
Some people think the students should take the subjects which are decided by the
government in the university. Others think that students should be able to apply for
the subjects they prefer. Discuss the two situations and give your opinion.


Task 2:
In some countries, advertisers increase the amount of advertising which try to
persuade children into buying snacks, toys and other goods. Parents object such
pressure on children. But some advertisers claim that there is useful information in
these advertisements. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


Task 2:
Multi-cultural societies, which are a mixture of different ethnic groups, bring more
benefits than drawbacks to a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Task 2:
In order to learn a language well, we should also learn about the country as well as the
cultures and lifestyles of the people who speak it. To what extent do you agree or


Task 2:
Some people think that museums should be enjoyable places to attract and entertain
young people. Others think that the purpose of museums is to educate, not to entertain.
Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.


Task 2:
Earlier technological development brought more benefits and changes to the life of
ordinary people than the recent technological development will. To what extent do
you agree or disagree?


Task 2:
Is it better for students to live at home with their parents or in school accommodations?
Give your own opinion on the issue. Use your own experience or an example to
support your idea.


Task 2:
In a modern society, it has been observed in some countries that the elderly are not
duly respected. Discuss the reasons why this has occurred and the effects it might
have on our society.


Task 2:
Some people think it is beneficial for students to go to private secondary schools, but
other people think that it can have a negative effect. Discuss the two sides and give
your own opinion.


Task 2:
The best way to solve the world’s environmental problem is to increase the price of
fuel. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Use your own experience and give an
example to support your idea.


Task 2:
Nowadays some people like to give help to the local community or provide people
with direct help. Other people prefer to give money to some national and international
organizations. Discuss both of the two ways and present your own opinion.


Task 2:
Some people think the use of animal for experimentation is cruel. Others thik it is
good for the development of science. Discuss the two sides and give your opinion.


Task 2:
Do the problems brought by international travel outweigh its advantages?

Task 2:
Housing shortage in big cities can cause severe consequences. Only government
action can solve this problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Task 2:
Some people believe that national sports teams and individual men and women who
represent their country should be financially supported by the government. Others
think they should be funded by non-government organizations (business, scholarship).
Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.


Task 2:
Some people believe that history has little or nothing to tell people, while some others
believe that people must study history to understand the present. Please discuss.


Task 2:
Space travel to the moon, cited as a big step for the mankind, is said to have made
little difference to our daily lives, and thus governments should spend much money on
it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Task 2:
Long distance flight uses more fuel than car and brings pollution to the environment.
We should discourage non-essential flight rather than limit the use of car. To what
extent do you agree or disagree?


Task 2:
Some people think that teachers should be responsible for teaching students how to
judge right and wrong and how to behave well. Some say that teachers should only
teach students academics. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


Task 2:
In many countries, more and more young people are leaving school and are unable to
find jobs after graduation. What problems do you think youth unemployment will
cause to the individual and the society as a whole? Give reasons and make some

Task 2:
More and more measures to improve the security in urban area have been introduced
because of the increased crime rate. Do the benefits of the measures outweigh the


Task 2:
Some people believe that air travel should be restricted because it causes serious
pollution and uses up the world’s fuel resources. To what extent do you agree or


Task 2:
In many countries, the proportion of older people is steadily increasing. Does this
trend have more positive or negative effects on the society?


Task 2:
At present, science has been developing at a high speed, but people still have high
opinion of artists. What can the arts tell s of the life that science can not?


Task 2:
There are social, medical, and technical problems associated with the use of mobile
phones. What forms do they take? Do you agree that the problems outweigh the
benefits of mobile phone?


Task 2:
People believe that they should be able to keep all the money they earn and should not
pay tax to the state. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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