The graph below shows the proportion of four different materials that were recycled from 1982 to 2010 in a particular country. Summaries the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The illustration depicts recycling rates for particular materials in an unnamed country from 1982-2010. Overall, it can be clearly observed that paper and cardboard always occupied the largest proportion followed by glass containers, aluminum cans and plastics in that order throughout the entire period. A vital fact to note is that all categories witnessed growth by 2010 and none more so than aluminum cans.
In 1982 this nation was recycling approximately 65 percent of its paper and cardboard and half of its glass containers. Paper and cardboard witnessed mild fluctuations through 1990 when they began to shoot up and reached their peak of 80% in 1994. Meanwhile, glass containers slumped by 10% until 1990 when their percentages then rose for the remainder of the period finishing at 60% compared to paper and cardboard which slightly declined to 70%.
Aluminum cans appeared on the chart in 1986 at 5% and plastics appeared in 1990 at a rate of about 2%. They diverged from each other as aluminum cans witnessed a dramatic nine fold rise throughout the period culminating in a 45% recycling rate while plastics more than quadrupled their proportion but still ended at under 10% which was remarkably less than all other recycling percentages.
Coherence and Cohesion 9
Lexical Resource 8
Grammatical Range and Accuracy 9
All requirements of the task are fully explored and addressed. No relevant information could be added to improve the response.
The message can be followed with ease. Cohesion is used in such a way that it attracts no attention. Paragraphing is skillfully managed.
A wide resource is fluently and flexibly used to convey meaning. Skillful use of some less common terms. Ex (diverged, culminating).
A wide range of structures is used accurately and flexibly. The majority of sentences are error free and punctuation is managed well. Occasional inappropriacies occur but do not detract from the communicative effect.
Task 2: Nowadays, there are more workers working from home and more students studying from home, due to the fact that that computer technology is more and more easily accessible and cheaper. Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?
One of the fastest growing areas of modern civilization is computerized technology and this is having extraordinary impacts on both work and school. Many individuals are working and studying from their residences due to the convenience and cost saving aspects of this trend. I opine that this phenomenon is simultaneously both beneficial and detrimental.
Those that engage their professional and scholastic responsibilities from home enjoy several benefits. To begin, it saves people time and is more convenient than having to commute to school or work. People do not have to expend both time and energy commuting from their residence to their job or scholastic institution and in my experience this could save me several hours each day which I could devote to other activities. In addition, people will incur significant cost savings owing to the fact that they will not have to pay for transportation costs to and from their work or school. Furthermore, dining out is always more expensive and savings will be attained on this front as well. I personally spend a hefty portion of my income on both transportation and eating out during my working day.
However, working and studying from home may have some detrimental impacts as well. First, this may lesson face-to-face contact and socially isolate people. For instance, people already see each other less due to modern communication technologies and this will only exacerbate this growing trend. Secondly, the quality of work and studies are not always as sound as working or studying in person. When people are together in person they are usually more accountable for their work or studies as well as more sensitive to each others needs and this often allows for a higher quality time working or learning.
All in all, performing professional and scholastic duties from home includes benefits such as time and cost savings as well as convenience. In contrast, it also brings detriments such as less physical and face-to-face contact which may affect the quality of works produced. I ultimately feel the benefits outweigh the drawbacks and if people can find ways to lesson the disadvantages, then optimum outputs can be experienced from this trend.
Coherence and Cohesion 9
Lexical Resource 9
Grammatical Range and Accuracy 9
All parts of the prompt are appropriately and sufficiently addressed. A clear position is presented and supported in response to the question. Ideas are mostly relevant well extended and supported. The 2 personal references in P2 do not add additional information Ex (which I could devote to other activities). This falls short of a band 9.
The message can be followed with ease. Cohesion is used in such a way that it does not attract attention. Key words in different forms are used to improve overall cohesion. Paragraphing is skillfully managed.
Full flexibility and precise use is evident throughout. A wide range of vocabulary is accurately and appropriately used to convey meaning in a sophisticated way. Spelling and word formation are accurate.
A wide range of structures are used with full control and flexibility. Punctuation and grammar are appropriate throughout.
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