Task 1: Maps
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Plan A below shows a health centre in 2005. Plan B shows the same place in the present day.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
» Write at least 150 words.
The diagram depicts the floor plan of a health center in the year 2005 (Plan A) as well as its current configuration displaying the changes that it has undergone (Plan B). Noticeable changes such as the addition of a new minor operations room, an enlarged reception room, and an expanded parking lot can be clearly observed.
Firstly, a new minor operations room was constructed and added to the northwest corner of the building. Grassland was curtailed for this as well as the expansion of the parking lot which was enlarged to provide 30 spaces from only 12 spaces available in 2005. The central reception and patient seating area was enlarged and the entrance was moved from the south of the building to the lower west side and the reception desk was moved from the northern area of the clinic next to the present entrance replacing CR3. Additionally, a play area was added near the new western entrance across from the receptionist desk.
In 2005 there were three consulting rooms including CR3 in the southeast area and these were transformed into four smaller consulting rooms located in the south and east area of the facility in the present day. The only room that remained unchanged in the health center was the physiotherapy room. The gardens just north of the clinic remained the same as did most of the grass land just east of the building.
Coherence and Cohesion 9
Lexical Resource 9
Grammatical Range and Accuracy 9
The response covers all the requirements of the task appropriately and sufficiently. Key features are clearly presented and highlighted and illustrated. The overall response is not as fully developed as a 9, Ex. The fences which were moved or removed, was not mentioned.
The message can be followed without effort. Cohesion is used in such a way it attracts no attention. Paragraphing is well managed.
Full flexibility is evident throughout. A wide range of vocabulary is appropriately used in a very natural and skillful manner. Spelling and word formation is accurate.
A wide range of structures are used with full flexibility and control. Punctuation is appropriate throughout as is grammar. Minor errors are very rare and do not affect communication.
Task 2: Given high unemployment rate, it is recommended that the government only provide primary education and no secondary education. What do you think?
Unemployment and joblessness are a continual conundrum for humankind and some have proposed that the state should only provide primary education and not secondary. I feel this would be extremely shortsighted and would exacerbate unemployment in the short and long term.
Education is key to remedying unemployment. To begin, the 21st century is an era of exponential technological advancement and extremely rapid development. Automation, robots, and artificial intelligence are rapidly replacing menial labor positions. An example of this can be seen with manufacturing which used to be performed by low skilled and educationally deficient individuals but has now been mechanized and is essentially being done mainly by technological means. In addition, many experts predict that artificial intelligence and robotics will devastate the number of job opportunities available to low skilled and uneducated people in the near future.
The education sector is also a huge generator of jobs. If the government stopped providing secondary education then there would be an immediate loss of occupations and unemployment would rise due to this alone. Vast amounts of educators and school staff are employed in secondary schools across the globe. Education significantly contributes to the gross domestic product of nations as well as the employment sector. Eliminating this source of economic activity and occupations would be multiplied against the effects it would have on an under educated population resulting in deplorable occupational conditions.
In a nutshell, if education is under emphasized then unemployment will be exacerbated due to the technological progression of societal occupations and the job market in general. Scholastic secondary preparation is critical to a future where most careers will be mind oriented in place of physical labor. If this is not realized then those lacking sufficient education may be reduced to either societal pets or slaves and those below this status might be utilized as either food, fuel, or fertilizer.
Coherence and Cohesion 9
Lexical Resource 9
Grammatical Range and Accuracy 8
All parts of the prompt are sufficiently addressed. A clear well developed position is presented in response to the questions. Ideas are relevant and well extended.
The message can be followed without effort. Cohesion is skillfully used and attracts no attention. Paragraphing is well managed throughout.
Full flexibility and precise use of vocabulary is evident. A wide range of vocabulary is skillfully used with sophisticated control of lexical resource. Ex.(continual conundrum, exponential technological advancement, educational deficient individuals, deplorable occupational conditions, technological progression, exacerbated).
A wide range of structures are used with control and flexibility. Occasional inappropriacies occur but does not reduce the communicative effect. Ex. (In a nutshell) is informal language and should not be used.