You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 Words.
The diagram reveals the data of academic quandaries in regards to young primary learners of two different schools in the years 2005 and 2015. Overall, it can be readily observed that School A had higher percentages of youngsters with educational deficits in both periods but saw significant improvements in almost all problem areas in 2015 while School B worsened in 5 categories and remained flat in 2 others.
School A dramatically improved in percentages of children experiencing problems in between 2005 and 2015 going from 42% to 18% in following instructions, 40% to 18% in concentration in lessons, 35% to 21% in verbal expression of ideas, and 35% to 20% in listening skills while remaining nearly flat in reading ability and handwriting and improving by 5% in Spelling.
School B had far lower rates of youngsters with educational conundrums yet several increased during the period. Problems with following instructions and spelling both doubled going from 6% to 12% and 5% to 10% while reading ability, verbal expression of ideas and listening skills slightly increased from 8% to 9%, 14% to 15% and 11% to 12%, respectively. Meanwhile, handwriting and concentration in lessons remained flat throughout the period.
Task 2: It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn’t worry about producing building as a work of art. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people believe that buildings need to simply be functional and that their beauty is unimportant for designers and architects and I partially agree with this view and will elaborate henceforth.
Buildings and structures must serve a purpose if and when they are created. To begin with, if a building does not serve a purpose it is not in fact a building but actually a work of art or something else altogether. In my experience, I only go to buildings or properties for a purpose and they must serve a purpose in order to lure me there. Furthermore, if a constructed property does not have a function then there will likely be issues with its financial ability to exist. After all, buildings can only be erected via capital and a purpose is necessary to generate and maintain a property's economic viability.
On the other hand, buildings always have the opportunity to be attractive and this brings about several benefits. Firstly, adding aesthetic value to a construction, building or project will only aid in its economic success as it will naturally attract more people towards its purpose. Additionally, its pleasing properties will aid in improving the moods and mind states of people in the vicinity and this is true for me whenever I am in the presence of eye catching constructions. Moreover, it will aid the area or city it is located in by attracting visitors, tourists and/or more people in general to the area which is another added benefit.
All in all, a building's primary purpose is functionality as this is necessary for its survival but adding aesthetic value will only provide benefits that the creators and architects ought to be aware of. If this balance can be reached, societies will become more enriched and prosperous.