Just send me a message and I’ll see what I can do! Candidates will be given three short opinions related to the bullet points. They may, if they wish, use these to help develop their essay, but they should do so in write a essay on discipline own words, as far as possible.
AN ESSAY is usually written for an academic tutor and may be a follow-up to an activity, such as attending a panel discussion or watching a documentary. It should be well organised, with an introduction, clear development, and an appropriate conclusion. Use the task input to help you plan but try to avoid copying phrases from the input in Part 1. In the introduction, state the topic clearly, give a brief outline of the issue, saying why it is important or why people have different opinions about it. DO give your opinion in the final paragraph. Each new paragraph has one main idea, stated in a topic sentence. If you include a drawback, give a possible solution, too.
DO use a relatively formal register and an objective tone. Remember to use linking adverbials to organise your ideas and to make it easy for the reader to follow your argument. In the exam, allow yourself time to check your grammar, spelling and punctuation thoroughly. Your class has attended a panel discussion on what methods governments should use to discourage the use of private cars in the centre of the city. You have made the notes below.
Make businesses pay parking levies for their employees and they’ll move out of the city centre. Improve the public transport system, then people won’t need their cars. If people understood how much better pedestrianised ciyt centres are, they wouldn’t want to bring their cars in. Write an essay for your tutor, discussing two of the methods in your notes. You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed in the discussion but you should use your own words as far as possible. Write your essay in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.
Essay 1 – Model answer Too much traffic is a major headache for everyone in the city due to the noise, pollution and, of course, terrible delays during the rush hour. How can the government reduce traffic and dissuade people from driving their cars into the centre every day? In this essay, I will discuss two possible approaches to this pressing yet complex issue. The first option to consider is an education campaign which could comprise of visual and radio advertising, presentations to businesses and special designated days such as ‘Wall to Work day’. Compared to the high cost of significantly upgrading our public transport system, advertising is relatively low-cost and straightforward to implement.
A second alternative would be to levy a tax on parking in the city. This could be applied both to businesses and directly to consumers. While it is true that this would have immediate gains in revenue and change behaviour, taxes are unpopular and could also place unfair pressure on small businesses and individuals who do not have other transport options for work. In my view, a multi-faceted education campaign would be the most effective starting point. In the future, a tax could be a possible option but it would be tolerated better once citizens are educated about the benefits of fewer cars and a more pedestrianised centre. Your class has attended a panel discussion on the action governments can take to promote health and fitness among young people.
There need to be specialist sports teachers for children and students of all ages. Some young people are put off by the pressure to compete. A lot of young people don’t think it’s cool to take part in sports. Write an essay for your tutor, discussing two of the actions in your notes. You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed during the discussion but you should use your own words as far as possible.