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Diverse young women and one older woman in French train station with luggage

Have you ever lived abroad to study or work for a long time? Think about these things when writing your answer:

  • Did the experience change you in any way? How?
  • Did your thoughts or feelings about your country change? How?
  • What did you miss about home?
  • Did you realise that there are some things about your home country that could be done better or differently?
Map of the world with pushpins and string marking different locations

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you want to go? What would you do there? Why there and not some other place?

Use the basic structure of a strong argument in your answer. (See Examples and hints.)

Crowded beach in Amalfi, Italy

Think about a trip you went on (good or bad). Describe the trip. Write about what you would do differently if you went to that place again. Explain why you would do things differently and how that would change your experience of the place.

Be sure to use vivid language and anecdotes in your answer. (See Examples and hints.) 

Two boys looking in awe at something above them

If you have traveled, write about the place that had the biggest impact on you. Where did you go? What happened and how did it change you?

Suitcase with passport

Have you ever been abroad? Where did you go?

Tell a story, also known as an anecdote, about something that happened on that trip. (See Examples and hints.)

Overhead view of students at work in a large university library

What do you think of the university system in your country? Do people study hard enough? Do universities produce good graduates that contribute to your society? Do you have any criticisms of the system? What are the strengths of the system?

Young woman wearing graduation gown and mortar board

What did you study at university/college? Why did you choose to study that? Do you think it was the right decision? Why or why not?

Use some testimony in your answer. (See Examples and hints.)

High school classroom with teacher at blackboard and student raising his hand

Write about your high school. What kind of school was it? What kind of educational standards did it have?

Small town street with cable bus

Where are you from? Was it a good place to grow up? Tell us as much as you can about the place and the people and your childhood. What did you used to do? What did you like—and not like—about it?

People in an art gallery, one young woman sitting on the floor in front of a painting while others walk past

Who is your favourite artist? Describe his or her work and why you like it. What makes this artist's work more impressive than the work of other artists?


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