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Wind turbines in a field

Below is a pie chart of the sources of electricity generation in California, USA, in 2018. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Calculator and notepad placed over stack of USA dollars

The graph below shows the average wages for salaried and full-time workers in the U.S.

  1. Describe the information in the graph. What does it tell you?
  2. Why might it be important to have this data? Who might want to know, and how would they use it?

Write an email to a colleague arranging a meeting to discuss your project. Use the following questions to create the body of the email. (It can be real or imagined.)

Include the Subject line—make sure it states clearly what the email is about.

  1. What about the project do you want to discuss?
  2. Where do you want to meet?
  3. When do you want to meet?

Add an appropriate closing.

Businessman reading a newspaper while waiting for a subway train

Write an email to a colleague sharing an article you read recently that relates to the project you're working on together.

Be specific about why you're sharing the article and how you think it relates to your project. Use your imagination!

Woman and man sitting at a boardroom table talking

You recently had a successful interview with an expert for a project you are doing at work. Write an email to thank them for their time.

Make your email more effective by using specific details (e.g., the topic of the interview) and addressing the expert by name. Use your imagination!

Intersection with cars, trucks, and buses

The graph below shows vehicles counted at an intersection over a 4-minute span of time. 

First, describe the information in the graph. What does it tell you?

Then talk about why it might be important to have this data. Who might want to know? How would they use it?

 

[Graph by Jimmie via Flickr]

child looking out train window in the rain with a sad expression

What place would you never want to travel to? Why not?

Use all the elements of a strong answer in your writing. (See Examples and hints.)

Ladder reaching to the moon

What is your ambition? Do you have any secret wishes? What are they?

One man helping another on a computer

Describe a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.

Be sure to include:

  1. a description of the project;
  2. what you were expected to do;
  3. what you did beyond the expectations; and
  4. how your actions contributed to the success of the project.
Sign with the words "Time to say goodbye"

How would you fire someone if you were their supervisor? Write what you would say to them.

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