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Tour de France bicycle race

"The concept of excellence is inherently competitive; logically, in order for some to surpass, others must be outdone." —Ian Cosh, resident anthropologist at Idea Couture

Write an essay in which you take a position on the statement above. In developing and supporting your essay, consider instances in which the statement does and does not hold true.

People performing peaceful protest

"Civil disobedience" is when you break the law or social rules on purpose to bring attention to a cause (a principle or aim that a group supports or fights for) and push for change. People may be arrested when performing civil disobedience.

  • Is there a cause you think is worth being arrested for? What is it, and why do you feel that way?
Man giving money to a beggar on the street

Do the rich have a responsibility to help the poor in society?

Man's wrists in handcuffs

Why do you think people commit crime? What makes a person commit a crime? How many different reasons can you think of? What should be done to reduce crime?

Do you think people are naturally selfish or altruistic? Why? Use evidence to support your position. Don't forget to think about the counter-argument. Make sure you refute it.

Old "Linguaphone" language course

Learning a foreign language is more important now than it was in the past. Discuss.

Young woman graduating from university

Do you think everyone should go to college? Why or why not? Give reasons to support your answer.

QUESTION 3: Describe a picture

DIRECTIONS: Describe the picture in as much detail as you can.

Statue of Lady Justice from Greek mythology

What do you think of the justice system in your country? Does it work well or not? Explain why you think so.

Write an essay of three or more paragraphs (around 200 words) on the given topic covering three of these points: banning weapons; economic causes of crime; school education; stricter punishments; surveillance cameras; and the influence of the media.

Is society doing enough to deal with violent crime?

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