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.)
QUESTIONS 1–5: Write a sentence based on a picture
DIRECTIONS: In this part of the test, you will write ONE sentence that is based on a picture. With each picture, you will be given TWO words or phrases that you must use in your sentence. You can change the forms of the words and you can use the words in any order.
Some people who have lived in another country have trouble when they come home. What kind of problems do these people have and why? Could these troubles be beneficial to the individual or their society?
Some people are against the idea of changing one's image with artificial means like surgery. Others think improving your appearance for your own benefit is OK. What do you think about this? Write a paragraph explaining your opinion and give reasons to support your answer.
What strategies do companies use to persuade us to buy products and services? Describe a good ad campaign and say why you think it is effective. Also write about a bad ad campaign. Say what they did wrong and suggest how they could have done a better job.
TO: Ajax Computer Corp.
FROM: Katya Karnov
SUBJECT: Broken computer
I am writing to request a replacement for a computer I bought a year ago that has already stopped working. I took it to the repair shop and they said it was a problem with the motherboard and would cost so much to fix, I might as well get a new computer. I've lost the original receipt but I did buy the extended warranty plan so I should be able to get it replaced. Please let me know how to exchange this one for a new one that works.
[You are a customer service representative at Ajax Computer Corp. Decide whether or not you will exchange Katya's computer for a new one, then write her an email explaining your choice. Give two reasons, and instructions about what to do next.]
For centuries, people have followed the Latin proverb, Docendo discimus—"By teaching, we learn." Write a few sentences about what the proverb means, and perhaps a time when you have experienced it in your own life.