What is happening in this painting? Imagine you are one of the people in the painting. Where are you going? How do you feel? What can you hear and smell? You can even write a short story as though you are in the painting—be creative!
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.]
Companies and labour unions in France have agreed to limit business emails after 6pm to help improve their work-life balance and well-being. Do you think this is a good idea? Is it even possible in your job?
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?
Below is a pie chart representing the distribution of languages on internet websites in 2014. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Some large companies are making the switch to English as the official in-house language. What do you think about it? What are the pitfalls of such a move? What is to be gained? Would you like for your company to have such a policy?
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?
Below is a graph of carbon dioxide emissions per capita for different regions of the world. The total emissions of a region is represented by a rectangular area. The height of each rectangle is proportional to the emissions per capita, and the width is proportional to the population of the represented region. The regions are sorted by emissions per capita, from the highest to the lowest.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write an essay of three or more paragraphs (around 200 words) on the given topic covering three of these points: demand for electricity; disposal of nuclear waste; global warming; price of oil; renewable energy; and safety.
Agree or disagree: The use of nuclear power should be expanded.
It is generally agreed that society benefits from the work of its members. Compare the contributions of artists to society with the contributions of scientists to society. Which type of contribution do you think is valued more by your society?
Be sure to use specific examples to support your argument.
Tell a story about these two people. What is their life like? Based on their facial expressions, how do you think they feel? Look at their clothing and surroundings—what do they tell you about the man and woman? Be creative!