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Essay example, suitable for FCE and CAE exams
There are several questions that first come to mind when we think about the future. What will it be like? Will it be better or not? Will man’s existence on this blessed earth continue or not?
In my opinion, life in the 21st century won’t differ much from the life we lead today. Material progress, scientific development, the exploration of space will undoubtedly go on and man will reach further in his knowledge about a great many things....
But is that really what man should do? Isn’t it better for all of us to take a dive into our inner selves and try to find what’s left of our goodness, charity, love, compassion and all that’s vital for mankind to survive? We must never forget that life is short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, war and killing because all this will inevitably lead to our pitiful extinction. Man is just another kind of species in this blissful paradise, called earth. We must not delude ourselves that we are immortal and everlasting. We must respect Nature if we want to preserve this planet for the generations yet to come. We must be wise and search for the true meaning and essence of our existence. It is not in the material things that surround us but in our hearts, minds and souls. If we are clever enough to make this out we will be able to save life for at least another millennium.
Otherwise if we continue waging wars and spreading death around us we might be the last generation to enjoy the unparalleled beauty, magnificence and generosity of God’s green earth that has been mans shelter for millions of years.
What are the main problems young people face nowadays?
Talking about the problems of the young people today would be impossible without referring to the problems of the previous generations. Some teenagers may think that their problems are unique and the most important thing in the world but definitely our parents and grandparents have had some passions and desires when they were at our age.
The main issue for all generations has been, is and will always be love. There are almost no people, especially among the young, who are not busy looking for their half. Everyone needs a soulmate, a person to share everything with, someone they can call their own. So many love passions have burned through the ages that, undoubtedly, love is sure number one for the young.
Another problem for the young generation today is the dilemma: staying in the country or looking for happiness elsewhere. I have chosen to stay here maybe because I am too optimistic or maybe because I love my home country. However, many of my friends prefer to study abroad because of the better career opportunities and the presumably higher education level. In fact, this problem is caused by another one: unemployment. The unemployment rate in our country, unfortunately, is very high and only the lucky ones manage to find a proper job for what they have graduated. Also the salaries are relatively, compared to those in the developed world. The prices of goods and services are beginning slowly but steadily to rise which leads to impoverishment of the people.
The problems the young people face nowadays are very similar to those of all previous generations. But to solve these problems the youth need optimism, courage and a little understanding by the older.
Why older generation complain that we, young people, eat the wrong food take no exercise, and don’t look after our bodies?
Sample Article answer for FCE and CAE
Why older generation complain that we, young people, eat the wrong food take no exercise, and don’t look after our bodies? In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
To prove that our generation is going to live longer and be healthier, I’m going to ask you one simple question. Do you know one person who follows a diet? Who goes regularly to the gym? Who works out every spare minute? Oh, that’s right – a lot of our friends are actually like that. Almost everyone is talking about what he or she eats and drinks. Almost everyone is talking about his or her body. And all that is just the beginning. Even our parents are following diets. Even they have already started to work out.
A lot of people of the younger generation are doing exercise and they have been keeping fit since they were in the fifth or sixth grade. They started to go to the gym when they were in high school. All that leads to just one conclusion – the young people of today are likely to live longer and be healthier than any other generation.
A better education, more nourishing food, more intensive and varied exercise, medical advances – no wonder we’re going to be the healthiest generation ever.
It is essential that both education and work should be fun. Otherwise, people cannot be expected to learn or work efficiently. (Sample Essay)
I absolutely agree with this statement. In my opinion, it is very important to find the thing you like and then turn it into your future job. The same counts for education. “What do you need to know and learn?” is a basic question to which people should have a ready answer.
Nowadays, there are many people who are working only for money. But where is the thrill then? Many will give you only temporary satisfaction, whereas the feeling that you have succeeded in the job you like and love, cannot be compared with anything. This is the point where we feel truly happy, seeing what we have created because of our devotion. It is very important to know what you like doing and then you will definitely succeed.
Actually, we should be aware of this from an early age and we will be able to choose wisely – what we want to study. Of course, children sometimes feel confused, therefore they have be supported by their parents. It has also been scientifically proven that when kids have the will to do certain task, they manage to do it much better than those who are not very interested in it.
In conclusion, I would say that you shouldn’t concentrate on the material aspect of your job or education but look beneath the surface and understand the things, which are on a deeper level, using your feelings.
Note! Make the conclusion more to the point.
Model answer For TOEFL or IELTS exam papers.
Alcohol Abuse Motives and Effects
Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are the two most commonly met addictions. People hardly even notice that they have become a necessity for them before it’s too late. They start doing it mostly because they have some problems or just because the others do it. The after effects are often underestimated. But they inevitable come and that, of course, is the problem.
Most people start drinking and think they are strong enough to cut it out whenever they want. The beginning is usually at some party or when facing very cumbersome tasks and have heard that alcohol in such cases. Not before long they will realise that it provides no answer to their problem but it is already late. And the problems may vary – starting with difficulties at school or work and ending with ruining a friendship or unrequited love.
Unfortunately, the troubles you’ve had don’t vanish after you start the boozing – they just deepen and broaden. The lack of strength you’ve shown first is replaced by a dark hiatus where you helplessly sink day after day: with your unbearable behaviour you lose all your friends and then blame them for leaving you. This makes you even more miserable. Soon you lose your job, then your money; your family knows nothing about you. Drinking, of course, leads to different illness and psychological disorders.
Alcoholism is one of the dangerous addictions of our modern time. It affects men and women of different ages – from teenagers to people as old as their parents. Regular use of booze is harmful and is a slow but certain death. I often hear people say that two or three cups a day do not harm you. Yes, they just steal years from your life and present you with all kind of ailments. So will you continue to drink that poison? If I were you, I wouldn’t.
Model answer for CAE and FCE exams: Report
Topic: The course for time management skills
The aim of this report is to show how useful the course for time management skills was. I have gathered all the information during the course and it is based on my personal experience.
1 It was very useful to study the theory first. When we had learned the basics, we were able to put everything to practice and, in that way, we memorised the information quickly and soon managed to understand it completely.
2 At first, I was a little sceptical about this course but now I am really glad I did try it. It has helped me a lot to organise my time and now I have more time to rest.
1 I expected the groups to be smaller. It was really annoying at times because not everyone, including me, had the chance to put their questions about the issues discussed.
2 It was very tiring, because we had seminars all day long. After we went back home, we were too exhausted to study properly.
3 They gave us amazing handouts. But I am too busy now to have a second look at them.
To sum up, I will point out that this course was a really helpful and useful activity. I highly recommend you to send other people there. You will not be disappointed.