ALCETM May-June 2011 Writing Prompts
Choose ONE of the two writing tasks below. You should write between 225 and 250 words. Your essay will be marked down if it falls below this range. You have 30 minutes for this task. Your writing will be assessed on its range and accuracy of language, organization, and topic development.
Unhealthy weight gain is rapidly becoming an issue for many children and teenagers. Some people believe that teachers should directly address these children and teenagers about their weight and health. Others argue that this may lead to these students feeling singled out and create psychological issues. In your opinion, should teachers speak to children and teenagers about weight loss? Give reasons to support your views. You must use at least two points from the box below to develop and support your opinion, but you can also add your own ideas. For: SPEAKING ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS ● Important for health ● Responsibility of teacher ● Ability to give guidance on diet ● Preventing social isolation For: NOT SPEAKING ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS ● Possibility of bullying by others ● Reduction of self-confdence ● Responsibility of parents only ● Possibility of poorer schoolwork Task B
Fossil fuel energy sources, such as oil and coal, are often labeled as bad for the environment, and as unsuitable for long-term energy supplies. The current debate centers on whether to replace fossil fuels with nuclear energy, or with non-nuclear alternatives, such as solar power and wind power. In your opinion, should governments encourage nuclear or non-nuclear energy sources? Give reasons to support your views. You must use at least two points from the box below to develop and support your opinion, but you can also add your own ideas. For:
● Technology available ● Effcient ● Reliable ● Energy independence For:
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES
● Few health risks
● Solar and wind power renewable ● Environmentally friendly 5...
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