Writing a Report — 16

(60 minutes, 250–300 words)

An English magazine has a weekly column called “Discovering the world”. As part of their new investigation into cultural issues, they have asked you to write a report based on your own survey of the top popular tourist spots in London in2010among teenagers from different countries.

In your report say:

  1. What counties do the teenagers taking part in the survey represent?
  2. What does the survey demonstrate?
  3. Have there been any changes since 2010?

Do not forget to follow the rules of report writing and use an appropriate style.

 

Report 16 Chart 1

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Writing a Report — 20

(60 minutes, 250–300 words)

An English magazine has a weekly column called “Exploring the UK”. As part of their new investigation, they have asked you to write a report based on your own research of the purposes of visiting the UK by Russian schoolchildren in 2000–2014.

In your report:

  1. Compare the purposes of visiting the UK in 2000 – 2014.
  2. Explain the changes reasoning your suggestions.
  3. Name the possible future changes.

Do not forget to follow the rules of report writing and use an appropriate style.

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Writing an Article — 6

Part 4 (25 minutes)

Maximum points — 15

Writing

In an English-language magazine you saw the following announcement about a competition and decided to participate in it.

Welcome to the Internet!

Win a brand new laptop plus all the essential software and a year's free Internet access.

Write and tell us about the changes the Internet has brought about in the tourism industry in our country.

We will publish the winning article in next month's issue.

Write your competition article.

In your article you should:

  • start with a title;
  • make an introduction;
  • mention at least two positive and two negative changes the Internet has brought in the tourism industry in our country;
  • write if people can rely on the Internet when they travel;
  • give your ideas what the future for the Internet will be in the tourism industry in our country;
  • make a conclusion.

Write 180–200 words.

Дополнительное упражнение

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The tourism industry in Russia is undergoing considerable changes recently, and one of the most important factors responsible for them is the Internet. Being an inevitable part of our everyday life, the Internet does both good and harm to the tourism development.

Let’s start with the positive side. Now that the information is easily available, many foreigners are no longer prisoners of stereotypes like bears, awful frosts and all Russians being blond. Consequently, people from other countries get more interested in our culture and tend to travel here to study it deeply. This is when the Internet helps again: giving the traveller an opportunity to book tickets and hotel rooms conveniently, providing them with instant access to essential information like departure and landing time, opening hours, hotels and restaurants reviews, it makes travelling easier and more convenient. It is reliable, too. The information stored there doesn’t disappear like a piece of paper can, and nowadays you can have access to the world wide web almost anywhere.

However, not everything is so good. The negative changes that the Internet has brought are the continuation of its positive ones. Having information at hand, tourists prefer visiting the places which have most favourable reviews, leaving the rest behind. Thus, the Internet adds to the uneven coverage of places of interest. Besides, it can’t be called useful to those who don’t build their business basing themselves on modern technology. It leads to traditional travelling businesses dying out.

Whatever the impact tourism might have, it definitely is going to continue developing and occupying more and more space in every sphere, tourism being no exception.

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Writing an On-line Message — 1

You read the following question on a forum:

"Hi, guys! I need your advice. I've got a chance to go either to Edinburgh or to Glasgow for the weekend, and I can't choose: they both look attractive. Where would you go if you were in my place?"

Imagine that you are an experienced traveller, who has visited both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Give the topic starter your advice in about 200–250 words.

In your answer:

  • share your experience of visiting the cities;
  • mention 3 places of interest in each city;
  • give your recommendation and provide at least 2 reasons for it.

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