Task 1 table


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  The table compares the ratio of men to women from six different districts in two separate years 1995and 2005.

  It can be seen from the table that many districts’ number offemales experienced a downward trend, such as Asian, North America Oceania,central America Oceania, north America. The proportion of women in the populationin North America decreased dramatically, which dipped from 103.9 in 1995 to 99.8 in 2005. As for north and centralAmerican Oceania, they had similarfigures, both slipped by 3.2 and 2.5 respectively. In Asian, the ratio onlywent down by 0.4, which nearly 10 timesless than that in North America.

  Conversely, only two areas’ women population witnessed an increase in these twoyears. Europe’s proportion of women in population rose from 89.4 in 1995 to92.8 in 2005. And the proportion in Africa only went up by 1.4 at the sameperiod.

  Task 2




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  It is universally believed thatproviding students with many rewards is an effective way to improve academicperformance. Although some would argue that only those top students are eligible toreceive these rewards, I am in the camp that anyone who makes progress shouldbe rewarded as well.

  Firstly, advocatesbelieve that it is reasonable to offer prizes to the high-level performers. This is becauseone needs to pay a great amount of effort than other classmates in order toearn a high grade in the exam. In addition, top performers normally act as a facilitatorto encourage other students to work harder and they can create a competitivelearning setting in the school.

  However, rewarding topplayers merely is likely to result in some undesirable results in someoccasions. The reason is that those best students are relatively few in the class. If weonly pay attention to those few high-level learners and ignore the rest of thestudents, the enthusiasm for study might be reduced. Some opponents, therefore,feel that it is necessary for teachers to give certain awards to those who putforward reasonable efforts in study. The extrinsic reward provided to them is not only a recognitionof their former performance, but also a motivator for further study since asense of accomplishment can boost their confidence and help them become the high-levelstudents eventually.

  In conclusion, my view is that both types of studentsshould be rewarded, which is beneficial for the learning environment in thecampus.