Written by: IELTS I-Ready, 25/12/2023
Marked by: Ex-BC Examiner
The table below shows the number of temporary migrant workers in four countries in 2003 and 2006 and the number of these workers per 1,000 people in these countries in 2006.
The table illustrates the total foreign nonpermanent laborers for four different nations in 2003 and 2006, along with the density of such workers in the latter year. Overall, the number of workers in all given countries increased over the surveyed period, with that of the US being constantly the highest. Additionally, New Zealand recorded the highest concentration of laborers per 1,000 inhabitants in 2006.
Regarding the given Oceanian countries, the migrant workforce in Australia comprised 152,000 individuals in 2003, before ascending significantly to 219,000 by 2006, when the density was slightly over 10 workers out of every 1,000 residents. Moreover, the figure for New Zealand was the lowest among the given nations for both years, which started at 65,000 and finished at 87,000, however it experienced the highest concentration in 2006 at 21.1 workers per 1,000 people.
Concerning the remaining countries, the highest number of migrant workers was documented in the US at 577,000 in 2003, which rose moderately to 678,000 by 2006, accounting to 2.3 laborers for every 1,000 people. Finally, the figure for the UK was remarkably lower at 137,000 in 2003, but almost doubled by 2006, which resulted in 4.4 workers for every 1,000 inhabitants. (198 words)
Written by: IELTS I-Ready, 15/1/2024
Marked by: Ex-BC Examiner
(IELTS Academic – 13/1/2024)
Question: It is a natural process for animal species to become extinct (e.g. Dinosaurs, dodos …) There is no reason why people should try to prevent this from happening. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many argue by using the extinction of dinosaurs and dodo birds as an example, the loss of other species is inevitable and human beings should not interfere with this course of nature. While this phenomenon highlights the natural evolution of the animal world, I mostly disagree with this opinion because mankind is one of the many culprits leading to this predicament and their disappearance may directly impact human beings.
The foremost argument for my disagreement is that a large share of animals completely disappear due to anthropogenic factors. Increased demand for more housing projects or agricultural practices has destroyed the habitat of several species. This coupled with illicit acts of poaching for animal parts has pushed many animal groups to the verge of extinction. For example, Bengal tigers are listed in the red book because of being overly hunted.
Another legitimate justification to support my belief is the direct implications for human well-being facilitated by the declining animal population. The vanishing of a fauna species can disrupt the ecosystem as many of them help regulate pests, provide food resources and foster pollination. Imagining that all kinds of fish vanished from the earth, their absence would lead to a collapse in marine food chains and the derivation of an important protein source for human nutrition.
However, I concede that it is worth emphasising the significance of natural selection. This natural course values highly resilient traits of animals which can adapt and evolve through the ever-changing nature of the environment, thus increasing their survivability and reproduction rate. To illustrate, while the dinosaurs became extinct due to their inability to adjust to climate change, this also provided an opportunity for other smaller species to thrive.
In conclusion, I largely contend that calling for human intervention is critical in safeguarding fauna from dying because they are the main contributor to this loss and this menace can detrimentally influence their well-being. Nonetheless, I admit that certain animals do not inherit valuable characteristics to survive the evolutionary pressure. Where possible, concerted effort from governments worldwide can ensure a sustainable coexistence between animal and homo sapien cohorts. (351 words)
|Không thể tránh khỏi
|Course of nature
|Tình trạng khó khăn
|Do con người (gây ra)
|Bất hợp pháp
|Sự can thiệp
|Bảo vệ, giữ gìn
|Homo sapien cohorts
|Loài người, người tinh khôn