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You must answer this question.

Write your answer in 140- 190 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer
sheet.

Your teacher has asked you to write your response to the following statement taken from a recent newspaper article:

Do you agree that community service works better than fines?


Notes
Write about:
1. effort and time
2. lesson learned
3. ………………(your own idea)

Anyone who commits a crime should be prosecuted. Some people believe, myself included, that serving a community
is a more effective way to stop reoffending than financial penalty. So what are the benefits deriving from doing
community service?
First and foremost, offenders are being requested to spend their precious time on voluntary work. Paying a fine is
relatively unchallenging when compared to weeks or even months of labour a lawbreaker has to devote to local
society free of charge.
Additionally, community service is sometimes the only way to gain the knowledge about hazards arising from felonies.
For example, if a person has been caught speeding, an adequate service one should do is to become a lollipop man at
a local school crossing.
Finally, spending time and helping out a local society may positively influence wrongdoers. They begin to contemplate
on their behaviour and eventually come to conclusion that they are capable of making a positive difference in society.
In conclusion, creative way of punishment in a form of community service is without a doubt a more efficient way to
halt reoffending. Not only the local society benefits from it but also the lawbreaker who learns the lesson.

You must answer this question. Write your answer in 140- 190 words in an appropriate style on
the separate answer sheet.

Your teacher has asked you to write your response to the following statement taken from a recent
newspaper article:

Is it true that we help the environment when we plant a tree?


Notes:
Write about:- clear the air
– shade

– ………….( your own idea)

It is claimed that the ecosystem of our planet is in danger. Nevertheless, there are some who advocate, myself
included, that planting trees may bring balance to the natural world. So how does growing these plants aid the living
world?
First of all, trees improve the quality of air by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Using their leaves and
branches trees absorb negative gases and then release the oxygen back into the air to support living creatures.

Moreover, mature trees provide shading for houses and other buildings so that the need for air conditioning is
reduced. Although for some it might seem unimportant, this simple action decreases the amount of fossil fuels burned
to produce electricity.

Last but not least, forestation creates an ecosystem which provides habitat and food for wildlife. The tree not only
serves as shelter and protection from a predator but also enables animals to collect nuts, berries or fruit.

Having presented all the points it is obvious that the environment benefits hugely from a newly planted tree. I believe
that reduction of CO2, provision of shade, shelter or food are just a few of the advantages deriving from this simple
action.