domingo, 26 de noviembre de 2017

GLOBAL PATTERNS AND INEQUALITIES

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"Trade is dominated by the countries of North America, western Europe, and Asia. In recent times the economies of LICs and lower MICs have become more strongly linked with those of HICs. Theis has raised living standards in many LICs and lower MICs but has not benefited some unskilled workers who have lost jobs and had wage cuts. The overall volume of trade has grown with the exception of times of recession such as 2008-9."

Geography for Cambridge International AS & A Level. OUP, 2015

domingo, 5 de noviembre de 2017

ESSAY

SAMPLE ESSAYS AND HINTS



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Hints

  • [PLANNING]
    - Use the task input to help you plan but try to avoid copying phrases from the input . Use your own words.
  • [INTRODUCTION and CONCLUSION] 
    - Effective introductory and concluding paragraphs. In the introduction, state the topic clearly, give a brief outline of the issue, saying why it is important or why people have different opinions about it. 
    - DO NOT express you opinion at the beginning of your essay (develop you essay in such a way that it guides the reader to the conclusion you draw). 
    - DO give your opinion in the final paragraph.
  • [SECOND and THIRD PARAGRAPHS] 
    - Structure your argument. Each new paragraph has one main idea, stated in a topic sentence.
    - Include relevant details to support the main idea: these might include examples, rhetorical questions (do no overdo it), controversial or surprising statements... If you include a drawback, give a possible solution, too.
  • [GENERAL] 
    - DO use a relatively formal register and an objective tone. Do not be too emotional. 
    - Remember to use linking adverbials to organise your ideas and to make it easy for the reader to follow your argument.
    - In the exam, allow yourself time to check your grammar, spelling and punctuation thoroughly.