C2+ ProficiencyProficiency WritingC2 Proficiency Writing Practice Test 5



Read the two texts below.
Write an essay summarising and evaluating the key points from both texts.
Use your own words throughout as far as possible, and include your own ideas in your answer.
Write your answer in 240–280 words in an appropriate style.

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Stick to the Rules

Let nobody be in any doubt about what developers want; they are not interested in widening access, the public good or anything else—they are interested in profit. And an even greater danger is the signal that any relaxation of the rules would send; if one unsuitable development is allowed in a National Park, for whatever reason, it is inevitable that there will be a deluge of future applications and the face of all our National Parks could be changed irrevocably for ever. Ultimately, the only way to protect National Parks for future generations is to have severe restrictions that are fully enforced and understood.[/one_half]

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Breathing New Life into National Parks

As a supporter of the idea that restrictions in National Parks should be relaxed (although I have no particular axe to grind) I feel that almost all of our National Parks need more visitors. However, the price of accommodation is an issue, so we can only bring it down if we have more places to stay, which means more buildings. But visitors aren’t the only parties in the equation—we shouldn’t forget the people who live and work in National Parks. They too—farmers, doctors, shepherds, teachers or whatever—need new schools, hospitals and houses just like the rest of us, and without increasing progress and development they will simply leave and the National Parks will not be able to function.[/one_half_last]


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Write an answer to one of the questions 2–3 in this part.
Write your answer in 280–320 words in an appropriate style.

An airline in-flight magazine has asked you to write about a place you know well that has changed because of tourism. Write a descriptive article describing some of the positive and negative changes that have taken place and suggest what lessons can be learned.
Write your article.

A daily newspaper has asked readers to send in their views about whether people in rich countries do enough to help people in the developing world. Write your letter, explaining your views and suggesting what could be done to improve the current situation.
Write your letter.


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