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Writing practice test 12

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar chart shows the average price of a house in the UK in different years. The pie charts show the percentage between homeowners and those who are renting.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

An increasing number of larger shopping areas, malls and department stores are leading to the decline of smaller corner shops.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of shopping in larger shopping centres rather than smaller, more traditional shops?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.