Monday, 21 September 2015

CAE Report sample for 2015 exam

Task Type: Report
You have been asked to write a report for the World Information Organisation on the following topic:
What are the greatest threats to the environment in your country today?
What are the solutions?
Write your report. (220-260 words)

Italy: the greatest environmental threats
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the most significant environmental threats in Italy, as well as to present ideas which may help improve the situation in the foreseeable future.
Air pollution
According to the latest statistics on air pollution in the Italian cities, the main problem is the massive use of wheel transport. This situation lies deep in the historical evolution of this country, where the development of road transport infrastructure has always been promoted. Taking into account the population density in Italy and the Italian passion for cars, it is indeed one of the major threats.
Soil pollution
There is an extensive use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. The Italians love food and possess a booming agriculture industry, however industrial emission and badly-threated industrial waste present a risk for the country and its beautiful landscapes.
Recommended solutions
The need for structural changes within the country is evident, and so the following ideas are suggested:
1.    Expand and improve public transport networks with environmentally friendly-vehicles, and timetables and prices attractive for workers and students.
2.    Tighten control over the use of pesticides and industrial emissions and provide strict monitoring to factories.
It is utterly important that the government takes these actions to protect the environment.

260 words.
Sent by Natasha (Italy)

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