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Monday, 6 June 2016
CPE Sample Essay June 2016
"Proficiency Testbuilder, 4th Edition with Key" by Mark Harrison.
usually said that the most difficult phase of life is adolescence.
But although many people would agree that it is a complicated period
of time, it has not only negative aspects, but also very positive
ones. Both texts focus on adolescence, analysing how it should be
regarded, referring in particular to the role that parents have to
first passage argues that adolescence is not only pain and sadness,
but also discovery and growth, and in this way the author provides a
balanced view of adolescence. Consider for example your first kiss,
or your first job, or travelling abroad for the first time. I agree
with the author that it is a phase of experimentation and joy, and
not only immaturity and confusion, as many other authors normally
The author of the
second passage focuses on how parents should act during the
adolescence of their kids. Parents should be conscious and realise
that difficult behavior among teenager is, up to a certain point, normal to be expected. It even goes as far as to suggesting that
parents should be careful not to make life even harder for their
children. However, I don't totally agry with the author when he says
that parents should be understanding and avoid all anger and
severity. I believe that sometime parents need to be really strict to
prevent their kids from doing dangerous actions.
In conclusion, I
would agree that adolescence is a phase of growth, which has not only troubles, but also discovery and good times. Regarding the role of
the parents, they have the duty to help their children, being strict
and severe when necessary. Submitted by Maria Giudice #Words: 280