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Monday, 2 July 2018
A travel magazine has asked readers to send in
articles on their favourite public building, a town hall or a museum, for
example. You decide to write an article in which you describe your favourite
public building, explain why it is your favourite building and assess its
significance for the wider community.
Write your answer in 280-320 words in an appropriate
Write your article
Feedback in red
As I was a
curious child, I was constantly asking questions, eager to know more and more
about the world surrounding me. I just enjoyed learning new facts each passing
day. Then, after being told off because of my insistence, I kind of felt
embarrassed of asking. However, I found something that could ease my
enthusiasm: books. (Relevant? See comment below)
was no library in my village. So, even though sport was not my cup of tea, I
rode my bike everyday to the nearest town, which did have a library. I was
regarded as the weirdest child in my generation and my parents could not
understand my reasons. Maybe because for them, reading books and gaining new
knowledge was not that important. (Relevant? See comment below)
However, I still
think that they are wrong. Libraries are crammed with books, which are full of
knowledge. Not only that, but also libraries have computers so, even if you do
not have the means to buy one and explore the internet, which is also full of
information, you can just go to the library and finish your school assignment
or learn a new skill. The best part is that you can make use of any library for
free, so it is useful for the community, not least for modest people. It does
not matter whether you do not want to feel the scent of the flipping pages of a
book or make use of the internet: libraries are a peaceful sanctuary in which
you can just sit and relax. Moreover, for those who do not know, some libraries
give out lessons on different subjects for free, so this could be a great
opportunity to learn new skills as well.
You may think of
me as a boring, bookish girl, but do you know what? Last year I won the first
prize in a TV show thanks to my knowledge in different subjects, and currently
I have money to burn. So, remember: knowledge means power.
First two paragraphs are "cute" as a story but not relevant to the task. You should write the introduction about the library, and focus on it. This is a great chance for you to show off your CPE-level vocabulary connected with architecture and design, for example. Tell us when the library was built, with what material, by whom, how many books it has... Also, how is this building important for your town?