Writing task 38: variant 28 - Langart

Task 38

Imagine that you are doing a project on why Zetland teenagers do after-school activities. You have found some data on the subject – the results of the opinion polls (see the table below).

Comment on the data in the table and give your opinion on the subject of the project.

The opinion poll question:
Why do you do after-school activities?


Number of respondents (%)

to pursue interests


to develop new skills


to have fun and excitement


to have fun away from home


to meet new people


Write 200-250 words.

Use the following plan:

– make an opening statement on the subject of the project;

– select and report 2–3 facts;

– make 1–2 comparisons where relevant and give your comments;

– outline a problem that can arise with some after-school activities and suggest a way of solving it;

– conclude by giving and explaining your opinion on the importance of extracurricular activities for teenagers.

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