Essay – 2015 Paper – New Language

How challenging or painless has it been for you to grasp a second or a new language? [modified GCE Normal Academic 2015, Paper 1] As I progressed through Primary School, doubts over my academic ability grew. Things simply became tougher and tougher. Yet surprisingly, I did well enough to be offered a chance at a …

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English Excess

Adam Huttner-Koros. (21 Aug 2015). The Hidden Bias of Science’s Universal Language. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/08/english-universal-language-science-research/400919/. The vast majority of scientific papers today are published in English. What gets lost when other languages get left out? A 2012 study from the scientific-research publication Research Trends examined articles collected by SCOPUS, the world’s largest database for peer-reviewed …

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Tourism – Boon and Bane

Q: Discuss the good and ill that stems from tourism. Direct alternatives: What are the merits and demerits of tourism? "Tourism is often portrayed as wonderful, yet it is far from perfect." What would consider positive and negative about tourism? List the advantages and disadvantages of tourism. Restrictive alternatives: What are the advantages and disadvantages …

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Going nuclear – Context and Future

'Nuclear energy should be banned.' How far can you support this position? [Introductory Statistic] The 2017 World Nuclear Industry report showed a phase out of the sector. The number of nuclear reactors under construction fell for the fourth consecutive year, declining from 68 in 2013 to 53 in 2017. EURACTIV report, Sep 2017. EURACTIV is an …

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