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    The Disadvantages of Television, Internet and Computers

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    But, things have changed... Today, the Internet is one of the most powerful tools throughout the world. The Internet is a collection of various services and resources. Children using the Internet have become a big concern. Most parents do not realize the dangers involved when their children log onto the Internet. When children are online, they can easily be tempted into something dangerous. When children talk to others online, they do not realize they could actually be talking to a harmful person.

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    English speaking and writing assessment the stress factors that affect teenagers

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    Only 30% of typical stereotypes made on adolescents, such as drug abusing, shallow, rude or violent behaviour, are actually true. Whilst you might believe your teenage years were the golden years in your life, this is not the case for this generation's young adults, however many parents are oblivious to their teenage child's worries, insecurities and problems. Now imagine you're a fifteen year old girl, when you wake up in the morning you need to spend at least half an hour in front of the mirror, maybe even more on bad days, in front of the mirror.

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    Why fashion is important.

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    It has been said by Mrs. Rosie Montage, professor of social psychology that 98% of what we say does not come from our mouth. If so then clothing is a very silent but tremendously powerful communicator. It can camouflage or cover up; it can build or destroy an image, it can say "I am as good as you", "I have the same interest", "I am important", "I am not important" or even "I take myself and work too seriously! But by judging someone based on their appearance makes them feel inferior.

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    To smoke or not to smoke. Now there's a question for you. Since I'm a smoker I guess I chose to smoke. Right or wrong? Who knows?

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    Or some man walks by me smelling of a full bottle of aftershave.What difference does it really make anyway. Sure, there's a chance I may get some kind of cancer, but that's true for every human out there. Cancer cells are in your body 24 hours a day every day of your life. Anything may trigger them to go rampant on you. What about the people who die of cancer and have never touch a cigarette?Let me see.

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    Stop all tests - Just take a moment to think imagine schools becoming like factories , packed with robot like children, doing the same thing, all learning similar objectives.

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    Most SAT's take place in May; they are taken in year 2, 6 and year 9. The exams are used by the government to monitor not just how well a student is doing but it is also used to observe if the teachers are doing their job. Research has shown that students are tested not on their talent but their ability on how much information they can pack into their brain. Although the tests are to check on performance of schools, many students stress over little, time wasting exams.

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    Animal Testing Should Be Stopped, This I Believe.

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    Animals who have been experimented on suffer: diarrhea, convulsions, loss of muscle control, bleeding from the eyes, nose and mouth, internal bleeding, bleeding stomach ulcers, vomiting, respiratory problems and in general, complete agony. Often, they don't even suffer 'for a good cause' such as a substantial medical advancement. They suffer for trivial things such as 'new and improved' shampoo and washing powder. Doesn't it seem unreasonable to put a living animal through so much pain for something we can do without?

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    Write an article to persuade a teacher to apply for your school

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    The school was one of the first to receive funding, and as such it is one of a handful of schools within the country to retain BSF status. The new building has allowed a number of improvements to take place, such as modernized facilities and staff rooms within each department. Registration within the school utilizes the SIMS Electronic Registration system, which allows pupils to scan in using multi-purpose smart cards.

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    Should We Have A Citizenship Test? The citizenship test was introduced by the Australian Government fairly recently.

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    responsibilities of citizenship rather than facing questions about Australia's sporting heroes " as it had previously asked questions about a Australian cricket player, Sir Donald Bradman and other irrelevant information. However, when questioned to why was the citizenship test was even introduced, a minister who appeared on an SBS program called 'Insight' argued that this test was made to test English proficiency of the 'new' Australians.

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    War has never led to anything Positive Discuss

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    The biggest negative impact on war focus on the casualties lost during war. The loss of unfortunate lives due to war lead to a decrease of population and broken families- lack of money supply and support. The impact of economy is devastating; with high debts from bonds and foreign loans which decrease the wealth of the country. Devastation of houses, cities, farms and factories, resulting in lost jobs, wounds, injuries and healthcare would all need to be compensated by the government to rebuild houses and cure the people of the country.

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    Write to argue for or against mobile phones being allowed in school

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    However it is inevitable that those lacking a sense of responsibility will ignore and 'flaunt these rules, and so even if there are not as many occurances of phones going off, there are still some!

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    Human Cloning. What are the ethical implications of cloning? Does it take away human nature and dignity? To clone or not to clone?

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    This brings us to the frequently asked questions, What are the ethical implications of cloning? Does it take away human nature and dignity? To clone or not to clone? To answer all those questions, we first have to explore cloning fully starting with the ethical implications. For example, human cloning can be good as it can be used to treat diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes and also can be useful for people who need transplants. It can also help with reconstructive treatment for burn victims who get half their bodies burnt to an unrecognizable state.

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    Good morning/afternoon, today I would like to present my opinion to you on how globalization results in the violation of human rights.

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    One such example of a violation of human rights is sweatshops, especially that of sportswear brand Nike. A sweatshop is a negatively connoted term for any working environment considered to be unacceptably difficult or dangerous. When the company was founded in 1972, it contracted factories in Taiwan and South Korea.

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    Should animals have rights?

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    What's more is that these 3 seconds an animal is to die it is to happen in a lab. The experiments on the animals are fully legal, not to mention any possible thing could happen in the lab. They could be brutally poisoned or even blinded. They may not be given food or water in that time, while the experiments could paralyze them or permanently damage their skins. The result of these experiments are very old fashioned and inaccurate. The chances of the lab test failing is more than 75%. Our understanding of important things such as diseases has been dangerously misled while at the same time delaying progress of medicine due to testing them on animals first.

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    Why we should still sit the SATS.

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    Some children believe that SAT's is unimportant, puts more pressure on the pupil and doesn't prove anything. However many teachers say that "If SAT's aren't a big deal anyway so what is all the stress about." The man in charge of schools for the government, Charles Clarke, says the tests are important because they show how well you're doing at school. I want to express my concerns about the way that the children will be now that SAT's is gone. I object to the cancellation of SAT's examination for 14 year olds in England and Wales. Firstly, I think that if there weren't SAT's there would be no cause for children to work particularly hard in year 9.

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    Writing to persuade - letter

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    The main researcher in the development to cure ageing is Dr. Aubrey De Grey who believes this miracle cure could be here in only 25 years if the research is properly funded for. The curing of old age would stop you living your last few years in misery with the inability to take care of yourself, the pains to your body that old age brings, and the deaths of loved ones that's once again due to this deadly disease. This is how OAP's are now living, and what everyone will potentially have to face in the last few years of their lives.

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    Should parents spend their money on designer clothes for their children?

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    Now how much of that is your money? The extra money spent on designer clothes could be spent on so much more. A pair of jeans could cost up to 3 to 4 weeks supply of food for your family. Every day, roughly 150, 000 people die. Most of these people die from starvation. If people spent as little as a pound less on clothes and gave that money to a charity the numbers will rapidly decrease.

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    Should smoking be banned in all public places and be raised to the age limit of 18?

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    Ladies and gentlemen, please allow me to pose a question to all of you and those who are watching, but first I will give you some background which leads up to this question. Smoking kills. It is a well-known fact. You torture your body slowly, ruining your life in all aspects i.e. yellow teeth, foul breath, also you gain an unpleasant yet distinctive odour about you, and I am not sure this is not the goal intended, but it is the goal achieved.

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    Pressures on Teenagers.

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    If today's adult population were put in our situation I think that probably exactly the same amount of people would take drugs as we do now. They say that drugs have been on the rise since the 60's but that's because it was never available as freely as it is now. My next topic that I'm going to look at is smoking. Smoking is a difficult one because definitely all teens have been offered cigarettes but how many actually do it regularly well I'd say about 2/5's smoke regularly now you have to ask yourself why do so many smoke?

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