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  1. Marked by a teacher

    Case Study: Gambias Youthful Population. What are the positive and negative impacts?

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    As many children die at an early age, parents tend to have a large number of children to help with daily tasks, to bring a higher income to the family and to look after the parents when they reach ill health. Gambia has a high birth rate of 40 per 1000 people because of this and in 2003, the average fertility rate was 5.13. What are the positive and negative impacts? Due the high birth rate, falling infant mortality rate and improvements in the level of healthcare available, the population has been increasing rapidly.

    • Word count: 625
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    Managing Road Traffic in Singapore

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    They had the option to take public transport into the city which were mostly located near the car parks. However, the Park and Ride Scheme was not very successful. This can be shown through the 585 parking lots used out of the 7700 created, which clearly shows that most people would enter the CBD area early or just take public transport.This also shows that the Park and Ride Scheme was not very popular amongst the people. Most drivers found it not worthwhile to leave their vehicle parked outside the city and pay for the parking fees.

    • Word count: 523
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    Does Halstead Need a Bypass

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    A bypass is a route, which is built to avoid or 'bypass' congestion in a built up town or village, this lets traffic flow without interferences from local traffic, this improves congestion and road safety. There are many reasons for and against the construction of a bypass. Advantages: * Less congestion in town.

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    Pedestrian Counts.

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    For instance the reading recorded on Market road, showing 419 people passing that point in ten minutes was most probably due to the famous 'Cambridge Market' which lies there. The highest reading of 465 on the corner of St Andrews street was again due to the presence of a great many shops and services. I also note that the time when these readings were taken is also important. The fact that they were taken at 11:30am on a Wednesday morning is crucial as this would be one of the times where the highest density of people would be shopping and working in offices.

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  5. Free essay

    To what extent does tourism in Majorca fit the Butler model?

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    The extra tourists attracted by the publicity and people willing to visit somewhere new will lead to the building of new hotels, restaurants, shops and services to cater for the influx of people. Consolidation Stage-As more people visit the resort, the facilities are now fully utilised. At this stage mass tourism replaces what was once the original economic function of the settlement. This may cause some resentment with people in the town who have not benefited from the new industry or from the loss of distinct identity that the settlement held before.

    • Word count: 895
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    Case study: Londons congestion charging scheme-a case study of urban congestion management

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    How is money collected? Drivers can pay the charge in advance or on the day of travel, but if they forget they can pay up until midnight the following day, but will incur a �2 surcharge, taking the total charge to �10. There are several methods of payment, including: * telephone, * text message, * post, * Online or in a shop. Failure to pay risks a penalty charge notice of �100. Groups exempt from paying the congestion charge and those eligible for discounts include people with disabilities, residents living within the congestion zone emergency services and breakdown recovery vehicles, taxis, and drivers of alternative fuel vehicles.

    • Word count: 934
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    China's one child policy

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    The policy was introduced in 1978 and initially applied to first-born children in 1979. It was created by the Chinese government to alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems in China. The policy was established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, three years after Mao's death. It was introduced around the same time as the Deng economic reforms. These reforms created a demand for more children to supply workers to increase food production and make more profit. The rationale for the policy is the communist natural emphasis on the whole society rather than individual rights and aspirations.

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    Investigating travel and tourism. Accomodation, transport and attractions.

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    Accommodation For many people to make full use of their leisure and business travel they use accommodation. There are different types of accommodation, which can either be serviced or non-services. Serviced accommodation includes hotels which then depending on the hotel they can provide different services, fully inclusive, full board or half board. Fully inclusive includes everything such as meals, drinks etc. Half board includes two meals usually breakfast and an evening meal. Non-serviced accommodation is accommodation such as a caravan, camping, villa or apartments.

    • Word count: 937
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    Olympic Sites 2012 - how will the globally known Olympic games have an impact on East London and why not hold them in any other area of London?

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    Athletics Olympic Stadium Swimming/diving Aquadome Horse Events Greenwich Archery Camden Town Lower Lea Valley is the area around the river Lea which has been contaminated by old industry and a landfill site which have polluted the surrounding area and river with arsenic, lead, petrol, oil, tar and litter. The jobs available in this section of London would have been limited to the nearby chemical plant, soap factory; petrol factory, varnish factory and textiles factory. These factories would have been around between the time that Britain was developing from primary sector jobs to tertiary sector jobs and have now been knocked down or are unused but their contamination still remains.

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    Population Essay. Does mother earth have the capacity to sustain continued population growth

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    One of them will be due global warming. This is also one of the arguments of Malthus which influences his credo1. Population growth is a very important issue for geographers now a day. These geographers are certainly divided into 2 groups. One group focuses more on the Malthusian-way of thinking and the other support Ester Boserups her ideas, which are more optimistic. Worries about population growth are not new. About 200 years ago, Malthus published a essay called; The Principal of Population Growth. His main arguments in this essay were about the geometrically grow of population, while the resources available to support it tend to grow arithmetically.

    • Word count: 776
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    GCSE Geography Courswwork- Castleton Introduction Part A

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    These Hypotheses were: 1. Is Castleton a 'Honeypot site'? 2. Does Castleton Suffer problems caused by Tourism? 3. How can the problems caused by tourists in Castleton be solved or reduced? I aim to answer these three hypotheses in this piece of coursework. A national park is a reserve of land, usually declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. There are almost 7000 national parks in the world. The largest being Northeast Greenland National park with an area of 375,000 square miles. A honey pot Site is a popular Visitor attraction which attracts tourists in large numbers.

    • Word count: 540
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    Does Bourne Need A Bypass?

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    I will compose a questionnaire, which will take place at Sainsbury's and Budgens (5 and 6). Finally I will count the number of cars and spaces at 6 main car parks around the center of Bourne (7,8,9,10,11 and 12). I think Bourne does need a bypass because there is a lot of through traffic and congestion at the main traffic lights. In my opinion Bourne would benefit from a bypass, there would be less lorries and cars making the air cleaner, reduce noise, and danger of accidents. However in the morning there is always a large traffic jam, which a bypass would not sort out because the traffic is going to and from various schools in the area.

    • Word count: 910
  13. Marked by a teacher

    Castleton Project.

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    Traffic Congestion is a problem in the village to both locals and visitors. There is a large car park, with space for coaches, and public toilets. On very busy days people just park wherever they want even in front of peoples gates. There is footpath erosion in Castleton resulting from overuse. This is particularly the case around popular natural attractions such as Mam Tor and Winnats Pass. There is often conflict with other land users e.g. farmers and walkers. Tourists often ask villages questions and scare the elderly by shouting and looking through their windows Tourists also cause pollution to the area by lighting barbeques and leaving mess around the area.

    • Word count: 884
  14. Marked by a teacher

    The CBD of Bangor

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    Using this evidence I will compare and analyse to delimit the CBD (Central Business District)

    • Word count: 215
  15. Peer reviewed

    I am studying both the positive and negative impacts of tourism on the Lake District

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    This gives workers more money to spend and so more local shops open and more jobs are created and so on and so on. But as well as positive impacts, there are also many negative impacts of tourism. The first is footpath erosion. This occurs when people (tourists in this case) are walking along a footpath, as they do they wear away the vegetation which loosens the soil and exposes the soil to the elements. Then when it rains the footpath becomes muddy and so people veer to the edges of the footpath to avoid the mud.

    • Word count: 998
  16. Peer reviewed

    Chinas One Child Policy: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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    Couples have to apply to be married and to have a child. Parents who have only one child get a "one-child glory certificate," which entitles them to economic benefits such as an extra month's salary every year until the child is 14, free education, priority housing and family benefits. Among the other benefits for one child families are higher wages, interest-free loans, retirement funds, cheap fertilizer and better health care. Women who delay marriage until after they are 25 receive benefits such as an extended maternity leave when they finally get pregnant.

    • Word count: 996
  17. Peer reviewed

    Socio-economic and political impacts of climate change in Africa

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    Balling, 1991, with Hulme and Kelly, 1993). Whatever the cause of the warming trend, it provides one benchmark against which we can judge the projections of future climate warming for Africa' All that one needs to look at is the Annual rainfall during the mosts recent three decades to see that there has been around 20 to 40 percent less than was expected around the 1960's. Take extreme years such as 1984 and 1990 where rainfall levels have dropped below 50 percent of what is normally expected.

    • Word count: 743
  18. Free essay

    Diary Of Migration

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    of Rio De Janero where we can live a marvellous life of better housing and an education for my 13 year old child so he can become an teacher that's always wanted to be in his future job. We have decide to take the bus there, but we have to be early because it only comes one time a day and holds 26 people and normally there are over 60 people from the village from the village trying to leave.

    • Word count: 746
  19. Peer reviewed

    Tourism in Greece

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    Greece is a famous country, popular for its clean beaches and its long history. There are hundreds of archaeological and historical sites to visit in Greece that gloriously depict the country's past. Its landscape is mainly mountainous and the terrain is not very fertile, except for some valleys scattered along the Greek mainland. However, Greece is surrounded by water, in particular the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. The country consists of more than 1,400 islands and islets, but only 169 of them are inhabited.

    • Word count: 736
  20. Peer reviewed

    Causes and Effects of Migration

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    These are called pull factors and include:- * more and better paid jobs * new and good quality houses * better education - more oppotunities * improved medical care * better transport Now I am going to talk about the rural-urban migration in Britain. During the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century, many people in Britain were either forced to leave the countryside caused by push factors or attracted to the growing towns caused by the pull factors. Between about 1930 and 1980 there were people from the north and west of Britain such as Glasgow and Edinburgh to the south-east of England such as London.

    • Word count: 758
  21. Free essay

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of south africa hosting the world cup 2010?

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    The world cup matches are held in ten stadiums they will seat 570000 people altogether. They are Polokwane, Rustenburg, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Five of the ten hosting the matches have already been built, but have been upgraded; the other five are newly built. All the stadiums cost �1.9 billion, which people may arguably say that that it could have been used on helping the population and treating the large population of south Africa that have HIV/AIDS. The changes made to accommodate the stadiums were, all the building surrounding the stadium were knocked down and people in their houses in Durban were given one week notice, along with buildings trees and the environment were destroyed.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare two seaside towns that I visited in March 2003. The two towns, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on the-Naze can be located side by side on the east coast of Britain.

    "My results for the town centre EQA shows that my opinion for the two towns was very different from one another. But, for the seafront EQA the results show that I don't really have an opinion on either of the two towns. This has affected my conclusion as it helps to disprove one of my predictions. Perhaps the reason for this is that I didn't try hard enough to differentiate between the two seafronts at the time of the trip. If I had tried to be more self-convincing about how I did the marking, I would have acquired better and more reliable results. I could improve my methods by being more accurate about my opinions and the results that I got. 1"

  • The aim of this project is to identify and discuss relevant Synergies, Dependencies, Vulnerabilities and Conflicts between Air Traffic Services and Airport Operations.

    "Conclusion The interface between ATS and AO is a vital part of the Aviation System. Both these elements aim to promote safe and efficient air transportation. AO focus upon the transition of passengers and cargo to and from aircraft and airport whereas ATS focus upon the transition of aircraft between airports. Air travel has increased rapidly during the past 30 years and will continue to do so. Air traffic control systems and airport operations have increased their role in the system and both most work effectively to ensure air travel safety. Airport capacity will continue to expand to accommodate for airport operations and aircraft and so the air traffic control system has to be efficient in dealing with the rise of movements. Information Source"

  • Compare the jobs of property owners and the change in pricing of properties over the years.

    "This graph shows the ranges in prices of different kinds of properties. Quite obviously, we see that house have a greater average price than any of the other kinds. The results from Terrace properties show a big range. These results don't seem very reliable - as there are only 2 results, which seem to contradict each other. Suites, quite obviously are quite expensive - as much as some of the houses. However, again there is one record to draw a conclusion from which devalues its strength of reliability. This is the same with the "Apartment" result, which lies at about the pricing. "Flats" and "Flat/Block" are averagely priced lowest in relationship to the other properties. These results are quite accurate, as they are taken from many different areas around London - however, I know that flats can range greatly in price - which mostly contradicts my results."

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