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The maps below show the changes in the art gallery ground floor in 2005 and present day.

Write at least 150 words.


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Everyone should stay at school until 18. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


The maps illustrate the differences in the layout of an art gallery in 2005 and now.

Overall, the art gallery has been improved with the installation of a number of services and facilities, with some areas of the gallery converted for other purposes.

As can be seen from the map, the cafe in the rear-left corner of the gallery has been replaced by a gallery shop. The space for the gallery shop is smaller than the space of the old café, which allowed for a new lift to be constructed next to the stairwell. Meanwhile, the gallery office next to the café has been removed and made way for the installation of a new vending machine. Furthermore, the reception desk has been moved to the center of the entrance hall, and a wheelchair access ramp added to the main entrance.

Regarding the exhibition areas, the space for exhibition room 4 has now been divided into two new areas; one for temporary exhibitions and the other for children. However, no changes have occurred to Exhibition rooms 1-3.

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Some people think that all children should stay at school until the age of eighteen. Although staying at school until adulthood can produce a number benefits, I personally disagree with this idea for a number of reasons, which will be outlined in this essay.

On the one hand, the idea that children should continue to study at school until the age of eighteen does have a number of benefits. Firstly, most young people under the age of eighteen have very little real-world experience and have very little idea of what career they will pursue, and therefore staying at school until the age of eighteen will allow them further opportunity to develop their education and time to decide upon a suitable career path. Furthermore, forcing children to stay at school until the age of eighteen will create a more educated future generation of people which may help to reduce some social and unemployment problems.

On the other hand, there are also a number of drawbacks that this idea may bring with it. For instance, many children these days do not fit-in with the current education system and forcing them to participate in school can cause many problems. For example, these kinds of students are usually very disruptive in a classroom and this affects other students who are trying to learn. In addition to this, many children choose to follow careers that do not require them to continue studying in school past the age of sixteen. For example, for those who wish to pursue a career that requires more practical based learning, such as a qualified builder, electrician or machinery operator, it is quite unnecessary to remain at school until the age of eighteen.

In conclusion, although there would be a number of positive effects from children remaining at school until a later age, I personally feel that the drawbacks outweigh the benefits mentioned above.

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