2015 CNC Sample Answers Words used in summarizing The text underscores/highlights The author states that, declares, affirms The author suggests The author believes that The author raises the issue of Unlike the author’s generation, which enjoyed an intrinsic interest in social action, young people today demonstrate unequivocal neglect of this essential aspect in every dynamic society. To retrigger the community spirit, the writer underscores the vital role that education can play to ensure a long-lasting engagement in community work through tangible social activities organized by the school. These activities can definitely make a difference in the community as well as on the youth’s academic career. Essay Writing Should adults blame youth for their social misconduct? introduction Body P.2 Essay conclusion Body P.1 introduction You can discuss why young people tend to misbehave and why adults have an inclination to interfere and try to change things Body P.1 You can shed some light on the tension that characterizes the relationship between adults and young people. Why should/should not adults blame young people for their misconduct? Body P.2 You can suggest ways that adults can follow to fix youth’s misconduct without blaming them Or ways to make young people take care of themselves Or just leave them alone conclusion Sum you ideas up Rephrase your thesis statement (whether you agree or disagree) Translation C’est comme une révolution silencieuse: depuis le début des années 90, des dizaines de millions d’habitants des pays industrialisés commencent peu à peu à vivre différemment, à changer de valeurs It is like a silent/quiet revolution: since the beginning of the 90s, tens of millions of inhabitants/residents of industrialized countries have gradually started to live differently, and to adopt diffeent values. Londres est l’une des rares capitales européennes à connaître une croissance qui dépasse celle des autres grandes villes London is one of the rare European capitals that have witnessed a growth that exceeds that of other big/large cities. Il aurait été impossible au PDG d’éviter les trois journalistes. président-directeur général It would have been impossible for the CEO to avoid the three journalists. chief executive officer It appears globalizing information is something western societies favour, but people at the other end of the planet may not be interested in the same topics. Il semble que la mondialisation de l’information est favorable pour les sociétés occidentales, mais les gens à l'autre bout du monde peuvent ne pas être intéressés par les mêmes sujets. However the spread of information may be, this does not improve information among people. Quel que soit la diffusion de l’information, la qualité de l’information ne s’améliore pas parmi les gens. Today, global citizens are constantly hungry for news in order to understand the world around them. Aujourd'hui, les citoyens du planéte sont constamment avides d’informations/de nouvelles pour comprendre le monde qui l’entoure. Commenting on the quote “it was intrinsic (intrènsique) within society” local community work: what is it? Used to be Expected, common, part of every day life Consider one of the following: • Contextualize the quote • What does it make you think of ? • Do you agree or disagree and why? • How does this relate to the theme of the class or class discussion? • Any reflections? • Is it surprising and why or why not? Many people claim that voluntary work is no longer an integral part of today’s communities as it was in the past. Community work “was intrinsic within society,” the author said. Indeed communities are no longer attached as they used to be because the Media in its multiple forms have created a breach within them. However, there are novel forms of volunteering that cross the limited boundaries of small communities; thus the concept of community itself has changed.