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Grade 7 English
5.3 Writing Test

Directions: Select one of the following two topics and write an essay.
Essay Topic #1: Imagine a world in which there are no TVs or video games. What do you think children in that world would do for fun and entertainment? Do you think their world would be better or worse than ours and why?
Essay Topic #2: Modern technology has given us miracle medicines, fertilizers to increase food production, automobiles and airplanes to travel to far away places, TVs and video games for entertainment, and many other comforts. The same technology has resulted in increased pollution, development of highly destructive weapons, new diseases caused by chemicals in pesticides, and many other harmful effects. Use your own examples and explanations to argue if modern technology has been a boon or a bane to the mankind.