Some people think that children should be studying all the mandatory subjects until the age of ten, while others believe they should have an option to select favorite subjects to study. What is your opinion? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your experience.
40 minutes, 250 words at least.
Education seems to be a favorite topic of IELTS examiners. They’ve asked various questions on the topic. Before you go through this essay, here’s a list.
Children today are not as healthy as in the past. (not on education, but on children.)
Introduction: (Introduce the topic, give your OPINION while MENTIONING the reasons. EXPLAIN the reasons, with examples, in the body paragraphs)
Preliminary education plays a crucial role in laying the foundation for a fulfilling life. To become an informed and responsible citizen, a person needs to have some fundamental understanding of history, geography, science, mathematics, and languages. While some people believe that children should study only their favorite subject to make a better career, I think a basic understanding of all subjects is a necessity. This not only makes a person more informed but also helps him make better choices.
Body Paragraph 1: (Reason 1 with example 1)
An understanding of history helps a child find his roots in a society. It enables him to appreciate the struggles past generations made to create a better and brighter present while learning from mistakes of the past. Human progress will be negligible if we keep committing the mistakes we have already made during the past. For instance, the global recession of 2008 was a repetition of the same mistakes that were made during the great depression of the 1930s. We repeated those mistakes 70 years later and suffered from similar consequences.
Body Paragraph 2: (Reason 1 continue …)
Similarly, an understanding of basic mathematics is required to carry out tasks in our daily life. We cannot invite a mathematician to take measurements of a room or to gauge our height. Moreover, an understanding of geography not only helps children know about various features of land such as mountains and rivers but also about daily weather and annual seasons.
Body Paragraph 3: (Reason 2 and example 2)
I strongly believe that all subjects are intertwined and linked to each other. A geographer, for instance, needs an understanding of the history of a region and its science. He also sometimes needs to take measurements. Thus, without the use of basic history, science, and mathematics, which are taught in school, he can not carry out his tasks. Furthermore, he needs a command over language, which is again taught in schools. Following only favorite subjects will not allow a professional make informed and better choices.
Conclusion: (Conclude while talking about FUTURE and IMPACT. Sometimes I prefer using “If …., Then ……” clause here.)
Thus, if children are not taught all subjects in schools, they will not be able to make superior choices either professionally or personally. An understanding of various subjects helps them become better citizens and shape a brighter future for a country economically, socially and culturally.
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