IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 429 - Some people think if students are afraid of the teacher it is better

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people think if students are afraid of the teacher it is better. Others say that having a friendly relationship between the teachers and students is better. What do you think? Which one do you support?

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

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
Teachers play a vital role in mentoring students and the skills acquired by them during their academic tenure reveals their hard work. One school of thought believes that teachers should be very strict in classroom while others believe that amiable nature of instructors yield better results. I believe that combination of both models could potentially produce favorable results; these two models will be analyzed in the essay.

Proponents of hard teaching style believe that if the student feels petrified from their instructor, they will become more disciplined and organized. Strict behavior of teachers helps in maintaining classroom ethics. For instance, I was usually weak in mathematics in my bachelors program, it was the stringent nature of the instructor that kept me terrified and I worked hard to achieve decent grades. Teachers who develop the image of strict pedagogues tent to control the classroom environment more effectively. Moreover, students submit their assignment on time, remain punctual, respect their instructor and do not create mess in the classroom.

On the contrary, harsh attitude of a teacher kills the creative skills of a student. Amiable nature improves collaboration between the two. Students afraid of their teacher tend to avoid asking questions, and they might struggle in absorbing the lecture which will impact their academic grades. For instance, students generally prefer frank and polite instructors in their project work, because they believe that they can discuss problems with them in greater detail than with strict and arrogant teachers. Moreover, friendly attitude of instructor helps students in sharing their view and discussing their problems.

To recapitulate, the aforementioned provide plausible arguments in favor of both views. However, in my opinion, instructor and student bond should be a blend of both models as it will not only help in maintaining the required discipline, but will also improves collaboration in the class.

[ by Tauseef Raza ]

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