IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 455 - School children should learn some practical skills
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people believe that school children should learn some practical skills like car maintenance, opening a bank account or learning about other traditional skills.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the above statement?
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 1:
According to some people, pupils should be taught few real-world skills at the young age. I completely agree that learning these talents can enhance the child's career and help them to sustain in the society independently.
To begin with, having knowledge about some practical skills can open doors for the part-time employment. A good illustration for this is one of my neighbours whose parents had to face financial crises after he completed his higher school. At this stage, he was able to work in a car-repair shop and thereby, fund his graduation. This was possible due to the fact that one of hi school subject was related to the mechanic's task. This example clearly shows the importance of acquiring practical knowledge for the children.
In addition to this, some students find it difficult to concentrate on studies and hence, fail to acquire degree required for getting employed in any company. For such students, these skills can act as a saviour and they can earn their own livelihood. For example, one of my cousins was not able to complete his graduation even after several attempts yet he managed to establish his own shop for the house maintenance since he was having knowledge about the same. Thus, the benefits of garnering such skills are difficult to debunk.
After analysing all the sides, it is clear that the acquisition of such skills can only bring advantages to the learner. Thus, it is expected that the educational institutions will introduce such subjects in the curriculum.
[ by - Aqeela]
Sample Answer 2:
It is true that children learn educational subjects at school, but not many hands-on skills. I completely disagree that schools should teach services like bank account management and car maintenance.
On the one hand, school curriculum plays a vital role in students’ career. Firstly, children could give full attention to the subjects that they are studying, and it would improvise their knowledge extensively. Secondly, the youngsters’ timetable is already full, and they do not have time to learn everyday skills. For instance, I remember when I was at school most of my time spent on subjects such as English, Mathematics, and Science than other services. Finally, teaching practical abilities at school is a waste of time that could be learned in the future.
On the other hand, teaching useful proficiency at school is not required instead they can utilize it for their syllabus. Bank account maintenance is very simple and easy to learn in their future. For example, I was never taught this skill when I was studying at school but I could manage quite well by opening an account with the bank. There are numerous specialized shops available for repairing vehicles and it should be redundant for school kids. Moreover, teens are not very keen to exercise this kind of skills at school lever rather than trying for their future generation.
In conclusion, I believe that more importance should be given the educational subjects instead of teaching other everyday assistances. The student career will deter when they try to focus on this kind of practical skills and it should be avoided for the bright future.
[ by - Jaiganesh Manickam]