IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 44 - Children should never be educated at home by their parents

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should not spend more than 40 minutes on this task.

Children should never be educated at home by their parents.

Do you agree or disagree?

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this.

You should write at least 250 words. Give reasons for your answer.

Model Answer 1:
Nobody can say with a full confidence whether children should be taught at home or at any children's institutions. There are many different children and everyone demand of education suitable only for him.

But for most of the children, the best way of learning the life is being in the children's institutions. Nobody would argue that contacts between children of the same age are very important for bringing your child up. Such a contact is very important for playing, entertaining and learning to live with other people. The harmonious living with other people, to my mind, is the first task for any man. Lack of this harmony sets problems and troubles.

The children need space to run and make noise, to jump and cry. Do you or your neighbours allow these actions for your child? If you live in town, it is difficult to find a safe place to play. Kindergartens give such a possibility. They give space, a lot of toys and constructions for physical exercises. So, if you have bad living conditions, the kindergarten is the best way for you. But if you have a large family with many children and enough space, you may keep your child at home. You should be sure that the child feels, dressed and comfortable. His brothers and sisters give him necessary contacts. It's noticed long ago that children in big families are much more easy-tempered and calm. They are located in the more harmonic world than others.

Sometimes differences in age put troubles in contacts between children in large families. Then it is better for the children to be sent to the kindergarten (school). But if quarrels don't last for a long time, everything is all right. In general, quarrels develop an ability to cooperate with people. They develop a personal initiative and force setting the balance. In such a way the child gets lessons of life. Oddly, the quarrels often take place in kindergartens and schools and we shouldn't fear it.

Side by side with quarrels parents often are afraid of colds which happen in kindergartens more frequently. Parents prefer keeping the child at home. But for a healthy child odd cold (if illness occurs, it goes its normal course) can't make big harm to the child. And if the child is adaptable to the conditions of public places earlier it would be better for him in future.

In general, I am a follower of the theory of keeping children in adapted places such as good kindergartens. But keeping children in such a place can't replace family and home. Only together they make the harmonic and beautiful union.

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Model Answer 2:
At the present time, children have the choice where he wants to study at school or at home. Thus, a lot of children are taught at home and never go to the school. It’s believed that parents should stop this kind of curriculum and give the children to the normal school. I strongly agree with the rubric above, because of parents won’t be worried about the safety of their child and why don’t study at home if it gives good results?

Firstly, parent’s in charge of their child and they know what is necessary for their kid. Therefore, some parents prefer to teach their kid themselves rather than giving them to the school. Parents always worried about surrounding of their child, because nowadays environment influencing on children very strongly. But when children at home, they will be sure that no one pressuring on their child.

Secondly, schools aren’t always giving results that parents are expecting. Thus, parents have decided to take it on their hands and teach children by themselves. Parents always will control their “student” and I can’t say that school can do it either. Due to constant supervision of parent’s, children will study hard even if he doesn’t want to.

To conclude, in my opinion, home education is a good way to develop the knowledge of a child. It also helps to parents to control their kid and keep him away from the bad influence of surrounding.  In addition to this, only parents will be responsible for results of their child in entrance examination of universities.

[ by  - Akmal Sharipov]

Model Answer 3:
Education is a vital part of everybody’s life. It is particularly crucial for young children, as it is the time when they imbibe new learning’s and habits. Whether home teaching is better than school teaching, is a contentious issue. But as far as I am concerned, school teaching is better for children and they should not be taught at home by their parents.
First and foremost, school teaches children to co-exist with other children; children are no longer in comfortable home environment,
They learn to share things, respect each other’s difference and make friends. Their overall personality develops when they meet new people. We have often noticed that when a child starts going to kindergarten, they start learning quickly and start speaking more as compared to the time they spent at home.

Secondly, schools have professionally qualified teachers. They have in-depth knowledge of the subject they teach. Moreover, children learn discipline when they go to the school; there is a fixed timetable to be followed, which as per my views, is not possible at home. Apart from academics, schools also encourage students to take part in sports, art, drama etc. There are events like annual day celebration, sports day etc which cannot be replicated at home.

The school also helps children to cope up with peer pressure and healthy competition that prevails in school. Sometimes, children perform better when there is competition. For instance, when I was in school, we use to have chart displayed in each classroom, with the names of top 10 performers in exams; this really inspired me every time to study more and get a good rank, So that my name appears on that chart. Due to this, my performance improved drastically.

Admittedly, there are few children who cannot handle school and study pressure, some children get bullied at school which lowers their confidence level, but this could happen at any phase of life, be it in an office or outside work place. School life prepares children to take these challenges head on.

In a nutshell, young age is the foundation of one’s life; as it is rightly said, “Children are like soft clay, and you can mould them into any shape you want”. If you want them to inculcate attributes like compassion, independence, sharing, discipline etc. children should be sent to school.

[ by  - Preeti]
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