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IELTS TASK 2: Reasons for studying history and the effect of not studying history


crystal941 6 / 10 2  
Mar 19, 2014   #1
To some people studying the past has little value in the modern world. Why do you think it is important to do so? What will be the effect if children are not taught history?

History is an integral part of the curriculum in primary and secondary schools. Some people argue that there is no benefit to study the history that can be replaced by the subjects more relevant to life. However, it is not a logical opinion for many reasons.

Although it is true that history, involving events that occurred in the past, are less relevant to modern life than other subjects like languages, it is undeniable that valuable human experience is displayed as history shows a flow of time, which can be very useful in planning for the future. If people could know the mistakes that had been made before in advance, they will attempt to avoid making the same mistakes. In addition, history, being considered as a record of human society, is one of the most important sources for people to understand it. Furthermore, studying history contributes to a sense of belongings, which reminds people that which country they belong to.

On the other hand, if children are not taught about history, they will lose cultural identity gradually due to lacking of awareness of the importance of culture. Consequently, children will not have sufficient knowledge to illustrate the culture and traditions of their country to foreign people because of their reluctance of studying history. Therefore, history cannot be ignored in the education of the next generation.

To conclude, I concede that some other subjects seem to be more relevant to daily life than history do. However, studying history cannot be ignored because it involves not only a summary of human experience but also a sense of cultural belonging.

Arun0506 27 / 120 34  
Mar 19, 2014   #2
Hi Crystal,

History is an integral part of the curriculum in primary and secondary schools. Some people argue that there is no benefit to study the history that can be replaced by the subjects more relevantsubjects which is more relevant to life. However, it is not a logical opinion for many reasons.

It is always better to state your prompt or opinion in the introduction.

, involving events that occurred in the past,

--> what does involving means here? " Although, learning historical events are not highly beneficial in various aspects of today's so-called modern society, history teaches people to know about the best practices followed by our ancestors in terms of disciplined lifeystyle, impressive strategies and advancement in science "

Furthermore, studying history contributes to a sense of belongings, which reminds people that which country they belong to.

'Furthermore, history helps people to acquire knowledge on their own culture, which also provides excellent opportunity to aware of their unique identity "
dumi 1 / 6,928 1592  
Mar 20, 2014   #3
History is an integral part of the curriculum in primary and secondary schools.

... this may not be true in all cases because in some countries, history is not taught in primary and secondary schools. Therefore you should not leave room for tricky standadizaitons;

History is an integral part of the curriculum inmany primary and secondary schools.

Some people argue that there is no benefit toin studyingthe history as a subject and it shouldthat can be replaced by the subjects that are more relevant to life.


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