Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – IELTS – Writing Task II – Free-writing a Task

Welcome back, everyone! Let’s check out this Writing Task II I have.

To some people, studying the past is the best way to help young people function well in the modern world.  To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures could be effective in helping young people to function well in the modern world?

Now, there are so many ways you can develop an argument from this (depending on what side you choose), but your goal is to do some free-writing for 10-15 minutes on the topic.  It’s far better getting your ideas on paper rather than just having them in your head.

So, here’s my free-writing.

Studying the past isn’t going to necessarily help the modern world.  If we look at our past mistakes, which were made on an grand scale starting with WWI, to the end of of the Vietnam war, we can see how great life truly is.  The world is in a remarkably better state compared to the past. Also, if we look at the education system of the past, it’s completely shambolic.  Sure, sitting in rows with students in a classroom and being told to raise your hand may still work, but it doesn’t create leaders which our society so desperately needs.  Functioning, in the real world, will consist of implementing personal development curriculum in all university syllabi.  Learning about critical thinking, saving money, leadership, defining a definite chief aim, and most importantly, doing more than what you’re paid to do, is the true definition of success.

Here’s a run up of what I kind of talked about, so be sure to tune into the podcast for more!

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