[ana r] Writing Practice Test 596833
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The table below gives information about the underground railway systems in six cities.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Some people think that a sense of competition in children should be encouraged. Others believe that children who are taught to co-operate rather than compete become more useful adults.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
Many people argue that in order to have better opportunities in life one has to learn to be competitive, and the best to learn this is when we are children. However, other perspectives can be found in this discussion, other people comment that is better to teach children to be cooperative and help each other. I strongly think that kids should learn more about helping each other and co-operate, but not only to be a better adult is more about to live a ++++.
In this society, we worship having more for ourselves, this means that the world always put us in positions where we have to compete and win others to have a better life or become more useful adult. This is the option that many people argue, that we have to teach children that the world is a competitive world, thus, people encourage the children to understand what is to be an individual and fight for the best options only for itself. Although I don't share this perspective, I understand it, take the examples to enrol in a university, there aren't a lot of places available and many students want to get in. So teaching children this part of being competitive have the silver lining, that they will start to understand how society works this way.
The idea of competition comes from many areas like psychology and biology. The first one argues that because we are in the process of individualization, a term that Sigmund Freud invented, to talk about how a human becomes conscious that he is an individual different from others. And with biology, is the theory of survival, that Darwin left with his theory of evolution. What I'm trying to say here is that the process of individualization comes naturally, and children don't realize that they are individuals after the age of 9. So teaching to be competitive to a child, is worthless because they see the world as all together.
To summarize, children naturally try to co-operate and work together, but as they grow they started to be more competitive because is the nature of humans so one can fin better resources and opportunities for their own survival. The sense of competition will be learned over time and I don't agree that kids should be taught to compete. They will know when to compete and when to co-operate. For example in a game that involves all the group, they will develop skills for these kinds of games, but if we only teach them to compete, they won't know the difference when they are adults and therefore