GT Writing Task 2 / Essay Sample # 339
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
The education of young people is highly prioritized in many countries. However, educating adults who cannot write or read is even more important, and governments should spend more money on this.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Model Answer 1:
The education system, in almost all parts of the world, revolves around the concept of educating the young generation while having some facilities for illiterate adults. And according to a group of thought, this is wrong and the government should allocate more budget and effort to enlightening illiterate adults. I wholeheartedly disagree with this opinion.
It is true that many grown-ups, who have not attended schools or learned to read or write, are deprived of the career they should have, and would excel in many fields if given the opportunity to learn from schools. Many such illiterate males and females have enough potential to contribute to the national economy if they are made literate and shown the path to a better career. Moreover, many do have the passion to attend schools and learn to enhance their skills and ability. But the lack of a proper adult education system denies them the chance.
But, the percentage of such passionate illiterate adults is not very high to be considered seriously. Since they are already working and looking after their families, they have little time to go to a formal school and learn the way children do in school. This can be justified by the limited number of seats filled up by adults in adult schools that we already have. Many schools would not mind taking adults as their students and yet we find almost an ignorable number of them in schools and colleges. Moreover, if adult education is given similar or more emphasis and budget than educating youngsters, the government would soon find it difficult to support any of them. The education sector, in many countries, needs even more budgets than they have and making adult education a priority would not only crumble the whole education system but potentially harm the future of the nation on an unimaginable scale.
In conclusion, educating adults is important but not as much as we need to educate our children who would be our future leaders to guide us and the nation. We already have an adult education system in place, and we need to make them work rather than allocate more budget and effort to educating illiterate grown-ups.
Model Answer 2:
Many societies make educating children a high priority. Many people, however, place more importance on the education of illiterate persons and ask states to allocate more budgets to this. I totally disagree with this opinion because education makes children a contributor and leaders to curb challenges, instils values into them, and boosts economic growth.
When young people receive proper education, they become worthy members of society. The reason is that education helps children become more well-rounded and culturally aware individuals who can make a difference in their society and beyond. Young people, therefore, need to be educated to help them become respectable citizens and contribute to the community positively. Besides, education empowers children to be able to have good ideas and thoughts. Education, in fact, enables them to analyze when making decisions. In consequence, they can guide society to fight challenges.
Similarly, in an ideal society, there is no place for discrimination due to religion, social class, gender, race, or level of literacy. This is where the teachings of education come to play. Children, through education, can develop well-considered opinions and can learn how to treat each individual with proper respect and, in turn, establish peace in society. Many social studies reveal that education is a key contributor to maintaining peace in communities. Moreover, educating young people stimulates economic growth. Put simply, education provides an individual with all the tools they require to learn how to earn their bread and butter, therefore accelerating economic growth in society.
In pithy, I believe governments should allocate more budgets on children’s education because young people, through education, will positively contribute to society, can lead society to combat challenges, bring about peace in society, and can trigger economic growth in society.