FCE essay topic and essay example
You have had a discussion in your English class about teaching materials for schools. Now your English teacher has asked you to write an essay.
Write an essay using all the notes and give reasons for your point of view.
Schools should spend more on computers and software than on textbooks. Do you agree?
- which is better for education
- which are more enjoyable to use
- (your own idea)
Most children have access to a computer at school and many classrooms have an interactive whiteboard. Yet textbooks have been used for hundreds of years. Can software and textbooks co-exist and which should schools spend more money on?
Having a computer in class means that each student has a window to the world. Furthermore, there are many online materials that can be accessed on the Internet which means that having one computer is the same as having thousands of text books.
On the other hand, a textbook is tried and tested whereas anyone can produce online materials. You can also put a textbook in your bag, make notes on it, take it from class to class and opening it is faster than logging on to a computer.
Moreover, if a textbook is looked after, it will be cheaper as software needs to be continually updated as technology improves, which would cost schools a lot of money.
Students should also be considered. What is best for ‘education’ may not be best for the individual. Computers have become almost unavoidable yet there are many dangers connected to them. Schools should be a safe environment and books provide security in an ever changing world.
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