Try these 8 questions! How solid are your Task 2 lexical resources?

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Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to develop your essay.

The process of learning is a very personal thing. Thus, a study arrangement that works for one person may be entirely counterproductive/ countercultural / counterintuitive for another. For me, I much prefer learning from a teacher to independent study. The merits of a pupil-instructor partnership will be shown by looking at how teachers can both bequeath / instill / derive motivation and cater lesson plans to a student’s interests.

Firstly, students that work with teachers are often more motivated than students that learn alone. For example, I recall being driven to complete readings for small study sessions at university because I knew my professor expected me to engage in this way / do so / capitalize on my studies. Thus, the accountability that teachers bring to the accountability arrangement / student needs / learning mix can greatly encourage students to work hard. This is one of the main reasons I prefer learning with a teacher.

In addition to this, instructors can often energize / fortify / build subjects in a way that makes them easier to study. For instance, a great high school teacher of mine used to teach Shakespearian plays in a very ubiquitous / animated / interested manner. His enthusiasm for the subject instilled interest in his students, and this accelerated the speed with which pupils digested / ate / gorged the information in his classes. Thus, this is yet another reason I would rather study with a teacher than alone.

As the above makes clear, there are several advantages instructor based learning has that independent study does not. Although everyone learns in a similar fashion / differently / productively, I personally derive multiple benefits from having a teacher to interact with. Thus, finding a fitting student-teacher study arrangement is important.

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One Response to Try these 8 questions! How solid are your Task 2 lexical resources?

  1. These are very good words which my students will find very helpful. Sometimes my students go the other extreme of using obscure words which are not really academic. I will try to use this topic in my next writing class.

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