Holidays honor people or events. If you couldcreate a new holiday, what person or eventwould it honor and how would you want peopleto celebrate it? Use specific reasons and detailsto support your answer.
October 24 is Union Nations Day. This day is noted in the calendars, but not observed as aholiday around the world. I want the entire world to celebrate the birth of the United Nationsbecause of its attempts to promote peace, education, and health around the world.
Peace is the most important thing that we can have today. The sooner that we can stop war thesooner we can all have better lives. There are countries around the world that have been at warfor generations. In some of these countries, UN Peacekeepers have temporarily stopped theviolence so people can go about their lives. If this peace could be made lasting, the lives ofthese citizens would be much richer.
The UN actively works to promote education. Universal literacy is one of its important goals.Every child in the world deserves to know how to read and write. The UN is also involved in jobtraining for adults. The age of information technology demands new job skills. The UN workswith continuing education programs around the world so workers are not left out of the jobmarket.
The UN has played an instrumental role in the eradication of smallpox. Polio vaccines andAIDS-awareness programs have also helped reduce the incidence of these diseases. There isa lot to be done in these areas.
Much of the work of the UN is unknown and underappreciated. If we want to live in a peacefulworld, where every child can attend school and where every citizen has access to health care, weneed to support the work of the UN. We need to recognize its importance and celebrate itsbirthday.
When students move to a new school, they sometimes face problems. How can schools help these students with their problems? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer.
Students moving into a new community and attending a new school can face a lot of problems. Their biggest worry is usually fitting in. The school counselor, the school’s administration and the students’ teachers can all help the students come through this experience successfully. They can engage other students to become involved with the new students, too.
New students in a school need to feel like part of the school community as quickly as possible. A school administrator should begin by giving students a complete orientation to their new school. They should take them on a tour of the school and show them the classrooms, gym, computer lab, band room, and cafeteria. They should tell them about the history of the school, its academic achievements, and its athletic and debating teams. The administrator can talk to the students about what’s expected of them in the classroom and what rules the school has.
The school counselor should talk to the students what they’re most interested in studying. If these are older students, the counselor can ask them about career interests. If these are younger students, the counselor can ask them about their favorite subjects at their old school. The counselor can tell the students about all the extracurricular activities there are at the school. For example, the school might offer things like sports, art, music, and working on a school newspaper.
The teachers have the most important job when it comes to new students. It’s up to them to help the students meet other students in class. They can also help them learn how classes are conducted in their new school. They can encourage other students to make friends with new people and help them learn the system. Since they’re with the students the most, they can keep an eye on them and make sure they’re adapting well.
Both the adults and the other students need to help new students feel a part of their new school. It’s not easy, but it pays off with happier, more successful students in the end.
Some students like classes where teacherslecture (do all of the talking) in class. Otherstudents prefer classes where the students dosome of the talking. Which type of class do youprefer? Give specific reasons and details tosupport your choice.
In my country, the lecture system is the most common system. It is the one I prefer for threereasons: I am used t the lecture system; it is an efficient system; I am too shy to talk in class.
All my life, I have listened to teachers. They come into the room, open their books, and start tolecture. We students sit quietly at our desks and take notes. We never ask questions becausewe don’t want to seem stupid. At the end of the course, we are given a test. If we can repeaton the test what the teacher said in class, we will get a good grade.
The lecture system is an efficient one. Te teacher is the one who knows the subject, not thestudents. It is a waste of time listening to a student’s ideas. What good will that does me? Timeis short. I want the teacher to give me as much information as he or she can during the classperiod.
Even if we could talk in class, I would never open my mouth. I am much too shy. I would beafraid the other students would laugh at me and make fun of my ideas. I prefer to listen to theteacher and memorize the teacher’s ideas.
I hope I can always study in a school where they use the lecture system. I think it is better tocontinue with what one is used to. I also think that there is a lot of information that I mustlearn in the most efficient manner possible. I wouldn’t want to interrupt a teacher with myfoolish questions.