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10 Oct 2020 – IELTS Writing Task 2

ByChitkaran Singh

Oct 13, 2020

Some people believe that parents should tell or read stories to their children before going to sleep, other believe that the children can read or watch TV on their own. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

In the modern world, different people have different opinions as far as the story telling to the children is concerned. Where there are some of them who still believe in parents telling bed time tales to their young ones, there are others who stress on the fact that the children have access to this information themselves as can read books or watch their favourite television show on their own. This essay is going to shed light on both these opinions, however, as far as my opinion goes, I am a fan of the old fashion way of parenting and having some good time reading wonderland texts to my babies.

On one hand, irrespective of the fact that parents are busy these days and are engaged in their work, they should make it a point to take some time out for their kids and read or tell stories to their children. This not only develops their listening skills, but also enhances their patience levels while the storyteller controls the information being given out. Furthermore, when a father is telling tales and the kids are listening patiently, the sense of togetherness is beyond any measurement and the family ties are strengthened to greater depths. In the process, they also pick new words and get their pronunciation which further helps their academic careers to flourish. For example, a learned dad can talk his son on space exploration and tell him how the universe started with a big bang. The vocabulary and ideas that he picks from this further deepens the knowledge base of the young lad.

On the contrary, with the plethora of online resources available, offering both audio and visual channels, the young learners can do such tasks on their own and at their convenience too. By doing so, they are engaged in the development of a very important skill known as 'self-learning'. During this process of reading the text, they come across new words and their spellings as well, which comes in handy not only in school, college or university, but also in their daily routine. Since, they have easy access to the world of the internet, they can watch videos on their favourite topics on websites such as YouTube, read e-books from the authors they like on Kindle or maybe listen to audio books on platforms like Audible. Thus, it is a good habit of keeping them engaged in constant learning but at their own pace.

To conclude, one can easily make out that both the public views are beneficial for budding aspirants, nevertheless, I strongly favour the first one since the parents have the control of the content and are the drivers of the conversation, whereas, in the latter, the children might unknowingly get access to the information which might be ahead of their age or may be illegal to poses.