TOEFL Essay Topic 133 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person`s childhood years (the time from birth to twelve years of age) are the most important years of a person`s life. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Some people may disagree with the idea that a person’s childhood years are the most important years of a person’s life. However, I am in favor of this statement for two reasons I will explain in the following paragraphs.
First and foremost, what a person obtains in their childhood year is the foundation of their life. Some people may simply say that childhood year is not significant because a person’s child period is very shorter than overall their lifetime. However, I think the experience in his or her young age forms their basic characters and mainly decides their life. In my case, I used to like talking to a new friend when I was an elementary school student. My act was encouraged by my father’s advice that we should be free to talk with various people in school. Through this habit was I able to be acquainted with anyone with a smile. In the course of time, I am working at a front of a hotel. In my job, I am required to make a good first impression to a new customer. We have to be outgoing with various kinds of people, which include obstinate elderly and impolite young man. Therefore, my habit in my child age was very useful now. I am not afraid of having a talk with anyone.
Second, the intelligence of a person is mainly determined during their young age, which indicates that a smart child will be able to enter a good university. According to one survey about child intelligence, most of their ability, especially ability to think logically and understand difficult things, is deemed to be shaped in their very young time. This is mainly because the structure of our brain is usually premature and it will not change after their teen ages. I am not saying that what we learned in our childhood is more important than what we learn when we grow up. What we learned when we are young is a vital factor determining our capacity. For instance, even if a person was provided with good education in their young age, they are able to utilize their talent when they stop studying or training themselves. By contrast, there is a distinct difference between talented and poor talented people. Gifted people can achieve great success if they continue making efforts. Contrary, people who do not have special talent will have to make as many times efforts as gifted ones to make a first-rate achievement.