TOEFL Essay Topic 166 - People recognize a difference between children and adults. What events (experiences or ceremonies) make a person an adult? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer.
There are so many differences between children and adults, such as adults always make decisions independently, while children offten deal
There are so many differences between children and adults, such as adults always make decisions independently, while children offten deal with things under the supervision of adults. Although it is a course that a child grows up and become an adult, I believe that many events play a significant role in it. Based on the experience and life style of my own, leaving parents and living alone is the event that turn a child into an adult.
The main reason of the argument I support is that living independently could develop the ability of thinking and doing independently. In family, parents always prepare everything and create a comfortable condition for children. Children at home are almostly carefree, and need not worry about cooking, washing, making cleanning, and the only thing they have to care of is study. However, when living in the dormitory of school, they have to begin to study how to deal with house work and how to get on alone with others. And it is more important that they have to think independently and make decisions like adults.
Another reason can be seen by everyone is that to live independently a child will have to face many problems which need courage and the capabilty to cope with. Without the help from parents, children will find there are so many unexcepted concrete troubles can not be resolved only by themselves. For example, when a freshmen move into dormitory, he or she have learn to change the light bulb, clean the house, how to get on well with roommate and so on. At this time, making friends and helping each other are very important for them to resolve the troubles.
In addition, the frustration and even the failure in life is very significant in the course of grouth. An experience, example, or observation impart benenficial new knowledge and wisdom. In the same way, a failure bring children lessons and make their thought and behavir mature and sense.
General speaking, living independently will develop the ability of dealing with things of children, test the courage of cope with difficulties of them, and bring them many lessons. Taking into account of all these factors, we may reach the conclusion that living by own make a child mature and wise , and turn a child into an adult.
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