TOEFL Essay Topic 175 - Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all of the talking) in class. Other students prefer classes where the students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer? Give specific reasons and details to support your choice.
There are two styles of classes; one where teachers are talking to audience and the other where not only teachers but
There are two styles of classes; one where teachers are talking to audience and the other where not only teachers but also students themselves are talking to each other. In Japan, many classes from elementary schools to universities are the former type. Though there are some actives courses where students make some presentations or discuss some specific topics, the number of these courses are still few. It is the common style that students are sitting on their seats and listening to lectures which teachers give them. However, I do not agree that this style of classes are better than other styles of classes where students participate classes actively. I will explain the reasons why I think so.
In my opinion, classes should be the place to output the knowledge. Students can acquire knowledge from books. They do not have to learn everything from teachers’ talking. I think that it is almost waste of time if they spend all the class listening to teaches talking about the knowledge from basic things. Instead, students use the classes to improve their knowledge. They should read books and input knowledge about before taking classes. Then if they cannot understand completely, teachers can help them by giving specific explanation. If students already understand well, they can go to the next steps.
In addition, classes are able to be a good place for students to exchange their opinions each other. What they feel when they read some books to get knowledge must be different. It is impossible to know others’ opinions by studying alone. It is important part in class to take lessons with other students.
As I mentioned above, I prefer the classes where students do some talking of the class. It is not necessary to attend classes and learn with other students in order to just receive knowledge. Students see the class as the place to use their knowledge. Therefore, I think that the classes where students can take some talking of the class are preferable than the ordinary lectures where students are listening to teachers with them sitting quietly.
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