【問題タイプ別】Do you agree or disagree? をワンサイドで答えてはいけない例

Do you agree or disagree? をワンサイドで答えてはいけない例

以前、Do you agree or disagree? はワンサイドで答えるのが有利か?というテーマでブログを書きましたが、その中で、ワンサイドで答えてはいけない場合もあるということをお話ししました。

今回は、Do you agree or disagree? をワンサイドで答えてはいけない例をご紹介したいと思います。

【問題タイプ別】Do you agree or disagree? はワンサイドで答えるのが有利か?

ワンサイドで答えてはいけない例

タスクの中には、何かと何かの比較を議論させる問題があります。例えば、以下のようなタスクです。

Some people believe that what is taught in schools is not as useful as what you can learn outside the school. Do you agree or disagree.

「学校で教わることは学校以外で習うことほど役に立たない」という意見に賛成か反対か、というタスクです。

以下は、ゴールドコースト校の受講生(M.Y様)に書いていただいたエッセイです。

Some people believe that what is taught in schools is not as useful as what you can learn outside the school. Do you agree or disagree.

Over the centuries, people comprehend how mush education is necessary for human and schools are established as the base of education. I strongly believe that going to school is the best choice while others say that people learn off the schools is more practical than study at schools. In this essay, I will write two major reasons why I think school education is more helpful than outside practice.

First of all, people can study many subjects which are necessary for daily lives at schools. Social study is vital subject because everyone lives in the society. It consists of geography, politics, civics and history, which people use the knowledge every day naturally. In addition, mathematics is used in variety of situations. For instance, addition and subtraction are used when people go to shopping and division is used for dividing snack. It thanks to education in schools.

Second of all, people can receive a fundamental knowledge for work. For example, I use knowledge of chemistry, biology, physics, science and mathematics for my job as a motor engineer. Since schools educated such basic subjects, I was able to pass the examination to become the engineer and I can apply the knowledge for my occupation. If I had not attended the school, my dream would not have come true. Therefore, I fully appreciate school education and I believe that everyone use the academic knowledge in their field.

To sum up, some people think learning outside of schools outweigh studying in schools. However, I argue that schools provide pivotal education to solidify the ground of human’s life, and it is beneficial than anything else.

いかがでしょうか?

この方の目標スコア(6.0)を考えると特に語彙や文法はとてもいいレベルです。いずれは7も狙えるかもしれません。

一方で、タスクへの回答としては残念ながら十分とは言えません。

学校で教わることがいかに重要であるか、いかに役立つか、については述べられていますが、「学校以外で習うこと」についてはほとんど触れられていません。すなわち、タスクで聞かれている内容には十分に答えたことにはならなりません(少なくともアイエルツ的には・・・)。

ですので、タスクの中に比較が入っている場合(as … as、more … 、rather than、compared to、など)は、仮にワンサイドで書くとしても比較をしながらでなければ書けないということになります。

ワンパターンに覚えるのではなく、タスクで何を求められているのか、常に考えるようにしましょう。