Mock Test 20 | Writing Task 2


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. 

Write about the following topic:


Many parents choose to teach their children at home rather than sending their children to school.

Do you think the benefits of home schooling outweight its drawbacks?


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.



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    Parents are, in most cases, extremely concerned about the growth of their children. When conventional teaching fails some parents, some of them prefer to educate their children at home. People have been pondering, for many years, whether or not home-schooling is superior to traditional teaching without reaching any definite consensus. [Crack IELTS with Rob] As I see, as for those home learners, what will be lost is greater than what will be gained.


    Some parents believe that is more feasible to let their children receive home education because they believe this mode of education enables children to grow better both academically and mentally. [Crack IELTS with Rob] One of the most glaring merits of family education is that students with diverse abilities can receive the custom-tailored education, which fits them. After all, parents are most familiar with their children and willing to devote all their hearts to children’s character training and moral education. Another benefit coming from parenting is that it is a good way to strengthen the family tie. The more time parents spend cultivating their children, the better the parent-children relationship will be.


    Home education, however, might trigger some disadvantages to some extent. Indeed, on no account can we ignore its potential drawbacks. [Crack IELTS with RobOn the downside, those home learners tend to be socially inadequate due to the lack of group experience. Even worse, one might become introverted or eccentric when he or she is confined to home-schooling for a long time. By contrast, traditional classroom education can help youngsters to learn how to communicate and associate with their peers. Another demerit might be that in comparison with parents, teachers are professionally well-trained, know the common sense of education and can summarize the core of knowledge. In this sense, those who receive traditional education are liable to excel academically.


    In closing, my stand is that although home education might have some advantages in some facets, it is not universally suitable for most people. [Crack IELTS with Rob] For one thing, educators outshine parents in terms of disseminating knowledge. For another, those who receive home education are more likely to be emotionally underdeveloped in their relations with their peers.


    Collocations and Idioms:

    1. Extremely concerned about: very worried

    2. Conventional teaching fails some parents: if some parents cannot use traditional teaching

    3. With diverse abilities: with different abilities [Crack IELTS with Rob]

    4. Custom-tailored education: education is designed for only one person

    5. Socially inadequate: cannot do well in society

    6. Know the common sense of: know the basic things

    7. Summarize the core of knowledge: summarize the things students need to learn

    8. Disseminating knowledge: teaching  



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