Some people say that the experiences a child has before starting school have the most influence on their future life. Others say that experiences as a teenager, especially at school are more influential. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


It is said that childhood is the foremost time for a person to shape their future. However, some others argue that the time an adolescent spends particularly at school has a more significant impact. While I agree that experiences as a child plays a crucial role in forming the personality of a person which will support them in the future, I still believe that the environment a teenager exposes would be a major factor in alter his future life.


There are various reasons why people believe that childhood is the most influential time in shaping our life. Because a child is borned as a blank paper, what adults try to write on this paper will probably follow the kid long after in their mind. Parents tend to apply prejudices and experiences of their own onto the conversation with their children - whether parents do it with intention or not, they instill their viewpoint in children to do what they suppose to be right or moral. A child’s cognition is restricted in this way and their personality will gradually form inside the arm of their parents. Since children in such a young age need the guidance of the previous generation to grow up properly, the help of parents is essential. Nevertheless, if a child is often pampered and her demand is always satisfied, her future might rely on other people and she will not be easy to accept and conquer hardship later on in life.


On the other hand, I support the view that the time and the environment one has during his or her teenager would make a huge contribution to his or her future life. In this age, teenagers are cognizant about themselves and about the world, they have the ability to make decisions and select which information should be absorbed. In this period of time, they take the initiative to learn everything instead of passively gaining knowledge as they did when they were little. Moreover, the school is an extremely vital element in influencing adolescent’s experience. Should a teenager expose to a decent study environment, they are able to develop themselves on the right track. They may learn good habits from their friends and seek valuable advice from their dedicated teachers. Some psychologists even stress that the environment could completely alter the behavior of a person regardless of the past. Therefore, even if a teenager has grown with the overprotection of his family, an appropriate teaching method from the school could still open a better future for its student.


In conclusion, while I agree that the time a person spends as a child is important, I am more into the idea that the learning condition an adolescent has at school will help them the most in preparing for the future.

You wrote over 460 words. The minimum is 250. You will not lose points for writing more; however, longer essays generally do not get high scores. I strongly advise that you limit the essay to 270-290 words.

First, the longer the essay, the more chances you have to make errors, and you will lose points for each one.

Second, your writing may be repetitious and wordy. This will cost you points.

Third, you will likely stray off-topic, and examiners will deduct points if you are not focused on the topic. You will also be tempted to use weak or unsound arguments or even contradict yourself.

Fourth, you will take a lot of time writing words and more words, and not have any time left over to proofread your essay. You will miss the silly mistakes, and that lowers your score.

Fifth, you will not have enough time to devote to the other essay, Task 1, and get a lower score there.

Practice writing a lot of essays so you get a feeling for the length.


But the way, this is a very strange topic. Where did you get it? It is more of a topic for child psychologists, not for a general writing exercise.



It is said that childhood is the foremost time for a person to shape their future. However, some others argue that the time an adolescent spends particularly at school has a more significant impact. While I agree that experiences as a child plays (wrong form) a crucial role in forming the personality of a person which will support them in the future, I still believe that the environment a teenager exposes (wrong grammar) would be a major factor in alter (wrong expression) his future life.


There are various reasons why people believe that childhood is the most influential time in shaping our lives life. Because a child is borned (wrong form) as a blank paper, what adults try to write on this paper will probably follow the kid (too informal) long after in their mind. Parents tend to apply prejudices and experiences of their own onto the conversation (unnatural) with their children - whether parents do it with intention or not, they instill their viewpoint in children to do what they suppose to be right or moral. A child’s cognition is restricted in this way and their personality will gradually form inside the arm of their parents. Since children in such a young age need the guidance of their caretakers the previous generation (not a good expression) to grow up properly, the help of parents is essential. Nevertheless, if a child is often pampered and her demand is always satisfied, her future might rely on other people and she will not find it be easy to accept and conquer hardship later on in life.


On the other hand, I support the view that the time and the environment one has during his or her teenager ("during teenager" makes no sense.) would make a major huge ("huge' is a juvenile word. Avoid it in formal essays.) contribution to his or her future life. In At this age, teenagers are cognizant about themselves and about the world, they have the ability to make decisions and select which information should be absorbed. (unnatural) In this period of time, (repetitive) they take the initiative to learn everything instead of passively gaining knowledge as they did when they were little. Moreover, the school is an extremely vital element in influencing the adolescent’s life. experience. Should a teenager expose (wrong form) to a decent study environment, they are able to develop themselves on the right track. They may learn good habits from their friends and seek valuable advice from their dedicated teachers. Some psychologists even stress that the environment could completely alter the behavior of a person regardless of the past. Therefore, even if a teenager has grown up under the protection with the overprotection of his family, an appropriate teaching method from the school could still open a better future for them. its student.


In conclusion, while I agree that the time a person spends as a child is important, I am more into (too casual) the idea that the learning condition an adolescent has at school will help them the most in preparing for the future.