IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 189 - Some high schools require all students to wear school uniforms
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IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some high schools require all students to wear school uniforms. Other high schools permit students to decide what to wear to school. Which of these two school policies do you think is better?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
You should write at least 250 words.
Model Answer 1:
It is true that some secondary schools require their students to wear uniforms, while others allow their students to wear free clothing. Both policies have their own positive points, but I personally think that it is better for high school students to wear uniforms.
To begin with, it is common that some high schools do not require their students to wear uniforms. They believe that uniforms should not be the main concern of education, and schools should focus more on the curriculum quality and learning process than focusing on dresses. Besides that, they also believe that spending on school uniforms is also a waste of money, as the fund could be allocated for other important matters such as books or stationary.
On the other hand, for a number of reasons many secondary education institutions necessitate their students to wear school uniforms. These institutions believe that by wearing school uniforms, students will learn about discipline; and how to wear proper and formal clothing. By allowing the students to wear free clothes, there might be a risk that students will wear inappropriate clothing during school hours. And then with the existence of school uniforms, it will not differentiate the economic class of students. Although some students might come from a wealthy family, they must wear the same quality clothing as the other students who come from various backgrounds.
In conclusion, it is a fact that wearing school uniforms has become mandatory for several secondary education institutions, but there are other institutions who allow their students to decide their own clothes. Both points of views have their own advantages, but I believe that wearing school uniforms for high school students is more favourable than wearing free clothes.
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Model Answer 2:
I think that the issue whether all students are required to wear school uniform is the one that is open for debate. Some people think that all students must wear the school uniform. However, others think that students should decide what to wear to school themselves or by their parents. Personally, I believe that students should wear what they like. For several reasons, which I will mention bellow, I think that school uniforms should not be required to wear at high school level.
First of all, if students do not have school uniforms they can wear what they like to wear. Personally, I like to wear clothes which are comfortable. Also, I am a female and I like to wear jeans and shorts, and as far as I know girls must wear skirts as part of their school uniform. I think many female students will agree with me that jeans are much more comfortable than skirts.
Second of all, I believe that school uniforms must not cause any discomfort. For example, some international students will find it unacceptable to wear some of the uniform's parts. I am from Russia and when I was a student of the elementary school I was required to wear the school uniform that included a dark blue skirt and a white or light blue shirt. I did not like it very much because I did not like the fact that all students were dressed in the same colour. We dressed the same way and we were permitted to wear any adornments. Personally, I did not like the fact that girls always had to wear skirts and it was not convenient, especially in cold weather.
In short, I think that students should wear to school what they want. Otherwise, if a high school requires students to wear school uniforms, I think that uniforms must be comfortable for all students.
Some people may think that wearing a school uniform should not be obligated to students as it can damage the school and the students relationship. However, I think wearing a school uniform must be an obligation in every schools. I feel this way for a couple of reasons, which I will explore in the following essay.
To begin with, making students wear uniforms does not mean making them appear just one type, it contributes to other important aspects of life. On this planet, everything has their own certain processes and they all work well because they obey the rules. School is a formal place and it should be different to be on the school from to be outside. Schools are aware of that every student is different. Wearing a uniform just helps students to get used to the rules. We all need to learn obeying rules in order not to have problems in our lives. For example; my best friend goes to a school without wearing a uniform and she does not feel herself as a part of the school. She always has problems with her teachers and classmates. I think it feel not like a school.
Furthermore, schools also should necessitate wearing uniforms in order not to separate the rich students from the poor ones. It damages the relationship between students, and poor ones feel depressed, because they can not afford to buy the things that rich ones possess. My own experience is a good example of this. I can recall, when I was in elementary school, we had to wear uniforms, I did not know who the rich student was, and all the students played together. However, when I went to high school, wearing uniform was not an obligation. The rich students who were wearing brand new clothes and shoes, and carrying very expensive school bags, were hanging out together. I was one the poor students in the school, so I know that, rich students would not make friends with me, because I was not in their levels. It actually made me feel bad all the time I was in high school.
In conclusion, I have explored the reasons why wearing a uniform should be a requirement. I think it helps both the students and the school itself.