You should say,
● where it was
● What it was like
● What the teachers were like
● and explain how you felt about it.
(where it was) (what it was like) The first thing that strikes you when you talk about childhood is your school. I studied in “ABC Matriculation”, Chennai. It was one of the top schools in the area. The school was in CIT Nagar, Chennai, which was a kerala settlement. The school had a huge square area of concrete road at the entrance with a stage at its end. There were also tall Ashoka trees near the entrance. There were separate buildings for primary and secondary students. (what the teachers were like) Most of the high school teachers were kerala christians. For pre primary classes, we had Anglo Indian teachers. The Vice-Principal was from Calcutta. Great importance was given to English. The teachers were dedicated to their work. Be it Science or Math or English, the classes were very interesting. The teachers were skilled in their respective fields. Apart from Academics, they encouraged students to participate in skits, elocutions and dramas. We also had science exhibitions, once in a year. They created an atmosphere, very conducive to learning. (explain how you felt about it) I feel proud to have studied at ABC. After schooling, when I was thrown out into the world, I realized the importance of English. My teachers were right in emphasizing its importance, from childhood. I feel blessed to have attended this school. I owe all my achievements to my dear teachers.
Childhood (noun) – the state or period of being a child.
Eg: He spent most of his childhood with his grandmother.
Primary school (noun) – a school for children between the ages of about five and eleven.
Eg: There was a primary school being established in Dehradun
Secondary school (noun) – a high school or a school of corresponding grade, ranking between a primary school and a college or university.
Eg: Jim was required to fill details of marks secured in his secondary school, in his college application.
Owe (verb) – be under a moral obligation to give someone (gratitude, respect, etc.).
Eg: She owed a lot to her mother.
1. What is the difference between being taught by teachers and being taught by AI?
(Give a direct answer to the question) (Explain your reason or reasons) AI or Artificial Intelligence has its advantages. Through AI education is made possible in remote corners of the world. But a teacher has unique qualities that AI cannot replace. Teachers can give individual attention to a student and identify his/her weak and strong areas. But AI will just let the student know if his answer is right or wrong.
2. What’s the difference between the present and the past teachers?
(Give a direct answer to the question) (Explain your reason or reasons) In ancient times, India had the Gurukul system where a student stays in the Gurukula or Ashram as a hosteler without paying any fee but offering services. The Guru was treated with great respect, and they got trained in almost all aspects of life. (Give an example) For example, students would not only be trained in studies but also archery, boxing, etc. But in the present day, schools are money minded and teachers too. They teach for what they are paid. Students also are not very affectionate towards them.
3. What are the most common types of schools in India?
(Give a direct answer to the question) (Explain your reason or reasons) In India, there are many types of schools. Most common among them are the CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education, ICSE or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, IB or Indian Baccalaureate, and Matriculation systems.
4. Which do you think is more important: primary school education or university education? (Give a direct answer to the question) Undoubtedly, it is a primary school education. (Explain your reason or reasons) It lays the foundation for a student. A student may or may not be able to pursue University education. But it is mandatory to know how to read and write without errors and know the basic concepts of Mathematics and Science, failing which survival would become very difficult.
5. Do you think young people today are burdened with study?
(Give a direct answer to the question) Yes. (Explain your reason or reasons) But it is because the world is getting very competitive and they need that syllabi to cope with the world. It is true that they are burdened, but there is no choice. They have to go through this to be able to become successful citizens of the world.
Artificial intelligence(noun) – the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition decision-making, and translation between languages.
Eg: Nowadays, Artificial Intelligence is used in agriculture and farming.
Gurukula(noun) – a type of education system in ancient India with shishya (‘students’ or ‘disciples’) living near or with the Guru, in the same house. The word gurukula is a combination of the Sanskrit words guru (‘teacher’ or ‘master’) and kula (‘family’ or ‘home’).
Eg: It is believed that Gurukulas of ancient times were far more superior than IITs of today.
Archery (noun) – shooting with a bow and arrows, especially at a target as a sport.
Eg: John was skilled in archery.
Foundation (noun) – an underlying basis or principle.
Eg: Einstein’s principles laid the foundation for modern physics.
Cope (verb) – (of a person) deal effectively with something difficult.
Eg: The doctor gave tips on how to cope with stress.
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