People say that school years and youth are the happiest time of your life. Do you agree ?
School years, that is childhood and youth are generally considered to be the best periods of a person's lifetime, the happiest time grown-ups keep looking back to. I'm afraid I can't agree with that entirely. Generally, it is the time when a person is taken care of by his or her parents, one doesn't have to earn one's living and make decisions as important as a grown-up has to and the duties are not so numerous* Youth is surely the time when you get to know a lot of new things, and your perception and emotions are fresh and strong, which can sometimes make you feel happy.
On the other hand, a child's or a teenager's life is not as simple as that. Childhood and youth, particularly, is the period when a young person is trying to determine his or her place in his peer group and, later, in the society. He is trying to adjust himself to the grown-ups' world. In doing so, he faces a lot of problems. Many of the problems are the same his parents faced when they were his age. First of all, they face the problem of generation gap. Secondly, their emotional life changes, and they have to overcome psychological problems, to get used to their new emotions, experience first love, learn to respect both themselves and other people. Thirdly, they have to win the respect of their peers, have to make them take them seriously, find their identity. Fourthly, in spite of the fact that many parents still don't take their children seriously, youths have to make difficult decisions. In the upper forms of school, teenagers have to choose their career, a decision which influences their entire lives. If they fail to enter a college or university, they face the problem of finding a job to earn their living.
Many youths may not be mature enough to cope with these problems, and they rebel against society and adult authority. This revolt may take different forms: young people can become aggressive, reject everything including their parents' standards and beliefs, stop doing well at school. Or they may go in the direction of crime, drugs, vandalism, sex, etc. According to official reports, violence, AIDS, drugs, alcohol are more and more associated with youngsters.
Youth problems don't necessarily imply that youth is a period of troubles. It can be a period of good health and high achievement. In that respect, much depends on the family and the school the young person studies at.
I can say my school years were quite happy. There were really very few things which I disliked at school. I like studying and have always done fairly well at school. I like our school, too: it offers a well-planned curriculum in all the subjects, it is well equipped, and the staff is highly qualified, which makes studying a real pleasure. I've got a lot of friends and go on well with teachers.
What I really
disliked is that there are some subjects on the curriculum of
secondary schools in Russia which are compulsory but not really
necessary for your future life. In my opinion, it is, for
example, Information Science. I believe Information Science is
unnecessary for two reasons. Firstly, very few pupils will need
programming languages for their careers, and they definitely
don't need them to pass the entrance exams to the universities
and colleges they choose. The second reason is that the majority
of the pupils will never need them in their careers and daily
life. If Information Science is at all necessary, the scope of
information taught to pupils of secondary school should be
reduced. Firstly, studying these unnecessary subjects takes a
lot of time and reduces the time left for other subjects.
Secondly, many pupils may take less interest in studies in
general, as they have to study a number of subjects which seem
boring and useless to them.
following sentences into English.
1. School years
are generally considered to be the best period of one's life
grown-ups keep looking back to.
Из пособия "ЕГЭ. Английский язык.
Устные темы" Занина Е.Л. (2010, 272с.) - Part
one. English examination topics. Forms 9/11.
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