IELTS ライティング TASK2 サンプルエッセイ (解答例 ) 例題 41 – One-on-One Lessons

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Some people believe that one-on-one lessons are better for learning while others think that group lessons are superior. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

You should write at least 250 words.


It is my opinion that one-on-one lessons have greater chances of maximizing one’s potential, while others argue that group lessons are more beneficial. This essay presents arguments on both sides, but leans in favor of my initial statement.

Looking first at the case supporting one-on-one lessons; private tutors state that students benefit more from tailored lessons than standardized group lessons. This is particularly true for those who are talented and dream big. They are glad to engage in difficult challenges, which the majority of people find too daunting, and push themselves to the limits. For example, Son Heung-min, one of the best football strikers in the premier league, practiced football with his father in his childhood. Although he was not allowed to join a soccer club until fifteen years old, the draconian training with his father enabled him to develop unrivalled skills for scoring goals.

Turning to the other side of the argument; many sociable students point out that learning with their friends is the key to continued learning. The learning process is fraught with frustrating moments and, this discourages them from achieving their goals. However, when students realize that their companions are also facing the same challenges, they tend to provide moral supports to each other, and this prevents them from dropping out. Indeed, according to surveys taken in intensive English courses in Japan, many students reported that the primary reason they could dedicate most of their free time to studying was the existence of their friends and the shared commitment to achieving their goals.

To summarize, the choice is fundamentally between focusing on developing individual abilities versus greater persistence rates. I believe realizing one’s potential is one of the greatest things in life, and espouse one-on-one lessons.

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→トピックのパラフレーズと自分の主張の提示。Discuss both views and give your own opinionと問われているため、学生のカリキュラムに実務的な科目を導入するべきという考えにどの程度賛成するか、自分の意見を主張します。

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→ main idea  : private tutors state that students benefit more from tailored lessons than standardized group lessonsと主張。

その後、Main ideaの内容について、後続の文章で説明を加えていきます。

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→ main idea : many sociable students point out that learning with their friends is the key to continued learningと主張。

その後、Main ideaの内容について、後続の文章で説明を加えていきます。


→Body paragraphs のパラフレーズ。


Synonyms (類義語)

Fitness: 身体の健康 (being physically strong and healthy)

Key words

One-on-one lessons: 一対一のレッスン

Standardized group lessons : 型にはまったグループレッスン

Push oneself to the limits : 限界まで追い込む

Draconian : とても厳しい ( draconian measures など )

Unrivalled skills: 他と比較にならないほどのスキル

Be fraught with : (嫌なことで) いっぱいな

Moral support : メンタル面でのサポート

Intensive courses : 集中コース

Dedicate time to A : Aに時間を割く

Other useful expressions in IELTS Writing TASK2

Contrastingly, : 一方で、

From my perspective, / In my opinion, :私の考えでは、

Maintain  : Firmly express one’s opinion と同義。意味は「強く主張する」

Aver  : Say something is certainly trueと同義。意味は「―は正しいと強く主張する」

I espouse the former ( or the latter ) : 私は前者(後者)を支持する。Espouse はSupportのFormalな表現。

Having said that :  However と同義。意味は「一方で」

On top of that : In addition と同義。意味は「さらに」

Under such circumstances, :こういった状況下では、


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