IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Do you agree or disagree with the statement?
There is nothing that an uneducated person can teach an educated person.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Education, in common parlance, is to acquire knowledge. A man not necessarily can learn only from the formal education. Education is not necessarily relates to school, college or university. He may acquire knowledge from the nature because nature is the great source of knowledge and wisdom. Nonetheless, in many circles, it is believed that a man can attain knowledge only from formal institution and on the top of that educated from an institution a man has nothing to know from a man without formal education. I wholeheartedly disagree with the notion and deem that without formal education a man can teach others with formal education on weather, health and so on.
There are many people who do not have formal education, but they have a wide range of knowledge instead. These kinds of people acquire this vast knowledge because of their different lifestyle. They are sharp enough to learn from the experience they gather during their lifetime. A very good example here is my grandfather. He was almost an illiterate person but could forecast weather accurately. It is because he was a farmer and adept at judging seasonal patterns through long-standing ethno-meteorology. So, it could be said that a climate scientist can learn a lot of things from such uneducated man about climate change.
Similarly, many indigenous people have knowledge to great extent, particularly on medicine, they are bereft of modern education although. They know what to eat regarding a particular disease. They maintain their health just eating right. These indigenous people use plants in a several ways to quell their ills. Take forest-dwelling indigenous people of North America as an example. They have developed an intimate knowledge of forest. Part of that traditional knowledge is the usage of forest flora as their main source of medicine. Through millennia of trial and error, they have compiled comprehensive natural pharmacopoeia transmitted orally from generation to generation. Hence, we can say that the medical and pharmaceutical scientists can learn much from the medicinal practice of these indigenous people.
To wrap up, knowledge is something can be acquired from both the nature and the formal institution. From what has been explained above, it can be easily concluded that there is many issues that an uneducated person can teach an educated person.