Some students like classes where teachers lecture in class. Other students prefer classes where the students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer?
Both teaching and learning approaches are valuable and have relative merits. Classes dominated by teacher’s lectures are full of enthusiasm which stimulates interest.
Then the interested people tend to learn more. Also, lectures provide a faster, simpler method of presenting information to the students. They are particularly useful for students who read poorly or who are unable to organize the material. While on the other hand, tutorial allows students to participate in discussions which put them in an active role rather than a passive one. However, neither of them is universal. Therefore, I can hardly say that I prefer either approach; I think the choice should depend on circumstances including the subject to learn, the depth to explore and the quality that the lecturer or the discussing group have.
Do you think the high school should teach music and art as other basic science? Include details and examples to support your opinion.
Music and art should be important components(成分，科目) of the school curriculum(课程) because they have many uses besides recreation.
To study music is to study the basics. Through its study, students come into contact with(接触) other basic areas of the curriculum: math, science, social studies, languages, and physical education.
Apart from that, music, like reading, writing and speaking, conveys(传达) thoughts, ideas and feelings. It also provides an avenue for(提供方法/途径) developing self-expression and creativity.
On the other hand, art education in itself has tremendous value(具有巨大价值). Learning about the history, sharing ideas and knowledge, is always a good thing. Music and art, therefore, as important parts of our lives, should be taught in high school.
Do you think sports courses should be a required part of every school day?
From my point of view, sports courses form an essential part of children’s education for many reasons. First of all, doing sports helps maintain the physical fitness of students. Movement coming from physical exertion during exercise promotes circulation of blood to all parts of the body. Thus, it results in vigor and stamina which help to prevent diseases and sickness.
Moreover, exercise develops sportsmanship among students. When they play as a team, they are able to identify their role and worth to reach the same goal. It also helps enrich/promote/improve their friendship and personality.
Therefore, I think sports courses should be mandatory (必修的) in school.