The graph below shows changes in percentage of households owning the car in the UK between 1975 and 2005.
The graph illustrates information about the car ownership rate in household in the UK from 1975 to 2005.
Households having one car occupied 40% in 1975, and then this figure grew dramatically to around 55% in 2005. The whole period witnessed a steady but negligible increase in the proportion of households that purchased more than two cars, from 5% to 10% in the given period. In terms of the rest two groups, despite a fall to 25% in 1985, there was an increase to 28% in 1995 in the percentage of families that did not have a car, and then this figure fell consistently to 20% in 2005. Households owning two cars represented 22% in 1975 before dropping by half to nearly 10% in 2005.
Overall, there was a significant upward trend in the percentage of households having one car or more than two cars, while that of families with no car or two cars decreased. Owners with one car were the most throughout the whole period.
Some people claim that many things that children are taught at school are a waste of time. Other people argue that everything study at school is useful at some time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
People have different views on whether the curriculum of school is scientific or not. Some people trust the effectiveness of all contents, but others believe many of them are inapplicable. From my perspective, all the knowledge imparted at school can someday prove their value.
According to the opponents, their main argument is that some subjects are irrelevant to future majors in university. This is because of the common practice of choosing certain major before attending university. To take China as an example, many Chinese middle school students have to attend nearly ten subjects, while high school students tend to take about five subjects, and when they start their higher education, they only take vocational subjects related to certain majors. Specifically, those majoring in German will not take math anymore and gradually, they will forget what have been taught in school. In other words, the general education in school wastes children’ time.
However, I quite agree with those who completely advocate the present education system. Firstly, although students tend to focus on one major, they may take the advantage of certain subjects to pass the college entrance exam. For those who have abandoned math, math may be the subject they had performed the best in the national test. Secondly, the function of some subjects is so unapparent that we ignore their contribution. Every subject in school is basic and closely related to daily life. Particularly, even though some students will not find a job in linguistics, the command of daily English can assist them in comprehending the contents in applying a vacation in foreign companies.
In conclusion, there are so many cases when we apply a theory or a piece of expression which had been learnt years ago. We may fail to recognize the importance of certain knowledge when teachers impart them, but we can find the usefulness at some time.