important skill which we cannot learn at
Describe an important skill which we cannot learn at school.
You should say:
What it is
Where we can learn it
How we can learn it
And explain why it is important
What qualities do you think are the most important for work?
What skill do you want to learn?
Is it necessary for teenagers to learn to use computers?
What kind of skills are popular in your country?
One of the most valuable skills imparted to me when I was young was acting. I started to learn acting when I was in middle school. My school planned an afterschool acting class, and I took it just because of interest. A great teacher who graduated from a cinema college taught us how to pronounce and act well. At that time, I had no idea how vital this class would become. My parents thought that such classes were foolish. At school, drama had a low status compared to academic subjects such as math or science. I did enjoy it, but not once did I think it could ever be beneficial. I never imagined how useful it might be later on in life.
How could reciting poetry, singing, dancing and traditional stories help in the modern world? Well, I know how to use my voice, how to vary it, how to project it and how to hold people's attention with it. I know how to move with surety and how to command a presence. Learning lines and lyrics aided my memory for words and phrases in new languages. I can read aloud with confidence. I take care over my appearance and I am aware of the impression I make on people. I think that all together, are skills that will serve me well when I enter the world of business, which is what I hope to do after graduation. In the commercial world, you need to appear trustworthy and competent if you are to represent your company well. You only have a few seconds to make the right impression. When I was in school, where grades overwhelm everything else, the advantages of acting couldn’t stand out. But I believe that in the business world, the ability of working and the ability of communicating will both be essential.
Now I am studying in the university and working in the student union, I have already noticed the importance of the acting class. It makes me perform much better than other students. I will always be thankful to my theatre teacher for enabling me to do this!