Ticket 2: letter and essay
«...I’ve just returned from a workshop where we studied how to make plush toys. Do you prefer handmade or factory-made toys and why? What types of toys or games are popular among teenagers in Russia? What art activities — drawing, singing, or dancing — do you like?
Next month I am going to an exhibition in the city hall...»
I was very glad to get your letter. I should’ve written earlier but I have been busy at school.
I believe that making plush toys is a very interesting work. Personally, I prefer handmade toys. I remember, my mum used to make a lot for me in my childhood, I really liked them, because I felt some kind of love through these toys. As I know teenagers in Russia are fond of stuffed toys video games.
If I could choose between drawing, singing or dancing, I would prefer the first activity.
I’m looking forward to your story about exhibition. Where is it located? Are you going there alone? Is it free? Unfortunately, I have to go now. Hope to hear from you soon.
«Education is the most important possession a person can have»
Nowadays, discussions about importance of education gain momentum. Some people say education is a must whereas others believe that it is not necessary. Who is right?
I cannot say that it is the most important possession a person can have, but it is a key that opens doors to many things. Firstly, educated person is more significant on the labour market than one that finished only a school. Additionally, that person is “learned to learn”, so he/she is more resilient. Finally, education is very important if you want to be with interesting and intelligent people, because you could measure up with them.
One may disagree. Many people believe that the most important thing in life is love or health, for example. Moreover, today a person can find a good job without education. He/she can do a freelance.
To some extent it is right, but, as I already mentioned, I believe that education opens doors practically to everything. Education is a self development. It expends person’s best traits and gives new ones.
In conclusion, I would like to point out that education maybe not the most important possession, but it is definitely something that one should have.