IELTS Writing task 2 (Discussion Essay)

Some people say History is one of the most important school subjects. Other people think that, in today’s world, subjects like Science and Technology are more important than History.

Discuss both views, and give your opinion.


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Write at least 250 words.




Studying every subject is important to us. But according to some peoples, one of the most important subjects in school is History; on the other hand, some belief in today’s world studying science and technology is more crucial than studying history. I personally believe, nowadays subjects like science and technology are more important for the development of the world but it doesn’t mean you should neglect to study history. 

As a student, everyone should learn about history. History tough us how to light a fire, survive with other animals, finding foods and many other things, and without them, the survival of mankind was not possible at that time. The importance of history is well known to everyone, that’s why every university, school and college are offering history for studying as a main course. Students and researchers still researching many historical events. Also, from a religious perspective, knowing history is really important. For example, the most influential man Prophet Mohammad(Sm) who died in 570 AD still there are nearly 2 billion people who follow him what he taught us in history.

On the other hand, today’s world is totally dependent on science and technology. They give us the chance to move forward. Without help from science and technology thinking about a comfortable life is just an impossible dream. Inventions like electricity and the internet made our life a lot easier. Now we are able to predict any upcoming disasters, as a result, we are able to save thousands of lives, and it’s become only possible because of the advancement of science today. In the case of the medical field, the development is uncountable, therefore, the average life expectancy rate increased to almost 80 years today. 

To conclude, we have to learn everything from our past, present and future. We will be able to build a better present by learning from our history and with science and technology we can build a better future. 

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  1. In the cutting edge era, education is very important for children so they should be taught all subjects whether its history or science and technology. These subjects provides different kinds of information to young people. But as far as my opinion is concerned I believe teaching science and technology to students is more important but its not that the students should not be taught history.
    History is a very important subject, without having knowledge of this course we want be able to know the ancient civilization of mughal emperors, their living styles and culture. We are aware of the incidents which took place in mohenjo daro and harappa because of history. We have a knowledge of our religion and the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) because we have been taught history. So from both perspectives religious and social, teaching history to students is paramount.
    It has been observed that the modern world is the result of miracles which are made in the field of science and technology so without being taught these subjects we will suffer as a nation. All the accessories in our life like air conditioners, fast moving cars, fridge and Television are gift of science and technology. In today’s advanced world China, Japan and America are making progress because they have adopted new trends introduced by technology. The parents even want their children to opt science subjects in their matriculation and intermediate because they are well aware of the importance of science and technology. Apart from it science students like doctors and engineers are getting highly paid so these students are making wonders in their fields because they do get reward of their hardwork however there are few employment opportunities for history students.
    To recapitulate, it can be stated that in todays advanced world we can only make our nation progressed and developed if we are taught science and technology subjects, but on the other hand we can not ignore the significance of history course which is the reason why it is being offered in all schools.

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