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Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all of the talking) in class. Other students prefer classes where the students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer? Give specific reasons and details to support your choice.
Entering a university, a person usually wishes to learn some new and useful knowledge to have a good job in the future, or just expand his or hers own horizons. However, the lectures should not only present a variety of the information, but also be interesting for students. On the one hand, a lecture becomes less boring, when a teacher organizes his speech well. On the other hand, a lecture is more interesting when all the students participate in the process of studying. I personally prefer classes, where all of us can discuss the topic because we can ask questions about uncomprehended parts, add something information and just make it funnier.
First of all, some professors usually forget that their subject is completely new for his or hers students. They talk about microbiology or quantum physics as if we have used this terms and formulas for all or life. Unfortunately, many students do not understand even a half of the material on such a lecture. Therefore, I suppose, that it is a good way to ask something to make it clear for me and for all the class, too.
Additionally, if a professor permits us to talk, we can support, contradict, or just bring some new ideas, using our background knowledge and living experience. For example, a lot of my friends work during the studying as programming engineers in different companies. So, during the lectures of the mathematics we often know a little more about practical realization of theory material, presented by the teacher. It should be useful for all the class, if we could discuss how it works in real life.
Finally, the lecturer must encourage his or her students to talk so that they could not become bored. Our classes are usually too long, and listening to a monotonous speech makes some student fell tired. My school teacher of history, for instance, used to throw to sleeping children an eraser to make them wake up. Then he asked them a question about the topic he had just discussed. It was funny, but if we had discussed something during all the class, the eraser wouldn’t have been used.
In conclusion, I want the classes to be not only well-organized and complex, but also interesting for both the students and the teacher. One good way is to involve all the class in the process of studying, as it makes the lesson clearer, more different and much more cheerful. In my opinion, these are essential parts of an excellent lecture.
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TOEFL listening lectures: A lecture in biology class