Are school uniforms a bad idea? Use specific details and examples to support your answer. TOEFL-Speaking.com November 20, 2014 Question 2 14 Comments Answer Now Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) 14 Responses Bhagwanti November 21, 2014 We do have school uniforms. I think it is a good thing because we do have days when we are allowed to wear what we want. They may as well call it ‘judgement day’. Because all it does is make everyone feel as if they are in a competition for who is wearing the best clothes. Everyone feels judged and not all kids can afford the latest/coolest stuff to wear, which probably just gives them the chance to feel very uncool or like everybody is laughing at them. Also, there would be help for kids who can’t afford a uniform, although its much cheaper to buy a uniform than a regular outfit. There isn’t a problem with the whole ‘what about kids who don’t want to wear it’ because no school as to wear something absolutely terrible because the majority is black trousers/skirt, a shirt and a jumper/blazer, plus everyone is wearing it so who cares. Even though it can be annoying, I’m glad we have a school uniform, just makes school a lot easier, couldn’t be dealing with deciding what to wear every day. Reply yaya December 17, 2014 — Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Marbea February 1, 2015 In my opinion school uniforms are not a bad idea, because they allow students to get ready faster and are cheaper for the parents. First, using a school uniforms make getting ready faster. For example, when I was in high school I worn an uniform so I didn’t lost time checking what I like to wear that day, I just put on my uniform. Second, using uniforms are not a bad idea because parents can save money. For instance, my parents bought my uniform at the beginning of the school year, therefore, spending money only one time. That’s why I think school uniform are not a bad idea. Thank you !! Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Moderator February 7, 2015 Hi @Marbea, The Score: 3/4 Speech is generally clear, though minor difficulties with pronunciation, intonation and pacing are noticeable. Check the pronunciation of “parent”: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/parent?s=t The response demonstrates limited range and control of grammar and vocabulary. Response exhibits some imprecise or inaccurate use of grammatical structures. “First, using a school uniforms make getting ready faster.” is not correct. Since you say “a”, uniform should be singular. And you should use the verb with “-s”. First, using a school uniform makes getting ready faster. “an uniform” is not correct. We use the pronunciation of the word following the article to determine whether we use “a” or “an”. And because “uniform” is pronounced starting with a consonant, we use “a”. “a uniform” is correct. “I didn’t lost time …” is not correct. You should say “I didn’t lose …” “… using uniforms are not a bad idea” is not correct. You should say; “school uniforms are not a bad idea” OR “using school uniforms is not a bad idea” You must avoid these grammatical errors. It’s important. Best, Reply Mary Silver March 2, 2015 Thank you for your help, this page has helped me so much to get better in my speaking. Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Moderator March 3, 2015 Hi @Mary Silver, The Score: 3/4 The response addresses the task appropriately. It is mostly coherent, sustained and conveys related ideas/information. Relationship between ideas are clear. Speech is generally clear. Your pronunciation is good. Minor difficulties with pacing are noticeable, though overall intelligibility is not significantly affected. The response demonstrates fairly effective use of grammar and vocabulary. One minor correction: Instead of; “Because you don’t have to think which clothes do I going to wear.” You should say; “Because you don’t have to think which clothes you are going to wear.” Response time for Question Type 1&2 is 45 seconds. You should skip the third reason, and conclude your response in the last 5 seconds (40-45). Best, Reply sharvani June 26, 2015 hey please rate this i mean i just commenced using this site my toefl is tomorrow please evaluate and score it 🙂 Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Goldy June 26, 2015 Hi Shravani I am not the rater but would like to comment as you have exam tomorrow. Your fluency, pronunciation and clarity is good. You could organize the content more and try to finish within time limit with conclusion. Best wishes. Do well 🙂 Reply ftm November 7, 2015 please help me with evaluation of my speaking. tnx in advance…. I tried to fit my answer in 45 sec. Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply rocket November 16, 2015 In my view school uniforms are good idea due to following reason. First of all I think school uniform is an identity of school. During inter school sports meet or any other event meet it is helpful for teacher to recognise their student, it’s give feeling of unity among students which can be seen during cheering for matches. Secondly it provides look wise uniformity among students. It is same for everyone – same for poor or rich student, if wearing school uniform would not be rule then rich student would be wearing latest and modern dress but poor student won’t afford them. They may feel guilty or they may feel other children will laugh at them. It saves time. Before going to school, instead of thinking which dress should I wear? What should be the colour, design and type of the dress; in case of school uniform we have only one option. Finally I think school uniforms are cheaper usually than other cloths so buying uniforms will save parent’s money. Reply Lona January 14, 2016 My answer to the TOEFL Speaking question. Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Xnana March 4, 2016 My answer to the TOEFL Speaking question. Please give me feedback. I’d really appreciate. Great website 🙂 Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply preyksha March 18, 2016 My answer to the TOEFL Speaking question. 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