Is homework helpful or harmful? Use specific details and examples to support your answer. TOEFL-Speaking.com November 20, 2014 Question 2 15 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) 15 Responses Bhagwanti November 21, 2014 Homework may not be fun, but not everything in life is fun. The most important thing about teachers giving homework, is that it helps you so much on standardized tests. You work hard on homework and get better test grades. Although sometimes you have so much homework that you miss a baseball game or run out of time to meet your friends, education is more important than recreational events. Another important thing is attitude. If a child is excited to do his/her homework, that attitude provokes a good study period. If not, the child becomes stressed and tired. Nobody wants that to happen, so might as well take on homework with a positive attitude. I don’t think that homework is that difficult for children that manage their time very well. Reply christina February 7, 2015 I think that homeworks aren’t very useful firstly sometimes it causes stress upon students I remmember myself anxious about my homework thus affecting my performance on 2nd day in the classroom secondly I think it becomes a burden on student as some teachers arent very straightforward about what they are asking for lastly each student has his own way of studing and know how can he succeed so I prefer not taking homeworks in schools Reply Moderator February 10, 2015 Hi @christina, The Score: 3/4 The response addresses the task appropriately. You state your opinion and provide reasons to support your opinion. Very good! You use conjunctions to connect sentences and create relationships between ideas. Hence, the response is sustained and coherent. Grammar correction: “… and know how can he succeed …” is not correct. You should say: “… and know how he can succeed …” You should use punctuation marks appropriately. It will help you in the writing section. The main aim of this website is to practice TOEFL Speaking. We highly recommend you to record your audio response. Thus, we’ll be able to evaluate pronunciation, intonation and pacing. Continue to answer other questions. Practice makes perfect! Best, Reply christina February 7, 2015 Please score me moderator thanks for help Reply Marbea February 16, 2015 In my view, homework helps the students for two reasons. First, when I do homework it helps me to reinforce what I have learned in class. For example, when I was in high school, my chemistry teacher gave us some chemical reactions to balance, that was a good way to remember the valence of the elements. Second, homework helps me to be cognizant of what I did not understand during class. For instance, I realized that balancing a chemical equation was not so easy. hat is why I consider that homework is helpful for the students. Thank you for your corrections ! Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Moderator February 21, 2015 Hi @Marbea, The Score: 4/4 The response is mostly coherent, sustained and conveys relevant ideas / information. Relationships between ideas are clear. Speech is generally clear. Minor difficulties with pronunciation, intonation and pacing are noticeable which do not affect overall intelligibility. Response demonstrates effective use of vocabulary. (“valence” & “cognizant”) Response exhibits some imprecise and inaccurate use of grammatical structures. Some minor and systematic errors are noticeable but do not obscure the meaning. If you compare what you write and what you say, you will realize that; In the first sentence, you write; “homework helps the students for two reasons” But you say; “homeworks helps the students for two reasons” And in the second sentence, you write; “when I do homework it helps me” But you say; “when I do homework it help me” You write them correctly, but while speaking this might be confusing for you. It is a minor, but systematic error. If you pay more attention, you can overcome this difficulty. As a reminder, preparation time for this question type is 15 seconds. So, you should also practice to prepare your response / notes in 15 seconds. Best, Reply Psyche August 14, 2015 I’m a newbie and this is my first record in this website. I hope to take a feedback as soon as possible. Thank you so much for this service 🙂 Reply yasemin September 27, 2015 According to me, homeworks are helpful for 2 reasons, first that students learn better and they reinforce the lessons by doing their homeworks and second reason that it is easy to follow a students knowledge for the teachers if they re good or bad and know how they re doing at lessons. that s my response,will be happy if evaluated. its really hard for me to fit in an example to my answers so not going well 🙁 thank you! Reply anamika November 7, 2015 please review my recording Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Mehmet Eren Cengiz December 3, 2015 please evaluate my record. Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Pemba Sherpa January 16, 2016 My answer to the TOEFL Speaking question. Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Umesh January 20, 2016 I feel that homework is helpful . I feels this way for two reasons. First of all, homework help students to learn better and reinforce them to learn leasson. Secondly, it help to find knowledge of student for teacher whether student are good or bad on the lesson. That’s why i feels that homework in helpful. Reply Balder January 25, 2016 Please rate Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply nehap February 25, 2016 My answer to the TOEFL Speaking question. Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply chaitanya lohith June 2, 2016 My answer to the TOEFL Speaking question. Your browser does not support the audio element. 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