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“Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
The best way for a teacher to help students get interested in a subject is to explain how this subject will help students live better outside school.”
Students may be naturally uninterested in some school disciplines, and therefore a teacher’s job should not be limited to imparting the knowledge but include evoking [evoke] students’ desire to learn. One way that is deemed best is to expound on the usefulness of a subject outside school. It is indeed the most recommendable way. [开头段落信息进展快，不要陷入铺垫背景信息的泥潭]
The first reason adopts a rather pragmatic view. If students fully understand that what they get from a subject can lead to a good salary, they are likely to put in time and energy in the subject for the sake of money. For the majority of students, school is a necessary means to a necessary end [a means to an end]: they learn to be qualified for a job that pays. This motive should be well understood and recognized by teachers, and when teaching serves to fulfill this purpose, students will demonstrate motivation and passion. [由上一点延伸出来的另一点，可以不独立成段，可以不设置中心句，但是核心意思明确] At this point, teachers should also be aware of that the knowledge or skills may sometimes not relate to their future employment but have other practical uses, such as shopping, dating or socializing. It is also likely that students are intrigued since these activities are believed to be essential in one’s personal life. Who does not want to get a good deal, find the right partner or have a happy social life? [反问]
This pragmatism may be criticized. Academia must consider the seeking of knowledge a noble cause and may strongly oppose the intent that is too down-to-earth and therefore feels utilitarian. It is perfectly justifiable for a professor to teach for the pursuit of the truth and the greater good of humanity. However, it may not be an ideal way of teaching when the purpose is to interest students, people whose mind is limited by their young age and whose practical needs outweigh honors.
In addition, since they say receiving education is the fulfillment of life as a whole, why would a person deny that education should help its recipient live better outside school? [反问] Highly likely, it is only when students realize that a subject in which they are enrolled helps to improve their life quality that they have the inherent and sustainable interest in learning it [it is … that … 的强调句现象，此句强调条件状语].
In conclusion, it [it的虚指现象] does not embarrass an educator if he or she points out the most practical benefit of learning. As a matter of fact, the best way for a teacher to help the students get interested in a subject is to explain how this subject will help them live better outside school. [结尾段落笼统简洁，重申立场是内容的核心]