Describe a person who taught you something?

Who is this person?

How do you know him or her?

What did you learn?

And explain how it helped you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on teaching methods, teaching qualities and classroom learning:

  1. Which do you think is better – have a teacher training you or self-teaching? Why?/ Why not?
  2. What qualities are important for a teacher to have? Why?
  3. Do you think teachers will no longer be required for teaching in the future? Why?/ Why not?
  4. What changes will traditional classrooms and teaching methods have in the future?
  5. What is the role of a teacher in a classroom?


  • I have learned many important things from people around me.
  • One such important thing that I learned is cooking.
  • My mother taught me this skill.
  • Ever since I made a plan to go abroad for my higher education my mother started involving me in the kitchen.
  • My mother is in her 40s.
  • Her name is Harsimran.
  • She is not very tall but looks very beautiful
  • Her hair has started graying but she doesn’t color or dye her hair.
  • She has a gifted hand at cooking.
  • Normally she does all the cooking by herself and sometimes my sister helps her, but I hardly ever did anything in the kitchen.
  • But now she has taught me how to knead the dough, how to prepare Dal, how to cook rice, how to prepare some vegetables and also how to make chapatis.
  • Actually, my cousin went to Canada for her education and there he found a lot of difficulties cooking for himself.
  • He is a vegetarian and vegetarian food outlets are very few in Canada.
  • Whatever food outlets are there are very expensive.
  • So cooking is a very important skill which I think everyone should know
  • I am very happy that I can cook for myself now and I can make all the things which I like
  • Last week my mother had an attack of viral fever when suddenly my aunt and uncle came from Amritsar.
  • I prepared rice and Dahl for them and both these things turned out really good.
  • They were very happy and praised me in front of everyone.
  • My mother was very proud of me that day.
  • My mother has also taught me some Chinese dishes.
  • I really love cheese chili and Manchurian.
  • Now I can make these dishes also and I can add the vegetables and sauces according to my liking.
  • I feel that my mother has done a great job by teaching me this important skill of cooking.
  • I would never have learned it without her guidance.

Follow ups

  1. What qualities do you think a good teacher should have?
    A good teacher should have good communication skills, depth of knowledge of his subjectand should be unbiased towards students. He should also be able to come down to the level of student and never lose patience if the student is taking time to grasp something.
  2. Who do you think can learn better? Old people or youngsters?
    I think learn young people learn faster, whereas old people take some time to learn
    something new. But as far as better is concerned I think both can learn equally well provided they have the interest to learn.
  3. What do you think is the best age for children to go to school?
    I think five years is the best age for children to go to school. 3 to 4 would be too early and later than five would be too late. So, ideally the best age would be around five years.
  4. Do you prefer to study by yourself or with friends?
    I prefer to study with friends because when I study alone I get distracted very soon.
    Moreover, when I study with my friends we can share ideas and that makes study more interesting.

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