Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Some people believe that studying history is of no benefit in the current era in which we live in. I totally disagree with the statement above that learning about the past has no value because the achievements made by humankind are only possible because people always learnt from their past. The main reason for
this
is that human evolution is possible only because people accumulate experience and knowledge based on the historical events of their ancestors.
This
helps people make better decisions by reflecting on historical outcomes involving similar decisions and situations.
For example
, buildings are constructed in places that are free from floods and other natural disasters. People improve their life by learning from their mistakes and trying to avoid them
next
time.
For instance
, we are now experiencing a relatively peaceful world due to people learning from the past that wars are just too costly. Another important aspect is that future discoveries are always based on past knowledge. Take
for example
the Internet.
This
discovery is really based upon telephony. In the past, we learned how to carry
voices
Suggestion
voice
over telephones and
then
later on someone thought of the idea of carrying data over telephones.
Therefore
, the Internet would not exist if it weren’t for the invention of the telephone. To summarise, I think that learning from the past is essential to our lives because we can prevent remaking past mistakes and we can make technological advancements based on past inventions.
Therefore
, I believe that history lessons should form a critical part of our education.
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Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately

Linking words are very important in your essay.

To score effectively on your IELTS exam, you should make an effort to implement short concise sentences coupled with linking words.

Almost every sentence in your essay should have a linking word of some sort.

In fact, the only sentences that can omit linking words are your background sentence and thesis.

Linking word examples:

  • firstly
  • secondly
  • thirdly
  • in additional
  • moreover
  • also
  • for example
  • for instance
  • therefore
  • however
  • although
  • even though
  • despite

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