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If children want to succeed they must go to university

Introduction

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Overview

In the past going to university was something only very few people did. It was considered an option for people who wanted to pursue very specific careers such as lawyers or doctors. However, nowadays university seems to be somewhere that a person must go to if they want to be able to get any kind of job, not just very specialised jobs.

The cost of university is very expensive so this makes the price for success high if this statement is indeed true. Given the high cost of university, and the many people that benefit from this high cost, could it be that going to university is not as important as we would believe in order to be successful.

Let’s Debate

Argue FOR or AGAINST the statement:

If children want to succeed they must go to university

Tip: Try arguing for and against the statement even if it is not what you really believe.

Key Vocabulary

  • Debate noun/verb
  • University noun
  • Consider verb
  • Pursue verb
  • Specific adjective
  • Career noun
  • Lawyer noun
  • Specialised adjective
  • Indeed adverb
  • Believe verb
  • In order to subordinating conjunction

Question Details

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