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The percentage of 3 types of crimes: car theft, house burglary & street robbery in England & Wales
from 1970 to 2015

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Student learn far more with their teachers than other sources (the Internet or television). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

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The given line chart depicts information about the percentages of three separate types of crime (car theft, house burglary and street robbery) were committed in two countries during the years between 1970 and 2000.

Overall, the most striking feature of the graph is that the percentage of car thefts witnessed the most dramatic change and was always higher than that of the other two crime categories during the surveyed period.

In more detail, in 1970, the proportion of car theft accounted for exactly 0.4%, slightly higher than that of house burglary, at approximately 0.3%. Car theft rates witnessed a significant rise of 0.4% in the next five years before soaring to a peak of 1.4% in 1985, which was also the highest figure for all crimes and years in the chart. Meanwhile, the figures for house burglaries increased gradually to just under 0.4% in the initial ten years before climbing to precisely 0.6% in 1990. There was a remarkable fall to 0.8% and 0.4% in the data for car theft and house burglary, respectively.

Figures for street robbery however, remained practically unchanged over the years, fluctuating slightly, between approximately 0.1% to 0.18%.

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Some people say that students learn much more from their teachers than they do from other sources of education, such as the internet or television. Personally, I believe that although people now have access to huge amounts of information via the internet and television, teachers do play a crucial role in a student’s learning.

On the one hand, it is undeniable that people now have access to a seemingly unlimited amount of information via the internet. This now makes it possible for some people to completely educate themselves in almost any area of knowledge without leaving the comfort of their own home. With the use of such websites like Youtube, Kahn Academy, Alison, and other educational sites, people can learn and study from a huge range of subjects and topics. In addition to this, the increase in television channels in the past couple of decades has also provided people with further potential sources of education.

However, although there is a wealth of information at people’s fingertips these days, finding and sifting through the large amounts of material, to find accurate, reliable sources can also present a problem, and this is where teachers can be of great benefit. Part of a teacher’s job is to have good knowledge of the subject they are teaching, and this can ensure that students learn from accurate and reliable knowledge. Another benefit that teachers bring is guidance. Teachers are trained to guide students through their learning, by knowing different student’s needs and abilities and the most effective methods of teaching them, thereby enhancing the productivity of their learning.

In conclusion, although there are vast amounts of information that can easily be accessed by all people, I believe that teachers do play a vital role in the learning process of students.

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