2019年11月2号托福独立口语题：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students should spend as much time in studying world history as in studying domestic history. Please include specific details and examples in your explanation.
Personally speaking, it’s definitely important for the students to learn world history, so it’s totally necessary to spend as much time on learning it. Learning history about different countries is rewarding as it provides you with great opportunity to get to know the historical facts about other countries, the culture of other nations and the traditions that are shared by other civilizations. It’s a great chance for young people to get to know the outside world. For example, I read some stories about some great figures like Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, and so on so forth. I know that without their efforts, Roman empire or the United States wouldn’t be able to lead the world and develop such civilizations that are admired by people around the world. So it’s absolutely worthwhile for young people to spend as much time on learning this subject.
I disagree with such a statement. The main reason is such a choice will inhibit students’ understanding towards history. If only studying the domestic history of students’ own country, they can merely know what has happened in their own country. But the fact is that each country has its own specific or unique history, thus if getting to know the world history, students will know what people ate in the past in other countries, what different empires were like in different places, how people led their lives in other civilization and so on. Then students will have a more overall and objective understanding towards the world, towards culture diversity.
Well, I agree with the statement that it is as important to teach world history as the history of the country. First off, learn ing world history can help students to broaden their horizons. They get to know how different cultures, customs and ways of living involve in different parts of the world. Additionally, learning world history helps students to connect with those who are from different regions or countries. As the world is becoming a global village, it is very important for students to know the history of other countries.