It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sport or music, and others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or musician. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
What is more important, talent or practice? Certain people are born with particular talents, while it is also claimed that any child could be a good athlete or musician. Personally, I believe that hard work is essential for everyone to achieve anything,while natural talents would greatly accelerate our progress.
Practice makes perfect. On the one hand, talented people with little practice would achieve nothing. God sent talents and constant practice should go hand in hand so as to fulfill one's potential. On the other hand, if they work hard, children with little or no talent would become more useful adults than talented but idle people. According to a famous inventor, talents are comprised by 99% of hard work and by 1% of pure "talents".
Undenibly, talents do exist and would be of great help in one's development. Successful peope are often regarded as "talented". However, the diligence of these people are often neglected by those who want to be successful but are unwilling to pay the price. Zhongyong, talented boy in a well known story in China, was so smart that he could write great poems when he was only five years old. His father was so proud of him that he did not think he need to go to school for further learning. Ten years later Zhongyong became a common farmer, can not even write a word.
Personally, I hope God would send me certain talents, because it would save me great efforts to achieve something. But talented people still need to practice, to work hard in order to be successful. Afterall, practice makes perfect.