Category Archives: Topic: Education

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.27

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. It’s a good idea to prepare a model answer for your favorite media outlet which can be adapted to several questions following this pattern. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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Before you begin, see how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and how to manage your time effectively.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.25

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one again taps into your memory. While answering questions like this, think about the first event that comes to your mind and make notes about it quickly on paper given to you by the examiner. I

n the interest of time, it’s important to make as many notes as possible about an interesting lesson rather than wasting time searching your memory for the most interesting lesson. In all probability, the first memory that pops into your head will either be the most interesting or the most recent – both of which will do. Remember, the examiner is not interested in how interesting the lesson is, but how well you can describe it and what vocabulary you can use to successfully answer each part of the question. 

Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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Before you begin, see how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and how to manage your time effectively.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.17

Here’s a sample Writing Task 2 question on education and society.

 

Some people think the main purpose of schools is to turn children into good citizens and workers, rather than to benefit them as individuals.What are the possible reasons for this problem? Suggest a solution.

 

Note the way the question is worded: this is a two-part question and answering each question in appropriate detail is equally important. Before you start writing, look at how to organize your answer for this type of question.

Here’s a great video on the same theme – education and its impact on children. It’s a video lesson, so watch the video, answer the questions and note down vocabulary you could use to write the essay above. Then, jot down some ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.11

Here’s a great video about schools, education and its impact on children. This topic is fairly common in IELTS exams – both Speaking Part 3 and Writing Task 2, so it’s a good idea to develop your vocabulary on the topic. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

How schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

 

 

What vocabulary did you note down? Share your top IELTS vocabulary from this video in the comments below.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.9

This is a slightly different video and would probably be best placed under the IELTS grammar or writing category. If you have ever been confused about the use of the ‘comma’, this one is for you. Watch the video and learn more about how and when to use the comma in writing. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

Comma story

Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade and tells you when and how to best use the comma.

 

Still have questions about how to use the comma? Ask away in the comments below.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.8

Here’s a fantastic video exploring the mania that surrounds English teaching and learning. There’s no doubt that English is the official global language of the world now. But when did it become a phenomenon? And when did this phenomenon become a mania? Don’t just watch the video,get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

The world’s English mania

Jay Walker talks about the ways in which learning the English language has become a feverish enterprise across the globe.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of English as lingua franca? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.9

In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

Several languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small numbers of people. Some people say that governments should spend public money on saving these languages, while others believe that would be a waste of money.
 Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

 

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions here. I’ll post a model answer soon.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.7

In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

Some people believe that studying at university or college is the best route to a successful career, while others believe that it is better to get a job straight after school. Do the benefits of gaining work experience at a young age outweigh the drawbacks?

 

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions here. I’ll post a model answer soon.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.4

Here’s another good video to practice listening skills and learn some excellent vocabulary for a popular IELTS topic. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

What adults can learn from kids?

Child prodigy Adora Svitak talks about the things adults forget – creativity, curiosity, and optimism.

 

What do you think adults should learn from children? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.3

Here’s a great video I came across the other day. It explores questions of gender, socialization and equality – all three are popular topics in IELTS exams. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

Some study that I used to know

This video articulates the frustrations of both students and teachers and examines the shallowness of education dished out in high school.

If you enjoyed the tune, listen to Gotye’s original song on YouTube. What would you change about high school? Share your ideas in the comments below.

 

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.5

In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

Some people think that museums should be enjoyable places to entertain people, while others believe that the purpose of museums is to educate. 
Discuss both views and give you own opinion.

 

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions here. I’ll post a model answer soon.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.2

Here’s a great video I came across the other day. It explores questions of gender, socialization and equality – all three are popular topics in IELTS exams. Don’t just watch the video, get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

Dare to educate Afghan girls?

22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She urges the world to believe in daughters – and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats.

 

Do you think girls and boys should have access to the same education? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.4

In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

Universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions here. I’ll post a model answer soon.