Topic: Education

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. 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.