Chủ đề Education là một trong những chủ đề rất được ưa thích trong các bài thi ngôn ngữ. Do đó, không có gì ngạc nhiên khi đây là một trong những chủ đề thường gặp trong IELTS Speaking Part 3.

Hôm nay, chúng ta hãy cùng tìm hiểu về một số từ vựng và câu hỏi hay gặp liên quan đến chủ đề này nhé!

1. Từ vựng về Education

Nursery school: trường mẫu giáo (thường cho trẻ từ 3-5 tuổi)

Infant school: trường cho trẻ từ 4-7 tuổi (thường dùng trong hệ thống trường ở Anh và xứ Wales)

Kindergarten: trường mẫu giáo (thường dùng ở Mỹ, bao gồm Nursery và infant school)

Primary school: trường cấp 1

Secondary school: trường cấp 2

High school: trường cấp 3 ( từ cấp 1 đến cấp 3 nếu như được cấp bằng sẽ dùng với từ diploma. Ví dụ: High school diploma: bằng cấp 3)

University / College: trường đại học/ cao đẳng

Bachelor’s degree: bằng cử nhân

Master’s degree: bằng thạc sỹ

PhD degree: bằng tiến sĩ

State school = public school: trường nhà nước/ trường công

Private school: trường tư nhân

Distance learning: học từ xa (học bằng hình thức online)

Boarding school: trường nội trú

Face-to-face classes: lớp học truyền thống (tới lớp học trực tiếp với gíao viên)

Higher education: Học cao học

To fall behind with your studies: Bị chậm trong việc học

To give feedback: đưa ra nhận xét

A graduation ceremony: Lễ tốt nghiệp

An intensive course: một khoá học chuyên sâu

To learn by heart: học thuộc lòng

To meet deadlines: nộp bài kịp thời hạn

To play truant: cúp học

To sit an exam: Đi thi

Tuition fees: học phí

2. Các câu hỏi thường gặp về Education

What courses/subjects you think will be added in your high school?

Instead of adding more courses, I think that some of the current subjects should become electives. In my country, students have too many subjects to study, most of which they have no interest in. When I was in school, I had more than 10 required subjects and I can't recall what I learned in half of them.

What courses/subjects will be helpful in future work?

I think classes on foreign languages and intercultural communication will be very interesting and rewarding. The world today is in the process of globalization, so being able to speak at least one foreign language will make it easier for us to find jobs in the future. For intercultural communication, knowledge of cultural norms and how people think and interpret messages helps prevent miscommunication and brings cultures closer together. .

What do students do after school in your country?

In my country, students often have to take extra lessons after school, usually taught by their own teachers or private tutors. If students don't have classes, many will hang out with friends in the afternoon before going home for dinner and homework.

Do you think students should choose subjects they like?

To a certain extent, I think yes. All subjects such as Math, Reading Comprehension, and at least one Foreign Language should be compulsory. Other subjects such as Art and Music should be optional, as I think many students entering college will not intend to work in the creative industries or view it as a career stability.

Can the students in your country choose their favorite subjects?

Of course not. Currently, all subjects are regulated by the Ministry of Education. From what I've been through, all students have at least one subject they detest. Meanwhile, many subjects that students want to study are not included in the curriculum.

According to you, what will school be like in the future?

I think schools of the future will focus more on applying basic concepts to real-world problems instead of merely rote learning. I also hope there will be more emphasis on the holistic development of the student as an individual.

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