Vocabulary related to education

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IELTS topic vocabulary: education

All components of the IELTS exam are heavily focused on vocabulary. To help you improve your vocabulary  to write or speak about education topics in your IELTS, we have compiled a list of terms.

TermDefinition
qualificationofficial record showing that you have completed a formal course
literacythe ability to read and write
Gap yearTaking a year out between high school and university
kindergartenpre-school education
Post-graduate schooluniversity for students continuing their studies after obtaining their degree
assignmentwork given to a student as part of their studies
collegehigher education institute
principala person in charge of a school
lecturea formal talk on a subject
Student loanamount of money loaned to a student to pay their tuition.
Doctorate (PhD)the highest degree from a university
thesisresearch compiled on a particular subject
Intensive courseA short course that contains a lot of information and training
curriculumthe school program that schools aim to teach students
Vocational coursea course which teaches you the skills required for a specific job
graduatea person who completed their first university degree successfully
professora teacher of high rank in a university
pedagogythe way of teaching including the instructional method that is used
tuitionthe fees required to be able to study a course
distance learning coursestudying a course remotely/online

Task 2 sample essay about education : Traditional schooling is out of date, boring and stifles a child's natural talents, various professionals have pushed for an education revolution. Are there alternatives in the education system? Is traditional education doing more harm than good?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

In this Ted Talk video, Sir Ken Robinson discusses changing the education system. He makes a case for creating a new way to teach that encourages creativity, curiosity, innovation, and energy. Watch the video and try to find the below terms!

EDUCATION

HUMANITIES

CREATIVITY

ARTS

CHILDREN

INTELLIGENCE

GRADUATION

UNIVERSITY

TALENT

PROFESSORS

Collocations: human creativity, academic ability, public education, academic inflation, human ecology.

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