In this podcast we look at five IELTS Task 2 questions about education, and then talk about possible answers, including how to formulate the paragraphs and plan the essay.

Many universities have introduced tests for evaluation rather than the old written exams based upon lessons from books. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Some people say that school education is not useful and the essence of study can be acquired at home. Do you agree? Why or why not? Use reasons and specific examples to explain your answer.


Cramming and immersion are becomingly increasingly recognised methods of gaining knowledge in an area, other people disagree and say that only through lifelong learning can a subject be learnt. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.


Modern trends in early education focus on an array of practical school projects rather than developing traditional skills through maths, science and similar subjects. Which do you consider the better approach and why? Explain your choice, using specific reasons and details.


In recent years, online education is becoming more and more popular. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this phenomenon? Use specific details and examples to explain your opinion.

Above are the questions, for the answers you will have to listen to the podcast available here:

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