IELTS HOPECO Speaking Practice TestT 9: Education

8/20/2015 5:00:29 PM
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Part 1
  1. Do you work or are you a student?
  2. What subject are you studying?
  3. Is it a difficult subject?
  4. Why did you choose this subject?
  5. What do you like most about this subject?
  6. What’s the most interesting aspect of your subject?
  7. What do you plan to do when you finish studying?
  8. At what age do most people leave school in your country?
  9. Do you think it’s a good age to leave school?
  10. What was your favourite subject at school? Why?
  11. What do you think are the most important subjects at school?
 
Part 2
Describe a teacher that had a positive influence on you.
You should say:
  • what subject this teacher taught
  • how long he/she was your teacher
  • what positive attributes this teacher had
  • and explain why you remember this teacher in particular.
Part 3
  1. Is there a system of free state education in your country?
  2. Do you think school and university prepares young people adequately for real life?
  3. Do you think there is too much pressure on young people at school these days?
  4. Do you agree that there is too much emphasis on formal testing?
  5. Have there been significant changes in schooling methods in your country in recent years?
  6. Do you think schools provide enough careers advice to young people?
Useful Vocabulary
A. School
  • nursery / primary / secondary schools / education
  • to revise (for an exam)
  • state school / private school
  • to pass / to fail an exam
  • boarding school
  • to get exam results
  • all girls / all boys school
  • to get qualifications / to be qualified
  • to go to / attend school
  • to leave school / a school-leaver
  • the curriculum
  • to drop out of school / to be a dropout
  • extra-curricular activities
  • to study for [a qualification / an exam
  • to sit / do / take an exam
  • to be academic / to be an all-rounder
  • to resist / retake an exam
 

B. University
  • tertiary / higher education
  • to get a university degree / a Masters / a Doctorate (Ph.D)
  • colleges of higher education / technical colleges / universities
  • to graduate from university / to graduate in [subject]
  • to apply for a course
  • a university graduate
  • to get an (un)conditional offer
  • a postgraduate student / course
  • to do a course in [subject]
  • to do a postgraduate course / a Masters / a PhD (Doctorate)
  • halls of residence / student accommodation
  • to be a qualified [job title]
  • student union / student body
  • to qualify in [subject]
  • an undergraduate
  • to take a gap year
  • a graduation ceremony
  • to drop out of university

Useful Linking Expressions
A. Introducing a contrast
  • However, …
  • Although …
  • Nevertheless, …
  • Despite …
  • On the one hand …. but on the other hand …
  • But, …


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