IELTS Speaking: Topic “Education”

Nếu bạn vẫn đang là học sinh, sinh viên thì chủ đề về Education sẽ cực kì gần gũi và dễ bị “đụng đến” khi thi Speaking IELTS đó. Hôm nay chúng ta cùng học một vài mẫu câu trả lời và từ vựng cho dạng chủ đề này nhé!

Part 1-style questions

Examiner: Are you studying English at a school?

Michel: Yes … I’m taking an intensive course at a local private language school … I attend classes three times a week …

Examiner: Would you say you are a good student?

Susan: I’m OK I think … I’m pretty good at meeting deadlines and I’m keeping up with my studies … plus I find it quite easy to learn things by heart which is useful when learning a language  …

Examiner: When you were younger did you enjoy your time at school?

Theo: Yes … I liked school … it was an ordinary state school … nothing special … a single-sex school … which I’m not sure I liked … but the teachers were great … I had lots of friends and I never played truant like some pupils there …

Part 2-style task

Describe a time during your education that you really enjoyed. You should say:

> when this period was

> where you were

> what you were studying at the time

and say why you were so happy.

Caroline:  I’d like to tell you about my time at university … I was a mature student … I didn’t go to university until I was 25 … and it was my first time away from my parents so it was very exciting … I was doing a Bachelors Degree and it was a bit of a challenge … some people take a year out but I’d been away from education for 8 years … plus I had to work my way through uni so I was very busy … and sitting exams at the end of each year was a new experience for me as well but I really enjoyed higher education  learning about a subject I loved … history … and the social life was great as well … I don’t think I’ve ever had so many friends … I had my graduation ceremony last year in the local cathedral and I know my parents were really proud … so yes … that was a really happy time … I’m thinking of doing a Masters Degree soon … though that might be through distance learning as I have a full-time job now …

Part 3-style questions

Examiner: What qualities do you think a good teacher has?

Anna: They should be patient … they should be subject specialists and be able to explain the subject clearly … they should give feedback quickly … for example not hang on to essay for ages like some of my teachers …

Examiner: What are the advantages of studying on a distance learning course?

Florrie: It’s a more flexible way of studying especially if you have a job … tuition fees are usually cheaper … but you have to be very motivated … and I would imagine more people fall behind with their studies compared to  face-to-face classes …

Examiner: Do all children get equal opportunities in education?

Julie: In my country I think it is quite equal but in the UK I’ve heard that most people who go to the top universities have studied at public schools … you have to be very rich to study in a school like that  … they’re usually boarding schools as well so the fees are enormous …


to attend classes: đi học
bachelors degree: bằng cử nhân
boarding school: trường nội trú
distance learning: khoá học online
face-to-face classes: lớp học truyền thống (học theo dạng offline với giáo viên và bạn học)
to fall behind with your studies: tiếp thu chậm hơn so với người khác
to give feedback: đưa ra nhận xét, đánh giá về học viên
a graduation ceremony: lễ tốt nghiệp
higher education: học sau phổ thông (đại học, cao đẳng,..)
an intensive course: lớp học cấp tốc
to keep up with your studies: cố gắng để không bị tụt lại phía sau
to learn something by heart: học thuộc long
a mature student: học sinh lớn tuổi hơn các bạn học, thường là do quay trở lại lớp học sau một thời gian đi làm
masters degree: bằng thạc sĩ
to meet a deadline: to finish a job or task in the time allowed or agreed
to play truant: trốn học
private language school: trường tư thục
public schools: trường công lập
a single-sex school: trường dành riêng cho nam hoặc nữ học
to sit an exam: làm bài kiểm tra
state school: trường công lập
subject specialist: giáo viên chuyên ngành, có kiến thức chuyên sâu về môn học mà người ấy dạy
to take a year out: nghỉ học một năm để đi làm hoặc du lịch
tuition fees: học phí
to work your way through university: vừa học vừa làm để trang trải học phí