IELTS Vocabulary Topic: School Life
assignment – a piece of work that is given to someone as a part of their job
controversy – a disagreement, often a public one
curriculum – all the courses given in a school, college, etc.
dissertation – a long piece of writing on a particular subject, especially one that is done in order to receive a degree at college or university
findings – information that has been discovered esp. by detailed study
funding – money given by a government or organization for an event or activity
graduation – finishing a degree or other course of study at a university or school
grant – a sum of money given by the government, a university, or a private organization to another organization or person for a special purpose
junior school – a school in the UK for children who are seven to eleven years old
kindergarten – a nursery school; a school for children between the ages of about two and five
learning disorder – a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills
lecturer – someone who teaches at a college or university
nursery – a place where small children are cared for while their parents are at work
resource – something that can be used to help you
scholarship – money given to someone to help pay for that person’s education.
scope – the range of a subject covered by a book, programme, discussion, class, etc.
syllabus – a plan showing the subjects or books to be studied in a particular course
tutor – a teacher paid to work privately with one student or a small group
eligible – being able or allowed to do it mixed – including both sexes
relevant – connected with what is happening or being discussed
seniors – older people, usually retired
studious – someone who enjoys studying or spends a lot of time studying
adopt – to accept or begin to use something
conduct – to organize and perform a particular activity
consider – to think about something carefully overcome – to control or defeat something
review – to consider something in order to make changes in it, study it, or give an opinion about it
struggle – to work hard to do something
distraction – something that prevents someone from giving their attention to something else protractor – a device for measuring and drawing angles, usually shaped in a half circle
dyslexia – word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
knit – to join together
artefact – an object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest
internship – on-the-job training
placement – a temporary position or job in an organization
daunting – making you feel slightly frightened or worried about your ability to achieve something
specialization – the limiting of one’s study or work to one particular area, or a particular area of knowledge
IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions
- School curriculum is selected by the central education authority rather than by the teachers, parents and students. Some believe that the latter should take part in the choice. Which viewpoint do you agree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
- Some students do very well at school and never have problems while others fall behind. Are they capable of handling this challenge themselves or should teachers and parents help them? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
- Doing an enjoyable activity with a child can develop better skills and imagination than reading. To what extent do you agree? Use reasons and specific examples to explain your answer.
- University students nowadays have too much freedom and do not study enough. To what extent do you agree and disagree? Explain your opinion, using specific reasons and examples.
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