How to improve your vocabulary around education
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How to improve your vocabulary around education

One way to improve your vocabulary for IELTS is to learn more words and phrases connected to the common IELTS topic of education. You may have to answer questions in the IELTS Speaking test about your studies, read an article in the IELTS Reading test on different educational approaches or give your opinion in the IELTS Writing test about which subjects should be taught at school. And in the IELTS Listening test, you’ll definitely have to listen to people talking about their studies. So, to get started, complete the following two vocabulary exercises on the topic of education, and then come back again in a few days to see how much you remember. Subjects Can you name the subjects (in English) that children study at school in your country? Can you say (in English) what you studied or are studying at college/university or a subject you’d like to study in the future? If not, then the following exercise is for you. Copy (or print) the table below and add the missing subject names, people and adjectives. For example, you study architecture to become an architect (someone who designs buildings) and offer architectural services.   Download the answers and then add school subjects in your country that aren’t in the table, the subject(s) you studied or are studying at college/university, or a subject you’d like to study in the future. Word-building exercises like this one from Vocabulary for IELTS are one way to improve your vocabulary for IELTS. Study habits Can you talk about how you study best (in English)? Can you describe (in English) what you do when you have difficulty studying? To learn more vocabulary for answering these questions, read the following text about good study habits, decide if you agree with the advice given, and then answer the vocabulary questions below.   Answer the following vocabulary questions: Which word or phrase in the text describes someone who studies a lot? Which word or phrase in the text describes things that stop you from working? Which word or phrase in the text describes a sound you can hear but do not actively listen to? You can find the answers at the end of this post. Learning vocabulary from a text like this is another way to improve your vocabulary for IELTS and can be more effective than learning vocabulary from lists where there isn’t a clear context (a situation in which the words are used). For more vocabulary exercises and tips on learning vocabulary, check out the book Vocabulary for IELTS or Vocabulary for IELTS Advanced , and subscribe to the We Love IELTS newsletter so that you find out when the next post in my vocabulary for IELTS series is published. Don’t forget to do the vocabulary exercises in this post again in a few days to see how much you remember. Pete PS The answers to questions 1, 2 and 3 above are: studious, distractions and background noise.

Pete Jones

27 July, 2020

How to improve your vocabulary around education

How to improve your vocabulary around education

One way to improve your vocabulary for IELTS is to learn more words and phrases connected to the common IELTS topic of education.

You may have to answer questions in the IELTS Speaking test about your studies, read an article in the IELTS Reading test on different educational approaches or give your opinion in the IELTS Writing test about which subjects should be taught at school.

And in the IELTS Listening test, you’ll definitely have to listen to people talking about their studies.

So, to get started, complete the following two vocabulary exercises on the topic of education, and then come back again in a few days to see how much you remember.

Subjects

Can you name the subjects (in English) that children study at school in your country? Can you say (in English) what you studied or are studying at college/university or a subject you’d like to study in the future?

If not, then the following exercise is for you.

Copy (or print) the table below and add the missing subject names, people and adjectives. For example, you study architecture to become an architect (someone who designs buildings) and offer architectural services.

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Download the answers and then add school subjects in your country that aren’t in the table, the subject(s) you studied or are studying at college/university, or a subject you’d like to study in the future.

Word-building exercises like this one from Vocabulary for IELTS are one way to improve your vocabulary for IELTS.

Study habits

Can you talk about how you study best (in English)? Can you describe (in English) what you do when you have difficulty studying?

To learn more vocabulary for answering these questions, read the following text about good study habits, decide if you agree with the advice given, and then answer the vocabulary questions below.

Study Habits

 

Answer the following vocabulary questions:

  1. Which word or phrase in the text describes someone who studies a lot?
  2. Which word or phrase in the text describes things that stop you from working?
  3. Which word or phrase in the text describes a sound you can hear but do not actively listen to?

You can find the answers at the end of this post.

Learning vocabulary from a text like this is another way to improve your vocabulary for IELTS and can be more effective than learning vocabulary from lists where there isn’t a clear context (a situation in which the words are used).

For more vocabulary exercises and tips on learning vocabulary, check out the book Vocabulary for IELTS or Vocabulary for IELTS Advanced , and subscribe to the We Love IELTS newsletter so that you find out when the next post in my vocabulary for IELTS series is published.

Don’t forget to do the vocabulary exercises in this post again in a few days to see how much you remember.

Pete

PS The answers to questions 1, 2 and 3 above are: studious, distractions and background noise.

Pete Jones

Pete has been helping IELTS test takers and teachers for many years and really enjoys helping people improve their English and their IELTS band score.

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