7+ IELTS Vocabulary for Talking about your Studies and Education

Hi, I’m Jessica Beck from the podcast IELTS
Energy and the website IELTS.allearsenglish.com. Today we’re going to talk about vocabulary
that is necessary for you as an IELTS candidate. Not only is the topic of education on the
listening exam, in the reading passages, sometimes there are articles about this, and it’s involved
in questions on writing task two and also graphs in writing task one. And it is everywhere on the speaking test. You have a 50% chance of getting asked about
your studies and your education on the speaking exam. I mean, it’s called the academic IELTS test. You’re going to talk about academics and education. Even if you’re a general student, you’ll be
asked about your studies. So let’s get into some vocabulary for you
guys to secure a seven or higher on the IELTS speaking exam. For example, in speaking part one, the examiner
might say, “What are you studying right now?” You could say, “Well, in the future I would
like to study to be an engineer, but in the meantime, I am working on perfecting my English
skills with an online IELTS course.” Like, my online IELTS course, which I recommend. The vocabulary there; in the meantime. It just means for now or at present. And then I love that phrase, “perfecting my
something skills.” Perfecting my English skills. Perfecting my soccer skills. Any skills could be used with this phrase. By the way guys, now is a great time if you
don’t already have a pen or paper, take these notes, okay? Write down these phrases that I’m telling
you because you must practice them after the video in order to use them on exam day. Okay, so, so far we have “In the meantime”
and “Perfecting my skills.” And by the way guys, these are phrases that
could be used in any topic. All right? I’m just connecting them to education today. All right, so how about speaking part two. In speaking part two you might be asked to
describe a class or a teacher or a year from, a moment, a day, something from your high
school career, your elementary school days. You could be asked to describe a variety of
different things connected to your studies in the past or now. Some phrases that you could use. For example, if you’re describing a math class
that you took in high school, you could say that “I believe that the math classes I took
in high school, although I wasn’t the best student and to be honest I didn’t actually
enjoy these classes, however I do believe that this subject has reaped the most long
term rewards. The most long-term benefits for me as now
I have to calculate my student loans in my daily budget.” For example. The phrase to remember there is “Reaped the
most long-term rewards.” Or just “Reaped the most rewards” is also
fine. Think about things that you did in the past,
especially things that you learned. What has reaped you the most long-term rewards
or benefits? Think about it. Those should be the examples you write down
in your vocabulary notebook so you remember these phrases. In speaking part three, you might be asked
to talk about how education in your country has changed in recent years. This is a very possible question to come up
on the exam. You could say that “Luckily, I’m from a country
whose government has put a lot of money into technology and education and we are full on
tech bound in the classroom now. There are computers in every classroom. Students have access to their own personal
tablets that they’re given the first day of school. And I believe that this creates a more erudite
population as they have access to information at all times.” That was such a good answer. That was a shining number nine, part three
answer. The vocabulary to note from that answer. We have full on, which is totally, completely. Very descriptive, very native speaker phrase
to say. We have tech bound. Bound is a goal, something for the future. Their goal is technology. They are tech bound. Another great golden phrase to get you a seven
or an eight or a nine for vocabulary on the IELTS exam. And then another gold star, formal, academic
word; erudite. I love that word. If you can work that in on test day, speaking
part three, writing task two, that’s fantastic. Erudite is an adjective. It means knowledgeable. Learned. So guys, I hope you found this useful. And you should have and please practice all
this vocabulary. If you would like more lessons on how to score
the highest score possible on IELTS exam, please visit our website IELTS.allearsenglish.com. You can also check out our IELTS online course
available now called Three Keys IELTS, also available on our website. Thank you so much for watching and have a
wonderful day.

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