Wednesday, 23 March 2016

IELTS Speaking - Education (Vocabulary)

to attend classes - to go to classes
an intensive course - a short course that offers a lot of training
higher education - college or university
bachelors degree - an undergraduate course which usually lasts 3-4 years
masters degree - a course following a bachelors degree which usually lasts 1-2 years
distance learning - studying online or by post
to fall behind with your studies - to progress less quickly than others
to keep up with your studies - to not fall behind
to give feedback - to offer guidance on a student's work
a graduation ceremony - an event where a students get their degree
to learn something by heart - to memorise it
a mature student - someone who is older than the average age
to meet a deadline - to finish a task in the time allowed
to play truant - to stay away from class without permission
a single-sex school - a school where only boys or girls attend
to sit an exam - to take an exam
a state school - a school paid for by public funds and available to the general public
to take a year out/a gap year - to spend a year working or travelling before starting university
tuition fees - the money paid for a course of study
to work your way through university - to have a paid job whilst studying to support yourself financially
a seminar - a university class where a topic is discussed by a professor and a small group of students
a lecture - an educational talk given to university students

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