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Ielts Topic Vocabulary - Education

Ielts Topic Vocabulary - Education

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IELTS topic Vocabulary - Education
Introduction Education is one of the key topics for IELTS. You will almost certainly need it in part 1 of the speaking module and it is also a common essay topic. You will find here a list of helpful vocabulary to improve your performance in those two papers. How to learn this vocabulary Whatever you do, donʼt just sit down and learn the list. You need to be able to use the language for yourself. How can you do this: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ choose the language that you need - make it personal to you note what other words it is used with note any grammar problems remember pronunciation

Key university language Graduate Word Graduate A graduate A postgraduate An undergraduate A fresher Examples/explanations Graduate from university Word form Verb

A graduate of Oxford university/ a Noun graduate in economics Heʼs a postgraduate student Noun Undergraduates receive a grant Life can be difficult for freshers Noun Noun

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Types of degree Word A first degree A bachelorʼs degree A masterʼs (degree) A PhD or a doctorate Meaning/example The degree undergraduates do A synonym for a first degree He is doing a masterʼs in politics Only a few students go on to do a PhD

Types of course Phrase A full-time degee course A part-time degree course A distance course A sandwich course Example Most students follow a full-time degree course If you are in full-time employment, a part-time may be more suitable In the age of the internet, more and more people are studying by distance If you want practical experience, a sandwich course is the best option

Types of writing

Form of writing Thesis Dissertation Assignment

Explanation The paper you write at the end of your PhD The paper you write at the end of your masterʼs (and some first degree courses) This is the university equivalent of homework

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