I’ve said before that as part of your IELTS preparation it’s important to improve your vocabulary related to common IELTS topics, and so today I’d like to highlight some vocabulary related to the topic of education.
As you may have seen in my post ‘Discuss both views…‘, you could be given an IELTS Writing Task 2 essay related to this topic, and it will help you get a higher IELTS band score if you use a range of vocabulary in your writing.
In each case, check you understand what the word means or click on the word below for a dictionary definition, and then look at how the word is used in the example sentence.
- teach (e.g. ‘…it is the responsibility of parents to teach their children how to become good members of society’)
- learn (e.g. ‘Children can learn how adults often contribute to their local communities…’)
- educate (e.g. ‘…both parents and schools have a role to play in educating children in this regard’)
- consolidate (e.g. ‘Having these lessons as part of a school curriculum can help consolidate the learning that happens at home…’)
(When the word ‘consolidate’ is used to talk about learning, it means to combine what is learnt at different times or different places).
- classes (e.g. ‘Schools can offer citizenship classes that help children learn how societies work…’)
- lessons (e.g. ‘Having these lessons as part of a school curriculum can help consolidate the learning that happens at home…’)
- curriculum (e.g. ‘Having these lessons as part of a school curriculum can help consolidate the learning that happens at home…’)
If any of these words are new for you, it may help you remember them if you think of how they relate to your own education.
You could, for example, think about whether citizenship classes were part of the school curriculum when you went to school or about how your parent(s) taught you to be a good member of society.
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