Education in an essential topic to pass any English language exam and without a doubt you will be asked some questions about learning English. Common questions include:
- Do you work or do you study?
- What do you study?
- Why are you learning English?
- Do you like learning English?
- How long have you been learning English?
Try these B2 level speaking questions about education…
Discuss the topic of Education in English with these conversation questions.
- Have you got a degree yet?
- What will you study if you go to university?
- Will you have a degree by the time you are 23?
- Would you send your children to private school if you had enough money?
- Would you encourage your children to go to university if you had kids?
- What should you bear in mind when you decide what to study?
- What will you do once you have finished university?
- Will you go on holiday as soon as you have some time off school/university/work?
- Will you find a good job as long as you get a degree?
- What would you most like to look into with respect to your education?Who do you look up to when it comes to learning styles or attitude towards education?
- What would make you take up learning another foreign language?
- Are you into learning new things that take you out of your comfort zone?
- Do you pick up new skills with ease?
- What should you make an effort to brush up on when it comes to your English learning?
- Do you feel you have a good grasp of English or had you better focus on improving your level?
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REVIEW THESE PHRASAL VERBS AND EXAMPLES:
Use these key phrasal verbs in order to discuss education at a B2 level.
- BRUSH UP ON – IMPROVE AT I need to brush up on my English vocabulary.
- CATCH ON – UNDERSTAND I generally catch onto new things very easily.
- CATCH UP WITH – BE AT THE SAME LEVEL I need to catch up with some schoolwork.
- COME UP WITH – THINK OF I always come up with great mnemonics to remember things.
- COPE WITH – HANDLE/DEAL WITH/FACE I find it hard to cope with pressure in exams.
- CROSS OUT – DELETE BY PUTTING A LINE THROUGH THE WORD If you make a mistake, just cross the word out.
- DROP OUT OF – QUIT I am going to drop out of university.
- FIGURE OUT – SOLVE I need help to figure out the answer.
- FILL IN – COMPLETE In this exercise, you need to fill in the gaps.
- GET AT – SUGGEST OR TRY TO SAY What are you getting at?
- GET ALONG WITH (STH) – CONTINUE We should get along with the assignment.
- GET TO – START STUDYING Let’s get to work on the project.
- GIVE UP/IN – QUIT You must not give in or you will never learn.
- GO OVER – REVIEW You should go over your notes before the exam.
- HAND IN – GIVE TO THE TEACHER You must hand in the assignment before the deadline.
- KEEP UP WITH – FOLLOW THE PACE OF I struggle to keep up with the course.
- LOOK INTO – INVESTIGATE OR RESEARCH SOMETHING The researchers are looking into the subject.
- LOOK UP – SEARCH FOR If you don’t know a word, look it up online.
- RUB OUT – ERASE If you make a mistake, just rub it out.
- SAIL THROUGH – DO WITH EASE We all sailed through the course.
- SET OUT – EXPLAIN The teacher set out the task.
- STICK TO – CONTINUE IN THE SAME WAY You must stick to a timetable to learn English well.
- TAKE IN – UNDERSTAND I normally take in all of the information in class.
- THINK OVER – CONSIDER I am thinking over what subjects to pick.
- WRITE DOWN – TAKE NOTES i always write everything down in class.