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.

  1. Have you got a degree yet?
  2. What will you study if you go to university?
  3. Will you have a degree by the time you are 23?
  4. Would you send your children to private school if you had enough money?
  5. Would you encourage your children to go to university if you had kids?
  6. What should you bear in mind when you decide what to study?
  7. What will you do once you have finished university?
  8. Will you go on holiday as soon as you have some time off school/university/work?
  9. Will you find a good job as long as you get a degree?
  10. 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?
  11. What would make you take up learning another foreign language?
  12. Are you into learning new things that take you out of your comfort zone?
  13. Do you pick up new skills with ease?
  14. What should you make an effort to brush up on when it comes to your English learning?
  15. Do you feel you have a good grasp of English or had you better focus on improving your level?




Use these key phrasal verbs in order to discuss education at a B2 level.

  1. BRUSH UP ON – IMPROVE AT I need to brush up on my English vocabulary.
  2. CATCH ON – UNDERSTAND I generally catch onto new things very easily.
  3. CATCH UP WITH – BE AT THE SAME LEVEL I need to catch up with some schoolwork.
  4. COME UP WITH – THINK OF I always come up with great mnemonics to remember things.
  5. COPE WITH – HANDLE/DEAL WITH/FACE I find it hard to cope with pressure in exams.
  6. CROSS OUT – DELETE BY PUTTING A LINE THROUGH THE WORD If you make a mistake, just cross the word out.
  7. DROP OUT OF – QUIT I am going to drop out of university.
  8. FIGURE OUT – SOLVE I need help to figure out the answer.
  9. FILL IN – COMPLETE In this exercise, you need to fill in the gaps.
  10. GET AT – SUGGEST OR TRY TO SAY What are you getting at?
  11. GET ALONG WITH (STH) – CONTINUE We should get along with the assignment.
  12. GET TO – START STUDYING Let’s get to work on the project.
  13. GIVE UP/IN – QUIT You must not give in or you will never learn.
  14. GO OVER – REVIEW You should go over your notes before the exam.
  15. HAND IN – GIVE TO THE TEACHER You must hand in the assignment before the deadline.
  16. KEEP UP WITH – FOLLOW THE PACE OF I struggle to keep up with the course.
  17. LOOK INTO – INVESTIGATE OR RESEARCH SOMETHING The researchers are looking into the subject.
  18. LOOK UP – SEARCH FOR If you don’t know a word, look it up online.
  19. RUB OUT – ERASE If you make a mistake, just rub it out.
  20. SAIL THROUGH – DO WITH EASE We all sailed through the course.
  21. SET OUT – EXPLAIN The teacher set out the task.
  22. STICK TO – CONTINUE IN THE SAME WAY You must stick to a timetable to learn English well.
  23. TAKE IN – UNDERSTAND I normally take in all of the information in class.
  24. THINK OVER – CONSIDER I am thinking over what subjects to pick.
  25. WRITE DOWN – TAKE NOTES i always write everything down in class.
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