Education is the reason you are here, the reason you are thinking of IELTS and it becomes quite obvious that you might be asked questions related to education, most probably in part I of IELTS. Let us today, have a look at some of the questions related to education and their possible answers.
What kind of school did you go as a child?
I did my schooling at a co-educational convent school.
What was your favorite subject during school?
I really loved English as a child. I remember, reading chapters that the teachers had not taught and reading the book again and again. I used to be the one in English class who knew the story before hand and would have by the end of the term, almost memorized it by words.
Who was your favorite teacher?
During school days, I used to really admire our social science teacher. He was one of those very few people you could see, who were very calm and quite and would rarely scold anyone for anything. But, his teaching style was so effective that one could just understand everything at one go. Even more, he used to tell things, beyond the course which really helped us in the later years of my life.
What is the education system like in your country?
Our education system comprises of two main exams, one is the High school and the other is the Intermediate. Most often, the score that students get in high school define the kind of school they will enter in intermediate and on the basis of intermediate school they get the college. Apart from this, there are several exams that a student gives to enter into the college.
Are you a full time or part time student?
I am presently, a part time student. I am pursuing a course on writing that I take during weekends.
I am a full time student and currently doing my Intermediate studies.
What subjects are you studying?
Presently, I am studying fiction writing from the online course provided by the Harvard university.
I am studying math, physics, English and chemistry.
Why did you choose these subjects?
I am interested in becoming an engineer and for that it is very important to take science stream during intermediate. In my country, when one takes science, these are the subjects that are taught.
I love writing and wanted to explore the different facets of it and therefore chose it.
What do you plan to do when you finish studying?
Once I am done studying, I will take up a job in a company or may be open my own startup.
Once the course on writing is done, I am planning to take a English degree from some ivy league college to help my writing career.
Some people say that your school days are your best days. Do you agree?
I think definitely yes. School days are the time when we are least bothered about life and earning money. We have so less desires and we are so happy with the little things that we get. It is more about having fun with friends and learning things. It is only when we grow that we start over thinking and ruining things.
Do you think school and university prepares young people adequately for real life?
I am not very sure of it. Because, I have seen people who have learnt a lot about real life from their teachers and friends and the books that they have read. On the other hand, I have even come across people who don’t know a thing about life. So, I think too an extent it all depends on the kind of teachers and school that you go into. It surely does have an impact.
Do you think there is lot of pressure on young people at school these days?
Surely, yes. Pressure has increased among young people when compared to the earlier times. In our times we were more bothered about learning things and going to our granny house during summer holidays. Today, I see people going to lot of groups and doing activities in their summer holidays. When you look at it in a way it is kind of good for their over all development, but I think when done without taste it does becomes pressure.
Have their been significant changes in schooling methods in your country in recent years?
Lot of changes have come in education system of our country, but I would say they are at a very high level. So, deep down too an extent it is just the same. So, there are still teachers in our schools and we get homework but with computers coming in, we can also smart classes and then these days more schools are taking students to excursions and places like that. So, yes, the way teachers are teaching has definitely changed, but when looked up on as a system, I don’t think so.
Well, I believe there have been great changes in the education system of my country. Firstly, you can now see students learning from smart classes, making learning more effective. Even more, these days, there is lot of emphasis being laid down on the overall development of child which earlier was quite limited. Even more, now with the increased suicide rates, grading system has come up, which is definitely a welcoming change. So, yes there have been changes and we hope that we will improve like this with every passing year.