IELTS Speaking part 3 – School Curriculum

Here are the Speaking Part 3 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, "Student Partner Speaking" in your My Student Account at https://www.aehelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package).

PART 3

Use the question elements in your answer – paraphrase as much as you can!

Answer – explain and give an example

Let’s talk school curriculum

What are the most common subjects taught in schools?

In most governments’ schools around the world, the standard curricula include math, sciences, languages, most often English as these are needed for almost every major in university. Every person I’ve ever met seems to have studied these in their grades one to twelve.

Why are these important?

Not only are these subjects the basis for university majors but they also shape critical thinking and an understanding of the world around us. For these reasons, they are critical to human development.

What subjects would be good to make part of the regular curriculum that are not currently taught?

That’s an interesting and important question. I strongly believe that basic psychology and personal finance ought to a part of every school study as these skills will be needed very soon after students graduate.

Can you elaborate?

Yes, of course, when students graduate high school they need a deep understanding of themselves and the way that their minds work since they are forming critical relationships for future life, such as finding their soul mates and colleagues. In addition, they will become parents and by knowing psychology they can understand their children more. Of course, they will be in command of their own finances and they can avoid debt and achieve prosperity by knowing budgeting and investment strategies.

How has the school curriculum changed compared to a generation before?

There have been dramatic changes over the past thirty years in schools’ curricula. Nowadays, it is common to see computer programming classes as well as economics and career development courses which were not around during my parents’ time. I suppose this is to keep up with the changing trends in culture and technology.

What are the positives or negatives of this development?

I believe that the benefits of introducing novel subjects such as the ones I referred to in schools are that graduates are better prepared to handle real-life and find jobs that interest them. However, the downside to offering a lot of different subjects in school may be that students lose their way and have difficulty selecting one field of interest.

Let’s talk about good teachers

What qualities should a good teacher have? How do these qualities help students to learn better? Can you give examples?

What are effective ways to evaluate the quality of teachers? Are these always accurate?

Here are the Speaking Part 3 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, "Student Partner Speaking" in your My Student Account at https://www.aehelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package).

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