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Has education in your country changed in the last 20 years?
Absolutely yes! Education has incredibly/tremendously improved in recent years. For one thing technology has helped educate people enormously. Now, people in rural areas, who have historically not had access to the highest quality of education, are able to study online and gain knowledge from people who are connected from all over the world. The economic rise in the country, and the general improvement in standards of living has also resulted in many more students attending schools and universities.
How do you think it will change in the future?
To be honest, I think it will continue to improve along the same lines. More children will attend schools, and a greater emphasis will be placed on technology and interactive teaching method. I also think we’ll see a trend of high interest in the arts and humanities. This will be due in part to automation making labour and skills based jobs redundant. Families will also be more financial stable and may encourage their children to pursue their passions rather than traditional career paths. So people will therefore turn towards history, philosophy, and the arts as valid career options.
In what ways can education prepare pupils for life after school?
Well, of course the most basic and obvious way is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for them to succeed in the workplace. Although I don’t know if this is always successful. Another fundamental way school prepares pupils isthe way it teaches them vital social skills. I think there’s no better environment for relationship training than a school, where you’re required to interact with all kinds of people from different backgrounds. In short, school prepares you to effectively function with others in society.
What is the importance of extracurricular activities such as sport and music?
These kind of extracurricular activities are not only a great way to blow off steam and have some fun, but also could lead children to discover a hidden talent that may have otherwise never have been unearthed. A small percentage of students will even go on to become professional athletes and musicians after school, so for them these activities are obviously essential. For the majority, they are the perfect way to strengthen bonds with peers, learn communication skills, and interact with each otherin a non-academic environment. Many people look back on their school days fondly because of their memories of extracurricular classes, where they may have felt more free and able to express their true nature.
What method of learning do you find best?
I would say I’m a practical and visual learner. I learn best when I’m able to engage physically with the subject or through vivid pictures, rather than in a passive way of listening to information and attempting to understand and remember what I’ve been told. For example, if I’m learning a new language, I find it most useful to try to use new vocabulary in real situations, instead of memorizing it in a classroom environment. Over the years, I’ve realised that everyone has their own individual ways of learning, and I’ve found what works for me best is this method of engaging with information in a functional manner.
Why do you think language students are usually grouped according to level?
Well, to put it simply, doing so makes the teachers easier to teach. When all the students in one class are of roughly the same ability then the teacher can easily create a curriculum that covers all of their needs. Having said this, language students will always progress at different speeds and face unique and individual challenges, but at least grouping them by level partially limits the range of information that needs to be taught.
Do you think this is always the best way to group students?
Not necessarily. It could be possible that having a broad range of ability levels within one class can sometimes benefit the students. I think this is sometimes the case with small groups of learners. Often the higher level students are able to assist and explain new information to the lower ability students. At the same time, having very competent students practise more basic tasks can help to cement fundamental ideas in their minds. Having said this, I don’t think mixed ability groups can work entirely, and students should also be studying work that is targeted specifically for their levels.
- Incredibly adverb /ɪnˈkred.ə.bli/: used for saying that something is very difficult to believe
Example: Incredibly, no one was hurt in the accident.
- Tremendously adverb/trɪˈmen.dəs.li/: to a very great amount or level, or extremely well: cực kì nhiều
Example: We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
- Enormously adverb/ɪˈnɔː.məs.li/: extremely or very much: vô vàn
Example: She worked enormously hard on the project.
- standard of living noun /ˌstæn.dəd əv ˈlɪv.ɪŋ/: the amount of money and comfort people have in a particular society: mức sống
Example: The standard of living in many developing countries is low.
- result in sth /rɪˈzʌlt/: to cause a particular situation to happen: dẫn đến cái gì..
- Example: The fire resulted in damage to their property.
- Emphasis noun /ˈem.fə.sɪs/: the extra force that is given to a word or partof a word when it is spoken: sự nhấn mạnh
Example: Where do you put the emphasis in the word "controversy"?
- Interactive adjective /ˌɪn.təˈræk.tɪv/: involving communication between people
Example: interactive teaching methods - các phương pháp dạy tương tác
- in part= partly, or to some degree: 1 phần là do…
Example: The deadline for applications is being extended, in part because of the postal strike. (Thời hạn cho các ứng dụng đang được gia hạn, một phần là do cuộc đình công bưu chính.)
- Redundantadjective /rɪˈdʌn.dənt/: having lost your job because your employer no longer needs you: dư thừa
Example: To keep the company alive, half the workforce is being made redundant. (Để giữ cho công ty tồn tại, một nửa lực lượng lao động đang được làm cho dư thừa.)
- Pursue verb /pəˈsjuː/: If you pursue a plan, activity, or situation, you try to do it or achieve it, usually over a long period of time: Theo đuổi
Example: We need to decide soon what marketing strategy we should pursue for these new products.
- career ladder noun a series of jobs from the lower paid with less responsibility to the highest paid with the most responsibility within a company or particular profession: nấc thang sự nghiệp
Example: If someone has a good work ethic, they should move up the career ladder.
- in short = used before describing something or someone in as few words and as directly as possible: nói ngắn gọn thì
Example: He’s disorganized, inefficient, never there when you want him - in short, the man's a pain.
- blow off steam = to do or say something that helps you to get rid of strong feelings or energy
Example: Call me any time you need to blow off some steam.
- Bond noun/bɒnd/: a close connection joining two or more people: sự gắn kết
Example: There has been a close bond between them ever since she saved him from drowning.
- Extracurricular adjective /ˌek.strə.kəˈrɪk.jə.lər/: An extracurricular activity or subject is not partof the usual school or college course: các hoạt động ngoại khoá
- engage in sth phrasal verb /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/: to take partin something: tham gia cái gì đó
Example:The two governments have agreed to engage in a comprehensive dialogue to resolve the problem.
- To put it bluntly, simply, mildly, etc.= used to describe the way you are expressing an event or opinion: nói đơn giản thì
Example: To put it bluntly, you're going to have to improve.
- Roughly adverb/ˈrʌf.li/: approximately: xấp xỉ, khoảng
Example: We have roughly similar tastes/roughly the same tastes.
- Competent adjective/ˈkɒm.pɪ.tənt/: able to do something well: có khả năng
Example: I wouldn't say he was brilliant but he is competent at his job.
- Cement verb /sɪˈment/: to make something such as an agreement or friendship stronger: tăng cường, thúc đẩy
Example: The university's exchange scheme has cemented its links with many other academic institutions.