Top Vocabularies & Collocations: HIGHER EDUCATION IELTS Writing Task 2

Some topics HIGHER EDUCATION in IELTS WRITING TASK 2 as follows:

  • Some universities offer online courses as an alternative to classes delivered on campus.
    Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
  • It is neither possible nor useful for a country to provide university places for a high proportion of young people.
    To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  • In schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts while boys like science.
    What are the reasons for this trend and do you think this tendency should be changed?
  • Government should invest more money in science education rather than other subjects to develop the country.
    Do you agree or disagree?
Words/PhrasesDefinitionExampleRelated collocations
Tertiary education (n)giáo dục đại họcStudents having access to tertiary education might have better job opportunities
  • To pursue tertiary education
  • To have access to tertiary education
comprehensive education (n)giáo dục toàn diệnPrestigious universities usually provide students with comprehensive education.
  • To offer students comprehensive education 
  • To provide students with comprehensive education. 
Formal qualifications (n)  Bằng cấp đại họcPeople with formal qualifications are more likely to find work.
  • To obtain formal qualifications
  • To possess formal qualifications
Knowledge-based (adj)Dựa trên kiến thứcWe are living in a knowledge-based society where an increase in knowledge has a direct relationship with financial wealth.
  • A knowledge-based society / economy
Interactive learning (n)Hình thức học tương tác thực tếInteractive learning is a new and more effective approach that focuses on providing learners with practical knowledge
  • promote interactive learning
Learning environment (n)Môi trường học tậpIt is necessary for teachers to provide learners with a holistic learning environment.
  • a holistic learning environment
Teaching styles (n)Phương pháp giảng dạyTeachers should tailor their teaching styles to suit students’ different needs.
  • To tailor teaching styles. 
  • To adjust teaching styles.
Career prospects (n)Những cơ hội nghề nghiệpA university degree can open the door to better career prospects.
  • To enhance career prospects.
  • To open the door to better career prospects.
A lecture (n)Lớp học đại họcThere are many universities that deliver online lectures to students who cannot attend classes on campus.
  • To Attend a lecture.
  • To deliver a lecture.
Learning materials (n)Tài liệu học tậpTeachers should carefully prepare learning materials before each lesson.To prepare learning materials.
Extracurricular activities (n)Hoạt động ngoại khóaStudents are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities to improve their soft skills.To participate in extracurricular activities.
Theoretical knowledge (n)Kiến thức lý thuyếtMany subjects in Vietnamese schools contain a great deal of theoretical knowledge.To acquire theoretical knowledge
Soft/Practical skillsKĩ năng mềm & Kĩ năng thực tếDoing part-time jobs can help students enhance their soft skills, such as communication or teamwork.To cultivate practical / soft skills
online learning 

distance learning


lớp học onlineOnline learning is a new form of learning that has helped a lot of students study comfortably at facilitate online learning/distance learning
To integrate technology into classroom learning (ph)ứng dụng công nghệ vào lớp họcWhen technology is integrated into lessons at school, students will find those lessons more interesting. 
independent learning (np)tự họcOnline learning tools can promote a student’s independent promote independent learning