Brainstorm as many examples of those things as you can:
Tertiary education (= post-school education)
Types of academic writing/ Academic documents
Verb + a test
Noun + test
What are the differences between these things?
A qualification/ A certificate
A diploma/ A degree
A professor/ A lecturer
A cram school/ A private tutor
A lecture/ A lesson
Undergraduate diploma/ Postgraduate diploma
What are these things in American English?
6th form college
A three year degree
A second year university student
Your tutor (at school)
What do these things stand for?
What do these things mean? (You should be able to guess)
What are the opposites of these things?
Pass an exam
What is wrong with these phrases and sentences?
What is your MA major?
When I graduate from my PhD,…
When I was junior high school student,…
When I was high school,…
A master course
An English hearing test
I escaped from school.
I want to challenge French.
He was my senior/ junior at university.
I want to go to an Ivy College.
I want to be native level.
I wrote my notes in my note with my ball pen.
Cunning is a problem in school tests
The thema of my thesis is…
We will be late for our zeminar.
What are the past, present and future trends for these things in your country? Choose one topic and see if your partner agrees with your description.
People taking undergraduate degrees (percentage and overall numbers)
Number of hours studied at school/ university/ Length of the school week
Study of English
Entrance requirements/ The difficulty of entering university
Fees/ The cost of education
English-medium courses/ Use of English in universities
Students working part time
Use of technology in education
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