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As we prepare for the Official IELTS Academic examination in just over two weeks, we are giving our Medics a dress rehearsal. Our British Council Accredited exam centre partners will be here this Saturday 4th February in order to prepare our Medics for the big day.
Delivering the day with an emphasis on providing useful feedback, we intend the simulate the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking examinations just as you will experience on Saturday 18th February, 2017. Last year’s Medics found the Official mock examination incredibly useful and this year, with 3 days to go we’ve only 2 spaces left.
Our exam partners are efficient and methodical; they’ve promised to provide ample feedback to let you know what you need to do to ensure that Saturday 18th February, 2017 goes as smoothly as possible.
Would you like to get ready with us… Call 0203 637 6722.
Today’s question in writing class was:
Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
- Introduction (state your position)
To a certain extent, both views are valid. Students should be given the freedom to study what they would like to so that they are motivated to complete their degree. This would lead to more success and a more enjoyable experience. On the other hand, allowing a student to choose a degree independently of the demands of the job market, may lead to negative outcomes in the future. Concerning the question, however, useful is also a subjective term – who would be tasked to decide how useful a subject is? Would the government decide at the taxpayer’s expense and according to the demands of the ever-changing job market?
Using examples of the benefits of motivation and the benefits of restriction, this essay will explore both views before concluding that university students should study what they like.
2. Main positions (3 points)
The main advantage of allowing the students’ choice, is that they are likely to be more motivated. For example, they are likely to work harder if they enjoy the subject they are learning about. Another benefit or advantage would be that they are likely to be more successful and complete their studies at university justifying the high fees being asked of them. Job satisfaction is one of the main goals of people when deciding on their future employment.
On the other hand, mandating that students study subjects that will lead to employment after university, would lead to future benefits. Allowing independently of the needs of the job market could lead to higher unemployment or underemployment rates.
In conclusion, there are certainly good reasons for why students should be mandated to study subjects that are “useful” to society. Never-the-less, remember that universities were originally established in order to give people a wider world view and a better understanding of culture, music, art, literature and philosophy. As such, it would give more credence to the view that university students should study whatever they like in order to the of a university.
Do you think there are any points that this class missed? Call 0203 637 6722.
Here at IELTS Medical, we strive to keep our medics up-to-date with the latest IELTS Academic knowledge. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that our Sunday 19th March, 2017 Writing Workshop will be hosted by IELTS SIMON.
For over 11 years, IELTS Simon has been providing IELTS Academic delegates with insights that he gained whilst practicing as an IELTS Examiner for the British Council. He’s produced daily content, Youtube videos and regular Facebook content too, drawing followers from all over the world.
We’re excited to host IELTS Simon at our Camden centre and hope you are too. There are limited spaces for this Writing Workshop and tickets are sure to go fast.
Plus we’re with you on this… everyone who books onto the IELTS Medical Writing Workshop with Special Guest Star IELTS Simon before 1st February, 2017 will receive a complementary copy of an IELTS Writing book.
Our Writing Workshop
Intensive IELTS Preparation Centre for Medical Professionals in North London. Our six hour intensive IELTS Academic Writing workshops are for our students who intend to score top marks in their writing. Training in groups and led by IELTS Medical tutors, the aim of this class is to boost your confidence with writing. We’ll give you the tips to help you succeed.
- Part 1: Introduction to IELTS Academic Writing. What the examiner is looking for.
- Part 2: IELTS Academic model essays and why they won’t show you what 9.0 looks like.
- Part 3: Task 1 theory.
Break for lunch (provided).
- Part 4: Task 1 practice.
- Part 5: Task 2 theory.
- Part 6: Task 2 practice.
We also promise to create a warm and friendly environment to allow our professionals the opportunity to make new professional contacts and friends as they train with us.
When we stage the IELTS Medical Mock Examinations, we provide the opportunity for you to experience what it would be like to sit the real thing. This gives you the opportunity to be shown just what it is like to go through the procedures that you’ve been practicing against the clock.
You’ll have the chance to experience 3 papers (Listening; Reading; Writing), then – after lunch (provided) – you’ll have the opportunity to rehearse the Speaking portion with a British Council Certified IELTS Academic examiner. Your results will then follow on the same day.
Medics who have taken the mock examinations with us, found them incredibly helpful for their preparations. The IELTS Medical Mock is a brilliant opportunity that we hope our Medics will participate in, as we prepare for the official examination in 1 month’s time.
For Saturday 21st January, 2017, we have 3 spaces remaining. So, the question is:
Can You Handle The Truth?… Call 0203 637 6722.
IELTS Medical Essay Competition
As the official exam draws closer, we thought we’d inspire you with an essay competition. The question is a previous Writing Task 2 question. The competition is open to all IELTS Medics and medical professionals taking the IELTS Academic examination this year. The question:
Some people think the government should pay for health care and education, but other people claim that it is the individual’s responsibility – do you agree / disagree?
You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
Please send your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org before noon on 30th January, 2017. The winner will be announced on/before 14th February, 2017.
The top prize is a surprise Virgin Experience Day.