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Sample IELTS answers – Discussion about university study

Ari answers three questions about studying at university for Part 3. He receives feedback and improves his answers.
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<v ->Let’s talk about studying at university.</v> How do you think university will change in the future?
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<v ->University will change a lot.</v> One of the main ways to relate to technology. I think universities will start to use even more computers and online content. Many universities do this now. In the future, I think that online content will be more integrated. <v ->What do you think causes students to drop out?</v> <v ->Sometimes it is because they choose the wrong subject.</v> Maybe the thing that choose something that they don’t like or they can’t keep up with their assignments and they feel lost. Sometimes it is that they don’t have the money to pay for the course fees. They have to work a lot and they can’t balance their lives. Sometimes they have pressure from family.
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Maybe they have to look after children or pay bills for the house. <v ->What would you study at university</v> if you decide to go back and study again?
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<v ->I always wanted to be a doctor,</v> but I didn’t study it because it was a long course. And I didn’t want to spend that long. Instead, I became a teacher. I like teaching but I don’t love it. I think being a doctor is a better job for me than teaching. I am interested in medicine and helping people get better.
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Well, one of the main ways that it will alter is related to the technology, which is used in the courses. I think universities will start to use even more computers and online content because they will need to engage students. It is true that many universities do this now, but in the future, I think the online content will become more integrated.
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Sometimes it is because they choose the wrong subject. Because of this, they can’t keep up with their assignments and they feel lost, so they decide to quit. Another reason is that they don’t have the money to pay for the course fees. As a result, they have to work a lot and they can’t balance their lives. Another common reason is that they have pressure from family, like looking after their kids or paying bills.
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Well, I always wanted to be a doctor when I was a kid. And I just wished I had studied it. I think being a doctor is a better job for me than teaching because it is what I really love. If I could go to uni again, I will study medicine and then become a doctor who helps children around the world. I think I will be really good at it.

You have watched Ari answer questions about university study for Part 3 of the Speaking Test.

Compare his first attempt and improved attempt and assess these in terms of Fluency and coherence and Grammatical range and accuracy. You may refer to the Public Band Descriptors and watch the video as many times as needed.

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