Young People Studying

boy writing
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on February 11, 2022 and last updated on February 4, 2023

For many children, an afternoon of studying after they arrive home from school is common practice. The amount of work that children and teenagers have to do outside of school seems to be increasing every year.

While some argue that this is beneficial for children as it allows them to learn more, giving them greater opportunities in life, others argue that children are missing out on a childhood that they believe should be filled with fun, games and outdoor activities.


Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • affect (verb)
  • as a result of (phrase)
  • educate (verb)
  • education (noun)
  • stress (noun)
  • when it comes to (phrase)
  • easily (adverb)

Conversation Questions

  • Do young people spend too much time studying?
  • Do you think children study more nowadays than they did in the past?
  • When do you think is the best time of the day to study?
  • What subjects are most important for students to study at school?
  • How important is it for children to study at home after school?
  • What are the best study techniques for learning a language?
  • Do you think children should spend time studying during the weekend?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.