Is our education system outdated?


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Conversation Overview

There is no doubt that the age we are living in now has changed dramatically over recent years due to advancements in technology. This has lead to questions being asked of the education system and whether it has moved with the times or is based on a world we no longer live in.

Some suggest that the whole educational system needs to be re-written and traditional subjects such as history should take a back seat to more modern and relevant subjects such as computer programming or internet marketing.

Talking Points

  • Do you think the current educational system in your country is good?
  • What would you like to change about it?
  • What do you think should be kept?
  • What systems should be put in place to ensure the educational system stays relevant in the future?

Key Vocabulary

  • Take a back seat idiom
  • Education noun
  • Subject noun
  • Stay up to date idiom
  • Relevant adjective
  • Keep up phrasal verb

Question Details


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