Educational System Nowadays


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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 led to questions being asked of the educational 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 rewritten and traditional subjects such as history should take a back seat to more modern and relevant subjects such as computer programming or internet marketing.


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  • take a back seat (idiom)
  • educational (adjective)
  • subject (noun)
  • stay up to date (idiom)
  • relevant (adjective)
  • keep up (phrasal verb)

The Question

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Do you think our education system is outdated?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Educational System Nowadays
  • 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?

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