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IELTS Writing Podcast

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Join Lilie King, a real IELTS candidate, and discover what kinds of vocabulary examiners want to see to get a 7+ on your writing test...

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77. Should International News Be Made a School Subject?

Some people believe that students should be taught international news as a subject at school. Others feel that this would be a waste of valuable school time. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

 

global news

world news

current affairs

 

a mandatory/compulsory school subject

 

benefit

be beneficial to

 

equip somebody with something

a highly-skilled workplace task

be enthusiastic about

 

exposure to something

be eager to do something

scientific breakthroughs

 

For example, students in the underdeveloped world may find themselves living in a very uninspiring country. However, by studying the news about the powerful rockets that the space travel company SpaceX has been launching, some of them may become very interested in rocket science and want to grow up to be a great engineer like the company's CEO Elon Musk.

 

be are passionate about

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