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CONVERSATION TOPIC WEEK 4


This week's conversation topic is university Here are some articles, videos and podcasts to check out in your free time.


PODCAST: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b09gh5hr


VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80nd4atC8AM


ARTICLES: https://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/monster-asks-is-university-still-worth-it-second-opinion

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/16/university-degree-measure-benefits-tuition-fees



Here's some essential university vocabulary to get you started:


Academia: The academic community at universities whose main activities include learning, teaching, and research. (noun)


College: (University) A higher education institution where you can study for an undergraduate degree (American English). (noun)


Curriculum: The subjects that are included in a course of study in a college or university. (noun)


Degree: The qualification given to students who have completed their studies at a college or university. (noun)


Dissertation: The paper written at the end of a degree course. (noun)


Lecture: An activity when students make notes and listen to the lecturer. (noun)


Master’s degree: A university degree that you get after studying for one or two years after your first degree. (noun)


PhD: : An abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, the highest university degree, which is obtained by doing advanced research. (noun)


Tuition fees: The money that a student pays to get an education at a university. (noun)


Undergraduate: college or university student who is studying for a first degree. (noun)

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