IELTS Task 2 model answer 18 – How to promote a higher standard of education

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

What factors do you think are important in promoting a higher standard of education?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


Globally, there is an increasing requirement for ever-higher levels of education, with many students opting to study overseas to ensure they have the best available opportunities. This has been the result of a number of both external and internal influences as will now be presented.

Internally, there have been a number of definable factors. With the governments of most nations eager to have more educated citizens, more funding has also been allocated to education. Given this, it follows that there is the potential for increased resources, which would then inevitably allow for a higher educational level. Better teacher training, thus allowing for better teachers, has also been influential.

Externally, the job market often requires potential employees to have qualifications and certificates, often at the expense of experience, which has resulted in pressure from students to raise the educational level. With many industries and companies becoming increasingly specialised, there has also been a demand for equally specialised courses and higher education programmes. This in turn has led to a higher standard of education. In addition, the majority of people find a correlation between their expected salary and their educational achievements, and this naturally acts as a factor in promoting further education.

One final factor which can be considered is that a higher standard of education has been directly affected by abusing the government’s interest in educating its citizens, as this allows for people to remain studying for some considerable time with the only goal being to maintain a stress-free life of a student. However, the costs of student loans is now reducing this negative factor.

In conclusion, it can be observed that there are a number of both internal and external factors contributing to a higher level of education.

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