Monday, January 3, 2011

Discussing about higher study or Higer education in English


Answer these questions:

1. Did you go to a nursery school?
2. How many subjects did you study at the primary level?
3. How is the secondary school system different from the primary
4. At what age do you leave school?
5. When you leave school will you take up a job or go for higher


You will soon pass the Higher Secondary Examination and if you
have done well will get a seat (a place) in a College or go into/enter a
University / an Institute. In a college you have the option of taking up
a degree course or a diploma course.You could also avail of / receive
/ be awarded a grant / scholarship if you do extremely well in the
Higher Secondary Examination. Your teachers will be known as
lecturers and professors and your lessons will be lectures and
dissertations / projects / field study. You will be an undergraduate
while doing / studying the course and you will become a graduate
when you complete the course. If you go in for further study and
register for a second course or degree, you will be doing a post graduate
degree and on completion you will be a post graduate. You could go
on studying further through the M.Phil. course (Master of Philosophy)
and end up with a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) by conducting /
carrying out / pursuing research in the subject of specialisation. In the
final analysis you could be considered a skilled / a technically trained
or an academically / professionally qualified person.

Task 1: The subjects you have studied at the school level are quite
different from those you would be studying at the higher
level. Here are a few subjects which are the courses for
study. Each subject has its related branches. Name atleast
three related branches for each subject.

e.g. Film Technology: Cinematography,Animation, Directing

1. Medicine 2. Business Management
3.Law 4.Architecture
5. Politics 6. Education
7. Applied Science 8. Humanities
9. Catering 10. Engineering

Task 2: The following terms are frequently used by students who
are at the Higher Secondary or undergraduate level:
To what do these terms refer?

1. Career Counsellors
2. Placement Agencies
3. Student Advisory Bureau
4. Human Resource Development Department
Collect information on the above through reference work in the
library or Net.

Task 3: Role-play: Conduct a mock interview in the class between
a ‘career counsellor’ and a ‘student’ who wants to go
abroad for further studies. With the information gathered
under Task 2 construct your dialogue, using the italicised
terms from the write-up on ‘Studying College / University’.
Highlight the following:

1. The course chosen
2. Procedures for obtaining application form
3. Information on Universities which conduct the course without
scholarships or grants
4. How to apply?
5. Are there research facilities available?
6. What are the tests and exams to be taken for admission?

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