This time, we're going to consider a GBC question about you. As we have mentioned before, personal questions should, in theory, be the easiest to answer. However, because they are considered easy questions, it is important that you have a really good answer prepared.
Pronunciation is completely different from other language skills. While grammar and vocabulary are internal, meaning you think about them and understand them; pronunciation is external, it’s a muscular skill. Pronouncing a word correctly is more like hitting a ball or playing piano.
There is something a lot of people do when they are nervous while speaking. This is true for both native and non-native English speakers. It is actually a surefire way to tell if someone is not confident in themselves or what they are saying.
Giving feedback when people make mistakes is hard to do. This post will tell you three phrases you can use to guide someone to do something differently, or do more, while still showing them respect for the effort they put in.
In this first blog of the series, we are going to look at a question about which many of you may not have specialised knowledge or a strong opinion. However, with some basic information, a good structure and some sophisticated vocabulary, it is still possible to produce a very good answer.
Many people taking the GBC test make this mistake: they focus on communicating their answer specifically to their test administrator. This is a problem because you are graded on the level of English you use, not on how easy it is to understand you.