In the G.B.C. test, the examiner will almost certainly ask about your job. It’s a relatively easy subject because you don’t have to think of a long story or an abstract answer. You can just talk about what you know.
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Sometimes the reason we say words wrong is because we don't know the right rules. Take, for example, these words:
It's often difficult for English language learners to know when to use any versus every. What's the difference? At first glance, sentences like "Anyone can try it" and "Everyone can try it" seem to mean the same thing.
Native English speakers tend to use strong language, so one step towards communicating naturally is to adopt a stronger style.
In casual water-cooler chats, native speakers often use this pattern: "[Subject] is so [adj] that [full sentence]."
This is a relatively simple G.B.C. question. It is often asked in the beginning of the test as a warm up, so take the opportunity to show off the best of your English.
I've got to tell it like it is: as much as you’d like to think you’re giving your clients values… you’re not.
Have you ever met a manager who wasn't good at their job? There's a good chance that that person was a very good team member before they got promoted. But, the skills required in lower-level jobs don't always translate to upper-level jobs.
Japanese people say "delicious" far more often than native English speakers do. In Japan, where I lived for about 6 years, I was surprised by how often I heard the word. When I spoke to other native English speakers, everyone seemed to feel the same way. Why is that?
When students want to pronounce English like a native speaker, I always ask, "Native to where?"
English speakers like to use strong language, and one way is like this:
How long was that meeting!
Here are some other examples:
Interview tests like the G.B.C. are meant to measure a variety of English skills, including the ability to communicate with friends or colleagues.
Have you had this question on the G.B.C. before? Which city is the best city in the world to live?