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G.B.C. sample answer: University studies

Japanese students in class

This time, we're going to consider a G.B.C. 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 as sport

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.

How to sound more confident

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.

G.B.C. sample answer: European growth

A picture of Europe at night, taken from space.

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.