In the G.B.C. test, there are often abstract questions that can cause difficulties because you have to think very quickly about a topic you may never have considered before. In other words, expect the unexpected!
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Have you ever said something like this?
A: How was your weekend?
B: It was fine. I could enjoy a relaxing time.
Speaking tests are a performance
You have to show your skills. To score well, you need high-level English skills and the mental ability to perform effectively under pressure. This post will help you win the mental game before and during your test.
Language is a major factor in what makes humans unique. Our ability to communicate ideas, desires, and thoughts is often used with little regard, meaning we rarely acknowledge just how fascinating and important this ability is.
When it comes to saying no and declining offers, lots of people say, “It’s okay”, or “I’m okay.” This means "no", and says that the present situation is fine and there is no need for change.
Here is a question that you can bet will keep coming up for the next four years: What do you think about the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020?
Today I want to look at a very common question in the G.B.C. interview. It is surprising how many respondents, when asked about the place where they grew up, have very little to say.
This time, we're going to look at a hot potato* that has caused a lot of heated discussion in Japan.
The question we're going to deal with is: What do you think of the legalization of casinos in Japan?
Here is my sample answer:
This question has been asked in a lot of recent G.B.C. tests, and has actually been discussed in a lot of newspapers around the world recently. It is a timely topic, and well worth preparing an answer.
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.
The American election will be held on November 8th and may factor into speaking tests like the GBC held around this time, as this race has had historically high levels of coverage.