In this lesson, we will focus on getting you mentally prepared for your test.
Athletes stretch their muscles before a big game. Actors warm up their voice. Today, you will do this for your G.B.C. assessment. The aim here is to get you into "English Mode" and refresh your mind and mouth in preparation for your test.
In order to appear more fluent and confident, it's necessary to have an even flow of oxygen to your brain. Short breaths tell your brain to panic, while long deep breaths tell your brain to calm down. Your teacher will do a deep breathing exercise with you.
Next, to help you with vocal clarity, listen to your instructor say a phrase and focus on saying it as clearly as you can, with fluency and good pronunciation.
It's time for some G.B.C.-style questions. We are going to start with a classic:
Where is your hometown, and was it a good place to grow up?
Finally, decide on some specific goals you are going to focus on in this test.