This is a fantastic student answer to the GBC question: "Some non-native speakers tend to be silent in meetings in which foreigners are present. Do you agree? Why do you think this is?"
We remember the ending more clearly than the rest, so a memorable conclusion is a key aspect to a strong answer.
When we have a tight deadline, most of us can finish a lot of work quickly. But if the deadline is far away, that same work takes much longer. Why is that?
Let’s look at a personal question today. In the G.B.C. test, there are often questions about travel, and it’s a good idea to think about potential places you would like to visit (or places you have been) and the reasons why you are attracted to the place.
Intonation is sometimes described as the music of language. Without it, our voices are flat and lifeless, but with it, even simple language can be funny, memorable or moving.
When you speak, how much does the audience remember, and which parts do they remember? The answer may help you re-think how to be an impressive communicator.
Ideas change, and what's radical to one generation may be normal to the next.
Speaking tests are a performance. You have to show your skills.
Many non-native English speakers find it difficult to add detail and expand. As a result, their speaking test scores are lower than they should be, and their writing lacks sophistication and impact.
One essential part of speaking well is to break your speech into short chunks—usually a few words— and pausing briefly after each one.