Sample speaking test answers using inductive reasoning.
GBC sample answer
Sample speaking test answers using deductive reasoning.
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.
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Today, let’s look at a couple of ways to show sophistication in a G.B.C. answer. The question is about your work life, a common topic in the G.B.C. test.
Here's the question: What do you most like about your job and why?
When asked difficult questions, many non-native English speakers tend to stall immediately. The problem with this is that the person asking has to wait a long time for your opinion. Instead, answer the question as quickly as you can, and then buy time when you are supporting your initial opinion.
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.
This is a relatively simple G.B.C. question, often asked in the beginning of the test as a warm-up, so take the opportunity to show off the best of your English.
Have you had this question on the G.B.C. before? Which city is the best city in the world to live?
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!