Practice a common GBC warm-up question. Then, check out a sample answer. We explain why this answer would receive a high score. Learn how you can too!
GBC sample answer
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. Find out how to solve this problem.
Sample speaking test answers using inductive reasoning.
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.
Students at the English Farm write some amazing G.B.C. answers, and we like to share the best of the best.
This piece has had minor corrections by a teacher, but the logic, structure, and word choice are the student's.
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.
Have you had this question on the G.B.C. before? Which city is the best city in the world to live?