We remember the ending more clearly than the rest, so a memorable conclusion is a key aspect to a strong answer.
Specific language is far stronger than general language. Specifics transport the reader or listener and give them a clear image, while general language forces the reader or listener to do the work of imagining what is meant. Let's look more deeply into this.
This post looks at simple inductive logic. We start with a specific example and work out a conclusion based on it.
This week's focus is using deductive logic in a couple of G.B.C. sample answers.
This is a quick guide to deductive logic. It will help you convince people of your opinion, as well as score more highly in speaking tests—like the G.B.C.—that require a logical answer.
The G.B.C. test now has nearly an infinite number of questions that can be asked, just like in te real world. Assessors will also interrupt, as often happens in conversation and business meetings.
Strong answers require strong endings. This post will teach you a very simple way to end with maximum impact.
First, let's take a look at an answer with good evidence and reasoning:
Do you think work-life balance is important?
A useful way to think about English in speaking tests is to divide your language into two types. One type is the actual information you want to give, the other type is the phrases that you use to introduce, support or link your information.
In speaking tests like the G.B.C., you may get questions that you have never thought of before. You should say something intelligent, but you need time to think of what to say.