This question has been asked in a lot of recent G.B.C. tests, and has actually been discussed in a lot of newspapers around the world recently. It is a timely topic, and well worth preparing an answer.
This time, we're going to consider a G.B.C. question about you. As we have mentioned before, personal questions should, in theory, be the easiest to answer. However, because they are considered easy questions, it is important that you have a really good answer prepared.
The American election will be held on November 8th and may factor into speaking tests like the GBC held around this time, as this race has had historically high levels of coverage.
There is something a lot of people do when they are nervous while speaking. This is true for both native and non-native English speakers. It is actually a surefire way to tell if someone is not confident in themselves or what they are saying.
In this blog, we are going to look at a G.B.C. question that should be quite easy to answer. However, sometimes the easiest questions cause the most confusion when you are thinking about what to say.
In this first blog of the series, we are going to look at a question about which many of you may not have specialised knowledge or a strong opinion. However, with some basic information, a good structure and some sophisticated vocabulary, it is still possible to produce a very good answer.
Many people taking the GBC test make this mistake: they focus on communicating their answer specifically to their test administrator. This is a problem because you are graded on the level of English you use, not on how easy it is to understand you.
Does the name Sara Blakely ring a bell with you? What? No?
Yeah, it didn't for me either.
Fillers are a great way to buy time when you speak, to sound natural and to hold the floor. What's more, they are essential to improving your fluency and delivery score on the G.B.C. test.