Fillers are a great way to sound natural when you speak. What's more, they are essential to improving your fluency and delivery score on a speaking test.
Many people taking a speaking 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. Your goal is not to give information, but to show your English ability.
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.
Spoken language is like "meat and potatoes". The meat is the main information, and the potatoes are the supporting language. The good thing about potatoes is they go with all sorts of meat, which means you can use potato language in any answer, regardless of the subject.
Sample speaking test answers using inductive reasoning.
This post looks at simple inductive logic. We start with a specific example and work out a conclusion based on it.
Sample speaking test answers using deductive reasoning.
This is a quick guide to deductive logic. Use it to score more highly in speaking tests and convince people of your opinion.
Learn 1 of the best ways to improve your speaking test scores! This tip will also help you communicate better in meetings and personal conversations in English. Read for more!
A great way to prepare for your G.B.C. or other speaking test is to predict the questions you might be asked. That way you can build your vocabulary and have ideas ready for common topics. Learn how with our latest blog post!