Boost your speaking test score by being more likeable

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All person-administered tests are vulnerable to examiner bias, but don't worry—if you are likable, then it can work in your favor. One study showed that even with a rigorous, standardised, and well-known test, examiners scored likeable, warm people much higher than average.

Speaking tests: Structure answers like you are talking to a colleague

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Speaking tests are meant to measure a variety of English skills, including the ability to communicate with friends or colleagues. Learn how to use an answer structure more appropriate for talking with a colleague, classmate or friend.