Useful tips: (suitable for all questions)
☛Make it NATURAL, pauses, such as “well”, “um”, and “you know”, are advisable, but don’t do it too much.
☛CORRECT your mistakes as soon as you find out, for example, “... I really like standing in, I mean, ON the mountain,”(I know it’s a bad example. What I’m trying to clarify is that it is OK to make mistakes,but you gotta correct it once you made it.) so the examiner would not count down your score.
☛There is NO NEED to use freaking words, like “exonerate”, which means absolve, and “flamboyant”, which means showy. But those words are good to use in your essay.
☛“The FIRST way, the LAST way, the NEVER FAILING way to develop self-confidence in speaking is--TO SPEAK.” --Dale Carnegie
Independent speaking (Question 1 & 2) In this section, you are asked to present your own opinion and provide examples to support your ideas.
☛Your answer should be as SPECIFIC as possible. You need to stick to a point UNTIL you finish it, have done with it, and need never return to it again.
☛The key to score high is to make each point WELL-DEVELOPED, and that DOES NOT mean you need to make as much points as you can,two would be great.
☛Truth and REASONABLE LIES are totally acceptable.
☛DO NOT say “I have three(or whatever) reasons to support my idea”,or some thing like that after you state your opinion. There is no guarantee that you are able to finish your answer within 45 seconds.Instead, you can say “I have a couple of reasons to say.”
Question 1 Free-choice Independent Task
这道题完全照搬TSE的Recommending places题型,扩展到People, Activities(Events)和Objects｡准备15秒,说45秒｡
(b)题的问题几乎没有什么提示,这里所谓的提示,指答案的提示｡不像第2题,A or B是有提示的,回答A,B,甚至A+B都可以｡所以题还可能卡在理由上,例子上｡