Strategies to help you pass your speaking exams

Strategies to help you pass your speaking exams

(Question :  What do you …… What sort of ….  Where do you…. What types of….)

G P R

General Statement + more precise statement + reason

Well, in general I would say …. + In particular,…… + The reason for this is because ….

Generally speaking ….. + To be more precise …… + I think this is due to the fact that ….

 

(Question :  What kind of …… are popular …. What types of …. can be found…. How do people …… in your country    What sorts of……… )

G T1 T2 (T3 if needed)

General Statement + type 1+ type 2 +type3

Well, there’s quite a mixed variety of …. + I think the most common one is…… + Another kind is….  + And I shouldn’t forget to mention that….

There’s a fairly wide range of …..  +   The first one that comes to mind is….   +  Another kind is…. + I guess I could also say that…….

 

(Question :  What do you usally do…. Where do you usually….  How do you…..  What do you like to …..)

D If1  If2

Depends + if preference 1 + if preference 2

I think it depends on …,,, + Usually I prefer …..  + but if I…. I would rather

I would have to say that it really depends on ….   +  If I’m…. I prefer to….   +  although sometimes I would rather…..

 

(Question :  What sort of ……   What does your….    Describe a…. you have….)

P1  P2   P3

Point 1 + Point 2 + Point 3

I’d like to begin by saying ….. + Another interesting point….. And, I shouldn’t forget to metion that….

The first thing I’d like to mention is ….. +  Not only that, but….  +   I guess I could also say that ….