SPEAKING

BAND 8 SPEAKING

Why did this candidate get a Band 8?

THINGS SHE DOES WELL
  • Continues speaking – gives extended answers with examples
  • Good range of vocabulary – “everybody needs an anchor point or a balance …”
  • Fluent
  • Uses natural fillers (and, and / is a, is a / I mean / but, ah)
THINGS SHE DOESN’T DO SO WELL

Grammatical errors

  • “People are looking forward to their holidays.”
    (Ooops! Should be present simple – People look forward to their holidays. She makes this particular mistake with present continuous Vs present simple several times.)
  • “Family life isn’t that what it was before.”
    (Ooops! The word ‘that’ should be in there. Family life isn’t what it was before.)

Pronunciation

  • hobby – hoppy
  • jogging – jocking
  • Germans – Chermans
  • jobs – Chobs
  • survive – surwive

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