Most of my official and non official students face a real challenge every time they need to plan their monologue. And I’m pretty sure you must experience a similar feeling.
You’re probably wondering…
What do I need to do to show how much I know in the Speaking exam when I only have 3, 4 or 5 minutes to speak?
And more importantly, how do I prepare the Speaking Test strategically, so I am sure I am using enough structures, expressions and vocabulary to get a good score.
Some of you also worry about going blank in the exam, you probably fear that terrible moment, as you know of people who have had an experience like this.
Well, I have great news for you!! Because planning your Speaking Exam strategically is a super effective way to prevent yourself from going blank in the exam.
You liked hearing that, didn’t you?
Well, if you want to know HOW TO PREPARE YOUR SPEAKING AND WRITING STRATEGICALLY, keep reading!
Here I’m going to show you how to prepare for your exam using a simple, yet very effective strategy, to use “the passive voice with reporting verbs” in 7 different topics, with clear, specific examples that you will be able to apply in your next EOI Speaking Test… even if you had it tomorrow.
I’m going to give you examples for the following topics:
- THE MEDIA in general, which is one of the subtopics in LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION
- SOCIAL MEDIA in particular
- THE ENVIRONMENT
- SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- CURRENT AFFAIRS
- WORK, which is one of the subtopics in EVERYDAY LIFE
TOPIC 1: THE MEDIA
Imagine that you are in the exam, and that you have just been given your Speaking Card.
“Fake news is known to cause critical misinformation in the public opinion. We have seen pieces of news go viral that were later proved to be untruthful / or false.”
TOPIC 2: SOCIAL MEDIA
And what about social media? Imagine now that you have just been given your card with your speaking task, but this time you got the topic of SOCIAL MEDIA and how it is affecting young people socialise and interact…
You could say something like:
“It’s been proved that most youngsters are finding it harder and harder to interact naturally face to face when they meet new people, simply because of the use the make of social media as their main channel of communication”
TOPIC 3: THE ENVIRONMENT
Or you could be asked to speak about the environment…
“Natural disasters are reported to have increased dramatically in the last 40 years.”
“Thousands of dolphins are reported to be caught by fishermen every year. This is such an atrocity!”
TOPIC 4: HEALTH
Let’s now move on to our next topic: health.
Imagine you have to speak about conventional medicine and traditional medicine… You could say something like:
“It’s widely thought that alternative medicine may not be a safe option, no matter how natural the treatment. However, more and more people are choosing to try alternative treatments to either complement conventional medicine or as the main aid to treat their health problems.”
TOPIC 5: CURRENT AFFAIRS
And if we had to speak about the CURRENT AFFAIRS? This is one of the most recurrent topics in EOI Official exams, together with technology, education and travel and transport.
“The government was thought to devote too many economical resources to less pressing needs than health care issues during the pandemic”
TOPIC 6: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
For instance, imagine you’ve been asked to speak about breakthroughs in science and technology… You could use the structure “is known to have achieved… whatever”
Let’s use Elon Musk as an example:
“Elon Musk is known to have achieved what could be the greatest breakthrough in space travel.”
TOPIC 7: WORK
When we speak about WORK, imagine you have to speak about productivity, or how the pandemic has changed the way we work…
You could say something like:
“Employees were expected to be as productive as they were before the pandemic, before remote work was our new reality, the new normal so to speak. But the truth is that work-life balance was seriously affected by Covid-19 and that we saw our productivity fall dramatically.”
Well, as you could see, it’s much easier than you think to plan your speaking or your writing strategically, by using expressions and structures that will help you show off in your eoi test.
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And remember, PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT… Keep up with the hard work and see you soon!