Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… that there are three common questions types for giving information and explaining that you should extend your answer by giving as much detail as possible the WHY / SO / BUT / THEN technique for extending your answer some useful tips for improving your speaking in Part One … Read more

Examples of full responses

Here are some questions with full, extended responses: Examiner: Do you have any hobbies or interests? Candidate: Hmm, yes I do. I really enjoy fishing, I go quite a lot in the summer. I like it because it can be very peaceful just sitting by a river, so I come back feeling quite refreshed and … Read more

Video: Giving full responses

Narration: Let’s look back at the closed question we saw earlier. Answering simply with ‘Yes’ is obviously not going to get a good result. Adding just a little more information such as this is still not demonstrating a range of ability to the examiner. None of the responses demonstrated here would be very effective. Your … Read more

Video: Question structures

Narration: Question structures. With questions asking you to give information and explain, there are three common questions types. Here is an example of the first type. It is a closed question, which means that it needs a yes or no type response. Remember though that you should not just answer with a simple yes or … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. RESPONSE EXTEND STATEMENT DEMONSTRATE EFFECTIVE

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: the three common question types used in the speaking test that ask you to give information and explain how to expand your answer by giving additional detail that there is a 4 point technique to help you expand what you are talking about some useful tips … Read more