The author and publisher make no repress notation or warranties with respect to accuracy, applicability, fitness or completeness of t his program. They disclaim any warranties (expressed or implied), merchantability or fitness s for any particular purpose. The author and the publisher shall in no event be held Lila blew for any loss or other damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consent entail or other damages. As always, advice of competent professionals should be sough HTH. This manual contains material protected under International Copyright Laws and Treaties. Any unauthorized reprint or use of this material is prohibited. O LILTS-Blob. Com – All Rights Reserved Web: http://www. Lilts-blob. Com Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Part 1 of the LILTS Speaking Module Explained 3. Part 2 of the LILTS Speaking Module Explained 4. Part 3 of the LILTS Speaking Module Explained 5. The 10 most common mistakes made by LILTS candidates in the LILTS Speaking Exam and how to avoid them. 3 O LILTS-Blob. Com – All Rights Reserved Web: http://willets-blob. Com This book is designed to help LILTS candidates raise their LILTS Speaking scores by an entire band, enabling them to get the mark they require for their future life.
This document has been put together by a former LILTS Speaking Examiner who has experience of interviewing many thousands of LILTS candidates and has been thereby able to identify the simple errors which the majority of candidates make again and again. After finishing reading this book you will be in a strong position to prepare yourself to succeed in the LILTS Speaking exam. Of course if you combine the knowledge and wisdom inside this book with co melting an online audio course at LILTS-Blob. Mom you will greatly increase the effectiveness of this book in helping to raise your band score, and will be almost certain to raise you our overall band score for the LILTS speaking module. 4 @ LILTS-Blob. Com – All Rights Reserved Web: http://whom. Lilts-blob. Com Overview of the Test The LILTS Speaking Module tests your ability to produce sentences in English in response to questions asked. It is a test of your ability to create sentences in English, so to this extent if you practice set answer structures you will greatly increase the marks which you will receive for your test.
The test lasts between 5-15 minutes. The length of the test depends upon how long the candidate wants to speak for. There are 3 parts and each part has a maximum m of 5 minutes available. It is in your interests to speak for as long as possible in order to demonstrate your English language skills. So this book shows you how to manage the time in each of the e three parts of test so that you have more chance to impress the examiner with practices sentence structures but not memorized scripts. So here is a summary of the Speaking Test: 5 @ LILTS-Blob. Com – All Rights Reserved Web: http://www. Lilts-blob. Com
Here is an Overview of the Marking Criteria In the speaking test you will be marked on your English language ability in off r different areas. These are: 1) Style and ability to express yourself in English 2) Vocabulary range and accuracy 3) Grammatical range and ability 4) pronunciation All the above can be greatly improved through practicing preprinted answers to the speaking questions shown below. 2. Part 1 of the Speaking Test How to Answer the Introductory Questions in part 1 of the Speaking Test The introductory questions are asked at the beginning of Part 1 of the Speaks Eng test for two reasons: 1.
To confirm the identity of the Candidate for Examiner and for the DRY recording (DRY means Digital Recording Device). 2. To provide some simple warm up questions to help the candidate to start thin king in English. Tip: It is important to remember that this part of the test is not rated so there is no need to try and provide good answers. You just need to show that you understand the questions asked by the examiner and can provide simple, yet effective answers in gram mythically and stylistically correct English.
You should also keep your answers short so that you will have more time for the rated questions in part 1. The more time you spend answering the introductory questions, the less time you Will have to show your English ability in the rated section of part 1. 6 The Introductory questions: 7 O LILTS-Big. Com – All Rights Reserved Web: http://www”. Lilts-blob. Com Below is an example of how to answer the introductory questions: 8 Explanation of the appropriate answers to the introductory questions Explanation: You are being asked a simple question to confirm your identity.
S o you only need to confirm your full name. Explanation: Examiners are unlikely to use your name in the interview, so do to worry about your name being possibly difficult for foreigners to pronounce. Simply give the name that your friends and family call you by. 9 O LILTS-Big. Com – All Rights Reserved Web: http://www. Lilts-blob. Com Explanation: You are being asked a simple question to find out which part of your country you are from. So you only need to confirm your home town or proving CE, and where it is in your country.
Explanation: The examiner is asking to see your identification document-either your national Identification Card or your Passport, so you need to have this ready ( laced on the table in front of you) to give to the examiner to look at. 10 @ LILTS-Big. Com – All Rights Reserved Web: http://www. Lilts-blob. Com Examples of bad answers to the Part 1 introductory Questions Explanation: You are being asked a simple question to confirm your identity. So you only need to confirm your full name. You are not being asked to start a convey ration.
Explanation: You are being asked a simple question to confirm your identity for the Digital Recording Device. So you only need to confirm your full name. The examiner is already in your country and probably also lives in your country, so does not need welcoming. Also this answer is unprofessional – you should avoid being emotional in the Speaking test. ration. 11 Explanation: You are being asked a simple question to confirm your identity . Identity. So you ration. It is also unprofessional to talk about how the examiner looks.
Explanation: You are being asked a simple question to confirm your identity f or the DRY recording. So you only need to confirm your full name. You do not need t o provide any additional information and will make the examiners job more difficult as you have answered questions in Part 1. 12 Part 1. Topic Questions: In Part 1, after the introductory questions, you will be asked 3 questions based upon questions about your daily life. Each topic has three questions to answer on t hat topic.
As the examiner is allowed 4-5 minutes for part 1, this means that after the introduction there is approximately 1 minute for each topic, therefore you should allow the is time limit to allow time to answer each question, and so earn maximum possible marks. Tip: You should allow 15 seconds to answer each question to give yourself en cough time to answer all the questions and to show that you have the required range of Eng sis ability. Each of the three topic questions which you will be asked will use the same following format: Part 1 topic question format: 13 O LILTS-Big. Com All Rights Reserved Web: http://www”. Lets-blob. Com And here is a sample topic question: On the next pages is a sample answer followed by explanations as to why the questions were answered in that way. 14 15 16 O LILTS-Big. Com – All Rights Reserved Web: http://WV. W. Lilts-blob. Com Explanation: The one thing that you must not do in answering a question is t o give a one word answer. So the above answers avoid the first potential way to lose arks. The answers are also 15 second long, which is long enough to answer the queue scion in detail and at the same time short enough to stay within the recommended 1 minute for each topic.
This then allows the examiner to ask all the 3 topic questions, and so gives the candidate the opportunity to get more marks. If you plan to answer three 5 second sentences for each question in part 1 you will have enough time to answer all the questions. To recap: A timing strategy for answering part 1 topic questions: Review of Part 1 of the Speaking test 17 3. Part 2 of the Speaking Test How to Answer Part 2 of the Speaking Test Part two of the Speaking Test is where you are given a topic to talk about for 1 – 2 minutes.
The topic can be on any subject and you are given one minute to prepare for t including making notes if necessary. After speaking for one to two minutes (you must speak for a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of two minutes. ), the examiner will stop you and ask you a general follow up question on the topic which should be answered briefly (ideally 5 seconds. ) Tip: You should try and speak for the maximum 2 minutes permitted to maximize your chance of being highly rated in your ability to present a topic in English.
The timetable for part 2 looks like this 18 19 And here are some topic examples (not actual test materials – as they are pro detected by copyright law): Question 1 Question type Main Us abject Follow up Describe a shop that you like to visit. In your talk mention the following: Where the shop is What the shop specializes in Why you like to shop there Do your friends also like to visit this shop?