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Linguistic Atelier – military English courses Military English exam - speaking strategy
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses At a prompt card you are given only some buzz words/data you are required to ask about, so… try to build up the correct sentences which would address the issues you’ll be discussing; try to say each possibly usefull sentence in your mind prior to actual conversation with the examiner; try to predict examiner’s answers and figure out what follow-on questions/comments you might use as a response;
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses What will you achive through this mental preparation?
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses What will you achive through this mental preparation? you will revise required grammar constructions/tenses before your turn comes; you will memorise items to ask about – nothing will be missed when the right moment comes; you will set up your mind for asking and interactions in general; How long you were have you been to France?
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses What will you achive through this mental preparation? you will be prepared to quickly produce the right sentences; neither sentence, nor phrase will surprise you your response time will be shorter so the whole conversation will be more smooth I couldn’t agree with you more. That’s true but… How much do I have to pay extra?
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses What will you achive through this mental preparation? you will shorten your response time showing your quick comprehension of the subject; you will improve a degree of interaction; you will seem to be more involved and engage your interlocutors more likely transport car train bus family return one way
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses Too general hints? Let’s move to more details of this particular exam set: You are at a travel agency in London. You have read their advertisement for a last-minute holiday in Egypt. You are interested in it but you need more information. The examiner is a travel agent. Ask about:- date - accommodation - price – what in it? - discounts for children - meals – how many? - place and time of departure - insurance – extra pay? Decide on one hotel and book the holiday for your family. The examiner speaks first, “Good morning. What can I do for you?"
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses First of all, you will be talking about future trip, so think about fixed phrases and tenses which may describe future: Future Simple: „Will there be any security assigned to our group?” Going to : „I’m going to consult it with my wife.” Present Continuous: „I’m taking some days off next month.” I conditional: „If you give me a special family discount, I’ll take that trip to Egypt.”
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses Make a good impression from the beginning. A swift introductory sentence will work a dream, e.g. Good afternoon. What a lovely day is today. The perfect time to talk about a sunny holiday, e.g. in Egypt. I’ve read you have such a holiday in your offer, right? Good morning, I’m so excited about my holiday. I’ve read about one in Egypt you orginize. Can you give me some details about it?
Linguistic Atelier – military English courses While discussing required details, try to use multiple synonyms/desriptive phrases/collocating expressions, showing that your vocabulary is rich & well developed, e.g. pleasurable enjoyable lovely likeable great good price discounts Special offers due amount paid in advance to pay in instalments deductions reductions sales cut post-seasonfamily tickets group booking