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State the point given to you 4. 3 pts with relevant explanation & examples 5. Conclusion Greetings 1. Good morning to everyone. 2. Good morning I bid to one and all. 3. Good morning to the examinerS and all candidateS. 4. A very good morning I wish to all examinerS and fellow candidates Repeat Situation 1. Today we are talking about… 2. The situation I have been given is… 3. According to the situation… 4. Based on the situation given… State 1. 2. 3. 4. the point given I would like to give 3 reasons for my point, which is… There are 3 reasons to support my point, which is… My point is ________ so to elaborate I would like to discuss 3 reasons. I think that ____________ is the best idea. For
3 Pts (Explanation & Examples) 1. Firstly, I think that…This is because.. Moreover,... example,… 2. Secondly, another reason is… In addition,… For instance,… 3. Finally, in my opinion…Furthermore,… A good example is... Conclusion 1. In conclusion, this is the best point because… 2. To conclude, I still agree that… 3. In a nutshell, I feel that… 4. In short, my idea is the best because…
Disagree · I’m sorry but I disagree. · I don’t see eye to eye with you. may I interrupt please. it seems that ALL OF US CAN’T AGREE on which option is the best because each point has many advantages and disadvantages. · Pardon me but could I add something please. ALL OF US agree that… • To conclude. can you please repeat? · Any suggestions? Concluding • In conclusion.) · That’s a great idea! · I see your point! · That’s an interesting perspective. · I beg to differ Interrupting · Excuse me. Candidate X? · How about your point of view? · Candidate X.Task B Agree I agree with you. . (NOT: I’m agree. · May I say something? · Could you please hear me out.(NOT: I’m not agree) · I’m afraid I have to disagree with your idea. · That’s not a good idea/suggestion. · Indeed! · I concur with your point of view. SOME OF US agree that…while SOME OF US prefer… • As time is running out. · I’d like to add something please. Questioning · So what do you think. · I like your suggestion. would you like to give us your opinion? · Does anyone agree with me? · Why don’t we consider the other points? · I don’t understand. MOST OF US agree that… • In a nutshell.
8 Smart Tips for Scoring in Speaking 1. repeat this sentence: “I’m sorry. 2. Can you please explain it again?” 5. don’t worry. 4. P/S: It’s ok if… • all of you CAN’T AGREE on a single point. Cooperative Technique: If your friend can’t remember a word/phrase or has trouble explaining their ideas. Instead. just try and agree with one person (even if you really don’t think so in real life! No point being stubborn in the test. Bimbo Technique: If you have absolutely nothing to say. always ask other candidates their opinion. You will get points for teamwork. Memorisation Technique: First understand then learn all the multipurpose phrases introduced here because they work in all situations. but if you don’t there is no penalty. No penalty but if you manage to do a conclusion you will logically score higher because your discussion is more structured. you MUST help him/her by suggesting other words/phrases/ideas. You should be able to decide on a single point within 10 mins of discussing. • Your group doesn’t have a conclusion. You’ll still get marks for participation. Pay close attention to the time and steer everyone to making the right conclusion.) 8.You can still pass if . Parroting Technique: If you really go blank. Just say you agree then repeat everything your friend just said. 6. Anti-Donkey Technique: Pay attention to the time and when it gets closer to the end of 10 mins. Equal Opportunity Technique: Never control a conversation by wanting to talk all the time and never giving others a chance. I don’t understand your point.Fishing Technique: Read the situation carefully then ask the examiners what it means (even if you are sure you understand because they could give you extra points or vocabulary 3. • ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DISCUSS ACTIVELY 10 MINS!!!!! • Finally…Don’t panic if you didn’t do well in Task 1. Encourage the quiet ones to speak up and you will get higher marks. Concluding Technique: Make sure you agree BEFORE going into the exam room who will be doing the conclusion. 7.
you participate actively in Task 2. .
In a nutshell. Secondly. … and so on. 4. Moreover. On the other hand. … and others. Other than that.… 32.… 33. For example. Take for example.… 40. Last but not least. Thus.… 13. Conversely. Hence. However. Today we are talking about… 6. 37. In addition.… 16.… 27. 5.… 18.… 29. As a conclusion. Subsequently. Lastly. First and foremost.… 38. 10.… 26. Finally.… . For instance.… 22. I have 3 reasons to justify my point.… 24.… 34.… 12.… 23.… 11.… 39. Based on the situation given 9. Furthermore.… 20.… 30. Another reason is… 15. In conclusion. … and many more. Good morning to everyone. Firstly.… 31.… 21.… 17. Consequently. 2.… 19.… 25. 3. The situation I have been given is… 7. 35. Good morning to the examiners and all my fellow candidates. A very good morning I wish to all examiners and fellow candidates. Good morning I bid to one and all. Therefore. According to the situation… 8. In short. In contrast. My second point is… 14.… 28. 36.LIST OF USEFUL LANGUAGE TASK A: 1.
I don’t understand. I’m afraid I have to disagree with your idea. I’d like to add something please. That’s a great idea! 6.. 14. MOST OF US agree that… 31. 2. 16. In conclusion. may I interrupt please. 12. Candidate X? 23. I’m sorry but I disagree. Does anyone agree with me? 26.. Why don’t we consider the other points? 27. I beg to differ. Excuse me. Pardon me for interrupting but. . I’m sorry I don’t understand. To conclude. (NOT:I’M agree) 5. I concur with your point of view.TASK B: 1. can you please repeat? 28. That’s the end of this discussion. it seems that ALL OF US can’t seem to agree on a single point so… 33. I agree with you. I see your point! 7. SOME OF US agree that… while the rest prefer… 32. That’s not a good idea/suggestion. I’m sorry for interrupting but… 17. That’s an interesting perspective. In a nutshell. Indeed! 10. can you please elaborate again? 29. As time is running out. 18. 15. Candidate X. 8. 13. Allow me to begin… 3. ALL OF US agree that… 30. I don’t see eye to eye with you. Could you please hear me out? 22. 11. thank you. what is your opinion? 25. May I begin by saying… 4. I like your suggestion. 19. Let’s kick start this discussion by starting with. How about your point of view? 24. So what do you think. 20. 9. May I say something? 21.
You and your family are very proud of him. it is very expensive in England so any money we give him will be very useful. I also think giving him money is the best choice because it is light and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Secondly. Task B: Discuss which of the following would be most useful. it is the most useful gift we can give him. We believe that the best present for him is a laptop computer. Decide on a special gift for him to prepare for his trip abroad. some Malaysian foodstuff Candidate A Task A: Suggest that they give him cash. Say why. The first reason is with cash he can buy the things that he needs when he gets there. Finally. Say why. He will also need to pay for transportation like taking the bus or train to go to the university campus. To me. cash ii. We all think that the best gift is money because it will be very useful for him. Therefore. In conclusion. Good morning to the examiners and my fellow friends. A very good morning I bid to one and all. There will me a lot of things that he will need like new books. He has just received a scholarship to study in England and so we would like to give him a special gift. If we were to give him a computer. My relatives and I are very proud of my brother. books or winter clothes it will be very heavy and bulky for him to bring to England.Situation Your brother has been given the opportunity to study in England on a government scholarship. stationery. i. if we really miss him we can just give him a call. I think that it is much easier to bring money and buy those things when he gets there. Hence. he can sms us and keep us updated with his progress in his studies there. As we know. Furthermore. I’m very happy that my brother has just received a scholarship to study in England. My relatives and I would like to give him a special gift. these are some of the reasons why I think giving him cash is the best choice. Say why. . a computer iii. my brother can use the money to buy a mobile phone when he gets to England. I think this is very important in case of emergencies so we can contact him easily. clothes and food. some suitable clothing iv. Candidate B Task A: You suggest that they give him a computer. Task A: Suggest that they give him cash. Thank you.
it will not be too much trouble to transport it to England. To the examiners and my fellow candidates. Candidate C Task A: You suggest that they give him some suitable clothing. These will definitely keep him warm in winter. my brother will have to do many assignments. thick socks and gloves and many more. people will look at him and have a good impression about Malaysian students. neat clothes make a good impression. The main purpose for buying him some suitable clothing is because the weather in England is very different from the weather in our country. a wonderful morning I bid you. he will not have to share the computers at the computer room with other students and he will be able to do his work more quickly and efficiently. he can do a lot of research online. This has two main advantages as firstly. Furthermore. cardigans. we can buy him some sweaters. Hence. Thus. In short. He can do his assignments. do his work anytime and anywhere. Say why. If he has a laptop computer he can bring it everywhere and consequently. Say why. he can keep in touch with friends and family here in Malaysia by e-mail. For example. The world wide web is a fountain of information so it will be very useful for him to make full use of this technology. scarves. The second reason is we think that he should have clothes that reflect our Malaysian identity. snowcaps. We want to send him off with a nice gift so we have decided to buy him some suitable clothing. Another point is that when he boards the plane from KLIA to London.Firstly. Thank you for listening. There are four seasons there so he will need to have different clothes for different situations. as a university student. if we buy him some everyday clothes like jeans and trousers with nice shirts and matching ties. research for information and keep in touch with us using it therefore it will make the best gift. To conclude. I think that the best present to give him is some suitable clothing because it will be very useful and will reflect positively on him. My brother was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to study overseas. For instance. This is because he will be a young ambassador for our country so if he has a few sets of traditional clothing like the Baju Melayu or formal Batik shirts. Candidate D Task A: You suggest that they give him some Malaysian foodstuff. he will be able to bring the laptop with him easily because it is compact and light compared to a desktop computer. Lastly. Last but not least. if he has a laptop he will be able to connect to the internet. Thank you very much. a laptop computer will prove to be very useful to my brother. I am sure he will not only look good but promote our culture overseas. this will give him a good feeling about himself so he will walk a bit straighter and talk a bit wiser. Moreover. .
C: I see your point but how about getting him ______________________________. Thank you for listening to my opinion. he can eat it whenever he misses home. In this way. my brother has won a scholarship to study in England. giving my brother Malaysian foodstuff to take with him to England is a good idea. Task B: Discuss which of the following would be most useful. ______________________________________________________ . For example. Thus. First and foremost. First of all. A computer iii. We are here to focus on the issue at hand which is __________________________________________________________. As we all know. the Malaysian foodstuff will be very useful to promote our culture. Cash ii. Hence. he can use it to . in the meantime he can enjoy the Malaysian foodstuff that we have given to him. I’m happy that our brother has won the scholarship to study in England. I strongly believe that _______________ _________________________________________________________________. it is also hard to find the right spices for curry and rendang and so on so if we supply him with enough Malaysian foodstuff. Some suitable clothing iv.I would like to wish everyone here a very good morning. This is because I think he can _________________________________________. universities organise events like Malaysian Night and so he and his friends can cook some Malaysian specialities for them to taste a bit of our way of life. I would like to invite anyone of you to kickstart this discussion by giving us your point of view. Most students studying overseas really enjoy eating Maggi Mee and sambal belacan. Some Malaysian foodstuff * Work together in your respective groups and complete the following discussion. We feel it is a good idea to give him some Malaysian foodstuff because it will take time for him to get used to the place and find out where to buy Halal food. In my opinion. B: Allow me to begin. The next reason is because some of the foodstuff we are used to having here in Malaysia is quite hard to find in UK. In a nutshell. For instance. The final point I have is that he can use the Malaysian foodstuff we give him and cook it for the Westerners there. one of the main problems Malaysians face when studying overseas is that it is hard to find Halal food. Sometimes. Therefore. A: Good morning once again to everyone. some relatives and I have decided to give him some Malaysian foodstuff as a going away present. This is because he will have some familiar food to eat when he misses home and he can also share it with his new friends. i. we must decide what would be the most useful gift for him. Therefore.
DISAGREE = 2 Conclusion: In conclusion. Yes. D: I don’t quite agree with you because ____________________________________ . he can _________________________________________. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TheEnd~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ What to conclude if after 10 minutes of discussion…. __________________________________________ and finally ____________________. To add to your point. A) AGREE = 3. secondly. I think it would be more useful if we bought _______________________ for him. Thank you. Does everyone agree that we should give our brother _______________________________________ as a special going away present? All: Yes. . we were unable to make a solid decision because SOME OF US stongly believe that the best choice is __________ because _________________________ while THE REST OF US think that giving him _______________ is the most useful because _________________. Thank you. Thank you. Does anyone agree with me? A: I agree with you. ___________________________________________. This is so he will ___________________________________________________. that B) AGREE = 2. DISAGREE = 1 Conclusion: To conclude. we all agree that _______________________________ is the best choice because firstly. I agree. I think it is time to make a conclusion. MOST OF US agree ______________________ is the best choice because ________________________________. I feel ______________________ . Well. D: Yes. Buying that as a present for him is not the most useful gift because __________________________________ C: That’s right. after listening to all the points on the four choices we have. B: In a nutshell.___________________________________________ . I think so too. that C: I’m afraid I don’t see eye to eye with both of you.
we were unable to come to an agreement on which of the four options is the best choice. we think that we should each buy him a gift individually.C) ALL DISAGREE Conclusion: In a nutshell. . Thank you. It seems ALL OF US strongly believe in our own points so as we have run out of time.
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