B1 Test British Citizenship
How to Prepare for the English Speaking and Listening test
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Now passing the English language testing speaking and listening skills is a part of showing that you are ready to become a citizen or permanent resident of the UK. This article will discuss everything you need to do in order to prepare for your interview.
I am going to provide some real golden tips you should note down and consider when to apply for your visa for indefinite leave to remain. I am going to teach you how to pass the English language interview for British citizenship or indefinite to remain. Now you probably already know that you will have to take the life in the UK test but also have to take an English language test before you can get your visa. Now throughout this article, I will be providing some great important information on how to pass the test. Stick around to the end of the article and I will tell you a few of the things that I think you really need to do in order to do well.
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This is the English language test that you will have to take before you can apply for your visa. I have had a lot of the interviews in my time and one thing that is key to any kind of interview is to be well prepared so get a pen and paper and get ready to make some notes. Throughout this article, I am going to give you some top tips on how to prepare for the interview so you will show the interviewer your English is good enough to pass. At the end, I will tell you what I think are seven things you need to do in order to make sure that you are ready for your assessments.
It’s important to know one thing about the test. The interviewer is not looking to see that you can talk without making any mistakes. If you make a few mistakes then this is ok the interviewer will want to know that you can communicate with other people in English in an effective manner. This means that you can listen and understand, make comments, ask questions and speak so others can understand you. This is important to know when you prepare for the interview. Now of course, if you make a lot of mistakes, this is going to be difficult to understand. So let’s have a look at what you can do before tests to make sure you are successful in the interview.
First, practice giving good answers. You need to give the interviewer information and answer questions. So if you do this in one or two words, this does not give a good impression. For example, you could answer I go to the park to the question what do you like doing in your free time but this is a very sure answer that is too simple and it won’t show that interviewer that you can use language at the right level and this won’t impress the interviewer very much. Instead, say a bit more and join your ideas up and make a few sentences that are connected.
For example, you could answer the question by saying, at weekends, I enjoyed going to the park with my daughter. It’s a beautiful park near my house that is full of wildflowers. We love going to the park, in fact, I was there yesterday and stayed for two hours. So how do you practice this? Well, get your friends and members of your family to ask you questions about yourself and see how long you can keep talking about yourself and different events so you can also practice this by giving good long answers to questions people asked you. Answer as fully as you can and give lots of information. Now remember the interviewer can’t get a good idea of your English level if you don’t talk or just say one or two words.
Next is expand your word range. The interviewer will be checking to see if you can use a variety of words. If you just use short simple words then this won’t be enough to pass. For example, don’t just say my husband is tall, fat and is nice. Say he’s tallish, a bit overweight and very friendly. As you can see, this is using a lot more words and it’s showing that you are capable of expanding your English vocabulary.
So how do you prepare to impress the interviewer with your words? Get active and make a mind map of word list of subjects your interviewer might talk about. This could be subjects like shopping, transport, your hobbies, work, college or school, the cinema, etcetera. For education you could write words such as primary, secondary education, attend a course to degree qualifications, recent exams, etc.
Again, don’t just repeat the same words again and again. In case you need to mix your words up and come out with a variety of different words. Improve the range of your words you can use in the interview by learning words that have a similar meaning. So if you use the same words again and again in the interview that this will not impress the interviewer. For example, don’t say I like the cinema, I like football, I like to watch television but instead say something like I am keen on seeing the cinema, I’m very interested in football, I enjoy watching football, etc.
The next thing to do is work on your pronunciation. Do you feel that people sometimes don’t understand you when you talk? Then you can do some preparation for the interview by working on this. Ask friends and family to correct you if you mispronounce a word. Check with them by asking did I say it right. Read aloud to family or friends and get them to correct you. Listen to others talking and try to copy the way they pronounce the words. Do you only watch TV programs that are in your own language? If you do this, then this means you aren’t listening to English very much as you won’t know how to pronounce the words and this could cause problems when it comes to the interview so listen to radio programs, watch TV news or programs and listen very carefully to the way they sound. Copying is a great way to improve your pronunciation and it will go a long way in your interview.
The interviewer will expect you to ask questions. Make sure you have a few questions ready about the subjects such as transport that may come up. Practice making questions by asking questions to people you meet. This could be in a shop, to your family, in a library, anything to help you understand your topic in a bit more detail. Do the people understand you when you ask the question? If not, make sure you are asking the questions correctly by asking a friend or family member to help you make the questions.
You will need to show the interviewer you can do certain things in English. The interviewer will want to know that you can give reasons, talk about what you did in the past, talk about your plans, say how long events lasted, talk about the differences between two things or more, suggest places to go or things to do, talk about quantities and ask relevant questions. Prepare for the interview by thinking what you can say that shows you can do these things. For example, to show you can give reasons, you can say this is because this is why the reason for this. Make a list for yourself of different words and sentences you can use in the interview to show that you can do these things.
Know what to expect. You will feel less nervous if you watch videos on different types of tests on youtube. The Trinity College and IELTS skill for life samples of what happens in their test. Step by step guides. Open on those links after you finish watching those video and you should know which test you are going to take when you do your B1 test. So whatever test you’re taking, make sure you have a look in great detail of what you can expect.
The more ready you are, the better you will do. So here are my seven hot tips from this article:
Practice giving full answers to questions. Avoid one or two-word answers.
Widen your vocabulary. Make word list of subjects that might come up. Reading is a great way to learn new words.
Get your friends and families to correct you. Ask them to tell you if you pronounce a word in the wrong way or make a language mistake. You may have been talking for years and making the same mistakes. You want to correct these before your interview.
Prepare your topic for the Trinity exam. In this exam, you must go into the exam room with a topic for. Get this ready before the day and practice talking and explaining each of your points.
Be active in covering the things that you have expected to do in the exam. Remember, the interviewer will expect you to do certain things in English like give reasons and give explanations.
Be ready to ask questions yourself. Don’t just expect to answer questions. This is a conversation, not an interrogation. It will have to flow. So once they ask you questions they will be more than impressed if you ask questions following that.
Finally, know what to expect. Watch youtube videos on the exams for Trinity College SELT website for grade 5 and the IELTS life skills website to see what happens in the exam. This is the how to pass the B1 test and understand English test for British citizenship and settlement or ILR.
I hope you have taken away some useful tips to help you prepare. Thank you for reading and I wish you all the very best in your assessments.