Tip #3- Don’t Be Flat

Updated: Aug 13

Hey, there!


Here’s another easy to use tip for the speaking test. Don’t be flat! Do you speak the same way when you’re asking a question and answering one? If so, PLEASE stop! Instead, make sure that your voice changes while you’re asking a question- NOT after each word, though. So, what does this look (read: sound) like you may ask? Your voice should go up toward the end of a sentence when you’re asking a question. It shouldn’t remain flat throughout the entire question. If so, the person on the receiving end (in this case, the examiner) doesn’t know how to respond. How does this affect your score? NEGATIVELY, as I’m sure you can imagine.


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