ISE II Trinity Speaking exam Tips
The ISE II Trinity exams are all about functions, functions, functions!
In order to demonstrate you have you have the level, you need to use the grammar and language functions.
For ISE II Trinity one of the ways you can do this is during the collaborative task
The most commonly expected language function in the collaborative language stage is GIVING ADVICE (another common one is modals of speculation).
The most basic way we can give advice is YOU SHOULD but remember: “you should” is boring ISE I grammar.
We want exciting ISE II grammar!
Advanced Phrases for Advice
You should ✘
You had better ✔
If I were you I would ✔
Your best bet would be to ✔
More exam tips
◗ If I were you I would practise with the ISE II Trinty exam with a colleague or friend.
◗ You’d better practise asking another person about a past problem or a future concern.
- Elicit more detail
- Ask them for more information
- Discuss the situation and
- Offer them (advanced level) advice.
◗ Your best bet is to listen to English as well as speaking it. Remember that the ISE examiner is testing you on your interactive listening skills, so practise having conversations in English.
◗ You’d better NOT talk about yourself!!! — the Collaborative task is about your situation or circumstances. The examiner’s situation is what you need to resolve
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