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  • Hello, in this lesson we going to look at the beginning

  • of your IELTS speaking test this is when you walk into

  • the IELTS speaking examination room and you greet the examiner for the first time

  • this is before part 1 begins you will need to greet the examiner and

  • do an identification check we often call this part 0

  • there are 4 questions to part 0 and I'm going to give you the questions

  • and give you some useful tips so that you can be confident in your answers

  • and give a good first impression to the examiner

  • so lets start with the first question in the first question

  • the examiner will introduce him or herself and the examiner will give their name

  • so the examiner is going to say good afternoon my name's elizabeth

  • what's your full name or maybe they might say

  • could you tell me your full name please and you need to answer good afternoon

  • elizabeth you can give the examiner's name or

  • not its your choice and then you say my name's bui minh trang

  • now it's a simple question and simple answer but I still have some tips for you

  • so the first tip if you're going to use the name of the

  • examiner and say good afternoon elizabeth

  • please don't give a title this is incorrect in English

  • we don't use titles with first names so if you're going

  • to use the name of the examiner only say good afternoon elizabeth

  • but if you don't feel comfortable using the name of the examiner

  • it's fine its not a problem

  • you can just say good afternoon now when you give your name

  • there are two tips I want you to remember

  • the first tip is when you say my name's bui minh trang

  • please don't say my name is bui minh trang

  • I want you to use the contraction

  • my name's now the reason this is important

  • is because this is part of pronunciation when you contract a word from is to my name's

  • then is higher level pronunciation so remember that for the rest of your exam

  • and try to use it as much as you can

  • and the other tip is when you give your name

  • please don't speak quickly don't say ..........................

  • I want you to say the name clearly because sometimes it's difficult

  • for the examiner to hear foreign names so you need to say my name's

  • bi min tang and of course the point is to smile

  • don't forget to smile this is your chance to greet the examiner

  • and be friendly and show confidence so smile look at the examiner in the eyes

  • and relax the second question is very easy the examiner

  • will ask you what can I call you

  • and there are 3 ways that you could reply

  • you could say you can call me minh

  • or you could say just call me minh

  • or please call me minh so those are 3 possible answers

  • that you can give now for some tips

  • my first tip is please don't explain why people call you this

  • this is really part of the test this is only the greeting

  • so you're going to give the examiner simple clear answers

  • you don't need to add more information and I know some of you have English

  • names and of course you can give the examiner you

  • English name you can say you can call me by

  • my English name Mary now this is fine but please remember

  • do not make a mistake with that sentence you still need to say you can call me

  • you need this preposition by you can call me by

  • my English name Mary and if you don't have an English name

  • please don't worry it doesn't matter so lets have a look at the third question

  • the third question the examiner will ask you where are you from

  • or the examiner might say could you tell me where you come from

  • now let me give you some possible answers

  • you cuold say I'm from Hanoi

  • I'm from you could say I come from Hong Kong

  • I come from you could also add more information

  • if you want not too much just a little bit more if you want

  • you could say I'm from Calcutta which is in the east of India

  • now it is good to add a little bit more information it's friendly

  • but also it's shows the examiner good grammar which is in the east

  • this is a clause which means it is high band score grammar

  • so you're already showing the exminer that you have good English

  • now lets have a look at some tips don't expand any further

  • you can give the location and stop don't say any more

  • again these are simple questions simple answers also don't ask the examiner

  • any questions so for example don't say I come from Hanoi have you been

  • there don't give the examiner recommendations

  • don't say I come from Hanoi I think you really should go there

  • so please don't do that just keep it simple

  • short and accurate and the last tip for you

  • this is with the pronunciation for the names of the cities where you come from

  • please try to use the English pronunciation so for example Hanoi please don't say

  • Ha Noi please say Hanoi or for example Calcutta please don't say Kolkatta

  • please Calcutta the reason that we do this is

  • because you're showing the examiner that the English pronunciation is natural

  • for you right so lets move on to the last question

  • question number 4 and the final question

  • question 4 the examiner will ask you could I see your

  • identification please or the examiner might say

  • can you show me your identification please now for your answer of course you need to

  • give the examiner your identification

  • and you can also say here you are

  • or sure here you are or of course

  • here it is so you can choose any

  • of those answers now for some tips

  • identifcation is often called ID so if the examiner asks you

  • for your ID it's the same it means identification keep your answer short

  • you can see here it's just a very short answer just a few words

  • don't make it any longer and the last tip it is possible

  • for you to actually say nothing and give the examiner

  • the identification but I think it's nice just to say something these are all

  • very polite and perfectly normal to say in that situation

  • so those are the 4 questions for part 0 for greeting the IELTS examiner

  • and doing the identification check please watch the video again

  • practice answering the questions correctly and remember smile

  • relax be confident and start your test in the right way

  • well that's all I'll see you in my next IELTS lesson

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IELTS Speaking: Greeting the examiner

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