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Hey. Welcome to another episode of 8IELTS.
And you might be wondering why we’re not in the regular setting.
But we are in the studio you know I need to get out of this box.
And if you have already guessed,
this topic today is OUT OF THE BOX.
It’s on the creativity and living life differently.
And you know I really have a special guest today.
And we’re at the different section of the studio because we’re also wanna live out of the box and we wanna think of out of the box.
And we’re doing the show in different way.
This is our guess, she is an example of living out of the box and be creative at learning constantly.
So we’re gonna talk to her. Let’s go.
Hey, as you can see, we no longer have the regular chairs and tables as we normally do.
Right now, we’re sitting on top of a match, in Vietnamese they call chiếu.
And we’re going to talk today in a very unconventional style, in a Vietnamese style because we have a special guess today.
We have Mago, who’re in the studio with us and Mago travelled here already from the U.K.
And the reason why we have her here is because she is continuously learning.
And she’s always trying out new things and you know, she’s gonna have some really good stories to share with us.
Alright, before that I’m going to invite you to drink a cup of tea.
I’m gonna pour you a cup of Vietnamese tea.
So in Vietnam, we also love to have tea set in small real tiny cup like this.
Thank you. - Yeah.
In Vietnam, we always pour tea to invite people into our house.
Yes.
And whenever we make new friends, tea is also. We call it “Trà tâm giao” meaning with tea, we can speak from the heart.
I see. It’s so good custom.
Cheers.
How does that taste?
Very strong. A little bit better but after the bitterness, you can taste the sweetness
Yes. It’s different.
It’s very different from English tea.
Tell us a little bit about why you came to Vietnam to stay.
I came to Vietnam because I was curious about Asian countries.
And I had talked with Asian people as I calles…
I met a lot of interesting people from Vietnam and other Asian places.
And I wanted to see if Asia was so very different from Europe
and my particular friend that I came to see as well.
And I know who that particular friend is. Yes. He’s the producer of this show.
That’s it. Yes.
That’s how we got you to be on the show. So thank you for coming.
And I do know that you’re a big learner
You learn every day and you used to teach people as well.
So how is it different now compared to you and your 20 years old?
It’s different because I’m not working to …particular goals now,
but I’m having fulfilment in finding out different things.
When I was 20 years old, I was busy in having it finally.
We had family problems when I was a teenager.
And it mean my education was stopped.
I had to leave school and work for my living.
So it wasn’t until I got married and in my twenties did I feel it’s time to finish my education that wasn’t finished before.
And that’s when I looked around to possibilities
did sufficient examinations that I hadn’t done it at the school in order to get into a college for teachers.
That’s what I did in my twenties
and I was able to that and bring up the family at the same time thanks for some help from my husband.
So why you still continue to learn and explore new things?
Because I think it’s never a time to say that’s enough, you’ve learned enough because there’s always something new.
Quite often you might here an interesting program on the television and think why I didn’t know anything about that, how do I find out?
And you have time for hobbies when you haven’t got a family ….anymore.
You have time to develop your hobbies and learn more about the things that you like to do.
And how young are you this year?
I’m 77 at the moment. I should be 78 in the autumn.
Ah, you’re 77 at the moment and you started learning because, joining the late learning because.
Because I had more time and there were things that I thought that I hadn’t developed within myself.
I still have more potential.
So I know that at IBC, you did a very interesting course.
You jump right into a group of youngsters.
How was that? It’s brilliant for you.
They were brilliant.
What is difficult for you to mingle with all these young people?
Not really, no. because we’re all new to the subject and all discussing things in our lecture time.
I feel equal and the young people maybe feel …to sit with one of them.
So now that your other IBC in public are going back in the summer. I heard that your schedule is pat nowadays.
What did your schedule look like on the daily basis?
On the daily basis, what do I do?
I have different things which I do each day.
For instance, on Tuesdays I take a disabled friend to our art group and I’ve been teaching her how to do a painting because she lost the use of her right arm.
So she had to learn everything form the scratch with her left hand.
So I’ve gone to the stages of her building up from colouring and drawing and painting.
And she’s getting on well and she loves to go to that ….. And I go to the rock…. Where I learn to sing.
And then what else do you do?
I had been learning Spanish on Wednesday and it finishes for a year.
At the moment, I didn’t want to go back with, I just wanted to learn basic Spanish mainly.
So that I could read messages that I have on Facebook from some of my South American friends from IBC.
Some of them are posting in Spanish so now I’m able to read what they’re saying.
No I love that you’re source of learning. Yes you learn for yourself.
But it’s also because you wanna communicate better, you wanna understand better the people around you.
I think it’s very very lovely.
So I do know that, I can see you guys make rain together.
Yeah, do you mind showing us a little bit of how you do that.
I think we could do that.
Later on we can ask them to come up and perform something.
OK, so how do we make rain?
We make rain in several ways.
We can start a rainy day by making a simple noise with our hands.
We can go on to some clicking.
Yes, maybe we can have a few
And that the rain is getting harder, we can come in with slapping noises.
The rain is beating against the leaves.
We hear the leaves rustle….the thunderstorm’s coming.
And finally it’s the, really it’s the height of the storm, we want some…..
Standing we could do that with our feet and we have some heavy shoes on, otherwise better with hands.
Yes we have clouds and then trigger less.
And then the rain looses down and we go reverse the movements.
We go to the clicking and then the.
Now the leaves rustle back and we have to drop couple of remaining drops.
Splashing on the sidewalk. Splashing on the rooftop.
I wonder what would it be like to have the whole big group, the big crew to do all of this together.
I think it’s gonna sound really good.
It sounds better with a lot of people, yes.
Should we have a crew come up and try to do perform something together?
Yes, let’s do that.
Alright, that was a lot of rain.
We did make it rain with all of our hands, our legs, our feet.
But of course the rain will need to go because we’re gonna go back into the house.
And we’re going to enter back into a Vietnamese household.
Let’s see what’s the Vietnamese household offers.
Ok, we’re back to the Vietnamese household and we gonna have a little bit of dinner, it’s a traditional Vietnamese dinner.
Shall we have the hot dinner traditional style?
Thank you.
My goodness.
Ok, I’ve got it.
A feast.
It does look like a feast, doesn’t it?
Well, let me introduce a little bit.
In Vietnam, most people eat on the mat and most people eat with a little tray here.
And the tray serves the whole family.
For Vietnamese tradition, normally we have at least three dishes: a vegetable dish, a meat dish, a soup dish.
At least three dishes, rice is not included.
We have condiments. This is the condiment.
It’s salty vegetable.
And then we have our dipping sauce.
Over here we have the soup. This is made from mud crabs, mud crab soup and Vietnamese spinach.
We have our long beans, which you’re probably familiar with.
This is our boiled pork and our braised fish.
This is quite an exuberant dinner, because we have two meats, normally just one meat.
Perhaps I could try something.
Alright.
How it works in Vietnamese culture is that the host of the house will always serve the guests.
The guests don’t serve themselves. The host always gives them food.
When the plates are finished, we will top up the food.
This is your chopstick if you need it.
You can just drink the soup from the bowl.
And then the chopsticks are for the vegetables.
This might be tricky drinking soup with chopsticks.
I manage to pick things up.
In Vietnam we just drink it with the bowl, so we just sip it as sip it from a cup.
Absolutely nice. Thank you.
Would you like to try another one, something else?
What sort of fish is this?
This is the river fish.
This one has both the role and the meat.
So let see what that tastes real.
Thank you.
Careful, there might be some bones.
I don’t think there’re any but just in case.
I hope there’s no bones in there.
Yeah, that was lovely. Thank you.
That’s the fish and the rest.
In Vietnam, this is something that is quite interesting as well.
It’s quite adventurous.
It looks a little bit like chestnut.
They are not chestnuts.
They are in the same family as the eggplant.
But they are round, they are green.
They’ve been salted.
It’s quite an acquired taste, so I don’t know if you want to try.
But I think it’s very Vietnamese.
A lot of Vietnamese eat this.
You gonna bite into something quite puncheon,
strong, and quite salty and sour.
Does it taste like a pickle?
Yeah, it’s an acquired taste, isn’t it?
Very salty, not taste that sour.
It’s quite an puncheon, a burst of flavour, all in one.
What’s your least favorite and what’s your favorite?
I think the mud crab was my favorite actually.
Next the fish.
And least is this one.
You’re so adventurous and I love that about you.
I know you’re willing to try new things.
Is there an advice you wanna tell younger people, right now a lot of people who have a lot of fear?
They’re fearful of doing something risky, they’re fearful of being out of comfortable.
They’re fearful of other people’s judgments.
What do you say to young people nowadays?
Be self-assured, believe in yourself.
Believe that you can do things, and get on and do them.
Always continue to learn, never stop learning, never stop trying.
That’s right.
..., something is difficult, ...the fear and you get there in the end.
Absolutely.
I love that.
Thank you.
Talking about trying something new, we have this games that we always do on the show, which is called the 8 IELTS MARATHON.
But you’re not gonna run a marathon, but you gonna be participating in some of the challenges put forth by the show.
And it’s going to be an experience that’s a lot of the non-native speakers have to go through to get their English certification.
So would you like to try it?
Yes, why not?
Let’s try it then.
You’re back with us.
This is the 8IETLS MARATHON and you’ve seen many MARATHON before but this gonna be very interesting.
We have Margo right here with us and she gonna help us complete this 8 IETLS MARATHON.
Alright, are you ready?
Ok, for the first challenge, we gonna have to work in a team.
Yes.
I gonna guess several items that you put forth.
These are the items that you think are very important in a person’s creativity.
And it’s very important to help the person always try and try to learn new things.
Yes.
Ok. I’m gonna close my eyes and I’m gonna basically listen to whatever descriptions you give me.
Ok, one, two, three, I’m closing my eyes.
You want to stay quite healthy while you’re studying, don’t you?
Yes, I do.
Sometimes in between meals, you might need a tasty snack.
I think this is a banana.
Yeah, right.
It is definitely a very tasty snack.
Do you like bananas Margo?
I love bananas.
Me too.
I think they are great sources of potassium, great source of dietary fiber and it’s really good for people who work out nowadays.
You can sometimes get a little bit out of shape.
You’re not doing enough exercises.
Can you think of something you could have in your study room to help you?
There would probably be a fat buster, a massage chair.
Yes, an item that helps you to move also.
I hear a little bit of clinging sound there.
I think it looks like a spinning platform maybe.
Yeah, right.
There is it, thank you.
It’s so soothing listing to your voice.
I feel like listening to a movie.
It’s great, thank you.
And you’re going to go on to the next challenge, which is the picture taking challenge.
Why don’t you step on over and take your picture?
This is actually one of the things all the contestants need to go through when they do their IELTS exam.
Ok, I hear the beep.
Do we have the perfect picture?
You should lean on the platform.
Let see.
If I had my head in.
We’ve got this, we’ve got the picture.
Good. Alright.
Alright, let’s listen to the first challenge, the HEADPHONE challenge.
You wanna see your picture? I think it’s a beautiful picture.
Bookshop.
B is three. Absolutely correct!
You’re onto the next section.
You’re onto the next section and now you need to pick three underlined words and give three synonyms for those words.
“Portrays” you can have instead of “gives”.
Use on petrol.
Widely believe.
That's correct.
You’re correct and you’re onto the final challenge on this TV monitor.
You have to read the following paragraph and get one sentence fully recognized by the robot.
Let’s start.
You’re off to the next challenge.
You complete that challenge. You can take off the headphone right now.
You can put it back. Let’s head over here.
It’s great. You complete everything so well.
But that’s expected, you’ve been teaching for such a long time.
You also taught English for a really long time in the UK.
It’s so great to see, it’s so beautiful to see you do that test right there.
We gonna embark on our final challenge.
It’s called the SNEAK OF SHAME challenge
We gonna have six letters that are scrambled up
You gonna find that letters in your path towards me.
You gonna stand at one end, I’m gonna stand at the other end.
And we gonna play a game of statue.
On the count of three, I gonna turn around and you have to freeze in whatever position you’re in.
Until you pick up all the letters and convince me to give you the last letter, because I have access for that letter.
Then we gonna try unscramble the word together.
Alright, let’s go on to the stage and start the game, shall we?
SNEAK OF SHAME coming up next.
Alright , this is the SNEAK OF SHAME with Margo.
Are you ready Margo? I'm ready.
You’ve got all the letters.
Let’s see how long it takes you to reach me.
So close.
Ok. You got me.
Alright Margo, what letters do you have? Let’s see what we have.
We have an R, I, T, P, S.
Remember I still have the last letter that you have to convince me to give it to you.
Let’s see what we can make of that.
If your letter was an E, we could have Stripe.
That doesn’t help very much.
My letter is actually not an E. It’s an I.
That’s a very intelligent way to convince me to give you the letter. Where can we put the I.
I wonder.
It looks like spirit.
Yes, it does look like spirit.
Here we go, we have Spirit. That’s one of our fastest scrambling section ever on the show.
Thank you. We have Spirit.
To sum up today section, and to speak to all the viewers watching the show who are very young, who are very passionate,
who have a lot of inspiration, what do you wish to tell them when it comes to living or thinking out of the box?
Don’t give up.
If one thing seems to be difficult, find another way to approach it.
Always look for ways to do things. Strive for the higher place.
It’s been quite a pleasure meeting you and seeing your positive energy, seeing your love for learning.
And to see that kind of happiness and optimism in you. I think it’s really inspirational.
I hope that when I’m 70 years “young”, I’ll be able to have the same energy as you.
So thanks so much Margo.
But of course, before we actually end your section, we actually have a present to give you.
That’s very nice.
May I have the present please?
This is basically something that we have for you.
We have a 8 IELTS pin for you to wear
Lovely. I should put it on straight away.
Yes, we would love to see you put it on.
And then for the next give, we have a calendar, a 2016 calendar for you to display in your study.
It is the VTV7 calendar, to remind you we’re learning channel, and to remind you we’re also on the path to learn and also for people to learn.
And of course the last thing, guess what’s inside this box?
Newspaper. Newspaper, it might be.
Here, you can put the calendar here so that’s easy to carry.
It’s very pretty.
And it’s actually the Vietnamese traditional dress.
Wonderful.
That we would love for you to try. So this is the color brown, one of our favorite color.
And the pant is white.
You can try the pant at home, but let’s try the ao dai here right now.
I hope that this fits.
So the ao dai is basically Vietnamese traditional dress.
It has the high color, so the older you are, the higher the color goes.
This one is a low color, it means you’re quite young still. And it’s quite a modern version of the ao dai to keep you cool.
The ao dai is normally made of silk or satin. It’s often designed with flowers and whatever kind of design.
Let’s see how it looks on you.
It’s the perfect length.
Wonderful.
I hope you wear this in the UK when you’re back home.
And remember Vietnam and come back. And remember 8 IELTS, the show that you’re on.
So I’m gonna put this back into the bag for you.
It’s been such a pleasure and thank you for being on the show with us
It’s my pleasure.
And next up we have the IDIOMS OF THE WEEK section.
So Margo, what’s an idiom that come to mind?
What about look before you leap?
Look before you leap and that to indicate always consider your decision before you make them right?
Don’t make decision in a hurry.
Thanks so much Margo for being on the show and we have more idioms coming up in the next section.
Stay tuned and watch and learn and think out of the box.
Hey, welcome back to the studio.
We have Daniel back with us.
Throughout the episodes, you’ve heard him speak a lot about IELTS tips, writing tips.
You’ve heard him speak about his comments on IELTS speaking delivery.
Today, I think Dan’s going to talk more his personal believe in thinking out of the box.
So let’s talk to him a little bit about that, ok?
We never really have a chance to speak about yourself, a lot of the times.
How do you think out of the box and what are some of the examples when you thought out of the box?
I’m very lucky because my career as a teacher requires you to think out of the box every single day.
Because if you just do the same old lessons every single time, you probably get a lot of complains from your students
Saying it’s boring, we need to be more engaged.
I am very lucky because it forces me to think outside of the box for almost every day of my life.
How is your box defined?
Is it defined by your culture? Is it defined based on the location where you live? How?
I think a lot is cultural because the box is what's considered normal norms.
First of all, I think, thinking outside the box might mean not exactly following the rule of your culture,
But maybe just stepping outside the boundary, doing something that culturally might not be very normal.
I think first it’s cultural.
But second, it’s also personal things that come first.
It’s very easy just live your life doing the same thing everyday.
But if you take a risk, then it’s stepping outside of your comfort zone.
So a lot of it is being brave and strong and trying something that you wouldn’t normally try.
Normally, we would do the STARS DO IELTS section,
but this time we have a lot of requests for me to take part in that section.
So I’m gonna be sitting in for a speaking test.
You know, I’ve been waiting for this moment for about 20 episodes.
Finally it’s coming true.
Please be kind to me, Mr Ruelle.
I’ll be as strict as possible.
Ok, I think our examination room is that way.
So let’s move on to the examination room.
Ok, I’m about to enter the IELTS speaking exam.
Always remember, you’re not allowed to bring anything into the room, apart from your ID only.
So I’m bringing an ID into the examination room.
And outside the examination room, you get to see who your examiner is.
So from today, I think I know the name of my examiner. He’s called Daniel.
I’ll make sure to greet him.
Come in please.
Have a seat please.
Hi Mr Daniel.
Thank you for having me.
Are you ready to begin?
I am not really ready but I shall begin.
Ok, let’s begin.
Could you tell me your full name please?
My full name is Tran Mai Phuong Phoebe.
What should I call you?
You can call me Phoebe.
Phoebe, sure.
Phoebe, in the first part, I would like to ask you some questions about yourself.
Let’s talk about friends.
Are your friends mostly your age or different ages?
My friends are mostly older than me.
I have friends 15 years old, 45 years old, friends in their 15, 20, 30, 40 and teenager.
I have them all. They're all my friends.
Even toddlers are my friends too.
The last time you saw your friend, what did you do together?
We partied. We really partied all the way till the dust of dawn.
It’s like a 48-hour party section.
Am I allowed to say that?
Do you like to party Dan?
Can’t answer that one.
In what way are friends important to you?
Friends are important as you in this examination.
They are very necessary because number one they ask me the right questions.
It’s different in sense that they also answer my questions.
I think friends are basically pillars of support.
They keep me in line. They keep me grounded.
And I think they also entertain me.
Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for one to two minutes.
Before you talk, you have one minute to think about what you’re going to say.
Can I ask to change the topic?
Unfortunately, no.
You can make some notes if you wish.
Yes sir.
Do you understand?
Yes, thank you.
- Here’s your topic and here’s a pencil for making notes. - Thank you.
I love this pencil, where does it come from?
From IELTS.
I’m not allowed to ask you a question.
I’d like you to talk about a difficult choice that you had to make and realized later it was the right decision.
I have one minute right?
That's right.
- Can you be my timekeeper? - Sure.
30 seconds to 45 seconds 50 seconds.
Thank you.
Remember Phoebe, you have one to two minutes for this.
Don’t worry if I stop you.
I’ll tell you when the time is up.
Can you start speaking now please?
This happened seven years ago when I was still a college student.
It happened in my acapella group.
I was founder of an acapella group in my college.
At first, when we started it out, our sole objective was to have people.
That’s why initially, we have twenty people in our acapella group.
We came to a point in time where we had to make a critical decision
Whether to remain as twenty-something-person group or cut people down to about five people.
And because I was the founder of the group, I had to really make a sound judgment
Of that it’s whether a possible thing to even talk about.
Eventually, we decided to cut the group down.
And then another problem arose.
We kind of faced with situation how to make people happy for the ones that are no longer the group.
We went through a lot of discussion. We did a lot of interviews.
We did a lot of pep talk. We did a lot of one-one and heart-to-heart.
Eventually, we managed to bring the group down to ten people.
And one of the solutions that we did was that we enabled the group that no longer “the group” anymore to basically create their own group.
So they were able to go off to either agree to pasture or quit their group.
And the reason why I thought it was the right decision was because, there are two reasons,
Number one the music was a lot better.
Our music was a lot more together afterwards.
Number two, this was the right decision because eventually we still remained friends.
We were able to protect the friendship.
So that was my experience of a difficult decision I had to make.
Thank you, so you often have to make difficult decisions?
I do. I often have to make a lot of difficult decisions at work.
The industry that I’m in has a lot of stressful moments.
Things are unplanned. We have to be very flexible to deal with everything that’s spontaneous.
So yes, I do have to make a lot of difficult decisions.
Can I have the pencil and paper back?
Thank you.
Thank you.
We’ve been talking about difficult choices that you had to make.
I’d like to discuss with you one or two more general questions related to that.
Let’s consider first of all, some people think that some people are born decision-makers.
They have a natural ability to make decision effectively, do you think so?
I do not believe that.
I do not believe if that’s habit or innate.
I do believe in certain things that are innate, for example the body clock,
The natural cycle when people wake up, when people go to sleep.
Personalities are quite innate.
But I do quite believe habits are bred, not born.
I think decision-making or leadership is a skill that can be developed and it should be developed.
Nowadays, do you think people get enough advices before they make decision, compared to in the past?
When it comes to advices, I feel like nowadays, it’s really different from the past.
In the past, children and students make decisions based on their teachers, their mentors, parents’ advice.
Nowadays, people are a lot more independent.
They want to have the own say in their own decision.
I think, they have take a lot more responsibilities, and they have a lot more says in their life.
How about families? Do you think children should be part of the decision-making process in the family, or they should be left to the parents?
I absolutely believe that children should be part of the decision-making process, because the family is a collective whole.
The growth of the family also includes the growth of the children and also the growth of the parents.
I’ve read a lot of research that said the earlier the parents let the children into the decision-making process,
The more the children gonna be independent, and the healthier they grow, as well as the better bonding between parents and the child.
Phoebe, thank you very much.
That’s the end of the speaking test.
Thank you, Mr Ruelle.
That wasn’t really nerve-racking.
It was.
You were very accommodating.
Just the test and the limit of time is quite nerve-racking.
Let’s go back to our talk chair, and then we gonna talk a little bit about all of this.
What do you think of my performance?
Oh, this is a loaded question. Well I have to say that, this is my honest opinion.
I think you exceeded the expectation of 8IELTS.
I think you are 9IELTS.
We might need to change the name of the show now.
I think you did a really good job. I think you seemed to be nervous, is that right?
Yeah, I was. - A little bit.
I was very nervous. And when I get nervous I will just speak without stopping.
You know a lot of people tell me that when I’m nervous, I speak too fast.
I don’t stop and I don’t organize my thought as if I was very comfortable.
I was nervous just like…you.
I was nervous because you know when you put yourself in the situation which you think you have to perform, then it’s quite scary.
Exactly, especially the whole country’s watching you as well.
In a real life, you don’t need to worry about that sensation of being on TV and being watched. Just wonder why.
So imagine that all the celebrities had gone through, put themselves in the hot seat.
So what’s one celebrity that kind of put the most impression on you, gave you the biggest impression?
I thought I had good impressions but for different reasons so I think going back to the earlier episodes I remember Anh Duy.
He was really impressive and I remember him talking about a time when he was in a MC competition
and I really remember Anh Duy, really good English language.
And I remember An Japan, I remember her really good pronunciation, I was impressed by her.
I remember Dinh Manh Ninh, I really like his confidence and his fluency.
And I remember, let me think, Phuong Mai. I think she was outstanding, really really strong, almost as strong as Phoebe I think.
No, not at all.
Because this is the last episode, we have prepared couple of montages for your enjoyment.
I can’t wait.
Yes, and the first montage is the STARS DO IELTS montage.
Let’s have a look, shall we?
Alright guy, here is the collection of behind the scenes for the STARS DO IELTS,
So all the scenes that you did not see in the previous episodes, you get to see right now.
What a tree.
It’s funny when they’re doing the interview very seriously and very nervous but behind the scenes, they’re normal people.
Normal people.
What do you think of the Lan Phuong’s Jingle Bell song?
It makes me ready for Christmas.
I’m getting in the fresh of specious now.
And Christmas is just a couple of months away.
And of course you know the fun doesn’t end here cause we have another for fun waiting.
It’s the montage of all the VOICE OF THE WEEK.
Before we go to the VOICE OF THE WEEK, let’s summarize a little bit about the writing tips and the speaking tips.
Because this is the end, this is the last episode, if you were to summarize some of the advice to give to contestants when they do the speaking test, what would it be?
I think my number one advice is you know a lot of celebrities after the test say: “I felt so nervous and although in my second try, I still felt nervous”.
So I think the number one tip is trying to overcome your nervousness.
Because if you’re nervous, you’re not going to perform your best.
So doing whatever it takes for candidates to reduce nervousness, particularly in part two.
So getting used to the feeling of speaking by yourself for two minutes.
I think that’s probably the most important thing to do is don’t just read books about speaking and looking on the Internet about sample speaking answers.
But just really practice, get used to the feeling of speaking by yourself in English.
That’s probably my number one tip.
And what’s your number one tip for your writing test?
Simple tip for writing is understand how you’re marked because if you can tick the boxes, the things that I’m also looking for, you can get quite a good score.
Even your language is a little bit weaker, you can still get good score in the first two categories.
So really make an effort to understand how the examiners mark in your task one writing and task two writing.
Because the more you know, the better you do that.
Thank you.
Alright so thanks so much Dan.
And of course to end the last episode with the bank, I would like to show you the montage of all the VOICE OF THEWEEK.
Yes we get you know 15 to 30 VOIVE OF THE WEEK every week.
And you know there’s never enough room to showcase all these amazing people.
They sent us their personal videos.
So let’s have a look at the VOICE OF THE WEEK montage.
The last one just look like a IELTS god.
Oh my god. Amazing stuffs.
Yeah it’s amazing there’re so many videos it’s really hard to choose just one.
I think that’s a good example of some of the creative ones that unfortunately we couldn’t air.
Absolutely.
If you have to do your own VOICE OF THE WEEK video, how would you do it?
I think looking at all the successful ones that we selected, I think the most important thing is being creative.
So I think if we just record yourself describing something, you might get it.
But I think if you really wanna be VOICE OF THE WEEK, do something outside the box.
Like the guy in the end, he wore his costume, just doing something which is different from others.
If you need, I probably go somewhere special to record it.
You know on holiday summer, I do my VOICEOF THE WEEK there, be a little bit different.
It’s one of your 8IELTS studio stages.
If I’m on the stage, I probably, I do it maybe a dance routine or something like that.
I speak and dance at the same time.
Now you know you just gave me a wonderful idea again.
I shouldn’t do that.
OK, I’m gonna put you on the spots.
But maybe for season two.
Season two, yeah.
Season two.
Alright, thanks so much everybody for sending in your VOICE OF THE WEEK.
You know we enjoy watching them very much and of course we cannot feature everybody.
But everybody, you are on our Youtube page.
So if you go there, you can see what your performances, you can see other people’s videos.
And I think watching other people is probably one of the best ways to learn
Because it gives you the sense of community and the sense that you know everybody is towards, it’s on the same path that you are heading to.
And I think you know to for us to get all our goals, it’s important to walk with the people that’s on the same path.
Exactly.
So thanks so much Dan for joining us for this whole season.
Last sentence to say to our audiences before season one ends, what would it be?
What’s your sentence or what’s your message to them?
Let’s say, good luck, thanks for watching, really appreciate supporting 8IELTS.
And hopefully see you in season two.
Yeah alright I like eyebrows.
Season two.
Can you show the wink, season two?
Anyway, thanks so much Dan, I’m not gonna put you on the..
Thank you and see you again soon.
Guys, thank you for joining us and see you again in season two.
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8 IELTS | S01E20 | FINAL EPISODE | OUT OF THE BOX | MARGARET DANSTEAD & PHOEBE TRẦN

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