Find out how to give yourself the best possible chance in an oral exam. Keep in mind that the examiner’s job is to help you show how good you are! Try to speak clearly. Try not to speak too quickly. If there is another candidate with you in the exam, it’s important to interact with them. Before the exam, practise talking with other students as often as you can.
- Remember: the examiner is not your enemy! It's the examiner's responsibility to provide opportunities for you to show how good you are at speaking.
- Speak clearly. Don't speak too quickly.
- Interact with the other candidate if there is one. Show you are interested in what they say. Ask them questions if it's appropriate.
- Be confident. Be friendly.
Test Your Understanding
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