IELTS Speaking The Secret Method
Hi, there. Welcome to EngVid. Today, we are looking at how to maximize your points on IELTS speaking tests, in particular one and three. I’m going to be giving you some very valuable tips for how to make the most and how to do your very best in these tests. So what do you need to do You need to answer with a little bit more detail. You need to extend your answers a little bit, okay Answer the question that they ask. Okay. It doesn’t matter if you prepare something and they don’t they ask a question that your answer is.
No good for, drop it. You have to make an effort to answer their question. Now, today, we’re going to be looking at using some relative pronouns and some relative adverbs to lengthen out your sentences a little bit, okay So extending your answers, answering the question. As you may be aware, IELTS speaking tests one and three, they’re particularly looking for you to give information about yourself, to tell people about yourself, okay So I’m saying that these pronouns and adverbs are going to be particularly helpful. So these pronouns you put in the middle of sentences to continue the sentence and give a bit more.
So you’d use who to describe people. The person I met who is a shopkeeper The person I went to school with who is now a famous movie star okay So who , when you’re giving more information about the person, okay, who’s doing something, who’s the subject. Okay You can also use whom , but it’s not so common. Whom would be the indirect version of this, someone who’s not doing something. Now, you’d use that when you’re describing things. Okay I went to Bath on Saturday. That was a fantastic place to visit. Okay So I’m describing the activity of going to.
A place. Okay Bath itself. So So it’s a proper noun. Which I can throw in there when I want to also describe things in a sorted of nondefining clause sense. The film which I saw on Saturday was really good. Okay You can get some more information on this on another one of our tutorials. Whose when I’m describing a possession. So, The car I drove whose owner was Charlie okay So I’m describing an element of possession. Okay Now, looking on to the relative adverbs. I can use when when I’m talking about times.
I went to school when I was aged 13 to 18. Yeah I can use where when I’m talking about the place that something happened. So I went to the actor’s temple, where I learnt a lot about acting. Okay So giving more information about that particular place. I can use why I mean, why normally results in a question. It’s difficult to include why and then end in a full stop. So you could say, I decided to cross the road today. Why do you think that is Well, I went to go and buy some food..
Now, I’m going to put some examples here to show you how we can use these. I went to school with Charlie who okay, so now the next bit gives more information about the person, okay the man who helped me pass my driving test who so I’m giving even more information about this person now lives in a place in the north of England. I enjoyed playing I played football at school, which was fun. So which there is talking about, you know, the activity as I mentioned here.
The teacher whose expertise so I’m talking about the skill that that teacher had. Possessive, okay the teacher whose expertise helped me pass my exam. Now, I hope I’ve shed a little light. I know some of these might be unfamiliar to you. Should we just have a quick recap of this So I’m going to use who when I’m describing people. The person I went to school with, who is now doing well. The person I met at the shop, who was a very nice person. Okay So these are kind of small little chunks that.
You kind of put on to the end of the sentence. Yeah The place that I went today was really great. So that I went today is the extra bit of information. Which The sandwich, which I had at lunch, was really good. So had at lunch is that little bit more information. The car, whose owner I really like, was very good to drive. So if you’ve got a sentence, you’re putting in a little bit more information here, and then finishing it here, okay The car, whose owner I really like, drives fast. Okay So you’d separate it with two commas.
Now, don’t worry if you’re a little bit confused by this because you can now refer to a very clear quiz that I’ve created on engvid that should test you with these key words and make sure that you’ve really cemented it, made certain of these words for yourself. So please now go to the engvid website and check out the quiz if you’re not already there. And hopefully, my answers will make all this a little bit more clear for you. Do feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel, and I’d love you also to check out my Exquisite.