We are Huyền and Yến, tutors of the 6th lesson about Speaking part 3 in VSTEP. In class, we have introduced to you the techniques of PRES (Point-Reason-Example-Summary) used in Part 3 speaking VSTEP. With the help of Mrs Yến, we also learned how to use other methods beside PRES to elaborate on the topic card. Since the time is limited in the face-to-face tutorial, we have not provided you with the suggested lexical terms as well as speaking sample for this part of the test. Therefore, in this post, along with the homework will be our compensation for the in-class session. We hope that this is helpful for you.
- SUGGESTED MATERIALS
We all acknowledge that speaking itself is a “process”, which means we have to continually practice in order to see the improvement. The materials we introduce here cannot ensure you a high score within 1 or 2 weeks before the exam. Yet if you try to refer to these daily, we believe this would be of great help.
a. The Ellen Show
Ellen is well-known for her comedy series “Ellen” and latter “The Ellen Show”, which is also globally famous. She has a Youtube channel where she uploads short videos from her show on TV. This Youtube channel of Ellen has 15,348,620 subscribers and 6,894,826,468 views, with a large number of videos of various kinds.
Since the videos are short, they would not cause boredom. Instead, you can even get carried away with the various types of games and talks in the show. Thus, this channel is of authentic American English, so you can improve your accent by simply listening and mimicking. Moreover, the diversity of topics can enlarge your vocabulary in the most natural way. In this way, you can have fun learning speaking, effortlessly.
The Ellen Show
b. Web pages to improve your vocabulary
This is one of my favourite website to learn lexical items and topic-related words. There are various types to work on, tips and samples are also provided within the lesson. You may practice by speaking out the words and read out the sample. This is one of the most common ways to improve your language and pronunciation at the same time. Take your time to hit on every subject here, you’ll amaze yourselves with your improvement.
The name says it all. You are exposed to a variety of tips by native speakers, how to sound like them, how to intonate your sentence, how to say something when your mind goes blank, etc.
2. SPEAKING SAMPLE
Sample 1: Online shopping ( PRES model)
Sample 2: Reading benefits ( Elaborate on your own idea)
Have fun learning, see ya 😀