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Too bad if I make a joke at the IELTS speaking? I was practicing the speaking part of IELTS with my wife and I asked the following question: What do you find most interesting about your course? And so she answered "the bar in front of my university"... and so after she said it was just a joke and did the correct answer. What do you think it would have happened if she had said this to the examiner?
Oct 1, 2016 3:45 PM
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I think that exams like IELTS require you to speak in a more formal way... But I guess that if she made such a joke it wouldn't be a problem as long as she explains later on, in "formal English", what or why she meant it... Actually I think making a joke (nothing disrespectful though) can even demonstrate the ability you have with the language - again: as long as it makes sense or if one says "I'm joking" after the joke and then says something else more seriously.
October 1, 2016
Nothing. They would have laughed, that's all.
October 1, 2016
I think she shouldn't take that risk. Although, it's not a big problem. I guess. The examiner just want to examine your pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.
October 1, 2016
Language Skills
English, French, Portuguese
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English, French