Is listening easier than speaking? It depends on the people, but I'm curious. The Video 1 for B2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BIjsTM31sg The Video 2 for Advanced, C1( maybe) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nGESyDgmdw I'm just curious about the difference in the level of listening B2 and speaking C1 in the videos. Even if you have a C1 level in the listening and reading section, you can't speak C1? It depends on the topics of the interview test, of course. In general, what do you think about the gap between the listening level and speaking? High level of listening and lower level speaking, Is it common and normal? Does the result of the tests show the level of each section like "your listening is C1 and speaking B2"? The video is in British English. I would be glad if someone posted an American English Test video. Thank you very much.
Aug 6, 2019 4:36 AM
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It is normal for candidates' productive skills (speaking and writing) to be of a lower level than their passive skills (listening and reading). A listening level of C1 and a speaking level of B2 is very common. This is particularly the case with Asian students, especially Japanese. One other thing worth pointing out: 'British English' and 'American English' are not as different as you might think. English is English - it's all one language. The main difference is accent, and, if you listen to the girl (Maude), her pronunciation is actually American: if she were doing an exam in the US, she would be saying exactly the same things in exactly the same way.
August 6, 2019
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