Finding the Right Words

IknewexactlywhatIwantedtosay,butthereweretwoorthreeimportantwordsIdidn’tknowinEnglish.Ijustfroze.’
NorwegianIELTScandidate
Ifyoufindyourselfinthissituation,youshouldexplainwhatyoumeanbyusingother words.Thisstrategy-willberegardedpositivelybytheinterviewer.
EXAMPLES:
Theinterviewerasksyou:‘Whatdoyouthinkhavebeenthemostimportantchanges inyourfieldoverthepastfiveyears?’
Youareanagronomistandyouwouldliketosay:‘Mechanisationhasbeenthe mostsignificantchanged
Youdonotknoworcannotrecalltheword‘mechanisation’inEnglish.Youcan say:‘Fiveyearsagoyoungtreeswereplantedbyhandandthiswasaveryslowprocess.Todaywehavemachinesthatplantyoungtrees.Theycaneasilyplanta thousandtreesaday.Thathasbeenthebiggestchangeduringthepastfiveyears.’

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