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Feelings and Opinions

You can easily extend your answer by saying how you feel about the question you were just asked. It will also make your answer more interesting.

Short answer: “I like shopping”

Longer answer: “I like shopping because I love trying on new clothes and I always feel more confident when I’m wearing a new outfit.

 

Contrasting Details

One of the easiest ways you can extend your answer is to simply use the word “but” to contrast details

Short answer: I’ve worked there for three years.

Longer answer: I’ve worked there for three years, but I’m going to change careers next year.

 

Combining Details

Instead of giving a very short answer you can add in some extra details with “and”, “with” or “also”.

Short answer: I live in a house.

Longer answer: I live a house with my two brothers and my mum. We’ve also got a dog and a cat.

 

Past Comparisons

Instead of giving a very short answer you can add in some extra details with “and”, “with” or “also”.

Short answer: I play football.

Longer answer: I used to love basketball, but now I play football more because that’s what my friends are in to.

 

Adding Reasons

Always try to explain why you think or do something in the test. You can do this using “because” or “so”.

Short answer: Yes, I really love my job.

Longer answer: Yes, I really love my job because I get to help people with their problems everyday.

 

Future

If something will change in the future, you can use one of the future structures, like “will” or “be + going to”.

Short answer: I’m at university at the moment.

Longer answer: I’m at university at the moment, but I’m graduating next year and I will hopefully get a job in advertising.

 

Contrast Opposite Opinions

You might be asked a question where you have to talk about your opinion or another person’s opinion. Use “even so” or “although” to show that you have considered both sides.

Short answer: Yes, it has a really nice beach.

Longer answer: Yes, it has a really nice beach, although it is getting really busy these days, so it’s not as pristine as it used to be.

 

Giving Examples

Real life examples are always the easiest things to talk about because you can talk about them naturally and in more detail.

Short answer: No, we’re not in to the same things.

Longer answer: No, we’re not in to the same things, like when we are both watching TV we always fight about what show to watch.

 

Frequency

You can use words like “usually”, “never”, “always” and “more often than not” to extend your answers.

Short answer: I watch TV and play computer games.

Longer answer: I usually watch TV and play computer games, but sometimes I go out for a drink with my friends.