Students often ask me whether it's ok to lie or invent an answer in the speaking test. My advice is that it's usually easier to tell the truth; however, sometimes your only option is to make something up (to lie). Take this part 2 question for example:
"Describe a team project that you worked on"
If your job involves working in a team, this might be an easy question. But if you're still a student, or you work alone, you might be stuck for ideas. You might need to invent something!
Here's how you could adapt to the question above:
- Talk about a project or piece of work that you did alone, and pretend that other people were involved.
- Go back to your school days and talk about something you studied, pretending that it was a group project.
- Talk about an English lesson - most English teachers put their students in groups from time to time.