Improving english for interview (PPE).

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    Hello all!

    English isn't my mother language, yet it's my major obstacle to get into Oxford (which I'm determined to overcome, I believe I'm somewhere between B2 and C1). I'd like to study PPE. As my grades meet Oxford's criteria, I'm currently reading more stuff to improve my PS. Is there anybody willing to train English or deepen PPE knowledge with me? I'd also appreciate any tips from succesful ESL candidates.
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    TSR is quite good to improve one's English I believe, definitely worked for me^^^
    But don't trust me, I forgot what "ought" meant in my interview and ended up getting rejected (I am also about to reapply though)
    I would just advise you to work hard on your English in general - read books, watch TV/series, just do something! You really need to be well in C1, better even higher
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    Congratulations for getting invitation! What was the interview like (from ESL perspective)? Did you struggle to get your point across? Did examiners tried to help you with wording or step down to your level? My main fear is about simplyfing my point, which is usually hard to omit being a non-native speaker.
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    What do you mean by ESL though?
    I sometimes did struggle to get my point across but that wasn't due to language most of the times. It might have been easier to have them in my first language but generally I think that it was more because of me being absolutely nervous at the interviews which made me forget everything I intended to say and just confuse me a lot.
    I didn't feel that they spoke English on a lower level for me but I have to note here that the majority of people who interviewed me were not native speakers themselves which might calm you down too, from what I experienced and heard, PPE is very international and there are many tutors who are no native speakers too
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    By ESL I mean "English as Second Language". Very encouranging remark, I somewhat forgot that tutors can be non-natives themselves . Thank you!
 
 
 
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