The term "basic" is built in to the definition of infrastructure.Originally Posted by eric2004
1. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.
2. The basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, and public institutions including schools, post offices, and prisons.
n 1: the basic framework or features of a system or organization 2: the basic facilities and equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan" (WordNet)
A synonym for infrastructure is base.
Yes, something that taxes your brain makes you think.Originally Posted by eric2004
To "ass-kiss" is flatter somebody with the intention of getting some kind of favor. If your examiner likes flattery that might be helpful, but I have my doubts. The examiner will probably be expecting a response that is germane to the question asked.Originally Posted by eric2004
Perhaps if you are having trouble coming up with a response to a question you could take a sip of water before answering.
Take a couple of deep breaths to help you compose yourself.
Do some little thing to take your mind off your nervousness.
Caseopia and Shane might have some tips for you. They are both ESL teachers.