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TOEFL Speaking Module

Module 3.. Speaking:

The speaking section of TOEFL iBT is about 20 minutes long and measures your ability to communicate in English on a variety of topics. There are six tasks in this section, two different types:
  • Independent
  • Integrated
The first two are separate tasks in which they ask questions based on your knowledge and personal experience. An example of a separate task is "What event in your life made you very happy?" It gives the subject, you have 30 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to speak.
 
The following four tasks are integrated speakers, which are divided as follows:
 
In the first two, which has a short reading passage, then listening, then you have to talk. You are given 30 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to speak.
 
In the last two, to listen to a conversation or conference and then speak in response to a question about it. You are given 20 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to speak.
 
You can take notes on paper, but do not have much time to write. The 30 seconds are given in the Listening section of TOEFL is just to organize their thoughts, not really thinking. Your preparation time is really in all your life up to that point.