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TOEFL Speaking Skills

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Speaking Skills:

The third section of the TOEFL iBT speaking section. This part consists of six tasks: independent two-and four integrated. You do not meet a live examiner, but speak directly with a microphone. Your answers are recorded on the computer and then evaluated by two qualified evaluators.
 
You are given from 45-60 seconds to record your answer. Because this time is relatively short, it is essential to the practice extensively before presenting for the TOEFL test. Recording and listening to yourself can be helpful. However, this is a part of the test that can benefit more by working with an ESL teacher or join a class to prepare for the TOEFL, as they need objective information and advice.
 
Generally speaking clearly, logically and simply are the most important Spanish-language section. Many students think they must use complex structures of syntax and vocabulary to impress the senior examiner and then end up getting nervous and make mistakes. Simple and accurate communication in an organized way to get a high score at all times.
 
Remember, this section of the test, more than any other, can do very well if you learn how to implement appropriate strategies and on the other hand, can easily lose points for not understanding everything that is asked.
 
Independent Tasks
 
The two independent tasks to measure their ability to talk about a familiar topic. In other words, his own experience and ideas are the basis for your answer. You hear and see a question, you have 15 seconds to prepare a response and you talk for 45 seconds.
 
The first independent task usually requires you to do two things:
 
1. Describe a person, place, thing or event that you know.
2. Give reasons for opting for this example.
 
An example of the first independent question is:
 
"Choose a teacher you admire and explain why you admire him or her. Please include specific examples and details in your explanation." (ETS)
 
The second independent work that comes with two stocks, options, situations or opinions, and asks you to choose. You must:
  • State which one you like
  • Explain why
No matter what position you choose to support, but the clarity and how well you do.
 
An example of the second separate question is:
 
"Would you rather have proof test or multiple choice exams? Use reasons to support your answer." (Longman)
 
Integrated Tasks
 
These tasks test your ability to integrate information from different sources.
 
Two of the integrated tasks required for reading, listening and speaking. The other two integrated tasks to only listen to and talk.
 
In the task of speaking in the third TOEFL, administered first 40-45 seconds to read a short passage - an ad, a newsletter, letter, etc - it describes a problem related to the campus. Then hear one or two students to express their opinion on the subject. The question that is asked to integrate what they have read and listened to synthesize or summarize what the speaker said. You are not asked their opinion.
 
In the task of speaking in fourth, is given 40-45 seconds to read a short text about an academic subject. Then listen to a teacher conference on the subject briefly. Then he asked a question based on what they read and hear.
 
In the task of speaking in fifth place, not given a reading selection. You hear a short talk about a situation involving the campus and then answer a question about what you heard. Specifically, we ask that:
  • Describe the problem under discussion
  • State which of the two solutions or options you prefer
  • Explain why you chose that option. 
You can justify their choice based on what the speakers said or your own experience.
 
The sixth task of speaking is based on academic content. You hear a brief excerpt of the talk of a teacher and then asked to explain a point, giving examples of the conference. It will be important for you to take notes so that you can talk with ease, confidence and globally.
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