TOEFL Speaking Tips:
These valuable tips will help you get a score much higher on the Speaking section of TOEFL. Use all of them, if possible, for a high score.
All you need to do well on the TOEFL are here:
What to do:
- Structure your response as a small trial.
- Make sure your answer has a beginning, middle and end.
- Use transition words to guide the listener in a logical and organized.
- Use English in a safe, expressive. Simplicity is powerful.
- Give two or three reasons for your answer and to keep going round and round to just one point.
- Use verbs instead of names. Verbs are more dynamic and sound of your English more interesting.
- Speaking at an even. It is better to slow down and be fully understood, rather than rush and lose points because the examiner can not understand his words.
- Say the word endings altogether. For example, Spanish speakers tend to leave off endings of words and this can make it difficult to grasp the words. They may be saying, "custom", but it sounds like "CUSTA". This can be confusing.
- Pronounce the "t" in words. This makes it easier for native speakers to understand foreign accents. An example is the word "water". Say "wah-ter". Avoid saying "WADder" or "er-wah."
What not to do:
- Do not waste time rephrasing of the question. The examiner already knows the question. He or she wants to hear your answer, from the beginning.
- Avoid using words that are hard to pronounce. Going to waste time correcting yourself if you can not say the words easily. For example, say "opportunity" instead of "opportunity".
- Do not use the highest level of vocabulary unless you are 100% sure of its meaning. It is best to file an answer that is easy to understand rather than one that is vague and unclear.
- Do not use idioms in all, unless you are 100% sure of their meaning, and can use them in a grammatically correct.
- Not say exactly how many reasons they give, because you can not have enough time to do so. Just say "I like to dance for many reasons." Or "I prefer to travel alone for several reasons." So are reasons as you have time for. Usually, this means two or three reasons.
- Do not worry about your accent. Just speak as clearly as possible.
- Do not go back and try to rephrase what you said, unless you are correcting a grammatical error. In general, you do not have time to say the same thing twice.