Time Limits Total of 20 minutes Independent Questions: the questions will be read and shown to you. You have 15~30 seconds to prepare You have 45~60 seconds to answer Integrated Questions: you must read the questions You have 15~30 seconds to prepare You have 45~ 60 seconds to answer
Types Total of 6 tasks/questions 2 INDEPENDENT TASKS: The questions in this section ask you to respond from your personal experience 4 INTEGRATED TASKS: 2 reading, listening, and speaking – consist of a reading passage, a listening passage, and a question that asks how the ideas in the two passages are related 2 listening and speaking integrated – consist of a longer listening passage and a question that asks you to summarize key points of the passage
Independent Speaking Tasks2 types: Free-choice response You have to express and defend a personal choice from a given category For example: Which city in the world would you like to visit, why? Paired-choice response You have to make and defend a personal choice between two contrasting behaviors or courses of action For example: Do you like to travel alone or with company?
PlanningSteps:1. Subject Clause: Start with a topic statement that states the main point of the response2. Supporting Sentences: Support the topic statement with details and/examples3. Language Use: Use transitions to show how the ideas are related
Integrated Speaking Tasks2 Types: Reading/Listening/Speaking: the relationship between the ideas in the reading passage and the listening passage A campus topic – about school An academic topic – about classes/subjects Listening/Speaking: the main points of the listening passage A campus topic An academic topic
PlanningSteps 1. Note-taking: Make sure you understand (and take notes on) the topic 2. Key points: Then focus on (and take notes on) the main points that are used to support the topic 3. Responding: Determine what is being asked
Pay attention to: Delivery Speaking smoothly and clearly Language Use Effective use of vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures Topic Development Response answers the question Response is well developed and clear Relationships between ideas are clear
Important Points to Remember Note-taking! Take notes while reading and listening to the conversations and lectures Directions for each questions will not be written on the screen Only jot down main ideas (not word for word) Remember to answer the question asked Speak Clearly! It’s better to speak slowly and clearly than quickly and mumbling
Reference + Internet ResourcesPhilips, Deborah. Longman Preparation Course for theTOEFL Test: iBT. New York: Longman, 2006.http://www.toeflgoanywhere.org/Internet Resources:http://strictlyenglishusa.com/paid-toefl-exercises/free-toefl-exercises/speaking-materialshttp://www.4tests.com/exams/examdetail.asp?eid=57
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