TOEFL Speaking Topics,Questions,Tips:
Qualifying TOEFL is only possible if one can communicate in the English. For this English speaking is the basic requirement. Many people from non English speaking countries can communicate in English up to some extent but how well they can speak this language highly matters when one actually wants to apply for study or business in any English speaking country.
In TOEFL English speaking is somewhere different from general English that a person speaks. This doesn’t mean that TOEFL speaking is difficult but more practice is required for this task.
Speaking is the third and second last module of TOEFL test. There are total six tasks a candidate going for TOEFL has to complete to qualify it. Each task has five scores and thus speaking module has total 30 marks. In the TOEFL, speaking is also divided into two categories of tasks and they are:
There are two independent tasks for TOEFL candidates. In first task a candidate has to answer opinion questions asked to them by the experts. They have to give the best and meaningful answer to the questions. They can ask up to five questions and a candidate has to give correct or best answer of four out of five. Exam supervisor can stop a candidate at any stage.
In the second task, the candidates are given a specific topic and they have to give a continuous speech on the topic. It is not always necessary that one who talks continuously and for a longer time can secure a better score but the one who convey the ideas more clearly is given more scores. There is a minimum time period for which every candidate has to speak.
There are four integrated tasks in speaking module of TOEFL. In the first two tasks the candidates are given a lecture on the topic life in a campus. They also have to read a passage of short word length. After this, they have to give the answer to a question by combining what they have read and listen.
Only one question is asked from the candidates that may be same for all or different.
In the last two integrated tasks, the candidates listen to a lecture that is based on the academic course. After listening, they have to answer the question asked from them. The best answer gets the best score. In the last two tasks candidates don’t have to read a short passage like in first two integrated tasks.
Candidates are allowed to prepare notes and when they listen to the lecture. They can use such notes to give answer or response to the questions asked to them. After completion of lecture, the candidates are given a time period of around 10 minutes to prepare themselves for the upcoming questions.
TOEFL speaking is considered as one of the most difficult modules of it. The overall numbers of tasks in this module are more and it needs more self practice as compare to other modules of TOEFL. The sample TOEFL papers are of great help in this module.