[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Directions” open=”false”]At the bottom, after you finish the speaking section, please answer and submit the questions.

In this section of the exam you will be able to demonstrate your ability to speak about a variety of topics. You will answer six questions by recording your response. For this, YOU must record your speaking and email it to us. Make sure that your recording device has a timer / stopwatch feature so you know how many seconds have passed.

When you start the recording and the narrator speaks, you can “Click to see the question.” To mimic real TOEFL conditions, don’t look at the question before it’s the right time.

In tasks 1 and 2, you will talk about familiar topics for 45 seconds. In tasks 3 and 4 read a short text (you will have 45 seconds; I recommend that you open a new window in www.online-stopwatch.com and “count down” from 45 seconds); then you will listen to a dialog or a lecture. You will summarize the tasks 3 and 4 for 60 seconds. Task 5 will ask you to summarize a dialog (with no text!) AND give your opinion in 60 seconds. Task 6 will ask you to summarize a lecture (with no text!) in 60 seconds.

Again, be disciplined: Don’t listen to the dialog or lecture more than once. You can only listen once on TOEFL, so to learn your most accurate score, there’s no point in giving yourself extra help on this diagnostic.

As always in TOEFL, you may take notes while you read and listen. For each question, you will be given preparation time. Don’t start speaking/recording your response until you are told (after that, you must track the time by yourself).

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Task 1

Open the prompt below and listen to your teacher read it.
[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]Lots of people need to drive cars but cars also create problems.  Should governments limit the number of cars on the road in your hometown?  Include details and examples to support your explanation.

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep.

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Task 2

Open the prompt below and listen to your teacher read it.
[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]Some people keep in touch with friends and family by letter or email. Others keep in touch by telephone. Which method do you prefer to use and why? Include details and examples in your explanation.

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep.

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Task 3

You have 45 seconds to read the announcement. Tell your teacher to start the timer and begin reading now.

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Required Discussion Section

All students who are enrolled in a lecture course in the Social Sciences division must also register for a one-credit section for that course. In the past, this requirement applied only to lecture courses in the History and Political Science departments. However, beginning next quarter, the requirement also applies to lecture courses in Sociology, Anthropology and Economics. Each discussion section will be taught by a graduate teaching assistant. Students will receive a grade for the discussion section that is separate from their final examination grade for the lecture course.[/x_accordion_item][/x_accordion][cs_text]After 45 seconds, CLOSE the text and resume (continue) the listening and take notes!

Now listen to two students as they discuss the required discussion section.

[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]The man expresses his opinion about the required discussion section. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.

Begin to prepare your response after the beep.


(Prep: 30 seconds; Respond: 60 seconds)
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Task 4

You have 45 seconds to read the announcement. Tell your teacher to start the timer and begin reading now.

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Homeostasis

The concept of homeostasis refers to the regulatory systems that keep an animal’s internal environment within acceptable limits, even though the external environment may change. Homeostasis, meaning “steady state,” describes the body’s tendency toward internal balance. It is the endless balancing and re-balancing of the processes that maintain stability and restore the body’s normal state when it has been disturbed. Homeostatic systems protect an animal’s internal environment from harmful changes, such as changes in temperature, water level and the amount of sugar in the blood.[/x_accordion_item][/x_accordion][cs_text]After 45 seconds, CLOSE the text and resume (continue) the listening and take notes!
Now listen to part of a talk in a zoology class.

[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]The professor explains the large ears of a rabbit. Explain how the rabbit’s ears are used in homeostasis.

Begin to prepare your response after the beep.


(Prep: 30 seconds; Respond: 60 seconds)
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Task 5

Now listen to a conversation between two students.

After the conversation, get ready to answer the question. Open the prompt.[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]Describe the woman’s problem and the suggestions the man makes about how to deal with it. What do you think the woman should do and why?


(Prep: 20 seconds; Respond: 60 seconds)
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Task 6

Now listen to a lecture in a linguistics class.

After the lecture, get ready to answer the prompt. Open the prompt.[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]Using points and examples from the lecture, describe the communication between babies and mothers. Explain how this communication is musical in nature.

Begin to prepare your response after the beep.


(Prep: 20 seconds; Respond: 60 seconds)
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