[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

Listen to your teacher read the prompt.[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]Should schools allow children to bring cell phones into the classroom?  Include details and examples to support your explanation.

You may begin to prepare your response after the beep.

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Task 2

Listen to your teacher read the prompt.[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]If your friend wanted to go somewhere on vacation without spending a lot of money, what would you recommend? 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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Notice of Change to Swimming Pool Hours
Due to an increase in the number of swimming classes being offered to both university students and the general public, the university must reduce the hours that the pool is open for the personal use of students. The main change is that the pool will be closed to university students on Monday and Wednesday evenings after 3:00 p.m. The pool will be available to university students form 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. seven days a week, and from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. The new pool hours will go into effect beginning on January 5.[/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 swimming pool hours.

[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]The man expresses his opinion about the change in swimming pool hours. 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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Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a medical practice based on the interactions of the spine and the nervous system. According to chiropractic theory, disease results from a disruption or slowing of nerve function when the vertebrae, the bones that make up the spinal column, are not in their proper position. The method of treatment is to adjust and align the vertebrae. Chiropractors, doctors of chiropractic medicine, use their hands to massage and manipulate the patient’s spine in order to relieve pressure on nerves and thus treat disease. Chiropractors typically complete nine years of academic and clinical education.[/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 biology class for pre-medical students.

[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]Describe the patient’s symptoms, and explain why chiropractic treatment was recommended. Explain how this patient’s experience supports the practice of chiropractic.

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”]The students discuss two possible solutions to the woman’s problem. Describe the problem.  Then state which of the two solutions you prefer and explain why.

Begin to prepare your response after the beep.


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

Now listen to part of a lecture in a psychology class. The professor is discussing children’s fears.

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 fears that young children experience, and explain how these fears help children.


(Prep: 20 seconds; Respond: 60 seconds)
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