[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 following prompt.[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]What are the advantages of knowing a second language? ┬áInclude 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 following prompt.[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]If your friend wanted to buy a car, what recommendation would you make? ┬áInclude 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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Proposal to Limit Student Course Load
The dean’s office has proposed placing a limit on the number of credit hours for which students are allowed to register in a term. Currently, there is no limit on how many credits a student may pursue in a single semester. The proposal would impose a maximum course load per semester of 20 credit hours, with 12 to 20 credit hours indicating full-time status. This proposal comes in response to an increase in the number of students with heavy loads who either withdraw from courses or do not complete courses. The dean will speak about the proposal on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2.[/x_accordion_item][/x_accordion][cs_text]After 45 seconds, CLOSE the text and resume (continue) the listening and take notes!

Now listen to the conversation.

[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]The woman expresses her opinion about the proposal. State her opinion and explain the reasons she 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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Chemicals in the Atmosphere
When a volcano erupts, debris and gases move up through the atmosphere. Volcanic substances in the lower atmosphere wash out fairly quickly, but chemicals reaching the upper atmosphere spread around the world. They undergo chemical reactions that produce a dark haze of sulfuric acid droplets. This haze reflects incoming sunlight and cools the underlying atmosphere, thereby changing the climate. The effect of a single volcanic eruption can last for several years. Scientists believe that the smoke from wildfires may have a similar effect on the chemistry of the atmosphere.[/x_accordion_item][/x_accordion][cs_text]After 45 seconds, CLOSE the text and resume (continue) the listening and take notes!

Now listen to the lecture.


[/cs_text][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Click for prompt” open=”false”]Explain how forest fires are related to climate change, and compare this to the effect of volcanic eruptions.

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 man’s problem and the two suggestions the professor makes about how to solve it. What do you think the man should do, and why?

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

Now listen to a lecture.

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 talk, explain the three main ways that manufacturers sell goods to consumers.

Begin to prepare your response after the beep.

(Prep: 20 seconds; Respond: 60 seconds)
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