Enthusiastic speakers are better communicators because they hold their listeners’ attention. You can influence TOEFL iBT graders and make them want to listen to you — simply by sounding enthusiastic, excited, and passionate about the topics that you speak about.
Here’s a demonstration of Jaime naturally and consciously boosting her energy by singing a power song.
Could this technique work for you? Why or why not?
If you cannot dance or sing, then you should find a viable alternative. You need to do something to significantly boost your mood before taking TOEFL iBT. Other options include: running, laughing at comedy, and remembering really funny jokes or situations.
Read page 135 and 136 of the Advanced Speaking Guide. Complete the sentences on page 136.
Do any follow-up activities that are necessary for you to embed these habits permanently in your memory.
Don’t forget to listen to your playlist of power songs! (You should have made this during Lesson 3: Mindset.)
After thinking about and taking action on the previous three questions, mark this task complete.