TOEFL (A1 to C2)

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOEFL is an English certificate affiliated to the Educational Testing Service (ETS). It aims for academic use and is widely used around the world. The exam is paper based or Internet based.

The speaking section of the exam is made up of six tasks - four of these are integrated and two are independent. The total duration of the speaking part of the exam is 20 minutes and is completed on the computer. The test is valid for two years.

Task 1

Candidate must speak about a person, place, object or event that is familiar to them.

Focus: Ability to speak about personal experiences within a limited space of time.

Duration: 15 minutes preparation time / 45 seconds response.

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Task 2

The candidate is presented with two situations or opinions.They will then be asked which they prefer.

Focus:
  1. Ability to use connector words and phrases to link your ideas together.
  2. Ability to speak clearly and with a good pace and intonation.

Duration: 15 minutes preparation time / 45 seconds response.

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Task 3

In this part of the test, the candidate must read a text and then listen to a short lecture on the same topic. The topic of the reading will be a concept from a textbook and the listening will be on the same topic.

Focus:
  1. Ability to summarize and paraphrase what someone else has said.
  2. To prepare an answer under a time limit.
  3. Ability to take notes whilst listening.

Duration: 30 seconds preparation time / 60 seconds response.

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Task 4

In this part of the test, the candidate must read a text and then listen to a short lecture on the same topic. The topic of the reading will be a concept from a textbook and the listening will be on the same topic.

Focus:
  1. Ability to summarize and paraphrase what someone else has said.
  2. To prepare an answer under a time limit.
  3. Ability to take notes whilst listening.

Duration: 30 seconds preparation time / 60 seconds response.

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Task 5

The candidate will hear part of a conversation between two people about a campus related problem. They will then need to describe the problem and choose the best solution from the two given.

Focus:
  1. Ability to summarize and paraphrase what someone else has said.
  2. To prepare an answer under a time limit.
  3. Ability to take notes whilst listening.

Duration: 20 seconds preparation time / 60 speaking time.

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Task 6

In this section, the candidate will hear part of a lecture and will then need to give a summary of it.

Focus:
  1. Ability to summarize and paraphrase what someone else has said.
  2. To prepare an answer under a time limit.
  3. Ability to take notes whilst listening.

Duration: 20 seconds preparation time / 60 speaking time.

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