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Ch 5: TOEFL Speaking

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Review strategies for speaking English effectively. Video lessons and quizzes set forth all of the methods required in the speaking section in a clear and engaging manner.

Speaking - Chapter Summary

Master English speaking strategies through the comprehensive and concise video lessons presented in this chapter. These quick lessons teach you how to speak effectively and in an organized manner through videos that make learning fun. Lessons focus on:

  • Pacing yourself when speaking
  • Managing mistakes during your speech
  • Correcting errors while you're speaking
  • Organizing a speech

The lessons in this chapter teach you essential speaking skills and utilize quizzes and practice lessons to make sure you understand the basics of speaking in formal and informal settings. Lessons are offered in bite-sized chunks to make it easier to remember critical speaking concepts.

TOEFL iBT Speaking Objectives

If you are a non-native speaker of English you can take the TOEFL iBT to assess your comprehension of English. English-speaking colleges and universities require this exam for admission if you aren't a native speaker. About one quarter of the exam covers speaking. The video lessons in this chapter teach you all the speaking strategies you'll need to prepare for this portion of the exam. Some of the objectives of these lessons include:

  • Types of questions on speaking asked on the exam
  • Speaking section structure
  • Note-taking methods
  • Brainstorming strategies

The speaking section features six tasks that require you to speak on different topics. For two of these tasks, you'll be asked to formulate your own ideas and thoughts for your response. For the remaining tasks, you'll need to utilize other skills in reading and listening to give your response.

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: TOEFL Speaking
Structure of the TOEFL Speaking Section

1. Structure of the TOEFL Speaking Section

Get an overview of what you'll see on the Speaking section of the TOEFL. This lesson covers the timing, types of tasks you'll encounter, and what kind of prompts you'll be responding to.

TOEFL Speaking Section: Independent Task Strategies

2. TOEFL Speaking Section: Independent Task Strategies

Get some tips for managing independent tasks on the TOEFL Speaking section. The open-ended prompts don't have to be scary if you know how to handle them!

TOEFL Speaking Section: Independent Task Practice

3. TOEFL Speaking Section: Independent Task Practice

Looking for some practice with independent speaking tasks on the TOEFL? Look no further: here's a lesson with sample prompts that you can test your skills on!

TOEFL Speaking Section: Integrated Task Strategies

4. TOEFL Speaking Section: Integrated Task Strategies

Need some help with the integrated tasks on the TOEFL? Here are some tricks and strategies to help you make the most of your prep time and answer the prompt questions as effectively as you can.

TOEFL Speaking Section: Integrated Task Practice

5. TOEFL Speaking Section: Integrated Task Practice

Don't be intimidated by the integrated speaking tasks on the TOEFL. They do have a lot of parts, but they're really not that hard once you know how to tackle them!

How to Pace Yourself When Speaking

6. How to Pace Yourself When Speaking

It's perfectly normal to start talking faster when you're nervous, but it does make you harder to understand. Here's how to get it under control and maintain a regular speaking pace.

How to Take Notes for the TOEFL Speaking Tasks

7. How to Take Notes for the TOEFL Speaking Tasks

Taking good notes for the speaking tasks on the TOEFL can make all the difference to your score. Get some tips and tricks for both the independent and the integrated tasks here!

Managing Mistakes While Speaking

8. Managing Mistakes While Speaking

Do you get tongue-tied while you're speaking? Does one small mistake throw you completely off your game? Learn some strategies for managing your mistakes in the moment and getting back on track in this lesson.

Identifying & Correcting Errors in Your Own Speaking

9. Identifying & Correcting Errors in Your Own Speaking

It's not always easy to hear mistakes in your own speaking. In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for improving your own spoken English even if you don't have anyone else to practice with.

Brainstorming Topics for the TOEFL Independent Speaking Task

10. Brainstorming Topics for the TOEFL Independent Speaking Task

Do you have trouble coming up with answers for the independent speaking tasks? Or do you struggle to pick a side when you have to choose between two options? This lesson will help you brainstorm topics and examples to make your answers strong.

Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

11. Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

In speech writing, it is important to keep the information organized, which demonstrates credibility and makes the speech easier to comprehend. It starts with the main idea, the speech body and a compelling conclusion.

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