TOEFL Speaking Section: Independent Task Practice


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On independent speaking tasks on the TOEFL, you will have to respond to _____.

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1. On independent speaking tasks on the TOEFL, you will be graded based on _____.


You get the following prompt for an independent speaking task on the TOEFL:

If you need to go somewhere, would you rather travel in a car or in an airplane?

You decide to argue for the airplane option. Which of the following could you use as a reason to support your answer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help break the TOEFL independent task down into manageable characteristics, so you can know what to expect. You'll be assessed on your understanding of this section of the TOEFL. The quiz will also ask you a sample question similar to what may appear on the exam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take the quiz, you'll be tested on:

  • The purpose of the independent task
  • How your response is graded
  • A speaking test prompt
  • The number of independent tasks on the TOEFL
  • The organization of the independent speaking tasks

Skills Practiced

When you use these review materials, you are practicing:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the organization of the Speaking section and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer speaking prompt questions that mimic questions on the actual exam
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goal of this portion of the Speaking section

Additional Learning

When you watch the video titled TOEFL Speaking Section: Independent Task Practice, you will gain even more strategies and skills that will help you ace this portion of the exam. That video lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Learn what is expected of you during the independent speaking task
  • Study various practice methods that make this section less daunting
  • Listen to and answer a prompt under the same conditions that will appear on the exam
  • Review the guidelines graders use to assess your response to the prompt