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TOEFL Speaking Section: Independent Task Strategies

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Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

How long do you have to speak on 'Independent tasks'?

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1. What should you write in your notes during the 15-second preparation period?

2. You want to cover two supporting points. After 25 seconds have gone by, you've just finished with the first point. Are you on track to finish your planned speech?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combo will test you on strategies to confidently and effectively answer questions on the TOEFL exam's two independent tasks. You'll be quizzed on how you should divide prep and speaking time that keeps within the allotted time limit.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your understanding of strategies in answering TOEFL independent task questions, such as:

  • Knowing how long you have to speak
  • Preparing your responses
  • Prioritizing your reasons of support
  • Practicing timed responses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related independent task strategies lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine strategies about organizing responses during portions of the TOEFL exam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how much time to spend on preparation and answering task questions

Additional Learning

You may review concepts pertaining to responding to independent tasks by reading the corresponding lesson called TOEFL Speaking Section: Independent Task Strategies. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand how to prepare independent task responses
  • Know the importance of practice
  • Understand how long you have to respond
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