How to Take Notes for the TOEFL Speaking Tasks

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Can you use abbreviations and slang in your notes for the TOEFL Speaking tasks?

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1. How many integrated tasks are on the TOEFL?

2. On which type of speaking task will you take notes to help organize your response and outline what you're going to say?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two of the types of TOEFL speaking tasks, the independent and integrated tasks, will require that you take different kinds of notes. The questions on the quiz will test you on the characteristics of these note-taking strategies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions will test you on these aspects of the TOEFL speaking tasks:

  • How many integrated tasks there are
  • Which strategies benefit you on each type of task
  • The characteristics of these strategies and how they will help you on each type of task

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the pertinent information on note-taking for each task from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts, such as what each task actually asks you to accomplish, to examine information about taking notes in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding each the integrated speaking task

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson entitled How to Take Notes for the TOEFL Speaking Tasks to improve your understanding of these strategies. In this lesson, the objectives ask you to:

  • Know the difference between the two tasks discussed
  • Differentiate between the types of notes you should take for each type of task
  • Understand these note-taking strategies
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