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TOEFL iBT

TOEFL

iBT Speaking

Speaking

Overview

Overview

Section

Section

 

Content

Content

Time

Time

Score

Score

Speaking

6

speaking

Total time:

/30

tasks

20 minutes

2

Prep time:

independent

15─30

tasks

seconds

4

integrated

Response

tasks

time:

45─60

seconds

  • 2. 2. Independent

Independent Tasks

Tasks 11

and

and 22

Questions are based on knowledge and experience.

15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to speak.

Task 1:

Make a choice within a category. Describe a person, place, object, event, or activity.

Example: Describe the person you admire most and explain why.

Task 2:

Make a choice between two options.

Example: Do you prefer to study alone or in a group? Explain why.

  • 3. 3. Integrated

Integrated Tasks

Tasks 33

and

and 44

Read a passage, listen to a passage, and answer a question on the relationship between them.

Task 3: Campus task

Read a university notice. Listen to two students discuss the notice. Question: Which student has a strong opinion and why?

Task 4: Academic task

Read a short passage on academic topic.

Listen to a lecture.

Question: Show how examples from the lecture relate to a definition or concept from the reading.

45 seconds to read, 75 seconds to listen, 30 seconds to prepare, and 60 seconds to speak

  • 4. 4. Integrated

Integrated Tasks

Tasks 55

and

and 66

Listen to a passage and answer a question about it.

Task 5: Campus task

Listen to a conversation about a student problem. Summarize the problem and suggestions made to resolve it. State which suggestion you prefer and why.

Task 6: Academic task

Listen to the lecture with general information and two main points.

Summarize general information and how it relates to the main points.

One to two minutes to listen, 20 seconds to prepare, and 60 seconds to speak

  • 5. 5. Speaking

Speaking

Narrator will tell you to put on headphones

and adjust microphone volume.

Computer guides you through speaking

tasks.

no need to press NEXT or OK

5. 5. Speaking Speaking • Narrator will tell you to put on headphones and adjust microphone
  • 6. 6. Independent

Independent Tasks:

Tasks:

Preparing

Preparing

See and hear the question.

Begin to prepare after the beep. You’ll see

the clock count down.

Prepare simple outline using key words only.

6. 6. Independent Independent Tasks: Tasks: Preparing Preparing • See and hear the question. • Begin
  • 7. 7. Independent

Independent Tasks:

Tasks:

Narrator:

Responding

Responding

“Get ready to answer the question.” “Begin speaking after the beep.”

You will hear the beep, then see the clock

begin to count down.

Answer the question according to outline. Speak clearly.

  • 8. 8. Integrated

Integrated Tasks

Tasks

Example: Task 4

Read and take notes on a short academic passage.

Listen and take notes on a related lecture.

8. 8. Integrated Integrated Tasks Tasks • Example: Task 4  Read and take notes on
  • 9. 9. Integrated

Integrated Tasks:

Tasks:

Narrator:

Responding

Responding

“Get ready to answer the question.” “Begin preparing after the beep.”

Make an outline using your notes.

When answering,

speak clearly. use familiar grammar and vocabulary.

  • 10. 10. Top

Top Score

Score Features

Features

10. 10. Top Top Score Score Features Features • Delivery  clear, fluid, and well-paced 

Delivery

clear, fluid, and well-paced understandable pronunciation natural rhythm, stress, and intonation

Language Use

appropriate word choice

10. 10. Top Top Score Score Features Features • Delivery  clear, fluid, and well-paced 

correct grammar including basic and complex structures

Topic Development

  • 11. 11. Topic

Topic Development

Development

Develop topic fully:

Answer question completely.

Make a topic statement and support it with two main points and added detail.

11. 11. Topic Topic Development Development • Develop topic fully:  Answer question completely.  Make

Present facts in a logical order and use transitions to connect ideas.

Integrated tasks:

Integrate information from a reading and listening passage.

Summarize and paraphrase.

  • 12. 12. Who

Who Scores

Scores Your

Your

Response?

Response?

Between three and six certified ETS raters

score your response.

Response is scored from zero to four.

Final score is out of 30.

12. 12. Who Who Scores Scores Your Your Response? Response? • Between three and six certified