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TOEFL Tip #20: Be Direct

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on February 3, 2009

One of the biggest problems on the Speaking Section of the test is that people do not give clear, direct statements.  Try to train yourself to say: “I like dogs” instead of “Dogs are a thing that many people, like me, enjoy.”  The more direct you are, the better your answer. To practice becoming more direct, write one sentence down, then rewrite it with 30% fewer words.  As you learn to write such short clear sentences, then you’ll learn how to speak with a similar level of directness.

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