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TOEFL Tip #32: Talk Slowly

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on April 10, 2009

You’d be surprised how slowly you can talk on the TOEFL speaking section and still get a good grade. One way to slow down is take a deep inhale between each sentence. One deep inhale is only about 2 or 3 seconds long. Taking deep inhales  does the following:

1. It helps the test grader keep up with you.
2. It gives you a chance to think about what you want to say next.
3. It calms you down.

Try it!

Categories: Speaking

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  1. Luu, Kim

    wrote on July 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    The article is right. When I speak slowly, I can watch my pronunciation and grammar. Therefore, my speech is clearer. As a result, raters can understand my talk better. I also can breathe in and out within my speech in a regular pace, so I become more calm.

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