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TOEFL Gives you:

  • 6 Speaking Tasks
  • Between 15 and 30 seconds to prepare your answer
  • Between 45 and 60 seconds to speak your answer

Task 1: Description or Advice

  • You are asked to either describe a person / place / event or to give advice
  • You have 15 seconds to prepare
  • You have 45 seconds to speak

Task 2: Argument

  • You are asked to present your opinion or argument in response to the prompt 
  • You have 15 seconds to prepare
  • You have 45 seconds to speak

Task 3: University Announcement

  • You read a univeristy announcement for 45-50 seconds
  • You listen to one or two students talk about the announcement
  • If it is two students, one will be male, the other female
  • You are asked to summarize what you read and hear, with more emphasis on the listening
  • You have 30 second to prepare
  • You have 60 seconds to speak

Task 4: Academic Reading & Listening

  • You read a short paragraph on an academic topic
  • You listen to a short lecture on the same topic
  • This lecture will either SUPPORT or CONTRAST the reading
  • You are asked to summarize what your read and heard and identify the Listening's relationship to the Reading 
  • You have 30 seconds to prepare
  • You have 60 seconds to speak

Task 5: Student Problem

  • You listen to a conversation between 1 male and 1 female student
  • One of the students has a problem
  • The other student offers some solutions to the problem
  • You are asked to summarize the problem and the solutions
  • You might be asked to say what solution you like best and why
  • You have 20 seconds to prepare
  • You have 60 seconds to speak

Task 6: Academic Lecture

  • You listen to a lecture on an academic topic
  • You are asked to summarize the lecture
  • You have 15 seconds to prepare
  • You have 45 seconds to speak