TOEFL Speaking

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TOEFL Software Program

Download the official TOEFL software program and install it on your computer at home. Once installed, you can take 3 free full practice tests. For the Speaking class, we will go over only the practice Speaking sections.

Week 1: We will study Practice Test 1 in class.

Weekend after Week 1: Take Practice Test 2 at home (speaking section only). Try to answer all 6 speaking section questions. Record your answers on your smartphone voice recording app. You should have 6 files on your phone: one for each question.

Week 2: We will listen to some of your recorded answers in class and learn from them – what you did well and what you can improve. This feedback should be helpful for everyone. If you want to “cheat” and record your answer 3 or 4 times until you think you have a better answer, that’s okay! No problem. Hopefully we can use your answer as a good example in class. This extra practice is good for you!

Weekend after Week 2: Take Practice Test 3 at home (speaking section only). Answer all 6 speaking section questions. Record your answers on your smartphone voice recording app. You will have 6 files on your phone: one for each question.

Week 3: We will again listen to some of your responses and I will give you feedback. Your answers should start to be well-developed with slightly faster, clear English.

Download TOEFL Software

Question 1 Examples

  1. TOEFL Speaking Q1 Example Topics 1-10
  2. TOEFL Speaking Q1 Example Topics 11-20
  3. TOEFL Speaking Q1 Example Topics 21-30
  4. TOEFL Speaking Q1 Example Topics 31-40

Question 2 Examples

  1. TOEFL Speaking Q2 Example Topics

Question 4 Examples

TOEFL Speaking Question 4 examples

Question 6 Examples

TOEFL Speaking Question 6 examples

Resources:

  1. Video explanation of the TOEFL iBT® Speaking question types
  2. Download the TOEFL Official Guide.pdf
  3. Download the ETS Example Questions.pdf
  4. Official ETS TOEFL website

Download TOEFL Speaking Syllabus

Class Schedule

Date TOEFL Speaking
Mon Intro class, intro teacher, intro TOEFL & Speaking section. List of online resources available:
Tue Official Guide iBT 4th edition software .exe file for each student. Play in class. Go through Speaking section Practice Test 1. Explain parts, have students think about the questions. Take notes. Go over example responses.
Wed Note-taking. How-to. Symbols. Short. No sentences. Think about main points, not everything. Think about what to say, not what to write. Quick, quick. Skip lines. Arrows, =, ^, and V and < worse, > better.
Thu Question 3 and 5 practice
Fri Question 1 and 2 practice
Weekend Official Guide Practice Speaking Test 2. Record answers on comp or phone.
Mon Practice Test 2: Go over questions. Hear students’ example responses. Discuss possible good answers. Listen to example good and bad answers.
Tue Question 4 Practice
Wed Question 6 Practice
Thu Question 3 and 5 practice
Fri Question 1 and 2 practice
Weekend Official Guide Practice Speaking Test 3. Record answers on comp or phone.
Mon Practice Test 3: Go over questions. Hear students’ example responses. Discuss possible good answers. Listen to example good and bad answers.
Tue Question 4 Practice
Wed Question 6 Practice
Thu Question 3 and 5 practice
Fri Question 1 and 2 practice

Bonus

Essential English Elements and Structures (for ESL Learners) online course

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