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TOEFL ITP®Speaking Practice

 
 

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Video duration: 15:14

TOEFL ITP Speaking Practice

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Text, Welcome to the TOEFL ITP Speaking Test. Click Next to continue. The instructor clicks the Next button in the bottom, right-hand corner.

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INSTRUCTOR 1: Speaking test directions. In the speaking test, you will demonstrate your ability to speak about a variety of topics. You will answer four questions by speaking into a microphone. Answer each question as completely as you can.

In question one, you will read a passage aloud. In questions two and three, you will speak about familiar topics. In question four, you will listen to a conversation and answer a question about it.

You may take notes while you listen, and you may use your notes to help prepare your response. Your responses will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and coherently. Click Next to begin.

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The instructor clicks the Next button.

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In the TOEFL ITP Speaking Test, you will complete four tasks by speaking into the microphone. For each question, you will have time to prepare your response. A clock will show you how much preparation time is remaining. Then you will hear a beep to begin speaking. A clock will show you how much response time is remaining. Click Next to continue.

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A picture of a man wearing headphones with a microphone.

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In this question, you will read an announcement aloud. The announcement will appear on the screen. First, you will listen as the speaker reads the announcement. Then you will have 60 seconds to review the announcement and prepare. And then you will have 60 seconds to record yourself reading the announcement. Your response will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and use intonation to express meaning effectively. Click Next to continue.

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The instructor clicks the Next button in the bottom, right-hand corner.

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INSTRUCTOR 2: Listen to an announcement. You may read along as you listen. Then read the announcement aloud.

INSTRUCTOR 3: Hello, and thank you for attending the study abroad fair today. Are you interested in studying in a different country but you don't know where to start? Well, you've come to the right place.

Today, university faculty are here to give you all the information you need to make a decision. We offer study abroad opportunities in over 30 countries. You can learn about classes, internships, and research opportunities. Also, students who have completed study abroad programs are here to answer your questions and share their experiences. What better way to learn about study abroad than from someone who experienced it firsthand?

Oh, and there are several international students here too, who, can tell you more about their home countries. Have fun exploring the options.

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Step 1

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AUTOMATED VOICE: Begin to prepare your response after the beep.

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In the step 1, preparation box, a timer begins at 60 seconds and begins to count down.

The timer reaches 0.

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Begin reading aloud after the beep.

[BEEP]

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In the step 2, recording time box, a timer begins at 60 seconds and begins to count down.

Text, Recording time has ended. Stop speaking now.

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INSTRUCTOR 1: In this question, you will be asked to talk about a familiar topic. After you hear the question, you will have 30 seconds to prepare your response and 45 seconds to speak. Your response will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and coherently about the topic. Click Next to continue.

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The instructor clicks the Next button in the bottom, right-hand corner. A new reading prompt appears.

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INSTRUCTOR 4: Imagine your university is planning to invite a speaker to give a speech at your graduation ceremony. Which of the following speakers would you be most interested in hearing — a well-known historian, a famous inventor, an astronaut?

Choose one and explain why you would most want to listen to that person speak. Give specific reasons and details in your response.

AUTOMATED VOICE: Begin to prepare your response after the beep.

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In the step 1, preparation box, a timer begins at 60 seconds and begins to count down.

The timer reaches 0.

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Begin speaking after the beep.

[BEEP]

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In the step 2, recording time box, a timer begins at 60 seconds and begins to count down.

Text, Recording time has ended. Stop speaking now.

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INSTRUCTOR 1: In this question, you will be asked to talk about a familiar topic. After you hear the question, you will have 30 seconds to prepare your response and 45 seconds to speak. Your response will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and coherently about the topic. Click Next to continue.

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The instructor clicks the Next button in the bottom, right-hand corner. A new reading prompt appears.

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INSTRUCTOR 4: Your friend is moving into a new neighborhood and would like to get to know the people living there. What do you think is the best way for your friend to get to know the new neighbors? Use details and examples in your response.

AUTOMATED VOICE: Begin to prepare your response after the beep.

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In the step 1, preparation box, a timer begins at 60 seconds and begins to count down.

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Begin speaking after the beep.

[BEEP]

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In the step 2, recording time box, a timer begins at 60 seconds and begins to count down.

Text, Recording time has ended. Stop speaking now.

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INSTRUCTOR 1: In question four, you will listen to a conversation. You will then be asked to talk about the information in the conversation and to give your opinion about the ideas presented. After you hear the question, you will have 45 seconds to prepare your response and 60 seconds to speak.

You may take notes while you listen, and you may use your notes to help prepare your response. Your response will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and coherently. Click Next to continue.

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The instructor clicks the Next button in the bottom, right-hand corner. A new reading prompt appears.

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INSTRUCTOR 3: Listen to a conversation between two students. As you listen, think about-- what problem are they discussing? What are the two solutions they talk about?

STUDENT: Hey, Lisa. Have you finished that paper for our literature class, the one that's due tomorrow?

LISA: Just about. I still have to do a little more work on it today.

STUDENT: That's lucky. I don't have as much done as I should, and on top of that, I kind of lost the novel we're supposed to write about?

LISA: What do you mean, kind of?

STUDENT: Well, I had a doctor's appointment this morning, and I took the book with me so I could work on it while I was waiting, but do you believe I left it there.

LISA: Oh, no.

STUDENT: I'm so mad at myself. I had written a bunch of notes in the book, too, ideas for the paper.

LISA: Oh, wow. Aren't you going to go back and get it?

STUDENT: Yeah, I just called the office, and, sure enough, they have it.

LISA: Well, that's good. So you can get it in time to finish the paper today, right?

STUDENT: Well, my friend drove me there for the appointment since I don't have a car and there's no bus or anything, so I'd have to ask him to give me a ride again.

LISA: Oh, OK, do you think he'd mind?

STUDENT: I'm sure he'd do it, but he's in class for the rest of the afternoon. That's a long time to wait. That might not leave me enough time to finish the paper by tomorrow. I really need to work on it this afternoon, you know?

LISA: Yeah, but you need the book.

STUDENT: I was thinking maybe it'd be better if I just buy a new copy of the book at the bookstore.

LISA: Yeah, well, that would be faster. The campus bookstore will have it. And since it's a paperback, it's not too expensive.

STUDENT: Right. The only thing is I wrote notes in my copy of the book, things I was thinking about while I was reading. I marked some pages with important quotes, that kind of thing, and that would be really helpful for writing the paper.

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Text, Now get ready to answer the question.

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INSTRUCTOR 3: Now, talk about what the student should do. In your response, briefly describe the problem. Talk about which solution you prefer, and explain why.

AUTOMATED VOICE: Begin to prepare your response after the beep.

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In the step 1, preparation box, a timer begins at 60 seconds and begins to count down.

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Begin speaking after the beep.

[BEEP]

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In the step 2, recording time box, a timer begins at 60 seconds and begins to count down.

Text, Recording time has ended. Stop speaking now.

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INSTRUCTOR 1: End of test. This is the end of the TOEFL ITP speaking test. Click Next now.

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The Next button appears in the bottom right-hand corner. The instructor clicks the button. Text, You may close this window.