I was wondering if I could ask for some help and advice from pharmacy applicants out there who are experienced with the TOEFL speaking format and would like to contribute to a new practice tool.
One of the problems for pharmacy applicants is that the TOEFL does not reflect the content and skills needed and used in the pharmacy profession. I think it could be a valuable introductory preparation tool if we create a practice TOEFL speaking section test that features pharmacy-related content. I can arrange the writing, formatting and professional recording of scripts, and I can make this practice test freely available online for all test takers. However, I need your specialized help to develop the content!
So, can you come up with pharmacy-related topics and problems that could be featured in a TOEFL speaking test?
Question 3 - A notice, a pharmacist's opinion in reaction to the notice, and the pharmacist's reasons for that opinion
Question 4 - A pharmacy-related theory (for reading), and then that theory demonstrated in actual practice (for a lecture)
Question 5 - A problem experienced by a pharmacist, with some suggestions from a colleague or senior
Question 6 - An extended pharmacy-related theory or issue for a lecture
I hope you will get involved and make some suggestions here using your pharmacy knowledge and background. This sort of practice test could be a valuable tool (and confidence builder) for pharmacy applicants, to demonstrate the format and requirements of the TOEFL speaking section by using content they are familiar with (or should reasonably know). The actual TOEFL might be just that little bit less intimidating for these people as a result - who knows?
Please go ahead and post your content suggestions here in response to this thread. When I format the actual practice test, contributors to the content will be credited in the final version. As I mentioned, this is intended to be a free resource, so let's get together as an online community and try to make it happen.