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Trust me, i was scared about the speaking section too. I mean i was scared till i tried something. I started brain storming with different topics and then speaking on them under timed conditions. Trust me this Works GREAT!
Just take a few questions from study material/ software and try brain storming, Also record what ever you are speaking ( use this recording software, it's nice. Better than the dumb windows version: it's called Audacity,DL link:SourceForge.net: Audacity: Downloading ....
Keep working on the questions one after the other, rigorously, don't pause, keep your brain running and also keep recording for each new question. After a few sessions u'll realize that your brain actually responds better and you'll get more comfortable speaking under timed conditions.
After a while take a break and listen to your recordings. Stammering/ Taking short breaks is acceptable. It's normal for any person to stammer, repeat something 2 or 3 time or take short breaks in speech. So, that won't hurt your score. Concentrate on the content and the intonation. You are scored on Organisation, content, intonation and clarity of speech more than anything else. So concentrate only on these aspects as you speak. And don't get confused thinking that you'll get a less score because you are stammering etc.. just keep ur mind affixed on the 4 aspects i mentioned.
If it helps,just imagine you are voice chatting with your mom or father or friend ( or anyone you feel confortable conversing in english with) as you are speaking on a question.
As for the templates for the question types go, The content and material was pretty much the same as what Jason said in his videos(link i gave in the first post). But for the organisation, i followed Princeton Review's strategy. What it says is, to organise everything as follows:
First/Firstly/ Most importantly/To begin with... _____
Second/Secondly/ Next/ Along with..._____________
Third/Thirdly/Finally/ In the end...__________________
In conclusion/ Thesis paraphrase___________________
This is a wonderful strategy for scoring well. Refer to the princeton review's
TOEFL iBT book ( scanned book available on warez/torrent) for a thorough analysis of different question types in the speaking and writing sections. Just stick to the template patterns the books explains and you should do great!
So, in conclusion,
For ORGANISATION: listen to Jason's videos and work on the templates from Princeton Review for specific question types. Remember them and practice them a lot.
For CONTENT/CLARITY: Brainstorm and practice speaking under timed conditions and record your sessions. Then listen to your sessions and improve on where you fall short.
for INTONATION: well there is no hard and fast strategy for this, it's what you have developed over years and it can't be changed overnight. To sound better, add emotion to the sentences as you speak. Just don't sound monotonic, keep the pitch changing according to the content. Stress on the important words etc...
To learn intonation, watch good english films or watch FRIENDS( its a famous sitcom) Though on FRIENDS, its casual conversation, you could learn a lot about sentence connections and tone.