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    Tips to pass the 'Speaking Section' in Toefl

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    (1) You do not get deducted for short pauses, one or to hmmm's or even accent! Even though a good accent is a plus, but it is not necessary to achieve an excellent score.

    (2) Fluency is important but you have to put in mind not to be too quick nor to slow. Be moderate so that u won't lose alot of time without making thy points clear and full because you were too slow. Also, being too quick results in more mistakes, unclear language and maybe even you'll finish your reply before time.

    (3) If you've finished you reply 10 seconds for example before the time is over, try to fill in something. But if you are sure that you're answer was full so it's better not to fill in bcoz it's better to finish before time than not to finish before the beep. ( P.S It happened to me, so this is from personal experience).

    (4) I recommend you to practice by reading or listening to the question then answering while recording your answer. Doing this allows you to know if your tone sounds confident, clear and what kinds of errors you keep doing. You've got to also time yourself. Timing is very important here, you MUST time over and over again. This will help you know how many points you can make within a specific period of time, and how much you can actually talk.

    I'll post a couple of links. They are EXCELLENT. Only one week's practice on my own using the key points given by the first four links, and listening to model answers made by the samples helped me achieve 28 on my listening section.

    I recommend you to watch these links first by professor Joseph... They will show you how to give a model answer.

    YouTube - iBT TOEFL Speaking Questions 1 and 2 Tips How to answer q. 1&2

    YouTube - TOEFL Speaking Question 3 Help How to answer q. 3

    YouTube - TOEFL Speaking Question 4 Help How to answer q. 4

    YouTube - TOEFL Speaking Improve your Score on Question 6 How to answer q. 5


    The links I'll post now are MODEL answers to similar types of questions you may face in your TOEFL exam. I advise you to listen to the question, time urself and record your answer. At the end, listen to the model answer to get extra ideas on the subject (which you may face in a writing section).

    YouTube - TOEFL SPEAKING question 1 (9 samples) question 1 (9 samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL speaking question 2 sample answers question 2 sample answers

    YouTube - TOEFL SPEAKING question 2 (9 samples) question 2 (9 samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL SPEAKING question 3 (4samples) question 3 (4samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL SPEAKING question 3 part 2 (4samples) question 3 part 2 (4samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL SPEAKING question 4 (3 samples) question 4 (3 samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL SPEAKING question 4 part 2 (3 samples) question 4 part 2 (3 samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL speaking question 4 part 3 (3 samples) question 4 part 3 (3 samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL speaking question 5 part 1 (4 samples) question 5 part 1 (4 samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL speaking question 5 part 2 (4 samples) question 5 part 2 (4 samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL Speaking question 6 part 1 (4 samples) question 6 part 1 (4 samples)

    YouTube - TOEFL speaking question 6 part 2 (3 samples) question 6 part 2 (3 samples)

    YouTube - Complete speaking TOEFL final test 01 TOEFL final test 01

    YouTube - TOEFL final test 02 (Speaking) TOEFL final test 02

    YouTube - Speaking tasks 02 Speaking tasks 02

    YouTube - Speaking tasks 2008 Speaking tasks 2008


    Practice makes perfect. I did it. Many people did it. YOU can do it.

    Please let me know if you need anything. Good luck to all of you!

    N.B I owe these forums alot. And now it's my turn to return all the help I got back
    Last edited by Moora; 07-02-2010 at 01:51 AM.

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    Thanks Moora but I think the title should be tips for the speaking section not listening section

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    Thankyou April2010.... I changed it

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    This was helpful, thanks Moora

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    Hi Moora,
    Can you tell us more about how did you prepare, which books/material did you use, how many months did you do preparation? how did you prepare specialy for writing? did you had a partner for speaking or you did it by yourself.
    hoping for prompt reply
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    In my opinion, for medical license, it should take no more than 3 months to prepare, and hopefully only one month.... IF you take a class. Studying on your own is difficult for the iBT TOEFL, you need feedback. I know the teacher she refers to in the OP, and he is very good. (Disclaimer: I work for a TOEFL Prep School in LA and NYC, but they are not affiliated with this teacher, nor am I.)

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    HI can anyone tell me Can I repeat the listening section once or twice in TOEFL iBT?....I am planning to write the Exam in March End..and I'm getting little slow in the listening section....sometimes i dont understand what exactly the speakers saying.so cna i switc on the same section again.??..so can any experienced one help me on this..??

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    No, getsme, I'm sorry, but you will only hear each listening passage (lecture or conversation) ONCE and then have to answer five or six multiple-choice questions.

    Best of luck to you.
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    Proper TOEFL practice involves real situations, so make sure you only listen once when practicing, without pausing for note-taking, or reviewing part or all of the passage.
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