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Tips on TOEFL SpeakingMade by Aaron400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkSelf-introductionName: AaronPrevious TOEFL Speaking Score: 23, 24Latest TOEFL Score: R27+L25+S26+W28 =106GMAT Score: 750+4.5QQ: 191965509 weibo: A-Apollon400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkGuidelineIdentify the Key Test PointsGeneral Rules of Your AnswerStrategy of Preparation & Specific TemplatesMethods of PracticeSuggestions for Daily Improvement400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkIdentify the Key Test PointsScore scale: 0-4Scored holisticallyTask TypeTask 1, Task 2 Independent Task 3, Task 4 Integrated (R+L+S)Task 5, Task 6Integrated (L+S)400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkIdentify the Key Test PointsDeliveryClear & fluid speechGood pronunciationNatural paceGood intonationLanguage UseCorrect grammar & vocabularySimple & directAvoid using overly complex vocabularyTopic DevelopmentHow fully you answerHow clearly you express ideasHow you connect ideas400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkGeneral Rules of Your AnswerOrganize your speech in a very logical way.Use proper transitional words to make your speech coherent.Pick simple and direct words.Use varied vocabulary and sentence structures.Avoid repeating yourself and eliminate uh and um to increase fluency.Speak at a normal pace.Pay more attention to pronunciation and less attention to accent.
400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkStrategy of PreparationTask 1 & Task 2Use preparation time to organize your thoughts. Dont memorize responses before the test. Memorized responses will lower your score.You dont need to organize your response into sections like a written essay. eg. because, so, after that, on the other hand, I want to mention, what this means is
400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkTask 1 & 2In my view, ....... for 2/3 reasons.First, ...... For example, . Second, For instance, That's why Tips: Adj. and verb. should be more concrete. Eg. Good-outstanding/excellent/fascinating Use 4W (when, where, who, what) & 2N ( names & numbers) to develop your examples.Specific Templates Specific Details400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkExample:What do you consider the most important characteristic in a teacher? Use specific reasons and answers to support your answer.A: knowledgeR1: learn moreE1: in university (when)professor in chemistry class (where who)the periodic tables, chemical reactions (what, names), raise/ignite the passion of study , eager to learn, well-informed (concrete)R2: more funE2: high school, history class, teacher (when, where, who)interesting historical events, world war (what, names)
400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkStrategy of PreparationTask 3 & Task 5Dont speak too quickly. Speak at a normal pace & time yourself when you practice.For task 3, listen carefully to the conversation and identify the reasons.For task 5, try to identify the problem & possible solutions. Do more than summarize & you need to give your opinion. (Most of the response time should be spent on explaining why it is the best solution.)Practice synthesizing and summarizing information.
400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkSpecific Templates Task 3The reading states that ......(key activity)The man/woman's opinion is that ......(agree or disagree, only opinion, without reasons)He/she provides 2 reasons.First, ......Second, ......That's why ......Agree:Use the man/womans reasons to strengthen the readingDisagree:Use the man/womans reasons to weaken the readingAlthough (reading), the man/woman said 43 S22 S 3 S 0 S400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkTask 5The man/woman's problem is that......The students discuss 2 solutions.First...... Second......If I were the student, I would choose the second solution.The 1st solution isn't good because...... (weaken , combine opinion & details )The 2ed solution is better because...... (strengthen, combine opinion & details)That's why......Specific Templates only solution, without details30 S35 S 0 S400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkProblem: cant use his friends apartment for his musical band to rehearse any more because his friend came back from the vacation . 2 solutions: 1st music classroom, 2ed rent a houseS1 isnt good: although free, too late for them, dont have enough time for sleep & distract them from studyS2 is better: although expensive & income, borrow money from others, flexibleExample:P: apartment, band rehearsal, back from vacationS1: music classroom, free, too lateS2: rent, flexible , expensive & no income
400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkStrategy of PreparationTask 4 & Task 6You dont need prior knowledge of specific fields.Write down key words or ideas.Give definition at the beginning of your answer.Dont repeat yourself to fill time. Say something to clarify, develop or elaborate.
Task 4The article is about Title, which the passage defines as DefinitionThe professor provides an example of......to illustrate this.He/she states that......And so, this example clearly illustrates...... 3 S43 S 0 S400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkTask 6Specific Templates Topic + Def (a)Subtopic 1 + Def (b)Example (c)Subtopic 2 + Def(d)Example (e)In this lecture the professor talks about ... (a Topic - definition)He describes (two ways) ....
The first way is ... (b Subtopic 1 -def)The professor gives an example to illustrate this (about) ... (c Example 1)
The second kind of way ... (d Subtopic 2 - def)The professor gives an example to illustrate this (about) ... (e Example 2)
45 S23 S 0 S400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkRandomly choose one question and record your answer by using the templates.Compare your answer with a sample answer.Use idiomatic expressions (vocabulary, phrases, & sentence structures) from the sample answer and record your answer again.Methods of Practice400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkSuggestions for Daily ImprovementCollect materials for task 1&2 : WikipediaImitate (pronunciation, intonation & accent) TPO 2 broke girls How I met your motherSynthesize Summarize Transcribe
TPO Listening: Vocabulary, Sentence Structures, Transitional Words400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkkThe EndGood Luck400-663-1986bbs.xiaoma.com/gkk