Toefl Speaking

Directions: The Speaking section in the test measures your ability to speak about a variety of topics.

• In questions 1 and 2, in an actual test, your response will be scored on your ability to speak clearly and coherently about familiar topics.

• In questions 3 and 4, in an actual test, you would first read a short text and then listen to a talk on the same topic. You would have to combine appropriate information from the text and the talk to provide a complete answer. Your response would be scored on your ability to accurately convey information, and to speak clearly and coherently. In this sampler, you will read both the text and the talk.

• In questions 5 and 6, in an actual test, you would listen to part of a conversation or lecture. Then, you would be asked a question about what you have heard. Your response would be scored on your ability to accurately convey information, and to speak clearly and coherently. In this sampler, you will read the conversation.

• In an actual test, you would be able to take notes while you read and while you listened to the conversations and talks. You would be able to use your notes to help prepare your responses.

• Preparation and response times for an actual test are noted in this text. Test takers with disabilities may request time extensions.

• The scoring rubric used to score actual Speaking responses can be found on the TOEFL website’s “Download Library” page.