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TOEFL iBT® Speaking Task Types

Independent Tasks

  1. Explain a Choice - You will be asked to give your opinion about a familiar topic. Preparation time: 15 seconds. Response time: 45 seconds.

Integrated Tasks
Read/Listen/Speak
2. Campus Situation Topic: Fit and Explain

  • A reading passage (75–100 words) presents a campus-related issue.
  • A listening passage (60–80 seconds, 150–180 words) comments on the issue in the reading passage.
  • The question asks the test taker to summarize the speaker’s opinion within the context of the reading passage. Preparation time: 30 seconds Response time: 60 seconds

3. Academic Course Topic: General/ Specific

Read a passage (75–100 words) about an academic subject such as a term or a concept. Then listen to part of a lecture on the same subject.

The question asks the test taker to combine and convey important information from the reading passage and the lecture excerpt. Preparation time: 30 seconds Response time: 60 seconds

Listen/Speak
4. Campus Situation Topic: Problem/ Solution

  • Listen to part of a lecture on a single topic such as an issue or a concept. You will be asked to summarise the lecture.
  • The question asks the test taker to demonstrate an understanding of the problem and to express an opinion about solving the problem. Preparation time: 20 seconds Response time: 60 seconds

TOTAL 17 minutes

 

 


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