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5.06 Integrated Speaking Task Question 2

Question Two

TOEFL Speaking question two is the first integrated TOEFL speaking question.  First you will read a short campus announcement or an article or letter in a campus newspaper. It will describe some change that is happening, or it will propose some change that should happen.  There will be two reasons given for the change. You will have 45 seconds to read it.

Next, you will hear two students talk about the reading. One of the students will agree or disagree with the change. He/she will give two reasons for their opinion.

After hearing the conversation, you will be asked to summarize what you have read and listened to.  You will have 30 seconds to prepare your answer, and 60 seconds to speak.

The Reading

The reading part is about 100 words long, and you are given 45 seconds to read it and take notes. 

The changes are usually related to:


The Listening

The conversation is 1.5 to 2 minutes long.  It is always between a man and a woman. 


The Question Prompt

The question will look something like this:

“The woman expresses her opinion of the university’s plan. State her opinion and the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.”

After the prompt is displayed, you will have 30 seconds to prepare. You cannot see the reading while you prepare or speak.

Answer Templates

The good news is that you can always use the same template to organize your answer to TOEFL speaking question 2.  Try this one:

Begin with the main point from the Reading Passage

State the reasons from Reading


First Reason

Second Reason

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