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TOEFL Speaking Question 3






Integrated Speaking – Academic Subject (Read, Listen, Explain):


The reading will introduce some general concepts from one of the following academic subjects:

Life science – Any of several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that deal with living organisms and their organization, life processes, and relationships to each other and their environment.

Social science – The study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science, and history.

Physical science – Any of the sciences, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology, which analyze the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter.

Humanities – Branches of knowledge that investigate human beings, their culture, and their self-expression, including the study of languages and literatures, the arts, history, and philosophy.


The lecture will go into more specific detail with examples, counter examples or an application of the concept.

Key phrases to listen for include:

"I'd like to talk now about what studies have shown to be some of the limitations..."
"What this means is..."
"Think about the application of..."
"Case studies have proven that..."


Now you must use the lecture material to explain the reading material. Don't just repeat the exact phrases you read and heard. Show you understand by putting it into your own words.



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