The TOEFL iBT is comprised of four parts: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking.
The Speaking section has two types of tasks: independent and integrated.
For the Independent tasks, candidates are required to answer a question based on general knowledge.
The most important things to remember when responding are:
- being economical: use objective concise sentences to explain your answer.
- using good opening and closing phrases/sentences to help organize your thoughts:
e.g. There are three reasons why the cellphone has become so popular.[OPENING]
e.g. It is because of these three reasons that the cellphone has become popular. [CLOSING]
- nominalizing instead of using long sentences, e.g. There are three reasons why the cellphone has become so popular: commercial, technological and social.