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How to Speak in a Noisy Room

In this series, The TOEFL Speaking is Weird, we are giving you questions to answer about the video.

Questions? Why?

Watching the video, reading the transcript and answering the questions will not just improve your speaking, but improve your reading, listening and vocabulary.

Sound good? Follow this steps:

Step 1 – Watch the video and fill in the blanks

Step 2 – Answer the questions after you fill in the blanks

Step 3 – Download the PDF and check your answers

Step 4 – Congratulations! You didn’t just watch a YouTube video, you went to a real TOEFL Class!

 TRANSCRIPT

1. All right, welcome back to the “TOEFL Speaking is Weird” _____________ __________ ____________. Now we are at the 3rd lesson. The TOEFL Speaking is weird because you are in a _____________ _____________.

2. Yes, you are in a noisy room for the TOEFL speaking. For those of you who don´t know, when you go to take the test, you are going to be in a room with other ________________; there will be probably about 20 students or so depending on where you are ________________ ___________ ________________.

3. When the speaking section _________ _________, suddenly the room is going to be filled with a lot of voices speaking at one time, answering the TOEFL questions. You are going to have a lot of people talking at one time.

4. ______________ _____________. That´s hard to get used to, because you are probably used to studying in a ___________ _________. You probably sit at your desk in your room and just study there. Or you might, for example, put on your __________________ when you are trying to study so you don´t have to listen to everybody else.

5. But on the TOEFL, in the test time, you will have to listen to a lot of people at one time. And sometimes, I tell my students it´s like a soccer crowd going to a golf event. It’s the same way. __________ ______ _______ ___________ _________, studying English is usually quiet when you are at home, for example. When you are speaking, it should be loud, but when you are studying, it should be quiet.
Most people like to study when it´s quiet.

7. It´s like bringing a _______________ _____________to a ____________ _____________. The golf course is a quiet place. Soccer is louder. This is hard to get used to. A lot of students ______________ to get used to speaking while other people are talking at the same time.

8. In this video, I am going to tell you exactly how you can practice so you can prepare for the way you have to speak on test day. How to speak in a noisy room?

9. ______________ _______________. You have to practice the same way. You have to prepare the same way.

10. At first, when you are starting to prepare for the TOEFL, it´s a good idea to focus on the test, to focus on some speaking questions; being in a quiet place it´s fine.

But…

10. When you are starting to get closer to your test, you should go out of your house, go out from ________________ ______________ ______________, and go out to Starbucks, maybe, or some café or some noisy place and try to answer TOEFL questions.

11. _____________ _____________ may look at you very weird like “Who is this person talking to themselves and acting and talking in a way that´s really structured”, that´ strange. You are going to get used to ___________ ________ to you or looking at you ____ ___________ __________ __________.

12. You don´t have to speak too loud if you don´t want to, but I definitely recommend getting maybe like a ___________, that it looks something like you talk on a phone, like the iPhone earbuds and it has a little voice thing here, so it looks like you are talking _______ ________ _________.

13. That´s what I would _____________. You want to try to, the expression is “_____________ ____________ _____________ __________”. You want to try to replicate what is going to be like on a test day, so you can prepare.

14. You´re probably going to be ______________, I ____________ you´ll be a little nervous when you go to take the test. That´s going to hurt you, so prepare for that.

15. You can prepare for that by going to a café when people are speaking, and you speak as well. It´s difficult to speak in a noisy room. One reason is because of a lot of people talking, and you are not really used to talk while __________ _____________ _____________ ________________.

16. Another thing you might be scared that people are listening to you as well. You might be scared that they are _____________ ____________ ___________, the way that you are speaking and so on, just like a TOEFL grader judges you.

17. You need to make your desk, your computer, your test your world when you ___________ ___________ ______________.

18. On the TOEFL exam, it´s very serious because it proves if you are fluent in English or not. This is how you are going to prove so you want to take it seriously,
you want to just focus on the test, focus on your computer screen and ______________ ____________ _______________ _______________.

19. Try to make sure that nothing else is in the way. Nothing else is distracting you, everything is this test right _________ _________ _______ _______. That´s the best way for you to get a high score because that would also help you with the Listening section, it will help you in general. Practice. Focus.

20. OK, that´s it. Hope you like my _______________ ____________ as usual. If you want more tips, tricks, and advice, go to toeflspeakingteacher.com and we are always there to help you.

21. Thanks for listening guys. It´s amazing you stayed to the end. I appreciate it.

Bye-bye.

 QUESTIONS

1. In paragraph 3, the word filled, is closest in meaning to…

a. packed
b. stocked
c. penetrated

 

2. The word crowd in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to

a. audience
b. busy
c. gather

 

3. The word structured in paragraph 11 is closest in meaning to

a. building
b. shaped
c. designed

 

4. The word replicate in paragraph 13 is closest in meaning to

a. replace
b. repossess
c. recreate

 

5. Why does the lecturer compare the TOEFL testing center to a soccer crowd at a golf event?

a. to emphasize the noisiness of the test center
b. to highlight the difference between the test center and a cafe
c. to prove that the TOEFL test is similar to a sporting event

 

6. According to the lecture, why is it important to practice like you play?

a. to help you prepare for the actual test conditions
b. to help you understand the organization of the passage
c. to help you identify the most important points in the passage

 

7. Which of the following does the professor NOT recommend?

a. Studying in a noisy place
b. Using a pair of headphones to practice
c. Speaking with other people at a cafe.

 

8. What does the professor mean when he says “make your computer your world”


a. You should ignore all other desks in the room except your own
b. You should imagine that the test center computer is your own computer
c. You should be completely focused on your own test 

 

9. What do you think is the main idea of this lesson?

 

10/11. List two of the most important lessons you have learned from this lesson:

A.

B.

 

12. What do you plan on doing next? How will you apply what you have learned?

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How to Speak in a Noisy Room

In this series, The TOEFL Speaking is Weird, we are giving you questions to answer about the video.

Questions? Why?

Watching the video, reading the transcript and answering the questions will not just improve your speaking, but improve your reading, listening and vocabulary.

Sound good? Follow this steps:

Step 1 – Watch the video and fill in the blanks

Step 2 – Answer the questions after you fill in the blanks

Step 3Download the PDF and check your answers

Step 4 – Congratulations! You didn’t just watch a YouTube video, you went to a real TOEFL Class!

 TRANSCRIPT

1. All right, welcome back to the “TOEFL Speaking is Weird” _____________ __________ ____________. Now we are at the 3rd lesson. The TOEFL Speaking is weird because you are in a _____________ _____________.

2. Yes, you are in a noisy room for the TOEFL speaking. For those of you who don´t know, when you go to take the test, you are going to be in a room with other ________________; there will be probably about 20 students or so depending on where you are ________________ ___________ ________________.

3. When the speaking section _________ _________, suddenly the room is going to be filled with a lot of voices speaking at one time, answering the TOEFL questions. You are going to have a lot of people talking at one time.

4. ______________ _____________. That´s hard to get used to, because you are probably used to studying in a ___________ _________. You probably sit at your desk in your room and just study there. Or you might, for example, put on your __________________ when you are trying to study so you don´t have to listen to everybody else.

5. But on the TOEFL, in the test time, you will have to listen to a lot of people at one time. And sometimes, I tell my students it´s like a soccer crowd going to a golf event. It’s the same way. __________ ______ _______ ___________ _________, studying English is usually quiet when you are at home, for example. When you are speaking, it should be loud, but when you are studying, it should be quiet.
Most people like to study when it´s quiet.

7. It´s like bringing a _______________ _____________to a ____________ _____________. The golf course is a quiet place. Soccer is louder. This is hard to get used to. A lot of students ______________ to get used to speaking while other people are talking at the same time.

8. In this video, I am going to tell you exactly how you can practice so you can prepare for the way you have to speak on test day. How to speak in a noisy room?

9. ______________ _______________. You have to practice the same way. You have to prepare the same way.

10. At first, when you are starting to prepare for the TOEFL, it´s a good idea to focus on the test, to focus on some speaking questions; being in a quiet place it´s fine.

But…

10. When you are starting to get closer to your test, you should go out of your house, go out from ________________ ______________ ______________, and go out to Starbucks, maybe, or some café or some noisy place and try to answer TOEFL questions.

11. _____________ _____________ may look at you very weird like “Who is this person talking to themselves and acting and talking in a way that´s really structured”, that´ strange. You are going to get used to ___________ ________ to you or looking at you ____ ___________ __________ __________.

12. You don´t have to speak too loud if you don´t want to, but I definitely recommend getting maybe like a ___________, that it looks something like you talk on a phone, like the iPhone earbuds and it has a little voice thing here, so it looks like you are talking _______ ________ _________.

13. That´s what I would _____________. You want to try to, the expression is “_____________ ____________ _____________ __________”. You want to try to replicate what is going to be like on a test day, so you can prepare.

14. You´re probably going to be ______________, I ____________ you´ll be a little nervous when you go to take the test. That´s going to hurt you, so prepare for that.

15. You can prepare for that by going to a café when people are speaking, and you speak as well. It´s difficult to speak in a noisy room. One reason is because of a lot of people talking, and you are not really used to talk while __________ _____________ _____________ ________________.

16. Another thing you might be scared that people are listening to you as well. You might be scared that they are _____________ ____________ ___________, the way that you are speaking and so on, just like a TOEFL grader judges you.

17. You need to make your desk, your computer, your test your world when you ___________ ___________ ______________.

18. On the TOEFL exam, it´s very serious because it proves if you are fluent in English or not. This is how you are going to prove so you want to take it seriously,
you want to just focus on the test, focus on your computer screen and ______________ ____________ _______________ _______________.

19. Try to make sure that nothing else is in the way. Nothing else is distracting you, everything is this test right _________ _________ _______ _______. That´s the best way for you to get a high score because that would also help you with the Listening section, it will help you in general. Practice. Focus.

20. OK, that´s it. Hope you like my _______________ ____________ as usual. If you want more tips, tricks, and advice, go to toeflspeakingteacher.com and we are always there to help you.

21. Thanks for listening guys. It´s amazing you stayed to the end. I appreciate it.

Bye-bye.

 QUESTIONS

1. In paragraph 3, the word filled, is closest in meaning to…

a. packed
b. stocked
c. penetrated

 

2. The word crowd in paragraph 5 is closest in meaning to

a. audience
b. busy
c. gather

 

3. The word structured in paragraph 11 is closest in meaning to

a. building
b. shaped
c. designed

 

4. The word replicate in paragraph 13 is closest in meaning to

a. replace
b. repossess
c. recreate

 

5. Why does the lecturer compare the TOEFL testing center to a soccer crowd at a golf event?

a. to emphasize the noisiness of the test center
b. to highlight the difference between the test center and a cafe
c. to prove that the TOEFL test is similar to a sporting event

 

6. According to the lecture, why is it important to practice like you play?

a. to help you prepare for the actual test conditions
b. to help you understand the organization of the passage
c. to help you identify the most important points in the passage

 

7. Which of the following does the professor NOT recommend?

a. Studying in a noisy place
b. Using a pair of headphones to practice
c. Speaking with other people at a cafe.

 

8. What does the professor mean when he says “make your computer your world”


a. You should ignore all other desks in the room except your own
b. You should imagine that the test center computer is your own computer
c. You should be completely focused on your own test 

 

9. What do you think is the main idea of this lesson?

 

10/11. List two of the most important lessons you have learned from this lesson:

A.

B.

 

12. What do you plan on doing next? How will you apply what you have learned?

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What you need to know about yourself

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Meet with a TOEFL Speaking Teacher and discover your strengths, weaknesses and what you need to do to improve. This 30-minute evaluation can change your life

TOTAL VALUE: $679

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