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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
How much time do you have to prepare to speak?

How long do you have to speak?

How many types of questions are there on the Independent Speaking Task?

What should you bring to the test?

At least how many examples should you have to support your opinion?

True or false: There is a RIGHT answer that examiners are looking for.

True or false: It's a good idea to practice in a noisy classroom.

True or false: The examiner is only testing your fluency.

True or false: You are allowed to take notes during the exam.

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92 Comments on “TOEFL iBT: Independent Speaking Task – 5 Ways to Succeed”

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100% nice quiz :)

Friday, April 3rd 2015

    wow me too :D I think it’s veryyyyyyyyy easy lol ,, I wish if the TOEFL speaking questions were like that. :’)

    Sunday, April 5th 2015

      LoL, I really hope so!

      Friday, July 3rd 2015

    Thanks for these down-to-earth tips for the speaking task for the TOEFL.

    By the way Alex, what does iBT stand for?

    Ciao, great day!!!

    Wednesday, April 15th 2015

      Internet Based Test = IBT

      Saturday, May 9th 2015

Thank you Alex, good lesson…..

Friday, April 3rd 2015

    Please guys I need help I have Interview next month I hope there is some one professional or upper-mediate in Speaking English add me on Skype to speak together I will be very appreciate for Him/Her
    This is my skype

    Saturday, April 4th 2015

I’ve got 8 correct out of 9! nice!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Thank you very much, Sir Alex; At least 2 reasons I always look up to you are : you are the best teacher on line; the way of your teaching is fun!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Such a good ideas!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Thank you for introducing in this aspect of TOEFL.

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Thank you, Alex, for explaining one of the most complicated grammar topics .
Keep Up the good work .

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Please guys I need help I have Interview next month I hope there is some one professional or upper-mediate in Speaking English add me on Skype to speak together I will be very appreciate for Him/Her
This is my skype

Saturday, April 4th 2015


Saturday, April 4th 2015

You know Alex…? you are a great teacher ever. I like the way you teach. I also imitate you in my classes.
Now I have one request from you. I hope you can reply to me soon

Saturday, April 4th 2015

My request is about when to use the article”the” and when to exclude it

Saturday, April 4th 2015

    Hi imtithal,

    You can search for the keyword ‘THE’ in engvid.com. There are a bunch of videos talked about that. Hope that help :).

    Saturday, April 4th 2015

      Okeay I will do ….thank you.

      Saturday, April 4th 2015

Thanks for your help.

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Excuse me,Teacher !could i ask u some questions?How can i get alots of ideas like u teacher. i dont mean that i want to have lots of ideas like u,i just want to know how to have a gerneral idea!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Thanks a lot! Very useful advises

Sunday, April 5th 2015

thanks to engvid.i have been watching your english classes, it’s realy helpful for me, i have a doubt difference of between ( is been and has been) can u explain me?

Sunday, April 5th 2015

Hi. My name is Hasan.I would like to know that how find a quiz about To and For to practise?

Sunday, April 5th 2015

good tips, thanks teacher. you guy always give me useful instructions in learning English.

Sunday, April 5th 2015

Thanks for his enlightening lesson Alex.I am going to take TOEFL on June 6.However I am not sure whether I can score very well or not.How can I get a score like 80 on TOEFL.What should I do for this score.I think my level of English is upper-indermediate.

Sunday, April 5th 2015

Is Toefl more difficult than the academic IELTS? Or could both be similar on the level of exigency?

Sunday, April 5th 2015

great tips. thanks

Sunday, April 5th 2015

thank you teacher

Monday, April 6th 2015

Thank you, from now on I WILL DO THAT…

Monday, April 6th 2015

Hello everyone. I just want to make friends and practise English. Here’s my Skype: thuong.hoai18 If you want to speak English with me, find me over Skype and we’ll practise English together :)

Monday, April 6th 2015

    Hi I want to speak with you

    Wednesday, April 8th 2015

tank your sir.i would learn speak anglish car you help me please

Monday, April 6th 2015

I like all teacher so much to guide me through the diveo , thanks.

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

please teacher I want ur skype please

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Nice lesson. I failed on question 4 though. I chose a cat. What reasonable notes can you make in 15 seconds?

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Thank you very much

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Thanks so much Alex. Sometime in the news I heard that they use BILL OUT, NEW EDUCATION BILL. How is that use if possible wanna learn. Thank again.

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

thank you so much mr. alex

Sunday, April 12th 2015

Excellent lessons, thank you.

Thursday, April 16th 2015

Thanks Alex, this video was very useful.

However, I’d like to correct a little misunderstanding: actually, according to ETS, it is not allowed to bring notebooks, pens or pencils to the test centre. They will provide sheets of paper (03 in general) and 01 pencil for the task takers. I personally hate this policy because I don’t like to use pencil. In addition, that one which was lent me had a very bad quality and needed to be sharp too many times.
If one of you guys have any question, please check the ETS website – test takers section.

See you.

Thursday, April 16th 2015

Hey how are you Alex, I would like you to do a video about the names of local foods and kind of meats

Friday, April 17th 2015

Thank you Alex, obviously your lessons are helpful for us, I am hoping all of your students successful in TOEFL exam, also me.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

Thank you Alex,, it really help me though

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

can anybody tell me how to approach comprehension

Monday, May 4th 2015

Video with a very good tips. Great!!

Tuesday, May 12th 2015


Thursday, May 14th 2015

I’ve got 8 correct out of 9! Thank you so much :)

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Thank you, Alex, very useful tips.

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Thank you for these tips. This will help me organize what I need to study for speaking as my weakness is this type of test. I don’t like on the spot questions.
My exam will be in June 18. Hope I will be ready. I am so glad I found this website on youtube!
This is best website I found so far in overall learning english !

Thanks !

Monday, May 25th 2015

Thank you at all your advice, appreciate your work

Friday, May 29th 2015

Is the TOEFL like GED ?

Saturday, May 30th 2015

Thanks a lot, teacher, Alex.

Sunday, May 31st 2015

Thanks Alex

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

They’re very helpful tips.
Thank you ~! :)

Saturday, June 6th 2015

Thank you,sir..It’s very helpful

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

Really awesome that tips, Thank you so much!

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

6 out of 9

Thursday, June 18th 2015


Thursday, June 18th 2015

tks Alex

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

Thank you! it was so really useful.

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Thank you Alex. You helped me a lot

Friday, July 17th 2015

Thanks Alex for your understandable tips on TOEFL.
I scored 9!

Sunday, July 19th 2015


Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

It sounds easy

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

Thanks a lot :D

Friday, August 14th 2015

thanks for those tips they really help a lot

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

great effort ,thanks Alex

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Friday, August 21st 2015


Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Hi i would ile to know what is the best test book preparation for toefl actually? and if someone in this forum has already taken it and have had succeed in this test, i would appreciate your opinion. THANKS

Friday, September 11th 2015

I got 89/90 Lol!

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Thanks Alex.
This tips are really nice for any exam…

Tuesday, September 15th 2015


Thursday, October 8th 2015


Friday, October 9th 2015

Very nice tips. Thanks Alex.

Thursday, October 29th 2015

thanks goods advices

Sunday, November 8th 2015

Thanks for your comments and questions, everyone. I truly appreciate them!

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Hi Alex.

Thanks for the suggestions

when I take the Toefl exam, ¿should i SPEAK and WRITE in a formal manner or should i sound like a native speaker? . For example, which of the following is better:
She is the woman I work for
She is the woman for whom I work

And can i use contractions:
i’d like to go the city
i would like to go to the city


Friday, January 15th 2016

thanks a lot

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Hi Alex. You are amazingly good teacher. Thanks for your video lesson and advices. I hope your help will bring me good results.

Sunday, January 24th 2016

Thank you teacher ☆☆☆

Saturday, March 5th 2016

hi Alex how are you? i want to say thanks a lot for your lessons, are very very funcional i learned too much with them.
alex i have a big trouble. it happens that some people i understand very well their pronuntiation, but anothers i don’t understand in the same way, i want to say that if i don’t understand, maybe could be the accent, and i would like to ask your advice on how to do to better understand the different accents and pronuntiations.
waiting for your reply
send you greetings

Saturday, May 21st 2016

Alex, thanks, make a video about integrated speaking task, thank you!

Sunday, June 12th 2016

Excellent teaching! Thank you very much!

Friday, September 9th 2016

Hello Alex!

Thanks for the good tips. I have never done the TOEFL yet, but if one day I do it, I shall remember your advice.

Bye for now!

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

Hello Alex
i found it very good , i am at upper-intermediate level of English , i do not know it’s good step to study for TOEFL now or not !! can you give me your opinion ? can you help me :( ?

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

I got 100.thank you.. It is a great video..

Sunday, April 16th 2017

I’m a TOEFL speaking rater. The advice about having to give at least two reasons is simply wrong. To get a top score in topic development, it’s much more important to have a coherent, sustained, focused response. Test-takers who try to find two reasons often use vague generalities (“to learn more knowledge,” “to enhance social skills,” “to broaden my horizons”) with undeveloped support. One well-developed reason with specific details and examples is much more likely to give you a high score.

Friday, April 21st 2017

Hi! I’m from Dominican Republic and since March I’m getting ready by myself to take the TOEFL. You don’t have any idea about how good it feels to find all these free lessons online, especially when you do not have enough money or time to go to any school, anyway, nowadays I work for an airline, which makes me able to afford tickets at a really low price to Canada, in spite of the institutions we have to take the TOEFL here, I prefer to take it in Canada and meet all the team who are making possible my dreams come true. Whether if I can get in 2018 a scholarship or not to study in an English native speaker country, I truly know, I will be glad for all the things I could have learned by the end of this journey; I prepared a self-taught program and it is supposed to be done by the end of this year. Wish me good luck and thanks! Question: Does EngVid is completely online? Or Do you have any institution which I can chose online when I pay for the TOEFL as a location to take the test and kill 2 birds with one stone meeting you guys?

Saturday, May 13th 2017

Hi teacher, thanks for your tips to get a higher qualification on TOEFL test.

Thursday, May 25th 2017

thank you Alex , you are a very good teacher

Friday, March 9th 2018

Thanks Alex.

Monday, April 30th 2018

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