TOEFL Speaking Section Analysis: – Place you like to go

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As you might be knowing that I have recently started TOEFL Speaking Section Analysis. If you are not aware of this, please check this post: – Practice TOEFL Speaking Section.

The Topic for Speaking Section today was: – Talk about a place you like to go and why you like to go there. Give details to support your response.

 

Analysis From Responses Below: – 

You can view the response given by the Students regarding this Question below. But what my analysis by hearing to various Response/Answers was that, Rather than stating the reason why you like the place, Students where actually giving details regarding the place. Here you will loose your marks. So my suggestion would be that Answer why you like the place rather than giving details about the place. If you are interested to provide your Answer to this question, please do.

Responses from Students: – 

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1. Response From Rohit

Analysis: – I am going to analyze the Answer in points.

  • Firstly, your Answer was Approximately 2 minutes long, but in TOEFL you get 45 seconds, so please complete your Answer within 45 seconds. So you started by saying you would love to visit Hollywood. But you failed to mention where it is located. I would suggest you by saying that you love to go to Los Angeles.
  • Secondly in Los Angeles you can include many other points apart from Hollywood. You said in the final parts that Los Angeles has good Beaches etc. These points should come first.
  • So you could say something like this.”I would really like to go to Los Angeles which is in the US. The reason is because Firstly I love to go to beaches and there are some wonderful beaches in Los Angeles. Secondly my personal favourite, Hollywood. I was always wishing to have a tour of Hollywood since I was a little child and Finally I like shopping a lot and Los Angeles, I suppose is a best place to shop clothes, Electronics etc. Hence I like to go to Los Angeles“.
  • Hope I was able to help you out. You can ask any questions if you have it in your mind regarding this.

2. Response From Suhas

Analysis: – I am going to analyze the Answer in points.

  • Firstly, I am going to say you have completed your Answer within the time and with good points.
  • Secondly, the point you said that you can cherish your old memories is good. But after that stop and add a new point by saying “Secondly I will also get an opportunity to meet my friends in my native place, which I really hope for every year and enjoy/hang up with them“. Also while saying you were about to say more about your friends and then suddenly you ended that point. So try avoiding that as it reduces the marks.
  • Other points were good plus you need to keep your microphone closer to your mouth, since in the main exam there will be a lot of Students answering to their questions so try keeping the microphone close. Your tone and speed was good.

3. Response From Anuroop

Analysis: – I am going to analyze the Answer in points.

  • Firstly, your Answer was Approximately 3 minutes long, but in TOEFL you get 45 seconds, so please complete your Answer within 45 seconds. Your start was good by giving the Information about where the place is located.
  • Secondly, you have to explain why you love this place rather than giving details about the place. Like for example “I really love to meet people from varied backgrounds, that’s the reason why I love Delhi because you could find people from all round the World coming and visiting this place“.
  • Thirdly you said that there are many places to visit in Delhi, which is again just giving details about Delhi and not why you love this place. Try stating like this for example “I really love to go to historic places and Delhi is filled with Historic places, from Red Fort where generations of Mughals ruled India in the 19th Century to the Wonder of the World Taj Mahal.”
  • Finally you can end it by saying “Apart from all this the main reason that I love Delhi is because it gives a patriotic feeling when visiting places like India Gate, which was erected to honor the Armed Forces of our Country and Red Fort where the Indian Flag was hoisted for the first time after gaining Independence from the British in 1947”.
  • Your Tone and Speed while you were speaking was good. But just work on creating the Answer and adding more points to it and completing the Answer within 45 seconds.

4. Response From Suhail.

Analysis: – I am going to analyze the Answer in points.

  • Whenever you state the name of Place you like, you should also tell in which country it’s located. Since the people who review the Recordings are from the US, if you just specify you like Andaman and Nicobar, they might not be aware of such a Place. So it’s always good to mention in which Country Andaman and Nicobar is located, which is India. So specifying where the place is located will add value to your Answer. Also you need to specify that you love to go to Islands since you really love it. Why you love it should come after this.
  •  Secondly, when you specify it as an Island, the first point that you should be specifying is ‘Beaches‘. You could state that ‘the place has some of the most beautiful beaches around the world’. Second point about an Island would be  ‘Greenery’. You could state that ‘The Island is filled with lush green trees, Beautiful flowers and fresh air that I can never experience in a metropolitan city that I live in.
  • Thirdly you can say that it’s free from Noise, Traffic, Pollution etc. and then You can add what you have stated in the Answer, that the place has variety of fruits and you can find any fruit in any season etc.
  • Finally, you could end by saying that ‘Any Island is always attached with its beauty, similarly Andaman and Nicobar island is attached to its beautiful Beaches, Greenery and a peaceful place to be one with the nature and I strongly recommend visiting this Island once.’
  • Try to avoid saying “aaa…” in between your Answer. Try to specify one point after another and end it. Your tone and your speed is fine. But just work on creating the Answer and adding more points to it.

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