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[TOEFL] Task 5 Practice 1 Template

DIALOGUE READING

Please read aloud the dialogue with your tutor.

45秒で以下の文章を黙読してください。その後、音読しましょう。

READ

Female: I left my Science project at home! It is due today.
Male: Oh, no! What happened?
Female: I woke up late because I stayed up until midnight to finish that project. I had to rush to school to be on time for my first class. I only realized that I left my project after my first class.
Male: That’s a big problem. What are you planning to do?
Female: Yeah. I really don’t know what to do.
Male: You can try to create a new project during your break time. Just make one that looks like the one you made last night.
Female: It took me a lot of time to finish that project. Our break is only for an hour. My time is very limited.
Male: Why don’t you ask our Science teacher for a deadline extension. Tell her what happened and that you can submit it tomorrow morning. I’m sure she’ll understand.
Female: Our Science teacher is very strict when it comes to deadlines. I’m afraid she might not allow me to submit my project later than the due date. If ever she does, she might deduct some points on my grade. I don’t want to fail in Science.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 1

Please answer the questions about the dialogue.

講師が文章ついて質問するので答えましょう。



What is the female and male student doing?

ANSWER

A female and a male student __________________________________.

CHECK YOUR ANSWER 1

We’ll check the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWER 1

What is the female and male student doing?
 

A female and a male student are talking about a problem the female student has.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 2

Please answer the questions about the dialogue.

講師が会話文について質問するので答えましょう。



What is the problem?

ANSWER

The problem is that the female student ______________________________.

CHECK YOUR ANSWER

We’ll read the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWER 2

What is the problem?

The problem is that the female student left her Science project at home.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 3

What is the male student’s first suggestion?

ANSWER

The male student offered two suggestions to solve her problem. His first suggestion is ______________________________________.

CHECK YOUR ANSWER

We’ll read the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWER 3

What is the male student’s first suggestion?

The male student offered two suggestions to solve her problem. His first suggestion is to create a new project that looks like the one she did.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 4

What is the male student’s second suggestion?

ANSWER

His second suggestion is _____________________________________.

CHECK YOUR ANSWER

We’ll read the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWER 4

What is the male student’s second suggestion?

His second suggestion is to ask the teacher for an extension and submit it tomorrow morning.

COMPREHENSION CHECK 5

Which do you think is the best solution?

ANSWER

I choose _________________ because ________________.

CHECK YOUR ANSWER

We’ll read the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWER 5

Which do you think is the best solution?

I choose the second solution because it offers a permanent solution to the problem. She might not be able to finish her project if she will start over because her break time is only for an hour. Asking for a deadline extension for the project submission has more assurance that she will have a good grade for her Science project.

Intermediate Conversation: Environment and Natural Disasters

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Ron and you will be Emma. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Have you seen the news about the extreme flooding in the city yesterday?
Yes, I have. According to the news, illegal dumping of trash around the city might have caused it.

That is too bad. Trash is just thrown anywhere. I sometimes pick them up and put them in the bin when I am not in a hurry.
Me too. I have tried doing volunteer work in the park before. I noticed that people leave trash everywhere.

People should really be responsible for their actions to save the environment.
You are right. After all, we all benefit from our environment so we should take good care of it.
CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

ANSWER

1. What actions do you do for the conservation of nature?
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2. What would you do when you must put out a piece of trash but there weren’t any trash bins?
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3. Do you think you are ready when natural disasters strike? Why? Why not?
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4. What do you think will happen with the environment after a few years?
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5. Have you experienced any natural disasters? What did you do?
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6. If you haven’t experienced any natural disasters, what would you do if you experienced one?
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7. How do people in your country prepare for natural disasters?
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8. Do you think most people in your country care about the environment? Why? Why not?
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9. Do you think the environment in your country could improve more?
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10. How do you help with the conservation of the environment?
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[TOEFL] Task 6_Exercise 2

LECTURE READING

I will read aloud the lecture below. Please listen and take notes.

READ

Getting enough sleep is essential to physical health. Sleeping is as important as getting the right amount of food for people to survive. When people sleep, their body rests; it conserves energy, reduces blood pressure, and the brain remains active. Researchers show that people should get an average of 6-8 hours of sleep every day. However, many people are not getting enough sleep nowadays. According to research, lack of sleep puts one’s health at risk. Some of the negative effects of lack of sleep are being more sensitive to pain and increasing the risk of having health problems.
People who are sleep deprived are more sensitive to pain. Pain and sleep affect each other. Our immune system benefits from our sleep. If the body does not have enough rest, it reduces its tolerance to pain. Some people do not get quality sleep at night because of pain. Unfortunately, it makes pain worse the next day.
Lack of sleep also increases the risk of getting health problems. A poor-quality sleep may lead to serious health problems such as Alzheimer’s disease and the likes. Alzheimer’s disease is an illness where people lose their memory due to the build-up of beta-amyloid. It is a protein in our brain wherein its growth is caused by lack of sleep.
Because of these negative effects, doctors have been reminding people to prioritize having enough quality sleep as much as possible.

QUESTION

Using the information and examples from the lecture, talk about the negative effects of lack of sleep.

PREPARATION

You have 20 seconds to prepare your answer.
Please start your preparation silently.

PREPARE

(20 seconds for preparation to answer)

ANSWER

You have 60 seconds to answer. Please start your answer now.

ANSWER

CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

We will check the sample answers. Please repeat after me.

SAMPLE ANSWERS

A male professor is talking about the importance of getting enough sleep and the negative effects of lack of sleep.
According to the professor, getting enough sleep is essential to physical health. Sleeping is as important as getting the right amount of food for people to survive.
The professor mentioned two negative effects of lack of sleep which are being more sensitive to pain and increasing the risk of having health problems.
First, the professor explains why people who are sleep deprived are more sensitive to pain. He also mentions that if the body does not have enough rest, it reduces its tolerance in pain.
Second, the professor mentions that Alzheimer’s disease is one of the illnesses caused by lack of sleep. He also explains that Alzheimer’s disease is an illness where people lose their memory due to build-up of beta-amyloid.
Through this short lecture, I learned the importance of getting enough sleep and the negative effects of lack of sleep it may cause to people.

Intermediate Conversation: Education and Language

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Ron and you will be Emma. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Next week, there will be a language tutorial class for students who want to study French. I want to give it a try. How about you?
I would love to study French, but I am currently studying Korean so I might get confused.

Oh, I see. It is my first time studying a foreign language. Is it difficult?
I guess it is not difficult if you are interested in the language you are studying. You can always ask for help from the teachers if ever you get confused, so you don’t have to worry.

That is good to know. Do they usually give language books so that I can also study at home?
Yes, they do. You can also practice with your classmates by having conversations in French. Good luck in your French class.
CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

ANSWER

1. What were your thoughts when you studied English for the first time?
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2. How many languages do you know? How did you learn them/it?
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3. Do you think learning English is necessary in our everyday lives? Why? Why not?
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4. What can you say about the educational system in your country?
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5. What can your country improve on when it comes to their educational system?
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6. If you could study more than two degrees, what would the degrees be and why?
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7. How much is the education in your country?
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8. If given a chance to study abroad, where would you go and why?
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9. What other languages would you like to study besides English?
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10. Some companies prefer employees who speak English fluently. Do you agree with their preferences?
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Intermediate Conversation: Movies and Television

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Sam and you will be Alice. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

I am planning to see a movie later. Would you like to go with me?
Sure, I would love to. What movie do you want to see?

I want to see the latest horror movie, The Haunted Ship. It really has awesome movie reviews. People say it is one of the best movies they have ever seen.
That is interesting. I guess we will enjoy the movie later. Anyway, what kinds of movie do you like?

I like horror movies. They have interesting and unpredictable stories. How about you? What kinds of movie do you like?
I like romantic comedy movies. I also like horror movies but I am afraid to see them alone. Good thing we will watch together later.
CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

ANSWER

1. What is the most impressive film you have seen so far?
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2. What makes a movie outstanding?
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3. What are the leading TV programs in your country?
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4. Why do you think most people like to see movies in the movie theater?
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5. What kinds of movie do you watch most of the time?
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6. Do you think TV programs should be suitable for all ages? Why? Why not?
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7. If you are going to make a film about your life, what would be the title and why?
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8. What TV programs did you like when you were younger? Why did you like them?
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9. What kinds of film do you dislike?
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10. If you could watch just one film or TV program in a day, what would it be and why?
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Intermediate Conversation: Hobbies

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Sam and you will be Alice. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

I noticed that you have been painting these days. Is it a school project?
No, it isn’t. Actually, it is my new hobby. I joined the Art club at school yesterday.

That sounds great. I also used to love painting years ago but I stopped because I was too busy at school.
I see. You should try painting again or you could also try other hobbies like playing musical instruments or writing stories.

I think playing musical instruments is a nice hobby. I could do it after my classes.
You are right. It is also a very relaxing hobby and you can learn to play various musical instruments. Go for it!

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

ANSWER

1. Do you think it is okay that people spend most of their money when it comes to their hobbies? Why? Why not?
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2. Do you think sports are considered hobbies? Why? Why not?
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3. What hobbies did you have as a child?
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4. What are the common hobbies of people in your country?
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5. Which one do you think is better? Watching TV or reading books?
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6. Some people earn money by just doing their hobbies. Do you think it’s a good idea?
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7. What kind of hobbies do you want to try in the future?
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8. Do you think hobbies prevent you from studying or doing important tasks? Why? Why not?
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9. What were your hobbies as a student?
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10. What do you think are the most expensive hobbies?
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Intermediate Conversation: Technology and Internet

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Sam and you will be Alice. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

The phone I bought online yesterday has arrived today. Online shopping is really a great way to buy things if you’re always busy.
It surely is! I also buy things online because I don’t have time to go to the mall. The Internet is really an amazing invention!

I agree with that. These days, we can also buy groceries online so we don’t have to go to the supermarket.
What a convenient way to buy food! I would like to try that sometimes since I go home late recently.

I can assure you that it will effectively save much of your time. You just have to download the application online for you to use it.
Thank you so much. I will try to download the application on my phone later.

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

ANSWER

1. When was the first time you used the internet? How did you feel?
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2. What things do you usually search on the internet?
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3. If you would invent a device what would it be and why?
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4. What devices do you often use?
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5. What do you think is the best device ever invented? Why?
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6. What do you think the world would be if the internet wasn’t invented?
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7. Do you think the internet is important in people’s everyday lives? Why?
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8. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of the internet?
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9. Why do you think some people spend most of their time using their devices?
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10. Do you think buying the latest devices is always worth it? Why? Why not?
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Intermediate Conversation: Hobbies

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Sam and you will be Alice. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.
READ


The phone I bought online yesterday has arrived today. Online shopping is really a great way to buy things if you’re always busy.
It surely is! I also buy things online because I don’t have time to go to the mall. Internet is really an amazing invention!

I agree with that. These days, we can also buy groceries online so we don’t have to go to the supermarket.
What a convenient way to buy food! I would like to try that sometimes since I go home late recently.

I can assure you that it will effectively save much of your time. You just have to download the application online for you to use it.
Thank you so much. I will try to download the application on my phone later.

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.
ANSWER

1. When was the first time you used internet? How did you feel?
Answer: ________________
2. What things do you usually search on the internet?
Answer: ________________
3. If you would invent a device what would it be and why?
Answer: ________________
4. What devices do you often use?
Answer: ________________
5. What do you think is the best device ever invented? Why?
Answer: ________________
6. What do you think the world would be if internet wasn’t invented?
Answer: ________________
7. Do you think internet is important in people’s everyday lives? Why?
Answer: ________________
8. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of internet?
Answer: ________________
9. Why do you think some people spend most of their time using their devices?
Answer: ________________
10. Do you think buying the latest devices is always worth it? Why? Why not?
Answer: ________________

Intermediate Conversation: Sports

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Sam and you will be Alice. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

My friends are asking me to join different sports clubs, but I am having difficulty deciding which one I should choose.
If I were you, I would choose clubs related to team sports, like basketball, baseball, or soccer. They are more exciting than individual sports.

Good point about that. I guess I would join the basketball club since I have watched basketball games before. However, I have not tried playing that sport.
Great choice. I am sure your friends will teach you before having try-outs. You can do it!

Thanks. This is also my chance to be active and fit. I hope I pass the try-outs.
Sure, you will! Good luck!

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

ANSWER

1. What are the most common sports in your country?
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2. When you were a student, what sports did you play at school?
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3. What is the first ever sport that you have learned to play?
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4. Which one do you like, team sports or individual sports?
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5. If you are given a chance, would you try extreme sports? Why? Why not?
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6. Who are the famous athletes in your country? What sports do they play?
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7. What is the most difficult sport for you?
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8. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of playing sports?
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9. Should children be taught how to play sports at a young age? Why? Why not?
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10. What sport do you like best? Why?
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Expert Conversation: Celebrations and Holidays

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Alice and you will be Ron. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Christmas is just a week from now. I’m so excited. Do you have any plans for the holidays?
We’re planning to stay in my grandparents’ place until the first week of New Year. It’s a great opportunity for a family get-together.

I agree. That’s why I’m over the clouds these days. I can’t wait to spend a long holiday with my family. Have I told you that my cousin is due to give birth on Christmas Day?
That would be cool. Remember our friend, Sandra? Her birthday is also on Christmas Day. She always receives twice as many gifts but she can never have a birthday party.

Too bad for her. Most of her friends won’t be able to attend since we all spend our holidays with our families.
Speaking of our friend, Sandra, I think I should buy her a present and give it to her before we leave next week. you next year!

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

ANSWER

1. Does your country have religious holidays? If yes, how does your country celebrate/commemorate it?
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2. Does your family decorate your house when there’s a holiday coming?
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3. Name three to five strict wedding traditions of your country.
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4. Name some foods that is connected or must be present during a specific celebration in your country.
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5. Do you think children these days find holidays and celebrations relevant in their lives? Why or why not?
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6. Name at least one or two festivals that you think are underrated.
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7. Tell me something about the most memorable celebration/festival/holiday that you ever had.
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8. Why do you think festivals/holidays are created and celebrated?
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9. Did you make a New year’s resolution for this year? If yes, were you able to fulfill your resolutions? If no, why?
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10. Are there activities in your country that you are required to do during a specific holiday/festival?
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