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TOCS10 TOEIC Speaking (M1030 W900)



TOCS 토익팡Speaking-4572-10 M1030 W900 Rm 2320



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Dear, Dad. It's with great regret and sorrow that I'm

writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend,

because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you.

I've been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so

nice, but I knew you would not approve of her because

of her piercings, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes, and

because she's so much older than I am. But it's not

only the passion, Dad. She's pregnant. Stacy said that

we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods,

and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We

share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has

opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't

really hurt anyone. We'll be growing it for ourselves,

and trading it with the other people in the commune,

for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the

meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for

AIDS, so Stacy can get better. She sure deserves it!

Don't worry, Dad. I'm 15, and I know how to take care

of myself. Someday, I'm sure we'll be back to visit, so

you can get to know your many grandchildren. Love,

your son, Joshua. P.S. Dad, none of the above is true.

I'm over at Jason's house. I just wanted to remind you

that there are worse things in life than the school

report that's on the kitchen table. Call when it is safe

for me to come home!




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From Handbook, Question 1 Reading
Directions: 
In this part of the test, you will read aloud the text on the screen. 
You will have 45 seconds to prepare. 
Then you will have 45 seconds to read the text aloud.

If you’re shopping, sightseeing, and running around every minute, your vacation can seem like hard  work. To avoid vacation stress, come to the  Blue Valley Inn on beautiful Lake Mead. While staying at our inn, you’ll breathe clean country air as you view spectacular sights. With its spacious rooms, swimming pool, and many outdoor activities, the inn is the perfect place for a vacation you won’t forget. The Blue Valley Inn prides itself on the personal attention it provides for every guest. The Blue Valley motto has always been “A happy guest is our greatest treasure.”

Scoring Guide for Question 1 Pronunciation
3 Pronunciation is highly intelligible, though the response may include minor lapses and/or other language influence.
2 Pronunciation is generally intelligible, though it includes some lapses and/or other language influence.
1 Pronunciation may be intelligible at times, but significant other language influence interferes with appropriate delivery of the text.
0 No response OR no English in the response OR response is completely unrelated to the test.

Scoring Guide for Question 2 Intonation and Stress
3 Use of emphases, pauses, and rising and falling pitch is appropriate to the text.
2 Use of emphases, pauses, and rising and falling pitch is generally appropriate to the text, though the response includes some lapses and/or moderate other language influence.
1 Use of emphases, pauses, and rising and falling pitch is not appropriate, and the response includes significant other language influence.
0 No response OR no English in the response OR the response is completely unrelated to the test.

Question 3
Describe a Picture
There is one Describe-a-Picture question on the TOEIC Speaking Test. The directions and the picture will appear on your screen. You will hear the directions read by the narrator. After 30 seconds, you will hear “Begin speaking now.” Then you will describe the picture, and your response will be recorded. An example is below.
Directions: 
In this part of the test, you will describe the picture on your screen in as much detail as you can. You will have 30 seconds to prepare your response. Then you will have 45 seconds to speak about the picture

Scoring Guide for Question 3 Describe a Picture
 
3 The response describes the main features of the picture.
◾ The delivery may require some listener effort, but it is generally intelligible.
◾ The choice of vocabulary and use of structures allows coherent expression of ideas.
2 The response is connected to the picture, but meaning may be obscured in places.
◾ The delivery requires some listener effort.
◾ The choice of vocabulary and use of structures may be limited and may interfere with overall comprehensibility.
1 The response may be connected to the picture, but the speaker’s ability to produce intelligible language is severely limited.
◾ The delivery may require significant listener effort.
◾ The choice of vocabulary and use of structures is severely limited OR significantly interferes with comprehensibility.
0 No response OR no English in the response OR the response is completely unrelated to the test.

Respond to Questions
Questions 4–6 are three short questions about a single topicThe directions will appear on your screen, and you will hear the directions read by the narrator. Then the introduction and question 4 will appear on your screen and you will hear them read by the narrator. 
After the narrator reads question 4, you will hear a beep. Then you will have 15 seconds to answer. Your response will be recorded. 
Then question 5 will appear on your screen and be read by the narrator. After the beep you will have 15 seconds to answer. Your response will be recorded. 
Then question 6 will appear on your screen and be read by the narrator. After the beep you will have 30 seconds to answer. Your response will be recorded

Directions: In this part of the test, you will answer three questions. For each question, begin responding immediately after you hear a beep. No preparation time is provided. 
You will have 15 seconds to respond to Questions 4 and 5, and 30 seconds to respond to Question 6.
Sample
Imagine that a Canadian marketing firm is doing research in your country. You have agreed to participate in a telephone interview about television viewing.
Question 4: How often do you watch television?
Question 5: What kinds of programs do you usually watch?
Question 6: Describe your favorite television program

See the scoring rules below. 


Respond to Questions Using Information Provided
Questions 7–9 are three short questions based on a schedule of events. The directions will appear on your screen, and you will hear the directions read by the narrator. Then the schedule will appear on your screen. 
You will have 30 seconds to study the schedule. Then you will hear the beginning of a telephone call. The call includes questions about the information in the schedule. 
After the caller’s first question, you will hear a beep. You will have 15 seconds to answer the question as if you were speaking on the telephone. 
Then the caller will ask a second question. The question will be followed by a beep, and you will have 15 seconds to answer the question. 
Then the caller will ask a third question. The question will be followed by a beep, and you will have 30 seconds to answer the question.

All questions will refer to the schedule, which will remain on the screen throughout all three questions. Examples of questions 7, 8, and 9 are below.
Directions: 
In this part of the test, you will answer three questions based on the information provided. You will have 30 seconds to read the information before the questions begin. For each question, begin responding immediately after you hear a beep. No additional preparation time is provided. You will have 15 seconds to respond to questions 7 and 8, and 30 seconds to respond to question 9.



After 30 seconds you will hear:
Hello, I’m calling about a conference on May 27 that I saw advertised in the newspaper. It’s about starting your own business. I was hoping you could give me some information. 
Question 7: Could you tell me what time the conference starts and how long it will last?
Question 8: How much does the conference attendance cost?
Question 9: I may not be available for the full day. Could you give me information about the activities in the morning, before lunchtime?

Scoring Guide for Questions 4-9 Respond to Questions

3 The response is a full, relevant, socially appropriate reply to the question. In the case of Questions 7–9, information from the prompt is accurate.
◾ The delivery requires little listener effort.
◾ The choice of vocabulary is appropriate.
◾ The use of structures fulfills the demands of the task.
2 The response is a partially effective reply to the question, but is not complete, fully appropriate, or in the case of Questions 7–9, fully accurate.
◾ The delivery may require some listener effort but is mostly intelligible.
◾ The choice of vocabulary may be limited or somewhat inexact, although overall meaning is clear.
◾ The use of structures may require some listener effort for interpretation.
◾ In the case of Questions 7–9, the speaker may locate the relevant information in the prompt but fail to distinguish it from irrelevant information or fail to transform the written language so a listener can easily understand it.
1 The response does not answer the question effectively. Relevant information is not conveyed successfully.
◾ The delivery may impede or prevent listener comprehension.
◾ The choice of vocabulary may be inaccurate or rely on repetition of the prompt.
◾ The use of structures may interfere with comprehensibility.
0 No response OR no English in the response OR the response is completely unrelated to the test.


Propose a Solution
There is one Propose-a-Solution question on the TOEIC Speaking Test. The directions will appear on your screen, and you will hear the directions read by the narrator. Then you will hear a telephone message. The message will last 30–45 seconds. The message will describe a problem. You will respond as if you are the person receiving the message.
After the message, you will have 30 seconds to prepare.
Then you will hear “Begin speaking now.” You will have 60 seconds to respond. Your response will be recorded. An example is below.

Directions: In this part of the test, you will be presented with a problem and asked to propose a solution. You will have 30 seconds to prepare. Then you will have 60 seconds to speak.

Respond as if you work at the bank. In your response, be sure to
◾ show that you recognize the problem, and
◾ propose a way of dealing with the problem.

Now listen to the voice message.
You will hear:
Hi, this is Marsha Syms. I’m calling about my bank card. I went to the bank machine early this morning, you know—the ATM—because the bank was closed, so only the machine was open. Anyway, I put my card in the machine and got my money out, but then my card didn’t come out of the machine. I got my receipt and my money, but then my bank card just didn’t come out. And I’m leaving for my vacation tonight so I’m really going to need it. I had to get to work early this morning and couldn’t wait around for the bank to open. Could you call me here at work and let me know how to get my bank card back? I’m really busy today and really need you to call me soon. I can’t go on vacation without my bank card. This is Marsha Syms at 555-1234. Thanks.

Scoring Guide for Question 10 Propose a Solution

5 The response successfully completes all parts of the task and is readily intelligible, coherent, and sustained. It is characterized by ALL of the following: 
◾ The speaker plays the appropriate role and understands the relationship between the sender and the receiver of the message.
◾ A clear understanding of the situation in the prompt and a relevant, detailed response to the situation is present.
◾ The speech is clear with a generally well-paced flow.
◾ Good control of basic and complex structures, as appropriate, is exhibited. Some minor errors may be noticeable but they do not obscure meaning.
◾ The use of vocabulary is effective, with allowance for minor inaccuracy.
4 The response addresses all parts of the task appropriately, but may fall short of being fully developed. It is generally intelligible, sustained, and coherent, with some minor lapses.
◾ The speaker plays the appropriate role and understands the relationship between the sender and the receiver of the message.
◾ The response is sustained and conveys the minimum relevant information required by the situation in the prompt.
◾ Minor difficulties with pronunciation, intonation, or pacing are noticeable and may require listener effort at times although overall intelligibility is not significantly affected.
◾ The response demonstrates fairly automatic and effective use of grammar but may be somewhat limited in the range of structures used.
◾ The use of vocabulary is fairly effective. Some vocabulary may be inaccurate or imprecise.
3 The response attempts to address the task, but does not successfully complete all parts of the task. It contains mostly intelligible speech, although problems with delivery and/or overall coherence may occur.
◾ The speaker may neglect the role-playing aspect of the task or misrepresent the relationship between the sender and the receiver of the message.
◾ The response conveys some relevant information, but is clearly incomplete or inaccurate or the response is based on a misunderstanding of the task or content of the stimulus.
◾ The speech is basically intelligible, though listener effort may be needed because of unclear articulation, awkward intonation, or choppy rhythm/pace.
◾ The response demonstrates limited control of grammar.
◾ The use of vocabulary is limited.
2 The response includes very little relevant content and/or speech is mostly unintelligible or incoherent.
The content may be limited because of the following:
◾ There are lengthy, socially inappropriate pauses.
◾ The response is only tangentially related to the stimulus and tasks.
The speech may be mostly unintelligible because of the following:
◾ The delivery is labored and requires considerable listener effort.
◾ There is very limited control of grammar.
◾ The use of vocabulary is severely limited or inexact.
1 The response may be completely unintelligible OR the response may consist of isolated words or phrases, or mixtures of the first language and English OR the response may be vague and general, and show no interaction with the prompt.
0 No response OR no English in the response OR the response is completely unrelated to the test.

Express an Opinion
There is one Express-an-Opinion question on the TOEIC Speaking Test. 
The directions will appear on your screen, and you will hear the directions read by the narrator. After the directions a question will appear on your screen, and you will hear the question read by the narrator. After the narrator reads the question, you will have 15 seconds to think about your answer. 
Then you will hear “Begin speaking now.”
You will have 60 seconds to respond. An example is below.

Directions: 
In this part of the test, you will give your opinion about a specific topic. Be sure to say as much as you can in the time allowed. 
You will have 15 seconds to prepare.
Then you will have 60 seconds to speak.
Question:
(Narrator): Some people prefer to take a job that does not pay well but does provide a lot of time off from work. What is your opinion about taking a job with a low salary that has a lot of vacation time?
Give reasons for your opinion.

Scoring Guide for Question 11 Express an Opinion

5 The response clearly indicates the speaker’s choice or opinion, and support of the choice or opinion is readily intelligible, sustained, and coherent. The response is characterized by ALL of the following:
◾ The speaker’s choice or opinion is supported with reason(s), details, arguments, or exemplifications; relationships between ideas are clear.
◾ The speech is clear with generally well-paced flow. It may include minor lapses or minor difficulties with pronunciation or intonation patterns that do not affect overall intelligibility.
◾ Good control of basic and complex structures, as appropriate, is exhibited. Some minor errors may be noticeable but they do not obscure meaning.
◾ The use of vocabulary is effective, with allowance for occasional minor inaccuracy. 4 The response clearly indicates the speaker’s choice or opinion and adequately supports or develops the choice or opinion.
◾ The response explains the reason(s) for the speaker’s choice or opinion, although the explanation may not be fully developed; relationships between ideas are mostly clear, with occasional lapses. 
◾ Minor difficulties with pronunciation, intonation, or pacing are noticeable and may require listener effort at times, although overall intelligibility is not significantly affected.
◾ The response demonstrates fairly automatic and effective use of grammar but may be somewhat limited in the range of structures used.
◾ The use of vocabulary is fairly effective. Some vocabulary may be inaccurate or imprecise.
3 The response expresses a choice, preference, or opinion, but development and support of the choice or opinion is limited.
◾ The response provides at least one reason supporting the choice, preference, or opinion. However, it provides little or no elaboration of the reason, repeats itself with no new information, is vague, or is unclear.
◾ The speech is basically intelligible, though listener effort may be needed because of unclear articulation, awkward intonation, or choppy rhythm/pace; meaning may be obscured in places.
◾ The response demonstrates limited control of grammar; for the most part, only basic sentence structures are used successfully.
◾ The use of vocabulary is limited.
2 The response states a choice, preference, or opinion relevant to the prompt, but support for the choice, preference, or opinion is missing, unintelligible, or incoherent.
◾ Consistent difficulties with pronunciation, stress, and intonation cause considerable listener effort; delivery is choppy, fragmented, or telegraphic; there may be long pauses and frequent hesitations.
◾ Control of grammar severely limits expression of ideas and clarity of connections among ideas.
◾ The use of vocabulary is severely limited or highly repetitious.
1 The response is limited to reading the prompt or the directions aloud OR the response fails to state an intelligible choice, preference, or opinion as required by the prompt OR the response consists of isolated words or phrases, or mixtures of the first language and English.
0 No response OR no English in the response OR the response is completely unrelated to the test.



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