TOEFL Integrated Speaking Questions 2021

 By Alina Mygou

TOEFL Integrated Speaking Questions 2021

The page collects 3 types of TOEFL integrated speaking questions:
  • Question 2: Campus related - Passage, Conversation, and Question
  • Question 3: Academic - Passage, Lecture, and Question
  • Question 4: Academic - Lecture and Question
These questions are from recent TOEFL speaking tests by our visitors or Internet resources. We merged duplicated questions, revised obvious errors, and organize all questions by test date.

Because TOEFL integrated speaking questions include reading and listening materials, it's impossible to describe the original question precisely. These questions are only to help candidates understand integrated questions familiarize themselves with speaking test scenarios.

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2021-07-03: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: Students suggest to the school for students to study abroad for one semester.
  • Reason 1: The cost of tuition is the same
  • Reason 2: The subjects taught by foreign schools are the same as our own, and they can also learn about foreign cultures.
Then listen to students discussing the topic.

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

Boys: disagree
  • point 1: These students did not mention other expenses, such as plane tickets and transportation costs. If these expenses are included, the expenses will be more than that of the school.
  • point 2: The subjects of some foreign schools are different from ours. For example, a friend of his went abroad to study a subject for a semester, but our school did not recognize it. He had to retake this subject, which resulted in delayed graduation.
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  • 2021-07-03
2021-07-03: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about voluntary response bias from a textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Using an example of a canteen questionnaire, explain the concept of voluntary response bias.

The professor gave an example of a canteen questionnaire.

For the first time, the school asked students to rate the cafeteria online. A score of 1 means the worst, a score of 10 means the best, and an intermediate score means it’s okay.

The school sent an email to every student, but most of the students did not score. A small number of students who scored were either positive or negative. The school knew that there was a problem with the result, so it changed the way. The school asked teachers to give students paper-based questions at the entrance of the restaurant ,and then received feedback from most students. The scores were relatively less extreme.

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  • 2021-07-03
2021-07-03: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in a biology class.
  • point 1: Poor water clarity is caused by the sediment in the lake.
  • point 2: Accidental nutrients added to the lake water.
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain poor water clarity.
  • If there are construction projects near the lake, such as a highway construction site, then the loose soil will be washed into the lake after heavy rain, which will affect the clarity, and then affect the lake Flora and fauna.
  • There are many nutrients in the lake water. Microscopic bacteria will multiply and affect the clarity of the lake water. Example: Farmers fertilize. The nutrients in the fertilizer will flow into the lake water, and then algae will multiply on the surface of the lake water, which will affect the clarity of the lake water.
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  • 2021-07-03
2021-06-05: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: school announcement. The school plans to display student artwork online.
  • point 1: Let more students show their work through the Internet.
  • point 2: Attract more students to apply for art majors in this school.
Listen:

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

Student: Agree
  • point 1: More students have the opportunity to show their artwork.
  • point 2: Displaying artwork on the Internet can let more prospective students know about the school, which can help them decide whether to enter the school.
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  • 2021-06-05
2021-06-05: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about Co-creation products from a textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Take the example of a T-shirt company, explain the concept of Co-creation products.

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  • 2021-06-05
2021-06-05: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in a biology class.

There are fixed dwellers on the bottom of the sea. They live in a fixed place and cannot move around. They have two ways to get food: one is a positive way and the other is passive.
  • point 1: In the positive method, such as anemone. Anemones can use tentacles to sing to get food.
  • point 2: In Passive methods, such as oyster. The oysters stay in the shell, but the seawater can pass through the shell, so that food will enter the oyster.
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain the fixed dwellers.

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  • 2021-06-05
2021-05-26: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: There are two short vacations in the fall semester. This letter suggests that universities combine the two short vacations into one long vacation so that students can relax and complete their papers better.

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

Student: disagree
  • point 1: This may make students more stressed this semester. Students need to take a break during each semester, but if two short vacations are combined into one long vacation, the students have no break this semester.
  • point 2: If you combine two short vacations into one long vacation, students will likely not do homework but will use this vacation to travel everywhere. For example, I planned to write a history essay during the spring break last year, but I actually went out to play and watch movies with my friends.
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  • 2021-05-26
2021-05-26: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about carbon reduction from a textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Using carbon emissions of cars and factories, explain the concept of carbon reduction.

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  • 2021-05-26
Vocabulary: Environment
2021-05-26: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in a management class.
  • point 1: Substitute research. In addition to their full-time employees, many companies also have some part-time employees. Therefore, when some full-time employees have problems, the company can allow part-time employees to supplement these positions.
  • point 2: Example. there are usually some part-time teachers in schools. If full-time teachers are sick, then these part-time teachers can be used as substitutes.
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain substitute research.

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  • 2021-05-26
2021-05-15: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: The school will set up a learning abroad program. This program has more than 30 countries for students to choose from. Because students don't know all information about these countries, the school will invite some students who have been to these countries before to give you an introduction. This event invites students who have been to these countries to make a presentation for other students and provide local delicacies on site.

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

Student: a boy agree
  • point 1: The boy wanted to go to Spain, but he went to country A. Going to country A is actually an accidental decision. At that time, he saw a photo taken by a classmate who came back from country A. In the photo, he saw the scenery, food, and some activities of country A, which made him change his mind and went to country A.
  • point 2: In Country A you can also learn Spanish and enjoy some outdoor activities at the same time. You can eat some food that you can't eat in the dining hall.
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  • 2021-05-15
2021-05-15: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about passive locomotion from a textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Using spiders, explain the concept of passive locomotion.

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  • 2021-05-15
2021-05-15: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in an economics class.
  • point 1: quantitative research. A car company did data analysis and found that families with children don't buy their cars much, and families without children buy a lot of their cars.
  • point 2: opinion research. After that, the car company did second opinion research and found that families with children did not buy their cars because the back seats of their cars were too crowded to provide enough space for the children.
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain marketing research.

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  • 2021-05-15
2021-03-14: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: The school will launch the international student program next year, international freshman students can participate in this program, and local students can be their mentors.
  • Reason 1: International students can get help from local students, such as consulting some things
  • Reason 2: International students can experience the local culture better.
Then listen to students discussing the topic.

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

Student: a boy agree
  • point 1: He had been to study in Italy. He had no way to get help for many practical things in the area, such as grocery shopping, transportation, etc., he could only ask others on the Internet. So, it's great to have this project.
  • point 2: International students do not have much opportunity to experience local culture. This program allows international students to have more connections with local students and talk about cultures, not only in class but after class.
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  • 2021-03-14
2021-01-30: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: Students think that the Department of Psychology should create an academic journal.
  • Point 1: Students may publish high-quality papers in the journal.
  • Point 2: Students may share academic achievements by publishing papers, thereby enhancing their self-confidence.
Then listen to students discussing the topic.

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

A female student agrees:
  • point 1: It is beneficial for students to apply master's degree.
  • point 2: It can help students improve writing skills, and students who are writing papers can obtain useful materials from it and learn how to structure their papers.
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  • 2019-01-07
2021-01-30: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage: some ads use psychological techniques: herd mentality, which implies that consumers buy products. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Using wearing sunglasses to explain the concept of herd mentality.

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  • 2021-01-30
2021-01-30: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in a biology class.
  • point 1: The manual transportation resources of vertical farming are huge.
  • point 2: Some plants are not suitable for vertical farming, such as potatoes that take up a lot of space.
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain two disadvantages of vertical farming.

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  • 2019-01-26
Vocabulary: Farming
2021-01-16: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: The school plans to put an electronic bulletin board in the student center.
  • Point 1: It is convenient for students to understand the school information.
  • Point 2: It can solve the problem of randomly posting posters and signs on campus, and make the school tidier.
Then listen to students discussing the topic.

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

A female student disagrees:
  • point 1: The ubiquitous poster makes it easier for students to see the information. In contrast, the electronic bulletin board is only available in the student center. For example, she saw a poster of a comedy show in the library and quickly learned this information.
  • point 2: With the electronic version, it is difficult to completely solve the problem of randomly posting posters and signs on campus. Some clubs still post them.
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  • 2015-12-20
2021-01-16: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about the tragedy of the commons from a textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Using overfishing and overgrazing to explain the concept of the tragedy of the commons.

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  • 2021-01-16
2021-01-16: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in a biology class.
  • point 1: increase eating efficiency. Take the example of a deer. When the deer are eating, their companions take turns to observe whether there are predators.
  • point 2: transfer information. Taking the example of honey, bees tell their companions the location of food through dance behavior.
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain two benefits of animal social cooperation.

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  • 2021-01-16
2021-01-10: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: The school hires journalism students to write articles and update the content of the school's website.

Then listen to students discussing the topic.

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

Student: a girl agree
  • point 1: The website information is outdated, and the girl had problems when she wanted to learn about a new professor.
  • point 2: Students can improve themselves by doing website work.
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  • 2021-01-10
2021-01-10: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about logical consequences from a textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Using the bad consequences of bad behaviors, explain the concept of logical consequences.

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  • 2021-01-10
2021-01-10: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in a biology class.
  • point 1: Fungus provides nutrients to plants.
  • point 2: Fungus helps animals digest indigestible food.
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain fungus helps animals and plants.

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  • 2021-01-10
2020-12-20: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: The school is ready to provide an online link for unpopular clubs

Then listen to students discussing the topic.

The students express their opinions about the topic. State their opinions and explain the reasons.

Student: Agree
  • point 1: The student can find the information who needs, which is very convenient.
  • point 2: Students can find clubs they don’t know, and they can join directly if they are interested.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-20
2020-12-20: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about the Maturation Effect from a textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Using the experimental data, explain the concept of the Maturation Effect.

Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-20
2020-12-20: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in a biology class.
  • point 1: They eat all kinds of food, including food in the trash can
  • point 2: The urban environment is similar to their original living environment
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain the decrease in the number of urbanized animals but the increase in the number of small animals.

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  • 2020-12-20
2020-12-06: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: The president of the school decided to open an office hour to communicate about the school with his classmates. The time is 10 minutes per person.

Then listen to the discussion of the topic.

The boy expresses his opinion of the decision. State his opinion and explain the reasons.
  • point 1: “Open office hours” is a good idea.
  • point 2: 10 minutes is too short to communicate in-depth and should be extended to 1 hour.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-06
2020-12-06: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about Hope Appeal - a marketing strategy from a business textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture from a business class.

Using the examples of the professor's friend, explain the marketing strategy of Hope Appeal.

Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-06
2020-12-06: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of the lecture about insects protect offspring in a biology class.

Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain the two reasons for the decrease in the number of urbanized animals but the increase in the number of small animals described by the professor.
  • reason 1: the environment is harsh
  • reason 2: food is limited
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  • 2020-12-06
2019-09-15: Question 3: Academic (India)
Read a passage about revealing coloration from a biology textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture from a biology class.

Using the examples of the peanut bug and the morpho butterfly, explain the concept of revealing coloration.

Recent Tests:
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-08-15
2019-09-01: Question 2: Campus-related (India)
The University is making a change in the courses it will offer. Read the article fromthe university newspaper about the change. Then listen to two students discussing the article.

The woman expresses her opinion of the university’s plan. State her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.

Recent Tests:
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-08-15
2019-09-01: Question 4: Academic (India)
Listen to part of a lecture in a business class.

Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain the two pricing strategiesdescribed by the professor.

Recent Tests:
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-08-15
2019-09-01: Question 4: Academic (India)
State University plans to build a new auditorium. Read an article about the plan inthe campus newspaper. Then listen to two students discussing the article.

The man expresses his opinion of the university’s plan. State his opinion, and explainthe reasons he gives for holding that opinion.

Recent Tests:
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-08-15