By Alina Mygou

TOEFL 2021 Integrated Speaking Questions

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.

For 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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2021-03-14: Question 2: Campus-related
Reading: Starting next year, the school will launch the international student program, 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 thingsReason 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.
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-03-14
2021-03-14: Question 3: Academic
Read a passage about operative transparency from a textbook. Then listen to part of a lecture.

Consumers want to know more product information and details about how companies make a great effort to produce the product/service. Therefore, consumers increase their satisfaction.

Using recording the cooking process in a traditional restaurant, explain the concept of operative transparency.

A traditional restaurant has installed a surveillance camera to record the cooking process of the chef. The customers can watch the whole process such as stirring in the dining hall. After that, the restaurant did a survey and found that the satisfaction of customers who watched the production process was higher than that of customers who did not watch it.

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  • 2021-03-14
2021-03-14: Question 4: Academic
Listen to part of a lecture in a biology class:Some factory emit carbon dioxide, which causes ocean acidification of seawater.
  • point 1: The acidified seawater makes the shell thinner. For example, after the shell of the oyster becomes thinner, the predator crab can easily open the shell to get food.
  • point 2: Acidified seawater affects the ability of marine organisms to locate food. For example, clownfish use their sense of smell to locate food, but the acidification of seawater will reduce their sense of smell.
Using the points and examples from the lecture, explain that ocean acidification of seawater has bad consequences for marine life.

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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.
Recent Tests:
  • 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.

Recent Tests:
  • 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.
Recent Tests:
  • 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.

Recent Tests:
  • 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.

Recent Tests:
  • 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
Recent Tests:
  • 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