TOEIC: Speaking Qs 1-2 (Pronunciation /th/ & /l/)

TOEIC _ Speaking Questions 1-2_

Speaking: Questions 1 and 2 test your ability to pronounce words clearly and speak English in a comprehensible way. You will read a short text aloud, and your reading of the text will be recorded for scoring. You will practice the sounds /th/ and /l/ sounds in these activities.

  • Time

    30-45 minutes

  • Main Skill

    Speaking (Pronunciation /th/, /l/ Sounds)

  • Theme and topic

    Travel

Warm up
Video
Exercise 1 /th/
Exercise 2 /l/
Exam Practice 1
Exam Practice 2
Vocabulary

Voiceless /th/ Sound

The voiceless/th/ sound alone or with other sounds is difficult for many speakers  because of the tongue-teeth movement needed.

Voiced /th/ Sound

The voiced /th/ sound is similar to the voiceless /th/, but is voiced, which means the vocal cords are vibrating.

/l/ Sound

The /l/ sound requires a movement between the tongue and teeth that can make it difficult at the start or end of words or in consonant combinations.

 
 

Question 2

Directions: In this part, you will read a text aloud. You will have 45 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to read the text aloud.

Listen to the sample response.

Pronunciation

This text uses the voiced /th/ (as in "there" and "thrilling"), voiceless /th/ (as in "Thursday" and "thirty"), and /l/ (as in "will," "whole," "melodies," "local," and "Hall").

Question 2

Directions: In this part, you will read a text aloud. You will have 45 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to read the text aloud.

Listen to the sample response.


 

Pronunciation
This text uses the voiced /th/ (e.g., "this", "the") and voiceless /th/ (e.g., "taken", "thirteen"), as well as the /l/ sound (e.g., "please", "delay", "shuttle"). This should provide ample practice for those sounds.

Useful list of words and phrases used in the activities in the exercises.

  • advance
  • annual
  • apologize
  • approximate
  • attention
  • City Hall
  • discount
  • en route
  • inconvenience
  • main bus depot
  • mechanical problems
  • melodies
  • thrilling
  • shuttle

TOEIC Skills

  • Speaking

    Skills to speak clearly and correctly and to convey everyday information and ideas.

  • Listening

    Skills to comprehend statements, questions, conversations, and talks.

  • Reading

    Skills to comprehend written English in a business context.

  • Writing

    Skills to to convey information and to express your ideas.

TOEIC Themes

  • Business Correspondence:

    Emails, letters, and memos for requests, complaints, inquiries, and responses.

  • Finance and Budgeting:

    Financial documents, budgeting, accounting terms, and reports like balance sheets and income statements.

  • Human Resources:

    Recruitment, training, evaluations, and workplace policies, focusing on HR documents.

  • Marketing and Sales:

    Advertising, market research, sales strategies, and customer service, including promotional materials and sales reports.

  • Meetings and Conferences:

    Scheduling, participating in, and organizing meetings, including agendas and follow-ups.

  • Office Procedures:

    Daily office tasks, equipment use, procedures, and document handling.

  • Travel and Accommodation:

    Business travel, hotel bookings, transportation, and itineraries, including travel schedules and bookings.

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