If you’re familiar with the Speaking section of the TOEFL, you may notice that these two tasks are similar in nature to the independent and integrated speaking tasks.
So, let’s break down how best to approach each writing task individually. This writing task will require you to combine both your skills in reading and listening with your writing.
First, you’ll be presented with a reading passage on an academic subject, with 3 minutes to skim through.
If you aren’t able to process everything in the reading, don’t panic. Next up comes a listening passage on the same topic as the reading.
20 minutes is not a lot of time, so having a TOEFL writing template reading will help you save precious time.
Also, you should have taking notes, so you don't have to re-read the entire reading passage. Once you’ve targeted the key ideas from the sources, you’ll respond by organizing them into your own concise explanation, about 150-225 words in length.
Try to take a few notes, because you’ll only have one chance to listen to this short lecture.
The 20 minutes to write your essay begins after you’ve finished listening.
After reading this article, you'll be ready to start your TOEFL writing preparation.
In the Writing section, you’ll be given just under an hour (50 minutes) to complete two separate essays on different topics.