Do you prefer long-term trips or short-term trips? Use details and examples to support your explanation. TOEFL-Speaking.com January 9, 2014 Question 2 16 Comments Answer Now Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) 16 Responses chinmayatspeaking October 29, 2014 Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Moderator October 29, 2014 Dear @chinmayatspeaking, In the first sentence you state your choice in 10 seconds. Good! I would prefer shorter trips for two reasons. (You don’t need to say more.) You explain your first reason in 15 seconds. Good! First of all, you can take more trips if you take shorter trips. Whereas, if you take longer trips you will be able to go on vacations just 2 or 3 times a year. (At the end of this sentence, you say for picnics. I think, the word “vacation” is more relevant to the question. Also, you can say “2 or 3 times a year” (without “in”). You explain your second reason in 25 seconds. It should be shorter. You say “second reason is”, then you start the sentence. You should say “the second reason is that” or you may just say “secondly“. The refreshment we get on a trip is independent of the time consumed on that trip. So, shorter trips are more efficient in refreshing you, and you enjoy the same you enjoy on long term trips. Instead of “the same”, you can say “as much as”. You conclude your response in 10 seconds. For these reasons I would prefer shorter trips. (You don’t need to say “more than longer trips. So, you will gain time.) SOME NOTES: For both the first and the second reason, your first and second sentences are similar. Instead, you can say just one sentence to explain your reason and you can give an interesting example. For example: “Last weekend, I went to … with my friends (or family). We did … (talk about different activities). It was a 2 day trip , but we enjoyed a lot.” Something like that. Reply chinmayatspeaking October 29, 2014 Hi ! Please review the audio below. Can you rate this response as ETS would do? Thank you! Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Moderator November 9, 2014 Dear @chinmayatspeaking, The score: 3/4 Response is mostly coherent, sustained and conveys relevant ideas/information. But, it exhibits some inaccurate use of grammatical structures and is somewhat limited in the range of structures used. Minor difficulties with intonation are noticeable. Reply yeeaa November 1, 2014 Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Arieta November 2, 2014 People have different preferences, so in this case I prefer short-term trips. Firstly because travelling is one of my favorite hobbies, something I really enjoy, so on short term trips I’d have the chance to travel more which means I’d get to know more cultures and visit various places and meet a lot of people with whom I would share my experiences. I also want to mention that you can go on much more short -term trips than you could on long ones during a year.On the other hand long term trips cost you more than the short term trips, so the short term trips are more economical. Due to these reasons I prefer short term trips more than long term trips. Please review and rate this as ETS would. Your browser does not support the audio element. Reply Moderator November 3, 2014 Dear @Arieta, Score: 4/4 Response is sustained and sufficient to the task. It is generally well-developed and coherent. Generally well-paced flow. Speech is clear. Some minor grammatical errors are noticeable but do not obscure meaning. Instead of “I prefer … more than …”, I would say “I like … more than …” or just “I prefer … (without more than)” or “I would prefer short term trips rather than long term trips.” Good Luck! Reply gesehen June 2, 2015 It’s going to be ending of mine day, however before end I am reading this fantastic article to improve my knowledge. Reply mašiną June 2, 2015 It’s an remarkable post in favor of all the internet users; they will obtain advantage from it I am sure. Reply variable June 2, 2015 Hi, I desire to subscribe for this blog to take hottest updates, thus where can i do it please help. Reply заплатил June 2, 2015 Excellent pieces. Keep writing such kind of information on your page. Im really impressed by it. Hi there, You have performed a great job. I will definitely digg it and individually suggest to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this site. 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