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    • Moderator

      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.

  1. chinmayatspeaking

    Hi ! Please review the audio below. Can you rate this response as ETS would do? Thank you!

    • Moderator

      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.

  2. Arieta

    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.

    • Moderator

      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!

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  10. Safwan

    What does this statement actually wants us to tell “Give specific reasons and examples”. Examples? Real life examples or what. Kindly answer this as I’ve my TOEFL the day after.


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