Academic Course Topic: General/ Specific
Preparation time: 30 seconds
Response time: 60 seconds
A reading passage (75–100 words) broadly defines a term, process, or idea from an academic subject.
An excerpt from a lecture (60–90 seconds; 150–220 words) provides examples and specific information to illustrate the term, process, or idea from the reading passage.
The question asks the test taker to combine and convey important information from the reading passage and the lecture excerpt.
Stating the Term or Idea
- The reading is about…/deals with…
- It states that…
- The professor elaborates on this by providing an example…
- The professor elaborates on this by providing two examples.
First Example/First Part
- To begin with, he/she mentions that…
Second Example/Second Part
- Next, he/she says that…