After stating that the man disagrees with the plan

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After stating that the man disagrees with the plan, you should convey the two main reasons he gives for holding that opinion. You will need to connect information from the conversation to the reading in order for the response to be complete. The man says that the first reason given for the music—that music will help students relax during meals—isn’t valid. He says that students actually want to study during meals, not relax. You could also point out that students would probably find the music distracting. Your response should also convey the man’s second reason for not agreeing with the university’s plan. You should say that the university hopes to cause students to unplug their personal music devices and spend time talking to each other, but that the man doesn’t think this will happen. You should mention that the man thinks students don’t like classical music and so they will keep listening to their own personal music devices anyway. As with all speaking tasks, your response should be intelligible, should demonstrate effective use of grammar and vocabulary, and should be well developed and coherent. This task is scored using the Integrated Speaking Rubrics (see Appendix A).
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TOEFL iBT ® Quick Prep 25 ANSWERS Speaking Practice Set 3 34. To respond to this particular question, you should explain the major factors of product quality and how their role in consumer decision making has changed. You should include relevant points and examples from the lecture (and not from any other source). To begin your response, you could explain that product quality plays a role in decision making as explained at the beginning of the lecture. You could briefly mention that the two major factors of quality are reliability and features. Then you would explain the first factor of product quality: reliability. You could say that reliability is the absence of any defects or problems. Then you would talk about how the role of reliability has changed over time: In the past people thought mainly about reliability, but today people think less about it because products are reliable in general. You would then need to include the example mentioned in the lecture. The professor mentions that today when people buy cars, reliability isn’t a factor in decision making because everyone assumes cars are reliable. In your response, you would also need to explain the second major factor of product quality mentioned in the lecture: features. You would explain that features are all the extra things a product has. You could give the examples the professor uses of features in a car. Then you would talk about how the role in consumer decision making has changed. You would say that today people focus on features. You do not need to repeat all of the details from the lecture. You need to only give sufficient details to explain the two factors and how their role in consumer decision making has changed.
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