Task 3 的一个常用模板为：In the reading passage, the school makes an announcement that it will....because...and.... But in the listening passage, the student shows her disagreement with this announcement for two reasons. First.... Second.... 此模板单词数为32，本身不长，但是对于一些基础较差、语速很慢的学生来说，只读完这个模板所需时间可能长达至少10s，可能导致*后听力细节来不及说完而丢分。在考生对此模板已经非常熟悉之后，完全可以简化模板，将重点和时间放在reading和listening的核心内容上，托福口语是踩点给分的，不是按照模板给分，即只要让*听到关键点，考生就能得分。模板说的再全再漂亮，阅读和听力中的关键点说不全照样会丢分。比如我们可以将模板简化成以下内容：The school plans to ....because... and.... But the student thinks it’ll be a terrible idea because first..., second.... 这样模板被简化为只有18个单词，比之前少了将近一半的篇幅。在变得简单易表达的同时，逻辑依然清晰。这样考生会有更多时间来详细复述阅读和听力中的重点内容。
Task5的一个常见模板为 The student has a problem that he.... There are two possible solutions for him. First, he could... Second, he could... I’d prefer the first/second solution for 2 reasons. First,... Second... （46词），task5本身听力细节就很多，考生经常出现因为模板拖沓浪费时间*后无法将所听内容全部答完的问题。我们完全可以简化该模板：The student can’t... He could choose to...or to.... I’d prefer the first solution because he could...and...这样原来的模板就被简化为21个单词。并且利落很多，逻辑依然清晰。
Eg: Tpo10 Task5
Listening: (woman) Is there a problem with the electricity?
(man) Yeah, this storm knocked out power all over the city. And they’re saying it
might be several hours before we have electricity again.
(woman) Oh, no! I have a history paper due tomorrow and I’ve been writing it on my lap top computer and the battery’s running low. I am going to need electricity soon.
(man) Well, you know, Jefferson City still has electricity. And there is a library there where you can plug in lap top. You could go over there to work on your paper. It’s only about a twenty-minute drive.
(woman) That’s a good idea. Of course I’d have to pack up all my stuff and it is raining outside.
(man) Yeah, that’s true. Well, why don’t you just ask the professor for an extension?
You know, tomorrow when you go to class just ask him if he would give you an extra
day to get the paper done. I’m pretty sure he’d agree. You know, with the storm and all.
(woman) Yeah, that should be a lot easier. But then he did tell us when he gave us the assignment that he wouldn’t grant any extension.
(man) You don’t think he’d grant an exception in that case?
(woman) I’m not sure. It’s a little risky. He might just say that we shouldn’t have waited until the last minute.
(man) Yeah, but, maybe if other students have the same problem you might be able to convince him.
(woman) Yeah, I mean, it’s not our fault that the electricity went out. Hmmm...
如果按照*个模板，答案如下：The woman has a problem that there is a problem with the electricity in her city due to a storm but she has to write a history paper which is due tomorrow and her lap top’s battery is running low. There are two possible solutions for her. First, she could go to another city nearby which has electricity and use the library there to finish her paper. Second, she could ask the professor for a deadline extension. I’d prefer the second solution for two reasons. First, although the professor did say when giving students the assignment that he wouldn’t grant any extension, in this case he may make an exception especially when there are other students having the same problem. After all, it is not the students’ fault that there is a blackout in the city. Second, if the girl goes to another city, she has to pack up all her stuff and it is raining outside. It will be a lot of trouble. （171词）
我们简化模板，答案如下：The woman has to write a history paper which is due tomorrow and her lap top’s battery is running low but there is a blackout in her city due to a storm. She could choose to go to another city nearby which has electricity and use the library there to finish her paper or she could ask the professor for a deadline extension. I’d prefer asking for an extension because although the professor did say when giving students the assignment that he wouldn’t grant any extension, in this case he may make an exception especially when there are other students having the same problem. After all, it is not the students’ fault that there is a black out in the city. Also, if the girl goes to another city, she has to pack up all her stuff and it is raining outside. It will be a lot of trouble. (156词)