Use ChatGPT to Create High-Scoring Q1 Answers

Modified on Sun, 26 Feb 2023 at 02:51 PM

ChatGPT is absolutely fantastic at answering TOEFL Speaking questions. You feed it the inputs, and, with some carefully written instructions, ChatGPT will deliver beautiful responses. Sometimes you need to ask twice, or thrice.

But the practice of prompt-coaxing variations of responses out of ChatGPT is super fun (and instructive).

I've played around with a bunch of prompt variations to extract the best performance from ChatGPT.


Tip: ask for less output than you want.

Chat GPT prompt for Q1:

Act like a TOEFL Speaking expert who regularly gets a perfect TOEFL Speaking score. 

Deliver a high-scoring 90-word response for this Question 1 prompt: 

[Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should receive an allowance for performing household chores and helping out around the house.] 

Your response must contain varied, low-frequency vocabulary, and must be structured to include exactly two supporting examples. 

Important: remember, YOUR RESPONSE MUST NOT be more than 90 words. Do not include a conclusion. Your response also must be able to earn both a high SpeechRater score and a high score from ETS’s human rater. 90 Words.

Note: by repeatedly prompting ChatGPT not to exceed 90 words, you'll likely get ±110 (perfect). 

John Healy's score for that exact ChatGPT response:

view the full report and listen to the response

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