The Best TOEFLSpeaking Topics for Realistic Practice Similar to the writing and readingsection, the TOEFL speaking section and understanding it is a crucial part ofyour TOEFL iBT testpreparation. The speaking section is a totalof 20 minutes long and constitutes six tasks. Over the course of this blog,we’re going to highlight what to keep in mind when preparing for your speakingsection.
We will go over possible questions and topics that will aid you inpractical TOEFL iBT test preparation. Let us begin! Integrated and IndependentAkin to the writing section of yourTOEFL, the speaking section can be split into two forms of questions. These areintegrated and independent questions. The two can be most simply distinguishedas: · ForIntegrative topics: They are usually questions on academia or areacademic in form. They also rely on two skills; listening and speaking, hencethe label ‘integrative’. · ForIndividual topics: These are, unlike integrative ones based mainly inspeaking. Common subjects of questioning include personal details.
These can befacts, ideas or opinions as well as preferences. Clarity of communication iskey here. Topic 1: One from Many The starting topic will likely berather simple. You will be asked broad base questions on topics of personalinterest or relevance. This could relate to your taste in sports, books ormusic to name a few.
Alternatively, you could be asked for details about yourfamily, an interest or pastime or something you have achieved and are proud of.You can find a number of potential questions from TOEFL online practice tests and sample papers. The trick here is not to waste timechoosing which topic to speak on. If asked during your TOEFL about yourfavorite band, pick the first good band or musician that comes to mind andstart talking about why they are your favorite at once! Topic 2: Preference between TwoThe second prompt might be akin toa number of those received in the TOEFL essay section. You will be required tochoose between two options and then justify the choice you make with yourwords. A simple example could include: · Some cycle for exercise.
Others prefer to swim. Whichdo you think is better and why? If you break this question down,you have your either/or choice, in this case; cycling or swimming. You thenfurther have to justify your choice or explain why you chose it. Choices caninclude any of the following and more so be careful:· Air travel or Sea travel· Horses or Donkeys· Rice or Bread · White or Red Meat · Fossil fuel or solar powerAnd the list goes on. Justremember, regardless of what you choose, you will have to explain your reasonsfor choice! Education seems to be a hot topic with these tests so ensure youknow your educational preferences. Favorite teachers, subjects and workmethodology are all things you want to be clear on.
Sample Questions and Topics Below is a variety of commonlyappearing questions. Though the words might vary, the gist of these questions willlikely to echo in what you see. These include: Questions for Task 11. Discuss apurchase you recently spent on that pleases you. What did you purchase and whydoes it please you? 2.
Discuss asituation when a task was more difficult than you were expecting. What was youraim and what caused the difficulty? 3. Whichpersonality trait is most important in a friend? Why? 4.
Discuss adeed done by someone close to you that made you proud. What was done? Why didit make you feel proud? 5. Hasanything significant happened in your country? What is it? Why is it important?Give details.6.
Placeschange over time. Describe one way you feel your country might change anddescribe this change in detail. 7. Picksomeone famous you feel would be fun to speak with. What would you speak withthem about? Share details as well as your reasons. 8. Pick asubject taught in school you feel is irrelevant.
Explain your answer with detailsas to why. 9. What isyour preferred mode of transport for long journeys? Why is this so? Detailedspecifics to be provided. 10. Is there amovie you want to see but have not? What is it? What do you expect and why? The questions above are just someexamples of the kind of content you can expect in your upcoming TOEFL iBTspeaking section. Please note that sentence structure and English used willvary. Refer to available free online student resources for moreaccurate question samples.
Questions for Task 21. There arethose who prefer working outdoors. Others prefer closed indoor spaces. What isyour preference? Why is it so? 2. Is thefollowing statement correct according to you? Provide examples and details asto why or why not: Lizards do not makegood pets. 3.
Some feelpressurized by time. Others prefer time boundaries. What about you? Explain indetail.4. Does thisstatement make sense to you? Justify your answer with details as well asexamples: Parents need to allow childrento eat whatever they like.5.
Is thestatement below agreeable? Furnish your answer with details as well asexamples: Learning when done out of theclassroom is more effective than that done within. 6. Somecountries have regular rainfall. Others are dry and only experience rain onceor twice a year.
Which do you like better and why? 7. Does thefollowing make sense to you? Why or why not? Answer with details as well asexamples: Military training should bemandatory for all high school students.8.
Is thestatement below agreeable? Why or why not? Explain with details as well asexamples: Couples should sit an exambefore being allowed to have children. 9. There arepeople who communicate via text message. Others prefer direct calls. Which worksfor you and why? 10. Does thestatement below make sense? Explain your answer with examples and details: Monetary compensation is better thanprivileges and perks at work.Again, please note that the questionsin your TOEFL iBT will be worded differently. Overall PreparationThe most effective strategy to fine-tuneyour speaking skills is to practice as much as you can.
Waste no timeanswering, be clear and precise. This is especially true for the more personalquestions. If you feel you require further assistance with your TOEFL iBT, lookinto an online preparation course and up that score! uMasterExam endeavors to support students appearing for their TOEFL iBT by allowingthem access to numerous essential preparation resources.