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TOEFL Speaking Question 1






Independent Speaking (Choose, Opinion):


You will be presented with two possible actions, situations or opinions. You must choose the one you think is preferable or more justified.

Make your choice very clear. Use phrases such as

In my opinion...
It's clear to me that the best action to take is...
I believe that...
After considering the options, I conclude that...
I agree with...


There is no right or wrong answer, but there are only three ways to answer this question.

    1.   I choose action, situation or opinion A because...
    2.   I choose action, situation or opinion B because...
    3.   I think A would work in certain circumstances, and B would work in certain circumstances, because...


Now that you've made your choice clear, give reasons for it.

Support your opinion with examples from your personal experience. Give detailed information so the listener can easily understand why you have chosen to include this particular example.

Give reasons or justifications for your opinion. Imagine you are debating this point with an opponent and you must persuade them that you are right. In this part, simple words that get right to the point work well. Here are some examples of wordiness to avoid and ways to simplify them.

  • quite elegant – splendid
  • extremely upset – irate
  • past history – history
  • personal opinion – opinion
  • due to the fact that – because
  • in the event that – if
  • come to the conclusion that – conclude




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