PERGUNTAS dos TESTES TOEFL e IELTS | Tópicos para a PROVA DE CONVERSAÇÃO | IELTS TOEFL TOEIC SPEAKING TOPICS!

As PROVAS DE CONVERSAÇÃO do TOEFL e do IELTS são difíceis, mas com um pouco de treino e com esses TÓPICOS PARA A PROVA DO TOEFL E IELTS você conseguirá uma ótima pontuação!

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IELTS | PROVA DE CONVERSAÇÃO

PARTE 1 – Introdução e entrevista (4-5 minutos): O examinador irá se apresentar e pedirá que você faça o mesmo. Ele ou ela fará algumas perguntas simples sobre você, como, por exemplo, sua família, casa, cidade, interesses e estudos. Como você estará falando sobre você mesmo, a primeira parte é um ponto de partida mais tranquilo, assim você pode se acalmar para o restante da conversa.

PARTE 2 – Resposta individual longa (3-4 minutos): O examinador lhe dará um cartão com um assunto para ser discutido. Este mesmo cartão terá alguns tópicos que você deverá incluir na sua resposta. Ao recebê-lo, você terá um minuto para escrever rapidamente algumas anotações sobre o que você pretende dizer. Então, você terá de um a dois minutos para falar sobre o tema. O examinador fará uma ou duas perguntas sobre o que você acabou de discorrer sobre o assunto.

PARTE 3 – Discussão a dois (4-5 minutos):Nesta parte da prova, você e o examinador aprofundarão a discussão sobre o tema da parte 2. No entanto, agora será uma conversa entre vocês dois, não apenas uma resposta individual de longa duração.  Vocês, inclusive, podem ter tempo de conversar sobre outras questões e ideias.



TOELF | PROVA DE CONVERSAÇÃO

Consiste de seis tarefas, duas independentes e quatro integradas. Nas duas tarefas independentes, os estudantes devem responder questões pessoais sobre algum aspecto da vida acadêmica.

Nas duas tarefas integradas de leitura, compreensão e expressão oral, estudantes devem ler uma passagem, ouvir outra passagem e falar sobre como as ideias das duas se relacionam.

Nas duas tarefas integradas de compreensão e expressão oral, estudantes devem ouvir passagens longas e resumir e oferecer opiniões sobre as informações passadas. Espera-se que o estudante expresse suas impressões, explique as ideias e defenda opiniões de forma clara, coerente e acurada.


PERGUNTAS PARA TREINAR PARA O TOEFL E O IELTS

Seguem as PERGUNTAS para se preparar tanto para o IELTS quanto para o TOEFL. O TOEFL tem 2 tipos de perguntas, o tipo 1 é mais genérico, como no IELTS e o tipo 2 trata-se de uma escolha entre duas opções.


TOEFL Speaking Practice Topics for Tasks 1 and 2

Task 1

1. Talk about a purchase you’ve made that you are happy with. Describe what you purchased and explain why you are happy about it.

2. Talk about a time when you found a task harder to accomplish than you expected. What were you trying to accomplish? Why did it become difficult?

3. What personality quality do you think is most important in a good friend? Explain why.

4. Talk about something friend a family member of yours did that you were proud of. Describe what they did, and explain why you were proud.

5. Choose a recent event in your country that people want to talk about. Why are people interested in the event? Explain with specific details and reasons.

6. Imagine the ways in which your country will change over the next five years. Talk about one way you expect it to change. Use details to explain your answer.

7. Choose a famous person who you think would be enjoyable to have a conversation with. Explain why you would like to talk with them, using specific details and reasons.

8. Choose a subject that students study in school but you think is not important. Explain why you feel it is not important to study. Use details and examples in your response.

9. What type of long-distance transportation do you think is most enjoyable? Explain why you like it with specific details and examples.

10. Think of a movie you have not seen but would like to see. Explain why you expect to like the movie. Give specific details and reasons in your response.

Task 2

1. Some people prefer work that allows them move around outdoors. Others feel it is more pleasant to work in an office. Which do you prefer, and why?

2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Snakes should never be kept as pets.

3. Some people feel they perform better when they have to finish by a strict time. Others feel they do better work if they do not have time pressure. Which best describes you? Explain why.

4. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Parents should buy for their children any books that the children choose to read.

5. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Students should spend more time learning outside of classrooms than within classrooms.

6. In some areas, summer days are longer, so there is more daylight in the evening and early morning, but winter days are shorter. In other areas, summer and winter days are similar lengths throughout the year. Which do you prefer, and why?

7. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Movies that are longer than three hours should be made shorter by removing less important scenes.

8. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Parents who do not regularly exercise should start in order to be good role models for their children.

9. Some people prefer to respond to emails, phone calls, and other messages they receive immediately. Others take more time to respond. Which do you do, and why?

10. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

It’s better to reward employees with gifts and job perks, such as gym memberships or English classes, than it is to simply pay more.


PERGUNTAS TIPO 1 E 2 DO TOEFL

1) Should a person shower the night before work or in the morning?
2) When a man takes a woman to dinner, should he pay or should they go “dutch”? (Each pays for him/herself.)
3) Do you prefer reading e-books or real books?
4) Describe something you do during your favorite season.
5) Which is better to lose weight: dieting or exercising?
6) Which is better for a history class: online or classroom learning?
7) Which is the best month for a holiday?
8) What is good advice for a person who is having trouble falling asleep?
9) Now that you are in America, should you keep your foreign name or adopt an American name?
10) When you are in a Chinese restaurant, do you use chopsticks or a fork? Why?
11) Which is better for you, texting someone or calling him/her?
12) Some people think there should be a tax on soda to encourage people to stop drinking it. Agree or disagree?
13) Do you agree: You should always give a waitress a tip even if her service is bad?
14) In an airport do you prefer to go through the body scanner or to be “frisked”? (The security guard runs his/her hands over your body.)
15) What’s the worst place to take a tourist in your current city?
16) What’s the most stupid holiday you can think of?
17) What was the most important time in your life?
18) If you were in Spain and someone gave you tickets to a bullfight, would you go?
19) Do you think it is important to use capital letters in e-mail messages or is it OK to just use small letters?
20) Should cell phones be prohibited in schools?
21) Should bullying be a crime?
22) Should you give money to people begging in the street or on the subway?
23) Should we have shorter work weeks and longer hours (i.e. 4 days at 10 hours each day)?
24) Would you prefer to go to an art museum or a movie?
25) If you were convicted of a murder, would you prefer the death sentence or life in prison?
26) Is it better to save your money or to spend it as soon as you get it?
27) Do you prefer the white meat of a chicken or the dark meat?
28) Should people be of the same religion when they get married?
29) Is it better to wake up early in the morning or later in the day?
30) Do you believe pet animals should be cloned?
31) Should parents be allowed to choose the sex of their child ahead of time?
32) Should marijuana be legalized?
33) Do you think zoos are generally good or bad?
34) In Mexico there are “pink” taxis, only for women driven by women. Is this good or bad?
35) Should really fat (obese) people have to pay more for their plane tickets because they use up more fuel?
36) An airline had a somewhat abstract painting by Picasso of a nude woman on a wall at an airport and some people complained that it should be taken down. What do you think?
37) Describe the worst teacher you ever had.
38) Describe your morning routine.
39) Are you more like your mother or father in personality?
40) Describe the last fashionable piece of clothing you bought.
41) Is it good or bad that English is becoming the world language?
42) Are tourists generally good or bad for a city?
43) What should you do if your roommate is very noisy and keeps you up at night?
44) What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a smart phone?
45) What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of studying literature as a major in college?
46) What are the advantages and disadvantages of learning English in the USA?
47) What are the advantages and disadvantages of attending a US graduate program?
48) What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing volunteer work?
49) What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a dog?
50) What are the advantages and disadvantages of just having one very close friend?


PERGUNTAS DO IELTS E DO TOEFL – TIPO 1 para a PROVA DE CONVERSAÇÃO

  1. Who is your best friend? Describe this person and say why he/she is your bestfriend.
  2. What is your favorite place to visit on weekends? Describe it and explain why it is your favorite place to go.
  3. What is your happiest childhood memory? Describe it and give reasons to explain why it is your happiest memory.
  4. What is your most important possession? Describe it and say why it is so important.
  5. Talk about a person in your life who has inspired you. Describe the person and explain why you found him/her inspirational.
  6. Where do most like to go to eat out? Describe this place and say why you like it most.
  7. Talk about an important national holiday in your home country. Describe it and explain why it is important.
  8. What is your favorite book or movie? Describe it and say why it is your favorite.
  9. Who do you feel close to in your family (or extended family)? Describe this person and say why you feel close to him/her.
  10. Where is a good place to have fun in your city or town? Describe this place and explain why it is fun.
  11. Talk about an experience in your life that made you feel embarrassed. Describe it and say why it was embarrassing.
  12. What was your favorite subject at school? Describe it and explain why this subject was your favorite one.
  13. Who is an important person in your country? Describe this person and explain why he/she is important.
  14. Talk about an interesting tourist attraction you have been to. Describe it and say why it was interesting.
  15. Talk about a time when you experienced success. Describe the experience and say why it was a success for you.
  16. What is your favorite style of clothing? Describe it and explain why it is your favorite.
  17. Name a person whom you truly admire. Describe the person and say why you admire him/her.
  18. Think of a place that makes you feel relaxed and peaceful. Describe it and explain why it is relaxing and peaceful for you.
  19. Talk about a difficulty you have overcome in your life. Describe the experience and say why it was difficult to overcome.
  20. What is your most useful study aid? Describe it and explain why it is useful in helping you to study.
  21. Talk about a teacher who had a positive influence on you. Describe this person and explain why he/she was so influential to you.
  22. Where is your favorite place to study? Describe this place and say why it is a good place for you to study.
  23. Talk about a positive experience with learning or using English. Describe the experience and say why it was a positive one.
  24. What is your favorite kind of food? Describe it and explain why it is your favorite.
  25. Name a famous or influential figure who has inspired you. Describe this person and say why he/she has been inspirational to you.
  26. Which place has fond memories for you? Describe this place and explain why it is memorable to you.
  27. When have you been happily surprised by something? Describe the experience and say why the surprise was a happy one for you.
  28. Describe a resource that helped you to do something better than before. Describe it and explain why it was helpful to you.
  29. Describe a person from your country’s history. Why do you think this person was important?
  30. Where would you like to go to spend a vacation? Describe this place and say why you would like to holiday there.
  31. Talk about something you and your family enjoy doing together. Describe it and explain why you all enjoy it.
  32. What is your favorite recreational activity? Describe it and say why you enjoy doing it.
  33. Who is the most intelligent person you know? Describe the person and say why you think he/she is intelligent.
  34. Where would you most like to live? Describe this place and explain why you would like to live there.
  35. What is your favorite season of the year? Describe the season and explain why you like it so much.
  36. What custom from your home country are you most fond of? Describe the custom and explain why you are fond of it.
  37. Which person are you most likely to go to with a personal problem? Describe this person and say why you would go to him/her in particular.
  38. Name a place in your country you would recommend others to visit. Describe this place and explain why you would recommend it.
  39. Talk about an event from the past that you would like to relive. Describe the original event and say why you would like to relive it.
  40. What is your favorite way of getting around? Describe it and explain why it is your favorite means of transportation.
  41.  Talk about a purchase you’ve made that you are happy with. Describe what you purchased and explain why you are happy about it.
  42.  Talk about a time when you found a task harder to accomplish than you expected. What were you trying to accomplish? Why did it become difficult?
  43. What personality quality do you think is most important in a good friend? Explain why.
  44. Talk about something friend a family member of yours did that you were proud of. Describe what they did, and explain why you were proud.
  45. Choose a recent event in your country that people want to talk about. Why are people interested in the event? Explain with specific details and reasons.
  46. Imagine the ways in which your country will change over the next five years. Talk about one way you expect it to change. Use details to explain your answer.
  47. Choose a famous person who you think would be enjoyable to have a conversation with. Explain why you would like to talk with them, using specific details and reasons.
  48. Choose a subject that students study in school but you think is not important. Explain why you feel it is not important to study. Use details and examples in your response.
  49. What type of long-distance transportation do you think is most enjoyable? Explain why you like it with specific details and examples.
  50. Think of a movie you have not seen but would like to see. Explain why you expect to like the movie. Give specific details and reasons in your response.

PERGUNTAS DO TOEFL – TIPO 2 | ESCOLHENDO ENTRE DUAS OPÇÕES 

1. Some people prefer work that allows them move around outdoors. Others feel it is more pleasant to work in an office. Which do you prefer, and why?

2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Snakes should never be kept as pets.

3. Some people feel they perform better when they have to finish by a strict time. Others feel they do better work if they do not have time pressure. Which best describes you? Explain why.

4. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Parents should buy for their children any books that the children choose to read.

5. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Students should spend more time learning outside of classrooms than within classrooms.

6. In some areas, summer days are longer, so there is more daylight in the evening and early morning, but winter days are shorter. In other areas, summer and winter days are similar lengths throughout the year. Which do you prefer, and why?

7. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Movies that are longer than three hours should be made shorter by removing less important scenes.

8. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Parents who do not regularly exercise should start in order to be good role models for their children.

9. Some people prefer to respond to emails, phone calls, and other messages they receive immediately. Others take more time to respond. Which do you do, and why?

10. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

It’s better to reward employees with gifts and job perks, such as gym memberships or English classes, than it is to simply pay more.

11. Should a person shower the night before or in the morning?

12. When a man takes a woman to dinner, should he pay or should they go “dutch”? (Each pays for him/herself.)

13. Do you prefer reading e-books or real books?

14. Describe something you do during your favorite season?

15. Which is better to lose weight: dieting or exercising?

16. Which is better for a history class: online or classroom learning?

17. Which is the best month for a holiday?

18. What is good advice for a person who is having trouble falling asleep?

19. Now that you are in America, should you keep your foreign name or adopt an American name?

20. When you are in a Chinese restaurant, do you use chopsticks or a fork? Why?

21. Which is better for you, texting someone or calling him/her?

22. Some people think there should be a tax on soda to encourage people to stop drinking it. Agree or disagree?

23. Do you agree: You should always give a waitress a tip even if her service is bad?

24. In an airport do you prefer to go through the body scanner or to be “frisked”? (The security guard runs his/her hands over your body.)

25. What’s the worst place to take a tourist in your current city?

26. What’s the most stupid holiday you can think of?

27. What was the most important time in your life?

28. If you were in Spain and someone gave you tickets to a bullfight, would you go?

29. Do you think it is important to use capital letters in e-mail messages or is it OK to just use small letters?

30. Should cell phones be prohibited in schools?

31. Should bullying be a crime?

32. Should you give money to people begging in the street or on the subway?

33) Should we have shorter work weeks and longer hours (i.e. 4 days at 10 hours each day)?

34. Would you prefer to go to an art museum or a movie?

35. If you were convicted of a murder, would you prefer the death sentence or life in prison?

36. Is it better to save your money or to spend it as soon as you get it?

37. Do you prefer the white meat of a chicken or the dark meat?

38. Should people be of the same religion when they get married?

39. Is it better to wake up early in the morning or later in the day?

40. Do you believe pet animals should be cloned?


TOEFL IBT Speaking: 80 Sample Questions

These 80 sample quizzes are summarized for Question 1 and Question 2 of TOEFL IBT Speaking. Prepare and practice these topics helps much for test takers to hunt a good score. These sample questions can cover 90% topics of your test. Prepare a draft for each of them is a short cut to up your score. TOEFL IBT Speaking is based on machine, speak loudly when exercise is also very important.

1. What is the most useful book of you? Why?

2. TV is positive or negative to modern society? Give your choice.

3. Describe the most important decision that you made in your life.

4. Do you think the high school should teach music and art as other basic science?

5. After school, how do you spend your time usually?

6. Should mobile phone be forbidden in some places?

7. Describe a celebration or moment that impressed you very much.

8. Which one acts more influence on you newspaper, TV or teachers?

9. Describe a social or politics celebration events in your culture.

10. Should government pay bill for museums and theatres? Explain your argument.

11. Where is your favourite place of your city? Why?

12. Where do you like to visit with friends?

13. Do you prefer having meals at home?

14. What park is your favourite one?

15. Big city or small town, which do you prefer to go to college?

16. Magazine, novel, poem, which do you prefer to read?

17. Do you like living alone or with room mate?

18. Which is common choice: restaurant, café, or home for your party?

19. Computers have improved our lives while others think computers have caused problems.

20. Talk about teacher.

21. Do you prefer to work at office, or at home?

22. Talk about someone you respect.

23. Should university be open to all students?

24. Parents should lead their children to watch TV? Or the children should choose by themselves.

25. What is the most efficient transportation in your country?

26. What is the most important invention of the last 100 years?

27. Should a college student be successful in career easier than ones without college education? why?

28. Talk about characteristics of friends.

29. Someone suggests school to cut the recycling. Try to comment it.

30. Do you want to be a leader? Or just to be a follower?

31. Which one do you think is better to help do research: internet or academic books?

32. In general where do people get information? From TV, newspaper, and other media, or from family andfriends?

33. What is your ideal job?

34. Do you prefer to take a long vacation or several short vacations in a year?

35. What are the characteristics of good parent?

36. Do you prefer to study alone on assignment from class or to study in group?

37. What is your goal in future?

38. Describe a challenging experience.

39. Do we should choose major for job hunting or just for our interesting?

40. What sort of movies do you like? Comedy, drama…

41. What will you do to relax yourself?

42. Is it important for students to attend class regularly or study by oneself?

43.Describe an enjoyable event in your childhood

44. Describe one of your schools?

45. Should school add Sport courses for generic students?

46. What do you miss most when you are away from home?

47. Some people believe that we should give a hand in dangerous case without hesitate; others argue that youshould ensure not to cause new troubles.

48. Describe a special opportunity given to you.

49. Talk about good leader.

50. Should people always tell the truth?

51. Describe an object which is very important to you

52. Do you agree that we can judge a person by the appearance at the first glance?

53. What is your choice: job or career?

54. If you have much of money, how do you spend?

55. What should students do in their vacations?

56. Describe a happy event in childhood, explain why it is memorable.

57. Communicate with your family and friends by letter, e-mail, or by telephone. What is your option?

58. Your favorite time of a year.

59. Some people want to have a relaxed and unhurried life, do you agree with?

60. What is your favorite room?

61. In journey, some used to get destination directly, some enjoy the procedure to get the goal. How about your opinion?

62. When you get restaurant or café, what features do you care about?

63. In city development, do we keep old building? Or replace them with new building?

64. Do you prefer to get advice from family and friends, or learning through personal experience?

65. Do you agree or disagree: Students should wear uniform in school?

66. Compare online courses with traditional courses.

67. Talk about subject that will lead to better job or subject that you are interested.

68. Some think college experience is important, some think not important. What is your opinion?

69. Describe a letter, or poem, that is important to you.

70. Forest, desert, where do you like to live?

71. Experience of asking help from others. How do the others help you?

72. High salary job or high personal satisfied job, which is your choice?

73. Student should do part-time job or summer intern to learn what sort of jobs is proper to him/her, do you agree with?

74. What skill do you want to learn?

75. Is it a good idea to have a one-year break before college study?

76. Talk about some good news about yourself.

77. Freshmen should live alone or with seniors in same building?

78. Students will learn more when they have discussions. Do you agree with?

79. Do you agree or disagree: “The most important lesson can’t be learned in class.”

80.Should the university education be free?

Some people think that parents should plan their children’s leisure time carefully. Other people believe? those children should decide for themselves how to spend their free time, Which idea do you agree with?Give reasons for your choice.
People should be realistic rather than romantic in order to live a better life. Do you agree or disagree? with the statement. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
People should never be satisfied with what they have, they should always want something new or? something different Do you agree or disagree with the statement. Give reasons for your choice.
Some people think that the family is the most important influence on young adults. Other people think? those friends are the most important influence on young adults. Which view do you agree with? Use examples to) support your position.
Some students participate in school activities such as clubs and sports. Other students do not take part in?? such activities because they spend more time on their studies. Tell why you think the two groups of? students spend their time differently? Which type of student do you prefer to be? Explain why.
Travelling is more important than reading books in order to understand the people and the world Do you? agree or disagree with the statement Use specific reasons to support your answer.
Some people like different friends. Others like similar friends. Compare the advantages of these two? kinds of friends. Which kind of friend do you prefer? Explain why?
After they complete their university studies, some students live in their hometowns, others live in? different towns or cities. Which do you think is better … living in your hometown or living in different towns or cities. Give specific reasons for your answer.
Some people believe that newspaper is the best source of news. Others think that the news is presented? better on radio or television. Which of these sources of news do you prefer? Use specific examples too? support your choice.
Some people learn best when a classroom lesson is presented in an entertaining, enjoyable way. Other? people learn best when a lesson is presented in a serious, formal way. Which of these two ways of? learning do you prefer? Give reasons to support your answer.
Some people say that the best preparation for life is learning to be cooperative. Do others take the opposite? view and say that learning to be competitive is the best preparation. Tell which one you agree with and
explain why.
Some people pay money for the things they want or need. Other people trade products or goods for? what they need. Compare the advantages of these two ways of obtaining things. Which way do you? prefer? Explain why.
Some people believe that growing up in a large family, with several sisters and brothers, offers? more advantages than disadvantages. Other people think that being the only child is more? advantageous. Write a short essay in which you discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each position. Explain which position you support.
Some people think studying in a university is worthwhile only because you can get a degree. Do you? agree or disagree with the statement? Give specific reasons to support your answer.
Inventions such as eyeglasses and the sewing machine have had an important effect on our lives.? Choose another invention that you think is important. Give specific reasons for your choice.
Someone think that playing a game is fun only when you win. Do you agree or disagree with them? statement. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
A research center is going to be established in a university. There is an argument whether to establish an agricultural center or a business one. Which do you think is better. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
“Fiction (such as short stories or novels) can teach us more about life than textbooks can”. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Use specific examples to support your answer.
Living in big cities has more advantages dm living in small towns or countryside. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Use specific reasons to support your answer.
Some university students want to live in a room alone. Others prefer having roommates. Which do you like better living alone or living with roommates? Give specific examples to support your answer.
Some people like to travel alone, others like to travel together with several friends. Which do you prefer, Why?
Which is more important for you in your life? Knowledge from books you read, or personal experiences in reality. Please use details to explain your answer.
Newspapers contain many information topics such as sports, current event, business, and entertainment. Which topic do you like to read most often? Give reasons to explain your answer.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: People should always show their strong emotions (such as excitement, anger, or joy). Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Dissatisfaction leads to progress. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A student’s main purpose in getting an education is to earn a lot of money. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Some students like to attend a large university that has many students. Others prefer to attend a small university that has fewer students. Which type of university do you prefer?Use specific reasons and example to support your answer.
Some students like to have outdoor activities. Others like indoor activities. Which do you prefer? Give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.
How do movies or TV influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
Some people like to buy books to read, others like to borr4Dw books from libraries or from other people. Compare the advantages of these two ways of reading. Which do you prefer? Why?
Some universities arrange a long period of vacation for students in the school year, others arrange several short vacations. Which kind of vacation do you prefer—a long vacation or a short one? Give specific reasons and examples for your answer.
Some people like to communicate by telephone, Other people like to communicate by letter. Which do you prefer to communicate by phone or by letter? Use specific and details to explain your answer.
Some people like to listen to classical music, others like to listen to popular music (including popular songs). Which kind of music do you prefer? Give specific reasons for your answer.
Games teach people about life. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give specifics for your answer.
Many important natural resources such as water, forests, oil, etc, are running out in the world today. What should we do to protect them? Give specific examples to support your idea about one kind of these resources.
When people succeed, it is because of hard work luck has nothing to do with success, Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
Sometimes it is fun to think of living in another time and place. If you could experience a different time and place, what time and what place would you choose? Use reasons and specific details to support your answer.
Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer?
Some people like to eat at home and prepare food for themselves, others like to eat outside in restaurants or food stands. Which way of eating do you prefer.? give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.
Some say that the world would be a better place now if the automobile had never been invented. Decide if you agree or disagree with this statement and give specific reasons for your decision.
Some people say that the best way to raise children is to encourage them to be independent thinkers. Others disagree and say that children need to be taught discipline in order to become successful. Using specific examples, discuss these two opinions. State which one you agree with and why?
Some people like to work or study at night, others like to work or study during the day. Which do you prefer-work or study at night or during the day? Give, specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.
Some people like to study alone, others like to study with several people together. Which do you prefer-study alone or study with other people? Give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.
Some people like to use computers to type letter, others like t,o write letters with a pen. Which do you prefer and why?
Some companies like to employ younger and enthusiastic people, other companies like to employ older and experienced people. If you were a boss, which kind of people do you like to employ. Give reasons and specific examples to illustrate your answer.
“It’s better to make wrong decision dm make no decision at all.” Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give reasons or specific examples to illustrate your answer.
Some people tend to work only for money, while others believe that people should enjoy what opinion do. Which opinion do you prefer? Explain why?
Some people tend to study a subject in a very intensive way over a short period of time, while others
tend to study a subject constantly over a long period of time. What do you think is a better way of learning? Explain why.
Should the money invest into a university be used to improve the library or to improve the physical training facilities? What do you think? Why?
Should the money invest into a university library be used to buy books or to buy a computer? What do you think? Why?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people such as public figures and celebrities.

Some people believe that the Earth is being harmed (damaged) by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion?

Some people spend their entire lives in one place. Others move a number of times throughout their lives, looking for a better job, house, community, or even climate. Which do you prefer: staying in one place or moving in search of another place?

Is it better to enjoy your money when you earn it or is it better to save your money for some time in the future? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

You have received a gift of money. The money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy?

Businesses should hire employees for their entire lives. Do you agree or disagree?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Attending a live performance (for example, a play, concert, or sporting event) is more enjoyable than watching the same event on television.

Choose one of the following transportation vehicles and explain why you think it has changed people’s lives. (1) automobiles (2) bicycles (3) airplanes

Do you agree or disagree that progress is always good?

Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. Do you agree or disagree?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it more quickly.

The expression “never, never give up” means to keep trying and never stop working for your goals. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and industry are more important than saving land for endangered

What is a very important skill a person should learn in order to be successful in the world today? Choose one skill and use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

Why do you think some people are attracted to dangerous sports or other dangerous activities?

Some people like to travel with a companion. Other people prefer to travel alone. Which do you prefer?

Some people prefer to get up early in the morning and start the day’s work. Others prefer to get up later in the day and work until late at night. Which do you prefer?

What are the important qualities of a good son or daughter? Have these qualities changed or remained the same over time in your culture?

Some people prefer to work for a large company. Others prefer to work for a small company. Which would you prefer? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.

People work because they need money to live. What are some other reasons that people work? Discuss one or more of these reasons.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, or telephone calls.

Some people like to do only what they already do well. Other people prefer to try new things and take risks. Which do you prefer?

Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risks or chances. Others believe that success results from careful planning. In your opinion, what does success come from?

What change would make your hometown more appealing to people your age?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? One should never judge a person by external appearances.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person should never make an important decision alone.

A company is going to give some money either to support the arts or to protect the environment. Which do you think the company should choose?

Some movies are serious, designed to make the audience think. Other movies are designed primarily to amuse and entertain. Which type of movie do you prefer?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Businesses should do anything they can to make a profit.

Some people are always in a hurry to go places and get things done. Other people prefer to take their time and live life at a slower pace. Which do you prefer?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Games are as important for adults as they are for children.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents or other adult relatives should make important decisions for their older (15 to 18 year-old) teenage children.

What do you want most in a friend ?someone who is intelligent, or someone who has a sense of humor, or someone who is reliable?

Which one of these characteristics is most important to you?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Most experiences in our lives that seemed difficult at the time become valuable lessons for the future.

Some people prefer to work for themselves or own a business. Others prefer to work for an employer. Would you rather be self-employed, work for someone else, or own a business?

Should a city try to preserve its old, historic buildings or destroy them and replace them with modern buildings?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a child’s success in school.

If you were an employer, which kind of worker would you prefer to hire: an inexperienced worker at a lower salary or an experienced worker at a higher salary?

Many teachers assign homework to students every day. Do you think that daily homework is necessary for students?

If you could study a subject that you have never had the opportunity to study, what would you choose?

Some people think that the automobile has improved modern life. Others think that the automobile has caused serious problems. What is your opinion?

Which would you choose: a high-paying job with long hours that would give you little time with family and friends or a lower-paying job with shorter hours that would give you more time with family and friends?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Grades (marks) encourage students to learn.

Some people say that computers have made life easier and more convenient. Other people say that computers have made life more complex and stressful. What is your opinion?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best way to travel is in a group led by a tour guide.

Some universities require students to take classes in many subjects. Other universities require students to specialize in one subject. Which is better?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should begin learning a foreign language as soon as they start school.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Boys and girls should attend separate schools.

Is it more important to be able to work with a group of people on a team or to work independently?

Your city has decided to build a statue or monument to honor a famous person in your country. Who would you choose?

Describe a custom from your country that you would like people from other countries to adopt. Explain your choice, using specific reasons and examples.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Technology has made the world a better place to live.

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104 TOEFL Independent Writing Topics

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Some people think that parents should plan their children’s leisure time carefully. Other people believe? those children should decide for themselves how to spend their free time, Which idea do you agree with?Give reasons for your choice.
People should be realistic rather than romantic in order to live a better life. Do you agree or disagree? with the statement. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
People should never be satisfied with what they have, they should always want something new or? something different Do you agree or disagree with the statement. Give reasons for your choice.
Some people think that the family is the most important influence on young adults. Other people think? those friends are the most important influence on young adults. Which view do you agree with? Use examples to) support your position.
Some students participate in school activities such as clubs and sports. Other students do not take part in?? such activities because they spend more time on their studies. Tell why you think the two groups of? students spend their time differently? Which type of student do you prefer to be? Explain why.
Travelling is more important than reading books in order to understand the people and the world Do you? agree or disagree with the statement Use specific reasons to support your answer.
Some people like different friends. Others like similar friends. Compare the advantages of these two? kinds of friends. Which kind of friend do you prefer? Explain why?
After they complete their university studies, some students live in their hometowns, others live in? different towns or cities. Which do you think is better … living in your hometown or living in different towns or cities. Give specific reasons for your answer.
Some people believe that newspaper is the best source of news. Others think that the news is presented? better on radio or television. Which of these sources of news do you prefer? Use specific examples too? support your choice.
Some people learn best when a classroom lesson is presented in an entertaining, enjoyable way. Other? people learn best when a lesson is presented in a serious, formal way. Which of these two ways of? learning do you prefer? Give reasons to support your answer.
Some people say that the best preparation for life is learning to be cooperative. Do others take the opposite? view and say that learning to be competitive is the best preparation. Tell which one you agree with and
explain why.
Some people pay money for the things they want or need. Other people trade products or goods for? what they need. Compare the advantages of these two ways of obtaining things. Which way do you? prefer? Explain why.
Some people believe that growing up in a large family, with several sisters and brothers, offers? more advantages than disadvantages. Other people think that being the only child is more? advantageous. Write a short essay in which you discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each position. Explain which position you support.
Some people think studying in a university is worthwhile only because you can get a degree. Do you? agree or disagree with the statement? Give specific reasons to support your answer.
Inventions such as eyeglasses and the sewing machine have had an important effect on our lives.? Choose another invention that you think is important. Give specific reasons for your choice.
Someone think that playing a game is fun only when you win. Do you agree or disagree with them? statement. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
A research center is going to be established in a university. There is an argument whether to establish an agricultural center or a business one. Which do you think is better. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
“Fiction (such as short stories or novels) can teach us more about life than textbooks can”. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Use specific examples to support your answer.
Living in big cities has more advantages dm living in small towns or countryside. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Use specific reasons to support your answer.
Some university students want to live in a room alone. Others prefer having roommates. Which do you like better living alone or living with roommates? Give specific examples to support your answer.
Some people like to travel alone, others like to travel together with several friends. Which do you prefer, Why?
Which is more important for you in your life? Knowledge from books you read, or personal experiences in reality. Please use details to explain your answer.
Newspapers contain many information topics such as sports, current event, business, and entertainment. Which topic do you like to read most often? Give reasons to explain your answer.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: People should always show their strong emotions (such as excitement, anger, or joy). Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Dissatisfaction leads to progress. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A student’s main purpose in getting an education is to earn a lot of money. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Some students like to attend a large university that has many students. Others prefer to attend a small university that has fewer students. Which type of university do you prefer?Use specific reasons and example to support your answer.
Some students like to have outdoor activities. Others like indoor activities. Which do you prefer? Give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.
How do movies or TV influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
Some people like to buy books to read, others like to borr4Dw books from libraries or from other people. Compare the advantages of these two ways of reading. Which do you prefer? Why?
Some universities arrange a long period of vacation for students in the school year, others arrange several short vacations. Which kind of vacation do you prefer—a long vacation or a short one? Give specific reasons and examples for your answer.
Some people like to communicate by telephone, Other people like to communicate by letter. Which do you prefer to communicate by phone or by letter? Use specific and details to explain your answer.
Some people like to listen to classical music, others like to listen to popular music (including popular songs). Which kind of music do you prefer? Give specific reasons for your answer.
Games teach people about life. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give specifics for your answer.
Many important natural resources such as water, forests, oil, etc, are running out in the world today. What should we do to protect them? Give specific examples to support your idea about one kind of these resources.
When people succeed, it is because of hard work luck has nothing to do with success, Do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
Sometimes it is fun to think of living in another time and place. If you could experience a different time and place, what time and what place would you choose? Use reasons and specific details to support your answer.
Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer?
Some people like to eat at home and prepare food for themselves, others like to eat outside in restaurants or food stands. Which way of eating do you prefer.? give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.
Some say that the world would be a better place now if the automobile had never been invented. Decide if you agree or disagree with this statement and give specific reasons for your decision.
Some people say that the best way to raise children is to encourage them to be independent thinkers. Others disagree and say that children need to be taught discipline in order to become successful. Using specific examples, discuss these two opinions. State which one you agree with and why?
Some people like to work or study at night, others like to work or study during the day. Which do you prefer-work or study at night or during the day? Give, specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.
Some people like to study alone, others like to study with several people together. Which do you prefer-study alone or study with other people? Give specific reasons and examples to illustrate your answer.
Some people like to use computers to type letter, others like t,o write letters with a pen. Which do you prefer and why?
Some companies like to employ younger and enthusiastic people, other companies like to employ older and experienced people. If you were a boss, which kind of people do you like to employ. Give reasons and specific examples to illustrate your answer.
“It’s better to make wrong decision dm make no decision at all.” Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give reasons or specific examples to illustrate your answer.
Some people tend to work only for money, while others believe that people should enjoy what opinion do. Which opinion do you prefer? Explain why?
Some people tend to study a subject in a very intensive way over a short period of time, while others
tend to study a subject constantly over a long period of time. What do you think is a better way of learning? Explain why.
Should the money invest into a university be used to improve the library or to improve the physical training facilities? What do you think? Why?
Should the money invest into a university library be used to buy books or to buy a computer? What do you think? Why?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people such as public figures and celebrities.

Some people believe that the Earth is being harmed (damaged) by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion?

Some people spend their entire lives in one place. Others move a number of times throughout their lives, looking for a better job, house, community, or even climate. Which do you prefer: staying in one place or moving in search of another place?

Is it better to enjoy your money when you earn it or is it better to save your money for some time in the future? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

You have received a gift of money. The money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy?

Businesses should hire employees for their entire lives. Do you agree or disagree?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Attending a live performance (for example, a play, concert, or sporting event) is more enjoyable than watching the same event on television.

Choose one of the following transportation vehicles and explain why you think it has changed people’s lives. (1) automobiles (2) bicycles (3) airplanes

Do you agree or disagree that progress is always good?

Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. Do you agree or disagree?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it more quickly.

The expression “never, never give up” means to keep trying and never stop working for your goals. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and industry are more important than saving land for endangered

What is a very important skill a person should learn in order to be successful in the world today? Choose one skill and use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

Why do you think some people are attracted to dangerous sports or other dangerous activities?

Some people like to travel with a companion. Other people prefer to travel alone. Which do you prefer?

Some people prefer to get up early in the morning and start the day’s work. Others prefer to get up later in the day and work until late at night. Which do you prefer?

What are the important qualities of a good son or daughter? Have these qualities changed or remained the same over time in your culture?

Some people prefer to work for a large company. Others prefer to work for a small company. Which would you prefer? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.

People work because they need money to live. What are some other reasons that people work? Discuss one or more of these reasons.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, or telephone calls.

Some people like to do only what they already do well. Other people prefer to try new things and take risks. Which do you prefer?

Some people believe that success in life comes from taking risks or chances. Others believe that success results from careful planning. In your opinion, what does success come from?

What change would make your hometown more appealing to people your age?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? One should never judge a person by external appearances.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person should never make an important decision alone.

A company is going to give some money either to support the arts or to protect the environment. Which do you think the company should choose?

Some movies are serious, designed to make the audience think. Other movies are designed primarily to amuse and entertain. Which type of movie do you prefer?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Businesses should do anything they can to make a profit.

Some people are always in a hurry to go places and get things done. Other people prefer to take their time and live life at a slower pace. Which do you prefer?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Games are as important for adults as they are for children.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents or other adult relatives should make important decisions for their older (15 to 18 year-old) teenage children.

What do you want most in a friend ?someone who is intelligent, or someone who has a sense of humor, or someone who is reliable?

Which one of these characteristics is most important to you?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Most experiences in our lives that seemed difficult at the time become valuable lessons for the future.

Some people prefer to work for themselves or own a business. Others prefer to work for an employer. Would you rather be self-employed, work for someone else, or own a business?

Should a city try to preserve its old, historic buildings or destroy them and replace them with modern buildings?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a child’s success in school.

If you were an employer, which kind of worker would you prefer to hire: an inexperienced worker at a lower salary or an experienced worker at a higher salary?

Many teachers assign homework to students every day. Do you think that daily homework is necessary for students?

If you could study a subject that you have never had the opportunity to study, what would you choose?

Some people think that the automobile has improved modern life. Others think that the automobile has caused serious problems. What is your opinion?

Which would you choose: a high-paying job with long hours that would give you little time with family and friends or a lower-paying job with shorter hours that would give you more time with family and friends?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Grades (marks) encourage students to learn.

Some people say that computers have made life easier and more convenient. Other people say that computers have made life more complex and stressful. What is your opinion?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best way to travel is in a group led by a tour guide.

Some universities require students to take classes in many subjects. Other universities require students to specialize in one subject. Which is better?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should begin learning a foreign language as soon as they start school.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Boys and girls should attend separate schools.

Is it more important to be able to work with a group of people on a team or to work independently?

Your city has decided to build a statue or monument to honor a famous person in your country. Who would you choose?

Describe a custom from your country that you would like people from other countries to adopt. Explain your choice, using specific reasons and examples.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Technology has made the world a better place to live.



CONVERSATION QUESTIONS for the IELTS | Part 1 – PERSONAL QUESTIONS

YOU

Describe yourself.

FAMILY

  • Describe your family?
  • Do you have a large or small family?
  • How much time do you spend with your family?
  • What do you like to do together as a family?
  • Do you get along well with your family?
  • Are people in your country generally close to their families?

WORK

  • What do you do?
  • What are your responsibilities?
  • How many hours do you work each day?
  • Do you enjoy your work?
  • Is there some other kind of work you would rather do?
  • If you could change your job or profession, what would you do?
  • Describe the process of getting a job in your country.
  • Describe the company or organization you work for.
  • What is your position?
  • What do you like about your job?
  • What do you dislike about your job?

EDUCATION

  • Describe your education.
  • What kind of school did you go to as a child?
  • Did you go to a co-educational school?
  • What was your favourite subject as a child?
  • Who was your favourite teacher?
  • What is the education system like in your country?
  • Do you think your country has an effective education system?

STUDIES

  • What are you studying now?
  • What is your area of specialization?

HOMETOWN

  • Describe your hometown.
  • What’s special about it?
  • Where is your hometown located?
  • Is it easy to travel around your hometown?
  • What is it known for?
  • What do people in your town do?
  • What are the main industries in your hometown?
  • What problems face your hometown?
  • What languages are spoken in your hometown?
  • What are the advantages of living in your hometown?
  • What are some problems faced by your hometown?
  • Compare your hometown with another city.
  • What are some environmental problems faced by your hometown?

WEATHER

  • What’s the weather like in your country?
  • Does the weather affect your mood?
  • How do rainy days make you feel?
  • What’s your favourite season of the year?
  • What do you like to do when it’s hot?
  • What do you usually do in the winter?
  • How many seasons does your country have?

HOME

  • Describe your home.
  • What kind of building do you live in?
  • How long have you lived there?

WEDDING

  • Have you ever been to a wedding?
  • Whose wedding was it?
  • Where was it held?
  • What clothes do people wear?
  • Describe the wedding ceremony.
  • What sort of gifts do people buy for the bridal couple?
  • What kind of clothes did the bride and groom wear?

TRAVEL

  • Do you like to travel?
  • What kind of places have you visited in your life?
  • Which place would you really like to visit? Why?
  • What’s the best place you’ve ever visited?

COMPUTERS

  • Do you think computers help society?
  • Do you think computers are bad for health?
  • How do you think computers have changed the world?

INTERNET

  • Do you use the Internet much during the day?
  • What do you usually do on the Internet?
  • What are some advantages of the Internet?
  • What are some disadvantages?
  • Do people in your country use the Internet a lot?
  • Do you do any shopping on the Internet?

EMAIL

  • Do you send and receive email regularly?
  • Who do you usually communicate with?
  • How often do you check your email?
  • Do you think writing email has strengthened or weakened people’s writing skills?
  • What are some disadvantages of email?

FRIEND

  • Describe a friend.
  • How long have you known each other?
  • What do usually do together?
  • What do you like the most about him / her?
  • How often do you see each other?

PLACE

  • Describe a place you like to go.
  • Why is this place special to you?
  • When did you first visit this place?
  • Where is this place located?
  • What language is spoken here? Do you speak this language?

SMOKING

  • What do you feel about smoking in public places?
  • Do you think smoking should be banned in people’s homes?

MARRIAGE

  • What is the attitude toward marriage in your country?
  • Do most young people plan on getting married in your country?
  • What are some of the advantages of marriage?
  • What are some of the disadvantages?
  • Is the divorce rate high in your country?
  • Do you think people should be allowed to get divorced?

HOBBIES

  • Do you have any hobbies?
  • What are some of your hobbies?
  • When did you first develop this hobby?
  • What are some of the advantages of having a hobby?
  • How much time do you spend on your hobby?

FILMS

  • Do you enjoy watching movies?
  • What’s your favourite film?
  • Who are your favourite actors?
  • How often do you watch films?

SHOPPING

  • Do you enjoy shopping?
  • How do you feel about shopping?
  • Do you like shopping on the Internet?
  • Do you have any favourite stores?
  • What don’t you like about shopping?
  • Which is the most popular place to shop in your hometown?

SPORTS

  • Do you like sports?
  • Do you enjoy watching sports?
  • Do you enjoy participating in any sports?
  • Which sports are most popular in your country?
  • What’s your favourite sport/
  • When did you first become interested in sports?
  • How often do you participate in sports?
  • What equipment do you need for your favourite sport?

FOOD

  • What are some of your favourite foods?
  • What foods are popular in your country?
  • What are some of the famous dishes of your country?
  • Do you enjoy cooking?

FESTIVAL

  • What’s the most important festival in your country?
  • How do people celebrate this festival?
  • What special food is associated with this festival?
  • What special activities are associated with this festival?
  • What do you enjoy most about this festival?
  • Do you think festivals are important for a society?

TELEVISION

  • Do you watch television a lot?
  • What do you usually watch on television?
  • How many hours of television do you usually watch?
  • What are the most popular shows in your country?
  • What kind of shows do you like to watch?
  • What are some advantages of television?
  • What are someof the disadvantages of television?
  • What did you last watch on television?
  • Why do you think certain TV shows are so popular?

TOURISM

  • Which places would you recommend to a visitor to your country?
  • Do a lot of tourists visit your country?
  • What do they usually do there?
  • How has tourism changed your country?
  • Is your country expensive for most tourists?
  • What are some famous landmarks in your country?

DAILY ROUTINE

  • Describe your daily routine.
  • What do you usually do?
  • What do you do on the weekend?
  • What is you typical weekday like?
  • Does your life change much from week to week?
  • Do you have any free time during the week?

YOUR COUNTRY

  • Which country are you from?
  • Where is this country located?
  • Which part of the country do most people live in?
  • What are the main industries in your country?
  • Is it easy to travel around your country?

CLOTHES

  • What type of clothes do you like to wear?
  • What kind of clothes do people in your country usually wear?
  • How important is fashion to you?
  • What kind of clothes do you dislike?
  • Do you think people behave differently in different kinds of clothes?
  • What kind of clothes do people wear to work in your country?
  • Are clothes expensive in your country?

GOING OUT

  • Do you like going out or staying at home?
  • What do you like to do when you go out?
  • How often do you go out?
  • Do people in your country go out a lot?
  • How and where do people in your country usually socialize?
  • What kind of entertainment is popular in your country?

GAMES

  • Do you enjoy playing any games?
  • What kind of games do you play?
  • Do you think adults should play games?
  • What do children learn from games?
  • What kind of games did you play when you were a child?
  • What games are popular in your country today?
  • What kind of games were popular when you were young?
  • Do you think mental games like chess are good for you?

COLOURS

  • Do you have a favourite colour?
  • What are your country’s colours?
  • Do you think colours affect our moods?
  • Can you learn anything about a person from the colours he / she likes?
  • Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were a child?

MUSIC

  • Do you like music?
  • What kind of music do you like?
  • When do you usually listen to music?
  • What kind of music did you like when you were younger?
  • What kind of music is popular in your country?
  • Do you play any musical instruments?
  • Do you wish you could play any musical instruments?
  • Which is your favourite instrument?

IELTS – SPEAKING QUESTIONS PART 02

You will be given a topic card. You will have 1 minute to prepare your talk and then you will need to give your talk to the examiner for 1-2 minutes. Most topics are stories about yourself or something that happened in your life.

Art

Describe a piece of art you like.

You should say:

  • what the work of art is
  • when you first saw it
  • what you know about it
  • and explain why you like it.

Book

Describe a book you have recently read.

You should say:

  • what kind of book it is
  • what it is about
  • what sort of people would enjoy it
  • and explain why you liked it.

Communication

Describe a piece of advice you recently received.

You should say:

  • when this happened
  • who gave you the advice
  • what the advice was
  • and explain how you felt about the advice.

Daily Routine

Describe a time of the day you like.

You should say:

  • what time of day it is
  • what you do at that time
  • who you are usually with
  • and explain why you like it.

Exercise

Describe an exercise you know.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how it is done
  • when you first tried it
  • what kind of people it is suitable for
  • and explain why you think it is a good exercise.

Family

Describe a member of the your family you get on well with.

You should say:

  • who it is
  • what relationship you have to that person
  • what that person is like
  • what you do together
  • and explain why you get on so well.

Gift

Describe a gift you recently gave to someone.

You should say:

  • who you gave it to
  • what kind of person he/she is
  • what the gift was
  • what occasion the gift was for
  • and explain why you chose that gift.

Hobby

Describe an interesting hobby.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what kind of people do it
  • how it is done
  • and explain why you think it is interesting.

Internet

Describe a useful website.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how often you visit it
  • what kind of site it is
  • what kind of information it offers
  • and explain why you think it is useful.

Journey

Describe a journey that didn’t go as planned.

You should say:

  • where you were going
  • how you were travelling
  • who you were with
  • what went wrong
  • and explain what you would do differently.

Kindness

Describe a person you know who is kind.

You should say:

  • who it is
  • how you know this person
  • what sort of person he/she is
  • and explain why you think they are kind.

Language

Describe a language you have learned.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • when you started learning
  • how you learned it
  • what was difficult about it
  • and why you decided to learn that language.

Music

Describe an song you like.

You should say:

  • what kind of song it is
  • what the song is about
  • when you first heard it
  • and explain why you like it.

News

Describe some good news you recently received.

You should say:

  • what the news was
  • how you received the news
  • who gave it to you
  • and explain why this was good news.

Old people

Describe an old person you know.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how old he/she is
  • what this person is like
  • and explain why you like this person.

Photograph

Describe a photograph you like.

You should say:

  • what can be seen in the photo
  • when it was taken
  • who took it
  • and explain why you like it.

Respect

Describe someone you respect.

You should say:

  • who the person is
  • how you know about this person
  • what this person does
  • what this person is like
  • and explain why you respect this person.

Sport

Describe a sports you would like to learn.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what equipment is needed for it
  • how you would learn it
  • and explain why you would like to learn this sport.

Travel

Describe a place you have recently visited.

You should say:

  • where you went
  • who you went with
  • how you got there
  • and explain why you enjoyed it.

Unexpected

Describe an unexpected event.

You should say:

  • what it was
  • when it happened
  • who was there
  • why it was unexpected
  • and explain why you enjoyed it.

 

Vocation

Describe a vocation you think is useful to society.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what it involves
  • what kind of people usually do this work
  • and explain why you think it is useful to society.

Water

Describe a place near water.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how you get there
  • how often you do there
  • what you can do there
  • and explain why you like it.

Your Favourite Shop

Describe your favourite shop.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how often you go there
  • what it sells
  • and explain why you think it is a good shop.

Zoo

Describe a place with animals.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how you heard of it
  • what animals can be seen
  • and explain why it might be an interesting place to visit.

TOEFL Speaking Practice Topics for Tasks 1 and 2

Task 1

1. Talk about a purchase you’ve made that you are happy with. Describe what you purchased and explain why you are happy about it.

2. Talk about a time when you found a task harder to accomplish than you expected. What were you trying to accomplish? Why did it become difficult?

3. What personality quality do you think is most important in a good friend? Explain why.

4. Talk about something friend a family member of yours did that you were proud of. Describe what they did, and explain why you were proud.

5. Choose a recent event in your country that people want to talk about. Why are people interested in the event? Explain with specific details and reasons.

6. Imagine the ways in which your country will change over the next five years. Talk about one way you expect it to change. Use details to explain your answer.

7. Choose a famous person who you think would be enjoyable to have a conversation with. Explain why you would like to talk with them, using specific details and reasons.

8. Choose a subject that students study in school but you think is not important. Explain why you feel it is not important to study. Use details and examples in your response.

9. What type of long-distance transportation do you think is most enjoyable? Explain why you like it with specific details and examples.

10. Think of a movie you have not seen but would like to see. Explain why you expect to like the movie. Give specific details and reasons in your response.

Task 2

1. Some people prefer work that allows them move around outdoors. Others feel it is more pleasant to work in an office. Which do you prefer, and why?

2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Snakes should never be kept as pets.

3. Some people feel they perform better when they have to finish by a strict time. Others feel they do better work if they do not have time pressure. Which best describes you? Explain why.

4. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Parents should buy for their children any books that the children choose to read.

5. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Students should spend more time learning outside of classrooms than within classrooms.

6. In some areas, summer days are longer, so there is more daylight in the evening and early morning, but winter days are shorter. In other areas, summer and winter days are similar lengths throughout the year. Which do you prefer, and why?

7. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Movies that are longer than three hours should be made shorter by removing less important scenes.

8. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

Parents who do not regularly exercise should start in order to be good role models for their children.

9. Some people prefer to respond to emails, phone calls, and other messages they receive immediately. Others take more time to respond. Which do you do, and why?

10. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Use details and examples to explain your answer.

It’s better to reward employees with gifts and job perks, such as gym memberships or English classes, than it is to simply pay more.


Sample TOEFL Speaking Questions

Practicing with sample TOEFL Speaking topics is an important part of preparing for the exam. There are some official practice questions available, but you’ll likely want more to practice with. Fortunately, we’ve come up with 12 practice TOEFL speaking questions (10 independent and 2 integrated) to help with your studying.

Remember that on the real exam, the conversations for the Task 3 and Task 6 sample questions would be audio recording clips; you won’t be reading them.

Task 1

  • Who is the best teacher you’ve had? What qualities make him/her such a good teacher?
  • What is your favorite holiday? Describe what you normally do on this holiday and why it is your favorite.
  • Where would you like to travel for your next vacation? Describe what the place is like and why you want to visit it.
  • What is your ideal career? Describe what it would be like and why it appeals to you.
  • What is an activity you like to do with your friends? Describe it and explain why you find it enjoyable.

 

Task 2

  • Some people believe students should attend gym classes in school to improve their health and fitness, while others believe school should only focus on academic subjects. Do you think students should have gym classes in school? Why or why not?
  • Some people prefer to travel with other people, while others like to travel on their own. Which method of traveling do you prefer and why?
  • Do you prefer living in an urban or rural area? State your preference and give reasons as to why you feel that way.
  • Is it better to save the money you earn for future expenses or spend it now on things you enjoy? Give reasons to support your choice.
  • Some people believe that students should spend more time in math and science classes rather than humanities and social science classes. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons to support your choice.

 

Task 3

Read the following text and the conversation that follows it. Then answer the question.

 

The following text is an excerpt from the Great Plains University student newspaper.

The student dean announced yesterday afternoon that, due to professor preferences and changing academic schedules, starting next semester, more classes will now be held on Fridays. Classes that were previously held for 90 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays will now be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 60 minutes each. Tuesday and Thursday classes will keep their original schedule.

 

(Female student): Did you see the announcement in the student newspaper that we’re going to have more Friday classes?

(Male student): I did, and I think it’s great news.

(Female student): Why do you feel that way? I was really disappointed to read that.

(Male student): I think it will be helpful to see your professor more often during the week. For some of my classes, if I have a question on a Thursday, I need to wait all the way until Monday to see the professor again.

(Female student): Don’t your professors have office hours when you can stop by and ask them a question?

(Male student): Some of them do, but they’re not always at a good time for me. With Friday classes, I’m guaranteed to see them. Also, I think shorter classes will make it easier to learn new information without feeling overwhelmed like I sometimes did with longer classes.

(Female student): I suppose that’s true. I’m still disappointed about it though because I usually spend my Fridays at my job.

(Male student): You can’t work with Friday classes?

(Female student): No, even one class in the afternoon would mean I couldn’t work a full shift, so it really messes up my work schedule, and I’m using that money to help pay for tuition.

(Male student): Yeah, Friday classes may make it harder for me to go home on the weekends since I can’t leave on Thursday, but I still think it’s a good decision overall.

Question: The man expresses his opinion on the announcement in the student newspaper. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.


50 Practice Speaking Topic 1 and 2 Questions for TOEFL

1) Should a person shower the night before work or in the morning?
2) When a man takes a woman to dinner, should he pay or should they go “dutch”? (Each pays for him/herself.)
3) Do you prefer reading e-books or real books?
4) Describe something you do during your favorite season.
5) Which is better to lose weight: dieting or exercising?
6) Which is better for a history class: online or classroom learning?
7) Which is the best month for a holiday?
8) What is good advice for a person who is having trouble falling asleep?
9) Now that you are in America, should you keep your foreign name or adopt an American name?
10) When you are in a Chinese restaurant, do you use chopsticks or a fork? Why?
11) Which is better for you, texting someone or calling him/her?
12) Some people think there should be a tax on soda to encourage people to stop drinking it. Agree or disagree?
13) Do you agree: You should always give a waitress a tip even if her service is bad?
14) In an airport do you prefer to go through the body scanner or to be “frisked”? (The security guard runs his/her hands over your body.)
15) What’s the worst place to take a tourist in your current city?
16) What’s the most stupid holiday you can think of?
17) What was the most important time in your life?
18) If you were in Spain and someone gave you tickets to a bullfight, would you go?
19) Do you think it is important to use capital letters in e-mail messages or is it OK to just use small letters?
20) Should cell phones be prohibited in schools?
21) Should bullying be a crime?
22) Should you give money to people begging in the street or on the subway?
23) Should we have shorter work weeks and longer hours (i.e. 4 days at 10 hours each day)?
24) Would you prefer to go to an art museum or a movie?
25) If you were convicted of a murder, would you prefer the death sentence or life in prison?
26) Is it better to save your money or to spend it as soon as you get it?
27) Do you prefer the white meat of a chicken or the dark meat?
28) Should people be of the same religion when they get married?
29) Is it better to wake up early in the morning or later in the day?
30) Do you believe pet animals should be cloned?
31) Should parents be allowed to choose the sex of their child ahead of time?
32) Should marijuana be legalized?
33) Do you think zoos are generally good or bad?
34) In Mexico there are “pink” taxis, only for women driven by women. Is this good or bad?
35) Should really fat (obese) people have to pay more for their plane tickets because they use up more fuel?
36) An airline had a somewhat abstract painting by Picasso of a nude woman on a wall at an airport and some people complained that it should be taken down. What do you think?
37) Describe the worst teacher you ever had.
38) Describe your morning routine.
39) Are you more like your mother or father in personality?
40) Describe the last fashionable piece of clothing you bought.
41) Is it good or bad that English is becoming the world language?
42) Are tourists generally good or bad for a city?
43) What should you do if your roommate is very noisy and keeps you up at night?
44) What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a smart phone?
45) What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of studying literature as a major in college?
46) What are the advantages and disadvantages of learning English in the USA?
47) What are the advantages and disadvantages of attending a US graduate program?
48) What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing volunteer work?
49) What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a dog?
50) What are the advantages and disadvantages of just having one very close friend?

 

 

 


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