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1 Possible Topic for TOEFL ibt Speaking 1. Your favorite pet 2. Your dressing style 3. What do you do in your free time? (Your most favorite hobby) 4. How do you learn English? 5. Which sport do you like best? 6. Which dish do you like best? 7. Your most favorite/important subject 8. You future plan 9. Your best scholastic achievement 10. What kind of music do you like best? 11. What do you expect in your parents? 12. If you had a wish, what would you wish? 13. If you can change one thing in your university, what would you change? 14. Your best friend 15. The person you like best 16. Your unforgettable day 17. What is unforgettable in your school life? 18. Your idea of a happy life 19. A type of book you enjoy reading 20. The fruit you like to eat most 21. Your favorite TV show 22. The movie you like best 23. The place you would like to visit 24. The strangest dream you have had 25. What would you do if you suddenly had a lot of money? 26. Your first attempt to gain something 27. Your ideal holiday resort 28. Your ambition 29. Your most influential person/teacher, and explain why you feel this person is a positive role model. 30. Where will you be professionally in ten/15/20 years time? 31. What quality do you like best in a friend? 32. What do you treasure most in life? 33. What are the qualities of a good citizen? 34. Your favorite time of the year? 35. Your favorite color? 36. What are the qualities of a good teacher? 37. What are the qualities of a good student? 38. What are the qualities of a good parent? 40. If you could change one thing in your country, what would you change? 41. the most inspiring person to you 42. Describe a job that you ve had, and explain why it was important. 43. Describe a person you admire and explain why you admire him or her.

2 44. If you could have any job in the world, which job would you choose? 45. Describe a book that you have read and explain why it was important to you. 46. Describe a house that you live in 47. If you had an entire month to do whatever you would like to do, what would it be? Include details and example to support your selection 48. What are the characteristics of a good neighbor? 49. Which person has helped you the most to get where you are today, and how has he or she helped you? 50. What does your dream house look like? 51. What person who is alive today would you most like to meet? 52. Why are you preparing for the TOEFL test? 53. At what age should a person be allowed to drive? 54. What is the best excuse to give your teacher when you have not done your homework? 55. What is your favorite day of the year? 56. What change would you like the government to make? 57. Do you think children should always obey their parents, or are there times when it is not necessary for children to obey? 58. Do you make decisions quickly or do take your time making them? 59. It is better to learn about the news from newspapers or from television? 60. Do you think it is better to get up early in the morning or sleep until later? 61. Would you prefer to go to a big party or a small gathering with friends? 62. Would you prefer to write a paper by yourself or with a group? 63. Do you think it is better to tell the truth and hurt someone s feelings or tell a little lie and keep from hurting the person? 64. Some college students choose to take courses in a variety of subject areas in order to get a broad education. Others choose to focus on a single subject area in order to have deeper understanding of that area. Which approach to the course selection do you think is better for students and why? 65. Do you like to try new food or eat the same kind of food? 66. Do you prefer to be in a large or a small class? 67. Would you prefer to go to dinner or stay home and cook a meal? 68. Do you think it is better to marry before the age of 30? 69. Do you prefer to take an essay exam or multiple choice exams? 70. Would you prefer to take a trip by plane or train? 71. Would you like to live in a big city or a small town? 72. Do you think it is better to study alone or study with friends? 73. Do you prefer to play sports or watch sports? 74. Would you prefer to go to the opera or to a football game? 75. Would you prefer to take the TOEFL test or a math test? 76. If your teacher makes a mistake, is it better to correct the teacher or ignore the mistake? 77. Is it better to take choices in life or play it safe? 78. Is it better to have a career that pays a lot of money but keeps you away from your family, or a career that does not pay you much but allows you to spend time with your family? 79. Describe your national flag or national anthem?

3 1. Choose a place you go to often that is important to you &explain why it is implies include specific details in your explanation? 2. Some college students choose to take courses in a variety of subject areas in order to get a broad education. Others choose to focus on a single subject area in order to have a deeper understanding of that area. Which approach to course selection do you think is better for students and you? 3. Choose a teacher you admire and explain? Please include specific examples and details? 4. Some students study for classes individually others study in groups which method of studying is better doing think? 1. Tell about a book you have read 2. Parental control in TV and internet. Your opinion. 3. What do you do to relax? 4. Attending classes and learning from school is better than getting information outside the class. Do you agree or disagree 5. the most challenging experience in your life? 6. Important event in your childhood 7. Do you agree or disagree "we can learn about a new city by visiting its historical place & landmark" 8. essay- class mates / parents have more influence on a child's success in education. Your opinion. 9. What kind of movies do you like? (Action, comedy etc) 10. Physical activity should be required in school? (Agree/disagree?) 11. Where is the best place to meet and have fun with your friends? 12. Eating out and eating at home, which do you prefer? 13. What is the most memorable challenge you faced and how did you over come that challenge? 14. Do you prefer classes that are useful in school or useful for your career? 15. What are the characteristics of good parents? 16. Which do you prefer, work on your assignments alone, or in groups. 17. Tell me about an interesting career or a job you want. 18. Do you prefer long vacation or short vacation? 19. Are games necessary in schools? 20. What subject/class that you took in high school paid you back? 21. Describe a social/political event that people celebrate in your country? 22. Government should spend money towards arts and art classes. Do you agree/disagree? 23. What is your favorite place in your city? 24. You have extra amount of money. Would you save it or spend it? 25. An important accomplishment in your life? Why was it important how did you achieve it? What was the result? 26. Students should attend full time course or part time? Which one do you agree with and why? 27. Aerobic exercises, how they are helpful. 28. Essay -In which company would you like to work, bigger or smaller? Why? 29. What are the Characteristics of a good friend? 30. Do you prefer to spend your free time on indoor activities or outdoor activities?

4 31. What was your most exciting childhood event? 32. Is it important to visit any city's historic sites to know about the city? 33. What is the most popular activity or sports in your country? 34. What do you prefer, getting information from the internet or from published materials? 35. Who had the most influence in your life? 36. Do you prefer to be a leader of a group or be part of a group? 37. What is the most challenging thing that you have faced in your life? 38. Some go to college for improve knowledge. Other will go for job opportunities in their future life. What is your opinion? 39. If you could live anywhere, where would you live? 40. In your opinion, who might be a good model for the youth today? 41. A special opportunity in your life 42. Agree or disagree that students should not have cells phones in class 1. The day which you enjoy and celebrate well.. 2. Do you prefer taking classes during the day and work in the evening s weekends or taking classes in the evenings and work during the day times? 3. Should we put animals into zoo or return them to natural environment. 4. What trip you like to take in future? Give examples and explain? 5. Do you like to take off before joining university classes? 6. Which kind of meal would your serve to foreign visitor? 7. What was the most joyful place in your childhood that affects you? 8. Students should attend full time course or part time? Which one do you agree with and why? 9. If you had to live in a deserted island, things you would bring with you. 10. If you have chance to learn one new thing, what will you learn? 11. Tell a person you admire? What are the qualities of that person you admire? 12. Do you agree or disagree all students should be provided opportunities for college & university studies". 13. What do you miss most when away from home? 14. Online and on campus study, what is better? 15. Studying abroad is good or bad? 16. All human inventions are good for mankind? 17. What object is important for us? Why? 18. Is it better to judge any person with first look or long term? Relation ship is required to know that person. Agree or disagree? 19. What are you good at? (Sports, studying etc.) 20. Do you plan everything for your free time or don't plan anything. What do you prefer? 21. What food will you offer your guests who came to your home? 22. the most efficient transportation system in your country 23. Is music education necessary? 24. People think childhood is very great...do you think it s great and why? 25. Talk about a gift you received 26. is our lives easier than our grandparents, discuss with examples? 27. Famous person and why

5 28. Student is living in a dormitory and her roommates are having a party. She is to decide whether to stay in another friend's apartment where she can study better or just stay in the dormitory. 29. Among telephone, vehicle, computer, which one do you think most useful in your life? 30. Do you agree or disagree the statement "We learn important things in classroom?" 31. Observing or studying animals can teach about human nature? Do you agree or disagree? 32. The situation for what you have asked someone for help. Who helped you? How? 33. Which jobs are important those which give you satisfaction or give you more money? Why and give example. 34. Animals learn more from observation than training by getting reward and punishment. Example of octopus. 35. Student problem for performing a concert in a singing group. His friend is not in the town on the day of performance that is also participant 36. Which place you want to see in the world and why? 37. Do you agree that arranged marriage is the best? 38. There have been many inventions in technology in the 20th century. Mention one invention which is most important for you. Give examples and details. 39. College education is necessary for a successful career. Do you agree or disagree? 40. What quality or feature of a restaurant you need when you choose a restaurant 41. There are old building and new buildings in a city. According to your experience, which one you prefer to keep. Explain? 42. Do you agree or disagree that the fee should be added on the drivers who drive the car on the busy streets in the heavy traffic time. 43. Reading novel, magazines or poetry or science fiction, which one do you prefer? 44. Living with roommate or alone -which one do you prefer. 45. What is your favorite time of the year, what happens and why? 46. agree/disagree Best way to live for everybody is to relax and live an unhurried life. 47. Does learning to play a music instrument help a student s development? 48. Which is the most preferred mode of transport in your country and why? 49. Talk about a work of art (poem, song, etc) that left a lasting impression on you. Explain why? 50. Some people think that once they start a new book, they should finish it, others don t feel that way. What is your opinion? 51. describe a memorable even that you had attended and explain why it is memorable to you. 52. Some people prefer to communicate with their friends and family through s and letters, others like to communicate via telephone. Which one do you prefer and why 53. Best way for students to relax after hard work 54. When people get unexpected money, some buy practical things, others spend it on vacation. What do you prefer? 55. If you can get any job, what would it be? 56. What r the characteristics of a leader? 57. Some teachers encourage competitions among their students. Other help students learn how to collaborate and study in groups.wchich approach do you think is better for learning do you think so? 58. Some people cope with stress by exercising. Others talk with family or friends. How do you handle stressful situations? 59. Describe characteristics that make a person successful?

6 60. Social or political event that is celebrated in your country. What new skill would you like to learn? Explain why this skill would be good for you to have. Include details and examples in your 2. What was your favorite toy when you were a child? Describe this toy and explain why it was important to you. Include details and examples in your 3. What famous person would you like to visit for one hour? Explain why you would like to meet this person and what you would talk about. Include details and examples in your 4. Describe a place where you go for rest and relaxation. Explain why it is a good place for you to relax. Include details and examples in your 5. What event in your life made you very happy? Explain what happened to you, and why you felt so happy. Include details and examples in your 6. Describe an object that is very special in your life. Explain why this object is important to you. Include details and examples in your 7. What important lesson have you learned from a family member? Explain the significance of this lesson in your life. Include details and examples in your 8. Sometimes students have to write papers. Sometimes they have to give oral presentations. Which activity do you think is better for students? And you? Include details and examples in your 9. Some people eat their main meal of the day around noon. Others have their main meal in the evening. What time do you think is better, and why? Include details and examples in our 10. Some people take one long vacation each year. Others take several short vacations. Which do you prefer, why? Include details and examples in your 11. Some people like going to large parties where there r many people they don t know. Other people prefer small parties with a few close friends. Which type of party do you refer, why? Include details and examples In your 12. Some high schools require students to wear uniforms. Others allow students to wear clothing of their own choice. Which situations do you think is better, why? Include details and examples in your 13. Some people like going to concerts to hear music played live. Others prefer listening to recorded music. Which musical experience do you think is better, why? Include details and examples in your 14. Some people get up early in the morning and go to bed early at night. Others get up late in the morning and stay up until late at night. Which do you think is better, why? Include details and examples in your 15. How do you like to spend your leisure time? Choose a leisure activity and explain why you like to do it. Include details and examples in your 16. Some students like to take classes early in the morning. Others prefer having classes later in the day. Which time of day is better for you and why? Include details and examples in your 17. What type of animal would you like to have, either as a pet or for some other reason? Choose an animal and explain why you would like to own this type of animal. Include details and examples in your 18. Some people plan every detail of their vacation in advance. Others prefer to leave most details flexible or open to chance. Which do you think is better, why? Include details and examples in your

7 19. What place or landmark in your country do you recommend that other people visit? Explain why you think people should go there? Include details and examples in your 20. Some people like to eat most of their meals with other people. Others prefer eating most of their meals alone. Which do you prefer and why? Include details and examples in your 21. Describe a place that you consider to be beautiful. Explain you certain qualities of this place make it beautiful. Include details and examples to support your 22. Some people relax by staying home. Others relax by going out. Which type of relaxation is better for you, why? Include details and examples in your 23. Describe an occasion when you were surprised. What happened to you, and why did you feel surprised? Include details and examples in your 24. Some students prepare for tests by studying alone. Others prepare for tests by studying with other students or a tutor. Which study method do you think is better, why? Include details and examples in your 25. What type of home would you like to live in? Describe the characteristics of such a home, and explain why you would like to live there. Include details and examples in your 26. Some people exercise early in the morning. Others exercise in the afternoon or evening. Which time of day do you think is better for exercising and why? Include details and examples in your 27. What is the most interesting class you have ever taken? Explain the aspects of the class that made it interesting. Include details and examples in your 28. Some people like to read classic works or literature. Others prefer watching film versions of the same stories. Which do you prefer, why? Include details and examples in your 29. Describe a city or town where you have lived in. Explain why this place is either a good place or not a good place to live. Include details and examples in your 30. Some students take one long examination at the end of a course. Others have several shorter tests throughout the course. Which situation do you think is better for students, why? Include details and examples in your 31. Describe your idea of the perfect job. Explain why this job would be appealing to you. Include details and examples in your 32. Some people like taking their vacation in a city. Others prefer spending their vacation in the countryside. Which do you prefer, why? Include details and examples in your 33. What game do you enjoy playing? Describe the game and explain why you like to play it. Include details and examples in your 34. Some people drive their own car to school or work. Others ride a bus, train or other form of public transportation. Which do you think is better, y.include details and examples in your 35. Describe a person who has influenced you in an important way. Explain y this person has had an effect on your life. Include details and examples in your 36. Describe an event such as a holiday or other occasion that you enjoy celebrating. Explain why the event is significant to you. Include details and examples in your 37. Some people keep in touch with family and friends by letter or . Others keep in touch by telephone. Which method do you prefer to use, Include details and examples in your explanation? 38. What foreign country would you like to visit? Choose a country and explain why you would like to go there? Include details and examples in your

8 39. In some schools, teachers decide what classes students must take. Other schools allow students to select their own classes. Which system do you think is better, why? Include details and examples in our 40. Describe the qualities of a good teacher and explain why these qualities r effective. Include details and examples in your 41. What is your favorite style of dress? Describe this clothing style and explain why it appeals to you. Include details and examples in your 42. Some students learn better by reading. Others learn more from listening to a teacher. Which way of learning is better for you, why? Include details and examples in your 43. What is your favorite place to study? Describe it and explain why you like studying there. Include details and examples in your 44. Some people like humorous stories that make them laugh. Others prefer stories that are more serious and make them think. Which type of story do you prefer, why? Include details and examples in your 45. What is your most valuable possession? Describe it and explain why it is important to you. Include details and examples in your 46. Some universities focus on having excellent libraries, laboratories and other facilities. Others focus on hiring the most successful and qualified professors. Which system do you think benefits students more, and why? Include details and examples in your 47. Describe an object, plant or animal that represents your native country and explain its significance. Include details and examples in your 48. Some universities r very large and have several thousand students. Others are small and have only a few thousand students. Which size of university do you think is better for students, why? Include details and examples in your 49. What is your idea of the perfect vacation? Describe it and explain why? It would be the ideal vacation for u.include details and examples in your 50. Some students attend lecture classes in which only the teacher speaks. Other students have discussion classes in which everyone speaks. Which type of class do you think is better for students, and why? Include details and examples in your 51. Explain how birthday s r celebrated in your country. Use specific examples and details in your 52. Some students would rather write a paper than take a test. Other students would rather take a test instead of writing a paper. Which opinion do you prefer, why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. 53. Describe an ideal marriage partner. What qualities do you think r most important for a husband or wife? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice. 54. Some people like to watch the news on television. Other people prefer to read the news in a newspaper. Still others use their computers to get the news. How do you prefer to be informed about the news, why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice. 55. Where would you like to study in the United States? 56. Some students live in dormitories on campus. Other students live in apartments off campus. Which living situation do you think is better, why? 57. If you were asked to choose one movie that has influenced your thinking, which one would you choose? Why? What was especially impressive about the movie? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.

9 58. Some students think that teachers should be evaluated by the performance of their students on standardized tests at the end of the term. Other people maintain that teachers should be judged by their own performance in the classroom, and not by the scores that their students achieve on tests. Which approach do you think is better, why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. 59. A possession is an object which you own. If you were asked to choose one possession that you prize highly, which one would you choose, why? What makes this possession especially valuable to you? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice. 60. Some people enjoy living in a location that has a warm climate all year. Other people like to live in a place where the seasons change. Which type of climate do you prefer, why? Use specific reasons and examples To support your opinion.

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