Practice Questions for the TOEFL® Speaking

Practice Questions for the TOEFL® Speaking

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TOEFL SPEAKING ANSWERS – TEACHER FEEDBACK

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TOEFL Speaking question type in order to help you improve.


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TOEFL SPEAKING ANSWERS – QUESTION #1

Question #1

Would you prefer to work at one job your entire life or to switch jobs every five years? Explain your response with details and examples.


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Question #2

Some people prefer to read physical books made from paper, while others prefer to read electronic books on a digital device. Which do you prefer and why?


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Question #3

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
“Co-workers make the best friends.”
Provide details and examples to explain your opinion.


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Question #4

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
“Video games have a positive impact on children.”
Provide reasons and examples to support your stance.


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Question #5

People learn in different ways. Some people learn by doing, other people learn by reading, and others learn by listening to people. Which of these methods of learning is best for you?


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TOEFL SPEAKING ANSWERS – QUESTION #2

Question #1

The woman expresses her opinion on the change to the graduation ceremony. State her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.



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Question #2

The man expresses his opinion on the change from physical to electronic books. Briefly summarize the change. Then state his opinion about the change and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.

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Question #3

The man expresses his opinion on the announcement from the student services department. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.


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Question #4

The woman expresses her opinion about the situation described in the announcement. State her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.

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Question #5

The woman expresses her opinion on changes to the dining hall menu. State her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.

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TOEFL SPEAKING ANSWERS – QUESTION #3

Question #1

Using the examples from the lecture, explain the concept of swarm intelligence.


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Question #2

Using the examples from the lecture, describe the idea of culture shock.


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Question #3

Using the examples from the lecture, explain what compassionate consumerism is and how it works.


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Question #4

Using the examples of Bill Blass and Steve Sax from the lecture, describe what the yips is.


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Question #5

Using the examples from the lecture, explain the concept of bottleneck populations


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TOEFL SPEAKING ANSWERS – QUESTION #4

Question #1

Using points and examples from the talk, describe how museums preserve artefacts.


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Question #2

Using points and examples from the lecture, describe two characteristics of the modernist art movement.


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Question #3

Using points and examples from the talk, explain two main theories as to why aggression exists.


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Question #4

Using points and examples from the talk, explain two effects of the industrial revolution.


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Question #5

Using points and examples from the talk, explain how the cactus plant’s spines and metabolism help it survive in the desert.


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