The TOEFL iBT demands good writing. Univserities demand good writing. Life demands good writing.
Writing is an integral part of international exams like the TOEFL iBT, and something of concern of teachers in primary and secondary levels of school.
This chat I participated in sheds some more light on the issue, in particular the use of the 5 paragraph essay as a standard
Strangely enough, the topic of online learning came up during our last class discussion. The infographic aims to prove that online is not a waste of time.
How do you feel about online learning? What arguments in favor of online education does the infographic present?
Two related topics to explore the pros and cons format of TOEFL Independent Writing, which can also be applied to the Independent Speaking tasks.
The pros and cons of applying for a study program backed by government or private institutions as opposed to paying your own tuition.
The pros and cons of studying abroad as opposed to studying in your own country.
This kind of essay requires that you present advantages and corresponding disadvantages of the topic. You do not necessarily have to choose.
What is essential is that you present a benefit or a drawback and give an example of how it can happen. You are comparing and contrasting two sides of the same coin.
Before you answer the question:
Complaining about or showing disapproval of someone’s annoying behavior nowadays is like making a storm in a teacup: no one seems to care anymore.
Speaking your mind makes you look like the fussy one: someone who is always hard to please.
Would you consider any of these things annoying? Where would they usually happen?
- Not using the indicator
- Not respecting pedestrians
- Revving the engine
- Blowing/honking the horn
- Using the shoulder as a lane
- Slurping your drink
- Eating smelly food
Of course, there are many other behaviors that piss us off everyday. Here is the question at hand:
Do people from your country have good manners? Give reasons and examples to support your view.
You have two alternatives: record an answer by clicking on the Vocaroo icon below or write an answer in the Comments.
If you´re recording, don’t take more than 45 seconds.
If you’re going to write about it, write at least 300 words in 30 minutes.
If you want to do both, by all means do so.
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