TOEFL Speaking Topics 2019 With Sample Answer

TOEFL Speaking Topics 2019 – Full form of TOEFL is Test of English As A Foreign Language. In speaking part of TOEFL six questions are asked by computer as a examiner. These six questions are divided into two parts such as the Independent tasks and the Integrated tasks.

Independent Speaking Tasks – First two questions of TOEFL Speaking Topics are based on general questions. You have time to read question as well as you have 15 second time to prepare your relevant idea and then you have to speak approximately 45 seconds to record your answer. For task 1 you must choose one of many options, and for task 2 you must choose one of two options. Below is an overview of the two Independent Speaking tasks:

  Task 1 Task 2
Topic Familiar topics
Directions Choose one of several options Choose one of two options
Time Preparation: 15 seconds
Speaking: 45 seconds

And here’s an example of task 2:

Some people believe that education must be provided to offenders/criminals whereas others thinks not. Include details and example in your answer.

Discussion About Task 3rd and 4th Of TOEFL Speaking Topics
  Task 3rd Task 4th
Content Reading + Listening Reading + Listening
Topic Campus situations Academic course content
Time Reading: 45-50 seconds
Listening: About 60 seconds
Preparation: 30 seconds
Speaking: 60 seconds
Reading: 45-50 seconds
Listening: About 60 seconds
Preparation: 30 seconds
Speaking: 60 seconds

Task 3rd and 4th based on your both listening and reading skill combine with speaking skill. Tasks 3rd focus on campus situations while Tasks 4th is based on  Academic course content.

Important Information – For tasks 3 and 4, you must read a passage, listen to an audio clip, and answer a question about both the passage and audio clip. You’ll have 45-50 seconds to read the passage, about one minute to listen to the clip, 30 seconds to prepare your response, and 60 seconds to speak.

Example of third question based on campus situation

The students discuss two possible solutions to the women’s problem. Describe problem and solution with reason why we should adopt these solutions.

Example of Fourth question based on campus situation

The professor describe the behavior of horses and antelope in herds. Explain how their behavior related to their suitability domestication.

Discussion About Task 5th and 6th Of TOEFL Speaking Topics
  Task 5th Task 6th
Content Listening Listening
Topic Campus situations Academic course content
Time Listening: About 60-120 seconds
Preparation: 20 seconds
Speaking: 60 seconds
Listening: About 60-120 seconds
Preparation: 20 seconds
Speaking: 60 seconds

Task 5th and 6th based on your listening and speaking skill. Tasks 5th focus on campus situations similar as Task 3rd while Tasks 6th is based on  Academic course content similar to Task 4th.

Significant information – There is a little difference between task 3rd, task 4th and task 5th, task 6th. In task 3rd and 4th you have give answer of audio clip as well as reading passage whereas in task 5th and 6th you have to focus on audio clip. For tasks 5 and 6, you must listen to an audio clip and then answer a question about it. The audio clip is usually about two minutes long, and you’ll have 20 seconds to prepare your response and 60 seconds to speak. There are no reading passages for tasks 5 and 6.

TOEFL Speaking Topics 2019 (Three Choices Question Type)

  • Your degree requires that you should choose a history course. Which of the following courses would you prefer? (1) Art history (2) Twentieth-century world history (3) Science history
  • You will need to accomplish an assignment for a presentation. Which one will you choose? (1) Act out a scene from a play (with a partner) (2) Explain your review of a novel you recently read (3) Read a selection of poem.
  • If you are going to choose a roommate, which of the following qualities is the most important to you: (1) Cleanness (2) Friendliness (3) Quietness.
  • Which of the following functions of smart phones most beneficial to students? (1) taking photos (2) listening to the music (3) recording lectures
  • Three kinds of activities will be offered on a special day organized by the International Student office. Which one do you prefer? (1) International food fair (2) International music festival (3) International film festival.
  • The university decides to remodel the dormitory and add a new space to it. Which space do you recommend to add to your dormitory? (1) Café (2) Study room (3) Game room.
  • The university wants to provide students with more types of entertainment and three choices provided below. Which do you prefer and why. (1) A theater performance by the student actors (2) A concert provided by professional musician (3) A lecture from a professor.
  • There is going to be a TV show that relates to students. Which show would you like to watch? (1) Interview school leaders (2) Students’ debate on political and social topics (3) Comedy about school life.
  • Which of the following technological developments has made the greatest impact on students’ lives? (1) Electronic books (2) Online classes (3) Smart phones
  • If you are going to choose a position in the school community during summer vacation, which one will you choose? (1) Library desk front/ receptionist (2) Technician (3) Paint a wall in the community.
  • Which of the following choices do you think has the greatest impact on environmental protection? (1) Governmental regulations (2) Environmental awareness groups (3) Individual effort.
  • Which one would you like to choose for your final project? (1) giving a presentation (2) writing a paper (3) creating a video.

TOEFL Speaking Topics 2019: Giving Advice Question Type

  • What would you suggest to somebody if he was planning to come to your country to study abroad? Give details and examples to support your response.
  • Your friend wants to switch careers but doesn’t know what new career to choose. What advice would you give her and why?
  • Your friend is studying engineering and has room for one extra course in her schedule. What type of course would you recommend she take and why?
  • Your friend has just begun looking at educational programs and is having a hard time narrowing down his choices. What advice would you give?
  • Your friend’s brother has begun spending time with a group of people that your friend thinks may not be very good people. He wants to talk to his brother but does not know what to say. What advice would you give him?
  • Your friend is forgetful and often forget to submit assignments. What advice would you give to him?
  • Your friend is struggling in a math course, and he does not understand the work any better after his meetings with the professor. What advice would you give him?
  • Your friend is working at a job that pays well but that she doesn’t like. She has just been offered a promotion that would mean more pay but longer hours. What advice would you give her and why?
  • Your friend doesn’t have enough money to pay for a new computer and all his textbooks at the same time. What would you suggest?

TOEFL Speaking Topics : Stating Opinions Question Type

  • Do you think the government should legislate laws to fine people who use cell phones when crossing roads and intersections?
  • Nowadays traffic congestion are increasing, what advice would you offer to the government to reduce traffic congestion?
  • Is the Internet a good or bad thing for the music industry?
  • Some people suggest students eat and drink during classes. Do you think it is a good idea?
  • Should music be treated as seriously as subjects like maths or sciences at school?
  • In your opinion, what kind of behavior do people do in public that you find most inconsiderate?

TOEFL Speaking Topics 2019: Personal Experience Question

  • What is your favorite song? Use reasons and details to support your answer.
  • Some events at school may seem to be negative initially. However, the experience may turn out to be positive later on. Please give your own example of an event that seemed negative at first, but later was actually positive.
  • Things always change in an unexpected way. Please describe a thing you have recently done that, ten years ago, you never imagined you would do.

A subject you did not like in when you were at school but now you like it.

Good news that you have received from internet

Describe a special date in your country’s history

Food that people eat on special event

Describe one of your grandparent’s job

Talk about time when you traveled with an old person

Talk about an interesting old person you met

Describe a time when you were cheated

An intelligent person that you know

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