Past TOEFL Writing Topics

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edited June 2016 in TOEFL Test
Here are 20 past TOEFL Writing Topics.  Why not choose one and post your answer?  Let's help each other to improve our writing skill!

1

People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge).

Why do you think people attend college or university?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


2

Parents are the best teachers.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

 

3

Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improved the way people live?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

 

4

“Not everything that is learned is contained in books.”

Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books.

In your opinion, which source is more important? Why?

 

5

How do movies or television influence people’s behaviour?

Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.

 

6

Smart Phones have destroyed communication among friends and family.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

 

7

Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. Which place would you prefer to live in?

Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

 

8

When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.”

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.

 

9

Universities should give the same amount of money to their students’ sports activities as they give to their university libraries.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

 

10

Some people prefer to eat out at different restaurants. Other people prefer to prepare and eat food at home.

Which do you prefer?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

 

11

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.

 

12

Some people think that they can learn better by themselves (for example, online) than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher.

Which do you prefer?

Use specific reasons to develop your essay.

 

13

It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city.

Do you agree or disagree?

Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay.

 

14

We all work or will work in our jobs with many different kinds of people. In your opinion, what are some important characteristics of a co-worker (someone you work closely with)?

Use reasons and specific examples to explain why these characteristics are important.

 

15

In some countries, teenagers have jobs while they are still students.

Do you think this is a good idea?

Support your opinion by using specific reasons and details.

 

16

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?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

 

17

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?

Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.

 

18

Businesses should hire employees for their entire lives.

Do you agree or disagree?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

 

19

Attending a live performance (for example, a play, concert, or sporting event) is more enjoyable than watching the same event on television.

Do you agree or disagree?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

 

20

Newspapers provide a more detailed coverage of the news, making it a preferable media over television.

Do you agree or disagree?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

 



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