TOEFL Speaking - section 1

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TOEFL Speaking test - section 1

In this section, you will have 15 seconds to prepare a topic and 45 seconds to speak about the topic. The topic is usually a personal question. You may make a few notes (keywords) if you wish.

Topic: Are books necessary in a technological world?

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For thousands of years, humans have transmitted information by writing it down. We know that our ancestors drew pictures on cave walls, which developed into writing. Literacy was only possible for wealthy people, though, because writing materials were expensive. Books and cheap paper allowed more and more people to read. The Internet allow people to have quick access to a lot of information, but the Internet is not everywhere in the world, and books are still the most important way to have information.

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