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: Who is an important person from your country's history? Why is this person important to you?

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An important person in French history but also a person who is not well-known outside of France is the poet Jacques Prévert. He wrote poetry for working people and was part of the surrealist movement. He also wrote songs and movies. He lived in Paris and one of his poetry books, Paroles, was a huge success. He is important to me because I love his poetry which talks about the daily life of people, such as workers. His poems celebrate the little things in life, such as love; and show that he distrusted the government and the rich.

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