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.

Do you have a possession which defines who you are?

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I think one possession which defines who I am is a fountain pen which I bought 20 years ago. In my country, very few people use fountain pens, so I had to teach myself how to write with one. After spending a year in Europe, where many people use fountain pens, I returned to my country and as a gift to myself I bought a good pen before I left. 

The pen defines me because I love to write, and writing with a good pen on paper feels better than writing with an ordinary pen. I also like changing the ink in the fountain pen. It feels like a tool in my hand, an extension of my thoughts as the pen writes on the paper. I have many fountain pens now, but this old one is still my favourite, and it still writes well.

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