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40 New Practice Topics for IBT TOEFL Speaking Part 1 Here is a list of 40 new topics that you might

find useful if you are preparing for Part 1 of the iBT TOEFL pea!ing section" These are all #ndependent topics of the $open choice$ % personal e&perience or opinion type" 1" 'ho is your (est friend) *escri(e this person and say why he%she is your (est friend" +" 'hat is your fa,orite place to ,isit on wee!ends) *escri(e it and e&plain why it is your fa,orite place to go" -" 'hat is your happiest childhood memory) *escri(e it and gi,e reasons to e&plain why it is your happiest memory" 4" 'hat is your most important possession) *escri(e it and say why it is so important" ." Tal! a(out a person in your life who has inspired you" *escri(e the person and e&plain why you found him%her inspirational" /" 'here do most li!e to go to eat out) *escri(e this place and say why you li!e it most" 0" Tal! a(out an important national holiday in your home country" *escri(e it and e&plain why it is important" 1" 'hat is your fa,orite (oo! or mo,ie) *escri(e it and say why it is your fa,orite" 2" 'ho do you feel close to in your family 3or e&tended family4) *escri(e this person and say why you feel close to him%her" 10" 'here is a good place to ha,e fun in your city or town) *escri(e this place and e&plain why it is fun" 11" Tal! a(out an e&perience in your life that made you feel em(arrassed" *escri(e it and say why it was em(arrassing" 1+" 'hat was your fa,orite su(5ect at school) *escri(e it and e&plain why this su(5ect was your fa,orite one" 1-" 'ho is an important person in your country) *escri(e this person and e&plain why he%she is important" 14" Tal! a(out an interesting tourist attraction you ha,e (een to" *escri(e it and say why it was interesting"

1." Tal! a(out a time when you e&perienced success" *escri(e the e&perience and say why it was a success for you" 1/" 'hat is your fa,orite style of clothing) *escri(e it and e&plain why it is your fa,orite" 10" 6ame a person whom you truly admire" *escri(e the person and say why you admire him%her" 11" Thin! of a place that ma!es you feel rela&ed and peaceful" *escri(e it and e&plain why it is rela&ing and peaceful for you" 12" Tal! a(out a difficulty you ha,e o,ercome in your life" *escri(e the e&perience and say why it was difficult to o,ercome" +0" 'hat is your most useful study aid) *escri(e it and e&plain why it is useful in helping you to study" +1" Tal! a(out a teacher who had a positi,e influence on you" *escri(e this person and e&plain why he%she was so influential to you" ++" 'here is your fa,orite place to study) *escri(e this place and say why it is a good place for you to study" +-" Tal! a(out a positi,e e&perience with learning or using English" *escri(e the e&perience and say why it was a positi,e one" +4" 'hat is your fa,orite !ind of food) *escri(e it and e&plain why it is your fa,orite" +." 6ame a famous or influential figure who has inspired you" *escri(e this person and say why he%she has (een inspirational to you" +/" 'hich place has fond memories for you) *escri(e this place and e&plain why it is memora(le to you" +0" 'hen ha,e you (een happily surprised (y something) *escri(e the e&perience and say why the surprise was a happy one for you" +1" *escri(e a resource that helped you to do something (etter than (efore" *escri(e it and e&plain why it was helpful to you" +2" *escri(e a person from your country7s history" 'hy do you thin! this person was important) -0" 'here would you li!e to go to spend a ,acation) *escri(e this place and say why you would li!e to holiday there"

-1" Tal! a(out something you and your family en5oy doing together" *escri(e it and e&plain why you all en5oy it" -+" 'hat is your fa,orite recreational acti,ity) *escri(e it and say why you en5oy doing it" --" 'ho is the most intelligent person you !now) *escri(e the person and say why you thin! he%she is intelligent" -4" 'here would you most li!e to li,e) *escri(e this place and e&plain why you would li!e to li,e there" -." 'hat is your fa,orite season of the year) *escri(e the season and e&plain why you li!e it so much" -/" 'hat custom from your home country are you most fond of) *escri(e the custom and e&plain why you are fond of it" -0" 'hich person are you most li!ely to go to with a personal pro(lem) *escri(e this person and say why you would go to him%her in particular" -1" 6ame a place in your country you would recommend others to ,isit" *escri(e this place and e&plain why you would recommend it" -2" Tal! a(out an e,ent from the past that you would li!e to reli,e" *escri(e the original e,ent and say why you would li!e to reli,e it" 40" 'hat is your fa,orite way of getting around) *escri(e it and e&plain why it is your fa,orite means of transportation"

Here are - sample 8uestions for the TOEFL #BT 4th spea!ing section" 9s you pro(a(ly !now: the spea!ing part of the test is di,ided into / different sections" The following ,ideo deals with the FO;<TH section 3<ead: listen and summari=e4" #n this 8uestion you are re8uired to read a short passage a(out an academic topic 3(usiness: psychology: geology: (iology etc"4 >ou then ha,e to listen to a lecture related to that topic" The response pattern is similar to the -rd 8uestion (ecause you ha,e to first summari=e B<#EFL> the te&t and then lin! it to the professors lecture" ?ost of the time: the professor will gi,e e&amples that illustrates the content of the reading passage" The lecturers might gi,e e&amples from their own li,es: or pro,ide e&amples from e&periments that were made: studies that were conducted: etc" >our 5o( is to L#6@ the te&t with the e&amples in the lecture" 9nd here is how you should proceedA 1A >ou should (riefly summari=e the content of the reading passage" Basically state the topic and the main idea" +A >ou should then get into the lecturers presentation" <emem(er to start that second part of your answer with a sentence BLE9<L> stating that what you are a(out to say comes from the lecture" ;se a sentence li!e 3#n the lecture: the professor discusses O< The lecturer suggests two e&amples in her presentation a(out4 Cust ma!e sure that you indicate the transition (etween the te&t and the lecture: as it is @E> to get all your points for organi=ation" -A ?a!e sure you gi,e summari=e using all of the e&amples te lecturer pro,ides" #f he%she gi,es only one it will (e di,ided into two parts: so ma!e sure you co,er (oth" But most of the time: there will (e + rather simple e&amples that you will summari=e in your own words"

4A The concluding sentences here is 8uite important and you can use it to further strengthen the lin! (etween the lecture and the reading passage" o finish (y saying something li!e 3 o that is how the professor illustrated the concept of O< Those two e&amples are perfect illustrations of the idea of 4

9nd as usual: (e e&tra energetic: articulate and coherent" <emem(er that the spea!ing part is highly su(5ecti,e 3it is actually a person that will 5udge you and you ha,e to impress them: so try not to sound (oring4

ystem Thin!ing ystem thin!ing is understanding the elements that are closely lin!ed and interacti,e in the whole system" #t is a way to understand the reality that stresses the relationship (etween the systemDs parts" #n order to get the results that one desires: system thin!ing helps him or her to see more accurate and clear pictures of the reality so that he or she can relate to the natural force of the sysetem" 9dditionally: it helps one to reali=e the wider perspecti,e towards the reality when thin!ing a(out pro(lems and solutions

9ffiliation in 9d,ertisement companies 9ffiliation refers to ha,ing a close relationship with oneperson or a group" This concept claims that a person wants to ha,e good and sta(le relationship with othe people and groupsE as a result: many ad,ertisement companies use this method to their own (enefit" There are two ways that the affiliation method is used in companiesE showing a good peronsal and social relationship (etween the consumer and the product: and showing negati,e conse8uences of what could occur in the society when people use products other that the companiesD own

Blimate Bhange Blimate change refers to the ,ariation in the EarthDs glo(al climate or in regional climates o,er time" #t descri(es changes in the ,aria(ility or a,erage state of the atmosphere F or a,erage weatherFo,er time scales ranging from decades to millions of years" Higher temperatures threaten dangerous conse8uencesA drought: disease: floods and lost ecosystems" Blimate change affects not only humans (ut animals and natural resources all around"