Brainstorming Topics for the TOEFL Independent Speaking Task


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Independent speaking tasks might ask you to:

A. Make a choice and defend it.

B. Describe an experience within a given category.

C. Summarize a reading passage.

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1. If a question asks you to choose between two positions, you should pick:

2. Which of the following is a very common topic for speaking tasks on the TOEFL?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do independent speaking tasks involve, and how should you approach them? You'll need to answer these and other questions to pass this short quiz on the speaking part of the TOEFL.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following with this quiz and worksheet combo:

  • What independent speaking tasks might ask
  • The strategy to employ when asked to choose between two positions
  • A common topic for speaking tasks
  • What's expected of you in speaking tasks when you need to choose a side
  • The length of time you're given to prepare for speaking tasks

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how to brainstorm TOEFL independent speaking task topics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to approach speaking tasks that involve choosing a side and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about common speaking task topics

Additional Learning

For further information about how to do well on this part of the TOEFL, keep studying the lesson called Brainstorming Topics for the TOEFL Independent Speaking Task. Objectives covered by this lesson include the following:

  • Know what the independent speaking tasks test you on
  • Review the two different kinds of questions posed by these tasks
  • Understand how to draw from your own experience
  • Discuss tips for brainstorming