Topics in the following list may appear in your actual test. You should become familiar with this list before you take the computer-based TOEFL test. Remember that when you take the test you will not have a choice of topics. You must write only on the topic that is assigned to you.
185 You have enough money to purchase either a house or a business. Which would you choose to buy? Give specific reasons to explain your choice.
184 Some students prefer to study alone. Others prefer to study with a group of students. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
183 Films can tell us a lot about the country where they were made. What have you learned about a country from watching its movies? Use specific examples and details to support your response. 182 Many people have a close relationship with their pets. These people treat their birds, cats, or other animals as members of their family. In your opinion. are such relationships good? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
181 In your country. is there more need for land to be left in its natural condition or is there more need for land to be developed for housing and industry? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
180 Movies are popular all over the world. Explain why movies are so popular. Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
179 What are some of the qualities of a good parent? Use specific details and examples to explain your answer.
178 The 21st century has begun. What changes do you think this new century will bring? Use examples and details in your answer.
177 A friend of yours has received some money and plans to use all of it either • to go on vacation • to buy a car Your friend has asked you for advice. Compare your friends two choices and explain which one you think your friend should choose. Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
176 Holidays honor people or events. If you could create a new holiday, what person or event would it honor and how would you want people to celebrate it? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
175 Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all of the talking) in class. Other students prefer classes where the students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer? Give specific reasons and details to support your choice.
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