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All The TOEFL Writing Topics- Topics for 2020 TOEFL

TOEFL independent writing task includes different types of questions. If you are familiar with some of the writing topics here, you will get better on TOEFL writing with enough practice and patience. Please, go through these topics and pick one that suits you. Afterward, write an article in the comment section down below. I will assess your essays and help you get familiarized with TOEFL writing topics.

TOEFL Writing Topics For Agree&Disagree Type Of Questions

  1. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Nowadays, it is not possible that young people teach something to older people. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
  2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People act differently based on how they dress. Do you agree that different clothes influence the way people behave? Use specific examples to support your answer.
  3. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People who make more money are more successful. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
  4. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best tutors are our own parents. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
  5. Growing up in a big city is more advantageous than in countryside. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay.
  6. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People pay too much attention to the things that are trivial in life and fail to see the larger problems. Use specific reasons and details to explain your opinion.
  7. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People are never satisfied with what they already have; they always go after something they don’t have. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
  8. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is more important for students to study literature and history than it is for them to study mathematics and science. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
  9. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? All pupils should be required to study music and art in high school. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
  10. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Reading books based on a true story is more enjoyable than watching science related movies. Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
  11. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Childhood years are the most important years for education. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
  12. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing a game is like a competition and only way to enjoy it is to beat the opponent. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

TOEFL Writing Topic For Preference Type Of Questions

  1. Some people like to work more manually, Others prefer using computers. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
  2. For some people small towns are more preferable. Others like to live in a big city. Which place would you prefer to live in? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
  3. What are the responsibilities of being a parent? Use specific details and examples to explain your answer.
  4. Some people choose friends who have the similar characters like themselves. Others choose friends who are totally different to themselves. Compare the advantages of having friends who are different from you with the advantages of having friends who are similar to you. Which kind of friend do you prefer for yourself? Why?
  5. Which do you feel is more important in your life: being financially independent but with some stress or being dependent someone but stress-free? Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.
  6. Some people believe that it is important to have internet with all of these data available. Others think being able to access so much information creates problems. Which view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
  7. If you are to choose between high speed internet connection but with a higher price or low speed of internet with lower price, which one would you choose and why?
  8. You have 1 day to prepare for a difficult exam. You can choose to take the test on the scheduled day or to postpone it to the next semester. Which one would you choose and why?
  9. Some people are more prone to send text messages than a direct call. Which one would you prefer and why?
  10. Some people do their homework immediately after it is given. Others wait until the due date. Which one do you prefer and why?
  11. Some people new clothes from shopping malls. Others would like to buy used clothes. Which one would you prefer and why?
  12. Some people decide to become who they want as a kid. Others decide before going to the university. Which one would you prefer and why?
  13. Some people watch television. Others watch videos online. Which one would you prefer and why?
  14. Some people work in big companies. Others run their own business. Which one would you prefer and why?

TOEFL Writing Topics For Description / Explanation Type Of Questions

  1. A foreign visitor is going to spend one day in your country. Which tourist attractions should this visitor go on that day? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
  2. If you had a chance to pick a time and place in your past, when and where would you go? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
  3. What is he one important skill that everyone needs nowadays? Choose one skill and use specific reasons and examples to support your choice. 
  4. Why do you think some people are more prone to go for dangerous activities or sports? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
  5. What are some of the crucial responsibilities of a high school teacher? Use specific details and examples to explain why these qualities are important.
  6. If you were asked to introduce an important person representing your country in an international exhibition, what would you choose? Why? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.
  7. Describe a custom from your country that it would be better if people from other countries adopt it. Explain your choice, using specific reasons and examples.
  8. There will be a decision on an important person in your country to build his/her statue. Who would you choose? Use reasons and specific examples to support your choice.
  9. Which discovery from the last 50 years have been the most useful in the world? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
  10. Many people at some point in their lives have to live with roommates. What are some of the important qualities of a good roommate? Use specific reasons and examples to explain why these qualities are important.
  11. People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
  12. A company has announced that it wishes to invest on a lot of money to construct a new company near where you live. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new influence on your community. Do you support or oppose the factory? Explain your position.

TOEFL Writing Topics For If / Imaginary Type Of Questions

  1. If you could change one important thing about where you live, what would you change? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
  2. You have the opportunity to stay in a country that you have never been to. Which country would you like to visit? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.
  3. If you could invent a new device, what type device would you develop? Use specific details to explain why this invention is needed.
  4. If you could travel back in time to meet a someone famous in your country, which person would you select to meet? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
  5. If you could learn a new language that you have never had the chance to learn what would you choose? Explain your choice, using specific reasons and details.
  6. Imagine that you have received a home to renovate How would you renovate this home? Use specific details to explain your answer.
  7. If you could ask a millionaire one question , what would you ask? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
  8. If you had a chance to meet a famous actor or athlete, who would that be, and why? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
  9. If you were an employer, which kind of worker would you prefer to hire: a fresh graduate with low salary range or a senior with high salary range? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

TOEFL Writing Topics For Compare & Contrast Type Of Questions

  1. Kids at young age like to spend their time on playing outside and on practicing sports. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
  2. Watching television series are so popular all over the world. Explain why television series are so popular. Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
  3. When people move to another country, some people decide to live how they used to. Others prefer to adapt themselves to the new culture. Compare these two choices. Which one do you prefer? Support your answer with specific details.
  4. Some people believe that the best way of avoiding making mistakes in life is by listening to the suggestion of family and friends. Other people believe that the best way of avoiding making mistakes in life is through personal experience. Compare the advantages of these two different ways of avoiding making mistakes about life. Which do you think is preferable? Use specific examples to support your preference.

Mixed TOEFL Writing Topics (Mixture of All Question Types)

  1. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “It is more important for students to learn through memorizing than understanding the subject deeply.” Provide reasons and examples to support your opinion.
  2. If your friend wanted to study something new, what advice would you give them? Provide reasons and examples to support your response.
  3. You have been given some amount of money to spend it in one day. What would you buy with that money?: a) invest on stock market b) a pair of movie tickets c) an expensive meal.
  4. Would you prefer to study tough but a prestigious university or easy but a mediocre university? Which one would you prefer and why?
  5. What are the characteristics of being a good leader?
  6. If you had to work on a project for your final semester in university, how would you study: a) study alone, b) study with your best friend c) study with a group with more than 3 students.

Conculusion

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8 thoughts on “All The TOEFL Writing Topics- Topics for 2020 TOEFL”

  1. Characteristics of being a good leader is to be a collaborative in nature,have to understand the things diligently and to react on the basis of it. Good leader should always be alacrious to learn from their team mates too , leader should know how to manage their tantrum and have to react accordingly…leader should understand each of their team mate properly and individually , should keep patience to understand everyone’s problems ..leader should know how to spread the humor too with the work . So,workers can’t feel low while working under them…leader should be updated with every possible information to guide the workers and by helping them out from the situation where the workers stucked….leader has to be practical enough , and to keep an idea of everything how it works ,before ordering to their workers…leader have to make every team mate from worst to best to make a proper and successful team ..should give time to understand everything.. shouldn’t react from the failure ,to maintain the motivation over the team mates and keep playing for the next…should have the knowledge of how to express the things.. So, if leader shows one action ,team mate will implement it …leader have to love their team mates and should think them as a family members…should be able to share the pain and have the ability to protect the team mates from the pain…..leader needs to be obedient and punctual with the time to tell the lesson : how to value the time. ,Value of resources by using them where it’s mandatory and with limitations to protect and value the resources…leader need to be an active and enthusiastic to begin working for something .. protecting the team mate from the difficulties should be the priority of the leader. LEADER CAN BE A REAL LEADER WHEN IT ACTUALLY BECOME THE *LEAD* OF THE TEAM.

    1. Hi Ady,

      Your points are good but there is no structure. It does not fit in to TOEFL independent writing essay structure.
      Could you please provide me a complete essay based on proper TOEFL structure?

      1. With new structure. Let me know my mistakes.
        Characteristics of being a good leader :-
        Personally ,I believe leader is to be a collaborative in nature,have to understand the things diligently and to react on the basis of it.Good leader should always be alacrious to learn from their team mates too , leader should know how to manage their tantrum and have to react accordingly, I believe this way for two reasons :
        1. Learning makes man perfect.
        2. Patience can win the world.
        First of all , leader should understand each of their team mate properly and individually ,should know how to spread the humor too with the work . So,workers can’t feel low while working under them ,leader should be updated with every possible information to guide the workers and by helping them out from the situation where the workers stucked.
        I feel this because,my personal experience of being a leader in the sports team has taught me this is mandatory.
        Leader has to be practical enough , and to keep an idea of everything how it works ,before ordering to their workers, have to make every team mate from worst to best to make a proper and successful team,should give time to understand everything.
        I have experienced this when I was the head girl in the school.
        Leader shouldn’t judge from the failure and should maintain the motivation over the team mates and keep playing for the next, should have the knowledge of how to express the things.So, if leader taughts through the action ,team mate will implement it.
        Leader have to love their team mates and should think them as a family members ,
        should be able to share the pain and have the ability to protect the team mates from the pain.
        Leader needs to be obedient and punctual with the time to tell the lesson : how to value the time ,Value of resources by using them where it’s mandatory and with limitations to protect it.
        Conclusion: Leader need to be an active and enthusiastic to begin working for something, protecting the team mate from the difficulties should be the priority of the leader. LEADER CAN BE A REAL LEADER WHEN IT ACTUALLY BECOME THE *LEAD* OF THE TEAM

        1. The structure should be like introduction, development, and then the conclusion. Your structure looks similar to that but can be a little better. For example, state a general statement at the beginning of your introduction and then use your first sentence. You have achieved to use various types of vocabulary which is also decent in TOEFL to get extra scores. In your conclusion, you should restate the question differently as well. You can always improve your word count. If you can pay attention to these suggestions, you would get a good score in TOEFL independent writing.

          1. You should aim for 400+ words in my opinion. Be careful, though, avoid making mistakes, while aiming to write more than 400 words.

  2. #8 agree or disagree

    Students today have always a vast array of choices when it comes to study. There are subjects more philosophically and others more mathematically oriented. While some people believe that it is crucial for students to know art and literature well, others believe that to have a broad knowledge of science is much more important. I strongly believe that to study math and science is more essential because students can find a rewarding job easily and can learn to take care of their own finances in the future.

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    Finding a dream job right after we get out of university is not so easy. It would be smart to choose a course of study which will make us ready to jump into a very useful kind of work to serve the community. Scientific subjects are very helpful if we want to aim for a job without suffering too much during the job hunting time. In fact, science is very much required for contributing to the world’s progress and advancement in so many areas such as medicine, ecology and economy. For example, my cousin Piero, after completing his university program in medical biology with great marks, was called by a famous firm which produces medicines for cancer research. They offered him a position as a scientist in one of their new laboratories in South Africa. He was thrilled and of course accepted immediately.

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    Also, to be greatly skilled in mathematics gives many advantages. A student can apply himself in business sectors, in teaching, in working in the stock market or as an accountant. Moreover he can apply this knowledge at home every day learning how to take care of his bank account or how to spend money wisely. My sister is an extraordinary example of that. She studied math and she knows how to save money very efficiently even though her salary is not so excellent. She can take care of all her expenses, not only bills but also extra treats, during the month and save at least a minimum part of her money for traveling and hobbies.

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    To conclude, I strongly believe that to study science and math subjects can be very rewarding because it helps students in getting a job soon in almost any industry and teaches them how to save and care for their money smartly.

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    1. Hey Roberta. This article is a perfect example of how one should write an independent essay for TOEFL. Suitable personal examples with a great thesis statement and well structured. Assuming with a well written integrated essay, you should expect 26+ in the writing section. Keep up the excellent work.

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