The lists of ‘Description’ TOEFL Independent Writing topics below will help you prepare for this type of question on your exam. Look at questions in the following four categories as well, to be prepared for all the types of TOEFL essays. Use specific reasons and examples from your experience to explain your answer. When you write your answer, you are not limited to the examples listed in the question. If you were asked to send one thing representing your country to an international exhibition, what would you choose? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice. Your city has decided to build a statue or monument to honor a famous person in your country. Use reasons and specific examples to support your choice. Describe a custom from your country that you would like people from other countries to adopt.
Explain your choice, using specific reasons and examples. A foreign visitor has only one day to spend in your country. Where should this visitor go on that day? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice. If you could go back to some time and place in the past, when and where would you go? What discovery in the last 100 years has been most beneficial for people in your country? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice. Many students have to live with roommates while going to school or university.
What are some of the important qualities of a good roommate? Use specific reasons and examples to explain why these qualities are important. People have different ways of escaping the stress and difficulties of modern life. What do you think are the best ways of reducing stress? Use specific details and examples in your answer. Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improved the way people live? A company has announced that it wishes to build a large factory near your community. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new influence on your community. Do you support or oppose the factory? It has recently been announced that a new restaurant may be built in your neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. It has recently been announced that a new movie theater may be built in your neighborhood. It has recently been announced that a new high school may be built in your community.
Use specific reasons and details in your answer. What is a very important skill a person should learn in order to be successful in the world today? Choose one skill and use specific reasons and examples to support your choice. It has recently been announced that a large shopping center may be built in your neighborhood. Why do you think some people are attracted to dangerous sports or other dangerous activities? How do movies or television influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.