One of the independent speaking tasks on TOEFL IBT might involve expressing a preference. To do well on this task, you will need to highlight contrasts.
Read the question down below. Take a moment to prepare a response. Outline your ideas if necessary.
Question: Some students prefer a formal classroom where the teacher lectures and students take notes. Other students prefer a more casual classroom where students participate and work in groups. Which type of classroom do you prefer and why?
Your choice or opinion:
One advantage of the other choice:
Two or three reasons for your choice:
Some students think it’s better to learn from a professor / than from other students / …. that it’s more efficient. / Well, that might be true for them, / but it is not true for me. / Most of the time, / I prefer a casual classroom / to a formal classroom.45 Seconds to Record!