2018 Trending TOEFL iBT Speaking Questions

TOP 1: Campus life, around 60%

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Under this category, academic-related, 33%; daily life, 20%; volunteer work, 7%.

Example from the previous exam:

Q: What is the biggest challenge for university students and why?

Sample Answer Idea:

In my opinion, homesickness poses major challenges to university students. The reasons why it is experienced so commonly are as follows. First, starting a brand-new life at college naturally…

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TOP 2: Personal opinion, around 15%

These type of speaking question topics are the most frequent ones.

Example from the previous exam:

Q: Some university students choose to take difficult classes even if they know they might not get a good grade in the class. Other students prefer to take easier classes in which they know they will get a good grade. Which do you prefer? Explain why.

Sample Answer Idea:

I would prefer take easier classes for sure. My reasons are simple, first starting a brand new life at college already can be a big challenge, I would not wish to overwhelm myself with unnecessary all the stress. Second…

TOP 3: Science and technology, around 12%

In 2018 TOEFL iBT test, chance you face a Science and techology topics are increasing, with a higher frequency than before.

Example from the previous exam:

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: students should not be allowed to bring cell phones into the classroom.

Sample Answer Idea:

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: students should not be allowed to bring cell phones into the classroom.

TOP 4: Society and politics, around 8%.

This topic is relatively more difficult; therefore, a good answer will be more impressive.

Example from the previous exam:

Q: Describe a serious problem that your country is facing. Explain why it is so serious.

Sample Answer Idea:

In my opinion, homesickness poses major challenges to university students. The reasons why it is experienced so commonly are as follows. First, starting a brand-new life at college naturally…

TOP 5:Professional and employment, around 5%

which is the least frequent one

Example from the previous exam:

Q: Describe a job or career that you are not suited to but still admire.

Sample Answer Idea:

For me, doctors fit the bill. I feel this way for the following reasons. 
Admittedly, it is an honor to be trusted with another human being’s health and well-being. Patients trust their physicians with their most personal and intimate matters. In hearing people’s stories ……