Michael Buckhoff’s “7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT
Exam!” “Give me a power-packed TOEFL lesson!”
Today, during my TOEFL class one of my TOEFL students (And you can become of my TOEFL Online Students if you like!) spoke on the following topic: “What do you think is better: walking to school or driving to school?”
He began his speech discussing how driving is better than walking because it is faster and more comfortable. However, during the speech he failed to make it personable by not giving any specific personal information to support these two topics. For example, he never mentioned the name of the city where he lived when he was driving his car to school nor did he mention how much time he would save by driving instead of walking.
In short, he gave a very generic speech without adequate support for his generalizations.
I now ask the following question: “How will you differentiate your TOEFL independent speaking tasks 1 and 2 from the rest of the thousands of other TOEFL speaking tasks that TOEFL iBT human raters score everyday? Will you provide details for your generalizations?”
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