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priyankam
09-05-2007, 11:00 PM
Hi frns,
I have collected all the independant speaking topics from various sources.
Hope this helps you..
Good Luck to all.


1.tell about a book you have read
2.parentral control in tv and internet .. your opinion
3.What do you do to relax?
4.Attending classes and learning from school is better than getting
information outside the class. Do you agree or disagree
5.The most challenging experience in your life?
(your parents will come visit you in 30 days, give youe house total renovation
2. the chemistry professor gives you an assignement to be disccused in 2 days and you have a lot of tasks to do
3. your mother asked you to take care of your great grandfather while she is out of town
4. you are working in newspaper delivery one morning it was snowing
but you have to deliver 150 papers , talk about clean your car ,
make an easy time saving direction for your route, results..)
6.important event in your childhood
7.Do you agree or disagree "we can learn about a new city by visiting it's historical place & landmark"
8.essay- class mates / parents have more influvence on a child's success in education. your opinion.
9.What kind of movies do you like? (action, comedy etc)
10.Physical activity should be required in school? (agree/disagree?)
11. Where is the best place to meet and have fun with your friends?
12. Eating out and eating at home, which do you prefer?
13.What is the most memorable challenge you faced and how did you over come that challenge?
14. Do you prefer classes that is useful in school or useful for your career?
15.What is the characteristics of a good parents.
16. Which do you prefer, work on your assignments alone, or in groups.
17.Tell me about an interesting career or a job you want.
18. Do you prefer long vacation or short vacation?
19. Are games necessary in schools?
20.What subject/class that you took in high school paid you back?
21. Describe a social/political event that people celebrate in your
country ?
22.Government should spend money towards arts and art classes.
Do you agree/disagree?
23.What is your favorite place in your city?
24.You have extra amount of money. Would you save it or spend it?
25.an important accomplishment in your life?why was it
important how did u achieve it ? What was the result
26.Students should attend full time course or part time ?
which one do u agree with and why ?
27.aerobic exercises, how they are helpful.

28.essay -In which company would you like to work,bigger or smaller?why?
29.What is the Characteristics of a good friend?
30.Do you prefer to spend your free time on indoor activities
or outdoor activities?
31.What was your most exciting childhood event?
32.Is it important to visit any city's historic sites to
know abt the city?
33.What is the most popular activity or sports in your country?
34.What do you prefer, getting information from the internet
or from published materials?
35.Who had the most influence in your life?
36.Do you prefer to be a leader of a group or be part of a group?
37.What is the most challanging thing that you have faced in your life?
38.some go to college for improve knowledge.
other will go for job oppertunites in their future life.
what is your opinion?
39.If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
40. In your opion, who might be a good model for the youth today?
41.a special opportunity in your life
42.agree or disagree that students should not have cells phones in class.


1.The day..which you enjoy and celebrate well..
2.Do you prefer taking classes during the day and work in the evenings&weekends or
taking classes in the evenings and work during the day times?
3.Should we put animals into zoo or return them to natural environment.
4.What trip u like to take in future? Give examples and explain?
5.DO u like to take off before joining university classes.
6.which kind of meal would your serve to foreign visitor
7.what was the most joyfull place in your childhood that affect you
8. Students should attend full time course or part time ?
which one do u agree with and why ?
9.If you had to live in a deserted island, things you would bring with you.
10.If you have chance to learn one new thing, what will you learn?
11.tell a person you admire? what are the qualities of that person
you admire
12.do you agree or dis agree " all students should be provided
opportunities for college & university studies".
13.what do you miss most when away from home?
14.online and on campus study, what is better?
15.studying abroad is good or bad?
16.all human inventions are good for mankind?
17.what object is important for us ? why
18.is it better to judge any person with first look or long term
relation ship is required to know that person. agree or disagree
19.What are you good at? (sports, studying etc.)
20.Do you plan everything for your free time or don't plan anything.
what do you prefer.
21.What food will you offer your guests who came to your home?
22.the most efficient transportation system in your country
23.Is music education necessary ?
24.People think childhood is very great...do u think its grt and why?
25.talk about a gift u received
26.is our lives easier than our grandparents, discuss with examples
27.Famous person and why
28.Student is living in a dormitory and her roommates are having a
party. She is to decide whether to stay in another friend's
apartment where she can study better or just stay in the dormitory.
29.1.Among telephone,vehicle,computer,which one do you think most
useful in your life?
30.Do you agree or disagree the statement "We learn important things
in classroom?"
31.Observing or studying animals can teach about human nature?
do u agree or disagree?
32.The situation for what you have asked someone for help. Who helped
you? How?
33.which jobs are important those which give you satisfaction or
give you more money ? why and give example.
34animals learn more from observation than training by getting
reward and punishmnet. example of octopus.
35.student problem for performing a concert in a singing group.
His friend is not in the town on the day of performance who is
also participant
36.Which place u want to see in the world and why?
37.Do u agree that arranged marriage is the best?
38.There have been many inventions in technology in the 20th century.
Mention one invention which is most important for you.
Give examples and details.
39.College education is necessary for a successful career.
Do you agree or disagree?
40.What quailty or feeature of a restaurant u need when U choose
a restaurant
41.There are old building and new buildings in a city. According
to ur experience, which one U prefer to keep. explain
42.Do U agree or disagree that the fee should be added on the
drivers who drive the car on the busy streets
in the heavy traffic time.
43.reading novel,magazines or peotry or science fiction,which
one do you prefer
44.living with roommate or alone -which one do you prefer.
45.What is your favorite time of the year, what happens and why?
46.agree/disagree Best way to live for everybody is to relax
and live an unhurried life.
47.does learning to play a music instrument help a students development
48.which is the most preferred mode of transport in your country and why ?
49.Talk about a work of art (poem, song, etc) that left a lasting
impression on you. Explain why?
50.Some people think that once they start a new book, they should
finish it, others donít feel that way. What is your opinion?
51.describe a memorable even that you had attended and explain
why it is memorable to you.
52. some people prefer to communicate with their friends and family
through e-mails and leters, others like to communicate via telephone.
which one do you prefer and why
53.Best way for students to relax after hard work
54.When people get unexpected money, some buy practical things,
others spend it on vacation. What do you prefer?
55.If you can get any job, what would it be?
56.What r the characteristics of a leader?
57.Some teachers encourage competetion among their students.Other help
students learn how to collaborate and study in groups.Wchich approach
do u think is better for learning,y do u think so?
58.Some people cope with stress by exercising.Others talk with family
or frns.How do u handle stessful situations?
59.Describe characteristics that make a person successful?
60.Social or political event that is celebrated in ur country.

1.What new skill would you like to learn?Explain why this skill would be
good for you to have.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
2.What was your favourite toy when u were a child?Describe this toy
and explain y it was important to u.Include details and
examples in ur explanation.
3.What famous person would u like to visit for one hour?Explain y u
would like to meet this person and wat u would talk abt.Include
details and examples in ur explanation.
4.Describe a place where u go for rest and relaxation.Explain y it is
a good place for u to relax.Include details and examples in ur
explanation.
5.What event in ur life made u very happy?Explain wat happened to u,
and y u felt so happy.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
6.Describe an object that is very special in ur life.Explain y this
object is important to u.Include details and examples
in ur explanation.
7.What important lesson have u learned from a family member?Explain
the significance of this lesson in ur life.Include details and
examples in ur explanation.
8.Sometimes students have to write papers.Sometimes they have to give
oral presentations.Which activity do u think is better for students,
and y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
9.Some people eat their main meal of the day around noon.Others have
their main meal in the evening.What time do u think is better,and
y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
10.Some people take one long vacation each year.Others take several
short vacations.Which do u prefer,y?Include details and examples in ur
explanation.
11.Some people like going to large parties where there r many people
they dont know.Other people prefer small parties with a few close
frns.Which type of party do u prefer,y?Include details and examples
in ur explanation.
12.Some high schools require students to wear uniforms.Others allow
students to wear clothing of their own choice.Which situation do u
think is better,y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
13.Some people like going to concerts to hear music played live.Others
prefer listening to recorded music.Which musical experience do u think
is better,y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
14.Some people get up early in the morning and go to bed early at night.
others get up late in the morning and stay up until late at night.
Which do u think is better,y?Include details and examples in ur
explanation.
15.How do u like to spend ur leisure time?Choose a leisure activity
and explain y u like to do it.Include details and examples in ur
explanation.
16.Some students like to take classes early in the morning.Others prefer
having classes later in the day.which time of day is better for u
and y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
17.What type of animal would u like to have,either as a pet or for some
other reason?Choose an animal and explain y u would like to own this
type of animal.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
18.Some people plan every detail of their vacation in advance.Others
prefer to leave most details flexible or open to chance.Which do u
think is better,y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
19.What place or landmark in ur country do u recommend that other
people visit?Explain y u think people should go there?
Include details and examples in ur explanation.
20.Some people like to eat most of their meals with other people.Others
prefer eating most of their meals alone.Which do u prefer and y?
Include details and examples in ur explanation.
21.Describe a place that u consider to be beautiful.Explain u certain
qualities of this place make it beautiful.Include details and
examples to support ur explanation.
22.Some people relax by staying home.Others relax by going out.Which
type of relaxation is better for u,y?Include details and
examples in ur explanation.
23.Describe an occasion when u were surprised.What happened to u, and
y did u feel surprised?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
24.Some students prepare for tests by studying alone.Others prepare for
tests by studying with other students or a tutor.Which study method
do u think is better,y?Include details and examples
in ur explanation.
25.What type of home would u like to live in?Describe the characteristics
of such a home,and explain y u would like to live there.
Include details and examples in ur explanation.
26.Some people exercise early in the morning.Others exercise in the
afternoon or evening.Which time of day do u think is better for
exercising and y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
27.What is the most interesting class u have ever taken?Explain the
aspects of the class that made it interesting.Include details and
examples in ur explanation.
28.Some people like to read classic works or literature.Others prefer
watching film versions of the same stories.Which do u prefer,y?
Include details and examples in ur explanation.
29.Describe a city or town where u have lived in.Explain y this place
is either a good place or not a good place to live.Include details
and examples in ur explanation.
30.Some students take one long examination at the end of a course.Others
have several shorter tests throughout the course.Which situation do
u think is better for students,y?Include details and examples
in ur explanation.
31.Describe ur idea of the perfect job.Explain y this job would be
appealing to u.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
32.Some people like taking their vacation in a city.Others prefer
spending their vacation in the countryside.Which do u prefer,y?
Include details and examples in ur explanation.
33.What game do u enjoy playing?Describe the game and explain y u
like to play it.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
34.Some people drive their own car to school or work.Others ride a bus,
train or other form of public transportation.Which do u think is
better,y.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
35.Describe a person who has influenced u in an important way.Explain
y this person has had an effect on ur life.Include details and
examples in ur explanation.
36.Describe an event such as a holiday or other occasion that u enjoy
celebrating.Explain y the event is significant to u.Include details
and examples in ur explanation.
37.Some people keep in touch with family and friends by letter or
e-mail.Others keep in touch by telephone.Which method do u prefer to
use,y.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
38.What foreign country would u like to visit?Choose a country and
explain y u would like to go there?Include details and examples in
ur explanation.
39.In some schools,teachers decide what classes students must take.
Other schools allow students to select their own classes.Which system
do u think is better,y?Include details and examples in
ur explanation.
40.Describe the qualities of a good teacher and explain y these qualities
r effective.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
41.What is ur favourite style of dress?Describe this clothing style and
explain y it appeals to u.Include details and examples
in ur explanation.
42.Some students learn better by reading.Others learn more from
listening to a teacher.Which way of learning is better for u,y?
Include details and examples in ur explanation.
43.What is ur favourite place to study?Describe it and explain y u like
studying there.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
44.Some people like humorous stories that make them laugh.Others prefer
stories that are more serious and make them think.Which type of story
do u prefer,y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
45.What is ur most valuable possession?Describe it and explain y it is
important to u.Include details and examples in ur explanation.
46.Some universities focus on having excellent libraries,laboratories
and other facilities.Others focus on hiring the most successful and
qualified professors.Which system do u think benefits students more,
and y?Include details and examples in ur explanation.
47.Describe an object,plant or animal that represents ur native country
and explain its significance.Include details and examples in
ur explanation.
48.Some universities r very large and have several thousand students.
Others are small and have only a few thousand students.Which size of
university do u think is better for students,y?Include
details and examples in ur explanation.
49.What is ur idea of the perfect vacation?Describe it and explain y
it would be the ideal vacation for u.Include details and examples
in ur explanation.
50.Some students attend lecture classes in which only the teacher
speaks.Other students have discussion classes in which everyone
speaks.Which type of class do u think is better for students,and y?
Include details and examples in ur explanation.
51.Explain how birthdays r celebrated in ur country.Use specific
examples and details in ur explanation.
52.Some students would rather write a paper than take a test.Other
students would rather take a test instead of writing a paper.Which
opinion do u prefer,y?Use specific reasons and examples to support
ur opinion.
53.Describe an ideal marriage partner.What qualities do u think r most
important for a husband or wife?Use specific reasons and details to
explain ur choice.
54.Some people like to watch the news on television.Other people prefer
to read the news in a newspaper.Still others use their computers to
get the news.How do u prefer to be informed abt the news,y?
Use specific reasons and examples to support ur choice.
55.Where would u like to study in the United States?
56.Some students live in dormitories on campus.Other students live in
apartments off campus.Which living situation do u think is better,y?
57.If u were asked to choose one movie that has influenced ur thinking,
which one would u choose?y?what was especially impressive abt the
movie?Use specific reasons and details to explain ur choice.
58.Some students think that teachers shud be evaluated by the
performance of their students on standardized tests at the end of the
term.Other people maintain that teachers shud be judged by their own
performance in the classroom,and not by the scores that their students
acheive on tests.Which approach do u think is better,y?Use specific
reasons and examples to support ur opinion.
59.A possession is an object which u own.If u were asked to choose one
possession that u prize highly,which one would u choose,y?what makes
this possession especially valuable to u?Use specific reasons and
details to explain ur choice.
60.Some people enjoy living in a location that has a warm climate all
year.Other people like to live in a place where the seasons change.
Which type of climate do u prefer,y?Use specific reasons and examples
to support ur opinion.

1. Your favourite pet
2. Your dressing style
3. What do you do in your free time? (Your most favourite hobby)
4. How do you learn English?
5. Which sport do you like best?
6. Which dish do you like best?
7. Your most favourite/important subject
8. You future plan
9. Your best scholastic achievement
10. What kind of music do you like best?
11. What do you expect in your parents?
12. If you had a wish, what would you wish?
13. If you can change one thing in your university, what would you change?
14. Your best friend
15. The person you like best
16. Your unforgettable day
17. What is unforgettable in your school life?
18. Your idea of a happy life
19. A type of book you enjoy reading
20. The fruit you like to eat most
21. Your favourite TV show
22. The movie you like best
23. The place you would like to visit
24. The strangest dream you have had
25. What would you do if you suddenly had a lot of money?
26. Your first attempt to gain something
27. Your ideal holiday resort
28. Your ambition
29. Your most influential person/teacher, and explain why you feel this person is a positive role model.
30. Where will you be professionally in ten/15/20 years time?
31. What quality do you like best in a friend?
32. What do you treasure most in life?
33. What are the qualities of a good citizen?
34. Your favourite time of the year?
35. Your favourite colour?
36. What are the qualities of a good teacher?
37. What are the qualities of a good student?
38. What are the qualities of a good parent?
40. If you could change one thing in your country, what would you change?
41. The most inspiring person to you
42. Describe a job that youíve had, and explain why it was important.
43. Describe a person you admire and explain why you admire him or her.
44. If you could have any job in the world, which job would you choose?
45. Describe a book that you have read and explain why it was important to you.
46. Describe a house that you live in
47. If you had an entire month to do whatever you would like to do,
what would it be? Include details and example to support your selection
48. What are the characteristics of a good neighbour?
49. Which person has helped you the most to get where you are today,
and how has he or she helped you?
50. What does your dream house look like?
51. What person who is alive today would you most like to meet?
52. Why are you preparing for the TOEFL test?
53. At what age should a person be allowed to drive?
54. What is the best excuse to give your teacher
when you have not done your homework?
55. What is your favourite day of the year?
56. What change would you like the government to make?

57.Do you think children should always obey their parents,
or are there times when it is not necessary for children to obey?
58.Do you make decisions quickly or do take your time making them?
59.It is better to learn about the news from newspapers
or from television?
60.Do you think it is better to get up early in the morning or sleep until later?
61.Would you prefer to go to a big party or a small gathering with friends?
62.Would you prefer to write a paper by yourself or with a group?
63.Do you think it is better to tell the truth and hurt someoneís
feelings or tell a little lie and keep from hurting the person?
64.Some college students choose to take courses in a variety of
subject areas in order to get a broad education.Others choose to focus
on a single subject area in order to have deeper understanding of that area. Which approach to the course selection do you think is better for students and why?
65.Do you like to try new food or eat the same kind of food?
66.Do you prefer to be in a large or a small class?
67.Would you prefer to go to dinner or stay home and cook a meal?
68.Do you think it is better to marry before the age of 30?
69.Do you prefer to take an essay exam or multiple choice exams?
70.Would you prefer to take a trip by plane or train?
71.Would you like to live in a big city or a small town?
72.Do you think it is better to study alone or study with friends?
73.Do you prefer to play sports or watch sports?
74.Would you prefer to go to the opera or to a football game?
75.Would you prefer to take the TOEFL test or a math test?
76.If your teacher makes a mistake, is it better to correct
the teacher or ignore the mistake?
77.Is it better to take choices in life or play it safe?
78.Is it better to have a career that pays a lot of money but
keeps you away from your family, or a career that does not pay you
much but allows you to spend time with your family?
79.Describe ur national flag or national anthem?

1.choose a place u go to often that is important to you &explain y it
is imp.pliz include specific details in your explanation?
2.some college students choose to take courses in a variety of subject areas inorder to
get a broad education.others choose to focus on a single subject area inorder to have a deeper
understanding of that area.which approach to course selection do u think is better for
students and y?
3.choose a teacher y u admire and explain?please include specific
examples and details?
4.some students study for classes individually others study in groups
which method of studying is better do u think?

fpgec2005
09-07-2007, 05:04 AM
Thank you for posting the questions. You are a great help.

Thank you.:)

asif06
09-07-2007, 05:54 PM
Hi Priyanka
did u get the same topics from this list?what were ur topics?And ur essay topics too.Thanks.

priyankam
09-07-2007, 08:25 PM
yeah i got one topic from this list.But i have added my topics too in this list.
My essay was..
Twenty years from now,students will not use printed books.Do you agree or disagree with this statement.

sherly
09-08-2007, 01:47 AM
thanx for providing informative information

sudhirakkineni
09-10-2007, 05:10 PM
Thanks Pryanka. Information is good. If we preapre answers for all the questions and appear for exam may give a good score for speaking.

hatuan1983
10-10-2007, 02:47 PM
Just have my score, totally disapointed with 17 in speaking :(( I'm going to retake it in next week. Hope to get a better score. My 2 independents are :

1- When you are in trouble, your friends or family give you advices, tell about the trouble and the advices, how does the advices help u ...
2- Do u agree or disagree with the statement : Family have greate influence on young adult.

Hix I get a limited score with this part, I think I spoke too fast and they couldn't understand me. Poor me.

Babak
12-01-2007, 04:47 PM
Independent Topic List, Thanks!

lmona
02-20-2008, 06:22 AM
Thought I'd share my questions for the speaking part:

1. What is the most important characteristic of a good neighbor?
2. Do you prefer to watch educational or entertainment TV programs? Support your answer.

Hope this helps!

josh_ph
02-24-2008, 05:56 PM
This is very useful, a lot of people will benefit from this. Thank you Priyankam.