TOEFL iBT Speaking
Stating your opinion The (place/person/object) that I want to talk about is … In my opinion/Personally, the most … is … Based on my experience, …
Of all the …., the most … is ….
…, for a few reasons.
There a few reasons to that. Listing reason
First/for one/ to start with…
Second/also/on the other hand…
Thirdly/ moreover/ in addition…
That is why … is my favorite…
To conclude, these are the reasons why …
Stating your preference
I prefer A to B
I like A better/more than B
I like A better/more than B
I think/believe that A is better than B In my opinion, A is better than B Given the choice of A and B, I would choose ~ There are several reasons why I prefer ~ The first reason is that S +V~
The second/final/last reason is that S + V ~ Giving supporting details
S + V ~, but S + V ~
S + V ~, while S + V ~
On the other hand, S + V~
In contrast/on the contrary, S + V ~ Although/though S + V, S + V ~
That means (that) S + V ~
What I’m saying is (that) S + V ~
As to this question, I think the answer depends on the situation.
In some cases, it’s better to… While in some others, it’s better
Diversity,Friends, food, travel,Future,Cost
Summarize the reading ‘The university is considering/ planning to…’
‘The letter/announcement proposes to …’
State the speaker’s opinion
The student is against/ opposes the university’s plan to … The man thinks … is a bad idea
The student agrees with / is supportive to the university’s plan to … The man thinks … is a good idea.
Quote the reasons for objection/support
S/he gives two reasons why …
The first is that …; The second is that…
First she believes that … ; Second she believes that…
More than 30 sec after quoting
The second reason why the man dis/agrees with the university’ s plan is that
Extra time before conclusion
For these two reasons mentioned above, the man dis/agrees with the university’s plan.
1. Talking about the topic
The professor/lecture talks about ~
The lecture mentions two examples to illustrate/demonstrate ... 2. Explaining details
One is .., and the other is…
Eg. One is the principle of unity, and the other is the principle of contrast. The second example is the professor’s personal experience of …
3. Quote definition
These examples demonstrate the concept of … in the reading, which means …
A.‗The man is having a problem with …‘
B.‗The man‘s problem is that … ‘
A.‗To solve the problem, he has two options.‘
B.‗There are two solutions to the problem. ‘First, … + comment.
Second, … + comment
Part2 Preference and Reasons 1.Preference
A.Personally, I prefer the 1st/2nd solution
B.If I were the woman, I would choose the 1st/2ndoption.
C.I think the woman should …
―Because, first, … ; Second, …‖
… because it could save lots of money
… because it would be a waste of money
…. because it‘s more time-saving
… because it‘s too time-consuming
… The most important thing for students is to get good grades. So I think the female students should go take her exam first.
3.State preference and reasons 1.If I were the wo/man, I would choose the first/second option.
2.Because, first… second…
State the topic
The lecturer talks about two types/forms/ways/definitions of … Citing examples
First, the lecturer uses the example of … to illustrate this Second, the other example is about…