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Topics in Focus

Topics in Focus prepares international students to understand and discuss independent and integrated TOEFL test topics.


Independent Topics

Topic 1 – What discovery in the last 100 years has been most beneficial for people in your country?
Topic 2 – What are some important qualities of a good supervisor?
Topic 3 – Some people believe that the Earth is being damaged by human inventions. Others feel that human inventions make the Earth a better place to live.
Topic 4 – Many students have to live with roommates while going to school or university. What are some of the important qualities of a good roommate?
Topic 5 – Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?  Experiences in our lives that seem difficult at the time, become valuable lessons for the future.
Topic 6 – Some people think that the automobile has improved modern life. Others think that the automobile has caused serious problems.
Topic 7 – Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?  With the help of technology, students can learn more information and learn it more quickly.
Topic 8 – What is the most important animal in your country? Why is the animal important?
Topic 9 – Imagine that you are preparing for a trip. You plan to be away from your home for a year. In addition to clothing and personal care items, you can take one extra thing.


Integrated Topics

Topic one 5 Ways to Listen Better
Topic Two Tales that Tree Rings Tell
Topic Three The Worldwide Telescope
Topic Four Tree Frog’s Self-cleaning Feet
Topic Five 5 Dangerous things you should let your kids do

Topics in Focus by Richard P Carrigan is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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