Free TOEFL Independent Speaking Samples - Task 2
TASK 2 - SAMPLE 1
Do you like to try new kinds of food or eat the same kind of food all the time? Use details and examples to support your answer.
I prefer to eat the food I know most of the time.
From the time I was young, I was always a bit fussy and finicky about eating. I don’t really know the reason why. I never liked to feel an unfamiliar taste in my mouth. It’s almost as if I could tell how foods tasted without trying them, and so I restricted my diet to those foods I really enjoyed.
As I got older, I realized that I was actually very healthy, even if I was a little thin. So I continued to eat the foods I loved, when I was at home or in restaurants. I never enjoyed going to people’s homes for dinner because the choices would be limited and I didn’t know in advance what they were going to cook.
Oh well, everyone has their pet peeves and this one is mine!
TASK 2 - SAMPLE 2
Do you prefer to go out to dinner or stay home and cook a meal? Use reasons to support your response.
I love cooking in my own home.
There are so many reasons for this. First, financially, it’s impossible to eat out often. You would end up spending a lot of extra money for no reason.
Second, health-wise, when I cook at home, I have control and can produce much more nutritious meals. Outside, I have no idea of the quality or quantity of the ingredients they have used.
Third, emotionally, cooking at home makes me feel relaxed, happy and secure. It gives me a warm feeling to know that my home smells of the delicious food that I have cooked. I also enjoy sharing a meal with my loved ones.
That’s why I only eat out on very special occasions or when I have no choice.