If you’re familiar with the Speaking section of the TOEFL, you may notice that these two tasks are similar in nature to the independent and integrated speaking tasks.
So, let’s break down how best to approach each writing task individually. This writing task will require you to combine both your skills in reading and listening with your writing.
Before writing the TOEFL essay, you must be able to identify the essay type and choose the correct essay pattern.
This important English lesson explains the five essay categories and two essay patterns you need to know to succeed in the Independent Essay Writing task of the TOEFL i BT.
Try to take a few notes, because you’ll only have one chance to listen to this short lecture.
The 20 minutes to write your essay begins after you’ve finished listening.
In fact, using a TOEFL writing template will help with reading coherence and flow which are criteria you are marked on. But before going over our writing templates and how and why you use them, it's important you know about the different kinds of writing tasks in the TOEFL Writing section.
After that, you’ll dive head first into our effective TOEFL writing templates and two top-scoring TOEFL sample essays.
For example, in his memoir the Chevalier claims that while living in Switzerland, he was very wealthy, and it is known that he spent a great deal of money there on parties and gambling.
However, evidence has recently surfaced that the Chevalier borrowed considerable sums of money from a Swiss merchant.