Writing Section – Tasks

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TOEFL Writing Section Tasks

Although a lot of text-books, teachers, and videos refer to the two Tasks in The TOEFL Writing Section as “Questions”…  They are not.  They are “Tasks”.  And — as with other terms used for this Exam — this is not very important, but if you haven’t noticed already — we are about TOEFL “Excellence”…  Not TOEFL “Good Enough”. 😎

There are only two Tasks in this entire Section.  And just as The Reading & Listening Sections, were very similar — so are te Speaking & Writing Sections.

Writing Section — Task One

(The So-Called “Integrated” Task)

The first Task in The Writing Section is almost like a longer version of Speaking Section – Task Four.  You First – Read A TextSecond – Listen To A LectureThen – Write A Summary about the information that was given in both sources.

Besides the Text & Audio being a bit longer — the only real difference between This “Integrated Task” and that of Speaking Section – Task Four, is that you have more time to formulate your answer, and will write it, instead of speaking it.

Writing Section — Task Two

(The So-Called “Independent” Task)

Just as the first Writing Task was simply a written version of a Speaking Task, so too is this one.  This (so-called) “Independent Task” is just a written version of the Speaking Section – Task Two.

You are asked to make a choice between two things (Ideas, Topics, Opinions), and to state which one you choose, and why — giving reasons & examples for your decision.  The only difference (once again) being that you have more time to formulate your answer, and you will write it, instead of speaking it.

And Remember — just like with The Speaking Section — if you follow my directions — You WILL “Achieve Excellence” on This Section Too 😎

(Now…  Let’s Get Into It!!!)


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