English Writing Practice

This page contains typical Practice Writing Topics for TOEFL's Test of Written English. Examine the questions first to get an insight into the types of questions asked for the twe. All questions pose a question, ask an opinion, and require support. To get a good TWE score, practice writing organized responses to these prompts. Then, practice writing organized timed responses as well. The key to an excellent TWE score is to focus first on organization. With excellent organizational techniques firmly in place, the writer's specific response to the specific twe prompt will be much easier to manage.

When choosing a place to live, what do you consider most important: location, size, style, number of rooms, types of rooms, or other features? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer. Films can tell us a lot about the country in which they were made. What have you learned about a country from watching its movies? Use specific examples and details to support your response.

Some people say that physical exercise should be a required part of every school day. Other people believe that students should spend the whole school day on academic studies. Which opinion do you agree with. Give reasons to support your answer. Some people prefer to eat at food stands or restaurants. Other people prefer to prepare and eat the food at home. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Some high schools require all students to wear school uniforms. Other high schools permit students to decide what to wear to school. Which of these two school policies do you think is better? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. If you could make one important change in a school that you attended, what change would you make? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.

Your school has received a gift of money. What do you think is the best way for your school to spend this money? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice. It has been said, "Not everything that is learned is contained in books." Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books.