作者 earnest (大衛) 看板 TOEFL_iBT
標題 Re: [分享] 12/21 機經獨立寫作題想點分享
時間 Fri Dec 20 23:49:11 2013
（來源：J2 TOEFL 機經 20131221 版）
1) Talk about a memorable experience you had in a restaurant or cafe.
Explain what happened and why it was memorable.
Well, I once met a rater of TOEFL, in a cafe next to my home.
It was an memorable experience, because first, I learned how to get high scores in TOEFL.
For example, he taught me that in reading, I don't have to read very fast. However, I should be slow and focused, so I can understand everything, then I can answer the question.
Also, he let me know that in speaking, I have to be straight forward, and say my opinion. This is very useful, because I am shy, and usually couldn't just talk about what's in my mind.
Another reason is that he told me a lot of interesting things about studying abroad.
For example, he said that on Thanksgiving, American students would spend a whole evening, to bake a whole turkey. This sounds very exciting, because I've never tasted a turkey.
rater in Cafe
1) how to get high scores TOEFL
2) interesting study abroad:
e.g. Tksgiving turkey
2) Describe a good period of time in your life. Explain why you like that period of time. Give specific reasons to support your answer.
I remember when I started to prepare for TOEFL, two months ago.
It has been a good period of time in my life, because first, I made a lot of good friends.
For example, I met people who are from all walks of life: lawyers, dentists, businessmen, or students like me. We all want to study abroad, so we became really close friends, and we would talk about everything.
Another reason is that I learned much better English.
For example, I can read English newspapers, like New York Times now. Also, I can listen to TED, and understand everything, without looking at the subtitles. These are all because of TOEFL.
1) Made good friends
e.g. all walks of life, talk everything
2) learned better Eng
e.g. read NY times, listen to TED
3) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important lessons can not be learned in classrooms.
Because first, important lessons are lessons about life, and they cannot be taught in class.
For example, most of the time, teachers won't teach me how to overcome your fear, but they would blame me for being nervous, and getting bad scores. However, learning how to deal with fear, is an important lesson of life.
Another example is that in class, students often cheat to get good scores. This is because there are a lot of tests, and teachers expect good performance. However, being honest is also an important lesson of life. Usually, class simply cannot teach that.
1) lesson about life
e.g. overcome fear, but blame nervous
e.g. cheat, expect good, honest
4) Some people prefer to listen to live music, while others prefer to listen to recorded music. Which do you prefer and why?
I prefer recorded music.
Because first, I like to be alone and relaxed when I enjoy music.
For example, when I'm listening to recorded music, I can be by myself. That means, I can do whatever I want while listening, such as drinking wine, singing together with the music, or being naked.
Another reason is that I can repeat music that I like.
For example, I really love Lady Gaga, especially her "pokerface" song. If I listen to her song on a CD, I can play it over and over again, until I finally get tired of "can't read my, can't read my", and decide to move on.
1) alone & relax
e.g. do whatever, drinking, singing, naked
2) repeat music
e.g. Gaga, pokerface, can't read my
Best of luck!
~ SK2 David