2020年1月5日托福独立写作：One of your classmates needs help with some schoolwork. Which solution would you recommend your classmate should do: to ask you for help or to find a professional tutor for help.你的朋友有学术问题，这个问题你可以解决，你希望他去找你来得到帮助还是找教授获得帮助。
The courses and assignments in high schools and universities can be rather difficult sometimes and it is common for students to seek help from others in order to complete those tasks. Some people claim that it is essential for students to refer to some professional tutors for advice since those professionals are believed to be able to provide some best answers to the questions that students may have. However, from my perspective, I am a better person to help him than those professionals.
To begin with, I have more time to explain the answers. Those professionals are rather busy with many appointments with different students a day, which means they could only devote limited time to one specific student. For example, if a tutor has to help 16 students, which is not a lot, during 8-hour office time, he/she will only have about half an hour for each student to answer all his/her questions, which is not quite enough. By contrast, I can use all my spare time to help my friend, since I don’t have that many friends that need help in schoolwork. Consequently, there’s a bigger chance that my friend could have a good understanding of the answer.
Moreover, it could be inconvenient to get professionals to help. People have different specialties, and so do those professionals. Those tutors could only be expert in one, or at least two fields and may be just mediocre in other areas, which means if my friend chooses to ask help from professionals, he/she may have to make different appointments with various tutors. Apparently, this is not convenient. On the contrary, I’m studying the same courses with my friend and I should have studied all the things that he/she hears in class. In this case, whatever he/she asks, I could provide a relatively good answer without going through the trouble of making several appointments.
Furthermore, working out problems together can help us be closer. If my friend decides to visit those professional tutors, I would have no chance to get to know more about my friend or create any memories with him/her, let alone strengthening the bond between us. Nonetheless, when my friend ask me for help, I could spend time explaining my understanding of the question to him/her, which helps me to learn more about the things that he/she likes and dislikes. Besides, working together on one question will also become the nice memory that we can refer to in the future. Therefore, our relationship could be closer.
Since my helping my friend could give him/her a good understanding of the question, save him/her some trouble of making appointments, and strengthen the bond between us, I should definitely help him/her, rather than advise him/her to go to the professional tutors.
2020年1月5日托福独立口语：When shopping for things, some people like to go shop in a big store and get everything they need at a time. Others prefer to shop in several small shops. Which one do you prefer? Please explain why in details and examples.
2020年1月4日上午托福独立口语：Nowadays some students prefer to choose online classes, learning and finishing assignments through online system; while some students prefer to choose traditional classes, going to school to learn and do tasks; which one do you prefer and why?
2020年1月4日下午托福独立口语：Some people think that the library should be a quiet place for the students to study. Others believe that the library should be a place where students can interact and hold meetings to discuss about certain topics. Which one do you agree with?