However, some critics have raised doubts about the accuracy of the memoir.
They claim that the Chevalier distorted or invented many events in the memoir to make his life seem more exciting and glamorous than it really was.
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.
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.
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In the Writing section, you’ll be given just under an hour (50 minutes) to complete two separate essays on different topics.
Critics point out that it is impossible to remember exact phrases from extended conversations held many years earlier.
Critics have also questioned the memoir’s account of the Chevalier’s escape from a notorious prison in Venice, Italy.