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Tips for TOEFL writing and reading sections

November 18th, 2013 in TOEFL

While writing your TOEFL essay, try to use words that express the idea more precisely.

Correct: While holidaying in London, Susie acquired a strong British accent.

How to write a good TOEFL essay?

November 15th, 2013 in TOEFL

If you are going to take TOEFL iBT, you will need to write an essay. Note that the paper based TOEFL does not have a section on writing. A good essay will raise your overall TOEFL score. ETS says that it is worth about 1/6th of your total TOEFL score.

TOEFL Reading: What Skills Are Necessary?

November 1st, 2013 in TOEFL

The TOEFL iBT reading section takes about 60 – 90 minutes. This section tests your ability to read and understand English passages.

TOEFL reading passages and types of questions

October 30th, 2013 in TOEFL

The passages given for reading are not much different from what college and university students in North America will have to encounter in their courses. Three to five passages are given for reading. Each passage may contain roughly 700 words.

Special features of the TOEFL Reading section

October 27th, 2013 in TOEFL

You must not commit the mistake of preparing notes in complete sentences. If you do that, you will wait a lot of precious time. Remember that you will not get any marks for your notes. They are only clues that might remind you about what you have heard or read. That said, your notes should still make sense to you.

How to attempt the TOEFL reading test?

October 25th, 2013 in TOEFL

While reading the passage for the first time, your focus should be on understanding the main ideas and the connections among them. Try to understand as much information as possible. As you should know, this won’t be possible if you let your attention wander.

Why you need a strong vocabulary to succeed on TOEFL

October 24th, 2013 in TOEFL

The TOEFL tests your proficiency in all four areas of English application: reading, listening, grammar and writing. The purpose of the TOEFL test is to assess a student’s ability to succeed in an academic environment where English is the medium of instruction.