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Useful Tips and Links on TOEFL

Tips for the TOEFL exam The TOEFL exam takes several hours to complete. Be prepared! Listening Read the instructions and questions carefully before you listen. Note taking is allowed. You should practice this. Remember, one lecture is spoken with a British or Australian accent. Try to get an idea of the situation. Who are the…
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TOEFL SCORING

TOEFL Scoring Each section of TOEFL has a max score of 30; total max score is 120. Most universities require TOEFL score ranging from 80-100. Scores will be posted online within two weeks of the test date. You can view score online at ets.org (yes you will have to create a login id). On test…
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TOEFL Writing/Structure

The TOEFL writing section includes 2 separate tasks – an integrated task, which requires you to respond to a lecture or passage, and an independent task, which asks you to use personal experience to explain your opinions on a topic. Read on for helpful tips and strategies, practice topics and essays, and more! Test Your…
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TOEFL Speaking

Academic Speaking Skills The TOEFL speaking section takes 20 minutes to complete and contains 6 sections. It is done on a computer. Your answers are recorded and sent to ETS for marking. Though the TOEFL Speaking section is the shortest section of the TOEFL test, many students struggle with it the most. Speaking in English,…
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TOEFL Listening

Academic Listening Skills The Listening section measures test takers’ ability to understand spoken English from North America and other English-speaking countries. In academic environments students need to listen to lectures and conversations. Below are three possible purposes for academic listening. Listening purposes include:   Listening for basic comprehension Listening for pragmatic understanding Connecting and synthesizing…
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TOEFL Reading

Academic Reading Skills The Reading section measures test takers’ ability to understand university-level academic texts and passages. In English-speaking academic environments students are expected to read and understand information from textbooks and other types of academic material. Below are three possible purposes for academic reading. Reading purposes include: Reading to find information Basic comprehension Reading…
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