"Topics in the following list may appear in your actual test. You should become familiar with this list before you take the computer-based TOEFL test. Remember that when you take the test you will not have a choice of topics. You must write only on the topic that is assigned to you. 185 You have enough money to purchase either a house or a business. Which would you choose to buy? Give specific reasons to explain your choice."
185 topics in the book are the typical topics that can appear in your TOEFL test. In each subject, the book offers essays typically always had high scores of candidates for your reference. You should be familiar in advance with them to prepare for the TOEFL exam on the computer. Remember that the exam, you will not subject you choose to write the assigned topic.
TOEFL (which is pronounced toe-full or toffle) stands for Test Of English as a Foreign Language. TOEFL test of English proficiency (U.S.). This test consists of skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. TOEFL assessment skills to understand and use standard American English of a person who has achieved that level can be used at university. TOEFL scores are usually required for admission at most colleges and universities in America. TOEFL score is valid for 2 years.
Jn the Reading section, students read three passages and answer questions about them. In the Listening section, students listen to two conversations and four lectures and answer questions about them. In the Speaking section, students speak in response to two questions about their own experience and four questions about texts that they listen to or read during the test.
In the Speaking section, students speak in response to two questions about their own experience and four questions about texts that they listen to or read during the test. In the Writing section* students write in response to two questions. One question is about a reading passage and a lecture, and the other question is about a general topic.
The Complete Guide to the TOEFL® Test, iBT Edition is the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date preparation book available. It is based on years of experi-ence teaching preparation classes in the United States and abroad. It is simply written and clearly organized and is suitable for any intermediate to advanced English language student.
A high score on this test is an essential step in being admitted to undergraduate or graduate programs in the United States and Canada. But preparing for this test can be a difficult, frustrating experience. Perhaps you haven't taken many standardized tests such as the TOEFL test
Students who have an opportunity to take at least one model test will almost always increase their scores significantly on the official TOEFL test. Experience is a great teacher This book provides you with seven model tests for practice. In order to take advantage of the experience, you should always follow the test directions carefully and time each section.
You need a guide. That's why this book was written—to guide people preparing for this important test so that they can earn the highest scores possible.
The Complete Guide to the TOEFL® Test, iBT Edition is the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date preparation book available. It is based on years of experi-ence teaching preparation classes in the United States and abroad.
But preparing for this test can be a difficult, frustrating experience. Perhaps you haven't taken many standardized tests such as the TOEFL test Perhaps you're not familiar with the format, or you're not sure how to focus your studies. Maybe you've taken the test before but were not satisfied with your scores.
If you are preparing for the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT, you are not alone. About a million people all over the world take the test every year. A high score on this test is an essential step in being admitted to undergraduate or graduate programs in the United States and Canada. But preparing for this test can be a difficult, frustrating experience.
The Official Guide to the TOEFL® iBT is the leading guide to the most widely accepted English-language proficiency test in the world--the TOEFL test. Written by ETS, the makers of the test, this book includes two real full-length TOEFL tests for practice, as well as explanations of every section of the test and information on what is expected of you for every speaking and writing task. You will learn how to construct your answers and integrate the four skills needed to demonstrate academic English-language proficiency: reading, listening, speaking and writing.
If you are preparing for the TOEFL test, you
are not alone. Almost a million people all
over the world took the test last year. A high
score on this test is an essential step in
being admitted to graduate or undergraduate
programs at almost all colleges and universities
in North America. But preparing for this
test can be a difficult, frustrating experience.
Perhaps you haven’t taken many standardized,
multiple-choice tests such as the
TOEFL. Perhaps you are not familiar with
the format for the computer-based TOEFL.
This book was written by ELT professionals who help prepare students for the TOEFL test. Their4 selection of words for this book was based on extensive experience with the TOEFL test, information about the corpus (body of words) that is used in creating the actual TOEFL test, and TOEFL materials published by ETS, the creators of the TOEFL test.
TOEFL Post-Tests for each section, in both paper and computer formats, measure the progress that students have made after working through the skills and strategies in the text. Complete Tests, in boih paper and computer formats, allow the students to simulate the experience of taking actual TOEFL tests with all of the sections together in one complete test.
• Take the appropriate Diagnostic Pre-Test at the beginning of a section. When you lake the Pre-
Test, try to reproduce the conditions and time pressure of a real TOEFL test: (1) Take each sec¬
tion of the tesc without interruption- (2) Work on only one section at a time. (3) Time yourself
for the section to experience the time pressure that exists on the actual TOEFL test. (4) Play the
listening material one time only during the test.
The second section of the book, Guide to Listening, offers tips and help with note taking as well as experience with answering all types of questions about the lectures. Another new feature of the test is the "authentic language" used by the speakers. On past forms of the test, the speakers sounded like actors reading from a book. On the TOEFL iBT, the speakers sound more natural, like real professors giving classroom lectures or real students discussing campus situations.
Many test-takers find the Speaking Section—
especially the Integrated Tasks—the most challenging section of the test. One
reason is simply that test-takers have little experience with this type of task. The
new Guide to Speaking in this book provides extensive practice and hints for scor¬
ing well on this section
The Writing Section, like the Speaking Section, has an "independent" and an "integrated" component. The Independent Task is similar to the essay section on previous versions of the test. It draws upon the test-taker's own experiences and background knowledge.
You might, for example, begin with two or three students giving one-minute timed, impromptu talks. These can be "integrated" tasks based on summaries of newspaper articles or news stories from television or radio, or they can be "independent" tasks based on students' own experience.