WHAT IS TOEFL
The TOEFL i.B.Tr® Test- is taken via the internet and it is important to clear this to study abroad. Along with the test, ETS TOEFLr® Program provides guidance to improve the English language skills. The TOEFL iB.T test helps to judge a person’s ability in using and understanding English at the University level. The test evaluates a person’s capability to combine speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to perform academic tasks at the University level.
WHO TAKES THIS TEST:
Millions of people take this test for these purposes-
- Students planning to take up higher studies at a University abroad.
- English-language learners who want to track their progress
- Scholarship and certification candidates
- English- language learning programs and exit
- Students and workers applying for visas
HOW CAN A PERSON GET LOCAL IN- LANGUAGE SUPPORT:
A person can contact local TOEFL iB.T Resource Center to get information about the test and test preparation. Only specific countries have these centers. The TOEFL scores are accepted in over 130 countries.
WHERE AND WHEN CAN A PERSON TAKE i.B.T test:
The TOEFL test has 50 test dates at authorized test centers all over the world per year. The person can take a retest as many times he or she feels like but not more than once in a 12-day period. The registration fee is charged for every retest.
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COST OF TEST:
It varies with location. It differs from country to country.
One month is sufficient for preparation for TOEFL for students having studied English throughout their academic life.
How the course has to be divided over 30 days—
- BUY THE BOOK- buy the book and CD which comes with it.
- FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE TOEFL FORMAT-
TOEFL is a complicated exam consisting of 4 sections
All these 4 skills take 41/2hours to complete.
|Reading||60–80 minutes||36–56 questions||Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.|
|Listening||60–90 minutes||34–51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.|
Preparation must be done for all 4 sections
3 START PREPARATION WITH SPEAKING SECTION:
The speaking section is pretty fast and needs a lot of practice. It is for a duration of 20 minutes which needs a lot of concentration.
It is not a conversation but the candidate has to speak the answer into the microphone as soon as the testers put forward the question. The answers are immediately recorded. The student has to be alert to give those answers. One has to learn to go with instinct. One must install a recording app in the mobile to learn to answer uniformly. The CD given has recorded examples which help to prepare well.
4 PREPARE NOTES FOR LISTENING SECTION:
Make notes of the lectures given to score good marks.
5 PREPARE THE WRITING SECTION LIKE THE GRE:
TOEFL is easier compared to GRE but one has to do an intensive study to avoid spelling and grammatical errors.
6 DO TWO READING SECTIONS BEFORE THE EXAMS:
The reading section is long so two should be practiced. The summary writing of the passage is tricky where people lose marks, so to avoid that practice writing.
A month is reasonable to prepare for TOEFL and one can easily score 100 to 110 out of 120 marks if one pays importance to English.
A scientific and methodical approach is required to get a good score.