Preparing for The TOEFL iBT Exam is something that I have been helping students with for many years now, and I can say — with absolute confidence — that the MOST important thing that someone preparing to take The TOEFL iBT Exam needs to do FIRST is…
What Does This Entail?
- Know The Different Sections Of The Exam
- Know The Different Question Types Of Each Section
- Know How To Answer Each Question Type
- Know The Timing For Each Question Type
- Know How The Different Sections And Questions Are Scored
Until one knows those things thoroughly, it is completely pointless to waste any money on taking The Exam. The reason for this is very simple.
Therefore — a person with a large vocabulary, who has achieved a very high skill-level of English can “fail”, utterly, if he or she does not know what to expect, and does not know how to answer each Question-Type and how to fulfill each Task-Type on The Exam.
Where-as — a person with only a moderate vocabulary and an intermediate skill-level of English — who knows EXACTLY what to expect in each section — AND knows how to answer each Question-Type and fulfill each Task-Type — can achieve a perfect score on The Exam!
So if you pay a lot of money for a TOEFL Preparation Course at a traditional language school, and the instructor does NOT go over The Format Of The Exam in the first day of class… then go ask for your money back!
If you want to know if you have a high-enough English level to take The TOEFL iBT Exam, then there is one quick way to find out… If you read this article and comprehended most of it, without having to translate it or look up a lot of words… then your level of English comprehension is (probably) high enough.
As for How To Answer The Questions & Fulfill The Tasks in the different sections of The Exam — Well, that is why we have created The TOEFL Excellence Training System (and are expanding it every day).
If you want help preparing for The TOEFL iBT Exam, and you don’t want to spend money on a text-book or a class that gives you a lot of information that is not directly related to achieving the score you need — then check out The Courses That We Offer You Here. Every course in the TOEFL Excellence System was designed & created based upon — not only my experience from teaching students from various text-books, but also — the fact that most text-books and traditional courses are NOT designed with YOUR end-goal in mind. TOEFL Excellence IS. 😎
Have An Excellent Day!