• Mon. Oct 18th, 2021

The Most Important Thing To Know About
The TOEFL iBT Exam…  (first)

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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…

Know The Format Of The Exam!!!

What Does This Entail?

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.


The TOEFL iBT Exam Does NOT Test How Much A Person Knows

It Tests How Well A Person Will Be Able To Function In An English-Speaking University-Type Environment


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In Other Words It Tests A Person’s Ability To Learn And To Demonstrate What He Or She Has Learned.


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.

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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!

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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!

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How Do I Know If I’m “Good Enough”?

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 are able to comprehend most of what you are reading right now, without having to translate the page or look up a lot of the words here in a dictionary — then your level of English comprehension is (probably) high enough for The TOEFL Exam.

The TOEFL Excellence Training System

As for How To Answer The Questions & Fulfill The Tasks in the different sections of The Exam — Well, that is why I created The TOEFL Excellence Training System (and am expanding it every day).

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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 based upon — not only my own 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.  The TOEFL Excellence Training System Absolutely IS. 😎

So Check It Out!

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Have An Excellent Day!


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The Teacher

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  1. good day. Thanks a a lot for the info but i still need clarification regarding the procedures for preparing and taking the toefl exam. I’ll be glad if you reply me asap sir because i wanna take the exam before june.

    1. Greetings Rufus,

      Thank you for the message.

      I’m glad that the information was helpful. As far as preparing for the exam, I am creating a training course for preparing people for the exam. You can receive updates about the exam by following this blog.

      Additionally, there is lots of free information that can help you prepare, here.

      And finally, if you would like individual session that we can do over Skype, then let me know.

      As for any other questions, please feel free to ask. I am always happy to help when I can.

      Have An Excellent Day,


  2. Hello Hafsha,

    The results are available on-line about 10 days after you finish the exam. You are supposed to receive an email to alert you when they are available.

    Printed scores are sent to whomever you choose to have them sent to (Universities, etc.) about 13 days after you finish the exam.

    It is stated, however, that though they are sent 13 after the exam, that it could take 7-10 days for those recipients to receive the scores, if they are mailed within The United States and may take “more time” when being mailed elsewhere.

    I know that none of this is very exact, but that is what is stated on the page about this on the official website.

    So, to summarize, if you have to have the scores to a specific institution by any set date, you should plan to take the exam no later than 1 month before that time… (but even earlier is better in case you need to re-take the exam, or for any other un-foreseen obstacle).

    I hope that helps.

    Have An Excellent Day

    P.S. you can read the info on the official page here

  3. Thank you for the response, I have a burning question, am a trip of English language in my African country, but I apply for teaching jobs on dubai and one of the requirements is a toefl certificate, so am I supposed to be studying this and sit the exam, or is it the appropriate certificate for the English language job seeker

    1. Hello Ritah,

      Thank you for the message.
      If that is the requirement for the job, then I guess that is what you will have to do. However, I can also say that having the TOEFL “certificate” can help you in other ways as well. Such as: University programs, other jobs, and even immigration. So it will be something that you can definitely use again if you do take it.

      There is not really a “certificate”, but the organization that organizes and administers the exam keeps your scores on file for 2 years after the testing date, so you have access to them for that amount of time.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

  4. Hi dear, I am really interested to do this exam. Please someone help me. Am here at PAPUA NEW GUINEA.


    1. Hello Pawa,

      Thanks for the message.

      You can see all of the up-coming dates for Papua New Guinea here: http://www.toefl.givemesomeenglish.com/toefl-testing-dates-and-locations/toefl-testing-dates-and-locations-by-country-letter-p/papua-new-guinea-toefl-testing-dates-and-locations/

      …But, unfortunately, there has not been any support for Papua New Guinea for quite some time. Your best option is to take the TOEFL exam in a neighboring area like Australia or New Zealand.

      You can read about this situation in this blog post: https://www.blog.givemesomeenglish.com/how-to-find-the-official-toefl-testing-center-in-your-area/

      I hope this helps. Good Luck!

      “The Teacher”

    1. Hello Ebisa,

      The requirements for the exam (as far as a score) is set by the institution that you are taking the exam for.

      As for what you need to do and have BEFORE registering for the exam, you can take this free course, which explains just that:


      And regarding the price of the exam, I first need to know what country you will be taking the exam in, and then I can get that information for you.

      I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

      Have An Excellent Day!

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