The TOEFL iBT Exam
Preparing for The TOEFL iBT Exam is something that I have been helping students with for over five 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 in English can “fail” utterly if he or she does not know what to expect or how to answer each question type.
Where-as, a person with only a moderate vocabulary and an intermediate skill-level in English – who knows EXACTLY what to expect in each section, AND knows how to answer each question, can achieve a perfect score on the exam.
So if you pay a lot of money for a TOEFL preparation course, and the instructor does NOT go over the format of the exam on the first day of class, 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 English level is (probably) high enough for the reading section.
As for the Listening, Speaking, and Writing Sections, it may be necessary to either find the help of a qualified coach/teacher/instructor, or to at least *take a diagnostic test which will help you to see in-which area(s) you may need some extra help.
(*I am in the process of creating a thorough diagnostic test. This post will be up-dated as soon as it is finished.)
If you want help preparing for The TOEFL iBT Exam, and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a text-book or a class that gives you a lot of information that is not directly related to getting the score you need, then send me a message.
I am also developing an intensive TOEFL preparation course for students who have the necessary skills but just need a little coaching in order to do excellent on the exam.
In the mean-time, I am available for coaching sessions on Google Hang-Outs or Skype. Send me a message to discuss payment options.
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