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“I just registered to The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT, and I only want to focus on the speaking and the writing areas.”

R. N.,
Here are my comments to you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtKRfo86i7A . I hope you enjoy my TOEFL lessons.
Thanks,
Michael

I have registered in your website yesterday and I’m going to take an IBT exam in April 20th. My English level is intermediate and I could get 470 score from PBT test 6 months ago.
I would be appreciated if you help me to get scores of 16 and 13 for Speaking and Writing skills. I have not problem on the other skills.

Many thanks for your helping.
R

This article was written by Michael Buckhoff–co-founder and materials writer for Better TOEFL Scores and The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT, Composition and Linguistics Professor, TOEFL Specialist, ESL Master Instructor, and Placement and Testing Coordinator for California State University, San Bernardino.Follow more posts and videos from Michael at Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.

Make sure your lessons to prepare for the Paper and iBT TOEFL tests are complete

With any TOEFL iBT course, you expect lessons to prepare you for the reading, listening, speaking, and writing sections of the TOEFL iBT.  And, as such you can expect reading, listening, speaking, and writing lessons, right.  But is that enough?  Probably not.

In addition to these lessons, a TOEFL iBT course should provide vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar lessons so that you can also improve your basic English proficiency. Why is that?

First of all,  you need TOEFL vocabulary lessons to help you develop a knowledge of both basic and advanced vocabulary which will help you when you are completing the reading, listening, speaking, and writing sections of the test.  Make sure that your course has audio files of the vocabulary words that you study and that there are quizzes that you can take to demonstrate your mastery of the words you study.

Second of all, since part of your score during the speaking section of the TOEFL is based on delivery or pronunciation, you will need to be able to clearly pronounce the vowel and consonant sounds of American English.  Moreover, you will need TOEFL lessons to help you improve  your pronunciation as it relates to syllable division and grammatical word endings, word stress, sentence rhythm, intonation, thought groups, and blending.

Finally, how well do you think you can speak and write academic English without having proficiency of basic and advanced grammar?  Probably not too well, right? Therefore, make sure you your TOEFL iBT course includes grammar lessons to help you to minimize the errors you make when you are writing or speaking academic English.

“What can you advise me in particular case to make TOEFL score higher on the next test.”



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Hi TOEFLer,

This is Michael Buckhoff, founder and materials writer for Better TOEFL Scores. Below I have posted a TOEFL or ESL related video to help you to improve your English proficiency. Enjoy!

www.bettertoeflscores.com Michael Buckhoff, founder and materials writer for the 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT, advises a student who recently took the TOEFL iBT. Here is what the student asked “Hi Michael, Thank you for giving this opportunity to thousands of people, who need to take the TOEFL test to get chance to be admitted at international studies. I am a native african french-speaker. I had never had opportunity to live in a country, where English is the main tongue. I learned English at secondary school only. And you know what means to be taught English language by french-speakers who never lived in English speaking country (pronunciations, speaking…)! After secondary school I continued self studies in English. Actually I need a satisfy TOEFL iBT score to be admitted in a Master’s program abroad. The university requires 90 score to be admitted definitely. I took a first TOEFL test on April 2, 2011 and totaled only 70. The main problems I met are: -time was very limited for me (since I am not a quick reader) in the reading section. -I am not fast in note taking. -I was nervous and had panic. -pronunciations problems. I have to retake the test. So what can you advise me in particular case to make score on the next test. Thank you, Claude”

Did you like the video? Do you want more lessons to help you pass the TOEFL iBT? Do you want a TOEFL iBT specialist to listen to, read, and correct your speaking and writing practice tests? If you have answered “yes,” I would like to invite you to join my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT. Joining is as easy as 1…2….3.

1. Watch my video to learn about my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT: CLICK HERE

2. Read the following PDF file to learn how to use my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT: CLICK HERE

3. Join my service today! After taking my video lessons, you can post your pronunciation, speaking, and writing practice tests, I will evaluate, correct, and score them according to the TOEFL iBT rubrics ETS uses. I will not give up until you pass the TOEFL iBT! That is my promise to you.


Begin improving your TOEFL iBT score.

Hi Michael,
How are you???
My name is Mariana. I took a TOEFL test last year and I got the score 78. I needed 79 to apply for MBA.
I tried to study own my on for almost half year. I had less than one month when I found your webside, even though I had studied your lessons for just one month they helped me a lot. I took the TOEFL test one more time last March 27th and I got the score 93. 🙂
Thank you so much for you help! Your lessons were really helpful for me!

I wish the best to you! God bless you!

Mariana Da Silva

Hi Michael,

Today, I received my TOEFL score. My overall score is 100/120. The break up is as follows:

Reading: 22/30

Listening: 25/30

Speaking: 26/30

Writing : 27/30

I want to thank you for helping me. I liked your STEALTH series. I liked your passion about teaching and you want everyone to succeed. I did not have much time to prepare. I was nervous but after watching your lectures, I was confident that I would do fine.

In the end, I want to tell you that you should be proud of yourself that what an incredible teacher you are. I am also a teacher but I teach Microsurgery which is little bit different from English and I commend the efforts you put in your students(including me) with continuous guidance through your newsletters and videos.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions and correct this letter.
Take care,
Syed Gillani, MD

Michael,

I can say that it’s very important to organize your time efficiently to reach your target score.
my first toefl was 72 and after 3 months I was able to score 84.
Therefore I think it’s important to have strategy in your study, by the way I want to thank you Mr Michael your tips were very helpful to me especially in speaking section because I scored 23.

mohamed

Hi Michael,

I receieved my scores at TOEFL. My overall score is 106/120. The break up is as follows:

Reading: 26/30

Listening: 26/30

Speaking: 26/30

Writing : 28/30
.

“Michael, I have Toefl exam on 14th of May,2011.I need your advices.”



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Hi TOEFLer,

This is Michael Buckhoff, founder and materials writer for Better TOEFL Scores. Below I have posted a TOEFL or ESL related video to help you to improve your English proficiency. Enjoy!

www.bettertoeflscores.com Michael Buckhoff, founder and materials writer for the 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT, answers an E-mail from a TOEFL iBT visitor to his TOEFL iBT Blog “Dear Micheal,hi.I am from Azerbaijan.I have Toefl exam on 14th of May,2011.I need your advices. Best wishes Konul.”

Did you like the video? Do you want more lessons to help you pass the TOEFL iBT? Do you want a TOEFL iBT specialist to listen to, read, and correct your speaking and writing practice tests? If you have answered “yes,” I would like to invite you to join my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT. Joining is as easy as 1…2….3.

1. Watch my video to learn about my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT: CLICK HERE

2. Read the following PDF file to learn how to use my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT: CLICK HERE

3. Join my service today! After taking my video lessons, you can post your pronunciation, speaking, and writing practice tests, I will evaluate, correct, and score them according to the TOEFL iBT rubrics ETS uses. I will not give up until you pass the TOEFL iBT! That is my promise to you.


Begin improving your TOEFL iBT score.

Hi Michael,
How are you???
My name is Mariana. I took a TOEFL test last year and I got the score 78. I needed 79 to apply for MBA.
I tried to study own my on for almost half year. I had less than one month when I found your webside, even though I had studied your lessons for just one month they helped me a lot. I took the TOEFL test one more time last March 27th and I got the score 93. 🙂
Thank you so much for you help! Your lessons were really helpful for me!

I wish the best to you! God bless you!

Mariana Da Silva

Hi Michael,

Today, I received my TOEFL score. My overall score is 100/120. The break up is as follows:

Reading: 22/30

Listening: 25/30

Speaking: 26/30

Writing : 27/30

I want to thank you for helping me. I liked your STEALTH series. I liked your passion about teaching and you want everyone to succeed. I did not have much time to prepare. I was nervous but after watching your lectures, I was confident that I would do fine.

In the end, I want to tell you that you should be proud of yourself that what an incredible teacher you are. I am also a teacher but I teach Microsurgery which is little bit different from English and I commend the efforts you put in your students(including me) with continuous guidance through your newsletters and videos.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions and correct this letter.
Take care,
Syed Gillani, MD

Michael,

I can say that it’s very important to organize your time efficiently to reach your target score.
my first toefl was 72 and after 3 months I was able to score 84.
Therefore I think it’s important to have strategy in your study, by the way I want to thank you Mr Michael your tips were very helpful to me especially in speaking section because I scored 23.

mohamed

Hi Michael,

I receieved my scores at TOEFL. My overall score is 106/120. The break up is as follows:

Reading: 26/30

Listening: 26/30

Speaking: 26/30

Writing : 28/30
.

“Hey Michael. This is Elchin. I Scored 102/120 on the TOEFL iBT.”

Hi TOEFLer,

This is Michael Buckhoff, founder and materials writer for Better TOEFL Scores. Below I have posted a TOEFL or ESL related video to help you to improve your English proficiency. Enjoy!

www.bettertoeflscores.com Michael Buckhoff, founder of Better TOEFL Scores, gets a comment from one of his online TOEFL students “Hi, Michael. Happy belated New Year. I received my TOEFL score. My overall score is 102 (Reading-29; Listening-29; Speaking-22; Writing-22). I want to thank you a lot. Your lessons were really helpful for me.I had only a week to prepare for exam with your lessons. If I began using your lessons from the begining, I am sure, I would be able to get much more scores from speaking and writing as well. Nevertheless, I’m contented with my results, because, my score is enough to apply to the university of my choice. I wish the best to you! Kind regards, Elchin”

Did you like the video? Do you want more lessons to help you pass the TOEFL iBT? Do you want a TOEFL iBT specialist to listen to, read, and correct your speaking and writing practice tests? If you have answered “yes,” I would like to invite you to join my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT. Joining is as easy as 1…2….3.

1. Watch my video to learn about my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT: CLICK HERE

2. Read the following PDF file to learn how to use my 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT: CLICK HERE

3. Join my service today! After taking my video lessons, you can post your pronunciation, speaking, and writing practice tests, I will evaluate, correct, and score them according to the TOEFL iBT rubrics ETS uses. I will not give up until you pass the TOEFL iBT! That is my promise to you.


Begin improving your TOEFL iBT score.

Hi Michael,
How are you???
My name is Mariana. I took a TOEFL test last year and I got the score 78. I needed 79 to apply for MBA.
I tried to study own my on for almost half year. I had less than one month when I found your webside, even though I had studied your lessons for just one month they helped me a lot. I took the TOEFL test one more time last March 27th and I got the score 93. 🙂
Thank you so much for you help! Your lessons were really helpful for me!

I wish the best to you! God bless you!

Mariana Da Silva

Hi Michael,

Today, I received my TOEFL score. My overall score is 100/120. The break up is as follows:

Reading: 22/30

Listening: 25/30

Speaking: 26/30

Writing : 27/30

I want to thank you for helping me. I liked your STEALTH series. I liked your passion about teaching and you want everyone to succeed. I did not have much time to prepare. I was nervous but after watching your lectures, I was confident that I would do fine.

In the end, I want to tell you that you should be proud of yourself that what an incredible teacher you are. I am also a teacher but I teach Microsurgery which is little bit different from English and I commend the efforts you put in your students(including me) with continuous guidance through your newsletters and videos.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions and correct this letter.
Take care,
Syed Gillani, MD

Michael,

I can say that it’s very important to organize your time efficiently to reach your target score.
my first toefl was 72 and after 3 months I was able to score 84.
Therefore I think it’s important to have strategy in your study, by the way I want to thank you Mr Michael your tips were very helpful to me especially in speaking section because I scored 23.

mohamed

Hi Michael,

I receieved my scores at TOEFL. My overall score is 106/120. The break up is as follows:

Reading: 26/30

Listening: 26/30

Speaking: 26/30

Writing : 28/30
.

“Congrats Elchin, your TOEFL iBT integrated writing practice test score is 28/30!”

Michael Buckhoff’s “7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT

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www.bettertoeflscores.com Michael Buckhoff, founder of Better TOEFL Scores, reads and evaluates an integrated writing practice test submitted by one of his online TOEFL iBT students ” Hi, Michael. Thank you for you feedback to my speaking in voxopop. Couldn’t you evaluate my integrated essay, please? Your advice and corrections are very valuable for me. DELTA TEST 3, on page 528, DISK 9 / TRACK 16 The topic of the reading passage discusses special abilities of people to handle problems which require understanding of space, and those abilities are termed as visual-spatial intelligence. The lecture relates to the text by adding information about specific field — the game of chess as an example of area which expects having these abilities. In the lecture, the professor mentioned that, an important skill which chess players are supposed to have is being able to predict moves before they are made. According to him this requires having a good sense of visual imagination. This is similar to what is written in the text that visual-spatial intelligence includes the ability to create mental pictures of objects and to transform these images in a mind. Moreover, the professor gave example of a particular type of chess — blindfolded chess in which one plays against several others without seeing the chessboard. A blindfolded player is only informed about positions of chess pieces by someone another announcing his or her opponents’ moves. The professor implied that playing against

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