“What the heck!” Alex exclaimed as he stared at his dismal results: Reading = 12, Listening = 13, Speaking = 9, and Writing = 10. “I am better than this! All my friends have scored over 90. Why can’t I?” If Alex wants to change his fate, he’d better find a TOEFL course, and he’d better find it fast. Like many test-takers, Alex had underestimated the difficulty of the exam. In his point of view, he had been living in the United States for almost a year, and, even though he had not really taken any preparation classes, he figured he could take it on the fly and score high like some of this friends. He was sadly mistaken.
Therefore, Alex was on the search for an online class that would offer lessons and practice tests to help him improve. He had to change his fate; he needed to change his destiny. He was not born to fail, but he was born to make great things of his life. He wanted to make his parents proud, so he chose pharmacy studies, which interested him and would allow him to make a nice living. However, to get his license he needed to score 26/30 and 24/30 on the speaking and writing sections. Right now he seemed a million miles from his goal, and, when he was almost at the point of frustration and sheer hopelessness, he saw a Facebook post about “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT’
Offering more than 330 lessons in vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, listening, reading, writing, and speaking, “The 7-Step System” offered everything he needed, including a writing and speaking mentor who would evaluate, score, and provide audio, video, and written comments about his independent and integrated tasks. He also noticed that the founder and materials writer had more than 18 years of linguistic, writing, and ESL (including TOEFL) teaching experience at California State University, San Bernardino. “If this guy can not help me, no one can,” he thought as he clicked on the Facebook link taking him to a web site called Better TOEFL Scores.
Before signing up to become one of the newest subscribers to “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT,” he emailed his soon-to-be TOEFL teacher, providing his most recent exam scores along with a few questions. To his surprise, he got an E-mail from Michael, the founder and owner of Better TOEFL Scores and of “The 7-Step System” who made an exclusive You Tube video for Alex. In this video, Michael explained how his TOEFL course worked and what Alex would need to do to make improvements. After watching that video, Alex got goose gumps on the back of this neck, and his body tingled all over. He knew that he had found the solution to his problems, so he subscribed and changed his life forever. The rest is history!
|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.|