On her last TOEFL iBT exam, Helena discovered that she needed to improve her knowledge of basic and college-level vocabulary so she went to a web site and downloaded a free TOEFL list of 1,700 words.
She started taking TOEFL lessons to help her learn the vocabulary words she downloaded. During those lessons, she is completing listening, reading, matching, and grammar exercises to help her learn the words. In addition, she is downloading all the audio files of all 1,700 words so she can put them onto her iPOD. Then she listens to the pronunciation of the words as she gets ready for school every morning.
Finally, she puts the words onto note-cards, with a word on one side and the definition, sample sentence, part of speech, synonyms, and antonyms on the other. Little by little, she is learning the words, and, after she learns the words, she will be ready to complete the rest of the 330 TOEFL lessons at her online course: pronunciation, grammar, reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
|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.|