How to Beat the TOEFL iBT

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

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So, having gotten some courage and some dollars together, you are planning on taking the TOEFL iBT. The following questions and answers will help you to create an effective study plan that, in time, will help you to increase your score.

“How do I prepare for the reading section?”

To score high, you need to improve your ability to understand university-level texts and reading passages. Therefore, frequently reading academic texts in natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and business provides excellent preparation. The Internet is a great resource for these materials; also, in libraries, you can check out books, magazines, and journals that are academic in style. Consequently, the more academic the reading material is, the more it will prepare you.

“How do I prepare for the listening section?”

To score high, you need to improve your overall listening comprehension proficiency. Like the reading section, you need listening practice in a variety of academic areas from natural sciences to business. Using the Internet or CD’s as resources, concentrate on taking notes as you listen to the main ideas and critical supporting points.

“How do I prepare for the speaking section?” To score high on the speaking section on familiar topics, create a list of topics and practice speaking about them: “Describe your favorite vacation destination,” and “Describe an important person who has influenced you” are representative of familiar speaking topics. Practice giving 1 minute voice-recorded responses to these types of speaking tasks.

To score high on the speaking section on topics based on reading passages and lectures, find a college textbook that includes discussion questions at the end of the chapter. Read the chapter, take notes, and practice orally answering the discussion questions. Also, read short 100-200 word articles. You can find such articles on the Internet, in the library, or in a TOEFL E-book. After reading the article, make a brief outline which includes its major points Then use the outline to orally summarize the information, after which you can add detail to the outline and orally summarize again. With a focus on listening, using the Internet, the library, or a TOEFL E-book, find listening and reading materials on similar topics. The material can provide similar or opposing points of view. After taking notes on the listening and the reading materials, you should do orally summarize and synthesize the information. Practice giving 1 minute voice-recorded responses.

“How do I prepare for the writing section?”

To score high on the writing section on familiar topics, create a list of familiar topics and practice writing about them: “Describe your favorite vacation destination,” and “Describe an important person who has influenced you” are representative of familiar Independent Writing topics for the iBT. You could also practice by stating an opinion or a preference and then by presenting reasons clearly and in detail. “Which do you think is better: living on campus in dorms or off campus in apartments?” is representative of an opinion-preference writing topic. Practice planning, writing, and revising each essay within the 30 minute time limit.

To score high on the writing section on on topics based on reading passages and lectures, find a college textbook that includes discussion questions at the end of the chapter. Read the chapter, take notes, and practice writing answers to these questions. Additionally, read a 300 to 400 word article and then create an outline of the major points and important details. Using the outline, write a summary of the information and ideas of the article. Finally, be able to distinguish among the following methods of citation: quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Practice planning, writing, and revising each response within the 20 minute time limit.

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

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