R. Silva enrolled in an Online TOEFL Course two weeks ago, and, since then, he has been completing speaking and writing practice tests. After five practice tests, he noticed a pattern: his TOEFL speaking and writing mentor told him that he was scoring lower due to problems with his grammar and vocabulary usage. Wanting to get better, he e-mailed his TOEFL mentor the following message:
Hi, my boss. Then, i think that i have a major problem. I did writing practice, and speaking practice test and i had a problem with language usage. What happens is that sometimes i don’t know how a native speaker would express something, so i use portuguese grammar, my native language. But my question is: how could i improve that ? I don’t have the possibility to talk with natives :(. I’m really confident that whether i improve it i can do well on TOEFL, besides other improvements.
Of course, TOEFL mentor and materials writer for the 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT wanted to help R. Silva improved, so he sent him the following video message: