TOEFL iBT Listening: Getting the Gist

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!

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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
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1 thought on “TOEFL iBT Listening: Getting the Gist

  1. thank you so much for the great tips.
    i’m good at speaking and writing but still struggling with listening and reading. im improving in reading but found that i have a serious problem in the listening. i have to keep GIST in mind. i found that approach u illustrated is so clear when followed. i appreciate ur time to make this bright video

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