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Yesterday, I was surfing the Internet and came across glorious words of a student who had passed the TOEFL iBT on his first try. His ideas on how to score high on TOEFL iBT speaking were so helpful that I did a 20 minute video, including six speaking tips you can do to score high on TOEFL iBT speaking. Of course, this is great content since this test-taker scored 100/120 on the TOEFL iBT with a score of 26/30 on the speaking section. Wouldn’t you want to know his six tips toward scoring high on the TOEFL iBT speaking? Learn his six tips today!
So what does this have to do with technology and scoring high on the TOEFL iBT? First of all, this student was technologically savvy enough to take the speaking materials from Barron and Longman books and place the audio on his i Pod so he could practice the materials at his convenience–without having to lug around bulky TOEFL preparation books. Second of all, this student was aware of valuable Internet resources that he used regularly to improve his speaking skills.
In addition to being technologically savvy, the student was a multi-task language learner. In other words, he often would do more than one thing at the same time. For example, when driving to work (1st task), he would listen to his i Pod and practice TOEFL iBT speaking (2nd task). In fact, he practiced more than 80 independent speaking tasks listening to his i Pod and then answering the questions while he drove. You can bet that he became an expert in using advanced grammar, advanced vocabulary, and a coherent organization to his ideas in a short time since he was practicing these speaking tasks while driving to and from work over just a few weeks.
In short, this student did what many of his friends were not able to do: He got a 26/30 on the speaking section. Therefore, I encourage you to use technology to help your advance your TOEFL iBT skills as well as be a multi-tasker. Your time is precious so try to make the best use of it!
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