A. joined an Online TOEFL Course called “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT” because, the last time she took the TOEFL exam, she scored 22/30 on the speaking section. The feedback on her score report said that she was difficult to understand at times and that she had problems with intonation, pacing, and stress.
Therefore, A. is working very closely with her TOEFL speaking mentor who is helping her to improve her pronunciation of the vowel and consonant sounds, syllable division and grammatical word endings, word stress, sentence rhythm, intonation, thought groups, and blending. Each day she completes 3 practice exercises, and her TOEFL speaking mentor gives her tips to help her reduce her non-native speaker accent. In the following video, A. completed some pronunciation exercises and got some feedback from her TOEFL speaking mentor Michael Buckhoff:
|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.|