After getting back his last score report and seeing the results, Jaime knew that he needed to take an online TOEFL course to improve his vocabulary. After all, according to his score report, he wash having trouble understanding advanced vocabulary in reading and listening passages. In addition, his vocabulary limitations were preventing him from fully expressing his ideas during the speaking and writing sections. At least he knew what his weaknesses were, and now it was time to change those weaknesses into strengths.
Therefore, he started surfing the Internet and landed on PassTOEFL Twitter page with more than 1000 TOEFL-related tweets. He clicked on some of the links and watched as Michael Buckhoff, founder owner, and materials writer for “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT,” listened to, evaluated, scored, and recommended lessons to a student who had completed his independent practice test 9.
Curious, Jaime clicked on a link that took him to http://bettertoeflscores.com at which Jaime was able to learn more about this online course with featured more than 330 lessons and practice tests in vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Jaime liked that the first step of the course focused on vocabulary since that was exactly what he needed to concentrate on to improve his academic English proficiency. Therefore, he clicked on “Subscribe”, created his Pay Pal, account, and joined to the TOEFL course.
A little less than a day after creating his Pay Pal subscription with “Michael Buckhoff Publishing,” the business name under which “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT” is housed, Jaime received an E-mail containing his username and his password: his E-mail address. He thought it convenient that he could log on to the online course using his E-mail since he had already memorized his address. Also, the e-mail contained an enrollment key, which, after typing it in, would enroll him in the course. Once enrolled, Michael could follow Jaime’s progress, including scoring all his pronunciation, speaking, and writing practice tests that he submitted. Even though Jaime would never meet his TOEFL mentor in person, he could have regular contact with him through the online course in which Michael would send him written, audio, or video messages about Jaime’s progress. Of course, Jaime would be able to contact Michael whenever he had questions or whenever he needed encouragement.
Jaime, being used to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube, was completely comfortable having online interaction so he would thrive on completing this online TOEFL course. Now it was time for him to get right down to the basics, so he went to his course, logged on, and click on the first vocabulary lesson to begin improving his vocabulary proficiency.