TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice Test

Michael Buckhoff’s “7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT

Exam!” Get helpful, specific, and free tips to pass the TOEFL iBT. And tell all your friends! See you at my TOEFL iBT Blog, Michael Buckhoff Idiomaticity of Language and the TOEFL iBT Speaking and Writing by Michael Buckhoff In terms of language use, the human raters on TOEFL iBT speaking and writing will judge the Idiomaticity of your language use. But what does this mean? They will determine how natural sounding your speaking and writing is. In other words, would a native speaker express your idea the same way. One of the more difficult hurdles for advanced learners of a new language, idiomaticity of language requires that you avoid unnatural or odd-sounding words and phrases. For example, a native speaker of American English would never say, Merry New Year? Or, it would be quite odd to ask a native speaker of American English, How many years are you since birth? Of course, being as natural sounding in your writing and speaking will help you to get a higher score on the TOEFL iBT. It will demonstrate to the human raters that you have had extensive experience using the English language and therefore understand the appropriate words and phrases that should be used in academic contexts. Despite the importance of this, many of my advanced TOEFL students continue to use expressions like on the other foot instead of on the other hand. Consider the following two sentences, one of which was written by an Advanced TOEFL student in my class Then usually

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6 thoughts on “TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice Test”

  1. I aplogize for that. You are correct. The timed response (not argument) according to my watch is 78 seconds long, 18 seconds longer than it should be.

  2. Thanks for the example and advise, but is no good because the argument takes more than the 60 seconds given, it actually takes you 77 seconds to finish. I believe, you should be more careful on that.

  3. hi michael. Thank you for the videoas you’ve posted here…It really helped me a lot. Both your tips and jason’s were the ones i used to pass the toefl ibt. I got 26 in the speaking which i really needed to get a visa screen and and be able to practice my profession in the US. Thanks a lot..This is really highly recommended.

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