TY scores speaking 27 on TOEFL.

Ty scores 27 on the speaking section of the TOEFL exam. Surprisingly his path was not too difficult.  As you read this blog post, you will learn the steps Ty took in order to improve his score from 24 points to 27 on the speaking section of the TOEFL iBT. If you follow a similar path, you will have a great chance to reach your target TOEFL speaking score.

TY scores speaking 27

TY scores speaking 27: Ty reaches out and discusses his scores with a mentor.

Frustrated with his current TOEFL speaking score, TY found Michael Buckhoff’s web site.  Once Ty determined that he wanted to take Michael’s TOEFL Speaking Boot Camp course, he sent the following message:

Dear Mr. Buckhoff,

I found your website the other day and thought your Speaking Boot Camp would be a great help to make me get a 26 for Speaking. I have taken TOEFL for three times, twice the speaking was 25, once was 24, and the total score was 107. I need your help to evaluate my speaking sample so that I can improve it. I have difficulties covering all the important information in Task 4 & 6, whose topic is usually unfamiliar to me.
I have already signed up for the following test on Nov, 8, so there isn’t much time left for me to practice and improve. I am wondering if I sign up for your Speaking Boot Camp, is it possible for me to send more than one recordings to you, once in a while, so that I can reach my goal on time?
Lastly, I attached a recording file to let you estimate my level and I would be grateful if you had time and could give me some advice based on that recording.
Thank you for answering my question! I am looking forward to studying with you.
Best regards,
Then Michael sent him the following message:
Review both of the lessons BEFORE sending me any speaking practice (after you join my course)

TY scores speaking 27:  Ty joins a TOEFL Speaking Boot Camp course.

Therefore, Ty went through the recommended lessons to learn the most important integrated and independent writing strategies, and then joined Michael’s TOEFL Speaking Boot Camp course.  Soon after joining, Ty completed a TPO integrated speaking practice test 44.  Here is his recording and my delivery, language use, and topic development comments:


As you can see from my comments, Ty needed to make a few changes in his response in order to improve his score.

TY scores speaking 27: Ty completes a pronunciation pre-test and gets feedback.

After a couple more practice tests, Michael recommended that Ty complete a pronunciation pre-test focusing on vowel and consonant sounds.



After Ty completed the pronunciation pre-test, Ty began studying the lessons Michael recommended, especially those vowel and consonant sounds that affected his intelligibility. Little by little Ty began to speak more clearly as he practiced the lessons in the pronunciation section of his online TOEFL Course.

TY scores speaking 27: Ty completes some TPO independent and integrated speaking practice tests and gets more feedback.

After completing his pronunciation pre-test, Ty continued his TOEFL speaking practice.  Below is another practice test that he completed. You will also hear feedback from his TOEFL speaking mentor Michael Buckhoff, who has more than 31 years of TOEFL teaching experience:



TY scores speaking 27: Ty completes a second pronunciation pre-test.

Having studied his vowel and consonant sound lessons, Ty completed his second pronunciation pre-test. This pre-test focused on the following: syllable division and grammatical word endings, word stress, sentence rhythm, intonation, and thought groups and blending.  Here is his pretest along with comments from his accent reduction coach:



Ty completes five more speaking TPO practice tests and get feedback.

Just a few days before his test, Ty completes a few more TPO speaking practice tests. That way he could continue to get feedback on his delivery, topic development, and language use. Here is one more speaking practice test that he took. Similar to before, you will hear his TOEFL speaking mentor providing feedback and scoring his practice test.

Here is a mock test from TPO 27 task 4. Please listen to, and evaluate it to help me improve.
In this recording, I realized I made a grammar mistake when I said “it makes it possible for Roman cities …”, actually this happened in the past so I should have said “it made”. However, I find it hard to pay attention to every grammar detail when I actually take the test because I have so little time to think. Do you have any suggestion that can help me react swiftly and correctly to the grammar, specially time tense of verbs? (Ty)


Ty retakes the TOEFL exam: (110) R = 30, L = 29, S = 27, and W = 24

After taking the TOEFL three times and not reaching 26, Ty retook the TOEFL exam and scored 27:

How did he get this speaking score? Here is a quick recap:

1. First, Ty emailed Michael Buckhoff and learned about a TOEFL Speaking Boot Camp Course.

2. Second, Ty registered in this course by going here: https://onlinetoeflcourse.com/product/30-day-toefl-speaking-boot-camp-course/

3.  Third, from Oct 24 to Nov 6, Ty began completing speaking and pronunciation practice tests. Each time he got feedback from a TOEFL Speaking Mentor and Accent Reduction Coach.

4.  Fourth, Ty retook the TOEFL exam and reached his dream score.

Read Ty’s testimonial about how he felt about the feedback he got from his TOEFL speaking mentor.

Here is what Ty said after he saw the results from his fourth TOEFL exam:

Hi Michael,

I took a TOEFL test last weekend and now I have my result. I got a total of 110, and Speaking of 27. Your service is so effective that only a few times of mock test evaluation help me nail the test.
You pointed out a lot of speaking flaws that I have never been aware of, and never been pointed out by other teachers. You are professional. I will definitely recommend your service to my friends in need.
Thank you very much! I will still take post-test lately and looking forward to your comment. My final goal is to speak like a native speaker.
Besides, I also took a GRE test earlier and I got verbal test of 150 and quantitative test of 167. Considering I reach a 30 in TOEFL Reading this time, I think I should have had a higher in the verbal test. The problems I realize is that the vocabulary is too hard for me to remember in a short period of time, and my slow-reading-speed prevent me from finishing all the questions on time. Do you have any suggestion for me to improve the GRE verbal test? Or any material I could look into?
Wish you have a wonderful weekend.
Here is Ty in his own words:


Of course, Michael Buckhoff was happy to hear about Ty’s successful TOEFL speaking score of 27, so he put together this You Tube video and emailed the link to Ty:


Follow Ty’s Path to reach your dream TOEFL speaking score.

Now you know how you can reach your dream TOEFL speaking score.  You will be able to get exactly the same kind of feedback that you listened to on this web page.  Join the best TOEFL Speaking Boot Camp course for only $45 for one month: CLICK HERE

May the next TOEFL exam you take be your last,

Michael Buckhoff, mbuckhoff@aol.com

1 thought on “TY scores speaking 27 on TOEFL.”

  1. Pingback: TOEFL Thesis Statements - Better TOEFL Scores Blog

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.