Preparing for the TOEFL iBT reading section

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What to expect in the TOEFL iBT reading The TOEFL iBT reading section tests your ability to read and understand academic texts in English.  The passages are taken directly from real university textbooks.  The purpose is to ensure that prospective students are capable of coping in the university environment. The skills that are tested are reading to find information, basic … Read More

TOEFL iBT grammar

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One of the things that can help you to get a better score with the grammar in the TOEFL iBT  is understanding that it only tests American grammar.  This means that if you have been exposed to both American and British English dialects, it would help to know some of the differences. There is no TOEFL iBT grammar section Where … Read More

Mastering the TOEFL iBT listening test

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Improving your listening skills will help your ability to have a fun and effective conversation but it is especially important if you plan to undertake the challenge of a listening test like the TOEFL iBT listening test.  The secret to improving your listening skills is active listening and comprehension. Comprehension Communication is the sharing of ideas between two people and … Read More

Top 3 tips for the TOEFL iBT speaking section

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To get the best score possible in the test, you should know a bit about how it will be evaluated.  So, here are the top three tips from ETS. Know how the TOEFL iBT speaking section works The speaking section of the TOEFL iBT includes six tasks.  You will wear headphones and speak into a microphone. Your responses will be … Read More

TOEIC vs TOEFL Which test should I take?

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What is the difference?  Which one should I take?  Thousands of people scour the web for information to answer these questions each and every week. Background TOEIC and TOEFL are both English language tests that test your ability to produce and understand t he English language.  Both are produced by ETS which is why people are now starting to wonder … Read More