TOEFL iBT Student Generated Materials
Usage of Idioms in Standardized Exams Like Gre, Gmat, Toefl
published by Nevzat Sabanci
What is an Idiom?
An idiom is an [removed]i.e. term or phrase) the meaning of which cannot be inferred from the dictionary definitions and the arrangement of its elements, but refers instead to a figurative meaning that is known only through conventional use.
This explanation is an adaptation from wikipedia. What I am concerned about is the usage of idioms and a thorough understanding of their occurrence in study abroad qualifying examinations like GRE GMAT TOEFL and SAT.
Most students who ...
published by Eva Tsakiri
TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) like IELTS is a test to evaluate a student's English speaking skills. It is a standard test to measure a student's English fluency in order to communicate with his/her peers when he/she enters the academic set up of the university. Unlike GRE, TOEFL is not a computer adaptive test.
The TOEFL consists of four sections- Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The total score is out of 120. Every university has a minimum score requirement in order ...
Why GRE and TOEFL scores are important?
published by Eva Dawson
I am writing for those who are planning for higher studies. Probably the most frequent question comes to applicant’s mind is “What is most important for admission?” There is no common parameter that what I understood form my application and admission experience. For US/Canadian universities it seems applicant’s GPA, class rank (merit position), Statement of Purpose (Why interested in MS/PhD), GRE [as a standard measure for all applicants' admission test] and TOEFL for international ...
New format - TOEFL iBT Speaking questions
published by Daniel G
I agree that there is definitely some change in the speaking pattern. First, I have experienced the change on Jan 30. It was like:
Which of these A, B, C would you not like.......
Second, I have experience it again this Saturday (on April 10th). This time it was like:
For the first question:
Which one of the following do you choose as a career and why?
For the second question:
Which one of the following do you prefer and why?
Seven TOEFL Listening Tips : Practice Makes A Man Perfect: Never Pass Without Following This Tips
published by Adriana Karembo
1. Practice and Practice:
You should practice much more. No way to get high score but practice much more. Read a passage and listen to the corresponding videos. Again read that passage without listening. Practice this with audio.
2. Listen to English TV Programs:
You should listen to the CNN, NGC, BBC etc news programs. When you hear new words, take notes and use a dictionary to understand it.
3. Maintaining and Understanding Key word:
You should be careful about keywords. Keywords ...
Common Spelling Mistakes in TOEFL iBT Essays
published by TOEFL fan
Improve your TOEFL iBT writing score by avoiding common spelling mistakes.
Ugh. There's no doubt about it--spelling in English is hard work. The good news, however, is that you don't have to worry too much about it: everybody makes spelling mistakes in English sometimes! Even native speakers of English have problems with spelling.
Theoretically, your TOEFL essay should be perfect, free of any misspellings. The reality is that everbody sometimes makes a mistake, even the native speaker. ...
10 Tips to Improve Your TOEFL Essays
published by Manolo G
There are many ways to improve your TOEFL writing, and a lot of these don't involve studying at all. Here's our top ten list:
1. Answer the question
Your grammar may be perfect and your ideas may be great. Even so, if you don't answer the TOEFL question, none of that matters. If the question asks for your opinion, be sure to write about what you think--don't write about what other people think. On the other hand, if the question is about what other people think or do, don't write about ...
ADVICE AND INFORMATION FOR TOEFL
published by Tefik Ali
Preparing for the TOEFL test
1. If you do not have a sound basic knowledge of English, it is best to take English language courses before taking a TOEFL preparation course. TOEFL exam preparation materials are designed to prepare you for the test. They are not designed to teach you English.
2. Begin your TOEFL studies as soon as you decide to take the exam. It will not be useful to try to learn everything the week before the exam date.
3. Study on a regular basis. Thoroughly learning a ...
What about your accent?
published by Jon Von
A lot of students worry about whether their accent will affect their score in the Speaking section of the TOEFL. Well, it’s like this. Everyone who speaks English has an accent. So, having an accent is not a problem.
What matters more than accent is clarity. Now clarity itself is composed of two elements:
- The first element is that you must overcome any obvious mispronunciation. This means learning to say “yellow” and not “jello” if you’re a Spanish speaker. Or learning to ...
Speaking and Writing Topics
published by Novak Hop
Do you prefer traveling alone? Or traveling in a group?
What is your definition of a good trip?
Do you think traveling abroad is a waste of time?
What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled by car/train/boat/plane?
What do you think is the least dangerous country to visit?
Would you travel spontaneously, without a lot of planning?
Do most people in your country like to travel?
What are the most popular places to travel?
Is it important to know English when you travel?
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